Recap from TJ Hawke:
Christian was champion at the time of this match. Killings have Cage a superkick for an early nearfall. Sting and Abyss were brawling on the floor. Cage took out Jarrett with a plancha. Killings wiped out Abyss, Jarrett, & Cage with a tope con hello. Sting then climbed the penalty box and took out everyone with a plancha. Back in the ring, Killings hit Jarrett with a missile dropkick: 1…2…3! Killings can now hang up the belt. Cage caught Abyss with a schoolboy: 1…2…3! Cage can now win the match. Jarrett attacked Cage with a ladder on the floor, as Sting worked over Killings in the ring. Jarrett got Abyss to work with him. Jarrett gave Killings a Stroke off the apron onto a guardrail: 1…2…3! Jarrett can now win the match. Sting repeatedly hit Abyss on the heat with a chair. Cage and Jarrett were brawling in the crowd. Since all four men were brawling in the crowd like idiots, Killings was almost able to climb the ladder and hang the belt. Eventually, Abyss was able to knock the ladder over. All five men ended up in the ring, and they did some relatively safe ladder spots. Killings almost had the belt hung up, but Abyss dumped him to the floor. Abyss accidentally hit Hebner with the ladder. Abyss wouldn’t let Jarrett win, and he then hit a Black Hole Slam: 1…2…3! Abyss can win the match now. Only Sting doesn’t have a pinfall. Abyss started to climb, but Sting dumped him to the floor and Abyss crashed through four tables. Sting gave Cage the Stinger Splash and then locked in the Scorpion Deathlock. Jarrett came in, so Sting let go of the hold. Sting gave Christian the belt to win the match, but Larry Zbyszko knocked Christian down. Sting punched Larry and gave Jarrett a Scorpion Deathdrop, and he counted Hebner’s uncounciense hand: 1…2…3! Sting started to climb, but Christian climbed up. Hebner woke up and “accidentally” knocked over the ladder so Sting and Christian fell down. Jarrett climbed up and hung the belt, as the ring was covered in garbage. Zbyszko ushered Hebner out of the ring a la the Montreal Screwjob. Rudy Charles showed up and stole the belt from Jarrett and gave it to Jim Cornette. Cornette and Jarrett were screaming. End Scene.
I didn’t think that this match was all that good. There was a Russo-riffic finish, and there was only a few moments before the finish that genuinely entertained me. This is one of those old TNA matches where you watch and remember how much goodwill they threw away on a consistent basis. Not much to recommend here.
Match Rating: **1/2