TNA Destination X PPV Results – 7/8/12
Lars Only vs. Rubix vs. Dakota Darsow vs. Mason Andrews – TNA X-Division Tournament Last Chance Match
This match, featuring talents who lost their qualifying matches in the X-Division championship tournament, is a chance for those talents to grab the last slot in the tournament. The winner will face Kid Kash.
Only is NWA Hollywood’s Johnny Yuma. Rubix is CHIKARA’s Jigsaw. Mason Andrews is PWG’s Scorpio Sky. Darsow is the son of Barry Darsow.
Darsow was backdropped over to the floor by Rubix immediately. TRubix and Andrews went back and forth with quick near falls. Rubix escaped an armdrag and then dropkicked him out of the ring. Only nailed Rubix but was then attacked by Darsow. Only locked him in an armbar. Darsow fired back and fought his way back to his feet. Darsow smashed him into the mat and nailed Rubix, sending him off the apron to the floor. Darsow worked over Only and covered him for a two count.
Darsow whipped Only into the corner but Only went up and over and rolled him up for a two count. Rubix came off the top with a flying bodypress for a two count on Darsow. Darsow cut him off and drilled him down with a sitdown Michinoku Driver for a two count. Only broke up the pinfall.
Andrews nailed a series of dropkicks but was nailed by Darsow. Only drilled Darsow and they both went to the floor. Andrews hit a dive over the top on both after ducking a Rubix clothesline. Rubix, not to be outdone, hit a backflip over the ropes to the floor on everyone.
Rubix tossed Andrews back into the ring but was caught with an armbar submission. They showed Kid Kash scouting as he’d be facing the winner next. Only attacked Andrews to break up the pinfall. Only nailed a combination stunner and neckbreaker after kicking off Darsow in the same motion for a pair of near falls. The crowd clapped for everyone, rallying the bout.
Only grabbed a front facelock but was nailed by Darsow from behind with a sledgehammer. Only was able to toss him to the outside but was tackled into the corner by Andrews. Only nailed him and went to the top. Darsow cut him off but was then nailed by Andrews with several kicks. Andrews went after Only but Darsow slipped underneath for a Tower of Doom that took out his opposition. Rubix came off the top for a Van Terminator dropkick onto Darsow. That got the crowd soundly behind him as they started chanting for him.
Andrews went for a TKO but was cut off and nailed with a neckbreaker by Darsow. Rubix kicked Darsow but was caught with a Faceplant out iof a headscissors by Only. Rubix rolled to the outside, leading Only and Andrews. They went back and forth. Andrews nailed a leaping knee and a TKO for a three count.
Your winner, Mason Andrews!
X-Division championship Tournament Kid Kash vs. Mason Andrews
Kash hit the ring and began beating the hell out of Andrews, beating him on the floor and rolling him back into the ring. Kash was doing a lot of jawjacking and stepped on Andrews’ chest for a pinfall attempt but Andrews kicked up.
Kash nailed several crossfaces and several stiff chops. Jeremy Borash said they need Atlas Security to protect the fans from Kash on the road. Scorpio nailed several dropkicks and used a crucifix for a two count. Kash cut off Andrews with several strikes and was dropped across the steel connecting the turnbuckles and the ringpost.
Kash chopped him hard across Andrew’s chest and back. Andrews tried to fire back but was kicked hard in the chest for a two count. Kash choked him against the ropes and nailed more crossfaces. Kash began to argue with the referee.
Kash nailed a suplex into a slam or a two count, then drilled Andrews over his knee with a backbreaker. Kash covered him for a two count. Kash positioned Andrews and ascended to the top rope. He then dropped down, slapped him and covered him for a two count. Andrews escaped at the last minute. Kash was getting upset.
Kash continued trouncing Andrews and played to the crowd. Kash gave fans the finger and dropped an elbow across the chest for another two count. He tied up Andrews in a keylock while standing over Andrews to add to the momentum of the move. The crowd rallied Andrews.
