TNA Bound for Glory Coverage: X Division Championship Match
We see the opening video for Bound for Glory, which focuses on the feud for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship between Bully Ray and A.J. Styles, with Dixie Carter’s inclusion.
We go live into the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California, and Mike Tenay and Taz welcome us to the show.
TNA X Division Championship Five-Man Ultimate X Match: Manik (c) vs. Austin Aries vs. Chris Sabin (w/Velvet Sky) vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe
All five guys begin brawling on the outside. Sabin and Manik get back into the ring and Sabin sets Manik up in the corner, but Joe cuts Sabin off. Joe nails Sabin with a huge series of right hands. Joe gets sent to the outside and Sabin goes back to work on Manik. Hardy begins to climb the steel structure, but Aries does as well. Hardy climbs down and join the brawl with Sabin and Manik, but Manik takes Hardy and Sabin down with a double-hurricanrana. Manik locks in a submission on Sabin, but Aries gets into the ring and clubs Manik in the back. Aries goes to work on Manik’s legs. Hardy gets back into the ring and slams Aries down to the mat. Hardy rolls to the outside and grabs a ladder from under the ring. Joe comes out of nowhere and takes Hardy down with a suicide dive. Joe grabs the ladder, but Sabin baseball slides the ladder into Joe’s face. Manik kicks Sabin in the back of the head, and then Aries flies and takes out Manik and Joe. Aries is alone in the ring and climbs across the ropes for the title, but Manik gets back into the ring and pulls Aries off the ropes. Manik takes Aries out of the ring with a hurricanrana and then sends Sabin to the outside as well. Joe gets Aries back into the ring and beats him down in the corner and delivers a series of lefts and rights. Joe goes for the Muscle Buster, but Aries counters with a Crucifixion. Manik gets on the ropes and goes for the title, but Joe grabs him and pulls him into an Atomic Drop. Joe splashes Manik in the middle of the ring. Sabin delivers a dropkick to Joe. Hardy delivers Whisper in the Wind to Sabin. Hardy goes to the outside and grabs the ladder and brings it into the ring. Hardy sets up the ladder and he and Joe begin to climb it. Joe punches Hardy off the ladder and reaches for the title, but Aries dropkicks the ladder and Joe falls down to the mat. Manik and Aries get on the ladder and battle for the belt, but Sabin gets up and tips over the ladder. Hardy and Sabin battle and Sabin puts Velvet Sky into the ring. Sabin shoves Velvet towards Hardy and Hardy moves her as Sabin climbs the ladder. Sabin grabs the title and hits Hardy with it and drops to the ring.
Winner and new TNA X Division Champion: Chris Sabin.
We take a look back at one of A.J. Styles’ career highlights, when he won the X Division Championship for the first time in 2002.
Bad Influence’s music hits and Christopher Daniels and Kazarian make their way to the ring. Kazarian says Bad Influence has been screwed and it is an embarrassment that they are not wrestling for the Tag Team Championship. Daniels says he has a way TNA can make it up to them. Daniels says they that should be added to the Tag Team Championship match and then Eric Young’s music hits. Young comes to the ring and says Daniels and Kazarian created a monster earlier tonight and that they should run. Daniels and Kazarian attack Young and Abyss’ music hits. Abyss comes to the ring and destroys Daniels and Kazarian. Abyss helps Young to his feet as we head backstage.
Jeremy Borash is backstage and his guests are the TNA World Tag Team Champions, Gunner and James Storm. Gunner says The Bro-Mans earned their shot but they need to worry about a fight tonight. Gunner says he only sees to bros when he looks at Robbie E and Jessie Godderz, but he sees two men when he looks at himself and James Storm. Storm says The Bro-Mans got lucky and they better hope they are good. Storm ends it with, “Sorry, about your damn luck.”