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CHAVO GUERRERO JR. & HERNANDEZ VS. KID KASH & GUNNER
Your basic tag match. Most of the bout was them getting heat on Guerrero. He hot tagged out. Hernandez did a running dive over the top on Gunner. While Hernandez was flying, Guerrero touched him as the tag. Hernandez with a shoulderblock from the apron inside on Kash and Guerrero pinned Kash with the frog splash.
ROB VAN DAM VS. POPE D'ANGELO DINERO VS. MR. ANDERSON VS. MAGNUS IN A FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH
Aces and 8s took out Pope and destroyed his shoulder backstage. Fans groaned at this one. Some brawling out of the ring. The match ended when Magnus was looking for a chair and had a hard time finding the plant who was supposed to move and give up their chair. But he got the chair and put it down on the ramp. RVD got the chair, threw it to Magnus and spin kicked him in the face with a Van Daminator for the pin. Decent match.
Security has done a sweep of the building and they said Aces and 8s aren't in the building.
Madison Rayne did an interview with Jeremy Borash. Borash asked her about Earl Hebner. She asked Jeremy if he had a crush on Earl Hebner. He didn't answer but I'd bet against that one.
DEVON VS. KAZARIAN FOR THE TV TITLE
Christy Hemme announced Kazarian as one-half of the "world tag team champions of the world." Decent match. Devon escaped from the Omori driver and hit the spinebuster to get the pin.
MISS TESSMACHER VS. MADISON RAYNE FOR KNOCKOUTS TITLE
Rayne won the title with Earl Hebner as referee. Not much of a match, kind of bad. Tessmacher went for the pin after an elbow off the top but Rayne got her foot on the rope. Tessmacher started yelling at Hebner even though it was the right call. Rayne then used a rolling reverse cradle and both held the ropes and held Tessmacher's trunks and Hebner counted three. Mike Tenay felt Hebner had enough experience as a ref not to miss the ropes and trunks.
Bully Ray interview said that he found Aces and 8s on his truck. He said he was keeping his back against the wall so nobody is jumping him because they've already vowed to jump him after they had taken out Pope.
BULLY RAY VS. JAMES STORM VS. JEFF HARDY VS. ROBBIE E IN A TABLES MATCH
Weird match. In the first minute, Hardy & Storm suplexed Ray and they weren't supposed to suplex him on the table but actually did put him through the side of the table. Since that wasn't the planned finish they had to ignore it. Very awkward. The story of the match is that Ray once had Storm beat when Aces and 8s attacked Ray. They wouldn't attack Storm and one of them gave Storm thumbs up. Storm wanted to fight them and they left. Later when Hardy was about to put Storm through a table, Aces and 8s were back out and distracted Hardy. Storm superkicked Hardy but Ray jumped in the ring, threw Storm out and power bombed Hardy through a table so Ray got the 20 points.
Ray was saying that he suffered a broken elbow or a shattered elbow after the match.
Austin Aries did an interview. Said he didn't need a rematch clause because he's winning the match.
This show needs to pick up. Thus far there hasn't been a good match yet although the last match had its moments.
ZEMA ION VS. KENNY KING FOR THE X DIVISION TITLE
Ion retained the title when he blocked a sunset flip coming out of the corner and Ion flipped him into a backbreaker or shoulder breaker for the pin. Both worked very hard. Some of the spots didn't look that great. Not great by the standard of the old X title matches but good enough. Still for this to be anything but a thumbs in the middle show, the next two matches have to deliver big.
A.J. STYLES VS. KURT ANGLE VS. SAMOA JOE VS. CHRISTOPHER DANIELS IN A LADDER MATCH
Daniels is also one half of the world tag team champions of the world according to Christy Hemme. Easily the best thing on the show so far. Not an all-time classic at partially because crowd wasn't that hot, but still really good match. Lots of big spots, ladder climbing and being knocked off. Daniels, who took all kinds of punishment, was put between the legs of the ladder and trapped. Angle and Joe were climbing separate ladders until Joe knocked Angle off the ladder. Joe looked liek he was about to win when Styles recovered from a big fall, did a springboard into a spiderman spot on the ladder and grabbed the winning piece of paper to get the 20 counts right ahead of Joe.
AUSTIN ARIES VS. BOBBY ROODE FOR TNA TITLE
Aries retained the title in a restarted match. Excellent main event. Roode went to spear Aries, but Aries moved and hit Brian Hebner so he was out. Brian Stiffler came out to referee. Roode speared Aries but he kicked out. Then Stiffler got crushed in the corner. Aries hit the brainbuster but both refs were down and Hebner recovered but by that point Roode kicked out. Roode gave Aries a superplex off the top and on landing, Aries cradled. Both refs counted with with Stiffler saying Aries retained the title and Hebner saying that Roode won the title. Roode grabbed the belt to leave when Earl Hebner came out. Earl talked with both refs about what they saw, each insisted their guy won. Earl ordered the match restarted. Aries went for his low tope but Roode nailed him with a belt shot. Roode threw Aries in the ring but Aries kicked out. Roode shoved Brian Hebner for not counting fast enough and then Brian Hebner shoved Roode back. Aries then schollboyed Roode and got the three count to retain the title. This will be interesting because there is supposed to be no rematch.