TNA Destination X Results (7/08/12) - Zema Ion Wins X-Division Championship; Austin Aries The New TNA Champion

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TNA Destination X Results
Sunday, July 8, 2012
From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida

Report by Sean Hopkins of

The show opens with a video package highlighting the Aries/Roode main event for the TNA World Title, as well as the X Division theme of tonight's PPV.

The pyro hits and Mike Tenay welcomes us to the show. He immediately begins hyping the fact that there will be a new X Division Champion crowned tonight before turning his attention to the main event. Tenay and JB run down the card, and it's looking like it's going to be a pretty good show on paper.

"Last Chance" Fourway Match to determine the final qualifier for the TNA X Division Championship Tournament
- Dakota Darsow vs. Rubix vs. Lars Only vs. Mason Andrews

The entrances:

The Last Chance qualifying match for the Ultimate X match is going to open the show as Rubix is the first wrestler to make his way out for the match. Mason Andrews is the next man to the ring.

Lars Only is out next to a bit of heat, and Dakota Darsow is the final man to head to the ring, also getting a bit of heat from the crowd.

The start:

The bell rings and Darsow and Only are sent to the floor. Mason and Rubix square off in the ring with a bit of chain wrestling around on the mat. Rubix hits a low dropkick that sends Mason out to the floor. Only comes in from behind and hits a hurricanrana to send Rubix to the outside. Darsow is in and he eats a couple of arm drags from Only.

Mid-match notes:

Darsow fights up and slams Only to the mat before sending Rubix and Andrews from the apron and turning back to Only with a series of elbow drops. Darsow takes Only into the corner, whipping him across the ring, but he's rolled up. Only rolls from the ring and Rubix hits a top rope cross body to Darsow out of nowhere. Darsow is able to retaliate by throwing Rubix to the mat and hitting a sit out front suplex for two. Only pops into the match and gets caught in a submission from Darsow. Mason comes in and kicks him in the face. Only tries to spear Darsow through the ropes, but both men have a bit of a tough time and end up tangled in the ropes. Mason busts out a beautiful dive to the outside on top of Only and Darsow. Rubix, not to be outdone, does a nice flippy back dive.

Rubix rolls Andrews back into the ring, but he's caught up in an arm bar. Rubix fights to the ropes, and Kid Kash is shown watching on in the back. Andrews transitions into a kimura but it's broken up by Only. Only hits a stunner/neckbreaker combo on Andrews and Jigsaw with a kick to Darsow for good measure. Only locks Andrews in a front face lock, but it's broken up by Darsow. Only sends Darsow from the ring, but he's pushed into the corner by Mason. Mason runs into Only's boot. Only heads to the top, but he's stopped by Darsow.

Andrews kicks Darsow in the face and heads up after Only. Andrews hits a superplex and Darsow powerbombs them both. Rubix hits a coast to coast corner dropkick to Andrews, springboarding out of nowhere, and everyone is down.

The finish:

Darsow hits Mason with a neckbreaker. Rubix hits Darsow with a kick. Only plants Rubix's face into the canvas and Rubix falls to the outside. Only turns to Andrews, fighting off a move, but catching a knee to the face, and a big cutter. Andrews pins Only, and he gets the three.

Winner and Qualifier for Ultimate X later tonight: Mason Andrews

TNA X Division Championship Tournament Match
- Kid Kash vs. Mason Andrews

The start:

Kid Kash runs down to the ring and goes right to work on Andrews. Kash beats on Andrews around the ring before bringing Mason back into the ring and standing on his chest for a pin.

Mid-match notes:

Mason is able to kick out at two, but Kash mounts him and rains down punches. Kash goes for a couple more pins, but Mason won't stay down. Kash sends Andrews into the ropes, but Andrews comes up with a couple of beautiful dropkicks. Andrews goes for a crucifix pin, but Kash kicks out. Kash hots shots Andrews on the top rope.

Kash slaps away at Andrews. Andrews tries to fight back, but Kash simply kicks him in the chest for another two count. Kash takes Andrews into the ropes and hits him with several clubbing blows across the face. Kash pulls Mason to his feet and suplexes him down hard for another near fall.

Kash puts Andrews down with a backbreaker before heading to the middle rope for a double sledge. Kash slams Mason to the mat, flips him off and slaps him, then pins him for two. Kash beats on Andrews, but Andrews tries to fight back, running right into a clothesline. Kash flips off the audience before dropping and elbow and burying more kicks in Andrews' chest. Kash locks in a crazy key lock hold, but Mason won't give up.

Mason goes for an opening, but catches a big kick to the face. Kash hits Andrews with a big chop to the chest before kicking him and sending him to the outside. Kash sends Andrews back into the ring, following and slamming him to the mat hard. Kash heads up to the middle rope and jumps to the top for a nice moonsault, but Andrews gets his knees up and Kash crashes and burns.

The finish:

Andrews gets some offense going with a back elbow, clothesline and dropkick. Kash misses a charge in the corner and eats a hurricanrana. Andrews heads to the top and hits a missile dropkick, but it's only good for two. Andrews hits a running high knee, but it's still not enough to put away Kash. Andrews whips Kash across the ring. Kash goes for a sunset flip but Andrews rolls through. Neither man can get a roll up. Kash knees Andrews in the face. He goes to do it again, but Andrews surprises Kash with a roll up. He (really this time) qualifies for Ultimate X.

Winner and going on to Ultimate X: Mason Andrews

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  • Adam W.

    I'm very happy for Aries. Austin deserves the title so much, and I'm glad he was given an opportunity like this. Hopefully, he will have a long reign with that championship as well.

    • Alex

      Gotta give it to TNA. In the past year they have definitely showcased their younger talent a bit more than they use too. Keep up the good work TNA.

    • Willie

      It won’t be a long reign Roode win it back before BFG cause everybody know it goin be Roode vs storm at BFG

  • stoney

    Austin Aries truly is the Greatest Man That Ever Lived

  • Stav

    I like this Austin guy

  • Ellen

    Good for A-double!

  • Swanson

    I don’t expect either champion well done

  • paulw3000

    Can I ask one thing… Who ever posts the results, can you not right the results on the home page link??? I’m reading the results because I want to find out what happened, but that kinda spoils it

  • Ego Trip

    This whole PPV was predicatable. Congradulations to Aries. Hopefully he gets a chance to run with this for a few months at least. But with TNA he might drop the belt at the next taping.

  • Tomer Hanan

    The best champion is Aries

  • AwesomeMan

    Bout time bobby lost that title congrats a-double