TNA Wrestling Against All Odds Coverage: Samoa Joe vs The Pope

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“The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero vs. Samoa Joe

The back of Pope’s trunks say, “Pope’s gonna kill you.” Pope stalls early on leaving the ring. Joe with a quick sleeper attempt and Pope bails once again. Pope goes to leave to the back when Samoa Joe’s camera man Kato shows up chasing him back down the ramp. Pope is back in and is able to connect with a quick suplex on Joe. Joe is right back up and levels Pope with a big forearm.

Joe face washes Pope in the corner with his boot and then hits his running boot to the face. Joe with a few right jabs to Pope in the corner. Pope with a rake to the eyes and running knees to the back sending Joe to the outside. Joe is back in, hits a few right hands and Pope drops him with a clothesline. Pope with a few slaps and dropkick to Joe. Joe falls into the ropes and Pope drops his body off the back and head of Joe. Joe fights back with a huge big boot and back splash over Pope. Joe with a snap powerslam after Pope hit the ropes.

Pope with a big knee to the chin of Joe that drops Joe. Pope removes the top turnbuckle pad. Joe responds with some big chops. Joe stops himself from hitting the corner. Pope attempts a rollup, but Joe rolls through and locks on the rear naked choke. Pope taps out.

Winner: Samoa Joe

After the match, Pope claps for Joe. Pope extends his hand. Joe brushes it off. Pope gets closer and Joe finally shakes his hand. Pope then kicks Joe and uppercuts him. Pope takes out Kato when he tries to jump in. Pope drops Joe face first off the exposed corner and then hits his DDE double knee to the back spot. Joe is busted open.

Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Mickie James. She said Madison Rayne won’t be getting back up tonight. A video package runs hyping Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James.

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