HARDCORE JUSTICE: Zema vs. King (X-Division Title)
Aug 12, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
Reported by Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Ray tells Taz at the announce table that he thinks he broke his elbow.
Backstage JB says they again don’t know where A’s & 8’s have gone and then Austin Aries enters the picture. He says there are more questions than answers in TNA right now but right now his focus is on Bobby Roode. A fan asks Aries why he gave up his rematch clause and he says that the better question is why Roode was so worried about a rematch clause. He says that Roode has called him a fluke, attacked his friends, spit in his face, and shown him no respect yet his biggest concern was about a rematch clause. Aries says a man that’s worried about a rematch clause is a man that needs one. Aries says he isn’t worried about his because he won’t need one. He says that Roode may be at the “A level” but he’s not at the “A-Double Level” and he’ll find that out tonight.
TNA X-Division Championship
Zema Ion (c) vs. Kenny King
Keng and Zema lockup and Zema pie faces King so King answers with a shvoe. They lockup again and this time King gets Zema in a Top Wristlock and then he sweeps Zema’s legs and takes him to the ground and holds onto the wristlock. King then stretches out Zema’s arm and drops down with repeated elbow drops on Zema’s arm. Zema fights up to his feet and forces King into the ropes. King gets Zema in a headlock but Zema fights it off and hits a Shoulder Block and then hits the ropes but King leapfrogs him and then hits a drop toe hold and floats over into a side headlock. Zema fights up to his feet and counters into a Hammerlock. King reverses it and hits a Back Elbow into a rollup for a nearfall. King follows up with a backslide for another nearfall and then a La Magistral Cradle! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out! King hits a Side Headlock Takeover and holds onto the headlock on the mat. Zema fights back up to his feet again and whips King into the corner. Zema charges at King but King sidesteps him and then knocks him off the apron. King sets up for a dive but Zema moves and King lands on the apron. Zema grabs King’s legs and slams him into the apron! Zema whips King into the apron but King springs onto the apron and then dives off with a Somersault Plancha onto Zema on the floor! King rolls Zema back into the ring and sets up for a springboard move but Zema holds the referee in front of him. Then he hits King and nails him with a jawbreaker onto the top rope and follows up with a Somersault Plancha over the top onto King on the floor! Back in the ring Zema hits a Hot Shot on King onto the top rope and then a Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Zema hits a Snapmare Takeover and then steps on King’s head. Zema slams King into the turnbuckles and then puts the boots to him. Zema chokes King in the ropes and then hits him with a Forearm Smash. King answers with a series of forearms of his own and then hits the ropes but Zema catches him with a knee for a nearfall. Zema puts the boots to King and then hits a Snapmare Takeover and locks in a chinlock. King fights the hold off and breaks it with body shots. King goes for a kick but Zema blocks it and hits a NASTY Spike DDT out of nowhere! 1…2…NO King kicks out! Zema springs to the top for a Moonsault but King gets his boots up! King hits an Atomic Drop followed by a series of clotheslines and then a back elbow and a spinning right hand! King whips Zema into the ropes and nails him with a Spinning Heel Kick! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out! King hits a Cradle T-Bone Suplex sending Zema into the turnbuckles! Zema rolls out to the floor and King follows with a gorgeous Corkscrew Plancha over the top onto Zema on the floor! King rolls Zema back into the ring and then hits a Springboard Blockbuster off the top! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out! King goes for the Coronation but Zema blocks it and attempts the Hostile Makeover. Kenny blocks it and Zema forces him into the corner and hits a back elbow followed by a chop. Zema whips King into the opposite corner and charges but King floats up and over into a rollup. Zema rolls through and goes for a roundhouse kick but King ducks and grabs the leg and locks in a Half Crab! Zema rolls through and pokes the eyes of King to break the hold! Zema charges at King but King gets his boot up and hits an Atomic Drop followed by an attempt at the Spinning Enziguri, but Zema sidesteps it and hits the Hostile Makeover! 1…2…NO King kicks out! Zema climbs up top for the 450 but King gets to his feet and hits an uppercut. King climbs up with Zema but Zema shoves him off only for King to hit the mat and backflip to his feet and then nail Zema with a Leaping Enziguri! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out again! Zema grabs the hair spray but Hebner takes it away form and King nails him with the Handstand Kick! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out again! King charges at Zema in the corner but Zema catches him in midair with the Gory Bomb! 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL X-Champ: Zema via pinfall (Gory Bomb)