Styles gets up to his feet at six, but he's kicked through part of the stage by Ray. The ref continues counting, and Ray is able to make it to his feet, barely, before falling back to his feet. So even though Styles got back to his feet, Ray is declared the winner.
Winner: Bully Ray
JB is backstage with Mr. Anderson. Anderson asks JB if he liked him dressing up like Sting. He tells him it's ok to laugh, then instructs him to laugh. He then says it's not funny, saying play time is over. Anderson says what JB needs to do it open his eyes, and ears, and shut his big fat mouth and watch what he's going to do out there. Anderson says he could talk like this all day, but actions speak louder than words. Anderson walks out, and this segues into a video package highlighting the events that have led up to tonight's TNA World title match.
TNA Championship Match
- Sting (c) vs. Mr. Anderson
Mr. Anderson is the first man out to the ring, and he gets a respectable pop from the Impact Zone. He waits at the top of the ramp, calling down his mic. Anderson says this one is for all the people who, when he got into this business, asked when he was going to wrestle Sting. He says he's going to out-wrestle Sting in a few moments, and at the end of said match, there will be a new World Heavyweight Champion. Anderson then says the crowd doesn't approve, saying 'not that'. He then says said new Champion will be from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and his name happens to be Mr. Anderson (Anderson). But he's attacked from behind by Sting.
Sting lays in with a couple of big right hands, sending Anderson down the ramp and toward the ring. Sting sends Anderson into the barricade before slamming him into the ring apron. Sting climbs into the ring and brings Anderson in behind him. Sting slams Anderson into the corner, laying into him with a couple of big right hands. Anderson rolls to the outside and Sting follows. Anderson surprises Sting with a couple of surprise blows, but Sting slams Anderson into the ringside barricade instead. Sting tosses Anderson over the railing and into the crowd, asking the fans to move before whipping Anderson into one of the arena walls, then doing it a second time.
Sting tries to whip Anderson into the wall again, but Anderson reverses. Sting is quick to come back though, laying in to Anderson with big right hands. Both men fight up into the crown and Sting continues to pound on Anderson throughout the crowd. Sting rakes at Anderson's eyes and continues to hit him with right hand after right hand.
Sting fights with Anderson across one entire section, then they begin to move up the stairs again toward the top of the arena. Sting grabs Anderson in a head lock and walks him down to the arena floor where he slams Anderson head first into the arena wall repeatedly. Sting sends Anderson over the barricade and back into the ringside area. Anderson rolls back into the ring and Sting follows. Anderson catches Sting on the apron and slams him head first into the ring post, sending him back out to the floor. Anderson follows and slams Sting's arm into the ring steps before wrapping it around the ring post and wrenching away.
Anderson continues to wear away on Sting, trying to catch him off guard with a school boy, but Sting is able to kick out. Anderson locks in an arm bar, but Sting is able to fight up to his feet. Anderson counters into a belly to back suplex. Anderson drops an elbow and goes for the cover, getting a two count. Anderson grabs Sting and brings him to his feet, laying into him with a big right hands. Anderson goes to the top but Sting catches him. Anderson grabs Sting's arm and wrenches it over the top rope as he falls to the arena floor. Anderson is back in the ring where he hits a short arm clothesline and another elbow drop for a quick two count.
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