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Christian Interview: This was a good way to start the show. I really enjoyed Christian's interaction with Letecia. Good stuff.

World X Cup Video: This was good. This Year's World X Cup has some really great talent.

Lynn & Petey vs. Roode & Eric: Good tag team match. I was glad that Jerry Lynn and Petey Williams got the win. What happened after the match was good too with the confrontation between Bobby Roode and Traci Brooks.

Briscoe Brothers Video: I enjoyed this, you've done a good job of hyping up the arrival of The Briscoe Brothers.

Samoa Joe Interview: Good Interview here with Samoa Joe.

Lethal vs. Low-Ki: This was a good match. nice win for Low-Ki and I liked how Ron Killings came out to help Jay Lethal.

AJ Styles Interview: Good interview here with AJ talking about Chris Jericho and then we get some more really entertaining stuff with Christian Cage and Letecia.

Homicide vs. Ron Killings: Solid Match. I was happy that Homicide got the win.

Christian Cage-Angle: This was really good, I enjoyed this a lot. with Christian being confronted by Kurt Angle.

Jericho vs. Sabin: This was a good main event. Too bad it ended with a disqualification. But still it was a good match and I liked how the show ended with AJ and Jericho brawling and Chris Sabin, Austin Aries, and Alex Shelley all getting into it, leading up to their Ultimate X match this Sunday.

This was a great show. I give it 9 out of 10.
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TNA Destination X: Sunday March 11 2007 Preview

World X Cup Preview Four Corner Survival Elimination Match: Jody Fleisch (England) vs. Dragon Kid (Japan) vs. Juventud Guerrera (Mexico) vs. Matt Sydal (USA)

With all four teams now officially announced, this Sunday, we will get our first taste of the international talent coming to TNA for the most anticipated World X Cup tournament in company history! As a first time member of Team USA, Matt Sydal looks to show the world that Team USA is primed and ready to defend their crown after winning the tournament two consecutive years. On the other hand, Jody Fleisch, Dragon Kid and Juventud Guerrera are going to try everything in their power to leave a lasting impression and give some momentum to their team prior to the start of the World X Cup tournament. With the athleticism and high flying ability of these four X Division competitors, this is match is sure to be nothing short of electrifying!

Who will give their team the momentum heading into the upcoming World X Cup tournament? Order Destination X on Pay Per View this Sunday to find out!

3-on-2 Handicap Match: Serotonin vs. ‘The Monster’ Abyss & ‘The Icon’ Sting
With how personal and how violent the feud between these men has become in recent months, there’s no telling what these men will do to take their opponent out! Despite Abyss eliminating his former master, James Mitchell, from the equation last month at Against All Odds, Serotonin’s ring leader, Raven, has found ways to get inside of ‘The Monster’ and ‘The Icon’s’ head. After Serotonin forced Abyss back to his home months ago, they went after Sting for unveiling the details surrounding ‘The Monster’s’ murder as a teenager! They tried to lock him behind the same fences Abyss was held captive by and it appeared that they would be successful until a heroic effort from ‘The Monster’ saved Sting! After a singles match featuring Sting two weeks ago, Serotonin showed haunting footage on the Titantron of Raven’s lost souls holding Abyss’ lifeless anatomy back as Serotonin’s sadistic master cracked him over the head with a kendo stick!

With the culmination of this incredible feud occurring this Sunday night, which side will walk away victorious?

Samoa Joe vs. Hernandez
When Samoa Joe came out and demanded a rematch after one of the most controversial screw jobs in wrestling history occurred at Against All Odds, The Latin American Exchange came out and told ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ that he had no right to complain about unfair treatment from TNA management. They utilized gang warfare to take Joe out as LAX’s enforcer, Hernandez, delivered a Border Toss, throwing ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ halfway across the ring as they stood over his prone anatomy after the vicious beatdown! With Joe’s psychotic, relentless mean streak apparently back after his actions at the conclusion of Against All Odds’ main event combined with the incredible strength of Hernandez, this promises to be the most physical match on the card!

With two of the most agile and athletic big men in the business set to face off, will LAX continue to illustrate their dominance with a victory over Samoa Joe? Or will ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ make an enormous statement in his quest to earn another NWA World Heavyweight Title shot?

NWA World Tag Team Title Match: BET (Jay Lethal & Ron ‘The Truth’ Killings) vs. LAX (Low Ki & ‘The Notorious 187’ Homicide) (c)
The winners of the tag team tournament, BET, get their shot at the NWA World Tag Team Titles this Sunday night at Destination X as they face two members of the most dominant faction in professional wrestling, The Latin American Exchange! In recent weeks, Lethal and Killings have shown that they have each others back as they’ve saved one another from becoming the latest victims of the LAX takeover on separate occasions. However, they both were dealt losses in singles competition to their upcoming opponents last Thursday night on Impact. With LAX’s takeover of TNA appearing nothing short of unstoppable, will BET be able to score a major upset and become NWA World Tag Team Champions?

Will LAX be so obsessed with future plans that they overlook BET as a legitimate threat and cost themselves the NWA World Tag Team Titles due to complacency? Or will Homicide & Low Ki re-establish their dominance as the greatest tag team in professional wrestling?


Ultimate X Match for the X Division Title: Austin Aries vs. Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin (c)
What better way to showcase the division that this Pay Per View is named after than by putting three of its greatest stars in the triple main event? This Sunday, Austin Aries and Alex Shelley challenge Chris Sabin for the X Division title in the most innovative concept match in professional wrestling, the Ultimate X! While Aries and Shelley have no experience in the high risk, high wire environment, Chris Sabin is a seven time veteran of the Ultimate X. However, he faces almost insurmountable odds as a champion has never entered an Ultimate X match and left with the belt. With the personal grudges between all three men heading into this Sunday, combined with the athleticism and natural ability of all three men, this promises to be not only a match of the year contender, but potentially one of the greatest matches in TNA history!

Will Sabin become the first man ever to enter Ultimate X as champion and leave with the title? Or will Aries or Shelley fulfill their destiny and become a champion here in TNA for the very first time?


NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Christian Cage (c)
The degrading treatment and criticism of Tomko from Christian Cage in recent weeks caused the NWA Champion to lose the services of his problem solver! This Sunday at Destination X, he will be forced to defend the title one on one against the Olympic Gold Medalist, Kurt Angle! With how desperate Cage was last Thursday night on Impact to find his problem solver and try to make amends to no avail, it’s clear that he could not conceal his uncertainty. Will Cage be able to withstand one of the greatest wrestlers of this generation all on his own? Or will Kurt Angle accomplish the goal that he set for himself from day one that he appeared in TNA; establishing himself as the best wrestler in the world?

Order Destination X to see if the NWA World Heavyweight Title will change hands this Sunday night!


Dream Match: ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles vs. ‘Y2J’ Chris Jericho
Last month at Against All Odds, following Chris Jericho’s shocking appearance as TNA’s newest acquisition and AJ Styles’ interruption of his introduction speech, it become clear right from the start that the anticipation for this potential dream match was at a monumental level! The reaction of the fans in attendance as the two stood mere inches from one another was as wild and out of control as we’ve ever witnessed! And with how personal and heated the war of words and physical altercations between these two in recent weeks has become, there is no denying the fact that this is one of the most anticipated matches in professional wrestling history! This dream match that many have fantasized over for years finally comes to fruition this Sunday night at Destination X!

Will ‘The Phenomenal One’ back up his claims that he will turn the most anticipated match in history into the most convincing victory of his career? Or will Chris Jericho re-establish his greatness with a victory over the most decorated superstar in TNA history?

Destination X will be live, this Sunday night, March 11, 2007! Make sure to order what promises to be one of the greatest spectacles in the history of TNA Wrestling!


If everything goes according to plan, Destination X will be up tomorrow night. All the matches and segments are written in full and I am very excited to unveil it. Heyman Deciple, you are the only one I have left to return a review to, and I promise that after Destination X is up, yours will be the first thread I check out.
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Mate this should be awesome. I'm looking forward to reading it more than any other show since i started BTB. Hope it goes down well, you know i'll be reviewing
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This is gonna be an awesome show. I can't wait!


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When I tried to put up the entire PPV in one post the formatting was all screwed up though I typed the commands correctly and some of the writing was automatically cut off so I have to post this Pay Pay View in 2 parts, I apologize.

TNA Destination X: Sunday March 11, 2007 (Part One)

-- Opening video --

Narrator: “While fear, hopelessness and apprehension will result in your demise...”

Footage is shown focusing in on the eyes of some of TNA’s top stars

Narrator: “Remaining undaunted, showing courage and an unmatched will to overcome any obstacle...”

Some of TNA’s top stars performing their signature pose.

Narrator: “Will directly lead you to your destiny! Once you reach your final destination, the fate that lies before you will ultimately be determined by no one...besides yourself!”

Rapidly, video flashes on the screen of high impact moves from Austin Aries, Chris Sabin, Samoa Joe, Homicide, Kurt Angle, Christian Cage, AJ Styles and Chris Jericho.

Raven: “The voices in my head compel me...to do the following!”

Two kendo stick shots to the head from Raven, first to Johnny Devine when he was kicked out of Serotonin and the other to Abyss.

Raven: “At Destination X, both of your existences will turn into freakish miseries courtesy...of Serotonin!”

Maverick Matt and Kazarian hitting Evolution (Superkick to the back of the head into a C-4).

Sting: “What haven’t Abyss and I gone through! We’ve overcome everything you’ve thrown at us! And at Destination X, we will not rest until you have all been through as much suffering as we have been put through because of you! This Sunday, it’s showtime!”

Abyss hitting a Black Hole Slam onto Thumbtacks and Sting applying the Scorpion Death Lock from their match against Serotonin at Against All Odds.

Konnan: “You corporate figureheads think you can put an end to the LAX takeover with your politics and your conspiracies! You can stop a revolutionary but you cannot stop a revolution!”

Homicide: “¿Llama a las policías? Call the cops! Call security! Can’t nobody prevent this era of violence!”


LAX’s annihilation of Championship Committee members during a meeting and Homicide writing LAX across the screen in a member of the Committee’s blood and LAX fighting security, viciously beating them down.

Konnan: “Our era of violence is about to intensify once again! You’re not going to see it coming, but when you least expect it, The Latin American Exchange is going to bring a war to TNA management’s front doorstep! And then you’ll have no choice but to give us absolute power over this company!”

The devastating maneuvers (including the Cop Killa/Ghetto Stomp combination, a Ghetto Stomp onto a Steel Chair elevated inches above Brother Ray’s face and a Border Toss into a devastating Low Ki dropkick) LAX has utilized in recent weeks to put numerous wrestlers on the injured list, including The Naturals, Team 3D, Chris Harris, James Storm and Lance Hoyt.

Konnan: “BET! At Destination X, we’re gonna annihilate you, bloody you, cripple you, do what we gotta do! These NWA World Tag Team Championships will once again be coming home to the Latino Nation!”

Homicide: “Ye-ye-yeaaa! Brrrrrrrrrrap!”


Low Ki’s Ki Krusher to Jay Lethal and Homicide’s devastating Lariat to Ron ‘The Truth’ Killings.

Samoa Joe: “LAX, I’m going to show you why you don’t leave someone as dangerous as me...breathing! This Sunday, I’m gonna make an example out of you, Hernandez! And I don’t care if the rest of you try to get involved! Because if you decide to put yourselves in harms way...If you decide to put your lives on the line...If you decide to make the fatal mistake...Of interrupting my annihilation of Hernandez...”

Joe hitting the Muscle Buster and the out of control brawl between Joe and Hernandez, fighting through security.

Samoa Joe: “Then Joe...is going...to kill...all of you!”

Joe fighting off LAX members despite the numbers game.

Aries: “Now that all the distractions are out of my life...Chris Sabin, At Destination X, I will dominate you, I will dominate Alex Shelley and I will achieve my destiny! And that is to become the X Division Champion for the very first time!”

Aries walking out on Kevin Nash, disposing of his managerial services and hitting the 450 Splash on Sabin.

Shelley: “I have talent on loan from God...And this Sunday, I will prove why Total Nonstop Alex is the future of professional wrestling!”

Shelley hitting Sliced Bread #2 on Aries and then holding the X Division title high in the air.

Sabin: “I will become the first man to enter an Ultimate X with the title...and leave with the belt! And after Destination X...you will all have no choice...but to hail Sabin!”

Sabin rolling up Aries with the tights to retain the X Division title and the Sabalizer (Fallaway Slam into Uranage Backbreaker) to Jericho.

Christian Cage: “Here in TNA, I’m the main event! I’m the man these people pay their money to see! I’m the Instant Classic! And Kurt, you’re nothing more than just another face in the crowd!”

Cage showing his arrogance during the Peep Show interview with Kurt Angle.

Angle: “There’s no one that can save you now! At Destination X, it’s gonna be just you and me! I’m gonna grab your ankle, I’m gonna twist it until every ligament is torn to shreds and I’m gonna make you tap out! It’s real!...It’s dam real!”

Angle threatening a defenseless Christian Cage, eventually applying the Ankle Lock.

Tenay: “And finally, the contest that the entire wrestling world is beyond anxious to witness!”

Chris Jericho appearing at the end of the tunnel in his signature pose as the crowd loses their minds over his shocking appearance at Against All Odds.

Tenay: “It is the dream match between ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles and ‘Y2J’ Chris Jericho!”

Styles appearing at the end of the tunnel, slightly lifting up his hood, glancing to both of his sides and then flipping it up, spreading his arms to his side in his signature pose.

Tenay: “This promises to be one of the greatest matches not only in the history of TNA, but in the history of professional wrestling!”

A view from behind Y2J of Styles walking down the ramp with Jericho standing in the ring, illustrating the mass hysteria throughout the arena over the anticipation of a potential dream match.

Jericho: “If you’re one of the guys I have to go through to get to the top AJ, you best believe I’m not going to sidestep you…I’m going to go straight THROUGH you!”

Styles and Jericho staring a hole through each other as Styles has his man in the Phenomenal Lock in the ring while Jericho has his man locked in the Walls of Jericho at ringside.

Styles: “I’m going to turn one of the most anticipated matches in wrestling history...Into the most convincing victory of my career!”

Styles sending Jericho through a table with a breathtaking Frog Splash.

Jericho: “I know it eats you up inside knowing that you’ve never...e-e-e-e-ever...defeated a superstar of my caliber!”

Styles and Jericho locked in a collar and elbow tie up with each man pummeling one another with right hands, so violently that they send each other all the way through the ropes.

Styles: “This Sunday, I will prove once and for all that despite the fact that Chris Jericho has been an Undisputed Champion...he never has and never will be...phenomenal!”

Styles performing his signature pose while standing over Jericho’s prone anatomy.

Narrator: “And now, TNA presents...Destination X!”

Styles and Jericho staring each other down with their faces mere inches from one another as the crowd is going insane with anticipation in the background.


The video fades out as we send it to Mike Tenay at the broadcast table!

Mike Tenay: “Welcome to what promises to be one of the most historic nights in TNA history! Tonight, the current reigning X Division champion, Chris Sabin, is set to defend against Austin Aries and Alex Shelley in the most innovative concept match in professional wrestling, the Ultimate X! Christian Cage will put his NWA World Heavyweight Title on the line against the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle! And in the third match of tonight’s triple main event, the dream match that finally comes to fruition! ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles goes one on one with ‘Y2J’ Chris Jericho!”

Fireworks go off in the Impact Zone as it’s evident throughout the arena that this is one of the most lively and energetic crowds in TNA history.

Dave Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen this is tonight’s opening contest, live from Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida! It is the World X Cup Preview Four Corner Survival Match! Once one man is eliminated, it becomes a three way dance and after the second elimination, it becomes a one on one contest to determine the winner! Introducing participant number one, representing Team England, from Walthamstow, London, Jody Fleisch!”

Tenay: “Tonight, we introduce some of the incredible international talent that has come to the United States for the upcoming World X Cup tournament in this Four Corner Survival Elimination Match! This man, Jody Fleisch, is known throughout the wrestling business for his high risk style of offense, and is regarded as one of the most electrifying high flyers in the world!”

Don West: “This guy can come at you from so many different angles, he’s one of the quickest wrestlers you’ll ever lay your eyes on! And tonight, he looks to give Team England the momentum heading into the most anticipated World X Cup tournament in TNA history!”


Penzer: “Representing Team Japan, from Tokai, Aichi, Dragon Kid!”

Tenay: “Coming to the US from Japan’s Dragon Gate promotion, Dragon Kid is one of the most prized protégé’s of the legendary Ultimo Dragon! He uses many variations of the Hurracanranna and, like Fleisch, is regarded as one of the top high flyers in the world!”

West: “I can’t think of a better way to kick off one of the most anticipated Pay Per View events in TNA history! There’s not a doubt in my mind that you’re looking at a potential show stealer right here!”


Penzer: “Representing Team Mexico, from Mexico City, Mexico, Juventud Guerrera!”

Tenay: “Here comes the man with the most experience in this match, the son of Mexican wrestling legend Fuerza Guerrera! Juventud Guerrera first made a name for himself in the United States as part of the lucha libre movement in the mid 1990’s in WCW! And tonight, he makes his return to TNA after a three year absence!”

West: “With his experience, he has to be considered the favorite in this matchup! He is certainly the most recognizable name to mainstream wrestling fans in this contest, but tonight, it’s all about which competitor can make the biggest statement on behalf of the international team that they represent!”


Penzer: “And the final participant, representing Team USA, from St. Louis, Missouri, Matt Sydal!”

Tenay: “Listen to this ovation for the kid who made his long awaited return to TNA after a near two and a half year absence two weeks ago on Impact to earn a spot on Team USA! In the time that Sydal has been away from TNA, he has become a star on the independent circuit! You can hear chants in the crowd of “ROH! ROH!” in reference to the independent promotion where Sydal has really made a name for himself over the past few years, Ring of Honor!”

West: “This crowd is completely behind the Team USA representative here tonight! Sydal is looking to make a statement to show that Team USA is ready to try to win the World X Cup for the third consecutive year! I can’t wait for this action to kick off, it is going to be fast paced and out of this world!”


World X Cup Preview Four Corner Survival Elimination Match: Jody Fleisch (England) vs. Dragon Kid (Japan) vs. Juventud Guerrera (Mexico) vs. Matt Sydal (USA)
The match begins with Matt Sydal and Jody Fleisch in the ring and Dragon Kid and Juventud Guerrera positioned on the apron, waiting to be tagged in. Chants of “USA! USA!” pour in from the crowd, directed at Sydal. Matt and Jody signal for a lock up in the middle of the ring and they engage in a grapple. Fleisch quickly gets in behind him, trying to lock his arms around Matt’s waist but Sydal quickly spins behind Jody and puts himself in position. As Matt tries to lock his hands around Jody’s waist, Fleisch grabs a hold of Sydal’s left arm. He elevates it, spins himself into position and applies the wrist lock. Sydal slaps Fleisch’s hands, rolls through on the mat, twists his body to the left, positions himself on his knees, flips forward into a headstand as Fleisch still maintains his grip of Sydal’s wrist. Matt backflips into the air, lands on his feet, grabs Fleisch’s left arm, spins into position while maintaining his grip and applies a wrist lock of his own.
The crowd applauds Sydal’s display of athleticism as Fleisch faces Sydal and grabs his left wrist. He spins his way into position while maintaining his grip and now has Matt back in a wrist lock. He lifts his left leg up and kicks Matt in the midsection, forcing him to crouch down. He lifts his right leg up and with his foot pushes Sydal forward and spins him so that his back is now to him. He maintains the wrist lock, spins Sydal around as he turns his back to him and snap mare’s him to the ground. On his way down, Sydal grabs a hold of Fleisch’s left arm, quickly gets to his feet and re-applies a wrist lock.
The crowd is loving this action in the early going as Fleisch flips forward into a headstand, backflips into the air, lands on his feet, grabs Sydal’s left arm, spins into position while maintaining his grip and applies a wrist lock. The fans applaud Fleisch’s effort in a show of respect for the international star as Jody backs his way into the corner. He pulls Sydal into his body and applies a front face lock as he reaches out and tags in Dragon Kid, who becomes the legal man for the first time in the match.
Dragon climbs up to the top rope from the apron as Fleisch maintains the front face lock, leaps into the air with his right arm elevated and drops down with a forearm strike across Sydal’s back. Matt crouches over in pain as Dragon drags him back to a vertical base, grabs his left wrist and backs him into the ropes. Kid tries to send him off but Sydal counters, Dragon bounces back off the ropes and gets planted with a hard shoulder block. Sydal runs back off the ropes, bounces off as Kid crawls into position and low bridges him, Matt stays on the move and rebounds off the ropes. Dragon Kid leaps over him and runs off the ropes as Sydal stands in the middle of the ring. Dragon bounces off, Sydal low bridges him, Kid rebounds off, ducks a clothesline attempt, stays on the move, comes back at Sydal, leaps into the air into a Tilt-a-Whirl, grabs Matt’s arm and flips him to the ground with an arm drag!
Sydal returns to his feet as both men stare each other down with the crowd erupting over the impressive action thus far in tonight’s opening contest! Sydal looks back to the corner behind him as he sees Juvi Guerrera motioning that he wants to be tagged in and Matt grants his request, making Team Mexico’s representative the legal man. Guerrera and Dragon prance around the ring, weighing each other out as they motion for a grapple. Both men reach out but Kid quickly grabs Juvi’s head and applies a side headlock. He squeezes away as Guerrera looks for an escape. He grabs Dragon in position for a Back Drop, lifts him up but Kid quickly flips back, lands on his feet, takes two steps forward, reaches out and re-applies the side headlock.
Juvi backs Kid into the ropes and shoves him off, Dragon bounces off and baseball slides through Guerrera’s legs as he was attempting a shoulder block. Juvi turns around realizing where Kid went, charges at him but Kid takes away his vertical base with a drop toe hold, sending him face first into the canvas. Dragon runs back to the ropes and rebounds off as Juvi crawls into position and low bridges him. Kid stays on the move, rebounds off the ropes as Juvi leaps into the air over the top of him. Kid stays on the move as Guerrera falls to his back with his legs elevated for an inverted Monkey Flip. Dragon bounces off the ropes, Guerrera lifts him into the air with his legs but Kid flips forward onto his feet and stays on the move. Juvi nips up to a vertical base, takes Dragon up for a Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker but Kid counters it in midair with an armdrag!
The crowd erupts in applause, appreciative of the action occurring in this World X Cup preview. Both men once again circle around the ring, signaling for a grapple. Dragon and Guerrera lock left hands but Juvi kicks Kid right in the midsection, immediately following it up with a side headlock. Kid quickly backs Juvi into the ropes and shoves him off, Juvi runs to the ropes, bounces off and drops Dragon with a shoulder block. The Juice quickly poses to the crowd to a mixed reaction before helping Kid back to his feet. He pushes him back to the ropes, grabs his left wrist and sends him into the ropes. Juvi fires a right arm clothesline as Dragon rebounds off but Kid ducks it, stays on the move, rebounds off the ropes, charges at Guerrera, leaps into the air into a Tilt-a-Whirl Headscissors, completes one full rotation, continues his momentum, uses Juvi’s right arm to fling himself forward once more, wraps his legs around his neck and hits a breathtaking Déjà vu Headscissors Takeover!
Guerrera falls to the canvas and rolls underneath the apron to the ringside area. Kid runs back off the ropes with the crowd buzzing in anticipation for a high risk move, charges towards Guerrera, grabs the middle and top rope, flings his body back inside the ring, faking out Guerrera as the crowd lets out chants of “This is awesome!” Juvi crawls into the ring underneath the bottom rope, returns to a vertical base and appears furious that Dragon Kid has the upper hand. He charges at Dragon with a running clothesline attempt but Kid ducks underneath it, Juvi turns around, Dragon reaches out and hits a snap mare, taking the Juice to the mat. He leaps high into the air and drops the right knee onto Guerrera’s face. He immediately lifts himself up with both hands and drops down into a lateral press, 1...2, kick out by Juvi. Dragon Kid pulls Guerrera back to his feet, drags him to the corner and tags in Matt Sydal, to a big ovation from the crowd.
Matt enters the ring as Dragon holds Juvi’s left arm back and fires a knife edged chop across the chest. Dragon and Sydal each grab one of Juvi’s wrists and send him into the opposite corner. Sydal communicates with Kid, grabs his wrist to send him into the corner and Dragon reverses it to give Matt extra momentum. Sydal leaps into the air with a left arm Lariat and connects while managing to maneuver his way through the top and middle rope onto the apron in the process. Guerrera drops down into a seated position in the corner from the impact of the Lariat. Sydal grabs the top rope, elevates himself over, twists his body to face Guerrera’s while in midair and drops down into a snap Dropkick right into his face!
The crowd lets out chants of “Sydal! Sydal!” as they’ve appeared to take a very quick liking to the Team USA representative. He drags Guerrera to the center of the ring and drops down for the cover, 1...2, kickout by Juvi. He drags the Juice to his feet and backs him into the ropes with a knife edged chop. Sydal fires another knife edged chop to Guerrera’s chest, followed by another. He grabs his wrist and sends him into the ropes, leaps into the air as Guerrera bounces off but gets caught with an inverted Atomic Drop. Juvi immediately follows up by wrapping Sydal’s arm around his head and flipping him back with a Snap Suplex. He drops down for the cover, 1...2, barely a two count for the Juice.
Guerrera gets to his feet with Fleisch reaching out from the apron, requesting a tag which Juvi grants. Jody climbs up to the top rope, waiting for Sydal to return to a vertical base. He waits for the right time to leap off, Sydal faces his opponent and Fleisch flies into the air with a 360, landing on Matt with a Crossbody! 360 Crossbody Block from Fleisch! 1...2, Sydal gets the shoulder up. Jody drags his opponent back to his feet, backs him into the ropes and grabs his wrist. He tries to send him off into the ropes but Sydal counters, Fleisch runs towards the ropes and leaps into the air.
He springs up to the second rope, leaps back and lands on Sydal’s shoulders with both facing the same direction. Fleisch flips back and drives Sydal into the canvas with a very impressive Reverse Frankensteiner! He crawls over towards Matt, turns him onto his back and makes the lateral press, 1...2...kickout from Sydal! Jody turns Matt back onto his stomach, drags him to the corner and tags Guerrera back in. Juvi re-enters the ring and quickly drops his elbow into Sydal’s midsection. He drags Sydal by the arms towards the center of the ring and goes over towards his feet. With Matt still lying on his stomach, Guerrera lifts Sydal’s legs up into a ninety degree angle. He steps on top of the back of his calves, reaches down and pulls back on each of his arms.
Guerrera rocks backwards and lies on his back while maintaining his grip of Sydal’s wrists, positioning him in an elevated Surfboard Stretch. Juvi is pulling back on Sydal’s arms as Matt screams out in pain, fighting off the urge to submit with the crowd chanting “USA! USA!” As Guerrera maintains the hold, he fails to realize that his shoulders are down on the mat, 1...2, Juvi releases the hold and gets his shoulder up. With Sydal cringing in pain on the canvas, Guerrera reaches down and drags him back to his feet.
He turns Sydal around and puts him in position for a back drop. Juvi lifts him up but Matt flips back and lands on his feet. He immediately wraps his arms around Juvi’s waist but Guerrera elbows him in the side of the head, does it once again and then for a third time forcing Matt to release his grip. He runs forward into the ropes, rebounds off but Matt leaps into the air and connects with a Dropsault. The crowd erupts for the Team USA representative as Sydal has a look of confidence on his face, knowing that he has just swung the momentum in his favor. Juvi slowly gets back to his feet and just as he does, he gets knocked right back down to the mat with a running clothesline. Sydal turns around, waiting for Guerrera to get back up, charges at him again and delivers another running clothesline
He quickly makes his way over to his opponent, grabs his wrist and backs him into the ropes. Matt tries to send him off but is reversed, he bounces back off the ropes and ducks a clothesline attempt, stays on the move but Guerrera takes him up for a Flapjack and drops his throat across the top rope! Sydal goes crashing down to the mat as the Juice poses to the crowd to a negative reaction before going out to the apron. Matt struggles to make his way back up to a vertical base as Guerrera is waiting for the right moment to springboard at his opponent. Sydal is almost back to his feet when Juvi leaps up but just as he springboards off the top rope, Matt leaps into the air with a Spinning Leg Lariat and takes Guerrera’s head off in midair!
The crowd goes nuts as the impact of the kick sends Guerrera flying back, all the way underneath the bottom rope and out to ringside as he is on one knee holding his jaw. Sydal motions to the crowd that it could be time to fly as they are all anticipating what he is about to do. He runs back off the ropes and gets blind tagged by Dragon Kid, charges towards Guerrera, leaps into the air with the Leaping Corkscrew Body Attack Suicida and lands on top of him! Chants of “Matt Sydal!” begin to be shouted out from the fans in attendance as the Team USA representative is really making a name for himself here in TNA tonight! Dragon Kid, now the legal man after the blind tag, enters the ring and makes his way over towards the ropes in front of where Sydal and Guerrera are positioned on the floor. Sydal drags Juvi back to his feet as Kid takes a couple of quick steps to the ropes to his right side, leaps up, springboards off the middle rope, Moonsault’s all the way over the ropes and onto his two opponents at ringside! Bermuda Triangle from Dragon Kid as all three men are down!
Jody Fleisch now enters the ring, motioning to the crowd for more noise as Dragon Kid begins dragging his opponents at ringside back to a vertical base. Fleisch walks over towards the ropes in front of where the other three are positioned on the floor. He springboards to the top rope, leaps forward and flips in midair, landing on top of all three men with an incredible Springboard Shooting Star Press! The crowd is in awe of this high flying action as chants of “TNA! TNA!” begin to be heard in unison.
Fleisch gets to his feet, picks Guerrera up by his head and throws him back into the ring. He does the same to Dragon Kid, followed by Sydal as he then climbs underneath the bottom rope back into the ring. It appears that it’s all broken loose as the referee can no longer contain the World X Cup participants.
All four men are now inside as Fleisch takes the man he last threw in, Sydal, and begins brawling with him in the corner. Meanwhile, Guerrera has Dragon Kid in position for a Powerbomb in the middle of the ring. He takes him up but Dragon Kid tries to fight it off with a right hand. He fires another when out of nowhere, Sydal comes over, leaps high into the air and hits Kid in the back of the head with an Enzuigiri! Dragon’s body falls lifeless into an upside down position with Guerrera still holding his legs. Fleisch runs in front of them, bounces off the ropes, rebounds back and delivers a stiff basement dropkick to Kid’s face, dropping him down into a crouched over position. Guerrera doesn’t release his hands from Kid’s midsection, positions Dragon in a double underhook, takes him up and drops him down into a pinning version of the Tiger Driver!

