We start with a look back at Sacrifice when Tessa Blanchard defeated Ace Austin, who then demanded another shot at the World Title, and this time with his X Division Title on the line since he thrives under pressure. Scott D’Amore grants him the rematch, but this time only Austin’s title is on the line, and if he wants another World Title shot, he’s going to have to beat Tessa on tonight’s show.
X Division Title Match: Ace Austin vs Tessa Blanchard
We get off to a quick start, with Tessa getting a small package for 2, followed by a flurry of dropkicks and a big boot to the face. Ace with a boot to the face of his own, but Tessa catches him with a lungblower and covers for 2. Tessa with a schoolgirl rollup for 2, but Ace powers Tessa up for a pair of side backbreakers as we go to commercial.
We’re back, and Ace is still firmly in control, tying Tessa up in a bow and arrow stretch. Tessa gets out of there, but Ace maintains the advantage until Tessa suddenly hits a flying headscissors to send Austin to the floor, then takes him out with a dive. Back into the ring where Ace immediately hits a gourdbuster onto his knees and gets 2 off of that. Ace sits on Tessa’s back and just rabbit punches her repeatedly before going to a rear chinlock. Austin smashes Tessa’s face into the mat, then hammers her in the corner before locking her in a dragon sleeper. Tessa elbows her way out, unloads on Austin with punches and chops, blocks the Fold, and catches him with another flying headscissors and a tornado DDT. Taya Valkyrie suddenly runs in out of nowhere and attacks Tessa, viciously pounding on her with punches while Austin looks on incredulously.
Winner by DQ: Tessa Blanchard
Taya is just vicious, beating on Tessa before grabbing her by the hair and repeatedly ramming the back of her skull into the mat. The show ends with a smiling Taya crouching over Tessa’s motionless form.
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