European uppercut, but he runs into a back elbow from Angle. Angle charges Joe, and Joe back drops him over the top and to the outside.
Joe flies through the ropes with an elbow suicida to Angle. Joe rolls Angle back into the ring, but he catches a kick to the chest from Angle on his way back into the ring. Angle stomps away at Joe in the corner, kicking him repeatedly. Joe is able to send Angle into the corner and hit an elbow enzugiri combo. Joe tries for the muscle buster, but Angle fights it off with a head butt, and then hits a missile dropkick.
Angle locks in a rear chin lock, cranking back and wearing down Joe. Joe fights up and elbows his way out of the hold, but he runs right into a big belly to belly release suplex. Angle goes for the pin, but Joe kicks out at two. Angle buries his knee in Joe’s back and locks on another rear chin lock. Joe fights to his hand and knees, then up to his feet. Joe elbows his way out again and after a weird moment, Joe goes up in the corner. Angle charges up after, but Joe pushes him away. Joe hits a leg lariat from the middle rope for another two count.
Joe hits Angle with a couple of clotheslines, but runs into a back elbow. Joe hits Angle with an inverted atomic drop out of nowhere. A big boot/senton combo leads to a two count for Joe. Angle rakes at Joe’s face, but runs right into a big snap slam. Joe tries for an arm bar, getting it, but Angle reverses into an ankle lock out of nowhere. Joe fights out, but Angle catches him for a German suplex. He holds on and hits a second suplex. He maintains his grip still, and connects with a third suplex, releasing this time.
Angle tries for the Angle slam, but Joe rolls out. Joe boots Angle in the face. Joe places Angle up in the corner and tries for the muscle buster. Angle rolls out of it and goes right into an ankle lock, standing to his feet. Joe kicks Angle away, and when Angle charges in, Joe puts him down with an STO. Joe seats Angle on top and this time connects with the muscle buster. Joe goes for the pin, but Angle kicks out at two.
Joe waits for Angle to stand and clamps on the rear naked choke. Angle drops down and locks in the ankle lock. Joe crawls for the ropes, but Angle pulls Joe back to the center of the ring. Joe goes to kick him away, but breaks the hold and locks in the rear naked choke instead. Joe locks his legs around Angle’s body, but Angle elbows Joe’s knees. Angle fights to his feet, and hits the Angle slam to break the hold. He goes for the pin but Joe kicks out at two.
Angle pulls his straps down and goes for the ankle lock, but Joe kicks him away. Angle tries for another Angle slam, but Joe rolls through and goes right into the rear naked choke. Joe fights him down to the mat and locks up Angle’s left arm. Angle tries to use his one free arm to fight off the hold, but he’s fading. Earl Hebner calls for the bell as Angle is deemed unable to defend himself.
Winner (by KO): Samoa Joe
Last Man Standing Match
- AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels
We get a video package that highlights the events leading up to this match, including all of the hoopla with Dixie Carter and her husband that was super confusing, and pretty disappointing when it all came out to tell the truth.
Christopher Daniels is the first man to make his way out to the ring. He gets a lot of heat from the crowd on his way into the ring.
AJ Styles is out next, and even though this has been a blood feud, he still stops to pose at the top of the ramp, and walks slowly and cooly to the ring.
The bell rings and Daniels bails to the outside where he does a quick set of jumping jacks. Daniels heads in and back out for a quick bit of stretching. Another quick trip in and out leads AJ to chase Daniels. When they both get into the ring, Daniels spits in AJ’s face.
Styles comes back with repeated right hands until Daniels bails from the ring again. Styles backs Daniels up into the barricade hard. Daniels fights back with chops, and a clubbing blow to the back. Styles comes right back, slamming Daniels into the barricade. Daniels responds with an elbow to the back of the head before rolling into the ring.
Daniels stomps away at Styles, but when Daniels hits the ropes, Styles hits a crazy dropkick out of nowhere. Styles blasts Daniels with a kick to the chest before stomping away at his hand. Daniels backs Styles into the corner, but Styles responds by suplexing Daniels into the corner turnbuckles. Styles slams Daniels to the mat and goes for a fist drop, but Daniels moves. Daniels takes Styles into the corner and chops away at his chest. Daniels misses with one, and Styles turns it around, chopping at Daniels. Styles catches a big right hand from Daniels out of nowhere, which is followed up with a big boot to the side of AJ’s face.
Daniels and Styles head to the outside. Daniels tosses a chair into the ring before turning back to Styles and tearing at his face. Daniels rolls Styles into the ring and he turns to the chair, opening it and setting it up in the middle of the ring. Styles fights Daniels off and uses the chair to leap off of for a splash, but Daniels moves and puts Styles down with a urunage on the chair.
Styles rolls to the outside to get to his feet, so Daniels follows and beats on Styles, slamming him down face first into the steel steps. Daniels catches Styles with a couple of right hands, and Styles is busted open. Daniels suplexes Styles on the arena floor. Daniels takes the ring steps and sets them on their side. He tries to whip Styles into them, but Styles fights it off and hits Daniels with a big right hand. Styles runs into a big boot from Daniels and he’s thrown into the ring. Daniels puts the bent chair on the mat before whipping Styles into the corner hard. Daniels grabs the chair, but Styles kicks him in the back of the leg.... (Continues on next page)