Kurt Angle came out to cut a promo to remind the fans that he won the Number One Contender Match against Jeff Jarrett at Slammiversary. Angle said that he will face the winner of tonight’s match between Sting and Mr. Anderson at Hardcore Justice on August 7th. Angle says that he wants to fight Anderson whether it is for the title or not. Angle mentioned their cage match at Lockdown 2010. Angle also mentions how he and Sting have unfinished business dating back to the days of the Main Event Mafia. Angle also mentioned their Empty Arena match on Impact in January of 2009 which he called one of the best matches in Impact history, which neither man won. Angle says that because he has never beaten Sting, he wants the opportunity to do so.
Mexican America defeated The British Invasion. Rosita ran out and distracted the referee, causing Hernandez to drop an elbow on Magnus while he had Anarquia for the pin. He then rolled Anarquia onto Magnus for the three count.
Sting defeated Mr. Anderson to become a Five Time TNA World Champion. This was Anderson’s first title defense since winning the title at Slammiversary. Both men used each other’s finishers at points during the match. Later in the match, referee Brian Hebner was knocked out. Bully Ray came out, while still wearing his tuxedo, and attacked Sting. The lights went out and one of the clowns from earlier was in the ring attacking Anderson and Ray with a baseball bat when the lights came back on. The lights went out again and when the lights came back on, the clown and Ray disappeared. Sting picked up Anderson and hit the Scorpion Death Drop to win the match. As Sting celebrated with the title, the clown was on the stage and unmasked himself to be Kurt Angle.
In a match taped for Xplosion, Alex Shelley defeated ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero in the Xplosion Championship Challenge. At one point during the match, The Pope tried to talk with Devon’s kids before Devon came out to stop him. After Shelley pinned Pope, Shelley shook his hand.
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