Austin Aries vs Jeff Hardy
Hardy hiptosses Aries and hits a legdrop, then Aries gets him with a waistlock takedown and elbows him before taunting him in the corner. They stand off and Hardy rams his shoulder into Aries, then he whips him but Aries elbows him and connects with a few armdrags and follows with a side headlock. Aries elbows Hardy in the back and clotheslines him in the corner, then he bulldogs him for a near fall before hitting a jumping elbow for two. Aries applies a side headlock but Hardy counters with a jawbreaker, then he whips him in the corner and takes Aries outside with a headscissors. Hardy kicks him into the broadcast table and splashes him on the floor, then we get back from a break to see Hardy dropkick Aries' neck.
Hardy whips him and tries to splash him, but Aries dives away and connects with a kneedrop before following with a second for a near fall. Aries punches him in the corner but Hardy fights back, then he hits the ropes but Aries sidesteps him and throws him outside and into the broadcast table. Aries heads up top and hits a double sledge on the floor, then he goes back up and hits a second double sledge before he throws Hardy in the ring. He climbs the turnbuckles again and goes for a missile dropkick, but Hardy ducks and kicks him before connecting with a flying forearm. Hardy hits an atomic drop and a split leg drop, then he hits Aries and whips him, only to have Aries backdrop him out to the apron.
Aries hits a hangman's neckbreaker and a top rope missile dropkick, then he charges the corner but Hardy dropkicks him and takes him down with a reverse powerbomb. Hardy calls for a Twist of Fate but Aries shoves him in the corner, but Hardy runs up the turnbuckles and hits Whisper in the Wind. Hardy heads up top but Aries dropkicks the ropes, and he crotches Hardy on the ropes before hitting a super Brainbuster for the win. Samoa Joe comes out and says that was impressive, but he's out there because they both impressed him last week by making an Ultimate X match. He says he wants to try something since the microphone gives them power, and he names himself as the fifth entrant into the match and Joe is going to kill them all.
Winner – Austin Aries
Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report?