TNA Live Event Detailed Results From Huntsville (2/16): MVP, Magnus Vs. Samoa Joe In A Cage
The event started out with a meet and greet that included EC3, The Bromans, Austin Aries and The Wolves. Gail Kim signed autographs before the show near the merchandise stand, with Dewey Barnes working the stand. Madison Rayne signed autographs at intermission. Samoa Joe, Magnus, Sabin and Anderson signed autographs and were available for photos for anyone that bought or won a backstage pass.
X Division Title Match: Austin Aries (c) vs. Chris Sabin
Chris Sabin came out to a loud and large amounts of boos, while Aries came out to a great response from the crowd. Austin Aries chants broke out soon after the bell rang and often throughout the match, as did "Sabin Sucks" chants. A few arm drags and bumps later, the two started to run the ropes in opposite directions. Aries then hoped out of the ring and ran around it gathering cheers from the crowd, while Sabin kept running the ropes and a bit of comedy routine started before the action started back up. A few quick pin attempts by both ensued with Aries attempting a submission maneuver. Sabin bounced back with a tree-of-woe and a reversal of the brainbuster. Aries at some point to control of Sabin by bouncing from turnbuckle to turnbuckle, smashing Sabin's head into each top pad as the crowd counted to 10. However, Aries regained control with a spinning chop to the chest and then a roll-up into a bridged submission for the eventual tap by Sabin. Sabin exited the arena to "You tapped out!" chants, with Aries going around ringside to greet the fans. Overall a very good match to start, and Aries put on one of the more athletic performances of the night.
Winner: Austin Aries
Knockouts Title Match: Madison Rayne (c) vs. Gail Kim
Gail Kim came out first to a large ovation, but that turned into boos quite quickly. Madison then cam out to a decent pop by the audience, but then Gail stifled this when she got on the mic and call the entire crowd a bunch of "losers." Madison took control early with a roll up from Gail's shoulders that after the kick out turned into Madison's patented repeated face slam to her opponent. Gail then took control of the match hitting Madison with a few large blows and throws into the corner, which was followed up by an impressive flip around the turnbuckle by Gail. Gail then pandered to the crowd receiving a lot of boos, with a "Gail's a Loser" chant breaking out. Eventually Madison hit Gail with a spear for the win and retain of the title.
Winner: Madison Rayne
Once again the crowd was pretty hot and greeted EC3 with a ton of jeers. Cowboy came out to a large pop, tossed his hat to a guy in the front row, got on the mic and blasted EC3 before cornering him toward the turnbuckle while EC3's back was turned. This ended up with Cowboy pouring his beer on EC3's head and getting the crowd to start a "Perm" chant in response to EC3 saying that Cowboy messed his hair up. This is where the hilarity began to ensue. Storm went over to the infamous "Sign Guy," took his popcorn, jumped back in the ring, and poured the popcorn down EC3's trunks. EC3 then took control of the match with a few big blows. After a lot of exchange between the two, Storm goes for the superkick but the referee got in the way. Storm pulled back and did not connect with the kick. This lead to EC3 taking over and got the 3-count with a leveraged pin on the second rope.
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