GENESIS: Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy (TNA Title)
Jan 8, 2012 - by Adam Martin
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with TNA Champion Bobby Roode. Roode runs down the crowd in Orlando that are behind Jeff Hardy tonight. He says he will do whatever it takes to remain the TNA Champion.
Bobby Roode (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Jeremy Borash handles the ring introductions for the challenger Jeff Hardy and champion Bobby Roode. Lock up and Roode slaps the chest of Hardy. Hardy with a quick shoulder block and arm drag combo on Roode. Hardy with right hands to Roode in the corner. Hardy with an inverted atomic drop, double leg drop over the crotch and then dropkick to the face. Hardy clotheslines Roode over the top rope and then uses the ropes to launch his legs into the chest of Roode. Hardy with a flying clothesline to Roode. Hardy sends Roode’s knee into the steel steps and then pulls the steps back. Hardy tells the crowd to move against the ring barricade and Hardy leaps off catching Roode using his legs. Hardy gets a two count when he rolls Roode back in. Roode crotches Hardy up top. Roode with a backbreaker across the knee that follows with a two count. Hardy is favoring his knee. Roode sends Hardy with force into the corner. Roode keeps Hardy grounded applying a headlock. Roode drives Hardy down head first when he starts to make a comeback. Hardy again tries to break free, but Roode gets Hardy’s arm locked and applies a Crossface. Hardy gets to the bottom rope. Roode with a scoop slam on Hardy near the corner. Roode jumps up on the second rope, mocks Hardy, jumps and Hardy gets his boots up. Hardy with right hands. Hardy with a series of clotheslines and back elbow on Roode. Hardy with a high back body drop and then a kick to the chest. Hardy splashes Roode in the corner. Hardy with a rolling through russian leg sweep and then pins Roode dropping his legs over the legs of Roode. Roode kicks out. Hardy with a jawbreaker. Roode responds with a big spinebuster, hook of the leg and Hardy kicks out. Roode drags Hardy up top. Hardy holds on when Roode attempts a superplex. Hardy tosses Roode off and Roode lands hard on his shoulder. Roode rolls out of the ring. Roode calls for his belt and starts walking up the ramp. Hardy attacks Roode on the ramp. Hardy tosses Roode back in. Roode pushes the referee into Hardy. Roode with a fishermans suplex for a two count. Hardy with Twist of Fate and follows with Whisper in the Wind for a close two count. Roode dodges another Twist of Fate attempt and grabs back his belt near the ramp. Hardy again attacks Roode on the ramp. Roode has the belt in hand as he is tossed back in the ring. Hardy dodges a title shot attempt, the referee tries to remove the belt and Roode rolls up Hardy using the ropes. The referee sees this and refuses to count the pinfall. hardy with a rollup and gets a close two count. Roode calls for a time out. Roode then decks the referee. Hardy with a Twist of Fate on Roode. The referee calls for the bell. Fans boo loudly. The crowd starts a loud “WE WANT STING” chant.
Winner via DQ: Jeff Hardy
Winner and still TNA Champion: Robert Roode
After the match, Jeff Hardy goes up top and hits the Swanton Bomb over Bobby Roode. Hardy grabs the TNA Championship and drops it over Roode. Hardy leaves the ring and slaps a few hands with fans at ringside. The PPV goes off the air with Bobby Roode clutching the TNA Championship as a frustrated Hardy looks on from the top of the ramp.
A promo for TNA Against All Odds on Sunday, February 12 airs.
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