TNA Impact Wrestling: Destination X
Louisville, KY (Broadbent Arena)
July 18, 2013
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Jeramy Borash
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
The yearly showcase of TNA’s high flying X-Division opens up with a slew of X-Division stars standing in the back as Mike Tenay hypes up the card and then we cut to the back where Chris Sabin is getting ready for the World Title Match tonight. Jeremy Borash is on commentary tonight like last years Ultimate X.
An excellent special intro hypes up Chris Sabin’s title shot with pictures from his childhood as he talks about being told he would never be able to be a World Title. Clips of his career along with clips of his injury are spliced in throughout along with Bully Ray talking trash.
Aces & Eights music hits and Bully Ray makes his way out to the ring through the tunnel rather than through the crowd like usual. Tenay wonders where Taz is and JB says that he was told 10 minutes ago to get on the headsets and was told nothing more. Bully says it sounds like everyone is really happy to see him tonight but enough is enough. He says that all week long all he’s heard about on Facebook, Twitter, the internet, etc. is about the “little boy” Chris Sabin. Bully says everyone wants to talk about Chris Sabin as a “Let’s go Sabin” chant erupts. Bully says they can chant his name from now to high heaven it doesn’t matter because he doesn’t have a shot in hell in beating him. Now a “yes” chant starts and Bully says it sounds like the fans are planning a parade for Sabin, but what they should be doing is planning his funeral. Bully says he is the most hated man in wrestling and that’s just the way he wants it. He says it’s the perfect night for Bully Ray to defeat Sabin and for Aces & Eights to destroy the Main Event Mafia.
Bully says there is only one thing left for him to talk about, he wants to talk to his wife Brooke. He tells her to get out to the ring and she obliges him. Brooke says she doesn’t understand what else he could possibly want from her. She says that she’s sick of it and she is moving on showing her engagement ring to Phil Costa. She tells him to move on too. Bully says that he’s happy he has the opportunity to look her in the eyes tonight and tell her that she can move on when he TELLS her that she can move on. He shows her his wedding ring but then Hulk Hogan’s music hits.
Hulk comes out and tells Bully to knock it off. He says Bully is right because enough is enough. A massive “Hogan” chant starts and he says Bully has raped and pillaged TNA and all that is going to come to an end. Hulk grabs Brooke and walks away with her but Bully tells them not to turn their backs on him. Bully says he will never give her a divorce and he will never lose the World Title and there is nothing that he or anyone else can do about it.
Kurt Angle appears on the big screen and says things are different now because the Mafia is here as the rest of MEM appears behind him. Angle says tonight Bully will lose his title to Chris Sabin in a fair fight and there is nothing he can do about it. Sting says they’ll find out tonight whether Bully’s “brotherhood” is stronger than the family. Rampage is shown pacing back and forth staring at the camera as Sting & Angle talk.
Tenay & JB hype up the card for tonight and then footage of Aries beating Roode for the World Title last year at Destination X is shown.
In the back Bobby Roode is asked if Destination X brings up bad memories for him and he says it reminds him of one word: fluke. Roode says he isn’t thinking of the past, he’s thinking of the future and the future starts tonight. He says his road to BFG starts tonight where he will once again become the World Heavyweight Champion.
In the back Gail Kim is shown tweeting to the fans currently.
The updated leader board for the BFG Series is shown.
