TNA Impact Wrestling: Destination X Results
Orlando, Florida (Impact Zone)
July 12, 2016
Announcers: Josh Mathews & The Pope
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Destination X opens with a vignette showing clips of “The Final Deletion” with the words “the day after” sprawled across the screen. Jeff wakes up and then Matt is shown walking and talking to his “dilapidated boat.” Matt thanks the boat for shielding him from Jeff’s fireworks last week. Matt is holding a bag full of Jeff Hardy’s “material belongings” and then rows out to the middle of his pond. His drone “Vanguard V.1” flies to Matt with Jeff’s shirt from “The Final Deletion” hanging off of it. Matt throws the bag of Jeff’s belongings into the pond. Yep, that was as weird as you would expect.
We cut to the ring where all of the X-Division guys are ready for the Ladder Match to start!
TNA X-Division Title #1 Contenders Ladder Match
“The Carolina Caveman” Trevor Lee w/Shane Helms vs. “The Skywalker” Andrew Everett vs. Mandrews vs. Braxton Sutter vs. “DJ Z” Zema Ion vs. Rockstar Spud
The usually red “X” hanging from the ceiling is green this go around. Lee and Everett go to toss ladders in the ring but Zema and Mandrews hit stereo Somersault Planchas over the top onto the Helms Dynasty! Sutter then baseball slide dropkicks a ladder into all the X-Division guys. Mandrews hits a gorgeous Moonsault off the ring steps on Zema and then he pulls Sutter off the ladder as he was climbing up quickly. Mandrews tosses Sutter to the floor and then starts climbing up the ladder. Zema pulls Mandrews down and the two exchange forearms. Zema hits Mandrews with a Jawbreaker that sends Mandrews falling back into the turnbuckles. Zema charges at Mandrews but Mandrews backdrops him over the top. Zema lands on the apron and then kicks Mandrews in the face. Zema climbs up top and hits a gorgeous Tornillo (Corkscrew Plancha) off the top onto The Helms Dynasty! Mandrews climbs up the ladder but Zema dives off the top knocking Mandrews off the ladder. Zema climbs up but Sutter quickly climbs up with him. They exchange forearms and right hands until Sutter boxes the ears of Zema and knocks him off. Spud grabs Sutter’s leg and bites him pulling him down to the mat. Spud tries to kick Sutter but Sutter blocks it and then attempts that same Bicycle Kick as last week that legit knocked Spud’s teeth out. Spud sidesteps it and The Helms Dynasty attacks Sutter from behind. Helms Dynasty throws Sutter into the ladder and then Spud jumps on Sutter and continues to beat him down. Mandrews attempts to come in but The Dynasty take him down as well. Zema comes in and the same happens to him. Helms Dynasty beats down all the babyfaces while Spud sets the ladder back up under the X. Lee sets up another ladder next to Spud and starts climbing it while Everett climbs up the other side. The babyfaces pull down Spud and Everett. Lee is using both ladders to balance himself but then Sutter and Mandrews pull the ladders away from Lee causing Lee to do a split before Zema comes in with a Dropkick Salto that causes Lee to crash down to the mat. Sutter, Zema, and Mandrews all start climbing the ladders at the same time but Spud hits Mandrews and Sutter with a chair. Spud spits on Sutter and tosses the other ladder out of the ring. Spud tries to hit Zema with the chair but Zema kicks it in to his face! Everett pulls Zema down and Zema attempts a clothesline but Everett ducks and connects with the Pele! Everett knees Mandrews and then goes for a Suplex but Mandrews counters in midair with a Stunner! Lee hits a Superman Forearm on Mandrews and then attempts one on Sutter but Sutter counters into a Sitout Gutwrench Powerbomb! Spud attacks Sutter from behind and low blows him! Spud tries to hit Sutter with his belt but Zema catches him and hits the Hostile Makeover! Zema sets the ladder back up and as he starts climbing the ladder Helms runs in and tries to pull Zema off, but Zema hits a beautiful Diving Rana off the ladder onto Helms! Everett climbs up the ladder but Zema and Lee both stop him. Zema kicks Lee and then rolls underneath the ladder into a Rolling Spike DDT! Zema shoves the ladder over causing Everett to flying over the top onto all the other guys on the floor! Zema climbs up and pulls down the X!
Winner: Zema Ion via pulling down the X
JB talks to Zema at ringside about his win. Zema says that he has been in the X-Division for six years and this year he has been working harder than ever. He says that we are looking at the next X-Division Champion! Mike Bennett blindsides Zema and beats the hell out of him. Bennett says that he promised to ruin Destination X and this is just the beginning of what he will do tonight. He says he will burn TNA to the ground tonight.
