TNA Hardcore Justice Opener:
The pryos go off and we're live from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Mike Tenay says tonight is a 'night of champions' with no less than five title matches. He plugs Sting vs. Kurt Angle for the World Heavyweight Championship.
X Division Championship Match
Brian Kendrick (c) vs. Austin Aries vs. Alex Shelley
The bell rings and each man is looking to get the opening advantage. Aries lands blows on Kendrick then Shelley then back to Kendrick and Shelley. He takes both out again but Kendrick hits him with a running clothesline, sending him to the outside.
Kendrick and Shelley work in the ring with Shelley trying to apply a submission hold. He gets a quick cover for a one count on Kendrick. Austin Aries looks on from the outside. Kendrick and Shelley are both back on their feet.
Alex Shelley takes Kendrick down to the mat with a wrist lock. He gets back up but down again with an ankle pick. Aries gets in but Shelley gives him a knife Edge chop to send him back to the outside. Shelley and Kendrick circle one another as the crowd seems subdued.
Kendrick is in the corner with Aries holding him there. Shelley looks to land offense but instead starts jawing with Aries. Shelley takes Aries off the apron with right hands. Kendrick and Shelley work in the ring as Aries gets back in. He eats an inverted atomic drop by Shelley followed by a drop kick from Kendrick. Shelley gets a quick cover.
Snap suplex attempt from Shelley onto Kendrick but Austin Aries gets back in and rakes the back of Shelley. Some how, Aries goes to the mat. Kendrick uses the distractions to go to work on Shelley. Shelley counters off the ropes but Shelley ends up going to the outside. Kendrick attempted the suicide dive but he was cut off by Aries.
Shelley gets on the apron and Aries kicks him back off. It's Kendrick and Aries in the ring as Aries throws Kendrick over the top rope to the outside. Kendrick got his leg caught on the apron to take a nasty bump. Shelley lands offense from the outside but gets in to face Aries. Aries lands offense and takes Kendrick out off the apron. Arie sends Shelley to the outside then suicide dives to the outside onto both his opponents.
Back in the ring, Shelley counters a standing moonsault attempt by Austin Aries. Shelley applies an armbar submission on Brian Kendrick who is back in the ring. Aries is down in the corner. Kendrick lands offense on Shelley, countering out of the submission hold. Shelley defends against a dragon screw with a leg whip. Kendrick is on the mat as Shelley goes to the top rope. Aries is up but ends up eating a kick from Shelley. Shelley goes back to the top but Kendrick is up. Shelley kicks Kendrick off the top and jumps off the top rope onto him. Shelley locks in the spinning figure four on Kendrick in the middle of the ring.
Austin Aries gets back in making the save in the process. Aries goes to work on Kendrick, kicking him in the face. He shifts his attention on Shelley, hitting a bulldog. Bridge chinlock submission by Aries on Shelley. Kendrick comes in and makes the save.
Aries makes a run at Kendrick (who is in the corner). Kendrick gets a leg up and takes him up. Kendrick lands more offense and gets a two count on Aries. Shelley is on the outside. Aries counters and sets Kendrick up on the top rope. Alex Shelley sneaks back in and all three are working in the corner. Shelley puts Aries on his shoulders, Kendrick attempted Sliced Bread but he fell off. Suplex by Aries on Shelley. Aries takes Kendrick off the apron. Aries hits a drop kick on Shelley. He follows it with a brainbuster suplex for a two count. Kendrick makes the save.
Out of nowhere Kendrick hits Sliced Bread on Shelley and follows it with the pinfall.
Winner & still X Division Champion, Brian Kendrick
Jeremy Borash is with Tara and Miss Tessmacher, who say that it's become personal because of the way Sarita and Rosita jumped them in the parking lot. Tessmacher disfigured Sarita becuase she did what she had to do in the parking lot, and Tara says no matter what, they're leaving the ring with the title.
Knockouts Tag Team Title Match
Tara & Ms. Tessmacher (c) vs. Rosita & Sarita
We go to the ring and out comes Sarita and Rosita. Mexican America members Hernandez and Anarquia. Tara and Miss Tessmacher come riding in on Tara's motorcycle as we get ready to go.