BFG Series Match
“The IT Factor” Bobby Roode vs. “A-Double” Austin Aries
This is a rematch from last year’s Destination X Main Event where Aries shocked the world by winning the World Heavyweight Championship. Since then Aries & Roode have feuded and then became Tag Team Champions as The Dirty Heels. Roode has no points in the BFG Series currently while Aries has 7. A big “Let’s go Aries” chant starts up as Aries & Roode square up. They lockup in the center of the ring with Roode getting the advantage with a side headlock. Aries shoves Roode into the ropes and then drops down. Roode leaps over him and then bounces off the ropes and Aries leapfrogs him and then catches him with an armdrag and locks in an armbar. Roode counters into a headscissors but Aries uses a headstand to get out of it and go right into a Basement Dropkick attempt, but his longtime rival and partner saw it coming and rolled out of the way. Aries applauds that and then they lockup again and this time Aries gets Roode in a headlock. Roode shoves Aries into the corner but Aries uses the corner to float up and over Roode as he charges at him, and then Aries hits the ropes and ducks a clothesline. Aries ducks a back elbow but then Roode catches him with a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker as he bounces off the ropes again. Aries rolls out to the floor and then as Roode comes towards the apron Aries quickly leaps up and attempts a shoulder block through the ropes, but Roode sidestepped it and kicked Aries in the chest. Roode attempts to Suplex Aries over the top back into the ring but Aries catches him with a series of knees to the head and then Roode lets go and Aries hits a big forearm. Aries backdrops Roode over the top to the floor! Aries then climbs up top and connects with the Savage Diving Axe Handle out to the floor! Aries rolls Roode back in the ring and Aries climbs up top again and dives off with a Flying Cross Body, but Roode catches him in midflight with a dropkick! Aries rolls out to the floor again and Roode follows up with a Flying Clothesline off the apron!
Back from the break Roode hits the Double-R Spinebuster back in the ring! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Roode lifts Aries up to the top rope and climbs up with him. Roode attempts a Superplex but Aries blocks it and boxes the ears of Roode repeatedly until Roode falls back to the mat! Aries dives off with the 450 Splash! 1…2…NO Roode kicks out and Aries can’t believe it! Aries connects with a series of right hands and then connects with forearms. Aries chops Roode and then whips him into the ropes but Roode holds onto the ropes and backdrops a charging Aries over the top. Aries lands on the ramp and then hits a shoulder block through the ropes to Roode. Aries then goes for the Slingshot Somersault Senton but Roode rolls under the ropes onto the ramp. Aries rolls through as Roode rolls off the ramp down to the floor and Aries dives through the ropes with the Heat Seeking Missile sending Roode crashing into the ring steps! Aries plays to the crowd on the rampway as they are going nuts. A big “TNA” chant starts up. Aries tosses Roode back into the ring and then Aries climbs up top. Aries hits a Missile Dropkick sending Roode flying into the corner. Aries then hits the IED and attempts the Brainbuster, but Roode blocks it and then goes for a Fireman’s Carry but Aries blocks it and rolls Roode up! 1…2…NO Roode kicks out and grabs Aries in the Crossface! Aries is able to use his free arm to roll Roode backwards into a pin! 1…2…NO Roode breaks the hold and counters into a crucifix pin! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out and then Roode catches Aries with a Backslide! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out and then nails a kneeling Roode with a Spike DDT! Both men are down now. Aries goes for the IED again but this time Roode gets his boots up and then goes for the Spear but Aries blocks it and goes for the Brainbuster again! Roode blocks it and hits the Northern Lariat! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Roode goes for the Payoff but Aries counters into the Roaring Elbow! Aries goes for the Brainbuster again and again Roode blocks it again and again goes for a Fireman’s Carry. Aries again blocks it and this time plants Roode with the Brainbuster! 1…2…3!
Winner: Aries via pinfall (Brainbuster)
A dejected Bobby Roode can’t seem to believe what just happened and stares JB at ringside before crabbing a monitor off the announce table and destroying it. Roode goes nuts and starts throwing the announcers chairs around ringside and then picking up a fans drink and smashing it. Roode punches himself in the face repeatedly as he has lost it.
We get a bit of a L.A.X. reunion in the back as Hernandez & Homicide talk. Hernandez is even wearing his old NWA Title chain that had the Mexican flag on it he used to wear. Chavo Guerrero walks up and says he’s a big fan of Homicide and wishes him luck in his match tonight and Homicide does the same to Chavo. Homicide says he’ll see Hernandez later tonight and walks away. Chavo says he’s going to win the X-Division Title and Hernandez will win the BFG Series so next year at Destination X it can be Chavo vs. Hernandez for the World Title.
Backstage Aces & Eights talk and Anderson says DOC not getting the VP nod “pushed him over the edge” and he has “turned in his cut.” He says they have work to do tonight.
