him about the World Title match. Joe says he’s going to go with the man who’s achieved something great and beaten him, so he’s going with Aries. They turn their attention to the Bound for Glory leader board. Joe talks about his strategy from last year, where he just wanted to hurt people. This year he sees the opportunity. That leaves Kurt Angle. Tonight, he’s not a gold medalist, he’s ten points. He’s not a wrestling machine. He’s who Joe will make tap out. He and end to a means, and Joe will beat him by any means necessary.
TNA X Division Championship Tournament Match
- Douglas Williams vs. Kenny King
Douglas Williams is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he doesn’t get much of a reaction at all from the crowd. Kenny King is out next, and he seems to have the support of the crowd in this one.
The bell rings and Kenny and Doug begin circling each other. The crowd is chanting King’s name. Williams locks in a headlock and takes King over and down to the mat. King fights out of the hold and he and Williams trade submissions on the mat. King fights up to his feet and the two trade hammerlocks. Williams gets a roll up, but only for one. Neither man wants to stay down, going back and forth without too much of a clear cut advantage.
King takes Williams into the corner and avoids a roll up, rolling up Williams instead. Williams backs off and looks a bit surprised with King. Williams claps for King and offers his hand for a handshake. He pulls King in with a kick to the gut. Williams sends King from the ring. King heads back in as Williams goes out and he hits a twisting body press to the outside on top of Williams. King rolls Doug back into the ring and hits a quick suplex, rolling into a mount for a series of punches.
King takes Williams to the mat with a drop toe hold and locks in a front face lock. Williams pushes King down to the mat and clamps on a hammerlock. King fights up to his feet and out of the hold with an arm drag. He hits a couple more arm drags before transitioning right into an arm bar. Williams fights to his feet and takes King into the corner. He blasts King with a right, but King turns things around and punches Williams repeatedly. King runs into a big boot and eats a European uppercut from the second rope from Williams.
Williams slams King’s head into the corner and kicks him in the gut before sending him across the ring. King is able to score with a roll up for two. Williams takes King into the corner and buries his shoulder in King’s midsection. Williams slaps King across the face before sending him across the ring and hitting a running knee in the corner. Williams hit a suplex, and tries for the chaos theory, but King avoids it, hits an atomic drop, and kicks Williams in the back of the head.
King ducks a clothesline and hits a couple of his own before hitting a big spin kick. King hits a nice enzugiri before connecting with a huge spinebuster for another two count. King runs into a big boot in the corner, then misses a splash. Williams heads up, but he’s stopped by King. Williams pulls King, and pushes him to the outside. Williams stands on the top and jumps to the outside with a flying knee to King.
Williams heads back into the ring, and King makes it in before the ten count. Williams goes for a pin but only gets two. King fights back with forearms and a big back elbow before snapping Williams’ neck across the top rope. King hits a springboard blockbuster for two. Williams rolls King up but King kicks out. Williams hits a running knee in the corner before seating King on the top. King pushes Williams off and hits the Royal flush, putting Williams down to the mat for a three count.
Winner and Qualifier for Ultimate X later tonight: Kenny King
Christy Hemme is backstage with Christopher Daniels. Daniels says a lot can happen in a year. Last year all he was to AJ Styles was his support system. Since last year, Daniels has done nothing but win and dominate. He’s the new face of Impact Wrestling. Daniels says all that matters tonight is beating your opponent senseless. Daniels knows what kind of man he is, and what kind of man Styles is. He talks about Styles’ ‘affair’ with Dixie Carter, and the random woman. Daniels says Styles is not the type of man to win a last man standing match at all. And everyone has Daniels’ permission to drink to that.
TNA X Division Championship Tournament Match
- Sonjay Dutt vs. Rashad Cameron
Sonjay Dutt is out for another qualifying match, and he gets a warm reception from the fans in attendance. Rashad Cameron is out next, and he gets a good bit of heat from the crowd.
The bell rings and we’re off. Dutt and Cameron showcase a bit of their speed, both trying to out-quick each other until a double dropkick standoff. Rashad shoves Dutt by the face, and Dutt comes back with punches and a bit dropkick. Dutt jumps up and catches a dropkick to the stomach. Cameron hits the ropes and leaps out on top of Dutt with a beautful dive. Cameron sends Dutt back into the ring and gets a two count.
Cameron takes Dutt into the corner and hits him with a couple of chops to the chest. Dutt runs in and hits a beautiful hurricanrana that sends Cameron to the outside. Sonjay flies through the ropes with a dropkick to the outside. Dutt heads up to the apron, but Cameron takes his feet out from under him. Cameron whips Dutt into the barricade. Cameron rolls Dutt into the ring and goes for the pin, but only gets two.
Cameron picks Dutt up and takes him into the ropes, choking him against the middle rope. Dutt runs into a high knee from Cameron for another two count. Cameron locks in a body scissors, working on cutting off Dutt’s air. Cameron breaks the hold to argue with the ref... (Continues on next page)