|By Marc Middleton | July 08, 2012 | Comments|
Winner: Sonjay Dutt
- We get a look back at Jesse Sorensen breaking his neck at last year's Destination X pay-per-view. Sorensen is still recovering and staying positive. Christy Hemme is live and welcomes Sorensen out to the ring in a neck brace. His family is in the crowd and the fans chant "welcome back."
Sorensen says God put him on Earth to be a professional wrestler and that's what he always will be. Sorensen thanks his family, the guys in the back and the fans for sticking with him. Sorensen addresses Zema Ion, the one who he last wrestled against. Sorensen hopes Zema wins the X Division Title so he can come take it. Sorensen promises that at Destination X 2013, he will be the TNA X Division Champion and then the World Champion. Zema Ion's music hits and out he comes.
X Division Tournament Match: Zema Ion vs. Flip Casanova
Zema passes Sorensen on the ramp and out comes Flip Casanova. Flip ends up on the floor early and Zema hits him with a sliding dropkick. Zema brings it back in the ring stomps on Flip's head. Zema goes for a moonsault after fixing his ahir and Flip gets his knees up. Flip with a big kick and a corkscrew for 2. Zema comes back and gets the quick win out of nowhere. Zema Ion goes to Ultimate X.
Winner: Zema Ion
- Christy Hemme is backstage with the X Division guys. They all think they're going to win tonight. Bobby Roode walks up and says this is his show. Roode says all three of them will fail tonight, the X Division will fail and Austin Aries will fail. Roode declares he will retain the TNA World Title tonight.
The bell rings and they go at it. The fans start up dueling chants as they lock up in the corner. Angle eventually takes Joe to the mat. Joe powers out and rams Angle back into the corner and unleashes with right hands. Joe with more right hands. Angle charges and Joe dumps him out to the floor. Joe runs the ropes and leaps out onto Angle with a suicide dive.
Joe brings it back in the ring but Angle takes him to the corner and beats him down with kicks. Joe takes Angle up for a Musclebuster for Angle sends him to the mat and hits a headbutt and then dropkick. Angle blocks a shot and hits a belly-to-belly suplex for a 2 count. Joe goes to the top but Angle runs up. Joe knocks Angle to the mat and hits a leg lariat from the top. Joe with a 2 count now. More back and forth. Joe runs over Angle with a big boot and drops a splash for another pin attempt.
More back and forth. Joe goes for the Musclebuster again but Kurt slides out. Angle goes for the ankle lock and applies it. It's broken and Angle goes down after Joe overpowers him. Joe hits the Musclebuster this time but Angle kicks out at 2. Joe goes for the rear naked choke but it's blocked and Angle applies the ankle lock again. Joe gets the choke locked in in the center of the ring now. Angle breaks out and hits a big Angle Slam for a 2 count.
Angle drops his straps but Joe kicks him in the face. They trade shots. Joe breaks the Angle slam and applies the rear naked choke again. Angle won't tap out but does pass out and Hebner calls for the bell. Samoa Joe wins by submission and earns 10 points.
Winner: Samoa Joe
- After the match, Angle argues with Hebner and he explains why he called the match.
- We get a look back at the Daniels vs. AJ Styles feud and recent happenings with Dixie Carter.
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