X-Division Title Qualifying 3-Way
“Notorious 1-8-7” Homicide vs. “Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams vs. “Playa From The Himalayas” Sonjay Dutt
Clips of each man’s TNA careers are shown as they come out to the ring. The winner of each of the 3 Qualifying Matches this week meet in an Ultimate X Match next week to crown a new X-Division Champion. We’ve seen Petey & Sonjay many times over the last year but Homicide has been absent from TNA since 2010. He did reform L.A.X. with Hernandez at “TNA One Night Only: Hardcore Justice” against the Disciples of the New Church however. As all 3 men get in the ring Petey tries to kick Homicide but he catches his foot and flings it towards Sonjay. Sonjay catches it as well and then Homicide kicks the outstretched leg of Petey. Sonjay shoves Homicide into the ropes and Homicide bounces off with a shoulder block. Petey goes for a German Suplex and Sonjay grabs Petey from behind as well but Homicide quickly grabs the ropes and Sonjay rolls Petey up! 1…2…NO Petey kicks out and Homicide tosses Sonjay through the ropes. Sonjay lands on the apron and then Petey goes for a forearm on Homicide but he ducks and Petey knocks Sonjay off the ropes. Homicide then tosses Petey out to the floor as well and hits a Slingshot Somersault Plancha onto Petey & Sonjay on the floor! Back in the ring Homicide charges at Petey but Petey catches him with a drop toe hold sending Homicide into the ropes and then Petey hits a Hesitation Dropkick to the back of Homicide as he’s hung up in the ropes. Sonjay springboards off the top but Petey sidesteps him and then puts Sonjay in a Full Nelson and transitions into a Snapmare, but Sonjay cartwheels through only to get kicked in the gut by Petey. Petey whips Sonjay into the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Sonjay ducks and then connects with a Running Hurricanrana! Sonjay catches Homicide with a Hurricanrana as well sending Homicide out to the floor. Sonjay sets up for a dive but Petey catches him with a shoulder block through the ropes followed by a Slingshot Code Breaker! 1…2…NO Sonjay kicks out! Petey goes for the Sharpshooter on Sonjay but Homicide charges at him only to get Hip Tossed by Petey! Petey holds onto Sonjay’s legs in a modified Indian Death Lock on the mat! Homicide climbs up top and dives off with a Diving Headbutt to Petey breaking the hold on Sonjay! All 3 men get back to their feet and Homicide goes nuts on Petey & Sonjay with kicks and forearms. Homicide shoves Sonjay into a corner and then hits a Flying Forearm on Petey followed by one on Sonjay! Homicide then hits a Belly-to-Belly Suplex on Petey followed by the Gringo Cutta on Sonjay! 1…2…NO Sonjay kicks out! Homicide lifts Sonjay up to the top and climbs up with him but Sonjay shoves him off and then goes for the Moonsault Stomp, but Petey crotches him on the top. Homicide then grabs Petey for the Gringo Killa but Petey blocks it goes for the Canadian Destroyer! Sonjay is hanging upside down in the corner as Homicide blocks the Destroyer and shoves Petey into the corner. Homicide then charges at Petey but eats a back elbow and then Petey climbs up top and I think was going to do his old O Canada taunt in the corner. Sonjay lifts himself up and freaking German Suplexes Petey off the top as he’s hanging upside down! Homicide then hits the Gringo Killa on Petey! He’s dead! 1…2…NO Sonjay is able to free himself and break it up! Homicide goes for the Gringo Cutta but Sonjay blocks it and hits the Sonjay Cutter! Sonjay climbs up top and hit’s the damn Moonsault Stomp! 1…2…3!
Winner: Sonjay via pinfall (Moonsault Stomp)
The new X-Division Title is shown hanging up in the rafters where the Ultimate X structure is hanging.
