TNA Genesis: The X Division Championship Match
The show opens with Robert Roode being shown arriving to the arena. Roode has his title over his shoulder as he wheels in his suitcase, and Tenay and Taz talk about his match later tonight. Speaking of the match, Jeff Hardy is shown arriving to the arena as well. This takes us right into the pyro, and the first PPV of the year for TNA. They continue to hype the TNA World Championship match, before properly welcoming us to the PPV, and reminding us that there are three other title matches on the card.
The first title match of the night will be the X Division Championship match. Zema Ion is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the crowd is hot, but he gets a weird reaction, probably because a lot of casual fans are unfamiliar with him. Ion gets a high five from rapper Rick Ross, who is in attendance, but Ross pulls his hands away when Zema goes for the low five, much to the delight of the crowd.
Kid Kash is out next to a fairly good reaction from the Impact Zone crowd.
Jesse Sorenson is the third man to make his way out to the ring in his goofy letterman jacket with a football in hand. He gives the ball to a little girl in the crowd, but seriously, someone needs to tell this kid this is wrestling.
The Champion, Austin Aries, is the last man to make his way out to the ring and he gets a mixed, but very loud reaction.
TNA X Division Championship Match
Austin Aries (c) vs. Zema Ion vs. Jesse Sorenson vs. Kid Kash
Aries drops out to the floor and every other guy in the ring immediately goes for roll ups. Ion is able to knock Kash to the floor from the apron before turning his attention to Jesse and hitting a big dropkick. Ion sends Sorensen into the ropes and eats a hurricarana for his troubles. Sorensen back flips over Ion in the corner and hits a nice bridging Northern lights suplex for two. Jesse lays in with a big punch but he's pulled off his feet from the outside by Aries. Aries slingshots into the ring and goes for a springboard but Jesse gets his knees up. Everyone goes for a roll up on Aries before getting sent from the ring a little more harshly this time. Kash leaps over the top rope, crashing right into Aries.
Jesse goes up to the middle rope, but his legs are dropkicked out from under him by Ion. Ion goes to the top but he's stopped by Kid Kash. Kash goes for a superplex, and Sorensen gets in a powerbomb on Kash at the same time for good measure. Aries goes for a quick pin on each man before sending Kash and Jesse out to the floor. Aries slams Ion to the mat and heads up to the top rope. Aries is pushed out to the floor by Ion who goes out to the apron and up to the top, hitting a beautiful twisting body press out on top of Kash and Aries.
Jesse comes in from out of nowhere with a springboard somersault press on top of all three of his opponents. Sorensen takes Aries back into the ring and goes for the pin, getting two. Sorensen stomps on Aries in the corner while Ion and Kash trade chops. Ion charges Kash and he ends up eating a low powerslam into the corner. Aries has things turned around and he's choking Jesse in the corner with his boot while Kash heads up to the top to superplex Ion. Jesse whips Aries into the corner, knocking Kash down to the mat. Ion goes for a 450 and hits it, getting a three count.
Kid Kash is eliminated.
Aries hits a 450 on Jesse, but Jesse kicks out at two!
Aries and Ion trade forearms in the middle of the ring, but Aries is able to hit a chestbreaker/slam combo. Aries teases the pendulum elbow, but he eats a top rope cross body from Sorensen for another near fall. Jesse hits a suplex variation and goes for the pin, but it's broken up by Ion, who goes for a pin of his own. Jesse tries to toss Ion to the outside and Ion catches himself on the apron. Ion comes back into the ring and finds himself caught in a small package by Jesse for three. The crowd is going nuts for Sorensen.
Zema Ion is eliminated.
Aries catches Sorensen in a small package, but the ref is distracted by Ion, arguing with him. Aries goes for the brainbuster, and Sorensen counters with the game changes. Jesse goes for the pin but Aries is still able to kick out at two. Jesse slams Aries to the mat, and Ion is shown hiding down on the floor. Jesse goes up to the top but he's cut off by Aries. Aries tries to bring Jesse back into the ring, but Jesse falls on top of Aries for a two count. Aries sends Jesse into the corner, and charges in right after, eating a big boot to the face.
Jesse goes to the top, but Ion grabs on to his foot and crotches him on the top turnbuckle. Aries hits a big dropkick to the top of Jesse's head, then goes up after him, hitting an avalanche style brainbuster from the second rope, putting Sorensen down for the three count.
Winner and STILL TNA X Division Champion: Austin Aries
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