In the pre show Rhett Titus defeated Matt Milan in about 6 minutes.
TNA Final Resolution 2013:
- We get the opening and we cut to the outside of the Louis Brown Arena in New Jersey. We cut to the inside as fireworks explode and we are greeted by Jim Ross, Mike Tenay and Taz who say tonight is a historic night in the industry. They hype the Last Man Standing match between AJ Styles and Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship which is tonights main event.
TNA Singles Match:
Kenny King W/ Rhett Titus Vs Petey Williams
The music of Kenny King hits first as he and Rhett Titus come out. Kenny King struts down the ramp and enters the ring. He takes time to yell at the fans before being checked for weapons by Brian Stiffler. Petey Williams is out next as he high fives some fans at ringside and makes his way down to the ring. He jumps in but before he can pose or play to the crowd he is attacked by Kenny King.
King stomps away at Petey Williams before nailing a quick suplex. King distracts the referee as Rhett chokes Petey in the corner. Rhett slaps Petey as King attempts to grab Petey by the legs but is kicked in the face and knocked back. King rushes at Petey but is dropkicked and locked in a sharpshooter. King struggles but manages to get to the ropes which the audience boo at. Petey whips King off the ropes and nails him with a one legged dropkick and attempts the pin but King kicks out at two.
Rhett Titus distracts referee Brian Stiffler as Kenny King kicks Petey Williams low and delivers a release german suplex which causes Petey to land right on his head. King attempts a quick pin but Petey kicks out at two. The match continues as King is working down Peteys leg and occasionally distracts referee Stiffler allowing Rhett Titus to get some cheap shots in on Williams. King attempts another pin but Petey gets the inside cradle and earns himself a 2 count. Petey has his second wind delivering multiple clotheslines to King. Titus is on the apron and gets dropped by Petey.
King attacks Petey from behind and attempts the Coronation. Petey gets out of it however and nails the Canadian Destroyer right in the middle of the ring for the one, two and three. Petey Williams has won the opening match here at TNA Final Resolution.
Post match Petey celebrates as the announcers put him over and talk about what a great opening match this was. Petey is attacked from behind by the All Night Express and knocked to the floor. King and Titus celebrate as the announcers think this is disgraceful. We cut to the back with Titus spitting on Petey Williams who is knocked out on the floor.
Petey Williams defeated Kenny King
- We cut to the front of the arena where a Limousine pulls up. Fans surround the Limousine as Hulk Hogan emerges from it. The fans go crazy and erupt into a "Hogan" chant. Hogan takes time to sign autographs and shake hands but is soon joined by Jeremy Borash who welcomes him to Final Resolution and asks what match he's looking forward to most tonight. Hulk says it's a massive event and he's looking forward to everything but says he is here mainly to see Magnus Vs Samoa Joe for the TNA Television Title. Hogan says Magnus has "it" and Hogan talks about how Joe has not lost since his new attitude change. Hulk signs a few more autographs and enters the building as we cut back to the arena.
TNA Knockouts Championship Match:
Isis (C) Vs Mickie James
The announcers discuss the upcoming Knockouts Championship Match between Isis and Mickie James as the music of Mickie hits and out she comes looking excited and ready for action. She poses on the top turnbuckle and gets a big cheer from the Jersey faithful as she jumps down and waits for her opponent. Isis' music hits next as the announcers hype up her title reign and how dominant she has been. We see clips of her beating Gail Kim, ODB and Velvet Sky as she enters the ring and immediately attacks Mickie who was playing to the crowd.
Isis starts clubbing away at Mickie who collapses in a heap on the mat. Mickie gets to her knees as Isis once again clubs her hard in the back knocking her back down. Isis looks into the crowd who boo her as she walks over the back of Mickie James. Isis stands on Mickie's back and poses as the crowd once again boo Isis who swiftly drops an elbow on the back of Mickie.
