shoulder, and AJ takes advantage, hitting a flying armbar. Styles locks in the cross face, and Roode is forced to tap out.
Roode 2 – Styles 1
Styles catches Roode with a punch to the shoulder before he starts wrenching away, tearing and punching at Roode’s arm. Styles steps over and locks in an arm bar, putting all the pressure on Roode’s elbow. Roode is able to reverse it by wrenching away at Styles’ leg. Styles breaks the hold with an eye rake and gets to his feet, hitting Roode with a kick to the chest, then a couple of chops and forearms. Styles wraps Roode’s arm around the rope and pulls on it, but Roode fights him off. Styles continues the assault, but Roode comes right back with a back elbow, and a big clothesline that takes Styles down to the mat.
We’re down to the last ten minutes and Styles scores a roll up out of nowhere for another three count.
Roode 2 – Styles 2
Roode and Styles trade rights in the middle of the ring, and Roode kicks Styles in the leg. Styles punches at Roode’s shoulder and Roode kicks right back at Styles’ leg. Styles connects with a big jumping kick, but Roode comes right back with a big spinebuster that takes AJ down for another near fall.
Roode hits Styles with a kneeDT, continuing to wear down Styles’ leg. Roode stomps at Styles’ knee before grabbing him by the legs and slingshotting him into the corner. Styles lands on the middle rope, then leaps out with the moonsault DDT, not hitting it clean. Styles goes out to the apron and hits the springboard 450 for another three count.
Roode 2 – Styles 3
Roode charges Styles in the corner, but Styles is able to catch him with a couple of rights, then a big clothesline. Styles beats on the champ in the corner, hitting him with a big head butt. Roode catches Styles with a boot to the gut, then a kick to the knee. Roode goes for a clothesline, but Styles avoids it. Styles is able to kick Roode into the corner, but when he charges in, he’s back dropped to the apron. Styles yanks Roode’s arm down across the top rope. When Styles comes back into the ring, Roode sits down for a pin, and holds on to the ropes to get the three count.
Roode 3 – Styles 3
Styles takes the fight to Roode, peppering him with rights as he’s furious about Roode’s cheating. AJ takes Roode into the corner and beats on him for a bit before seating him on the top rope. Styles goes up in the corner after Roode and tries for a superplex, but Roode fights him off, avoiding the move. Styles charges up the turnbuckles, launching Roode out of the corner with a top rope arm drag that puts Roode down right on his shoulder. Styles hits Roode with an arm capture belly to back suplex. Styles picks Roode up and goes for a suplex, but Roode kicks away at the knee again, stopping it. Roode goes for a fisherman’s suplex, but Styles reverses into a roll up for two. Styles connects with the Pele kick, and gets himself psyched up, much to the delight of the crowd, and we’re down to two minutes.
AJ tries for the Styles clash, but with his injured knee he’s not able to hit the move as his knee gives out. Roode rolls to the outside, so Styles hits the ropes, and launches himself over the top with a huge tope out on top of Roode, and we’re down to under a minute.
The referee is continuing the count, and AJ sees that he only has about 30 seconds left. Both men make it back into the ring before the 10 count, but Roode bails to the outside yet again. AJ gives chase, but Roode continues to evade him as the clock continues to count down. Roode runs down the clock to zero.
STILL TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Bobby Roode