- We’re live from the Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando as Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash welcome us to Destination X. They hype tonight’s matches.
- X Division Tournament Last Chance Qualifier: Rubix vs. Mason Andrews vs. Lars Only vs. Dakota Darsow
We go to the ring and out first comes Rubix for tonight’s opener. Out next comes Mason Andrews. Dakota Darsow is the last man out.
The bell rings and thy go at it. Rubix ends up dumping Mason to the floor. Lars comes back in and goes at it with Rubix, sending him to the floor. Darsow comes back in and goes at it with Lars. Darsow with a 2 count on Lars. More back and forth action. Rubix comes in off the top with a crossbody on Darsow. Rubix gets dropped on his face next. Darsow with a sitdown suplex for a 2 count. Mason comes back in and dropkicks Darsow but gets dropkicked right back. Darsow and Lars get sent out to the floor. Rubix and Mason go at it in the ring and end up on the floor also.
Rubix and Lars end up on the floor again while Mason and Darsow go at it. Mason takes Lars up top for a superplex but Darsow stops it. Darsow powerbombs them both to the mat for a 2 count on Mason. Rubix leaps across the ring with a big dropkick on Darsow. The crowd chants for Rubix now. All four wrestlers get up and trade shots now. Darsow with a neckbreaker on Mason. Rubix drops Darsow with a big kick to the face. Lars with a headscissors faceplant on Rubix. Lars goes at it with Mason now. Mason with a jumping knee and a cutter for the win.
Winner: Mason Andrews
X Divison Title Tournament Match: Kid Kash vs. Mason Andrews
NGWS Reactions: good match but those guys are really really green & showed very badly. 3-5
Kash comes right down for the next match as Mason gets no break. Kash takes Mason to the floor and beats him up. Kash brings Mason in the ring and covers him with one foot but Mason kicks out. Kash with right hands now.
- X Divison Title Tournament Match: Kid Kash vs. Mason Andrews
Mason tries to regain control again but Kash shuts him down. Kash with big chops before kicking Mason out to the floor. Kash comes to the floor and runs his mouth to some fans. Kash brings Mason back in the ring and goes up top for a moonsault but Mason gets his knees up. Mason finally makes a comeback with a back elbow, a clothesline and a dropkick. Mason springboards in with a headscissors takedown. Mason goes to the top with a missile dropkick for 2. More back and forth with pin attempts. Mason counters a pin attempt and rolls Kash up for the win. Mason Andrews advances in the X Division Title tournament, qualifying for Ultimate X.
Winner: Mason Andrews
- Christy Hemme is backstage with Samoa Joe. Joe predicts Austin Aries will win the World Title tonight. Hemme looks at the Bound For Glory Series leaderboard. Joe talks about the Series and says he will make Kurt Angle tap out for 10 points tonight.
- TNA X Division Tournament Match: Douglas Williams vs. Kenny King
We go to the ring and out first comes Douglas Williams followed by Kenny King.
The match starts out with lots of back and forth. Williams ends on the floor and King splashes out with a corkscrew. King brings it back in with a snap suplex and a series of right hands. King turns it around and keeps Williams on the mat now. The crowd chants for King. Williams comes back with a big European uppercut and a clothesline.
More back and forth. Williams with a knee in the corner. King blocks a roll up out of the corner. King with an atomic drop and then a big kick to the head to knock Williams down. They end up on the floor. Williams with a big knee to the head from the top. King makes it back in the ring and Williams covers him for 2. King catches Williams and plants him with a big slam for the win. Kenny King advances to Ultimate X.
Winner: Kenny King
NGWS Reaction : Decent match but the crowd was completly dead & hurt the match. there going with too unknowns over there talents people know. douglas is a good worker 2.5-5
- Daniels is backstage with Christy Hemme. He talks about his match against AJ Styles and says AJ isn’t the kind of man who can win a Last Man Standing match.
- X Division Tournament Match: Sonjay Dutt vs. Rashad Cameron
We go to the ring and out first comes Sonjay Dutt followed by Rashad Cameron.
The match starts with the usual back and forth. Rashad takes Dutt to the floor and crashes down on him. Rashad brings it back in for a 2 count. Rashad slaps Dutt around and works him over in the corner. Dutt blocks a shot in the corner and hits a big head scissors takedown. Dutt runs the ropes and dropkicks Rashad out on the floor. Rashad stops a moonsault and works Dutt over on the floor. Rashad with another 2 count. More offense from Rashad and another 2 count.
The crowd chants for Dutt now. Rashad with a big knee to the gut and another pin attempt. Rashad with a body scissors now. Dutt makes another comeback with a faceplant in the corner. Dutt with a slingshot leg drop and a springboard splash for a 2 count. More back and forth action. Rashad tries for the win again but gets into it with Earl Hebner. Dutt blocks a hold and drops Rashad on his face. Dutt goes up top for a double foot stomp and gets the win. Sonjay Dutt advances to Ultimate X.
Winner: Sonjay Dutt
NGWS Reaction: Finally they give a shot to someone we know. this guy is really good. like wwe quality good. he should be a favorite to win it all. for rashad he doesnt have the look. crowd was into everything they did in this one. 2.5-5 Decent.
