TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Sting
We go to the ring but Mr. Anderson’s music hits and out comes the #1 contender. Anderson cuts a promo and joins Taz and Tenay for commentary. The challenger Rob Van Dam is out next followed by the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Sting. The bell rings and they stall before locking up. They lock up and Sting applies a headlock.
Back and forth until they lock up again. This time it’s RVD with a headlock. Sting misses a clothesline and RVD takes him down with his legs for a 2 count. They go at it in the corner now. RVD goes to catapult Sting out and it gets blocked. Sting clotheslines RVD and goes for another but RVD jumps out of the ring. RVD finally comes back in the ring and we get 2 counts. RVD spin kicks Sting to the mat and shows off some more. RVD stalls some more and comes back in for a 2 count.
RVD goes for a running spin kick in the corner but Sting ducks and RVD lands outside on the floor. RVD goes to leg drop Sting on the guardrail but Sting moves and RVD lands hard. They go at it at ringside and fight up into the crowd. Sting and RVD make their way back down to the ring now. They bring it back in the ring for more back and forth. Sting gets fired up and hits RVD with right hands and a big clothesline, and another. Sting goes for the Stinger Splash but RVD kicks him in mid-air.
RVD misses the frogsplash and Sting rolls him up for a 2 count. Sting goes for the Death Drop but it’s botched. Sting goes for it again and lays RVD out. Sting covers him for the pin and the win.
After the match, Sting celebrates with the title as we go to replays. Anderson, who is still on commentary, says he has a little something special for Sting on this week’s iMPACT. RVD raises Sting’s hand in victory. Anderson decides to go to the ring and congratulate Sting on winning. RVD leaves as Anderson heads to the ring. Anderson stares Sting down as the pay-per-view goes off the air.