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We have Mike Tenay & JB sitting in for Taz tonight.
Rubix vs. Mason Andrews vs. Lars Only vs. Dakota Darsow – Last Chance Fatal 4-Way
Crowd starts out into an early Rubix chant. Rubix sends Andrews to the floor, and looks to flip out on him, but Only breaks it up. Darsow comes in and rolls up Only for 2. Andrews, Only & Darsow are on the floor, and Rubix flies out of the ring on them all! Rubix brings Andrews back in the ring, but Andrews is able to lock him in the Arm Bar. Kid Kash is looking on, as he will face the winner of this match right away. Andrews going to Superplex Only, but Darsow comes over and pulls Andrews down in a Power Bomb. Darsow gets a 2 count on Andrews, but as he stands up, Rubix hits a spring board drop kick, sending Darsow back into the corner. Only hits Rubix with his X-Factor type finisher, but Rubix rolls out of the ring. Only tries his finisher on Andrews, but Andrews blocks it, knees Only to the head, and hits the TKO Cutter for the win.
Winner – Mason Andrews
Kid Kash runs right down to the ring for the first match of the X-Division Title Tournament.
Kid Kash vs. Mason Andrews – X-Division Title Tournament
Kash pounces all over Andrews right away. Kash continues to ground and pound. Kash gets to the corner, and goes for his springboard Moonsault, but Andrews gets his knees up. Andrews gets the momentum, hits a springboard leg scissors, and then a missile drop kick for 2. Andrews then with a knee to the head for another 2. Kash fights back, goes for the Brainbuster, Andrews blocks it, so Kash tries to knee him in the head, but Andrews catches Kash’s knee, and rolls up Kash for the surprise win.
Winner – Mason Andrews
Christy is with Samoa Joe, he calls Kurt Angle 10 points, and that he will win by any means necessary.
Douglas Williams vs. Kenny King
Crowd is hot for Kenny King. They go back and forth for a while. Williams then offers a handshake, but its a ploy, and he kicks King in the gut. More back & forth action, Willims sends King to the floor. Willims goes off the top on the floor on King! Back in the ring, Williams sends King to the corner, charges after, but King leap frogs him, then hits his F5 style finisher for the pin.
Winner – Kenny King
Christy is with Christopher Daniels. He said a year ago, he was more concerned about being a friend with AJ, then being a winner. Now he knows what kind of man AJ is, and he will keep him down tonight.
Sonjay Dutt vs. Rashard Cameron – X-Division Title Tournament
Both men do some chain wrestling to start, then stand off, and the crowd applauds, but Camron piefaces Dutt. Cameron likes to be billed from Philly, not Philadelphia. Plenty of fast paced back and forth action. Dutt lays him out, and hits the Moonsault Footstomp for the pin.
Winner – Sonjay Dutt
We have a video recap of Jesse Sorensen’s rehabbing. Christy then introduces him, and Jesse comes to the ring. He says that he will be back in the ring, and he hopes that Zema Ion is the Champion, so he can take the title away like Zema tried to take his career away.
Zema Ion vs. Flip Cassanova – X-Division Title Tournament
Zema jumps Flip right away, and dominates the start of the match. Zema uses the hairspray to make sure his hair is perfect, then goes for a Moonsault, but Flip gets his knees up. Flip goes for his top rope finish, but Zema dodges it, and hits the Hostile Makeover, then a Widow’s Peak style move for the pin.
Winner – Zema Ion
Christy is with King, Dutt & Andrews. They all make their comments about the X-Division Title match tonight, but Bobby Roode enters and says that he will make an example out of the X-Division poster boy.
Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle
Back and forth to start. Joe sends Angle to the floor, and then hits a suicide dive. Back in the ring, Angle takes advantage of a slow moving Joe getting back in the ring, and beats him down. Angle hits a second rope drop kick. Angle fights back, hits the Triple German’s. Angle then goes to sends Joe to the corner, but Joe reverses it, and then charges with a knee to the head. Joe goes for the M.U.S.C.L.E. Buster, but Angle slides through and locks on the Ankle Lock. Joe gets to the ropes and get the break. Angle sends Joe to the corner, then charges, but Joe catches him and slams him to the mat. Joe then hits the M.U.S.C.L.E. Buster, but only gets a 2 count. Joe goes for the Rear Naked Choke, but Angle drops down and locks in the Ankle Lock again. Angle goes to lay into Ankle Lock, but Joe is able to pull him down into the Coquina Clutch. Angle is able to get out, and hits an impressive Angle Slam for 2. Angle goes for the Ankle Lock again, but Joe is able turn it into the Coquina Clutch. Angle eventually passes out, and the ref calls for the match, and Joe will earn 10 points.
