–James Storm shoves Bobby Roode into a locker and says he better want to die to win, because Storm will have to be killed at BFG. King Mo steps in and says to save it for Sunday. I am looking forward to this match more than any other one on the card. The build, over a year, has been fantastic.
Jeff Hardy Defeats Bobby Roode Via Disqualification
What I Liked:
Once again, Hardy ends Impact and that cannot make Aries happy. This was by far the match of the night. We had excellent exchanges back and forth, with Hardy hitting a few of his typical moves. Roode was able to ground Hardy after the commercial break and focus on his upper body. Roode was able to slow down the match with a simple headlock. This was a great and compelling point in the match to create suspense. Hardy looked to pass out but got to his feet and reversed Roode into the corner. Hardy would then hit Whisper in the Wind, but gets only a two count. As the match nears its conclusion, Roode hits a picture perfect backbreaker. Hardy ends up hitting a Twist of Fate, but Roode gets a low blow and causes a DQ. This ended an incredbile match that lasted over 20 minutes. A Pay Per View quality match ends Impact. Austin Aries comes out and turns full heel on the crowd and Hardy. The show ends with Austin hitting the Brainbuster onto Hardy. Excellent work on the microphone and in the ring to end the show. I have been waiting for a real physical altercation, and it is only fitting that Aries stands tall.
What I Disliked:
The only thing that would have made this perfect was if Storm came out to help Hardy. Let him and Roode fight to the back and let the champion stand tall.
Impact Wrestling Grade: A-
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