– Tonight’s TNA Hardcore Justice pay-per-view opens with a video package for the Sting vs. Kurt Angle World Heavyweight Title match.
– Mike Tenay welcomes us to Hardcore Justice from Orlando as the pyro goes off in the Impact Wrestling Zone. Tenay calls it a night of champions as we go to the ring.
TNA X Division Title Match: Alex Shelley vs. Austin Aries vs. Brian Kendrick
We go to the ring and out first comes Alex Shelley followed by Austin Aries. Out next comes the TNA X Division Champion Brian Kendrick with a new theme song and pants.
The bell rings and here we go. Aries attacks first and goes back and forth between Kendrick and Shelley. They come back on him and Shelley dropkicks Aries. Kendrick clotheslines him to the floor. Shelley and Kendrick lock up now and go to the mat with Shelley in control. They lock up again and go back to the mat. Back to their feet and Shelley with another takedown. Aries comes in now and goes at it but gets dropped by Shelley and sent back to the floor.
Shelley and Kendrick lock up again and trade holds as Aries looks on. Aries holds Kendrick and tells Shelley to hit him. Shelley flips Aries off and drops him down on the apron. Kendrick and Shelley go back to it now. Aries comes in but gets atomic dropped by Shelley and dropkicked by Kendrick. Shelley rolls Kendrick up for 2. Another lock up. Aries breaks up a suplex, rakes Shelley’s back and goes down for some reason. Kendrick and Shelley go back at it while Aries sits in the corner. Kendrick goes for a dive but Aries cuts him off. Aries unloads on Kendrick and gets a 2 count. Aries wraps Kendrick up in a submission but breaks it to drop Shelley on the apron. Kendrick fights back on Aries now. Aries blocks a shot and dumps Kendrick out on the floor.
Shelley and Aries go at it now. Aries takes control and shows off. Aries runs over and knocks Kendrick off the apron. Aries tosses Shelley out onto Kendrick now. Aries runs the ropes and dives through, taking out Kendrick and Shelley. Aries comes in off the ropes for a 2 count on Shelley. Aries goes for a moonsault but Shelley blocks it. Kendrick dropkicks Aries. Shelley throws an armbar on Kendrick. Kendrick makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Shelley goes for Sliced Bread but it’s blocked. Shelley hits a nasty leg whip on Kendrick and he goes down. Shelley goes up top but Aries knocks him down. Aries with elbows to the head. Shelley superkicks Aries on the apron and he falls out to the floor. Shelley goes back up top but Kendrick stops him. Kendrick climbs up and they go at it. Shelley shoves him back to the mat and hits a big splash to the legs from up high. Shelley hits a spinning figure four and locks it in until Aries stomps on his face and breaks the hold. Aries throws Kendrick and Shelley into opposite corners, keeping in control. Aries with a bulldog on Shelley and a bridge chinlock. Kendrick comes in to break the hold. Aries with a knee breaker and a back suplex on Kendrick. Aries charges in the corner but Kendrick kicks him mid-air. Kendrick with a big knee to the jaw and a 2 count.
Aries and Kendrick go up top but Shelley attacks from behind. Aries ends up on Shelley’s shoulders. Kendrick looks to go for a big Sliced Bread but he just falls off the top. Aries with another knee breaker to a back suplex, this time on Shelley. Aries dropkicks Kendrick off the apron. Aries with a running dropkick on Shelley in the corner now. Aries with a brainbuster on Shelley but Kendrick breaks the pin up. Kendrick hits Sliced Bread on Aries on top of Shelley. Kendrick covers Shelley for the pin and the win.
Winner: Brian Kendrick