TNA Final Resolution: Rob Van Dam Vs. Christopher Daniels
Final Resolution opens with a video package detailing some of the main feuds heading into tonight's show. Ample time is given to promote the Roode/Styles Iron Man Match.
After the video package, the pyro hits, and Mike Tenay welcomes us to the PPV and immediately begins hyping some of the bigger matches on tonight's card.
Rob Van Dam vs. Christopher Daniels
Rob Van Dam's music hits, and the Whole F'n Show makes his way down to the ring to a big pop from the crowd. He's followed by Daniels, who gets a bit of heat, but nowhere near the reaction of RVD.
The bell rings, and both men are slow to get started. After a bit, we finally get a lock up and RVD back Daniels into the corner. We get a clean break from RVD and a lot of overreaction from Daniels while he's hoping for a clean break. Another lock up and Daniels clamps on a side head lock. RVD pushes him off and Daniels hits the ropes for a shoulderblock, then another, but RVD isn't moved. Daniels ducks a kick and ends up rolled up for two. RVD goes for a backslide for another two count before locking in a headlock of his own.
Daniels pushes RVD off only to be taken down to the mat and into another side headlock. Daniels fights him off and the two trade holds for a bit before Daniels slams RVD head first into the corner turnbuckle and stomps away at him. Daniels hits RVD with a right hand before sending him across the ring. RVD is able to avoid a charging Daniels and hit a couple of arm drags, then a big spinning back kick. RVD poses for the crowd before turning back to Daniels and burying his shoulder in Daniels' midsection in the corner before punching and kicking away at him.
RVD sends Daniels across the ring and charges, only to get back body dropped to the apron. Van Dam and Daniels fight, RVD on the apron and Daniels in the ring. RVD is able to bring Daniels out to the apron, but Daniels rakes the eyes and shoves him chest first into the ring post. RVD falls out to the floor and Daniels makes his way back into the ring before coming right back out to the floor, sneaking up behind Van Dam and hitting him with a forearm to the back. Daniels sends RVD back into the ring and follows, sending RVD into the corner and following up with a high knee to the gut. Daniels mocks RVD, doing the signature RVD pose before going for a pin for a near fall. Daniels clasps his hands around RVD's chest in an attempt to wear down Van Dam.
RVD is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold. Daniels tries to keep the advantage, but RVD catches him with a big kick to the face. Van Dam peppers Daniels with a couple of rights before hitting a spinning kick in the corner, big clothesline, and a standing moonsault. RVD takes Daniels into the corner and buries his shoulder in Daniels' midsection before monkey flipping him out. RVD connects with rolling thunder for another two count.
Daniels begs off, and uses the distracting to send RVD into the corner, but when he sends RVD across the ring and charges after him, RVD connects with a big kick. RVD goes to the top but Daniels moves before he can hit the splash. Daniels connects with a big spear that's good for a near fall. Daniels continues the onslaught, trying to wear down RVD in the corner. Daniels puts RVD on the top turnbuckle and follows up after him. RVD fights him off and pushes Daniels down to the mat. RVD climbs up to the top and leaps off with the five star frog splash. RVD goes for the pin, and he's able to pick up the win.
Winner: Rob Van Dam