Diamonds in the Rough (Simon Diamond, Elix Skipper & David Young) vs. 3 Live Kru (Konnan, Ron Killings & BG James)
Before the match, Konnan notes on the mic to BG James that he is sorry that he doubted him for a while. He says now the 3LK can do what they do. Konnan and James do their usual prematch spiel on the mic. James and Skipper start things off. Skipper takes James down with a kcik rigth away. Skipper works over James with some stomps and a right forearm shot. James ducks a clothesline and comes back with some punches. James gives Skipper a knee drop for a 2 count. Young is tagged in. He gets poked in the eyes by James. James tags in Killings. Killings and James give him a double back elbow, then go to town on him with some stomps. Killings puts Young in an arm bar and then tags James back in. James takes Simon Diamon out with a boot as he tries to run in. Diamond then gets mad at Elix Skipper and slaps him. Skipper comes in the ring with a enziguiri. Skipper stomps away at James before tagging Diamond in. Diamond gives James a back elbow and gets a near fall. Young is tagged in.
Young works over James, before they collide in mid ring head first sending both men down. Eventually, Konnan and Diamond are tagged in. Konnan takes out Skipper and Diamond. James and Skipper fight to the outside. Konnan takes off his shoe. He gives a clothesline to Diamond and then throws the shoe at Young. Konnan gives Young the K Factor facebuster and gets the pinfall.
Winners: 3 Live Kru
Tenay notes this match is an indication of how much TNA management listens to their fans. Aries takes teh early advantage. West notes they are stable mates in ROH. Strong eventually gains advntage with a firemans carry toss and an armbar. Aries comes back with a side headlock takeover. Strong counters with a head scissors. Aries comes back with a drop kick and a side headlock on the mat. Strong fights to his feet, but receives a shoulder block off the ropes from Aries. Aries goes for a suplex, but gets taken down by Strong. They then dodge each others move and reach a stand still. Strong works over Aries with right hands. Aries goes for a monkey flip, but Strong counters it. Strong gives Aries a backbreaker, then brutally tosses Aries into the turnbuckle from mid ring. Near fall.
Strong continues to work ove rAries with some stomps. Strong gives Aries another backbreaker. Near fall. Strong sends Aries into the corner with a hard irish whip. Strong then puts Aries into a submission wrenching back on the arm and neck. Strong rolls up Aries a couple times getting some near falls. Strong puts on a chin lock submission. Aries fights back. Aries comes off the ropes but receives a drop kick from Strong. Near fall. Strong gives Aries a loud chop oin the corner. Aries fights back with a forearm shot. They exchange chops and forearm shots. Aries comes off the ropes with a big clothesline. He nails it again. Aries with a back elbow. Near fall. Aries with some brutal elbow shots. Aries snaps Strong’s neck over the top rope. Aries slingshots over the top rope into the ring on to Strong for a splash. Aries goes for a suplex but Strong blocks. Strong with a modified suplex into a backbreaker. Strong puts him into a fireman’s carry and drops him across his knees. Near fall. Aries with a small package out of nowhere for a near fall. Strong quickly comes back. Strong goes for the Boston crab but Aries blocks. Strong catapults him into the turnbuckle. Aries comes back with a drop kick and a brain buster. Aries goes up top and nails a 450 splash and gets the pin. Very good match early on the show. I’d say ****1/4
Winner: Austin Aries
Kip James & Monty Brown vs. Apolo & Lance Hoyt w/ Sonny Siaki
James and Hoyt start off. They exchange position a little befor James nails a shoulder block. Hoyt then nails a shoulder block of his own. Hoyt with a hip toss. Hoyt body slams James. James quickly rolls to the outside to gather himself. James slowly makes his way back into the ring. James with a kick to the gut and some right hands. Brown is tagged in. Brown and James get double clotheslined by Hoyt. Hoyt with a side slam on Brown. Apolo is tagged in. Apolo with an arm bar, but Brown escapes by raking the face. Brown with some chops in the corner. Apolo changes positions and nails some chops of his own. Apolo with a big boot followed by a clothesline. Near fall. Hoyt is tagged back in. They nail double back elbows on Brown.
