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TNA Tag Team Championship
Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Joey Ryan & Matt Morgan
Chavo & Hernandez start off quick & gain the early advantage over Ryan. Chavo hits the ropes, and Morgan hits him from behind, and Ryan takes over. Ryan showboats, and Chavo is able to tag in Hernandez, who overpowers Ryan. Morgan is tagged in, and he & Hernandez stare eachother down. Ryan distracts Hernandez, and Morgan beats him down. Ryan is back in, and the Champs take control. Hernandez hits a Power Bomb, and Chavo follows it with a Frog Splash for the pin.
Winners & Still Champs – Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez
Mr. Anderson is with JB. He cries about how everyone wants to choose your friends for you. He will face Joe tonight, and Joe will get the rest of what he has left over from Angle….ok.
Mr. Anderson vs. Samoa Joe
They jaw-jack a bit to start. Joe then pie-faces Anderson. Anderson takes his shirt off and tosses it in Joe’s face & attacks him. Joe regains his composure, and tosses Anderson into the corner and strikes away. They go to the floor, and Joe continues to beat up Anderson around the ring. Anderson kicks Joe’s knee out. Anderson then takes complete control, working over the knee. Joe sends Anderson to the floor, then hits a suicide dive. Joe looks for a M.U.S.C.L.E. Buster, but Mike Knox shows up with a hammer, and the distraction is enough for Anderson to hit a Mic Check.
Winner – Mr. Anderson
JB is with Kenny King, says that RVD is not the same RVD he was when he was wrestling Sabu, and that RVD is beatable.
X-Division Tournament Finals
Christian York vs. Kenny King
Back and forth action to start. King is able to send York to the floor, and takes control. King hits York with a double knees in the corner. King then goes for a roll up, but York sits down on him, and scores the pin.
Winner & #1 Contender – Christian York
King pops up from the pin, and nails York with the Royal Flush. RVD makes his way out, and the X-Division Title match will happen right away. RVD helps York up, is telling him he doesn’t need to compete. York slaps him in the face.
Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Christian York
RVD works him over, but is cocky about it. RVD quickly goes for a 5 Star, but York moves. York goes for a Half Nelson Suplex, but RVD fights out, and sets York up on the middle of the ropes. RVD then hits a straight kick from the top rope. RVD goes for another 5 Star, this time connecting for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – RVD
Recap of Joseph Park going through training at OVW.
Joseph Park vs. Devon
Not much going on, crowd seems behind Park. Devon exposes a turnbuckle, but Park hits a few lucky moves. Devon finally takes control with a shoulder block. Devon goes for a diving headbutt, but Park moves. Park slugs away on him, and hits a splash off the 2nd rope for 2. Devon tosses Park into the turnbuckle, and Park starts bleeding. Park then snaps into Abyss, hit a few clotheslines, then the Black Hole Slam. Park calls for the Choke Slam, but snaps back into Joseph while he had Devon up. Devon takes advantage, and rolls up Park for the win.
Winner – Devon
JB is with Austin Aries. Aries says that this will Hardy’s professional wrestling match. He says that he & Roode have agreed to take out Hardy first.
Knockout’s Gauntlet Match #1
Gail Kim vs. Miss Tessmacher
Tessmacher hits the ring right away, and takes out Gail. Gail fights back. Taz mentions that Gail won the first ever Knockouts Championship in a Gauntlet Match. Gail hits her finisher for the pin.
Knockout’s Gauntlet Match #2
Gail Kim vs. ODB
Gail tries to head ODB off on the ramp, but ODB lays her out. ODB then gives Gail the Dirty South. ODB only gets a 2 count. ODB gets on the turnbuckle, and tries to smash Gail’s face into it, but Gail blocks it, pulls ODB off the top, and scores the pin.
Knockout’s Gauntlet Match #3
Gail Kim vs. Mickie James
Mickie hits the ring strong. She goes for the DDT early, but Gail counters. Mickie lays her Gail out with an enzaguri, and then goes to the top rope. Gail rolls to the floor. Mickie charges, but Gail moves. Back in the ring, Mickie goes for a roll up, but Gail rolls through it, and scores the pin, even though Mickie’s arm was under the ropes.