- TNA Bound For Glory Series: Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe
The bell rings and they go at it. The fans start up dueling chants as they lock up in the corner. Angle eventually takes Joe to the mat. Joe powers out and rams Angle back into the corner and unleashes with right hands. Joe with more right hands. Angle charges and Joe dumps him out to the floor. Joe runs the ropes and leaps out onto Angle with a suicide dive.
Joe brings it back in the ring but Angle takes him to the corner and beats him down with kicks. Joe takes Angle up for a Musclebuster for Angle sends him to the mat and hits a headbutt and then dropkick. Angle blocks a shot and hits a belly-to-belly suplex for a 2 count. Joe goes to the top but Angle runs up. Joe knocks Angle to the mat and hits a leg lariat from the top. Joe with a 2 count now. More back and forth. Joe runs over Angle with a big boot and drops a splash for another pin attempt.
More back and forth. Joe goes for the Musclebuster again but Kurt slides out. Angle goes for the ankle lock and applies it. It’s broken and Angle goes down after Joe overpowers him. Joe hits the Musclebuster this time but Angle kicks out at 2. Joe goes for the rear naked choke but it’s blocked and Angle applies the ankle lock again. Joe gets the choke locked in in the center of the ring now. Angle breaks out and hits a big Angle Slam for a 2 count.
Angle drops his straps but Joe kicks him in the face. They trade shots. Joe breaks the Angle slam and applies the rear naked choke again. Angle won’t tap out but does pass out and Hebner calls for the bell. Samoa Joe wins by submission and earns 10 points.
Winner: Samoa Joe
- After the match, Angle argues with Hebner and he explains why he called the match.
- We get a look back at the Daniels vs. AJ Styles feud and recent happenings with Dixie Carter.
- Last Man Standing Match: Daniels vs. AJ Styles
Out first comes one-half of the TNA Tag Team Champions Daniels. AJ Styles is out next to a decent reaction from the crowd.
The bell rings and Daniels goes to the floor to stall. AJ chases him around the ring and back in and they go at it. Daniels spits on AJ. AJ takes him to the corner and unloads. Daniels goes back to the floor and runs around. AJ catches him and takes him to the fan barrier. AJ works him over on the floor and brings it back in. AJ with a big dropkick for a pin attempt. AJ with kicks while Daniels is on his knees. AJ snap suplexes Daniels into the turnbuckles and continues the offense.
Daniels turns it around in the corner and delivers some big chops. AJ reverses it and unloads some chops of his own in the corner. AJ runs into a big right hand and goes down. Daniels goes to the floor and gets a steel chair. He tosses it and beats up AJ around the ring. Daniels brings the fight back in the ring and sets the chair up. AJ blocks a shot into the chair and takes Daniels to the corner. AJ runs and leaps off the chair with a big right hand but Daniels moves. Daniels slams AJ’s back hard onto the chair. Daniels clotheslines AJ out of the ring and works him over. Daniels argues with some fans while AJ recovers. Daniels wastes some more time as AJ tries to get up. Daniels with big right hands to the head and Styles is now busted open. Daniels with a big suplex on the floor. AJ tries to fight back but Daniels boots him in the face. Daniels brings it back in the ring and grabs the chair. He flattens it on the mat and whips AJ in the corner. AJ blocks a chair shot and springboards in, knocking the chair into Daniels’ head.
Back to the floor and Daniels goes head first into the steel steps. Daniels is now busted open. Daniels backs up the ramp and begs AJ to back off. They brawl on the stage now with AJ taking control. AJ charges as does Daniels and they both collide with clotheslines and go down. They get up and trade shots. AJ drops Daniels with a kick to the head. The crowd chants for AJ to push Daniels over the stage. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Daniels backdrops him. Both men are bleeding pretty bad now. AJ beats Daniels some more. Kazarian comes out of nowhere and shoves AJ off the stage. The referee goes to count AJ as Daniels and Kazarian look on from the stage. AJ makes it to his feet at 9 and here comes Daniels to fight. Daniels goes back to the ring and pulls out a table. Daniels brings the table over to the stage area and sets it up. Daniels brings AJ back up to the ramp. Daniels looks to double underhook AJ through the table but AJ overpowers and shoves Daniels into Kazarian. AJ wit a pele kick to Daniels on the ramp. AJ hits a Styles Clash from the ramp to the floor, through a table. Both men try to get up but only AJ does before the 10 count.
Winner: AJ Styles
They air replays of the match. That Styles Clash off the ramp through a table was UNREAL. I’m surprised Daniels is still alive
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
NGWS Reaction: good match. they could have done more. 3-5
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 video packages tonight have been well done, and I have to say that I think this has easily been one of the best built up matches Roode has had during his entire title reign.
Austin Aries is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he’s got a pretty spiffy new ‘Greatest Man That Ever Lived’ cape. He gets a nice pop on his way out to the ring.
Bobby Roode is out next, and the champ doesn’t get nearly the same kind of reaction.
After formal ring introductions from JB, we’re ready to kick off our main event of the evening.
