Live TNA Victory Road PPV coverage: Aries vs. Ion
Mar 18, 2012 - by Adam Martin
TNA X Division Championship
Austin Aries (c) vs. Zema Ion
Zema Ion slaps Austin Aries right away when the bell rings and bails. Ion with a series of float overs on Aries. Aries with a big slap to the face of Ion. Aries dumps Ion to the outside and Ion lands with a thud. Aries grabs his cell phone from ringside and sends a quick tweet. Aries dumps Ion back in the ring. Ion is able to toss Aries out. Ion goes to attempt his springboard moonsault, but Aries slides back in. Ion with a springboard corkscrew splash from the corner on Aries. Ion clotheslines Aries to the outside. Ion connects with his springboard moonsault on Aries. A dazed Aries is rolled back in the ring, Ion hooks the leg and Aries kicks out. Ion mocks Aries attempting his swinging elbow drop, but Aries moves. Aries with a series of forearm shots and knees to Ion in the corner. Ion grabs his hairspray and puts it in his tights. Aries with more forearm shots. Aries with a knee breaker and front face slam combo. Aries connects with his swinging elbow, hooks the leg and gets a two count. Ion grabs the X Division Championship. The referee takes it away. As the referee tosses out the belt, Ion sprays the hairspray in the face of Aries, gets a roll up and Aries kicks out. Ion drops Aries’ shoulder over his knee and gets another close two count. Aries with a top rope powerbomb countering Ion. Aries connects with the Brainbuster and rolls through with his Last Chancery submission. Ion taps.
Winner and still TNA X Division Champion: Austin Aries
After the match, Austin Aries gets a big reaction from the Orlando crowd retaining his title. We see a series of highlights from the match leading to the finish.
A video runs hyping the return of the Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin).
A video package runs hyping Samoa Joe and Magnus vs. Matt Morgan and Crimson.
* Samoa Joe and Magnus defending the TNA Tag Team Championships against Matt Morgan and Crimson is up next.