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FULL TNA AGAINST ALL ODDS COVERAGE: CHRISTIAN CAGE VS. KURT ANGLE, ABYSS VS. STING - PRISON YARD MATCH, SABIN VS. LYNN, SAMOA JOE & MORE

By Mike Johnson on 2007-02-11 23:00:00

They aired a video feature on the Prison Yard Match.

Jeremy Borash interviewed a masked Sting.  He said that he's had a blowtorch on him for 20 years.  He said that living under Abyss' mask has given him a new perspective on Abyss' pain and guilt.  He said that the only way Abyss can move forward is to leave the past behind.  Sting said Jim Mitchell is preventing Abyss from doing this and tonight he would take the leech and the devil out of Abyss' life.

Sting vs. Abyss: Prison Yard Match

They start the match outside the Impact Zone brawling.  Sting throws Abyss into a dumpster and then nails Abyss with several trash cans.  Abyss kneed Sting in the stomach.  He tossed Sting atop of a table, that was on wheels.  He rolled it into a dumpster, then picked up Sting and tossed him into the dumpster. 

Abyss set up a table but Sting nailed him with a piece of tile.  Abyss landed on the table.  Sting did a pretty cool looking dive off the dumpster through a table on Abyss.  So far, really entertaining.

They brawled back into the Impact Zone.  Sting nailed Abyss with a chair, then tossed Abyss into a ringpost wrapped in barbed wire.  Sting then pulled a barbed wire bat from under the ring and raked it over Abyss' arm.  Sting called for the cage to be lowered. 

Sting knocked Mitchell to the floor, then removed a belt from around Mitchell's waist.  Sting punched Mitchell with it.  He began whipping Mitchell and choking him with it, but Abyss attacked Sting and threw him into the railing.  Mitchell is bleeding from the head, by the way.

Abyss brought a table into the ring.  Abyss tried to toss Sting into the cage but Sting fights back.  He tossed Sting into the corner, then grabbed a flashing police light from on top of the ringpost.  He slammed it over Sting's head, shattering the glass.  Abyss tossed Sting in the cage but was unable to close the door. 

Abyss went under the ring and pulled out a barbed wire board.  He tried to whip Sting into it but Sting fired back with some offense.  He rebounded off the ropes but was caught by Abyss with the Black Hole Slam.  Abyss tried to close the door on the cage but Sting put his arm in the way,  Abyss backed up to charge the door but Sting kicked it open.  It looked like it either missed or grazed Abyss. 

Sting hit a Stinger Splash in the corner, then nailed the Scorpion Death Drop.  Sting put Abyss in the cage.  Jim Mitchell tried to attack Sting, but Sting grabbed him and locked on the Scorpion Deathlock.  That allowed Abyss to attack Sting from behind.  Abyss set Sting up on the table, then began climbing the cage.  Sting gets up and puts the barbed wire board on the table.  Abyss, climbing the cage, doesn't realize it.  Sting nails him with the barbed wire board, then powerbombs Abyss off the cage through the table and barbed wire board. 

Sting locked Abyss in the cage and locked it shut, winning the match.

Your winner, Sting!

I actually enjoyed the hell out of this match.  It was a fun brawl and while the means to winning the match were silly when you think about it, there was a lot of good work here from both Abyss and Sting.  I'd even say this was Sting's best TNA match to date.

Sting attacked Mitchell and security kept trying to restrain him as Abyss helplessly reached towards Mitchell.


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