TNA Victory Road: Matt Hardy vs. AJ Styles

– Christy Hemme is backstage with Ric Flair and Matt Hardy. Hardy talks about being famous and a champion.



AJ Styles vs. Matt Hardy

We go to the ring where AJ Styles is. Out next comes Matt Hardy with Ric Flair in his corner. They lock up and here we go. They take it to the corner and are separated. AJ with right hands and chops on Hardy. Styles with a side headlock now. Hardy fights out of it but AJ drops him with a shoulder. Hardy fights out of another hold by AJ. AJ with another headlock, taking Hardy to the mat.

Hardy goes down after a big dropkick. AJ goes to the apron. Hardy brings him back. AJ comes back and knocks Hardy out to the floor. Flair distracts AJ and he turns around to a clothesline from Hardy for a 2 count. Hardy slams AJ and works him over on the mat. Hardy with right hands now. Hardy charges but AJ pulls the ropes and Hardy falls out to the floor. AJ hits a moonsault off the apron and onto the floor. They fight on the floor. Hardy pulls AJ’s face into the apron. Hardy rams Styles’ shoulder into the ring post and comes back into the ring. Flair looks at AJ on the ground disappointed. Hardy throws AJ into the railing but he baseball slides under the railing and comes up in the crowd. AJ springboards over the railing and onto Hardy. They come back in the ring and AJ hits Hardy with Flair chops. Hardy fights AJ off. AJ counters with elbows. Hardy slings AJ backwards into the corner and he goes down hard.

AJ gets thrown back out to the floor. Ric Flair attacks with chops and right hands while the referee is distracted by Hardy. Hardy brings AJ back in the ring and slingshots his neck under the second rope. Hardy applies a double underhook submission. Styles collapses to the ring as Hardy keeps the hold applies. AJ turns it into a 2 count but Hardy regains control of the hold. Styles rams Hardy back into the corner. AJ charges but Hardy drops AJ’s face into the corner. Hardy drops AJ on his head for another 2 count. Hardy chokes AJ with the ropes now. Flair reaches over and grabs AJ’s crotch while the referee can’t see.

Hardy with elbow drops and another 2 count. Hardy with another submission on AJ’s neck. AJ fights back with chops and right hands. They both miss clotheslines and then hit each other at the same time. AJ drops Hardy with an enziguri kick. They trade right hands in the middle of the ring now. AJ drops Hardy with clotheslines and a kick. AJ with a backbreaker and a 2 count. Another 2 count by AJ. AJ goes up top but Hardy moves. Hardy with a side effect for a close 2 count. Hardy goes back up top and comes down on AJ’s head. Hardy goes for Twist of Hate but AJ counters with a 2 count. AJ clotheslines Hardy. AJ calls for the Styles Clash but Hardy counters and slams AJ on his neck. 2 count for Hardy. AJ goes for a pin but Flair distracts the referee on the apron and he can’t get it. AJ goes over to Flair on the apron. Flair pokes him on the apron. Hardy comes up. AJ kicks Flair with a pele kick and he hits the floor. Hardy with a big DDT on AJ. Hardy goes up top and hits a moonsault for a 2 count. AJ counters Twist of Hate again. Hardy goes up top but AJ kicks him in the head and he falls to the mat. AJ hits a big Spinal Tap from the top while Flair is distracting the referee. Hebner fights Flair off and counts the pin for Styles.

Winner: AJ Styles

– After the match, Flair is going crazy. AJ runs over from behind and drops Flair with a low blow. We go to replays.

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