NO SURRENDER: Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe (Semifinal)
Sep 9, 2012 - by Adam Martin
Bound for Glory Series Semifinal
Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe
Both work the arm early. Joe with a quick shoulder block and then favors his left forearm. Hardy sends Joe to the outside with a quick head scissors takedown. On the outside, Hardy sends the bad arm of Joe into the steel steps. Hardy with a clothesline off the ring apron over Joe on the outside as well. Back in the ring, Joe hits big jabs to Hardy, atomic drop, big boot and back splash combo. Joe with a jumping kick to the head of Hardy. Joe with a big snap powerslam when Hardy attempted to make a comeback. Joe sends Hardy to the outside, hits the ropes and connects with a big suicide dive. Back in the ring, Joe goes for a cover and gets a two count on Hardy. Joe with a headbutt to which Taz adds, “The guy has a head the size of a cash register.” Hardy with a kick to Joe, Joe counters out of a low blow leg drop, but Hardy fires back with a big clothesline. Joe misses a back splash and Hardy follows with his low blow leg drop. Hardy connects with Whisper in the Wind and Joe kicks out. Joe with his corner Rock Bottom. Hardy with Twist of Fate from the corner. Joe crotches Hardy when he goes up top. Hardy counters a Muscle Buster into a close two count. Hardy with a headlock/armbar combo using his legs. Joe counters into a pinfall, Hardy counters out and rolls up Joe locking his arm with his legs for the pinfall.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
After the match, we see a shot of Samoa Joe who can't believe it. We see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with James Storm. Storm said he picked Bully Ray for a reason mentioning last year he couldn't get it done against Ray. He talks about learning from last year and adds, “This is my time to be bound for glory. Sorry about your damn luck.”
* Bully Ray vs. James Storm in a Bound for Glory Series Semifinal is up next.