Winner: Kurt Angle
Following the match, Angle makes his way to the back, beaming the whole way, while Storm is shown in the ring grabbing his jaw and shaking his head. Storm calls for one more match with Angle while Angle continues to celebrate at the top of the ramp.
- Tenay and Taz turn their attention to the World Championship match, talking about it for a bit. They cut to the backstage area where Bully Ray is shown cleaning up his bloody knuckles. The cameraman asks where Abyss is, and Ray asks how he's supposed to know. He says maybe Abyss took the rest of the night off.
- A video package airs, showing clips of both Champion Bobby Roode and challenger Jeff Hardy talking about each other. Roode makes some points asking how many chances someone should be given.
JB is standing backstage and he's joined by Bobby Roode. Roode says this is pathetic, and disgusting. Not only does he have to stand with JB, but he also has to listen to these creatures of the night chant Hardy's name over and over again. The crowd obliges by chanting Hardy's name. Roode says Hardy is an embarrassment to the profession, the company, and Roode himself, and Roode doesn't like to be embarrassed. He says in life, there is no redemption. You only get one chance in life. Look what he did with his one chance, he won the World Championship. He says he's the Champion, and he's the most selfish man in the world, and that means he'll do whatever it takes night in and night out to stay the World Champion. Whatever it takes. Roode heads out.
- Taz and Tenay run down the Tale of the Tape, filling us in on brief stats for both men. We then get even more facts about what led up to this match, and if I didn't know any better, I'd think they were trying to kill time.
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Roode (c)
Jeff Hardy is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a huge pop from the crowd on his way down to the ring. Hardy makes his way up and down both sides of the ramp and all the way around the ring, stopping to shake hands with Rick Ross on his way, before continuing into the ring and posing on the turnbuckles to even more screams and applause from the crowd.
The Champion, Bobby Roode makes his way out to the arena next, and the crowd is giving Roode a bit of heat, but next to Hardy's reception they sound like they're sitting on their hands. They even begin chanting Hardy when Roode makes his way down to the ring.
Before the main event can begin, and to kill a little bit more time, we get formal ring introductions for both men. The crowd is still absolutely red hot for Hardy.
The bell rings and we're finally ready to begin the match. We get a lock up from both men and Roode backs Hardy into the corner. Roode breaks clean and backs away into the middle of the ring. Another lock up and Roode clamps on a head lock. Hardy is able to push him off, but falls to a shoulder block. Hardy heads into the corner while Roode cockily struts around in the ring.
Another lock up from the two and Roode turns his attention to Hardy's arm, wrenching and yanking at it. Roode takes Hardy down to the mat, but Hardy pops right back up and locks in a head lock. When Roode pushes Hardy off, Hardy knocks the champ down with a shoulderblock and locks in an arm bar. Roode pushes Hardy into the corner to force a break before driving his shoulder into Hardy and hitting him with a couple of right hands. Hardy comes back at Roode, hitting a headscissors to send Roode to the mat and following up with an atomic drop, double leg drop to the midsection, and low dropkick to the chest. Roode comes right back, kicking at Hardy before sending him into the ropes. Hardy kicks Roode in the chest before clotheslining him over the top rope and to the outside. Hardy hits Roode with a dropkick through the ropes before heading to the apron and leaping out with a big clothesline to Roode.
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