GENESIS: Matt Morgan vs. Mr. Anderson (#1 Contendership)
Jan 9, 2011 - by Adam Martin
#1 Contendership for the TNA Championship
Matt Morgan vs. Mr. Anderson
Jeremy Borash did ring introductions for Morgan and Anderson.
Lock up and Morgan gets the headlock. Shoulder block by Morgan that takes down Anderson right away. Lock up, Anderson gets the headlock this time and attempts a shoulder block of his own. Morgan doesn’t move. Another shoulder block by Morgan and follows with a hip toss. Anderson dodges a leg drop attempt by Morgan and hits a diving clothesline. Anderson with a big kick to the leg of Morgan. Anderson with a overhand right. Morgan launches Anderson into the corner and fires off some right hands. Morgan with a body splash and side slam combo. Anderson dodges a Carbon Footprint attempt. Anderson jumps up on the ring apron, jumps, Morgan catches him and drives him spine first into the steel ring post. Morgan tosses Anderson back in the ring for a two count. Morgan with his trademark elbows in the corner on Anderson. Morgan misses a body splash and Anderson takes out the leg. Morgan favors his knee and Anderson stomps over his foot. Anderson scissor locks the bad leg/knee of Morgan. Anderson then locks on a single leg Boston Crab. Morgan gets to the bottom rope and Anderson breaks the hold. Morgan with a powerful chokeslam off the top turnbuckle on Anderson to the mat below. Taz noted he looked at how Anderson’s head whiplashed off the mat during the chokeslam referencing his past concussion. Morgan plants Anderson with a big clothesline. Anderson counters Morgan’s twisting clothesline into a Mic Check. Anderson covers 1…2…Morgan somehow gets a shoulder up. Morgan and Anderson exchange right hands. Morgan with his Carbon Footprint…1…2…Anderson kicks out of that. Morgan can’t believe it. Morgan counters another Mic Check attempt. Anderson attempts a shoulder block. Looks like they connected heads. Anderson with a quick cradle rollup and gets the pinfall.
Winner and NEW #1 Contender for the TNA Championship: Mr. Anderson
After the match, the Immortal music hits. Eric Bischoff walks down the ramp with a steel chair in hand. Bischoff teases he would hit Anderson with the chair, but instead sets it up and sits down. Bischoff gets on the mic and says why wait? He says Anderson will get his title shot right now.
* Jeff Hardy defending the TNA Championship against Mr. Anderson is up now.