JB is backstage with Mr. Anderson. Anderson asks JB if he liked him dressing up like Sting. He tells him it's ok to laugh, then instructs him to laugh. He then says it's not funny, saying play time is over. Anderson says what JB needs to do it open his eyes, and ears, and shut his big fat mouth and watch what he's going to do out there. Anderson says he could talk like this all day, but actions speak louder than words. Anderson walks out, and this segues into a video package highlighting the events that have led up to tonight's TNA World title match.
TNA Championship Match
- Sting (c) vs. Mr. Anderson
Mr. Anderson is the first man out to the ring, and he gets a respectable pop from the Impact Zone. He waits at the top of the ramp, calling down his mic. Anderson says this one is for all the people who, when he got into this business, asked when he was going to wrestle Sting. He says he's going to out-wrestle Sting in a few moments, and at the end of said match, there will be a new World Heavyweight Champion. Anderson then says the crowd doesn't approve, saying 'not that'. He then says said new Champion will be from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and his name happens to be Mr. Anderson (Anderson). But he's attacked from behind by Sting.
Sting lays in with a couple of big right hands, sending Anderson down the ramp and toward the ring. Sting sends Anderson into the barricade before slamming him into the ring apron. Sting climbs into the ring and brings Anderson in behind him. Sting slams Anderson into the corner, laying into him with a couple of big right hands. Anderson rolls to the outside and Sting follows. Anderson surprises Sting with a couple of surprise blows, but Sting slams Anderson into the ringside barricade instead. Sting tosses Anderson over the railing and into the crowd, asking the fans to move before whipping Anderson into one of the arena walls, then doing it a second time.
Sting tries to whip Anderson into the wall again, but Anderson reverses. Sting is quick to come back though, laying in to Anderson with big right hands. Both men fight up into the crown and Sting continues to pound on Anderson throughout the crowd. Sting rakes at Anderson's eyes and continues to hit him with right hand after right hand.
Sting fights with Anderson across one entire section, then they begin to move up the stairs again toward the top of the arena. Sting grabs Anderson in a head lock and walks him down to the arena floor where he slams Anderson head first into the arena wall repeatedly. Sting sends Anderson over the barricade and back into the ringside area. Anderson rolls back into the ring and Sting follows. Anderson catches Sting on the apron and slams him head first into the ring post, sending him back out to the floor. Anderson follows and slams Sting's arm into the ring steps before wrapping it around the ring post and wrenching away.
Anderson continues to wear away on Sting, trying to catch him off guard with a school boy, but Sting is able to kick out. Anderson locks in an arm bar, but Sting is able to fight up to his feet. Anderson counters into a belly to back suplex. Anderson drops an elbow and goes for the cover, getting a two count. Anderson grabs Sting and brings him to his feet, laying into him with a big right hands. Anderson goes to the top but Sting catches him. Anderson grabs Sting's arm and wrenches it over the top rope as he falls to the arena floor. Anderson is back in the ring where he hits a short arm clothesline and another elbow drop for a quick two count.
Anderson continues to work over Sting's arm with a big arm bar. Sting is able to fight back up to his feet and out of the hold, but Anderson comes back with a kick to the chest, and a big single arm DDT. Anderson goes for the pin, but Sting kicks out at two. Anderson continues to take it to Sting with a series of right hands in the corner, Anderson back himself up and goes for a corner splash, but Sting moves and Anderson eats the turnbuckle. Anderson is quick to recover, laying into Sting with a bunch of right hands. Anderson goes for another quick pin but Sting kicks out at two.
Anderson locks in an inverted keylock, which he turns into a top wristlock, but Sting is able to fight out of it. Anderson and Sting trade blows in the middle of the ring. Sting gets the upper hand, taking Anderson down with a big clothesline. Sting hits another clothesline, then two more, before sending Anderson into the ropes for a big back body drop. Anderson gets to his feet only to eat a big Stinger splash. Sting kicks out Anderson's leg and goes for the Scorpion deathlock, but Eric Bischoff runs down to the ring for the distraction. Sting goes for the Stinger splash but Anderson moves and connects with the Green Bay plunge. Anderson goes for the pin, but Sting kicks out at two. Both men are back up and Sting hits a big DDT but it's only good for a two count.
Sting goes into the corner and tries for a Vader bomb but Anderson gets his knees up. Anderson goes for the cover but Sting kicks out. Anderson goes for the mic check but Sting fights out, only to walk into another mic check attempt, this time successful. Anderson goes for the pin but Sting kicks out. Anderson goes to the top but Sting catches him, laying in with a series of kicks to the gut. Sting hits Anderson with a big splash to the back in the corner, and then hits a Scorpion death drop. The ref counts, and it sounds like three, but the ref calls it a two. Bischoff says he had nothing to do with it, and Sting looks frustrated. Sting picks Anderson up and Anderson hits a low blow. Anderson connects with the mic check, pins Sting, and gets the three count.
Winner and NEW TNA World Champion: Mr. Anderson
Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett is up to MAIN EVENT this PPV.