BFG Series Match
Gunner picks RVD up at the bell and slams him into the corner and stomps him down in the corner. He chokes RVD and then hits him with repeated shoulder blocks on him. RVD comes back with forearms on Gunner and then he rolls Gunner up with a body scissors out of nowhere! 1…2…NO Gunner kicks out! RVD locks in a side headlock but Gunner shoves him into the ropes and goes for a backdrop. RVD stops and kicks Gunner and then hits the ropes and ducks a clothesline. RVD attempts a spinning heel kick but Gunner blocks it and then lifts RVD up onto his shoulders by RVD's leg! Gunner runs RVD into the corner hard and then he covers him and gets a nearfall of his own. Gunner waits for RVD to get up and then hits a Running Back Elbow for another nearfall. Gunner grabs RVD but RVD catches him with a Jawbreaker out of nowhere and then hits a Springboard Cross Body for a nearfall. RVD gets to his feet and eats a clothesline from Gunner for a nearfall of his own. Gunner whips RVD into the corner and then charges but RVD gets his foot up. RVD springs up top and hits a Diving Liger Kick! Gunner tries to climb out of the ring but RVD stops him and chokes him on the apron. RVD then goes for a Slingshot Guillotine Leg Drop, but Gunner rolls out of the way. RVD tries to climb back in the ring and Gunner goes to grab him but RVD hits a Shoulder Block through the ropes. RVD then sets up for a Springboard move but Gunner grabs him and slams him onto the top rope. RVD falls hard into the guardrail and then Gunner tosses him back into the ring and covers for a nearfall. Gunner tries to slam him into the turnbuckles but RVD blocks it with his foot and kicks Gunner with it. RVD then hits a Springboard Back Kick! RVD follows up with Rolling Thunder! Gunner rolls out of the ring before RVD can cover him and then RVD sets up for a dive but Gunner trips him and drags him out to the floor. Gunner scoop slams RVD onto the floor and then rolls him back in. Gunner climbs up top, something he doesn't do often, and RVD knocks him off the top onto the apron. RVD climbs up but Gunner shoves him to the mat. Gunner climbs back into the ring and RVD grabs him but Gunner blocks whatever he was attempting and hits a Slingshot Suplex off the ropes on RVD! 1…2…NO RVD kicks out! Gunner grabs RVD and sets up for a Powerbomb but RVD drops down on his ass and grabs Gunner's legs to block it. Gunner picks RVD up and whips him into the ropes. Gunner charges but eats a back elbow from RVD! RVD springs to the top but Gunner grabs him and ONE ARM Powerbombs him HARD to the mat! 1…2…NO RVD kicks out! Gunner starts taunting RVD pie facing him and then he attempts to whip RVD into the corner but RVD reverses it and then hits a Running Spinning Heel Kick on Gunner in the corner! Gunner explodes out of the corner with a Running High Knee out of nowhere! 1…2…NO RVD kicks out! Gunner grabs RVD and sets up for the F5 but RVD blocks it and lands on his feet and catches him with a spinning heel kick! RVD springs to the top and hits a 5-Star Frog Splash ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE RING! 1…2…3!
Winner: RVD via pinfall (5-Star Frog Splash)
In the back Sting is walking around in a suit.
Back from commercials Bischoff is talking to Immortal in the back. Bischoff reads the letter Spike sent him and it says based on the success of Destination X, they expect them to help build and brand the X-Division and expect them to hire more X-Division stars A.S.A.P. and Bischoff reminds how Abyss was supposed to end the X-Division at DX. Hogan walks in and starts screaming about Angle and he says he's a dead man. Hogan says the only thing he cares about right now is eliminating Kurt Angle tonight. Bully Ray says he volunteers Anderson to do it and Anderson doesn't believe it. He asks Ray who he is to volunteer him for anything. Ray says if Anderson is afraid then Karen can take care of Kurt, but Anderson says he's not afraid of anyone. He says he will fight Kurt Angle and Hogan shakes his hand and thanks him. Bischoff continues reading the letter and it says they expect more changes and then Sting pops up out of nowhere wearing his red suit. Sting is holding something covered in a cloak. Sting greets Jarrett and hugs Karen. Sting asks Anderson if he's still pissed. Sting sits down in a chair next to Bischoff and says they'll find out what's in the box in due time. Karen calls him crazy and he thanks her.
