Hulk HoganTerry Gene Bollea
- Birthdate: 08/11/1953 (age 61)
- Height: 6'7"
- Weight: 302 Ib
Hogan enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980...
Hardy fights up to his feet and eats a back elbow from Roode. Roode chokes Hardy with his boot in the corner. Roode picks up Hardy to his feet, slamming him down to the mat before heading up to the middle rope. Hardy gets his feet up, and Roode is stunned. Hardy and Roode trade rights, with Hardy sending Roode into the corner before hitting a Russian leg sweep that’s good for two. Hardy ducks a couple of clotheslines, but he’s thrown to the outside hard, crashing out to the arena floor.
Roode heads to the outside where he throws Hardy into the ring steps hard. Roode brings things back into the ring and he goes for the pin, getting another two count. Roode puts Hardy in another rear chin lock, continuing to work over the champ. Hardy fights, trying to get to the ropes. Roode breaks the hold to hook on a body scissors. Hardy reverses into a pin for two. Roode and Hardy trade right hands again, and Hardy hits a flying forearm, then an atomic drop, and a low leg drop. Hardy hits Roode with his boots, then heads to the middle rope, hitting a big splash for two.
Hardy tries for a piledriver, but Roode reverses into a slingshot, sending Hardy into the corner. Jeff grabs on and hits the whisper in the wind, wiping out Roode for another two count. Hardy tries for a suplex, but Roode is able to reverse into a roll up. Hardy drops Roode with a back kick. Hardy hits a sit out front face suplex before heading up to the top for a big backwards leaping splash. Hardy gets another two count, but can’t keep Roode down for the win.
Hardy tries for the twist of fate, but Roode fights it off and is able to connect with the giant spinebuster for two. Roode picks Hardy up to his feet, where he’s surprised with a twist of fate out of nowhere. Roode saves himself by rolling to the outside.
Hardy heads to the apron and leaps out with a giant clothesline to Roode. Hardy tells the fans at ringside to back away. He pulls the steps out a bit and backs away. Hardy charges at Roode, leaping and launching himself off of the ring steps. Roode moves and Hardy crashes down into the barricade. Roode goes out into the crowd to bring Hardy back into the ring. Roode goes for the pin, but Hardy is still able to kick out somehow.
Roode seats Hardy on the top rope and goes up after him. Roode tries for a superplex, but Hardy pushes him off and down to the mat. Hardy hits the swanton bomb, but he can’t go right into the cover. Hardy gets to his feet and turns around into a spear from Roode for yet another two count.
Aces and 8′s are shown walking out from the back. Roode tries to get the ref’s attention and distract him. Roode calls in someone from Aces and 8′s, but no one budges. Roode turns around into a twist of fate from Hardy, who pins him for three.
Winner and STILL TNA World Champion: Jeff Hardy
After the match, Hardy has his belt handed to him, only for Aces and 8′s to attack. Hardy eats a powerbomb from one of the big guys. Roode breaks things up, asking what the deal is. He says he paid them, and he should be the champion. Roode ends up being attacked by the members of Aces and 8′s who gang up and stomp away at him before DOC hits him with a big chokeslam. The show ends with Aces and 8′s standing tall with their arms raised over Bobby Roode.