TNA Destination X: Christopher Daniels Vs. A.J. Styles
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.