JB is backstage with AJ Styles and Sting. He asks Styles where his mind is at. AJ says he only has one thing on his mind, winning. AJ says Sting woke him up from the funk that he way in. AJ says he’s going to go out and prove that he’s the best in the world at what he does. Both he and Sting only have one goes, to walk out of the building TNA Champion. Sting says he hopes tonight will be, for one of them, the first day of the rest of their lives.
TNA Championship Match
Kurt Angle (c) vs. Sting vs. AJ Styles vs. Matt Morgan
Knowing TNA, it’s going to be a good long while before this match starts, as they like to do long, long, excruciatingly long build ups to their title matches.
Because individual video packages, and a video package about the match and the four men involved, we also get nice, very professional ring introductions from Jeremy Borash, who is determined to make sure this match does not start before 10:30. BORING!
Before Borash announces Angle’s name, Hernandez’s music hits and he says he didn’t come all the way here to wrestle for five minutes, so he’s cashing in his Feast of Fired case. Hernandez is in this match! 10:32.
Angle slaps Hernandez in the face, so Big Mex responds by shoulder blocking Angle across the ring, and the just throwing him to the other side. Hernandez hits a big, big delayed suplex and everyone else just stands by watching. Hernandez hold Angle up for over 30 seconds before finally dropping him down.
Hernandez sends Angle to the outside and follows and Sting and AJ team up on Morgan in the ring. Morgan fights back against Sting and AJ and TNA goes to their horrible split screen that makes things 20 times harder to cover.
Hernandez and Angle fight out the the entrance ramp where Hernandez almost hits a border toss before Eric Young makes his way out, hits Hernandez with a pipe to the knee and follows it up with a piledriver on the ramp.
Sting and Angle beat on Morgan in the ring and they hit a double suplex on Morgan. Sting and AJ square off in the ring while people check on Hernandez on the ramp. In the ring, AJ hits Sting with a beautiful dropkick. AJ jumps off the apron on top of Angle.
Angle and Morgan decide to team up against Sting and AJ. Sting and Morgan fight on the outside while AJ and Angle fight in the ring. Angle goes for a piledriver but AJ counters, but Angle counters that with an ankle lock, but AJ is able to fight out and send Angle to the floor where he sends him to his back with a headscissors. Morgan and Sting make their way into the ring where Morgan knocks Sting around in the corner with some nasty elbows before just dropping Sting to the mat.
Angle and Morgan gang up on Sting, taking turns pounding on him. AJ tries to make his way back into the ring but he’s cut off by Angle. AJ makes his way back into the ring with a springboard clothesline to Angle and AJ starts to work over Morgan. Morgan catches AJ though and hits him with a big fall away slam. Morgan stands up just in time to catch a couple of kicks to the knee from Sting, who then sends Angle to the outside with a clothesline over the top rope.
AJ starts to work over Morgan in the corner but he turns right around into a big suplex from Angle. Angle sends Sting to the outside and he and Morgan continue to double team AJ. Morgan and Angle take turns trying to top each other, seeing who can harm Styles more, but AJ is able to sidestep Angle, causing him to run shoulder first into the ring post, Morgan is left the last man standing in the ring though when he takes AJ down.
Morgan gets a near fall on Styles, but Styles is able to connect on a Pele out of nowhere that sends Morgan to the floor. Styles gets caught by a German suplex from Angle, but Angle immediately gets caught by a missile dropkick from Sting. Sting fights off both Angle and Morgan, hitting both with body slams before hitting them with Stinger splashes in the corner.
Angle goes for the Angle slam, but Styles counters into the Styles clash. AJ goes for the pin, but Morgan is able to break it up before three. AJ and Morgan fight in the ring, AJ goes to the second rope and jumps off but Morgan catches him with a big boot. Morgan connects with the hellavator on AJ and goes for the pin but Sting breaks it up.
Sting connects with a scorpion death drop on Morgan but when he goes for a pin it’s broken up by Angle. Sting goes for the scorpion death lock on Angle but Angle counters with the ankle lock. Morgan breaks up the submission with the carbon footprint to apron. Morgan charges Sting but Sting sends Morgan to the floor with a low bridge. Sting goes to the floor to go for Morgan, AJ hits a springboard 450 splash, pins Angle and gets the three count!
Winner and NEW TNA World Champion: AJ Styles