We get a video package looking at all four men competing in the World Title match tonight. Each man gets a decent amount of interview time, with footage of them interacting interspersed. Tenay and JB run down the "Tale of the Tape", showing some quick key stats for each man, and previewing some of the elements of tonight's match, including the inclusion of Sting as special enforcer.
Speak of the devil, the special guest enforcer, Sting, is the first man to make his way out to the ring. Interestingly, it looks like he'll probably get a formal ring introduction along with everyone else. Sting gets an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the crowd. Bully Ray is out next, and the crowd don't seem to care either way about seeing the big man.
Bully jaws with Sting while James Storm's music hits, and the second challenger for the title makes his way out from the back. Storm gets a nice pop from the crowd on his way out, but you have to think it would have been nice to hold off Sting's entrance as everyone else's entrance seems subdued compared to his.
Jeff Hardy is the final challenger to make his way out. He gets a pretty enthusiastic reaction from the crowd, but it still seems like Sting got the pop of the night. Hardy has eyes painted on his eyelids, and he takes some time to show off this handiwork before slapping hands with the fans on his way to the ring.
The TNA World Champion, Robert Roode, is the final man to make his way out to the ring. Roode seems to get a negative reaction, but again in comparison to Sting's and Hardy's, it's really hard to hear.
Christy Hemme performs formal ring introductions for everyone (well, except Bully Ray as he does his own introduction), and after quick a bit of fanfare, and what seems like an excessive amount of stalling on tonight's show, we're ready for the main event.
Roode tries to forge an alliance with Bully Ray right away, telling him that they can work together. Ray doesn't look too enthusiastic about the idea. Roode looks reluctant to hand over his title, but he gives it to the ref eventually. The bell rings and Roode continues to try and talk things over with Ray. All four men square off and Ray drops to the outside and crosses his arms. Ray looks at Roode, who turns around into right hands from both Storm and Hardy. They whip Roode into the ropes and hit a double back elbow.
Hardy hits a sit out front suplex and Storm follows up with a neck breaker. Storm and Hardy stomp away at Roode in the corner before choking the champ with their boots. Hardy and Storm call Ray to the ring, but he's not coming yet. Hardy and Storm whip Roode into the corner. Hardy whips Storm into the ropes, and launches himself off of Storm's back with a dive. Storm rolls up Hardy for a two count, so Hardy returns the favor. Roode goes to the top, but he's stopped by Storm and Hardy who hit a double team slam from the top. They turn around into a double clothesline from Ray.
Ray and Roode stare each other down. Roode goes for a high fight, but Ray goes for a urunage. Ray goes for the pin but it's broken up by Storm. Ray sends Hardy from the ring to the outside. Storm is able to take Ray to the mat with a Russian leg sweep. Storm takes out Roode with a back stabber for a two count. Storm turns to Ray but catches a boot to the chest. Storm and Roode duck a clothesline from Ray and hit a double team suplex.
Storm and Roode tease the crowd for a bit before trading rights. Storm back drops Roode in the middle of the ring, but charges into double boots in the corner. Hardy is back in and hits a back elbow to Roode and the whisper in the wind to Roode. Hardy sends Storm from the ring with a jawbreaker, but he's laid out by Ray with a big boot.
Ray drops a series of elbows on Hardy for a two count. Ray knocks Storm from the apron and back out to the floor to keep him out of the match. Hardy hits Ray with a series of rights, but Ray back drops Hardy, and splashes Hardy for another near fall. Sting is shown watching from the outside. Ray takes Hardy into the corner and rips his shirt before hitting him with a big chop to the chest. Ray tries to hang Hardy up in the tree of woe, but seats him on the top turnbuckle instead.
Ray follows up and hits a superplex on Hardy while Storm and Roode fights on the outside. Roode heads back into the ring, and Ray calls for a spike piledriver on Hardy. Hardy fights it off and hits a leg drop to the midsection of Ray. Storm and Hardy head up for a double suplex. Ray gets in on the action, and turns it into a tower of doom by power bombing Storm and Hardy. Ray goes for a couple of pins, then a side slam on Storm and another pin, but can't get a three count.
Hardy hits the twist of fate on Ray, but turns around into a fight, and a TKO from Roode. Roode charges Hardy, but he's checked across the ring by Ray. Ray tries to splash Hardy in the corner, but Hardy avoids it and Ray splashes the ref. Ray hits Hardy with the Bubba bomb, but the ref is down and Ray's pin doesn't mean anything. Hardy hits the twist of fate on Ray, and he goes for the pin but the ref is again still down. Roode hits a spear on Hardy, and Storm hits the code breaker on Roode. Storm calls for the last call and he hits it on Roode. Storm pins Roode, but Ray pulls the ref from the ring. Sting confronts Ray on the outside and Storm leaps over the top, but he connects with the ref.
Back in the ring, Roode hits a spinebuster on Ray. Hardy hits Roode with a twist of fate, but misses the swanton. Roode heads to the outside and grabs the belt. Sting heads into the ring and tears the belt away from Roode. Roode shoves Sting and argues with him, daring him to hit Sting before spitting in his face. Sting swings the belt at Roode, but connects with Hardy when Roode ducks. Sting looks furious, yelling at Roode. Roode drops to his knees and yells at Sting to count the pinfall. Roode laughs in Sting's face as he counts three for Roode.
Winner and STILL TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Bobby Roode
After the match, Sting raises the hand of Bobby Roode.
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