TNA Final Resolution 2011 Results and Recap

Let’s take a look at the card:

1. Bobby Roode vs. AJ Styles *30 Minute Iron Man Match for the TNA World Title
2. Jeff Hardy vs. Jeff Jarrett *Steel Cage Match
3. James Storm vs. Kurt Angle
4. Rob Van Dam vs. Christopher Daniels
5. Gail Kim vs. Mickie James *TNA Knockouts Title Match
6. Matt Morgan & Crimson vs. D’Angelo Dinero & Devon *TNA World Tag Team Title Match
7. Austin Aries vs. Kid Kash *TNA X Division Title Match
8. Robbie E vs. Eric Young *TNA TV Title Match

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MATCH #1: Challenge Match – Rob Van Dam vs. Chris Daniels

They start with some chain wrestling and momentum shifts back and forth multiple times in the early going. The battle spills to the floor and Daniels takes control. RVD comes back and hits the Rolling Thunder for a two-count. He goes for a Five-Star Frog Splash but misses and Daniels goes back on offense, working the midsection. On the second attempt RVD lands the Five-Star and gets the pin after about 10 minutes.

WINNER – Rob Van Dam, ***

Mike Tenay and Taz are on commentary (Christy Hemme is handling the ring announcing). They announce that if Jeff Hardy wins the Steel Cage match tonight, either Jeff OR Karen Jarrett will be fired.

Jeremy Borash gets a word with Mickie James, who promises to win the TNA Knockouts Championship from Gail Kim tonight.

MATCH #2: TNA Television Championship Match – Eric Young vs. Robbie E

Young goes on the attack from the get-go to fluster the TV Champion. They take it to the floor and E takes control. Back in the ring the champ stays in control and grounds the challenger. Young comes back and hits the Macho Elbow for a two-count. Bouncer Robbie T distracts the referee, which leads to nothing. Once again T interferes behind the referee’s back and it leads to E hitting a Codebreaker to get the pin in about eight minutes.

WINNER (and still TV Champion) – Robbie E, **

Borash gets a word with Devon and The Pope D’Angelo Dinero, who will challenge Matt Morgan and Crimson for the Tag Team Titles.

MATCH #3: TNA World Tag Team Title Match – D’Angelo Dinero & Devon vs. Matt Morgan & Crimson

The challengers actually get quite a bit of offense in during the first several minutes, looking like a well-oiled machine. The champions come back and use their power to keep the Pope down. The Pope comes back with the world’s worst DDT and both men are down. Devon gets the hot tag and goes to work on Crimson. The match breaks down and the referee loses control. The champs come back and hit Devon with a Double Chokeslam to get the win after about 10 minutes.

WINNERS (and still champions) – Matt Morgan & Crimson, **¼

Borash gets a word with AJ Styles, who promises to win the TNA World Title tonight.

MATCH #4: TNA X Division Championship Match – Austin Aries vs. Kid Kash

Mike Tenay and Taz are the worst commentating team of all time. They go back and forth in the early going, neither man gaining a distinct advantage. Aries knocks Kash to the floor and hits the Heat Seeking Missile. Kash fights back with his power advantage. After some more back and forth Aries hits the Brainbuster to get the win in about 12 minutes.

WINNER (and still champion) – Austin Aries, **¾

MATCH #5: TNA Knockout Championship Match – Gail Kim vs. Mickie James

Gail is also one half of the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champions. The champion controls the early going, working on Mickie’s leg and keeping her on the mat. Eventually Mickie makes the comeback and barely sells the leg. Gail tries to walk out but Mickie will have no part of that. Mickie’s mom-jeans are terrible. Madison Rayne comes out to interfere, allowing Gail to hit Eat Defeat to get the win in about seven minutes.

WINNER (and still champion) – Gail Kim, *½

Borash gets a word with James Storm, who is about to face the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle. Sorry about Kurt’s damn luck.

MATCH #6: Kurt Angle vs. James Storm

They start with some chain wrestling, which may not be a great idea on Storm’s part, but he’s got chutzpah I’ll give him that. The crowd is heavily in support of the Tennessee Cowboy. Angle focuses on the head and neck, which is wise given the concussions Storm already suffered at Angle’s hands. Storm comes back and hits a lungblower for a two-count. Angle comes back and switches his attack to the Ankle Lock. Storm fights out of it and goes up top but Angle brings him down with a belly-to-belly suplex for two. They go to the apron and Storm hits a DDT on the apron. Back in the ring Angle misses a moonsault and Storm hits the Last Call to get the three-count at about 18 minutes.

WINNER – James Storm, ***½

Borash is with Jeff and Karen Jarrett, are very concerned about the cage match tonight and the added stipulations.

MATCH #7: Steel Cage Match – Jeff Hardy vs. Jeff Jarrett

Karen Jarrett is an awful performer, but she has to be handcuffed to Sting anyway. Jarrett tries some early pinfalls but can’t keep Hardy down. He locks on the Figure-Four Leglock. That doesn’t get the job done, but Jarrett stays in control. Jarrett tries to climb out but Hardy pulls him back in. Hardy fires up and unleashes a flurry of offense. He tries a Swanton Bomb off the top of the cage but misses and bounces about a foot off the mat. Jarrett hits the Stroke but nothing happens and then they both try to escape the cage. Hardy swings back in with a dropkick and both men are down. Sting and Karen get knocked down, and while they recover Karen slams the cage door in Hardy’s face but it only gets a two-count for her husband. Karen tries to pass the guitar in the ring but Sting blocks her. Hardy hits the Twist of Fate to get the pin in about 10 minutes.

WINNER – Jeff Hardy, *¾

Sting announces that in four days on Impact, one of the Jarretts will be fired. Yes, use that pay-per-view to sell Free TV. Nice job guys.

Borash is backstage with the TNA World Champion, who cuts a good promo about how awesome he’s been for the last several months.

MATCH #8: Iron Man Match for the TNA World Championship – Bobby Roode vs. AJ Styles

They start cautiously because they know they’re going to be here for a while. Roode scores the first pinfall about ten minutes in to take the first advantage. Sorry I missed the first little bit trying to get my dogs back inside but I should be good now. Roode works on AJ’s leg and keeps him on the mat. He continues working the leg and locks on a leg submission hold around 16 minutes in and AJ taps out, giving the champ a 2-0 advantage. AJ makes a pretty quick comeback and uses the Crossface to get a submission win about 18 minutes in. Roode is up 2-1 now, and he goes right back to work on the leg. Less than ten minutes are left and AJ is able to grab a quick cradle to tie things up at 2-2. AJ hits the springboard forearm and then a springboard 450 (on an injured leg) to get another pin at about 23 minutes to go up 3-2. He tries a sunset flip but Roode kneels down and grabs the ropes for leverage to even things up about 25 minutes in. Now at the two minute warning the crowd finally wakes up. Roode avoids AJ for the last minute or so of the match, and time expires with the score tied 3-3. They let the match, and the pay-per-view, end that way. Dull match, bad finish.

WINNER (and still champion) – Bobby Roode, **½

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