TURNING POINT: Jeff Jarrett vs. Samoa Joe
Jeff Jarrett vs. Samoa Joe
Before the match, Jarrett got on the mic and said on 10.10.10 at Bound for Glory, the Immortals were revealed and for the past 28 days they have led a path of destruction and taken down everyone who has gotten in their way. He said tonight “the founder” will finish off Samoa Joe. The fans start a “YOU SOLD OUT” chant. Jarrett is sick of hearing that chant and threatens to head to the back and talk with Bischoff to get this show ended right now, “with no Jeff Hardy.” Jarrett heads up the ramp when Joe’s music hits and he backs down.
A loud “JOE” chant starts up as the bell officially rings. Lock up and Joe pushes Jarrett into the corner. Jarrett takes the back of Joe, Joe knocks him down, drops an elbow, but Jarrett moves. Joe with a snapmare on Jarrett, misses a kick and Jarrett gets in a quick rollup that barely gets to a one count. Joe with a flying high knee to Jarrett. Joe with big jabs to the body of Jarrett. Joe with a high elbow and kick to the head on Jarrett in the corner. Jarrett with a big right hand to Joe and then uses the ring ropes to rake the eyes of Joe. Joe fires back with a big shoulder block when Jarrett hits the ropes. Jarrett with shoulder charges to Joe in the corner. Jarrett with a big chest chop to Joe. Joe responds with a chop of his own. We get a big chop battle between the two. Joe gets the better of Jarrett just chopping away in short bursts in the corner. Jarrett floats through a powerbomb attempt by Joe and appears to lock on an ankle lock. Joe rolls over and gets the bottom rope to break it up. Jarrett drops a leg over the back of Joe against the ropes and then slides out to hits his big right hand. Jarrett grabs a steel chair and the referee jumps out to take it away. Jarrett is back in and drops a right hand over the head of Joe.
Jarrett attempts this again, Joe counters, dodges a dropkick attempt by Jarrett and fires up hitting a huge clothesline. Joe with jabs, atomic drop, big boot and senton splash combo for a two count. Jarrett out of no where with a Stroke. Cover and Joe gets a shoulder up after two. Joe with a T-Bone suplex. Joe puts Jarrett up on the top turnbuckle. Joe climbs up with Jarrett, Jarrett with punches to the chest, jumps down on the ring apron and drops Joe’s neck off the top rope. Jarrett then puts Joe up on the top turnbuckle and hits a Stroke from the second rope on Joe. Jarrett hooks the leg and Joe again kicks out after two. Jarrett leaves the ring and grabs the steel chair once again. The referee tries to take it away and Jarrett refuses. In the ring, Joe hits the ropes and hits a suicide dive on both Joe and the referee. Both Joe and Jarrett roll back in the ring. Joe puts Jarrett up on the top turnbuckle. Murphy and Gunner, the security team for Hogan and Bischoff, hit the ring. Joe drops one of them with a Muscle Buster. Joe starts choking the other when Jarrett grabs a club and clips Joe in the knee with it. Jarrett starts choking out Joe with it. Jarrett then tosses the club out and the referee is tossed in. Joe is still out as Jarrett applies the rear naked choke. The referee checks Joe and calls for the bell.
Winner: Jeff Jarrett
After the match, Jeff Jarrett celebrates the win as the fans boo.
A video package plays highlighting all of the matches prior to the main event.
Tenay and Taz talk about how Matt Morgan is replacing Mr. Anderson tonight in the main event.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Eric Bischoff who is celebrating with The Pope’s Congregation. He mentions that if Pope was a little bit smarter he would have raised the pay like he did.
A video package runs highlighting Jeff Hardy’s run as TNA World Heavyweight Champion and dubbing himself as the “anti-christ of professional wrestling.”
* Jeff Hardy defending the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Matt Morgan is up next to close the show tonight in the main event.