The bell rings and the crowd immediately rallies in Aries’ corner. Roode backs Aries into the corner, but breaks cleanly. Another lock up and Aries backs Roode up into the ropes, breaking clean but giving him a little tap on the chest. Another lock up and Roode goes to work on Aries’ arm, taking him down to his knees. Aries is able to roll around and out of the hold, reversing things and working on Roode’s arm. Roode pushes Aries off and hits a shoulder block. Aries responds with a drop toe hold and he rolls the champ up for two. Aries locks up Roode’s legs and clamps on an STF before floating over.
Both men are up and another lock up leads to Aries taking Roode over and slapping at the champ’s head, embarrassing him. Aries snaps Roode’s neck across the top rope before hitting a slingshot elbow and another elbow drop for a near fall. Roode is able to lock on a head scissor, but Aries fights out, only to find himself in another one. Aries does a headstand and pops out, dropkicking Roode in the face. Roode heads to the outside, so Aries heads to the top and leads to the outside with a double sledge.
Aries sends Roode back into the ring and goes for a missile dropkick from the top, but Roode moves. Roode chokes Aries on the bottom rope by standing on the back of his head and neck. Roode stomps and chops at Aries in the corner. Roode suplexes Aries before backing into the corner and coming out with a knee drop. Roode clamps on a rear chin lock, but Aries is quick to fight up to his feet and out of the hold. Aries hits the ropes, but runs right into a big elbow.
Aries takes on Roode, going into a quick flurry of offense. Aries tries for the last chancery, but can’t quite lock it in. He rolls out and knees Roode in the face before bringing him up to his feet, fighting him in the corner and grinding his face across the top rope. Aries sends Roode out to the apron and then floor, but he goes for the heat seeking missile through the bottom ropes, but Roode moves and Aries crashes into the guard rail. Roode rolls Aries back into the ring and he waits, hitting a spear when Aries turns around.
Roode stomps away at Aries before hitting a front suplex and going for another pin. Roode locks in a body scissors, then pulls away at Aries’ face. Aries fights up to his feet and fights off Roode with a couple of elbows, but he runs into a big knee from Roode. Roode backs Aries into the corner, hitting him with a nasty chop. Roode whips Aries into the opposite corner hard.
Roode runs into an elbow in the corner, but he shoulders Aries and tosses him up and out, down to the mat. Roode wraps Aries in a seated bear hug, but Aries fights up to his feet. Roode dives him back down to the mat. Aries fights to his feet again. He runs into another knee but turns it into a roll up. Roode kicks out and clotheslines Aries hard for a two count of his own.
Roode slaps at Aries’ face, talking trash. Aries gets to his feet and shrugs off forearms, coming back with a couple of his own. Roode chops Aries in the corner, so Aries hits one of his own. Roode hits the ropes and misses a forearm, but eats a discus forearm. Roode back drops Aries to the apron. Aries heads back into the ring and clotheslines Roode to the outside. Aries hits the head seeking missile and connects this time. Aries rolls Roode back into the ring and heads to the top. He hits the missile dropkick from the top rope. Aries charges Roode, but he’s caught and hits with a running powerslam for a two count.
Roode waits for Aries to stand and goes for another spear, but Aries avoids it, going right into the last chancery. Aries rolls out of it to his a couple of knees to the top of Roode’s head. Roode turns things around into a crossface, cranking back. Aries doesn’t give up, but turns it around into the last chancery again. Roode rakes at Aries’ face to break the hold. Roode spears Aries into the corner before seating him on the top rope. Roode follows up after Aries and he goes for the superplex, delaying it. Aries hits him with a knee to the head to stop it. Aries pushes Roode away. Aries goes for the 450. Roode moves so Aries rolls through. Roode hits a spinebuster, but it’s only enough for two. Roode throws Aries shoulder first into the ring post.
Roode takes Aries right into the crossface. Roode pulls back. Aries tries to roll him up, but Roode rolls through and hangs on. Aries struggles toward the rope, inching his way over. Aries makes it to the rope and forces Roode to break the hold. Roode rolls to the outside and grabs his title. He brings it back into the ring and the ref sees him, grabbing the title. Roode uses the opportunity to low blow Aries. He goes for the pin, but Aries kicks out at two. Roode argues with the ref, giving him and shove. The ref shoves back and Aries hits the corner dropkick. Aries tries for the brainbuster, but Roode avoids it and shoves Aries into the ref. Roode grabs the belt and he uses it to blast Aries in the face. Roode grabs the ref and goes for the pin but Aries kicks out at two!
Roode grabs Aries and tries for a fisherman something, but Aries reverses into a roll up for two. Aries hits a kick to the top of Roode head and he connects with the brainbuster. Aries gets the three count!
Winner and NEW TNA World Champion: Austin Aries
Aries celebrates with the title while the fans go nuts. This is an awesome moment for the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived. The confetti starts to rain down on the new champion.
The PPV ends with Aries in the middle of the ring, and the TNA World Championship across his shoulder.
NGWS Reaction: Good match but they could have done alot more . 3-5. i bit of a let down for the main event & the build up for this. but still a great ppv by tna.