TNA’s “No Surrender” opens up with a special tribute to the 09/11 victims with the entire TNA roster on the stage including Jesse Neal in his Navy uniform. Pretty good moment here, gets a “USA” chant from the fans afterward. Rosita was visibly in tears (her father passed away in the Twin Towers that day).
We cut to the intro for tonight’s event and then lead into the first match which is for the #1 Contendership to the X-Division Championship!
TNA X-Division #1 Contenders Match
Kid Kash vs. Jesse Sorensen
Sorensen autographs a football for a kid before the match. After a chain wrestling exchange the two trade arm drags and nearfalls and then stalemate as they both go for a headlock at the same time. Kash starts to take advantage of Sorensen with big rights and forearms but Sorensen answers with another armdrag and then he grounds Kash with an armbar. Sorensen hits Kash with a series of big chops and slaps but Kash comes back on Sorensen and starts kicking Sorensen relentlessly in the chest and gets another nearfall. Kash hits a modified Front Suplext for a nearfall. Kash starts dominating Sorensen, hitting him with repeated strikes and stomps. Sorensen makes a comeback with knees and forearms and a dropkick for a nearfall of his own. Sorensen goes for his finisher but Kash counters with a knee to the gut. Kash goes for a Russian Leg Sweep but Sorensen counters into a Swinging Neckbreaker for another nearfall. Sorensen goes up top for the first time and dives with a Frog Splash Cross Body for a close nearfall. Kash comes back with a palm strike and then hits a Scoop Slam followed by a Knee Drop. Kash taunts the crowd and then starts kicking and kneeing Sorensen repeatedly. Kash argues with the referee and then hits another modified Suplex. Kash climbs up top and hits the Double Spring Moonsault! 1…2…NO Sorensen kicks out! Kash hits Sorensen with a WICKED chop and then whips him into the ropes but Sorensen counters and hits a Reverse Brainbuster! 1…2…3!
Winner & NEW X-Division #1 Contender: Sorensen via pinall (Reverse Brainbuster)
In the back Angle is whining to Hogan about having to defend his belt to Sting and Anderson tonight. Hogan argues with Angle and tells him there’s nothing they can do about it and it’s Angle’s job to defend the belt. Angle walks away and Hogan tells him to get ready.
Up next, is the first BFG Series Match: Bully Ray vs. James Storm
BFG Series Finals Match #1
Bully Ray vs. “Cowboy” James Storm
If Ray wins he is very comfortably in the #1 spot, Storm MUST win by submission to get the #1 spot and have any shot of winning the Tournament. Ray stalls before the match and rips up a fans “AJ Styles” sign at ringside. More stalling from Ray drawing lots of heat, and then Storm chases him but Ray slides in and out of the ring to frustrate the drunk cowboy. A big “P*ssy Ray” chant starts. Ray fakes like he’s going to stall more and then attacks Storm and starts beating on him in the corner. Ray continues to work on Storm beating him all around the ring. Ray whips Storm hard into the corner and then charges but Storm ducks him and hits an Armdrag! Storm immediately goes into a Cross Armbar! Ray fights and finally gets to the ropes to break the hold and rolls to the floor to catch a breather. Another “p*ssy ray” chant starts as Ray gets back into the ring. Storm immediately goes after Ray’s arm again working on it with an Armbar and transitions into a Stepover Armbar! Ray counters with a rollup but Storm kicks out and locks the Cross Armbar again! Ray rolls over into a pin and Storm kicks out and holds onto the submission again! Ray finally breaks the hold and rolls out to the floor again. Storm follows him out and starts beating Bully all around the ring. Storm slams the arm into the ring steps continuing to work on that arm. As Storm tries to get back in the ring Ray trips him and slams him into the ring apron. Ray takes a swig of Storm’s beer and then goes and finds a chair. The referee takes the chair away but as he throws it out of the ring Ray spits the beer into Storm’s face blinding him! Ray taunts Storm and then starts headbutting him repeatedly in the corner and lighting him up with chops. Ray calls for the Bully Bomb but Storm counters it into the Cross Armbar AGAIN! He’s got him in the center of the ring! Ray squirms and fights and finally gets to the ropes. Storm immediately trips Ray and locks in a Sharpshooter! Ray fights the hold and almost gets to the ropes but Storm pulls him back to the center of the ring and sits back on the hold! Ray crawls and fights again and once again gets to the ropes. Storm starts kicking Ray’s injured arm repeatedly and then slams it into the mat and locks in a Fujiwara Armbar this time! Ray rolls him over into a pin for a nearfall. Storm goes right back to working on Ray but Ray backdrops Storm over the top! Storm hits the Leaping Enziguri! Ray tries to spit beer into Bully’s face but he ducks and the referee is blinded! Storm ducks Ray and locks in the Cross Armbar again! Ray taps! The referee rings the bell and Storm is the new leader! Wait…the referee DQ’s Storm for spitting the beer!