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Guerrera lifts Sydal up onto the top rope with his back to the ring. Juvi climbs up to the middle rope, puts Sydal in position and he’s got him! He’s got him up for the Splash Mountain middle rope Crucifix Powerbomb! He lifts him up but Sydal counters! He flips back into a Hurracanranna but Guerrera rolls through on the mat! He maintains his grip and lifts Sydal up for a Powerbomb! He’s got him in position, puts his hands on the back of Sydal’s thighs in an attempt to lift him up but Sydal leaps onto Guerrera’s shoulders, standing on them! He drops down, wraps his right arm around Juvi’s head and drives him into the canvas with a Spike DDT! The crowd goes insane over the incredible maneuver with chants of “Holy sh**!”
Sydal gets back to his feet as Fleisch comes over towards him and fires a knife edge chop, backing him into the ropes. Jody grabs Matt’s wrist and sends him into the opposite set of ropes but Sydal hangs onto them to prevent his momentum from continuing. Fleisch charges at him, but Matt gets his feet up and hits Jody right in the face, temporarily dazing him. Fleisch checks his nose to make sure it’s not bleeding, runs back at Sydal who crouches down and tries to flip him over the top rope all the way out to ringside! But Fleisch lands on his feet on the apron! Sydal turns around, appalled to see Fleisch standing in front of him. He fires a left forearm but Fleisch blocks it, lifts his leg up high and connects with a Roundhouse Kick from the apron!
Matt immediately holds his jaw and backs away multiple steps, looking away from Jody as Fleisch is patiently waiting for Sydal to turn back around. Matt is dazed from the kick and turns towards his opponent as Fleisch sees his opportunity, springs up from the apron and twists his body so that his back is facing the ring as he stands on the top rope! He twists his body once again towards Sydal, wraps his arm around Matt’s head and drives him into the canvas with an incredible 720 Springboard DDT! Sydal spiked his head on the landing as more “Holy sh**!” chants pour in from the crowd over Fleisch’s maneuver!
Dragon Kid is now positioned on the apron, still the legal man as Juvi Guerrera tries to fight his way up to a vertical base. Guerrera is completely out of it as Sydal just drove his head into the canvas less than a minute ago. Dragon Kid leaps up to the top rope, springboards and lands on Guerrera’s shoulders! He flips back into a Hurracanranna! Springboard Hurracanranna from Dragon Kid!

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Penzer: “Team Mexico representative Juventud Guerrera has been eliminated!” (9:37)

Dragon Kid has just scored the first elimination of the match! The crowd erupts with applause but Kid has no time to celebrate as Fleisch comes up and delivers a knife edged chop across the chest. Jody cocks back and fires another knife edged chop, backing Dragon Kid against the ropes. He grabs his wrist and sends him off, Dragon Kid rebounds as Fleisch throws a clothesline attempt, Kid ducks underneath it and stays on the move. He bounces off the ropes, charges at Jody and leaps into the air for a Tilt-a-Whirl Headscissors. He completes one revolution but as he goes to continue spinning, Fleisch catches him and stops his momentum! He lifts him up in front of him with Kid’s knees on his shoulders and drops him down into a Reverse Powerbomb! He rolls him over for the cover! 1...2...thr, kickout by Dragon Kid!
Fleisch begins arguing with the referee, believing it was a slow count but ultimately realizes that it will do no good. Jody crouches down, grabs Dragon Kid’s left arm and leg and drags him over towards the corner, setting him up for a potentially high risk move. Fleisch goes out to the apron and begins climbing to the top rope. Before he can make his way to a vertical base, Sydal comes over and delivers a clubbing blow with his left hand. Matt cocks back once more and delivers another left hand, followed by another as he now climbs up to the middle rope looking to attempt a high impact move himself. Fleisch tries to fight it off as he fires an elbow strike, hitting Sydal in the side of the head. Matt is now positioned with his back against the turnbuckle, seated on the middle rope.
Dragon Kid starts making his way back to a vertical base as Fleisch hits another elbow strike to the side of Sydal’s face. He makes his way over towards the corner as he goes out to the apron. Jody fires another elbow strike and then proceeds to position himself so that he is sitting on Sydal’s shoulders with both men facing the ring. It looks like he could be about to spin around when Dragon Kid reaches up and fires an open hand slap across Fleisch’s chest!
As Dragon Kid begins climbing up the turnbuckle, it’s apparent that Jody is now in a very precarious position! Dragon Kid ascends himself as he is now standing on the top rope with Fleisch in a virtually defenseless spot! Kid leaps up high into the air all the way onto Fleisch’s shoulders, flips back and hits an incredible Hurracanranna, sending him back first into the canvas! Sydal sees an opportunity, still positioned on the middle rope, leaps off and guillotines Fleisch’s throat with the Cannonball Leg Drop! He makes the cover!

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After the arm drag, Dragon remains on the canvas in an attempt to recuperate from the Gory Special as Jody Fleisch has made his way back to a vertical base and is face to face with Sydal. Fleisch fires a knife edged chop at Sydal, who counters with a left forearm to the face. Fleisch answers back with another knife edged, immediately followed by a left forearm from Sydal. Both men begin to continue this pattern as it’s becoming very heated with neither man backing down an inch! As Sydal fires a left hand, out of nowhere, Dragon Kid runs over, sends himself around Sydal in a Crucifix using Matt’s left arm and connects with a Tiger Feint Kick (619) to Fleisch, sending him to the canvas! After the kick, he continues his momentum, wraps his legs around Sydal’s neck and flips him down to the mat with a Headscissors Takeover!
“Holy sh**!” chants pour in from the crowd as the fans in attendance are eating up this action! Dragon goes to make the cover on Fleisch, 1...2...kickout from Jody. He quickly crawls over to Sydal for the lateral press, 1...2, Matt gets the shoulder up. Dragon drags Sydal back to his feet and backs him against the ropes. He grabs his wrist and tries to send him off but Sydal floats over, twists the arm and kicks Kid in the midsection. He wraps his arm over his head, positioning him for a Suplex. He takes him up but Dragon Kid lands on his feet behind Sydal and applies a waistlock. Matt runs forward towards the ropes until he reaches them, tries to shake Kid off but he holds on and rolls him up! 1...2...Sydal shoves Kid off. As Sydal gets back to his feet, Dragon Kid charges forward and connects with a stiff kick from his left leg. He immediately follows up with a stiff kick from his right leg, leaps into the air and connects with a Spinning Heel Kick.
Fleisch is now back to his feet and spots Kid from the corner. He charges towards him, does a cartwheel and immediately follows by leaping into the air and putting himself in wheelbarrow position. Dragon Kid lifts him up, Fleisch floats over Kid’s left shoulder, wraps his arm around his neck and drives him into the canvas with a Tornado DDT! The crowd goes nuts as Fleisch goes for the cover and hooks the leg!

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Dragon Kid shows his resiliency, barely escaping the pinning predicament! Fleisch can’t believe it as he thought he had the elimination right there! He immediately turns his attention towards Sydal, who is just returning to a vertical base. He walks over towards him and tries to grab him by the head but Sydal quickly maneuvers his way in behind Fleisch with a waistlock. Jody dips to his left, spins around using his left arm around Matt’s left leg and gets in behind. He immediately leaps up onto Sydal’s shoulders, brings his momentum forward and performs a Victory Roll! 1...2...kickout by Sydal. Jody rolls back and makes his way quickly towards Sydal, who meets him with a kick to the midsection.
Sydal puts Fleisch in position for a Fisherman’s Suplex, Jody grabs his arm and twists out of it. Matt throws a wild left arm Lariat that Jody ducks underneath, both men turn around simultaneously as Fleisch leaps into the air and rocks him with a Jumping Spinning Crescent Kick! Jody gets to his feet and quickly goes right back on the offensive, dragging Sydal up. He picks him up in a Fallaway Slam position, takes a few steps forward towards the corner and just drops him down on his back. Fleisch leaps over the top of him, goes to the corner and puts his hands on the top rope to lift himself up. In the same motion, he leaps into the air, puts his legs over the top rope and flips back towards Sydal with a Split Legged Moonsault but Matt gets the knees up, driving them into his midsection!
Sydal gets back to his feet as Fleisch is writhing in pain. Jody stumbles over back towards Matt who wraps his arm around his neck in position for a Dragon Sleeper, lifts his left leg into the air and drops it down across his chest, connecting with the Slice Drop! With Fleisch in perfect position, Sydal goes out to the apron and begins ascending the turnbuckle as the crowd is buzzing in anticipation for the Shooting Star Press! As he’s about to leap off, Dragon Kid runs over and takes out his legs, dropping Sydal into a seated position on the top rope! Kid takes Matt’s left leg and lifts it up over the top rope so that it is inside the ring and does the same with his right leg before going out to the apron.
He quickly climbs up to the top rope and fires a right hand at Sydal. He positions himself so that he’s standing to the right side of Sydal and wraps his arms around Matt’s head. He’s going for the Top Rope Cutter! He elevates himself into the air maintaining his grip but Sydal shoves him off, sending Dragon Kid down into a Back Senton on top of Fleisch, still lying on his back! As Dragon rolls around on the mat holding his back, Sydal climbs back up to the top rope with the crowd going nuts for the Team USA representative! He stands on the top, leaps into the air with incredible elevation and flips back! Shooting Star Press by Sydal to Fleisch!

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Penzer: “Team England representative Jody Fleisch has been eliminated!” (14:52)

It’s down to Matt Sydal representing the United States and Dragon Kid representing Japan! The crowd is on its feet in unison, showing its appreciation for the incredible effort being brought forth by all the participants! Sydal grabs Dragon’s wrist and tries to send him into the corner but Kid reverses him. Dragon charges towards Sydal in the corner but Matt turns to his side and elbows him in the face, knocking him a few steps back as he holds his jaw. Sydal faces the turnbuckle, leaps up to the middle rope, springboards, backflips and drops down on his feet in position behind Kid.
Sydal wraps his arm around Dragon Kid’s neck for the Slice Drop but Kid grabs Mat’s shoulders to lift himself up. He flips back and lands behind Sydal in position for the Asai DDT but Matt snap mare’s him forward. Kid quickly gets to his feet, charges towards Sydal who leaps into the air for an Enzuigiri and he turns it into the Enzuigiri Headscissors Takeover! Team USA’s representative gets to his feet and positions himself with his back towards Dragon, standing at his side. He leaps into the air with incredible elevation, flips back and connects with the Standing Moonsault!

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Dragon Kid gets the shoulder up! Matt appears frustrated but keeps his cool as he assists Dragon back up to a vertical base. Sydal grabs his wrist and tries to send Dragon Kid into the ropes but he gets reversed. He bounces back off the ropes, baseball slides through Dragon’s legs, and quickly gets back to his feet, positioned behind his opponent. He delivers a left hand to Kid’s back, forcing him to crouch over. He reaches between Dragon’s legs and grabs his right arm in a pumphandle. At the same time, Sydal positions Dragon’s left arm in a half nelson. Matt screams out “Here it is!”, lifts him into the air, flips him forward onto his back and drives him down to the canvas with the Here It Is Driver!

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Matt is temporarily dazed but fires a left hand to regain the advantage. He wraps his arm around Kid’s head and appears to be setting up for a Superplex! It looks like he’s about to send Kid overhead when Dragon counters, lifting him up into the air and dropping him down stomach first into the mat with a Gordbuster! He regains his position on the top rope, waiting for Sydal to get back to his feet! Matt is crouched over holding his stomach while writhing in pain! He gets back to a vertical base when Dragon Kid flips forward, lands on Sydal’s shoulders and flips back into a breathtaking Dragon Rana!

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Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen your winner of the Four Corner Survival Elimination World X Cup preview, representing Team Japan, Dragon Kid!” (16:45)

Tenay: “Dragon Kid eliminates Matt Sydal with the Dragon Rana and Team Japan gets the early momentum prior to the start of the World X Cup tournament! This crowd is on its feet in unison, applauding this fantastic opening contest! What an unbelievable display of athleticism from all four competitors in this matchup!”

West: “This was X Division wrestling at its finest here tonight! If this is any indication of how spectacular and how competitive the World X Cup is going to be, then we’re all in store for one hell of a tournament!”

Tenay: “You can see Dragon Kid as he leaves the ring being congratulated by his fellow Team Japan members Masato Yoshino, Genki Horiguchi and the team captain, CIMA! They proudly raise his arm in victory as they back their way up the tunnel to a massive ovation from this crowd!”

West: “And you see Team USA representatives Jerry Lynn and Petey Williams now in the ring, helping Sydal back to his feet as they raise his arm, showing how proud they are of their teammate as the crowd lets their appreciation be known for Sydal and the rest of the competitors in this extraordinary Four Corner Survival Elimination Match!”

Tenay: “Let’s send it to the back where Jeremy Borash is standing by with the Olympic Gold Medalist, Kurt Angle!”


Jeremy Borash: “Yet to come tonight, as part of Destination X’s triple main event, the NWA World Heavyweight Title is on the line! It’s Christian Cage defending against my guest at this time, the Olympic Gold Medalist, Kurt Angle! Kurt, your mindset going into your World Heavyweight Title shot tonight.”

Kurt Angle: “Christian...Last month at Against All Odds you were the man who devised the master plan behind one of the most controversial finishes in NWA World Heavyweight Title match history! And your problem solver, Tomko, was nothing more than a puppet.”


The crowd airs out their frustrations, not letting their anger over what happened last month to Samoa Joe go unnoticed.

Angle: “But now...there isn’t anyone that has your back! And you have the audacity to say that you’re the main event and I’m nothing more...than just another face in the crowd here in TNA? How can the best wrestler in the world be nothing more than supporting cast?!”

Angle: “Last week, you finally showed your true colors...You showed to the world that you’re a gutless coward and now that you don’t have someone around to do all your dirty work...The realization has finally set in...That your days as NWA champion are numbered!”


The crowd pops for the Olympic Gold Medalist.

Angle: “Ya see, because you’re vulnerable...And do you know what I do to those who are vulnerable? When I smell blood, I know it’s time to go in for the kill! I beat them within an inch of their life, I take their ass down to the ground and then I break their dam ankle!”

The crowd erupts at the thought of Christian Cage tapping out to Angle later tonight.

Angle: “And tonight...As I’m tearing every last ligament and tendon in your ankle!...You’ll look back to the vision that has constantly replayed in your head for weeks!...Of tapping out to the next NWA World Heavyweight Champion!...You’ll finalize realize that those premonitions that have woken you up every five minutes each and every night!...are real...they’re dam real!”

Angle walks off.

Borash: “It’s Angle vs. Cage for the NWA World Heavyweight Title later tonight here at Destination X!”

We transition from backstage to the broadcast table.

Tenay: “Up next at Destination X, a feud that has gotten so hellacious and so personal in the past few months finally culminates in a 3-on-2 Handicap match! Ladies and gentlemen, check out this video package, previewing Serotonin vs. Sting & Abyss!”

A video package airs, highlighting the incredibly violent and personal war between Serotonin, ‘The Monster’ Abyss and ‘The Icon’ Sting. A majority of the video shows footage from their match at Against All Odds, Serotonin kicking Johnny Devine out of the group, as well as last week’s sadistic assault by Serotonin on the defenseless Abyss. Comments are made throughout the package by Raven and Sting, with their concluding remarks being...

Raven: “The voices in my head compel to me to lead my lost souls into warfare this Sunday night! At Destination X, both of your existences will turn into freakish miseries courtesy...of Serotonin!”

Sting: “After everything that you’ve put Abyss and myself through in the past number of months, you talk about inflicting more pain and causing more misery than ever before? What haven’t Abyss and I gone through! We’ve overcome everything you’ve thrown at us! And at Destination X, we will not rest until you have all been through as much suffering as we have been put through because of you! This Sunday, it’s showtime!”


Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen the following is a three-on-two Handicap Match and it is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, team number one, from the edge of sanity, Raven, Maverick Matt and Kazarian, Serotonin!”

Tenay: “Here comes Serotonin, without James Mitchell who is apparently still recovering from the Black Hole Slam onto thumbtacks he received from Abyss at Against All Odds! Three weeks ago on Impact, Raven felt that he disposed of Serotonin’s weak link after he viciously eliminated Johnny Devine from the equation with a kendo stick shot to the back of his head! He ordered his lost souls, Maverick Matt and Kazarian, to beat down their former partner. And they obeyed their master’s command, connecting with the devastating Superkick/C-4 combination, Evolution!”

West: “They have put Abyss and Sting through hell and back in recent months with their sadistic, heartless actions! And tonight, Raven promises to turn both of their existences into freakish miseries! One can only wonder what Serotonin’s psychotic leader has in mind!”


Penzer: “And their opponents, first, standing at 6’8”, weighing in at 350 pounds, he is ‘The Monster’ Abyss! And his tag team partner, from Venice Beach, California, ‘The Icon’ Sting!”

Tenay: “This all started two months ago at Final Resolution when James Mitchell turned on Abyss, costing him the NWA World Heavyweight title! His reasoning behind his actions was that Abyss had dishonored him and he refused to put up with his betrayal any longer! As a result, he revealed the deep, dark secret from the monster’s past! He let the world know that Abyss had committed murder as a child!”

West: “Not only that, but he aligned himself with a man he has despised for years in Raven! They placed Abyss back in his ‘home’ after relentlessly pummeling him, physically and emotionally! They tormented Sting for trying to reveal the details surrounding the murder! They tried to put him behind the fences that Abyss was locked behind but in an act of heroism, the monster saved the icon in an act of desperation! And now, this bitter feud is about to come to an end!”


3-on-2 Handicap Match: Serotonin vs. ‘The Monster’ Abyss & ‘The Icon’ Sting
Just as Sting and Abyss are about to climb up to the apron side by side, Kazarian and Maverick Matt charge towards the ropes and perform stereo Baseball Slides but both the Icon and the Monster see it coming and move out of harms way. Their momentum carries them all the way out to ringside as they each turn around to a hard right hand. Sting and Abyss are clearly unleashing an incredible amount of bottled up emotion as they each pummel Maverick Matt and Kazarian at ringside. For some reason, Raven hasn’t come out to help his partners as he is leaning against the turnbuckle, overseeing what’s going on at ringside with a look of disappointment and anger on his face. Sting grabs Matt’s wrist and sends him into the steel guardrail as Abyss does the same to Kazarian on the opposite side of the ring.
Sting quickly makes his way over to Matt, not allowing him to breathe for a second as he takes him off the rail, grabs his head and slams his face into the steel steps. On the opposite side, Abyss is screaming out and destroying Kazarian with repeated rights and lefts, not holding anything back as the monster is completely uncontrollable! Kazarian is trying to protect his head as he falls to the ground but Abyss’ relentless assault continues as he places his foot on his throat and begins choking the life out of him. Finally, Raven shows that he’s not a statue, goes out to ringside over towards Abyss and delivers a clubbing blow to the monster’s back. He drags Abyss away from Kazarian, positions him for a Russian Leg Sweep in front of the guardrail and sends him right back into it!
The monster falls to the ground holding his back as Sting immediately comes over to try to help his partner. He wheels around the ring and throws a right hand as Raven immediately returns the favor. Sting throws another right and sends Serotonin’s master back a few steps, he throws another one and connects but Raven cuts him off with a knee strike to the midsection. He puts him in position for a Russian Leg Sweep and sends him back first into the steel guardrail, just as he did with Abyss moments ago! With Abyss and Sting momentarily weakened, he goes over to Kazarian, who has made his way back to a vertical base, and gets right in his face. A sadistic look is evident in his eyes as Maverick Matt makes his way around to where his partners are. Raven glares over towards him, then back at Kazarian as if to indicate that they had better begin to inflict some damage on their opponents or else!
Immediately, Matt and Kazarian go over to Abyss, drag him to his feet and position him for a Uranage with one on each side in front of the apron. They charge forward and drive his back right into it. Raven nods his head in approval as he climbs up to the apron and enters the ring. Kazarian and Matt take Abyss and with every ounce of strength in them toss him in as well, underneath the bottom rope. The referee attempts to take control of the match, telling Serotonin that only one of them can enter the ring as the legal man. After some arguing with the referee, Maverick Matt decides to take matters into his own hands and try to isolate Abyss.
He slides into the ring and approaches the Monster, who is now back to a vertical base. Matt goes up to him, grabs his wrist and tries to send him into the ropes but he can’t budge him. Once again, he tries to pull back on his arm but Abyss doesn’t move, the Monster pulls Matt in for a Short Arm Clothesline but Maverick ducks underneath it, gets in behind and dropkicks him in the back of the knee. Abyss drops down to one knee as Matt runs back off the ropes, he charges back at the Monster who returns to his feet, takes two quick steps forward and drops him down with a devastating shoulder block. Abyss reaches down with his right hand, grabs Maverick by the throat and lifts him up to his feet.
Sting has made his way back to his corner by this point. Abyss grabs Matt’s wrist and sends him into his team’s corner. He walks over to him, wraps Matt’s arms behind the ropes, cocks his right hand back and delivers a stiff open hand slap across the chest, forcing him to crouch over in pain. He reaches out to his side and tags in Sting, who comes into the ring and immediately fires a right hand, followed by a chop, then another right hand and another chop. He grabs him by the head and drags him over to the corner to his right side and slams him face first into the turnbuckle. Sting grabs his wrist, tries to send him into the opposite corner but gets reversed. Maverick charges at him but Sting gets his elbow up, driving it into his cheekbone.
Matt staggers back and grabs the referee’s shirt, trying to avert his attention as he tells him that he might be injured. The Icon begins walking out of the corner when from behind, Kazarian comes over from the apron, grabs Sting by the hair and rips him down to the mat. Matt tries to seize the opportunity as Sting quickly gets back to his feet. He wraps his arms around the Icon’s neck and takes him down with a snap mare. With Sting in a seated position, he runs back off the ropes, charges at him and hits him in the back of the head with a basement dropkick. He drops down for the cover, 1...not even a two count for Serotonin. Maverick immediately drags him over to his team’s corner as it appears they are going to try to cut the ring in half and wear down Sting.
Matt tags in Kazarian and immediately slides out to ringside, grabbing Sting’s ankle as he is positioned on his stomach. Kazarian grabs the top rope, leapfrogs over and connects with a Leg Drop onto the Icon’s neck. He turns him onto his back for a cover, 1...2, kickout. Raven shouts at the referee from ringside, but he just holds up two fingers to show that the match isn’t yet over. Kazarian drags Sting back up to his feet, quickly gets in behind, drops him down with a neckbreaker and makes the lateral press, 1...2, once again Sting gets the shoulder up.
It appears that Serotonin is targeting the neck of the Icon here as Kazarian reaches out and tags in his master, Raven. Kazarian gets in behind and delivers a back elbow to the top of Sting’s head forcing him to crouch over in pain. Raven runs off the ropes, charges at the Icon and connects with a Running Knee Lift right into his face, sending him right back to the canvas. Raven poses to the crowd to a chorus of boos as Sting is reeling here. Serotonin’s master sits up the Icon and applies a Sleeper Hold in an attempt to drain the life out of him. The crowd begins rallying behind Sting as they try to motivate him to continue to fight back the urge to submit.
The Icon tries to fight his way back up to his feet. He’s up now as he drives his elbow into Raven’s midsection. He drives it back into his stomach once more, followed by another as Raven is forced to release his grip. Sting grabs Raven’s wrist and tries to send him into the corner but he gets reversed. Raven charges at Sting in the corner and connects with a Clothesline, he immediately puts him in position, charges back out of the corner and drops him down with a Bulldog. He turns him over and hooks the leg, 1...2...no! Sting once again stays alive. Raven helps Sting up to his feet, lowers his shoulder and drives him back into Serotonin’s corner.
Raven backs out of the corner, getting the referee’s attention as both Maverick Matt and Kazarian begin to choke Sting, much to the crowd’s dismay. Relentless boos pour in from the fans in attendance as Raven starts walking back to his corner. The Icon starts fighting back as he throws a right hand at Matt, followed by a back elbow at Kazarian. He fires another right hand at Matt and another back elbow at Kazarian but just as he starts to build up some momentum, Raven comes over and delivers a shoulder thrust into the midsection. He tags Kazarian back in and goes out to the apron as both Kazarian and Maverick Matt enter the ring. Despite the referee’s pleas, Matt ignores his request to stay out of the ring as both men lift Sting up and position him on the top rope.
They both climb up the turnbuckle as it looks like they’re going for a double team Superplex. The try to hook Sting’s arms over their head but the Icon battles back! He takes both of their heads, holds them together and simultaneously headbutts both of them stiff in the face, sending them back down to the canvas. Raven tries to reach up to hit him but Sting blocks it and pie faces him off the apron. He positions himself on the top rope as Kazarian and Matt get back to their feet side by side. He flies off the top rope and connects with a Crossbody Block onto both of them as the crowd goes nuts! Abyss is reaching out his hand in the corner, anxious for a tag as all three men are out in the ring.
The crowd gets behind the Icon, trying to encourage him to muster up enough strength to make it to his corner! Raven is back up on the apron as Maverick Matt is crawling towards his corner with Kazarian, the legal man, trailing him. Kazarian makes his way over and tags in Raven and Sting immediately follows with a hot tag to Abyss! The crowd erupts for the monster as Raven charges at him and gets dropped with a clothesline. He gets back to his feet, Abyss charges at him and drops him once more with a clothesline. Maverick Matt charges at the Monster but Abyss plants him with a devastating Big Boot, turning him inside out! Kazarian charges at him next but the Monster lifts him up in an Overhead Press and immediately drops him down violently to the mat!
Raven is back to his feet but Abyss sees it and grabs his wrist. He sends him into the corner, charges at him and drills him with a Running Clothesline in the corner. Raven is now out on his feet as he takes a few steps forward, Abyss lifts him up and drops him down with a Sidewalk Slam. He holds on for the cover, 1...2...broken up by Matt and Kazarian! Sting re-enters the ring after having a chance to recuperate, leaps into the air as Matt turns around and drops him to the canvas with a Dropkick. Kazarian goes over to try to take him out of the equation but Sting fires a right hand, followed by a chop, another right hand and another knife edged chop.
He grabs his wrist and sends him into the corner, quickly goes over to Matt, grabs his wrist and sends him into Kazarian. He communicates with Abyss who has positioned Raven back in his corner. The two charge towards opposite corners, running past one another! Sting connects with the Stinger Splash on Raven and Abyss connects with a Running Body Avalanche on Maverick Matt and Kazarian! They both run towards the opposite corner, running past one another once again as Sting hits the Stinger Splash on Matt and Kazarian and Abyss hits a Running Body Avalanche on Raven!
The crowd erupts as the Monster and the Icon are in total control! Sting signals for Abyss to send Raven towards his partners as the Monster grabs his wrist and tries to do so, but Raven floats over, twists the arm and kicks him in the midsection. With Abyss crouched over, he puts him in position for the Raven Effect DDT but Sting comes in from behind, wraps his arm around his neck and brings him off of Abyss in position for the Scorpion Death Drop! He drops down and connects with it! He motions for Abyss to make the cover as he goes over to the other two members of Serotonin to prevent them from disrupting the pinfall!

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No! Raven somehow gets the shoulder up as the crowd is stunned! Sting pleads with the referee but he reiterates that Raven kicked out at two and nine-tenths! He stomps away at Raven and with his foot pushes him out to ringside. Meanwhile, Abyss turns his attention towards Kazarian, puts him in position and takes him up for the Shock Treatment! He’s got him but Kazarian manages to escape and land on his feet behind Abyss! Maverick Matt is positioned in front of him, Matt lifts his leg up as Kazarian goes low and they connect with a Leg Sweep/Super Kick combination!
Sting turns around to see the Monster lying on his back. He charges at Kazarian and fires a right hand to the face. The Icon charges at Matt and connects with a Running Back Elbow, sending him down to the mat. He turns back towards Kazarian, who kicks him in the midsection. Kazarian puts Sting in position for a C-4 but the Icon elbows him in the side of the head. He cocks back once more and elbows him again in the cheekbone, grabs the arm that Kazarian has wrapped around his neck and spins out of position. Maintaining his grip on the wrist, Sting reels Kazarian in and takes away his vertical base with a double leg takedown. He holds onto the legs, tries to put him in position for the Scorpion Death Lock, does so, turns Kazarian onto his stomach and he’s got it applied in the center of the ring! He leans back to apply maximum pressure and Kazarian is tapping out!
But neither Sting nor Kazarian are the legal men! The referee crouches down and tells Kazarian that there’s nothing he can do. He then wheels around to face Sting, pleading with him to release the hold but he refuses! After everything Serotonin has put him through who can blame him! The Icon continues to apply pressure to wear down Kazarian but Maverick comes in from behind Sting and dropkicks him in the back, sending him forward and he knocks into the referee violently, sending him down to the mat in whiplash fashion! The ref is face down on the canvas as Stinger’s momentum carries him all the way through the ropes and out to ringside!
Meanwhile, Raven, still at ringside, senses an opportunity and immediately crouches down, looking underneath the ring. He pulls out a kendo stick! He quickly makes his way over to Sting who is just returning to a vertical base. The crowd shrieks in horror, hoping The Icon moves out of the way! Raven looks into the ring to ensure that the ref is still knocked out, sees that he is and cocks it back! A deafening crack of the kendo stick is heard throughout the arena as Raven drills Sting in the back of the right knee! Sting screams out in agony and collapses to the ground as Raven gets right in his face, taunting the Icon!
In the ring, Abyss is trying to fight off the numbers game but Kazarian has his arms wrapped around the Monster’s waist from behind in position for a German Suplex. Maverick Matt, positioned in front of them, brings his left leg up for a Superkick but Abyss catches it and throws it right back at him, sending him crashing down to the canvas! Kazarian, with no chance whatsoever to German Suplex Abyss without the momentum from the Superkick, gets elbowed in the side of the head, forcing him to release his grip and take multiple steps backwards.
The Monster turns around as Kazarian is wobbly from the elbow strike! Kazarian charges at him with a clothesline attempt and makes contact but Abyss, completely unphased, screams out and crosses his arms in front of his chest, performing his signature pose! Kazarian is appalled, fires a right hand but Abyss catches it and begins squeezing the life out of it! Kazarian crouches down, looking up in awe at the Monster as Abyss flings him back up, gets in behind and lifts him up onto his shoulders in position for a Torture Rack! He drops down to a seated position, sending him crashing down violently with the Shock Treatment!
Meanwhile, the medical staff has come out to attend to Sting at ringside as The Icon is screaming out in pain, trying to wave them off! However, they don’t even check with him to see if he wants to continue as they pick him up rather quickly, position themselves underneath his shoulders and begin carrying him towards the back! Sting is screaming at them that he doesn’t want to leave Abyss but the medical staff repeatedly tells him that they were ordered to bring him to the back and attend to him! In the ring, Matt hits Abyss in the back with a clubbing blow but the Monster is once again unphased!
He turns around with a maniacal look in his eyes, reaches out and grabs Maverick by the throat! He looks down at Kazarian who is motionless on the ground after the Shock Treatment and brings Maverick directly in front of him! He lifts him high into the air by the throat and drops him down with a Chokeslam on top of Kazarian! Sting is now in the back being attended to by the medical staff as Abyss has lost control of all of his emotions in the ring, screaming out in a sadistic manner, symbolizing how good it feels for him to finally get retribution! He drags Maverick Matt back to a vertical base, grabs his wrist and sends him off into the ropes. He rebounds off and Abyss takes him up for a Black Hole Slam, spins around but gets cracked in the middle of the back by a kendo stick shot from Raven as Maverick Matt gets released and just falls to the canvas!
Serotonin’s master had been looking on at ringside in disappointment, hoping that his lost souls could finish off Abyss but much to his dismay they did not pass the test, forcing him to take action! The referee begins to show signs of life as Abyss is crouched over with a stinging pain shooting through his back! Raven positions himself in front of the Monster, hooks the kendo stick underneath his neck with his left arm and signals for his patented finisher! Raven drops down to his back and drives Abyss’ face into the canvas but more importantly, his neck also gets guillotined on the fall by the kendo stick! Raven tosses the stick out to ringside as the referee has come to! Serotonin’s leader hooks the leg!

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Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen your winners, Serotonin!” (14:12)

Tenay: “You’ve gotta be kidding me! Raven takes Sting out of the equation with the kendo stick making it a three on one assault against Abyss, and Serotonin still needs to use the kendo stick to defeat the Monster!”