A "Mickie" chant starts throughout the arena as Isis whips Mickie off the ropes and attempts a big boot but Mickie ducks it and bounces off the ropes nailing Isis with a flying forearm. Isis stumbles into the ropes as Mickie rushes at her and attempts to clothesline her over the top rope. The first attempt doesn't work and neither does the second but Mickie charges in a third time and manages to get Isis over the top rope with a clothesline. Isis lands on her feet as Mickie climbs out onto the apron and attempts a hurricarana but Isis grabs her in a Powerbomb position and hits her with a giant Powerbomb on the floor.
Mickie is rolled back into the ring as Isis attempts the pin. Referee Brian Stiffler drops down and counts one, two but as he is about to count three Mickie James amazingly kicks out. Isis cannot believe it as Mickie gasps for air on the mat and struggles to pick herself up but she eventually does get up and punches Isis multiple times in the chest and face. Isis isn't having any of that though and grabs Mickie by the throat. Mickie tries to get out of it but Isis delivers a Chokeslam right in the middle of the ring before pinning Mickie and hooking the leg for the one, two and three.
Post match the announcers praise Mickie for having the guts to kick out of a Powerbomb to the floor but say that Isis is just too big and strong to topple. Mike Tenay asks the question of who can possibly defeat Isis and take away the Knockouts Title as we cut away.
Isis defeated Mickie James to retain the TNA Knockouts Championship
- We cut to the back where an arena door opens up and we see Kurt Angle walking through it with his bags in hand. He's shaking hands with TNA office members who direct him to his lockeroom. The announcers say that tonight Kurt Angle will have to go through hell to put down AJ Styles for a 10 count.
- Gunner and James Storm are backstage and they talk about how tonight they're going to break Team 3.D in half on their way to a World Tag Team Title shot. Gunner yells that nothing will stand in their way as we cut back to the announcers who hype the upcoming number 1 contenders tag team match.
TNA Tag Team Number 1 Contenders Match:
Gunner and James Storm Vs Team 3.D
The music of Team 3.D hits as they walk out looking menacing and ready for their upcoming match. They take the time to argue with some fans at ringside before entering the ring and posing on the turnbuckles to a negative reaction from the audience. They argue with fans from inside of the ring as the music of James Storm hits and out come Gunner and James Storm who both look at eachother, nod and run towards the ring. Referee Brian Stiffler jumps out of the way and calls for the bell signifying the start of the match.
The two teams brawl as Stiffler tries to get order in the match but he can't manage it as Devon and Gunner brawl to the floor. Inside of the ring James Storm is punching away at Bully in the corner before nailing him with a snap suplex in the middle of the ring. Storm attempts a pin but Bully kicks out at two and attempts to roll to the floor but Storm elbow drops him keeping him in the ring. Devon and Gunner both get to their own corners as James Storm delivers a huge clothesline to Bully Ray and tags in Gunner who charges at Bully and nails him with a shoulder charge.
Bully is begging off in the corner as Gunner charges in but is swiftly kicked in the head by him. Gunner falls down as Bully crawls over and tags in Devon who quickly grabs Gunner and nails him with a bulldog. Team 3.D take turns working over on Gunner with a variety of double team moves and submission holds. Gunner attempted to tag out to Storm multiple times but kept being cut off by Team 3.D. Finally Gunner manages to spear Devon and quickly recovers tagging in James Storm who rushes in and immediately knocks Bully off the apron.
Everything is breaking down now as Storm superkicks Devon in the face causing him to the fall to the floor. Gunner follows as Gunner dominates Devon on the outside. The referee is distracted by this but as James Storm turns around he's hit with a chain in the face by Bully Ray. Bully covers James Storm as referee Brian Stiffler turns around and counts to three. Gunner breaks up the count just after the three count as all men are down and out in and around ringside.
Eventually Devon recovers and Team 3.D walk off to the back as Gunner helps his partner up. The announcers say that next month Team 3.D are going to face off against the winner of Hardy/Manik Vs Bad Influence at next months Pay Per View which is of course, Genesis. We get some hype for that PPV and cut to the back again.