Earl Hebner orders Hernandez and Anarquia to the back. Tara and Rosita start things out, talking trash to each other. Tara throws Rosita to the corner and overpowers her. Rosita tags in Sarita, who is still wearing her mask. Sarita gets hit with a big back body drop. Tessmacher is tagged in now and continues the assault on Sarita. Sarita turns things around or a second and tags in Rosita. Rosita runs in but gets clotheslined and taken down with a headlock. Tara comes back in and tosses Rosita back into the turnbuckles. They go to the top but Rosita with a big hurricanrana from the top. Rosita runs but gets dropped by Tara's boot. Rosita throws Tara out to the floor and runs her mouth to Tessmacher, distracting the referee. Sarita takes advantage and hits Tara on the floor. 2 count by Rosita.
Tessmacher comes back in and dropkicks Rosita, followed by a back drop. Sarita is tagged in and Tessmacher ends up getting double teamed in the corner. Rosita comes back in on a tag and continues beating Tessmacher up in the corner. Another tag to Sarita. A "Tessmacher" chant breaks out as they continue to beat her up and double team her. Another 2 count by Rosita. Tessmacher blocks a slam by Sarita and rolls her up for 2. Tessmacher tags in Tara. Tara drops Sarita with right hands and hits Rosita with one. Tara with kicks to Sarita and an enziguri. Tara goes for a Widow's Peak but Rosita hits her from behind. The champs throw the challengers into each other. Sarita counters Tara and slams her hard on the mat from a double underhook. A "Tara" chant breaks out now. Rosita runs around and stops the tag. Sarita with a 2 count on Tara. Sarita tosses Tara by her hair and tags Rosita back in. Tara blocks the double team and clotheslines them both. Rosita blocks Widow's Peak and gets a 2 count. Tara picks Rosita up off the top, holds her high in the air and just drops her on the mat. Tessmacher takes Sarita out on the apron. Tara hits Widow's Peak on Rosita for the pin and the win.
Winners & still Knockout Tag Team Champions, Tara & Miss Tessmacher
JB is with The Pope. He asks him about his match with Devon but The Pope is texting on his phone. His mic keeps going in and out so the promo is mostly inaudible. He's talking about Devon's kids but I keep losing sound. Pope says he doesn't know what Devon's problem is. He says he wants to be a positive influence to his kids. The Pope says he's going to go out there and do the right thing.
Bound For Glory Series Match
"The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero vs. Devon
Matt Morgan is announced as the 'BFG Series Analyst.' He comes out and joins Mike Tenay and Taz on commentary. 'The Pope' D'Angelo Dinero comes out first and money drops from the ceiling. Devon comes out next for this Bound For Glory Series Match.
The Pope is in the ring with a microphone. Pope tells Devon he respects him and says he just Tweeted it as a matter of fact. He says he looks at Devon as his big brother and expects a lot out of him. Pope says he cares about this BFG thing but he cares a lot more about him and those kids (he points to Devon's kids). Pope lays down in the ring. Devon says he's going to get those points but he's going to whop him for them. He demands that Pope get up.
The Pope gets up, takes off his shirt and the match is underway. They lockup and Devon starts to work the wrist of The Pope. Devon off the ropes with a shoulder block on The Pope. Pope counters but Devon counters with a hiptoss. Two count from Devon on The Pope. Devon tells Pope not to play with him and smacks him in the face.
Devon locks in a wristlock on The Pope. Pope counters with a side headlock. The Pope whips Devon off the ropes and finally lands a cross-body. Pope works the wrist of Devon. The Pope lands offense on Devon. Devon gets up and goes back to work, landing a hiptoss on The Pope. Devon locks in a submission lock on The Pope on the mat.
Devon hits a flying elbow on The Pope after Pope went off the ropes. Devon follows with a power slam followed by a diving headbutt into a lateral press cover for a two count.
Pope gets on the apron, Devon knocks him off and onto the outside. Devon follows him to the outside and ends up running into the steel ring post. The Pope grabs a foreign object and looks over at Devon's sons. Devon counters, throwing Pope off the crowd barricade and rolling him back in the ring for a two count. Devon applies a submission hold on Pope but Pope counters out. Devon counters with a slam and another near fall.