West: “Unbelievable! You know that Sting didn’t want to leave, but the medical staff carried him to the back anyway! Abyss showed tremendous heart but Raven ultimately scores the victory by utilizing the Raven Effect DDT with a kendo stick held underneath the Monster’s neck!”

Tenay: “And now what the hell is this?!”


Raven slaps Maverick Matt and Kazarian across the face as they stagger back to a vertical base in an attempt to make them more alert. He gives orders to them as both men go over to Abyss, sit him up on his knees and hold one of his arms back. The referee pleads with Raven to leave the ring but the sadistic leader of Serotonin cocks the kendo stick back, scaring him off as he immediately gets out of harms way. They hold him up for their master as Raven points the kendo stick right in the Monster’s face! Abyss is conscious, though not completely with it after the kendo stick assisted Raven Effect. Raven quickly cocks it back and drills him right in the face with it as the crowd boos relentlessly, giving Serotonin massive heat for their post match actions!
Abyss appears out of it now as Raven slowly cocks it back again but the lights go out in the Impact Zone and Stingellica hits in the arena! The crowd goes crazy as Sting, despite being carried off earlier, is looking to come out and save Abyss! The lights are still off and the music continues to play but there is no sign of the Icon!

Tenay: “What’s going on?! Where is he?”

Serotonin quickly gets out of dodge, leaving the ring as they begin making their way up the entrance ramp opposite of where Sting was taken! The crowd is perplexed, wondering where The Icon is when suddenly, Stingellica fades out and City of Angels fades in! The fans in attendance have no idea what’s going on, hearing the unfamiliar music, until the lights slowly turn back on, to reveal...



The ‘Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels!

He’s walking down the ramp in a silver designer robe and matching hood with his hands held out in front of him with his thumb pointed up, his pointer and middle fingers held together pointing out and his ring and pinky fingers held together pointing back towards his wrist! He has a long chain wrapped around his neck with a Crucifix pendant resting between his chest and stomach. Behind the Fallen Angel are two men in purple designer robes with matching hoods, dragging Sting’s lifeless anatomy down the ramp! Their identities are concealed due to their attire as the crowd is in absolute shock! Flanking Daniels to his side is Tracy Brooks, holding her hands out in front of her in the same position as Daniels as the two mystery men behind them carry Sting down the entrance ramp!
Daniels climbs up to the apron, as does Brooks as the two mystery men throw Sting underneath the bottom rope, into the ring! Daniels faces the crowd and removes his hood with an emotionless look on his face and a faraway glare in his eyes! He enters the ring, as do Brooks and the mystery men! Daniels’ mystery allies crouch down and lift The Icon back to a vertical base as he is barely able to stand! The Fallen Angel positions himself two feet in front of Sting! He lowers his head, closes his eyes and puts his hands out in front of him in the same position that they were when they walked down the ramp. The crowd is in utter disbelief at what’s going on as suddenly, Daniels snaps his head up to stare Sting in the eyes! He kicks him in the midsection; the mystery men release their grip on his arms. Sting crouches over as Daniels underhooks each of them! He elevates him into the air and drops him down with the Angel’s Wings!
The fans in attendance let Daniels hear it for his actions as he is unphased by the massive amount of heat he’s just drawn upon himself! The Icon is laid out almost in the middle of the ring, positioned closer to the top right corner than the bottom left when looking at it through the camera. The mystery men head towards opposite corners, with one ascending the top right and the other going out to the apron, starting to climb up the bottom left turnbuckle! Both men look out to the crowd and remove their hoods, finally revealing themselves!



It’s the Briscoe Brothers!

It’s all come together now after the video packages we’ve seen in recent weeks from Daniels as well as last week’s from Jay and Mark Briscoe! They stand on the top rope with Mark on the top right and Jay on the bottom left turnbuckle, respectively! They both leap into the air at the same time as Mark flips in midair and Jay gets incredible distance on his leap! They land simultaneously onto Sting with a Shooting Star Press from Mark and a Guillotine Leg Drop from Jay! The crowd is an awe of the double team maneuver but then immediately sends massive heat their way! The Briscoes get to their feet and nod their heads in approval, proud of what they’ve just accomplished!
Daniels positions himself at the edge of the ring with Brooks crouching down by his right leg and The Briscoes standing on his left! The crowd hammers into them as Daniels looks into the camera and says...

Daniels: “The Apocalypse!”

‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels, The Briscoe Brothers and Tracy Brooks stand tall in the ring as the mystery behind Daniels’ dark transformation is finally revealed!

Tenay: “What a shocking revelation this is! The dark, mysterious video packages shown of ‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels in recent weeks have all come together now!”

West: “We saw him allude to an unforgivable sin that had gone unpunished! Two weeks ago, we heard him say after he walked out on the World X Cup qualifier, ‘I can agonize no longer...I know now what I must do!’ And it’s clear now, that he was referring to Sting! But what does Sting have to do with an unforgivable sin?!”

Tenay: “I thought that it may’ve been in relation to Abyss’ murder but apparently Daniels’ torment is stemmed from something done by ‘The Icon’!”

West: “I’d love to hear some kind of explanation from Daniels over this whole situation! But it appears that he has undergone some sort of change in persona, some sort of transformation! I’m not sure we’ll be able to get one out of him! And what do The Briscoe Brothers and Tracy Brooks have to do with all of this!”

Tenay: “I think it’s apparent that they have formed some sort of alliance and, what the hell?!”


The Briscoes take Sting and slide him over to the corner. They leave the ring and drag him out underneath the ropes. Daniels and Brooks leave together and start walking back up the ramp with Jay and Mark Briscoe directly behind them, dragging Sting’s lifeless anatomy back up the tunnel.

Tenay: “Where are they taking Sting? What an incredibly bizarre situation this is, let’s send it to the back where Leticia is standing by with Samoa Joe!”

Leticia: “Up next at Destination X, Hernandez is set to go one on one with ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ Samoa Joe!”

Samoa Joe: “A deathwish...Four weeks ago on Impact, Hernandez, you signed your deathwish! I demanded a rematch for the NWA World Heavyweight Title and you, along with the rest of LAX, came out and demonstrated gang warfare. The battle lines were drawn...”

Joe: “You felt I had no right to claim unfair treatment from management...But ya see, Hernandez, tonight I will show why you don’t have the right!...to claim that you are inflicting an era of violence!”


The crowd can genuinely see Joe’s level of anger intensify with each sentence.

Joe: “Because no one in TNA has delivered more pain, wreaked more havoc, or drawn more blood!...Than Samoa Joe! LAX, you feel that you’re all victims of discrimination and racism?”

Joe: “Tonight, I re-establish my dominance! Tonight, Hernandez, I’m going to dish out more punishment and brutality than you’ve ever envisioned in your most graphic nightmares! Tonight! I will rain down vengeance and violence, without prejudice!”


Intensity is not the word to describe the look on Joe’s face...that would be an understatement at this point.

Joe: “Tonight, I make you regret the decision to ever cross my path! Hernandez, you’re not stepping in the ring with a wrestler...You’re stepping in the ring with a monster! I am Samoa Joe! I am pro wrestling! I am!...The baddest man on the planet!”

The crowd erupts with chants of “Joe’s gonna kill you!”

Joe: “And LAX, as I’ve said before...If you decide to come down to that ring...If you decide! To put yourselves in harms way! If you decide!...To try to make me the latest victim of the LAX takeover...I guarantee you one thing...You will fall, like all others...Because Joe...is going to kill...all of you!”

Joe walks off as the level of intensity he just displayed was off the charts. We transition from backstage to the broadcast table.

Tenay: “Up next at Destination X, it’s a matchup between two of the baddest, most dangerous men in professional wrestling today! It’s Hernandez, representing The Latin American Exchange, going against ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ Samoa Joe!”

West: “The look in Samoa Joe’s eyes just now in the interview with Leticia was downright frightening! This promises to be an incredibly violent, brutal battle between arguably the two most feared men in TNA!”


Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, from the Isle of Samoa, he is ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ Samoa Joe!”

Tenay: “The look on the face of Samoa Joe tells the whole story! He seeks retribution against LAX here tonight as he is set to go one on one with their monster, Hernandez! These are two of the most agile and athletic big men in professional wrestling and you can be sure to expect a level of physicality in this matchup that is out of this world!”

Penzer: “And his opponent, representing the Latin American Exchange, from the Latino Nation, Hernandez!”

Tenay: “Four weeks ago on Impact, Hernandez, Homicide and Low Ki jumped Samoa Joe, utilizing gang warfare to try to make him the latest victim of the LAX takeover! Hernandez delivered a Border Toss to Joe in an incredible display of strength and then Homicide buried him in the Puerto Rican flag! Tonight, he looks to add Samoa Joe’s name to the countless number of superstars that LAX has put on the injured list in recent weeks!”

West: “Despite LAX’s claims that their takeover of TNA is in calm before the storm phase, with the militant thugs waiting for the right moment to strike against TNA management and take absolute power over the company, their era of violence is swirling completely out of control! You can see that Hernandez is not the least bit intimidated of The Samoan Submission Machine, despite coming out here alone! This is going to be an absolute war!”


’The Samoan Submission Machine’ Samoa Joe vs. Hernandez
The crowd immediately begins chanting “Joe’s gonna kill you” at Hernandez, who to the surprise of almost everyone, is out here alone without any members of LAX in his corner. However, The Latin American Exchange’s big man does not appear the least bit apprehensive about facing the Samoan Submission Machine. Both men circle around the ring with a look of intensity in their eyes, slowly move in and then engage in a collar and elbow tie up. The two monsters battle for leverage in a test of strength when Hernandez begins backing Joe into the corner. Rarely do you see someone physically force Samoa Joe backwards, but Hernandez is arguably the strongest man in the company as he is capable of dead lifting 700 pounds. He has Joe backed up in the corner with the referee asking for a clean break. Hernandez releases the grapple and slaps Joe right in the face with a look of ferocity evident in his eyes!
The Samoan Submission Machine snaps and delivers rapid fire palm strikes, alternating with each hand, backing Hernandez up with each blow as the crowd can’t believe how quickly this match has gotten intensified! Joe spins around for a Discus Backhand Chop but Hernandez ducks underneath it. Joe turns around and Hernandez locks him in another collar and elbow tie up. He immediately shoves him with brute force back into the corner as Hernandez is fired up and the crowd begins to realize just how physical this clash of titans is going to be. Even Joe appears somewhat stunned by Hernandez’s aggressiveness as he’s not used to facing the type of opponent that looks to take the fight to him rather than the other way around.
All of a sudden, the incredible level of intensity that Joe displayed in his segment prior to this match becomes unleashed as he charges out of the corner! Joe and Hernandez lock their left arms around each other’s necks and begin pummeling one another in the center of the ring! It appears to be a very even exchange until Joe begins firing body shots to each side of Hernandez’s rib cage. He delivers a stiff kick to Hernandez’s right side, followed by a stiff kick to his left side and then he grabs his head, places him in a crouched over position and drills him with a stiff kick to the face that sends the big man down to the mat! Joe is operating at blinding speed as he immediately sits him up, drills him with a knife edged chop to the back, kicks him stiff in the chest knocking him down, runs back off the ropes, rebounds off, leaps into the air and drops the knee down across the throat!
The crowd begins chanting “Joe! Joe!” as the Samoan Submission Machine glares at Hernandez, stalking him and waiting for him to get to his feet. He positions himself behind him, Hernandez returns to a vertical base and Joe locks on the Coquina Clutch! Hernandez quickly grabs Joe’s hands to try to release his grip and because it’s so early in the match, he easily has enough strength to do so. He grabs Joe’s left wrist, spins out of the submission, maintains his grip, sends Joe off into the ropes and drops him to the canvas with a hard shoulder block. Now its Hernandez showing his ferocity as the emotion begins to pour out of him through his facial expression! Neither one of these men are going to back down for a second!
Joe gets back to his feet as Hernandez fires a knife edged chop, backing him into the corner. He delivers a second knife edged chop across the chest, goes to throw a third but Joe quickly maneuvers his way out and puts Hernandez against the turnbuckle. He throws a right hand immediately followed by a knife edged chop and continues this pattern, delivering multiple blows to Hernandez in the corner! He grabs the big man’s wrist, tries to send him to the opposite corner but gets reversed. Hernandez charges at him but Joe gets the boot up, sending him back multiple steps. Joe steps forward out of the corner, Hernandez charges back at him with a clothesline attempt but it’s ducked. LAX’s big man turns around into a stiff kick to the midsection from Joe’s left leg, sending him down to the mat on his stomach! He immediately sits up and Joe fires a stiff kick with his right leg, knocking Hernandez back up to his feet, followed by a stiff kick from his left leg just below his throat, wedging him in between the bottom and middle rope!
Joe runs back to the ropes, bounces off, charges at Hernandez and delivers a boot right to the face, sending him all the way down to the floor! Hernandez appears dazed and taken by surprise by the flurry of high impact offense as Joe stares out at him from the ring with a menacing look on his face! The crowd is very much into this matchup and though it wasn’t as hyped up as you would expect it to be coming into the Pay Per View, it appears blatantly obvious that this match is quickly developing into one of the most physical encounters in recent memory in professional wrestling! Joe appears as if he’s ready to go high risk as Hernandez staggers back up to his feet at ringside. The Samoan Submission Machine runs back off the ropes, charges towards Hernandez and dives through the top and middle rope with an Elbow Suicida, sending the big man flying multiple feet backwards into the announce table!
The crowd is going nuts as they love the fact that Joe’s incredibly vicious, violent side has returned to him in the past couple of months and it is extremely evident thus far tonight! Joe goes over to Hernandez, pulls him up by the head and drags him over a few feet closer to ringside. He grabs his wrist and flings him back first with tremendous force into the steel guardrail. Joe charges at the big man but Hernandez elbows him in the cheekbone, knocking him back a few steps. Hernandez approaches him, grabs Joe by the head and slams his face down onto the steel steps! He takes him and throws him back into the ring underneath the bottom rope as Hernandez appears to have put a stop to Joe’s momentum.
LAX’s enforcer drags Joe back to a vertical base, grabs his wrist and backs him into the ropes. He tries to send him off but gets reversed, he rebounds off the ropes, ducks a clothesline attempt, bounces back and rocks Samoa Joe with a vicious shoulder tackle, almost like a Pounce, knocking the Samoan Submission Machine down with great force! He drops down for the lateral press, 1...2...kickout by Joe. Hernandez quickly gets right back on the offensive, stomps on Joe and then places his foot onto his throat while holding the ropes and begins choking him with it! The referee asks for a break but it’s not granted until the very last second of the five count.
He brings Joe back up to a vertical base, puts him in position and sends him overhead with an impressive Northern Lights Suplex. He quickly crawls over and hooks the leg, 1...2, Joe gets the shoulder up. He argues with the referee, who just ignores his complaints and holds up two fingers to indicate that the match isn’t yet over. Hernandez grabs Joe by the head and lifts him back up, puts him in position, takes him up for a Powerbomb and has him up on his shoulder. He drops down to his knees, causing damage to Joe’s back as he falls onto Hernandez’s shoulder. Once again the big man makes the cover, 1...2...kickout by Joe again!
Hernandez is getting frustrated by Joe’s resiliency as he sits his opponent up, places his knee in the middle of his back, grabs both of his arms and pulls back on them. He’s got the Surfboard Stretch applied as he continues to pick apart Joe’s back. The crowd tries to rally behind Joe, who is withstanding the damage being done to his back though it’s clearly beginning to affect him. He starts to fight his way up as Hernandez maintains his grip on his arms. He’s positioned behind him as Joe tries to get his arms loose. Joe spins around, causing Hernandez to as well and he loses his grip on the arms as he’s now got his back to the Samoan Submission Machine. Joe wraps his arms around Hernandez’s waist in position for a German Suplex but LAX’s big man performs a standing switch, getting in behind his opponent. He positions Joe in a Half Nelson and Suplexes him back behind him, dropping Joe on top of his head! Release Half Nelson Suplex from Hernandez!

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Joe gets the shoulder up once again! Hernandez can’t believe it as the crowd tries to rally behind the Samoan Submission Machine. LAX’s enforcer drags Joe back up to a vertical base, takes him up in a Bearhug and begins draining the life out of Samoa Joe! The unbelievable strength of Hernandez is enabling him to utilize all the power moves in his repertoire, despite the size of his opponent. Not only that, but he is dissecting Joe’s midsection as he continues to apply pressure. Hernandez maintains his grip and sends him overhead in a Bearhug Release Suplex! The crowd is amazed by Hernandez’s brute strength as he taunts the crowd to a loud chorus of boos.
We’ve never seen anyone be able to just toss Samoa Joe around the ring with such ease before. Hernandez goes back over to Joe in an attempt to remain on the offensive. He begins to help him back to his feet when Joe fires a hard right hand slap to the face, followed by a left hand slap as he begins firing repeated palm strikes! All of a sudden, Hernandez cuts him off with a knee lift to the midsection. He grabs Joe’s wrist, tries to send him into the ropes but is reversed, he charges back at him but gets caught with an Inverted Atomic Drop by Joe. The Samoan Submission Machine runs back off the ropes, charges at him and lays him out with a Big Boot to the face! He gets back to his feet, runs off the ropes, rebounds off and drops down on top of him with a Back Senton!
The crowd erupts as Joe has put an end to the offensive onslaught from Hernandez. He drags him up to a vertical base and quickly sends him into the corner. Joe charges at him, leaps into the air and connects with a running Knee Lift, hitting Hernandez right in the face! LAX’s big man is dazed as Joe fires a right hand, followed by another, then another and he begins viciously and rapidly jabbing him in the cheekbone until he drops down to a seated position! The crowd knows what’s coming next as Joe brings his foot up to Hernandez’s nose and face washes him. He brings his foot back to Hernandez’s nose and face washes him again, does so for a third time and then a fourth. He runs back off the ropes, charges at him in the corner and destroys him with the Ole Kick to the face!
He drags him to the center of the ring and drops down for the cover, 1...2...Hernandez fires his right shoulder off the canvas. Joe looks to inflict some more punishment as Hernandez is holding his head, lying on the mat. Joe immediately returns to a vertical base and drags Hernandez back up to his feet. He positions him for a Powerbomb, takes him up but Hernandez punches him in the top of the head, does so again and drops down to his feet. He puts Joe in position and takes him up for the Border Toss! He’s got him up but Joe manages to escape it and drop down to his feet. Hernandez turns around as Joe leaps into the air and hits him in the back of the head with an Enzuiguri, sending him reeling out to the apron as he holds onto the ropes to prevent from falling all the way out to ringside.
Joe sees Hernandez on the apron and has something in mind as he runs back off the ropes. The crowd is buzzing as Joe charges at Hernandez and goes to Spear him through the ropes but Hernandez evades it at the last split second and Joe goes crashing down to the floor! A loud thud is heard throughout the Impact Zone as Joe lands hard on the concrete floor! Hernandez decides to re-enter the ring rather than go out and take advantage of the fact that his opponent is down. His decision seems peculiar for a moment as it appears he’s waiting for Joe to get to his feet. But it becomes clear that he’s not trying to get Joe counted out when he sees Joe begin to try to make his way back to his feet. Hernandez runs back off the ropes, rebounds off, charges towards Joe, leaps high into the air with amazing elevation and takes Joe out with a Tope Suicida! Both men are pulling out all the stops in this contest as the crowd shows their appreciation for two of the most agile and athletic big men in the business and the effort being put forth by both of them!
Hernandez leaped all the way over the top rope and landed on top of Joe! He’s all fired up at ringside as he drags Joe back to his feet and throws him into the ring. Hernandez slides in underneath the bottom rope, grabs Joe and lifts him back to his feet. He lifts Joe up onto his shoulder and he’s got him in position as he takes a few steps back towards the turnbuckle. He charges forward out of the corner and drops him down with a Running Powerslam! He hooks the leg!

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Joe kicks out! Hernandez can’t believe it as the crowd pops because Samoa Joe is still alive and the fact that this match will continue! LAX’s big man drags Joe back to a vertical base, grabs his wrist, backs him into the ropes and tries to send him off but is reversed. He charges back at Joe with a running clothesline attempt but Joe ducks underneath it. Hernandez stays on the move, Joe takes him up and drops him down to the mat with a Snap Powerslam! Cover!

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No! This time Hernandez escapes defeat as he kicks out of the pinfall attempt. Joe looks to go right back on the offensive and takes his opponent back up. He grabs his wrist and tries to send him into the corner but Hernandez counters and sends Joe back first into the turnbuckle. He charges at the Samoan Submission Machine for a Running Body Avalanche but Joe catches him in midair and drops him down with the STJoe! Joe immediately reaches behind him and grabs his back as the damage that it has sustained in this match is beginning to take its toll. Hernandez rolls back on the canvas a few feet away from him as Samoa Joe climbs up to the middle rope, waiting for Hernandez to return to a vertical base.
It looks like he’s going for the Flying Knee Lift from the middle rope as Hernandez staggers back to his feet. He senses where Joe is, charges towards the corner quickly and fires a right hand, catching the Samoan Submission Machine off guard. He takes Joe’s right leg, lifts it up and places it behind the top rope and then does the same with his left leg. Hernandez climbs up to the middle rope as the crowd is on their feet, heavily anticipating what is about to happen. LAX’s enforcer takes both hands and wraps them around the neck of Samoa Joe! Joe is now standing on the top rope as Hernandez maintains his grip! He takes him overhead with a Release Overhead Choke Suplex and sends him crashing down to the canvas! Cracker Jack from Hernandez sends Joe more than halfway across the ring! “Holy sh**!” chants pour in from the fans in attendance as Hernandez just showed off his incredible strength once again! He crawls over to his opponent and hooks the leg!

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No! Somehow Samoa Joe is able to kick out as Hernandez is livid with the referee! He is in utter disbelief as chants of “This is awesome!” pour in from the crowd as they are witnessing a terrific matchup between two of the most agile big men in the business! He screams at the referee, who just holds up two fingers to indicate that Joe did in fact kick out at two and nine tenths! Hernandez signals that it’s over as he slowly drags Joe to his feet once again! He puts him in position for a Border Toss but Joe grabs his arm, spins out of it and delivers a stiff forearm to Hernandez’s right cheekbone! He goes flying back into the corner as Joe senses an opportunity.
He quickly moves forward, lifts Hernandez up to the middle rope as the crowd knows what’s coming here! He hooks Hernandez’s legs with his arms, tucks his head next to his and elevates him out of the corner. He turns around and charges forward but Hernandez manages to escape it and land on his feet behind him! Joe turns around and gets kicked in the midsection, Hernandez puts him in position for the Border Toss, takes him up in he’s got him in position for the Crucifix Powerbomb. Before he can toss the Samoan Submission Machine halfway across the ring, Joe slips out of it, lands behind him, instantaneously turns around and applies the Coquina Clutch!
Hernandez is trying to prevent himself from being brought down to the mat where Joe can apply the body scissors! The referee is right in his face, asking if he wants to submit when Hernandez grabs his shirt to pull him in and with his right leg, kicks back in between Samoa Joe’s legs for a Low Blow, effectively breaking his grip! A very alert, though dirty, maneuver from Hernandez as Joe holds his groin and the referee has no idea why! Hernandez catches his breath for a moment after sustaining a few seconds of the Coquina Clutch before approaching Joe and grabbing his wrist. He sends him into the ropes, Joe rebounds off, and Hernandez tries to take him up for potentially another Running Powerslam but Joe lands on his feet behind him! Hernandez turns around and Joe lifts him up onto his shoulder! He’s got him in position and he drops him down on the back of his neck with the Island Driver! He hooks the leg!

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Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen your winner, ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ Samoa Joe!” (15:48)

Tenay: “Samoa Joe earns retribution for the gang warfare that he fell victim to courtesy of The Latin American Exchange! That was one hell of a contest with both men displaying their incredible strength and agility! But despite the Low Blow, Samoa Joe manages to put Hernandez away and get the victory here tonight!”

West: “I’m amazed that no member of LAX got involved in this but with Homicide and Low Ki set to defend the NWA World Tag Team Titles next, they may have been advised by Konnan to let Hernandez take care of Joe on his own! But despite his best efforts, he couldn’t manage to put The Samoan Submission Machine away!”

Tenay: “Look at the eyes of Samoa Joe! He has not let Hernandez out of his site since he scored the pinfall! Is Joe about to snap here?!”


Hernandez begins to show signs of life as the fans have a feeling that Joe is going to kill him! The Samoan Submission Machine walks over towards him and stands over him with a maniacal look on his face. He decides to leave the ring through the ropes but he then grabs Hernandez from ringside and pulls him out underneath the bottom rope! He grabs him by the wrist and sends him into the steel guardrail over near the announce table! He looks out to the seats, picks up a steel chair and walks over towards the man he just defeated. He sits the chair up, drags Hernandez back to his feet and places him on it. He fires off repeated, rapid fire right hand jabs as it appears that he’s snapped just as he did at Against All Odds! The psychotic, vicious, relentless Samoa Joe is back!
He turns around and power walks back multiple paces until he is standing to the side of the steel steps. It looks like he’s going to charge at Hernandez with the Ole Kick when from over the rail, he gets whacked in the back of the head with a Slapjack! It’s Konnan! Apparently he came out from the back after the match and was hiding behind the Spanish announce table! Joe is down on his stomach as Konnan climbs over the rail. He cocks back once again and whacks Samoa Joe with the Slapjack in the back of the head! Hernandez gets up off the chair and appears slightly wobbly as Konnan drags Joe over to him. Konnan lets go of Joe and turns towards Hernandez, walks up to him and quickly embraces him in a display of LAX unity.
Konnan stomps away on Joe’s prone anatomy as Hernandez finally appears to have recovered somewhat and joins in on the beatdown! Konnan and Hernandez simultaneously stomp away at him and then begin backing their way up the ramp to an eruption of boos from the fans in attendance!

Konnan: “Orale!”

The crowd lays into them as LAX has just taken it to Samoa Joe but the Samoan Submission Machine slowly lifts his head up and positions himself on his knees as the crowd is appalled as they believed he was unconscious! His eyes roll back in his head as a puzzled look comes across Hernandez’s face at the top of the ramp! Konnan motions to Hernandez to come to the back as the look in Joe’s eyes is downright frightening! Despite LAX’s assault, much to their dismay, they have left him breathing!

Tenay: “What a diabolical expression on Samoa Joe’s face! Despite LAX’s post-match assault, the Samoan Submission Machine is still alive!”

West: “They left him for dead and that’s something that you absolutely cannot do with a man as dangerous as Samoa Joe! I’d love to see these two monsters lock up again!”

Tenay: “What a volatile situation this is turning out to be! Ladies and gentlemen, let’s check out this video package, previewing the third and final match of tonight’s triple main event! ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles and ‘Y2J’ Chris Jericho, still to come at Destination X!”


A video package airs with footage highlighting how the feud between Styles and Jericho began, at last month’s Against All Odds Pay Per View. The video consists of...

Jericho appearing at the end of the tunnel in his signature pose with the crowd going insane in the background.
Parts of Jericho’s introduction speech.
Styles’ music hitting as he comes out to interrupt Jericho with the crowd losing their minds over the potential of a dream match between the two.
The interactions between Styles and Jericho.
Styles spitting in Jericho’s face, directly leading to an all-out brawl between the two men until security attempts to separate the two with the fans rocking the Impact Zone because of the thought of the dream match possibly coming to fruition in the near future.


We transition from the end of the video to a backstage area where Christy Hemme is standing by The Latin American Exchange!

Christy Hemme: “Coming up next at Destination X, ‘The Notorious 187’ Homicide and Low Ki of The Latin American Exchange are set to defend their NWA World Tag Team Titles against the team of Jay Lethal and Ron ‘The Truth’ Killings, BET!”

Konnan: “Samoa Joe! Know one thing! From here on out, this is really personal! Tonight you were fortunate enough to steal a victory, but we promise that it’s not going to happen again! It’s only a matter of time before you become the latest victim of the LAX takeover!”


The crowd shows that they strongly disagree with chants of “Joe’s gonna kill you!”

Konnan: “BET, what makes you any different from the other tag teams we’ve already decimated?! We’ve destroyed former NWA World Heavyweight Champions, we’ve annihilated the posterboy’s of this company! And tonight! You’re both going to witness firsthand what LAX and 5150 is all about!”

Boos pour in from the crowd.

Konnan: “TNA management! We told you that this was the calm before the storm! Looking at the endless list of names placed on the injured list courtesy of our era of violence, you may believe that we’re bluffing!”

Konnan: “But we promise! The second that you stop sleeping with one eye open! The very instance that you’re no longer looking over your shoulder! We’re going to take absolute power over this company! And there’s not a dam thing that anyone in TNA can do about it! Orale! Orale! Arriba la raza!”


More boos from the crowd.

Homicide: “Ye-ye-yeaaa! Cornette, we’re comin for you soon!”

Cide points at the camera with a facial expression that can best be described as an evil, confident grin.

Homicide: “Welcome to the world 5150! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrap!”

LAX walks off as we send it to the ring.

Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen the following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the NWA World Tag Team Championships! Introducing first, the challengers! At a combined weight of 422 pounds, Jay Lethal and Ron ‘The Truth’ Killings, BET!”

Tenay: “Here come the #1 contenders to the NWA World Tag Team Championships, BET! They were the winners of the tag team tournament, defeating Serotonin in the finals, to earn a shot here tonight against The Latin American Exchange! Since this BET was formed, they’ve been on a hot streak as a tandem, displaying some incredible double team maneuvers and showing uncanny unity for such a young team!”

West: “Since they’ve earned their spot as the #1 contenders, they have had each others back every step of the way! They made it a priority to ensure that neither would fall victim to a numbers game assault from LAX! And now, Killings looks to become a title holder for the first time in three years while the youngest man on the TNA roster, Jay Lethal, looks to become a champion for the very first time!”


Penzer: “And their opponents, representing the Latin American Exchange, from Brooklyn, New York, they are the current reigning and defending NWA World Tag Team Champions, Low Ki and ‘The Notorious 187’ Homicide!”

Tenay: “Despite LAX’s claims that their takeover of TNA is currently in calm before the storm phase, I don’t think anyone is buying into that for a second when you take into consideration the countless number of stars that they’ve put on the injured list in recent weeks! These militant thugs have dominated the tag team division for almost six consecutive months and it appears that they have even greater aspirations with their LAX takeover!”

West: “Konnan and Homicide have both stated on separate occasions that once TNA management least expects it, LAX is going to take absolute power over the entire company! But tonight, they need to stay focused on the task at hand and not be too consumed with future plans because if they look past BET here tonight, we’re likely to have new NWA World Tag Team Champions!”