Backstage EC3 says that tonight is “Destination Fistfight” and he and Galloway want the same things but “there can only be one.”
The new backstage interview chick McKenzie Mitchell is with Dixie Carter. Dixie talks about the timeslot and night move starting next week. She says that the BFG Playoffs will kick off next week with the winner of the tournament getting a World Title shot at BFG in September. The new timeslot is 8 PM (eastern) on Thursday nights.
JB is in the ring with Lashley and Eddie Edwards. Before JB can ask Eddie anything Lashley snatches the microphone from him and says that last week Eddie got in a lucky shot on him. He says that Eddie really believes the X-Division is the heart of TNA but it isn’t and then points to the World Title and says that it is the true heart of TNA. He says that the man that holds that title is at the top of the food chain. Lashley says that he likes Eddie’s motivation and he admires him wanting to challenge him but the only thing that he managed to do last week was piss him off.
Eddie says that Lashley still doesn’t understand what kind of guy Eddie is and he says that he has never backed down from a fight. Eddie says he won’t start backing down now and if he was pissed off last week he can’t wait to see how pissed off Lashley is at the end of the night when he loses the World Title to him. Lashley says that Eddie can’t truly believe he can beat him and then he screams to the fans in the ring and says that the underdog does not win in reality. He says this isn’t a movie because an underdog can’t beat someone like him. Lashley says he will beat Eddie’s ass and then take his title and prove he is the best that TNA has ever seen. Lashley says that the fans can’t do anything about it and Eddie can’t either.
Eddie says that this isn’t a movie because that title and that ring is his life, but before he can say anything else Lashley blindsides Eddie! Lashley beats Eddie down and hits a Running Powerslam! Lashley grabs a chair but Davey Richards runs out and pulls the chair away from Lashley! Davey hits Lashley with the chair and then The Wolves clothesline Lashley to the floor! Davey grabs the World Title and wraps it around Eddie’s waist! Davey looked like he was still limping a little bit, remember he tore his ACL back in January.
Backstage Steve and Abyss freak out about seeing Rosemary kiss Bram last week. Abyss says he will take care of Bram tonight and everything will be beautiful again.
Another vignette of Matt Hardy is shown with Matt “screening” The Final Deletion to some of their friends and family. Matt screams “I just deleted your ass” as it ends and some kid hilariously stares at Matt like he is a freak.
“The Monster” Abyss w/Crazy Steve vs. “The Chesterfield Plague” Bram
Rosemary does not come out with Decay or Bram. Steve gets on the apron to distract Bram as the match starts which works and Abyss beats Bram down in the corner. Abyss chokes Bram in the corner and then chases the referee away as well. Bram fights back on Abyss but Abyss cuts him off and knees Bram in the gut. Abyss whips Bram into the opposite corner but Bram bounces out with a Running Clothesline. Bram hits another Running Clothesline and then a third which finally takes Abyss down. Bram charges at Abyss but Abyss sidesteps him and sends Bram flying over the top to the floor. Steve jumps on Bram and attacks him as Abyss was distracting him. Bram rolls back into the ring and Abyss headbutts him repeatedly. Abyss puts Bram in a Vice Grip but Bram fights him off with a series of jabs. Abyss goes for a Chokeslam but Bram blocks it and connects with a Spinning Heel Kick. Bram hits a series of Running Forearms capped off with a Running High Knee! Bram attempts to whip Abyss into the corner but Abyss reverses it and then charges into an elbow from Bram. Bram climbs up top and dives off only for Abyss to catch him by the throat! Abyss goes for the Chokeslam but Bram counters into Sitout Rear Mat Slam! Bram goes for the Brighter Side of Suffering but Abyss counters into the Chokeslam! Rosemary walks down the ramp which causes Abyss to hesitate and then Rosemary slides into the ring and says something to Bram. Bram rolls away from her and Abyss screams at her as Steve gets on the apron. Bram hits a Running Knee that sends Abyss crashing into Steve and then Bram rolls him for the pin!