X-Division Title Qualifying 3-Way
Kenny King vs. “Mexican Warrior” Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Manik
Chavo is already in the ring as we come back from break and King is entering. The only one that gets a full entrance is Manik. King is a former X-Division Champion and the Manik character has won the belt but the current incarnation (TJ Perkins) has never won it. Chavo has never won it either but is a multiple time WCW & WWE Cruiserweight Champion. King attacks Manik as he gets in the ring and then Chavo whips King into Manik as Manik backdrops him over the top. King lands on the apron and then Manik shoves Chavo into the ropes where King pulls the top rope down sending Chavo crashing to the floor. King then goes for a springboard move but Manik moves out of the way and goes for a clothesline. King ducks it and then hits an Atomic Drop followed by a Spinning Enziguri! Chavo tries to get back in the ring but King destroys him with a dropkick through the ropes! King hits a Snap Suplex on Manik and then rolls backwards into a mount where he punches him repeatedly. King is getting a lot of heat tonight. King whips Manik into the ropes but Manik catches him with a Spinning Headscissors into the Octopus! Manik then sweeps the legs of King and puts him in an Indian Death Lock. Chavo comes in and goes for a Suplex but Manik blocks it and hits a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex as he keeps the Death Lock on King at the same damn time! 1…2…NO Chavo kicks out! Manik attempts to whip Chavo into the ropes but Chavo reverses it and Manik does his Spiderman impression by hanging between the ropes. Chavo is not amused and dropkicks the hell out of Manik! King whips Chavo into the ropes but Chavo catches him with a Spinning Headscissors followed by a Rolling Liger Kick! Chavo climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick. 1…2…NO King kicks out! Manik climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Cross Body on both King & Chavo! Manik then uses the ropes to lift himself up in the air and grab Chavo in a headscissors and pull Chavo headfirst into the turnbuckles! Manik then hits a Springboard Flying Cross Body out of the corner on King! Chavo kicks Manik and then grabs him from behind as King charges at him. Manik kicks King and then gets free from Chavo and whips him into King! Manik charges at Chavo and Chavo lifts him up into the air and into a dropkick on King! Manik then hits a Crucifix Rollup on Chavo, 1…2…NO Chavo kicks out! Manik goes for his Tiger Buster but Chavoc blocks it and then hits the Three Amigos! As he went for the third Amigo King came charging at him so Chavo drops Manik and kicks King and hits Three Amigos on King! Chavo climbs up top but Manik springs to the top with him. Chavo blocks whatever Manik is attempting and shoves him back down to the mat. King then hits a Flying Double Knee into Manik who goes crashing into the corner crotching Chavo on the top! King climbs up with Chavo but Chavo shoves him off. King is able to backflip to his feet and then he leaps up with an Enziguri knocking Chavo off the top! King celebrates and eats the Tiger Buster from Manik! 1…2…3!
Winner: Manik via pinfall (Tiger Buster)
In the back Main Event Mafia talk about tonight. Sting says tonight is the night they put MEM back together for. Angle asks if everyone is ready to put the first plan into effect and Rampage says he’s ready to knock someone out.
The video package from earlier hyping Chris Sabin up is shown again.
In the back Hulk Hogan talks to Sabin and he says everyone knows what Chris has been through. He says that he had no idea this was a set up for greatness for Sabin and tonight is his night. He says that at the end of the night just make sure they remember him and bring the title home. Sabin thanks Hogan and shakes his hand.
Main Event Mafia come down to the ring. Sting says they gave Aces & Eights fair warning and they told them they would bring the fight to them. He says the family is custom made for this very night and they’re looking for A&8. Angle says this fight is going to be more brutal and more vicious than A&8 can even imagine. He says they brought chaos to TNA and turned it upside down and for that the Mafia is coming after them. Angle says this the greatest array of champions, fighters, and wrestlers to ever be assembled and they’re going to prove it tonight.
Magnus says they are ready and asks if the fans if they’re ready and calls A&8 to come out and face the family.
A&8 appear on the big screen and Anderson asks if they really thought they would just walk out there at their beck and call. Anderson says they do things on their own time and they have a big celebration for later to worry about. Anderson challenges MEM to come to the back and face them.
Joe says A&8 are probably back there enjoying a few drinks and MEM is a little thirsty. He asks Rampage if he’s thirsty and Rampage responds by saying “oh you know I’m thirsty!” Joe says they’re going to come back there and drink their drinks and beat them down right now!
MEM leaves the ring and walk toward the back. MEM finds Anderson who leads them into a room where the rest of A&8 are waiting! Bully Ray slams Angle into a wall and then tosses him into the back of a truck while Devon locks the door where the rest of MEM & Aces are fighting! The truck drives off with Angle in the back!
Austin Aries is shown tweeting to the fans.
A replay of what just happened with Aces & MEM.