The Pope counters and lands elbows to the head of Devon. He follows with a backhand chop. Pope lands a kick to the back of Devon's head to the outside. Cross-body off the top rope by Pope onto Devon for a two count.
Devon hits a shoulder block in a counter. He charges at Pope but Pope gets out of the way and lands an uppercut. Pop takes down his knee pads and goes for DDE but Devon spears him and gets a two count. The Pope is able to roll up Devon out of nowhere and catch him for the three count.
Winner - 'The Pope' D'Angelo Dinero
After the match, The Pope tries to shake Devon's hand. Devon passes him by but looks at his kids on his way out of the ring. Devon gets back in the ring and shakes Pope's hand, then gets out of the ring and goes to the back.
We go backstage with Rob Van Dam and JB. RVD says he's going to beat Crimson tonight and take the #1 spot in the BFG Series, showing Crimson he isn't un-defeatable. Jerry Lynn walks up and is going to be in RVD's corner to watch his back tonight. Lynn says he and RVD go way back and nothing can break their bond. RVD says cool, whatever, and follows Lynn off.
- We see a video package recapping the Winter & Angelina vs Mickie James feud leading into tonight's title match.
Knockouts Title Match
Mickie James (c) vs. Winter w/Angelina Love
Winter immediately tries rolling up Mickie James. She kicks out quick. Mickie gets Winter on the mat and works on her lower body in a submission hold. Winter rolls to the apron but kicks Mickie when she walks over. Winter pushes Mickie into the turnbuckle. Lots of standing switches but Mickie gets a quick two count.
Winter lands a knee to the face of Mickie James. She goes for a slam but Mickie counters and lands a dropkick to Winter's knee. Two count for Mickie. Winter rolls out the ring to regroup. Mickie goes to the outside to give chase. Angelina Love ends up providing a distraction for Winter as she takes Mickie out over the rail.
Winter gets back in the ring while Mickie is still out on the crowd side of the steel barricade. Mickie gets back to ringside but is greeted by a kick from Angelina Love. Winter goes to the outside and gets Mickie. She gets a two count. Winter locks in a submission hold in on Mickie James.
Mickie counters and gets a two count. Winter counters and gets back in control of the match. She grabs Mickie by her hair and hits a backbreaker. Winter has Mickie draped over her knee. She wrenches down on the hold but Mickie counters with knee shots to the Challenger's head.
Mickie is out and countering and hits a head scissors takeover on Winter. Mickie lands more offense and picks Winter up and face plants her on the mat. Mickie goes off the top rope and lands a Thez press. Angelina Love comes and hits BAB on Mickie with the referee distracted by Winter. Winter only gets a two count.
Mickie counters on Winter, locking in a back bridge pin but only gets a two count. Winter goes back on the offensive, setting Mickie on the top rope. Mickie hits a tornado DDT on Winter, sending Winter to the outside. Angelina goes for the BAB again on Mickie but Mickie counters and hits a neckbreaker, sending her to the outside. Mickie goes out and gets Winter and rolls her back into the ring. Winter spits some type of red mist in the eyes of Mickie James, giving her the chance to pin Mickie and win the title.
Winner & new Knockouts Champion, Winter
After the match, Winter and Angelina celebrate. Hebner checks on Mickie, who is screaming that she can't see. Her face is covered in something red. Trainers run down to check on Mickie as the new champion heads up the ramp.
JB interviews Brian Kendrick about his match tonight. Austin Aries interrupts it. Austin Aries says tonight's match was a 2-on-1 handicap match and at the end of the day he can't beat him. Aries says until Kendrick beats him one-on-one he can't call himself a real champion. He tells Kendrick to go take a shower because he looks like he's homeless. Aries says until Kendrick beats him he's not the real X Division Champion.
Bound For Glory Series Match
Rob Van Dam vs. Crimson
Crimson is out first in this Bound For Glory Series Match. Rob Van Dam comes out with Jerry Lynn. Lynn is wearing a job guy Impact Wrestling shirt.