Winner: Bram via pinfall (rollup)
Rosemary rubs the chest of Bram while he stares at her. Bram walks up the ramp while Rosemary looks back at Decay with everyone looking confused as hell.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Fatal 4-Way Match
Sienna (c) w/Allie vs. Jade vs. Marti Belle vs. Gail Kim
Gail attacks Sienna as she was making her entrance on the ramp! Marti and Jade start brawling in the ring at the same time. Marti tries for a Package Piledriver but Jade blocks it and then takes Marti down. Jade hits the ropes but Sienna pulls Jade through the ropes to the floor. Sienna gets in the ring and sends Marti into the corner and lays her out with a Splash in the corner. Sienna beats Marti down and then hits a series of nasty knees on Marti in the corner. Sienna charges at Marti but she sidesteps her causing Sienna to crash into the turnbuckles. Marti hits a series of knees and then a Running Hip Attack for a nearfall. Gail runs in and hits a series of forearms on both Sienna and Marti. Gail hits a Double Clothesline on Marti and Sienna. Gail mounts Sienna and punches her until Marti pulls her off and throws Gail to the floor. Sienna and Marti start exchanging chops and forearms. Gail and Jade dive off the top with Missile Dropkicks on Sienna and Marti! Marti and Sienna roll to the floor and they both eat Flying Dropkicks through the ropes from Gail and Jade! They exchange strikes back in the ring until Jade gets the advantage with a Leaping Knee followed by a Forearm Smash. Jade attempts a Pele but Gail sidesteps it and hits a Senton Backsplash for a nearfall. Gail hits a Spinning Headscissors into the Hanging Octopus but Jade counters into a Bridging German Suplex for a nearfall of her own! Jade climbs up top but quickly eats a Forearm Smash from Gail. Gail climbs up with Jade but Sienna hits her from behind and lifts Gail up in an Electric Chair as Jade dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick! Marti climbs back in and hits a Pedigree on Jade! Sienna hits the ropes but eats a Big Boot from Marti! Gail hits Eat Defeat on Marti! 1…2…NO Allie puts Marti’s foot on the bottom rope! Gail is about to hit a Tope Suicida on Allie until Sienna catches her with the Silencer out of nowhere for the pin!
Winner & STILL TNA Knockouts Champion: Sienna via pinfall (Silencer)
Another Matt Hardy vignette airs with Matt and his family eating dinner. Matt rambles about green beans and mustard and all kinds of weird stuff. Matt says he will make sure that every bit of “Brotha Nero’s” essence is deleted on Impact. Yep, that was weird.
Backstage Lashley says that he could have ripped Davey Richards in half in the ring earlier but he likes the hunt better. He wants Davey to be at ringside to watch him rip the heart out of the X-Division.
Matt Hardy comes to the ring and says the fans hatred only makes him stronger. He says last week he won the greatest match in the history of pro wrestling at “The Final Deletion.” The fans chant for Jeff but Matt says that name no longer exists. Matt says that he has deleted Jeff’s soul and spirit and everything that made him special. He says that he is such a kind being that he has decided to allow Jeff to come out here one last time to see the “pathetic, weak, broken Nero.”
Jeff comes out with no music wearing a dirty hoodie while Reby screams “obsolete” at Jeff while he walks down the ramp. Matt says that he has determined that Jeff’s TNA contract will be terminated immediately. Matt screams at Jeff to “be gone” while the fans continue to chant for him. Matt tells Jeff to stop as he was walking up the ramp. He says that he has to make sure that Jeff cannot find any joy anywhere and he knows that Jeff would just take a new name and head “back to New York City for that egomaniacal McMahon” or go to Japan. Matt says that he will keep Jeff here in TNA and make him his slave and turn him into his mule. He says that he will break Jeff’s back and drain him dry until there is not a dollar left in his body. Matt says that he is broken but he will never be “broke.” He says that Jeff will learn that “deletion” is a fate worse than death.
Backstage Bennett is looking for Eddie Edwards but Zema Ion stops him and says that he wants Bennett in the ring right now. Zema says that he can forget about Eddie because he has to deal with him first. Bennett gets in Zema’s face and says that if he has to go through Zema to ruin Destination X he will.
Bennett comes to the ring with Maria and I don’t think it is humanly possible to be wearing anything tighter than the “shorts” Maria is wearing. I guess this is going to be an official match.
