Hardy catches Angle with a leg scissors that sends him into the side of the cage. Hardy hits the twist of fate and Angle is down on the mat. Hardy heads into the corner and goes up, but Angle is up and he hits the Angle slam from the top rope, planting Hardy on the mat.
Angle goes for the pin but Hardy is able to kick out at two. Angle hits Hardy with repeated rights. It's a little more obvious that Angle's leg is hurt now. Angle tries to escape, but Hardy pulls him down and drops him with a clothesline. Hardy begins climbing the cage, heading for the top, but Angle grabs Hardy by the ankle. Hardy, on the top rope, springs backwards for a big splash. Hardy pins Angle, but he only gets two.
Both men are slow to get to their feet. Hardy tries to escape through the door, but Angle grabs him in the ankle lock. Hardy rolls through and locks Angle into an ankle lock. Angle teases tapping, but he rolls over and kicks Hardy away. Hardy hits the twist of fate again. Hardy pulls himself up in the corner and heads up to the top rope. Hardy hits a big swanton out of the corner. Hardy heads up on the opposite side of the ring, going back to the top and hitting a second swanton, but it's still not enough to keep Angle down for a three count.
Angle begs off when Hardy gets back to his feet. Hardy comes in and Angle sends Hardy face first into the side of the cage. Angle his the Angle slam, but it's only good enough for a two count. Angle pulls his straps down and drops to one knee. He tells Hardy to get up. Angle goes for another Angle slam. Hardy fights it off and hits an Angle slam of his own. Hardy rips off his shirt and heads for the top. Hardy climbs all the way to the top of the cage. Hardy stands on the top and jumps off with a huge swanton. Hardy pins Angle, and this one is over.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
Well, these two men were able to breathe a little life into the crowd, which was more than welcome. I don't think it was in the same league as Undertaker/Triple H from Mania (as Angle claimed that it could be better), but it was still a good match, especially considering Angle's injury.
Knockouts Tag Team Championship Match
ODB and Eric Young vs. Sarita and Rosita
Sarita and Rosita are the first two competitors to make their way to the ring. They get no reaction from the crowd, who know that this match doesn't really have a shot at following Angle/Hardy.
ODB and EY make their way out to the ring next, wearing Nashville Predators Jerseys. Young climbs up the side of the cage, on the outside, before jumping back to the floor and celebrating with the fans.
ODB charges into the ring and goes right to work on both of her opponents, stomping and kicking away at them. ODB mounts Sarita and lays in with rights hands. Rosita jumps on ODB's back, but she ends up squashed in the corner. ODB squashes Sarita into Rosita. ODB hits Sarita with a hip toss, then press slams Rosita into Sarita. EY counts a pin, but it doesn't count, of course. Sarita and Rosita double team ODB, stomping and kicking away at him while EY amuses himself in the corner.
Rosita uses her boot to choke ODB in the corner before kicking away at her. Sarita tags in to the match and stomps away at ODB, laying in with a big knee. Sarita takes a second to attempt to seduce EY before going right back to assaulting ODB. Rosita makes the tag and comes into the ring, kicking away at ODB with her partner. EY heads into the ring, and this allows Sarita and Rosita to double team ODB with an assisted splash. Sarita and Rosita take some time to talk to EY, so ODB recovers, takes a shot, and goes to work. ODB slams Sarita, then Rosita before hitting Sarita with a spear. ODB shoulders Rosita and drops her to the mat, pinning her for a three count.
Winners and STILL TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champions: ODB and Eric Young
Rosita and Sarita quickly make their way to the back while EY and ODB celebrate with making out and a big spank to the behind from Young to ODB.
- Taz and Tenay discuss their thoughts about who will win the Championship match tonight, while saying that the Twitter voters overwhelmingly picked James Storm.
JB is backstage with Bobby Roode. Roode says tonight is the night that the entire wrestling world has been waiting for. He says that tonight is the night that James Storm has been waiting for. In his hometown, in front of his friends and family, a chance at the World Heavyweight Championship. He says that tonight he walks into the cage and proves to the world that what he says is true. He always has been and always will be better than you. He says the talking is over. Tonight isn't a wrestling match. It's a fight. Roode says he's out for blood. He hates Storm, and Storm hates him. He tells Storm to put his wife and kids to bed. He proves that he's the most dominant champion, and the 'it factor' of professional wrestling.
This leads into a video package, the same one that opened the show, that shows the extensive history between these two men.
Steel Cage match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
- Bobby Roode © vs. James Storm
James Storm is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he's driving what looks to be a vintage pickup truck out into the arena. Storm grabs a beer out of a twelve pack in the back, and he uses it to spray the crowd on his way out to the ring. The hometown boy definitely gets one of the best reactions of the night.
The Champion, Bobby Roode, is the next man out to the ring. He doesn't get nearly as favorable a reaction.
Roode takes his time getting in the ring, walking slowly around the ring first. James Storm comes up from behind and he attacks, hitting Roode with repeated rights before shoving him back first into the cage wall. Storm slams Roode into the barricade before taking the ring steps and setting them on their side. Storm slams Roode head first into the ring... (Continues on next page)