#9 Kurt Angle vs Sting (Hardcore Justice 2011)
With the TNA World Heavyweight Championship on the line, Kurt Angle faced ‘The Icon’ Sting at Hardcore Justice back in 2011. With both wrestlers having suffered legitimate injuries in the lead-up to this epic showdown, the title was anyone’s for the taking.
Angle and Sting engaged in a witty battle of catch-as-can-wrestling manoeuvres, with a rather healthy dosage of suplexes and striking to boot. The WCW legend seemed to be getting the better of the Olympic gold medalist before the penultimate portion of the bout, which saw Angle deck Sting with a steel chair — one that he grabbed from Hulk Hogan.
Angle walked away with the title, and the match was done with; however, to this date, the epic encounter between these two legends is considered to be one of the best not only in TNA but also in the sport’s history. Both performers, despite being relatively past their prime, put on an instant classic, leaving their all inside the ring.Published 22 Oct 2017, 21:13 IST