TNA Genesis PPV Results (11/13/05): Christian Cage Debuts, X Division!
Event: TNA Genesis Pay-Per-View Results
Date: Sunday, November 13th, 2005
Location: Universal Studios Soundstage 21 in Orlando, Florida
Results by WrestleView.com
– A graphic stating “In memory of Eddie Guerrero” is shown.
– The TNA promo hits. Following this, a well done video package airs featuring quotes from former United States Presidents including John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and George Bush Sr. stating a “new generation” is upon us in pro wrestling.
– The graphic opening for TNA Genesis airs welcoming us to the show. We then go live to the IMPACT ZONE in Orlando, FL at Universal Studios. A display of pyro goes off above the ring and in the entrance way.
– Raven’s music hits to start off the show.
– Raven’s music hits to start off the show. Larry Zbyszko is in the ring with TNA Security. Zbyszko gets on the mic and brings up their confrontation last night on Spike TV. He brings up how much Raven has complained to TNA and how he blames him for what happened in Canada. Zbyszko gives him two choices, to sign a release to leave TNA or he can stay and Zbyszko can make his “wrestling life a living hell.” Raven flips off Zbyszko. Zbyszko asks Raven to make a decision, or that his little “girlfriend” could maybe make it for him. Raven shoves Zbyszko. Zbyszko leaves and says Raven can face his opponent then. The former Justin Credible’s music his and he comes out to start up the match.
Raven vs. PJ Palaco
The match starts with the former Justin Credible hitting the ring and going after Raven. Palaco gets in a few elbows, but Raven hits a knee to the gut and Raven gives Palaco some stiff rights. Raven drives his knee into Palaco’s head a few times and then grounds himself with a headlock submission. Palaco breaks it up and kicks Raven a few times in the corner. Palaco chokes Raven a bit and the referee breaks it up. Palaco then hits a running dropkick to the face. Palaco covers, but only gets a two count. Palaco sends Raven into the ropes and Palaco catches him with a quick elbow. Raven bails to the outside and Palaco follows with a sledgehammer off the ring apron. Palaco sends Raven into the steel steps and Raven crashes into them with force. Palaco taunts Raven on the outside and then throws him back in the ring. Palaco comes in, grabs Raven and hits a knee to the face. Palaco then applies a neck submission on Raven into a shoulder submission. When Raven breaks out of it, Palaco hits a big running knee charge that sends Raven to the outside. Palaco then grabs a singapore cane from under the ring. Cassidy Riley comes out and Palaco nails him with the cane. Raven sends Palaco back in the ring and rocks him with a few right hands and knees. Raven hits a running bulldog on Palaco, attempts the Raven Effect, Palaco counters, attempts a superkick, but Raven applies the Ankle Lock. Palaco reaches for the ropes, can’t get them and then twists it to break up the Ankle Lock. Palaco then hits a quick DDT on Raven for a two count. Raven then quickly recovers and hits the Raven Effect on Palaco. Raven hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
After the match, Larry Zbyszko can be seen staring down Raven in the ring from the top of the ramp along with TNA Security. Raven taunts at Zbyszko as he continues to look on.
– A video package airs highlighting the events between Team Canada and 3 Live Kru along with Kip James.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with the 3 Live Kru. BG James said tonight, Team Canada, hockey sticks galore, they have one thing they don’t…Kip James. Konnan steps in and says he doesn’t trust Kip James.
