before bringing the fight to Dutt in the corner. Dutt is able to hit Cameron with a bulldog, planting Cameron’s face in the middle turnbuckle. Some amazing offense from Sonjay leads to a springboard splash for another near fall.
Both men trade holds and Cameron rolls Dutt up for two. Dutt is able to seat Cameron on the top rope, but he’s caught with a super crazy hurricanrana. Cameron locks in an arm bar and yanks back hard. Dutt makes it to the ropes to force a break of the hold. Cameron stalks Dutt, but he’s caught with a standing sliced bread.
Dutt heads to the top and does an awesome double stomp moonsault! Dutt pins Cameron for the three count.
Winner and Qualifier for Ultimate X later tonight: Sonjay Dutt
Following the match, Tenay and Borash turn their attention to Jesse Sorenson. They talk about the level of danger that’s present in X-Division style matches, and this leads us into a special update on Sorenson’s rehab.
Sorensen is shown up and walking around to rehab, but still wearing a neck brace. Jesse is shown working out with, and talking to, his doctor. Overall, he looks much better than he did a couple of months ago.
Christy Hemme is in the ring, and Jesse Sorensen is introduced. He makes his way out to the ring, still wearing the collar, of course, and he hugs his mom and girlfriend before making his way into the ring.
Hemme hands over the mic. The crowd chants ‘Welcome back’. Jesse says right before he came out, Dixie Carter asked if he was nervous. He said it was just good to feel anything, because the last time he was in this arena, he couldn’t feel anything from the neck down. He was in an ICU, staring at the ceiling, wondering if his career was over, and if he’d walk again. He says the last thing he heard before he left the arena, was the fans chanting his name. Jesse says it’s the same chant that motivated him to walk down the ramp and stand before the fans to tell them that God put him on the Earth to be a pro-wrestler. That’s what he is, and what he always will be. To everyone in the back, his family, and everyone who stuck by him, he says thank you.
The crowd chants ‘Thank you Jesse’, but he thanks them. He calls out Zema Ion. He says he knows Ion is listening. He hopes that Zema wins the X-Division title tonight, because just like he tried to take Jesse’s career, he’s taking the title from Zema. He’s making a promise that next year at this very event, he’s going to be the X-Division champion, and he’ll cash it in to go on and win the World Championship.
TNA X Division Championship Tournament Match
- Zema Ion vs. Flip Casanova
Jesse gets a lot of love from the crowd as he makes his way to the back. He’s interrupted though, as Zema Ion makes his way out to the arena. Ion struts toward Jesse, asking him if his neck is OK. Ion and Sorensen stare each other down as Ion makes his way into the ring.
Flip Casanova is out next.
He makes his way into the ring and Ion catches him from behind with a cheap forearm. Ion takes Flip out with a crazy clothesline before chopping him in the corner.
Flip avoids a splash in the corner and hits a nice kick. Flip hits a headscissors that sends Ion to the outside, so Flip is quick to head out with a dive over the top on top of Ion. Flip rolls Ion back into the ring and kicks him in the corner. He tries for something, but Ion simply kicks him away. Ion chokes Flip against the middle rope.
Ion catches a couple of kicks to the upper thigh, but he hits Flip with a back elbow and a crazy dropkick through the ropes to the outside. Ion sends Flip back into the ring and jumps over the top rope, kicking Flip down to the mat face first. Ion grabs his hair spray and uses a bit before running across the ring, and hitting a moonsault into Flip’s knees. Flip hits an atomic drop and puts Ion to the mat before hitting a springboard twisting body press for two. Flip slams Ion to the mat and he goes up to the top. Flip tries for a shooting star something, but Ion moves.
Ion plants Flip’s face into his knee, before hitting a modified Gory bomb. Ion pins Flip and gets the three count.
Winner and Qualifier for Ultimate X later tonight: Zema Ion
Christy Hemme is backstage, hyping fans talking about the X Division on Twitter. She’s backstage with all of the qualifiers for Ultimate X, besides Zema. Everyone gives a quick line about tonight. Bobby Roode comes in and says tonight is his moment. Tonight in the main event, the only match that matters, he’s going to destroy their poster boy, Austin Aries. Their division and Aries will fail, and Roode will walk out with the World Championship.
Bound for Glory Series Match
- Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe
Another quick look at the Bound for Glory series leader board leads us to the next match. Samoa Joe is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a nice reaction from the crowd.
The bell rings and both men are slow to start, staring each other down before circling. Joe teases a couple of kicks, but Angle ducks. Joe and Angle tangle in the ropes and eventually the corner. Neither man wants to budge. Joe has a headlock clamped on, but Angle pushes him off. Joe hits a shoulderblock and goes for a sleeper, but Angle fights out and tries for an ankle lock. Joe kicks Angle away and stares him down.
Angle is able to place Joe in a front face lock, but Joe is quick to fight up to his feet, picking Angle up and driving him into the corner where he hits a series of quick rights. Joe chases off the ref before turning back to Angle and face washing him with his boot. Joe charges across the ring and runs in with a huge kick to the face for Angle. Joe peppers Angle with right hands. Joe hits a... (Continues on next page)