Abyss is shown backstage reading 'The Art of War'. He says Kendrick thinks tonight will be a moral victory for the X Division and he might be right, but tonight Abyss will teach him a lesson in pain and humiliation. He says no nation has ever benefitted from prolonged warfare. He says when the end is near and it's time for Kendrick to die, he'll make it quick. But not too quick.
- We get a video package detailing the events that have led up to the X Division Championship, as well as thoughts from Abyss, Kendrick and Eric Bischoff.
X Division Championship Match
Abyss vs. Brian Kendrick
The bell ring and Kendrick lays in to Abyss with a couple of kicks to the legs but Abyss shrugs it off. Kendrick uses his speed to avoid blows from Abyss, but when Kendrick goes for a big cross body Kendrick bounces off of Abyss. Abyss lays in with a huge clubbing blow across Kendrick's back. Abyss goes for a splash but Kendrick avoids it and attempts to mount Abyss in the corner with a series of punches but Abyss fights him off and puts Kendrick down to the mat. Kendrick comes back with more kicks to the leg, but Abyss grabs Kendrick around the throat. Kendrick bites Abyss' fingers so Abyss fights Kendrick off. Abyss throws KEndrick out to the floor.
Abyss lays in with more big blows across Kendrick's back before sending him back into the ring. Abyss puts Kendrick up in the corner and hits a big open hand slap to Kendrick's chest. Abyss goes for another splash, but Kendrick comes back, throwing himself into Abyss. Abyss extends the leg in a big boot a takes Kendrick out. Abyss finally connects with a big splash in the corner and Kendrick crumples.
Abyss drops down to the knee in the corner to read a bit of 'The Art of War'. Kendrick tries to fight Abyss a bit, but Abyss takes it right to Kendrick, pounding him with punches to the back of the head. Kendrick struggles to get back up to his feet, using the ropes to support himself. Abyss picks up the book again and Kendrick comes up with a huge forearm that stuns Abyss and opens him up above the eye. Kendrick uses his speed to avoid more shots from Abyss and connects with a dropkick that sends Abyss to the outside. Kendrick dives through the ropes and connects with Abyss, dropping the monster. Kendrick avoids a charging Abyss and Abyss crashes into the ring steps. Back in the ring Kendrick goes to the top and connects with a cross body for two. Kendrick goes to the apron and back to the top, connecting with a missile dropkick for another two count.
Kendrick goes for the sliced bread, but Abyss counters it into the shock treatment. Abyss goes for the cover but Kendrick is able to kick out at two. Kendrick comes up with a couple of quick shots to the gut. Kendrick avoids hitting the ref in the corner, but Abyss crashes into the ref in the corner. Kendrick connects with sliced bread but there's no ref. Eric Bischoff makes his way out to the ring and he gets in Kendrick's face about something, so Kendrick decks Bischoff. Bully Ray, Gunner, and Scott Steiner make their way down to the ring. So Gen Me and Amazing Red come down to help Kendrick. Gen Me and Amazing Red are send packing, and Gunner Ray and Steiner team up. The locker room empties of X-Division guys, and Immortal is completely overwhelmed.
It's an absolute melee that breaks up out of nowhere. Kendrick is able to roll up Abyss out of nowhere, and the ref stands up on the outside to count the pin, after having missed a humongous brawl.
Winner and NEW TNA X Division Champion: Brian Kendrick
Confetti rains from the roof while the X-Division roster celebrates the title win with Kendrick.
It's main event time. Daniels vs. Styles.
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