Team 3.D defeated Gunner and James Storm
- Leaving the locker room is the duo of John Hennigan and Melina Perez as Jim Ross enters dialogue of how this match should be great. We get a video package of the recent going ons including the Jeff Jarrett debut that was interrupted by John Hennigan and also the fight between Karen Jarrett and Melina Perez.
TNA Singles Match:
Jeff Jarrett W/ Karen Jarrett Vs John Hennigan W/ Melina Perez
The Paparazzi are out at ringside as the music of Hennigan and Melina hits and out they come posing for photos on the ramp as they walk down to the ring and enter. Hennigan gets checked for weapons by referee Brian Hebner as the music of Jeff Jarrett hits and out walks the former 10 time World Heavyweight Champion with Karen behind him. Jarrett raises his guitar as fireworks explode from the entrance way. Jarrett enters the ring and poses on the turnbuckle to a pop from the crowd. Jarrett gets checked for weapons as referee Hebner calls for the bell.
Hennigan immediately attacks Jarrett but Jarrett moves out of the way and punches away at Hennigan before whipping him off the ropes and delivering a back body drop on Hennigan. Hennigan rolls to the floor and is tended to by Melina as Jarrett climbs to the top turnbuckle and poses for the crowd which gets him a nice reaction from the audience. Hennigan rolls back into the ring as Jarrett front facelocks him and delivers a suplex on Hennigan right into the middle of the ring. Melina climbs up onto the apron and as Jarrett goes over to confront her he's knocked down from behind by John Hennigan.
Hennigan now has control as he delivers a back suplex on Jarrett and attempts a pin but Jarrett uses his leg strength to kick out. The battle continues between the two men as Hennigan chops Jarrett and forearms him in the corner. Hennigan whips Jarrett into the corner and charges in but Jarrett moves out of the way. Hennigan lands on the top rope and hits a Moonsault on Jarrett who catches him. Both men are down in the ring as referee Brian Hebner begins counting both men out. Hebner is at a 7 count as both men get to their feet at the same time.
Jarrett grabs Hennigan and attempts The Stroke but Hennigan gets out of it and hits a German Suplex on Jarrett. Both men are exhausted but Jarrett recovers well and clotheslines Hennigan down. Jarrett is about to lock in the figure four leglock but Melina is on the apron again. Jarrett charges at her but Karen Jarrett grabs Melina from behind and tosses her to the floor. The two women roll around on the floor but when Jeff Jarrett turns around he's met with a huge Superkick from Hennigan. Hennigan quickly pins Jarrett as Brian Hebner counts the three count and awards the match to John Hennigan.
Post match Hennigan rolls to the floor and shoves Karen Jarrett away from Melina. He grabs Melina as the two quicky leave the arena and go to the back. Karen tends to Jeff Jarrett in the ring as the announcers suggest that this one probably isn't over.
John Hennigan defeated Jeff Jarrett
- Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian are backstage. They discuss their upcoming Tag Title defense and say that Hardy and Manik cannot beat them. Daniels says no team can top them and that the fans better get used to seeing them with the World Tag Titles because they will hold them until retirement
TNA World Tag Team Title Match:
Bad Influence (C) Vs Jeff Hardy and Manik
The music of Jeff Hardy hits as Jeff Hardy and Manik make their way down to the ring. Both men high five fans at ringside before entering the ring and posing on the turnbuckle. Hardy dances on the turnbuckle as the music of Bad Influence hits and they emerge from the backstage area looking as arrogant as ever. They both sip their drinks and charge towards the ring before facing off with Hardy and Manik. Referee Brian Hebner checks with both teams and rings the bell starting the match.
Kazarian starts off with Hardy by quickly out wrestling him and taking him over with a side headlock takeover. Kazarian wrenches it in a little as a big "Hardy" chant erupts through the arena which causes Hardy to begin fighting back. Hardy elbows Kazarian a few times to the stomach and bounces off the managing to land a sunset flip on Kazarian. Kazarian grabs Christopher Daniels hands but referee Brian Hebner kicks Kazarians hands and counts the pinfall but Kaz kicks out at two. Hardy quickly grabs Kazarian, tosses him into the corner of Manik and tags him in.
