|By Marc Middleton | June 10, 2012 | Comments|
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Sting vs. Bobby Roode
We go to the ring and out first comes the firs-ever TNA Hall of Famer Sting. Out next is the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode. We get formal ring introductions from Jeremy Borash.
Roode stalls to start and takes his time on the outside taking his robe off. Roode finally enters the ring and gives the referee the title belt. Sting is ready to go but Roode keeps ducking back to the apron and stalling. Finally we get the bell but Roode goes back to the floor. Roode comes back in but scrambles right back to the floor as the crowd boos. They finally go at it and Roode stomps on Sting on the mat. Rode with chops. Sting kicks him in the head and goes for the Scorpion early but Roode scrambles back to the floor. Sting follows him and slams him into the barrier.
Sting works Roode over on the floor before they come back in the ring. Sting with right hands and a big hip toss. He goes for the Scorpion again but Roode goes to the floor again. Roode walks towards the ramp but Sting catches up to him. Sting brings the fight back to ringside and slams Roode's head into the steel steps. Roode finally takes control by dropping Sting's neck over the top rope. Roode with chops and more offense on Sting. Roode takes his time and shows off for the crowd. Sting tries to come back but Roode connects with a big boot and a pin attempt. Roode with a sleeper hold now. It's broken and Roode goes to the top. Sting cuts him off and climbs up for a superplex. Sting nails it and goes for the Scorpion. Sting locks it in as Roode tries to make it to the ropes.
The hold is finally broken and Roode goes to the floor towards the ramp. Sting stops him and fights him back towards the ring. Sting beats Roode around the ring and the crowd chants "you still got it." Sting with a big Stinger Splash on the outside. Sting goes for the Scorpion on top of the announcers table. Sting locks it in and Roode taps out but it's outside the ring so it doesn't count. There's a six pack of beers left over from James Storm. Roode grabs it as Sting throws him in the ring. Hebner takes the first beer but Roode cracks Sting in the head with another bottle as Hebner isn't looking. Roode covers Sting for the win.
Winner: Bobby Roode
- Sting is busted open as Roode's music hits. Roode turns around and Sting knocks him out of the ring. Sting turns and knocks the referee out also. Sting takes Roode to the top of the stage and suplexes him onto the ramp. Sting takes Roode back to the stage and whips him into the steel structure of the set. Sting suplexes Roode from the stage down onto the floor. The crowd chants "holy s--t" as Sting gets to his feet. Sting's music hits as he heads back to the ring and Roode is still laid out by the stage. Slammiversary goes off the air.
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