- The 2011 Bound For Glory pay-per-view pre-show kicks off with Jeremy Borash and Christy Hemme plugging tonight’s card. We get more hype before going to the ring for tonight’s TNA Tag Team Title match.
TNA Tag Team Title Match: Ink, Inc. vs. Mexican America
We go to the ring and out first comes the team of Shannon Moore and Jesse Neal – Ink Inc. They’ve got their new sidekick with them, I think her name is Toxine? Out next come the TNA Tag Team Champions Anarquia and Hernandez, with Rosita and Sarita. Shannon and Anarquia start things off with some back and forth action. Hernandez and the ladies end up interfering and Anarquia takes control. Hernandez comes in and they double team Moore.
Hernandez keeps in control of Moore and tags in Anarquia for more double teaming. Moore tries to make a comeback but Anarquia dumps him over the top rope. Hernandez chokes Moore on the floor and holds him while Sarita and Rosita work him over. 2 count for Anarquia. Anarquia keeps Moore grounded on the mat as Neal rallies the crowd. Anarquia stops another comeback from Moore. Moore with an elbow and a moonsault from the top. Neal and Hernandez come in at the same time and go at it. Neal clotheslines Hernandez and backdrops Anarquia. Neal with a sledgehammer shot to Hernandez and a front slam to Anarquia. Neal spears Hernandez but he kicks out at 2.
Moore clotheslines Anarquia to the floor. Moore backdrops Neal over the top but Anarquia moves and Neal hits the floor. Moore with a baseball slide dropkick and a moonsault from the apron onto Anarquia and the floor. Hernandez runs the ropes now and leaps over the top, barely landing on Moore and Anarquia on the floor. Sarita and Rosita run the ropes now but Toxine comes in and spears Rosita. She goes at it wth Sarita and sends her out to the floor. Anarquia comes in but Toxine scratches him and pulls his pants down. Moore and Neal double dropkick Anarquia, sending him out to the floor. Hernandez rams Neal into Moore, sending Moore out to the floor. Hernandez gets the pin on Neal for the win.
Winners: Mexican America
- After more of the pre-show, we’re live from Philadelphia, PA as Mike Tenay welcomes us to Bound For Glory. We go to a promo video for tonight’s main events – Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode and Sting vs. Hulk Hogan.
- Tenay and Taz are live in the arena now as they rundown the card. Tenay points out that the future of TNA will be at stake tonight when Sting and Hulk Hogan face off. We go to the ring.
TNA X Division Title Match: Brian Kendrick vs. Austin Aries
We go to the ring and out first comes Brian Kendrick. Out next comes the TNA X Division Champion Austin Aries to a decent reaction. Brian Hebner holds the title up as we get ready to go.
They lock up and trade holds. Back and forth action on the mat until they break and Kendrick goes to the corner. They lock up again and Aries applies a headlock. Aries knocks Kendrick down and runs the ropes but Kendrick hip tosses him. Kendrick with two more takedowns, and another. Aries breaks out each time with a headscissors. Kendrick hits a dropkick and sends Aries out to the floor. Aries comes back to the apron but Kendrick dropkicks him back to the floor. Kendrick slingshots out to the floor and Aries. Back in the ring, Kendrick goes to the top and hits a crossbody for 2.
Kendrick hits a pair of monkey flips out of the corner. Aries counters and clotheslines Kendrick for 2. Aries springboards in onto Kendrick and then drops an elbow to the ribs for another pin attempt. Kendrick fights back but Aries drops him with an elbow to the face. Aries with a 2 count. Aries stomps on Kendrick’s face twice and drops a right hand for another 2 count. Aries drops a knee in Kendrick’s back and applies a submission. Kendrick fights out but Aries slams him on his head. Aries goes for the Pendulum elbow drop but Kendrick blocks it. Kendrick comes back with forearms and a pair of dropkicks. Kendrick with an enziguri attempt but he misses. They go back and forth. Kendrick drops Aries for a 2 count.
