|By Kian Terani | December 21, 2012 | Comments|
-Austin Aries makes his entrance followed by Jeff Hardy. JB does the formal introductions.
TNA World Championship: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Austin Aries
Hardy has stitches under his right eye. Aries takes control from a cheap shot off a separation. Hardy hits mounted strikes in the corner as the crowd counts along. Hardy knocks Aries to the floor and Aries motions for a timeout. Back in the ring, Aries lands kicks to Hardy and hits an elbow off the ropes for 2. Hardy clotheslines Aries to the floor and flies off the apron but Aries moves and Hardy kisses the steel security rail. We go to commercial.
-Back to action as Aries gets a near fall off a slingshot Senton into the ring from the apron. Aries lands a slingshot elbow in the ropes for a 2. Aries continues an onslaught. Hardy hits a head scissors in the corner and flies off the 2nd rope with a splash but Aries gets his knees up. Hardy counters a brain buster with a front suplex. Hardy hits a flurry as they both get up. Hardy lands the splash this time but Aries kicks out at 2. Aries hits a discus elbow in the corner and follows up with a dropkick for 2. Hardy hits a high impact over-the-head-release face plant. Aries avoids Whisper in the Wind in the corner and Hardy hits the mat. Hardy comes back and hits a Twist of Fate out of nowhere. Aries avoids another one and flies off the 2nd turnbuckle but Hardy counters and hits a double leg takedown. Aries kicks Hardy off and the ref is taken out in the process. Hardy checks on the ref as Aries hits a low-blow from behind and a brain buster to Hardy. Aries motions for another ref who runs down but is pulled back out by Bobby Roode. Roode enters the ring behind Aries' back and counts to 2. Aries turns around and Roode flips him the bird and hits a spinebuster and leaves the ring. The original ref slowly gets up and Hardy and Aries slowly get up also. Hardy hits the Twist of Fate and goes up top for the Swanton for the win.
Winner by pin AND STILL TNA World Champion: Jeff Hardy
-Hulk Hogan is asked in the parking lot about the World Title picture. He says it's a mess what he will get it straightened out for the new year. They ask him about Aces & 8's and the Brooke situation. He tells them not to worry about that crap. Hogan shouts, "Brooke!" as he looks down the parking lot and the camera zooms in. We see Bully push Brooke up against the back of a black SUV and kiss her passionately. Hogan gets in his car and leaves as we fade to Brooke and Bully kissing.
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