Hoyt continues to work over Brown. James eventually makes a blind tag on Brown. James nails a hangman’s noose neckbreaker. James with some knee drops. James tags Brown in. West notes that’s the first mutual tag they have made in the match, both earlier tags were blind tags. Brown shoots Hoyt into the corner, and then runs in with a knee to the back. Brown works over Hoyt in the corner with some right and left hands. Hoyt comes back and mounts Brown in the corner for the 10 punches. Brown comes back with a backdrop suplex. He executes it a second time. He goes for a third but Hoyt backflips out to escape. Brown then slams Hoyt down to the mat. Near fall. James is tagged in. James works over Hoyt with right hands in the corner. James with an irish whip to the corner, but he then runs into a back elbow from Hoyt. Both men go for clotheslines and each connect, sending both men down to the mat.
Apolo and Brown get tagged in. Apolo takes advantage and nails a DDT on Brown. Apolo lifts Brown into the air and slams him down. James then nails the Famouser on him. Hoyt sends James down and nails a moonsault off the top on to James. Brown and Hoyt fight to the outside. Brown sends Hoyt into the ringpost and climbs back into the ring. Brown holds Apolo, and James comes in with a big boot, but Apolo moves and he nails Brown. James turns around into a superkick from Apolo. Brown comes back in the ring and fights with Apolo. Brown nails the Pounce on Apolo. He makes the cover and gets the pinfall.
Winners: Kip James & Monty Brown
Petey Williams vs. Chris Sabin
Williams comes out to Abyss’ theme music. He gets to the ring before they figure it out and put on the Team Canada music. The bell rings and here we go. Williams takes advantage with an arm bar before Sabin reverses it. Sabin with some quick moves and a roll up. Sabin takes Petey down with a deep arm drag. Petey throws Sabin to the outside. Petey slingshots over the tope but Sabin moves. Petey lands on his feet. Sabin takes Petey down with a modified head scissors. Sabin throws Petey back into the ring. Sabin with a springboard back elbow. Sabin sunset flips over Petey from inside ring to the outside. They fight on the outside. Petey sends Sabin into the guard rail. WrestleView’s Adam Martin yells at Petey Williams (no lie). Petey takes Sabin back into the ring. Petey works over Sabin in the corner with some right hands. Petey sets up Sabin upside down in the turnbuckle. He stands on the ropes then, planting his foot in Sabin’s groin. Petey gives Sabin some forearm shots and a backbreaker. Near fall.
A chant from the crowd distracts Williams and Sabin comes back. Shortly after, Petey reverses a move and nails a DDT for a nera fall. Petey pretzels Sabin’s arms in a seated position and wrenches back for a submission. Sabin fights back with some elbows, but he then walks right into a short arm clothesline from Williams for a near fall. Williams plants his shin across the neck of a fallen Sabin and applies pressure. Petey with a snap mare and a drop kick to the back of the head. Near fall. Sabin fights back with some right hands. Williams gives him some forearms and whips him into the turnbuckle. Petey comes jumping backwards off the second rope, and Sabin nails a drop kick to his back. Both men are down.
Sabin with some rapid fire forearm shots. They exchange chops. Sabin with a couple spin kicks. Sabin with a cradle suplex. Near fall. Petey goes for the canadian destroyer but it turns into more of a roll up as Sabin counters. Williams puts Sabin in the Sharpshooter in mid ring. Sabin crawls and reaches the ropes to break the hold. Sabin with a springboard DDT. Near fall. Williams counters a move and nails a side Russian legsweep. Williams with a kick to the gut. Sabin counters an invevitable Canadian Destroyer attempt. Sabin goes for a spinrboard drop kick, but Petey swats him out of the way. Petey locks on the Sharpshooter again. The hold gets broken. Petey with a whip to the turnbuckle. Petey charges in, but Sabin moves. Sabin with a running Razor’s Edge maneuver, throwing Williams into the turnbuckle on the other side of the ring. Sabin goes for the Cradle Shock. Petey tries to fight it off and Sabin rams him into the turnbuckle a couple times. Petey rakes at the eyes to break up the attempt. Sabin can’t see clarly and he grabs the ref and almost gives him the Cradle Shock before realizing what he was doing. Sabin then nails the Cradle Shock on Williams and gets the pinfall. Another very solid match.
