DESTINATION X: Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn
Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn
We get a handshake from both men before the match begins. A loud “LETS GO JERRY – RVD” chant starts up. Some quick exchanges between the two early on. RVD with a flip off the top rope, lands and then arm drags Lynn with force. RVD misses a kick, Lynn goes up to and this time RVD lands his kick. RVD with a clothesline that sends Lynn over the top rope back into the ring from the ring apron when Lynn attempted a swinging DDT. Both with high risk offense and they meet up again in the middle of the ring. RVD then catches Lynn with a kick to the head sending Lynn to the outside. RVD then invites Lynn back into the ring. RVD extends his hand and Lynn tosses RVD out of the ring. Lynn then catches RVD with a dropkick when he was trying to get back in the ring. Lynn then runs down the apron and hits a flip dive. Lynn tosses RVD back in the ring and gets a two count. Lynn chokes RVD and breaks it up before the five count in front of the referee. Series of counters and Lynn gets a german suplex into a bridge for a two count. Lynn slows down the action, RVD fights back with elbows and Lynn throws RVD down by his hair. Lynn with a quick clothesline. We can see blood in RVD’s mouth. Lynn attempts a hip toss, but RVD connects with a big kick to the head. RVD connects with the Rolling Thunder. RVD with another spin kick that sends Lynn to the outside. RVD with a baseball slide sending Lynn into the steel barricade. RVD then props Lynn chest first over the guard railing and connects with his spinning leg drop over the back of Lynn. RVD with a slingshot leg drop from the ring apron. RVD is going up top and Lynn pushes him off sending RVD to the ground below with force. Lynn tosses RVD back in the ring and then grabs a steel chair. Referee Earl Hebner warns Lynn. RVD attempts a spin kick on Lynn sending the chair in RVD’s face, but Lynn ducks, throws the chair down, dodges a trip from RVD and then hits a leg drop on RVD. RVD’s face bounced off the chair. RVD is busted open above his right eye. Lynn grabs a second chair. RVD kicks Lynn grabbing the chair, jumps to the corner, Lynn moves, jumps up hitting a sunset flip powerbomb on RVD right over the steel chair! That looked nasty. Lynn with a cover and RVD somehow kicks out. Lynn misses a chair shot and RVD kicks the chair into Lynn’s face. RVD is up top and connects with the Five Star Frog Splash. RVD covers Lynn and gets the pinfall. Hell of a match for the 48-year-old Lynn and the 41-year-old RVD.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
After the match, the bloody Rob Van Dam celebrates his win. We see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
Backstage, SoCal Val is with Jack Evans. Evans said he is pretty nervous, but tonight is his only chance.
* Zema Ion vs. Jack Evans vs. Low Ki vs. Austin Aries is up next with the winner earning a contract with Impact Wrestling.