face before calling for the pendulum elbow. Ion mocks Aries, but takes too much time and misses the elbow. Aries hits Ion with an inverted atomic drop before beating on Ion non-stop in the corner. The ref pulls him out of the corner and Ion shoves the hairspray in his trunks. Aries hits Ion with a huge roaring elbow. Ion backdrops Aries to the arpon, but Aries comes back into the ring and hits a kneebreaker/suplex combo. Aries hits the pendulum elbow and goes for the pin, but Ion kicks out.
Aries picks Ion up and goes for a suplex, but Ion is able to counter. Ion digs in his tights for the can, but Aries hits him with a knee to the gut. Aries charges Ion in the corner but eats a big boot. Ion grabs the title, but it’s grabbed away by the referee. Aries goes for the corner dropkick, but Ion uses the hairspray, and rolls up Aries. Aries kicks out. Ion hits a giant suplex and goes for another pin but Aries is still able to kick out. Ion charges Aries in the corner with a spear, before seating him on the top turnbuckle.
Ion follows Aries up in the corner and tries for a superplex, but Aries counters with a sunset flip bomb, taking Ion to the canvas hard. Aries is still blinded, struggling around the ring. He finds Ion and hits the brainbuster before rolling through into the last chancery. Ion is forced to tap out.
Winner and STILL TNA X Division Champion: Austin Aries
Following the match Aries celebrates with his title as Ion slinks off to the back.
- We get a video package hyping the return of the Motor City Machine Guns, “coming soon”.
TNA Tag Team Title Match
Crimson & Matt Morgan vs. Samoa Joe & Magnus
We get a video package detailing the history between these two teams, and the events that have led up to this match.
Tenay runs down the “taglines” for this match, detailing how Joe and Magnus came to team together, then eventually win the belts.
The bell rings, and it looks like Morgan and Magnus will be kicking things off. Both men circle each other before Crimson tags himself in and sends Morgan out to the apron. Morgan looks confused. Magnus turns Crimson around and hits him with a couple of rights, but Crimson locks in a headlock. Magnus sends him off but eats a shoulder block. Magnus comes right back with a big clothesline. Crimson is able to send Magnus into the corner and he beats on him with a series of punches. MAgnus comes back with punches of his own, then another clothesline. Magnus tags out to Joe who hits a series of jabs and boot in the corner, wearing Crimson down.
Joe hits Crimson with a snap mare/kick to the chest combo before hitting a big knee drop. Joe tags out to Magnus who comes in and sends Crimson into the ropes. Crimson grabs on to the ropes and heads to the outside. Morgan yells at Crimson to get in the ring and tag, but Crimson says he’s got it. Crimson gets up to the apron and hangs Magnus up on the top rope before heading into the ring and hitting a clothesline. Crimson hits Magnus with a series of punches to the head before choking him in the ropes. Crimson sends Magnus into the corner hard.
Crimson locks in a cravat and hits a couple of knees to the face before hitting a neckbreaker and pinning Magnus for two. Crimson continues to ignore Morgan’s requests for a tag, hitting Magnus with a big suplex that’s good for another near fall. Crimson locks on a rear chin lock, wrenching back on Magnus’ head. Magnus gets up to his feet, but is thrown back down to the mat. Crimson picks Magnus up and slams him to the mat before hitting an elbow drop for another two count. Crimson picks Magnus up and gets a couple of punches to the gut, but executes a huge spinebuster to put Magnus down for another near fall.
Crimson locks in a cravat down on the mat and Morgan is pacing angrily on the apron. Magnus is able to struggle up to his feet and out of the hold, hitting Crimson with a series of rights, but he eats a kick to the chest. Magnus comes back with a huge flying clothesline and both men are down.
Magnus is able to make the tag, but Crimson still refuses. Joe comes in and peppers Crimson with strikes, but runs into a big boot. Crimson goes for a clothesline from the second rope, but Joe walks away, then hits a snap slam for two. Joe whips Crimson across the ring, but Morgan tosses him out of the way before he can splash him. Morgan tags himself in and goes to town on the champs, hitting Magnus with a huge side slam. Crimson tags himself back into the match, but then Morgan tags himself back in. Morgan and Crimson argue with each other, and Crimson simply walks out to the ramp. Morgan turns around into an atomic drop/big boot/senton double team. Joe goes for the pin but is only able to get two. Crimson talks trash to Morgan, so Morgan flips him off and says he doesn’t need him. Morgan tries to fight off the champs, hitting them with a double clothesline, but he turns around and eats a spear from Crimson.
Crimson smiles and says he’s a winner. Joe hits a corner kick, then a snap mare, putting Morgan in place for an elbow drop from Magnus. Magnus pins Morgan, and this one is over.
Winners and STILL TNA Tag Team Champions: Samoa Joe and Magnus
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