Winner: Bully Ray via DQ
Ray: 52 points
Storm: 30 points
Both Gunner and Roode need a 10 point win just to tie Ray.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Mickie James (c) vs. Winter w/ Angelina Love
Mickie James dressed as Wonder Woman for this one. Winter attempts to attack Mickie before the bell but Mickie kicks her away and hits a Missile Dropkick. Mickie then goes after Angelina and beats her down at ringside. Winter then attacks Mickie from behind but Mickie whips her into the ring steps. Back in the ring Winter pokes Mickie in the eyes and then starts stomping on her and slamming her face into the mat. Mickie comes back with the Mickiecanrana out of the corner. Mickie dropkicks Angelina through the ropes but Winter attacks her from behind again. Winter hits a Vertical Suplex for the fist nearfall of the match. Winter tries to wear Mickie down with a submission but she counters with an arm drag only to eat a clothesline from Winter. Winter chokes Mickie on the middle rope and then she distracts the referee to allow Angelina to choke Mickie. Winter covers Mickie and gets another nearfall. Winter hits a Backbreaker and then she starts stretching Mickie over her own knee. Mickie counters it with knees to the face. Winter comes right back and hits the Swinging Backbreaker! Winter then locks in a headlock, but Mickie gets her foot on the bottom rope. Mickie comes back and trips Winter and rolls over into a Jackknife for a nearfall! Mickie then hits a Swinging Neckbreaker! Both girls are down now. The two exchange right hands and forearms as they get up and Mickie gets the advantage with a series of forearms and clotheslines. Mickie then hits a Flapjack! Mickie hits the Mick Kick! 1…2…NO Winter gets her foot on the bottom rope. Winter goes for an Enziguri out of nowhere but Mickie ducks and locks in the Half Crab! Winter fights it and gets the ropes. As the referee gets Mickie to break the hold Angelina slides the title into Winter. Winter swings but Mickie ducks and the referee takes it away. Mickie rolls Winter up and bridges for a nearfall. Winter slams Mickie into the corner and starts beating on her with shoulder blocks and stomps. Mickie fights back and goes for a Tornado DDT but Angelina trips Winter and pulls her out to the floor to save her. Mickie then dives off the apron with a Plancha onto Winter! Mickie goes after Angelina and chases her up the ramp. Mickie stops and runs back to the ring before she’s counted out. Angelina holds Mickie as the referee is checking on Winter and then Winter tries to spit the mist into Mickie’s face, but she ducks and Winter spits it in Angelina’s face! Mickie grabs Winter and Winter spits more in Mickie’s face as the referee was looking at Angelina! 1…2…3!
Winner & NEW Knockouts Champ: Winter via pinfall
In the back JB reminds us that both Roode and Gunner have to win via submission to tie Bully Ray. Gunner says he’ll break Roode’s leg to make sure he wins and gets that title shot. Ray walks up and tells Gunner that he’s not getting that shot and he better not win tonight but he better not let Roode win by submission either. Ray says Gunner doesn’t want to face him in the Finals.
