GENESIS: Kurt Angle vs. James Storm
Jan 8, 2012 - by Adam Martin
Kurt Angle vs. James Storm
Storm with a quick shoulder block and hip toss on Angle. Angle dodges a Last Call attempt rolling out of the ring. Storm wtih a facebuster and neckbreaker combo. Storm with another Last Call attempt and Angle again bails. Storm slingshots himself over the top rope taking out Angle. Back in the ring, Storm with a series of shots to Angle in the corner. Angle with a quick release overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Angle drops an elbow over the chest of Storm over the ring apron. Angle with a quick snap suplex on Storm and then goes into a headlock. Storm fights to his feet, hits the ropes and Angle drops him with a quick back elbow. Angle with a crossface chin lock. Storm fights to his feet driving elbows into Angle. Storm comes off the ropes and catches Angle with a russian leg sweep. Storm with a clothesline, back elbow and a big forearm to drop Angle. Storm with a backcracker on Angle, hooks the leg and Angle barely kicks out after two. Angle with a german suplex on Storm, a second german suplex and then connects with a third releasing out. Angle goes up top and connects with a huge top rope moonsault. Angle hooks the leg and Storm kicks out after two. Storm counters an ankle lock pushing Angle away. Finisher counters between the two. Storm catches Angle with a kick to the shoulder from the ring apron. Angle with the Angle Slam and two count. Storm with knees to the face on Angle and follows with a jumping cutter for another close two count. Storm goes up top. Angle jumps up. Storm bites Angle’s head. Storm connects with a flying elbow and gets another two count. Storm fires up the crowd. Angle pulls the referee in front of him during a Last Call attempt. Angle low blows Storm and then kicks him in the head just as the referee turns around. Angle covers Storm for the win.
Winner: Kurt Angle
After the match, Kurt Angle smiles as the referee holds up his arm on the ramp. We see highlights of the match. Back live, Angle is still smiling holding up his arms at the top of the ramp as a frustrated James Storm looks on.
Backstage, Bully Ray is wiping blood off his hands. He is asked where Abyss is. Ray said he doesn’t know.
A video package runs hyping Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy.
* Bobby Roode defending the TNA Championship against Jeff Hardy is up next to close the show.