Styles heads back into the ring and tries to suplex Daniels inside, but Daniels fights it off. Styles heads to the apron, where Daniels puts him down with a urunage on the apron. Daniels slams Styles down across the ring apron before hitting a suplex, slamming Styles down hard on the ring steps.
Back in the ring Daniels hits a backdrop before hitting Styles with a big clothesline to the back of the head. Daniels clamps on another rear chin lock, but Styles is able to fight out of it. Styles kicks Daniels in the chest, but he runs into a big forearm, and kick from Daniels. Daniels goes for the pin and gets a two count. Daniels slaps AJ across the face, screaming that he’s better than Styles. Styles backs Daniels into the corner and buries his midsection in Daniels’ gut, but he ends up suplexed, and caught in a submission putting pressure on his back.
AJ makes it to the ropes to force Daniels to break the hold. Daniels lets Styles get to his feet and brings him back down to the mat with a tilt a whirl slam. Daniels clamps on a half nelson and works in a rear chin lock to boot. Daniels wrenches away at Styles’ neck. Styles fades, dropping to the mat. Styles fights back up to a seated position, then up to his feet. Styles blasts Daniels with a couple of forearms, and both men run in, hitting simultaneous cross body blocks. AJ is instantly split open above his eye after the collision. AJ hits Daniels with a couple of elbows, but Daniels hits a urunage. Daniels misses the BME, and AJ comes back with a series of clothesline and a spin kick. AJ picks Danies up in a torture rack, then drops him out into a bomb. Styles pins Daniels for a two count. Styles teases the Styles clash, but Daniels fights out of it. Styles comes up with headscissors, but runs into a sit out powerbomb from Daniels for a near fall.
Daniels seats Styles on the top rope and pulls him out, flipping him out on to his back. Styles is able to hit Daniels with a back elbow, and the springboard moonsault reverse DDT for a two count. Both men take a while to get to their feet. Styles heads to the top rope, but he’s stopped by Daniels. Daniels heads up after Styles and tries for a superplex, taking AJ halfway across the ring. Styles and Daniels trade rights when they get to their feet. Styles gets the upper hand, putting Daniels down with a big clothesline. Styles hits the Pele kick and both men stay down.
Styles hits Daniels with a kick to the side of the head. Styles tries for the Styles clash, but Daniels flips over onto his feet. Daniels tries for the angel’s wings, but Styles reverses into a roll up, rolling through and hitting the Styles clash. Styles is slow to roll Daniels over into the pin, and when he does he only gets a two count. Styles picks Daniels up to his feet and takes him into the corner, seating him on the top rope. Styles heads to the top turnbuckle and tries for a Styles clash from the second rope, but Daniels reverses into a hurricanrana. Daniels hits a Styles clash, and pins AJ for the three count.
Winner: Christopher Daniels
Styles looks dejected as Daniels heads to the back, gloating all the way.
- The announcers throw it to a video package highlighting Jeff Hardy’s road to the World Championship, and his latest challenger, Bobby Roode.
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match
Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy
It’s a little ridiculous that Hardy carries around the standard TNA World Championship, as well as his own personalized championship belt. Just thought I’d throw that out there.
After formal ring introductions from JB we’re ready to begin.
The bell rings and Hardy immediately gets the crowd behind him. Roode takes Hardy back into the corner and buries his shoulder in Hardy’s gut. Roode takes Hardy down to the mat and stomps away at him repeatedly. Roode covers Hardy for two before taking him into the corner and continuing to work over Hardy’s ribs. Roode whips Hardy across the ring hard which is good for another two count. Roode mounts Hardy and hits him with a couple of punches before drilling him with a right when he stands to his feet. Hardy fights back, dropping Roode in the corner, and hitting him with a big headscissors. Hardy hits Roode with a clothesline in the corner, then a big back body drop. Hardy hits Roode with a big Manhattan drop that sends him to the outside. Hardy dives over the top rope and wipes out the challenger.
Hardy brings things back into the ring and goes for the pin, getting another two count. Hardy kicks away at Roode before mounting him in the corner and peppering him with right hands. Hardy gets sent into the corner where Roode kicks him in the gut. Roode backs Hardy into the corner and sends him across the ring, hitting him with a big clothesline. Roode pins Hardy for another two count.
Roode stomps away at Hardy’s arms before suplexing him. Roode backs away and drops a knee across Hardy’s forehead. Roode stands on Hardy’s back in the corner, wearing him down. Roode kicks away at Hardy’s midsection, standing on him and pinning him for a two count. Roode drops an elbow on Hardy’s heart before transitioning into a rear chin lock. Hardy looks to be fading, as Roode pulls him down closer to the mat. Hardy is able to make his way back to his feet, but Roode slams him back down to the mat.
Roode drops a knee in Hardy’s back, then drops a double axe to Hardy’s back. Roode slams Hardy head first into the turnbuckle. Roode charges and splashes Hardy in the corner before hitting a snap mare, and leaping over snapping Hardy’s head and neck on the way over. Roode locks in another rear chin... (Continues on next page)