TURNING POINT: Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Morgan (TNA World Title)
Nov 7, 2010 - by Adam Martin
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Matt Morgan
Jeremy Borash did ring introductions for the challenger Matt Morgan and champion Jeff Hardy.
Lock up and Morgan pushes Hardy away with force sending Hardy through the ropes. Lock up, Hardy takes Morgan’s back and Morgan nails Hardy with a big elbow to the head. Hardy with a big kick and forearms to the back of Morgan. Morgan drops Hardy right away with a big shoulder block when Hardy hit the ropes. Morgan grabs Hardy by the neck and tosses him with force over the top rope. Hardy spits in the face of Morgan from the outside as the referee tries to get Morgan to back up. Morgan goes after Hardy. Hardy jumps back in the ring, stops himself from rolling in and Hardy misses an elbow drop. Morgan pulls Hardy out of the ring by his head to the floor. Morgan tosses Hardy back in the ring, hooks the leg and gets a two count. Morgan with a big scoop slam on Hardy, but misses a leg drop. Hardy with a dropkick to the face of Morgan and then drops a leg over his left leg two times. Hardy drops an elbow to the head of Morgan. Hardy works on the left leg of Morgan applying pressure. Hardy then turns that over into a single leg boston crab. Morgan reaches out and eventually gets to the bottom rope to break up the submission. Hardy drags Morgan near the corner and puts his leg up on the bottom rope dropping his body weight over it with force.
Hardy then applies a headlock on Morgan into a sleeper hold. Morgan fights his way to his feet. Hardy kicks out the legs of Morgan and then works over his left arm. Morgan fights back dropping Hardy with a series of clotheslines. Morgan fires himself up with a twisting clothesline, hook of the leg and Hardy kicks out after two. Hardy comes back with a big jumping DDT for a close two count. Hardy drops the leg over the neck of Morgan. Hardy is up top, poses and then flips off the crowd. Hardy jumps, Morgan catches him with a chokeslam and executes a HUGE chokeslam. Cover and Hardy somehow kicks out after two. Hardy low blows Morgan with his boot and then drops Morgan with a Twist of Fate (which Taz called the Twist of Hate – new name perhaps?). Turns out Taz screwed up, but liked the new name based on how Hardy is treating the TNA fans tonight. Cover and Morgan kicks out after two. Morgan fires back dropping Hardy with a huge Carbon Footprint big boot. Morgan covers holding down the shoulders of Hardy, the referee counts and Hardy’s leg slightly kicks up after the two count. Morgan is confused feeling he won. Morgan lifts up Hardy and Hardy hits another Twist of Hate (Tenay is going with it and so will we). Another cover and Morgan kicks out.
Hardy misses a body splash in the corner when Morgan moves. Morgan with a big right hand to Hardy and favoring his left knee. Morgan puts Hardy up on the top rope. Hardy catches Morgan with an elbow and then comes flying off with a Whisper in the Wind that connects. Morgan is back up and Hardy hits yet another Twist of Hate. Hardy hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner and STILL TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Hardy
After the match, an exhausted Jeff Hardy celebrates with the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Hardy takes a knee with his title in hand as members of Fortune and the Immortals come down to the ring. They start spraying champaign on Hardy as confetti fills the Impact Zone. We see a shot of Eric Bischoff smiling as Ric Flair gets in on the celebration along with Fortune and the Immortals. AJ Styles then “ices” Flair in the middle of the ring. The PPV goes off the air with Flair chugging a Smirnoff Ice while Fortune and the Immortals celebrate.
A promo for TNA Final Resolution on December 5 airs.
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