TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle
We go to the ring and out first comes the challenger, Bobby Roode. He gets a nice reaction but not what I would have expected. Out next comes the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle.
We get no formal ring introductions. The bell rings and they lock up. They run the ropes and Roode knocks Angle down with a shoulder. Roode takes Angle to the mat and applies a crossface. Angle breaks the hold and rolls to the floor to regroup. Angle has his leg wrapped for the hamstring injury. Roode beats Angle around the ring with right hands. They come back in but Angle kicks Roode and he goes down.
Angle takes Roode to the corner with shoulder thrusts and suplexes him for a 2 count. Angle takes Roode to the mat but he fights back to his feet. Roode runs the ropes but Angle drops him with a knee to the gut. 2 count by Angle. Roode gets up but Angle knocks him back down for another 2 count. Angle with a grip from behind now. Roode fights free with elbows. Angle grabs him from behind and hits three German suplexes. Angle goes to the top for a moonsault but Roode runs up and throws him backwards across the ring. Angle lands on the back of his head hard. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Roode ducks a clothesline and takes Angle down with a forearm and a pair of clotheslines. Roode comes out of the corner with another big clothesline and the crowd pops.
Roode comes off the second rope with a blockbuster and goes for a pin attempt. Roode with chops now. Angle hits a belly to belly suplex. Angle scoops Roode but he counters. They go back and forth until Angle hits a DDT for a 2 count. Angle drops his straps and goes for the Angle slam but Roode blocks it. Roode with a spinebuster for a 2 count. Roode climbs back up to the top but Angle runs up and stops him. Angle throws Roode from the top and covers for another 2 count. Roode applies a crossface as Angle tries to break the hold. Angle turns it into the ankle lock and locks it in. Roode rolls through it and applies the crossface again.
Angle rolls Roode up for a 2 count. Angle gets up and charges but Roode applies an armbreaker and then the crossface again. Angle rolls out of the hold and connects with the Angle slam. 2 count for Angle. Angle gets up and applies the ankle lock again. Roode rolls out and kicks Angle away. Angle charges but Roode hits a spinebuster. Roode with a fisherman’s suplex for a close 2 count. Angle goes back to the ankle lock as the crowd chants for both men. Roode rolls Angle up for a 2 count again. Roode counters another Angle slam. Angle charges in the corner but Roode blocks it. Roode goes to the top but Angle uses the referee as a shield. Angle hits a low blow when the referee isn’t looking. Angle hits the Angle slam and covers Roode for another close 2 count.
Angle hits another pair of German suplexes. He goes for the third but Roode turns it into another crossface submission. Roode yells at Angle to tap. Angle makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Roode with right hands. Angle connects with a spear for another 2 count. Angle climbs to the top for a moonsault. Roode counters and goes back to the crossface once again. Angle breaks the hold and goes for an Angle slam. Roode blocks it. Angle blocks a suplex. Angle hits the Angle slam again and holds on to the ropes for leverage for the win.
Winner: Kurt Angle
– After the match, the crowd seems kind of shocked. The referee checks on Kurt Angle and throws up the “X” symbol for some reason. We go to replays and come back to Angle holding up the World Heavyweight Title. Roode looks on from the corner. Kurt leaves the ring and is helped to the back by a trainer. Bound For Glory goes off the air with Roode looking sad in the corner and Angle being helped to the back.
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