X-Division Title Qualifying 3-Way
Rubix vs. Rockstar Spud vs. Greg Marasciulo
Rubix & Spud are making their TNA returns. Rubix is formerly known as Jigsaw in Ring of Honor & CHIKARA. He has wrestled for TNA at various times including earlier this year at One Night Only: X-Travaganza in an Ultimate X Match. Spud won TNA’s “British Boot Camp” competition and has wrestled a few times for TNA but has spent most of his time since signing at OVW training. Greg is formerly known as Trent Barreta, one of half of the team The Dudebusters, in WWE. Since being fired by WWE he has worked all over the country including for Ring of Honor. Spud taunts Greg & Rubix so they both chop the hell out of him. Rubix then goes for a Back Suplex on Greg but he lands on his feet as Tenay informs us that Greg has a picture of Bill Murray on his kneepad because “he’s a cool dude.” Greg puts Rubix in a side headlock and then Spud charges at him but Greg backdrops him as he continues to hold the headlock on Rubix. Rubix shoves Greg into the ropes and connects with a Hurricanrana as the fans chant “Trent Barreta.” Spud tries to sneak in behind Rubix but when Rubix catches him Spud decides to back out of the ring instead of fighting him. Greg hits Rubix with a Running Back Elbow and then lights him up with chops. Greg hits the ropes but Spud grabs his foot to stop him so Greg kicks him through the ropes and then sets up for a dive. Rubix grabs Greg from behind but Greg hits him with a series of elbows and then holds onto the ropes as Rubix attempts a rollup. Rubix ducks a clothesline attempt from Greg and then dives through the ropes with a Tope Suicida onto Spud! Greg clotheslines Rubix on the floor and then tosses Spud back into the ring and covers him for a nearfall. Greg grabs Spud but he pokes Greg in the eyes and then beats on him in the corner walk talking trash to him. Spud talks trash to the crowd and walks into a chop from Greg. Greg then picks Spud up but he rakes the eyes and then rolls him up! 1…2…NO Greg kicks out! Rubix rolls back in the ring and Spud kicks him repeatedly. Spud hits the ropes but Rubix catches him in the air and slams him back to the mat and then hits a Sliding Knee! 1…2…NO Spud kicks out! Spud rolls out to the apron and Rubix grabs him and slams him into the turnbuckle. Greg then charges at Rubix but he sidesteps him and Greg springboards off the corner turnbuckle into a Flying Elbow on Spud knocking him off the apron! Rubix charges at Greg but he gets backdropped over the top. Rubix lands on the apron and hits a Leaping Enziguri on Greg and then climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Rana! Greg rolls out to the floor and Spud rolls back in where Rubix avoid several strikes from Spud and hits a back elbow. Rubix hits a Bridging German Suplex! 1…2…NO Spud kicks out! Spud retreats to the corner and Rubix charges at him but Spud moves out of the way. Spud then stomps on Rubix’s hands and hits a Shining Wizard. 1…2…NO Rubix kicks out! Spud taunts Rubix and then goes for a German Suplex but Greg comes flying out of nowhere with a Springboard Missile Dropkick as Rubix moves out of the way and Greg nails Spud! Spud rolls out to the floor and Greg hits a beautiful Somersault Plancha over the top onto Spud on the floor! Dude gets some pretty wicked air, almost AJ Styles like, on that dive. Greg rolls Spud back in the ring and then climbs up top but Rubix nails him with a Superkick and then a Leaping Enziguri knocking Greg off the top! Rubix climbs up top to the opposite corner and hits a Van Terminator on Greg! Spud tosses Rubix to the floor and covers Greg, 1…2…NO Greg kicks out! Spud talks trash to Greg and slaps him repeatedly as Rubix tries to get back in the ring. Spud kicks Rubix back out and then spits in Greg’s face. Spud sets up for something but Greg counters into a disgusting move where he puts Spud on his back upside down with his legs hooked and drops down to his knees. I now I used to see Joel Maximo from the S.A.T. do that move but I have no idea what you would call it. 1…2…3!
Winner: Greg Marasciulo via pinfall
In the back Bully Ray talks on the phone about what they just did to Angle. He suggests Rampage knocked Wes out in the brawl and tells the person to take Angle to the spot they talked about earlier. Ray says before he does that make him an offer he won’t refuse.
