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    TNA iMPACT!
    August 20th 2004

    This edition of TNA iMPACT! opens up with the announcement that on September 19th, TNA returns to Pay Per View with its first ever three-hour event in the form of Destination X. To commemorate such an event, the Super X Cup is making its return to TNA with the finals taking place at the event. The Super X Cup 2004 will start next week and will be a single elimination eight-man tournament featuring Jerry Lynn, Petey Williams, Kid Kash, Hector Garza, Amazing Red, Sonjay Dutt, Miyamoto and Roderick Strong. The Winner of the Super X Cup will earn himself a future X-Division Championship match.

    In a preview of sorts for the Super X Cup, Kid Kash and Hector Garza get the action under way. This match came about by Kid Kash challenging Garza to a match when Garza wasnít even in the country. Seeing what was happening, the NWA Championship Committee stepped in and made the match Kash requested without him knowing. Irate that his underhanded tactic didnít work, Kash jump starts the match by attacking Garza as soon as he enters the ring. Kash spends the majority of the match working the neck of Garza in preparation for the Money Maker but Garza simply wonít stay down. Having recently fully committed himself to TNA, Garza is eager to get off on the right foot and manages to fight back and eventually connect with Tornillo for a hard-fought victory. An irate Kid Kash lashes out after the match and finally connects with the Money Maker before proclaiming that this isnít over.

    Hector Garza def. Kid Kash in 07:11.

    Last week on TNA iMPACT! former NWA World Champion Ken Shamrock made his return to the company when he attacked Monty Brown only seconds after The Alpha Male defeated Jeff Jarrett. Shamrock viciously attacked Brown until Dallas came to his aid. With neither Dallas or Brown in attendance tonight, Shamrock is free to make his in-ring return against the unfortunate David Young. Jeff Jarrett joins Mike Tenay and Don West on commentary and proudly proclaims that Shamrock is his Insurance Policy while dodging any questions about his loss last week. As expected, the match is anything but competitive as Shamrock easily dominates Young before applying an Ankle Lock for a quick submission victory. A confidant Jarrett announces after the match that last week was a fluke and dares Monty Brown to try and beat Shamrock.

    Ken Shamrock def. David Young in 01:38.

    Current NWA World Champion AJ Styles is next to the ring as he reveals he has an announcement to make in regards Destination X. Styles states that he has been quick to take on any and all challengers ever since reclaiming the NWA World Championship but now he is taking a stand. Styles states that there is one man in the locker room who has earned a one on one title opportunity but has been denied it time and time again. Just as Styles is about to issue the challenge, Ron Killings interrupts and accepts the title match. Styles laughs it off and reminds Killings that he has tried and failed twice now in matches against Styles, and has also tried and failed against the true number one contender. An irate Killings insists he should be the number one contender but instead Styles announces that he will defend the NWA World Championship at Destination X against Jeff Hardy in a one on one match. Killings doesnít take kindly to the news and cheap shots Styles before running for higher ground.

    In recent weeks Michael Shane has become more and more outspoken in regards his long-time friend and current X-Division Champion, Kazarian. Initially, Shane seemed to be 100% in the corner of Kazarian but in recent weeks his loyalties have been less than clear. Eager to put himself in Championship contention, Shane wastes little time in ambushing the debuting Matt Sydal. Shane brings the fight to Sydal early on but a quick attempt at Sweet Shane Music proves to be a big mistake. Sydal shows some impressive agility to avoid the attack and instantly turn the match around. The high paced offence of Sydal is something that Shane struggles to counter and it leads to Sydal taking to the air with a Shooting Star Press. Unfortunately for the debutant, Shane is able to get his knees up and follow up with Sweet Shane Music for the three-count. After the match, a winded Michael Shane reveals that he is done waiting like Kazarian asked, and issues a challenge to the X-Division Champion to finally become a man of his word.

    Michael Shane def. Matt Sydal in 11:01.

    The main event of iMPACT! this week is six-man tag team action as the NWA World Tag Team Champions, Americaís Most Wanted, team up with Jerry Lynn to face Team Canada. Team Canada claim they should not only be the World X Cup Champions, but now should also be the NWA World Tag Team Champions and are blaming Jerry Lynn for both failures despite Lynn only seeking revenge for the actions of Team Canada. As expected, the main event is a fast-paced affair with tags routinely being a suggestion rather than a requirement. Chris Harris manages to his Eric Young with a Spear for a near fall while Bobby Roode almost scores the victory over Jerry Lynn with a Death Valley Driver. James Storm hits Petey Williams with an Eye of the Storm but Eric Young counters that with a Piledriver to Lynn. Needless to say, all six men were on an equal footing with no side gaining a clear advantage as the 15-minute time limit drew closer. With no winner in sight, Johnny Devine takes it upon himself to get involved but Storm blocks the hockey stick shot from the Canadianís substitute member. Storm knocks Devine off the apron but in doing so leaves himself open to a Northern Lariat from Roode for the three count and the victory over the current NWA World Tag Team Champions.

    Team Canada def. Americaís Most Wanted and Jerry Lynn in 13:29.

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    AJ Styles © vs. Jeff Hardy

    Super X Cup 2004 Finals
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    The Real Rock N' Rolla



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    TNA iMPACT!
    August 27th 2004


    The Super X Cup makes its return to TNA Wrestling tonight as it will both open and close the show. First up, former X-Division Champion and Team Canada captain Petey Williams goes one on one with Sonjay Dutt. Dutt knows this is the opportunity he has been waiting for and shows he is not willing to stand by and let it slip past him. Dutt hits Williams quick and hard from the get go, often taking needless risks in the pursuit of glory. It was Duttís lack of consideration for his own body that proved to be his down fall as a top rope splash came up empty when Williams rolled to safety. Petey Williams isnít a man who needs an invitation to do some major damage as he quickly breaks into a sprint to catch the winded Dutt with a running Canadian Destroyer for the victory in the opening round. After the match, a clearly annoyed Sonjay Dutt punches the mat before leaving in a huff.

    Petey Williams def. Sonjay Dutt in 07:29 to advance to the semi-finals of the Super X Cup 2004.

    Backstage we find the King of the Mountain Jeff Jarrett as he approaches BG James of the 3 Live Kru. Jarrett does his best to act as friendly as he can, but James isnít buying it and tells Jarrett to get to the point or leave. Jarrett cuts the nice guy act and rather bluntly tells James he wants him to jump ship and join his army. Jarrett claims people like them need to stick together in such uncertain times but James isnít buying it. James makes it clear that he would never betray his brothers and hopes to see Jarrett feel the Pounce again in the very near future. Elsewhere, current NWA World Champion AJ Styles is approached by Jeff Hardy. Hardy thanks Styles for being a man of his word and promises to bring his A-Game for Destination X. Styles appreciates the promise and lets Hardy know that next week he will be in action in a Pick Your Poison Warm Up match. The week after, Hardy will get to return the favour. Styles and Hardy continue the good-natured chat with Hardy trying to get Styles to reveal his opponent, but Styles wonít give it up until next week.

    X-Division action follows again as Sonny Siaki returns to the division in an attempt to get his career back on track. Despite being a former X-Division Champion, Siaki has struggled big time in recent months while his opponent, Chris Sabin, has seemingly gotten better and better. Sabin wastes little time in taking the fight to Siaki and its obvious that Siaki is out of practice as he struggles to keep up. In the end, Siaki gets desperate and goes for an eye rake to try and take control but his follow up offence is short lived. Sabin, despite being temporarily blinded is still able to fight back and connect with a Cradle Shock for the three count. After the match, Sabin is quick to try and counter the challenge made last week by Michael Shane. Sabin states that he should be the number one contender and challenges Kazarian for Destination X. Before Sabin can finish making his case, Alex Shelley and Abyss attack the Detroit native from behind. Siaki seems to consider making the save but instead walks away and lets Abyss hit a Black Hole Slam on Sabin, leaving Shelley unopposed in issuing a third challenge to X-Division Kazarian for Destination X, leaving the fighting champion with a lot to think about and not a lot of time.

    Chris Sabin def. Sonny Siaki in 05:11.

    Backstage we find Dallas as he gets approached by an angry Monty Brown. Brown doesnít give Dallas a chance to say even a single word before telling the big Texan thanks, but no thanks. Brown tells Dallas that he doesnít want, nor does he need anybodyís help in dealing with Jeff Jarrett and Ken Shamrock. Dallas surprises many by agreeing but continuing to say that he didnít do it to help Brown, he did it to help himself. Dallas states that it is in his own best interests for Monty Brown to shatter the glass ceiling and leave the road to the top open for others like himself. Dallas makes sure Brown knows that he isnít helping him beat Jarrett or Shamrock, heís only interested in making sure that glass ceiling is gone for good. Brown seems happy enough and nods in understanding before marching off.

    Tag team action follows as the newly Franchised Naturals take on former NWA World Tag Team Champions Triple X. For much of the match it appeared to be a mismatch as Daniels and Skipper seemed to be taking it easy as they were able to dominate the match with a series of quick tags and high impact double team efforts. The longer the continued, the more annoyed and animated Shane Douglas got on the outside as he yells at the Naturals. Surprisingly, the yelling seems to work as Douglas and Stevens manage to turn the match around and take control long enough to connect with the Natural Disaster on Elix Skipper. Daniels however, isnít going to let the match end that easily and fends off both men. Eventually, Skipper hits Andy Douglas with a Play of the Day to score the victory and send Shane Douglas into a fit of rage on the outside.

    Triple X def. The Naturals w/ Shane Douglas in 08:12.

    Last week on TNA iMPACT! Team Canada scored a huge victory over the NWA World Tag Team Champions in a six-man tag. Eager to follow up on their victory, all four members are led by Scott DíAmore to the office of Vince Russo. DíAmore practically demands a championship opportunity for his troops, a notion Russo has no issues with and grants the request. DíAmore states he wants the match next week, but Russo says he canít do that, citing the NWA Championship Committee needing to sign off on it first. An angry DíAmore asks Russo who is really in charge around here to which Russo responds by announcing two singles matches for next week instead. Chris Harris vs. Eric Young, and James Storm vs. Bobby Roode. Russo tells Team Canada to win both matches and the NWA Championship Committee will have no choice but to make the match they want.

    The main event this week is the second of four first round matches in the Super X Cup 2004 as two former X-Division Champions do battle. Kid Kash, in a bad mood as always, locks up with Jerry Lynn for his return to the X-Division. Unlike most X-Division matches, this one goes at a far slower pace as both men prefer to keep it on the mat and attempt to outwrestle one another until Kash uses a handful of hair to gain an unfair advantage. Not one to be outdone, Lynn returns the favour with a hair pull and an eye rake of his own, showing he has no issues dropping to Kashís level. The match speeds up when Kash swings wildly and misses, allowing Lynn to take full advantage and work on the neck of his opponent. Lynn repeatedly tried for the Cradle Piledriver but Kash blocked it at every attempt. After the third failed attempt, Kash even countered and rolled through into a school boy pin. Kash quickly grabs hold on Lynnís tights with one hand and the bottom rope with the other, ensuring Lynn has no chance of kicking out before the three, sending Kid Kash into the semi-finals.

