Kurt Angle comes down to the ring and talks about revenge. He calls out Ken Anderson, who comes to the ring from the secondary entrance wearing an Aces & Eights jacket. He asks if Angle wants to fight next week, and shakes his head. Anderson says he doesn't want to fight Angle next week…because he wants to do it now. Anderson gets in a cheap shot, punching out Angle. Kurt fights back, tackling him to the crowd and firing away with wild rights and lefts. Anderson bails out of the ring, and Angle tells him it's just going to be the two of them 1-on-1 next week during Open Fight Night. And that match is going to be contested inside a steel cage.
(4) TNA World Heavyweight Championship
We come back from our final commercial break of the night, and Daniels is completely in control of the World Champion. During the break, Kazarian beat down on Hardy on the outside as Daniels distracted the referee. Hardy was thrown against the steel steps several times, and rolled back into the ring. Daniels stomps away at his opponent in the ropes as Brian Hebner breaks things up. Taz is in full heel mode on commentary, calling Hardy's fans "puppets of the night" and that he's seflish and needs to get beat.
Daniels has Hardy in a modifed version of the Million Dollar, on the mat as the Impact Zone cheers the champ back to life. Daniels breaks the hold and sends Hardy off the ropes, but he's taken down with a lariat from out of nowhere. The two trade right hands back and forth, until Hardy flies off the ropes with a clothesline, followed by an atomic drop and standing dropkick. Hardy covers, but only get a count of two.
The two fight up to the top rope, with Daniels tryign and faling for a suplex. Hardy launches them both of the ropes and sends Daniels down hard with a front drop suplex! Hardy into the cover, but the challenger gets his foot on the bottom rope just in time. Hardy goes for Twist of Fate, but Daniels counters into the Angel's Wings! 1…2…No! Hardy kicks out!
Daniels tries for the B.M.E. but the champ moves out of the way. Hardy counters with Whisper in the Wind, but likewise, Daniels moves out of the way. Daniels tries for a second Angel's Wings, but Hardy counters out of it and gets a Twist of Fate, sending him into the ropes. Kazarian tries to save his partner, but Hardy decks him and gets yet another Twist of Fate on Daniels. Hardy goes high risk, and comes down with the Swanton Bomb. 1…2…3.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
After the match, Taz makes his way to the ring mocking "the Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy after his successful title defense. He asks Hardy what he's going to do when Aces & Eights destroys everything, and he's left laying. A masked member of Aces & Eights hits the ring and takes out Hardy's knee with a hammer, before leaving with Taz to end tonight's show.
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