Hardy is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold, but Angle catches him and launches him overhead with a release belly to belly suplex. Angle goes for the cover, but Hardy is able to get his foot on the ropes to break the pin. Hardy continues to fight, hitting a couple of right hands, but Angle whips him into the corner. Hardy catches Angle with a big boot and a flying clothesline, and both men are down.
After a struggle, both men get back up and go punch for punch in the middle of the ring. Hardy scores with a couple of clotheslines, and a flying forearm. Hardy catches Angle with a back elbow, and a whisper in the wind out of the corner, but he can't hold Angle down for a three count.
Hardy goes for the twist of fate, but Angle pushes him away, then hits a big German suplex. Angle holds on and nails a second, then third. Angle gets back to his feet and waits for Hardy. Angle tries for the Angle slam, but Hardy counters. Hardy tries for the twist of fate, and it comes off looking more like a stunner. Hardy heads up to the top rope, but Angle is on his feet, and climbs up the top, launching Hardy with a belly to belly superplex that's good for another two count.