Hockey Street Fight Match
Special Guest Referee: Kip James
3 Live Kru vs. Team Canada
They read off the rules noting that only the legal man in the ring can take down a hockey stick and use it. During 3 Live Kru’s usual intro, the crowd in Orlando did a loud “EDDIE” chant when Konnan sent out a message to the Guerrero family. The match starts with all six men brawling on the outside of the ring. BG James hits a big back body drop on Bobby Roode on the ramp. Kip James runs out and tries to get everything in order. Everything gets in order with James and Roode in the ring. Eric Young jumps up and takes out a hockey stick. He goes to use it when referee Kip James cuts him off and breaks the hockey stick over his leg. Roode then goes after James with some kicks and hard rights. James fires back with a big right followed by a shuffle drop for a two count. James then goes to climb up the top rope, but pretends to get a nose bleed and tags in Ron “The Truth” Killings instead. Killings comes in, kicks away Roode and takes down a hockey stick. Roode then cuts off Killings on the top and then nails Killings off another corner. Killings fights back with a leg lariat on Roode that ends in a two count. Eric Young gets the tag and Killings gives him a drop toe hold. Killings then tags in Konnan who puts his shoe on a hockey stick and takes out all members of Team Canada. Konnan then throws his shoe at the chest of Young. James gets the tag and he goes to climb up the corner. Young brings him down, but James takes out Young with a big right. James then gets one of the hockey sticks, but Roode gets the tag and gives him an electric chair off the rope. Roode drops a few elbows on James followed by a second rope knee to the head.
Roode covers James twice, but gets a two count on each. A-1 gets the tag and he works on the back of James. A-1 goes to climb up the top, James goes after him, but A-1 takes out James with some rights. A-1 then hits a neckbreaker on James for a two count. Young gets the tag, drops a knee on James, covers, but only gets a two count. Young hits a backbreaker into his knee on James, covers again, but yet again gets a two count. Young then climbs up a corner and pulls out another hockey stick. James gets up and hits a forearm to Young’s back. Young fights back with a boot to the face and a clothesline on James. Roode gets the tag. James and Roode exchange rights. James goes off the ropes, but Roode catches him and hits a full nelson slam. Roode grabs a hockey stick from the outside, comes in, goes to hit James, but Killings pulls it out of his hands. James hits a big boot on Roode and both men are down. Killings and Young get the tag. Killings then takes out all three members of Team Canada. Killings hits a big flying forearm on Young, covers, but Roode and A-1 break it up. Killings goes after A-1 and James goes after ROode. Roode counters a pump handle slam from James into a clotheslines from A-1. Killings takes out A-1 with an axe kick. Roode hits a death valley driver on Killings that gets followed up with an elbow drop by Young. Konnan hits the rolling thunder on Young and then applies a half boston crab. Roode breaks this up and he works on Killings a bit. Roode then grabs another hockey stick, but James nails him oon the top rope. Killings takes out A-1 with a shot to the back with a hockey stick. Killings then hits a leg drop to the crotch of Young with a hockey stick. Killings covers and gets the pinfall.
Winners: 3 Live Kru
After the match, special guest referee raises the arms of 3 Live Kru as they celebrate. Kip James offers a handshake to Konnan. He looks to not do it, but then both knuckle up to the cheering crowd in Orlando.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with Abyss and James Mitchell. Mitchell talks down to the new “major acquisition” coming to TNA tonight and that he could never take out the monster Abyss. Mitchell breaks up how Abyss has a fear of barbed wire and how Sabu has opened up that weakness. Mitchell then gives Abyss an egg that looks like Sabu. Abyss crushes the egg.
– Mike Tenay & Don West run down the rest of the card for Genesis tonight. Tenay reminds that they are waiting for word on the arrival of the “major acquisition” tonight.
