TNA X Division Championship – Ultimate X/Submission Rules
Douglas Williams (c) vs. Brian Kendrick
Williams tried to climb up on the top rope right away, but decided against it. Tenay mentioned Williams’ fear of heights. They are rocking the red, white and blue ropes tonight. Lots of quick offense by Williams early on with a series of knees and elbows in the corner. Williams executes a snap suplex into a chin lock bridge on Williams. Williams transitions into a front headlock on Kendrick. Kendrick takes a knee to the gut when he broke free, but dodged a tornado DDT attempt from Williams. Kendrick with a dropkick and attempts a rear naked choke. Williams shrugs Kendrick away and catches him with a kick to the head coming off the ropes. Williams grounds Kendrick with a head scissors submission. Williams with a hangmans headlock on Kendrick. Kendrick fires back with a series of dropkicks and tries to take the back of Williams again. Both get up on the top turnbuckle and Williams is able to hit a big back suplex on Kendrick. Kendrick and Williams brawl to the outside and both start climbing up the steel truss holding up the Ultimate X cables. Williams drops Kendrick down over the top rope. Williams jumps down quickly with Taz referencing his fear of heights again. Williams takes out some gloves and slaps them across the face of Kendrick. Williams rolls back in the ring and puts the gloves off. Williams starts climbing up the top turnbuckle, gets on the steel truss and starts going across the cables. Kendrick is back up and is close behind. Kendrick jumps on the cable and gets near Williams. Kendrick wraps his legs around the body of Douglas and pulls him down. Both come down and it looks like Kendrick took the worse of the fall. Williams sees what happened and quickly locks on a modified rear naked choke. The referee checks on the arm of Kendrick once, twice and a third time. Kendrick is out and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner & STILL TNA X Division Champion: Douglas Williams
After the match, we see highlights of the match leading to the finish. TNA security and referee Brian Hebner check on Kendrick and give him some smelling salts to wake him back up.
At the broadcast booth, Mike Tenay and Taz discuss the rest of the card tonight including Rob Van Dam defending the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson and Abyss later tonight.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Brother Ray. Ray cuts off Christy saying he knows what she is going to ask. He said Jesse Neal is a failure, just like Christy’s edition of Playboy. Ray said he is a failure to his family and even his dead friend. He said Jesse will continue to be a failure after tonight. Ray said it would be in Brother Devon’s best interest to stay out his business. He said he is Team 3D and always will be.
* Brother Ray vs. Jesse Neal vs. Brother Devon is up next.