The bell rings and the match is underway. Crimson and Rob Van Dam lockup to start things out. RVD lands a kick to the knee of Crimson. Crimson counters with a clothesline. Crimson gets a quick two count. Suplex from Crimson onto RVD. A scoop and a slam on RVD for another two count. RVD counters by whipping Crimson into the corner and kicking him in the face. RVD springs off the middle ropes and lands more offense on Crimson. Rolling thunder off the ropes onto Van Dam. Two count on Crimson.
Crimson lands knees to the head of Rob Van Dam followed by a spinning neckbreaker in a counter. He gets another pin attempt. RVD fights back with right hands. Crimson hits a high t-bone suplex and another two count. RVD rolls out of the ring to regroup. Crimson comes to the outside but Van Dam kicks him in the face. Crimson pulls RVD back to the outside as Van Dam had gotten back in. Crimson rolls RVD back in and gets yet another two count.
Crimson throws RVD into the corner, sending him down to the mat and allowing Crimson to get another pin attempt. Crimson works with RVD on the mat, locking a submission hold on his head. Moonsault from Rob Van Dam in a counter but Crimson kicks out of a pin attempt. RVD goes off the top in a thrust kick attempt but Crimson gets out of the way. Crimson counters with a suplex and another pin attempt. The crowd is so dead it's hard to watch.
Crimson sends RVD off the ropes and RVD kicks him in the face. Van Dam connects with a kick, sending Crimson to the mat. RVD hits the 5-Star Frog Splash and covers Crimson for a two count.
Crimson is down in the ring as RVD considered another 5-Star Frog Splash but thought otherwise. Crimson is back up and counters with an explosive spear. Two count for Crimson on RVD. Crimson ducks a spin kick and hits RVD with a sitdown powerbomb but Jerry Lynn runs in and makes the save. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner via disqualification, Crimson
RVD loses 10 points while Crimson only gains 3 on a DQ win in the Bound For Glory Series. Crimson gets up pissed and pushes Lynn, upset at the way he won. RVD gets in Lynn's face and they have words now. Lynn apologizes and says he messed up, he was just trying to help. RVD leaves up the ramp and Lynn follows him, still apologizing. RVD falls from #2 to #5 in the BFG Series.
JB is backstage with Mr. Anderson. He says everyone in Immortal is cool with him but one person. Anderson says there is two kinds of assholes – Bully Ray is the kind who blows nothing but hot air. Anderson says there isn't enough room for two assholes in Immortal. Bully Ray gives asshole a bad name, Anderson says.
Six Man Tag Team Match
Fortune vs. Immortal
The bell rings and Gunner and Kazarian start things out for their respective teams. Hammerlock by Kazarian on Gunner, bringing him down to the mat. Gunner tries to reverse Kazarian's hold and finally gets to a vertical base. Kazarian hits a dropkick on Gunner once he gets out. Scott Steiner is tagged in. Steiner pushes Kazarian down and flexes. He talks trash then poses to the crowd. Gunner hits a crucifix on Steiner, bringing him down to the mat. Kaz tags in AJ Styles. Styles goes to work on Steiner but Steiner backs him into the corner and chops away.
Christopher Daniels tags in, allowing him and AJ to use some double team work to counter Steiner. Steiner counters and hits a scoop slam on Daniels. He tags in Abyss. Abyss powers Daniels down, cutting off his tag attempt. Abyss sends Daniels off the ropes but Daniels counters. AJ Styles springboards in, Kazarian springboards in and Fortune has cleared the ring. It's back to Abyss and Daniels in the ring. Daniels plants Abyss down on the mat. He runs at Abyss but Abyss catches him and plants him with authority. Daniels is sent to the outside where he is attacked by Steiner.
Back in the ring, it's Gunner and Daniels. Gunner applies a rear chinlock on Daniels. Daniels gets back to his feet but Gunner hits a suplex and gets a cover. Gunner tags in Steiner. Steiner goes to work on Daniels, putting him in the corner and chopping away. Steiner tags in Abyss. They double-team Daniels in the Immortal corner. Abyss throws Daniels into the corner and goes for the chokeslam. Daniels rolls through and tags in Kazarian. Hurricanrana from Kazarian on Abyss. Kaz hits lots of offense on Abyss and gets a quick cover. Gunner makes the save. Kaz nearly falls out of the ring but ends up sending Gunner to the outside. Kaz is working quick and lands a DDT on Abyss.
