JB is backstage with Austin Aries. Aries says in a few moments, they’re going to write the final chapter in the Jeff Hardy saga. Tonight, that story ends in tragedy. For the last couple of months, Aries feels like the deck has been stacked against him, and tonight he’s going to shove it down everyone’s throat. He doesn’t need anyone, he just needs to be himself. Hardy though, needs every one of those people, but tonight Aries will regain his World championship. This leads us into a video package highlighting the next match.
Ladder match for the TNA World Championship
Austin Aries vs. Jeff Hardy
Austin Aries is the first man out for the main event, and ‘The Greatest Man That Ever Lived’ gets a pretty good reaction from the crowd on his way to the ring.
The champion, Jeff Hardy, is out to the ring next, and obviously he gets a good reaction from the crowd on his way into the Impact Zone.
After formal ring introductions for both men, we’re ready for what is sure to be a very interesting match.
The bell rings and both men soak in the atmosphere for a bit. Hardy gets the crowd behind him, and Aries drops out to the floor. He says that he’ll go on his time, not when people clap. Aries heads back into the ring and catches Hardy with a knee to the gut before dumping him to the outside. Aries heads to the entrance ramp and goes for a ladder, but Hardy is there to stop him. Aries heads back into the ring and stops Hardy with a stomp to the back of the head before sending him shoulder first into the ring post. Aries stomps down on the back of Hardy’s head before sending him into the ring steps on the outside. Aries goes for the ladder again and brings it to the ring apron. Hardy attacks and slams Aries’ head into the ladder. Hardy brings things back into the ring, allowing the ladder to fall back to the floor.
Aries hits a right back backs Hardy into the corner. Hardy is able to turn things around with a hurricanrana that sends Aries to the outside. Hardy hits Aries with a dropkick through the ropes, then launches himself over the top and to the floor, wiping out Aries. Hardy grabs the ladder, but so does Aries. Hardy shoves Aries over the ring steps, then launches himself off with a leaping body press to take out Aries. Hardy heads up to the ring apron and wipes out Aries with a leaping clothesline to the floor. Hardy grabs the ladder and brings it into the ring. He sets it up right under the belts hanging above the ring. Aries cuts off Hardy and climbs over him, bringing him off the ladder with a leg sweep.
Aries pulls the ladder out and props it up between the apron and guardrail. Aries dumps Hardy on top of the ladder, then heads back into the ring, leaping over the top with a forearm across Hardy’s chest. Aries drops a knee into Hardy’s chest. Hardy falls off the ladder and crashes face first into the ring steps. Aries sets up the ladder in the middle of the ring and begins climbing up to the belts. Hardy pulls him off the ladder and down to the mat. Hardy kicks away at Aries in the corner, kicking him away and sending him to the outside.
Hardy sets the ladder up open and upside down. Hardy tries to suplex Aries into the ladder, and Aries tries to reverse it. Hardy heads to the middle rope and leaps off, but Aries moves and sends Hardy crashing ribs first into the ladder. Hardy is sandwiched in the ladder and Aries leaps over the top with a body press, squeezing Hardy in the ladder.
Aries kicks Hardy to the outside before heading out on the other side of the ring. Aries goes under the ring for another ladder, bringing it back into the ring. Aries sets the ladder against the ropes before launching himself out of the ring through the middle and bottom rope. Aries sandwiches Hardy in the ladder on the floor before grabbing the ring steps and setting them down on top of Hardy. Aries heads back into the ring and places the ladder underneath the title belts. Aries points to his brain and begins the climb. Aries stops mid-climb and looks for Hardy. Hardy has apparently climbed under the ring to the other side and snuck up the ladder. Aries pushes the ladder out from under Hardy and he crashes to the mat. Aries climbs the ladder that’s set up over top of Hardy’s body. Hardy climbs the other side of the ladder. Both men fight at the top of the ladder and Aries shoves Hardy to the mat. Aries can’t climb the ladder as it’s too wobbly.
Aries sets the ladder up in the corner, placing Hardy against it and launching himself in with a big dropkick. Aries goes for the brainbuster, but Hardy slips out, crashing to the mat in a suplex position. Aries charges Hardy, but end up eating an arm drag into the ladder. Hardy launches Aries across the ring before going back to the ladder. Hardy sets the ladder up right in the corner and uses it to rock himself down into a splash on top of Aries. Aries rolls to the outside immediately.
Hardy sets the ladder up in the corner across the top rope. Hardy heads to the outside and goes under the ring for yet another ladder. Hardy sets up the ladder and begins his climb. Aries climbs to the top turnbuckle and launches himself off, hitting a missile dropkick to the ladder, knocking Hardy off.
Aries backs Hardy into the ladder set up in the corner, trapping him in between the turnbuckle and ladder. Aries hits the dropkick, sending the ladder crashing into Hardy’s throat. Aries puts Hardy down with the brainbuster, then dumps Hardy out to the floor. Aries sets one of the ladders across the top rope in the corner before setting up the other ladder in the middle of the ring. Aries begins the climb, readjusting the ladder on his way up. Hardy is in the ring and he’s climbing the other side. Hardy fights off Aries, hitting him with rights to the gut and head. Hardy... (Continues on next page)