two count. Roode then turns to Styles, suplexing him for a near fall. Roode sends Storm across the ring and into the corner turnbuckle hard. Roode tosses AJ through the ropes to the outside before turning back to Storm. A snap mare/neck snap combination from Roode leads to another near fall. Roode heads to the outside and whips Styles into the ring steps, and Styles grabs at his knee. Roode heads back into the ring and tries for a spear, but Storm moves and Roode walks into a code breaker. Storm signals for the last call, but Styles heads back into the ring with a springboard clothesline for a two count on Storm.
Roode catches Styles with a cheap shot before turning back to Storm and choking him with his boot. Roode slams AJ head first into the corner turnbuckle. AJ begins fighting back, hitting Roode with a couple of right hands, then a big chop to the chest. Styles is able to catch Roode with a big boot, but when he goes for the tornado DDT, Roode tosses him away. Roode goes for a suplex, and Storm comes in to help, both men hit Styles with a tandem suplex.
They tease the Beer Money celebration, but Storm hits a Russian leg sweep instead. Storm sends Roode into the corner, but runs into a boot. Roode heads to the top, but he’s stopped by Storm. Styles charges Storm, and is tossed up into Roode where he hits a giant hurricanrana. Styles heads back up for a moonsault into a reverse DDT on Storm, which is good for another two count. Styles runs into a back elbow from Roode, who hits a neckbreaker from the second rope on Storm for a two count. Styles ducks a clothesline from Roode and connects with a Pele kick. Styles clothesline Storm over the top rope, but he goes over as well. Styles heads up to the apron and goes for the springboard 450, but Roode moves. Roode connects with the spear for another two count.
Roode locks in a sloppy crossface, but Styles reverses. Roode comes up with a urunage out of nowhere. Roode picks up Styles and plants him with a big spinebuster. Roode tries for a suplex, but Storm catches him with a backstabber. Storm hits Styles with a superkick, and pins the phenomenal one for three.
Winner: James Storm
Storm celebrates on the ramp and Styles looks completely distraught in the ring.
Devon is shown backstage. He says his turning point was at Bound for Glory, when he was revealed as the Sergeant at Arms of Aces and 8′s. He tells Angle that he was just a random act of violence, someone in the wrong place at the wrong time. He says not to take this personally, it’s just club business.
Devon vs. Kurt Angle
Angle won’t even let Devon get completely into the ring before charging. The bell rings and Devon and Angle trade right hands with Angle getting the advantage. Angle slams Devon’s head into the turnbuckle before stomping away at him. Devon catches Kurt with a right hand before sending him head first into the turnbuckle. Devon follows Angle around the ring, hitting him with a series of rights. Angle fights back, hitting some rights of his own, but Devon comes right back with a big shoulder block.
Devon punches and slaps Angle, following him around the ring. Angle is able to come up with a back elbow to take Devon down to the mat. Angle stomps away at Devon in the corner. Angle suplexes Devon, taking him over for a two count. Angle stalks Devon into the corner, burying his shoulder in Devon’s gut. Angle charges into the corner, but Devon moves and Angle connects shoulder first with the ring post. Angle falls to the outside and Devon follows, pushing Angle back into the guardrail hard. Devon slams Angle’s face into the ring apron before sending things back into the ring. Devon chokes Angle with his knee before arguing with the ref. Devon stomps away at Angle in the corner before choking him with his knee again.
Angle hits Devon with a couple of rights, but runs right into a flying back elbow. Devon goes for the cover, but wastes too much time and only gets one. Devon puts on a rear chin lock, standing over Angle. Angle is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold, but Devon hits him with a clubbing blow across the back. Devon splashes Angle in the corner before talking a little smack. Devon charges into the corner again, but this time he runs into a back elbow from Angle. Angle hits a dropkick to take Devon to the mat.
Angle hits a couple of clotheslines, then a flying forearm. Angle runs into the corner into a big boot from Devon, but then he suplexes Devon across the ring. Angle is able to back drop Devon, but it looks pretty rough. Devon avoids an Angle slam and hits a big clothesline. Devon heads up to the top rope, but Angle is up to hit the belly to belly superplex for two.
Angle clamps on the ankle lock, wrenching away at Devon’s leg. Devon is able to kick Angle away. He gets to his feet and puts Angle down with a big slam for another two count. Devon tries for a powerbomb, but he drops Angle halfway though. Angle pops up and hits a big German suplex, hanging on for a second and third. Angle pins Devon for another near fall. Angle heads up to the top, but Devon stops him. Devon hits a running power bomb, pinning Angle for another two count.
Angle tries for another German suplex, but Devon fights it off and puts Angle down with a spinebuster for another two count. Devon heads out to the apron and up to the top again. He leaps off, but Angle moves and Devon crashes down to the mat. Angle connects with the Angle slam, but Devon still won’t stay down for three. Aces and 8′s surround the ring and distract Angle, allowing Devon to hit a big spear and put Angle down for another two count.
Angle is able to grab the ankle lock and grapevine the leg, forcing Devon to tap out.
Winner: Kurt Angle
Angle bails from the ring immediately as Aces and 8′s fill it up. DOC screams threats to Angle as he makes his way toward the back.
- AJ... (Continues on next page)