TNA No Surrender - Kurt Angle Vs. Jeff Hardy (Semi-Finals - TNA Title)
Angle goes right back to the ankle lock, and Hardy continues to try and fight it off, but Angle will not let go. Hardy gets to the ropes, but Angle pulls him right back off and grapevines the leg. Hardy crawls, and even though he doesn't tap, the bell rings. JB announces that the 20-minute time limit has expired.
After the match, Eric Bischoff makes his way out from the back and he confers briefly with Dixie Carter, who is ringside. Bischoff grabs a microphone, and says that given the importance of this match, there's no choice but to add another five minutes on the clock.
Another period, and Kurt goes right back to the ankle, stomping on Hardy's foot.
Angle locks in some kind of crazy reverse ankle lock, but Hardy fights out of it, kicking Angle out to the floor. Hardy is able to hit a dropkick, sending Angle into the guardrail, and Hardy follows to the outside, where he slams Angle head first into the ring steps. Hardy rolls Angle back into the ring, and he goes to the top rope, but Angle is there, crotching Hardy on the top rope. Angle hits Hardy with a big right hand to the side of the head, and he connects with a giant Angle slam from the top rope. Angle pins Hardy, but it's still not enough.
Both men get back to their feet and Angle charges Hardy, only to be dumped over the top rope with a big back body drop. We're in the final minute of the match. Angle beats the count back into the ring. 30 seconds. Angle rolls Hardy up for two. Double clothesline and both men are down. 10 seconds. Angle pins Hardy, but he only gets two as time runs down again.
Bischoff says there needs to be a winner, 5 more minutes on the clock. This is ridiculous.
Angle choked Hardy in the corner with his boot. Angle pounded Hardy with elbows, then rammed him in a corner and hit some shoulderblocks. Angle charged for another shoulderblock, Jeff moved, and Angle went shoulder first into the ringpost, then fell to the floor. Jeff rammed Angle into the ringsteps, then did it a second time. Angle was busted open. They got back into the ring, and Hardy applied a Boston Crab. Angle's face was in a pool of blood. Angle fought out of the hold and countered into an ankle lock. Hardy went for the ropes, but Angle pulled him back into the center of the ring and added a leglace to the move. Hardy struggled with 30 seconds left on the clock. Time ran out, and we had a buzzer again.
Eric Bischoff got in the ring, and called for trainers to come look at Angle's cut head. Angle was demanding more time. Bischoff put on a headset and was talking with someone, then was talking with the referee. Bischoff got on the mic and said that the trainers were telling them Angle could not continue due to the cut on his head. Bischoff said they were declaring the match a no-contest. Shannon Moore came out and checked on Hardy. Angle and Bischoff walked back to the locker room, arguing. Angle's cut didn't even seem to be bleeding anymore, as the trainers had wiped off his face.
Result: No Contest
Christy Hemme is backstage with Pope. Pope says he'll give Hemme some advice, bet on Pope. He says that Anderson is an A-hole, and a smelly one at that. Pope says that Anderson has been trying to pull the wool over his congregation and he's not happy with that. Pope says when the ref counts, DDE, Pope will be Bound for Glory, and he's spoken.