NWA World Tag Team Title match: BET (Ron ‘The Truth’ Killings & Jay Lethal) vs. LAX (Homicide & Low Ki) (c)
Low Ki and Jay Lethal begin the match as the legal men at the opening bell as they circle the ring, measuring their opponent. He inch closer to one another until they both reach out for a collar and elbow tie up. They lock arms and Ki quickly gets in behind Lethal with a waist lock. Lethal grabs his hands to prevent Ki from locking them around his waist, turns his body to the side, grabs a hold of his opponent’s right wrist, then reaches under his left arm with his left arm and grabs a hold of the wrist. From this position he quickly flings him to his back and lies on top of him with the Key Lock. Low Ki rolls back out of the hold, moving Lethal onto his back in the process. He instantly floats over and applies a side headlock to applause from the crowd appreciating the mat wrestling in the early going.
Lethal works his way up to his feet as Ki keeps the side headlock applied. Lethal backs Ki into the ropes and tries to shove him off but Ki maintains the side headlock in the middle of the ring. He uses his leverage and takes Lethal to the mat with a headlock takedown. Jay tries to escape the hold and finally does, applying a leg scissors around Ki’s neck. Low Ki twists himself into position and bridges forward into a sunset flip, 1...2, he quickly releases the pin and drops down from the sunset flip directly into a side headlock. This is some terrific mat wrestling in the early going as again Lethal fights his way back to a vertical base as Ki maintains the side headlock. Lethal again backs him into the ropes but this time, successfully pushes him off, sending him into the ropes. Ki charges back at Lethal with a hard shoulder block, knocking him down to the canvas.
Ki runs back off the ropes, Lethal maneuvers himself on the ground so that he low bridges him, Ki stays on the move, bounces off the ropes and Lethal takes him down with an arm drag. Both men return to their feet, Ki follows up with one of his own. They bounce back up, Lethal tries for another arm drag but Ki blocks it just as Lethal’s back is inches off the mat. He reverses the momentum, holds onto the arm, reaches down, grabs the back of his head and drives him face first into the canvas! He holds on, rubbing his face into the mat but Jay twists his body to the left and rolls him onto his back, 1...2, Ki rolls back to his right and applies an inverted wrist lock.
Lethal tries to fight his way out but to no avail for multiple seconds. He slowly lifts himself straight up as Ki maintains the inverted wrist lock, makes his way up, twists his body underneath Ki’s arm while holding onto it and applies a wrist lock, to a pop from the crowd. Ki quickly rolls through on the mat, rolls back on his neck to perform a headstand and then out of nowhere, with his right leg kicks Lethal in the left shoulder, forcing him to release his grip. Ki returns to his feet as Lethal staggers back into the corner, holding his shoulder as the crowd pops for the fantastic mat wrestling in the early going. They each go to their respective corners and tag out, making Killings and Homicide the legal men.
The immediately charge towards each other and Cide applies a side headlock in the center of the ring. Killings instantly backs him into the ropes, shoves him off, Cide charges back at him and drops Killings with a hard shoulder block. He drops down for the cover, 1...not even a two count. Killings gets back to his feet and is taken right back down to the mat by an arm drag from Cide. The Notorious 187 holds onto the arm and positions himself on his knees, applying pressure to it. Killings tries to fight his way up and Homicide twists his position into a wrist lock. Rather than continue with mat wrestling, Killings connects with a right hand, followed by another, forcing Cide to release his hold on the wrist.
He grabs Cide’s wrist, backs him into the ropes and tries to send him off but is reversed. He ducks a clothesline attempt and stays on the move, rebounds off the ropes, leaps into the air with a Tilt-a-Whirl and flips Cide over with a Headscissors. Truth gets back to his feet and makes his way over to his opponent. He grabs his wrist and tries to send him into the corner but The Notorious 187 reverses. Cide charges at him but Killings gets the boots up, knocking him back multiple steps. Truth runs at him with a clothesline attempt but Homicide ducks underneath it, catches the arm, spins around into position, has him in a double underhook and then takes him overhead with a Release Butterfly Suplex.
Cide crouches down, grabs him and drags him over to LAX’s corner. He tags in Low Ki as they pick him back up and back him into the corner. The stand side by side and fire off repeated knife edged chops at Killings’ chest, with Low Ki firing incredibly stiff blows as he is known as one of the most devastating choppers in professional wrestling. With Truth crouched over from the pain, Ki takes him out of the corner and drags him to the center of the ring. He takes him up and drops him down with a Scoop Slam, runs back off the ropes, rebounds back and drops down with a Powerdrive Elbow. He hooks the leg, 1...2, kickout by The Truth.
Ki slowly gets back to his feet, patiently waiting for his chance to strike as Killings tries to fight his way back up. He’s now on his knees as Ki positions himself, cocks back and drills him with a stiff kick to the chest. Killings is rocked by the blow but remains on his knees, Ki cocks back again and kicks him in the chest once more. Truth appears dazed as Low Ki crouches down, slaps the mat and stands back up. He cocks back a third time and connects with a stiff kick heard all the way through the Impact Zone, knocking him back to the canvas! He drops down for the cover once again, 1...2, Killings gets the shoulder up. Ki gets back up and drags Truth to LAX’s corner, tagging in Homicide.
Cide and Ki each grab one of his wrists and back him up against the ropes. The send him off, Killings bounces back and gets dropped by a double back elbow. Cide makes the cover, 1...2, again Truth is able to kick out. Homicide argues with the referee, possibly trying to get him to count faster later in the match as he grabs Killings by the head and drags him back up. He grabs his wrist and tries to send him into the ropes but is reversed, Truth looks to put a stop to the momentum as Cide bounces off, leaps into the air for a Jumping Side Kick but The Notorious 187 ducks underneath it, stops his momentum, waits for Truth to turn around, leaps onto his shoulders and snaps off the Hurracanranna.
Cide taunts the crowd to a chorus of boos before making his way over to Truth and once again dragging him back to LAX’s corner, tagging in Low Ki. They have successfully cut the ring in half and not allowed Truth to make the tag to Lethal. Homicide puts Truth in position and drops him down with a Spinning Neckbreaker. He hangs on, spins him around on the mat and places him in a crouched over position on his knees. Low Ki positions himself, lifts his right leg up to shoulder level, catches it with his right hand, then releases it and kicks Killings right in the back of the head! He quickly drops down, turns him over onto his back and makes the cover, 1...2, again Truth fights out of the pinning predicament.
Ki immediately sits him up and applies a body scissors with his legs around the abdomen of Ron Killings. He’s trying to take away his oxygen and make it hard for Truth to breathe as well as continue the damage to the midsection as LAX has isolated his neck and midsection for awhile now. The referee is asking Killings if he wants to submit but Truth is screaming out in pain, asking for the crowd to get behind him which they do. Truth grabs Ki’s feet and tries to pull them apart to break the body scissors. He continues to try to separate them and finally does so but before he can get to his feet and go to his corner, Ki grabs a hold of his left wrist and quickly brings him back to a vertical base. He fires a stiff knife edged chop as the crowd screams out “Woooo!” and they continue to do so as Ki fires off repeated chops across the chest.
With Killings backed into a corner, Ki sends him back into the opposite turnbuckle where Homicide is. Ki distracts the referee, getting his attention, enabling Cide to choke him from the apron as the crowd expresses their displeasure with LAX’s dirty tactic. Ki makes his way over towards LAX’s corner, lifts Killings up and positions him in the Tree of Woe. He tags in Homicide before going out to the apron and climbing the turnbuckle as Cide enters the ring. Cide lifts Killings’ head up as Ki is standing on the front of his lower legs. The crowd knows what’s coming here as the anticipation is at a very high level in the Impact Zone. Ki leaps off with tremendous elevation, screams out and connects with a Double Foot Stomp right across the throat of Ron Killings!
The crowd is in amazement as Ki immediately places Killings in a seated position in the corner as he appears completely out of it. Cide runs back off the ropes, screams out “Brrrrrrrrrap!”, charges at Killings, leaps and drills him right in the side of the head with a Running Knee Strike! That should do it, Cide drags Truth to the center of the ring and drops down for the lateral press, 1...2...Lethal comes in to break up the pinfall! The referee goes over to Jay to warn him to remain on the apron when Ki re-enters the ring and begins stomping away at Killings alongside his partner. The crowd again lays into LAX for the double team assault as Cide slaps his hands in the air before going out to the apron, faking that a tag had been made. The referee turns around to see Cide standing on the apron and he slaps his hands, indicating that a tag was made as he is under the impression that it was.
Low Ki sits The Truth up, grabs his arms and places his knee in the middle of his back, applying a Surfboard Stretch in the middle of the ring. The crowd starts to get behind Killings, who desperately needs to make a tag to his partner. He tries fighting his way back to a vertical base as Ki maintains a hold on his arms. Truth spins around but gets kicked in the midsection. Ki grabs his wrist and tries to send him into the corner but Truth counters. Ki runs towards the ropes, leaps up to the middle rope, jumps back with a Springboard Enzuigiri but Truth ducks underneath it and runs towards the ropes. He bounces off, Ki fires a wild right leg Roundhouse Kick but Killings ducks it and stays on the move. He rebounds back, leaps into the air and connects with a Jumping Corkscrew Forearm!
The crowd pops as they start up chants of “Lethal! Lethal!” trying to motivate Killings to make his way over to his tag team partner! Both Ki and Truth are struggling to make their way over towards their respective corner. Ki, having not been on the receiving end of a substantial amount of offense like Killings, makes his way over towards Cide quicker than his opponent can to his corner, reaches out and makes the tag. As Cide enters the ring, Truth reaches out and manages to make the hot tag to Lethal! Cide charges towards BET’s corner when Lethal leaps up into the air, flies off the top rope and connects with a Springboard Dropkick!
Lethal lets out his emotion as he’s been waiting to get back into this matchup for several minutes! The crowd is completely behind him as he waits for Cide to get back to his feet, charges at him and drops him back down with a running clothesline. Homicide quickly gets back up but gets brought right back down with another running clothesline from Lethal. Jay picks Cide up, grabs his wrist and backs him against the ropes. He sends him off, Cide bounces back off the ropes, Lethal takes him up and drops him down with a Hip Toss. He cartwheels over as Cide is in a seated position and then connects with a basement dropkick right in the face! Cover, 1...2, Ki comes over and breaks it up! He stands Lethal up and fires a knife edged chop across the chest, followed by another, backing him into the ropes. He sends Jay off, Lethal bounces back and ducks a clothesline attempt, stays on the move and takes Ki down with a Running Back Elbow.
All four men are now in the ring as it’s all broken loose! Killings grabs Cide’s wrist and tries to send him into the corner but gets reversed. The Notorious 187 charges at him but Killings floats over, backflips and motions for Cide to charge at him. He does and fires a clothesline attempt but Truth splits underneath it. Lethal comes over and positions Cide in a Dragon Suplex! Killings springs up to his feet, leaps up and connects with a Jumping Side Kick to the face! Immediately Lethal sends him back with a release Dragon Suplex, dropping Cide on his stomach! Jumping Side Kick/Dragon Suplex combination from BET! Lethal turns Cide on his back for the cover!

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No! Homicide shows his resilience and kicks out of BET’s innovative double team maneuver! Lethal can’t believe it as he holds up three fingers to the referee, indicating that he thought it was over! We were this close to having new tag team champions! Killings shoves Low Ki underneath the bottom rope with his foot, sending him out to ringside in front of the ramp. Lethal waits for the right moment to go high risk, he runs back off the ropes, charges towards Ki who just turns around to face him, starts to leap through the ropes for a Suicide Dive but Ki leaps high into the air and drills him right in the side of the head with a breathtaking Enzuigiri! Chants of “Holy sh**!” pour in from the crowd as Low Ki’s incredible martial arts maneuver just annihilated Jay Lethal! Jay is on his knees with his neck across the middle rope, seemingly out of it as Ki looks out towards the crowd with a very serious expression on his face as always.
In the ring, Killings runs back off the ropes, charges at Ki who is just turning back towards the ring, puts his hands on the top rope in stride, leaps over the top of Lethal and hits a Somersault Plancha onto Low Ki! The crowd is eating up this high flying action as this NWA World Tag Team match is shaping up to be a classic! Lethal now falls down to the canvas as Homicide runs back off the ropes, charges towards the edge of the ring, leaps in between the top and middle rope, flips in the air and takes out The Truth with a Tope Con Hilo! Homicide is back to his feet, screaming out in Spanish as LAX appears to have just taken the momentum right back from BET!
Cide quickly re-enters the ring as Lethal is using the ropes to help him get back to his feet. He goes over to him and connects with a knife edge chop before grabbing his wrist and sending him into the opposite corner. The Notorious 187 charges at him but Lethal turns to his side and elbows him in the face, knocking him back a few steps. Jay leaps up to the middle rope, looking for the Diving Heel Kick but Cide sees it coming and fires a right hand to the face. He quickly climbs up to the middle rope with Lethal, hooks his arm around his neck, takes him overhead and drops him down with a Suplex. He holds on, lifts his legs up, swivels his hips and lifts Lethal back up. He takes him up and drops him down with a second Vertical Suplex. He holds on once more looking for the trifecta as he lifts his legs up, swivels his hips and lifts Lethal up again. He takes him up and drops him down for a third time, returns to a vertical base and rapidly slaps his chest, alternating with each hand and then points up to the sky in a tribute to Eddie Guerrero!
He goes to the corner, goes out to the apron and begins climbing the turnbuckle. He’s about to fly off with either a Frog Splash or an Elbow Drop but Killings takes out his vertical base at the legs! He had rolled back into the ring towards the conclusion of the Three Amigos and now he looks to attempt a high impact move. With Cide crotched on the top rope, he pulls him forward and places him on his shoulder. He lifts him up out of the corner, charges forward and drops him down with a Running Powerslam! He gets to his feet and starts dancing, spins around but gets annihilated by a vicious running Dropkick by Low Ki! The crowd is in awe at the incredible impact from the kick as Killings paid mightily for his celebration!
All four men are down as the crowd begins chanting in unison, “This is awesome!” Low Ki makes his way back to a vertical base first, goes over to his partner, who has rolled his way over to the corner, quickly goes out to the apron and tags in to become the legal man. He climbs up to the top rope and is ready to fly off Truth comes over and fires a stiff right hand palm strike. Before he can climb up to go on the offensive against Ki, Cide comes in and jumps him from behind. He turns him around, moves him to the side a few steps, grabs his wrist, backs him into the ropes and tries to send him off but gets reversed. Cide holds on to the ropes to prevent from bouncing off of them but Truth charges at him and clotheslines him as both men go flying over the top rope!
Ki collects himself as Lethal returns to a vertical base. Jay sees what’s coming as he charges towards the corner but Ki leaps over the top of him, lands on his feet and rolls through on the mat. They both run at each other, Lethal leaps over the top of Ki and flips forward into a Sunset Flip! But Ki maintains his vertical base, slaps Jay’s hands which forces him to remove them from his thighs, leaps high into the air and drops down with a Double Foot Stomp onto his chest! Lethal is writhing in pain on the mat as Low Ki signals that it’s about to be over! He drags Lethal back to his feet, puts him in position, takes him up for the Ki Krusher but Lethal drops down and counters with a Small Package!

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Low Ki kicks out at two and nine tenths! What a reversal to the Ki Krusher by Lethal! Killings slides underneath the bottom rope back into the ring as both Ki and Lethal are back to a vertical base. Ki fires a stiff double Mongolian chop to Lethal but before he can set him up for another Ki Krusher, Truth connects with a stiff right hand palm strike, knocking him woozy momentarily. Lethal goes over and puts him in position for a back drop. He lifts up but then drops him down into wheelbarrow position! BET’s looking for the Slingshot Wheelbarrow Facebuster/Axe Kick combination here! Killings spins around and runs back off the ropes as Lethal turns Ki towards the ropes and slingshots him off the top!
As Truth goes to bounce off the ropes, Homicide trips him up from ringside and pulls him out underneath the bottom rope! Lethal brings him back towards the ring in wheelbarrow position but Low Ki rolls through for an apparent roll up but lifts up and he’s got him locked in the Dragon Clutch! Jay Lethal’s fighting for his life here! Is he gonna tap out?! This devastating submission maneuver has scored Low Ki victories throughout his career! The crowd is trying to rally behind Lethal as he’s doing everything within his power to try to make his way to the ropes! Ki’s wrenching back on the neck with tremendous force, how much longer can Lethal withstand this?! He’s still fighting through it! He reaches out and he grabs the bottom rope in desperation! What a display of heart and determination from Jay Lethal to survive the Dragon Clutch!
Low Ki releases the hold and takes a few steps back, wondering what else he has to do to put Jay Lethal away. Jay rolls towards the center of the ring as Ki is waiting for him to return to a vertical base. He’s stalking his opponent as Jay has made his way up to his knees and is about to get to his feet. Homicide climbs up to the apron as Low Ki charges towards the ropes, Ki leaps up to the middle rope and Cide makes the blind tag. Ki leaps off with a Springboard Enzuigiri but Lethal ducks underneath it and takes a few steps forward as Killings from ringside pulls Cide back down from the apron!
Low Ki charges back at Lethal with a running clothesline attempt but Jay catches it and in the same motion puts him in position! He drops him down with an STO backbreaker, holds onto him and then drops him down with a Snap Flatliner! Lethal combination from Jay as the crowd erupts! Cide and Killings are brawling at ringside as Jay slowly climbs up to the top rope! He stands on the top rope as Cide quickly slides into the ring after slamming Killings’ face off the ring apron. It looks like it’s too late as Lethal leaps off the top with a Diving Dynamite Headbutt but Ki rolls out of the way towards the corner and Lethal gets caught in midair with the Cutter! Cide caught Lethal’s head in midair, countering the Diving Dynamite Headbutt with the Cutter! Chants of “Holy sh**!” pour in from the crowd as Cide turns him onto his back and hooks the leg!

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Killings breaks it up at the last split second! The crowd is captivated by this incredible tag team action as Killings drags Homicide back to his feet. He lifts his arm up over his neck and positions him for a Suplex. He takes him up and tries to drop him down into a Stunner but Cide lands on his feet behind him and applies a waistlock! Killings elbows him in the side of the head, does it again and successfully breaks his grip. He goes to run off the ropes but Cide grabs his arm, spins him around and takes him down with a double leg takedown! He holds onto the legs and has him in position for a Slingshot. He brings his momentum back and tries to Slingshot Truth into the turnbuckle but he leaps up onto the middle rope!
He waits a moment for Cide to return to a vertical base. He leaps off, turning around in midair but gets put right in position for an Exploder Suplex! Cide’s got him but Killings elbows him in the side of the head, does so again, and again to finally break his grip! Cide holds his cheekbone as he releases it and then out of nowhere gets rocked by Lethal with the Matrix Kick! He flipped back and kicked him right in the face with his knee! Lethal bounces up to his feet as BET senses that this is their chance! Lethal lifts Cide’s arm around his neck as Killings positions himself behind Jay. Lethal takes him up overhead in a Suplex and Killings catches him in position for a Powerbomb!
They back up into the corner, charge forward multiple steps and drop him down with a Running Sitout Powerplex! Killings dropped down to his knees with a modified Fall Forward version!

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Low Ki charges at Killings and goes for the Shining Wizard but intentionally overshoots it! He drills him with a Back Heel Kick to the back of the head! Black Magic from Low Ki! What an incredible way to break up the pinfall! “This is awesome!” chants pour in at a deafening volume from the fans in attendance! Lethal goes over to Ki, hits a knife edged chop across the chest and grabs his wrist. He tries to send him off but Low Ki floats over and twists the arm. Lethal throws a wild left arm lariat attempt but Ki ducks underneath it and runs to the ropes, he rebounds off, charges at Lethal and drills him in the face with a Rolling Koppu Kick! Ki immediately gets to his feet, goes to the corner and begins ascending the turnbuckle!
Ki is standing on the top rope with Lethal lying on his back! He leaps off, does a 180 followed by a 450 but Jay rolls out of the way at last split second and Low Ki’s Phoenix Splash attempt backfires as he lands stomach first on the canvas! He rolls towards the corner writhing in pain! Ki and Lethal are out as Cide and Killings begin making their way back to a vertical base. Killings fires a palm strike, Cide answers with a hard right hand. Killings connects with another palm strike and Cide answers with another right hand. Truth fires another palm strike but Cide tries to catch him completely off guard, catches the hand, throws it back towards him and goes for the Cutter but Killings catches him and shoves Cide off into the ropes!
He bounces off and Truth kicks him in the midsection. He runs back to the ropes behind him, rebounds back towards his opponent, leaps into the air for the Axe Kick but Cide backs out of the way! He immediately puts Truth’s arms in a reverse double underhook and takes him up for the Cop Killa! Killings flips back onto his feet and shoves Cide into the ropes! Truth fires a clothesline attempt but Cide ducks underneath it and stays on the move. He rebounds off the ropes for the Lariat but this time Killings ducks underneath it and Lethal comes in from behind Killings and drops Cide with a left arm Running Hooking Lariat!
He gets back to his feet with a sense of urgency and motions to Killings to take him up as he goes out to the apron! Truth reads his partner’s mind, drags Cide back to his feet and places him in a crouched over position. He sits on top of him and puts his arms in a reverse double underhook! He spins around and lifts him up! BET is going for LAX’s devastating Cop Killa/Ghetto Stomp combination! Lethal is almost on the top rope when from the opposite corner, Low Ki leaps up, charges a few quick steps forward past Killings and Cide, does a cartwheel and then leaps high into the air and drills Lethal off the top with an Enzuigiri, sending him crashing down to the floor!
Tidal Krush from Low Ki knocks Lethal off the top! Cide tries to fight off his patented Cop Killa as he maintains his hold on the arms and flips back directly into a Cop Killa of his own! Low Ki leaps up to the top rope in one swift movement! He braces himself, flies off the top, connects with the Ghetto Stomp and Cide drives his neck into the canvas with the Cop Killa! Cide turns Killings onto his back for the cover!

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Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen your winners, and STILL NWA World Tag Team Champions, ‘The Notorious 187’ Homicide and Low Ki, The Latin American Exchange!” (18:21)

West: “What an unreal finish to what was an absolutely unbelievable NWA World Tag Team Title match!”

Tenay: “We’ve just witnessed one of the greatest tag team matches in the history of TNA! But dammit, The Latin American Exchange remain NWA World Tag Team Champions!”

West: “You’ve gotta give credit to Jay Lethal and Ron ‘The Truth’ Killings, BET put up one hell of a fight! But it was not to be for them tonight at Destination X!”


From ringside, Jay Lethal, holding his head in agony from the Tidal Krush, reaches out as far as he can and grabs his partner. He drags Killings out of the ring while LAX is celebrating, to prevent him from becoming a victim of an LAX post-match annihilation. Just as they have ever since they started as a team, they show that they have each other’s back and will look out for one another.

Tenay: “There is no question that The Latin American Exchange is the most dominant faction in professional wrestling!”

West: “It’s downright frightening to hear them talk about how they are going to take absolute power over this company the very second that management least expects it. God help us all if the LAX takeover intensifies!”

Tenay: “Let’s send it to the back where Jeremy Borash is standing by with the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Christian Cage!”


Borash: “Still to come tonight at Destination X, the NWA World Heavyweight Title is on the line! It’s the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle going one on one with my guest at this time, the reigning and defending NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Christian Cage! Christian, what is your mindset heading into your World Heavyweight Title defense tonight?”

Cage appears as uneasy as he ever has here in TNA.

Christian Cage: “...Ya know JB, I hear the whispers...I hear what the word on the street is...Everyone thinks now that Christian Cage has lost his problem solver that Kurt Angle is going to win this NWA World Heavyweight Title...They think I’m afraid of Kurt Angle...”

A very somber expression is evident on Cage’s face.

Cage: “But they’ve got it all wrong, ya see, everyone’s under the impression that Tomko did all my dirty work! But the facts are, that I brought him in so that he could get a leg up in this business! I brought him in so that he could get some camera time, standing next to the biggest star in this industry, and he rode my coattails!”

Boos pour in from the fans in attendance.

Cage: “But then his ego inflated and he became selfish! He forgot how generous I was and he bit the hand that fed him! He bailed on Christian Cage! But ya know what, that doesn’t really matter because tonight! I prove to the world that Christian Cage can easily get the job done on his own!”

It seems fairly evident that Cage is trying to hide his nervousness through false arrogance.

Cage: “Kurt Angle...Everyone knows your track record, everyone knows your list of accomplishments! How you’ve been a World Champion before and that you’ve won an Olympic Gold Medal...But there’s only one man that can be labeled as the biggest star in this industry! Only one instant classic! And that man...is Christian Cage!”

More heat from the crowd is directed at the champ.

Cage: “And tonight Kurt, I’m gonna prove why I’m the only man capable of carrying this company on his back! And why you’re nothing more...than just supporting cast around here! And if you don’t know...Now you know!”

Christian walks away as we send it back to the announce table.

Tenay: “Later on tonight, in the second match of tonight’s triple main event, Christian Cage will defend his NWA World Heavyweight Title against the Olympic Gold Medalist, Kurt Angle! And I must say, DW, that despite the words that just came out of his mouth, Christian Cage appears to be hiding some apprehension heading into his World Title defense tonight!”

West: “Not only does he have to face arguably the greatest wrestler in the world today, but he has to do it without the man that, despite what he believes, did most of his dirty work for him in Tomko! There’s no question that his NWA World Heavyweight Title is in serious jeopardy here tonight!”

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Destination X: Sunday March 11, 2007 (Part Two)

A video package airs, hyping up the upcoming Ultimate X match between Austin Aries, Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin.

Footage from past Ultimate X matches is shown, with the highlights illustrating just how dangerous and unpredictable the high wire concept is. A few of the incredible spots shown include a Dragon Sleeper applied by Low Ki on the cables in Ultimate X II, an STO by Christopher Daniels from the cables in Ultimate X VII, a Styles Clash by AJ Styles from the cables in Ultimate X IV, a Springboard Dropkick from Chris Sabin in Ultimate X VI and a Cutter by Homicide from the cables in Ultimate X XI.

Veterans of the Ultimate X match comment on the dangers of the high risk environment throughout the video package, with each scheduled competitor at Destination X commenting at the conclusion.

Austin Aries: “This Sunday, I will finally wrap the X Division title that I’ve been busting my ass for months for around my waist! Chris Sabin, if you have the audacity to believe that I didn’t have you beat at Against All Odds, then you’re in for a rude awakening at Destination X! I will dominate you, I will dominate Alex Shelley and I will achieve my destiny! And that is to become the X Division Champion for the very first time!”

Alex Shelley: “At Destination X, Paparazzi Productions will capture its most epic, its most suspenseful, and its most electrifying footage to date when I pull the X Division title down from the cables! People wonder how ‘The Technical Messiah’ will adapt to such a high risk environment. But it’s not about performing death defying moves, it’s about who the smartest wrestler is. And that is without a shadow of a doubt, the man that creates more headlines than raised eyebrows, Alex Shelley! I have talent on loan from God...And this Sunday, I will prove why Total Nonstop Alex is the future of professional wrestling!”

Chris Sabin: “2 wires placed 15 feet above the mat held up by steel supports...stretched across the ring...with my belt hung from it. There’s no way that Aries or Shelley realize just how dangerous the Ultimate X is. Once they get in the ring with a seven time veteran of the environment, the realization that their dreams to become X Division champion will have come to an end will finally set in. I will become the first man to enter an Ultimate X with the title...and leave with the belt! And after Destination X...you will all have no choice...but to hail Sabin!”


The video package fades out as we send it to the ring for the first match of tonight’s triple main event!

Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen the following contest, is the Ultimate X Match for the X Division Championship! Introducing first, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Austin Aries!”

Tenay: “After all the distractions that this man had been sidetracked with for weeks, namely one Kevin Nash, Austin Aries finally discovered that his ‘mentor’ was only guiding him so that he could take all the credit for his success! He decided to rid himself of Nash and turn his undivided attention, his complete focus, on this night! And now, Austin Aries has the opportunity to become X Division champion for the very first time!”

West: “This is the first time that this kid has been in a main event at a TNA Pay Per View! This is the first contest of tonight’s triple main event! And who better to put in the spotlight than three of the brightest young stars in this business today? Many people believe that Aries can become a Triple Crown champion here in TNA! Will tonight be the first step towards greatness for Austin Aries?”


Penzer: “Challenger number two is from Detroit, Michigan, he is, Alex Shelley!”

Tenay: “Speaking of potential future Triple Crown champions, here comes one of the brightest young stars in the business, the head of Paparazzi Productions, Alex Shelley! It will be interesting to see how Shelley adapts to this high risk, high wire environment! His athleticism will certainly never be put in question, but throughout his career in TNA, he has been a brilliant mat technician! How will his style translate to the Ultimate X?”

West: “We’re about to find out next as it will be interesting to see what strategy these guys bring to this matchup! The bad blood between these three X Division stars has risen week after week and it all culminates here in the most innovative match in professional wrestling!”


Penzer: “And introducing the current reigning and defending X Division champion of the world, from Hell, Michigan, Chris Sabin!”

Tenay: “The X Division champion, Chris Sabin, comes into this matchup with a distinct advantage over both Austin Aries and Alex Shelley! The reason being, neither of the challengers have any experience in the Ultimate X environment! And for Sabin, he has participated in seven of the eleven Ultimate X matches in TNA history!”

West: “Despite the overwhelming edge in experience that Sabin has over both Aries and Shelley, history is also against the reigning and defending X Division champion! Not once, in an Ultimate X match, has a champion walked into Ultimate X and walked out with their title! Tonight, will Chris Sabin become the first man to ever successfully retain his title in an Ultimate X match?”



