- We get a video package that highlights the recent history between Aces and Eights and the TNA World Champion, Austin Aries.
In the Arena:
This leads to Aries making his way out to the ring wearing street clothes. Aries grabs a mic and he says he knows the fans are used to him looking his stylish self, and wearing the World Championship, but tonight it’s not about any of that BS. There’s no ref, there’s no pinfalls or submissions. There’s only pain and payback. Aries says he’s the God of War. The only rule in war, is that there are no rules, so whatever Aces and Eights has in store, he’s ready for them, so it’s time for them to hold up their end of the bargain.
No one comes out for a bit so Aries asks where he is, and says they had a deal on Thursday. Aries says he’s got nothing else on his schedule.
The Armbreaker is shown heading out from the crowd, and he makes his way into the ringside area. Aries stomps away at him as he tries to head into the ring. The Armbreaker backs away and tries again, only to be kicked away by Aries. Aries backs away and props himself up in the corner, allowing the Armbreaker to get to the apron. Aries dropkicks his legs out from under him and hits a dive through the ropes. He takes the Arm breaker around the ring and drives his head into the ring steps before delivering some huge rights and lefts. Aries brings things back into the ring and kicks away at the Armbreaker before mounting him in the corner and punching away at him. Aries rips at the mask, but he’s hit with a low blow that sends him crashing to the outside.
Aries pulls himself up to the apron, but the Armbreaker sends him back to the outside with a big right hand. The Armbreaker heads to the outside where he stomps away at Aries before sending him crashing into the ring steps hard. He picks Aries up and slams him into the ring steps head first before sending him back into the ring. The Armbreaker hits Aries with some nasty right hands in the corner before backing up and hitting a big running splash. He grabs Aries and blasts him with a giant short arm clothesline. He picks Aries up for a powerbomb, but Aries opens a packet of powder and drops it in the big man’s eyes. Aries hits a series of forearms in the corner before blasting the big guy with a corner dropkick. The Armbreaker heads to the outside, so Aries heads to the top and leaps out with a giant body press. Aries fights the Armbreaker up the ramp before bringing things back into the ring. Aries climbs back up to the top, but he’s stopped by the Armbreaker with a big right hand.
The Armbreaker heads back out after Aries, bringing him right back into the ring. He grabs a chair and makes his way back into the ring himself. He winds up with the chair, but Aries ducks. Aries punches the big man with a roll of coins and the big guy is staggered. Aries drops the Armbreaker with a nasty brainbuster. He goes to pull off the man’s mask, but Aces and Eights swarm from the back. They eventually bring down Aries, and the locker room empties. There’s a huge brawl in the ring and members of the TNA locker room unite to take out the members of Aces and Eights.
Hulk Hogan makes his way out from the back, and the crowd goes wild. Hogan’s got a baseball bat in his hand. Hardy was apparently taken out somehow during the melee. He tells the crew to get that scum out of the building and lock it down. Ray lets Hogan know that Hardy’s hurt, and Hogan calls for help. Hardy’s grabbing at his shoulder and arm. Hogan tells security to lock every entrance and exit around the building. He also asks for someone to call the cops. Hardy is escorted to the back by the trainers.
- Footage is shown of Hardy being tossed into the ring post shoulder first, which is what led to his injury.
- A video package is shown, explaining what Sonjay Dutt has done to earn himself an X Division title shot. Mainly, being an extremely tough competitor, and ultimately being cheated out of the title during the Ultimate X match.
TNA X Division Championship Match
Zema Ion vs. Sonjay Dutt
The bell rings and both men begin circling each other. Sonjay locks in a headlock. Ion pushes him off, so Sonjay locks in another. Sonjay uses Ion’s hair to pull him down to the mat. He ends up being takes down to the mat, so he takes the champ down to the mat. A bit of chain wrestling between the two. Zema gets in Dutt’s face, so Dutt hits a springboard clothesline before sending Ion out of the ring. Ion is able to snap Dutt’s throat across the top rope, but Sonjay comes right back with a crazy arm drag. Dutt hits a crazy hurricanrana that sends Ion to the outside, where he hits him with a baseball slide. Dutt hits another crazy hurricanrana on the outside, using the apron for an assist, then sends things back into the ring.
On a springboard into the ring, Sonjay lands ribs first on Ion’s knee. Ion stomps away at Dutt. Ion takes Dutt into the corner and hits an open hand chop to the chest. Ion sends Dutt across the ring hard into the turnbuckles. He kicks at Dutt’s face with his boot before choking him against the middle rope. Ion supplexes Dutt and floats over into a pin for two.
Ion chokes Dutt, breaking before the five count. Ion clamps on a modified rear chin lock. Footage is shown of police arriving to the arena for Hogan’s imposed lockdown. Ion takes Dutt over with a crazy suplex, planting Dutt’s face on his knee. Ion takes Dutt into the corner and seats him on the top rope. Dutt fights him off and hits another inventive hurricanrana that sends Ion to the outside. Dutt hits the ropes, but he runs right into a shoulder to the gut from Ion. Dutt comes back with a couple of clotheslines, but Ion hits a running elbow in the corner. Dutt responds with a running Yakuza kick in the corner. He... (Continues on next page)