The truck from earlier is shown driving up but Kurt Angle gets out of the driver’s seat!
The beautiful Mickie James is in the ring. She says there was a moment last week that will be glorified in Knockouts history because it raised the bar for women in the industry across the globe. She says it goes to show you what hard work and dedication will truly get you. Mickie says there is no better gift than to share it with everyone and then a clip of her concert in Nashville, TN last week is shown. Everyone boos her and she talks about how amazing she is and how much of a giver she is. She says that’s what being the “heartbreaking, history making, Knockout Champion of the Century” is all about but then Gail Kim interrupts her.
Gail Kim says Mickie is really funny and really delusional if she thinks anyone was talking about her stupid performance last week. She says the only thing anyone was talking about was her dominant performance in the Ladder Match last week, and the only thing that is going to make her perfect package complete is getting her title back. Mickie says there is a clause in her contract that states she needs a certain amount of space and oxygen to compete and right now Gail is invading both. Mickie says she will give her credit that her match last week was a solid “2 or 2 ½” but Mickie’s performance was a 5 star performance. Mickie counts to 5 on her hand and then tries to slap Gail but Gail ducks and slaps Mickie! Mickie tackles Gail and they start rolling around the ring brawling! Referees run out to try and separate them and Gail Spears Mickie! Damn I wish I was one of those referees! Mickie rolls out of the ring and Gail tries to get to her again as Mickie holds up the belt and says Gail will never have it again.
Chris Sabin is shown warming up backstage when Aries approaches him and asks him how he’s feeling. Aries says he won’t try to diminish anything Sabin has done here but he wants him to understand that he wouldn’t be getting this shot if it wasn’t for him. Aries says he’s not even talking about Option C. He says it’s because of Aries that Sabin raised his game to a level that maybe even Sabin himself didn’t think he had. Aries says that’s what he does, he finds out just how great people can be and Sabin proved he can be great. Aries says he’s already proved he can beat Bully Ray before and Sabin beat him so tonight Sabin has a chance to finish that equation and win the World Title. He says he’s even pulling for him tonight and tells him to get the job done tonight.
AJ Styles is shown sitting in a stairwell backstage. He says the X-Division reminds him of himself, “been there done that… put it on the map.” AJ says next week he has Jeff Hardy, another hero. AJ says this is no place for a hero and he’s taking his points.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Bully Ray (c) vs. Chris “Hail” Sabin
I believe this is Sabin’s very first World Title shot, there may have been a NWA World Title shot against AJ Styles way back in the day but I can’t seem to remember it. Sabin cashed in his X-Division Title aka Option C for this shot at the belt. Bully Ray has been champion since April. JB does the Main Event boxing style intros for this one. Sabin is wearing new black and white gear. After Bully’s introduction he gets right in Sabin’s face trying to intimidate him but Sabin doesn’t back down. Ray tells Sabin that he’s going to take his knees out. As Bully goes to the opposite corner to put his title down Sabin comes right behind him and as Bully turns around Sabin gets in his face and says he’s going to beat his ass and become the World Champion. Bully shoves Sabin and as Sabin comes back at him Bully retreats to the ropes and the referee gets between them. Bully then trips Sabin and immediately goes after the knee but Sabin kicks him away and then hits a series of Roundhouse Kicks! Sabin goes for another one but Bully catches his foot and hits a sick chop! Sabin just shrugs it off and kicks Ray! Ray absolutely obliterates the chest of Sabin with one of the most sickening chops I’ve ever heard. Bully dares him to kick him again and Sabin obliges and then Ray answers with another nasty chop. Sabin’s chest already has welts on it. Sabin gets fired up and kicks Bully hard in the ribs and Bully takes a running start as he chops Sabin this time! Sabin again screams at Bully to “come on!” Bully swings at him but Sabin ducks and hits a series of chops, backhands, and kicks. Sabin hits several Forearm Smashes that send Bully reeling into the corner! Sabin mounts Bully and beats him with right hand after right hand! Sabin gets a running start as he goes for another kick but Bully catches his leg and then sweeps his other leg and elbow drops the knee of Sabin! Sabin rolls out to the ramp as a “Bully sucks” chant starts. Aces & Eights are shown walking out onto the ramp behind Sabin. Main Event Mafia are right behind them! Both MEM & Aces surround ringside.
