– The 2012 TNA Destination X pay-per-view opens up with a video package looking at the high-flyers of the X Division. We get a look at #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title – Austin Aries, and the current champion Bobby Roode.
– We’re live from the Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando as Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash welcome us to Destination X. They hype tonight’s matches.
X Division Tournament Last Chance Qualifier: Rubix vs. Mason Andrews vs. Lars Only vs. Dakota Darsow
We go to the ring and out first comes Rubix for tonight’s opener. Out next comes Mason Andrews. Dakota Darsow is the last man out.
The bell rings and thy go at it. Rubix ends up dumping Mason to the floor. Lars comes back in and goes at it with Rubix, sending him to the floor. Darsow comes back in and goes at it with Lars. Darsow with a 2 count on Lars. More back and forth action. Rubix comes in off the top with a crossbody on Darsow. Rubix gets dropped on his face next. Darsow with a sitdown suplex for a 2 count. Mason comes back in and dropkicks Darsow but gets dropkicked right back. Darsow and Lars get sent out to the floor. Rubix and Mason go at it in the ring and end up on the floor also.
Rubix and Lars end up on the floor again while Mason and Darsow go at it. Mason takes Lars up top for a superplex but Darsow stops it. Darsow powerbombs them both to the mat for a 2 count on Mason. Rubix leaps across the ring with a big dropkick on Darsow. The crowd chants for Rubix now. All four wrestlers get up and trade shots now. Darsow with a neckbreaker on Mason. Rubix drops Darsow with a big kick to the face. Lars with a headscissors faceplant on Rubix. Lars goes at it with Mason now. Mason with a jumping knee and a cutter for the win.
Winner: Mason Andrews
X Division Title Tournament Match: Kid Kash vs. Mason Andrews
Kash comes right down for the next match as Mason gets no break. Kash takes Mason to the floor and beats him up. Kash brings Mason in the ring and covers him with one foot but Mason kicks out. Kash with right hands now.
Mason tries to make a comeback but Kash cuts him off. Kash with more big chops and more offense. Kash slams Mason and smacks him around, running his mouth. Kash with another easy cover for 2. Mason makes another comeback but Kash levels him with a big clothesline. Kash flips off the camera and drops an elbow for another pin attempt. Kash with kicks and a submission hold now.
Mason tries to regain control again but Kash shuts him down. Kash with big chops before kicking Mason out to the floor. Kash comes to the floor and runs his mouth to some fans. Kash brings Mason back in the ring and goes up top for a moonsault but Mason gets his knees up. Mason finally makes a comeback with a back elbow, a clothesline and a dropkick. Mason springboards in with a headscissors takedown. Mason goes to the top with a missile dropkick for 2. More back and forth with pin attempts. Mason counters a pin attempt and rolls Kash up for the win. Mason Andrews advances in the X Division Title tournament, qualifying for Ultimate X.
Winner: Mason Andrews
– Christy Hemme is backstage with Samoa Joe. Joe predicts Austin Aries will win the World Title tonight. Hemme looks at the Bound For Glory Series leaderboard. Joe talks about the Series and says he will make Kurt Angle tap out for 10 points tonight.
TNA X Division Tournament Match: Douglas Williams vs. Kenny King
We go to the ring and out first comes Douglas Williams followed by Kenny King.
The match starts out with lots of back and forth. Williams ends on the floor and King splashes out with a corkscrew. King brings it back in with a snap suplex and a series of right hands. King turns it around and keeps Williams on the mat now. The crowd chants for King. Williams comes back with a big European uppercut and a clothesline.
More back and forth. Williams with a knee in the corner. King blocks a roll up out of the corner. King with an atomic drop and then a big kick to the head to knock Williams down. They end up on the floor. Williams with a big knee to the head from the top. King makes it back in the ring and Williams covers him for 2. King catches Williams and plants him with a big slam for the win. Kenny King advances to Ultimate X.
Winner: Kenny King
– Daniels is backstage with Christy Hemme. He talks about his match against AJ Styles and says AJ isn’t the kind of man who can win a Last Man Standing match.
X Division Tournament Match: Sonjay Dutt vs. Rashad Cameron
We go to the ring and out first comes Sonjay Dutt followed by Rashad Cameron.
The match starts with the usual back and forth. Rashad takes Dutt to the floor and crashes down on him. Rashad brings it back in for a 2 count. Rashad slaps Dutt around and works him over in the corner. Dutt blocks a shot in the corner and hits a big head scissors takedown. Dutt runs the ropes and dropkicks Rashad out on the floor. Rashad stops a moonsault and works Dutt over on the floor. Rashad with another 2 count. More offense from Rashad and another 2 count.