– We then go backstage and see the “major acquistion” making his way to the TNA arena. We see a countdown on the TNA video screen and the name “CHRISTIAN CAGE” hits. Cage (wearing his former WWE attire) makes his way down the ramp and the crowd in Orlando cheers loudly. Cage gets on the mic and said the question he heard the most this week was if he was really going to TNA. He said if they were true, then why? A “Christian Cage” chant starts up. Cage said he didn’t come here to hear a guy talk for 20 minutes in the ring, or see a grown man pull things out of another’s ass. Cage said the rumors about him being offered a low-ball deal from WWE wasn’t true as he was given a hefty sum to stay where he was at. He said he wasn’t fired and that he came to TNA because he loves wrestling. Cage said he is known to crack a joke or two, say something sarcastic or pull a rib. He said he is tired of egos and politics. Cage said he wants to see wrestling reinvented and guys busting their asses. He said last night he was watching iMPACT! on Spike TV and it reminded him of when he broke into the wrestling scene a few years ago. There was one company that was old and one that was innovative. Cage said fast forward eight years, one is boring and old and the other one is T-N-A. He said to himself that TNA was something he wanted to be apart of and that brings him to Jeff Jarrett. Cage said Jarrett should never wear white pants after labor day. He added that he has come to TNA to get something that has alluded him all of his career, the NWA World Title. Cage said he is here, he will fullfill his destiny, “because that’s how I roll.” Team Canada’s leader Scott D’Amore then comes out along with Bobby Roode. D’Amore said he has been looking for him all night. D’Amore said no one is happier to have him here than him. He talked about some memories from their past in Canada when Cage came up with Lance Storm, Chris Jericho, Adam “Edge” Copeland and others. D’Amore said they came a long way and that they have bigger things ahead. He said he heard what he said about Jeff Jarrett and the NWA World Title. D’Amore said he shouldn’t have to explain to him that aligning himself with the right crowd is key in succeeding. He said Team Canada will soon get the X Title, NWA Tag Team Titles and the NWA World Title with Christian Cage being the final piece of the puzzle. Cage goes to reflect when Booby Roode cuts him off. Roode said Cage has an opportunity to break into something they busted their asses off for the last three years. Roode said, “it is quite simple Captain Charisma, you are either with us, or against us.” Roode demands an answer from Cage and they stand nose-to-nose. D’Amore breaks it up, hands Cage a Team Canada t-shirt and said he has time to decide. Cage holds up the t-shirt, gets on the mic and says the t-shirt looks like the right size. He added that it is going to take him some time to see if it is the right fit.
– A video package airs highlighting the events between Monty Brown and Jeff Hardy heading into their #1 Contendership Match for the NWA World Title tonight.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with Monty Brown. Douglas asks if the arrival of Christian Cage will affect his status in the rankings for a title shot at the NWA World Champion. Brown said Cage reeks, but it isn’t of awesomeness. He said his dominance in TNA starts tonight with Jeff Hardy.
#1 Contendership Match for the NWA World Title
Monty Brown vs. Jeff Hardy
The bell rings and a loud “HARDY” chant starts up. Both Brown and Hardy lock up and Brown sends Hardy into the corner. Hardy fights back with some rights and a kick to the gut. Hardy drops Brown’s jaw over his head followed by some rights. Hardy does some odd monster pose and Brown then catches him and hits a big release fallaway slam. Brown gets in a hard right to Hardy’s head. Brown charges at Hardy and Hardy sends Brown through the second rope to the outside. Hardy attempts a baseball slide, Brown dodges it, Hardy slides out and Brown throws him against the steel guard railing. Brown nails Hardy face first off the guard railing. Brown then tosses Hardy into the crowd over the guard railing. Hardy starts to walk across part of the wall in the crowd and hits a jumping takedown on Brown over the guard railing near the ringside area. Hardy sends Brown face first into the steel steps and then throws him back in the ring. Hardy throws Brown back in the ring, gets in a pin, but only gets a two count. Hardy gets in kick to the face, charges, but Brown sends Hardy over the top rope to the outside. Brown goes to the outside and kicks Hardy a few times.
Brown then yells at Mike Tenay and Don West to get out of the way, throwing a water bottle at Tenay. Brown grabs Hardy to throw him at Tenay and West, but stops this and throws Hardy in the ring laughing at the announcers. In the ring, Brown works on Hardy in the corner with some rights and a choke. When Brown sends Hardy into the opposite corner, Hardy jumps up and attempts his twisting dive when Brown dodges it and hits the ring hard with force. Both Brown and Hardy then hit each other with a big double clothesline. Both men are down. The referee starts the count. The referee gets to 7 when Brown gets up. Brown works on the back of Hardy, hitting some stiff forearms. Hardy then fights back with some rights, jumps up on the corner and finally hits his corkscrew moonsault off the top. Hardy takes out Brown with a quick dropkick followed by a leg drop low blow. Hardy attempts a Twist of Fate. Brown throws Hardy into the ropes. Brown catches Hardy, but Hardy counters that into a reverse Twist of Fate. Hardy covers…1…2…Brown kicks out. Hardy then goes up to the top rope calling out for the swanton. Hardy jumps attempting the Swanton Bomb, but Brown moves out of the way. Brown grabs Hardy, sends him into the ropes and then hits The Pounce! Brown covers Hardy and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Monty Brown
After the match, Mike Tenay clarrified on the mic that the winner of this match will move up in the rankings to earn a shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Title.