Winner: Chris Sabin
-Matt Bentley runs out after the match and superkicks Sabin. Bentley gets on the mic and says a lot of people thought he was bound to head up north. He says TNA is his home, and the only place he is bound for is Bound For Glory. He says you can’t have the biggest TNA PPV in history without the most innovative match in wrestling history, the match that he made famous, the Ultimate X. Bentley then superkicks Petey Williams.
Abyss w/ James Mitchell vs. Sabu
Mitchell gets on the mic before the match. He says Abyss had no problem with Sabu before he interfered with Abyss’ mission to go after Raven. Mitchell says they want to do things Sabu’s way and make this a No DQ match. He says when Sabu gets in the ring, he will be signing his own death warrant. The lights go out, and when they come on Sabu is in the ring. Abyss gets the early advantage. He works over Sabu with right hands and some stomps. Sabu ducks a clothesline and gets in some right hands. Sabu then comes off the ropes and receives a boot from Abyss. Abyss throws Sabu face first into the turnbuckle. They exchange some right hands and chops. Abyss gains the advantage. Abyss throws Sabu into the turnbuckle, but charges into a boot from Sabu. Abyss quickly nails an overhead suplex. Sabu rolls to the outside and grabs a chair. Abyss stomps on the chair, crushing Sabu’s fingers. Sabu comes back, and drops the chair across Abyss with a legdrop. Sabu springboards off the chair to nail a clothesline sending both men over the top rope to the outside.
Sabu sets up a table on the outside. Abyss throws Sabu into the guard rail. Abyss gets out another table. Sabu gets in the ring, and sommersaults over the top rope on top of Abyss. They fight on the outside, and Abyss gains advantage with some punches. He sends Sabu back into the ring. Sabu takes out Abyss’ legs as he gets in the ring. Sabu springboards off the top rope and nails a tornado DDT. Near fall. Sabu with some hard right hand shots. Sabu goes between the ropes and dangles between them. Sabu charges in, but Abyss grabs Sabu and executes a release bellty to belly suplex sending Sabu over the top ropes through the tables set up on the outside. Abyss brings Sabu back into the ring and gets a near fall.
Abyss brings a new table into the ring. Sabu nails Abyss with some chair shots. Near fall. Sabu comes off the top rope with a chair legdrop across the top of the head and back of a standing Abyss, sending himself and Abyss through the table. Sabu makes the cover and the ref makes the 3 count, but Mitchell puts Abyss’ leg across the ropes and the ref sees it. Mitchell distracts Sabu, and Abyss nails his Shock Treatment torture rack slam. Near fall. The fans chant “We Want Thumbtacks.” Abyss goes to the outside and gets out a bag of thumbtacks from under the ring. Abyss drops Sabu with a right hand. Abyss spills the tacks out in the ring. Abyss grabs Sabu for a choke slam, but Sabu counters and kicks away at Abyss. Sabu gives Abyss a clothesline and Abyss teeters but doesn’t fall into the tack. Abyss lifts him up into a powerbomb, but Sabu fights it off with some right hands to the head. Sabu with a chair shot to the head. Sabu springboards off the chair and the top rope on to Abyss, but Abyss catches him and Black Hole Slams Sabu on to the thumbtacks. Abyss makes the cover and gets the pin. Pretty crazy match. Another really good one.
Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy
Tenay notes this is Hardy’s first match in TNA in 4 months. Roode attacks Hardy from behind at the beginning of the match to gain the early advantage. Hardy comes back taking down Roode. He drop kicks Roode sending him to the outside. Hardy slingshots over the top rope to the outside with a cross body block. hardy slams Roode into the steps before throwing him back into the ring. Near fall. Hardy goes to the top rope, but Roode drops him across the top rope to counter. Roode stomps away at Hardy in the corner. Roode shots Hardy across the ring into the turnbuckle and comes in with a clothesline. He goes for it again, but Hardy gets a boot up. Hardy then walks into a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Near fall. Roode wrenches on Hardy’s neck and rakes at the face.
