– We go backstage with Christy Hemme and Jeff Jarett, talking about his MMA match with Kurt Angle later tonight. Jarrett says Angle has never had a MMA match in his career. Jarrett says he’s undefeated and Angle is nothing compared to him in the MMA world. Jarrett explains the match tonight and says there is $100,000 on the line.
TNA Television Title Match: Abyss vs. Douglas Williams
We go to the ring for tonight’s TV Title match as AJ Styles’ replacement, Abyss, makes his way to the ring. Out next comes the TNA Television Champion Douglas Williams. The bell rings and here we go.
Williams and Abyss circle each other before Williams goes behind Abyss, only to be tossed away. Williams rolls to the outside to avoid Abyss stomping away at him. Williams gets up to the apron and hits a charging Abyss with a shoulder block to the gut before trying for a sunset flip. Abyss tries to sit on Williams, but William’s avoids it. Williams is selling his hand as he can’t get a headlock on Abyss and he ends up launched shoulder first into the ring post. Abyss goes to the outside and slams Williams’ hand into the ring post twice before Williams rolls to the outside and responds with a series of right hands to Abyss’ face. Abyss fights Williams off and slams his injured hand into the ring steps before simply laying in a right hand that sends Williams back into the ring. When Abyss reenters the ring Williams tries to come up with a couple of right hands but Abyss comes right back. Williams jumps off the middle rope but Abyss catches him in chokeslam position. Williams fights it off, but Abyss immediately answers with a big boot. Williams rolls back to the outside and when Abyss follows he tries for a quick series of strikes, but a knee to the gut, and slamming his hand into the barricade by Abyss stops Williams cold.
The crowd chants that they want AJ, and Abyss goes over to grab the belt. He tries to use it to smash Williams, but Williams avoids it and Abyss smashes the title down into the ring apron. Williams heads back into the ring, and Abyss follows, stomping at Williams’ arm the whole time. Abyss picks Williams up to his feet and wrenches Williams’ arm over his own shoulder. Williams tries to fight out of it, but Abyss simply turns around and lays into Williams with a big slap to the chest. The ref argues with Abyss and Abyss turns around chasing him out of the ring. Abyss hits another couple of right hands to Williams in the corner, but Abyss is quick to fight back. Williams goes up to the second turnbuckle and is able to launch himself off with a really nice European uppercut.
Both men get to their feet and Williams hits head butts and uppercuts and follows up with a high knee in the corner. Williams goes for a German suplex, but Abyss fights it off, only to get a belly to back suplex for his troubles. Williams goes to the top rope and leaps off with a flying knee. Williams goes for the cover, but he’s only able to get a two count. Abyss makes his way back up to his feet and Williams hits a couple of right hands, but when he goes for another running knee, Abyss catches him and slams him down with a big chokeslam. Abyss goes for the pin, but Williams is able to grab the rope to stop the count. Abyss goes to the outside where he grabs his nail filled board. The ref sees this and goes to the outside to prevent Abyss from using the weapon. AJ Styles is out to the ring out of nowhere, he limps over and smashes Williams in the face while the ref is distracted. Abyss comes back into the ring and picks Williams up, connecting with the black hole slam. Abyss pins Williams, and this one is over.
Winner and New TNA TV Champion: Abyss