    Kid Kash def. Jerry Lynn in 12:09 to advance to the semi-finals of the Super X Cup 2004.

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    Destination X
    September 19th 2004

    NWA World Championship
    AJ Styles © vs. Jeff Hardy

    Super X Cup 2004 Finals
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    The Real Rock N' Rolla



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    Petey Williams was an obvious choice to progress in the opening match. He's my favourite to win this tournament as the future shot on the line suits him more than anyone else. He needs to be an integral part of the X-Division.

    Little surprised to see Kid Kash beat Jerry Lynn with Lynn being prominent in the World X Cup but I can see that with Kash splitting from Dallas you must have plans for him in the division.

    Very interesting segment between Jarrett and BG James. James turning Jarrett down because he doesn't want to turn his back on his friends. Part of me thinks another member of 3 Live Kru turns but there's also the lingering prospect of Kip James turning up. Also my eyes are on Dallas after his little chat with Monty Brown, could be a big red herring and Dallas ends up joining 'Planet Jarrett'.

    A good win for Chris Sabin over enancement talent Sonny Siaki. Afterwards was well done with Sabin and Shelley both making their intentions towards the X-Division title clear. With it being Destination X I can see Sabin versus Shelley versus Shane versus Kazarian in an Ultimate X match, and I won't complain about that!!!

    Triple X continuing to position themselves well in the tag division. I'm sure they will be in the title mix once AMw/Team Canada finish their feud.

    Speaking of Team Canada, their demands have been half met and I'm keen to see if they can get the double win next week. I think they can be the ones to dethrone Harris & Storm.

    Finally Jeff and AJ Styles are in a friendly rivalry at the moment but I wonder how long that lasts once the title being on the line comes into the equation. Like the idea of Pick Your Poison but haven't a clue who will be chosen. Someone new maybe!!

    Overall God another good show and I'm really looking forward to Destination X.

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    TNA iMPACT!
    September 3rd 2004

    TNA iMPACT! opens this week with the Super X Cup as Miyamoto faces the Amazing Red. Kid Kash and Petey Williams already occupy two of the four semi-final places and Red was determined to make himself the third of four to give his career a much-needed boost. In typical Red fashion, he blitzed his opponent from the get go and attempted to overwhelm Miyamoto with a blistering pace. To the surprise of many, Miyamoto managed to not only survive the attack, he thrived. Red attempted to pick up the victory with a Code Red but Miyamoto showed impressive strength by blocking it and instead slamming Red to the mat. With Red stunned, Miyamoto wasted little time hitting a moonsault and making a tight cover to send Red crashing out in a first round upset.

    Miyamoto def. The Amazing Red in 06:34 to advance to the semi-finals of the Super X Cup 2004.

    Backstage we find Dallas as he gets approached by Raven. Raven pulls no punches in berating Dallas for what Raven believes is a pathetic attempt to latch onto the coattails of Monty Brown by coming to his aid recently. Dallas again tries to make his glass ceiling argument but Raven dismisses it and tells Dallas to earn his spot instead of relying on others to do it for him. Elsewhere we find Jeremy Borash with X-Division Champion Kazarian. Kazarian talks about the recent challenges made by Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley and even his best friend Michael Shane. Kazarian admits to telling Shane he could have a shot at his title but never said he would put him above other potential challengers as he didnít want to play favourites. In an effort to prove that statement, Kazarian announces he has the perfect solution for his current scenario and is just waiting for approval from Director of Authority Vince Russo before he reveals it to the world.

    Speaking of Vince Russo, a series of matches that he made last week take place next as Team Canada face Americaís Most Wanted in two singles matches. Russo all but guaranteed a championship match for the Canadianís should they pick up the victory in both matches. Eric Young and Chris Harris took to the ring first and set the tone for both matches with a hard-hitting affair filled with Canadian interference. Petey Williams, Johnny Devine and Bobby Roode all constantly got involved as James Storm did his best to keep the match to one on one. Harris put his trust in his partner and focused solely on Young, a tactic that looked like it was going to work when he hit a Catatonic. Instead of a three count however, he got a Northern Lariat from Roode as Scott DíAmore kept the attention of the official by trying to enter the ring. With Harris out, Young crawls on top to score the first victory needed for Team Canada.

    Eric Young def. Chris Harris in 08:18.

    Almost as soon as the match ended, Storm and Roode took to the ring and quickly started to exchange blows. Storm took the early advantage but after running the ropes for momentum ended up eating a vicious spine buster from the Canadian Enforcer. Seeing an opening, Roode quickly went to work on the back of Storm and showed no mercy. On the floor, Chris Harris got a measure of revenge by hitting Young with a Spear to take him out of the equation. As a result, Harris ended up getting jumped by both Williams and Devine as the three men brawled on the floor. Seeing the mayhem on the outside, Roode quickly took possession of the Hockey Stick and smashed it across the back of Storm to continue the focused assault. Storm tried his best to fight through the pain but Roode pressed and pressed before picking up the victory with a running power bomb to ensure Team Canada have a strong claim for a World Tag Team Championship match.

    Bobby Roode def. James Storm in 06:58.

    While Team Canada celebrate their suspect victories, another Canadian drew the short straw as Alister Ralphs faces the Alpha Male Monty Brown. Ralphs decided for some reason to try and match power with Brown and despite his size, lived to regret that choice as Brown showed impressive power to easily shove Ralphs backwards across the ring. From then on it was all one-way traffic as Brown seemed to be picturing Ken Shamrock on the receiving end of a running power slam followed by an Alpha Bomb. With Ralphs out on his feet, it was only a matter of seconds before Brown viciously hit the Pounce for the three count in a one sided affair. After the match, Monty Brown gets himself a mic but before he can speak Glenn Gilberti and Johnny Swinger attack. Brown easily disposes of both men but they proved to only be a distraction as Jarrett winded up and dropped Brown with a guitar shot to the head. With Brown defenceless, Shamrock once again applies an Ankle Lock. Unlike the last time though, Dallas doesnít come to the aid of Brown. This time itís the 3 Live Kru headed up by BG James. James and Konnan are able to do enough to send Jarrett and his army into retreat, saving the Alpha Male despite him never once asking for help.

    Monty Brown def. Alister Ralphs in 04:11.

    Destination X is only a few weeks away and AJ Styles will defend his NWA World Championship against Jeff Hardy for the first time ever. Before that, both men have agreed to warm up matches against opponents of the other manís choosing. Jeff Hardy is first to learn his fate as the NWA World Champion announces his opponent as the former partner of Styles and former X-Division Champion, Jerry Lynn. Despite crashing out of the Super X Cup last week at the hands (on both the tights and the ropes) of Kid Kash, Lynn proves to be a very formidable opponent that easily pushes Hardy to his limits. Hardy seemed to have been expecting an easy going match but Lynn gave everything he has, knowing a win would put him into championship contention after Destination X. With Hardy taking the match lightly, Lynn almost secured the victory early on with a victory roll. The near fall seemed to be the wake up slap Hardy needed and he realised Lynn wasnít just going through the motions like he expected. Hardy would later manage to hit a Twist of Faith but could only get a two count. Time and time again Lynn attempted the Cradle Piledriver but only once managed to get Hardy into the air and even then, Hardy slipped free. Despite having nothing but bragging rights on the line, both men went all out for the victory. Lynn again kicked out of the Twist of Faith but in the end a Swanton Bomb was more than he could handle as Jeff Hardy got the hard fought victory with only a couple of minutes left on the clock. Both Styles and Lynn congratulate an exhausted Hardy after the match with Styles raising the arm of Hardy in victory, knowing he will be getting something similar in the main event next week, as Jeff Hardy gets to pick his opponent.

    Jeff Hardy def. Jerry Lynn in 13:06.

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    AJ Styles © vs. Jeff Hardy

    Super X Cup 2004 Finals
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    TNA iMPACT!
    September 10th 2004

    In the second to last show before TNA Wrestling makes its three hour pay per view debut on September 19th at Destination X, TNA iMPACT! opens up with the final first round match in the 2004 Super X Cup. The debuting Roderick Strong goes one on one with Team Mexico captain Hector Garza. Garza unsurprisingly looks to keep the match at a high tempo but Strong has other ideas and wrestles a much more deliberate match as he viciously targets the back of his opponent. The longer the match went on, the more effective the game plan of Strong became as he hit a near endless variety of backbreakers to punish his opponent. Despite the effective strategy, Strong was unable to survive a burst of offence from Garza that ended with the Tornillo for the pin fall victory to send Garza into the final four next week.

    Hector Garza def. Roderick Strong in 07:11 to advance to the Semi Finals of the Super X Cup 2004.

    The Alpha Male Monty Brown is up next on TNA iMPACT! having been very silent as of late. Brown once again proves to be a man of few words as he addresses 3 Live Kru and tells them the very same thing he told Dallas. Thanks, but no thanks. Brown quickly announces that he doesnít need or want the help of anyone on the roster and believes he needs to do this himself. As such, Brown issues a challenge to Ken Shamrock to man up and face him one on one at Destination X. A fully determined Brown announces that it is officially hunting season in the Serengeti.

    Tag Team action follows as the out of form Amazing Red and Sonjay Dutt team up to try and turn around their fortunes and get some momentum going. Standing in their way is the ever determined and always dangerous duo of Christopher Daniels and Elix Skipper. Daniels in particular has been very outspoken to anyone who will listen about the merits of Triple X being named the number one contenders for Destination X and knows a win tonight is vital to keep that claim alive. Dutt and Red have other ideas and quickly prove to be a natural pairing as the two smaller men are able to bombard Daniels and Skipper with an aerial assault that leaves Triple X on the ropes. Red is able to connect with the Code Red on Skipper but a stiff kick to the face from Daniels proves to be the turning point. The Angelís Wings soon follows along with the three count as Dutt fails to make the save.

    Triple X def. Amazing Red and Sonjay Dutt in 11:29.

    Backstage we find a tired Hector Garza as he gets approached by an arrogant Kid Kash. Garza quickly goes on the defensive but Kash claims he comes in peace and congratulates Garza on not choking earlier tonight. Kash goes on to reveal that the semi finals of the Super X Cup have just been revealed. Next week it will be Kid Kash vs. Miyamoto and Hector Garza vs. Petey Williams. Kash quickly points out that means a potential re-match from a few weeks ago as the final at Destination X. Garza states he will be more than happy to beat Kash again in order to claim the Super X Cup trophy.

    Another duo looking to be named number one contenders for the NWA World Tag Team Championships are the recently Franchised Naturals of Andy Douglas and Chase Stevens. Under the direction of Shane Douglas, the Naturals have discovered a previously unknown mean streak but are still struggling to put everything together and turn it into success, despite Shane Douglas pulling every string he can find to get them opportunities at the expense of other teams. This politicking explains why The Naturals got the less than impressive duo of Pat Kenney and Sonny Siaki as opponents compared to what Triple X got earlier tonight. As expected, Kenney and Siaki get minimal offence in as the Naturals quickly grow in confidence as they pick apart their more experienced opponents and soon put them out of their misery with a Natural Disaster, the result having never been in doubt.

