TNA Impact Results: New Champion Crowned, X Division Tournament, Former WWE Star Debuts
- Kurt Angle arrives back in the parking lot in the driver's seat of the truck he was stuffed into. He gets out and enters the arena.
- Mickie James cuts an in-ring promo and sends to a video of her performing music and bragging about her importance. Gail Kim interrupts and joins her in the ring. Kim gets in her face and they have and back-and-forth. James goes to slap Kim but she ducks and slaps Mickie. They roll around the mat and have a pull-apart brawl by the referees.
- Austin Aries approaches Chris Sabin in the back and says he doesn't want to take anything away from him, but Sabin is in this position because of Aries. Not because of Option C, but because he made Sabin step his game up. He wishes Sabin luck.
- AJ Styles cuts a promo under a hood, seated on dark steps in the back. He says he put the X Division on the map and this is no time for heroes as he will take what is his.
- We go to the ring for our main event. Chris Sabin makes his entrance. Bully Ray is out and JB does the formal introductions.
TNA World Championship: Bully Ray (c) vs. Chris Sabin
Bully backs Sabin in the corner and gets in his face with trash talk as Bully is announced. Bully turns around and goes to the opposite corner to put up his title. Bully turns around to find Sabin in his face. Bully pushes him on his butt. The bell rings and here we go. They go back and forth; Bully lights Sabin up with chops to the chest as he dares Sabin and takes his kicks to the body. Sabin starts to build momentum but Bully takes his left leg out from under him. Sabin writhes on the ramp as Aces & 8's comes out. The Main Event Mafia follow and chase them to ringside as we go to commercial.
Bully tosses Sabin from the ramp, clean over the top, back in the ring. Bully talks trash to Rampage Jackson at ringside and slaps hands with his Aces & 8's brethren. Bully continues to focus on Sabin's leg. Bully undoes the laces and tries to remove Sabin's boot. Sabin fights back with heart and courage but Bully drops him back to the canvas. Bully pulls of Sabin's knee pad and tosses it to Anderson at ringside. Bully stalks Sabin and clips his knee from behind. Bully mocks Hogan's hand gestures and the fans chant that he sucks.
Sabin retreats and tries to create space in the corner but Bully pulls him back to the center for more punishment. Bully is trying to pull off the boot and Sabin kind of helps him but they are unable so Bully improvises and tosses him around. Sabin fights back with strikes out of the corner and goes up top but Bully makes him lose his balance. Bully hits a superplex but Sabin kicks out. Sabin counters a Bully Bomb and hits an Enzuigiri. Sabin goes up top and hits a missile dropkick to Bully but the ref gets taken out too. Sabin makes the cover and gets a visual 3 count. Anderson hands Bully a hammer and all hell breaks lose with Aces & 8's and MEM in and out of the ring.
They battle to the back. The ref is still laid out. Sabin ducks a shot from the hammer and kicks Bully in the gut. Sabin grabs the hammer; Bully goes for a Bully Bomb and gets him up but Sabin hits Bully in the head with the hammer and falls on top and hooks the legs for 3.
Winner by pin And New TNA World Champion: Chris Sabin
Sabin celebrates in the ring as we quickly go off the air.
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