Kendrick goes to the top but Aries cuts him off. Aries hits the Pendulum elbow for a 2 count. Aries with more offense. Aries dropkicks in the corner but Kendrick throws a kick at him to block it. Kendrick with a tornado DDT for a 2 count. More back and forth until Kendrick ends up on the floor. Aries runs the ropes and hits a big suicide dive through the ropes, sending Kendrick into the fan barrier. The crowd cheers for Aries again. Back in the ring, Aries hits a pair of back elbows and drops Kendrick int he corner. Aries with a running dropkick in the corner. Kendrick blocks the brainbuster and rolls Aries up for a close 2 count. Aries with a superkick. Aries blocks Sliced Bread and takes Kendrick to the top. Kendrick fights Aries off on the top and hits Sliced Bread from up high. Aries kicks out at 2. Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread on the apron but Aries blocks it and Kendrick falls on his face on the floor. Aries kicks Kendrick in the head as he enters the ring. Aries with another running dropkick in the corner and then the brainbuster for the win.
Winner: Austin Aries
- We go backstage with Jeremy Borash and Traci Brooks in a room with a bunch of kids. Karen Jarrett comes in and gets the kids to leave. Karen tells Traci to never go near her kids again and to put her breasts away. Karen says she has a surprise and reveals an outfit. It’s a custom referee outfit so Karen will be officiating the Knockouts Four Corners match tonight. Karen tells Traci to stay away from the ring, unless she’s in trouble. Karen tells JB to come with her while she gets glamorous.
- We go to a promo for tonight’s Full Metal Mayhem match.
Full Metal Mayhem: Jerry Lynn vs. Rob Van Dam
We go to the ring and out first comes Jerry Lynn. Rob Van Dam comes out next to a huge pop from the Philadelphia crowd. There’s some “ECW” chants as the match starts. They lock up and Lynn goes behind with a waist lock. RVD turns it around and they trade holds. They go back and forth again until RVD takes Lynn down. RVD goes for Rolling Thunder but Lynn dropkicks him. RVD runs into a boot int he corner. Lynn goes for a tornado DDT but RVD counters. More counters and they face off as the crowd applauds.
They end up on the floor after a tumble on the apron and go at it. RVD goes for a kick off the fan barrier and Lynn moves. RVD lands hard and clutches his knee. Lynn pulls a ladder from under the ring and puts it in the ring. RVD gets to his feet as Lynn is sent in the ring. RVD brings a steel chair from under the ring. Lynn runs over and dropkicks the ladder into RVD. Lynn brings a chair and RVD into the ring. RVD springboards off the corner and hits a crossbody, dropping Lynn onto the chair. 2 count for RVD. RVD puts the boot to Lynn in the corner and raises the chair for a pop from the crowd. RVD runs and dropkicks the chair into Lynn’s head in the corner.
RVD props the ladder up in the corner and whips Lynn face first into it. The ladder falls on top of Lynn. RVD runs and hits Rolling Thunder onto Lynn and the ladder. RVD with a 2 count. RVD grabs the chair off a springboard but Lynn dropkicks it in his face. 2 count for Lynn. Lynn props the ladder up on the second rope and drops RVD onto it sitting up. Lynn goes up top and crashes down hard on the ladder. RVD goes to kick the chair in Lynn’s face but Lynn throws at him. Lynn with a bridge suplex for a 2 count. Lynn goes to suplex RVD on the chair but RVD blocks it and suplexes Lynn onto the ladder. The crowd chants ECW again. RVD springboards onto Lynn and the ladder for a 2 count. RVD whips Lynn into the corner but Lynn jumps up top. RVD charges but Lynn comes down with a clothesline and takes him out. Lynn goes to the floor.
Lynn props a ladder up on the fan barrier as people in the front row scatter. They end up on the apron. RVD tries to suplex Lynn back onto the ladder. Lynn blocks it. Lynn tries to sunset flip RVD from the apron onto the propped up ladder. The ladder slips and RVD gets powerbombed hard into the barrier and the floor. Lynn brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. The chair comes back into play and RVD kicks it into Lynn’s face. 2 count for RVD. Lynn is sitting in the corner up against the bottom turnbuckle. RVD lays the ladder across him. RVD grabs the chair and climbs to the opposite top turnbuckle. RVD leaps across the ring and crashes the chair and ladder into Lynn’s face. The crowd chants holy shit as RVD gets the pin and the win.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
- After the match, both men get to their feet and embrace. They raise each others hands as the crowd pops. Lynn hobbles to the back as RVD poses for the fans.