Roode chokes Hardy across the middle rope. Roode snap mares Hardy, and then puts Hardy into a surfboard submission. Hardy fights to his feet. Roode nails him with some right hands. Hardy with a sunset flip attempt for a near fall. Roode with a drop kick. Near fall. Roode with a couple knees to the gut of Hardy. Roode with a back drop suplex. Near fall. Roode goes for a suplex but Hardy counters. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate but Roode counters. Hardy with a jumping back kick that connects. Both men down. They reach their feet and Hardy with a double sledge face blast and a clothesline. Hardy goes to the top rope and jumps off with a corkscrew taking out Roode. Near fall. Roode gets in a kick to the gut and a forearm to the back. Hardy takes Roode down, and drops down with a double leg drop to the lower abdomen. Roode with a backelbow. Hardy with a STO. Hardy goes up top. Petey Williams runs out and crotches Hardy on the top turnbuckle. Roode climbs up top and goes for a superplex but Hardy fights it off. Hardy throws Roode down to the mat. Roode quickly runs back up and nails an overhead release suplex off the top. Near fall. Petey distracts the ref and Roode grabs the hockey stick. Hardy dodges the attempt and nails the Twist of Fate on Roode after taking out Williams. Roode and Williams are on the outside, and Hardy climbs up to the top and jumps off on to them, taking them out. Hardy whips Roode into to the ring steps. Hardy rolls him back into the ring. Williams attacks Hardy on the outside and goes for the Canadian Destroyer, but Hardy counters. Jarrett runs out, grabs the hockey stick, and nails Hardy with it a couple times breaking the stick. He rolls Hardy back into the ring, and Roode makes the cover to get the pinfall.
Winner: Bobby Roode
NWA World Tag Team Title Match
Shelley makes his entrance without Sean Waltman anywhere to be seen. Tenay notes that Chris Candido’s family is in attendance and they are shown on camera. Tenay says they were invited to see the winners of the Candido Cup compete in this tag title match, and Waltman is nowhere to be found. The Naturals make their entrance, with Andy Douglas holding the yellow towel that Chris Candido used to carry around. He hands it to Candido’s father. The Naturals and AMW start off attacking each other, with the other 3 men (no Waltman) looking on. Storm and Stevens fight in the ring when the dust clears. Stevens with a springboard sunset flip. Shelley ist agged in. He goes for the voer. Shelley comes off the ropes with a drop kick. Near fall. Shelley with a back drop suplex for another 2 count. Shelley with some forearm shorts. Stevens whips Shelley into the ropes, and Team Canada nails a knee to the back of him on the ropes. Young is tagged in. Young works over Shelley with some forearm shots. Young tags in A1. He gives Shelley a chop in the corner and follows that up with a snap suplex and a 2 count. A1 rakes Shelley’s eyes with his boot. Young is tagged back in. Young goes for a cover and gets a 2 count. Young locks on a front facelock on the mat.
Shelley fights over to the corner of the Naturals, but they drop off the apron to avoid the tag. Young rams his shoulder into the gut of Shelley multiple times and tags back in A1. A1 chokes Shelley across the bottom rope. Young is tagged back in and he quickly drops a right hand across the back of Shelley. Tenay continues to talk about Waltman not showing up and how it makes him sick with Candido’s family here. Shelley nails a double move on Team Canada. Johnny Candido, Chris’ brother, jumps the guard rail and gets on the apron. He screams for Shelley and gets tagged in. He takes out Team Canada and AMW with clothesline. Young then attacks him from behind. Young rolls up Candido and makes the pin, eliminating Shelley and himself. Douglas comes in the match and takes out Young. He puts Young into an arm bar. Storm is tagged in. He gives Young some right hands and a big boot. Storm nails a reverse DDT out of the corner. Storm with a powerslam. Storm nails the Eye of the Storm and gets a near fall. Young throws Storm to the outside moments later. A1 rams Storm into the ring apron and guard rail. Back in the ring, Young nails a snap suplex on Storm and gets a 2 count. A1 is tagged in. A1 chokes at Storm. Young is tagged back in, and he continues to work over James Storm. Storm goes to the outside, and A1 works on him before Harris comes in to break it up. Back in the ring, Young uses the ropes in a pinfall attempt for a count of 2. Young with a snap mare into a headlock on the mat.
