TNA Hard Justice Results (8/16) - Elijah Burke, & More!
By Ryan Clark | August 16, 2009
After the match, Kevin Nash grabs the barbed wire bat and cracks it over the head of Foley. Foley falls to the mat grabbing his head in pain. Nash then looks to hit Foley again with the barbed wire bat when Abyss' music hits. Abyss runs down with a barbed wire bat of his own and Kevin Nash backs off. A bloody Nash stares down Abyss and flips him off as he heads up the ramp with Traci Brooks. Foley gives the thumbs up to Abyss who claps for Foley.
- Backstage, Lauren is with Sting. She asks what he thinks about Matt Morgan agreeing to team up with Kurt Angle for tonight's main event. Sting said the thing he learned the most about the wrestling business is that you can only trust yourself. He said Morgan is young and will make mistakes, while Kurt is Kurt in that he will do whatever it takes to stay champion. Sting said honor, dignity and respect will come back in style to TNA and he does mean "styles."
- A video package runs highlighting the events leading into tonight's main event for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship with Kurt Angle vs. Sting vs. Matt Morgan.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Kurt Angle (c) vs. Matt Morgan vs. Sting
Loud "you were arrested" chant from the crowd to start the match. Ouch. Angle misses a big attempt and ends up on the floor. Morgan misses a big boot and gets crotched on the ropes. Sting in control now, taking turns beating on each guy to stay in charge of the action. Sting slams Morgan's body into the guard rail. Morgan and Angle now working together, double-teaming Sting back in the ring. Mixed chants from the crowd now as Morgan and Angle are in control. Sting whips Angle over the top rope and to the floor. He's got Morgan in the corner now punching away as the crowd counts them off. Angle back in the ring, hit by Sting and whipped into the corner. Sting with Stinger splashes on Angle and Morgan repeatedly in opposing corners.
Sting knocks Morgan out to the floor again. Sting with a suplex on Angle into a pin attempt but only gets two. Mike Tenay plugs AJ Styles making a big announcement on his future in TNA at iMPACT! this Thursday. Sting with a Scorpion Deathlock attempt on Angle in the ring. Morgan climbs on the apron but Sting lets go of Angle to knock him back to the floor. Angle is back up now and as Sting turns around, Angle hits the Angle slam. Angle tries a pin but only gets two. Angle with an ankle lock attempt but Sting uses his leg strength to whip Angle to the floor. Morgan is fresh now, however, and is back in the ring working over Sting in the corner with elbows.
Morgan dominant now in the ring with Sting. He goes for a pin attempt but only gets two. Angle still out on the floor. Morgan goes to hit the ropes and Angle yanks the top rope down from the floor, causing Morgan to spin over the top onto the floor. Angle tries apologizing to a pissed Morgan and pretending he didn't know it was him. Morgan attacks Angle, knocking him out with a giant boot on the floor to the crowd's delight. We have an injury angle or something with Angle right now. Medics and TNA people with headsets are standing over a laid out Angle on the floor as the action resumes in the ring. Sting hits the Scorpion Deathdrop on Morgan. The ref runs back into the ring for the pin but only gets two. They're holding Angle's arm up and his fingers are shaking. The ref goes back to the floor to check on him. Sting is yelling for the ref from inside the ring now, with his back turned to the ref. Morgan kicks Sting in the face as he turns around. He pins him and Angle quickly gets up out of nowhere to yank the ref out of the ring to stop the count. He grabs a chair and blasts Morgan. He pins him and gets the 3-count to retain the TNA World title.
Winner & Still TNA World Champion: Kurt Angle