TNA World Tag Team Championships
Mexican America (c) w/Rosita & Sarita vs. D’Angelo Dinero & Devon
Anarquia and Devon lockup and Devon gets the early advantage with a side headlock. Devon follows up with a shoulder block off the ropes and then he tags in Pope. Pope works on Anarquia’s arm and then tags Devon right back in. Devon works on the arm as well but Anarquia is able to fight out and tag Hernandez in. Hernandez eats a Shoulder Block from Devon and then Pope tags back in. Pope dives off the middle rope with an elbow to the arm of Hernandez as Devon stretches it out. Pope works on the arm and then tags Devon right back in. Pope & Devon whip Hernandez into the ropes and then Pope drop toe holds him and Devon hits a Diving Headbutt for a nearfall. Hernandez fights back with a knee to the gut on Devon and then tags Anarquia back in but Anarquia eats a hip toss from Devon. Pope tags right back in and the two whip Anarquia into the ropes. Pope hits an Atomic Drop and then holds Anarquia up in the air as Devon hits a Shoulder Block and Pope gets a nearfall. Rosita distracts the referee and Pope grabs her and kisses her! Rosita slaps him and then Pope actually dangles Rosita in the air by her damn hair! Anarquia attacks Pope from behind but eats a Hip Toss from Pope. Devon tags back in and climbs up top but Sarita crotches him as the referee was distracted by Hernandez. Anarquia tags Hernandez in and he hangs Devon up in the ropes and Hernandez leap frogs over Anarquia into a Cannonball on Devon! Anarquia tags back in and starts beating on Devon. Anarquia whips Devon into the ropes and hits a Back Elbow for a nearfall. Anarquia tags Hernandez back in and he whips Hernandez into the Corner Splash on Devon! Anarquia then charges and Hernandez lifts him way up into the air into a Splash on Devon. Anarquia distracts the referee and Sarita dives off Hernandez’s back with a dropkick on Devon in the corner. Hernandez gets a nearfall on Devon and then Hernandez locks in a Bearhug. Devon fights the hold with right hands and hits the ropes but gets destroyed by a Shoulder Block from Hernandez. Hernandez measures Devon and goes for another Corner Splash but Devon catches him with a Spear out of nowhere! Devon and Hernandez both down now. Devon tags out to Pope and Hernandez tags in Anarquia. Pope is on fire with clotheslines and elbows on Anarquia. Pope hits a Flying Forearm on Anarquia and then dropkicks Hernandez off the apron. Pope hits an Atomic Drop followed by a Shoulder Block on Anarquia. Pope then hits the 4-Up and the Flying Body Guillotine. Pope dives off top with a Flying Cross Body but Hernandez breaks up the pin. Hernandez knocks Devon off the apron. Hernandez then climbs up to pas Anarquia hits a Back Suplex on pope. Hernandez with the Frog Splash! Hernandez picks up Devon for something but Devon attacks him! Pope then hits a clothesline on Anarquia! Pope and Devon whip Hernandez & Anarquia into each other and then hit Double Shoulder Blocks on Hernandez! Sarita climbs into the ring and Rosita dives off the top but Pope catches her! Pope then spanks her as Devon spanks Sarita! Pope and Devon laugh and then Pope grabs Anarquia and hits a Backstabber! Hernandez comes in and gets taken out by Devon! Rosita distracts the referee and Sarita trips Pope as he goes for a suplex and Anarquia covers! Sarita holds down the leg, 1…2…3!
Winners & STILL Tag Champs: Mexican America via pinfall
In the back JB is with Mr. Anderson. JB asks if Anderson and Sting will work together tonight but Anderson says the truth is they don’t like each other but they have a common bond and that bond is they both hate Immortal. Anderson says they hate them all from that fat tub of lard, Bully Ray, all the way to the little “gray weasel” Eric “B*tchoff.” Anderson says the a**hole will do what he wants and get his way tonight.
Up next is Samoa Joe vs. Matt Morgan.
“Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe vs. “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan
This match stems from Samoa Joe going out and injuring several BFG Series competitors and Morgan taking exception to that (with him being injured himself). Morgan and Joe brawled on the last two Impact’s heading into this match, this is Morgan’s first match back from his pectoral injury a few months ago. Morgan goes after Joe as the bell rings but Joe comes back and lights Morgan up with nasty jabs and chops in the corner. Morgan then grabs Joe by the head and tosses him into the corner and hits some nasty chops and elbows of his own. He hits his repeated Back Elbows and then he follows up by a Running Knee on Joe in the corner. Morgan headbutts Joe and then he chokes Joe on the top rope and follows up by the Running Body Guillotine on Joe. Morgan drags Joe onto the apron and then hits a Leg Drop off the apron on Joe. Morgan slams Joe into the ring apron but Joe comes back and headbutts Morgan and then starts raking Morgan’s eyes. Joe rolls back into the ring and then hits the Elbow Suicida through the ropes onto Morgan on the floor! Joe then flips off the crowd as they start chanting for him. Joe rolls Morgan back into the ring and then he starts beating on Morgan with repeated Jabs and then he whips him into the opposite corner. Morgan leaps OVER the top rope and then headbutts Joe and dives off the top with a Flying Cross Body! 1…2…NO Joe kicks out! Morgan calls for the Carbon Footprint but Joe rolls out to the floor to avoid it. Morgan drags Joe back up onto the apron but Joe then slams Morgan’s arm onto the top rope going after that injured pec. Joe follows up with a Running Leg Lariat. A “Sloppy Joe” chant starts now. Joe chokes Morgan on the middle rope now. Morgan fights back with right hands and then he hits the ropes but Joe nails him with a back elbow! Joe slams Morgan into the corner and then hits a Running Back Elbow followed by the Leaping Enziguri! Joe covers Morgan and gets a nearfall. Joe beats on Morgan with right hands and then he hits an Arm Drag followed by a Leg Drop for a nearfall. Joe then goes right into a Keylock submission. Morgan gets to the ropes to break the hold but then Joe tosses him into the corner again and slaps him across the face. Joe tries to pick Morgan up but Morgan fights him off. Joe and Morgan exchange rights and forearms, but Morgan lays Joe out with a big right hand and then Joe answers with a kick to the head and Morgan comes right back with a Spinning Clothesline. Morgan hits a Corner Splash followed by a Sidewalk Slam for a nearfall. Morgan then sets up for the Chokeslam but Joe pokes him in the eyes. Joe then hits a Belly-to-Belly Suplex and gets a nearfall. Joe goes for the Coquina Clutch but Morgan fights it and runs Joe into the corner. Joe goes right back for it but again Morgan fights it, but this time Joe drops back onto his back and locks in the hold. Joe then scissors one of Morgan’s arms as he went to grab the ropes. Morgan uses his long legs to get to the ropes. Joe gets into Hebner’s face after he tries to pull him off Morgan. Joe then charges at Morgan but Morgan avoids him and hits the Carbon Footprint! 1…2…3!
Winner: Morgan via pinfall (Carbon Footprint)
After the match Joe looks like he’s going to go nuts.
In the back JB is with Beer Money. Roode says he’s been ready for this match for 15 years and he says it was Gunner & Ray who just several months ago almost put him out for good with his arm injury. Roode says this is his time and his dream, and he will walk into BFG and challenge for the World Title. Roode says he will make Gunner tap out and then he will whip Bull Ray’s fat ass. He says tonight they will find out that it pays to be Roode. Storm says he was hoping it would be them too but now he needs to go out and beat Gunner & Ray’s ass. Storm says the fans don’t chant his name because they’re his fans it’s because they believe in him. Roode says to do it for the fans, for Beer Money, but most importantly for himself.