– A video package airs highlighting the Elimination X Match tonight.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with Christopher Daniels, Alex Shelley and Roderick Strong. Shelley asks where Samoa Joe is. Daniels said he spoke with him and would be involved tonight when the time was right. Daniels refers to himself as the leader of the team.
Elimination X Match
Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels, Alex Shelley & Roderick Strong vs. Chris Sabin, Matt Bently, Sonjay Dutt & Austin Aries
The match starts with Matt Bently and Roderick Strong. Both lock up and Strong applies a headlock. Strong takes out Bently with a shoulder charge and then locks on another headlock. Bently tries to break out of it, but Strong keeps the headlock applied with force. Strong takes out Bently with another shoulder block, but Bently fights back with a quick hip toss into a headlock. Bently gets in a few chest chops to Strong followed by some rights. Bently hits two big hip tosses and then applies a shoulder submission on Strong. Sonjay Dutt then gets the tag and he gives Strong a shot to the gut. Dutt then hits his 720 degree wrap-around move on Strong. Alex Shelley then gets the tag and he kicks Dutt on the back of the leg. Dutt bounces off the top rope and Shelley hits many spots into a headlock on the mat. Shelley gets in a slapping shot to the head on Dutt, but Dutt fires back with a quick huricanranna. Shelley then fights back with a big dropkick to the face in the corner. Samoa Joe gets the tag, hits a few face washes, backs up, but Dutt grabs his boot to stop it. Joe then kicks Dutt a few times in the face, backs up again and this time hits the boot to the face. Joe picks up Dutt, hits a few chops, but Dutt comes back with a big moonsault on Joe. Austin Aries gets the tag and he hits a few jumping elbows to Joe’s head. Aries kicks Joe a few times, but Joe fights back with an inverted atomic drop followed by a huge dropkick into a big body splash slam! Christopher Daniels gets the tag and he nails Aries over the back with a few forearms. Daniels then hits a huge backbreaker on Aries. Aries then fights back getting in some quick hip tosses on Daniels.
Chris Sabin gets the tag and he hits a quick head scissors on Daniels. Sabin does this yet again followed by a quick huricanranna on Daniels. When Sabin goes off the ropes, Joe hits a knee to the back followed by an STO takedown. Daniels tags in Strong who hits a quick suplex into a pinfall for a two count. Daniels gets the tag and he gives Sabin a back suplex that results in a two count. Daniels applies a headlock, goes to flip Sabin back, but Sabin flips landing on his feet and takes out Daniels with a kick to the back of the head. Strong gets the tag and Aries does as well. Aries takes out Strong and Daniels. Aries hits a dropkick on Daniels in the corner followed by a huge clothesline on Strong. Aries covers, but only gets a two count. Aries calls out for the brainbuster. Strong blocks the attempt, Shelley gets the tag and kicks Aries in the back of the head. Dutt comes in and hits a big reverse DDT on Shelley. Joe hits the ring and Sabin takes him out with a huricanranna off the top rope. Strong then picks up Sabin and hits a backbreaker from a torture rack position. Bently hits the ring and drives Strong face first into the ring. Bently then clotheslines Daniels over the top rope. Shelley gets tossed to the outside. Sabin, Aries and Dutt all throw Joe through the ropes to the outside. All three men then jump over the top rope and take out Joe and Shelley. Aries sends Strong back in the ring, hits a splash, but only gets a two count. Strong chops Aries in the corner. Aries then comes back with a dropkick on Strong followed by the brainbuster! Aries goes up to the top, jumps and connects with the 450 splash. Aries covers and gets the pinfall.
Roderick Strong has been eliminated.
Samoa Joe gets up on the ring apron and distracts Aries, allowing Daniels to come in and roll him up for the pinfall.
Austin Aries has been eliminated.
