Ric Flair vs. Jay Lethal
Lock up and Lethal goes right for the headlock. Lethal drops Flair with a quick shoulder block. Lock up and Flair goes to the headlock. Flair drops Lethal with a shoulder block and Lethal fires back with dropkick. Lethal with a high back body drop on Flair and follows with a clothesline over the top rope. Lethal suplexes Flair back in the ring and catches him with a small dropkick to the chest. Lethal up top and catches Flair with another big dropkick. Flair then rakes the eye of Lethal to slow things down. Flair with a series of chops to Lethal in the corner. Lethal turns things around and starts chopping Flair. We get the Flair flop after he leaves the corner. Flair goes up top and Lethal hits a few chops. Lethal with a superplex on Flair off the top turnbuckle! Lethal goes up top and misses a moonsault attempt. Flair starts stomping over the leg of Lethal. Flair with a chop block on Lethal who starts to strut a bit around the ring. Flair signals it is Figure Four time and gets it locked in. Flair uses the ropes for leverage with the referee not looking. Referee Earl Hebner finally catches Flair. Flair gets in Hebner’s face and Lethal gets a close two count with a rollup. More chops from Flair in the corner. Lethal catches Flair with a flying forearm followed by a handspring flying elbow. Right hands and chops from Lethal to Flair. Lethal hits the corner and lands on his feet on the ring apron. Flair is pissed off. Lethal with a sunset flip attempt and Lethal pulls down the trunks of Flair to moon the crowd. Lethal fires back with a crossbody and splash from the corner over the knees of Flair. Flair lets out a loud, “Oh sh*t!” Lethal with a chop block on Flair. Lethal then locks on the Figure Four. Flair taps out.
Winner: Jay Lethal
After the match, Jay Lethal is overcome with emotion for his victory over Ric Flair. Flair gets on his feet and gets in the face of referee Earl Hebner. Hebner pushes Flair away. Flair rolls out. Lethal grabs a mic and yells, “Hey mom, I did it!”
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Jeff Hardy. Hardy said he will fly high tonight and become the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
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