TNA Hard Justice Results (8/16) - Elijah Burke, & More!
By Ryan Clark | August 16, 2009
Winner & #1 contender for the X Division Championship: Daniels
Mike Tenay announced that Daniels would get his title shot at next month's No Surrender PPV. After the match, we see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
At ringside, Jeremy Borash interviews Daniels. Daniels said that match was what the X Division was all about. He said he has history with both Homicide and Samoa Joe and would prefer to get revenge on Joe, but said it doesn't matter who he faces because you are looking at the next X Division Champion. Daniels then sends a shout out to AJ Styles saying he knows he is watching and wants him back as soon as possible.
- Mike Tenay and Don West preview the rest of the card tonight.
- Backstage, Lauren is with Matt Morgan. Morgan said nobody controls "The Blueprint" and that includes Kurt Angle. He admits he wanted to be in the Mafia at one time, but it was Angle who made him do his dirty work and never reward him. Morgan said tonight he rewards himself winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. He adds, "Kurt this is my destiny."
- A video package airs highlighting the events between Dr. Stevie and Abyss.
$50,000 Bounty Match
Abyss vs. Jethro Holliday w/ Dr. Stevie
The bell rings with Abyss hitting the ring right away. Abyss and Jethro Holliday start exchanging shots. Holliday gets the better of Abyss hitting some kicks and forearms to the back. Abyss fights back with some shots, but misses a splash in the corner. Holliday with a chops to the chest of Abyss. Holliday hits the ropes and Abyss slaps him right in the chest sending him to the mat. Abyss clotheslines Holliday over the top rope to the outside. Abyss sends Holliday into the steel guard railing and steel steps. Abyss tries to punch Holliday, but Holliday moves and Abyss punches the steel ring post. Holliday then grabs Abyss and sends him into the steel ring steps. Holliday tosses Abyss back in the ring and tries to drop an elbow from the top, but Abyss moves. Abyss backs Holliday up in the corner and Holliday gets in a quick shot. Abyss fights back with some big rights and lefts sending Holliday down in the corner. Abyss leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair from the ringside area. Dr. Stevie slides a baton into the ring allowing Holliday to nail Abyss with it a few times. Holliday with a big forearm across the chest of Abyss. Holliday does this a second time, hits the ropes and sends Abyss chest first into the steel guard railing.
Holliday rolls Abyss back in the ring, covers and only gets a two count. Holliday with a knee to the body of Abyss and grabs the steel chair Abyss had brought in. Holliday swings, but Abyss catches him with a choke. Holliday fights out, but Abyss levels him with a big boot. Abyss with a high back body drop on Holliday. Abyss gets the crowd fired up in Orlando and body splashes Holliday in the corner. Abyss with a big side slam, cover and Holliday gets a shoulder up after a two count. Abyss puts the steel chair over the chest of Holliday. Abyss hits the ropes twice, but Holliday lifts up the chair and Abyss crotches himself over it. Holliday grabs the baton, cracks it over the head of Abyss, covers and Abyss kicks out after two. Dr. Stevie grabs the steel chair and gives it back to Holliday. Holliday positions it in the corner. Abyss counters an irish whip and Holliday attempts a float over, but Abyss backs up and Abyss sends Holliday face first into the steel chair. Abyss then takes out Holliday with a chokeslam, covers...and Holliday still kicks out. Abyss is surprised. Abyss grabs Dr. Stevie and pulls him up on the ring apron. This allows Holliday to run up, grab Abyss and hit a running bulldog. Dr. Stevie then slides brass knucks into the ring.