In the ring, Dutt takes out Daniels with a quick leg drop and then tags in Bently. Shelley gets the tag and Bently takes him out with a high hip toss. Sabin gets the tag and he double-teams Shelley with Bently with a double-elbow. Sabin hits a snapmare into a kick to the back of Shelley’s head. Sabin covers, but Joe brings it up. Dutt gets the tag and he kicks Shelley on the mat a few times. Dutt dropkicks Joe and punches Daniels off the ring apron. Shelley grabs Dutt, but Dutt attempts a pinfall. Shelley breaks that up, but Dutt dropkicks him in the face. Dutt then hits a standing moonsault on Shelley, covers, but gets a two count. Shelley sends Dutt to the ring apron over the top rope. Dutt gets in a few punches on Shelley and then does the Sprinkler. As Dutt comes down, he takes out Shelley and theN Daniels with a huricanranna. Shelley then fights back with a boot to Dutt’s mid-section. Shelley then applies a crossface and taps out.
Sonjay Dutt has been eliminated.
Bently gets the tag and he goes after Shelley. Shelley hits a sunset flip over his body from the ring apron. When Shelley turns around, Bently nails him with a superkick. Bently covers Shelley for the pinfall.
Alex Shelley has been eliminated.
Daniels then goes after Bently and Bently gives him a huge hip toss. Sabin gets the tag and gets Daniels in a tree of woe in the corner. Sabin hits one dropkick followed by a second that gets more air to Daniels’ face! Sabin then hits a big suplex on Daniels, covers, but only gets a two count. Joe gets the tag and he goes after Sabin. Sabin hits a big dropkick that sends Joe away to the ropes. Joe then fires back with a powerslam on Sabin that gets broken up by Bently. Joe misses a charge on Sabin when Sabin moves out of the way. Bently is up on the top rope getting the tag when Joe slaps him. Joe comes up with Bently. Bently kicks Joe off and then hits a huge jumping elbow. Bently covers, but Daniels breaks it up. Daniels gets the legal tag and he takes out Bently with a modified chokeslam. Daniels then hits the BME (Best Moonsault Ever), covers Bently, but only gets a two count. Daniels goes back up to the top, Sabin gets in and jumps up with Daniels. Bently then comes up with Sabin as well. Joe then slaps Bently and Sabin on the back. Joe gets beneath Bently and Sabin and brings them down along with Daneils in a big tower of doom! Joe grabs Bently, hits a running knee to the face in the corner and then hits some facewash. Joe backs up, charges, but Bently catches Joe with a superkick. Bently hooks the leg…1…2…Daniels breaks it up. Daniels gets the legal tag and Bently rolls him up for a two count. Bently catches Daniels with a boot, but Daniels gets Bently up on his shoulders. Joe comes in, tags Daniels, Daniels hands Bently to Joe and Joe hits the Muscle Buster! Joe applies his full-body submission and Bently taps out.
Matt Bently has been eliminated.
Chris Sabin is now by himself as his team members have all been eliminated. Daniels and Joe go after Sabin. Joe gets Sabin in a DDT position, kicks Joe in the back of the head and nails Daniels with a big DDT! Sabin goes after Joe in the corner, but Joe fights back with some fast punches. Joe gets Sabin up on the top rope. Joe looks to position him for the Muscle Buster. Sabin breaks out of it. Sabin then kicks Joe in the gut followed by a springboard dropkick to the back on Joe. Sabin then gets Joe on his shoulders looking to hit the Cradle Shock. Daniels breaks it up. Sabin then kicks Daniels in the back of the head, attempts the Cradle Shock, but Joe breaks that up. Joe puts Sabin on the top rope, looks to hit the Muscle BUster, but Bently grabs the leg of Joe from the outside to break it up. Daniels then grabs Sabin and hits the Angel’s Wings. Daniels covers and gets the pinfall.
