DESTINATION X: Samoa Joe vs. Kazarian
Jul 10, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Samoa Joe vs. Kazarian
Huge reaction for Joe in Orlando. Joe fires away with chops on Kazarian. Kazarian dodges a rear naked choke attempt early on. Joe drops Kazarian face first off the ring apron and then levels him with a clothesline on the outside. Kazarian with elbows, but Joe pushes him away. Crowd is very pro-Joe. Joe walks off dodging a springboard splash attempt by Kazarian. Joe with an atomic drop and senton splash combo. Kazarian with some right hands and Joe levels him with a big elbow. Joe with more quick offense with a big kick to the chest and knee drop over Kazarian. Joe with headbutts to Kazarian and then props him up on the top turnbuckle. Joe winds back and connects with a big chop. Joe attempts a Muscle Buster, but Kazarian holds on to the ropes. Kazarian with huge springboard dropkick. Both men are down. Both men are back up exchanging elbows. Crowd boo’s for Kazarian and cheers for Joe. Kazarian with a quick scoop slam and springboard leg drop combo on Joe. Kazarian with a springboard tornado DDT. Kazarian with a shoulder block and then a slingshot DDT from the ring apron over Joe. Joe recovers and sits up on the top turnbuckle. Kazarian catches him with a huge kick to the head. Kazarian is up with Joe, drops to the ring apron when Joe fights back, Joe with a kick to Kazarian’s chest when Kazarian leans in, Kazarian falls out and Joe hits the ropes connecting with a suicide dive. Loud “THIS IS AWESOME” chant. Joe with big slaps to the back of Kazarian. Kazarian counters a powerbomb, attempts a Fade to Black and Joe counters back into a powerbomb. Joe gets a two count, but rolls Kazarian over and applies the STF. Kazarian bites Joe’s finger to break the submission. Kazarian with a dropkick sending Joe into the corner. Kazarian runs at Joe and Joe drops him in his corner slam spot. Joe with the rear naked choke applied. Joe pulls back, locks his legs around Kazarian’s body and Kazarian is reaching for the ropes. Kazarian gets to the bottom rope. The referee has to pull Joe off Kazarian. Joe argues with the referee (Earl Hebner). Joe goes for the rear naked choke once again, but Kazarian drops out of it and rolls up Joe for the win.
After the match, Samoa Joe has a shocked look on his face as Kazarian recovers on the outside. We then see a series of highlights of the match leading up to the finish.
We then go to a video package highlighting the history of AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels featuring the Styles vs. Daniels vs. Samoa Joe main event from Unbreakable in 2005.
We then see footage of Christopher Daniels arriving to the Impact Wrestling Zone earlier today.
Footage is also shown from earlier today of Eric Young walking up to an autograph table featuring Suicide, Curry Man and Sangriento. Young needs a tag team partner tonight. Curry Man informs Young that none of them can compete tonight. Shark Boy walks up and agrees to be Young’s partner. They walk off celebrating. It sounds like someone yelled, “That was the sh*ts!” as the segment came to a close.
* Douglas Williams vs. Mark Haskins is up next in an open challenge match.