    The Naturals def. Sonny Siaki and Pat Kenney in 04:03.

    TNA Director of Authority Vince Russo is found backstage next in a very crowded office. He is surrounded by TNA X-Division Champion Kazarian along with NWA World Tag Team Champions Americaís Most Wanted. Russo announces to the trio that the NWA Championship Committee has held their final meetings and given him their recommendations for Destination X. Russo first tells us that he is making four matches right here, right now. Firstly, Kazarianís suggestion has been approved by the NWA and he will defend the X-Division Championship at Destination X against Michael Shane, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley in an Ultimate X match. Secondly, Americaís Most Wanted will defend their NWA World Tag Team Championships against Bobby Roode and Eric Young, Team Canada. Triple X and The Naturals meanwhile will compete in a number one contenders match to determine the next challengers. Finally, to celebrate the level of competition in the X-Division, Russo makes a 20 man X-Division invitational gauntlet that will have the honour of kicking off the first ever three hour pay per view event.

    With the Destination X card quickly filling up, itís time for the main event of TNA iMPACT! and the second of two warm up matches for the NWA World Championship match competitors. Last week AJ Styles chose Jerry Lynn to push Jeff Hardy to the absolute limit. This week, Jeff Hardy throws a curveball at Styles and announces his opponent is the unbeaten Abyss. Having been picked for such a high profile match, suddenly Goldylocks starts paying attention to Abyss again, having practically ignored him since the arrival of Alex Shelley several months ago. Despite the obvious size difference, Styles shows no fear in going toe to toe with the Monster and taking the fight to the big man. Knowing this is a huge opportunity for him, Abyss doesnít hold back and takes everything Styles throws at him and shrugs it off before hitting a chokeslam. A confidant Jeff Hardy watches from ringside as Abyss soon starts to pick apart Styles, showing he is much more than just an enforcer for Goldylocks. Styles mounts several come back attempts but Abyss is able to cut him off each time and resume the beating as Hardy starts to show concern, worried he may have unleashed a Monster instead of a warm up. Abyss soon attempts a Black Hole Slam but Styles is able to slip free and connect with a Pele Kick to stun the big man. A Flying Forearm follows before Styles hits a Frog Splash to score the victory with Abyss kicking out a second too late. An irate Abyss canít believe he was kept down just long enough to be beaten and looks to extract some pay back as he assaults Styles after the bell. Hardy quickly comes to the aid of Styles as he does his best to fend off Abyss only for a low blow from Alex Shelley to be the difference maker. Seeing an opening, Abyss quickly pulls Hardy into a Black Hole Slam before being sent to the floor following a running dropkick from Styles. Shelley decides now isnít the time to fight and quickly bails out, leaving a hurt AJ Styles to check on his opponent following a vicious Black Hole Slam from the unleashed monster that is Abyss.

    AJ Styles def. Abyss in 10:49.

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    September 19th 2004

    TNA X-Division Championship
    Ultimate X Match
    Kazarian © vs. Michael Shane vs. Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin

    NWA World Championship
    AJ Styles © vs. Jeff Hardy

    NWA World Tag Team Championships
    Americaís Most Wanted © vs. Team Canada

    Super X Cup Finals
    Hector Garza or Petey Williams vs. Kid Kash or Miyamoto

    Ken Shamrock vs. Monty Brown

    The Naturals vs. Triple X

    20 Man X-Division Gauntlet Match

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    TNA iMPACT!

    September 17th 2004

    TNA iMPACT! opens this week with eight man tag team action as opponents this Sunday at Destination X are forced to team together tonight in their final warm up matches. Triple X and The Naturals make up one side of the ring while Team Canada and the NWA World Tag Team Champions Americaís Most Wanted make up the other side. Despite their obvious dislike of each other, Triple X and The Naturals manage to put their differences aside and work together for the most part. The same cant be said for their opponents. Harris and Storm were willing to do the same but Team Canada were having none of it and refused to even stand on the apron, instead leaving Harris and Storm in a four on two handicap match only two days before their Championship defence. The uneasy alliance of Triple X and The Naturals ended up imploding once both sides realised a pin fall victory over the current Champions was a huge deal. This break down allowed Americaís Most Wanted to hit back and almost pull off the upset only to be screwed over by their own partners. Bobby Roode and Eric Young finally got involved in the match but it was only to lay waste to their worn out partners as Harris ended up on the receiving end of a Northern Lariat followed by the Wheelbarrow Neckbreaker. Eager not to miss a golden opportunity, Daniels flew from the top rope and connected with an elbow drop on the prone Harris to score a big victory and ensure that no matter what happens on Sunday, Triple X will be in consideration for a future Championship match. Following the match, Triple X gloat about their victory as Shane Douglas yells at the Naturals for missing the opening presented to them. In the ring, Johnny Devine joins Roode and Young in stomping the beaten Chris Harris until James Storm comes to his aid and tries to fend off all three men. Storm holds his own until Scott DíAmore intervenes with a hockey stick across the spine followed by a Northern Lights Suplex from Roode to leave Team Canada standing tall.

    Triple X and The Naturals def. Americaís Most Wanted and Team Canada in 08:17.

    Super X Cup action follows as the first of two semi finals takes place. Old rivals Hector Garza and Petey Williams get the action under way with a fast paced affair that many expected. The presence of Scott DíAmore at ringside once again seemed to go completely unnoticed by Garza as he kept his focus on the match and hit Williams with everything he had, including an early Tornillo attempt that got him a pair of knees to the chest instead. Williams focused on the ribs from then on but Garza refused to die and kept coming back from everything Williams was throwing at him. On three separate occasions Garza blocked the Canadian Destroyer and looked to have the match in hand as he ascended the ropes again. DíAmore knew his man was in trouble and provided the distraction as Kid Kash came from the other side and picked the ankle of Garza to crotch him on the top rope. Williams followed up with a top rope hurracanrana before hitting the killer blow in the form of a Canadian Destroyer to advance to the finals on Sunday at Destination X.

    Petey Williams def. Hector Garza in 07:54 to advance to the finals of the Super X Cup 2004.

    As Petey Williams gets his arm raised in victory, Kid Kash backs up the ramp with a smug grin on his face. Before he can escape though, Miyamoto attacks from behind and quickly sends Kash into the ring having decided he isnít going to wait for an official introduction. Knowing Kash canít be trusted, Miyamoto wastes little time in targeting the head of his vastly more experienced foe but rarely goes for a pin attempt. Eager to see who he will be facing on Sunday, Petey Williams remains at ringside with Scott DíAmore as Miyamoto appears to easily lose his focus and give Kash time to recover. As expected, this proves to be a big mistake and Kash takes an opening to hit a stiff right hand to the jaw of Miyamoto. Kash follows up with a running elbow smash to stun his opponent before dropping him with the Money Maker for the victory and a spot in the finals of the Super X Cup 2004. After the match, Williams and Kash exchange words until Hector Garza charges back to the ring. Seeing Garza coming, Kash bails and runs for higher ground having both advanced to the finals and avoided having to face the man he has never beaten.

    Kid Kash def. Miyamoto in 05:39 to advance to the finals of the Super X Cup 2004.

    Backstage we find X-Division Champion Kazarian along with his opponents on Sunday in the Ultimate X match. Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin and Michael Shane. All four men are joined by Director of Authority Vince Russo. Russo explains to all four that the pressure is going to be on their shoulders come Sunday as they have been named the main event of the very first three hour pay per view special in TNA. Russo proclaims it to be an historic night and he expects all four men to prove they deserve to be at the top of the card. All four men are clearly motivated and none of them take their eyes off the prize as Kazarian reluctantly hands over his Championship belt so it can be hung from the X on Sunday night. Elsewhere, Raven once again approaches Dallas but unlike the last time they met, Raven doesnít call out Dallas for helping Monty Brown. Instead, Raven calls him a coward for not standing up and coming to his aid when needed. An irate Dallas has enough of Raven contradicting himself week after week and tells the veteran to put his money where his mouth is by challenging him to a match on Sunday. Raven shows no emotion and accepts the challenge, stating he will be happy to shatter the glass ceiling and watch the shards cut Dallas to pieces.

    Speaking of Monty Brown, his opponent on Sunday takes to the ring next as Ken Shamrock teams with Jeff Jarrett to face the 3 Live Kru in tag team action. Or at least thatís what the advertised match was. BG James showed up but Konnan was nowhere to be found. With Ron Killings still sulking about being left out of the NWA Championship picture, BG James is forced to go it alone. James managed to hold his own early on but it quickly became obvious he was not going to be able to do it by himself. Rescue looked to be on route to the ring in the form of Monty Brown but the Alpha Male was cut off by Vince Russo. Russo proclaimed that James could only get help from the 3 Live Kru as that is the signed match. Brown argues with Russo until Glenn Gilberti and Johnny Swinger attack. Brown forgets about helping James and turns his attention to his attackers, easily fending them both off and giving chase as they try to retreat. In the ring, BG James manages to secure a life line when he blocks a Figure Four attempt from Jarrett and kicks him into Shamrock, knocking Shamrock off the apron. With James gaining momentum, Ron Killings finally shows up and enters the ring without a tag. Killings and James have a brief stare down before Killings hits Jarrett with an Axe Kick and dives over the ropes to take care of Shamrock. James hits Jarrett with a Pump Handle Slam for the victory having seen his loyalty to his Kru rewarded with the return of Ron Killings in the continued absence of Konnan.

    3 Live Kru def. Jeff Jarrett and Ken Shamrock in 07:11.

    The main event of the evening comes to us as a result of what happened at the end of the show last week where Abyss, with assistance from Alex Shelley, attempted to destroy both Jeff Hardy and the NWA World Champion AJ Styles. Following that, both Hardy and Styles requested a match and Vince Russo made it happen in the form of tag team action. As per usual, Alex Shelley remained on the apron and let Abyss do the bulk of the work for his team. Abyss initially dominated Hardy but struggled once Styles came into play. Styles and Hardy almost instantly gelled and were seemingly able to predict each others actions allowing them to gain a clear advantage on the Monster. Eventually, Alex Shelley decided to lend a hand and even up the odds. Sure enough, tags were soon a suggestion rather than a requirement as all four men came and went freely. Hardy would hit Shelley with a Twist of Faith before Abyss connected with the Shock Treatment. Styles would follow that with a Springboard Forearm only for Shelley to surprise Styles with a Border City Stretch. A hurting Jeff Hardy made a desperation save with a Swanton Bomb to both Shelley and Styles before Abyss ran through Hardy with a vicious shoulder tackle. Abyss attempted a Black Hole Slam on Hardy but Hardy slipped free and flew through the air with a running crossbody. The speed of Hardy was enough to knock Abyss down for Styles to connect with a Frog Splash. Shelley quickly took Styles out of the ring which left an opening for Hardy to hit a second Swanton Bomb and this time get the victory in a hard fought match two days before his NWA World Championship opportunity. After the bell, Shelley complains to Abyss about the loss as AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy go toe to toe inside the ring. Hardy offers a hand which is accepted by Styles but both men know that friendship will be out the window come Sunday night at Destination X.

    AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy def. Abyss and Alex Shelley in 11:09.

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    The pay per view debut of TNA Wrestling opens with a celebration of the X-Division in the form of a 20-man gauntlet featuring stars from both TNA and all over the world of professional wrestling. Two men will start with another entrant joining the match every 90 seconds thereafter. Elimination occurs when a participant is thrown over the top rope and to the floor below. Once the match only has two men remaining, it becomes a straight up one on one match to be decided by pin fall or submission. Due to the nature of this match, there is no time limit on it and will only end once a winner has been decided. The unlucky men who drew numbers one and two turned out to be Sonjay Dutt and former TNA X-Division Champion Jerry Lynn. The match started with a handshake but as soon as the bell sounded, Dutt went on the attack. Dutt knows this is a huge opportunity for him following his poor performance in the Super X Cup and seems eager not to let it go to waste. Dutt shows a new-found level of aggression as he surprisingly remains grounded and lays into Lynn. Lynn seems taken aback, obviously having expected an aerial assault instead. Despite Dutt controlling most of the opening 90 seconds, he never once tried to eliminate Lynn before number three is introduced as Johnny Devine. Devine, being the only Team Canada representative in the match, runs to the ring and quickly goes after long-time foe Jerry Lynn. Dutt shows no remorse and quickly joins in having seemingly decided Lynn is a bigger threat than Devine. Devine soon takes Dutt down with a snap suplex as Dutt finally takes to the air for a springboard moonsault. Dutt and Devine work together again as they try to eliminate Lynn from the match but number four makes the save.

    Making his TNA debut Doug Williams quickly comes to the aid of Jerry Lynn and fights back Devine and Dutt by himself. On commentary, Mike Tenay tells us that he spoke to Williams backstage today and Williams was very negative about the high fliers of the X-Division, especially Sonjay Dutt and Amazing Red. Tenay informs us that Williams has come here tonight to, in his words, purify the X-Division. Before long, Williams loses interest in Devine and focuses solely on Dutt as Lynn recovers and aids his saviour. Miyamoto comes in next at number five and quickly goes after Johnny Devine, seemingly not willing to forgive the antics of Team Canada following the World X Cup earlier this year. Miyamoto and Lynn work together on Devine in one corner while Doug Williams hangs Sonjay Dutt in a tree of woe in another and proceeds to kick him in the face, over and over. Recent debutant Roderick Strong becomes the sixth entrant as the ring starts to get crowded as we await our first elimination. Strong initially joins Williams in kicking the helpless Sonjay Dutt but soon leaves Williams to it and pairs off with Lynn, introducing himself with a vicious backbreaker. Long-time TNA fan favourite Shark Boy is next to try his luck as he quickly comes to the aid of Dutt by attacking Williams with a bite to the very lower back. An irate Doug Williams turns his aggression towards Shark Boy, allowing Dutt to escape the ropes and catch a breather.

    Johnny Devine soon finds himself in a bad place as Miyamoto manages to force the Canadian over the ropes but only to the apron. Miyamoto tries desperately to knock Devine off but a hockey stick shot to the ankle from Scott DíAmore is enough to end his attack and let Devine back into the ring. Roderick Strong meanwhile has applied a high Boston crab to Lynn near the ropes just to weaken the most experienced man in the match. Juventud Guerrera makes his return to TNA after a several year longs absence next and quickly makes an enemy of Roderick Strong. Guerrera climbs the ropes and hits Strong from behind with a front dropkick to break his submission hold on Lynn and send Strong into the turnbuckles face first. Lynn quickly pulls himself to the ropes and out of the way as Guerrera looks to follow up. On the other side of the ring, Shark Boy becomes the victim of a German suplex from Williams before easily being thrown over the ropes and to the floor for a hard landing and the unwanted honour of being the first elimination. Just as Shark Boy hits the floor, another debutant arrives in the form of youngster Jay Lethal. Lethal becomes the first man to take a few seconds to survey the scene before entering the ring and quickly going after Sonjay Dutt as he sits in the corner recovering.

    On the other side of the ring, Johnny Devine has taken possession of the hockey stick and is using it to choke out Miyamoto against the ropes. Doug Williams has come to the aid of Roderick Strong by taking Guerrera down from behind with another German suplex as Lethal tries to hoist Dutt up in the corner. Lynn and Strong merely remain on the mat catching their breath. The halfway point arrives soon as Team Japan captain Nosawa becomes the tenth entrant into the match and wastes little time in saving his partner Miyamoto from being choked out. Nosawa tries to fend off Devine but a low blow puts an end to his offence early. Proud of himself, Devine raises the Canadian flag only to get a face full of red mist from Miyamoto. Devine screams in pain as Nosawa seizes the opening and quickly pushes Devine into the ropes as Miyamoto pulls down the top for the second elimination of the night. Miyamoto quickly checks on Nosawa but is soon dropped by a running knee to the face from Roderick Strong as Jerry Lynn accidentally makes the third elimination. Doug Williams, with assistance from Jay Lethal managed to get Guerrera over the ropes and to the apron but couldnít knock him down. Trying to return the favour from earlier, Lynn looks to make the save but Williams shoves Lethal out of the way, allowing Lynn to run into Guerrera and send him crashing the floor blow.

    Lynn holds his head in his hands before Williams pats him on the back and says he did a good job. As Lynn apologies to Guerrera, Jimmy Rave makes his TNA debut while Lethal attacks Williams for shoving him. Lethal and Williams trade shots into the corner as Rave slides in and goes after Strong mid backbreaker attempt on Nosawa. Rave tries to quickly get an elimination but Strong grabs the ropes and holds on tightly before fighting free. Miyamoto and Sonjay Dutt lock up on the far side, Dutt still struggling following the kicks to the face from Williams earlier on. Number twelve is next and is quick to confront Jerry Lynn. Hector Garza questions Lynn over the elimination of his fellow countryman and seems to buy his story before the two men go their separate ways. Garza quickly gets himself involved with Dutt and Miyamoto, potentially seeing an easy elimination as Dutt is clearly hurting. Miyamoto has other plans and does his best to fight off Garza to keep the elimination for himself. Jerry Lynn gets a measure of revenge by taking down Jay Lethal before going after Williams again. Number thirteen is usually seen as unlucky but Austin Aries looked to be supremely confident on his TNA debut. As Miyamoto and Garza fight over who gets to eliminate Dutt, Aries steals the kill by sliding in behind both men and getting the elimination for himself before taking down both Garza and Miyamoto with a running clothesline. Aries quickly follows up with a brain buster to Miyamoto but is unable to get the elimination.

    Number 14 turns out to be The Amazing Red who quickly makes a run at Aries in an attempt to gain some revenge for his partner, Sonjay Dutt. Aries does his best to cover up but Red gets enough shots through for them to take effect and send the arrogant debutant into retreat. Strong tries to come to the aid of Aries but an elbow to the face has him rethink his strategy. Red follows up his early offence with a springboard dropkick from the middle rope to both Aries and Strong. The sight of this is enough to draw the ire of Doug Williams who quickly kicks out the knee of Red from behind to cut off his aerial assault. Nosawa, having spent most of his time in the match hiding in the corner, finally gets involved again as he tries to join the Strong, Aries and Williams trio in beating down Red but his advances are rejected. Strong lays into Nosawa with some chops to draw Miyamoto into things. For his troubles, Miyamoto gets a German suplex from Williams and a brain buster from Aries as an alliance has obviously been formed with the three newcomers. Nosawa tries his best to save Miyamoto but is unable to get past Strong and Aries as Williams easily dumps the youngster out of the match. The trio soon turn their attention to Nosawa until Psycosis makes his return to TNA in the number 15 spot.

    Psycosis shows no favouritism as the first victim of a spinning heel kick ends up being Hector Garza. The second would be Jerry Lynn before Psycosis tries his luck on Strong. Strong goes down but before Psycosis can get back to his feet, Aries and Williams are on him with a ground and pound attack, putting an end to his attempts to clear the ring. Another debutant follows Psycosis as Nigel McGuinness quickly jogs to the ring. Despite looking like he approves of the work being done by Strong, Aries and Williams, McGuinness decides to go against them and surprisingly gets the upper hand as he takes down both Williams and Aries. McGuinness and Strong go shot for shot with neither man backing up. Jay Lethal ends up being the deciding factor as the New Jersey native hits the ropes and takes out both men with a springboard back elbow for each manís face. Psycosis and Amazing Red quickly take to the air with stereo splashes to Aries and Williams as the newcomers get hit by everyone in what appears to be three vs. all. Hector Garza hits Strong with Tornillo before Jimmy Rave does the honours and throws him from the ring for the elimination. Before Rave can even turn around again, Nosawa shows his true colours by dumping him out after Strong.

    The betrayal of Nosawa draws the anger of Jerry Lynn who quickly takes down Nosawa with assistance from Red. The former Team USA team mates easily work together to score the third elimination in quick succession to double clothesline Nosawa from the ring to teach him some respect. Just as the ring starts to clear a little, number 17 is introduced as Sonny Siaki. Siaki has really struggled for form as of late and is determined to turn his luck around having drawn a good number. Despite his best intentions, Siaki becomes the quickest elimination of the match thus far as he only manages to hit Lynn McGuinness with a forearm smash before Garza grabs Siaki by the head and trunks and throws him from the ring with little effort. Siaki is visibly upset on the floor and kicks the ring steps in anger before storming off, shoving a cameraman out of his way as he leaves. With eight men still in the ring, alliances once again start to form. Aries and Williams continue their earlier alliance as do Lynn and Red leaving Lethal, McGuinness, Garza and Psycosis to fend for themselves. Garza tries the same tactic again, this time on an unsuspecting Jay Lethal but Lethal is able to hold onto the ropes and fight his way back inside the ring. McGuinness for some reason decided to go after both Lynn and Red leaving Psycosis to try and make friends with Aries and Williams. It didnít go well. Within a matter of seconds Psycosis gets dropped on his head with another brain buster from Aries before Williams and Aries both hoist Psycosis to a seated position on the top rope. Williams asks Psycosis if he wants to fly before Aries dropkicks him in the chest, sending him crashing down to the floor on the outside for a painful elimination.

    Aries and Williams are understandably proud of themselves and quickly turn their attentions to Lethal and Garza. Lethal and Garza both quickly realise they wonít survive long by themselves and put their differences aside to work together and stay alive in the match. The same canít be said for the next entrant, Matt Cross. Cross wastes no time in sprinting to the ring and diving in, eager to get involved. Cross grabs Red and throws him over the ropes but Red lands on the apron. Completely unaware, Cross moves on and does the same to Lynn with the exact same result. Cross attempts to do the same again to McGuinness but gets an uppercut instead. McGuinness follows up with a stiff punch to the stomach before Lynn catches him with a springboard DDT. Red meanwhile climbs the ropes and connects with the Infra-Red to ensure Cross wonít try such a dumb tactic again. Lynn looks to do the honours of the elimination but instead finds himself on the floor as McGuinness grabs him beside the ropes and simply pushes him over, letting his own momentum do most of the work. In what must be an upset, Jerry Lynn does even finish in the top eight, ensuring he is way down the pecking order now. A measure of revenge follows as Red manages to catch McGuinness with the Code Red. Cheered on by Lynn at ringside, Red scores his second elimination of the match as he throws the debutant out to the floor.

