quick clothesline that’s good for a two count. Joe tries to rally, but Anderson drops him with a swinging neckbreaker that’s good for another two count. Anderson backs Joe into the corner with a couple of forearms before burying his shoulder in Joe’s midsection. Joe turns things around with a series of jabs, but Anderson comes back with a low dropkick to the knee before clipping Joe’s injured leg from behind. Anderson takes Joe into the corner and hits an open hand chop to the chest before wrapping Joe’s leg around the middle rope. Joe tries to fight back, but Anderson back up and hits a dropkick to the leg that’s tied up, setting up another two count.
Anderson draps Joe’s leg across the bottom rope and drives down all his weight against Joe’s knee. Joe is able to toss Anderson to the outside and hit an elbow suicida that wipes out both men. Joe and Anderson are slow to get to their feet and they head straight back into the ring. Joe hits another series of rights in the middle of the ring before hitting an inverted atomic drop, a kick to the chest, and a running senton dropping all his weight down on Anderson’s chest. Joe only gets a two count. Joe sends Anderson into the ropes, hitting a snap powerslam for another near fall. Anderson kicks at Joe’s hurt knee and hits a dropkick that puts the big man down. Joe pops right back up and tries for the rear naked clutch, but Anderson fights it off. Joe comes right back with an STO out of the corner.
Joe tries for the muscle buster, but he’s distracted by Mike Knox in the crowd. Joe turns around into a mic check from Mr. Anderson, allowing Anderson to get the three count.
Winner: Mr. Anderson
They throw things right to the back where JB is alongside Kenny King. King says he’s a freight train, and the only thing that can stop him is Superman, and Superman isn’t Jamaican. He says he’ll rip out every one of York’s dreds to get to RVD. He beat RVD clean and he asked to team with him to confirm something, RVD’s gone soft. He’s not the same RVD that kicked Sabu in the face and fought Jerry Lynn, and after tonight King will be the new emperor of the X Division.
#1 Contender’s Match for the X Division Championship
Christian York vs. Kenny King
York and King lock up and King backs York up into the corner. King breaks clean and the two chain wrestle for a bit. King takes York over with a nice arm dram and York is quick to respond. Both men try for dropkicks and both miss. King gets in York’s face and shoves him away before slapping him. King pulls the ref in front of himself after riling up York. King catches a slap to the face from York, who follows it up with a kick to the gut and a couple of big chops. York hits a low dropkick to King’s back, but the walks into an inverted atomic drop. York comes up with a leg lariat, slam and then drops a knee on King. King is able to send York to the outside, dumping him through the ropes. King goes for a corkscrew press, and lands on his feet when he misses. York responds with a headscissors that sends King over.
York brings things back in the ring where King begs off for a second. York sees through it and attacks. York heads to the top turnbuckle and tries for a tornado DDT, but King dumps York out onto the apron and kicks him out to the floor. King follows and slams York face first into the ring steps before bringing things back into the ring. King slams York’s head repeatedly down against the mat before taking things into the corner and choking York with his boot. King slams York down to the mat and he goes for the cover but he’s only able to get a two count.
King toys with York, but when he leaps in the air, York catches him and suplexes him. York clothesline King in the corner, then follows up with a leaping knee that’s good for a near fall. York blasts King with a big right, but King comes back with a jawbreaker. King dumps York out to the apron and tries to suplex him back into the ring, but York pulls King out to the apron. King tries for the cartwheel kick, but York comes up with one of his own. York brings things back into the ring and he heads to the top, coming off with a double stomp to King. York blasts King with a kick to the side of the head, but King pops right up with a leg lariat before slamming York down to the mat with a big slam.
King takes York up to the top turnbuckle, but he’s thrown off by York. York hits a cross body, but King rolls through and gets his feet on the ropes. The ref spots it and won’t count for King. York suplexes King across the ring, but misses the kick in the corner. King hits shotgun double knees to York that’s good for a two count. King tries for a backslide, but can’t gets it. King pulls York down by his hair. York rolls up King and gets the three count.
Winner: Christian York
Following the match, King hits what looks to be a reverse Attitude Adjustment on York, laying him out.
Rob Van Dam’s music hits, and the next match is up.
X Division Championship Match
Rob Van Dam vs. Christian York
Van Dam tosses down the belt and checks York out. He goes to check on the challenger, telling him he doesn’t have to do this. RVD helps York to his feet, and York blasts him with a right hand. RVD hits him with a couple of kicks before hitting rolling thunder. RVD goes for the pin, but only gets a two count.
RVD traps York in the surfboard, before pulling York back into a pin, getting two. Van Dam tells York to stay down, but he won’t stay down for three. RVD clamps on a headscissors, wearing York down before hitting a leg drop down across the throat of York on the ring apron. RVD goes for the pin but still only gets two. RVD buries his shoulder in York’s midsection, but misses a kick. York hits RVD with a big kick and a nasty flying knee off the second rope. York hits RVD with a couple of kicks before running... (Continues on next page)