Manik is now in the ring and hits a rolling wheel kick on Kazarian who was in the corner. Kazarian stumbles out a little and collapses in the ring as Manik climbs to the top rope and waits for Kazarian to rise. Kazarian eventually does but just as Manik is about to leap Christopher Daniels shakes the ropes crotching Manik on the top turnbuckle. Kazarian quickly climbs to the top turnbuckle and delivers a top rope hurricarana on Manik before attempting a pin which earns him a 2 count. Kazarian and Daniels took turns working Manik down in the ring throughout the match with a varitety of submission holds and wrestling moves but eventually Manik managed a hot tag to his partner.
Jeff Hardy rushed in immediately knocking Kazarian off the apron and dropkicking Daniels down to the mat. Manik springboards over the top rope and knocks Kazarian down as Jeff Hardy grabs Daniels and nails the Twist Of Fate in the middle of the ring. The crowd are going crazy as Jeff climbs to the top rope and nails the Swanton Bomb right on Daniels. Hardy has landed on top as referee Hebner counts the three count and awards the match to Jeff Hardy and Manik.
Post match Bad Influence are on the floor and are clearly crushed that they have lost this match. In the ring Jeff Hardy and Manik celebrate in the ring as the crowd cheer them on. Taz notes that both Hardy and Manik have never won the TNA World Tag Team Titles before and that this is a first for both of them. We cut to the back with the final scene being Jeff Hardy and Manik hugging.
Jeff Hardy and Manik defeated Bad Influence to win the TNA World Tag Team Titles
- We cut to the back where Jeremy Borash is standing by the door to the office of Eric Bischoff. Eric emerges as Borash stops him and asks about the man who will referee the match between Abyss and Bobby Lashley tonight. Eric says the man is well known and is a proud member of Team Bischoff. Eric opens up the door to reveal none other then King Mo. King Mo proclaims he will call the match right down the middle tonight before he and Eric glance at eachother and start laughing. Mo says that Lashley has no chance in hell of winning this match tonight. The two men walk away as JR hypes the upcoming match.
- We get a "Against the odds" video package of Bobby Lashley and his time in TNA so far. We get gym workouts and a small interview where Lashley says he's ready to take down Abyss tonight and will stop at nothing to help Hulk Hogan.
TNA Singles Match:
Abyss W/ James Mitchell Vs Bobby Lashley
Special Referee: King Mo
First, King Mo makes his entrance in a referee shirt and jeans. He has his crown on and enters the ring before passing his crown off to Christy Hemme. The music of Abyss hits next as both Abyss and James Mitchell emerge from the back. They walk down to the ring as Abyss poses in the ring and is booed by the audience. The music of Lashley hits next as the crowd react by cheering him. He emerges from the back and immediately poses on the ramp as fireworks explode from behind him. Lashley jumps up onto the apron and enters the ring as James Mitchell holds Abyss back. King Mo calls for the opening bell and we're underway.
Immediately Lashley takes Abyss down with an amateur takedown but Abyss quickly powers out of this. Lashley powers Abyss into the corner as Abyss pounds away at the back of Lashley. Lashley collapses as Abyss attempts a stomp but Lashley rolls out of the way. Lashley charges in at Abyss attempting a spear but Abyss moves at the last second and Lashley ends up running head first into the ring post. Abyss pulls the unconscious Lashley into the ring before rolling him over and attempting a pin.
Lashley kicks out at two on pure instinct alone according to JR. Abyss whips Lashley off the ropes and hits him with a Samoan Drop in the middle of the ring and attempts another pin but Lashley once again kicks out at two. The match continues with Abyss dominating the match with brawl tactics and power moves until Lashley begins fighting back with shoulders to the corner but King Mo grabs Lashley and pulls him out of the corner and the two argue. Lashley turns around and is met with a big boot to the head from Abyss who covers Lashley but despite a quick count from King Mo, Lashley manages to kick out at just two as the match rages on.
