TNA VICTORY ROAD: Matt Hardy vs. AJ Styles
Mar 13, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Matt Hardy w/ Ric Flair vs. AJ Styles
Styles with some big right hands early on to Hardy. Styles with a shoulder block and front face lock. Styles levels Hardy with a huge dropkick. Styles tosses Hardy out of the ring. Styles hits the ropes and Flair trips him up. Hardy then drops Styles with a big clothesline. Hardy with big forearms to the head of Styles. Styles again dumps Hardy to the outside. Styles with moonsault off the ring apron on Hardy. Hardy responds sending Styles head first into the side of the ring. Hardy sends Styles towards the ring barricade, but Styles slides underneath it, jumps up on the barricade and hits a flying forearm to the head of Hardy. Hardy looks to hit a german suplex, but instead launches Styles into the corner. Hardy tosses Styles out, distracts the referee and Flair gets in a few cheap shots including a series of chops. Hardy catapults Styles into the second rope. Hardy with a double underhook full body submission. Styles drops Hardy down on his shoulders starting a pinfall and Hardy breaks up the submission. Hardy puts Styles up against the ropes, distracts the referee and Flair reaches in applying a “crotch claw” as Tenay put it. Styles with a series of chops. Both attempt a clothesline, stay on their feet and Styles kicks Hardy in the head. Styles with a clothesline, forearm, swinging kick and a neckbreaker/backbreaker combo. Styles with another neckbreaker for a two count. Hardy with a Side Effect, cover and Styles gets a shoulder up. Hardy with an elbow to the back of Styles’ neck. Styles counters a Twist of Hate into a backslide for a close two count. Styles then levels Hardy with a huge clothesline. Styles kicks Flair off the ring apron. Hardy with a big DDT. Hardy with a moonsault off the top and Styles gets a shoulder up. Hardy is back up top and Styles connects with a Pele Kick. Styles with the Spiral Tap off the top rope, covers and gets the pinfall just before Flair can break it up.
Winner: AJ Styles
After the match, Ric Flair rolls in the ring and is going nuts. AJ Styles leaves the ring, then suddenly runs over to where Flair is and gives him a big low blow. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
We are back to the Jarrett’s honeymoon. Karen complains this is more like a family vacation. The whole family ends up getting water dumped all over them and Karen goes crazy.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Mr. Anderson bringing up that things haven’t been so easy for Rob Van Dam. Anderson said everyone in TNA is getting screwed, not just RVD.
* Mr. Anderson vs. Rob Van Dam in a #1 Contenders match for the TNA Championship is up next.