    Never one to miss an opening, Austin Aries kicks out the knee of Red before picking up the scraps and tossing the half-conscious Matt Cross over the ropes to leave five men in the ring as Matt Sydal comes in at number 19. Sydal is all smiles as he enters the ring, obviously knowing he just has to survive one more elimination to ensure he finishes in the top six. In an effort to do just that, he quickly goes after Aries, forcing him into the corner with a series of forearm strikes and kicks, finished with a leg lariat for good measure. Williams tries to shut down Sydal but Sydal ducks and follows up with a reverse hurracanrana. Red lends a hand with a running senton to Williams before Garza gets in on the act too by climbing the ropes. Lethal sees this as his opening and tries to push Garza off the ropes, but Garza leaps over him and hits Aries with a diving elbow drop. As Lethal turns, he eats a super kick from Sydal followed by a running dropkick from Red to send him into the ropes. Garza does the honours with a running clothesline to send Lethal out of the match and ending his TNA debut in defeat. Sydal, Red and Garza all circle around Aries and Williams as the tide has most definitely turned. Having double and triple teamed almost everyone in the match, Aries and Williams now find themselves backing off and praying for a saviour to be the final entrant. The final entrant turns out to be the returning Low Ki.

    Low Ki takes his sweet time getting to the ring, not willing to be a saviour as Williams and Aries feel the brunt of Sydal, Red and Garza as all three men lay in with kicks. Red soon hits Williams with a Code Red while Sydal hits another super kick to Aries. With both Aries and Williams down, Sydal and Garza climb opposite corners and hits a Shooting Star Press/Tornillo double shot. Low Ki watches from ringside, unimpressed. Amazing Red goes on to get his third elimination of the night as he manages to throw Aries out to end an impressive debut and leave it at five men remaining. Low Ki finally decides to enter the ring and instantly hits a rolling kick to floor Garza. Sydal tries his luck next but Ki ducks and hits a stiff kick to the back of Sydalís head leaving Ki face to face with an old rival in Red. Red shows no fear in attacking Ki and manages to get a series of shots in before a cross chop to the throat puts Red to his knees. Ki viciously follows up with a roundhouse kick to the head before dumping Red out of the match to make the final four. Doug Williams crawls to the safety of the corner as Ki stalks both Sydal and Garza, seemingly just waiting to see who gets to his feet first. Sydal is the unfortunate victim and much like Red, gets kicked in the head before being carelessly dumped out of the ring. On commentary, Mike Tenay points out that Low Kiís high entry number is going to play a big part in this match as he is fresh while both Garza and Williams have been competing for over 15 minutes and almost 30 minutes respectfully.

    Sure enough, fatigue plays a major role in the final elimination as an exhausted Doug Williams is unable to even gets his arms up as Low Ki shows no remorse in kicking him in the chest as hard as he can several times. With Williams crawling for the ropes in agony, Low Ki mercifully puts him out of his misery and dumps the debutant out of the match before turning and coming face to face with Hector Garza. With only two men remaining, an official enters and singles rules are in effect. The extra 12 minutes that Garza wrestled for is quickly on display as the much fresher Low Ki easily takes him to the mat with a series of kicks to the left leg and knee. Garzaís legs buckled and he ended up kneeling but challenged Low Ki to give him his best shot. Ki smirked and took aim before swinging and missing as Garza ducks before springing to his feet and hitting a hurracanrana. Ki is stunned but soon gets a running dropkick to the face to convince him it wasnít a fluke attack. Garza fires himself up and throws everything he has at Low Ki but canít get him into position for a Tornillo attempt. Despite this, Garza obviously had Low Ki on the back foot and followed up with a spinning back breaker and even a running power bomb as he tried his best to get Ki in position. After a second power bomb, Ki remaining in place and a tired Garza scaled the ropes. Garza took a second to get his balance before flying but crashing and burning with the Tornillo effort. Low Ki, having rolled to safety while Garza was in mid-air, pulled himself up with the ropes and hit a shotgun dropkick to the back of the head of Garza. Ki seemed to consider climbing the ropes but instead went in for the Dragon Clutch. An exhausted Garza tried desperately to make the ropes but Ki held firm in almost the dead centre of the ring and forced the tap out to ensure a successful return to TNA and the X-Division. Low Ki gets his arm raised his victory by the official as he looks down on Hector Garza, knowing he was only a split second away from being defeated. Had Garza connected with the Tornillo, the result would be very different despite Ki being the much fresher man out of the two. Garza slowly gets to his hands and knees as Low Ki seems to be taking aim but once Garza kneels up fully, Ki simply nods in approval before leaving the ring, content with his victory and opting not to do any further damage.

    Low Ki wins the 20-man X-Division gauntlet in 33:27.

    The second contest of the evening was a late addition to the card. Following weeks of Raven toying with the head of Dallas by constantly changing his stance on the actions of the big Texan, Dallas has had enough and told Raven to either put up, or shut up. Raven decided to put up and started the match in a rather unique way. As soon as the bell sounded, Raven hit a low blow right in front of the official and turned to leave the ring. As the official went to call for a disqualification, Dallas grabbed the official by the arm and pleaded with him to let the match continue. Reluctantly, the official agreed, obviously seeing that Raven was looking for an easy way out. Once Raven realised he wasnít having a short night, he shoved the official to the floor but again failed to get himself disqualified as Dallas managed to get back to his feet and catch Raven with a clubbing blow to the back. Raven and Dallas soon spilt out to the floor where the big Texan was surprisingly able to keep the upper hand. Dallas sent Raven spine first into the ring steps before following up by sending Raven face first into the ring post. As Raven stumbled back from the post, Dallas connected with a boot to the side of the head to floor the veteran. Deciding it was time to extract some revenge, Dallas pulls a steel chair from under the ring and wastes little time in introducing it to the back of Raven. Raven cries out in agony as he tries to crawl away, eventually going under the ring to seek refuge.

    Dallas throws the chair down and considers his next move, knowing it could easily be a trap. Deciding to trust his judgement, Dallas carefully kicks the apron and is met with a blast of a fire extinguisher. Dallas avoids most of the spray and moves out of sight as Raven crawls back out with a smirk, believing to have tricked Dallas. Instead, when Raven stands he gets another boot to the side of the head as the fire extinguisher falls to the floor. At this stage, the official appears to have thrown out the rule book and is happy to let both men just beat each other up. Dallas looks to do exactly that as he picks up the chair again but before he can use it, gets hit in the ribs with a kendo stick from Raven. Raven quickly follows up with a second shot, this time aimed at the head, the floor Dallas. The sadistic Raven gets back to his feet with help from the ring steps before laying into Dallas with the kendo stick until it shatters into hundreds of pieces. Not content with that, Raven takes the broken kendo stick and starts to stab Dallas with the sharp ends. The broken kendo stick wonít do any lasting damage but is definitely hurting Dallas as he tries to cover up and kick free from Raven. Raven eventually tries to stab Dallas in the face but Dallas catches him by the wrists and holds on for dear life. Raven puts his full weight into it as the splintered end gets closer and closer to the face of Dallas. Out of desperation, Dallas takes a risk and pulls Raven towards him, smacking his skull off the ring steps.

    Raven quickly drops the kendo stick to grab his head, having left himself fully exposed while trying to end Dallas. Dallas buys himself some more time with a back suplex on the floor before looking under the ring once more and finding himself a table. Dallas takes his time to set up the table at the bottom of the entrance ramp and ends up paying for it. When he turns back to Raven and grabs him by the hair, Raven fires back by spraying the fire extinguisher in his face like he previously attempted. This time it works. Dallas stumbles away blinded before Raven runs and drives the end of the fire extinguisher into the face of Dallas, quickly flooring the big man. Raven takes a few seconds to catch his breath before going for a walk around ringside to collect some toys. On his travels, Raven finds a fresh steel chair, the ring bell and a bottle of water. Raven takes a mouthful of water and spits it in the face of the kneeling Dallas to revive him before viciously swinging the chair at the head. Dallas gets his hands up at the last second but there is still enough behind the swing to knock him back to the floor again. Dallas tries to roll away but Raven merely lays into him with the chair, making sure Dallas knows this is Ravenís domain. After a dozen or so chair shots, the previously fresh chair is no longer suitable for use and gets tossed away as Raven eyes up the table next.

    Knowing he canít afford to waste too much time, Raven pulls the table away from the steel entrance ramp before dragging Dallas over and onto it. Raven lays in a few right hands to the face before climbing onto the ring apron. Raven considers his options before deciding to go higher and climbing to the middle rope. Despite having Dallas in a prone position, Raven changes his mind and climbs back down, seemingly not willing to take a high risk move when he is clearly in control. Raven was proved right as he gets a punch to the face when he tries to pull Dallas off the table, showing Dallas was ready and waiting for Raven to fly so he could move. Surprisingly the match moves back into the ring as Raven backs off. Dallas does let up though and once inside again, quickly takes control. Dallas easily over powers Raven and hits a power slam followed by a delayed suplex as a wrestling match breaks out. Dallas soon tries for the Black Out but Raven fights free by trying to jam his thumb into the eye ball of Dallas. Dallas stumbles away as Raven grabs the ring bell for safety. Raven waits for his opening before swinging for the head but missing as Dallas is once again one step ahead. As Raven turns, Dallas grabs him by the neck and hoists him up for the Black Out only to get his bell rung by Raven smashing the hammer off the bell right next to the ear of Dallas. Dallas quickly drops Raven who lands on his feet and again lines up for the fatal blow.

    As Dallas stumbles back holding his ear, Raven stalks him and eventually hits him in the spine with the ring bell. Raven drops the bell and lines up for the Raven Effect but Dallas pushes free and sends Raven spine first onto the bell he set up. Still feeling the effects, Dallas struggles to follow up as Raven gets back to his feet for more. Raven grabs the bell hammer again and runs at Dallas who catches him with a big boot. Raven slowly gets back to his feet and tries again but this time Dallas meets him with a chokeslam as the bell hammer bounces away. Still having a hand cupped to his ear, Dallas goes in for the kill and hits the Black Out in the middle of the ring to score the pin fall and the victory in what was more a fight than a match. Post-match, Dallas continues to hold his hand over his ear, obviously in need of medical attention after Raven tried to deafen him just to try and win the match. Once Raven recovers, he nods his approval before offering a fist to Dallas. Dallas smiles and accepts the gesture having seemingly earned the respect of the veteran. Dallas goes onto the ring apron to raise his arms in victory as Raven shows his true colours. Raven quickly runs towards Dallas and drives a knee into his back, knocking Dallas off the ring apron and into the table he set up earlier on. Dallas may have won the battle, but Raven was the man left standing at the end of the war.

    Dallas def. Raven in 10:17.