Abyss and King Mo eventually resort to double teaming Lashley but as King Mo grabs Lashley and holds him for Abyss the unthinkable happens. Lashley gets loose and immediately spears Abyss right in the middle of the ring. Lashley covers Abyss but King Mo refuses to count it. Lashley and King Mo argue as King Mo throws a punch at Lashley but Lashley ducks it and spears King Mo right in the middle of the ring. Referee Earl Hebner comes jogging down to the ring as Abyss raises to his feet and is hit with yet another spear by Lashley. James Mitchell is on the apron and is punched down by Lashley. Lashley covers Abyss for the one, two and thr-NO! King Mo attacks Lashley from behind as referee Earl Hebner calls for the bell.
King Mo beats Lashley down as the announcers inform us that Earl Hebner lost control of the match and awarded the match to Lashley because of that. King Mo nails Lashley with a spinning back fist which knocks Lashley down to 1 knee. Mo tackles Lashley to the mat and punches away at Lashley until Earl Hebner and other referees seperate the two. King Mo poses in the ring as the announcers proclaim they cannot believe that Lashley got knocked out just now. The fans boo King Mo as he cockily dances over the unconscious body of Bobby Lashley.
Bobby Lashley defeated Abyss via disqualification
- We cut to the back where Magnus and Jeremy Borash are having a buddy buddy chat. Borash suddenly breaks into interview mode asking Magnus about his match with Samoa Joe tonight. Magnus talks about the fans, his family and friends who all told him he was crazy to get in the ring with Joe and that he should be afraid. Magnus says he doesn't fear Samoa Joe and that he's looking forward to wrestling one of the top talents in the world and beating Joe at his most vicious. Magnus says he hates Joe and what Joe has done to him but tonight he has to be nice and calm to beat Joe. Jeremy Borash wishes Magnus luck as we cut back to the arena.
TNA Television Championship Match:
Magnus (C) Vs Samoa Joe
As we cut away from the back the music of Samoa Joe hits as he walks out from the back with a towel over his head and his head lowered. The announcers talk about how focused Joe is right now as Joe enters the ring with the towel still over his head. The music of Magnus hits next as the TNA Television Champion makes his way down to the ring high fiving fans along the way. He enters the ring and poses on the top turnbuckle and poses with the TNA Television Title to a big cheer from the audience. Magnus jumps down and warms up in the corner as referee Brian Stiffler checks him for weapons. No weapons are found as Stiffler calls for the bell signalling the start of the match.
Joe tosses the towel to the floor as he and Magnus circle the ring. They both stop and begin arguing in the middle of the ring until Joe slaps Magnus. Magnus immediately attacks Joe with right hands and whips him off the ropes but that is reversed. Magnus comes flying off the ropes and is nailed with a massive lariat right in the middle of the ring by Joe. Joe attempts to end the match early but Magnus kicks out at two which the crowd pop for. Joe bounces off the ropes and delivers a massive boot to the face of Magnus who immediately grabs at his face and rolls around on the mat.
Joe continued dominating the match throwing a majority of his offense as Magnus simply took it and kept kicking out as Joe got more and more angry at being unable to put Magnus away. Joe viciously throws Magnus into an exposed turnbuckle multiple times and as the camera gets a look at Magnus' face we see that he is bleeding. Joe lifts him onto the top turnbuckle and has him in position for the Muscle Buster but Magnus kicks Joe in the chest. As Joe turns around he's met with a huge crossbody from the top rope by Magnus. Referee Stiffler drops down and manages a two count before Joe kicks out.
