World Tag Team Title Match: Beer Money vs Mexican America
Earl Hebner, much like earlier tonight, preemptively kicks Sarita and Rosita out of ringside. Anarquia makes a grab at Roode from the apron right off the bell and Hernandez nails Roode, but Roode runs him over with a hard clothesline and then tags in Storm, who comes in with a facebuster on his knee and a neckbreaker for 2. Anarquia tags in and gets hiptossed, then Beer Money with a double back elbow and a pair of kneedrops for 2. Anarquia tries a wild swing and Roode ducks it and gets a Fujiwara armbar, but Hernandez ocmes in and breaks it up, so Beer Money do a wishbone split on Anarquia instead. Storm with a running clothesline on Anarquia, then Roode trips Anarquia from the floor and Storm boots him in the head to send him to the floor. Storm with another boot to the head to Hernandez, then clotheslines him to the floor and runs into Roode, who backdrops him over the top and onto Anarquia on the floor. Storm rolls Anarquia into the ring and covers for 2, then Roode tags in and goes at it with Anarquia until Hernandez nails him from the outside and then he comes in and both members of Mexican America wipe Roode out with a double shoulderblock. Hernandez just tosses Storm across the ring by the neck and covers for 2, then Anarquia comes in and hits a double underhook suplex for 2. Hernandez nails Roode with a Mongolian chop, but Roode catches him coming off the ropes with a spinebuster and finally makes the hot tag to Storm, who comes in and absolutely decimates Anarquia with clotheslines and a big backdrop. Storm with an Air Raid Facebuster for 2 on Anarquia, then Roode comes in and they hit a double vertical suplex on Hernandez. They do the BEER...MONEY! chant and Storm sets Anarquia on the top rope and hits a top rope Frankensteiner, followed by a top rope splash from Roode for 2. Hernandez nails Storm from the outside and Anarquia rolls him up for 2, but Storm dropkicks Hernandez to the floor and Roode shoves Anarquia off the top rope right into a superkick from Storm, who covers Anarquia and gets the win.
Winners: Beer Money
Great match thanks entirely to Beer Money, and absolutely the right outcome. Mexican America didn't seem quite able to hang with the champions here. Storm grabs the US flag and holds it high to a great reaction from the crowd.
Jeremy Borash is backstage with Kurt Angle, and Angle says that he's never really beaten Sting, and to be the best ever, he needs to do that. Angle simply says that he won't lose.
It's main event time!
Impact Wrestling World Title Match: Sting vs Kurt Angle
They tie up and Sting goes right to the arm with a wristlock, and Sting has purplish tights on tonight, making him almost look like some bizarre cross between the Joker and the Riddler. Angle takes Sting down with a side headlock, but Sting comes back with a hiptoss and an armdrag and bars the arm. Sting comes off the ropes and takes Angle down with a shoulderblock, but Angle comes back with an armdrag of his own and now he bars the arm with his knee grinding into the side of Sting's face for good measure. Sting regains his feet and rams Angle to the corner and then kicks his knee out from under him, then does it again. Angle sends Sting to the ropes and nails him with a back elbow, but Sting backdrops Angle to the floor and goes after him, ramming him into the ring steps. Sting follows that by ramming Angle into the barricade, then sends Angle back into the ring, but Angle hoists Sting up coming in and dumps him in a Samoan Drop. Angle mounts Sting with a rear chinlock, Sting tries to escape but Angle catches him coming off the ropes with a knee to the gut and a front backbreaker for 2, then goes back to the chinlock. Angle rams Sting back and forth from corner to corner, but Sting comes out the last time and lays Angle out with a clothesline and a DDT for 2. Angle catches Sting out of nowhere and dumps him with an overhead release suplex for 2, then he tries the Angle Slam, but Sting slips out the back and hits the Scorpion Deathdrop for 2. Now Angle ducks a wild swing and hits the rolling German suplexes and gets 2. Angle goes up top to try for the moonsault, but misses just like EVERY OTHER TIME HE'S EVER TRIED THAT MOVE. Sting capitalizes by hitting Angle with his own Angle Slam for 2, then gets Angle in the Scorpion Deathlock, but Angle makes it to the ropes. Angle collapses into the corner and Sting hits the Stinger Splash, but misses a second attempt and Angle hits the Angle Slam for 2. Angle charges Sting in the corner, but Sting moves and Angle crashes into the ringpost, and Sting hooks Angle's own anklelock and drags Kurt back out to the middle of the ring. Angle makes the ropes and then quickly hooks Sting in his own Scorpion Deathlock and, in a nice touch, holds his own ankle in pain since he had been in his own hold for so long. Sting makes it to the ropes, so Angle goes back to the rolling German suplexes, Sting fights his way out and goes for a slam, but Angle rolls through and gets Sting back in an anklelock, and Sting counters to a victory roll for 2. Angle goes for a kick and Sting catches it, and the referee gets sandwiched between Sting and the ropes so when Angle went for an enziguiri, Sting ducked and the referee gets wiped out. Sting takes Angle out with a clothesline and now both men are down, and Hogan comes in the ring with a chair and goes to hit Sting. Angle grabs the chair out of Hogan's hands and chases him out to the floor, then hits Sting with the chair and hits the Angle Slam and covers for the win.
Winner and NEW World Champion: Kurt Angle
Hogan and Angle have a staredown that really doesn't tell us much,
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