The crowd chants for Dutt now. Rashad with a big knee to the gut and another pin attempt. Rashad with a body scissors now. Dutt makes another comeback with a faceplant in the corner. Dutt with a slingshot leg drop and a springboard splash for a 2 count. More back and forth action. Rashad tries for the win again but gets into it with Earl Hebner. Dutt blocks a hold and drops Rashad on his face. Dutt goes up top for a double foot stomp and gets the win. Sonjay Dutt advances to Ultimate X.
Winner: Sonjay Dutt
– We get a look back at Jesse Sorensen breaking his neck at last year’s Destination X pay-per-view. Sorensen is still recovering and staying positive. Christy Hemme is live and welcomes Sorensen out to the ring in a neck brace. His family is in the crowd and the fans chant “welcome back.”
Sorensen says God put him on Earth to be a professional wrestler and that’s what he always will be. Sorensen thanks his family, the guys in the back and the fans for sticking with him. Sorensen addresses Zema Ion, the one who he last wrestled against. Sorensen hopes Zema wins the X Division Title so he can come take it. Sorensen promises that at Destination X 2013, he will be the TNA X Division Champion and then the World Champion. Zema Ion’s music hits and out he comes.
X Division Tournament Match: Zema Ion vs. Flip Casanova
Zema passes Sorensen on the ramp and out comes Flip Casanova. Flip ends up on the floor early and Zema hits him with a sliding dropkick. Zema brings it back in the ring stomps on Flip’s head. Zema goes for a moonsault after fixing his hair and Flip gets his knees up. Flip with a big kick and a corkscrew for 2. Zema comes back and gets the quick win out of nowhere. Zema Ion goes to Ultimate X.
Winner: Zema Ion
– Christy Hemme is backstage with the X Division guys. They all think they’re going to win tonight. Bobby Roode walks up and says this is his show. Roode says all three of them will fail tonight, the X Division will fail and Austin Aries will fail. Roode declares he will retain the TNA World Title tonight.
TNA Bound For Glory Series: Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe
The bell rings and they go at it. The fans start up dueling chants as they lock up in the corner. Angle eventually takes Joe to the mat. Joe powers out and rams Angle back into the corner and unleashes with right hands. Joe with more right hands. Angle charges and Joe dumps him out to the floor. Joe runs the ropes and leaps out onto Angle with a suicide dive.
Joe brings it back in the ring but Angle takes him to the corner and beats him down with kicks. Joe takes Angle up for a Musclebuster for Angle sends him to the mat and hits a headbutt and then dropkick. Angle blocks a shot and hits a belly-to-belly suplex for a 2 count. Joe goes to the top but Angle runs up. Joe knocks Angle to the mat and hits a leg lariat from the top. Joe with a 2 count now. More back and forth. Joe runs over Angle with a big boot and drops a splash for another pin attempt.
More back and forth. Joe goes for the Musclebuster again but Kurt slides out. Angle goes for the ankle lock and applies it. It’s broken and Angle goes down after Joe overpowers him. Joe hits the Musclebuster this time but Angle kicks out at 2. Joe goes for the rear naked choke but it’s blocked and Angle applies the ankle lock again. Joe gets the choke locked in in the center of the ring now. Angle breaks out and hits a big Angle Slam for a 2 count.
Angle drops his straps but Joe kicks him in the face. They trade shots. Joe breaks the Angle slam and applies the rear naked choke again. Angle won’t tap out but does pass out and Hebner calls for the bell. Samoa Joe wins by submission and earns 10 points.
Winner: Samoa Joe
– After the match, Angle argues with Hebner and he explains why he called the match.
– We get a look back at the Daniels vs. AJ Styles feud and recent happenings with Dixie Carter.
Last Man Standing Match: Daniels vs. AJ Styles
Out first comes one-half of the TNA Tag Team Champions Daniels. AJ Styles is out next to a decent reaction from the crowd.
The bell rings and Daniels goes to the floor to stall. AJ chases him around the ring and back in and they go at it. Daniels spits on AJ. AJ takes him to the corner and unloads. Daniels goes back to the floor and runs around. AJ catches him and takes him to the fan barrier. AJ works him over on the floor and brings it back in. AJ with a big dropkick for a pin attempt. AJ with kicks while Daniels is on his knees. AJ snap suplexes Daniels into the turnbuckles and continues the offense.