Magnus and Joe exchange forearms in the middle of the ring as Joe clearly has the upper hand. Multiple kicks to the leg put Magnus on the mat as Joe locks in the rear naked choke. The announcers proclaim this as the end as the bleeding Magnus uses all his strength to lift Joe up on his back and drive him into the corner. Magnus in a final act of desperation grabs Joe from the corner and nails a Death Valley Driver in the corner. An exhausted Magnus crawls over on top of Joe as Stiffler counts the one, two and thr-NO! Joe kicks out and has got his second wind! He kicks Magnus multiple times in the leg and kicks him directly in the face. Joe charges in on the downed Magnus but Magnus grabs a leg and rolls through. Blood drips from Magnus' face as he has his Cloverleaf locked in. Joe is in agony in the middle of the ring and passes out as referee Stiffler calls for the bell. Magnus passes out immediately after and collapses in a heap as the crowd chant "That was awesome" at the competitors.
The announcers put over both men complimenting Magnus on knocking Joe out and retaining his TNA Television Title but also complimenting Joe on not quitting despite the agony he was in. Both men are still unconscious in the ring as referees and medical staff both come down to the ring to check on the competitors. Joe is carted off on a stretcher as Magnus leaves under his own strength but flanked by EMT's. The announcers put over both men again with Mike Tenay saying it's the most amazing thing he's ever seen in wrestling.
Magnus defeated Samoa Joe to retain the TNA Television Championship
- We cut to the back where Hulk Hogan is watching the replays of the match on a monitor in the back. Jeremy Borash is on the scene and asks Hulk his thoughts on what he just saw. Hulk says it was amazing and that Magnus has so much determination, guts and heart and so does Joe. Hulk says that coming up next is the Triple Threat for the X-Division Title and that he thinks the next match can top Magnus/Joe. Hogan proclaims "What a pay per view, brother" as we cut to another part of the arena.
- We cut to the back where a clearly nervous Alex Shelley casually walks towards the ring with the X-Division Title around his waist. We get a split screen of both Austin Aries and Chris Sabin walking towards the ring as well as the announcers say that this next match is going to feature 3 of the best X-Division wrestlers competing for the right to be called champion.
TNA X-Division Championship Triple Threat Match:
Alex Shelley (C) Vs Austin Aries Vs Chris Sabin
"HAIL SABIN" starts as Chris Sabin emerges from the back looking ready for action he high fives fans at ringside and jumps into the ring before posing for the fans in the middle of the ring. Next, Austin Aries is out as he walks towards the ring looking focused and ready for the task at hand he walks down to the ringside area and waits outside the ring. Alex Shelley's music hits next and out comes the X-Division Champion looking worried about what he is about to get himself into. Shelley rolls into the ring and hands referee Brian Hebner the X-Division Title as Hebner calls for the opening bell.
Sabin and Shelley are the only two in the ring as Sabin and Shelley lock up. Sabin quickly powers Shelley into the corner but Brian Hebner breaks them up. Sabin looks out into the crowd but as he turns back around he is slapped in the face by Shelley who taunts him. Sabin repeatedly hits Shelley with right hands to the face and clotheslines him over the top rope. Sabin sets up on the top rope and nails a shooting star press from the turnbuckle to the floor which the crowd go crazy for. Austin Aries enters the ring and as both Shelley and Sabin recover on the floor we have Aries deliver a springboard moonsault from the middle rope onto both men. All three men are down and out on the floor as the audience erupt into a "this is awesome" chant.
Aries and Shelley make their way back into the ring as the fresher Aries uses a variety of moves to work Shelley over. Shelley eventually cuts off Aries and isolates Sabin from entering the ring. Shelley hits a great neckbreaker and attempts a pin but Sabin breaks that up at two. Sabin picks up Shelley looking for the Cradle Shock but Shelley slips out the back and nails a German Suplex in which Chris Sabin lands on his head. Referee Hebner drops down but can only manage a two count before Austin Aries kicks the legs out from underneath Shelley and attempts a pin of his own on Sabin but Sabin kicks out at two.
