We get a video package that highlights the events over the past few weeks that have led up to this match. The package is also about the history of both Daniels and Styles in the TNA X Division, and how Daniels has felt lost since coming back to TNA, and this is about regaining his spot.
Christopher Daniels vs. A.J. Styles
Styles and Daniels slap hands before the match. Both men lock up and jockey for position around the ring. Styles backs Daniels into the corner and we get a clean break. Daniels locks in a side head lock and AJ is quick to fight it off. Both men trade holds before Styles wrenches away at Daniels' arm. Daniels turns it into another head lock but AJ goes right back into the arm wrench. Daniels locks in a headlock again but AJ is able to turn it into more arm work. Both men trade arm drags, and just when Daniels thinks he has the better of AJ, Styles is able to surprise him. Daniels slams Styles down to the mat and hits a hip toss but Styles comes right back locking in a hammer lock.
Daniels fights up to his feet and Styles catches him with a boot to the chest. Daniels tosses Styles to the outside. Daniels goes for a dive but Styles goes inside. Styles starts on a dive, but Daniels is back in the ring when Styles turns around. AJ goes back to work on the arm, but Daniels fights it off for another head lock. Styles back drops Daniels to get out of the hold, and after a series of quick moves he's able to hit an arm drag and keep hold of Daniels' arm.
Daniels fights back up to his feet and out of the hold. Daniels bails to the outside and AJ chases. AJ goes for a springboard move but Daniels ducks it and goes for the arm. Another quick series and AJ hits a big dropkick, then another. Styles locks in a rear chin lock and Daniels is quick to fight back up to his feet. Styles slams Daniels down to the mat and drops a big knee on Daniels' head for a two count. AJ sends Daniels into the corner and then takes him down to the mat where he goes right back to work with an arm bar.
Daniels fights up to his feet, but Styles takes him right back down with a hurricarana then goes right back into the arm bar. Daniels fights up again, and Daniels is almost able to hit the Styles clash, but Styles rolls to the outside and Daniels connects with a dive through the ropes. Daniels goes back into the ring and goes over the top with a big dive straight into Styles. Daniels sends Styles back into the ring and picks Styles up to his feet. Daniels hits a back drop suplex, then another. Daniels hits a third back drop suplex and goes for the pin but only gets two.
Daniels hits Styles with a couple of quick strikes, and Styles tries to fight back but Daniels is quick to put him down with a neckbreaker. Daniels goes for the pin but he's only able to get two. Daniels wrenches away at Styles' neck, trying to wear AJ down. Styles fights up to his feet and out of the hold but walks right into a big slam from Daniels. AJ sends Daniels to the outside and follows with a big splash over the top rope.
Back in the ring Styles hits Daniels with a sick forearm to the face then another. Daniels crumples in the corner. Styles sends Daniels across the ring and follows with a big flying forearm in the corner. Styles goes for the pin but he's only able to get two. Styles locks in an arm bar but Daniels is able to make it into the ropes to force a break. Daniels rolls to the apron and Styles follows. Daniels goes for a suplex, but Styles fights it off and suplexes Daniels, planting him on the ring apron.
AJ goes for something but Daniels stops him and Styles ends up laying on the arena floor. Daniels rolls Styles back into the ring and chops Styles in the back of the hea in the corner. Daniels hits a drop down neckbreaker and goes for another pin but he's only able to get two. AJ backs Daniels back into the corner but he's met with a big boot. Styles tries to go for a quick roll up, but Daniels is able to counter into the crossface. AJ gets into the ropes to force a break. Daniels shoulders AJ and puts him down with a quick Death Valley driver, but he's still only able to get a two count. Daniels picks AJ up but AJ punches him in the gut. Another punch, and another, and Styles is back on his feet trading chops with Daniels. AJ connects with an enzugiri and both men are down.
Daniels goes for a splash but AJ moves and Daniels crashes. AJ connects with a series of blows but he goes for a move from the top and he slips and crashes down to the mat. Daniels goes for a pin but he's only able to get two. Daniels goes for a suplex but AJ reverses it, turning his into a suplex/neckbreaker. Both men are slow to get to their feet. Daniels backs into the corner and he and AJ trade blows. Daniels goes to the middle rope and Styles catches him, hitting a spinning rack bomb, but Styles is only able to get a two count.
Styles and Daniels trade blows again but Daniels stops it this time and locks in a koji clutch in the middle of the ring. AJ is able to stand up with Daniels on his back and he dumps Daniels out on to the ring apron. Daniels comes back in with a forearm, chops to the chest, and a couple of palm thrusts to the face. Daniels puts Styles on the top rope and brings him out and over his head, crashing down to the mat on his back. Daniels goes for the pin but he's only able to get two. Daniels picks Styles up but Styles fights him off. Daniels goes to the top but he's stopped by Styles who tosses him off and down to the mat. Daniels goes for a moonsault but AJ avoids it and hits a moonsault/reverse DDT of his own.
Styles goes for the Styles clash but AJ avoids it. Styles tries for the angels wings, but Daniels fights it off. Daniels tries for a roll up but Styles is able to kicks out at two. Daniels hits a quick STO takedown but it's still only good for a two count. Styles hits Daniels with a couple of forearms and Daniels comes right back with a urunage. Daniels goes for the BME but Styles gets a boot up. Styles connects with the Styles clash but Daniels is able to kick out at two.
Styles goes to the apron for the springboard 450 but Daniels gets his knees up. Daniels hits the angels' wings but Styles still kicks out at two. Daniels hits three quick elbows before going out to the apron and climbing to the top. Styles kicks Daniels' legs and stops him mid-move. Styles climbs the turnbuckles and goes for the superplex but Daniels tries to fight it off. Daniels tries for the angels' wings for the top but AJ back body drops him off. AJ, still on top, hits the spiral tap. Styles crawls over for the pin and gets the three count.
Winner: AJ Styles
The two shake hands in the ring as the show goes off the air. A really good pay-per-view.
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