BOUND FOR GLORY: Angle vs. Roode (TNA Title)
Oct 16, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Kurt Angle (c) vs. Bobby Roode
The match kicks off with a little less than 25 minutes left of the PPV.
Roode goes for a crossface early and Angle gets the bottom rope for a break. They show Angle has his groin/leg taped up. Angle bails, Roode follows and Angle gets in a cheap shot when Roode follows him back in. Angle catches Roode with a big knee to the gut as he came off the ropes. Angle with a german suplex hanging on. Angle with a second. Angle with a third with a release. Angle goes up top, Roode jumps up with him and launches him back in a huge release german suplex. They show a replay and Angle came down really hard on his neck. Angle with an uppercut. Roode fights back with a series of rights and clotheslines. Roode with a blockbuster from the second rope. Angle with a release belly-to-belly suplex. Angle with a huge DDT planting Roode. Angle drops the straps and talks trash to Roode. Roode with a big spinebuster. Roode with a crossface locked on Angle. Angle reaches out and grabs Roode’s ankle. Angle counters into an ankle lock. Angle screams at Roode to tap. Roode rolls through and counters back into the crossface on Angle. Angle rolls Roode over on his shoulders for a two count. Angle goes on the attack and Roode gets him back down in the crossface. Angle rolls through and connects with the Angle Slam, hook of the leg and Roode gets a shoulder up. Ankle lock applied. Roode rolls through again and plants Angle with another spinebuster. Roode with a fishermans suplex into a bridge for a CLOSE two count. We have a “LET’S GO ANGLE – LET’S GO BOBBY” chant going. Roode with a close rollup after rolling through another ankle lock. Roode counters an Angle Slam. Roode up to the middle rope and Angle pulls the referee in front of him. Roode drops down and Angle low blows Roode without the referee catching it. Angle with the Angle Slam, hook of the leg and Roode kicks out. Angle can’t believe it. Angle with a german suplex holding on. Angle with a second. Angle attempts a third, but Roode counters and gets the crossface locked in. Roode pulls back yelling at Angle to tap. Angle is moving towards the ropes and gets his hand under the bottom rope to break it up. Angle with a Spear, hook of the leg and Roode kicks out. Angle is up top. Angle jumps, Roode sees it coming and gets Angle back down in the crossface. Angle slips out and Angle hits the Angle Slam. Angle hooks the leg. Roode’s arm can be seen breaking the ropes under the bottom rope. The referee still counts the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA Champion: Kurt Angle
After the match, we see a replay of Kurt Angle hitting Bobby Roode with the Angle Slam and during the pinfall you can see Roode’s arm under the bottom rope. The referee doesn’t see it and counts the pinfall. Back live, we see a shot of Angle being helped to the back. In the ring, Roode has his hands over his face as the PPV goes off the air.
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