TNA LOCKDOWN: Jeff Hardy vs. Kurt Angle
Apr 15, 2012 - by Adam Martin
Jeff Hardy vs. Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle goes right after Jeff Hardy when the bell rings lighting him up with a series of right hands and uppercuts. Hardy comes back with a quick elbow and drops his legs over the chest of Angle. Hardy follows that up with a quick dropkick that sends Angle flying back. Angle rakes the eyes of Hardy to slow things down. Hardy with a clothesline to Angle in the corner followed by his leaping corner dropkick. When Hardy comes off the ropes, Angle drives Hardy face first into the side of the cage. Angle flips off the crowd and connects with a snap suplex. Angle is finally getting something out of this dead Nashville crowd getting them all riled up. Angle takes a bow and continues to mock them as he goes back after Hardy pushing his face up against the cage. Angle once again drives Hardy into the side of the cage head first. Another shot to the side of the cage from Angle on Hardy. Hardy is busted open as blood is all over the mat. Hardy fights back sending Angle face first into the side of the cage surprising Angle. Hardy with an elbow and Whisper in the Wind over Angle near the corner. Hardy drives Angle back into the cage once again using his legs to snap off. Hardy with a modified Twist of Fate/Stunner combo on Angle. Hardy goes up top, Angle jumps back to his feet and executes an Angle Slam on Hardy from the top turnbuckle. Angle is the first up, gets in a few shots and starts climbing up the cage. Hardy pulls him down and drops him with a clothesline. Hardy is climbing up the cage and Angle gets his foot pulling him down. Hardy kicks Angle away, springs back and connects with a big splash over Angle. Hardy covers and gets a close two count. Hardy tries to open the cage door when Angle jumps up and gets an Ankle Lock applied. Hardy rolls through and gets the Ankle Lock applied on Angle. Angle counters out and Hardy connects with a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes up top and connects with a big Swanton Bomb. Hardy doesn’t go for the pin and connects with a second Swanton Bomb. Hardy hooks the leg…and Angle kicks out after two. Angle sends Hardy face first into the cage and then connects with an Angle Slam. Cover and Hardy kicks out. Angle can’t believe it. Hardy fires back with an Angle Slam of his own. Hardy goes back up top, but then climbs all the way to the top of the steel cage. Hardy connects with a Swanton Bomb from the top of the steel cage! Hardy goes Angle and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
After the match, Jeff Hardy celebrates his win slapping hands with fans at ringside. In the ring, TNA referees attend to Kurt Angle. We then see a series of highlights leading to the finish. Back live, Angle is being helped to the back by TNA officials.
* ODB and Eric Young defending the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championships against Sarita and Rosita is next.