AJ Styles pulls down the top rope, allowing Kazarian to dive to the outside. The match has broken down and gone to the outside. Both teams are fighting it out on the outside. Kazarian rolls Abyss back into the ring. Steiner throws Kazarian off the apron as he tries to get back in. Gunner and Steiner get a table from under the ring. Referee Brian Hebner gets Abyss and Kazarian back in the ring. Abyss scares Hebner out of the ring but he gets back into watch Abyss go to town on his opponent. Abyss tags in Steiner. Steiner chops away on Kazarian and hits a Steiner line followed by an elbow drop.
Gunner is tagged in and hits a snap suplex on Kazarian for a two count. Right hands from Kazarian in a counter. Gunner counters with an elbow and a two count. Abyss is tagged in for Immortal. Abyss hammers away with right hands on Kazarian. DDT from Kazarian onto Abyss in a counter. Both men are down and need tags. Kaz tags in Styles and AJ cuts off a tag attempt by Abyss. Gunner gets in the ring but he eats a hammerlock suplex from AJ. It's AJ versus Immortal as he lands offense on everyone. Springboard cross-body from AJ to Abyss for a two count. Steiner makes the save. Now AJ attempts the Styles Clash on Abyss but Abyss counters to a chokeslam. AJ counters and nearly rolls up Abyss. Pelee kick on Abyss but Gunner makes the save. Kazarian gets in and takes out Gunner.
The match completely breaks down with offense all over the place. Styles is still working with Abyss. Styles goes to the top rope but Gunner knocks him off. Gunner sets up the table ion the outside. Kazarian, Abyss, and the referee are working as Gunner puts Daniels through a table on the outside. AJ Styles springs back into the ring, hitting a Pelee/moonsault combination on Abyss to get the pinfall victory.
After the match, Gunner and Steiner are upset at Abyss. There's a lot of yelling and finger pointing but no physical contact as Steiner and Gunner leave Abyss in the ring.
JB is with Bully Ray. Bully Ray agrees with Mr. Anderson there's only room for one a-hole in Immortal. It's him. He said everyone makes mistakes, he made a mistake by carrying around 'that sack of crap' Devon around for all those years. He said JB's parents made a mistake when they decided to have him and Hogan and Bischoff made a mistake when they allowed Anderson in Immortal, and he's going to correct that when he beats Anderson down really bad right here and now, and the last face Anderson's going to see is his.
- We see a video package recapping the Anderson vs. Bully Ray feud leading into tonight's match.
Mr. Anderson vs. Bully Ray
Out first comes Bully Ray. Mr. Anderson is out next and stops to do his introduction on the ramp. Bully Ray appears behind Anderson. Anderson acknowledges this and turns around to start beating Ray up. They brawl on the stage with Anderson mostly in control. The fight makes its way down to ringside. Ray rakes Anderson in the eyes and slams him into the apron. Anderson turns it around, still brawling at ringside. Anderson slams Ray hard into the apron and then face-first into the steel steps.
They make it into the ring and the bell finally rings. Ray begs Anderson from his knees in the corner but Anderson unloads with kicks and punches. Anderson splashes Ray in the corner and whips him into the other. This time Ray drops Anderson with a knee. Ray clotheslines Anderson for a 2 count. Ray rakes Anderson's back now and continues the assault in the corner. Ray with headbutts into the chest now and a big chop. Ray continues and yells at Anderson to fight him. Ray with another chop and a big sideslam for a 2 count.
Ray with more offense and an elbow to the face for a 2 count. Another big chop and splash in the corner from Ray. Ray with a suplex and another 2 count. Anderson slaps Ray as he yells at him. Anderson and Ray trade shots on their knees now. Ray knocks Anderson back and goes for the Bubba Bomb. Anderson counters and DDT's him. They go back to their knees and trade right hands again. Anderson fights back to his feet this time and they collide. Anderson with another attempt but he can't knock Ray off his feet. Anderson ducks a clothesline and knocks Ray off his feet with a clothesline. Anderson with a running elbow and a swinging neckbreaker for a 2 count.