Ultimate X Match for the X Division Title: Austin Aries vs. Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin (c)
At the opening bell, Shelley and Aries stare up at the X Division title that is hanging 15 feet above them from the cables, taking deep breaths in an attempt to control their instinctive nerves. On the other hand, Sabin appears extremely comfortable in the Ultimate X environment, considering he is a veteran of this high risk concept match. With an arrogant look of confidence on his face, Sabin glares over towards his opponents as both Aries and Shelley now focus their attention towards their competitors.
The three men are positioned in a triangle formation as all three slowly move in towards each other closer and closer. It seems like they’re all waiting for someone to make the first move when the X Division champion chops the man to his right, Shelley, and immediately follows up with a right hand to the man on his left, Aries.
Sabin again delivers a knife edged chop to Shelley’s chest, he quickly steps forward a few feet and throws a right hand at Aries, who ducks underneath it, turns around and delivers a left hand. He looks behind him, takes a few steps back and chops Shelley across the chest. The southpaw charges at Sabin with a clothesline attempt but Chris ducks underneath it, charges at Shelley and drops him with a running clothesline. He looks back at Austin, charges a few steps forward but Aries is already in full stride and he takes down Sabin with a running clothesline of his own.
Austin goes over towards Shelley and drags him up to his feet. He fires a left hand and connects but Alex immediately retaliates with a right hand of his own. Aries responds with another left hand shot but Shelley, barely phased, connects with another right hand. Sabin realizes that Aries and Shelley are occupied with one another and tries to slip out the backdoor, quickly climbing up the turnbuckle in an attempt to make it to the cables. Meanwhile, Shelley and Aries are now engaged in a fierce collar and elbow tie up, throwing each other around the ring violently until they end up in the corner opposite of where Sabin is now almost standing on the top turnbuckle.
They realize where Sabin has gone and immediately release their grapple, run over to Sabin’s corner and pull him back down to the mat. Shelley and Aries back him against the ropes as they each grab a wrist and send Sabin off into the opposite set of ropes. Aries steps forward a couple of feet ahead of Shelley as they are positioned one behind the other. As Sabin bounces off, Aries leaps over the top of him and Shelley low bridges him. Shelley quickly gets back to his feet as Sabin rebounds off the ropes again, leaps over him and Aries low bridges him, forcing Sabin’s momentum to continue. Aries gets to his feet just as Sabin bounces back off the ropes with Shelley still positioned directly behind him.
Austin reaches out with his left arm and takes Sabin up for a Hip Toss when in midair; Sabin flips forward, wraps his legs around Shelley’s neck and snaps off a Hurracanranna! For the first of what we can expect to be many times throughout this match, we hear a scattering of oohs and aahs from the fans in attendance. Shelley rolls out to the apron as the X Division champion bounces up to his feet. He charges back at Aries who throws a wild left hand but Sabin ducks underneath it. Austin turns around right into a knife edged chop from Sabin. Aries responds with a left hand, the X Division champion fires back with another knife edged chop but Aries momentarily stuns him with a stiff left forearm.
Austin quickly wraps his left arm around Sabin’s head, brings his momentum forward and throws him to the mat with a Headlock Takedown. Sabin immediately scissors his legs around Austin’s neck to escape the headlock but just as soon as he does, Aries rolls back into position to escape, springs up to his feet, leaps into the air and connects with his trademark Dropkick with his opponent in seated position. The crowd pops for the challenger, Aries, as Sabin holds his forehead on the mat.
Aries sees his first opportunity to try to climb up to the cables as he approaches the corner and begins climbing the turnbuckle. As he’s climbing up, Shelley rolls his way back into the ring and immediately spots Austin. He makes his way over to the corner as Aries is standing on the top rope, ready to leap up to the cables. Rather than leap up to the cables, Aries decides to leap over the top of the charging Shelley back in the ring, roll through on the mat, leap up to the middle rope as Alex is charging back at him in the corner, springboard off and connect with the Backspring Elbow!
Meanwhile, Sabin has already made his way back to his feet and climbed to the top rope as Aries returns to a vertical base. Sabin leaps up and grabs the cables, which is immediately spotted by Austin as he goes over to try to pull him down. The X Division champion alertly realizes this, drops down from the cables and fires a right hand at the challenger. Sabin fires another right hand and then follows up with an elbow strike to the back of Aries’ head. The X Division champion wraps his arms around Austin’s head, snap mare’s him down to the canvas, runs back off the ropes with Aries in a seated position, bounces off, charges at the challenger and drills him in the back of the head with a basement Yakuza kick.
Sabin poses to the crowd to a chorus of boos as Aries tries to make his way back to his feet, holding his head in response to the impact from the kick. Austin makes his way up and as Sabin stares into his eyes with an arrogant expression on his face. Austin motions for a grapple and it seems like Sabin will surprisingly oblige. Each man reaches out at the same time but Sabin quickly gets in behind Aries and tries to wrap his arms around his waist. Austin grabs a hold of Sabin’s hands to prevent him from locking them, strengthens his hold on Sabin’s left wrist, spins out of the waist lock and is now positioned to Chris’ side with a wrist lock.
The X Division champion immediately rolls through on the mat, returns to a vertical base, grabs a hold of Aries’ opposite arm with his elbow bent. He ducks underneath Aries’ arm and spins into position, where he now has the wristlock applied. Sabin and Aries’ backs are turned to Shelley, who begins climbing the turnbuckle as Austin tries to escape the wrist lock. He’s close to the ropes and reaches his left arm out to grab a hold of the top rope. Aries uses the rope for leverage, backflips into midair and the second he lands, Shelley flies off the top rope and stomps on the elbow, forcing Aries to bring it into his midsection, holding it while writhing in pain.
With Aries crouched over holding his left arm, Sabin quickly drags him up, grabs him by the wrist and sends him into the ropes. Aries manages to hang onto the ropes once he gets there, much to Sabin’s surprise. The X Division champion charges at him, Aries bends down and tries to elevate him over the top rope to the floor but Sabin displays incredible balance by landing on his feet on the apron. Shelley charges at Aries, still with his back to the ropes with Sabin directly behind him. Sabin grabs the top rope, falls back and pulls it down as Aries crouches over, elevates Shelley into the air and dumps him all the way down to the floor!
Sabin and Aries get to their feet almost simultaneously as Austin turns towards Chris. Sabin fires a right hand but Austin blocks it and delivers a stiff left forearm. However, Aries shakes his arm as it appears the foot stomp from Shelley moments ago has caused some damage to it. With Chris still stunned from the forearm shot, Austin takes Sabin’s arm and wraps it around his head. It looks like he’s going to try to Suplex him back into the ring, he lifts him up a few feet but immediately has to drop him back down as the left arm is evidently bothering Aries. The opportunistic Sabin immediately wraps his arms around Aries’ head, drops down to his knees and guillotines Austin’s neck across the top rope, sending him crashing down into the ring.
Sabin drops down on the apron, positioning himself so that he’s lying on his back with his neck against the edge of the apron and the rest of his body is positioned underneath the opposite side of the ropes. He waits a few seconds for Alex to return to a vertical base, grabs the bottom rope, lifts his lower body and brings his body feet first between the bottom and middle rope. He wraps his legs around Shelley’s neck, swings himself out and Headscissors him into the steel rail at ringside!
“Holy sh**!” chants pour in from the crowd as they appreciate the incredible maneuver, despite the fact that Sabin is a full fledged heel. Meanwhile, in the ring, Aries is stumbling back to his feet as Sabin tries to drag Shelley back up at ringside. The crowd frantically begins chanting “Austin Aries!” in anticipation for another high risk move as Aries motions with his right arm for louder volume from the fans. With Sabin’s attention completely focused on Shelley, Aries runs back off the ropes, bounces off, charges forward and dives through the bottom and middle rope onto both Sabin and Shelley! Heat Seeking Missile Suicide Dive by Aries, sending all three men crashing to the floor!
More “Holy sh**!” chants are heard at a near deafening volume as the crowd is eating up this incredible X Division action! Aries gets back to his feet, grabs Sabin by the hair, drags him up and tosses him back into the ring underneath the bottom rope. With Shelley having taken both high flying moves, he’s much slower to get up than the other two as Aries rolls back into the ring. Chris has rolled his way towards the middle of the ring as Austin gets up and approaches the X Division champion. He goes to grab him by the head as he’s still crouched down but Sabin blocks it, throws his arms aside and delivers a stiff right hand to Austin’s cheekbone. He cocks back and connects with another as Aries stumbles back a couple of steps, holding his face.
Sabin quickly flexes his right bicep, spins around in an attempt for a discus forearm but Aries cuts off the attempted move by dropping down and delivering a drop toe hold, sending him neck first onto the middle rope. The X Division champion remains positioned with his neck lying across the middle rope when from ringside, Shelley charges from the side, leaps into the air and drills him right in the face with a running dropkick and he lands seated on the apron!
Shelley looks out towards the crowd as chants of “Alex Shelley!” spark up from the fans in attendance, appreciating the athleticism of the Detroit, Michigan native. Sabin is lying on his back in the ring, holding his jaw as Aries goes out to the apron directly to the left of Shelley. Alex gets to his feet, still positioned on the apron and looks over at Aries who is now positioned on the apron next to him. With Sabin positioned horizontally to Shelley and vertically to Aries, Alex grabs a hold of the top rope, leaps into the air over it, flips in the air and lands back first on Sabin’s midsection, connecting with a Flip Senton Back Splash from the apron! Immediately, Aries grabs a hold of the top rope, catapults himself over, does a 360 in midair and lands stomach first onto Sabin’s midsection, connecting with a Corkscrew Plancha from the apron!
Sabin rolls away from his opponents, holding his midsection as Aries and Shelley now stare each other down. Their teamwork quickly comes to an end as Aries charges at Shelley and immediately applies a side headlock. Shelley backs into the ropes to help him get enough force to shove Aries off and he does, Aries rebounds off the ropes and takes Alex down with a running Shoulder Block with his right shoulder. Aries signals for his patented Pendulum Elbow. The crowd responds to Aries’ motions as he swings his arms back and forth, power drives the elbow down but Shelley moves out of the way! Aries’ left elbow connects with the mat and he immediately clutches it in obvious pain!
Shelley assists Austin up to his feet, grabs Aries’ left arm, positions him, leaps into the air and drops him down with a single arm DDT. He holds onto the arm, twists himself into position on the mat while maintaining the hammerlock. Shelley bridges forward applying maximum pressure on the arm. It’s become obvious now that Alex Shelley’s game plan is to work over the left arm of Austin Aries! Never before have we seen such a brilliant strategy as the mat technician is working over the most important limb necessary to maneuver the cables!
As Shelley is upside down on the mat, applying tremendous pressure to Aries’ left arm, he notices Sabin standing on the top rope behind him about to leap up to the cables. He releases his hold and quickly goes over towards the X Division champion who has leaped up to the high wires. Shelley reaches up to try to pull Sabin down by the legs but Chris is dangling his legs in an attempt to prevent Alex from grasping one of them. Unsure of what to do at first, Shelley decides to climb the turnbuckle as Sabin is a very long way from the X Division title. Shelley is now on the top rope as Sabin’s back is to him. Knowing he must react quickly, Alex instinctively leaps off the top rope and dives towards Sabin! He tackles him in midair, knocking him off the cables, sending both men down to the canvas!
Aries is struggling to make his way back to his feet as he is holding his left arm due to the substantial damage already done to it courtesy of Shelley. He’s trying to rest against the ropes for a moment, with his left arm wrapped around the ropes as Shelley returns to a vertical base. With Sabin momentarily out of the picture, he turns his attention back to Aries. He charges at an unsuspecting Aries who at the last second sees Alex coming but it’s too late. Shelley leaps into the air and drives both of his knees right into Austin’s left shoulder, continuing his ruthless assault on his left arm!
Aries falls to the canvas as Shelley uses his right foot to try to shove him out to the apron. Shelley once again begins climbing the turnbuckle in an attempt to make his way across the cables and take down the X Division title that hangs in the balance in the middle of the X. He’s made his way to the top, leaps up and is now hanging from the cables! Shelley moves forward one stride at a time with his arms as he’s making fairly quick progress. Sabin is now up to his feet however, and notices that Alex is getting closer and closer to his X Division title. He goes over and grabs a hold of Shelley’s feet, yanks him down by the feet and sticks his knee out, aiming in between his legs for the fall! He drops Shelley down right into a Manhattan Drop!
Alex holds his groin in agony as Sabin immediately tries to follow up. He grabs Shelley around the waist, elevates him into the air in a Flapjack and drops his neck right on the top rope! With both challengers down, Chris senses an opportunity and heads over to the corner. He climbs the turnbuckle, reaches up to the cables but gets met with a clubbing right hand to the lower back by Aries, who is standing on the middle rope. Forced to use his off arm because of the condition of his left, Aries is trying to prevent Sabin from getting up to the cables.
Sabin is now holding onto the steel support as he kicks Aries in the forehead, followed up by another kick, forcing Aries to drop back down to the mat. He re-focuses his attention to the cables as he leaps up and grabs it with both hands, facing the steel support. Immediately, Alex Shelley comes over and quickly climbs the turnbuckle. He’s standing on the top rope, facing Sabin who is only about a foot and a half away from him at this point. Before Shelley can take action, Sabin lifts his feet up and delivers a vicious kick to the midsection, sending Shelley back first into the steel support and down in a seated position on the turnbuckle!
As Aries begins climbing back up the turnbuckle, the crowd is buzzing in anticipation as they’re expecting something extremely high risk here. To avoid Aries, Sabin tries to lift his legs up so that he can scissor the cable with it. By doing so, Aries turns his attention towards Shelley and fires a right hand at the dazed and confused challenger. He throws another right hand and it looks like Aries is about to go high risk. He leaps up onto Shelley’s shoulders and tries to flip back into a Hurracanranna but Shelley catches him and prevents it as he’s holding Aries upside down!
Shelley lifts Aries back up to his shoulders as he is now still in position for a Hurracanranna. As Aries is throwing a right hand at Shelley, Sabin releases the leg scissors that he has around the cable. The X Division title holder is positioned at the very edge of the cable as he lifts his legs up and successfully wraps them around the neck of Aries! The crowd is screaming out in anticipation as if to say no way is this about happen! Sabin lets go of the cable and flips back with a Frankensteiner on Aries, who flips back with a Hurracanranna on Shelley and all three men go crashing down to the canvas! “Holy sh**!” chants pour in at an absolutely deafening volume throughout the Impact Zone! A simultaneous Frankensteiner/Hurracanranna combination from the cables and the turnbuckle!
All three men are down, holding their back and writhing in pain as the chants turn from “Holy sh**!” to “This is awesome!” They’re all struggling to return to a vertical base but Sabin is the first to do so, almost immediately followed by Aries. Chris goes over towards Austin and tries to kick him in the midsection but Aries catches it. They look at each other quickly before Sabin spins around and attempts an Enziguri but Aries ducks it. With Sabin's back to Austin, Aries positions him and takes him up for a Shinbreaker. He drops him down; Shelley is now back to his feet, he comes over, leaps into the air and connects with a Spinning Leg Lariat to Sabin’s face! The second he makes contact, the momentum from the kick and Aries forcing him back sends him overhead in a Shinbreaker Release Suplex!
Yet another “Holy sh**!” moment as the crowd is eating up this incredible contest! Shelley goes over to Aries and fires a knife edged chop but Austin immediately responds with a stiff kick to the left thigh. He wraps Shelley’s arm around his head and has him in position for a Brainbuster! He tries to take him up but the torment his arm has been put through in this match forces him to quickly drop Shelley down in a short arm Gordbuster. Immediately, with Shelley positioned on his knees, he cocks his leg back and drills him in the head with a stiff kick that is heard throughout the Impact Zone! He tries to take him up once more but Shelley grabs the arm, twists out of it, positions Austin’s arm behind his back and has him in position for a Swinging Fisherman’s Suplex! He quickly takes him up and twists him in the same motion and drops him down with it!
The force behind Aries’ stiff kick prevents Shelley from taking advantage of this golden opportunity as all three men are down! The crowd is going insane as the fans at ringside are feverishly slapping the steel guardrail and everyone is losing their minds! Shelley is the first one back to a vertical base as Sabin struggles to get back to his feet. Alex goes over towards him, wraps his arms around his head and has him positioned for Sliced Bread #2! He runs towards the corner, runs up the turnbuckle and flips backwards but Sabin throws him off in midair towards the center of the ring.
Both men charge at each other, Shelley fires a running clothesline but Sabin ducks underneath it. Both men turn around as Sabin spins and connects with a Back Spin Kick directly to Shelley’s stomach! He grabs Shelley by the head and positions him for a DDT as he runs off the ropes, then off the turnbuckle but his Swinging DDT attempt is prevented as Shelley throws him off! Shelley charges with a clothesline but Sabin ducks it once again and runs towards the corner to spring off the ropes. Out of nowhere, Aries, from behind the action, spins around and rocks Shelley with a Tornado Forearm, sending him down to the mat! But before Aries even has a chance to grab his left arm that he aggravated with the move, Sabin springboards off the middle rope, turns around in mid air, positions Aries and drops him down with a Springboard Swinging Tornado DDT!
All three men are back down once again as the crowd screams out in unison with chants of “This is awesome!” Sabin is the first man to his feet as he senses an opportunity to end this match right here! He goes to the corner and climbs up the turnbuckle! As he leaps up to the cables, Shelley comes over to the same corner and begins climbing. Sabin is now up on the cables with his back towards the X Division title. He lifts his legs up, scissors the cables with them and begins moving towards the belt! Shelley leaps up to the cables and is now on the same cable as Sabin! Both men are charging towards the belt as Sabin is almost there!
Shelley and Sabin are about two feet away from each other as the X Division Champion now has one of his hands on the title! Shelley quickly makes up ground, lifts his right leg up and kicks Sabin right in the back!
He kicks him once more as Sabin’s hands lose their grip and he is now dangling by his legs that are scissored around the cable! From down below, Aries has made his way back to his feet. He sees the position that Sabin is in and realizes that this is a golden opportunity! He reaches up with his right arm, carefully puts him in position and drops him down from the cables with a Brainbuster! He gets back up to his feet and sees that Shelley is now within an arm’s length of the title! He comes up from behind him, grabs both of his legs and yanks him down from the cables! He drops him down stomach first on the canvas and maintains his grip on Shelley’s feet. He intertwines them with one another, bridges forward and wraps his legs around Shelley’s neck!
The crowd is going absolutely crazy as Aries has one of his trademark submission maneuvers applied! But he knows that it’s not about making your opponent tap out! It’s about climbing the cables and taking the title belt down! However, he’s keeping the hold locked in to inflict more damage on Shelley as Sabin appears to be out cold on the apron! He finally releases the hold as he realizes that this is his opportunity to go for the gold! As quickly as he can, Aries goes to the corner, climbs the turnbuckle and jumps up to the cables! His left arm has gone through so much in this match and he’s moving forward with nothing but sheer will power! He’s doing surprisingly well considering the state of his left arm! He’s within a few arm’s lengths of the belt when from behind him, Sabin springboards off the top rope, leaps into the air and drills Aries in the back with a Springboard Dropkick!
Aries plummets down to the canvas and lands hard, right on his left shoulder! Austin is writhing in pain on the mat as Sabin is trying to fight off everything he’s already gone through in this match and become the first man to enter Ultimate X as champion and also leave as champion! He somehow fights his way up to a vertical base, goes towards the corner and begins climbing the turnbuckle. He leaps up once more to the cables, this time facing the title belt! He’s gradually moving closer and closer towards the X Division title as Alex Shelley is now back on his feet! He sees that Sabin is so close and he goes over towards him! Shelley tries to grab Sabin’s legs as he catches the X Division champ by surprise. He grabs a hold of his calves and gently tries to pull him down. He yanks once but Sabin holds on! He yanks harder and this time Sabin falls but Shelley goes underneath him! He drops Sabin down from the cables directly into position for an Alabama Slam! He maneuvers his way into position for the Schwein! He turns towards the center of the ring, charges forward two steps, leaps into the air and drops him down!
“This is awesome!” chants continue to pour in from this appreciative audience! Shelley is completely gassed and unable to take advantage of this opportunity as all three men are down! After numerous seconds, Shelley finally makes his way up to a vertical base. He starts moving towards the corner and begins climbing to the top rope as Aries is now up as well. He goes over towards Shelley, who is standing up, facing the steel support. Out of the corner of his eye Alex sees Aries approaching, kicks back behind him and connects, sending Austin back a few steps. Shelley is trying to climb the steel support as he can’t seem to find the energy to leap up to the cables when Aries comes back over, grabs him by the ankles and trips him up! He drops Shelley into position for the Tree of Woe! Sabin is now up to his feet in the ring as Aries charges back to the ropes behind him! Sabin and Aries both charge at Shelley at parallel angles! They both leap into the air as Shelley is completely defenseless! Hesitation Dropkick/Running Dropkick combination from Sabin and Aries! They hit Shelley in the face and in the knees simultaneously!
Shelley falls lifelessly to the canvas as Sabin and Aries are back to their feet! Aries kicks Sabin in the midsection, wraps his arm around his head for a Brainbuster attempt but Sabin grabs the wrist and spins out of it! He takes Aries up in position for a Fallaway Slam! He’s got him up for the Sabalizer! He spins him around in an attempt at a Uranage Backbreaker but Aries uses his momentum and gets into position for a Crucifix! He flings himself backwards and the momentum behind it drives Sabin neck first into the mat with a breathtaking Crucifix Bomb! Aries counters the Sabalizer with a Crucifix Bomb!
“Holy sh**!” chants pour in from the crowd once again as the fans in attendance are in awe at this incredible Ultimate X contest! Aries signals for the 450 Splash as every fan in attendance is on the edge of their seat! Austin climbs up to the top rope as Shelley makes his way back to a vertical base in the corner to his left. He lifts his arms up, flips forward with a complete rotation and connects with the 450 Splash to Chris Sabin! Aries circles around Sabin and goes over towards Shelley, who’s using the ropes to lift himself up.
Aries fires a left hand but Shelley blocks it and delivers a knife edged chop to Austin. Aries responds with a stiff kick to his left side and Shelley responds with a stiff forearm. They pull each other in close with the opposite arm wrapped around their opponent’s neck and begin trading right hands violently with Shelley gaining the slight advantage with Aries having to use his off hand in this brutal exchange. Just when it seems both men having nothing left, Alex cocks back once more and hits a knife edged chop, backing Aries into the ropes, followed by another one. Shelley grabs his wrist, tries to send him into the ropes but is reversed, he rebounds off, charges at Aries and once he gets to him, quickly spins around his left side into a School Boy roll up. He rolls Aries all the way onto his stomach and the very second that he does, with his left hand he grabs a hold of Aries’ left arm, puts himself into position and locks in the Border City Stretch!
You can only win this match by ascending the cables and taking down the X Division title, but Shelley wants to inflict even more damage to Aries’ already brutalized left shoulder! He’s applying tremendous pressure on the shoulder and neck! Aries has no way to escape this but his only saving grace is that he cannot lose the match this way! Shelley releases the hold as he sees signs of life from Sabin, struggling mightily trying to return to a vertical base. Shelley wraps his hands around his neck, runs towards the ropes, runs up them and flips back but Sabin catches him as he flips back and puts him in position horizontally on his shoulders! He intertwines the legs and has him in position! With the last bit of energy he has left in his body, Sabin spins him and drops him down with the Cradle Shock!
The crowd cannot believe the incredible effort being put forth by these three men here tonight! All three are down, virtually lifeless lying on the canvas as chants of “This is awesome!” are being belted out in an attempt to encourage them to endure even more! Finally, after numerous seconds, Aries is the first one to make it up to his feet. With everything he’s got left inside of him, he makes his way over to the closest corner as Sabin now shows signs of life. Aries slowly climbs the turnbuckle and is now standing on the top rope as Sabin is now right there as well. Facing the steel support, Aries leaps up and grabs a hold of the cables! He immediately scissors his legs around it, knowing that there’s no way he could bring himself to the middle with just his arms at this stage.
Sabin makes his way up the same turnbuckle that Aries went up as Aries begins making his way towards the title. Sabin leaps up and grabs the cable as Shelley now shows signs of life, trying desperately to make his way towards the corner. Aries is now inches away as Sabin is frantically making his way forward trying to prevent it. Shelley now feels a sense of urgency as he hustles up the same turnbuckle the other two went up. He leaps up to the cable as Sabin begins kicking away at Aries, trying to knock him down! The crowd is buzzing in anticipation at an all-time high with all three men hanging from the same cable!
Shelley has now made his way almost directly behind Sabin, who kicks Aries in the back, this time successfully forcing him to release his leg scissors on the cable.
Sabin moves forward slightly and then lifts his legs up onto Aries’ shoulders! It looks like he’s going for a Hurracanranna from the cable! But despite the damage to Aries’ left arm, he’s holding on for dear life! From behind Sabin, Shelley is now almost pressing up against him as he moves his hands in front of Sabin’s on the cable! Aries can no longer hold on but Sabin won’t be able to flip back for the Rana with Shelley directly behind him! Aries and Shelley release their grip at the same time! Aries grabs Sabin’s legs to drive him down with a Powerbomb while Shelley grabbed Sabin’s shoulders on the way down and lifted his knees up! They go crashing down to the canvas! “Holy sh**!” chants pour in louder than ever in the Impact Zone! Aries and Shelley have just annihilated Sabin with a Powerbomb/Backcracker combination from the cable!
The crowd is going hysterical as Shelley is writhing in pain, holding his tailbone! Sabin is motionless on the canvas and he has to be out of it at this point! Aries is clutching his arm in agony as it looks like it’s down to him and Shelley! After numerous seconds, Aries musters up enough strength from within to drag himself up to a vertical base! He begins slowly scaling the turnbuckle as Shelley is trying everything in his power to get to his feet, holding his back after the incredible fall! Aries takes a couple of steps up the steel support, grasps the cable and immediately wraps his legs around it in a leg scissors.
As Austin is bringing himself closer and closer to the X Division title with every reach back on the cable, Shelley begins climbing the opposite turnbuckle! He’s facing the steel support as he leaps up and grabs onto the cable, immediately lifting his legs up to apply a leg scissors around it! Sabin is knocked out on the canvas from the devastating combination move; Aries is more than halfway there as Shelley begins making his way towards the belt! The crowd is on their feet in unison as both men make their way as fast as they can to the X Division title! Shelley makes up ground very quickly as Aries is forced to go slow due to the accumulation of damage to his left arm delivered by Alex throughout the match! They’re both there as Aries and Shelley reach out with their right hand to try to unfasten the belt!
They’ve each got a grip on it as it’s now become a tug of war! The crowd is shrieking in suspense as Shelley and Aries are giving everything they’ve got! All of a sudden, because of the overwhelming damage it has sustained throughout the match, Aries’ left arm can’t physically hang on to the cable for another second! He’s forced to release the belt! Shelley falls to the canvas along with Aries, who could hold on no longer!

West: “Alex Shelley takes it down! Alex Shelley has got the belt!”

Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen your winner, and NEW X Division Champion of the World, Alex Shelley!” (25:36)

West: “Unreal! Un-freaking-real! Alex Shelley has just won the X Division title!”

Tenay: “Shelley and Aries were in a tug of war for the belt on the cables but the damage that Shelley caused on his left arm the entire match became too much to overcome for Aries! The brilliant strategy implemented by Alex Shelley helps him become X Division Champion for the very first time!”

West: “The crowd is bowing to ‘em! The crowd is bowing to ‘em! And deservedly so, you’ve gotta give credit to Chris Sabin and Austin Aries as well as Shelley, these three absolutely tore the house down!”

Tenay: “No doubt about it and yes, Don and I are both standing and applauding these three men! You see Alex Shelley making his way through the crowd as he is celebrating with the fans here in the Impact Zone!”


Shelley has made his way through the crowd and is standing in the middle of a bunch of fans being mobbed by them as they show their appreciation for one of the most incredible matches in TNA history! Austin Aries is seen walking up the ramp, holding his left arm, writhing in pain to chants of “Austin Aries!” Chris Sabin is finally showing signs of life after one of the most devastating moves ever witnessed, the Powerbomb/Backcracker combination from the cables, successfully wiped him out of the equation.

West: “Soak it in Alex! You’re the new X Division Champion and you earned every bit of it! And not only that, but he is now officially the captain and fourth member of Team USA’s World X Cup team!”

Tenay: “Wow! Up next, the NWA World Heavyweight Title match! But remember, next month, at TNA’s Lockdown Pay Per View! We’re coming to Chicago!”


A brief video package is shown, hyping up next month’s Lockdown Pay Per View!

Narrator: “On Sunday April 15, 2007, for only the second time since the television deal was scored with Spike TV, a TNA Pay Per View event is being held away from the Impact Zone! As announced almost two months ago, Lockdown will take place in the Peoria Civic Center Arena in Chicago, Illinois! Tickets are on sale now!”


We transition from the video package to backstage, where Leticia is standing by with Austin Aries.

Leticia: “Austin, despite an incredible effort on your part, you unfortunately were unable to walk away tonight with the X Division title. Can I get your reaction to what just took place in Ultimate X?”

Austin Aries: “For the second straight month, I’ve had my chance at becoming the X Division Champion. Only this time around, I can honestly say that the better man, on this night, came away with the title...But know this...I will become a champion here in TNA if it’s the last thing...”


Out of nowhere, Aries gets jumped from behind by Kevin Nash! His former mentor, whom Aries disposed of due to his self-centered motives, is stomping away at Aries, who is defenseless lying on the ground after just being involved in a grueling 25+ minute match! As he’s assaulting his former protégé, he’s verbally berating him as well!

Kevin Nash: “I knew this would happen! You’re nothing without me! Nothing!”

All of a sudden, Roderick Strong runs in to save his good friend and former tag team partner! He’s trading blows with Nash until security runs in to separate the two and keep Nash away from Aries! Nash continues to verbally assault Aries as he’s being blocked off by the security guards as Strong checks on Aries! We transition from this unexpected footage to a video package, hyping up the NWA World Heavyweight Title Match.

A video package airs with footage highlighting how Kurt Angle earned his NWA World Heavyweight Title shot as well as how the feud between Christian Cage and Angle has developed. The video consists of...

The screw job that took place at Against All Odds when Angle was accidentally knocked down and Tomko attacked Samoa Joe from behind with a chair before he could drop Cage down to the ground with the Coquina Clutch. Cage then hit a Low Blow and rolled him up as Tomko made the three count in a split second with Angle’s hand as he was knocked out.
Angle defeating Tomko to earn his NWA World Title shot.
The interactions between Cage and Tomko, with Cage degrading his problem solver for not getting the job done.
Footage of the Peep Show with Tomko walking out on Christian.
Angle applying the Ankle Lock as Cage screams out at his problem solver for help, to no avail.
Angle attacking Cage in his dressing room, reminding him that he’s all on his own.
Christian showing that he’s vulnerable through his facial expression after Angle walked away.


Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is scheduled for one fall with a 60 minute time limit and it is for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship! Introducing first, the challenger! From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he is the only Olympic Gold Medalist in professional wrestling history, Kurt Angle!”

Tenay: “Last month at Against All Odds, as the special guest referee, Kurt Angle found out firsthand just how deceiving and how deceptive Christian Cage is! But tonight, the NWA Champion is all on his own! And you have to admit, that in a one on one situation, you have to love Kurt Angle’s chances here tonight!”

West: “Angle’s goal since day one here in TNA was to prove why he is the best wrestler in the world! And there’s no better justification for that label, than becoming the NWA World Heavyweight Champion! Tonight, Kurt Angle looks to fulfill his destiny!”


Penzer: “And his opponent, from Ontario, Canada, he is the current reigning and defending NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Christian Cage!”

Tenay: “The question on everyone’s mind here tonight, is can Christian Cage defend his NWA World Heavyweight Title successfully now that he is on an even playing field! Without his problem solver, Tomko, to save him, can he overcome one of the greatest wrestlers of this generation?”

West: “There’s no question that at Against All Odds, if it wasn’t for Tomko, Christian Cage would not have walked away the champion! He’s not used to being all on his own out here as you can see a smug look evident on his face as he walks down the ramp! But beneath the surface, you have to believe that there is a sense of uncertainty in the mind of Christian Cage!”



