Xplosion – September 14, 2011
From the iMPACT Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida
Announced by Jeremy Borash and Taz
(NB: the opening video STILL contains Cookie.)
Borash and Taz, as always, run down the shows format, which concludes with an announcement for Doug Williams to face Alex Shelley in the Main Event. First, a Before the Bell presentation for No Surrender.
After the break, we are taken back to No Surrender 2009 – the Four Way for the TNA World Title, with Angle (c) vs. Matt Morgan vs. Sting vs. AJ Styles, with Hernandez cashing in his World Title briefcase, making it a Five Way!
The second part of the World Title match from No Surrender 2009 is concluded.
After that, the final Eric Young segment, where he actually finds (and defeats) Scott Baio.
Next is a Spin Cycle’s packed full of “Best of” moments, and featuring lots of ex-roster members and practical jokes.
Douglas Williams vs. Alex Shelley.
So Cal Val with the introduction of both competitors, and Williams is accompanied by Magnus, who trots off to the Announcers desk. The three briefly discuss Magnus’ Championship Challenge win, which he still hasn’t cashed in yet.
Collar and elbow tie up, Williams backs Shelley into the corner. Williams releases the hold.
Tie up attempt, Williams with an arm bar. Some fancy moves, and Shelley reverses into one of his own. A few technical reversals, and Williams is back with an arm bar, and then an arm up the back of Shelley. Shelley reverses again, headlock take down, but Williams gets a headlock on Shelley with his legs. Shelley turns himself around into an almost-piledriver-esq position and slowly raises his head out of the grip of Williams. Williams, shocked, realises, and throws Shelley’s head back in to the grip. Shelley rolls out, lightly applying a deathlock, then attempting a headlock but overshooting it, allowing Williams to get a hammerlock. Knee to the back, abdominal stretch with an arm bar and a pin attempt, but only a two count. Williams with a back breaker, shoots Shelley off into the corner. Williams runs in, Shelley moves, snapmare on Williams, who gets up and into the ropes in a fluid motion. Elbow missed by Shelley, and Williams runs through Shelley with a shoulder block. Shelley out of the ring. Williams, uncharacteristically, goes for a suicide dive, but Shelley is already on the apron to kick his head as it comes through the ropes. Sliced bread attempt, blocked, and a back faceplant into the turnbuckle for Williams. Shelley runs in with a strong knee and goes for a pin, getting a two count. Shelley tried twice again, but fails.
Shelley with a chicken wing submission at first, doubling up by throttling Williams with his own arms. Williams powering out, but Shelley brings him back down with a foot to the hamstring. He then pulls back on Williams, raising his knees into his back. Pin attempt. Two count.
Snapmare from Williams, runs off into the ropes, Shelley follows, Williams turns around and a crossbody from Shelley. Another Sliced Bread attempt, but Shelley ends up stranded in the corner. Williams kicks him in the inner thigh. Clothesline from Williams, and both competitors are down.
Both answer the referees count and Shelley comes in with a clothesline. Williams ducks, and strikes Shelley with his British style. Throws Shelley into the corner. High knee. Williams high risk, comes off the top with a huge back elbow, but only a two count from the pin.
Williams goes for a Chaos Theory, Shelley holds the ropes. Shelley floats out away from the running Williams. Williams attempts a suplex, Shelley strikes out of it with an elbow. Shelley tried his own suplex, reversed, and Williams pulls up Shelley with a back to back submission, Shelley being upside down. Williams backs into a corner shortly after. Superplex attempt. Shelley powers out. Shelley with a single-leg dropkick, and Williams rolls out. Shelley follows with a suicide dive.
Williams back in the ring. Shelley up top, goes for a double stomp. Shelley runs in, Williams big boot. Williams now to run in, elbowed. Shelley with a Sliced Bread, almost pays off, but Williams lands on his feet. Shelley with a superkick attempt, Williams grabs Shelley, and CHAOS THEORY! One… Two… THREE!
Winner: Douglas Williams via Pinfall.