BFG Series Match #2
Bobby Roode vs. Gunner
Both men need a submission victory to tie Ray and get to the finals, otherwise Ray wins the series. Roode locks Gunner in a Waistlock immediately but Gunner fights out of it. A “Bobby” chant starts as they lockup again. Roode locks Gunner in a side headlock and then he transitions into a hammerlock, but Gunner reverses it. Roode answers with a drop toe hold and then he locks in a front headlock. Gunner reverse it into a Hammerlock. Gunner transitions into a Headlock takeover but Roode reverses with a head scissors. Gunner fights it and rolls to the floor. Roode slams Gunner’s arm into the ring apron on the outside and then round kicks it repeatedly. Roode continues to kick the arm of Gunner and then he wraps it around the ring post and pulls on it. Gunner comes back and kicks Roode and then slams him into the ring apron. Gunner elbows Roode and charges at him but Roode side steps him and Gunner runs into the ring post. Roode rolls Gunner back into the ring starts putting the boots to that arm of Gunner. Roode grabs the arm and locks in a modified armlock or more like a Shoulderlock. Gunner fights it and hits a Spike DDT out of nowhere! Gunner slams Roode into the corner still selling that arm. Gunner grabs Roode and tries to lock in a Full Nelson but Roode hits him with a back elbow. Gunner answers with a Running High Knee and then he chokes Roode on the ring ropes. Gunner then Catapults Roode into the bottom rope. Gunner then hits a Swinging Neckbreaker as he’s working on Roode’s neck. Gunner locks Roode in a chinlock. Roode fights the hold and breaks it with elbows but then Gunner cuts him off with a punch to the head. Gunner then locks in a Headscissors on Roode. Roode crawls and gets his foot on the bottom rope. Gunner grabs Roode and goes for another Neckbreaker but Roode counters it into the Fujiwara Armbar! Gunner fights it and stops Roode from ever locking it in fully. Gunner then hits a big clothesline and continues to sell that arm. Gunner grabs Roode and hits a Neckbreaker again. Gunner grabs Roode and locks in the Full Nelson! Roode fights the hold but Gunner wears him down onto the mat holding onto the Full Nelson. Roode finally breaks it by getting to his feet and running Gunner into the corner repeatedly. Roode then takes off using his momentum to send Gunner into the turnbuckles to break the hold. The fans are getting behind Roode now. Roode and Gunner exchange big right hands in the center of the ring. Roode catches Gunner and locks in the Fujiwara Armbar! Gunner is able to counter and punch Roode in the neck. Gunner then goes for the Running Knee but Roode catches him with the Double-R Spinebuster! Both men are down now. Roode charges at Gunner but Gunner hits him with a back elbow and then goes for a DDT or something but Roode counters into the Fujiwara Armbar! Roode pulls back on the arm and Gunner fights and scraps to get to the ropes and break the hold. Roode starts to get a little frustrated now. Roode puts the boots to Gunner and then grabs Gunner’s legs but Gunner kicks him into the corner. Gunner charges but Roode gets his feet up and charges right into the High Knee from Gunner! Gunner stalks Roode and goes for the Full Nelson again but Roode blocks it and Gunner goes for the F5! Roode counters into the Fujiwara Armbar! Gunner almost reaches the ropes but Roode pulls him back and locks in the Crippler Crossface! Gunner taps!
Winner: Roode via submission (Crossface)
Bischoff comes out after the match and says tonight the tie breaker between Roode & Ray!
In the back Austin Aries says the time for talk is over and all of Kendrick’s crazy rants and Aries’ witty comments don’t matter. He says tonight is Total Nonstop Aries. He says Kendrick is a world class athlete but that won’t be good enough because he’s bringing his “A Double Game.” Aries says after tonight the fans will know why he is the most complete athlete and the next X-Division Champion.
X-Division Title is up next.
