By Andy Steven | January 11, 2009
Winner: Kurt Angle
After the match, Mike Tenay says Kurt Angle has now evened the scored. Angle celebrates his win and then stops, turns around and stares down Jarrett. TNA officials enter the ring and attend to Jarrett. Angle leans down and picks up the steel chair. Angle scares everyone off, spits on Jarrett, stomps on his ankle and then gets in some big right hands. Angle grabs the chair and sandwiches Jarrett's ankle in it. Angle stomps down on the chair numerous times as Jarrett screams out in pain. Angle leaves the ring as TNA officials attend to Jarrett again.
- Backstage, Jim Cornette is telling Rhino that it isn't smart for him to compete tonight. Rhino is taping up his bloody head and said he is going out to the ring no matter what. Cornette doesn't stop him and backs off.
- Back live, Jeff Jarrett is put on a stretcher and taken to the back. Tenay says Angle crossed the line tonight with Jarrett. We then see highlights of the ending of the match when Angle attacked Jarrett after his victory.
- A video package runs highlighting the events leading into tonight's TNA World Heavyweight Championship match between champion Sting and challenger Rhino.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sting (c) vs. Rhino
Just as the bell rang Rhino went after Sting right away. Sting bails to the outside and Rhino follows him out getting in some shots. It is impossible for crowds to boo Sting. Rhino sends Sting back first into the guard railing. Rhino charges, but Sting moves and Rhino connects face first into the guard railing. Sting grabs Rhino and sends him face first into the guard railing and then gets in a quick shot over the TNA World Title on the announce table. Sting tosses Rhino back in and gets in a few shots. Rhino sits up on the top turnbuckle grabbing Sting, but Sting tosses him off to the outside. The Charlotte crowd is giving Sting a big reaction. Rhino crawls back in and Sting stays on him getting in a few shots. Sting then applies a bearhug working on the injured body of Rhino. Rhino breaks free, but Sting connects with an elbow and goes back to the bearhug. Sting pushes Rhino into the ropes, gets in another body shot and goes back again to the bearhug. The referee then checks on Rhino once, twice and on the third check Rhino regains some power.
Rhino then fires back with a jumping shoulder block on Sting. Rhino with a clothesline and then shoulder charge in the corner on Sting. Rhino tosses Sting to the mat from the corner, covers and Sting kicks out after two. Rhino and Sting exchange counters and Rhino connects with The Gore! Sting quickly rolls out of the ring in pain. Rhino tosses Sting back inside and then goes up top. Rhino jumps and Sting moves causing Rhino to crash down. Sting pumps up the fans, they cheer loudly and Sting applies the Scorpion Leg Lock. Rhino is able to break the submission getting to the bottom rope. Sting tries to lock it on again, but Rhino kicks him away. Rhino with a belly-to-belly suplex on Sting. The fans boo Rhino as he backs up in the corner. Sting is up, Rhino charges and Sting dodges a Gore attempt. Sting then grabs Rhino and connects with the Scorpion Deathdrop. Sting covers Rhino and gets the pinfall.
Winner & STILL TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Sting:
After the match, Sting holds up the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the crowd in Charlotte cheers loudly. Don West said Sting probably can't be too happy with that victory after what went down earlier.
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