The bell rings and Angle stares at Hardy before both men take in the crowd. Both men lock up and Angle forces Hardy back into the corner before breaking clean. Another lock up and Hardy locks on a headlock. Angle pushes Hardy off, but eats a shoulder block, and he rolls to the outside.
Angle makes his way back into the ring, and the men lock up again, leading to another headlock from Hardy. Angle pushes Hardy off, and eats another shoulder block. Angle rolls to the outside again to collect himself.
Angle slowly makes his way back into the ring again, where he locks up with Hardy, and finds himself in another headlock. Angle is able to fight out of it, and he and Hardy trade holds for a bit, wrestling down to the mat. Angle catches Hardy with an elbow to the face, and follows up with a right hand, so Hardy responds with a knee to the gut. Hardy hits a clubbing blow to the back of Angle's head before kicking at him in the corner. Angle rakes Hardy's eyes before punching away at his face. Angle kicks and punches Hardy before sending him into the corner. Angle charges in, but eats a headscissors that sends him to the outside. Hardy hits Angle with a dropkick through the ropes before he hits a double sledge from the apron to the outside on top of Angle. Hardy sends Angle into the ring apron hard.