We get a video package highlighting the history between these two men over the last few months that has led up to this match. We also get a reminder that Anderson won the ladder match on the last episode of Impact gaining the advantage of being able to unlock the cage door.
Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson
Mr. Anderson is the first man out, stopping at the top of the entrance ramp. Anderson brings down the mic, and he says that he's got the key, his precious. He introduces himself, stopping short of saying his name, switching hands first, and then saying his name, of course repeating Anderson. Kurt Angle is the next man out to the ring, with pyro and fanfare, and a warm welcome from this St. Louis crowd.
The bell rings, and this one is ready to go. Anderson looks to wrestle this match with the key to the cage around his neck. Anderson calls for a test of strength, but he uses it as an opportunity to hit a cheap shot on Angle. Anderson ducks a blow from Angle and hits a low dropkick, trying for the cage door right away. Angle is able to prevent Anderson from leaving the cage, but Anderson fights back, using the chain and the key to beat at Angle's head. Anderson goes back to the padlock, but Angle is right back on him, with a belly to back suplex. Angle beats on Anderson in the corner, stomping away at him in the corner. The lock looks to have the key in it and might be open. Angle hits a snap suplex on Anderson.
Angle sends Anderson into the ropes, and he charges, but Anderson blocks it, and elevates Angle, sending him face first into the cage wall, and Angle is busted open. Anderson punches at Angle's forehead, working over his wound. Anderson rakes Angle's head against the cage wall, before pulling his neck back against the top rope, and slamming him head first into the cage repeatedly. Anderson takes his hand, which is covered in Angle's blood, and wipes it across his body. Anderson hits a leg drop on Angle and goes back to the cage door, but Angle stops him again, slamming him head first into the door. Anderson responds by launching Angle straight into the cage door.
Anderson tries for a back body drop, but Angle reverses it. Angle notices that the key is stuck in the lock, but Anderson crashes into Kurt with a low knee, sending Kurt into the cage door head first. Anderson climbs to the top rope, but Angle is up out of nowhere with a huge super belly to belly suplex and both men are down.
Angle is back up to his feet, and Anderson is unwrapping his wrist tape. He uses it to wrap around Angle's throat and he chokes Angle, taking him down to his knees, and eventually down to the mat, where he grapevines his legs around Angle's body. Angle starts to fight back, working up to his knees, and up to his feet. He gets out of the hold with a quick back suplex and both men are down again.
Both men are up to their knees, where they trade right hands. Both men up to their feet still trading punches, and Angle gets the upper hand with a big clothesline, and another. Angle sends Anderson into the ropes and hits a big back body drop. Angle sends Anderson into the corner, blocks a big boot and comes back with a release belly to belly overhead suplex. Angle tries for the Angle slam, but Anderson counters and hits the Green Bay plunge. Anderson goes for the pin,but realizes he can't win that way. Anderson goes for the mic check, but Angle fights out of it and hits seven German suplexes, holding on until the last one (Tenay incorrectly calls it at six). Angle goes over to the cage door and looks at the lock, but he turns back to Anderson.
Angle locks in the Ankle lock, but Anderson is able to fight out of it, and connect with the mic check, putting Angle down. Anderson crawls over to the cage door, and he opens the padlock and opens the door. Angle connects with an Angle slam, and he walks over to the door, closing it, locking it back up, and taking the key out of the lock. Angle throws the key away, but it looks like he's still got it in his hand, possibly. Anderson rips at the chain, holding the door closed. Anderson goes to the top of the cage, but Andle pulls him down. Anderson takes Angle down with a right hand and climbs up to the top rope again. Angle follows him up, and Anderson comes back with right hand after right hand. Angle grabs Anderson from behind and hits a big belly to back suplex from the top rope.
Angle looks up to the top of the cage, but he turns back to Anderson, setting him into position. Angle goes up to the top turnbuckle, and then looks to the top of the cage. Angle climbs up to the top corner of the cage, and he jumps off with a GIANT moonsault, connecting with Anderson's face.
Angle does indeed have the key, and he goes over to the door, unlocking the padlock. Angle goes to the outside, but Anderson goads him, flicking him off with both hands. Angle comes back in, but he gets a low blow, and Anderson connects with a mic check.
Anderson crawls over to the cage door, and he gets the upper half of his body out of the cage, but Angle grabs him by the ankle, locking in the ankle lock and dragging him back into the center of the ring. Anderson is tapping but it doesn't matter. Anderson flips over and Angle ends up going head first into the cage.
Anderson crawls for the door again, but this time, Angle is able to grab him from behind and choke him with the chain from his medal. Angle chokes Anderson, using the ropes for leverage. Anderson spits in Anderson's face, climbs over him, and stomps on his groin on the way out for good measure. Angle's feet his the floor, and this one is over.
Winner: Kurt Angle
After the match Angle grabs a mic, and he says first of all how great the fans in St. Louis are. Angle says if you didn't already know, he's going to take some time off to regroup, and he'll miss the fans while he's gone. Angle says when he comes back, he's only got one goal in mind, and that's the TNA World Championship, it's real, it's damn real.
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