Daniels turns it around in the corner and delivers some big chops. AJ reverses it and unloads some chops of his own in the corner. AJ runs into a big right hand and goes down. Daniels goes to the floor and gets a steel chair. He tosses it and beats up AJ around the ring. Daniels brings the fight back in the ring and sets the chair up. AJ blocks a shot into the chair and takes Daniels to the corner. AJ runs and leaps off the chair with a big right hand but Daniels moves. Daniels slams AJ’s back hard onto the chair. Daniels clotheslines AJ out of the ring and works him over. Daniels argues with some fans while AJ recovers. Daniels wastes some more time as AJ tries to get up. Daniels with big right hands to the head and Styles is now busted open. Daniels with a big suplex on the floor. AJ tries to fight back but Daniels boots him in the face. Daniels brings it back in the ring and grabs the chair. He flattens it on the mat and whips AJ in the corner. AJ blocks a chair shot and springboards in, knocking the chair into Daniels’ head.
Back to the floor and Daniels goes head first into the steel steps. Daniels is now busted open. Daniels backs up the ramp and begs AJ to back off. They brawl on the stage now with AJ taking control. AJ charges as does Daniels and they both collide with clotheslines and go down. They get up and trade shots. AJ drops Daniels with a kick to the head. The crowd chants for AJ to push Daniels over the stage. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Daniels backdrops him. Both men are bleeding pretty bad now. AJ beats Daniels some more. Kazarian comes out of nowhere and shoves AJ off the stage. The referee goes to count AJ as Daniels and Kazarian look on from the stage. AJ makes it to his feet at 9 and here comes Daniels to fight. Daniels goes back to the ring and pulls out a table. Daniels brings the table over to the stage area and sets it up. Daniels brings AJ back up to the ramp. Daniels looks to double underhook AJ through the table but AJ overpowers and shoves Daniels into Kazarian. AJ wit a pele kick to Daniels on the ramp. AJ hits a Styles Clash from the ramp to the floor, through a table. Both men try to get up but only AJ does before the 10 count.
Winner: AJ Styles
– Tenay and JB plug tonight’s main event. The fans online have chosen Austin Aries to win the main event tonight. Christy Hemme is backstage with Aries. He wishes the X Division guys good luck but says he is moving on. He says Bobby Roode wins his matches with beer bottles but he wins his with brainbusters. Aries declares he will walk out the new World Champion tonight and prove why he’s the greatest man to ever live.
– We get a look back at tonight’s X Division matches from earlier.
Ultimate X: Mason Andrews vs. Zema Ion vs. Kenny King vs. Sonjay Dutt
We go to the ring for Ultimate X to crown a new X Division Champion. Mason Andrews is out first followed by Zema Ion. Kenny King is out next followed by Sonjay Dutt.
Zema starts the match by spraying his hair. He tries to climb up but they all go at it. Ion catches a triple dropkick. King goes at it with Mason until Zema pulls Mason to the floor. Dutt and King go at it in the ring now. Dutt with a head scissors takedown, sending King out of the floor. Dutt climbs up but King cuts him off. Ion comes in and pushes King out to the floor. Mason with a dropkick on Zema. Zema with a tornado DDT on Mason before climbing up. King runs in and cuts him off. King suplexes Mason on top of Zema now. King points to the X and goes to the top. Dutt stops him and they fight on the apron. All four men are down again. Zema gets up and climbs out over the ring but gets pulled down by King and Mason. King with a springboard leg drop on Zema.
King goes up in the corner but Mason stops him. Mason backdrops King from the corner down to the mat. Trainers come down and take Dutt away from the ring. Apparently he’s been injured. King slams Mason again. King goes for a corkscrew out to the floor but misses Zema. They fight and Mason leaps from the ring to the floor, taking them both out. Mason climbs out over the ring now and goes for the X Division Title hanging above the ring. King springboards in and spears him from the cables. Dutt comes back down and climbs up the structure.
Mason and King climb out and meet in the middle of the rope. They fall to the mat with a neckbreaker. Dutt and Zema have climbed to the very top of the structure now. They meet in the middle and trade shots up very high. Dutt drops down to the X ropes as does Zema. Zema sprays Dutt in the face with his hairspray as Dutt goes for the title. Dutt falls to the floor. Zema takes advantage and grabs the belt for the win.
Winner and New TNA X Division Champion: Zema Ion
– Christy Hemme is with Ion after the match. He tells the fans to show respect. He dedicates his win to his critics and haters. He then dedicates it to his biggest inspiration, his guiding light – Jesse Sorensen. Ion says without breaking Sorensen’s neck, he may have never realized his true potential.
– We get a promo video for tonight’s World Heavyweight Title match.
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.