TNA Slammiversary Results - New World Champ, Sound Off With Your Thoughts
Anderson continues to work over Sting's arm with a big arm bar. Sting is able to fight back up to his feet and out of the hold, but Anderson comes back with a kick to the chest, and a big single arm DDT. Anderson goes for the pin, but Sting kicks out at two. Anderson continues to take it to Sting with a series of right hands in the corner, Anderson back himself up and goes for a corner splash, but Sting moves and Anderson eats the turnbuckle. Anderson is quick to recover, laying into Sting with a bunch of right hands. Anderson goes for another quick pin but Sting kicks out at two.
Anderson locks in an inverted keylock, which he turns into a top wristlock, but Sting is able to fight out of it. Anderson and Sting trade blows in the middle of the ring. Sting gets the upper hand, taking Anderson down with a big clothesline. Sting hits another clothesline, then two more, before sending Anderson into the ropes for a big back body drop. Anderson gets to his feet only to eat a big Stinger splash. Sting kicks out Anderson's leg and goes for the Scorpion deathlock, but Eric Bischoff runs down to the ring for the distraction. Sting goes for the Stinger splash but Anderson moves and connects with the Green Bay plunge. Anderson goes for the pin, but Sting kicks out at two. Both men are back up and Sting hits a big DDT but it's only good for a two count.
Sting goes into the corner and tries for a Vader bomb but Anderson gets his knees up. Anderson goes for the cover but Sting kicks out. Anderson goes for the mic check but Sting fights out, only to walk into another mic check attempt, this time successful. Anderson goes for the pin but Sting kicks out. Anderson goes to the top but Sting catches him, laying in with a series of kicks to the gut. Sting hits Anderson with a big splash to the back in the corner, and then hits a Scorpion death drop. The ref counts, and it sounds like three, but the ref calls it a two. Bischoff says he had nothing to do with it, and Sting looks frustrated. Sting picks Anderson up and Anderson hits a low blow. Anderson connects with the mic check, pins Sting, and gets the three count.
Winner and NEW TNA World Champion: Mr. Anderson
Not so much a backstage segment as Tenay and Taz are joined 'by satellite' by Karen Jarrett. Karen insinuates that Angle is the one who pushed her, and caused her injury. Karen says she's under all different types of stress, and she's not going to let Tenay get her blood pressure up. She says when Jeff gets into the ring with Kurt, he's going to win, be the #1 contender, and bring the gold medal back where it belongs. Karen says when Jarrett brings the medal home, she's going to wear it, and do what she does best. Tenay calls Karen a 'ball-buster', this cuts Karen off, while she protests, and segues into the video package for this match.
The bell rings and we're ready to being the main event of the evening. Angle and Jarrett circle each other before Angle backs Jarrett into the corner. Jarrett goes into the ropes to force Angle away. Both men lock up and Angle quickly backs Jarrett up into the corner. Angle goes behind Jarrett and takes him down with a belly to back suplex but Jarrett makes it into the ropes to force a break. Another lock up and Angle locks in a side head lock. Jarrett tries to force out of it, unsuccessfully.