TNA Championship Match
– Bobby Roode (c) vs. Sting
We get a video package looking at the two men, and the recent history between these two men that led to this match, and a recap of what happened the last time the two men met in the ring. We also get a look at what varying members of the roster think about this match.
Sting is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the TNA Hall of Famer gets a big pop from the crowd as he makes his way into the arena.
Bobby Roode is out next. Roode really looks likes he’s trying to channel Ric Flair with his sequined ring robe.
After formal ring introductions from JB, we’re finally ready to kick off the main event of the evening.
Roode avoids Sting, heading to the outside to take his time removing his ring gear. He heads back into the ring with his title, and finally hands it over to the ref. Roode heads into the ring, but heads right back out when Sting charges in. Roode heads in, and the bell rings. Roode bails right back to the outside. Roode heads right back in and out of the ring.
Roode heads into the ring and catches Sting heading in, stomping him. Sting comes back, teasing the Scorpion death lock, but Roode rolls to the outside. Sting follows and sends Roode into the barricade. Sting takes Roode around the ring and throws him into the barricade again before sending Roode back into the ring. Sting follows, and Roode begs off. Sting kicks at Roode, hitting him with repeated right hands before hitting a big hip toss out of the corner. Sting tries for the death lock again, but Roode bails to the outside. Roode heads up toward the back, but Sting catches him and stops him in his tracks, sending him into the barricade.
Sting tries to bring Roode back into the ring, but he’s hung up on the top rope by Bobby. Roode stomps away at Sting before choking him on the middle rope. Roode stomps away at Sting, stomping at him before heading to the outside and hitting him with elbows to the chest. Roode slams Sting head first into the turnbuckle before hitting a huge chop to Sting’s chest. Roode hits a snap mare before snapping Sting’s head and neck.
Sting takes Roode into the corner, but he’s caught with a big boot that’s good for a near fall. Roode sends Sting into the ropes and locks in a sleeper hold. Sting’s fading, dropping down to one knee. Sting fights up and out of the hold, locking in a sleeper of his own. Roode back drops Sting to break the hold.
Roode heads to the top, but he’s stopped by Sting and hit with a superplex. Sting locks in the Scorpion death lock. Roode struggles, teasing tapping. Roode is able to reach the ropes to force Sting to break the hold. Roode bails to the outside and Sting follows, sending him into the barricade again. Roode continues to run from the ring and Sting continues to give chase, sending Roode into the guard rail repeatedly. Sting takes Roode back toward the ring. Sting sends Roode into the ring, and Roode bails to the other side, so Sting hits the Stinger splash against the guard rail. Roode climbs on the announce table, so Sting heads up after him and locks in the Scorpion death lock. Roode taps, but they’re outside of the ring.
Back in the ring, Roode has one of Storm’s beer bottles from earlier. Sting grabs one and it’s taken away by the ref. The distraction allows Roode to hit Sting with another and lay him out for a three count.
Winner and STILL TNA World Champion: Bobby Roode
Following the match, Sting sends Roode over the top rope and blasts the ref. Sting takes Roode up the ramp and lays him out with a suplex. He picks up Roode and takes him over, sending him face first into part of the set structure. Sting and Roode fight on top of some speakers, and Sting hits the Scorpion death drop, causing both men to crash down through a table. Sting pops up, and Roode is out. The PPV ends with Sting heading back to the ring while medics attend to Roode.