Back from the break Bully slams Sabin’s knee into the ramp! Bully tosses Sabin over the top back into the ring and Bully starts talking trash to Rampage Jackson. Bully dares Sabin to get up and then he gets the injured leg out from under him. Again Sabin tries to get up and again Bully kicks the leg out from under him. Bully goes back to work on Sabin’s knee and puts him in a Kneelock. Bully starts unlacing Sabin’s boots so he can pull Sabin’s knee brace off and then he slams it into the mat again! Sabin tries to fight back with forearms but Bully takes him down with a clothesline! Bully is getting atomic beat right now. Bully punches Sabin repeatedly and then continues to rip the knee brace off of Sabin and he actually rips it up. Ray then grabs Sabin’s leg and rolls forward jarring the knee. Sabin tries to get back up and again Ray sweeps the leg and then grabs it and pretty much DDT’s Sabin’s knee! Ray screams at Sabin asking him if this is what he wanted. Rampage encourages Sabin to get up which pisses Ray off and he dares Rampage to hit him. Sabin gets to his feet and Ray dares him as well and Sabin obliges with a series of forearms, but again Ray cuts him off but kicking the leg. Ray taunts the crowd by doing some of Hulk Hogan’s posses and then he just flat out punches the knee of Sabin. A huge “Bully sucks” chants again and then Ray goes right back to work on the knee slamming it into the mat. Ray taunts Sabina and chops his chest as Ray asks Aces & Eights if he should rip off the other knee brace. Ray spits in Magnus’ face and says he’s luck that he isn’t doing this to him. Ray beats on Sabin in the corner and then whips him into the opposite corner but Sabin’s knee gives way and he hits the mat. Ray then goes for a Splash but Sabin gets his good leg up and hits a series of forearms. Sabin climbs to the top but the injury caused him to take too long and Ray recovers enough to crotch Sabin. Ray climbs up with Sabin and hit’s a Superplex! 1…2…NO Sabin kicks out! Ray goes for the Bully Bomb but Sabin blocks it and hits an Enziguri! Sabin limps to the corner and climbs up again! Sabin dives off with a Missile Dropkick that sends Bully into the referee as Sabin rolls over on top of Ray! Anderson hands Ray a hammer but Magnus jumps Anderson! The brawl is on now! Main Event Mafia & Aces start fighting all over the place! Rampage tosses Wes Brsico around like a damn ragdoll. The fight moves up the ramp to the back as Ray picks the hammer back up in the ring! Ray tries to hit Sabin with it but he nails Ray with a Spinning Back Kick! Sabin grabs the hammer but Bully kicks him and then lifts him up for a Powerbomb! Sabin hits him with the hammer! The referee comes to, 1…2………3! ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME?! SABIN DID IT!
Winner & NEW World Champ: Chris Sabin via pinfall
The referee hands Sabin the belt as he looks shocked! Sabin raises the belt with Bully Ray laid out in the ring with Sabin starring down at the belt!
“Final Thoughts” will be up tomorrow morning.
1) BFG Series: Austin Aries def. Bobby Roode via pinfall (7 points)
2) X-Division 3-Way: Sonjay Dutt def. Homicide & Petey Williams
3) X-Division 3-Way: Manik def. Kenny King & Chavo Guerrero Jr.
4) X-Division 3-Way: Greg Marasciulo def. Rubix & Rockstar Spud
5) TNA World Title: Chris Sabin def. Bully Ray (c) to win the title!
BFG Series Standings
1) Magnus (49 points)
2) Samoa Joe (19 points)
3) Jeff Hardy (17 points)
4) Christopher Daniels (14 points)
Austin Aries (14 points)
5) AJ Styles (12 points)
6) Mr. Anderson (7 points)
Hernandez (7 points)
7) Kazarian (0 points)
Jay Bradley (0 points)
Bobby Roode (0 points)
8) Joseph Park (-10 points)
Scheduled Lineup for Next Week:
-TNA X-Division Title Ultimate X Match: Sonjay Dutt vs. Manik vs. Greg Marasciulo
-BFG Series: AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy
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