- Backstage, Christy Hemme asks Kurt Angle about the World Title and his career tonight. Angle says he has to win the World Title. Angle says he is winning this one for Hulk Hogan.
– We go to a five minute music video for tonight’s main event.
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Kurt Angle
We go to the ring for tonight’s main event which will crown a new TNA World Heavyweight Champion as the title is vacant. Tenay and Taz rundown the match and it seems like they’re killing time here. Out first comes Jeff Hardy, debuting a new theme song. Mr. Anderson comes out next and stops on the ramp with his mic to introduce himself. Kurt Angle is out last. We get no formal ring introductions. The bell rings and here we go.
Angle and Hardy attack Anderson right off the bat, beating on him in the corner, before Angle tries for a splash in the corner, and connects with the ring post. Hardy takes Anderson down with a big forearm, but Anderson comes right back with a neckbreaker, but a pin is broken up by Angle. Angle kicks at Anderson’s legs, before pounding on Anderson’s head for a bit. Angle tries to splash Anderson only to eat a big boot, but he responds with a belly to belly, although the pin is broken up by Hardy. Hardy pounds on Angle in the corner, climbing the ropes and hitting Angle with repeated right hands, only to be stopped with a double ax handle to the back from Anderson.
Angle hits a German suplex on Hardy while Hardy hits one on Anderson for a pretty awesome sight. Angle goes for pins on both men to no avail, so he sinks a big European uppercut into Hardy’s chest, and he charges Hardy, only to be backdropped out to the floor. Anderson takes the opening and kicks and hits an elbow drop on Hardy, but Angle drags Anderson to the outside, where they trade blows and are taken out by Hardy with a big suicide dive.
Angle goes for Hardy’s knee, before hitting a beautiful snap suplex, that’s good for a two count. Angle locks in a rear chin lock, but Hardy fights up to his feet, and out of the hold, following up with clotheslines to Angle, then Anderson. Hardy eats a big super belly to belly suplex, and Anderson hits a standing Green Bay plunge. Hardy hits a mule kick to Anderson before hitting a dropkick to Angle. Hardy calls for a swanton, but misses it, and Angle does something weird, going right into a pin, for two. Anderson places Hardy on the top turnbuckle, and goes for the superplex, but Hardy fights it. Anderson grabs Angle in a powerbomb, and Angle hits a superplex at the same time. Anderson goes for pins on both to no avail.
Angle hits three consecutive German suplexes on Anderson before doing the same freaking thing to Hardy, because he’s a wrestling machine. Angle locks in the ankle lock on Hardy, and when Anderson goes for it, Angle hits Anderson, knocking him down, and locks in an ankle lock on both men, although it looks just a bit goofy. Both men roll through and Angle is launched over them. Angle goes to the top rope, but he’s stopped by Anderson, who tries to get Angle on his shoulders for the Green Bay Plunge from the top, and he connects. Anderson covers Angle, but Hardy breaks it up with a swanton. Hardy covers both men, and both kick out at two.
Hardy tries for the twist of fate, and knocks Anderson off the ring apron to the outside. Angle hits the Angle slam on Hardy and gets a two count for his troubles. Anderson climbs the ropes, and Angle stops him, trying for, and hitting a modified Angle slam from the top. Hardy goes for the pin, but Anderson kicks out at two. Hardy hits the whisper in the wind on Angle, Anderson eats a twist of fate, and Hardy goes to the top rope, hitting a swanton on Anderson. Cover and it’s broken up by Angle, who pulls Hardy off with an ankle lock.
Jeff fights out of the ankle lock and Angle walks into the mic check. Anderson pins Angle and gets a really long two count. We get a couple of roll ups and a double clothesline by Anderson and Hardy. Angle goes to the top and hits a beautiful moonsault, hitting Hardy, but it’s still not enough for a three count. Hardy rolls to the outside. Anderson takes Angle down with a shoulderblock, both men try for their finishers in a quick series but neither is able to connect. Angle goes for a clothesline and the referee eats it. Angle hits a German suplex, and Anderson responds with a mic check.
Eric Bischoff makes his way down to the ring with a chair in hand. He gets into the ring, and holds it up, and Hogan’s music hits. Hogan is in the arena, on crutches, and Eric Bischoff looks shocked.
Hogan makes his way down to the ring, and slowly but surely makes his way into the ring. Bischoff tosses the chair out of the ring, but Hogan knows what’s going on. Hogan and Bischoff argue. Bischoff grabs a crutch and he and Hogan square off. Hardy tries to play peacemaker. He grabs the other crutch from Hogan, and turns around and uses it to whack Angle across the back. Bischoff says this is awesome, and hands Hardy the other crutch. Hardy uses it to blast Anderson. Hardy hits the twist of fate, Bischoff drags the ref into place, and Hardy pins Anderson for the three count.
Winner and New TNA World Champion: Jeff Hardy
– After the pin, Hardy celebrates with his TNA World Title and Bischoff & Hogan. Jeff Jarrett and Abyss run down to join the celebration. This appears to be “they.” Rob Van Dam comes down to ask Hardy what he’s doing. Hardy lays out RVD with the belt. Bound For Glory goes off the air with Hardy, Abyss, Jarrett, Hogan and Bischoff celebrating in the ring.
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