More back and forth. Ray blocks Mic Check. Anderson with an enziguri and a clothesline for another 2 count. Ray blocks Anderson again with a big slam and another pin attempt. Ray with a big splash in the corner. Ray goes to the second rope for the big splash but Anderson moves. Anderson goes up top now and hits a swanton for 2 as Ray rolls him up for a 2 count of his own. Anderson comes down from the top but Ray catches him in mid-air with a cutter. 2 count by Ray. Ray grabs his chain and wraps it around his fist. Anderson grabs Ray on his shoulders but they fall into the ropes and it's botched. Anderson with a 2 count. Anderson goes back to the top. Ray walks off and says "screw you!" Anderson runs up the ramp and brings Ray back into the ring. Anderson picks up the chain. The referee tells him to put it down. The referee grabs it, distracting Anderson. Ray comes up from behind, hits Anderson with a low blow and rolls him up for the win.
Winner, Bully Ray
JB catches up with Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan backstage. Hogan is pissed about how Immortal has been performing. Abyss, Steiner and Gunner walk up. Bischoff lays into Abyss for dropping the ball lately. Bully Ray runs up and brags about how he just beat Anderson. Immortal walks off and Bischoff tells Abyss he can't come with them. Abyss looks sad we we go back to the arena.
Tag Team Championship Match
Beer Money (c) vs. Mexican America
We go to the ring and out comes Mexican America – Sarita, Rosita, Hernandez and Anarquia. Anarquia takes the mic and starts talking. He says they brought their own flag tonight. After they win the tag titles tonight, the Mexican flag will hang in every arena around the world. Out next come the TNA Tag Team Champions Beer Money.
Earl Hebner orders Rosita and Sarita to the back before the match starts. Robert Roode starts things out with Hernandez. Hernandez attacks from behind as Anarquia distracts Roode. Hernandez beats him down. Roode comes back with right hands and a forearm off the ropes. Roode with kicks, chops and a right hand in the corner. Roode comes out of the corner with a big clothesline on Hernandez. Storm is tagged in. Storm with a knee to the face and a neckbreaker for a 2 count on Hernandez. Hernandez drops Storm with a boot and makes the tag. Anarquia runs in but Storm hip tosses him and tags in Roode. Beer Money with some double team knee drops and a 2 count by Roode.
Roode blocks a clothesline and applies an armbar on Anarquia. Roode with a powerslam and tag to Storm for more double teaming. Hernandez runs in but gets clotheslined. More double teaming by Beer Money. Storm with a clothesline and a 2 count on Anarquia. Anarquia fights back with right hands and knocks Roode off the apron. Anarquia spits on Roode and goes back to work on Storm. Roode trips Anarquia and Beer Money with more double teaming as the crowd pops. Storm runs over and knocks Hernandez back with a knee to the face. Storm clotheslines Hernandez to the floor. Roode backdrops his own partner from the ring to the floor, taking out Anarquia.
More offense from Storm and another tag to Roode. Roode continues the assault on Anarquia. Hernandez clotheslines Roode while the ref is distracted. Anarquia takes advantage and works Roode over. More cheap shots from Hernandez while Hebner isn't looking. Hernandez is tagged in for some double teaming. Hernandez chokes Roode on the ropes now. Roode fights back with chops and right hands. Roode runs the ropes but Hernandez just shoves him to the side and down to the mat. Hernandez tosses Roode from one side of the ring now and covers him for a 2 count. Anarquia is tagged back in and Hernandez splashes Roode in the corner on his way out. Anarquia with a butterfly suplex for a 2 count. Another tag to Hernandez and another choke from him on the ropes. Hernandez puts Roode in a backbreaker across his shoulders. Roode falls free but Hernandez stops him from tagging. Roode with chops but Hernandez chops him to the mat. Roode catches Hernandez with a big spinebuster and both are down.