Andrews finally fights out but was cut off by Kash. Kash chopped Andrews, who collapsed from the force of the shot and fell through the ropes to the floor. Kash slammed Andrews down and went for a springboard moonsault but Andrews pulled his knees up. The crowd rallied him and Andrews fought his way to his feet.
Kash worked over Andrews but was nailed with a back flying elbow and pair of dropkicks. Kash missed a charge into the corner and was nailed with a missile dropkick. Andrews nailed a running high knee to the face for a close two count.
Kash nailed a sunset flip but Andrews rolled through. Kash bridged out and went for a backslide, Andrews slipped out and went for the Moneymaker. Andrews slipped out and rolled up Kash for the three count.
Your winner, Mason Andrews!
Christy Hemme interviewed Samoa Joe. She asked him for his prediction on the main event. Joe said that he predicts the man who beat him, Austin Aries. Hemme noted he was in second place in the Bound for Glory series and asked him his strategy going into tonight. Joe said a year ago, his strategy was to hurt, kill and maim everyone involved. This year, he sees the light and sees his road to the TNA title through the BFG Series. He said tonight Kurt Angle isn’t a gold medalist but ten points. Angle isn’t an indestructible wrestling machine but a man who will tap out. Joe promised he would win by any means necessary.
Douglas Williams vs. Kenny King
They went to the mat right away with some nice back and forth mat work. They talked up King’s background in the Chippendales, tying it into the film “Magic Mike.” The story early was that King would counter Williams’ moves but would then get trapped in another move.
King nailed several forearms in the corner. He whipped Williams into the opposite corner and there was a miscue that they tried to fix. They went into some near falls. There was a chant for King.
Williams and King jawed back and forth. Williams was sent to the floor. King nailed a twisting slingshot dive to the floor. Back in the ring, King covered Williams for a two count. He controlled Williams but was grabbed in a side headlock. King sent Williams into the ropes but was shoulderblocked down. King caught him in a drop toehold and grabbed a side headlock. Williams turned it into a hammerlock.
King slipped out and used a pair of hiptosses, including a kip up after one, which looked real flashy. They locked up with Williams nailing him several times in the corner. King whipped him out of the corner but was nailed with the European uppercut and a running clothesline. Williams locked in rear chinlock. King was whipped into the corner but came out of nowhere with a sunset flip off the buckles for a two count,.
Williams attacked him to cut off King, and worked him over in the corner. King fired back and both men were down as the referee counted. King recovered and nailed a series of clotheslines and a spinning kick for a two count.
King nailed another kick and a spinebuster for a two count. King charged but was kicked off. Williams went to the top but was met by King. They battled on the top and King was sent off the ropes to the floor, which looked like it could have been a hard fall. Williams drilled King off the ropes to the floor with a knee after King returned to his feet. King was almost counted out by slipped back in at nine.
Williams drilled King and scored a two count. The crowd chanted for King. King snapped him throat-first over the top rope and nailed a springboard into a reverse Buff Blockbuster for a two count. Williams cut him off and rolled up King for a two count. Williams and King battled in the corner. King shoved him off the ropes and came off but landed on his feet when he realized Williams would get out of the way before he nailed a move.
King nailed a TKO into a Uranage like move, driving Williams to the mat for the pin.
Your winner, Kenny King!
Christy Hemme interviewed TNA Tag Team champions Christopher Daniels. He said a lot can happen in a year. A year ago, he was a lackey and a friend but now he’s a winner. He’s one half of the World Tag Team champions of the World (not redundant). He said that all that matters is beating someone senseless. He said he knows what kind of man he is but he also knows what type of man that Styles is. He said Styles took advantage of a helpless woman and impregnated her and used his personal relationship with Dixie Carter to help himself. He said that now everyone in the world knows what type of man AJ is and he can drink to that.
Rashad Cameron vs. Sonjay Dutt
CZW flavor here.
They locked up and did some fast packed back and forth reversals and Lucha style takedown attempts. Both went for dropkicks at the same time and faced off. Dutt caught Cameron with a dropkick and locked on a side headlock. Dutt shoulderblocked Cameron down. Cameron leapfropped him and nailed Dutt, sending him to the floor.