- We see video from earlier today where Dixie Carter arrived to the arena with her husband.
- We get a video package for tonight’s three-way.
Samoa Joe vs. Crimson vs. Matt Morgan
We go to the ring and out comes Samoa Joe. Matt Morgan is out next followed by Crimson. The match starts and they all go at it. Crimson ends up in the corner double teamed. Morgan attacks Joe and takes turns with Crimson now. They continue the double team on Joe. Crimson charges and Joe dumps him to the floor. Joe takes out Morgan’s knee. Joe kicks Morgan around but Morgan catches him with a big side slam. Crimson runs in and gets a 2 count on Joe. Joe fights Morgan and Crimson off, sending Morgan to the floor. Joe dumps Crimson out next and he lands on Morgan.
Joe runs through the ropes and dives onto them both. Joe fights with Crimson as Morgan goes to the top. Morgan leaps down but Joe moves and he lands on Crimson. Joe brings Crimson in the ring and covers for a 2 count. Another 2 for Joe. And another. Joe with big chops on Crimson. Crimson fights back with right hands and a neckbreaker. Crimson with a t-bone suplex and a 2 count that Morgan runs in and steals. They trade pin attempts on Joe. Morgan and Crimson go at it now trading right hands in the middle of the ring. They go to the floor and back in the ring. Joe goes for the Brain Buster on Crimson but Morgan kicks him and breaks it up. Morgan runs with a big boot on Joe but misses. Crimson takes out Joe and covers for the win.
- Bully Ray cuts a backstage promo on Mr. Anderson.
Falls Count Anywhere Match: Bully Ray vs. Mr. Anderson
We go to the ring and out first comes Bully Ray and he’s ready to fight. Out next comes Mr. Anderson to a decent reaction from the crowd.
Anderson rushes the ring and they start brawling right away. Anderson with a swinging neckbreaker and a 2 count. Anderson charges in the corner but Ray hits him with an elbow. Anderson hits a low blow but Ray comes back. Ray with big chops in the corners. Ray continues the offense until Anderson connects with a boot. Anderson goes to ringside and brings in a sign from a fan. “Welcome to Philly Asshole” it reads. Anderson cracks Ray in the head with it and it’s more than your average fan sign. Anderson takes the paper off it to reveal a “Dead End” street sign. Anderson hits Ray in the head again with it.
Ray rolls to the floor to regroup but Anderson follows and continues the attack, smashing a beer in his face. A woman in the crowd tosses some beer on Ray and that didn’t look planned. Anderson slams Ray face first into a chair. Ray counters and sends Anderson into the steps. Ray with a 2 count on the floor. Ray gets a table from under the ring and sets it up. They fight up the ramp and to the stage now. Ray counters on the stage and suplexes Anderson. 2 count for Ray on the stage. Ray is bleeding as he calls for Anderson’s mic to be dropped from the ceiling. Ray cuts a promo and mocks Anderson. Anderson decks him and lays him out for a 2 count. They take the fight through the curtains and the crowd boos. They brawl backstage and Ray gets another 2 count. Ray chokes Anderson with a chair and they bring the fight back into the arena.