Storm fights to his feet, but quickly gets slammed back down by Young. Young throws Storm face first into A1’s boot. A1 is tagged in. He works over Storm in the corner a little bit and quickly tags Young back in. Young with a forearm shot. Storm with a superkick to Young, and both men are down. Harris is tagged in. Harris with a big clothesline to Young. A1 runs in the ring and fights with Harris. Harris fights him off before A1 gets in a knee and a shoulder block. Harris with a Lou Thesz press and some punches to A1. Harris with a bulldog facebuster. Harris goes to slam A1, but A1 fights it off. A1 goes for a suplex, but Harris reverses it into a delayed vertical suplex. Near fall. Storm runs in and takes out Team Cnada and the Naturals. The ref gets distracted, and A1 breaks a hockey stick across the back of Harris. Young makes the cover, and Harris is pinned to eliminate AMW.
Douglas plants Young’s face into Steven’s knee for a near fall. Stevens with a snap suplex followed by two quick leg drops. Near fall. Douglas is tagged in. Douglas gets distracted by A1 which gives Young the advantage. Young with a choke. A1 then chokes Douglas across the middle rope. Douglas fights back with some right hands. Young reverses a move and slams Douglas down to the mat under his back. Young throws Douglas face first into the turnbuckle and then tosses him through the ropes to the outside. Jimmy Hart consoles him before Eric Young shoved Hart down to the floor. Back in the ring, Young gets a 2 count on Douglas. Young with a forearm shot. Douglas ducks a clothesline and nails a high knee. Douglas crawls towards his corner and makes the tag to Stevens. Stevens with right hands to both members of Team Canada. Stevens gives Young a sidewalk slam and goes for the cover, but A1 makes the save. A1 gives Stevens a big powerbomb. Douglas comes in and goes for a suplex on A1. A1 fights it off and sets up Douglas on the top rope. A1 climbs up top with him, but Douglas shoves him down. Young nails some right hands to Douglas and climbs up. Young gives Douglas a superplex. Near fall. A1 and Stevens continue to fight in the ring. A1 sets up Stevens in the electric chair position, and Young goes up top. Jimmy Hart climbs up and crotches Young. The Naturals then nail the Natural Disaster on A1 and get the pinfall.
Winners and STILL NWA World Tag Team Champions: The Natural
NWA World Heavyweight Title Match
Raven brings out a garbage can full of weapons and throws them all over the ring. He grabs a chain, and Rhino grabs a Kendo stick. Rhino goes to the outside, and Raven throws a trashcan to the outside at him. Rhino climbs back in the ring. Raven and Rhino both have Kendo Sticks. They tease dueling before they fight and dont’ really use them. Raven works over Rhino and chokes him with a crutch. Rhino rakes him in the eyes and comes back. Rhino chokes Raven on the mat. Rhino stomps away at Raven. Rhino wraps some nunchucks around the throat of Raven. Rhino with a leg drop. Raven gets a pizza cutter and grinds it into the face of Rhino. Rhino is busted open. Raven grabs 2 cooking sheets and slams them across Rhino’s head. They fight to the outside. Raven throws Rhino into a keg sitting over near the announce position. Tenay must have gotten a little thirsty. Raven goes to look under the ring for some more weapons, and Rhino comes in and attacks him from behind. Rhino grabs the keg and nails Raven with it a couple times. He goes for a third shot, but Raven moves, and it crashes into the ring post. Raven with a Singapore cane shot to the head of Rhino. They go back into the ring. Raven slams the Singapore cane across Rhino’s head and back. Near fall. Raven puts on an ankle lock.
Raven continues to synch on the ankle lock. Rhino eventually breaks it and nails a right hand to Raven. Raven goes to the outside. Rhino follows with a chair and nails it to the back of Raven. Rhino goes and grabs the garbage can and nails Raven in the head with it. West notes falls count anywhere in this match. Rhino rolls Raven back into the ring. Rhino stomps away at Raven. Raven is now busted open as well. Rhino with another garbage can shot to Raven. Raven sets up against the bottom turnbuckle on the mat, and Rhino places the garbage can over his face. Rhino then kicks the can into Raven’s face. Rhino grinds his foot into Raven’s face. Rhino charges in with a boot, but Raven dodges it and locks on an ankle lock on Rhino. Rhino grabs the trash can, and slams it over Raven’s head to break the hold. Rhino picks up a staple gun. He staples Raven in the top of the head, just above the forehead. He puts in a second staple. Rhino then grabs a chair and slams it over the back and head of Raven. Rhino sets the chair under Raven. RHino goes up top, and comes off with a body splash, but Raven moves and Rhino lands on the chair.
