TNA Final Resolution Results
Joe writhes in pain but he does not give up, instead kicking away at Jarrett and rolling through out of the submission. Joe kicks Jarrett into the corner and comes right back to Jarrett with a couple of right hands and a chop to the chest. Joe is also able to lock in an ankle lock with the leg grapevined that causes Jarrett to scream and reach for the ropes. Joe takes Jarrett back down to the mat and hits a senton splash before going right back to work on Jarrett with an arm submission. Jarrett gets right back into the ropes, forcing a break. Joe peppers Jarrett with a couple of rights, and catches a jumping Jarrett with a big powerbomb. Joe locks up Jarrett's legs in a Texas cloverleaf, but Jarrett is able to crawl to the ropes and actually out of the ring. Joe is wuick to follow outside and he locks in a rear naked choke. Jarrett taps, but they're outside of the ring so it doesn't count.
Back in the ring, Joe locks in an arm bar, and Jarrett taps, but his leg is under the ropes, so it doesn't count. Joe goes for a running knee in the corner, but Jarrett moves and Joe connects with the turnbuckle. Joe takes Jarrett down hard, then goes for and connects with the muscle buster. Joe locks in the muscle buster, and Gunner and Murphy make their way down to the ring. Joe takes out both men, but this allows Jarrett to pull Joe into the middle of the ring and lock in an ankle lock. Joe screams, but he doesn't tap. The referee calls for the bell, but Joe never submitted.
Winner by referee stoppage: Jeff Jarrett
Mr. Anderson is backstage with Christy Hemme. He says this Jeff Hardy is a new Jeff Hardy, and he's surprised that Christy cares if he calls it down the middle. Morgan makes his way into the interview and asks that Anderson make tonight a No DQ match so that if anyone interferes, he'll be able to stop them and won't have to worry about the match being stopped. Anderson says he's going to call it right down the middle just like an a-hole would.
- We get a video package (the one that started playing earlier) that highlights the events over the past couple of months that have led up to TNA Championship Match.
Special Referee: Mr. Anderson
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Matt Morgan
We get formal ring introductions from JB, and apparently according to Tenay this match will indeed by No DQ. Tenay apparently spoiled things as Anderson whispers the stipulation in JB's ear for him to announce.
Hardy isn't happy with the crowd response toward him, and this seems like an awful lot of stalling for a PPV that started late and only has 25 minutes to go. The bell rings and both men lock up with Morgan quickly tossing Hardy into the corner. Hardy tries to avoid Morgan, but Morgan tosses him back into the corner and lays into him with a series of punches before slamming him head first into two turnbuckles, and then coming at Hardy with the rapid fire elbows. Morgan chokes Hardy on the top rope, and launches himself, splashing Hardy. Morgan hits an Undertaker-biting apron leg drop, but when he tries to get back into the ring, Hardy hangs him up on the top rope, hits a dropkick that sends Morgan down, and follows to the outside with a double ax handle smash before sending Morgan head first into the ring post.
Hardy sends Morgan back into the ring at Anderson's request, and locks in a rear chin lock. Morgan is able to fight out of it pretty swiftly, and makes it up to his feet, only to shrug off several Jeff Hardy right hands. Morgan walks into a back elbow, but avoids a whisper in the wind and hits a series of clotheslines on Hardy before splashing him in the corner, and landing a big side slam. Morgan waits for Hardy to get to his feet and hits a huge discus clothesline, but it's only good enough for a two count. Morgan sends Hardy into the corner and charges him, but runs right into two boots. Morgan catches a diving Hardy though, and hits what looks almost like a black hole slam, but again it's only good for two. Twist of hate from Hardy, but it's only enough for a two count for Jeff.