NWA World Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Christian Cage (c)
The two men circle the ring as Angle appears extremely confident and Cage has his usual arrogant expression on his face. Both men motion for a grapple, they’re about to reach out for one when Christian goes low and tries to take him down by the legs. But Angle reaches his hands out and puts them on the top of his head as he circles around on his knees, trying desperately to take the Olympic Gold Medalist down. Cage’s attempt backfires as he eventually gives up, gets back to his feet for a collar and elbow tie up but Angle reaches out and takes him down with an arm drag. Before Cage can return to a vertical base, Angle is in perfect position on the mat, takes the champ over in a fireman’s carry and immediately applies a side headlock. Kurt then begins slapping Cage in the face with his off hand, just toying with him on the canvas until he releases the hold and backs away. He’s obviously playing mind games with the champion as Cage sits up to his knees, offended by Angle’s show of disrespect.
He gets back to his feet motioning for a grapple as he’s looking for a second chance to lock up against Angle. Kurt appears ready to grant his request, they reach out for a collar and elbow tie up and lock horns in the center of the ring. Almost immediately, Angle turns it into a side headlock and throws him down to the mat with a headlock takedown. He’s got it synched in as the champion is on the mat looking for an escape. He looks for an opportunity to counter it into a leg scissors but Angle keeps his upper body a far enough distance away from his legs so that he cannot apply it. Kurt continues to apply pressure as Cage this time tries to make his way up to a vertical base. He’s successful and immediately backs Angle into the ropes to shove him off. He does so, fires a backhand chop but Angle ducks it, stays on the move, bounces back off the ropes and drops Cage hard to the mat with a shoulder block.
The Olympic Gold Medalist backs away again, nodding his head, appearing extremely confident as Cage once again shows his frustration here in the early going. He gets back to his feet with an uneasy facial expression as the realization that he’s all alone without someone in his corner to help him out is setting in now more than ever. Once again he motions for a grapple as he appears hell bent on proving that he can outwrestle the Olympic Gold Medalist. Angle is more than happy to oblige as the two lock up once again. They jockey for position as each man tries to gain the leverage advantage. Angle gets lower than his opponent and is able to drive his opponent backwards into the corner, but Cage twists to the right, leading to them switching positions as now Cage has Angle backed up into the corner.
With both men tangled up, the referee asks for a clean break. Christian spreads his arms out wide to indicate that he will grant it but Angle is waiting for him to try something. Cage cocks his right hand back but Angle sees it coming and quickly slaps the champion in the face, much to the crowd’s delight! The champion just got a taste of his own medicine as he’s always the one to utilize such a tactic. Christian is absolutely livid as he stares into the eyes of Angle! He can no longer contain his emotions has he charges at him but Kurt moves out of the way and Cage ends up with his back against the turnbuckle. Angle fires a right hand, followed by another, then a third as he’s rocking his opponent in the corner. He grabs his head with his left hand, pulls him in and drills him in the throat with a European Uppercut, knocking him down to a seated position.
Angle drags him back to his feet and fires a knife edged chop across the chest before grabbing his wrist and sliding him over to the ropes. He tries to send the champion off but gets reversed, he bounces off the ropes and ducks a clothesline attempt, stays on the move, charges at Cage and takes him down with a diving shoulder block. He hooks the leg for the first cover of the matchup, 1...2, kickout by the champion. It’s clear not only by his facial expression but also by his actions that Angle has unaltered focus on the task at hand here tonight. He drags Cage back to his feet, takes him up for a scoop slam and then drops him down into a backbreaker. He drops down for the lateral press, 1...2, another kickout.
With the champion reeling, Angle decides to get inside his head even more, rapidly slapping him in the face with alternating hands, paint brushing Cage as he tries to cover up. Angle backs away with a confident grin on his face as Cage rolls back to the corner and gets to the ropes as he glares at the challenger. The champion takes a deep breath as he pulls himself up and tells himself, “You are the Instant Classic!” as he slaps his chest multiple times, trying to re-inject himself with confidence. Once again he signals for a collar and elbow tie up but then he charges at Angle and gets dropped with a double leg takedown. Kurt drops down to the mat and begins firing open hand slaps at Christian as he covers up. All of a sudden, he stops throwing strikes, reaches down and grabs Cage’s left ankle! He’s going for the Ankle Lock as Cage frantically tries to pull it away! He’s able to kick Kurt off of him with his right leg, backing him into the ropes.
Christian quickly maneuvers himself on the mat, low bridges Angle who stays on the move, Kurt charges back at him but Cage trips him up with a drop toe hold. Excited at the fact that he finally has taken his opponent down, he quickly crawls over and applies a side headlock. Cage is very pleased with himself as Angle quickly works his way back up to a vertical base, backs the champion into the ropes and shoves him off. Christian charges back at the Olympic Gold Medalist with a shoulder block attempt but it’s a stalemate as neither man goes down. Cage is shocked that he couldn’t take the challenger down despite the momentum he had as Angle points to the ropes, motioning for him to try it again.
Cage drops down into a three point stance facing the ropes, rises up and runs towards them. He charges back at his opponent as Angle braces himself for the blow but then he stops just before he makes contact. He quickly cocks back his right hand and slaps the Olympic Gold Medalist right in the face! The crowd erupts with boos as Christian’s smirk is quickly replaced by a look of fear as Angle appears infuriated! Cage runs backwards and slides underneath the bottom rope as Angle quickly chases after him. Christian wheels around the ring as the challenger follows him, only a few steps behind. Cage runs around the steel steps and dives back into the ring as Kurt comes up from behind and is about to do the same. Christian gets back up and tries to drop down on the champion with an elbow drop but Angle sees this coming all the way and backs himself out to ringside.
Cage drops down onto the canvas and quickly clutches his elbow as Angle grabs him by the head and quickly pulls him out to ringside underneath the bottom rope. The second that he does, he rocks him in the throat with a European uppercut. Angle’s aggressiveness has given him a strong upper hand here in the early going. Kurt grabs his wrist, flings him forward and sends him back first into the steel guardrail at ringside. Chants of “Angle! Angle!” start up from the crowd as they show who they are clearly behind in this contest. Kurt makes his way over to the champion and fires a knife edged chop across the chest. He grabs his head and drags him forward multiple steps before firing another European uppercut to the throat.
Angle once again grabs his wrist, looks back towards the steel steps and tries to send him into them but Cage reverses! Angle goes back first into the steel steps as Cage appears to have finally cooled off the Wrestling Machine! The champion slowly makes his way over to the challenger as he desperately needed this opportunity to recuperate from the relentless onslaught of offense. He grabs Angle’s head, lifts it up and slams his face right into the steps! He quickly crawls into the ring to break the ten count, is about to go back out to ringside but has second thoughts. He’s considering trying to get Angle counted out for a moment but then realizes that he needs to inflict more damage while he has the challenger reeling. We’ve never seen Christian as hesitant in his decision making as he appears to be tonight. He goes back out to ringside, grabs Angle by the head and slams his face against the ring apron before tossing him back into the ring underneath the bottom rope.
He slides back in, rolls Angle to the center of the ring and hooks the leg, 1...not even a two count for the champion. Cage quickly goes back on the offensive, returns to a vertical base and stomps away at the challenger. Christian drags Angle back up to his feet and fires a right hand, followed by another. He grabs his wrist and sends him back first into the corner. He charges at Kurt but Angle elbows him in the side of the head, knocking him sideways a few steps. He comes out of the corner, grabs Christian’s wrist as he’s backed against the ropes, tries to send him off but Cage floats over and twists the arm. Rather than go for a high impact move, Cage pokes Angle right in the eyes to a chorus of boos from the fans in attendance. Angle falls back and lands on his knees, holding his eyes as he’s positioned with his neck leaning against the middle rope.
Cage comes over to him, grabs the top rope and then steps up with both feet on top of Angle’s upper back. He’s applying tremendous pressure and using the ropes to his advantage as he holds on until the end of the five count before stepping off. Cage poses to the crowd as Angle holds his throat and he falls down to the mat. Christian quickly runs over and drops down for the lateral press, 1...Kurt reaches out and grabs the bottom rope. Cage acts quickly, drags the challenger to the center of the ring, sits him up and applies a sleeper hold. Cage has a look of determination on his face as he appears hell bent on proving to the world that he can defend his title successfully on his own. The crowd begins to attempt to motivate Angle back to a vertical base but the more they scream out, the more pressure Christian applies.
Kurt makes his way up to a knee as he’s slowly working his way back up. Cage maintains his grip around the neck but Angle is now back to his feet. He elbows him in the midsection in an attempt to break the hold, does so again as Christian’s grip is loosening. He drives elbow into his stomach a third time and Cage finally releases the sleeper hold. Angle runs back to the ropes, charges at Christian who lifts him up in the air and drops him down with a Flapjack. Angle turns onto his back as Christian hooks the leg, 1...2, Kurt gets the shoulder up. The champion is in total control as he gets to his feet and begins stomping away at the challenger. He stomps on him repeatedly, backing Angle into the corner until he grabs the top rope, takes his right foot and places it on Angle’s neck, choking him with the boot.
He holds on for the entire five count then releases the choke. Cage drags Angle out of the corner, sits him up, crouches down and rakes the eyes of Angle as the referee scolds the champion for the usage of such dirty tactics. He slaps his chest to a chorus of boos from the fans in attendance as they begin screaming out in unison “Christian sucks!” He backs his way into the corner and leaps up to the middle rope. He’s patiently waiting for Angle to return to a vertical base, he gets back up to his feet but the second he does, Christian leaps off and connects with a Missile Dropkick to the face, sending him right back down to the mat. Cage hooks the leg, 1...2, another kickout from Angle.
The champion appears mildly frustrated that he hasn’t yet put the champion away. He sits the challenger up, places one hand on his forehead and grabs him at the upper part of the mouth with his other hand and begins pulling up on the mouth! Cage is doing whatever it takes to wear down his opponent here as he releases the hold at the conclusion of the five count. Cage quickly motions to the crowd, drawing even more heat on himself before dropping back down and applying a rear chinlock. The crowd feverishly starts getting behind the Olympic Gold Medalist as Cage applies pressure to the neck, trying to choke out the challenger. Angle begins fighting his way back to a vertical base as Christian tries to maintain the hold. Kurt elbows him in the midsection, drives it into his stomach once more, loosening the champion’s grip. He grabs Cage’s left arm, maneuvers his way in behind, takes him up and drops him down with a Belly to Back Suplex as both men are down!
The crowd senses a change in momentum as both men struggle to get to their feet. Christian is the first man up as Angle is almost back to a vertical base. Cage makes his way over towards the challenger but Angle rises up out of nowhere with a knife edged chop across the chest. He fires another, followed by a third stiff knife edge chop, backing Cage into the ropes. Angle grabs his wrist and tries to send him off but Christian counters. Kurt charges back at his opponent, ducks a clothesline attempt, stays on the move and connects with a back elbow, knocking the champion down. Cage gets back to his feet but is sent right back down by a running clothesline. The Instant Classic returns to a vertical base once again and gets taken down by a second consecutive clothesline.
Angle has recaptured the momentum as he is all fired up! Christian staggers back to his feet as Angle is stalking him. Cage turns towards Kurt, Angle positions him and takes him overhead with a Release Belly to Belly Suplex! He makes his way over to him for the cover, 1...2, the champion gets the shoulder up. Kurt immediately helps Christian back up, turns him around, locks his hands around his waist and throws him back with a German Suplex! He holds on and tries to drag Cage back up for a second one. He’s got him in position but Cage blocks it with his leg. He quickly performs a standing switch, gets in behind, has Angle where he wants him and drops down with a backbreaker from Reverse DDT position. Cage now goes for the cover, 1...2, kickout by the challenger.
Christian argues with the referee, disputing the speed of the count before dragging Angle back to a vertical base. He picks him up so that Angle’s back is to him, puts him in position for his patented Diving Reverse DDT but Angle reaches his arm back around Cage’s neck and snap mare’s him forward. He stands him up, locks his hands around his waist, takes him back overhead and connects with a German Suplex! What a counter by Angle as he drags his opponent back up for another one. They’re back to their feet as Angle maintains the waistlock and takes him back with a second consecutive German. He holds onto the waistlock again and drags the champion back to a vertical base. He throws him back overhead and plants him, this time into a German Suplex with a bridge!

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No! Christian gets his shoulders off the canvas! The champion is reeling and Angle knows it; the challenger goes over to his opponent, drags him up to his feet and rocks him with a European uppercut, sending him back into the corner. He wraps Cage’s arm around his neck in position for a Suplex and lifts him up to the top rope. Angle climbs up the turnbuckle as he once again wraps the champion’s arm around his neck. He’s going for a Superplex, he starts lifting Christian up to the top rope but the Instant Classic hits him in the right side with a clubbing blow to the midsection. He fires another one in an attempt to force Angle to release his hold but the Olympic Gold Medalist headbutts him in the face! He headbutts him once again as the champion appears out of it on the top rope!
Angle once again wraps Christian’s arm around his neck in position for a Superplex. He almost has him stood up on the top rope but again, Cage has the wherewithal to strike Angle in the right side. He does so again, fires a third strike to the side and then pushes Angle off the top rope, sending him crashing down to the mat below! Cage perches himself on the top rope, waiting for Angle to turn back around, potentially for a Crossbody Block. Angle slowly returns to a vertical base and out of the corner of his eye, he sees Christian still on the top turnbuckle. He charges over, runs up the ropes, wraps his arms around Christian’s waist and sends him back! Belly to Belly Suplex from the top rope by Angle! The champion’s down! The Olympic Gold Medalist can’t take advantage though because of the fall he took as well!
The crowd rallies behind Kurt, trying to encourage him to make his way over to the champion! Angle crawls over to Cage and drapes his arm across his chest!

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Cage fires his right shoulder up off the canvas! We almost had a new NWA World Heavyweight Champion right there! Christian Cage showed his resiliency by kicking out of that pinning predicament. Angle can’t believe it as both men struggle to get to their feet. The Olympic Gold Medalist is up first, he stalks his opponent as Cage fights his way back to a vertical base with his back turned to Angle. Kurt comes up to him, wraps his arms around his waist, locks his hands and takes him back with a German Suplex! He holds on and tries to drag him back up to his feet for another! But no! He let’s go and puts Cage in position for the Angle Slam! He takes him up but Cage lands behind him on his feet!
Christian immediately grabs Angle’s arms and tries to spin around into the Unprettier! He’s got him in position momentarily but Angle removes his arms from Christian’s grip! He locks his hands around his waist again and throws him back overhead! Release German Suplex from Angle as Cage gets flipped back and lands on his stomach! The crowd erupts for the challenger as Angle looks back at Cage, turns him onto his back and hooks the leg!

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Again Christian fights out of the pinfall attempt! But Angle can taste it! He can sense that the NWA World Title is within his grasp! He gets to his feet and drags Cage into position and then makes his way over to the corner. He slowly climbs his way up the turnbuckle as the crowd is on their feet in anticipation! Angle is standing on the top rope with his back to the ring! He leaps back with a Moonsault but Cage rolls out of the way and Kurt crashes stomach first into the mat! Terrific awareness by the champion to roll out of harms way just before Angle dropped down with a Moonsault that possibly could’ve ended the match right there! Angle is on his knees holding his midsection, writhing in pain as Cage makes his way back to a vertical base.
He backs his way towards the corner and crouches down, waiting for Angle to get up! Kurt is almost up as Christian looks to charge out of the corner! The Olympic Gold Medalist slowly turns around to face him as Cage charges forward and drops him with a vicious Spear! He hooks the leg!

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No! Angle kicks out and the champion can’t believe it! He thought he had it right there as a look of desperation is evident on his face! The crowd goes crazy as Kurt Angle is still alive! The champion grabs Kurt’s head as he stands up, dragging the challenger to his feet. He grabs his wrist and tries to send him into the corner but Angle counters and sends Christian back first into the turnbuckle. Kurt charges at him with a running shoulder thrust attempt but Cage moves out of the way and Angle goes flying shoulder first into the ring post! Cage sees an opportunity as he pulls Angle out of the turnbuckles and quickly rolls him up with a School Boy!

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Angle manages to get his shoulders off the mat just in time! Cage is livid as he can’t believe he didn’t get the pin right there! Christian argues with the referee who just holds up two fingers, indicating that Angle did in fact get the shoulder up! Christian goes over to the challenger, drags him back up to his feet and immediately, standing behind him, grabs his arms and tries to position him for the Unprettier! Once Christian spins around, Angle breaks free! He positions him for the Angle Slam and takes him up! But Christian spins out of it in midair, continues to twist on Angle’s back until he’s in position for a School Boy! He rolls him up!

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Again Angle fights out of the pinning predicament, overcoming Christian’s deceitful tactics! Cage is in utter disbelief as he cannot believe he hasn’t put the challenger away! Both men get back to their feet and face each other simultaneously as Angle trips Cage up with a double leg takedown and grabs his left ankle for the Ankle Lock! Christian tries to fight it off but Kurt’s able to turn him onto his stomach! The crowd is screaming out “Tap! Tap!” at the champion as Cage is in serious trouble here! He holds himself up with his hands, rolls through and sends Angle face first into the middle turnbuckle! Christian immediately goes over towards the corner, slightly limping and pulls him back out by his trunks.
But Angle quickly performs a standing switch, gets in behind, puts Cage in position, takes him up and drops him down with a Shin Breaker to the left leg! He immediately positions him for the Angle Slam! He lifts him up and drops him down with it! The crowd goes insane as Angle goes for the cover!

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Cage manages to escape the pinning predicament as the crowd can’t believe it! Angle is unphased though as he gets to his feet, drops the straps and screams out to the crowd, motioning that it’s time for the Ankle Lock! He goes over to the champion, crouches down and grabs the left ankle once again! He’s wrenching away at the left ankle! He said that he wanted to tear every last ligament in the ankle and that’s exactly what he’s trying to do!
Cage is in the center of the ring! He’s got a long way to go to make it to the ropes! The NWA World Heavyweight Championship hangs in the balance! Christian positions his head on the mat and looks back behind him! He reaches back with his left arm, trips up Angle’s left leg and takes him down to the canvas! In the process, Cage grabs Angle’s left ankle, turns him onto his stomach and applies an Ankle Lock of his own!
The crowd can’t believe it as Cage has just made an incredible counter! He’s got Angle’s own finishing submission locked in as he’s screaming out at Angle to tap out! But Kurt turns himself onto his back, pulls Cage in towards him and shoves him off with his other foot! Both men get back to their feet with Christian now limping very noticeably. Christian throws a wild clothesline attempt but Angle ducks it, gets in behind and delivers a German Suplex! He maintains the waistlock as he slowly drags Cage back to a vertical base! Cage reaches out for the ropes to try and prevent it but Kurt takes him back and drops him down with a second German Suplex!
Angle shows his unmatched determination as he maintains his grip and drags Cage up once more. Christian reaches out and this time, grabs the referee by his shirt, pulls him in, lifts his leg up in between Angle’s and low blows him! Once again, Cage utilizes a dirty tactic to get the upper hand in the matchup! Angle holds his groin as the champion lets go of the referee, turns around, grabs his arms, turns around in position for the Unprettier and drops him down! Cage turns him onto his back for the lateral press!

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What?! Somehow Angle gets the shoulder up and kicks out of the Unprettier! A blank look comes across Christian’s face! Describing his expression as disbelief would be an understatement! The crowd goes crazy as the Olympic Gold Medalist shows his toughness once again!

Cage appears as if he doesn’t have the slightest clue what to do next! His instincts tell him to go out to ringside and get a steel chair but the title changes hands with a disqualification! Knowing this, Cage may look for the Unprettier here. He slowly crouches down, grabs Angle’s head to try to pick him up but Kurt takes advantage of his complacency, grabs the left ankle and applies the Ankle Lock! The suddenness of the maneuver caught the entire crowd by surprise as Angle’s got it synched in! Christian Cage’s NWA World Heavyweight Title reign is in serious jeopardy! Cage tries to roll through but Angle applies more pressure on the ankle and pulls him closer to the center of the ring!
Cage’s ankle has already withstood tremendous damage in this matchup! How much longer can he hold on?! He turns onto his back and tries to shove Angle off with his foot and is successful! But Angle immediately bounces up off the ground, crawls over to Cage and re-applies the Ankle Lock! His tenacity is unreal as he is hell bent on becoming the champion! Christian looks back and tries to grab Angle’s left ankle again but this time, Kurt sees it coming and backs his feet away! The champion turns onto his back and tries to shove Kurt off again but this time, the Olympic Gold Medalist maintains his grip of the left ankle!
Angle floats over into position, drops down onto his back and grapevines the left leg! The champion is in the center of the ring! He’s reaching out in desperation but he’s making no progress towards the ropes! He lifts his hand up as the crowd is screaming at a deafening volume “Tap! Tap!” and it appears that the champion can hang on no longer!
But out of nowhere, Tomko comes running down the ramp! Christian’s former problem solver has come out! The crowd has no idea what to make of his appearance as he slides into the ring! Cage is about to tap when Tomko charges over and elbow drops his former boss in the middle of the back! The referee calls for the bell as Angle releases his grip, completely appalled by what has just happened!
The referee quickly goes out to ringside to discuss the decision with ring announcer Dave Penzer! Tomko glares down at Christian Cage with a menacing look on his face! Cage looks up to see his former problem solver and begins backing away on the ground, begging for mercy! Tomko slowly walks closer and closer to him as Christian grabs the bottom rope and pulls himself out of the ring! Tomko climbs over the top rope and drops down to the floor as everyone is awaiting the decision!

Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen your winner as a result of a disqualification, and STILL NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Christian Cage!” (22:37)

Angle cannot believe it as he lies on his back in the ring, devastated by the decision! The crowd lets out their frustrations as they are incredibly disappointed with the finish of this match! They knew that Angle was about to win the title! Christian is hobbling as fast as he can up the ramp as Tomko follows him up, looking for vengeance!

Tenay: “What the hell is going on here?! Follow them up the ramp guys! Follow them!”

Mike Tenay shouts out at the camera men to follow Christian Cage and Tomko up the ramp to see what’s about to happen! They make their way up the tunnel as the camera men follow them. Once Christian Cage is backstage, he begins backing away from Tomko, pleading with his former problem solver as he trips over a wire and falls to his back! Tomko stares down at his former boss with no remorse in his eyes! He quickly reaches down and helps Christian Cage back up to his feet! What the hell?!

Christian Cage: “This was brilliant! This was brilliant!

Cage and Tomko both smile from ear to ear and embrace to the shock of the fans in attendance! It was all pre-meditated! It was all planned out! Christian Cage and Tomko deceived Kurt Angle to make him think that this would be a one on one title defense! They made him and the rest of the world believe that Tomko quit as Christian’s right hand man! But it was all a cover up! For the second consecutive month, Christian Cage has just retained the NWA World Heavyweight Title because of a screw job!

West: “You’ve got to be kidding me! No way can this match end like this! This is robbery!”

Tenay: “This is wrong! Christian Cage knew that the title would change hands with a disqualification, but not if the interference was on Angle’s behalf! I can’t believe they just did that!”


Cage: “C’mon! Let’s get out of here before they change the decision or re-start the match!”

Christian Cage hobbles off alongside his problem solver to an eruption of boos from the fans in attendance! What a screw job this turned out to be!

Tenay: “Kurt Angle was just screwed out of the NWA World Heavyweight Title! He was the better man here tonight! He overcame Christian Cage’s constant attempts at cheating! He overcame everything that was dished out in that matchup! But just like Samoa Joe last month at Against All Odds, he has been screwed out of the title by the most disgraceful NWA Champion I’ve ever seen!”

West: “This is just wrong! This is absolutely wrong! Something has to be done about this!”

Tenay: “Kurt Angle did everything but win the NWA World Heavyweight Title here tonight! Christian Cage retains because of Tomko and because of a deceitful plan that played out to perfection! Unbelievable...”

Tenay: “Ladies and gentlemen, up next, it’s time for the main event! It’s time for the match that many people believed they would never get to witness! But tonight, the dream match of ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles and ‘Y2J’ Chris Jericho comes to fruition!”

West: “Mike, I’ve envisioned this match in my head over and over again for years but I never thought that I’d have the opportunity to see these two incredible talents in the same ring! Tonight is a dream come true for wrestling fans all over the world!”


As Tenay and West speak at the broadcast table, footage is shown from backstage in ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles dressing room of him with his hood on, bouncing from side to side, and showing that he’s ready for the biggest match of his life.

Tenay: “I’ll never forget the reaction from the fans here in the Impact Zone last month at Against All Odds not only when Chris Jericho first appeared as TNA’s newest acquisition, but also when AJ Styles’ music hit and he appeared at the end of the tunnel! Everyone in the arena went absolutely hysterical, losing their minds over the sight of these two so much as interacting with one another!”

Footage is now shown from Chris Jericho’s dressing room of Y2J lacing up his boots, sitting down with a very serious expression on his face.

West: “Beyond the obvious hype surrounding this dream match, with the talk of it being a possible match of the year contender as well as potentially the greatest contest in TNA history, I honestly believe that this match has the potential to be one of the greatest matches in the history of professional wrestling!”

Tenay: “Earlier tonight, we saw the video package of what went down between these two last month at Against All Odds. At this time, let’s check out this video package, highlighting how this feud has become so personal between the two men in recent weeks.”


A video package airs with footage highlighting how the feud between Styles and Jericho has become so heated and personal between the two in the past few weeks.

The hostile back and forth interactions between Styles and Jericho during the contract signing.
Styles attacking Jericho from behind with an Enzuigiri kick, followed by a Frog Splash through the table that was positioned in the ring.
AJ signing the contract for Jericho in his own blood.
Styles having the Phenomenal Lock applied in the ring on his adversary while Jericho has the Walls of Jericho applied on his adversary at ringside, with both men staring each other down in the process.
Styles getting out of dodge when Jericho wanted to fight him as both men taunt each other from a distance.
Styles and Jericho brawling in the ring all the way through the ropes and out to ringside.
Security trying to break up both men as they appear desperate to tear each other apart.
The package ends with the following quotes...

Jericho: “I know it eats you up inside knowing that you’ve never...e-e-e-e-ever...defeated a superstar of my caliber!”

Styles: “This Sunday, I will prove once and for all that despite the fact that Chris Jericho has been an Undisputed Champion...he never has and never will be...phenomenal!”


We transition from the video package to the ring for the introductions!

** “I Am (Heel Remix)” hits in the Impact Zone **

The crowd is on their feet in unison as ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles appears at the top of the entranceway. They send massive heat his way as he slightly lifts up his hood, looks out to both sides and then turns around with his back to the ring and points to The Phenomenal One design on the back of his attire. He turns back around to face the ring and flips up his hood before performing his signature pose. As he walks down the ramp, though he does receive tremendous heat from the crowd, there are surprisingly scattered chants of “AJ! AJ!”

Tenay: “In the almost six year history of TNA Wrestling, there is no one who has held more gold than ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles! There is no one that has been a part of more incredible matches in the past six years in TNA! He is a three-time Triple Crown Champion! But tonight, he faces arguably his greatest opponent in the highest profile match of his career! As highly regarded as ‘The Phenomenal One’ is throughout the professional wrestling world, can he score a victory here tonight, and propel himself to an even higher level than he’s already on right now?”

The lights go off and ** “King of my World (TNA Remix)” hits in the Impact Zone **

Chris Jericho appears at the top of the ramp in his signature pose as the crowd goes insane! They give him as massive a pop as they’ve ever given anyone here in the Impact Zone! Jericho turns around to face the ring as he slowly begins making his way down to ringside as you can cut this tension with a knife right now!

Tenay: “Listen to this ovation for ‘Y2J’ Chris Jericho! Last month, at our Against All Odds Pay Per View, Jericho was shockingly revealed as TNA’s newest acquisition! The very second that AJ Styles came out, interrupted his introduction speech and got right in the face of the former Undisputed Champion, these two have been on a collision course to face off up until this very moment! The dream match! AJ Styles! Chris Jericho! This is going to be absolutely unreal, let’s go to the ring where Jeremy Borash has the introductions, it’s all you JB!”

Borash: “Ladies and gentlemen the following contest, live from Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, is your main event of the evening! It is scheduled for one fall with a 60 minute time limit and it is the dream match that finally comes to fruition here tonight at Destination X! Introducing first, coming to us from Gainesville, Georgia, he is a three-time Triple Crown Champion, ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles!”

Though a chorus of boos pour in, there are increasingly louder, scattered chants of “AJ! AJ!” for The Phenomenal One as Styles performs his signature pose, showing off his arrogance.

Borash: “And his opponent, currently residing in Tampa, Florida, he is ‘Y2J’ Chris Jericho!”

The crowd erupts for Y2J as he briefly poses to the crowd before staring Styles down.


