|By Marc Middleton | July 08, 2012 | Comments|
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode
We go to the ring and out first comes the challenger Austin Aries. The TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode is out next. Jeremy Borash is in the ring for formal introductions.
The bell rings and here we go. The crowd chants for Aries. They lock up and go to the ropes before breaking. They lock up again and go to the ropes. Aries smacks Roode on the chest and backs off. They lock up again and Roode goes for the arm. Aries comes back and they trade holds. Aries goes for the first pin attempt and gets a 2 count. Aries applies a submission but Roode breaks free and smacks Aries in the back of the head. Aries comes back and takes Roode down this time. Aries unloads and drops a big elbow for another pin attempt. Aries has his headlock blocked by a headscissors from Roode. More back and forth action with the two trading holds on the mat.
Roode works Aries over in the corner now. Roode with a big suplex and a knee drop for 2. Roode applies a headlock now. Roode comes off the top but Aries move and Roode lands on his knee. Aries kicks Roode and ducks a clothesline. Aries with a big atomic drop and a dropkick to the knee. Aries with a submission attempt as Roode makes it to the ropes. Aries dumps Roode to the floor and does a suicide dive but hits the fan barrier as Roode side steps. Roode brings Aries back in the ring and spears him for another 2 count. Roode continues to keep control. Roode with another front suplex slam and another 2 count. Roode with a body scissors now. Roode whips Aries from corner to corner and keeps in control. Roode tells Aries to give up before stomping some more.
Roode keeps control and taunts Aries. Roode slaps him around and this pisses Aries off. Aries gets up and fires back with big forearm shots. They trade shots now back and forth. Aries ducks a clothesline and hits the discus forearm shot. Aries' nose is bleeding now. Aries clotheslines Roode out to the floor and nails a suicide dive. They come back in and Aries hits a big missile dropkick from the top. Roode catches Aries in mid-air and hits a running powerslam for 2. Roode goes for another spear but it's blocked. Aries turns it into Last Chancery. Roode turns that around and applies a crossface submission.
Aries turns that back into Last Chancery. Roode rakes the eyes and breaks the hold. Roode has Aries up top now. Roode goes for the tall superplex but Aries knees him in the head and to the mat. Aries goes for the 450 but rolls through as Roode moves out of the way. Roode with a big spinebuster for a 2 count. Aries comes back with a pin attempt. Roode grabs him and throws him hard into the corner shoulder first. Roode goes for the crossface submission again. Aries tries to roll through but Roode keeps the hold locked. The hold is broken. Roode grabs the World Title belt but the referee takes it. Roode takes advantage and hits a low blow but Aries kicks out at 2. Roode argues with the referee and shoves him. The referee shoves back and Aries hits a dropkick in the corner. Roode blocks a brainbuster and shoves Aries into the referee. Roode grabs the title belt and nails Aries with it as he turns around. Roode wakes the referee up for the pin but Aries kicks out at 2. Aries blocks a suplex with a roll up for 2. Another roll through but Aries kicks Roode in the face. Aries with the brainbuster for the win and the title.
Winner and New TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Austin Aries
- After the match, Aries celebrates with the World Heavyweight Title as the crowd chants his name. We go to replays. Confetti pours down from the ceiling as Aries celebrates in the ring. He drops to his knees with the belt before Destination X goes off the air.
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