Live TNA Victory Road PPV coverage: Angle vs. Hardy

Mar 18, 2012 - by Adam Martin

Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Hardy

Lock up and Angle pushes Hardy to the corner. Hardy with a quick shoulder block and Angle bails. When Angle returns to the ring, the two exchange hammerlocks and continue the counters. Angle rakes the eyes of Hardy and throws a few right hands. Hardy with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors takedown on Angle and then connects with a dropkick through the ropes when Angle bails. Hardy with a low blow drop and kick to the face combo for a close two count. They brawl to the outside. Hardy attempts his Poetry in Motion, but Angle moves and Hardy crashes into the steel barricade. Angle starts stomping the knee of Hardy and over his ankle as well. Angle tosses Hardy back in the ring, covers and gets a two count. Angle with a quick snap suplex on Hardy working over his lower back. Angle with a release overhead belly to belly suplex. Angle and Hardy exchange right hands. Hardy gets the better of it with a series of clotheslines and elbows. Hardy connects with a nasty looking Whisper in the Wind from the corner on Angle. Angle counters a Twist of Fate with a german suplex, a second and a third with a release. Hardy goes up top looking to attempt a Swanton Bomb, but Angle quickly jumps up and launches him off the top rope to the mat below. Angle with an ankle lock applied on Hardy. Hardy counters out kicking Angle away with his free leg. Angle crashes into the corner. Hardy with a Twist of Fate, hook of the leg and Angle gets a shoulder up after a close two count. Angle bails out, Hardy sends him into the steel steps repeatedly and rolls him back inside. Hardy is up top, Angle pops up, Hardy connects with a forearm to the head, Angle falls back, Hardy jumps for the Swanton and Angle gets his knees up. Angle is busted open as he connects with the Angle Slam and gets a two count. Angle is shocked. Hardy with another Twist of Fate. Hardy with repeated clotheslines and a kick to the chest. Hardy with a Swanton Bomb and has his legs land directly over the chest of Angle (Angle was far from the corner). Hardy lays down over Angle hooking the leg, Angle kicks out and rolls Hardy up over the top of the referee. Angle holds the ropes and the referee counts the pinfall.

Winner: Kurt Angle

After the match, we see a series of highlights leading to the controversial finish.

Tenay and Taz go over some of the highlights from the show earlier tonight.

Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Sting. Sting says he is sick of Twitter and that it is time for some wrestling.

A video package runs hyping Sting vs. TNA Champion Bobby Roode.

* Sting vs. TNA Champion Bobby Roode in a No Holds Barred match is next.

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