Anderson hits a low blow and they fight back to the ringside area. Anderson puts Ray in the ring and goes back to the fan barrier. Anderson takes part of the steel barrier apart and brings it in the ring. Anderson turns around to a clothesline from Ray. Ray goes under the ring and brings a table back in. Ray charges but Anderson backdrops him on the piece of the fan barrier that’s in the ring. Anderson goes to the top and goes for the swanton but Ray moves and Anderson lands hard on the steel barrier. Ray hits the Bubba Bomb, putting Anderson through the table but Anderson kicks out at 2. Ray drops Anderson onto the barrier again and goes to the second rope. Ray goes for a splash but Anderson moves and he lands hard onto the steel. Anderson hits a Mic Check head first into the steel and covers Ray but he kicks out at 2. Ray goes to the floor to regroup but Anderson follows. Anderson pulls out a trash can full of weapons, empties it out and smashes Ray in the head with it. Ray falls on top of the other table that’s set up at ringside. Anderson goes to the top rope and comes down with the swanton. Anderson barely hits the table and Ray, it doesn’t break and he hits his head hard on the concrete. Anderson gets up and hits a Mic Check through the table for the win.
Winner: Mr. Anderson
- We go backstage and the cameras have caught Eric Bischoff talking with the referee that’s his son. Bischoff alludes to their secret plan paying off tonight and thank him for helping “them” out. Bischoff says Hogan needs to win tonight and they need to take Sting out. He wants Sting to leave on a stretcher. He tells Eric he has his back tonight. Eric tells his son that it’s going to get ugly tonight. We go back to Tenay and Taz, who are shocked that referee Jackson James is Eric Bischoff’s son.
TNA Knockouts Title Match: Velvet Sky vs. Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James vs. Winter
We go to the ring and out first comes Velvet Sky for tonight’s Knockouts match. Out next comes Madison Rayne followed by Mickie James. Finally, the TNA Knockouts Champion Winter makes her way out and she’s got Angelina Love with her. Karen Jarrett is the special referee for this match and she’s out next. The match starts with Winter and Mickie going at it.
Winter controls the match until Mickie hits her with an elbow in the corner and a head scissors takedown. Mickie with a neckbreaker and Winter retreats to the floor. Madison comes in and hits Mickie with a cheap shot. Mickie turns it around on her and mounts her with right hands. A little bit of bias from Karen Jarrett here. Madison dumps Mickie out to the floor but turns around to a knee to the face from Velvet. Velvet with a bulldog and a pin attempt on Madison but Karen won’t make the count as she’s fixing her shoe. Madison slams Velvet by her hair and covers for another 2 count. Winter breaks the pin and argues with Madison.
Karen tells them to stop arguing, focus on Mickie and Velvet. Velvet and Mickie get tagged in. They lock up and Velvet applies a headlock. Velvet rolls Mickie up but Karen won’t count the pin. Mickie has words with Karen as the crowd chants boring. Velvet and Mickie lock up again and Mickie applies a headlock. Mickie drops Velvet, takes her back down and dropkicks her. Mickie knocks Madison off the apron. Velvet kicks and chops at Mickie and takes her down with a headscissors. Velvet knocks Winter off the apron. Mickie fights Velvet off and they trade shots in the middle of the ring. Winter pulls Velvet’s foot and pulls her out to the ring. Angelina and Winter double team Velvet. Madison works Mickie over in the ring and Karen allows it all. Mickie goes for a pin on Madison but it’s not counted. Mickie works Madison over while Velvet beats up Winter. Velvet turns around and Winter throws her on her face to the floor. Winter grabs Mickie but Mickie fights her off. Mickie with a big clothesline in the corner and more right hands.
Angelina hands Winter something that she swallows. Mickie hits Winter with right hands until Karen pulls her off. Winter goes to spit the red mist at Mickie but it hits Karen and she goes down. Mickie hits a jumping DDT on Winter but there is no referee to count. Traci Brooks runs down. Velvet and Madison come in and go at it. Velvet drops Madison on her face and Traci counts the pin for the win.
Winner and New TNA Knockouts Champion: Velvet Sky
- Kazarian cuts an interview backstage with JB about his friends facing off against each other tonight.
- We get a promo video for tonight’s I Quit Match.
I Quit Match: Daniels vs. AJ Styles
We go to the ring and out first comes Daniels. AJ Styles is out next as we get ready for the bell.
