DESTINATION X: Abyss (c) vs. Kendrick (X Division Title)
Jul 10, 2011 - by Adam Martin
TNA X Division Championship
Abyss (c) vs. Brian Kendrick
Christy Hemme handled the ring introductions for the challenger Brian Kendrick and the champion Abyss.
The bell rings and Kendrick starts kicking Abyss. Abyss doesn’t budge. Kendrick attempts a crossbody and Abyss doesn’t budge again. Abyss dumps Kendrick to the outside and toys with him. Abyss throws Kendrick back in the ring and hits a big chest chop. Kendrick is able to get in a quick charge on Abyss, but Abyss fires back with a big boot and corner splash combo. Kendrick attempts more kicks to the body, Abyss keeps moving forward and drops Kendrick with a huge right hand. Abyss is now busted open over his eye after taking a stiff right hand from Kendrick. Kendrick is fired up hitting Abyss with some big elbows. Kendrick dropkicks Abyss through the ropes to the outside. Kendrick then catches Abyss with a suicide dive. They brawl up to the ring apron and back in the ring. Kendrick connects with a crossbody. Kendrick attempts the Sliced Bread, but Abyss counters connecting with the Shock Treatment. Abyss covers Kendrick…1…2…Kendrick kicks out. Abyss gets in the referee’s face after that pinfall thinking it was over. Referee bump when Abyss sends Kendrick to the corner. Kendrick connects with the Sliced Bread on Abyss. Kendrick covers Abyss and the crowd chants the pinfall. Eric Bischoff is walking down the ramp and is now in the ring. Bischoff is yelling at Kendrick. Kendrick drops Bischoff with a big right hand. Immortal hits the ring going after Kendrick. Members of the X Division now hit the ring. Immortal clears the ring easily of the X Division talent. Scott Steiner, Bully Ray and Gunner beat down Kendrick. More X Division stars hit the ring. They toss Immortal out. Kendrick then jumps off the top rope at Abyss. Abyss catches Kendrick ready for a chokeslam. As Abyss lifts up Kendrick, Kendrick counters and rolls up Abyss to get the pinfall. Abyss is shocked.
Winner and NEW TNA X Division Champion: Brian Kendrick
After the match, the stars of the X Division lift Brian Kendrick up in the air as red confetti fills the Impact Wrestling Zone. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Abyss is staring back at Kendrick celebrating. Bischoff is glaring at the scene in the ring at the top of the ramp.
A video package runs focusing on AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels.
* AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels is up next to close the show.