TNA Victory Road: Jeff Hardy Vs. Sting
- We also get a video package showing some highlights from Sting's career in TNA, and why Hogan and Bischoff's reign in TNA is something that Sting wants to end.
- Sting (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Jeff Hardy's music hits, but Hardy is very slow to make his way out for some reason. He gets a bit of a mixed reaction from the crowd, but it actually seems a lot more positive than negative.
Sting's music hits and he gets a giant pop before he even makes his way out. It gets louder though, as the Champion makes his way down to the ring, wooing, and showing off his title the whole way down.
JB does formal ring introductions, since this is the main event, and we're finally ready to kick things off, but not so fast...
Just as Sting is announced, his pop is interrupted by Bischoff, who comes down to the ring with microphone in hand and we have a slight change of plans. Apparently there was a situation where the network got into Bischoff's business, and because Hardy was taken advantage of so blatantly, Bischoff is going to be fair. Bischoff asks Sting to shake his hand, but Sting won't do it. Bischoff says Sting can have it his way. In order to level the playing field, and Hardy wasn't able to prepare for Sting, they changed the rules and let Hardy know, but didn't inform Sting to be fair. This is a No DQ match. Sting pops Bischoff and stomps his knee, sending him to the outside.
The bell rings and Sting stares down Hardy. Hardy seems more concerned about where to throw his t-shirt than going up against Sting. Sting backs him up into the corner and Hardy goes into the ropes. Hardy teases throwing his shirt into the crowd, but drops it to the mat instead. We finally get a lock up and Sting lays into Hardy with a couple of big right hands before hitting the Scorpion Death drop. Sting pins Hardy, and pins him, and this one is over.
Winner and STILL TNA World Champion: Sting
Sting looks really upset, and not at all happy about this. Hardy argues a bit with the ref, but this one appears to really be over. Sting holds up the title and celebrated, but Sting really doesn't look happy with this. The fans aren't happy, and Sting says that he agrees, leading me to believe this may not be how things were planned.