Styles springboards in, but Daniels gets the chair up. It looks like both men took a bit of the chair, but it mostly hit Daniels.
Styles heads to the outside and grabs Daniels, throwing him hard head first into the ring steps. Now Daniels too is busted open. Styles goes to work on the cut with a series of rights. Daniels begs off, crawling backwards up the ramp. Styles follows and grabs Daniels, hitting him with a bit right hand. The two fight at the top of the ramp. Styles takes Daniels over toward the side of the stage. Styles heads to the other side of the ramp and both men charge, hitting simultaneous clotheslines.
Both men make it to their feet and begin trading right hands. Styles gets the upper hand with a big kick to Daniels’ head. Styles tries for the Styles clash, but Daniels back drops him over to avoid the move. Daniels blasts AJ with a big right hand before posing for the crowd. Daniels tries to ram AJ’s head into part of the set. Instead, Styles climbs the set and hits the moonsault reverse DDT.
Kazarian comes out of nowhere while the ref is counting, and he shoves Styles hard from the ramp out to the floor. Styles flies out a good ten feet from the stage. The ref looks at Kaz angrily before heading down to count Styles. Styles makes it to his feet at eight. Daniels heads down and slams Styles’ head into the guard rail. Daniels heads down to the ring and goes underneath, grabbing a table.
Daniels brings the table back to the entrance area where Styles is laid out and sets up the table. Daniels goes for a double underhook, but Styles runs Daniels back, knocking Kaz over. AJ hits the Pele kick. AJ goes for the Styles clash, walking to the side of the entrance ramp, and jumping probably five feet down, through a table, and to the arena floor. The ref begins the count and both men struggle to stand. Styles makes it up, but Daniels falls to his back before he can stand. This one is over.
Winner: AJ Styles
Christy Hemme is backstage with Austin Aries. He says he’s excited for the Ultimate X Match and he wishes them good luck, but at this point, that’s in his rear view mirror. What’s in front of him is Bobby Roode and the TNA World Championship. Roode has called himself the most dominant champion in TNA and we’ll see if that’s true. Roode has won his matches with beer bottles, and Aries has won with brainbusters. Aries is going to change the course of Impact Wrestling and walk out the champion, proving why he’s the greatest man who ever lived.
Ultimate X Match in the X-Division Championship Tournament Final
- Kenny King vs. Zema Ion vs. Mason Andrews vs. Sonjay Dutt
We get a recap of all of the earlier tournament matches that led up to the finals right here for the vacant TNA X Division Championship. The title is shown hanging over the ring before Mason Andrews makes his way to the ring.
Zema Ion is the second man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a good deal of heat from the crowd.
Kenny King is out third, and he gets a pretty good reaction from the crowd, especially since this is his third match in TNA.
Dutt is out last, and he too gets a warm welcome.
The bell rings and Ion does his hair before heading into the corner. He’s pulled down by everyone. He fights them all off with back elbows, but leaps into dropkicks from all three men. King and Andrews fight in the ring until Andrews is pulled from the ring by Ion. Dutt is in and blasts King with a kick that sends him out to the floor. Ion sends Dutt out to the floor, and he and Mason fight in the ring. Ion hits a springboard DDT. He heads up but King stops him and hangs him in the tree of woe before suplexing Andrews into Ion in the corner. King heads up, but he’s stopped by Dutt.
King and Dutt fight on the apron. King sends Dutt from the apron with a kick out of nowhere. King heads up to the top and goes for the belt, but he’s stopped by Dutt. Dutt hits a standing shooting star press but it looks like he hurt himself though, cautiously rolling to the outside. Ion heads up for the belt, but King and Andrews grab his legs and pull him down to the mat. King heads up, but Andrews stops him. Andrews heads up after King and hits a big belly to back suplex from the middle rope. King retaliates with a standing suplex.
King goes for a twisting press to the outside, but Ion moves and King crashes to the floor. Mason goes for a splash of his own and he takes out both of his opponents. Sonjay has been helped to the back. Andrews goes for the belt, but King gets his attention with a springboard spear to stop his momentum. Dutt is back out to the ring. He begins climbging up the structure. Andrews and King see this. He and King fight out to the middle of the ring and meet each other at the title. They both fall to the mat. Ion and Dutt climb all the way to the top of the structure and fight at the top. Dutt hits Ion with a couple of rights before Sonjay drops himself down on top of the cables.
Ion drops down as well and uses a can of hairspray that he’s got to blast Sonjay in the eyes. Ion takes the belt off of the cables, and he wins the match.
Winner and NEW X Division Champion: Zema Ion
Christy Hemme is out to interview Ion. He tells the fans to show some respect. He dedicates the win to his haters and critics for their undying support. He wants to thank his biggest support and guiding light, Jesse Sorensen. Without breaking his neck, he might have never realized how dangerous he really is. Just when you thought he couldn’t get any prettier, he wins this and becomes the prettiest X Division Champion of all time.
TNA Championship Match
- Bobby Roode (c) vs. Austin Aries
We get a really well put together video package highlighting the events that have led up to Aries’ road to a title match. All of the... (Continues on next page)