Sting says he's always had a great relationship with the network and in the last few days it's intensified so much that they have decided to make HIM the new Network Executive for TNA. Immortal freaks out and Ray says he wears freaking makeup. Sting says Anderson definitely is going to be in a match with Angle tonight but it will be in a Cage! Sting screams at them and says he's not done yet! Sting says Fortune will be surrounding the ring tonight just in case Immortal tries any funny business. Sting walks out with his little box or whatever that is and Hogan tells Bischoff to call the office now.
We cut to the ring where Brian Kendrick (bare footed) and Alex Shelley are standing. Kendrick says something about lust and ego and a bunch of crazy stuff and talks about cleansing Austin Aries' ego. He hands a paper and mic to Shelley. Shelley translates what he just said and he says "basically what you're saying is Austin Aries is a jackass." Shelley says unfortunately he is an asshole they need to talk to and calls Aries out.
Aries comes down to the ring and grabs his own microphone. Shelley says he's going to make it short and simple and he name drops Low-Ki, Jerry Lynn, AJ, Samoa Joe, Daniels, Shelley, and Brian Kendrick as men who worked their asses off to build the X-Division. He says they put their blood, sweat, and tears in doing so and they have respected each other for it. Shelley says Aries chose not to respect that last week. He says the X-Division is about hybrid wrestling: high flying, submission, fast paced, etc. but Aries is raking backs, pulling tights, gauging eyes, and hitting people with chains. Shelley says, "I'm going to give you one chance to play by the rules or you don't play at all you douche bag."
Aries tells the fans to hush and then he tells Kendrick it was nice of him to dress up for the occasion (Kendrick is wearing jeans with no shirt or shoes). He says they're trying to tell him to play by the rules or don't play at all which leads him to believe that they're let to play with themselves which is something they're probably used to. Aries said he played by their rules when he beat two men to qualify for Destination X and he did the same when he beat THREE guys at DX to win his contract, but now that he has his own contract he plays by his own rules. He says his only rule is to win at all costs. Aries says all they're trying to do is please the fans but he doesn't care about that and he has years of Match of the Year candidates and 5 star matches, but what he really wants is a 5-star bank account. Aries says he's in TNA to win matches, take Championships, and make money and he doesn't have to cheat because not only is he the greatest man to ever live but the end always justifies the ends. He says the end will mean he is the X-Division Championship.
Kendrick screams at him that he is the X-Division Champion and then rants about energy and dissolving and purifying the X-Division of Aries. He says Aries has termites in that soul. Aries asks Shelley to translate that for him. Shelley says Aries is talking about 5-star matches and he can take those 5-star matches and shove them up his ass because he ruined Shelley's Title shot. He says he could have been a 2-time X-Division Champion but that's okay because he petitioned the network. He says they have a new priority and that's pushing the X-Division. He says he gets his rematch at Hardcore Justice in a 3-Way against Kendrick and Aries for the title!
Abyss' music hits and he interrupts this little pow wow and asks Kendrick if he forgot about him. Abyss says Kendrick won't make it to Hardcore Justice because as much as Sting and the network think they run TNA the reality is Hogan & Bischoff still call the shots. Abyss says they have given Abyss' rematch for the belt TONIGHT! Abyss says tonight he'll do what he should have done at Destination X and take that belt and kill the X-Division once and for all! Sting shows up on the screen and interrupts Abyss.
Sting says according to the network he has more stroke than Hogan & Bischoff combined. Sting says that match with Kendrick and Abyss at DX was great so he wants to see it again with a few tweaks. He says we are going to find out if monsters are afraid of heights because it will be ULTIMATE X! Kendrick laughs as Abyss goes nuts.
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