Daniels tries to attack first but AJ tackles him and they go at it. Daniels tries to make AJ quit first. AJ turns things around and asks Daniels to quit but he won’t. AJ continues the attack. He lands a gutbuster and the referee puts the mic back in Daniels’ face. AJ applies an abdominal stretch now but Daniels won’t quit. Daniels breaks the hold. AJ counters a suplex and hits a long, standing suplex of his own. AJ applies another submission and tries to get Daniels to quit but he says “never.”
Daniels turns it around but AJ takes him down with an armbar. Still no quitting by Daniels. Daniels comes back with chops on the ropes and elbows to the back of the head. AJ lands a dropkick and Daniels rolls out to the floor. AJ runs the ropes and dives over the top, landing on Daniels. AJ continues the attack on the outside and slams Daniels into the apron. Daniels crawls under the ring but AJ pulls him out. Daniels has a tool box in hand and grabs a wrench. He throws it but AJ moves and it hits the steps. Daniels with headbutts now. Daniels comes back n the ring and has a screwdriver. He goes to attack AJ with it but AJ blocks the show. Daniels charges with it again but AJ kicks him to the mat. They end up on the apron and trade shots. AJ runs into a big boot. Daniels goes to atomic drop AJ onto the apron it looks like but they both fall hard on the floor. Daniels grabs the mic and tells AJ to quit now but he won’t.
Daniels brings it back in the ring and hits a big back body drop. Daniels with a submission now but AJ still won’t quit. Daniels goes for the Best Moonsault Ever and nails it on AJ’s back. Daniels shows off for the crowd as they boo. Daniels applies a single leg Boston crab but AJ won’t quit. AJ makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. AJ fights back now with chops. Daniels blocks a spin kick and hits a backbreaker over his knee. Daniels goes outside and brings a chair back in the ring. Daniels sets the chair over AJ and chokes him with the bottom of it. Daniels grabs the mic and taunts him. AJ’s forehead is busted open. The crowd boos as Daniels runs his mouth, still sitting in the chair. Daniels says he never wanted to hear AJ say the words he quits, he was happy with just bashing in his brains. Daniels promises to tell AJ’s wife that his last words were I Love You. Daniels stands up and addresses AJ’s wife on camera, telling her to take the kids out of the room so they don’t see their father get murdered in cold blood. AJ blocks the attack and sidesteps a splash in the corner. AJ drops Daniels with a huge clothesline and a pair of running clotheslines. Spin kick by AJ. AJ with an inverted DDT and a kick to the back of the head. AJ with another clothesline in the corner. AJ springboards in from the apron with a big forearm shot. Daniels blocks the Styles Clash and slams AJ. Daniels misses the BME but lands on his feet. AJ charges but gets hit with a big boot. AJ hits the pele kick and then the Styles Clash. AJ grabs the chair but throws it down when he sees the screwdriver stabbed into the turnbuckle. AJ grabs the screwdriver and backs Daniels into the corner. Daniels says he quits before AJ can even hit him, just don’t hurt him he says and the bell rings.
Winner: AJ Styles
- Daniels runs away immediately as AJ has his hand raised in victory. AJ is making his way to the back when Daniels attacks him on the stage. Daniels drops AJ hard on his face with Angel’s Wings and runs his mouth as AJ lays.
- We go to the ring and out comes Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett takes the mic and calls out Jeff Hardy. Jarrett talks about how he told Hardy not to come to Philadelphia but he did anyway. Jarrett says TNA wants no part of Hardy – from the front office all the way down to every stinking wrestler on the roster, he says. Jarrett says none of the fans in Philly want anything to do with Hardy and they boo. The crowd starts chanting for Hardy now as Jarrett says he and Karen spoke to fans today, and 9 out of 10 said they hoped to never see Hardy in a ring again.
Jarrett says he brought Hardy into this organization and he’s taking him out tonight. Jarrett calls Hardy out to the ring. Hardy’s music hits and out he comes to a nice reaction from the crowd.