Cameron nailed a tope con hilo to the floor. He shouted out Philadelphia and rolled Dutt back in the ring for a two count. Cameron nailed a series of chops in the corner but was kicked away. Dutt nailed a leaping head scissors to the outside, then nailed a nasty looking sliding dropkick through the ropes.
On the outside, Cameron whipped Dutt into the railing. He rolled Dutt back into the ring for a two count. Cameron elevated Dutt into a flapjack but Dutt made it to the ropes to break up a pinfall. Cameron ripped at Dutt’s face and argued with the referee.
Cameron sent Dutt into the ropes and drilled him with a running knee for a two count. He locked Dutt in a body scissors for a two count. Cameron worked him over in the corner. Dutt escaped and drilled Cameron, running him into the buckles. He nailed a guillotine legdrop over the ropes on the apron outside and nailed a splash into the ring for a two count.
Cameron and Dutt went back and forth. Cameron used a forward roll for a two count. Cameron nailed a rana off the top and locked in a cross armbreaker. Dutt made it to the ropes. Cameron was getting really angry at referee Earl Hebner.
Dutt nailed a leaping DDT and came off the top with a flip into a double stomp for the pin.
Your winner, Sonjay Dutt!
Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash talked about Jesse Sorensen suffering a broken neck a few months back at Against All Odds. They talked about the danger of the X-Division matches and took us to a video update on Jesse Sorensen’s rehab.
Christy Hemme introduced Sorensen, who came to the ring wearing street clothes and a hard neck brace. He got a nice reaction from the fans. He hugged his mother and his girlfriend at ringside before entering the ring. His mother was visibly tearing up. He spent time looking at the place where he was injured.
Sorensen said that Dixie Carter asked him if he was nervous and he said he was happy just to feel anything. The last time he was here he couldn’t feel anything from the neck down. He said that he spent days staring at the ceiling not knowing if his career was over and whether he would ever walk again. He said that the last thing he heard as he left the arena were the fans chanting his name. He said that’s the same chant that motivated him to come back tonight to tell everyone that God put him on Earth to be a professional wrestler, that is what he is and that is what he always will be.
Sorensen said that he wanted to thank everyone in the back, his family and all the fans for supporting him through everything. The crowd chanted “Thank you Jesse.” He said that he thanked them from the bottom of his heart. Jesse said that he knows Zema Ion is out there listening and he hasn’t forgotten about him. Jesse said that he hopes Ion wins the belt because just like he tried to take Jesse’s career from him, he’s coming back to win the X-Division championship from Ion. He declared that a year from now, he’ll be the X-Division champion and will cash it in to become the TNA champion.
As Sorensen left the ring, Ion made his way to the ring. He blows off Sorensen and mocked him. The announcers noted that was the first interaction they’ve had since Sorensen was hurt since Ion didn’t care that he hurt the guy.
X-Division Championship Tournament: Zema Ion vs. Flip Casanova
Ion attacked Flip from behind. Ion chopped him hard in the corner. Flip went up and over during a charge towards him and kicked Ion, then nailed a snappingh head sicssors, sending Ion to the floor.
Flip hit a twisting dive over the top to the floor. Ion cut him off when they returned to the ring and choked him against the ropes. Flip came back with forearm smashes and kicks. Ion cut him off and sent him to the floor, then nailed a sliding dropkick to the face on the outside. He tossed Flip back in and came in over the ropes with a kick to the back of the head.
Ion hit a moonsault off the middle turnbuckle but Flip pulled his knee up. Flip hit a springboard into a twisting moonsault for a two count. Flip went to the top for a shooting star press into a legdrop but Ion rolled out of the way. Ion nailed a kick and then a Gori Guerrero Especial into a driver for the pin,
Your winner, Zema Ion!
Christy Hemme interviewed the other three competitors in the UX. King said that it was his coronation day. Dutt promised he was going to become the champion. Andrews said that this was his moment. TNA champion Bobby Roode showed up. He said that tonight was his moment and this was his show. Roode blew off the importance of the X-Division belt and said tonight he was going to destroy their poster boy, Austin Aries. He said Aries would fail, the X-Division will fail and he will remain the TNA champion. Usual good promo from Roode and a good way to get heat on him.