“DJ Z” Zema Ion vs. “The Miracle” Mike Bennett w/Maria
Zema goes right at Bennett as he comes to the ring but Bennett cowers behind the referee. As the referee backs Zema away and Maria distracts him Bennett blindsides Zema and beats him down. Bennett puts the boots to Zema as Matthews plugs TNA’s ProWrestlingTees store (which I think is the first time they have actually plugged it on the air). Zema fights back with a series of forearms but Bennett lays him out again and connects with a series of kicks and forearms. Bennett goes for MIP but Zema blocks it and hits a series of nasty forearms. Bennett lays Zema out with a Forearm Smash and then hits the ropes only for Zema to catch him with a gorgeous Rolling Dropkick! Zema hits a Springboard Flying Back Elbow out of the corner! Zema hits a Running Corkscrew Elbow in the corner and then he nails Bennett with a series of elbows. Zema goes for the Rolling Leaping DDT but Bennett catches him in midair with a Kingdom Cutter! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out! Bennett whips Zema in the corner and connects with a Running Clothesline. Bennett lifts Zema up to the top and attempts a Superplex but Zema knocks him off and then dives off the top over a charging Bennett, but as he lands Bennett catches Zema in a Spinebuster for a nearfall. Bennett puts Zema in a rear chinlock but Zema fights back to his feet and breaks the hold with elbows. Bennett knees Zema and then hits the ropes only to eat a big Leaping Clothesline from Zema! Bennett rolls to the apron and then grabs Zema by the hair and slams him to the mat from the floor only for Zema to roll backwards through the ropes into a gorgeous Spinning Headscissors that sends Bennett crashing into the guardrail! Zema rolls back into the ring and immediately hits a Somersault Plancha over the top onto Bennett on the floor! Zema dives off the ring steps into a hurricanrana on Bennett on the floor! Zema climbs up top for another dive but Bennett retreats up the ramp to get away from him. Bennett tries to bail on the match but Braxton Sutter, Mandrews, and The Helms Dynasty all walk onto the stage and force Bennett to fight! Bennett rolls back in the ring and Zema rolls him up with a Wheelbarrow Rollup for the pin!
Winner: Zema Ion via pinfall (Wheelbarrow Rollup)
Bennett throws a fit in the ring and says that this isn’t the way things were supposed to go down tonight. He says that he promised to ruin Destination X and damn it he will ruin it! He says he will burn TNA to the ground and he won’t do it alone.
Drew Galloway is shown arriving backstage and he says that we all heard what EC3 had to say last week, and now TNA won’t sanction a match between the two because of their tempers so they will just go to the ring and “talk things out.” Galloway laughs at that and says if they can’t wrestle they will just fight.
Bennett is on the phone with someone and screams at the person to get here tonight. He says that they have to get here tonight so they can burn TNA down together.
Drew Galloway comes to the ring and says that he and EC3 go back a long way but they can’t just seem to stop getting into each other’s way in TNA, and EC3 keeps costing him his World Title. Since TNA won’t sanction a “good old fashioned wrestling match” to settle this thing they will just have to have a “good old fashioned fight.” He tells EC3 to get his ass out to the ring so he can kick it. EC3 says that they both want the World Title but there can only be one. He says that they were friends before this thing all started and they may even be friends when it is all over, but for right now Drew is his “Scottish puppy dog bitch!” EC3 hits the ring and the fight is on!
“The Chosen One” Drew Galloway vs. Ethan Carter III
EC3 and Galloway brawl all around the ring until EC3 tosses Galloway to the floor. Galloway destroys EC3 with a Lariat as EC3 climbed out to the floor! Galloway Snake Eyes EC3 across the guardrail and then tries to Suplex him, but EC3 reverses the Suplex slamming Galloway down on the floor! EC3 lights Galloway up with some chops and Galloway answers in kind! Galloway slams EC3 into a chair and then picks up the chair, but EC3 kicks Galloway and throws the chair right at the face of Galloway! Galloway didn’t get his hands up in time and that one damn sure looked like it connected. EC3 picks Galloway up but Galloway shrugs him off and then lifts EC3 up in the air and tosses him like a ragdoll into the ring post! Galloway nails EC3 with the chair as a referee comes down to try and calm them down. They continue to brawl all the way behind the stage. Security, agents, referees, and other wrestlers run over to pull them apart finally.
Eddie and Davey talk about the World Title match tonight and Eddie says that if anyone sticks their nose into their business they take care of it. Davey says that Lashley is scared about this and he says that they are family. He says that he has been sitting at home and he is almost ready to get back in the ring but he had to be at ringside for his brother tonight.
Josh Matthews announces that the wrestlers in the BFG Playoffs will be EC3, Drew Galloway, Eli Drake, Jeff Hardy, Mike Bennett, Matt Hardy, Bram, and James Storm. The BFG Playoffs begins next week.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship & TNA X-Division Championship
Title vs. Title Match
“The Destroyer” Lashley (c) vs. Eddie Edwards (c) w/Davey Richards
This is the first time they have ever faced each other one-on-one. Both Eddie’s X-Division Title and Lashley’s World Title are on the line here. The only man to ever hold both the World and X-Division Titles was Kurt Angle several years ago. Eddie is wearing tights that have the X-Division logo on it. Lashley quickly takes Eddie down with a waistlock takeover and then he connects with a shoulder block. Lashley puts the boots to Eddie in the corner and then starts to blatantly choke him. Lashley connects with a series of shoulder blocks on Eddie in the corner and then he lifts Eddie up in the air and backdrops him. Lashley goes for a Delayed Vertical Supplex but Eddie slips free and locks in a Sleeper! Lashley Snapmares Eddie over and then charges at him only for Eddie to sidestep Lashley sending him to the floor. Eddie goes for a Slingshot Plancha onto Lashley on the floor but Lashley catches him in midair and attempts a Running Powerslam, but Eddie shoves Lashley into the ring post. Eddie hits a Hurricanrana on Lashley on the floor and then attempts a Running Clothesline but Lashley catches him with a Overhead Belly-to-Belly Suplex onto the ramp! Lashley tosses Eddie around ringside and then attempts a Spear, but Eddie catches him with a big back elbow only for Lashley to come back with a Spear anyway sending Eddie crashing into the ring steps!
