into a kick from RVD. RVD hits a flying single leg dropkick from the middle rope to York, but York still almost rolls him up for three. Van Dam hits York with a rolling kick, then heads to the top. RVD tries for the five star frog splash, but York avoids it. York goes for a roll up and gets another two, but eats an immediate thrust kick from RVD.
Van Dam is able to crotch York on the top rope after some difficulty, and RVD heads to the top, hitting another single leg dropkick. RVD heads to the top and hits the five star frog splash. He pins York for three.
Winner and STILL TNA X Division Champion: Rob Van Dam
Following the match RVD helps York up to his feet. RVD claps for York, showing respect for the challenger.
JB is backstage with Joseph Park. Park says he’d be lying if he said he didn’t have a lot of butterflies right now. It reminds him of his first court case, but tonight, he’s here to fight. His strategy for his fight is to use the training he got from OVW. Aces and Eights held him hostage and deprived him of his rights, and tonight he gets his retribution. Tonight he’s not an attorney, he’s a trained pro wrestler ready to do battle.
- We get a video package of Park training at OVW. It’s pretty good, if a little silly.
Devon vs. Joseph Park
The bell rings and the crowd is immediately behind Park. Park looks nervous, but he talks himself into it, and tells Devon to bring it on. We get a lock up and Devon goes behind, shoving Park away. Another lock up and another go behind, this time Devon slaps Park’s head repeatedly before shoving him away. Another lock up and Devon goes for the arm, chaining around Park’s body into different holds before shoving him down to the mat and slapping him in the back of the head again.
Devon gets down into referee’s position, calling for Park to do what he can. Devon is able to get off the mat, but Park puts him back down with a suplex. Devon rolls to the outside, flustered, and yells at fans to shut up. Devon asks if Park has lost his mind on his way back into the ring. Devon buries a fist in Park’s gut, sending him crumpling to the mat. Devon hits the ropes and Park hits a hip toss, then an arm drag. Park picks up Devon and slams him to the mat, but he misses a splash and ends up tossed to the outside by Devon.
Devon follows to the outside, slamming Park’s head into the ring steps. Devon blasts Park with a right hand to the side of the head, then sends him back into the ring. Devon picks Park up and hits him with another series of rights. Devon tries to send Park head first into the turnbuckle, but Park avoids it and hits Devon with a right hand of his own. Park hits the ropes and runs right into another big right from Devon. Devon heads to the middle rope and leaps off, but misses the flying head butt. Park takes Devon to the mat with a takedown and rains down with right hands. Park hits a couple of clotheslines, then looks to the corner. He tests the ropes slowly before climbing up to the second rope and leaping out with a giant splash. Park covers Devon, but only gets two.
Park takes Devon into the corner, but Devon drives Park head first into the turnbuckle that apparently was exposed at some point. Park is bleeding slightly, and he hulks up, hitting a couple of clotheslines and the black hole slam. Park calls for the chokeslam, bringing Devon up, but dropping him down to his feet. Devon rolls Park up for a three count, and this one is over.
Following the match, Devon attacks Park from behind, laying him out. Devon holds the Television Title up and gloats over Park.
JB is standing backstage with Austin Aries. Aries says tonight Jeff Hardy will be unsuccessful in what will be his last pro-wrestling match. Aries and Roode have agreed on one thing, they will take Hardy out of the picture, then they’ll find out who truly is the greatest professional wrestler, but Aries already knows the answer to that question. Tonight, Aries walks out once again the TNA World Champion.
#1 Contenders Gauntlet Match
Gail Kim vs. ODB vs. Miss Tessmacher vs. Mickie James vs. Velvet Sky
Gail Kim is out to the ring for the next match, getting a decent pop from the crowd on her way out. Miss Tessmacher is out next, and she gets a nice pop from the fans in attendance.
Brooke takes Kim out and rains down with right hands. Kim comes back, but ends up in a victory roll for another two count. Brooke takes Kim into the corner and stomps away, but misses a running hip throw. Kim hits a running clothesline that’s good for a two count. Kim brings Brooke through the ropes and drives down all of her weight on Brooke’s back. Kim heads to the top, but Brooke stops her with a kick that sweeps out the legs. Brooke hits a couple of big clotheslines before whipping Kim into the corner. Brooke leaps up into the corner and brings Kim out with a facebuster that’s good enough for two. Kim hits Brooke with Eat defeat and gets the three count.
ODB is the next competitor out to the ring, and Kim charges her on the entrance ramp, but Kim bounces right off ODB. ODB takes a swig from her flask, then brings things into the ring where she hits Kim with a couple of big smacks to the bottom. ODB takes Kim into the corner hard before seating her on the top turnbuckle. ODB drives Kim into the corner, then hits her with a running splash and a bronco buster. Kim tries for a cross body, but ODB catches her and hits a fall away slam, kipping up and shouldering Kim. Kim fights out of it and runs right into a kick to the gut. ODB heads to the top, but she’s pulled to the mat by Kim. Kim rolls up ODB and pulls the tights to get the three count.
Mickie James is out next and Kim catches her with a series of kicks on her way into the ring. James fights right back with a couple of kicks and a bit dropkick that’s good for... (Continues on next page)