Bound for Glory Series: Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle
Mike Tenay called Joe vs. Angle the best rivalry in the ten years of broadcasting TNA. I wouldn’t argue that one. Angle’s kids were at ringside and he kissed all of them in the front row.
They were wary of each other early. Joe missed a kick. Angle charged and tied him up. They turned each other around and ended up in the corner. They muscled each other out of the corner. Angle sent Joe into the corner but was shoulderblocked down. Angle went for the anklelock but Joe escaped and they faced off.
The announcers noted that if Joe won via submission, he would be the leader in the BFG series, while Angle is also trying to go for a submission win in every match. They locked up and Joe grabbed a front facelock. Joe muscled him into the corner and unloaded with a series of strikes. Angle went down in the corner. Joe kicked him and nailed the Facewash.
Joe peppered Angle with a series of rights and a forearm. Joe kicked Angle but was nailed with a Polish Hammer. Yes sir, the Polish Hammer. Joe backdropped Angle over the top to the floor. Joe nailed a tope into a forearm to the floor. The crowd chanted “TNA.”
Joe deposited Angle back into the ring but was caught with a kick as he returned through the ropes. Angle stomped away at Joe in the corner. Joe nailed a reverse running elbow in the corner and then nailed a kick. Joe went for the muscle buster but Angle used a headbutt to break it up, then nailed a missile dropkick.
Angle locked in a rear chinlock as the crowd started with the dueling chants. Joe fired back with several elbows to escape but was caught with an overhead belly to belly suplex for a two count. Angle locked in a chinlock variation. Fans chanted for Joe. Joe fought his way out of the hold and nailed several strikes. Joe whipped Angle into the corner but Angle stopped it and drilled Joe. He whipped Joe into the corner but Joe nailed him and went to the top. Angle tried to leap up for a suplex but was fought off. Joe came off the ropes with a leg lariat for a two count.
Joe nailed a series of strikes and a clothesline on Angle. Joe whipped Angle into the corner but was kicked off. Joe caught him with an inverted atomic drop and a back senton splash for a two count. Good stuff.
They locked up and Joe caught Angle with a powerslam for a two count. Joe went for a armbar but Angle turned it into an anklelock. Angle nailed a German suplex and rolled through for another, nailing two in a row. Angle fought hard to get Joe and nailed a third.
Angle went for the Olympic Slam but Joe slipped out and nailed an armdrag. He kicked Angle in the face and went for the muscle buster out of the corner. Angle went for a sunset flip and rolled through into the anklelock. Joe kicked off Angle, then caught him charging with an Uranage.
Joe went for the rear naked choke but Angle rolled through with an ankle lock submission. Joe fought to get to the ropes. Angle dragged him back to the center of the ring. Joe slipped out and grabbed Angle by the tights. He pulled Angle over him and locked in the Kokina Clutch. Angle had nowhere to go and elbowed out.
Angle fought his way out and nailed the Olympic Slam for a two count. Angle pulled down the straps. Joe avoided an Olympic Slam and went right back to the rear naked choke. Joe choked Angle out and the referee stopped it,
Your winner, Samoa Joe!
Last Man Standing: TNA Tag Team champion Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles
Daniels immediately went to the floor at the bell. Styles got tired of waiting and chased him into the ring. Daniels spit in his face, which set Styles off. He caught Daniels on the floor and drilled him into the railing. Styles and Daniels exchanged punches and kicks on the floor.
Daniels cut off Styles as he returned to the ring and worked him over but Styles nailed a big dropkick. Styles nailed a series of kicks to the chest and head. Styles nailed shots to the neck and chest. Daniels tried to force Styles back in the corner but was caught and suplexed into the buckles. Styles slammed Daniels but was caught and nailed with a series of chops.
