TNA Genesis: Sting vs. Rhino
By Andy Steven | January 11, 2009
TNA Championship Match
Jeremy Borash is in the ring for the formal introductions. The following match is for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Rhino comes to the ring with his head wrapped because of the 'attack' earlier today by the Main Event Mafia. Sting comes out with the TNA Championship belt. Rhino goes at Sting before Sting can even get his shirt off. Rhino is drawing heat from the crowd. Blood is flowing down Rhino's face as he goes to work on Sting on the outside. Rhino throws Sting into the guard rail.
The crowd cheers Sting as he bashes Rhino's head off the steel. Sting slams the bloody head of Rhino into the TNA Championship belt on the announce table. The crowd pops like crazy for Sting in the ring as he follows up his attack. Sting just pushed Rhino from the top turnbuckle to the outside. Rhino is down on the outside and being counted out. Sting finally gets his shirt off and throws it into the crowd. Rhino gets in the ring to eat boots from Sting. Rhino's bleeding as Sting assaults him in the ring.
Sting applies a bear hug on Rhino, both are at a vertical base. Rhino tries to break the hold, he finally is successful but Sting locks the bear huge right back. Sting wrenches back on the submission hold as Rhino hits clubbing blows until Sting breaks the hold. Sting reapplies it as soon as it is broken. Sting nearly gets the TKO but before Rhino's arm drops for the third time, he gets some momentum. Rhino breaks the hold and takes out Sting. Even after the show-wide angle, Rhino is drawing heat from the crowd. Two count from Rhino. Rhino hits Gore out of nowhere as Sting rolls to the outside. Rhino rolls the Champion back in the ring and climbs to the top rope. He goes off but nobody's home. Sting gets the crowd pumped up as he locks in the Scorpion Death Lock. Rhino grabs the rope but Sting pulls him back to the middle of the ring. Rhino finally gets back to the ropes and the hold is broken. Sting goes for the Scorpion again but Rhino pushes him away. Belly-to-belly suplex from Rhino onto the Champion. Heat from the crowd as Rhino sizes Sting up for Gore. Sting gets out of the way and hits the Scorpion Death Drop to get the three count.
Winner & still TNA Champion - Sting