Hulk Hogan starts things off by welcoming everyone to the show, then he says tonight is a celebration and the next ten years will be twice as great. Hulk says he likes pushing people's buttons as the general manager, and he is going old school with the first match. Samoa Joe versus Austin Aries is going to be the first match, but the button he is pushing is that the X Division title will be on the line.
X Division Championship
Aries puts Joe in a waistlock and avoids an armbar, then he applies a headlock and runs the ropes but Joe knocks him down with a shoulder block. Aries kicks him in the thighs a few times but Joe slaps him in the face, then he kicks him a few times but Aries jumps up and hits a hurricanrana. He tries to hit a suicide dive but Joe clotheslines him mid air, then he brings him in and hits a corner clothesline and jumping enziguiri. Joe chokes him with his boot and stomps his head, then he he bounces back off the ropes and kicks him in the head and gets a two count. Aries tries to mount a comeback with some punches and a running attack, but Joe takes him down with a spinning powerslam for another near fall.
Aries blocks a back splash with his knees, then he punches Joe and tries whipping him off ropes but Joe knocks him outside with a forearm shot. Joe attempts a suicide dive but Aries slides in the ring to avoid it, then he runs across the ring and dives outside and sends Joe into the guardrail. Aries brings him in hits a missile dropkick, then he runs at Joe in the corner but Joe catches him and drops him with a running shoulder breaker for a two count. Aries blocks a chop and tries to suplex him, but Joe blocks it then powerbombs him and puts him in a Boston Crab. Joe rolls over and puts him in a STF, but Aries rolls over and gets a two count so Joe starts headbutting him in the corner. (Cont'd…)
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