Tenay and Taz reviewed how each man made it the finals.
Jeremy Borash interviewed Bully Ray. Ray said that he didn’t expect to wrestle twice but when you have to get something done, you do it yourself. He said that he couldn’t count on Gunner just like he couldn’t count on Devon all those years. He said that when you think of tag team wrestling, you think of him but it’s not about his 23 World Tag Team titles. He said he knows Roode’s neck is messed up and he’s coming for it, then he’s going to Philadelphia to piss off the wrestling world and become the new champion.
Bound for Glory Series Finale: Bully Ray vs. Robert Roode
They had a long faceoff at the bell. Ray stalled at first. The crowd was solidly behind Roode. They finally locked up but once Roode armdragged Ray, Ray rolled out to the floor. Roode was favoring his neck after the move.
Ray nails Roode, who fires back with a shot of his own. Ray, frustrated, wandered around the ringside area.
They lock up and Roode brings Ray to the ropes. Roode nails him with shots to the ribs. Ray shoulderblocked Roode down. Ray covered him for a near fall.
Ray went for an armdrag but was caught in a Fujiwara armbar, then a crossface. Ray was able to slip out and turn it into a pinfall but Roode escaped.
They went back and forth with strikes and slaps. Ray taunted Roode to fire back and fight him and Roode did with a flying forearm and clothesline. Roode whipped Ray into the corner but it was reversed. Roode tried to kick off Ray but Ray caught it. Roode nailed him and hit a Buff Blockbuster off the ropes for a near fall.
Roode went for a suplex but was caught with an Uranage for a two count. Ray nailed a Bubba Bomb for a two count. Roode finally nails a spinebuster and scored the pin.
Your winner and number one contender for the TNA title, Robert Roode!
Backstage, Jeremy Borash said they wanted to take a moment to send their best to everyone who lost someone on 9/11. He brought in Rosita, introducing her under her real name Thea Trinidad. She said that they say things get easier over time, but you never get over losing a loved one. She said she wakes up every day without her father and there is always an empty place at the dinner table. She noted her father was an amateur wrestler and was the first person to teach her a proper headlock. She noted that today was an emotional day and spoke about her dad, saying she used to tell him that she was going to be a wrestler one day. She thanked everyone for their support. Borash told her that her dad was “watching his baby girl.” A sincere and wonderful touching moment. I can see someone pointing out that she was out of character and is supposed to be a heel, but really, in the scheme of things, who the hell cares?
TNA champion Kurt Angle vs. Sting vs. Mr. Anderson
Sting and Anderson worked over Angle together to start the match out. Anderson whipped Angle into the corner to set up a Stinger Splash. They each stomped on Angle’s hands. Sting holds the champion for Anderson to nail. Anderson then returns the favor.
Sting clotheslines Angle over the top to the floor, leaving the challengers in the ring. They look at each other and face off. Anderson shoulderblocks Sting down to the mat. Sting returns with a hiptoss. He grabs a headlock but is forced back into a corner. Anderson missed a punch but is caught by a Sting right hook. Anderson reverses a whip into the corner and nails a clothesline.
Anderson stomps Sting and bodyslammed him. Angle tripped Anderson as he rebounded off the ropes and clotheslined him after pulling him to the floor. Angle and Sting went back and forth in the ring. Sting whipped him into the buckles and went after Angle’s legs with kicks to the back of the legs for a two count. He continued to assault Angle’s legs kicking at the hamstrings.
Sting suplexed Angle for a two count. Anderson returned to the fray and covered Angle for a two count. Anderson nailed a spinning neckbreaker. Sting drilled Anderson with clubbing shots to the back of the neck. They exchanged punches in the corner.
Sting went for a German suplex but Angle grabbed Sting so all three did the move at once. That looked great. Angle remained in control, working on Sting as Anderson was out laying on the apron. Angle nailed a snap suplex for a two count. Sting returned to the fray. Anderson nailed a leaping kick and covered him but Angle broke it up.
Anderson went for the Mic Check but Angle broke free with a series of elbow and began nailed a series of German suplexes. Sting recovered so Angle began nailing them on Sting as well. Angle covered Sting for a two count, then tried the same with Anderson. No dice.
Angle positions Anderson on top and drills him with several rights. Angle went for a superplex but Anderson fought him off. Angle recovered and tossed Anderson with a big suplerplex for a two count. Angle goes for the Olympic Slam but Sting slips out and Angle is nailed over the top to the floor in a nasty bump.
Sting locks in a Scorpion Deathlock on Anderson. Anderson almost gets to the ropes but is pulled back to the center of the ring. Angle hits the ring and breaks it up, then nails an Angleslam for a two count. Angle nailed an Olympic Slam on Anderson for a two count, pulls down the straps and locks on an anklelock.
Sting rolls through, sending Angle into an Anderson Mic Check. Angle barely gets his shoulder up. Sting is caught on Anderson’s shoulders but fights him off, nailing the Scorpion Deathdrop.
Sting ends up on the outside, where Hulk Hogan maces him. The crowd immediately chants for Hogan. A blinded Sting returns to the ring and tries to grab the referee for a Deathdrop but Angle nails him with the Olympic Slam and pins Sting.
Your winner, Kurt Angle!
They attempted to close the show with a Bound for Glory video but at least on my cable company, they cut the feed.
Did they really do THREE blinding finishes on the same show? Ridiculous.
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