TNA Wrestling Destination X: Daniels vs AJ Styles

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We go to the ring for tonight’s main event. Out first comes Daniels, followed by AJ Styles to a nice reaction. Christy Hemme does formal ring introductions before the bell. The bell rings and they lock up, going to the corners. Daniels applies a headlock and takes AJ down. AJ fights to his feet but the hold is still applied. AJ breaks it and applies an arm hold. Daniels breaks it and goes to a headlock as the fans do dueling chants. AJ goes back to an arm submission. Daniels takes AJ back to the mat with a headlock. Lots of back and forth action on the mat and with more holds now. They trade arm drags now and AJ goes back to the arm hold.

More back and forth action as AJ takes Daniels back to the mat. AJ kicks Daniels in the head but Daniels throws him out to the floor. AJ comes right back in and Daniels goes to the floor. He comes right back in and they square off and shake hands. AJ goes back to work on Daniels’ arm. Daniels with a side headlock. More of the same here in this match as AJ goes back to the arm on the mat. They trade leap frogs now and Daniels goes out to the floor and then back in the ring. More counters and reversals as Daniels goes back to an arm hold on the mat. AJ with a dropkick and another. 2 count for AJ.

AJ slams Daniels and drops a big knee for another 2 count. AJ eventually takes it back to the mat with an arm hold. More offense from AJ until Daniels counters a hold and AJ goes to the floor. Daniels dives through the ropes and sends AJ back into the barrier. Daniels goes back in the ring and runs the ropes again. He dives again over the top rope and sends AJ back into the barrier. Daniels brings it back in the ring and back drops AJ. Daniels with another back drop. Daniels hits a third back drop and this time gets a 2 count. Daniels keeps control of the match here and hits a neckbreaker for another 2 count. Daniels with a submission now. AJ tries to come back but Daniels slams him. Daniels goes for a springboard move but AJ kicks him out to the floor. AJ leaps over the top and leg drops Daniels on the floor.

They come back in the ring and AJ connects with a forearm and a big chop. AJ with a big splash in the corner now and Daniels falls down on the mat. AJ with a 2 count. AJ applies an armbar submission now. They go to the apron. AJ counters and suplexes Daniels hard onto the apron. Daniels falls to the floor in pain. AJ goes for a springboard into the ring but Daniels hits the ropes and AJ falls back down to the floor. Daniels brings it back in the ring and hits AJ’s back with big chops in the corner. Daniels with a neckbreaker and another 2 count. AJ rams Daniels back into the corner. Daniels boots him in the face and goes for a sunset flip. AJ drops down ontop of him for a 2 count. Daniels counters with a 2 count of his own and applies a crossface submission.

AJ hits the ropes and the hold is broken. Daniels with a fireman’s carry into a driver for a 2 count. AJ tries to fight back now with shots to the gut. They trade multiple chops to the chest now. AJ hits an enziguri kick and Daniels goes down. They get up at the same time. Daniels charges in the corner but AJ moves and clotheslines him. AJ with a back elbow and another clothesline. AJ ends up on the apron and goes for a springboard but he slips on the top rope and falls on his face. Daniels takes advantage and covers AJ for a 2 count.

They both go for a suplex but AJ counters and drops Daniels on his neck. They trade shots again. AJ gets Daniels up on his shoulders and spins him around, drops him and covers for 2. AJ with forearm shots now. Daniels stops him and applies an interesting submission on AJ’s neck with his legs. AJ stands up with Daniels on his shoulders again. AJ dumps Daniels over the ropes and out to the apron. Daniels with palm thrusts now. He takes AJ to the top and slams him down with a big sit-down driver for a 2 count. Daniels goes for an inverted DDT but AJ counters it. Daniels goes to the second rope but AJ chops him and hits him with forearms. AJ slams Daniels from the second rope by his neck. 2 count for AJ. Daniels goes for a moonsault but AJ counters and hits an inverted DDT for 2.

AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Daniels holds on and pushes him off. AJ comes back and goes for a double underhook but Daniels blocks that. More counters and blocks here. Daniels sweeps AJ and covers him for 2. Daniels connects with an STO takedown for another 2 count. AJ with forearm shots but Daniels catches him and slams him to the mat. Daniels goes for the Best Moonsault Ever but AJ puts his feet up. AJ goes for the Styles Clash and nails it but only gets a 2 count. AJ goes to the apron and springboards in but Daniels puts his knees up. Daniels hits the Angels Wings but only gets 2.

Daniels with a series of elbow drops. Daniels back up top but AJ gets up and knocks him down to the turnbuckle. AJ goes up top and goes for a superplex but Daniels fights him off. Daniels goes for Angels Wings from the top rope but AJ blocks it and back drops him to the mat. AJ hits Spinal Tap from the top rope for the pin and the win.

Winner: AJ Styles

– After the match, we go to replays. AJ goes to extend his hand for a shake but Daniels turns his back on his friend. Daniels turns around and shakes AJ’s hand. They hug and celebrate as Destination X goes off the air.

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