Mayhem ensues next with Aries nailing Shelley with a Brainbuster right in the middle of the ring. Sabin rolls Aries up from behind but Aries quickly kicks out and nails the Brainbuster on Sabin. Sabin is down and out in the ring as Aries climbs to the top rope and signals for the 450 Splash. With referee Brian Hebner distracted by the downed Sabin this allows Alex Shelley to smash the X-Division Title he retrieved from ringside into the jaw of Aries. Aries collapses from the top rope and onto the floor as Shelley tosses the belt to the floor, climbs to the top rope and nails the Frog Splash on Chris Sabin. Shelley hooks the leg and the rest is history as Brian Hebner drops down and counts the one, two and three. Alex Shelley has retained the TNA X-Division Championship in this Triple Threat match.
Post match the TNA X-Division Championship is handed to Shelley and he celebrates in the ring posing on the turnbuckle and yelling that he is the greatest X-Division wrestler in the world and that nobody can beat him. The announcers talk about just how good Shelley is as we cut to the back.
Alex Shelley defeated Austin Aries and Chris Sabin to retain the TNA X-Division Championship.
- We cut to the back as Jeremy Borash is standing by with Eric Bischoff, Kenny King, Rhett Titus and Ted DiBiase Jr. Ted Jr warms up as Borash asks Bischoff about his feeling on Mr Anderson returning and immediately coming for Ted DiBiase Jr. Bischoff says it was expected and that Anderson was always going to come back for revenge. Ted Jr interrupts at this point saying the key is to prevent people from coming back. Ted Jr says he's going to do that tonight and walks away with the rest of his stable in tow.
TNA Singles Match:
Mr Anderson Vs Ted DiBiase Jr W/ Team Bischoff
The music of Ted DiBiase Jr hits first as he emerges from the backstage area with his team in tow. The announcers speculate on where King Mo is as DiBiase enters the ring and poses on the turnbuckle arrogantly as he is booed by the New Jersey fans. Mr Anderson is out next as he walks out towards the ring confidently and is cheered on by the fans. He enters the ring and poses on the top turnbuckle as the fans erupt into cheers for him. He jumps down and allows himself to be checked for weapons by senior referee Earl Hebner. Earl checks Ted DiBiase Jr as well and once he is satisfied he calls for the opening bell.
Despite the two men disliking eachother they lock up in the middle of the ring as the announcers speculate on who will win this one. Anderson quickly grabs a side headlock but DiBiase Jr manages to get the ropes immediately causing Anderson to break the hold. DiBiase Jr charges at Anderson but Anderson delivers a drop toe hold and locks in a front face lock on DiBiase Jr. DiBiase Jr tries to get out of this but Anderson keeps it locked in as the fans start a smaller "Anderson" chant at ringside which Anderson plays to.
Eventually Anderson lost control of the match after Ted DiBiase Jr reversed an irish whip and Kenny King pulled the top rope down causing Anderson to spill to the outside. As DiBiase Jr distracted referee Hebner the All Night Express went to town on Anderson beating him down and even throwing him head first into the ring post. At this point DiBiase had control of the match and continued to dominate with a variety of moves which wore down Andersons neck. Eventually Anderson made a come back but all hell broke loose once DiBiase Jr ducked a clothesline attempt and Earl Hebner was hit and knocked down.
At this point Kenny King immediately jumped into the ring but was tossed over the top rope and to the floor. Rhett Titus entered with a chair in hand but was kicked in the stomach by Anderson and hit with a Mic Check. Anderson grabs the chair and lines DiBiase Jr up with it but Eric Bischoff is on the apron. Anderson drops the chair and drags Bischoff into the ring by his hair. Bischoff begs off as Anderson has him set up for the Mic Check but just as Anderson is about to nail it he's hit from behind with a chair. Anderson is grabbed from behind and is hit with the Dream Street by DiBiase Jr. DiBiase Jr covers as Eric Bischoff wakes Earl Hebner up and tells him to count. Earl Hebner very slowly counts the one, two and three and Ted DiBiase Jr has won this one.
Outside the ring is carnage with Kenny King assisting Rhett Titus on the floor and Eric Bischoff helping DiBiase Jr out of the ring. The announcers discuss how it took 4 men to beat Anderson tonight and that DiBiase Jr still had to cheat to do it. An exhausted DiBiase Jr raises his hands in triumph as the crowd erupts into boo's for him.