Winner via Submission – Samoa Joe
They check the leaderboard, and now Joe is in the lead by 1 point over Storm.
Recap of the AJ Styles/Christopher Daniels/Dixie Carter non-sense.
Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles – Last Man Standing
Daniels is slow to get in the ring. They fight to the ramp, and charge each other, with a double clothesline. Styles up first, lays out Daniels. The ref starts to the count, but Styles says not the bother, he isn’t done. Styles goes for the Styles Clash on the ramp, but Daniels back body drops out of it. Daniels takes his time getting to Styles, and Styles is able to hit Daniels with a Sliced Bread #2 by running up the girder next to the projection screen. As the ref is counting, Kaz comes out and drills Styles, sending him to floor off the stage, and the ref gets an 8 count. Daniels gets a table and puts it next to the ramp. Daniels goes for the Angels Wings, but Styles fights out. Styles takes out both Kaz & Daniels, and then hits a Styles Clash OFF THE RAMP THROUGH THE TABLE TO THE UNPROTECTED FLOOR. Both men try to get up, and Styles is able to get up right before the 10 count for the win.
Winner – AJ Styles
They check the Twitter feeds, and it looks like 71% has picked Aries to win the Title tonight.
Christy is with Aries, he says that Roode has been winning matches with beer bottles & belt shots, where he wins matches with Brain Busters. He says that he will show Roode why he is the Greatest Man That Ever Lived.
Recap of the earlier X-Division Matches.
Mason Andrews vs. Zema Ion vs. Kenny King vs. Sonjay Dutt – X-Division Championship – Ultimate X Match
Fast paced to start, with Zema getting plenty of time in the ring. King puts Zema in the Tree of Woe, and King suplexes Andrews into Zema. King goes to the wires, but Dutt pulls him down, and hits a running SSP. Dutt looks like he jammed his arm in the bottom rope, and is favoring his arm. The refs toss up the X sign, and looks like Dutt is legit hurt. JB mentions that Dutt is getting medical attention, and that he is being escorted to the back. Looks like we have a 3-way now. Andrews tries to get across the wires, but King springboard spears him. Sonjay is back already, and he starts climbing the girder toward the top. Andrews & King make their way on the wires toward the title belt, but they knock each other off. Dutt is all the way on the top of the girders above the X wires. Zema is up there as well, and they fight a bit above the ring. Dutt seems to be favoring his arm still, so I am thinking he came back for this spot. Dutt smashes Zema’s face in the girder, then slides through the girder to the wires. Zema magically has his hairspray with him, and he sprays it in Sonjay’s face, and Sonjay falls from the wires to the mat, and Zema pulls down the X-Division Title.
Winner & New Champion – Zema Ion
Recap of the Austin Aries storyline.
Bobby Roode (c) vs. Austin Aries – TNA Heavyweight Championship
Roode bullies Aries to start…slapping the back of his head. They break, and tie up again, and now Aries slaps Roode in the back of the had, and crowd pops big. Roode slows the match down. Roode dominates the match for at least 7 minutes. Roode has Aries on his knees, and bitch slaps him. Aries seems to no-sell it, and takes out Roode. Aries sends Roode to the floor, then hits a suicide dive. Aries then hits a Missile Drop Kick. Roode in the corner, Aries goes for the corner Drop Kick, but Roode catches him and hits a running Powerslam. Roode calls for the spear, but Aries dodges it and turns it into the Last Chancery. Roode slides out and locks in the Crossface. Aries fights back, and locks the Las Chancery on again! Roode gets out, and puts Aries on the top turnbuckle. Roode goes for a Superplex, but Aries hits a knee to Roode’s head, then the Drum Punch, and Roode falls to the mat. Aries goes for the 450 Splash, but Roode moves. Aries rolls through, but Roode is up quickly, and hits the big time Spinebuster for 2. Roode gets his title belt, but the ref stops him from bringing it in the ring, and when the refs back is turned putting the belt out of the ring, Roode crotches Aries. Ref is back, but Roode only gets a 2. Aries fights back, hits the corner drop kick, goes for the Brainbuster, but Roode slides out, and shoves Aries into the ref. Roode then gets his belt again, and drills Aries. Ref is slow to get up, and Roode only gets a 2 count. Roode then goes for the PerfectPlex, but Aries turns it into a roll up for 2. Aries then hits the Brainbuster, and scores the pinfall!!
Winner & New Champion – Austin Aries
Tags: AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Christopher Daniels, Destination X, douglas williams, impact wrestling, Jesse Sorensen, Kenny King, kid kash, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Sonjay Dutt, TNA, tna impact wrestling, X-Division, Zema Ion