    Tag Team action follows as two potential challengers lock up in a number one contendership match. The politicking of Shane Douglas has granted the Naturalís a spot in the match despite their unimpressive win-loss record in recent months. While Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas are a threat to anyone on their day, their day doesnít come around often enough to be in this match on merit alone. The opposite is true for their opponents Christopher Daniels and Elix Skipper, collectively known as Triple X. The former NWA World Tag Team Champions took a few matches to find their groove again but once they found it, losses have been few and far between as shown by Daniels being the one to score the victory last Friday on TNA iMPACT! when he pinned one half of the current NWA World Tag Team Champions in Chris Harris. Given the recent form of the two sides, itís easy to see why Triple X were the favourites and made it understandable why The Naturals would attack during their ring entrance. With Daniels and Skipper perched on the middle ropes and posing for the cameras, Douglas and Stevens jump started the match with a double attack from behind, knocking Skipper to the floor while dragging Daniels to the middle of the ring. Stevens and Douglas quickly followed up their early advantage with a double super kick but could only get a two count. Knowing they have a golden opportunity, The Naturals waste no time in connecting with the Natural Disaster on Daniels but this time Skipper is on hand to make the save.

    Obviously feeling the effects of falling close to ten feet to the floor, Skipper is half a step slower than usual as he tries to fend off both Douglas and Stevens. Despite the obvious injury, Skipper still manages to hold his own long enough for Daniels to recover. Just as the Naturals start to take over, Daniels is back on his feet and connecting with a running STO to Douglas. Stevens tries to cut Daniels off with a super kick but Daniels ducks and Skipper catches Stevens with a leg lariat as Triple X get their act together. Sensing the trouble, Shane Douglas quickly calls his troops to the outside to let Triple X cool down instead of rushing back in and feeding their momentum. As Douglas gives a pep talk on the floor, Elix Skipper decides to interrupt by launching himself over the ropes with a cross body to take down all three men. Skipper quickly sends Stevens back into the ring and the waiting hands of Daniels as the match settles down. Daniels and Skipper initially take it at a slow pace, keeping Stevens in their half of the ring despite numerous double team efforts including a powerbomb by Skipper that was quickly followed up with the Best Moonsault Ever by Daniels. Andy Douglas made the save with a hard stomp to the back of Danielsí head.

    Triple X obviously complain about the interruption but donít dwell on it and quickly resume their methodical break down of Chase Stevens. Eventually Stevens manages to connect with an enzigouri on Daniels to leave both men down and crawling to their corners. With Daniels winning the race, Shane Douglas acts by pulling Skipper off the apron at the last second. An irate Elix Skipper gives chase to Shane Douglas as the Naturals manage to get the fresh man in. Daniels calls out for Skipper but is quickly cut off as Andy Douglas hits a running bulldog. Douglas gets Daniels into the Naturals corner of the ring and proceeds to choke him with the tag rope as Skipper returns to ringside, having seemingly removed Shane Douglas from the match. Realising he screwed up, Skipper plays cheer leader for his partner as Daniels is constantly double teamed and choked whenever the official isnít looking. Despite being the underdogs, the Naturals have found the perfect game plan and have Triple X in trouble so long as they can keep Daniels in the ring. Unfortunately for the Naturals, Christopher Daniels does not go down without a fight and the never say die attitude is enough to give him a huge opening. Growing frustrated with their inability to keep Daniels down, Andy Douglas held Daniels against the ropes for a super kick from Stevens but Daniels was not only able to avoid it, but also pull Douglas into the firing line by diving to the side.

    Stevens accidentally kicks his own partner in the face as Daniels manages to roll through and dive for the tag to a very fresh Elix Skipper. Having recovered from his bad fall earlier in the match, Skipper comes in all guns blazing and easily turns the match around but knows he is on his own for the time being. Eager to ensure the match remains one on one, Skipper takes a short cut when he kicks the middle rope as Andy Douglas tries to illegally enter the ring. Instantly regretting his decision, Douglas rolls back out of the ring and to the floor having seen his bad luck continue. Douglas tries to overpower Skipper and slam him down but Skipper slips free and shoves Stevens forward. Still hurting, Daniels quickly catches Stevens with a back-heel kick to the jaw. Skipper doesnít need an invitation to follow up and hits a back suplex before attempting and connecting with the Play of the Day. Andy Douglas tries to run interference but Daniels is able to dive over his partner and cut him off, ensuring Skipper is able to score the three count and the victory to earn the status as number one contenders to the NWA World Tag Team Championships. Despite giving a strong showing, the Naturals end up falling apart as soon as Shane Douglas was taken out of the match by Elix Skipper, proving that you need more than just pure ability in order to succeed at the highest level.

    Triple X def. The Naturals in 12:01 to become the number one contenders for the NWA World Tag Team Championships.

    Jeff Jarrettís Army is out in full force next as he accompanies his hired gun, Ken Shamrock, to the ring followed closely behind by Glenn Gilberti, Johnny Swinger, Don Harris and even Vince Russo. His opponent, Monty Brown, does the exact opposite and comes to the ring by himself, showing no signs of intimidation at facing a former NWA World Champion with five men for back up. Brown and Shamrock go toe to toe as Jarrett runs his mouth. Eventually, Shamrock ends up telling Jarrett to leave the ring and let him handle things. As soon as the bell sounds to begin the match, Vince Russo finds himself a mic and states he forgot to mention one little thing and apologies for only remembering now. Russo states he forgot to tell Monty Brown that this match is a No Disqualification match. Brown doesnít seem to care and simply cracks his knuckles as he faces off with Shamrock. Shamrock soon backs off as Gilberti and Swinger run into the ring and attack the Alpha Male. Shamrock relaxes in the corner as Don Harris climbs in also, making it three on one. Before Harris can even lay a finger on Brown, he gets his in the chest by the flying body of Glenn Gilberti as Brown hoists him into a military press and throws him through the air at the heavy hitter, taking both men out in one go. Brown turns his attention to Swinger who quickly turns and runs out of the ring despite Jarrett and Russo yelling at him to fight.

    With Brown showing no damage, Shamrock finally goes on the attack and takes him down with a belly to back suplex before quickly going for the Ankle Lock. Brown kicks free and gets back to his feet to catch Shamrock with a power slam, showing it will take a lot more than that to keep him down. Shamrock slowly gets back to his feet and tries a double leg takedown but Brown again shows his pure power by pulling Shamrock up and dropping him with a Dominator. Shamrock quickly rolls to the ropes where Russo checks on his condition. Jarrett meanwhile slides in behind Brown with a guitar in hand and waits. Feeling Brave, Russo climbs onto the ring apron to yell at Brown before Jarrett stamps his foot to draw his attention. Brown turns and Jarrett swings, smashing the guitar over his head. Jarrettís look of satisfaction as he raises the broken guitar neck into the air lasts all of a few seconds as he realises Monty Brown is still standing. Brown rubs his head before shaking it off and grabbing a terrified Jarrett by the shirt. Out of desperation, Vince Russo runs into the ring to club Brown in the back. Brown doesnít even feel it as he lays into Jarrett with right hands, beating the King of the Mountain to the mat.

    Russo again hits Brown in the back and this time gets his attention. Brown quickly hits a back elbow to send Russo stumbling backwards. Shamrock sits in the corner watching in disbelief as Brown bursts into a sprint and catches the helpless Russo with the Pounce. Jarrett slowly slides out of the ring and goes into retreat, leaving Shamrock all by himself. The Worldís Most Dangerous Man uses the ropes to pull himself back to his feet before surveying the carnage Brown has unleashed on his back up. Shamrock actually seems impressed before going punch for punch with Brown but quickly coming out on the losing end. Despite everything being thrown at him, Brown just keeps getting stronger and is soon able to hit an Alpha Bomb on Shamrock. Jeff Jarrett watches with his head in his hands from atop the entrance ramp as Brown quickly follows up with his second Pounce of the night but this time to his opponent. With Shamrock lifeless, Brown locks eyes with Jarrett as the official counts to three to continue the undefeated streak of the Alpha Male. Jarrett is clearly worried about what may be next from Brown and retreats backstage to safety. In the ring is another story as Brown celebrates perhaps his most impressive victory to date. Battered and beaten, Shamrock gets to his feet and shocks the world by offering his hand to Brown. Brown nods and accepts the hand, having earnt the respect of the former World Champion by completely destroying him and his back up in quick fashion.

    Monty Brown def. Ken Shamrock in 06:18.

    The finals of the 2004 Super X Cup are up next. Having outlasted six other men, the final two are both potential X-Division Champions in the form of Petey Williams and Kid Kash. While neither man is exactly popular with the audience, the crowd in attendance seemed to hate Petey Williams slightly less despite his actions following the World X Cup earlier this year. Kash doesnít seem to care about crowd reaction and proves it by starting the match by slapping Williams in the face. The Team Canada captain is understandably upset and responds with a kick to the ribs that catches Kash off guard. From there on, Williams quickly takes Kash into the rope with a series of forearm shots before whipping him across the ring. When Kash comes back he is met with a drop kick from Williams. Kash quickly gets back to his feet and gets slapped in the face for his troubles as Williams returns the favour. An irate Kash canít keep his cool like his opponent was and runs into a forearm to the face. Williams follows with a back breaker and an elbow drop to the back of the head as Kashís early antics ended up taking himself out of the match. Kash rolls to the corner and claims he got his hair pulled despite it being obvious he didnít. While complaining to the official, Williams sees an opening and almost put Kash in an even worse mood as a quick roll up gets a two count.

    As Williams starts to rise, Kash is quicker and connects with a knee to the face to finally give him some offence. Kash shows his well-documented mean streak next as he focuses his attack solely on the head of his opponent with a series of hard stomps before two knee drops and a leg drop, all perfectly aimed at the back of the Canadians head. Knowing it could be a huge night for Team Canada, Williams does his best to shake it off but Kash is relentless in his assault. At one stage, Kash ends up standing on the head of Williams while using the ropes for balance as he grows in confidence. Williams manages a few brief attempts at mounting a come-back, including one that saw him attempt the Canadian Destroyer only for Kash to escape by crawling through his legs to the ropes. Every other time, Kash cut Williams off with another head shot as the repeated blows start to do some lasting damage to the Team Canada captain. A particularly stiff DDT from Kash has the official step in to check on Williams but Kash isnít having any of it and demands if Williams canít continue, then the bell should ring. Williams obviously insists he can continue and proves it by hitting a snap hurracanrana out of nowhere.

    With Kash down, Williams takes a few seconds to try and clear his head, obviously not in a good state. Despite that, Williams is first to his feet and quickly trying to follow up his advantage by surprisingly working over the left knee of Kash. Kash was clearly not prepared for such an attack and struggles to counter it, having been expecting Williams to work towards a Canadian Destroyer. Instead Williams throws a curveball and soon has Kash screaming in pain as he applies the Canadian Maple Leaf in the centre of the six-sided ring. Still trying to clear his head, Williams canít fully lock it in and Kash is able to drag himself and his opponent to the bottom rope for the break. Despite being in the ropes, Williams shows he isnít above breaking the rules himself by keeping the hold applied to a count of four. Kash tries to quickly respond with a right hand to the head but his knee gives out mid swing and Williams follows up by kicking the very same knee. Sensing his game plan is working, Williams uses the ring post to his advantage, wrapping the knee of Kash around it four times before applying a figure four with the post for leverage. Kash cries out for a disqualification but Williams again breaks on four to keep the match alive, the after effects of Kashís assault on his head starting to fade.