Daniels cut off Styles and grabbed a chair outside and tossed it into the ring. Daniels ripped at Styles face and worked him over. He brought Styles into the ring and tried to slam him into the chair. Styles fought him off but was nailed onto the chair with an Uranage.
Daniels drilled Styles from behind, sending him through the ropes to the floor. Daniels argued with fans, then slammed Styles’ face-first into the ringside stairs. Daniels measured and beat Styles with right hands, busting him open.
Daniels suplexed Styles on the floor. Daniels went to nail Styles and whip him into the steps, which were placed sideways, but Styles fired back. Daniels cut him off and tossed him back into the ring. Daniels whipped Styles hard into the buckles. He measured Styles to nail him with the chair but was kicked off
Styles went to the for the springboard forearm and nailed it but nailed the chair. Both men connected with the chair. The force sent Daniels to the outside. Styles followed and ran Daniels hard into the ring steps, busting open Daniels as well. Styles kept working over Daniels’ cut.
Daniels, realizing he’s hurt, tried to retreat up the ramp but was nailed on the stage. Styles charged across the stage and Daniels did the same and they did a double clothesline on the stage. That’s nuts. They went back and forth with punches and kicks until Styles nailed an enziguiri. Daniels almost went off the stage. The crowd chanted, “Push him over.”
Styles went for the Styles Clash but was backdropped over by Daniels. Daniels tried to send Styles into the stage but was blocked, Styles flipped off the staging into an inverted DDT. Daniels was down. The referee counted him down at seven when Kazarian attacked Styles from behind, sending him off the stage to the floor and railing.
The referee began counting Styles down but he pulled himself up at the eight count. Daniels drilled him into the guard rail. Daniels returned to the ring and pulled a table out and dragged it towards the stage. He went for Angel’s Wings off the ramp through the table but Styles backdropped Daniels over and onto Kazarian.
Styles nailed the Pele Kick on Daniels then went off the ramp through a table with the Styles Clash. The referee counted them out. Styles pulled himself up at nine but Daniels wasn’t as lucky.
Your winner, AJ Styles!
Christy Hemme interviewed Austin Aries, saying he was responsible for both remaining title matches. He said that he wishes everyone in the XD a lot of luck but he’s leaving that behind him. He said that he’s looking to the future and that’s Bobby Roode and the TNA title. He said that Roode keeps calling himself the most dominant champion in TNA but we’ll see if that’s true. Aries said that he’s been winning matches with brainbusters while Roode has been using beer bottles and title belt shots. He said he was going to win the belt for everyone watching including his mother and give them a champion to be proud of. Aries said he was going to change the course of not just TNA but pro wrestling tonight.
Ultimate X Match: Mason Andrews vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Kenny King vs. Zema Ion
Ion tried to get to the cables right away but the others grabbed him. He tried to come off the ropes but all three dropkicked him. Ion dragged Andrews out. King was caught with a Dutt rana.
Dutt went to the top for the cables but King grabbed him. Ion came from behind and shoved King off. Andrews dropkicked Ion but was slammed into the buckles. Ion hit a tornado DDT off the ropes.
Ion went to climb up but was tied to the tree of woe. Andrews went for a tornado DDT on King, who turned it into a Northern Lights suplex into Ion, who was still hanging. King went to ascend to the cables but Dutt caught him. They battled back and forth outside on the apron but King nailed him and sent him to the floor.
King tried to make his way across the cables but Dutt nailed a springboard dropkick to take him out. Dutt went for a standing shooting star press but his wrist came down bad and it looked like his hurt it. He was quickly removed from the ring. Talk about bad timing as he was looking awesome so far. He was taken to the locker room.
Andrews was caught by Ion with a dropkick. Ion went to the cables but was pulled down by King and Andrews. King legdropped Ion. Ion rolled to the outside. King ascended to the top but was cut off by Andrews. He nailed a Russian legsweep off the ropes into the mat.
Ion used them being out to ascend the cables but was taken out by King. King went for a twisting splash to the outside but Ion moved out of the ring. Ion worked him over but Andrews nailed a dive to the outside on both.
