|By Marc Middleton | December 09, 2012 | Comments|
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy
We go to the ring and out first comes Bobby Roode. The TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy is out next. We get formal ring introductions from JB.
Roode strikes first and beats Hardy down. Roode stomps away and goes for a quick pin attempt. Roode takes control early on and has words with the referee. Hardy turns it around and kicks Roode down in the corner. Hardy with a head scissors takedown and a big backdrop. Roode manages to scramble out of the ring to re-group. Hardy kicks him back into the barrier. Hardy splashes out over the top and lands on Roode and the floor.
Hardy brings it back in the ring with rights and lefts in the corner. Hardy keeps it up but Roode turns things around. Roode drops a big knee for a 2 count. Roode keeps control and keeps Hardy down on the mat now. Roode with big shots to the back and more stomps. Roode keeps Hardy down with a headlock now. Hardy finally fights out but Roode drops him with a back elbow. Roode slams Hardy and goes to the top. Hardy gets his boots up and starts making a comeback. Hardy with a 2 count. Hardy ducks two clotheslines but ends up missing a move and flies out to the floor, landing hard.
Roode slams Hardy into the steel steps now. Roode brings it back in the ring and covers for 2. Hardy comes out of a headlock but Roode keeps him grounded. They get to their feet with Roode still in control. They trade shots. Hardy with rights and clotheslines. Hardy with an atomic drop and a leg drop between the legs. Hardy kicks Roode back and goes to the top. Hardy with a big splash for 2. More back and forth. Hardy hits a Whisper in the Wind for a 2 count. More back and forth. Roode hits the spinebuster for a close 2 count. Hardy hits a Twist of Fate but Roode rolls out to the floor.
They brawl at ringside. Roode brings it back in for a 2 count after a hard shot on the fan barrier. Roode takes Hardy to the top for a superplex but Hardy fights him off and to the mat. Hardy hits the Swanton but can't make the cover just yet. Roode spears Hardy and covers for a close 2 count. We see Aces & 8s appear now. Roode screams at them to come down but they don't. Roode turns around to a Twist of Fate and Hardy gets the win.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
- After the match, all of Aces & 8s storm the ring and beat Jeff Hardy down. Roode gets up and he's upset. He says he paid them to help him become champion. They beat Roode down now. Doc hits a big chokeslam after one of the masked men nails a right hand to the jaw. Final Resolution goes off the air with Aces & 8s standing tall.
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