Ted DiBiase Jr defeated Mr Anderson
- We cut to the back where Kurt Angle is warming up. He completes his final stretches and leaves his lockeroom where he is greeted by the TNA Babyface lockeroom lead by Hulk Hogan. Hogan says he speaks for every fan out there and every wrestler behind him today when he says it's time for Angle to win what is rightfully his. Hulk says that AJ Styles is not a champion that the people can be proud of but Kurt is. Kurt seems touched and says tonight he's winning the TNA World Heavyweight Title for the fans and every wrestler in the back who hates AJ Styles.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match:
AJ Styles (C) Vs Kurt Angle
"Evil Ways" blasts through the arena as AJ Styles slowly walks out from the backstage area with the TNA World Heavyweight Title around his waist. He plays to the crowd a little earning himself a mixed reaction before sliding into the ring and posing with the belt. He warms up in the corner as the music of Kurt Angle hits and out emerges Kurt Angle from the backstage area. He walks down the aisle way and stops as fireworks explode from the stage. Kurt slides into the ring as referee Earl Hebner holds him back from getting at AJ. We get the formal ring introduction from Jeremy Borash and Earl Hebner calls for the opening bell.
The two immediately begin brawling as Kurt Angle gets the upper hand and nails AJ with a number of German Suplexes. Angle picks AJ up and tosses him over the top rope as the two continue to brawl around the ringside area with Kurt having the upperhand. AJ hits Angle in the head with a chair as Kurt quickly collapses on the announce table. AJ climbs on the announce table and drags Angle with him. AJ kicks Kurt in the stomach and sets up for the Styles Clash as the announcers yell that this could end Angle's career. AJ delivers the Styles Clash right through the announce table as the crowd erupt into a "Holy shit" chant. Referee Earl Hebner exits the ring and starts counting both men out. AJ gets to his feet after a 5 count and Kurt Angle uses the guardrail to get to his feet at an 8 count.
AJ immediately begins attacking Angle and tosses him into the ring. AJ tosses a table into the ring and also throws a Steel Chair in. AJ finds a ladder and throws that at Angle in the ring knocking Angle down. AJ enters the ring and tosses Angle onto the table before setting up the ladder and raising a hand above his head which the crowd cheer for. AJ attempts a Spiral Tap from the top of the ladder but Kurt moves at the last second sending AJ straight through the table. An exhausted Angle uses the ropes to keep himself steady as AJ is already at a 5 count. AJ manages to get his feet just before the 10 count but is groggy.
Kurt Angle swings the steel chair at AJ but AJ ducks it and takes it from Angle and hits him in the head with it. Angle stumbles back a bit but begs for another one as AJ wheels back and hits Angle again. Angle stumbles 3 steps back and starts beating his chest. AJ swings the chair a final time but Kurt grabs it and hits AJ hard in the ribs with it. AJ falls back into the corner as Kurt sets the chair up and places AJ on the top rope. Kurt takes a moment to gather himself but finally hits an Angle Slam on AJ straight onto the chair as the crowd go crazy as does JR who claims AJ Styles has to be dead. Referee Earl Hebner starts counting both men out. Kurt Angle rises to his feet at a 4 count but AJ Styles does not recover and is counted out by Earl Hebner.
Post match Kurt Angle is slightly bleeding from the vicious chair shots and is handed the TNA World Heavyweight Title by Earl Hebner. Kurt raises the belt in the air as confetti falls from the rafters. The announcers are going crazy claiming this is a great end to the year as Kurt Angle celebrates with fans around ringside who are happy to see a new champion here in New Jersey. JR thanks us for tuning in and proclaims that the future is bright for TNA. He says he'll see us on Impact as the show closes.
Kurt Angle defeated AJ Styles for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
PPV Buyrate: 17,965
Show Attendance: 3842
Show Rating: B-