Knockout’s Gauntlet Match #4
Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky
Sky quickly hits Gail with the IN YOUR FACE, and gets the pin.
Winner & #1 Contender – Velvet Sky
JB is with Daniels & Kaz, mentions that the winner will face the TNA Champion on Jan. 24 for the title. Kaz has a managerial contract for one night only. Daniels then runs down rednecks.
TNA Heavyweight Championship #1 Contender’s Match
Christopher Daniels (w/ Kazarian) vs. James Storm
Back and forth action to start. Daniels toss Storm to the floor, and distracts the ref so that Kaz can work over Storm. Daniels then gains control of the match. Daniels is working over the arm. Daniels charges with a clothesline, but Storm kicks it away, and turns it into a Side Russian Leg Sweep for 2. Storm then hits a top rope elbow for 2. Storm goes for the Closing Time, but Daniels blocks it. Storm fights back, hits the Eye of the Storm for 2. Storm then hits Closing Time, and is calling for the Last Call Superkick. Daniels ducks it, and hits the Angel’s Wings, but only gets 2. Daniels goes for the BME, but Storm gets his knees up. Storm going for the Last Call again, but Kaz distacts, gets the superkick, and Daniels hits the judo slam, and uses the ropes to get the pin.
Winner & #1 Contender – Christopher Daniels
Recap of Bully Ray purposing to Brooke Hogan. This then leads to the happy couple making their way to the ring. They want to invite all of us to the wedding on Thursday.
Recap of DOC taking out Sting.
Sting vs. DOC
DOC attacks Sting on the ramp. They fight around the ring, with Sting taking control. They fight in the crowd, then up the Aces & 8’s personal entrance. A few masked members attack Sting, but the ref chases them off. DOC slides Sting in the ring, and the bell officially rings. DOC dominates the match. Sting fights back, but DOC then over powers him again. Sting then hits a Death Drop for the pin.
Winner – Sting
Knox & a few masked members of Aces & 8’s run out and circle the ring, but Bully Ray chases them off.
JB is with Roode, confirming that he will collude with Aries to take out Hardy first.
Triple Threat Elimination Match for the TNA Heavyweight Championship
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode
Roode & Aries attack Hardy to start. Hardy fights back, and keeps both at bay for a while, hitting both with crotch leg drops. Aries gets dumped to the floor, and Hardy has the advantage over Roode. Hardy goes for the Whisper in the Wind, but Aries runs in to break it up. Aries hits his Slingshot Corkscrew Splash on Hardy for 2. Both men are back in to double team. Aries & Roode take turns hitting high impact moves. Roode with a Superplex for 2. Aries puts Hardy on the turnbuckle backwards, and Roode puts Aries on his shoulders. It looks like Aries is going to Superplex Hardy out of the Electric Chair position. Hardy fights back, and hits Aries (who is still on Roode’s shoulders) with the Whisper in the Wind! Hardy gets a pop of offense, but is laid back up. All men back up, Roode is holding Hardy on the floor, and Aries goes for the Suicide Dive, but Hardy moves, and Aries slams into Roode. Hardy goes for a Swanton on Roode, but Aries breaks it up. Hardy tosses Roode into the corner, and sends Aries into Roode. Aries on all 4’s, and Hardy goes for Poetry in Motion, but Roode pops out of the corner with a Spear for 2. Roode & Aries are back on the same page working on Hardy. Roode drop kicks Hardy while Aries holds him in the corner, then Aries hits the Brainbuster, but Hardy kicks out at 2. Roode holds Hardy down so that Aries can go for the 450 Splash, but he moves Hardy, and nails the Payoff Suplex for 2. Aries gets in Roode’s face, they bicker back and forth, and Aries hits a huge forearm for 2. Roode calls for a Spear, but Aries grabs on, and reverses it into the Last Chancery. Roode is able to get out of it by raking the eyes. Aries with a Back Slide on Roode, Hardy comes in and pins down Roode’s legs to get the pin fall, and Roode is eliminated. Aries is upset that Hardy got the credit for the pinfall. Hardy hits a Twist of Fate over the ropes, and then hits the Swanton for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – Jeff Hardy
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