Winners: The team of Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, Alex Shelley & Roderick Strong
After the match, Samoa Joe comes into the ring and stares down Daniels. Joe argues with Daniels a bit and Daniels screams that they won and that was all that mattered. Joe agreed. Joe and Daniels then knuckle up. As Joe goes to leave, he then runs at Daniels and takes him out with a huge charging dropkick! Joe takes Daniels to the outside and nails him with a steel chair shot. Daniels is busted open at this point. Joe then sits Daniels down on another steel chair, backs up and hits his famous kick charge to the face. Joe punches a bloody Daniels a bit and then throws him back in the ring. Joe then hits the Muscle Buster on Daniels. Joe grabs another steel chair and brings it into the ring. When TNA Security hits the ring, Joe throws them out. Joe grabs Daniels again and hits another Muscle Buster, but this time on top of the steel chair! More TNA referees and security hit the ring and crowd around Daniels. Joe gets down on his knees and stares down Daniels in his face. Joe then stands above Daniels and smiles at what he just did. Joe then leaves the ring and EMT officials come out with a stretcher. TNA officials move Daniels towards the stretcher at ringside when AJ Styles appears with a concerned look on his face. Daniels then gets rolled away to the back as Styles looks on.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with NWA World Champion Jeff Jarrett and NWA World Tag Team Champions America’s Most Wanted. Douglas brings up the new arrivals in TNA recently. Jarrett said he was that from the beginning, bring up the arrivals of Rhino, Team 3D and now Christian Cage. Chris Harris steps up and says Team 3D should have stayed dead and burried. A beer drinking James Storm steps up and said he is glad Team 3D came back because they are going to finish them once and for all.
– We then go to the backstage area where Don West is looking on seeing Christopher Daniels being put into the back of an ambulance. Bill Banks could also be spotted filming footage of this as well inside the ambulance.
– A video package airs highlighting the events between Abyss and Sabu leading into their No DQ Match tonight.
No DQ Match
Abyss w/ James Mitchell vs. Sabu
The match starts with Sabu appearing in the ring with his arm wrapped in a towel. This scares Abyss off and Sabu reveals that he doesn’t have barbed wire on his arm after all. Sabu then hits a baseball slide on Abyss followed by a springboard leap over the top rope on Abyss using a steel chair. Sabu gets in a quick right on Abyss as they make their way around the ringside area. Abyss fights back sending Sabu with force into the steel guard railing. Sabu then sends Abyss shoulder first into the guard railing. Sabu pulls a table out from under the ring and sets it up. Abyss gives Sabu a forearm to the back and puts him in the ring. When Abyss gets in, Sabu hits him with a few right hands. Abyss fights back taking out Sabu with a big right hand. Sabu grabs his face in pain, holding his nose. Abyss hits another big right to the face. Abyss then chokes Sabu across the neck and then sends him face first off the corner. Abyss throws Sabu off the corner face first a few more times. Abyss sets Sabu up on the opposite corner, charges and connects with a splash. Sabu attempts a comeback, but Abyss cuts him off with a scoop slam. Abyss goes up to the top rope, but Sabu cuts him off with a few rights. Sabu jumps up and gives Abyss a huge huricanranna off the top! Sabu sets up a steel chair near Abyss. Abyss gets to his feet quickly, grabs the chair and nails it over the head of Sabu with force. Abyss places the steel chair between the top and middle rope in the corner. When Abyss charges at Sabu at that corner, Sabu moves and Abyss hits the steel chair face first. Sabu hits a leg lariat on Abyss followed by a moonsault that sees his leg hit Abyss right across the face.
Sabu rolls to the outside, Abyss follows, Sabu jumps back in the ring, grabs the steel chair and nails Abyss over the head with it. Abyss falls forward on the table and Sabu flips over the top rope hitting a leg drop to the back of Abyss’ head, smashing the table to pieces. Abyss grabs his face in pain and crawls around the ring near James Mitchell. Abyss goes under the ring and pulls out his bag of thumbtacks. Abyss shows off the bag to the crowd. As this takes place, Sabu gets a chair from under the ring that is wrapped in barbed wire. Abyss places the tacks on the ring. Sabu goes to hit Abyss with the chair with barbed wire, but Mitchell uses his cane to hook it and prevent it. Sabu then goes after Abyss, but Abyss takes him out with a few hard right shots to the face. Abyss takes out Sabu with another stiff right, grabs Sabu and then chokeslams him right on top of the thumbtacks! Sabu screams out in pain as Abyss covers him…1…2…kick out. Abyss then attempts a splash from the top rope, but Sabu moves and Abyss hits the tacks chest first! Sabu covers, but Abyss kicks out after two as well. Sabu then applies the Camel Clutch and Abyss eventually reaches out to get the bottom rope. Sabu kicks away Abyss’ arm on the bottom rope and then places the barbed wire chair near them. Abyss grabs Sabu, gets him up in a powerbomb position, Sabu flips off, Abyss catches Sabu and connects with the Black Hole Slam right on top of the steel chair covered in barbed wire! Abyss covers Sabu…1…2…3.
