GENESIS: Rob Van Dam vs. Matt Hardy
Jan 9, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Matt Hardy walks out revealing himself as Rob Van Dam’s mystery opponent. Hardy’s hair is braided with different colors.
Rob Van Dam vs. Matt Hardy
Before the match, Matt Hardy extends his hand and RVD shoves it aside. Hardy with a big neckbreaker takedown early on RVD. RVD with a few elbows to Hardy. Hardy is tossed to the ring apron and RVD catches him with a kick knocking him to the ground. RVD kicks Hardy off the ring apron when he tries to climb back in. RVD with a springboard moonsault taking out Hardy. RVD with a flying crossbody for a two count on Hardy after they return to the ring. RVD counters out of a Twist of Fate attempt. Hardy drives the back of RVD’s head on the bottom turnbuckle pad. Looked pretty dangerous. Hardy with a clothesline to RVD in the corner. Hardy with a running bulldog on RVD. RVD again lands badly while it is executed. Hardy with a full nelson on RVD. Hardy with a big reverse neckbreaker on RVD. Hardy goes up top, jumps and RVD catches him with a kick to the throat. Both exchange right hands and Hardy plants RVD with his leaping side slam. Hardy keeps RVD grounded applying a headlock. RVD comes back with a body scissor rollup for a close two count. RVD with a series of offense including a big side kick. RVD with a twisting kick to the head, cover and Hardy kicks out. RVD with an atomic drop and springboard kick from the top turnbuckle. RVD with a Rolling Thunder over Hardy. RVD is up top, jumps and connects with the Five Star Frog Splash. Great camera shot as RVD connected. RVD hooks the leg…1…2…Hardy’s hand was under the bottom rope. Hardy grabs the bottom rope as RVD comes in with kicks. Hardy with a Twist of Fate, hooks the leg…1…2…RVD puts his foot under the bottom rope…3. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Matt Hardy
After the match, we see highlights of the match and the controversial finish.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Kurt Angle. Angle said he knows Jarrett has questioned what kind of shape he was in, but all he has to do is ask his wife. He said he plans on kicking Jarrett’s ass tonight.
A video package runs highlighting Jeff Jarrett’s MMA crusade in TNA and the return of Kurt Angle.
* Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle in an “MMA Exhibition” is up next.