Hardy makes his way to the ring as Jarrett runs his mouth. Hardy just wants to say one thing… he kicks Jarrett in the gut and goes to work on him. Jarrett gets in a right hand and turns things around. Jarrett backs Hardy into the corner with right hands. Hardy comes out of the corner with a clothesline and wails away on Jarrett. Security enters the ring to break the fight up. Hardy breaks free and leaps on top of Jarrett and security. They break it up again but Jarrett busts through this time. Hardy busts through again and once again they’re split up. TNA agents including D-Lo Brown come down now to break things up but Hardy attacks Jarrett again. The crowd starts chanting for D-Lo as Jarrett is dragged to the back by security. Hardy looks on from the ring and poses for the fans as his music hits.
- We get a promo video for Sting vs. Hulk Hogan. Tenay and Taz talk about how the control of TNA is at stake in this fight.
No Disqualification Match: Hulk Hogan vs. Sting
We go to the ring and Christy Hemme begins the introductions as Hulk Hogan comes out first to a big pop from the crowd. We see Dixie Carter looking on from the front row at ringside with her husband. Dixie looks worried as Hogan enters the ring. Hogan bounces off the ropes and poses for the fans. We see Eric Bischoff’s son is the referee. Sting is out next to another big pop from the crowd. Sting is wearing a red and yellow Hulkamania t-shirt.
Sting wrestles in his Hogan shirt and Hogan wrestles in his Impact shirt. Hogan throws some punches to start but Sting avoids them. Hogan stops and calls someone out… it’s Ric Flair to a big pop from the Philly crowd. Dixie looks surprised as Flair makes his way out in a suit and Hogan laughs. Flair stands at ringside as Hogan and Sting circle each other again. They lock up and Sting applies a side headlock. Hogan drops to one knee but breaks it. Hogan drops Sting with a shoulder and Hulks up at him after throwing his bandana at him. Hogan throws a crotch chop at Sting as the crowd pops. Sting takes off his shirt and squares up. Hogan kicks him and nails a chop and some right hands.
Hogan stomps on Sting and chokes him. Hogan clotheslines Sting and kicks him out to the floor. Sting is brought back in for Hogan to continue the attack. Hogan drops Sting with another big right hand. Hogan throws Sting back out to the floor. Flair attacks Sting with his jacket and then nails a bunch of chops and a low blow, right in front of Dixie Carter. Hogan comes out and hits Sting with another low blow in front of Dixie. Hogan slams Sting into the fan barrier and nails more chops and right hands. Hogan bites Sting’s forehead now. Flair hands Hogan some kind of foreign object and Hogan nails Sting in the head with it. Hogan continues the attack on Sting’s head with the spike object Flair gave him.
Sting is busted open as Hogan brings it back in the ring. Hogan keeps control and struts like Flair. Hogan gets the weapon again but Sting lays him out with a bunch of right hands. Sting chases Flair around the ring a bit and comes back in to Hogan. A bloody Sting drops Hogan with more right hands. Sting goes back outside and chases Flair. Sting catches him, drops him with a right hand and takes the weapon. Sting comes back in and nails Hogan with the weapon. Hogan is busted open now. Sting drops Hogan again after a few shots to the head with the spike. Sting with kicks and a Stinger splash in the corner. Flair gets on the apron but Sting decks him. Hogan turns around in the corner and Sting hits another Stinger splash. Sting goes for the Scorpion Death Lock and locks it in.
Hogan starts tapping out but Bischoff’s son won’t end the match. Finally he does and Sting wins.
- Dixie Carter celebrates but Flair enters the ring and attacks Flair. This brings out Immortal and Eric Bischoff. All of Immortal have steel chairs and take turns beating on Sting with them. We see Abyss backstage watching on a monitor. Bischoff’s son takes the steel chair from him. Bischoff takes the chair and cracks his own son in the back, laying him out. Hogan finally gets to his feet as Flair wails away on Sting. Immortal continues the beatdown on Sting. Sting starts asking Hogan for help and crawls to his feet. Sting crawls up in Hogan’s bloody face asking for help but Immortal drags him back. Hogan starts playing up to the crowd. Hogan rips off his shirt Hulkamania style and hulks up. Hogan takes on Flair first and starts dropping Immortal with right hands. Immortal face off with Hogan now but Flair stops them. Immortal start brawling with Sting and Hogan now. It comes down to Hogan, Flair, Sting and Gunner. Hogan throws Gunner out and Sting splashes Flair. Hogan and Sting, both bloody, stop in the middle of the ring and stare each other down. Hogan points to Bischoff, who is in the corner, as does Sting. Hogan drops Bischoff with a big right hand. Dixie Carter cheers on from ringside and it looked like she is crying. Hogan says he’s back and they kick Bischoff out of the ring. Sting and Hogan play each other up to the crowd and it gets a big reaction. The crowd chants Hogan’s name. He and Sting shake hands. Bischoff’s son raises their arms in victory as Dixie hugs her husband in the crowd.