Storm and Anarquia come in at the same time. Storm takes control and hits a big back drop. Hernandez comes in but Storm kicks him and DDT's him. Storm grabs Anarquia and drops him with a cutter for 2. Roode comes in and cuts off Hernandez. Beer Money with a double suplex on Hernandez. They do the Beer Money taunt as the crowd pops. Storm rams Anarquia back into the corner and takes him to the top. Storm with a hurricanrana from the top. Roode leaps off the other corner for a big splash. Storm covers but Anarquia kicks out at 2. Hernandez pulls Roode to the floor and rams Storm. Hernandez shoulder blocks Storm into the ring and Anarquia covers for 2. Hernandez goes for a suplex but Storm slides out. Storm with double knees that sends Hernandez to the floor. Anarquia goes up top but Roode pushes him off. Anarquia runs right into the Last Call from Storm for the pin and the win.
Winners, Beer Money
Jeremy Borash is backstage with Kurt Angle, and Angle says that he's never really beaten Sting, and to be the best ever, he needs to do that. Angle simply says that he won't lose.
- We go to a promo video for tonight's main event showing the events leading up to it.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sting (c) vs. Kurt Angle
Out first comes Kurt Angle followed by the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Sting. Jeremy Borash does formal ring introductions as we get ready to go.
The bell rings and they lock up. Sting goes to work on Angle's arm. Angle turns it around and works on Sting's arm now. They go to the corner and break. Another lock up. Angle with a headlock takedown this time. Back and forth off the ropes as the crowd chants for both men. Sting takes Angle down now and works on the arm. Sting with a shoulder block. Angle catches Sting with a hip toss and then an arm drag, taking him back to the mat. Angle continues to focus on Sting's arm. Sting kicks Angle's knee out from under him after a hard whip into the corner. Sting does the same thing again and this time stomps on Angle some more.
Angle catches Sting with an elbow and attempts to make a comeback. Sting catches Angle and backdrops him over the top, down to the floor. Sting comes to the floor and slams Angle into the barrier and then the steel steps, twice. Sting throws Angle into the barrier again and finally brings it back in the ring. Sting comes in but Angle catches him with a Samoan drop. Angle with a chinlock now. Angle keeps Sting grounded on the mat. Sting finally breaks out with elbows but Angle takes it to the corner. Angle whips Sting hard into both corners but Sting comes running out with a big clothesline. Angle goes for a suplex but Sting drops him with a back elbow. Sting kicks Angle and DDT's him for another 2 count.
Sting boots Angle in the face but Angle hits him with a belly-to-belly suplex. Angle goes for the Angle Slam but Sting blocks it and hits the inverted DDT for a 2 count. Angle comes back and hits a series of German suplexes. 2 count by Angle. Angle goes up top but misses the moonsault. Sting hits an Angle Slam on Angle and covers him for a 2 count. Sting goes for the Scorpion Deathlock and locks it in. Angle makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Sting hits a big splash in the corner. He goes for another but Angle moves. Angle hits an Angle Slam but Sting kicks out at 2. Angle charges in the corner but Sting moves and he hits the ringpost. Sting pulls Angle back and applies the ankle lock, using one of Angle's moves again. Angle breaks the hold and tackles Sting. Angle applies the Deathlock on Sting and locks it in.
The hold is broken but Angle goes back to work on Sting's back. Angle hits another series of German suplexes. Sting fights off the last one and scoops Angle on his shoulders. Sting for a slam but Angle rolls out and applies the ankle lock on Sting. Sting breaks the hold and rolls Angle up for a 2 count. Sting gets trapped between Angle and the ref. Angle goes for an enziguri but it misses Sting and knocks the referee out. Sting and Angle also both go down. Hulk Hogan comes walking out with a steel chair.
Hogan enters the ring and goes to hit Sting with the chair. Angle grabs it and Hogan flees the ring. Angle cracks Sting in the back with the chair and hits an Angle Slam. The referee gets up and counts to three to give Angle the win and the title.
Winner and New TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle
After the match, Hogan stares at the ring from the ramp looking pissed. Angle grabs his World Title belt and stares back at Hogan. Hardcore Justice goes off the air with Sting down on the mat and Hogan staring back down at the new World Heavyweight Champion.
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