- We get a video package highlighting the return of Sting, and the match he will be having tonight with Aces and Eights member DOC.
DOC vs. Sting
DOC attacks before Sting can even make it to the ring, but Sting ducks a clothesline and sends DOC crashing into the ring steps. Sting slams DOC into the barricade before hitting him with a couple of big right hands. Sting fights DOC back through the crowd out where DOC entered the building. Sting locks on a rear chin lock, but he’s attacked from behind by other members of Aces and 8′s.
DOC brings things back to the ring, and the bell is rung for the first time in this bout. DOC goes right for the cover, but he’s only able to get a two count. Sting catches DOC with a low kick, but DOC comes right back with a powerful right hand. Sting falls to the outside, and DOC is quick to follow, coming in with a big nasty kick. DOC blasts Sting with a big right hand before launching him into the ring steps. DOC comes in and kicks at Sting hard before slamming him into the steps again.
DOC kicks at Sting and fights him up the entrance way, blasting him with repeated right hands. DOC hits Sting with another big boot before bringing things back into the ring. Sting kicks away at DOC’s ankles, cutting him down to the mat. DOC is quick to respond with some nasty stomps and right hands. DOC goes for the pin but he only gets a two count. DOC clamps on a rear chin lock, trying to wear down the Icon.
Sting is able to fight to his feet, but DOC takes him right back down and hits a big splash. DOC hits Sting with an elbow to the back of the head before choking away at the Stinger. DOC rips at Sting’s face in the corner, but when he breaks, Sting comes back with a chop block. Sting tries for the Scorpion death drop, but DOC holds on to the ropes. Sting is persistent, and he’s able to drop the big man to the mat. Sting attacks the legs of DOC, then hits a couple of clotheslines. Sting sends DOC into the corner and hits a Stinger splash. He drops DOC with the death drop, and pins him for the quick three count.
After the match, other members of Aces and 8′s pour out to ringside, pulling DOC from the ring and surrounding Sting. Bully Ray makes his way out from the back and he chases off the members of Aces and 8′s.
JB is backstage one more time with Bobby Roode. Roode says he and Aries are going to act as a team tonight and take out Jeff Hardy. They agree that he doesn’t deserve to be a World Champion. When you think of World Champions, you think of men like Austin Aries, and more importantly Bobby Roode. So they’ll get rid of the garbage, and then the light can shine on the two best wrestlers in the world today. Aries might have a fluke victory in the past, but tonight will be different as Roode will leave with the World Championship.
- This leads into a video package, highlighting the events over the past few weeks that have led up to this match.
Triple Threat for the TNA World Heavyweight Title
Bobby Roode vs. Austin Aries vs. Jeff Hardy
After formal ring introductions from JB, we’re ready to kick off the final match of the evening.
The bell rings and Aries and Roode each call for the other to help them. They have a quick talk, then double team the champion, beating him down in the corner. Roode kicks away at Hardy, then the two whip Hardy across the ring. Hardy hits Roode with a back elbow and Aries with a headscissors. Hardy hits Aries and Roode with a bulldog/clothesline combo. Hardy tries to take Roode out early, but it’s broken up by Aries. Hardy hits the low dropkick on Aries, but he’s attacked from behind by Roode.
Hardy is able to toss Roode to the outside before throwing Aries across the ring. Hardy heads out to the ring apron and launches himself off at Roode, throwing a giant flying clothesline. Hardy rolls Roode back into the ring and follows behind, trying for the twist of fate. Roode pushes Hardy off and hits the spinebuster. Roode gets a two count, which frustrates him, so he mounts Hardy and rains down with a series of right hands. Roode plants Hardy with a belly to back suplex, putting him down to the mat hard.
Hardy hits Roode with a couple of right hands before Roode takes him into the corner and beats him down. Aries is able to take Hardy off his feet from the outside. He hits a springboard corkscrew press, and continually tries to pin Hardy. Hardy won’t stay down for more than two. Aries heads to the middle rope and dives off with an elbow to Hardy’s back.
Hardy begins to fight back, catching Aries in the corner with a series of right hands. He turns around and fights off Roode before whipping him into Aries. Hardy hits Aries with poetry in motion in the corner. Hardy stacks Aries and Roode side by side and goes to the top, but he’s stopped by Roode and Aries. Roode hits Hardy with a stomp to the gut before choking Hardy with his boot. Aries and Roode hit a double back elbow that’s good for another two count.
Roode and Aries place Hardy on the top turnbuckle, then fight about who gets to give him a superplex. Roode heads up and is the one who gets to execute it after a bit of arguing, but Hardy still won’t stay down for a three count. Hardy attempts to fight back, but Aries places him on the top turbuckle. Roode gets Aries on his shoulders, and Aries tries for a belly to back superplex from Hardy, but instead, Hardy hits a big kick to Aries who’s in doomsday position.
Hardy hits Aries with a leaping clothesline, then he sends Roode from the ring and crashing into the barricade. Hardy is surprised by Aries who shoves him out to the floor. Roode holds up Hardy for Aries to hit the heat seeking missile, but Hardy moves and Aries drives Roode into the barricade. Hardy sets up the ring steps and uses them to launch himself into Aries up against the barricade. Hardy heads back into the ring and... (Continues on next page)