TURNING POINT: Jay Lethal vs. Robbie E. (X Division Title)
Nov 7, 2010 - by Adam Martin
TNA X Division Championship
Jay Lethal (c) vs. Robbie E. w/ Cookie
Lock up and Lethal pushes Robbie to the corner. Big right hands and chops from Lethal. Lethal with two big arm drags into an armbar. Robbie tries to fight back, but Lethal floats over and gets in another big arm drag. Lethal then dumps Robbie over the top rope to the outside. Lethal misses a baseball slide, but takes out Robbie with a big chest chop. Robbie has “GTW” written on his elbow pads. Taz and Tenay said it stands for Gym, Tan, Wrestle. Lethal with a hip toss into a sitting dropkick. Lethal with a big chop to Robbie in the corner and then catches him with an elbow. Robbie counters a Lethal Combo attempt and Robbie dumps Lethal over the top rope. Robbie mounts Lethal and gets in a few right hands. Robbie presses his boot over the chest of Lethal. Robbie launches Lethal chest first into the corner turnbuckle. Robbie with a jumping shoulder charge to Lethal in the corner. Robbie takes some time to fist pump. Robbie catches Lethal coming off the ropes and locks on an abdominal stretch. Robbie catches Lethal with a big elbow dropping Lethal when he broke free of the abdominal stretch. Robbie keeps Lethal grounded wrapping his arms around the mid section of Lethal and applying pressure. Lethal eventually fights back to his feet.
Robbie sends Lethal into the corner and hits some more shoulder charges each time Lethal mounts a comeback. Lethal fires back with right hands and chest chops backing up Robbie. Lethal with a flying forearm and a series of clotheslines on Robbie. Lethal with his headstand off the ropes into a flying elbow on Robbie. Lethal attempts a sunset flip, gets Robbie down and Cookie distracts the referee. Lethal then dumps Robbie over the top rope when Lethal got in Cookie’s face from the ring. Lethal then hits the ropes and connects with a suicide dive to Robbie on the outside. Lethal with big right hands and another chest chop to Robbie on the outside. Lethal throws Robbie face first into the ring apron area. Robbie rolls in the ring and Lethal pulls him back out. Lethal with more chest chops to Robbie. Lethal tosses Robbie back in the ring. Cookie then jumps up on the ring apron with hairspray in hand. Lethal takes it away from her and then connects with the Lethal Combination on Robbie. Lethal goes up top and Cookie grabs his leg. Robbie then hits the ropes and Lethal crotches himself up on the top rope. Robbie with a big neckbreaker on Lethal, Robbie hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner and NEW TNA X Division Champion: Robbie E.
After the match, Robbie E. and Cookie celebrate in the ring. Robbie shows off the TNA X Division Championship belt up on the turnbuckle. We see a replay/highlight of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Robbie E. is fist pumping and still celebrating.
We go to Mike Tenay and Taz up at the announce table area. Taz is fist pumping. Tenay brings up how Robbie didn’t win fair and square. Taz said it wasn’t clean, but he became the new champ nonetheless. They review the rest of the card tonight including the Fortune vs. EV2 match where the winners will get to fire a member of the losing team. Tenay and Taz also discuss Team 3D either retiring as champions or not tonight and Jeff Hardy defending the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Matt Morgan.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Mickie James. Mickie talked about Tara making things personal here in TNA. She said Tara will learn to respect her tonight.
* Mickie James vs. Tara is up next.