TNA X Division Title Match: Austin Aries vs. Brian Kendrick
After a video package, we go to the ring and out comes the challenger Austin Aries. Out next comes the TNA X Division Champion Brian Kendrick and he's as odd as ever. The bell rings and we get dueling chants from the crowd. They lock up and Aries takes Kendrick down. Kendrick breaks and goes to the apron for a second before coming back in. Kendrick goes behind now and takes Aries to one knee by his arm. Aries counters but Kendrick blocks it and goes for an armbar. Aries makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Aries goes to the floor to regroup now.
They go to lock up again but Aries with a knee to the gut. Aries takes Kendrick down again with a running shoulder and then two big arm drags. Kendrick counters and applies a head scissors. Aries fights his way out of it and dropkicks Kendrick in the face. Kendrick comes back now with arm drags and a drop toe hold. Aries goes back to the apron to regroup. Kendrick comes over but Aries shoulder blocks him and rolls him up. Kendrick blocks the pin and kicks Aries in the face. Aries blocks Sliced Bread and goes back to the floor. Kendrick goes for a baseball slide but Aries moves. Kendrick works Aries over on the floor and whips him into the fan barrier. Kendrick with a boot to the throat now before bringing it back in the ring. Aries rolls right back out and Kendrick throws him back into the barrier.
Aries blocks Sliced Bread on the floor and shoves Kendrick into the ring post. Aries hits a Russian leg sweep, sending the back of Kendrick's head into the post. Aries brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Aries with more offense and a big slingshot over the top, chopping Kendrick in the back. Another 2 count for Aries. Aries puts Kendrick on the ropes and hits him with big chops. Aries with a big back elbow and an elbow drop for another 2 count. Aries puts a knee in Kendrick's back now and continues to keep in control. Aries with another submission hold. They get to their feet and trade shots. Aries stops Kendrick again and drops him. Aries goes for his swinging elbow drop but Kendrick rolls out of the way. Kendrick comes back with a jawbreaker. Aries avoids an enziguri and tosses Kendrick into the corner and the ring post. Aries waits for Kendrick to get up. Aries charges with a dropkick but Kendrick throws a kick and they collide. Kendrick with a forearm and a dropkick. Kendrick with another kick. Aries ends upside down on the ropes. Kendrick dropkicks him to the floor and then suicide dives out, knocking Aries down.
Kendrick brings it back in the ring and connects with a missile dropkick for a 2 count. Aries backs Kendrick off but Kendrick connects with a tornado DDT for 2. Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread but Aries stops it in the counter. Kendrick ends up tossed out to the floor and he lands hard. Aries dives through the ropes but Kendrick moves and Aries smacks his face on the fan barrier. The crowd chants "holy s--t" as the referee counts. They make it back in the ring at the 9 count. Kendrick with right hands. Aries fires back and they trade staggering shots. Kendrick charges but Aries side steps and throws him to the floor. Aries corkscrews over the top rope but barely lands on Kendrick and hits the floor hard. Aries brings it back in the ring but stays on the apron. Aries hops over the top and hits a quick back elbow to the face. Aries with another close 2 count. Aries goes for a move but Kendrick rolls him up for 2. Kendrick with a back slide for another 2 count. Another roll up from Kendrick for 2. Aries connects with a spinning forearm shot and Kendrick goes down. Aries hits a draping DDT, bouncing Kendrick off the top but only gets 2. Aries goes to the top for a 450 but rolls through as Kendrick moves. Kendrick with a double underhook suplex for a 2 count. Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread in the corner but can't hit it because the referee is in the way. Aries drops Kendrick on his head with a brainbuster for the win and the title.
Winner and New TNA X Division Champion: Austin Aries
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