- Christy Hemme is backstage with the X Division guys. They all think they're going to win tonight. Bobby Roode walks up and says this is his show. Roode says all three of them will fail tonight, the X Division will fail and Austin Aries will fail. Roode declares he will retain the TNA World Title tonight.
The bell rings and they go at it. The fans start up dueling chants as they lock up in the corner. Angle eventually takes Joe to the mat. Joe powers out and rams Angle back into the corner and unleashes with right hands. Joe with more right hands. Angle charges and Joe dumps him out to the floor. Joe runs the ropes and leaps out onto Angle with a suicide dive.
Joe brings it back in the ring but Angle takes him to the corner and beats him down with kicks. Joe takes Angle up for a Musclebuster for Angle sends him to the mat and hits a headbutt and then dropkick. Angle blocks a shot and hits a belly-to-belly suplex for a 2 count. Joe goes to the top but Angle runs up. Joe knocks Angle to the mat and hits a leg lariat from the top. Joe with a 2 count now. More back and forth. Joe runs over Angle with a big boot and drops a splash for another pin attempt.
More back and forth. Joe goes for the Musclebuster again but Kurt slides out. Angle goes for the ankle lock and applies it. It's broken and Angle goes down after Joe overpowers him. Joe hits the Musclebuster this time but Angle kicks out at 2. Joe goes for the rear naked choke but it's blocked and Angle applies the ankle lock again. Joe gets the choke locked in in the center of the ring now. Angle breaks out and hits a big Angle Slam for a 2 count.
Angle drops his straps but Joe kicks him in the face. They trade shots. Joe breaks the Angle slam and applies the rear naked choke again. Angle won't tap out but does pass out and Hebner calls for the bell. Samoa Joe wins by submission and earns 10 points.
Winner: Samoa Joe
- After the match, Angle argues with Hebner and he explains why he called the match.
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