    Perhaps feeling a little too confidant, Williams takes hold of the Canadian flag on the floor and proudly waves it above his head for several seconds. When Williams finally returns to the match, he pays the price for his Nationalism as Kash uses his good leg to kick Williams in the face when he attempts the Canadian Maple Leaf again. Kash stumbles to his feet and elbows Williams in the back of the head before roughly throwing him face first into the middle rope. Williams quickly feels the effects all over again as Kash launches a hip attack to the back of the head of Williams before mounting the Canadian and bouncing his head off the canvas several times. Eventually, the official pulls Kash off as Williams was long since in the ropes. Kash hobbles around the ring, trying to get his knee working again before trying to stomp on Williamsí head again but his knee gives out. A furious Kash punches the mat in anger and instead goes with elbows until Williams slides out of the ring to get a break. Kash pulls himself to his feet with the aid of the ropes and slaps his own knee to try and get it going again.

    While distracted, Williams picks the ankle of Kash and pulls his legs out before driving the injured knee into the edge of the ring apron. Kid Kash may be vicious when assaulting the head of Petey Williams, but Williams is showing no mercy himself in attempting to destroy the knee of his opponent as both men know how important victory is in the Super X Cup finals. With both men hurting, its unsurprising that the match slows down some more and soon becomes a battle to see who can take more punishment and come back from it. Kash gets a measure of revenge by driving the head of Williams into the ring post but Williams responds by getting Kashís leg tied up in the middle and bottom rope and viciously dropping his full weight across it several times over. Both Williams and Kash manage to come back from it but neither man is even close to 100% and itís hard to miss. Kash can hardly stand while Williams is clearly suffering from a potential concussion. Williams was convinced he had done enough to secure the victory when he managed to connect with a running Canadian Destroyer to the unsuspecting Kash but when Kash landed, he ended up hitting Williams in the head with his hip. The delay was enough for Kash to be able to kick out at two.

    Knowing he has Kash on the brink of defeat, Williams powers through and tries for a second Canadian Destroyer but Kash is able to block it mid move, with Williams already off the ground. Kash quickly drops down and drives Williams head first into the match with an inverted tombstone. Kash grabs his knee in agony and instead of going for the pin, pulls Williams back to his feet to follow up with a less than convincing Money Maker. Being unable to hold Williams in the air for long, Kash is left to hope that his match long assault on the head of Williams is enough to make up the difference as he is relieved to hear the official count to three. Kid Kash gets his arm raised in victory and his trophy presented to him in a seated position in the middle of the ring as the Super X Cup Winner rests his injured knee. Petey Williams meanwhile receives medical attention and is helped to the back with Kash not even looking to make sure he is in one piece, instead remaining fully focused on himself as per usual.

    Kid Kash def. Petey Williams in 16:07 to win the Super X Cup 2004.

    As Petey Williams is tended to in the back, his Team Canada allies are looking to end the losing streak started in the opening contest by Johnny Devine and continued in the previous contest by Williams. Bobby Roode and Eric Young are accompanied to the ring by Scott DíAmore and Johnny Devine, with Petey Williams obviously in no condition to join them. Having just witnessed what happened to their captain, Team Canada are understandably fired up and pacing the ring as their opponents are introduced. The current NWA World Tag Team Champions, Chris Harris and James Storm, Americaís Most Wanted. As confidant as ever, AMW waste little time in entering the ring but quickly pay for it as Roode and Young are instantly on the attack. Roode stomps on Storm while Young mounts Harris and lays into him with rights and lefts. Storm manages to pick the ankle of Roode and drag him out of the ring to the floor to put both men on an even playing field. Storm soon starts to return fire and before long he and Roode and simply wailing on each other outside the ring. Inside the ring, Young gives up the top position as he drags Harris to his feet and delivers a hard kick to the ribs before trying for a Piledriver.

    Harris refuses to co-operate and manages to overpower Young with a back body drop, sending Young not over head over heels, but out of the ring entirely and crashing into both Roode and Storm on the floor. With all three men slowly getting back to their feet, Harris runs the ropes and launches himself up and over, wiping out both Roode and Young, as well as his own partner in James Storm. Harris is quickly back to his feet but is holding his shoulder having paid the price for taking such a risk with a less than soft landing. Harris grabs Roode by the hair and throws the Canadian Enforcer back into the ring before trying to follow. Before he can though, Johnny Devine shoves Harris into the ring post, shoulder first. The same shoulder Harris tweaked on his landing. Eric Young finishes the job by throwing the hurt Harris into the ring before getting a right hand to the jaw from James Storm. Storm sends Young into the ring steps before turning his attention to Devine. Devine quickly backs off and up the entrance ramp but Storm follows. As Storm moves away from the ring, Scott DíAmore tries to sneak up behind him with the hockey stick in hand but AMW know the Team Canada play book too well and Storm is ready for it, catching the swing in mid-air and snatching the stick from DíAmore. DíAmore quickly turns and tries to run away but Storm is able to use the hockey stick to trip him and cause a lot of embarrassment. Devine tries a sneak attack on Storm but gets hit in the ribs with the handle of the hockey stick instead. Storm waves the flag above his head before smashing the stick in two across the back of Devine, taking out Team Canadaís weapon and reinforcement in one shot.

    Back in the ring and Chris Harris could use some help as he tries his best to fend off both Eric Young and Bobby Roode but soon falls to the numbers advantage. Roode and Young hit Harris with a double suplex before Young attempts the Piledriver again. This time Harris doesnít have enough strength to hit another back body drop but is able to fight and keep himself on the ground. Roode offers his assistance by listing the legs of Harris for an assisted pile driver but James Storm makes the save. Storm nails Roode in the side of the head with a super kick before delivering a second to the jaw of Young, knocking both members of Team Canada to the mat. Storm rallies the crowd behind him as Roode slowly gets back to his feet. Storm connects with a kick to the rib before hitting the Eye of the Storm. Storm turns to find Young next but Young is one step ahead and connects with an axe handle smash to the face. Young follows up with a swinging neck breaker for a two count before Storm kicks out. Harris soon gets himself involved once more as he spears Young as soon as the Canadian gets back to his feet for another two count. Harris stalks Roode back to his feet but pays for his hesitation as the Catatonic is blocked with an eye rake from Roode. Roode doesnít wait around and is quick to catch the blinded Harris with a Northern Lariat right to the back of the head for another two count.

    Figuring out the pattern, Roode quickly turns his attention to Storm and catches him coming in with a high angle spine buster as Scott DíAmore cheers on his troops from ringside. Roode grabs his partner by the wrist and pulls him back to his feet before Team Canada connect with a second double suplex to Storm and turn their focus towards Harris. The Canadians try the same move for a third time but it proves to be once too often as Harris fights it and elbows his way to safety. The Southpaw manages to hold off both Roode and Young with a series of left handed strikes followed by a DDT to Roode. Young cuts Harris off with a thumb to the eye before Storm gets some payback by running the ropes and connecting with a sling blade to Young for a two. Harris and Storm soon get on the same page and nothing Team Canada do seems to work anymore as the champions build momentum. Before long, Harris climbs to the top rope as Storm gets a hold of Young and positions him for the Death Sentence. Before Harris can jump though, Roode makes the save by diving against the ropes to cost Harris his balance. Young quickly follows up by again going for the eyes of Storm as Roode hits the opposite ropes and connects with another Northern Lariat. Young takes advantage of Stormís grip on him to grab the head and roll into a pinning position. Chris Harris tries to run interference but Roode simply throws himself at the Wildcat to prevent it from happening and allow Eric Young to score the three count on James Storm to crown new NWA World Tag Team Champions at Destination X. After suffering two losses in two matches tonight, Team Canada strike gold in their last opportunity and are quickly joined by Scott DíAmore for the celebration party to begin in the middle of the ring.

    Team Canada def. Americaís Most Wanted © in 18:27 to win the NWA World Tag Team Championships.

    While the Team Canada celebrations are sure to last long into the night, we are shown the two competitors in the next contest backstage via a split screen. On the left we see the challenger Jeff Hardy as he prepares for his first ever one on one match for the NWA World Championship. Hardy has officially been the number one contender for almost two months now but his match has been delayed time and time again. Tonight, he hopes his patience is rewarded. On the right-hand side is the current, reigning and defending three-time NWA World Champion, AJ Styles. Styles won the championship back at the two-year anniversary show and since then has taken on all challengers regardless of their shape or size as he has been the very definition of a fighting champion. The only negative one could possibly find with Stylesí current run is perhaps he is too eager to defend the championship as he often grants matches against opponents who clearly arenít in championship contention. Hardy doesnít fit that category and as such will be the biggest test the champion has faced since reclaiming the crown.

    Considering the respect the duo has shown for each other in the build-up, it was hardly a surprise when the match stalled and started with a sincere handshake between champion and challenger. Don West on commentary is clearly a big fan of such sportsmanship and finds it hard to pick a side proclaiming he wants both men to be NWA Champion. Since that is impossible, the duo locks up and surprisingly Styles is able to overpower the bigger Hardy, forcing the challenger into the corner. Perhaps feeling a little cocky with his early victory, Styles playfully pats Hardy on the cheek following a clean break. Hardy smiles and nods in response but quickly gets his own back when he ducks the following lock up attempt and takes Styles down to the mat with a belly to back suplex followed by him applying a front face lock. Styles twists and turns before managing to slip his head free and transitioning into a position of dominance with a hammer lock. Hardy responds with an elbow to the face to break the hold and end the sequence. The playful nature of Stylesí early offence quickly vanishes as he realises Hardy isnít here to play around, he wants the NWA World Championship. Both men are soon back to their feet and locking up again, this time Hardy gaining the advantage as he forces Styles to the ropes before sending him off with an Irish whip.

    Hardy instantly ups the tempo by catching Styles on the way back in with a flying axe handle smash to the face. Both men hit the mat but are quickly up again as Hardy connects with a running lariat to take command of the match. Styles again pops back up and gets a chop to the chest before Hardy tries to kick him in the stomach. Styles knows Hardy is thinking Twist of Faith and catches the foot, blocking the attempt. Able to quickly adapt on his feet, Hardy twists his body and manages to turn it into a front drop kick to free himself. Styles stumbles to the corner as Hardy refuses to let up, throwing his body at the champion for a one-man Poetry in Motion. A front suplex follows before Hardy finds himself climbing the ropes. Styles rolls to his back as the challenger takes flight and manages to connect with the Swanton Bomb very early in the match. Despite the solid hit and a strong cover, Styles is still able to kick out at two to keep his reign alive. Obviously sensing Styles is weak at this point in time, Hardy goes back to the top rope and tries a second Swanton Bomb but this time pays the price as Styles simply waits before raising both knees for a horrible landing from Hardy.

