We start off with a look back at the events that led to Sting losing his mind and challenging Bobby Roode to a match at Victory Road, as well as Kurt Angle cutting a very jolly promo about his thoughts on Jeff Hardy. From there we open the show proper as Kurt Angle comes out with cuecards that list the many reasons he attacked Jeff Hardy, why he hates Hardy, and why fans love him. Angle says Hardy has lots of hair and he doesn't, he paints it all kinds of colors but having colored hair doesn't make you a champion. The way Hardy dresses by painting his face and putting socks on his arms is embarrassing, while Angle dresses professionally. At events, he'll be signing for fans and Hardy will show up late and all the fans leave him and flock to Hardy. That brings us to the girls who all love Jeff Hardy, which is fine because girls dig him too but he chooses to be a one woman man. But the biggest reasons is that there's over a hundred different Kurt Angle action figures, a hundred posters, a hundred t-shirts, but when he goes into his son's room, he sees Jeff Hardy pictures on the wall, he steps on a few Jeff Hardy action figures, and he goes to tuck his son in and see that he's wearing a Jeff Hardy t-shirt. He rolls him over to kiss him goodnight, but he has makeup on his face, purple hair, and socks on his arms. Angle's an Olympic gold medalist, yet Jeff Hardy is his son Cody's hero. Everywhere he turns he sees constant reminders of Hardy and how much the fans love him, so there's only one solution for Kurt Angle: Jeff Hardy has to get his ass out there now.
Hardy comes out and Angle tells him he just read the reasons he's not the World Champion, and there's only one solution: Kurt Angle vs Jeff Hardy at Victory Road, and that's where Kurt Angle will destroy Jeff Hardy. Hardy responds by slapping Angle in the face and taking him down to pummel him with right hands. Al Snow and Simon Diamond come running out to pull Hardy off of Angle, but he goes back after him and Angle is forced to drag himself out of the ring while Hardy grabs a mic and tells Angle he's on.
Bobby Roode is backstage reminding the Mystery Cameraman that he's the World Heavyweight Champion, and what Sting did was unprofessional and bad for business. The guy running the show books himself into the main event when there's so many other guys who deserve a title shot in the locker room, and it's a disgrace. Austin Aries comes walking by and they have a little powwow: they're both dominant champions, they're both the top of the heap in their respective divisions, and Sting's been trying to keep them both out of the spotlight. He hasn't had one main event yet, but when he wrote his thoughts in 140 characters or less, it landed him in the doghouse. Roode asks Aries if he has a minute, and they walk off to discuss business.
Gauntlet Match: Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs AJ Styles
Before the match starts, AJ says that he doesn't know what Daniels is holding over Kazarian's head, but WHEN he beats both of them, it's coming out in the open for everyone to hear. Daniels gets ready to tell AJ to forget about it, but Kazarian grabs the mic out of Daniels' hand and says he's on. So AJ slingshots over the top rope onto Daniels as soon as the words are out of Kazarian's mouth, then he throws him into the ring and starts destroying him. AJ with a hard suplex, then a backbreaker followed by a gutbuster, and a delayed vertical suplex for 2. AJ takes a feinted kick at Kazarian, then punts Daniels in the ribs as we go to commercial.
We're back, and AJ drills Daniels with a dropkick and then goes out to the floor to argue with Kazarian. Daniels blindsides AJ and spits at him, then sends him back inside and launches him into the air with a backdrop. Daniels with a stiff kick to the back of AJ, then whips him to the corner and AJ leapfrogs over him, but Daniels drills him with a straight right hand to the jaw and AJ goes down. Daniels sets for Last Rites, but AJ escapes and hits the Pelle Kick. AJ recovers and hits a couple of clotheslines and a springboard flying forearm. AJ with a fireman's carry neckbreaker for 2 and then goes for the Styles Clash, but Daniels...