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We get a quick series of "X Factors", but no video package before this one.
Alex Shelley is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a great reaction from the TNA Impact Zone. Aries is out next, and he too gets a pretty positive reaction. I'm sure the fans in attendance are stoked for this one, because I know I sure am.
We get an update that Jesse Sorensen has been taken to a local medical facility to be looked at after that nasty injury in the first match of the evening. The bell ring and we get a lock up right away as Aries sends Shelley flying across the ring.
Another lock up and Shelley sends Aries into the ropes, only to eat a big shoulderblock. Aries then cartwheels out of the way before gloating in the corner. Shelley is enraged and he charges, hitting Aries with a couple of big chops and a knee to the midsection before he dropkicks Aries through the ropes to the floor. Shelley launches himself out of the corner to the outside, bringing himself down on top of Aries. Shelley picks up Aries, but Aries slaps him and heads into the ring. Shelley responds by bringing Aries down throat first on the top rope, then slingshotting himself on top of Aries for a two count. Aries tries to throw Shelley to the side and get a breather by heading to the apron. Aries snaps Shelley throat first on the top rope, but when he goes for a slingshot press, Shelley gets his knees up. Shelley goes to the top and sends Aries to the outside. Aries crawls under the ring and surprises Shelley from behind, sending him to the outside, then following with the heat seeking missile through the ropes.
Aries sends Shelley back into the ring and hangs him up on the middle rope before heading back into the middle of the ring and continuing the assault with a big knee to the back. Aries buries his shoulder in Shelley's midsection in the corner before taking him across the ring and hitting a nasty open hand chop. Aries brings Shelley out of the corner, rakes his boots across Shelley's fact, then hits him with a rolling elbow drop to the back. Aries locks in a modified rear chin lock. Shelley fights up to his feet and out of the hold, but Aries tears him back down to the canvas by his hair.
Aries plays to the crowd and tries for his pendulum elbow drop but Shelley moves. Aries comes right back with an eye rake, dodges a punch and lays in with a couple of his own. Shelley kicks Aries in the chest and comes out with a series of strikes and chops before he sends Aries from corner to corner and hits a big clothesline.
The crowd seems to be very in favor of Shelley. Shelley waits for Aries to get up before hitting a superkick to the gut. Shelley goes for sliced bread but Aries fights it off. Shelley hits a reverse STO into the middle turnbuckle before hitting Aries with a running knee to the back of the head. Aries heads to the outside and under the ring again. He tries to surprise Shelley, but Shelley sees it coming and back drops Aries over the top to the outside. Shelley hits a head butting suicide dive, sending Aries crashing into the guardrail and to the floor.
Shelley sends Aries back into the ring and heads up to the top rope. Shelley leaps off with a double stomp but Aries moves. Shelley shoulders Aries and hits the air raid crash, going for the pin, but Aries is able to kick out at two.
Shelley tries for an enzugiri but misses. Aries comes back with a knee breaker back drop combo, but can't get three. Shelley blocks a suplex and connects with the enzugiri before both me collide and go down hard.
Aries charges Shelley in the corner and he's met with a big boot to the face. Shelley tries for sliced bread, but he's pushed away again. Aries heads to the apron, and Shelley follows, trying for sliced bread again. Aries pushes him away, shoulders Shelley, and drops him with a DVD on the apron. Shelley falls out to the floor. Aries heads to the top and jumps out with a double sledge, but when he sends Shelley into the ring, he still can't keep him down for a three count.
Aries heads to the top and tries for the 450, but Shelley moves. Shelley connects with sliced bread and goes for the pin, but Aries gets his hand on the ropes and this match continues. The crowd is going crazy, chanting for once more. Aries ducks a kick to the face and rolls Shelley through with knees to the top of the head, then a kick to the top of the head, before hitting him with a corner dropkick and brainbuster. Aries goes for the pin but Shelley kicks out at two.
Aries looks stunned. He picks Shelley back up to his feet, but he's rolled up in a small package for two. Shelley hits Aries with a superkick to the chest, then a kick to the back of the head and goes for the pin, getting another two count, the crowd is going nuts.
Shelley tries for sliced bread, but Aries reverses with a crazy slam. Aries hits knees to the top of the head again, a brainbuster, then rolls into the last chancery. Shelley is forced to submit.
Winner and STILL TNA X Division Champion: Austin Aries
Aries looks exhausted in the ring as we get replays from this AMAZING match. Seriously, folks. This one is worth going out of your way to see.
Tenay sends it backstage to Christy Hemme who is backstage with Jeff Hardy. Hardy says his back and neck have seen better days, but he and the enigmas see gold. He's feeling lucky. He calls to the creatures to mount up before it's sent to a video package for Styles/Kazarian.