- We get a promo for tonight’s World Heavyweight Title Match and main event.
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle
We go to the ring and out first comes the challenger, Bobby Roode. He gets a nice reaction but not what I would have expected. Out next comes the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle.
We get no formal ring introductions. The bell rings and they lock up. They run the ropes and Roode knocks Angle down with a shoulder. Roode takes Angle to the mat and applies a crossface. Angle breaks the hold and rolls to the floor to regroup. Angle has his leg wrapped for the hamstring injury. Roode beats Angle around the ring with right hands. They come back in but Angle kicks Roode and he goes down.
Angle takes Roode to the corner with shoulder thrusts and suplexes him for a 2 count. Angle takes Roode to the mat but he fights back to his feet. Roode runs the ropes but Angle drops him with a knee to the gut. 2 count by Angle. Roode gets up but Angle knocks him back down for another 2 count. Angle with a grip from behind now. Roode fights free with elbows. Angle grabs him from behind and hits three German suplexes. Angle goes to the top for a moonsault but Roode runs up and throws him backwards across the ring. Angle lands on the back of his head hard. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Roode ducks a clothesline and takes Angle down with a forearm and a pair of clotheslines. Roode comes out of the corner with another big clothesline and the crowd pops.
Roode comes off the second rope with a blockbuster and goes for a pin attempt. Roode with chops now. Angle hits a belly to belly suplex. Angle scoops Roode but he counters. They go back and forth until Angle hits a DDT for a 2 count. Angle drops his straps and goes for the Angle slam but Roode blocks it. Roode with a spinebuster for a 2 count. Roode climbs back up to the top but Angle runs up and stops him. Angle throws Roode from the top and covers for another 2 count. Roode applies a crossface as Angle tries to break the hold. Angle turns it into the ankle lock and locks it in. Roode rolls through it and applies the crossface again.
Angle rolls Roode up for a 2 count. Angle gets up and charges but Roode applies an armbreaker and then the crossface again. Angle rolls out of the hold and connects with the Angle slam. 2 count for Angle. Angle gets up and applies the ankle lock again. Roode rolls out and kicks Angle away. Angle charges but Roode hits a spinebuster. Roode with a fisherman’s suplex for a close 2 count. Angle goes back to the ankle lock as the crowd chants for both men. Roode rolls Angle up for a 2 count again. Roode counters another Angle slam. Angle charges in the corner but Roode blocks it. Roode goes to the top but Angle uses the referee as a shield. Angle hits a low blow when the referee isn’t looking. Angle hits the Angle slam and covers Roode for another close 2 count.
Angle hits another pair of German suplexes. He goes for the third but Roode turns it into another crossface submission. Roode yells at Angle to tap. Angle makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Roode with right hands. Angle connects with a spear for another 2 count. Angle climbs to the top for a moonsault. Roode counters and goes back to the crossface once again. Angle breaks the hold and goes for an Angle slam. Roode blocks it. Angle blocks a suplex. Angle hits the Angle slam again and holds on to the ropes for leverage for the win.
Winner: Kurt Angle
- After the match, the crowd seems kind of shocked. The referee checks on Kurt Angle and throws up the “X” symbol for some reason. We go to replays and come back to Angle holding up the World Heavyweight Title. Roode looks on from the corner. Kurt leaves the ring and is helped to the back by a trainer. Bound For Glory goes off the air with Roode looking sad in the corner and Angle being helped to the back.
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