    As Hardy writes in agony, Styles pulls himself up via the ring ropes and quickly drives his knee into the lower back of Hardy before hitting a quick back breaker that Roderick Strong would be proud of. Styles hits three consecutive elbow drops to the lower back, showing a new approach that his opponent was obviously not expecting. Styles continues to target the lower back of Hardy focusing almost every attack on it including a dropkick and a middle rope elbow drop. Despite the relentless assault, Hardy keeps fighting and forces Styles to take it to the next level. In an attempt to do some major damage, Styles positioned Hardy on the top rope facing away from the ring and again hit an inch perfect dropkick to the spine before attempting an Outsiders Edge. Hardy sensed the bad news and frantically elbowed his way to safety. With Styles feeling the effect of an elbow to the temple, Hardy rises to his feet and flies through the air with a Whisper in the Wing, but misses his target as Styles almost dives to safety at the last second. The champion quickly goes to the outside of the ropes and launches himself with a springboard into a frog splash, again aimed at the lower back of his challenger but only gets a two count.

    Styles tries to turn it up another notch as he hits a side suplex before climbing the ropes himself this time and taking flight with a Spiral Tap attempt. Despite having weakened his opponent, Hardy is still able to get out of the way and give Styles a taste of his own medicine. Once Styles crashes and burns, Hardy quickly catches his breath and follows up with a running lariat to keep Styles on the mat. Hardy struggles to get any real speed as he works with one hand permanently holding his back, leaving him essentially one handed. Hardy manages to force the champion into the corner again and following a series of chops and right hands, Styles slumps to a seated position. Hardy hesitates before deciding itís worth the pain to launch himself up and quickly back down with a drop kick to the face of Styles, using the ropes to ensure a tight landing. As expected, Hardy lands hard on his back and suffers just as much as Styles. Styles gets some offence in as a result, but Hardy is nothing if not resilient and put an end to the attack of Styles with a quick kick to the ribs followed by an Alley-oop power bomb. Hardy again lands on his back as Styles lands on his face, only a few feet from the corner. Once Hardy sees the position of the champion he knows he canít afford to wait around and quickly scales the ropes.

    Without even a hint of delay, Hardy risks it all to fly with another Swanton Bomb but once again Styles has it scouted and is able to roll into the ropes and out of harmís way. Hardy lands spine first on his already hurting back. Both men are slow to recover and both need the aid of the ring ropes to get back to their feet. Despite the bad landing, Hardy is first to attack with a clubbing blow to the back of Styles. Styles responds with a Pele kick, sending Hardy stumbling to the ropes. With Hardy on dream street, Styles gets a burst of energy to hit a running dropkick to the face of Hardy before forcing Hardy into position for the Styles Clash. Hardy tries desperately to fight the hold but Styles clubs away at the spine of Hardy until he can get him up and deliver the Styles Clash in the centre of the ring. Styles slowly turns Hardy over for the pin fall and the three count, proving once again that the Styles Clash is one of the most lethal moves in wrestling today as it leads to another successful defence for the fighting champion. Following the announcement of the finish, Styles checks on Hardy who slaps his hand away, declining any help. Styles takes a step back as Hardy slowly stands before nodding his head and offering his hand as an apology. Hardy is obviously upset, but knows he got beat by an unexpected game plan from AJ Styles who flawlessly carried out the assault on his spine.

    AJ Styles © def. Jeff Hardy in 19:02 to retain the NWA World Championship. AJ Styles makes defence number three of the NWA World Championship.

    The main event of Destination X follows as current TNA X-Division Kazarian puts his most prized possession on the line against three men in Ultimate X. Kazarian won the vacant title back in March and was called a paper champion for months. That is until Kazarian managed to beat on of his challenger tonight in singles action and the man who never lost the X-Division Championship, Chris Sabin. Sabin was forced to relinquish the title earlier this year due to injury but since his return he has been focused on one thing and one thing only. Reclaiming the X-Division Championship. The third man in the match is Kazarianís somewhat jealous best friend, Michael Shane. Shane originally aided Kazarian in his championship defences but his assistance as grown less and less frequent as Shane has clearly run out of patience in awaiting a title opportunity of his own. Instead of waiting, Shane demanded and was granted this opportunity. The final man in the match is the recently debuted Alex Shelley. Shelley is a man of few words despite his cocky demeanour as he prefers to let his manager, Goldylocks, do the talking for him. Shelley, unlike the other three men in the match, has expressed little desire to actually hold the X-Division Championship and is simply competing because Goldylocks wants gold and Shelley feels it is his duty to deliver it following the recent failings of her only other client, the Monster Abyss.

    With the TNA X-Division Championship hanging high above the ring all four men quickly square off. Sabin and Shane lock up on one side while Kazarian and Shelley do the same on the other side. Sabin initially looks to be gaining momentum but a thumb to the eye followed by a blatant low blow from Shane quickly puts an end to that thought. Shane even follows up with a very early Sweet Shane Music to send Sabin crashing out of the ring. On the far side, Shelley has Kazarian in the ropes and is using the tag rope to choke the champion. Shane considers helping before realising he has a golden opportunity and quickly scaling the ropes to try and capture the X-Division Champion. Kazarian sees his best friend and tries to fight free of Shelley. Shelley notices the urgency and turns to see Shane inching towards the gold and quickly runs interference. Shelley yanks Shane down and lays into him before Kazarian takes both men down with a running double dropkick. As soon as Kazarian gets back to his feet he is down again as Sabin springboards off the ropes to connect with a tornado DDT. Sabin surveys the landscape before looking up to the X-Division Championship above his head. Despite having a clear opening, Sabin doesnít take it and instead sends Shelley out of the ring before trying for a Cradle Shock on Shane.

    The instincts of Sabin prove to be right as Shane quickly springs to life to slip free and attempt Sweet Shane Music again. Sabin ducks it and connects with a step up enzigouri. Sabin hoists Shane up onto his shoulders again but gets a springboard dropkick to the face from Alex Shelley. Obviously proud of himself, Shelley struts around a bit before Kazarian catches him with a sunset flip. Shelley rolls through but as soon as he gets to his feet, Kazarian meets him again with a pump kick to the chest. Knowing he doesnít have time to rest, Kazarian quickly turns around and manages to side step a boot from Shane. Kazarian shoves Shane from behind to send him into the corner before following him in with a running knee lift to the face. Shane slumps to a seated position as Shelley hits Kazarian from behind with a lung blower before piling him on top of Shane in the corner. Shelley backs away from the corner as Sabin charges and connects with a hesitation drop kick to both men. As soon as Sabin connects, Shelley follows up with a basement dropkick of his own as Shelley and Sabin accidentally work together for the time being. The Detroit natives share a brief stare down before silently agreeing to continue to work together for now as they both pull Kazarian out of the corner. Sabin hits a stiff kick to the ribs before Shelley connects with a sliced bread. With Kazarian down, Sabin quickly body slams Shane across his chest to once again pile the best friends on top of each other.

    On the outside, Goldylocks yells at Shelley not to trust Sabin. Shelley ignores her and climbs the ropes to connect with a frog splash to both Kazarian and Shane. Sabin looks to do something similar but gets stabbed in the back as Shelley shoves him from the top rope and to the floor on the outside for a hard landing. Proud of himself, Shelley points to his temple before climbing the ropes and inching himself towards the title. Both Kazarian and Shane struggle to their feet as Shelley gets closer and closer but canít make it in time. Shane grabs the left ankle of Shelley while Kazarian gets the right and the best friends work together to extract some pay back by swinging Shelley back and forth until he loses his grip and falls, crashing to the mat. Shane directs traffic next as he tells Kazarian to back up. Shane pulls Shelley back to his feet and holds him up as Kazarian runs and hits another pump kick to send Shelley into a seated position in the corner. Despite their friendship, Shane proves the title is more important by turning on Kazarian and connecting with Sweet Shane Music as soon as he turns. Shane doesnít take any chances and grabs Kazarian before tossing him from the ring as Sabin tries desperately to recover from a bad landing.

    Michael Shane looks to climb the ropes but Alex Shelley grabs his ankle to stop it from happening. Shane lays in a series of right hands before backing off and taking aim. Goldylocks quickly climbs onto the ring apron to yell at Shane in an attempt to buy some time for her client to recover. Shane isnít happy but soon finds it amusing when Traci Brooks pulls her off the apron and shoves her into the guard rail. The smile on the face of Traci quickly turns to terror as her actions draw the Monster Abyss to ringside. Abyss quickly grabs Traci by the hair as Shane connects with Sweet Shane Music on Shelley in the corner. Traci screams for help from her boyfriend. Shane turns to see Traci in trouble, but also sees a near empty ring. Abyss wraps his hand around the neck of Traci as Shane climbs the ropes before turning away and climbing towards the X-Division Championship, leaving his girlfriend in danger. Deciding to be a gentleman, Chris Sabin launches himself off the ring steps and into the back of Abyss to save Traci from potential death. Sabin lays into Abyss with rights and lefts on the floor as Traci stumbles away to safety. In the ring, Michael Shane reaches out to put one hand on the X-Division Championship before Kazarian flies through the air and connects with a dropkick to the hip of Shane.

    Kazarian manages to get enough behind the dropkick to knock Shane back down to the mat and away from his championship as Alex Shelley tries to climb the ropes behind them. Sabin and Abyss meanwhile are fighting back up the entrance ramp with Abyss getting the upper hand. Kazarian connects with the Wave of the Future to Shane, sending Shane rolling out of the ring. Shelley tries to take advantage with a flying cross body but Kazarian rolls through and successfully connects with a second Wave of the Future. With two men down and the third busy trying to survive Abyss, Kazarian is left unopposed as he climbs the ropes and inches his way towards the X-Division Championship. Chris Sabin charges back to the ring once he realises what is happening but he is too late, sliding into the ring as Kazarian drops down with the X-Division Championship in hand. Sabin holds his head in his hands as Kazarian gets his arm raised in victory once more. Before Sabin can feel too bad though, Abyss pulls him back out of the ring and continues the fight Sabin started. Sabin and Abyss go blow for blow up the side of the entrance ramp as Shelley and Shane vacate the ring leaving Kazarian to celebrate. As Kazarian raises the title above his head, he gets dropped from behind as Kid Kash attacks. Kash stomps on Kazarian several times before hitting the exhausted champion with the Money Maker in the middle of the ring. Kid Kash raises the X-Division Championship in his left hand and his Super X Cup in his right, ensuring he is the only man left standing at the end of the show.

    Kazarian © def Michael Shane, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley in 31:47 to retain the TNA X-Division Championship. Kazarian makes defence number five of the TNA X-Division Championship.

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    Quick Results:

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    Dallas def. Raven in 10:17.


    Triple X def. The Naturals in 12:01 to become the number one contenders for the NWA World Tag Team Championships.


    Monty Brown def. Ken Shamrock in 06:18.


    Kid Kash def. Petey Williams in 16:07 to win the Super X Cup 2004.


    Team Canada def. Americaís Most Wanted © in 18:27 to win the NWA World Tag Team Championships.


    AJ Styles © def. Jeff Hardy in 19:02 to retain the NWA World Championship. AJ Styles makes defence number three of the NWA World Championship.


    Ultimate X: Kazarian © def Michael Shane, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley in 31:47 to retain the TNA X-Division Championship. Kazarian makes defence number five of the TNA X-Division Championship.


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