TNA Genesis: Kurt Angle Vs. Jeff Jarrett (MMA Match)
Christy Hemme is backstage with Kurt Angle. Angle says he's been out a few months, so he doesn't know what kind of shape he's in, but if Jarrett wants to know, he can just ask his wife. Angle says he's going to find out what kind of an MMA fighter Jarrett is, and he's going to enjoy kicking Jarrett's ass.
Mixed Martial Arts Match
- Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett
We get a video package highlighting Jarrett's pretend run as an MMA fighter, and Angle's response to his challenge that led to this match.
Jeff Jarrett is the first man out to the ring, in full MMA regalia, and he gets a little bit of a reaction from the crowd. Jarrett comes out solo at first, before a team of six come out to accompany him to the ring and pump him up.
Kurt Angle is the next man out to the ring, with a big smile on his face, and the Impact Zone cheers accordingly. Angle picks up the mic and says he has one thing to say before they start. He tells Jarrett's team that if any of them come in the ring, Angle will break their neck.
The bell rings, and we're ready to kick off the first round. Angle stalks Jarrett around the ring. Jarrett tries his best to avoid Angle. Angle charges at Jarrett, but Jarrett continues to avoid him. Kurt lies down on his back, and waits for Jarrett to come to him. Jarrett won't do it, and tells Angle to get up and fight. Jarrett reaches toward Angle, but still won't do anything. Angle sits up, and Jarrett creeps toward him, but he still won't touch him. Angle is up to his feet and he chases Jarrett around the corner, catching him in the corner, picking him up and locking in the rear naked choke. He has it in for about three seconds before the round ends.
Jarrett gets pumped up by his team in the corner while Angle waits, and the crowd is not amused by the break. After a couple of seconds we're ready to begin round two. Jarrett still hesitates, but comes in more quickly this time, trying to grab Angle around the waist. Angle rolls through into a keylock, but only holds on for a second before breaking quickly. Angle takes Jarrett right back down and locks in a choke hold, but Jarrett is able to touch the ropes and break the hold. Angle backs Jarrett into the corner and takes Jarrett down, rolling him over into a headlock, but Jarrett touches the ropes again. Jarrett gets back on his feet, but Angle suplexes him down and locks in an arm bar. Angle switches into the ankle lock, and time runs down, saving Jarrett and ending the second round.
Jarrett gets just a little bit sick before being able to make his way back to his corner and get hyped up by his team. The bell rings and round three is on. Angle charges Jarrett in the corner and Jarrett rubs his forearm in Angle's face, which apparently has something on it. Jarrett hits Angle with a couple of big right hands, and this one is called off. Angle is shown very obviously with a razor in his hand, and a few seconds later he's cut open. Jarrett mounts Angle and lays into him with punches. The match time is still counting down for some reason.
Jarrett mounts Angle again and rains down with even more punches. Angle is pouring blood, and little pools are forming on the mat. Jarrett says the tonight he's ending his MMA career. Jarrett says at his retirement party, all three of them will be there: Angle, Jarrett, and Angle knows who else.
Main event time.