Lashley chokes Eddie in the corner and then chokes him in the ropes as he taunts Davey at the same time. Lashley hits a series of crossfaces and then a Hangman’s Neckbreaker. Lashley gets a nearfall and puts Eddie in a headlock. Eddie fights back to his feet and hits a series of elbows and headbutts. Eddie hits the ropes but then eats a slobber knocking (literally) back elbow from the World Champ. Lashley hits a big haymaker and argues with the referee about closed fists. Lashley elbows Eddie repeatedly and then goes for another haymaker, but Eddie ducks it and hits a series of nasty chops. Eddie bounces off the ropes but Lashley catches him and goes for another Powerslam only for Eddie to counter into a Spinning DDT! Lashley gets back to his feet and charges at Lashley but Eddie drops down and Lashley goes flying through the ropes to the floor. Eddie hits a Tope Suicida through the ropes onto Lashley sending him into the guardrail! Eddie slides back in the ring and hits a second Tope Suicida followed by a third one as well with the momentum of the match shifting to the Wolf! Eddie rolls Lashley back in the ring and then he charges into an elbow from Lashley! Lashley goes for a Spear but Eddie catches him with a Spinning Sitout Spinebuster! 1…2…NO Lsahley kicks out! Eddie hits a Running Forearm Smash and then he whips Lashley into the corner. Eddie charges into a boot from Lashley. Lashley climbs up top but Eddie hits him with two straight Leaping Enziguris! Eddie climbs up with Lashley but Lashley shoves Eddie ot the mat and then he falls to the mat as well. Eddie forearms Eddie and then climbs back up top but Eddie hits him with another Leaping Enziguri! Eddie goes for a Frankensteiner but Lashley blocks it and attempts a Super Bomb! Eddie counters into the Frankensteiner! Eddie goes for the Boston Knee Party but Lashley catches him in mid-move! Lashley goes for the Running Powerslam but Eddie’s feet hit the referee in the head as Lashley lifted Eddie up! Lashley hits the Running Powerslam but the referee is out. Lashley grabs the World Title and goes to hit Eddie with it but Davey pulls it away from him! Eddie hits an Enziguri on Lashley and then The Wolves hit the Chasing The Dragon! ITS OVER! 1…2…NO Lashley still kicks out! Mike Bennett appears in the ring out of nowhere and decks the referee! Bennett taunts Lashley and Eddie as some new music begins to appear. Former ROH star Moose walks through the tunnel as Lashley and Eddie look confused. Moose kills Davey with a Spinning Clothesline on the floor! Eddie goes for a Slingshot Rana on Moose on the floor but Moose blocks it and Powerbombs Eddie! Moose gets in the ring and stares Lashley down!
Winner: NO CONTEST
Moose gets in Lashley’s face and then Bennett low blows him from behind and Moose destroys Lashley with the Spinning Clothesline! The new interview chick approaches Dixie backstage and asks her about what we saw. Dixie says the fans deserve to see a winner and she says Title vs. Title rematch again next week inside Six Sides of Steel! She says there won’t be any “interference BS” next week.
1) TNA X-Division Title #1 Contenders Ladder Match: Zema Ion def. Trevor Lee, Andrew Everett, Mandrews, Braxton Sutter, & Rockstar Spud
2) Bram def. Abyss
3) TNA Knockouts Title Fatal 4-Way: Sienna (c) def. Jade, Gail Kim, & Marti Belle to retain the title!
4) Zema Ion def. Mike Bennett
5) Unsanctioned Street Fight:
6) TNA World Title vs. TNA X-Division Title: Lashley (c) fought Eddie Edwards (c) to a NO CONTEST
Next Week’s Lineup:
-The BFG Playoffs
-TNA World Title vs. TNA X-Division Title Six Sides of Steel Cage Match: Lashley (c) vs. Eddie Edwards (c)