They reach their feet and Raven gets in some shoulder blocks to the gut. Raven fights back with some left hands and a clothesline. Raven sends Rhino into the turnbuckle, then nails a clothesline as Rhino bounces out of the corner. Raven with a running knee. Raven with a bulldog. Near fall. Raven grabs the chair and sets it up. Rhino slams Raven’s face into it. Rhino goes for the cover and gets a count of 2. Cassidy Riley runs out. He distracts the ref and Raven nails the Raven Effect DDT. Raven makes the cover but Riley is still talking to the ref. Finally the ref makes the count, but Rhino kicks out. Riley screams “I’m sorry Boss!” as Raven looks at him. Rhino nails a ladder shot on Raven. The ladder lays against a chair at a 45 degree angle, and Raven powerbombs Rhino on top of it bending the ladder. Rhino rolls to the outside. Rhino uses the ladder to nail Raven with it in a teeter totter way as it layed on the rope. Near fall. Rhino goes outside and throws the shopping cart into Raven at the ropes. Rhino throws the shopping cart into the ring. Raven fights off Rhino, and then rams the shopping cart into Rhino in the corner. Rhino gets in a low blow. Rhino dodges a Gore attempt, and drop toe holds Rhino into the shopping cart. Jeff Jarrett comes out and grabs the title belt. He acts as if he is going to nail Raven with it, but Hardy runs out and grabs the belt away. Raven DDT’s Jarrett and then Rhino. Raven makes the cover and gets the pinfall.
Winner and STILL NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Raven
X Title Match
Tenay notes that Daniels is now the longest reigning X Champion in the history of TNA. Styles and Joe attack Daniels at the beginning double teaming him. They give him a series of right hands and forearms. Joe with a hard kick to Daniels. Styles says “That’s not how you do it!” and nails a kick to the back of Daniels himself. Joe does another one. Styles then kicks him a second time in the back. Daniels gets up, and Styles and Joe take him down with kicks at the same time. Styles rolls up Joe for a 2 cound. AJ with a small package on Joe. Styles with a third roll up for a near fall. Joe locks on an arm submission on AJ. Daniels comes in with a kick to Joe to break the hold. Daniels with a drop kick to Styles. Joe with some chops to Daniels. Joe with some hard forearm shots and kicks to AJ in the corner. Joe comes off the ropes, and Daniels trips him up. Daniels with some right hands to AJ and a forearm to Joe. Daniels with a kick to Joe, and in the same motion a bulldog on AJ. Daniels goes for the cover, and Joe breaks up the pin. Joe with a kick to Daniels. Joe chops Daniels in the corner. Joe throws Daniels face first into the corner. Joe then whips Styles into the corner where Daniels is. Daniels moves. Daniels works over Joe. Joe throws Daniels into the corner with Styles. Daniels with a boot to Joe. Styles pushes Daniels into Joe, who slams Daniels. AJ with a head scissors on Joe. Styles with some hard kicks to Joe. Styles with a jumping forearm shot to Daniels. He goes for one on Joe, but Joe catches him and belly to belly suplexes him overhead. Joe with some face rakes with his boot to AJ’s face in the corner. Joe comes off the ropes, and Daniels shoulder blocks him out of the ring. Daniels with a split leg moonsault off the top roe into Joe on the outside. AJ then comes springboarding off the top rope with a shooting star on top of both opponents. Absolutely amazing set of moves by Styles and Daniels there back to back. Styles makes the cover on Joe back in the ring for a 2 count.
