GENESIS: Jay Lethal vs. Kazarian (TNA X Division Title)
Jan 9, 2011 - by Adam Martin
TNA X Division Championship
Jay Lethal (c) vs. Kazarian
Lethal with a quick snap huricanrana right as the bell rings on Kazarian. Lethal with a few chops, hip toss and Kazarian dodges a dropkick rolling out. Lethal with a quick suicide dive on Kazarian to the outside. Huge chop by Lethal. Lethal with a springboard moonsault after Kazarian reversed an irish whip towards the ring. Back in the ring, Lethal connects with his dropkick to the face. More chops from Lethal in the corner. Lethal avoids a ref bump, but Kazarian tosses him face first into the opposite corner. More chops from Lethal. Lethal trips up Kazarian. Kazarian catches Lethal with a quick uppercut. Kazarian with a quick combo ending in a big leg drop. Kazarian springboard flips Lethal back in the ring from the ring apron. Both battle up top. Lethal with a sitdown powerbomb for a close two count. Lethal with the Lethal Combination and gets a close two count. Lethal counters out of Kazarian’s reverse Tombstone. Kazarian with a slingshot DDT. Close two count. Kazarian slaps Lethal. Lethal with a series of powerful chops and body shots. Kazarian with a kick to the throat when Lethal got up on the top turnbuckle. Ref bump when Lethal pushes Kazarian away in the corner. Kazarian crotches Lethal in the top turnbuckle and hits his reverse Tombstone Piledriver. Kazarian with the cover and gets the three count.
Winner and NEW TNA X Division Champion: Kazarian
After the match, Kazarian is handed the TNA X Division Championship and he starts to celebrate. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
We go to Mike Tenay and Taz near the stage discussing how Immortal and Fortune had a goal tonight: to gain all the championships in TNA and how Kazarian has brought them one step closer to that goal.
Backstage, Ric Flair is telling Eric Bischoff that AJ Styles can’t wrestle tonight. Bischoff complains about dealing with problems with Dixie Carter, not to mention everything Hulk Hogan is going through health wise, he is now trying to understand why AJ can’t wrestle tonight. Flair said it is serious. AJ said he has been having problems with his knee for a while and made it worse spending time with his kids. Bischoff said he made a promise that Immortal would win all the TNA titles tonight. He wants a solution right now and tells AJ to “limp his ass on out of here.” AJ tosses things off Bischoff’s table. Flair said they can work through this.
A video package runs focusing on Mickie James becoming the #1 contender for the TNA Knockouts Championship and her match with Madison Rayne tonight.
* Madison Rayne defending the TNA Knockouts Championship against Mickie James is up next.