TNA X-Division Championship
“The Wizard of Odd” Brian Kendrick (c) vs. “A-Double” Austin Aries
Aries and Kendrick chain wrestle to kick off the match and exchange holds on each other with neither man getting an advantage. Aries rolls out to the floor to stop Kendrick’s momentum as he locked in a submission hold. Aries back in the ring hits Kendrick with a knee and then locks in a side headlock. Kendrick shoves Aries into the ropes but Aries nails him with a shoulder block. Aries then leapfrogs a charging Kendrick and then they exchange arm drags. Aries locks in a headlock but Kendrick counters it with a head scissors. Aries headstands to get out of the hold and then dropkicks Kendrick. Aries grabs Kendrick but eats an arm drag out of nowhere followed by another one and then a drop toe hold and a 2nd drop toe hold. Aries rolls out to the apron to take a breather so Kendrick goes over and grabs him. Aries shoulder blocks Kendrick through the ropes and then hits a Slingshot Sunset Flip but Kendrick rolls through and hits a nasty Roundhouse Kick. Kendrick then goes for Sliced Bread but Aries blocks it and rolls out to the floor. Kendrick slides out and ducks a clothesline from Aries. Kendrick then whips Aries into the guardrail and chokes Aries on it. Kendrick tosses Aries into the guardrail again and then Kendrick actually goes for Sliced Bread on the floor but Aries shoves him into the ring post. Aries then hits a Russian Leg Sweep on Kendrick into the ring post. Aries rolls Kendrick back into the ring and gets a nearfall. Aries chokes Kendrick on the bottom rope and then he slingshots over the top rope and slaps Kendrick on the back of the head. Aries covers Kendrick and gets another nearfall. Aries chops away at Kendrick and then he whips him into the ropes and hits a Back Elbow followed by a Jumping Elbow Drop for yet another nearfall. Aries sticks his knee into Kendrick’s back repeatedly and then locks in a weird submission that Taz refers to as a Stump Puller. He then transitions into a Headscissors. Aries then slaps Kendrick on the sides of the head with both hands. Aries picks Kendrick up and Kendrick answers with forearms out of nowhere, but then Aries catches him with a Gutbuster and then an STO followed by the Pendulum Elbow Drop! Kendrick rolls out of the way and then he hits a Jawbreaker. Kendrick goes for an Enziguri but Aries ducks it and slams Kendrick into the turnbuckles. Aries then goes for the Double Tap Dropkick in the corner but Kendrick catches him with a boot in midair! Kendrick then hits a Running Forearm followed by a dropkick and then an Enziguri! Aries falls through the ropes and his feet get caught up in the ropes! Kendrick then dropkicks him in the back to the floor and then follows up with a Suicide Dive through the ropes onto Aries on the floor! Back in the ring Kendrick dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick. 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Kendrick hits a Running Tornado DDT! 1…2…NO Aries gets his foot on the bottom rope! Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread but Aries tosses Kendrick slam over the top rope to the damn floor! Aries goes for the Heat Seeking Missile through the ropes but Kendrick avoids it and Aries slams into the guardrail! Ouch. Both guys crawl back into the ring and exchange forearms. Kendrick gets the better of the exchange but then Aries sidesteps him and Kendrick goes crashing to the floor again. Aries then hits an insane Slingshot Corkscrew Plancha! Back in the ring Aries slams Kendrick into the top turnbuckle and then slingshots into the ring into a Back Elbow! Aries then hits the Running Dropkick in the corner! 1…2…NO Kendrick kicks out! Aries picks Kendrick up but Kendrick rolls him up! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Kendrick hits several more rolls up but everytime Aries kicks out! Kendrick then goes for another one but Aries shoves him off and hits a Corkscrew Forearm! Aries then hangs Kendrick up on the top rope and hits a Hanging Swinging Neckbreaker! 1…2…NO Kendrick kicks out! Aries climbs up top and goes for the 450 but Kendrick avoids it and slings Aries into the corner! Dragon Suplex! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Kendrick grabs Aries and goes for the Sliced Bread but Aries blocks it and then back kicks Kendrick possibly in the nuts. Brainbuster! 1…2…3! NEW CHAMP!
Winner & NEW X-Division Champ: Aries via pinfall (Brainbuster)
On commentary Taz and Tenay go over the BFG Series Matches from tonight.
In the back JB is with Ray and he says he didn’t think he would have to show up and wrestle twice tonight and he has to do things himself because he couldn’t count on Gunner. Ray says when you think about tag team wrestling you think of him. He says it’s not about that tonight, tonight it’s about one more match. One more match he has to win to get his shot at the World Title. Ray says he can’t be stope and BFG is in Philadelphia. Ray says if Gunner did one thing right it was softening Roode up for him. He says he knows Roode’s neck is hurt and he’s coming after it. Ray says he IS the next World Heavyweight Champion.
