asks them how it feels to be new champions. Robbie says they’re going this Thursday to Salt Lake City, and the party is going to continue. Jesse, Robbie and Mr. Olympia all put on goggles, then celebrate by spraying protein drinks all over each other.
JB is backstage and he recaps Kurt Angle declining joining the TNA Hall of Fame, then introduces Bobby Roode. Roode says what a shocker. Angle says he hasn’t live up to the standards of a Hall of Famer. That’s partially true, but what Roode said on Impact was true, that Roode is more deserving of an induction than Angle. Roode is in Angle’s head, because of that, and because he made Angle tap out. At Bound for Glory, Roode is going to prove that he’s a better wrestler, and he’s Hall of Fame bound, and he’s going to make Angle tap out, because it pays to be Roode. This leads into a video package highlighting the events over the past few weeks that led up to this match.
Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode
The bell rings and both men begin circling each other. Roode goes into the hammerlock and Angle reverses it. Roode takes Angle down to the mat and we get a quick stare down. Angle goes behind Roode, and Roode reverses, taking Angle down again. Roode ducks Angle and goes behind before transitioning into a side headlock. Angle tries to break it, Roode slides, holding on to Angle’s head. Angle breaks the hold but falls to a shoulderblock. Roode almost gets the crossface on Angle, but Angle avoids the hold and rolls to the outside.
Angle heads back into the ring and hits Roode with a couple of rights. Roode takes Angle to the mat and tries for a running knee, but Angle is able to counter, catches Roode’s ankle. Roode breaks the hold and sends Angle crashing to the outside. Roode invites Angle back into the ring, sitting on the rope and waiting for Angle. When Angle re-enters the ring, Roode takes the fight right to Angle in the corner. Angle scores with a belly to belly suplex, a big clothesline, and a belly to back suplex. Roode rolls to the outside to catch his breath.
Angle heads to the outside and both men fight. Roode sends Angle’s head crashing into the ring apron. Angle blocks a suplex and reverses, sending Roode crashing to the floor. Angle sends Roode back into the ring and catches him with a shoulder to the gut from the apron. Angle, on the apron, tries to suplex Roode to the outside, but Roode fights it off and snaps Angle’s neck across the top rope. Angle and Roode head back to the outside and Roode lays Angle on the ring apron, hitting and hits a couple of elbows to the chest before clamping on a rear chin lock.
Angle is up and out of the hold, but Roode is quick to clamp Angle right back into the hold. Roode will not let go, wearing Angle down and grinding him into the mat. The crowd is mostly behind Angle, with a small vocal minority for Roode. Angle fights up to his feet and trades right hands with Roode. Angle hits a big running forearm, the a clothesline. Angle catches Roode with a belly to back suplex, then a second. Roode avoids a third, but runs right into a belly to belly, and then a third belly to back suplex for another two count.
Angle waits for Roode to get to his feet, but Roode hits an arm drag and a big spine buster for a near fall of his own. Roode shoulders Angle, but Angle fights out and locks Roode in the ankle lock. Roode kicks Angle away, and Angle charges, but misses and hits the ring post shoulder first. Roode sends Angle to the mat with a single arm DDT. Roode gets Angle in the crossface, trapping his arm at the same time. Angle reaches the ropes and forces a break. Roode stomps Angle, picks him up, and seats him on the top rope.
Roode heads up after Angle and he tries for a belly to back superplex. Angle fights it off and sends Roode crashing to the mat. Angle stands on the top turnbuckle with his back to Roode. Kurt goes for the moonsault, but Roode rolls out of the way and traps Angle in the crossface, trapping the arm again. Angle counters by catching Roode’s ankle and standing, transitioning into a full-on ankle lock. Roode screams in pain and teases tapping out, but he’s able to roll through into another crossface. Angle almost taps out, but is able to turn it into a roll up. Roode counters into a roll up of his own.
Roode tries for a backslide, but Angle fights it off, and scores a two count. Both men won’t give up, and both go down to the mat. Angle and Roode are slow to stand, and they tread right hands, with Angle gets a German suplex on Roode, but Roode pulls the ref in a low blows Angle. Roode shoulders Angle into a crazy neckbreaker, but Angle won’t stay down. Roode picks up Angle, but Angle rolls through and catches Roode in the ankle lock again. Roode tries to kick Angle away, but Angle hangs on. Angle grapevines the leg, and Roode is struggling. Roode reaches for the ropes, but he fades, and looks like he passes out. The ref raises Roode’s arm, and drops it on the ropes, and it forces a break.
Angle doesn’t looks too happy as he picks Roode up to his feet and seats him on the top rope. Angle hits Roode with a series of rights, and heads up after him in the corner. Angle heads to the top rope and takes Roode to the mat with a top rope Angle slam. Both men are down.
Roode makes it to his feet and falls back into a pin, getting the three count.
Winner: Bobby Roode
The ref is checking on Roode and raising Roode’s arm, but Angle hasn’t moved. Angle is shown flexing his fingers. The ref finally looks over to Angle and calls in the trainer. The trainer calls down other doctors and trainers who are in checking on Angle. The stretcher is brought down, and Angle is placed in a neck brace and on the stretcher. Taz and Tenay talk about Angle’s past neck problems and surgeries.
Angle has taken off the neck brace, and he’s moving his arms, but he’s still put on the stretcher. Angle rolls off the... (Continues on next page)