Dream Match: ‘The Phenomenal’ AJ Styles vs. ‘Y2J’ Chris Jericho
The opening bell rings as Styles and Jericho are standing, facing each other at opposite sides of the ring. They slowly begin circling the ring, measuring their opponent as a “Y2J!” chant starts up from the crowd. Immediately, a chant of “AJ Styles!” begins to pick up in between the chants of “Y2J!” The chants for AJ are fairly surprising, considering the overwhelming amount of heat he’s drawn since his heel turn, but with this atmosphere, it’s clear that some of the fans in attendance are throwing the face/heel labels out the window for this one. As soon as the chants for The Phenomenal One break out, with Styles and Jericho still circling the ring, AJ turns towards the crowd and screams out, “Don’t patronize me you pieces of sh**!”
With Styles’ attention turned towards the crowd, Jericho quickly runs up to his opponent, crouches down and tries to go low on him but AJ sees it coming and quickly evades it, maneuvering his way to the side and they continue to circle the ring. They stop circling around as they are on complete opposite sides of the ring. They both slowly approach each other, cautiously moving towards the center of the ring motioning for a grapple. They’re within arms reach of each other as Styles and Jericho simultaneously reach out and engage in a collar and elbow tie up as these two finally lock horns! They jockey for position with neither man gaining a noticeable edge until Y2J gets lower than his opponent and backs AJ into the ropes. Styles manages to turn his body, backing Jericho against the ropes now. Y2J immediately turns himself into position so that his opponent is backed into the corner.
The Phenomenal One crouches down so that he can get the leverage advantage and backs Y2J towards the middle of the ring. Jericho releases the tie up and gets in behind his opponent. AJ prevents Chris from locking his hands as he holds them and arches back, making it harder for Jericho to apply the waistlock. He spins around his opponent to his left, performing a standing switch as its Jericho now attempting to prevent the waistlock. Just as AJ did, he holds his hands apart so that he cannot apply the waistlock. Jericho pushes down and arches back, forcing Styles to his knees as he quickly spins to his left, grabs AJ’s left arm and puts him a hammerlock on the mat. He floats over into position and applies a front facelock with both men lying on their stomach.
They quickly get up to their knees as Styles grabs Jericho’s left arm, ducks underneath and twists himself into position for a front facelock of his own. Almost immediately, Y2J grabs AJ’s left arm, ducks underneath it and twists himself into position, re-applying the front facelock. Styles once again grabs his opponent’s left arm, ducks underneath and spins into position before re-applying a front facelock. Chris grabs AJ’s left arm, ducks under it, twists into position and re-applies the front facelock as the series of counters on the mat continues. This time, Jericho has it synched it in tighter in an attempt to prevent a potential counter. Styles gets up to his knees as Jericho maintains the front facelock.
AJ grabs Jericho’s left arm, spins out to his left, successfully escaping the hold and applies a wristlock. Both men are on their feet as Jericho clutches his opponent’s arms with his right hand. As Jericho attempts to break AJ’s grip, Styles is trying to maintain the wristlock. Y2J grabs AJ’s left wrist, squeezes it, manages to free his left hand, spins into position and applies a wristlock of his own. AJ reaches out with his off arm and tries to remove Y2J’s hands from his wrist, he’s unsuccessful and begins backing Jericho into the corner. He backs him against the turnbuckle as the referee immediately comes over and asks for a clean break. Neither man releases their grip as the referee begins counting to five. One, two, three, Styles lets go first, followed by Jericho and surprisingly, the clean break is granted by The Phenomenal One as he lifts his arms up and backs away from his opponent.
The crowd gives tremendous applause for the opening sequence of wrestling as both men have extremely serious expressions on their face, clearly focused on the competition.
Jericho slides to his right out of the corner as they begin circling the ring once again. They slowly move closer to each other, reach out for a collar and elbow tie up and lock horns. Jericho quickly turns it into a side headlock as Styles instantly backs his opponent into the ropes and shoves him off. Y2J rebounds off and drops AJ with a hard shoulder block, knocking him to his back before Styles rolls through onto his stomach with a startled expression on his face. The crowd pops for Jericho as AJ slowly returns to a vertical base, motioning for a grapple. They circle halfway around the ring, approach each other in the center, reach out and lock horns once again in a collar and elbow tie up. This time it’s Styles immediately placing Jericho in a side headlock as Y2J backs his opponent into the ropes and shoves him off.
AJ rebounds back off the ropes, Jericho low bridges him as Styles stays on the move, Y2J bounces up to his feet and charges at his opponent. Both men meet in the center of the ring with a shoulder block and neither man goes down. The force behind each shoulder block knocked both men a couple of feet back as the crowd applauds the two incredible stars once again. Styles appears frustrated that he didn’t knock Y2J down and he signals for a test of strength. AJ reaches out with his right hand first as Y2J reaches out with his left hand. They slowly move them forward towards their opponents as Jericho appears somewhat wary as to whether or not Styles is going to try some sort of backhanded attack. However, they intertwine their hands and then reach out with their other hands to do the same. Styles’ left hand and Jericho’s right hand lock as they immediately press forward as hard as they can in a test of strength.
It appears extremely even as both men continue to apply pressure forwards to try to force their opponent onto their back. They move their hands from out at their sides to in towards their stomach as they continue to struggle for the advantage. Almost immediately they move their arms back out to their sides as the test of strength continues. AJ appears to have a slight advantage in leverage as he sticks his left leg back behind Jericho’s right leg. He continues to apply tremendous pressure forward in an attempt to force his opponent’s shoulders down to the canvas. Jericho’s shoulders are inching closer and closer to the mat as Styles forces him to him to arch back due to the pressure being applied. With Chris mere inches away from touching the canvas, AJ presses forward as hard as he can and forces Jericho down into a bridge.
Chris tries to maintain the bridge to prevent his shoulders from touching the mat for a pinfall. Miraculously, Jericho musters up enough strength from within to begin powering his way back up. In the process, he’s forcing AJ back as he can’t believe that Jericho has enough to turn it over. The crowd gives a major pop for Jericho’s effort as he’s trying to force Styles’ shoulders down to the canvas. Despite trying to fight it off with everything he’s got, Styles can’t prevent it as Jericho now forces him down into a bridge. Styles keeps his shoulders off the mat as Jericho leaps up and drops his legs on top of AJ’s in an attempt to break the bridge but is unsuccessful. He drops back down to AJ’s side before leaping up once again and dropping his legs on top of him to try to force Styles to collapse but again he is unable to do so.
He drops down again to Styles’ side before leaping up to break the bridge but AJ sees it coming. He lifts his feet up into Jericho’s stomach, pushes him back to a vertical base while they maintain their grasps on one another’s hands. Styles springs up to his feet, jumps up in position for a Monkey Flip, and takes Jericho over but Y2J lands on his feet! Chris stays on the move, bounces off the ropes as Styles gets to his feet. AJ leaps over the top of Jericho but Chris stops his momentum, quickly turns around as his opponent drops down and rolls him up with a School Boy! 1...2, kickout by Styles! AJ backs away on the mat and sits up on his knees as the crowd again shows their appreciation for the incredible action here in the early going.
“This is awesome!” chants pour in from the fans in attendance as this dream match is certainly more than living up to expectations here in the early going. Despite the fact that this match is still in its early stages, they recognize and appreciate the fantastic chain wrestling from both men. Styles glares into Jericho’s eyes, evidently frustrated as he runs up to him and they lock up in a fierce collar and elbow tie up! They begin throwing each other all across the ring, jockeying for position as they go from corner to corner, refusing to back down! Styles has Jericho backed into the corner, pressing his hands against his face as the referee gets into position and asks for a clean break. 1, 2, 3, 4, Styles releases the grapple and slowly backs away with his hands raised in the air, surprisingly granting another clean break.
You wouldn’t expect The Phenomenal One to grant a clean break, but he’s just done so for the second time in the matchup. Jericho gets out of the corner and approaches his opponent, who’s standing in the center of the ring. They measure each other out, reach out for a grapple but Styles grabs Jericho’s left wrist, lifts it up, ducks underneath it and spins into position for a wristlock. Jericho rolls through on the mat, gets to his feet, grabs AJ’s left wrist, spins into position and applies a wristlock of his own. Styles winces in pain momentarily before he rolls through on the mat, nips up to a vertical base, grabs Jericho’s left wrist, spins into position and re-applies a wristlock of his own. Y2J looks to escape the predicament, rolls through on the mat, goes to nip up but Styles drops down to the mat, directly into a side headlock!
AJ nods his head with an arrogant expression on his face as he wrenches away at his opponent’s neck to a chorus of boos. Faint chants of “AJ Styles!” begin to get increasingly louder as AJ whispers to himself “I’m so phenomenal!...so phenomenal!” with the headlock applied. The Chris Jericho supporters in the crowd erupt with a deafening chant of “Y2J!” as Jericho wraps his legs around Styles’ neck, successfully applying the leg scissors. He really wrenches his legs together, applying tremendous pressure as AJ’s entire body, with the exception of his feet, is elevated off the ground. Jericho slaps his leg, indicating that he’s applying a greater amount of force each time. Styles drops down to his back as he looks to escape the leg scissors. In one swift motion, he quickly grabs Jericho’s leg, lifts it up and nips up to a vertical base. Jericho gets back to his feet as both men turn to face each other and Styles snaps off a deep arm drag, sending Y2J to the mat as he holds onto the arm.
Styles applies pressure to his opponent’s arm as Jericho sits up, works his way to his knees as he reaches out at Styles’ hands. He works his way back to his feet, releases his grip of AJ’s arm with his off hand, swings his momentum back and arm drags his opponent. Both men get up, Y2J charges at him but Styles crouches over and connects with a double leg takedown. AJ reaches down but Jericho gets his feet up and shoves him down to the ground with them. As Jericho returns to a vertical base, AJ nips up, waits for his opponent to turn around, Chris does so and Styles snaps off a deep arm drag! He holds onto it on the mat as Y2J tries to work his way back up. He sits up, gets to his knees, reaches out to grab his opponent’s arms and lifts himself up.
Chris grabs Styles left arm, catches him by surprise by attempting to twist himself into position for a wristlock and successfully does so. He immediately releases it and reaches out for a side headlock.
He’s got it applied as Styles backpedals towards the ropes, attempts to send him off but Y2J refuses to let go and drops down to a knee with the side headlock still locked in. Jericho wrenches away on the head as AJ tries to get back to his feet so that he can escape the hold. He lifts himself up with the headlock still applied, tries to take Jericho up with a Belly to Back Suplex but in midair, Chris fights it off, brings his momentum forward into a headlock takedown, holds on and maintains the side headlock on the mat. The crowd pops for Jericho as he remains in control, wrenching away at the head of AJ. Styles rolls him back for a pinfall, 1...Jericho brings his momentum forward and keeps it synched in. Styles cannot seem to fight his way out of this side headlock no matter what he tries. Once again he rolls back for a pinfall, 1...Jericho again brings his momentum forward but this time, Styles grabs his left arm and uses Y2J’s momentum against him. He rolls him onto his stomach and applies a wristlock on the mat.
Styles screams out “Now what?!” to Jericho as he holds onto the wristlock, proud and relieved at the fact that he was finally able to escape the side headlock. Jericho begins fighting his way back to a vertical base as he looks to escape the predicament. He rolls through on the mat, gets to his feet but Styles wrenches back on the wrist, preventing Y2J from countering it due to the pain sustained from the pressure applied. Jericho winces in pain momentarily, rolls through on the mat once again, nips up to a vertical base, grabs AJ’s left wrist, twists himself into position and applies a wristlock of his own. But instantaneously, AJ reaches out with his right hand, grabs his opponent’s left wrist, twists into position and re-applies the wristlock.
Styles and Jericho are now positioned facing the ropes that are just a few feet in front of them. Jericho charges forward, leaps up to the middle rope, springs off and turns around in midair into Monkey Flip position. AJ catches him and turns his back to the ropes but Jericho brings his momentum back and flips his opponent into the air. Styles lands on his feet and turns around as Jericho returns to a vertical base! They stare each other down from this distance as the crowd erupts in appreciation of the fantastic chain wrestling that has been witnessed thus far!
All of a sudden, AJ charges at Jericho who spins in behind for a School Boy attempt but Styles plants his knee in Jericho’s midsection, spins his body to the left and positions himself in a seated position on top of Y2J! 1...2, Jericho lifts his legs up, places his feet underneath AJ’s shoulders and brings him back for a roll up but Styles rolls through, quickly gets up and positions Y2J for the Styles Clash! Jericho frantically squirms around in an upside down position, trying to escape AJ’s patented finishing maneuver as the crowd goes crazy! His constant movement forces AJ to move forward in order to maintain his grip as Jericho works his way towards the edge of the ring, reaches out and grabs the bottom rope! The referee asks for a break as AJ slides his grip from Jericho’s thighs down to his feet. Jericho continues to hold on to the bottom rope, brings AJ in by pulling his legs close to his body and then shoves him off, sending Styles back to the canvas. AJ lands on his back and rolls through before returning to a vertical base as Jericho gets back to his feet as well.
They charge at each other simultaneously, Styles fires a right arm clothesline but Jericho ducks underneath it, stops his momentum and turns around to face his opponent. AJ stays on the move, rebounds off and gets tripped up by a double leg takedown. Chris maintains his grip on Styles’ legs and he’s going for the Walls of Jericho! The fans in attendance erupt in anticipation as Styles fights with everything he’s got to keep his shoulders on the canvas! The referee drops down, 1...2, AJ realizes that both shoulders were on the mat and ensures that at least one must remain on the canvas to prevent from being turned over! Y2J continues to try to turn AJ onto his stomach but to no avail as Styles has made his way to the edge of the ring and grabbed a hold of the bottom rope.
The referee asks for a break, 1, 2, 3, Y2J releases his grip and backs away from his opponent as Styles looks up at Jericho with a look of concern on his face over the fact that he almost just got put in the Walls of Jericho. His look of concern quickly turns to an expression of anger as he uses the ropes to help himself back up. As much as the crowd loved the phenomenal series of chain wrestling between the two, there is a buzz throughout the arena as everyone realizes that business is about to pick up. The two men charge at each other and lock horns in a vicious collar and elbow tie up. Both men frantically jockey for position as this is turning into an incredible stale mate between the two! They begin alternating positions as they lean against the ropes and the intensity within both men is pouring out right now!
They get intertwined with the ropes with Jericho’s back against them as the referee comes over and asks for a clean break. He crouches down in between both men in an attempt to separate the two, both men release their grip and hold their arms up to show that it has been granted. But out of nowhere, Styles cocks back and drills Jericho in the face with a stiff right hand forearm! AJ doesn’t grant the clean break this time as he delivers a cheap shot that rocks Y2J. He grabs his wrist in an attempt to send him off into the ropes but gets reversed. Styles rebounds off, Jericho tries to take him up for a scoop slam but AJ lands on his feet behind his opponent. He tries to apply a waistlock but Y2J quickly performs a standing switch and reverses positions with his opponent. Before he can lock his hands around AJ’s waist, The Phenomenal One gets in behind Jericho as Chris tries to prevent the waistlock.
With Jericho’s hands trying to keep AJ’s hands separated, Styles lifts his opponent into the air and drops him down to his stomach with a takedown. He releases his grip around the waist as he gets to his feet and grabs Jericho’s left elbow. Y2J spins to his left on the mat, positioning himself on his back before nipping up and ripping his arm away from Styles’ grasp. He turns to his left, grabs Styles’ left arm and takes him over with an arm drag. Both men get to their feet, Jericho charges at his opponent but AJ takes him over with an arm drag of his own.
They return to a vertical base, run at each other, Styles fires a clothesline attempt but Jericho ducks underneath it. They turn around simultaneously, Jericho reaches out and takes him over with a Japanese arm drag. They get back to their feet once again, charge at each other, Y2J’s clothesline attempt is blocked as Styles runs towards the ropes, bounces off with Jericho facing him. He hooks his left arm around Jericho’s left elbow, leaps into the air horizontally at the same time and snaps off an arm drag! Both men get back to their feet to a massive ovation from the crowd as the alternating chants of “Y2J!” and “AJ Styles!” continue to pour in from the fans in attendance! As was mentioned earlier, many in the crowd have thrown out the face and heel labels for this one due to the unbelievable atmosphere surrounding this dream match!
Both men slowly walk up to one another as Styles begins talking trash to his opponent and Jericho comes right back with some of his own. Suddenly, Styles fires a quick forearm to Jericho’s face, which is immediately answered by Y2J with a knife edged chop across the chest. AJ responds with a knife edged chop of his own and Chris fires another. Styles comes right back with a knife edged and Jericho returns the favor! Though these alternating blows are certainly stinging, you wouldn’t know it by looking in the faces of these two! Styles begins screaming at Jericho “C’mon!”, baiting him to strike harder as they continue to throw rapid fire knife edged chops back and forth! Chris and AJ wrap their left arms around each others necks and begin firing repeated right hands at their opponent! Their emotions are boiling over as the crowd is eating up this intensity! The ferocious exchange of punches leads to Styles and Jericho falling through the ropes while assaulting each other as the fight now goes to the outside!
Both men barely have a split second to collect themselves before going right back on the offensive. AJ fires a right hand but Jericho blocks and throws one of his own, connecting right to his opponent’s right cheekbone. Y2J cocks back and connects with a knife edged chop across the chest, followed by another but Styles pokes him in the eyes to put a stop to his brief momentum. The crowd shows their disapproval of AJ’s actions with a chorus of boos as The Phenomenal One grabs his opponent’s wrist. He pulls back, trying to send him into the steel guardrail but Jericho counters and then pulls back on the arm so that AJ faces the opposite direction of the intended steel guardrail. He pulls back, sends AJ towards the steel steps as Styles flips in midair and he goes crashing back first into them with tremendous force!
The crowd lets out one big, collective “Ohhh!” at the incredible impact of the move! Jericho walks over to his opponent, who is virtually motionless, folded up like an accordion next to the steel steps. He crouches down and drags him up to his feet. Y2J grabs his wrist, pulls back and sends him back first into the announce table at ringside! Jericho has taken control of the matchup as once again, he flings Styles into an unforgiving object with tremendous force. Jericho screams out to the crowd as they respond with an abundance of cheers and chants of “Y2J!” Chris goes back over to AJ, who is trying to fight his way back up using the announce table. Jericho grabs him by the back of the head, lifts it up and then sends him face first onto the top of it! He holds onto AJ’s head, lifts him up and sends him face first into the announce table once more!
Styles falls down in a heap as Y2J screams out “Come on baby!” as the crowd once again shows their support for the Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla. He doesn’t allow Styles to have a second to breathe as he picks him up by the head. He drags him over closer to the ring, grabs his wrist, pulls back and sends him at a diagonal angle into the steel guardrail at ringside! The fans in attendance love the punishment being dished out to The Phenomenal One as he falls to the floor, holding his back while writhing in pain. Y2J slides back into the ring quickly to break the count before going right back out towards his opponent. He stomps AJ right in the back before helping him back to a vertical base once more. All the fans at ringside in the Impact Zone are screaming out “Over here! Over here!”, trying to convince Chris to send AJ into the guardrail over towards where they are.
Y2J cocks back and delivers a knife edged chop across the chest of Styles, sending him reeling back multiple steps. He stalks his opponent as he follows him around the ring at ringside, turns him around so that he’s facing him and connects with another knife edged chop across the chest. The chants of “Over here!” continue as Jericho appears ready to oblige with some requests. He reaches out, grabs Styles’ wrist, pulls back and sends him over towards the steel guardrail ten feet behind him. But AJ incredibly leaps over it in stride, much to Jericho’s amazement. Y2J charges at him and as he’s almost at the guardrail, Styles brings his right leg up and connects with a breathtaking Superkick, sending Jericho crashing down to the floor! We haven’t seen that from AJ in TNA for years but he pulled it out of his bag of tricks at the perfect time!
Styles taunts the fans at ringside to a massive negative reaction from them as he climbs back over the rail. He looks down at his fallen opponent and stomps on his face! AJ walks towards the ring, slides in quickly and then slides right back out as he has just taken the momentum completely away from Chris Jericho! He crouches over, grabs Y2J by the hair and pulls him up to a vertical base. He drags him around the steel steps over towards the side of the ring. He positions his opponent directly in front of the steps, lifts his head up and slams his face right on top of the unforgiving steel! Jericho goes flying back over towards the guardrail as AJ appears extremely confident at this juncture of the matchup.
Styles turns towards the fans at ringside and begins verbally berating them before demanding that they move out of the way. Styles has something in mind here as the fans get out of their chairs and vacate the area that Styles is apparently looking to utilize. He drags Jericho back up to his feet and wraps his arm over his neck. He’s got him positioned for a Suplex as he moves his body so that his back is mere inches from the guardrail. AJ takes him up in the air and drops him down on the opposite side of the steel guardrail on his feet! Jericho’s neck is directly above the guardrail as Styles drops down! Hangman’s Noose Neckbreaker right on top of the steel guardrail! “Holy sh**!” chants pour in from the crowd in response to the devastating maneuver as Jericho appears out of it, lying in front of the steel chairs positioned in the crowd!
AJ performs his signature pose at ringside, facing the crowd as they send massive heat his way! Though earlier it appeared that the fans would throw out the face and heel labels due to the unbelievable environment of this dream match, AJ is drawing a great deal of heat on himself. He continues taunting the fans at ringside until he crawls back into the ring, apparently to break the count. Y2J is finally showing signs of life as he starts to crawl back up to a vertical base behind the guardrail. Styles is positioned at the edge of the ring, holding onto the top rope! The crowd senses that something major is about to happen as Jericho is now back to his feet!
Before he has a chance to climb back over the rail, The Phenomenal One leaps up to the top rope, springboards off, flies into the air over the guardrail and takes out Jericho with a Flying Forearm! Springboard Flying Forearm from AJ Styles all the way from the ring over the steel guardrail! “Holy sh**!” chants pour in from the fans at a deafening volume as AJ has just sacrificed himself to take out his opponent. The crowd cannot believe what just happened as they are absolutely hysterical, losing their minds! Both men are lying on the opposite end of the steel guardrail, with steel chairs scattered around them as AJ took some of them down with the fall.
Styles begins showing signs of life as he fights his way up to his feet. He grabs Jericho by the hair as he begins climbing over the rail, back to ringside. He carries Jericho’s defenseless anatomy over the rail, drags him over to the edge of the ring and then tosses him in, underneath the bottom rope. AJ slides in behind his opponent, rolls him to the center of the ring onto his back and hooks the leg!

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Jericho gets the shoulder up! AJ immediately glares at the referee, holding up three fingers, expressing his displeasure with what he believes was a slow count. Before returning to a vertical base, Styles grabs a handful of Jericho’s hair and pulls him up with him. He puts him in position, takes him up and drops him down in the center of the ring with a scoop slam. He hops up in the air, runs back to the ropes at his side, bounces off, leaps into the air with tremendous elevation, swings his right leg back while in midair and then brings it back forward, dropping the knee right across Jericho’s face! The fluidity of the motion in Styles’ version of the knee drop is absolutely remarkable. He crawls over for the lateral press, 1...2, kickout by Y2J.
AJ glares at the referee but then goes right back on the offensive. He turns Jericho onto his stomach and stands above his legs facing the ropes. He crouches down, intertwines Chris’ legs and hooks his right leg in front of them. He arches back and applies a reverse chinlock on his opponent! AJ’s showing off his impressive flexibility as he’s got the Muta Lock applied in the middle of the ring. This submission maneuver targets multiple body parts but he’s really wrenching back on the reverse chinlock, applying pressure to the neck. Styles has the chinlock synched in while keeping Jericho’s legs tangled up. The Phenomenal One sits up, reaches back behind him to his right, grabs Chris by the hair, pulls him and positions him on his knees with his back to him. AJ re-applies the reverse chinlock from this position as he specifically targets the neck even more. He’s pulling back with tremendous pressure as Y2J is desperately trying to remove his opponent’s hands from his neck, reaching his hands up to try to separate them. He’s finally able to do so but the damage has been done.
AJ releases the hold; Y2J tries to crawl to the ropes as Styles once again poses to the crowd, drawing tremendous heat on himself, though there are some still chanting “AJ Styles!” despite his best efforts to be the super heel in this match. He goes over to his opponent looking to go back on the offensive. Y2J almost made it to the ropes but to no avail as AJ drags him back to a vertical base and fires a right hand. He cocks back and delivers a knife edged chop across the chest, followed by another right hand and a second knife edged chop. He grabs Jericho’s wrist, backs him into the ropes and sends him off. Y2J bounces off and Styles leaps over the top of him as the crowd knows what’s coming here.
Jericho stays on the move, AJ goes to low bridge him but Chris rolls through over the top of him as he’s obviously scouted his opponent well. Both men get to their feet, face each other and Jericho goes up to AJ, grabs him by the head, charges towards the ropes and tries to throw him over the top to the outside. But Styles holds onto the top rope and lands on his knees on the apron before pulling himself back up as Jericho turns his back to him, thinking he had fallen out to the floor. He turns around surprised to see Styles, charges towards him but AJ crouches down and connects with a shoulder thrust to Y2J’s midsection between the top and middle rope.
With Jericho crouched over, AJ grabs the top rope, leaps over the top rope all the way over Jericho and gets in behind him with a waistlock. Styles backs him up to the center of the ring as Jericho cocks back his right elbow, strikes him in the side of the head and does so for a second time, forcing his opponent to release his grip. He charges towards the ropes, as he bounces off AJ fires a knife edged chop with his right hand. Jericho ducks underneath it and grabs AJ’s left wrist in stride, pulls back on it and sends Styles into the ropes. Y2J telegraphs the back body drop as AJ rebounds off the ropes. Styles twists his body sideways in stride before leaping into the air, flipping back over Jericho’s back and lands on his feet. Y2J runs towards the ropes, once he hits them AJ leaps into the air, Jericho charges towards him and gets his head taken off with an unbelievable Missile Dropkick!
The crowd is an awe of the best dropkick in the business as The Phenomenal One gets to his feet, poses and screams out “That’s how it’s done!” He slowly looks back at his opponent, sprawled out on the canvas holding his jaw as he crouches down and nonchalantly hooks the leg, 1...2, kickout by Jericho! Styles’ posturing may have cost him there as he sits Y2J up and immediately applies a sleeper hold. The fans start clapping as they get behind Chris Jericho, trying to encourage him to fight his way up to a vertical base. Styles clenches tighter as the crowd gets louder and louder. Chris works his way up to his knees as he motions to the crowd to continue to get behind him. He’s up to his feet as he desperately needs to put a stop to his opponent’s momentum as soon as possible. He elbows AJ right in the midsection, does so again, forcing him to release his grip.
He holds his cheekbone as Y2J turns around to face him. Styles fires a wild right arm clothesline attempt, Jericho ducks underneath it and in the same motion positions his opponent for a Belly to Back Suplex. He takes him up but AJ back flips out of it and lands on his feet. With Chris slightly crouched over, Styles quickly goes up to him and delivers an elbow strike to the back of his head, forcing him to crouch over more. AJ runs towards the ropes to his side, bounces off, charges towards him, reaches out with his right arm, hooks it underneath Jericho’s neck in stride, twists his body with whiplash-like quickness and takes him down with a Running Snap Swinging Neckbreaker!
This time, AJ quickly crawls over and hooks the leg, 1...2, another kickout by Y2J. Styles releases the lateral press and begins slapping the mat in frustration. He sits up on his knees and begins screaming at the referee “Make the count!” Though he is in total control, his frustration with not being able to put Jericho away is starting to get to him and it’s showing. He gets to his feet, crouches down and picks Jericho up by the hair. He grabs his wrist, pulls back and sends him towards the opposite corner. Styles waits for a second after Jericho’s back hits the turnbuckle and then charges at him. Y2J gets low and lifts him overhead, trying to dump him out to ringside but Styles lands on his feet on the apron. He waits for Jericho to turn around, lifts left leg up for a roundhouse kick from the apron but Jericho sees it coming and catches it in midair. The crowd gets excited as Y2J has AJ in a precarious position! He turns around into a Stunner and drops his knee down across the top rope in a leg guillotine!
The crowd erupts with a massive pop as Styles crumbles down to the floor, holding his knee.
Jericho drops down to his knees in the ring, collecting himself in an attempt to catch his breath and recuperate after the amount of offense he just withstood. He slowly gets to his feet, walks over towards the edge of the ring and goes out to ringside, where Styles is trying to pick himself up using the steel guardrail. Jericho walks up to him, turns him around so that he’s facing him, cocks back and delivers a stiff knife edged chop across the chest, to which the crowd responds with a deafening “Woooo!” He cocks back once more and drills him in the chest again with a knife edged chop as Styles winces in pain. Y2J goes for the trifecta and connects with a third knife edged before he grabs his opponent’s wrist. He pulls back, sends Styles behind him and he runs knees first into the steel steps, forcing him to flip over the top of him due to the momentum as he crashes down to the floor holding his left leg!
Styles screams out in pain on the floor as Jericho circles around the steps, making his way towards AJ. It seems like Jericho is going to try to work over the left leg of The Phenomenal One in an attempt to ground his incredibly athletic opponent. He bends over and grabs AJ by the head, picking him up. He takes him and tosses him into the ring underneath the bottom rope but holds onto his legs once he’s in. He spins him into position with his legs dangling over the apron. Jericho grabs his left leg, positions it so that his lower leg is hanging over the apron. He lifts it up and drops it down over it as Styles rolls away towards the center of the ring, holding his left knee in pain.
Y2J slides back in underneath the bottom rope. He walks up to his opponent and grabs the left leg once again, isolating it. With Styles on his stomach, Chris positions his foot on top of the back of AJ’s knee, lifts it up and stomps down on it, inflicting more pain to the already damaged leg. AJ pulls his leg into his body, holding it in an attempt to protect it but Jericho comes right over and stomps on it. Y2J is displaying terrific in-ring awareness by picking apart at Styles’ leg here. He crouches down, successfully pulls AJ’s leg away from his body despite Styles’ best efforts to protect it. He lifts it up, cocks the elbow back and then drops it down on the inside of AJ’s leg. He quickly gets back to his feet and drops the elbow once again. Jericho gets right back up, cocks the elbow back and drops it down on the inside of AJ’s leg for a third time.
This time, however, he stays on the mat, plants his elbow into the side of Styles’ knee, puts his left hand on his foot and begins applying pressure to opposite directions. Styles winces in pain as he needs to free his leg from this hold. He falls to his back as he’s trying to withstand the pain shooting through his leg as the referee drops down for the count because his shoulders are on the mat, 1...2, AJ lifts his shoulders up. He grabs Jericho by the hair, pulls him back, places his right hand in front of his face and then rakes his eyes, forcing him to release the hold as the referee scolds Styles for utilizing such a cheap maneuver. Styles could care less how cheap it was as he has now freed himself from the submission hold.
Both men stagger back up to their feet with Jericho in front of the ropes and AJ closer to the center of the ring. They return to a vertical base and face each other simultaneously. Styles charges at his opponent but Jericho uses his momentum against him and throws him in between the top and middle rope. Styles holds onto the ropes and lands on the apron as Y2J’s intentions were to dump him out to ringside. Chris goes over to his opponent, reaches over the top rope and tries to pull him up to a vertical base on the apron. Styles quickly throws Jericho’s arms to the side, grabs his head with his left hand and delivers a stiff right forearm to the face. He cocks back once more and drills him in the face again, grabs his opponent’s arm and wraps it around his neck.
He’s got him in position for a Suplex as it looks like he’s going to try to dump him all the way out to the floor! He goes to lift him up but Jericho intertwines his leg with the bottom rope to prevent it. AJ tries to lift him up again but Jericho utilizes the bottom rope once again to prevent from being taken up into the air. Styles reaches in between the top and middle rope and delivers a shot to his right side, followed by another. He brings his right hand back to his opponent’s trunks, lifts him up for a Suplex but Jericho lands on the apron to the side of his opponent! He quickly gets in behind AJ, wraps his arms around his waist and applies a waistlock as Styles desperately holds onto the top rope! He’s holding on for dear life as Jericho is looking to German Suplex him back into the steel guardrail!
He pulls back as hard as he can but Styles continues to hold on to the top rope! But he is in a virtually helpless position here as Y2J releases the waistlock, cocks back his right hand and delivers a clubbing blow to the upper back. He cocks back once more and delivers a second right hand, followed by a third and then re-applies the waistlock. This time, he pulls back and takes Styles off the apron! AJ goes flying back first into the steel guardrail! German Suplex into the steel guardrail by Chris Jericho as the crowd goes insane with chants of “Holy sh**!” AJ is writhing in pain, rolling around on the floor, arching his back off the ground as Jericho has just inflicted the most damaging maneuver of the matchup to this point! Y2J gets to his feet, appearing very confident as the crowd pops incredibly loud for him.
He goes over to his opponent, picks him up by the head, charges towards the edge of the ring and tosses him back in, underneath the bottom rope. He quickly slides into the ring, pushes him towards the center onto his back and hooks the leg.

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AJ kicks out! The crowd screams out at the top of their lungs in unison, “This is awesome!” as they show their appreciation for what is shaping up to be something very special. Y2J gets back up and positions himself to the side of AJ’s left leg. He lifts up the left leg that he had been targeting prior to the German Suplex into the steel guardrail. He positions it for a DDT, drops down to his back and connects with it on the left leg, inflicting even further damage to his target. He quickly gets right back while maintaining the hold, drops back down to the mat and connects with a second left leg DDT! Styles is writhing in pain as Y2J positions himself for the lateral press, 1...2, Styles gets the shoulder up.
Jericho’s in-ring experience is certainly contributing to his strategy here as he realizes that trying to ground AJ Styles may be very beneficial later on in the matchup. He drags his opponent back to his feet, cocks his right hand back and delivers a knife edged chop, sending AJ back into the ropes. He walks over to him, not allowing him to breathe for a second, cocks back once again and connects with another knife edged chop across the chest. Jericho grabs his wrist and pulls back, trying to send him off into the ropes but AJ floats over and twists the arm. He tries to kick him in the left side with his left leg but Jericho catches it. Styles immediately begins shaking his head, waving his hands, pleading with him to not do anything to the leg. All of a sudden, AJ leaps into the air with an attempted Enzuigiri but Y2J sees it coming all the way, wrenches his left leg and spins him to the ground with a vicious Dragon Screw!
AJ immediately clutches his left leg as Jericho saw the Enzuigiri coming from a mile away and took him down with an extremely damaging maneuver to the body part he’s isolated for numerous minutes. He crawls over to him and hooks the leg, 1...2, again AJ gets the shoulder up. Now it’s Jericho that appears to be slightly frustrated with the fact that he cannot seem to put his opponent away. Jericho drags Styles by the head back up to a vertical base. He briefly contemplates what to do next when AJ shoves Jericho’s arms to the side and fires a stiff right forearm. He cocks back and delivers a knife edged chop across the chest, followed by another stiff right forearm but Jericho connects with a rising knee lift into his opponent’s midsection. With AJ crouched over, Y2J runs back off the ropes, charges at The Phenomenal One but Styles was playing possum. He lifts him up while he was in stride, has him in position for an elevated Fireman’s carry, flips over him and drops him down into a Neckbreaker across the right knee!
Both men are down as the crowd is going nuts, with alternating chants of “Y2J!” and “AJ Styles!” pouring in at a deafening volume. Despite Styles’ best efforts to draw heat in this match, the crowd now appears to have completely thrown the face and heel labels out the window. The Phenomenal One is staggering to his feet first at the count of 7 as he finally has the opportunity to recuperate from the onslaught of offense from his opponent. Jericho is fighting his way back to a vertical base as AJ waits for him to face him. Y2J turns around, Styles charges at him and drops him with a clothesline. He anxiously waits for him to get back up and he does. AJ charges again and drops him with another running clothesline. Jericho gets back to his feet, Styles spins, lifts his right leg up and drills him right in the face with a Spinning Crescent Kick!
The Phenomenal One is fired up as Y2J struggles to get back to a vertical base. As he does, AJ comes up and rocks him with a stiff right forearm. Jericho is dazed as Styles tries to grab his head with his right hand. Out of nowhere, Y2J fires a wild right hand which AJ ducks underneath, in the same motion puts Jericho in position for a Belly to Back Suplex, takes him up and drops him down with a Sitout Faceplant! He rolls him onto his back and maintains his hold on the legs for the pin!

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Jericho gets the shoulder up! Styles can’t believe it as this match will continue!

Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen, this match has just reached the 40 minute mark!”

