Angle looks frustrated, and he pulls the straps down. Angle locks in the ankle lock right in the middle of the ring. Hardy is able to kick Angle away, and he sidesteps a charging Angle in the corner, sending him shoulder first into the ring post. Hardy connects with the twist of fate, but Angle kicks out of a pin attempt.
Angle rolls to the outside, and Hardy follows. Angle kicks at Hardy before hitting an elbow to the back of the neck. Angle tries to slam Hardy head first into the ring steps, but Hardy reverses and sends Angle into the steps before sending him back into the ring. Hardy heads up to the top rope, and fights off Angle when he charges in this time. Hardy goes for the swanton, but Angle gets his knees up. Angle hits the Angle slam and goes for the pin, but Hardy kicks out at two!
Angle's forehead is bleeding slightly from the ring steps shots earlier. Angle rips one of the arm wrappers from off of Hardy and uses it to choke him. Angle tries for another Angle slam, but Hardy counters with the twist of fate, and both men are down.