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By Mike Johnson on 2007-01-14 22:57:00

Jeremy Borash interviewed Samoa Joe. Joe cut a good intense promo and promised to beat Angle into the ground for 30 minutes. He said that Angle made it personal so Joe will take it out on him. He promised to break Angle and take the NWA title shot.

Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle: 30 Minute Iron Man Match

Oh Lord please, leave the "creative booking" out of this and just let us have wrestling.

They went right to the mat at the bell. Angle worked over Joe with a headlock. Joe shoved Angle towards the ropes and took him down with a shoulderblock. Angle went to the floor. Joe challenged him to return to the ring. Angle returned to the ring. He and Joe began doing a ton of counters, then returned to their feet, facing off. Joe took Angle down with a tackle and he returned to the floor.

Back in the ring, Angle took down Joe with a big shoulderblock and began nailing uppercuts. You could see he was tagging Joe hard and wasn't holding back. Angle was whipped into the corner and clotheslined as he came out. Joe began peppering him with punches in the corner. Joe nailed Angle with a huge kick in the corner for a two count.

Joe began working over Angle with some matwrestling holds but Angle fought back to his feet. He drove Joe back into the corner and went after Joe's knee. Angle snapped a release belly-to-belly suplex. He measured Joe and kicked him in the face. Angle applied his foot over Joe's throat to choke him.

Angle hit a belly to back suplex for a near fall. Angle went right after Joe with a sidechinlock. Joe fought his way to his feet but was cut off with a kick to the gut. Angle snapmared Joe over then went to a sidechinlock. scissoring his legs around Joe's waist. Angle tried to suplex Joe but Joe reversed it.

With 20 minutes left, no falls taken.

They began battling back and forth. Angle whipped Joe into the ropes but Joe held on and didn't rebound. Angle went after him but Joe tossed him to the floor. Joe hit a running tope into a forearm, although it looked like he glancingly nailed Angle, then came down hard and hit his head on the rail.

Joe tossed Angle back into the ring, and covered him for a two count. Angle began coming back but Joe caught him with a powerslam for another nearfall. Angle came back to hit an overhead release suplex, scoring a two count. Joe went for the Muscle Buster but Angle evaded and rolled through. Joe caught Angle with a choke and Angle tapped out.

Samoa Joe 1, Kurt Angle 0 with 16:49 to go.

Joe charged across the ring and kicked Angle, then chopped him down to the mat. Angle came back to rock Joe with shot after shot. Angle went right back to the mat, working over Joe with a chinlock. He held Joe in it for a long time. He tried for the Olympic Slam but Joe reversed out of it and nailed a running knee. Angle came back with the Ankle Lock in the center of the ring. Joe tapped out.

Samoa Joe 1, Kurt Angle 1 with 13:54 to go.

Angle began focusing his attack on Joe's ankle and knee, kicking and stomping it. He began choking out Joe in the corner. Angle went back to the rear chinlock with the body scissor again. Angle tried to Olympic Slam Joe but as he came down Joe tried to do something but didn't catch Angle. Angle covered him real quick but Joe kicked up. Angle locked on the Ankle lock again and Joe tapped.

Kurt Angle 2, Samoa Joe 1 with 11 minutes to go.

Angle continued to work over Joe in the corner. Joe was limping bad. Joe finally came back with a big clothesline out of the corner. He began coming back with thrusts and punches, then hit a knee to the jaw of Angle. Joe grabbed Angle for the Muscle Buster but Angle rolled through with a sunset flip for a near fall. Joe went for it again but Angle rolled through for another two count.

Angle locked in the ankle lock but Joe rolled through. Angle's face hit the turnbuckles. Joe hit the muscle buster for the pin.

Kurt Angle 2, Samoa Joe 2 with 7:39 to go.

Joe limped towards Angle and began peppering Angle with right hands. Angle ducked a clothesline and tackled Joe's leg. Angle cinched in a toehold, then locked the anklelock in the center of the ring. Joe began trying to hold on and drag himself towards the ropes. Joe finally kicked off Angle, sending him into the ropes. Angle leaped off the ropes but Joe caught him. Joe went for a suplex but Angle rolled through and scored the pin.

Kurt Angle 3, Samoa Joe 2 with 5:17 to go.

Joe and Angle battled to the floor. Angle returned to the ring first and went after Joe as he returned through the ropes.  Angle continued to work over Joe in the corner.  He charged Joe but was caught with a uranage out of the corner. 

Joe put Angle on the ropes but Angle dropped down and pulled Joe's leg towards the ringpost.  He slammed Joe's knee into the post several times.  They stalked around ringside and returned, where they traded punches.

Joe put Angle on the top rope and kicked him in the head, then hit the muscle buster,  With 90 seconds left, Angle got his foot on the ropes.  Joe went for the choke but Angle escaped and went for the ankle lock.  Joe escaped and pummeled Angle with kicks and elbows.  Joe locked on the Ankle Lock but Angle was able to hold on to the bell.  Angle tapped out after the clock had expired.

Your winner, with 3 falls to 2, Kurt Angle!

Kurt Angle will challenge the NWA champion next month.

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