Andrews began scaling the wires but was pulled down by King. Dutt returned and began making his way to the top. King and Andrews made their way across the bottom of the wires battling back and forth. They nailed a neckbreaker off the wires.
Ion and Dutt went to the truss above the ring and the cables. They battled back and forth. Dutt slipped down through and went for the belt but Ion puilled out his hairspray and blinded Dutt with it. With no one left, Ion grabbed the belt.
Your winner, Zema Ion!
Christy Hemme interviewed the new champion. Ion said he wanted to dedicate it to his haters and critics. He said that he wanted to dedicate it to Jesse Sorensen, because if he hadn’t broken Jesse’s neck, he wouldn’t have realized his true potential and how dangerous he was. He said that he was now the prettiest X-Division champion of all time. Obviously, he vs. Jesse is the program they are building too.
TNA champion Bobby Roode vs. Austin Aries
They locked up and when they went to the ropes, Aries broke clean. The story early was that Aries wasn’t going to be psyched out by the champion. They locked up and Roode worked over his arm and drove him to the mat. Aries reversed it and they went through a series of counters. Good stuff early.
They faced off. Aries used a waistlock to take him down to the mat. Aries mocked Roode, who charged him and was slammed into the buckles. Aries came off the ropes with a splash for a two count. Roode came back to grab him with a head scissors. Aries used a handstand to escape and dropkick Roode.
Roode went to the floor. Aries came to the outside with a double sledgehammer. The crowd chanted “Next world champ.” Aries missed a missile dropkick. Roode began working him over with kicks and choked him against the bottom rope with his boot. Aries was choked with a boot in the corner.
Roode worked over Aries, who came back with an inverted atomic drop and a dropkick. He went for the Last Chancery but Roode backed up into the ropes to break it. Aries maneuvered him into the corner and nailed several elbows. Aries was backdropped to the floor. Roode went after him but Aries got out of the way. Aries went for his big suicide dive but Roode stepped out of the way and Aries nailed the guard rail.
Roode tackled Aries for a two count, then stomped him hard in the sternum. Roode measured and drilled Aries. Roode covered him for several two counts. Aries started to mount a comeback but was drilled in the mid-section by Roode’s knee. Roode tackled him into the turnbuckles then whipped him hard into the opposite corner.
Roode nailed a Fireman’s Carry Driver. Roode locked on a waistlock on the mat, trying to force the air out of him. Aries fought back to his feet but was taken down again. Aries finally fought Roode off and nailed Roode with the suicide dive to the floor.
Back in the ring, Aries drilled him with a missile dropkick. Aries charged for a dropkick but was caught with a slam for a two count. Roode charged him but taken down and turned into the Last Chancery. Roode was able to turn it over and locked him in a crossface. Aries turned it back into the Last Chancery but Roode raked his face in the eyes.
Aries fought off Roode and went for the 450 splash off the top. Roode rolled out of the way so Aries rolled through. He charged but was nailed with a spinebuster. Aries kicked out but was sent into the ringpost shoulder-first. Roode locked Aries in the crossface. Aries tried to make it to the ropes but Roode rolled him over and back towards the center of the ring, making Aries begin the journey anew to the ropes. Aries finally made it to the ropes to break the move.
Roode grabbed the TNA title and set up to nail Aries with it. The referee saw it and took the belt from him. When Hebner turned to remove the belt from the ring, Roode lowblowed Aries and covered him but Aries kicked out at two.
Roode argued with the referee and shoved him. The ref shoved him back, and Roode shocked, was caught with a running dropkick. Aries went for the brainbuster but Roode slipped out and shoved Aries into the referee, knocking the ref down.
Roode grabbed the TNA title and drilled Aries in the face with it. He covered Aries, who kicked out at the last second. Roode went for the Perfectplex but Aries turned it into a small package for a two count. He punted Roode in the head and nailed the brainbuster for the pin.
Your winner and new TNA champion, Austin Aries!
The Impact Zone went nuts chanting for Aries. The show went off the air with confetti raining down and Aries holding the belt on his shoulder as the building chanted for him.