- We go backstage with Abyss talking about war and his X Division Title match with Brian Kendrick tonight. Up next is a promo for the match with comments from Eric Bischoff and others.
TNA X Division Title Match: Brian Kendrick vs. Abyss
Out first comes Brian Kendrick. Next comes the TNA X Division Champion Abyss. Christy Hemme does official introductions before the bell. Here we go as Kendrick starts wailing on Abyss but it doesn’t phase him. Kendrick tries a crossbody but it doesn’t even budge Abyss. Abyss clubs Kendrick back to the mat. Abyss goes for a splash in the corner but Kendrick moves. Kendrick with right hands in the corner. Kendrick with right hands and a dropkick. Kendrick charges but Abyss drops him with a clothesline.
Kendrick tries to fight back but Abyss grabs him for a chokeslam. Kendrick breaks free by biting his fingers. Abyss sends Kendrick out to the floor and hits him with big chops. Abyss brings it back in the ring for more chops in the corner. Abyss charges but Kendrick counters with a forearm. Kendrick with another forearm. He charges but Abyss drops him with a big boot. Abyss runs in the corner and this time connects with the big splash.
Abyss goes to his copy of the book Art of War for inspiration it appears, allowing Kendrick to recover. Kendrick tries to come back but Abyss beats him back down to the mat and goes back to reading the book. Kendrick hits Abyss with a big forearm shot and knocks the book out of his hands. Abyss is busted open now. Kendrick ducks a clothesline and fires away with forearms on Abyss. Kendrick charges and dropkicks Abyss over the ropes and to the floor. Kendrick dives through the ropes now and sends Abyss into the barrier. They go at it on the floor now. Kendrick with big kicks. They come back in and Kendrick goes up top. Kendrick with a crossbody for a 2 count. Kendrick goes back to the top and hits a missile dropkick for another 2 count. Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread but Abyss catches him and hits Shock Treatment for a 2 count.
Abyss corners Earl Hebner and turns around to shots from Kendrick. Kendrick moves and Abyss accidentally splashes Hebner. Kendrick hits his finisher and covers Abyss but Hebner is laid out. Eric Bischoff comes down to the ring to boo’s now. Bischoff enters the ring and yells at Kendrick. Kendrick drops him with a right hand. Brother Ray, Scott Steiner and Gunner run down to lay Kendrick out. Shark Boy, Generation Me and Amazing Red run down to make the save. Immortal clear the ring of the X Division and bring Kendrick back in for a three-on-one beatdown. This brings out more members of the X Division and they finally clean house of Steiner, Gunner and Ray. Kendrick goes up top now and comes down but Abyss catches him for a chokeslam. Kendrick blocks it and rolls Abyss up for the pin and the win.
Winner and New TNA X Division Champion: Brian Kendrick
– After the match, the X Division wrestlers enter the ring and hoist Kendrick up on their shoulders. Red confetti falls from the arena as Eric Bischoff and Immortal look on from the ramp pissed off. Abyss has words with Bully Ray and shoves him down on the stage before heading to the back. Kendrick and the rest of the X Division celebrate as we get ready for the main event.
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