After the match, Sabu turns over as his back comes off the barbed wire. Mitchell grabs the steel chair wrapped in barbed wire and tells Abyss to continue his attack on Sabu. Abyss leaves the ring and refuses to do so.
– A video package airs highlighting the recent Ultimate X on iMPACT! where Petey Williams earned a shot at the X Division Title tonight against AJ Styles. Highlights from iMPACT! last night where Williams defeated Styles in a Finisher vs. Finisher Match is also shown.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with X Division Champion AJ Styles and he brings up Samoa Joe’s attack on Christopher Daniels. Styles said he doesn’t know what to think about what happened tonight, but brings up the unwritten code in the X Division. He said Joe broke that code tonight. Douglas brings up his title match with Petey Williams and how he will avoid the Canadian Destroyer. Styles admits it is a powerful move, but that Williams is not phenomenal.
X Division Championship Match
AJ Styles (c) vs. Petey Williams w/ A-1
Before the match, Jeremy Borash did ring introductions for both Styles and Williams. The bell rings and both lock up. They back off each other, lock up again and once again stare each other down. Styles takes down Williams with two quick hip tosses, Williams gets a roll up, Styles gets one of his own and Williams breaks out of that. Williams attempts a roll-up on Styles, but Styles counters that into a leg submission that Williams counters out of as well. Williams kicks Styles in the gut and then follows that up with some rights. Styles then comes back with a quick dropkick to the face of Williams after he was pulled off the ropes. Styles drives his elbow to the back of Williams’ head. Styles launches Williams in the air, Styles slams Williams back down and then drops a knee across the head. Styles drops the knee on Williams’ head one more time. Styles drops down, covers, but Williams gets a shoulder up even before two. Styles then gets Williams up in a big vertical suplex that results in a two count. Styles attempts a Styles Clash on Williams after flipping out of a pin attempt. Williams grabs the bottom rope and flips over to the ring apron. When Williams goes to get back in, Styles kicks him in the chest. Styles backs up, jumps over the top rope, takes out Williams, but also lands on the top of the guard railing in the process as he falls into the crowd. A-1 then tries to distract Styles on the outside. Styles gets up on the ring apron, looking to suplex Williams to the outside. Williams flips over with Styles to the ring apron. Williams tries to give Styles a german suplex, Styles holds onto the ropes, Williams continues pulling back and Styles finally lets go, hitting the steel guard railing with force!
The referee then kicks A-1 out and sends him to the back. Williams grabs a hockey stick, but the referee sees this and makes Williams put it down. Williams does and throws Styles back in the ring. Williams gives Styles a big release german suplex, covers, but only gets a two count. Williams then applies a back submission as Styles screams out in pain. Styles attempts to fight out of the bearhug submission, getting to his feet and wrenching the grip of Williams. Styles flips forward and breaks it up into a pinfall that results in a two count. Williams comes back with a quick kick to the gut. Williams then kicks Styles in the gut on the ground. Styles fights back taking out Williams with a few right hands. Williams launches Styles to the ring apron over the top rope. When Styles leaps up, Williams cuts him off and Styles crashes over the top rope still staying on the ring apron. Williams then leaps over the top rope and takes out Styles with a big huricaranna. Williams grabs a bottle of water, drinks some and pours some in his hair. Williams throws it away, sends Styles into the ring and then lays in some chest chops. Williams position Styles into a tree of woe in the corner, gets up and does the “Oh Canada!” taunt. Williams hits a snapmare on Styles followed up by a dropkick to the back. Williams covers Styles, but only gets a two count. Williams taunts at Styles a bit on the ground, kicking his head a few times. Styles attempts a comeback with some punches to the gut, but Williams prevents that with some forearm