- Birthdate: 03/20/1959 (age 56)
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 250 Ib
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Jesse attacks ODB from behind, but EY makes the blind tag. ODB slams Jesse down to the mat and EY leaps off the top rope with a huge elbow drop that’s good enough to score the three count.
Winners: Eric Young and ODB
JB is standing backstage alongside James Storm. Storm says tonight is a turning point in someone’s career. No one has prepared for this more than he has and he proved it at Bound for Glory when he showed that he’ll do anything to win a match. He say tonight, whoever he pins, sorry about their d*** luck.
In the Arena:
Joey Ryan is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he doesn’t get much of a reaction out of the crowd. He asks for a mic and says that Hulk Hogan thinks banning Morgan from ringside sets the odds against Ryan. Ryan says they don’t play by the rules, especially Hulk’s rules. He asked Morgan to stay in the back tonight because Hogan has underestimated him, and he’s defied the odds since the first night he got here. This leads to him calling out RVD for the match.
RVD is out next and he gets a nice pop from the crowd on his way to the ring.
TNA X Division Championship Match
Rob Van Dam vs. Joey Ryan
The bell rings and Ryan and Van Dam begin circling each other. Ryan ducks a lock up and gloats about it, but RVD takes him down to the mat. Ryan rolls into the ropes, forcing RVD to walk away. Ryan gets up and puts on a headlock, but RVD takes Ryan down to the mat with a roll up. Ryan pops up and shoves RVD, but RVD comes right back with a series of kicks to take Ryan to the mat. RVD beats on Ryan in the corner, hitting him with a couple of shoulders to the gut before snap maring him out of the corner and hitting a springboard leg drop. RVD traps Ryan in the tree of woe, kicking him in the face before backing up for a low dropkick. Ryan slumps down in the corner and Van Dam lets him stand, monkey flipping him out of the corner and across the ring. RVD calls for rolling thunder, but Ryan rolls to the outside. RVD chases and brings Ryan back into the ring.
Van Dam kicks Ryan in the head before leaping to the top rope. Ryan gets to his feet and shoves RVD off the top and out to the barricade on the floor. Ryan hits the ropes and dives through with a suicide dive to wipe out RVD. Ryan brings things back into the ring and goes for the pin, getting a quick two count.
Ryan waits for RVD to stand and hits him with a big right hand. RVD sends Ryan across the ring, but Ryan heads to the top. Ryan tries for a tornado DDT, and is able to connect even though RVD tries to fight it off. Ryan is able to get another two count. Ryan stalks RVD, but RVD is able to whip him into the corner. Ryan avoids a monkey flip and catches RVD with a clubbing blow to the back before seating him on the top rope. Ryan heads up after RVD and connects with the mustache ride for another near fall.
Ryan wrenches away at RVD’s neck, but RVD is able to fight to his feet and take Joey into the corner. RVD connects with a springboard thrust kick, taking Ryan to the mat. RVD connects with a couple of big clotheslines before setting up rolling thunder with a big kick. RVD hits a standing moonsault, but Ryan kicks out at two. Ryan catches RVD with a jawbreaker. Ryan tries for a pin, getting leverage in the ropes, but he only gets two. Ryan gets caught with a kick that takes him out. RVD heads to the top and goes for the five star frog splash, hitting Ryan. RVD goes right for the pin, and gets the three count.
Winner and STILL TNA X Division Champion: Rob Van Dam
Following the match, Van Dam celebrates with his title on his way up the entrance ramp. He turns around and Matt Morgan comes in from out of nowhere with a giant bicycle kick to take out RVD.
JB is backstage with Joseph Park. Park is sweating