Results by Matt Boone for WrestleZone.com
TNA “Hardcore Justice” PPV Opener
The show opens with a video package, focusing mainly on “The Insane Icon” Sting, and his match tonight with Kurt Angle. From there, we go live in the arena and immediately start our first match of the evening.
X-Division Title: Alex Shelley vs. Austin Aries vs. Brian Kendrick (c)
Shelley and Kendrick team up early to take out Aries. They throw him out of the ring. For several minutes, Shelley and Kendrick go at it one-on-one, keeping Aries out by knocking him off the apron repeatedly. Finally, Aries gets his way in the match and is working over Kendrick, all the while keeping Shelley out as he was himself earlier in the match. Aries eventually hits a big through-the-ropes dive onto the floor on both Kendrick and Shelley. Out of nowhere, Shelley gets a crossface on Kendrick while Aries is selling in the corner. Kendrick eventually gets a rope break and Shelley continues to lay on the punishment. Aries tries getting involved again but Shelley superkicks him onto the floor. Kendrick catches Shelley on the top rope but Shelley knocks him down and hits a big splash on Kendrick. Shelley applies the spinning figure-four on Kendrick while Aries is out of the ring. Aries comes back in and breaks things up. Kendrick hits the Sliced Bread and secures the pinfall, retaining his X-Division title.
Winner and STILL X-Division Champion: Brian Kendrick
Jeremy Borash Interviews Miss Tessmacher & Tara
Jeremy Borash asks Tessmacher and Tara about their match with Rosita and Sarita. Tessmacher talks about how they got jumped in the parking lot. Tessmacher says she dismantled Sarita’s face. Tara chimes in and says they are true champions and tonight they are gonna leave “freakin champions.”
Knockout Tag-Titles: Tara & Miss Tessmacher vs. Rosita & Sarita
Rosita and Tara start things off. Tara is manhandling her early. Rosita quickly tags out to Sarita. Tara quickly goes to work on Sarita as well. She tags in Miss Tessmacher. Tessmacher continues the beatdown as Sarita tags back in Rosita. Tara tags back in. Lots of quick-tags in this Knockouts tag-team match. Eventually it becomes a situation where Tessmacher is stuck in the ring getting beat down by both Rosita and Sarita, who continually tag in and out to remain fresh. Tara finally gets the hot tag and goes to work on Sarita and Rosita. Tara ends up on the short end of things and is looking to tag out herself. Rosita and Sarita keep her in the ring and work on her in their corner for a while. The finish comes when Tara hits the Widow’s Peak on Rosita for the pinfall.
Winners and STILL TNA Knockout Tag-Team Champions: Tara & Miss Tessmacher
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