BFG Series Finals
Bully Ray vs. Bobby Roode
Winner goes to BFG for the World Title Main Event. Ray and Roode meet face to face on the ramp, Ray talks trash to him. Roode is playing up the injury as he gets into the ring. JB does the Boxing style intors for this one. Big “Bobby” chant as the match opens followed by an even bigger “Beer Money” chant. Roode and Ray come face to face again in a cool moment. Ray decides to stall before they lockup like he did against Storm. Ray with MASSIVE heat as he grabbed an American flag at ringside and tossed it at a fan. Ray grabs a steel chair and slams it against the ring steps as Roode waits patiently. Roode then grabs a fans hat off his head, it was a HUGE dude too. Finally he gets back in the ring and they lockup. Roode hits an armdrag and Ray bails out to the floor immediately and Roode grabs at his neck selling it. Ray comes back and they lockup again and again Roode hits an armdrag. They lockup again and this time Ray forces Roode into the corner and nails him with a big chop. Roode shrugs it off and flips Ray off! Roode forces Roode into the corner again and hits an even bigger chop! Roode shrugs it off and slaps Ray! Roode hits Ray with a series of right hands and Ray answers with one of his own and talks trash to Roode. Roode LEVELS Ray with a big right hand! Ray rolls out of the ring in frustration. Roode still sells the neck though. Roode is really playing to the fans now. They lockup again and this time Ray gets Roode in a side headlock to wear down that neck. Roode fights it and shoves Ray into the ropes but eats a shoulder block. Ray locks in another side headlock but Roode shoves him off and eats another shoulder block and Ray immediately covers for a nearfall. Ray hits the ropes and goes for a hip toss but Roode blocks it and locks in the Crippler Crossface! Ray grabs the referee to try and pull himself to the ropes! Ray fights the hold and counters into a rollup but Roode kicks out immediately. Roode says he was “that close” from getting beat. They lockup again and Roode chops Ray. Roode then measures Ray and connects with a series of right hands. Roode attempts to whip Ray into the ropes but Ray reverses it and lifts Roode up into the air into a Hotshot onto the ropes. Ray then goes after the neck again with the Neckbreaker. Ray follows up with a Knee Drop for a nearfall. He immediately covers Roode again for another nearfall and then a third one. Ray slaps Roode and then slaps him on the back hard. Ray taunts him and then lights him the hell up with a nasty chop. Ray then hits him with another chop but Roode looks up and flips him off again! Roode’s chest is actually freaking bleeding! The two exchange chops now and Roode hits a series of forearms but Ray answers. Ray screams “FIGHT ME” and then slaps him. Ray and Roode exchange right hands and chops. Roode then attempts to whip Ray into the corner but he reverses it only to eat a forearm from Roode and then a clothesline. Roode hits another chop and then he attempts to whip Ray into the corner. He reverses it and then charges at Roode but Roode gets his boot up and then hits the Blockbuster off the top! 1…2…NO Ray kicks out! Roode then goes for the Payoff but Ray blocks it and hits a Rock Bottom! 1…2…NO Roode kicks out! Ray hits the Bully Bomb! 1…2……..NO Roode kicks out! Ray climbs up top and dives off with a Cannonball but Roode rolls away! Roode then hits the Double-R Spinebuster! 1…2…3!
Winner & NEW #1 CONTENDER! Roode via pinfall (Spinebuster)
After the match Roode celebrates with the fans. Roode looks like he’s been through a war, his nose is busted, his chest is red and bleeding, and his back is bleeding.