The crowd erupts with applause and deafening chants of “This is awesome!” AJ drags his opponent back to a vertical base and backs him against the ropes. He grabs his wrist and tries to send Y2J off into the opposite set of ropes but is reversed. He bounces off the ropes and baseball slides through Jericho’s legs. As Y2J turns around, Styles attempts an Enzuigiri kick but Jericho ducks underneath it with AJ landing on his feet with his back to him. For a split second, AJ’s left knee buckles after the landing because of the damage sustained to it and Chris immediately gets in behind with a waistlock.
Jericho tries to German Suplex Styles back behind him but AJ blocks it with his leg. The Phenomenal One performs a standing switch, locks his hands around his opponent’s waist, takes him back and connects with a German Suplex of his own! He holds on, maintaining the waistlock and rolls through back to a vertical base. He puts him in position for the Sitout Faceplant, lifts him up but Jericho drops down into wheelbarrow position. AJ takes him up, grabs his left hand from behind with a Hammerlock and drops him down on his neck with his patented Hammerlock Back Drop Driver! The crowd is in awe as Styles continues to pinpoint the neck and head of Chris Jericho! He crawls over for to his opponent, who is trying to crawl to the ropes and makes the cover!

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Jericho gets his foot on the bottom rope at the last split second! The Phenomenal One almost had him right there! AJ can’t believe it as a shocked expression is evident on his face. He gets to his feet and signals for the Styles Clash as the crowd goes crazy with a deafening mixed reaction. He crouches down, grabs Jericho by the hair and drags him up. He puts him in position for the Styles Clash! AJ takes him up but Jericho flips forward in the air, drops down to his feet and backs away two steps. Styles charges and throws a clothesline attempt but Jericho ducks it and as AJ passes by, he shoves him in the back to propel him into the ropes. As AJ bounces off the ropes, Jericho leap into the air and drills him in the face with a Spinning Leg Lariat!
The crowd erupts as both men are down on the canvas! Somehow, as impossible as it seemed prior to the match due to the massive amount of hype it received, this dream match is exceeding expectations! The referee is making the ten count as he is now up to three!

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Finally Styles and Jericho begin showing signs of life.

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Jericho is up to his knees as Styles is using the ropes to try to pull himself up!

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They continue to fight their way back up to a vertical base!

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The crowd shrieks at the thought of this match ending in a double knockout but both men stagger back to their feet at nine! The crowd erupts as they face each other at opposite sides of the ring. Jericho charges at Styles, who spins around and fires a Discus Clothesline but Y2J ducks it and stays on the move. He bounces back at him, leaps into the air and connects with a Spinning Back Elbow! Jericho bounces up to his feet as he is all fired up! He waits for AJ to get up, charges at him and drops him right back down with a running clothesline. Jericho backs up a few steps as Styles tries to get back to his feet, he charges at him, spins in behind and takes him down with the Spinning Sleeper Slam! Flashback by Jericho! Cover!

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The Phenomenal One shows his resiliency, escaping the pinning predicament! Jericho can’t believe it but realizes that arguing with the referee will do him no good. He decides to go right back on the offensive as he reaches down, grabs Styles by the head and drags him back up. He gets in behind him, puts himself in position, takes him up and drops him down with a Shinbreaker, re-visiting his attack of the left leg strategy! Styles drops to his knees and falls down with his throat resting across the middle rope. Y2J senses an opportunity as he runs back to the opposite set of ropes, charges back at his opponent, leaps into the air and lands in a seated position on top of Styles!
Jericho gets off and poses to the crowd to a massive reaction as Styles grabs his throat and gasps for breath. He rolls out to the apron in an attempt to have a moment to collect himself. Jericho patiently waits for him as Styles uses the ropes to help himself up. AJ is positioned directly in between two turnbuckles as Jericho charges towards the ropes to the left of Styles, leaps into the air, springboards off the middle rope and dropkicks AJ right in the face! Styles goes crashing down to the floor as the crowd goes nuts for the trademark maneuver from Jericho! Y2J looks out to the crowd as this is by far the most chaotic atmosphere ever witnessed in the Impact Zone! The crowd is as lively as it’s ever been and with this action, who can blame them?
Jericho waits for Styles to get to his feet at ringside. He sees a potential opportunity and runs back to the ropes. He bounces off, charges towards the edge of the ring, slides underneath the bottom rope with a Baseball Slide attempt but AJ sees it coming and quickly slides into the ring. He charges as fast as he can to the opposite set of ropes as Jericho has no idea where his opponent went! Styles rebounds off the ropes, runs towards the edge of the ring at an angle as Y2J finally turns around and realizes where he is! Styles turns his body sideways before leaping over the top rope and flipping back! Fosbury Flop by Styles! The Phenomenal One back flipped over the top rope and landed onto Chris Jericho! “Holy sh**!” chants pour in from the crowd at an absolutely deafening volume as the referee begins to count them out!
What an unbelievable display of athleticism from The Phenomenal One as he’s holding his left knee in pain. How he managed to back flip over the top rope after the damage Jericho has done to his left leg throughout the match can be attributed only to a superhuman-like adrenaline rush!

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The count is up to four as both men are still down on the floor.

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AJ starts to gingerly get back to his feet.

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He crouches down and grabs Jericho by the hair, pulling him up.

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Styles tosses Y2J into the ring underneath the bottom rope to break the count and he immediately slides into the ring. Jericho is trying to get back to a vertical base as he’s positioned on his knees but Styles comes over and stomps on his head, knocking him woozy. AJ puts Jericho in position for a Powerbomb, he reaches down to take him up but Chris grabs his left wrist, spins out of position and kicks him in the midsection. Jericho reaches out and puts him in position for a Fisherman’s Suplex but this time it’s Styles who grabs a hold of his opponent’s wrist and spins out of position. Rather than kick him in the midsection, Styles spins in behind Jericho in position for a Crucifix Powerbomb. He lifts him up and he’s got him in what appears to be an inverted Gory Special!
Styles pulls him so that Y2J’s back is arched over his shoulder, he wraps his own arms around the inside of his shoulders and pulls down on the throat! The crowd is in amazement as Styles has the submission hold applied! This is a maneuver that we’ve never seen from AJ before in TNA! Up until now he’s utilized this exclusively in the Indies but he’s clearly pulling out all the stops to try to put Jericho away! He’s applying tremendous pressure to the neck and throat of Chris Jericho as the referee is asking him if he wants to give it up! Y2J refuses but how much longer can he withstand this? He manages to slap Styles’ arms to break his grip and he drops down into a Sunset Flip!

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No! Styles just gets the shoulder up in time! AJ got caught by surprise right there. Both men get to their feet, Styles charges forward and lifts his knee up into the midsection, knocking the wind out of his opponent. He grabs Jericho’s wrist and tries to send him into the corner but is reversed. Y2J charges at him in the corner but when he’s within inches of his opponent, The Phenomenal One grabs the top rope to his right and slips out of the ring in between the top and middle rope in one swift motion, landing on his feet on the apron! Jericho’s momentum carries him into the turnbuckle as he goes stomach first into it and stumbles back multiple steps.
Styles grabs the top rope, leaps high into the air and lands inside the ring facing the crowd on the middle rope! He springs back, wraps his arm around Jericho’s neck in midair, lands on his feet, falls back and drops him down with a Double Springboard Inverted DDT! Jericho comes down hard on his neck as he rolls through onto his stomach! Styles quickly turns him over and hooks the leg!

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Somehow Jericho kicks out! The crowd erupts and this match is not over yet! Styles is in disbelief as he falls back on the canvas with a blank expression on his face! Both men have displayed incredible toughness, determination and will to survive in this unbelievable contest! Styles sits back up, grabs Y2J by the hair and begins making his way back to a vertical base while dragging his opponent back to one as well. He cocks back and fires a knife edged chop across the chest, followed by another, and a third knife edged chop, rocking Jericho. AJ grabs his wrist and sends him into the opposite corner. The turnbuckle stops Chris’ momentum as his back is leaning against it. Styles charges at him in the corner, jumps into the air with a Leaping Lariat attempt but Jericho moves out of harms way to his left!
AJ goes face first into the turnbuckle, backs away dazed and out on his feet! Jericho waits for the right moment as Styles turns his back to him. He bounces back off the ropes, charges forward, grabs the back of his head with his right hand and takes him down with a Bulldog! AJ drops down face first into the mat and turns onto his back. The crowd pops as they know what’s coming next! Y2J runs towards the ropes, leaps into the air, springs off the middle rope and jumps back with the Lionsault but Styles rolls out of the way towards the ropes. Y2J sees this coming, however, and lands on his feet. As The Phenomenal One gets up, Jericho charges at him, lifts his left leg up to AJ’s thigh, leaps into the air and connects with a Running Step-Up Enzuigiri! Styles crumbles to the mat as Jericho turns him over and hooks the leg!

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AJ kicks out! The crowd can’t believe it as both these men appear to be at the brink of exhaustion! Jericho has a look on his face that symbolizes him thinking to himself, “What else do I have to do?” These two warriors have overcome everything their opponent has thrown at them up to this point! They both realize what’s at stake here as the crowd begins chanting in unison, “Best match ever!” at the top of their lungs!

Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen, this match has just reached the 50 minute mark!”

The crowd loses their minds as they realize that they’re all witnessing something very special! With the 60 minute time limit, there’s only 10 minutes remaining for one of these two incredible superstars to score the victory! Styles and Jericho are now positioned on their knees, fighting their way back to a vertical base but before they can get up, Styles fires a right hand. Jericho responds with one of his own, Styles answers back with another right hand. Jericho comes right back with a right hand as this is turning into an all-out slugfest! Styles cocks back and delivers a knife edged chop across the chest. Jericho responds with a knife edged chop of his own. AJ answers back with another knife edged chop but Jericho comes right back with a hard right hand. Y2J cocks back and rocks AJ again with a stiff right hand but Styles reaches out and rakes the eyes!
Jericho crouches over, holding his pupils as AJ gets to his feet. He positions himself to the side of Jericho, floats over him while reaching his arm out in between his legs and turns him onto his back for an Oklahoma Roll! But Y2J rolls through, grabs Styles’ left arm, spins over it, positioning it in between his legs, flips forward and rolls Styles onto his back with a Mahistral Cradle!

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No! AJ kicks out at the last possible moment! What a reversal by Jericho as he almost scored the pinfall right there! Both men get back to their feet. Styles charges at Jericho who throws a right arm clothesline. AJ ducks underneath it and in stride hooks the right arm with his left arm. He spins him around so that he’s crouched over in front of him and continues to spin him until his their backs are leaning against each other. Styles releases the arm as Jericho’s back is turned to him and continues to spin his way down into a sunset flip!

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Jericho rolls back out of it, quickly crawls towards him and pushes forward on AJ’s legs!

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Styles grabs Jericho’s head and pushes him down, flipping him forward into a pinning predicament!

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Jericho lifts himself up out of it and sits up while hooking both legs!

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No! Styles rolls back out of it! The crowd applauds the series of roll up attempts as everyone is on pins and needles right now in the Impact Zone!

Both men return to a vertical base simultaneously, Jericho charges at his opponent, Styles spins around and fires a Discus Clothesline but Y2J ducks underneath it and stays on the move! He bounces off he ropes, leaps into the air and drops Styles with a Jumping Forearm! AJ goes flying towards the corner as the crowd erupts for Jericho! He screams out on his knees in a pure rush of emotion and adrenaline! He makes his way over towards the corner where Styles is, goes out to the apron and begins ascending the turnbuckle! He’s waiting for AJ to get back to his feet!
He’s looking for the Spinning Back Elbow here as Styles slowly fights his way back up, still very close to the corner with his back turned to Y2J! Chris is waiting for Styles to turn and face him but AJ realizes where Jericho is, flips back and connects with a Pele Kick! Pele from AJ Styles rocks Jericho as he falls down lifelessly to the canvas! “Holy sh**!” chants pour in at the incredible display of athleticism from The Phenomenal One! AJ tries to fight his way back up as exhaustion is beginning to sink in. He slowly makes his way back to a vertical base, approaches the corner, goes out to the apron and climbs up to the top rope!
Jericho is in perfect position for Styles to put him away here! AJ’s standing on the top rope! He lifts his arms up, flips forward into a Senton, does a 360 and drops down into a Spiral Tap but nobody’s home! Y2J crawled out of the way at the last split second and AJ drops down on his left leg! He went for the leg drop version of the Spiral Tap but Y2J had the wherewithal to instinctively get out of harms way! Styles appears to have re-aggravated the knee that Jericho had worked over for a good portion of this match as he’s lying on the mat, clutching his knee, writhing in pain! Chris is back up to his feet with Styles positioned in the center of the ring! He runs towards the edge of the ring, leaps up to the middle rope, springs back and connects with a Lionsault! This is it!

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No! No! At two and nine tenths, AJ Styles got the shoulder up! Unbelievable! Jericho is in complete shock!

He sits on the canvas for a moment, collecting himself. Y2J grabs Styles by the head and drags him back up to his feet. He cocks back and connects with a knife edged chop across the chest, followed by another that sends AJ back into the ropes. Chris cocks back once more and delivers a third consecutive knife edged chop. He grabs AJ’s wrist and tries to send him off into the ropes but he gets reversed! Jericho bounces off the ropes, ducks a clothesline attempt from Styles and stays on the move! As Y2J rebounds off the ropes, AJ leaps into the air! He lands on Jericho’s shoulders for a Hurracanranna but Y2J drops him down into a Powerbomb! He holds onto his grip, slowly lifts Styles back up into position and drops him back down! Double Powerbomb by Jericho! He drops down for the lateral press!

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What?! AJ Styles kicks out again! What is it going to take for one of these men to score a victory here tonight?!

Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen, this match has just reached the 55 minute mark! With the 60 minute time limit, there are only five minutes remaining to determine a winner!”

Jericho feels a sense of urgency as he pushes himself beyond his limits, fighting off exhaustion! He positions himself in front of AJ’s legs and crouches down! He’s looking for the Walls of Jericho but AJ is fighting it off with his right leg! As Y2J yanks on his left leg, trying to lock in the submission, AJ is screaming out in pain! Jericho grabs a hold of both legs but Styles brings his feet into Chris’ stomach and shoves him off! Styles gets to his feet at the same time Y2J does and is noticeably limping. Jericho charges at Styles, who quickly gets in behind with a waistlock! Chris elbows him in the side of the head, does so again, and then delivers a third elbow strike, forcing his opponent to release his grip. Y2J runs towards the ropes, rebounds off at his opponent and throws a right arm clothesline!
But Styles charges forward, uses the arm to spin himself around Jericho’s body into a Crucifix, continues to spin around into a Sunset Flip, gets to his feet and lifts him up for the Styles Clash! He lifts his right leg in front of his opponent’s arm, lifts his left leg in front of the other arm and drops him down! Styles Clash by AJ! But he lands on his left knee! The impact on the knee forces AJ to let go rather than turn him over for a pinfall as he rolls away, clutching his knee in agony! He can’t take advantage of the opportunity as Jericho is out cold! With everything he’s got, Styles tries to crawl over towards his opponent as the fans in attendance are losing their minds! AJ turns him over onto his back and covers him!

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He’s still alive! Jericho is still alive! He gets the shoulder up and Styles falls back in disbelief! Chants of “Best match ever!” pour in from the crowd in unison at an unbelievable volume! Styles slowly makes his way back up as he’s fighting off exhaustion with everything in his power. Y2J begins showing signs of life as AJ is stalking him. He’s waiting for him to get up as Jericho fights his way up to his knees. Styles is waiting for the precise moment to go on the attack as Chris struggles to get up. AJ decides he’s waited long enough, goes up to his opponent and applies a waistlock. He could be going for a German Suplex here but Jericho elbows him in the side of the head, does so once again. He performs a standing switch, gets in behind, puts AJ in a Full Nelson, puts his leg out in front of his opponent’s and sends him crashing down to the mat with a Facebuster! Breakdown from Chris Jericho! The crowd goes insane as he rolls him over and hooks the leg!

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Styles gets the shoulder up off the canvas! What heart and determination from both men in this matchup! A look of anguish comes across Jericho’s face as he crouches down, grabs AJ by the head and pulls him up along with him. He puts him in between his legs in position for a Double Powerbomb! Y2J crouches down and takes him up! He’s got him but Styles fires a right hand to the face, followed by another as he’s desperately trying to fight out of this! Jericho is forced to drop him down as AJ lands on his feet! He kicks him in midsection, reaches out and puts him in position for the Styles Clash! But before he can take him up, Jericho hits a double leg takedown and holds onto the legs!
He’s going for the Walls of Jericho! Styles is trying to fight it off by keeping his shoulders on the mat but with one quick burst of energy, Jericho turns him over onto his stomach! He’s got the Walls of Jericho locked in as Styles is screaming out in pain! The crowd is alternating with chants of “Tap! Tap!” and “Please don’t tap!” at The Phenomenal One as he reaches his hand up into the air! The referee is asking if he wants to submit, AJ slaps the canvas but it’s to lift himself up with both hands! What heart from AJ Styles as he is trying everything within his power to make it to the ropes! He’s reaching out with his hands and with each stride is getting closer and closer!
But Jericho pulls him back to the center of the ring! AJ’s in no man’s land here! Is AJ gonna tap out?! He may have no other choice as Jericho is wrenching back, applying tremendous pressure!

Penzer: “There is one minute remaining until the 60 minute time limit expires!”

All of a sudden, Styles lowers his head and looks back behind him! He grabs Jericho’s left ankle and trips him up, forcing him to release the hold and drop down to his stomach! AJ maintains his grip on the ankle, turns to face his opponent, intertwines his legs in a Cloverleaf, lifts up on his legs and applies a body scissors! He’s got the Phenomenal Lock applied on Jericho! The submission maneuver that he unveiled at Against All Odds last month is locked in on Y2J! Styles is pushing forward on the legs, applying tremendous pressure to the midsection! Y2J doesn’t have a long way to go to make it to the ropes, he starts crawling forward as alternating chants of “Tap! Tap!” and “Please don’t tap!” echo throughout the arena! Jericho reaches out and grabs a hold of the bottom rope to break the hold!
Styles releases the Phenomenal Lock as he still can’t put Y2J away! AJ feels a sense of urgency as he quickly goes over to Jericho and pulls him up to his feet, dragging him to the center of the ring! Jericho shoves Styles’ arms away, leaps up and connects with a Dropkick to the left knee, sending him down to the canvas! The pain Styles has endured on the left leg has become overwhelming as he turns onto his back, holding his knee in agony!

Penzer: “30 seconds!”

Jericho runs towards the edge of the ring, leaps up to the middle rope, springs back with a Lionsault attempt and AJ gets the knees up! But Chris saw it coming, lands on his feet and grabs the Styles’ legs for the Walls of Jericho! AJ tries desperately to keep his shoulders on the mat to prevent himself from being turned over! He arches up on his shoulders and flips Jericho back! Y2J counters into a Sunset Flip but Styles rolls through! He quickly grabs his legs and bridges forward!

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Styles quickly flips back and puts Jericho in position for a Styles Clash! But before he can take him up, Jericho reaches out and counters with a Small Package!

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No! At two and nine tenths, Styles gets the shoulder up!

Penzer: “10 seconds!”

Both men get to their feet! They charge at each other but Jericho quickly hits a double leg takedown! He turns Styles onto his stomach and he’s got the Walls of Jericho locked in!

Penzer: “5!”

Can Styles hold on?!

Penzer: “4!”

He’s screaming out as Jericho is inflicting a tremendous amount of pressure!

Penzer: “3!”

Will Styles tap out?!

Penzer: “2!”

He lifts his right hand up!

Penzer: “1!”

AJ refuses to give up!

Penzer: “Ladies and gentlemen, the time has expired! This match has been ruled a 60 minute time limit draw!” (60:00)

Jericho releases the Walls of Jericho and falls flat on his face from exhaustion! The crowd erupts with by far the loudest ovation ever given in the Impact Zone! They are going hysterical, showing their appreciation for the two men that had them captivated for the past hour! AJ and Jericho are motionless on the canvas! The crowd is screaming at the top of their lungs “5 more minutes!”

Tenay: “Ladies and gentlemen! Sunday March 11, 2007! You will never forget where you were or what you just witnessed! This was one of the greatest matches I have ever seen in the history of professional wrestling!”

West: “That was un-freaking-real! A 60 minute time limit draw! Both these men gave us their heart and their soul in this matchup! And you know that the world is going to be demanding a rematch so that the world can see a winner!”

Tenay: “Destination X will go down in history as one of the greatest spectacles in the history of TNA Wrestling! Never have I been so proud to be a part of this company! We’ll see you this Thursday night on Impact! And don’t forget! Next month! Lockdown! We’re coming to Chicago!”


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First of all mate, a big well done for getting this show up as it is. The build up, the preview, graphics were all amazing and made it a must read. And straight off, it just looks inredible so a big well done for what looks like a contender for the best PPV on here. The work you've put in looks to be enormous and i really hope that you get the credit you deserve for this

The opening video was sheer brilliance. The detail was unbelievable, playing on the wrestlers destination at the start. Very well written and very easy to imagine in your head. Great stuff man, clear example of why your show should be up with the best, if not the best

I think you chose the best match to open the show. As important as the World X Cup is, it plays a back seat to the rest of the matches on the card. First off, the matches being in full will please some people and displease others. I've never been a fan of the matches been written in full but it's only fair that as you put so much effort in and that you are probably the booker i respect most, that i read them all which is why it's taken a long time to read and digest it all. The booking here was spot on, Juvi going first and great fashion too may i say. The match carried on greatly, with some brilliant action, fast pace, realistic spots not going too far. The next fall was going to be key to me and having Fleisch do the job sets it up for a Sydal win. Great carry on too with some unbelievable spots and counters, Sydal looking to be a big player by the looks of things. The selling of the belly to back suplex was tremendous which leads to a big win for the Dragon who i know little about to be honest. Great first match, total shock for me!

The next match was incredibly well written. I think having Sting leave to the back was a key factor in this match and sold it for me that Serotonin were going to win this one. I was sure going in that Abyss & Sting would walk out of this as the winners, but now it looks unlikely, unless Abyss is in for hell one of a push. The match carries on well and having Raven looking on is a good move i think. Bloody hell, what a move by Raven with the kendo stick. Big, big win for Serotonin! Push in the cards for this lot!

The next section was big! Daniels sets his stall out for his push! The Briscoes have arrived, and pairing them up with Daniels is a great idea! Absolute genius! What they did to Sting really puts a marker out for the future for this new faction, which i think is brimming with potential. I can't wait to see what happens next

Joe interview was good, signalling he has a real drive to get back to the top. Real sense used here not to push Joe all the way to the top straight away. This match and feud will really help him get there, as Hernandez may not be a string singles performer, but has done wonders with LAX. The match itself was great and Hernandez was made to look a real threat and was not as one sided as i expected. I really thought that Hernandez had it with the running powerslam, but a great counter with the island driver pulled out a big win for Joe. His intensity and drive throughout was top notch. This match has also done wonders for Hernanadez, as a singles push off this would not look wrong for him

What an amazing tag match, just like i knew it would be. It was so good to read, it was the one match, maybe alongside the Ultimate X still to come that i couldn't wait for. It didn't disappoint. You obviosuly know the in ring styles and moves of these guys inside out. Low Ki in particular was outstanding in this match. The loss of Hernandez's power may have been a big reason for this. Some real good sections to this match. Throughout though, i always got the impression that LAX would retain. I was pulling for Killings & Lethal but i think the potential that Low Ki & Homicide have is as exciting as anything in this thread. What a team they made in this match. They pulled out the stops and the stomp from Low Ki into the finish from Homicide was great. Tremendous match, can this show get any better???!

Great promo from Christian. As i said last week, i fully expect a Tomko run in for the main event against Angle. This promo adds so much to the intrigue into what will happen, but i'm sticking with my original thought

Ultimate X with possibly the best ever superstars you could witness. Aries & Shelley are arguably the two most deserving guys in TNA and so deserve the match you have put them in. One of these will win, just a question of who. I think i went with Shelley before and although i've got a feeling about Aries, i'll stick with Shelley

What a match this was. Unbelievable! Only word for it. Wasn't a spotfest at all like i would expect from other people. It swung back and forth, leaning towards Aries quite a bit until my boy Shelley took the initiative! What a monster combo on Sabin!! Jesus christ, what a mind you have!! Took him out of the game and what leads to a big win for Shelley! The right call i think and a feud with Aries would be amazing if you can write a match like that for them, which i know you can

What a match this should be for the title. The big match for me, even ahead of the dream match. A slowish start which is probably needed if the match is going to last a while. Angle looks good, taking the match to Christian, so intense it's unreal! Sounds wrong, unreal in a good way i meant! I really thought Angle had it a few times, especially towards the end when it looked like Christian was close to tapping and then, here comes Tomko. What the hell id he doing? Elbow dropping Christian! Getting him DQ'd means he loses the title!! Didn't see that coming!
Oh right, there we go! I knew there'd be a dodgy finish with Tomko saving him! That was very well done, the whole backing up the aisle was clever. I don't know whether it was to escape Angle or to oversell it. Whatever, it worked big time! Very well done! Even though it's a BS ending to a title match, it works given the situation

Here we go then, your big match that you've spent so much work on! The promos have been great going into this! The match should be just as good as every match you've wrote has been superb. Oh man, i see why it's a dream match as i can see the crowd responding to it straight away. The start is great with both guys feeling each other up. Probably the best way to go. This match gets better and better as it goes on, what a great spot there with Jericho uses all his strength to counter and get into a bridge. The selling here was written perfectly. Just carries on to get better and better. Wait, why are you having Penzer announce the time gone and not West or Tenay? Is this going where i think it is?! 50 minutes now! Yeah here go, no winner. Reminds me so much of the HBK Bret match from Mania XII. The Phenominal lock is in, i thought Jericho would have the walls in for the end! What a counter! Here it is the walls are locked in. No way Jericho is going to tap, not with such little time left. . . A draw, no surprise with the announcements from Penzer! Great match, tremendous match and totally deserves the title of dream match. The question is, can you better that with the certain rematch?

Overall man, it was brilliant. Only things that i think spoilt it was the announcements from Penzer as it give away the finish of the main event when i was totally enthralled in who would win it. . . You deserve so much credit for that. By far the best show ever i have read! I really hope you get all the credit that this show instantly deserves. Just an amazing well done to get it all done!

Fantastic man! Absolutely brilliant, hope it goes down well like it should!
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Just flashing through this all I can say is holy shit, pardon the french. The opening video was amazing and in great detail. It shows all of the events leading up to tonight and puts more into each match. Also I love the detail you put into the show with Tenay and West. This adds a lot more realism to the overall PPV.

The first match of the night was the WXC preview, and rightfully so. I do not write my matches in full for the reason that I am unable to. You my friend write in more than full, I love the detail and effort you put into this, and all of the matches. With Team Mexico going down first I am leaning towards them pulling it out in the end. This match was well written and flew perfectly. The was nice action here and there and by no means was it a spot fest. Team England pulls this one out in good fashion, and I think it boosts this teams confidence. Good match to start the show and get the crowd into the PPV.

This next match really shocked me and in all honestly I was not looking foward to this but after reading it I am glad you wrote it. With Serotonin winning I see you are going to push them up the TNA ladder. This was a brawlish type match with some nice moves thrown in. This really was a great read. The aftermath with Daniels and the Briscoes was beautifully written. I love the fact you have paired the Briscoes with Daniles and thrown Brooks into the mix. This faction reminds a little of The Brood way back when. I think a feud with Sting will lift Daniels to where he needs to be in TNA.

Joe's interview led perfectly into his match with perfect character. His intensity was obvious and the match itself was good. Hernadez is not a sell out singles start but he is very veristial through out this match. This match had little of everything in it but I am glad Joe won, as it is too early for Hernadez to be pushed to the top. However after this match I can see him being a threat up there.

This tag team match was very, very exciting. This match was fast paced as I thought it might be, and I like how you have the LAX matches in sequence. Everyone in this match had a good two or three moves that really stood out. I knew LAX would not lose because of the way you have been pushing them leading into tonight yet BET may be able to sweep the belts off of them. The finish was amazing and LAX goes 1-1 on the night.

I loved the hype you put into the Ultimate X before the match. It puts an essence on important this match is for all three of the guys. This match was amazing, no doubt the MOTN of the night. You wrote this out in such good fashion. This was not a spotfest so when a big spot did happen we were in awe. Shelley picks up the huge win and is the new champ, I like that a lot. He has always deserved a decent run. No doubt if this was on TV it would be one of the greatest matches of all time.


Two former WWE superstars going at it in a six sided ring! I have been waiting to read this one. The match pace is slow to start out but it picks up. Nice back and forth action with each person getting their licks in. Angle is in amazing character as he shows intensity and takes it right to Cage's door. Cage sneaks this one out with the help of Tomko. Not the finish I was hoping for but this makes Cage so much more of a heel.

This match is so hyped up and I am postive you will live up to it. Everything has been set to tonight and I can't wait to read. The crowd gets right into this one as Y2J and AJ get a feel for each other early. This match had some great spots and it was action packed. Jericho and Styles do a great job of selling each other's moves. A 60 min. time limit draw, man I really thought AJ was going to tap. This was one hell of a mtch and I cannot believe I just read all that. This must of taken a lot of time to write. Jericho must of spent a lot of time in the gym to go 60 mins.

This PPV was no doubt the most thought after and best PPV I have ever read. You must of put in some much time and effort, I still don't know where you think of the things to put into these matches. MOTN is no doubt The Dream Match but I feel the 3-2 handicapped match was the Show of the Night. This was exciting from start to finish, the amount of detail in each segment, promo, and even when Tenay and West were talking was excellent. This fed is no doubt of the best ones on here. Awoseme work man keep it up!
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Dude, wholy crap. That is massive. I've skimmed it. It looks awesome. I'm going to read every last word even if it takes a month. It looks great, I will definitely have a full review up for you in time mate.
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heyman deciple's DESTINATION X REVIEW

Opening video: This was good, it set up the show, really well.

4 Corners Survival Elimination Match: Great match. I was glad to see Dragon Kid and Matt Sydal as the last 2 and it was a good win for The Dragon Kid.

Angle Interview: Nice interview here with Kurt Angle, leading into the World Title match later.

Serotonin vs. Abyss & Sting: Good match. I liked how Abyss continued fighting off Serotonin even after Sting was gone. Nice win for Serontonin. What happened after the match was great. I really enjoyed what happened with Sting and Christopher Daniels. This new group of Daniels, Tracy, & The Briscoes looks awesome.

Samoa Joe Interview: Good interview with Samoa Joe. Joe showed a lot of intensity, which was great.

Joe vs. Hernandez: Good match and a great win for Samoa Joe. What happened after the match with Joe and LAX was good too.

LAX Interview: Good Interview here with LAX, leading into the Tag Team Title match.

LAX vs. BET: This was a really great match. I was glad LAX got the win.

Christian Interview: This was a good interview here with Christian. As Christian tried to show that he wasn't afraid of Kurt Angle.

Ultimate X Match: This match was awesome and I was so glad to see that Alex Shelley won the match. This was great.

Austin Aries Interview: Good segment here with Austin Aries being attacked by Kevin Nash and Roderick Strong running in to help his tag team partner.

Christian vs. Angle: This was great. The match was good and then in comes Tomko and he causes a disqualification and then it was revealed that Christian & Tomko were still together and it was all a big plan. Great Stuff.

Jericho vs. Styles: I was glad to see that the AJ Styles-Chris Jericho dream match was the match that was going to close the show. This match was awesome, Jericho and Styles battling to a 60 minute time limit was just great. I'm looking foward to the rematch.

This was a really great show. I give it 10 out of 10.
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