Styles with a big drop kick to Joe after dodging some moves with Joe hitting the ropes back and forth. AJ with some forearm shots to Joe in the corner. Daniels comes in and attacks AJ from behind. He shoots AJ into the opposite turnbuckle. Joe throws Daniels into Styles, Daniels monkey flips AJ into Joe, and Joe huricanaranas Joe. Amazing spot. Daniels tosses AJ over the top rope to the outside. Daniels charges at Joe with his knees in the corner. Daniels with some right hands to Joe. Joe fights back with rapid fire open hand shots. Daniels ducks a clothesline and rolls up Joe. Daniels goes to bridge the pin, but Joe locks on the Kokino Clutch. AJ then comes off the top rope with a twisting corkscrew to break up the hold. Styles covers Joe for a near fall. Joe covers Daniels for a near fall. Daniels grabs Styles and tosses him out to the floor. Daniels with an STO on Joe. Daniels goes to execute his moonsault out of the corner, but Styles breaks it up and hangs Daniels upside down in the corner. Styles with some kicks to Daniels in the corner. Joe charges in with a big kick to AJ. Joe charges in with a seated drop kick to the upside down Daniels in the corner.
Joe with an atomic drop and a big kick to Styles. Joe makes the cover for a near fall. The crowd chants “This is awesome!” and they are right. Joe with some knees to the head of Daniels. Daniels lifts up Joe and nails a Death Valley Driver on him. All 3 men are down. Daniels crawls over and covers Joe. AJ breaks up the pin attempt. Styles with a chop to Daniels. AJ goes for a suplex on AJ, but Daniels blocks. Styles goes to the outside. They counter each other, dodging moves. They exchange right hands. Joe comes jumping over the top rope with a twisting suicide dive taking out both men. Another amazing move, especially for this big guy. All 3 men are layed out on the outside. Joe gets to his feet first. Joe tosses Daniels into the ring. Joe sets up Daniels on the top rope, and goes to do the Muscle Buster. Daniels fights it off with a rake to the eye. Styles climbs up on the turnbuckle with Daniels. Joe then climbs up. Joe flips over both men off the top rope to the mat below.
The crowd erupts into another loud “TNA!” chant. Joe goes to Styles and catches him with some right hands. Styles fights back. They exchange right hands and forearms. AJ with some rapid fire shots. Joe then with some. Joe with a release German suplex to Styles. Joe sets up AJ on the top rope and he nails the Muscle Buster. Daniels goes to the outside and grabs the X Title belt. He comes in the ring to nail Joe with it, but Joe sees him and power slams him. Joe grabs the title belt. The ref tries to tug it away from him. Daniels kicks the belt into Joe’s face. Daniels and Styles exchange forearms. Styles with some rapid fire forearms. AJ comes off the ropes, and Daniels grabs him and drives him down to the mat. Near fall. Daniels with a modified Rock Bottom on Styles. Styles goes up top and nails the BME (Best Moonsault Ever) on Styles. He goes for the cover, but Joe comes in to break it up. Joe with some stiff kicks to Dnaiels. Daniels fights back. Daniels with a snap mare and a modified twist of fate. Joe goes to the outside. Styles with his moonsault into an inverted DDT on Daniels. Near fall. Styles climbs up top. Daniels gets in a hard right hand to stop AJ. He climbs up top with him. Styles fights him off with some right hands for a moment. Daniels with a superplex off the top on Styles. Both men are layed out in the ring. Joe slowly climbs into the ring and voers both men for 2 near falls. Joe with a powerbomb on Daniels. Near fall. Joe puts Daniels into an STF. Daniels reaches the ropes to break the hold. Joe with a headbutt, and some right hands and a chop to Daniels. Joe with some hard right hands to AJ before AJ hits a kick out of nowhere. Styles puts Joe into the torture rack submission, before slamming Joe down. Near fall. Daniels with a headbutt to Styles. Daniels scoop slams Styles on top of Joe. Daniels goes for a suplex, but AJ floats over. Styles rolls up Daniels quickly, and then lifts him up and nails the Styles Clash. Styles makes the cover, but Joe makes the save at the last second. Joe throws Styles to the outside.
Joe charges at Daniels, but Daniels dodges him and Joe goes through the ropes to the outside. Daniels and Styles exchange right hands in the ring. Daniels eventually pokes Styles in the eys to gain the advantage. Daniels goes for the Angel’s Wings on Styles. Styles reverses it into a bridge and the ref makes the 3 count.
Winner and NEW X Division Champion: AJ Styles
-Daniels is shocked after the match as AJ celebrates with Joe on the outside on his knees.
All 3 men get a standing ovation from the crowd. Absolutely phenomenal match. If you didn’t see it, you better. Match of the year so far in any promotion, in my opinion.
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