TNA Final Resolution Results
Abyss continues to pound on Pope with a big right hand to the back of Pope's head. Abyss tries for a short arm clothesline, but Pope is able to duck it and locks in a sleeper for a couple of seconds, before Abyss turns it into a side slam and plants Pope on the canvas. Abyss picks Pope up and takes him toward the casket, but Pope fights back on the apron. Abyss head butts Pope, and Pope falls back into the casket, but Abyss is not able to fully close the lid. Pope fights back with a big right hand, and goes up to the top rope, launching off with a flying shoulder block that takes Abyss off his feet. A combination of kicks and punches from Pope, culminating in a clothesline/leg sweep combo takes Abyss off his feet. Two inverted atomic drops, and a big second rope bulldog take Abyss down yet again. Pope rolls Abyss over toward the casket and Abyss falls in, but when Pope goes to close the lid, Abyss grabs Pope around the throat and tosses him back in the ring. Abyss makes his way into the ring and immediately connects with a big black hole slam.
Abyss takes Pope over the the casket and kicks him in, but when he tries to slam down the lid, Pope will still not allow the lid to close. Pope is able to fight his way out of the casket, and he connects with a quick combination of lefts and rights that stun Abyss and knock him back into the ring. Pope follows and comes up with a couple of big back hand slaps and a 4 up. Pope pulls down his knee pads and connects with the DDE. Pope points toward the casket and the crowd goes nuts. Pope rolls Abyss toward the casket and he's able to get the big man in. Pope tries to slam down the lid, but Abyss punches through the side of the casket to low blow Pope. Abyss sends Pope back into the ring, and Pope is quick to clothesline Abyss over the top rope to the apron. Pope jumps out to the apron and both men fight. Abyss is able to chokeslam Pope from the apron into the casket, and he immediately slams the lid down, winning the match.
The referee, Samoa Joe, and Jeff Jarrett are shown backstage with the referee running down the rules. Gunner and Murphy run in from out of nowhere and attack Joe from behind, wailing on his ankle with a billy club. Jarrett admonishes the security guys as they stop attacking Joe and make their way away.
- A Jeff Hardy video package runs for just a second, but then it stops, and another video package hyping the submission match kicks in. Tonight has been chock full of little errors like this that definitely don't make TNA look very good.
Jeff Jarrett vs. Samoa Joe
The bell rings, and Joe and Jarrett circle each other for a bit, with Joe already forgetting to sell the leg. We get a bit of a lock up, but it doesn't last long. Both men continue to feel each other out, starting things slowly. Another lock up, and Joe tosses Jarrett back into the corner. Joe hits a Judo toss that launches Jarrett up and over his own body. Jarrett is able to come back with a couple of cheap shots that take Joe off his feet, but Joe comes right back, pulling Jarrett right down into an arm bar. Jarrett is able to get to the ropes to force a break, and Joe is still calling Jarrett out from a seated position. Jarrett won't go at Joe until he stands, and Joe goes right into a keylock, forcing Jarrett to go for the ropes again. Joe hits a series of rapid fire rights in the corner before raking Jarrett across the face with his boot. Jarrett is able to make his way out to the floor and catch Joe, wrapping his ankle around the ring post before locking in a poor looking ankle lock.