TNA Genesis Opener:
We open the show with a video package highlighting the main feuds heading into tonight's event. The pyro hits and Mike Tenay welcomes us to TNA's first big live event of 2011. He immediately begins hyping the main event, and the title implications for Fortune tonight. It looks like we'll be opening the show with the X Division Title match, as Kazarian makes his way out to the ring.
TNA X Division Championship Match
- Jay Lethal (c) vs. Kazarian
Lethal is out next to a big pop from the Impact Zone crowd. He stares Kaz down as he makes his way into the ring. Lethal chases Kaz outside o the ring and back in, hitting a big hurricarana and mounting Kaz, raining down on him with punches. Lethal picks Kaz up and hits him with a big chop and a hip toss but Kaz rolls to the outside. Lethal follows him with a big suicide dive.
Kaz gets up and goes to throw Lethal into the ring apron, but Lethal hops up on the apron and moonsaults off on top of Kaz. Back in the ring, Lethal gets a near fall and follows it up with a hip toss/dropkick combo. Lethal hits Kaz with a big chop in the corner, and follows up with another, but when he tries to send Kaz across the ring, it's turned around and Lethal ends up going shoulder first into the turnbuckle.
Kaz and Lethal trade blows and Lethal catches Kaz's leg, knocking him to his back and slingshotting him into the corner. Lethal hits a big dropkick and it's good for another near fall. Lethal picks Kaz up and drops him right back down with a giant back suplex that's good for another two count. Lethal tosses Kaz into the ropes but he eats a back elbow and a big spinebuster from Kaz to turn the momentum. Kaz mounts Lethal and rains down with punches of his own.
Kaz hits a nice gutwrench suplex and chokes Lethal with his knee across the throat. Kaz chokes Lethal in the ropes and pushes against Letha's back with his boot before picking him up and slamming him to the mat. Kaz hits a big springboard leg drop that's good for a near fall. Lethal struggles up to his feet and takes a couple of forearms from Kaz, ducks a clothesline and comes back with a handspring back elbow and both men are down. Btoh men are up at the same time and they trade blows in the middle of the ring, each getting in several good shots. Kaz rakes Lethal's eyes but Lethal comes back with a chop and leaps over the ropes with Kaz's head in hand, snapping his neck against the top rope.
Lethal gets to the apron and Kaz brings him back in with a slingshot cutter that's good for another near fall. Kaz is frustrated and he takes Lethal up to the top turnbuckle. Kaz goes up after him, but Lethal fights him off with elbows and a big sunset flip powerbomb that's still only good enough for two. Kaz gets up and walks right into an enzugiri and a Lethal combination. Lethal pins Kaz but still only gets a two count and Lethal looks distraught. Lethal tries for a pile driver but Kaz fights out of it, not hitting anything. Kaz rolls out to the apron and comes back in with a slingshot DDT. Kaz puts his feet on the ropes for a cover but Lethal still kicks out at two.
Kaz taunts Lethal as he gets back to his feet and he hits Lethal with a slap to the ace. This looks to fire up Lethal who comes back with a series of quick chops to Kaz, leaving him supported only by the ropes. Lethal picks Kaz up and hits a beautiful suplex and plays to the crowd. Lethal goes out to the apron and begins pounding on the turnbuckle before beginning to climb. Lethal gets to the top but gets caught with an enzugiri from Kaz that stops him cold. Kaz rights Lethal on the turnbuckle and tries for an avalanche reverse tombstone but Lethal fights it off, only to push Kaz into the ref. Kaz pushes on the ropes and Lethal crotches himself. Kaz connects with the reverse tombstone, and pins Lethal, getting the three count, as reported earlier here on WNW.
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