In the back JB takes a minute to acknowledge everyone that lost their lives in 09/11 and then brings Rosita and talks about her father who was killed in the 9/11 attacks. She says that people say time heals all wounds but it never gets easier. She says it hasn’t been the same since and her dad (who was an amateur wrestler) is her inspiration. Rosita says that she became a wrestler for him in his honor and everytime she goes to the ring he’s with her. Rosita thanks everyone in TNA as well as all the fans who have shown her support. JB says he’s sure her dad is very proud of her baby girl.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
“Olympic Hero” Kurt Angle (c) vs. “The Icon” Sting vs. Mr. Anderson
Boxing style intros for this one as well. Sting and Anderson attack Angle to start the match and beat him down in the corner. They beat Angle all around the ring and take turns with a clothesline (Anderson) and Stinger Splash (Sting) on Angle. The two then take turns stomping on Angle’s hands and then Sting holds Angle as Anderson hits Angle with right hands. Anderson then holds Angle as Sting puts the boots to him. Sting hits a clothesline on Angle sending him over the top to the floor and then he and Anderson look at each other. The two lockup and Anderson puts Sting in a side headlock and then Sting shoves him into the ropes and Anderson hits a shoulder block. Sting comes right back with a Hip Toss and then he locks in a headlock of his own. Sting attempts to whip Anderson into the corner but Anderson reverses it. Anderson then hits Sting with rights followed by a Scoop Slam for a nearfall. Anderson attempts to whip Sting into the ropes but Sting reverses it and Angle trips him and pulls him out to the floor. Angle clotheslines Anderson and then goes after Sting in the ring. Sting lays him out and then whips Angle into the corner and kicks Angle’s knee out from under him. Sting then hits an Atomic Drop for a nearfall. Sting whips Angle into the corner and then kicks Angle’s leg out from under him again. Sting picks Angle up and hits a Suplex for a nearfall. Angle rakes Sting’s eyes and throws him out to the floor. Anderson comes into the ring and clotheslines Angle followed by an Elbow Drop. Anderson puts the boots to Angle in the corner and then chokes him. Anderson picks Angle up and whips him into the opposite corner hard. 1…2…NO Angle kicks out! Sting rolls back in as Angle pokes Anderson in the eyes. Anderson comes right back with a Spinning Neckbreaker for a nearfall before Sting pulls Anderson off. Sting beats on Anderson in the corner and then he stands on Anderson in the corner. Sting whips Anderson into the corner but Anderson gets his boot up as Sting charges. Anderson then swings at Sting but he ducks and then goes for a German Suplex. Angle then comes from behind Sting and we get a TRIPLE GERMAN SUPLEX! Angle hits Sting with several right hands and then he picks him up and hits a Snap Suplex. 1…2…NO Sting kicks out! Angle locks in a Rear Chinlock while also a Body Scissors. The referee raises Sting’s arm twice and it drops but on the third time he holds it p and starts to fight the hold. Sting fights to his feet and breaks the hold with back elbows. Sting then hits a clothesline followed by a 2nd and 3rd one. Sting then hits the Stinger Splash! DDT! 1…2…NO Anderson breaks it up! Anderson goes for the Roundhouse Kick but Sting ducks and Anderson spins around into a Spinning Enziguri! 1…2…NO Angle breaks it up! Angle goes for the Angle Slam but Anderson blocks it and goes for the Mic Check! Angle counters into the Rolling German Suplexes! As Angle gets to his feet he grabs Sting and hits the Rolling German Suplexes on Sting as well! 1…2…NO Sting kicks out! Angle covers Anderson and gets a nearfall on him as well. Angle lifts Anderson up into the air and onto the top rope. Angle climbs up top with Anderson and goes for a Superplex but Anderson blocks it and headbutts him off. Anderson then sets up for something but Angle comes from out of nowhere leaping to the top and hitting a Superplex! 1…2…NO Anderson kicks out! Sting backdrops Angle over the top to the floor! Sting then grabs Anderson and goes for the Scorpion Death Lock! Anderson blocks it but Sting finally gets him over! Anderson fights the hold but Sting drags him to the center of the ring. Anderson almost taps but Angle climbs in and punches Sting in the back and hits the Angle Slam! 1…2…NO Sting kicks out! Angle stalks Anderson and goes for the German but Anderson blocks it and then swings but Angle ducks and hits the Angle Slam! 1..2…NO Anderson kicks out as well! Anderson takes the strap down and locks Sting in the Ankle Lock! Sting fights it and rolls through it sending Angle into the Mic Check from Anderson! 1…2…… NO Angle kicks out! Anderson grabs Sting and goes for the Green Bay Plunge but Sting counters into the Scorpion Death Drop! 1…2…NO Angle pulls Sting out and slams him into the guardrail. Hogan is in the crowd and sprays something in Sting’s eyes. Angle tosses Anderson to the floor. Sting rolls into the ring and grabs the referee thinking it’s Angle but Angle stops him and low blows him. Angle Slam, 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL World Champ: Angle via pinfall (Angle Slam)
That’s it for the 2011 No Surrender PPV, ROLL TIDE!