On this day in 2012, Austin Aries won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at the Destination X pay-per-view.
Aries defeated Bobby Roode in the main event after instituting 'Option C', where he vacated his X Division championship for a shot at Roode.
JR Blogs On Montreal RAW
Jim Ross had just posted his latest blog on last night's episode of RAW, which took place in Montreal. He touched on a number of topics, including the crowd making the show better, what he thinks of authority figures, Miz's new direction, and more. You can read some excerpts below:
JR on the Montreal crowd:
Congrats to the live audience in Montreal who had a nice night and made the show better, without question. Now I will get hammered on twitter @JRsBBQ as to when WWE will have another PPV in Montreal or elsewhere in Canada. For the record, it's the same answer as for Oklahoma, I don't know. Just stay tuned is all I can tell you.
JR On 'Mr. McMahon' And The Authority:
No Authority Figures and the show sailed along well. HHH and Steph do a great job but the roles themselves is tired in my view. Everyone has been playing catch up to Vince McMahon as it relates to the authority role on any wrestling TV show. Mr. McMahon can't be topped because he's too easy to dislike, a natural. Mr. McMahon is a true heel that resonates throughout multiple generations.
JR On 'Money Maker' Miz:
Nice selling of the punch to the nose by Miz ala the late, Dick Murdoch. Miz' selling was a highlight of the match vs. Jericho. Miz should study Buddy Rogers, Ric Flair and the heel Shawn Michaels to fully understand the nuances of being the proverbial chickensh*t heel and update it for today. You knew Bray Wyatt would be lurking to keep the story alive between Wyatt and Jericho which is on target for something good at Summer Slam where Chris will do all he can to steal the show. That's what 40 year old overachievers do.