We cut to inside the arena and Mike Bennett is in the ring with Maria. The “Miracle” Mike Bennett claims that he is the biggest star in TNA history, has a near perfect record and that he is the greatest X division champ of all time…. Out comes Dixie Carter to confront Mike Bennett. She tells Mike Bennett that he can only use Option C if he competes in an Ultimate X match with the entire X Division roster. Dixie declares that the match is going to happen right now.
“ULTIMATE X” X DIVISION TITLE MATCH
Mike Bennett vs Trevor Lee vs Eddie Edwards vs Andrew Everett vs Rockstar Spud vs Braxton Sutter vs Mandrews vs DJ Z
Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett head to the ring as Impact goes to commercial break……
Back from the break, Eddie Edwards arrives to the ring as the final entrant in the Ultimate X Match. The action starts on the inside and outside. DJ Z does a springboard flying plancha to the outside. Spud is the first to attempt to to climb to the top of the ring and grab the X Division title but is stopped by Braxton Sutter. Rockstar Spud suffers what appears to be a mouth injury and is rushed to the back. Good back and forth action inside the ring between Everett and Mandrews before both are laid out by Sutter. After several high risk moves put competitors to the outside. 4 competitors attempt to climb to the championship but all 4 crash and burn when Trevor Lee and Everett team together. Lee attempts to ride the shoulders of Everett to get the title when Mike Bennett intervenes and breaks up their attempt. Mike Bennett is left alone in the ring and tries to jump vertically to the title from the center of the ring but is unsuccessful. Bennett tries to climb from the cable from the corner but Eddie Edwards stops Bennett with a hurrancanrana . Action spills to the outside again as the X division wrestlers take turns doing aerial moves to the outside. Fast and furious action as everyone is laid out temporarily on the outside. Mandrews climbs high to the near top of the structure and does a moonsault onto the wrestlers. Mike Bennett struggles back in to the ring as does Mandrews. Bennett is once again, left alone in the ring. Mike Bennett pulls out a ladder to attempt to climb for the title but Eddie Edwards emerges and does a baseball slide directly into the ladder stopping “The Miracle”. Ladder is set up inside the ring and Edwards attempts to glide across the cables to get the title. Bennett arrives in the ring and attempts to climb the ladder but is kicked off of it by Eddie Edwards. Edwards gets to the X division title and wins the match.
ULTIMATE X MATCH WINNER- NEW X DIVISION CHAMPION EDDIE EDWARDS
Meanwhile back in a wrestling ring…… An Angry Mike Bennett is upset that he has lost his option C and X Division Title. Maria calls out Dixie Carter but instead Billy Corgan comes out to the ring. Maria pleads with Corgan to hear their grievances and that she should be the president of TNA and not Dixie Carter. Maria demands that it is either her or Dixie that will remain with the company. Out comes Dixie, Maria hides behind “The Miracle” because she doesn’t trust Dixie. She then begins to scream “You or Me” repeatedly at Dixie. Carter says she is calling Maria’s bluff and that Maria is a manipulator and that Dixie hired them to make a difference in the company and not be a joke. Mike Bennett states that he is the reason everyone watches TNA and is demanding that he is put into the main event at Destination X or he and Maria will walk. Back to more Maria “Me or You” ranting. Billy Corgan yells to defuse the situation. He compliments Maria and The Miracle but then proceeds to call them children. Corgan says that Bennett blew his chance and that is backing Dixie Carter. Corgan says if Bennett and Maria want to leave, He will hold the door open for them. Bennett says he is not going to leave but instead, He is going to ruin the entire Destination X show. They both leave the ring.
Bennett storms into the ring and attacks EC3 to cause the disqualification. After the match Bennett puts the boots to EC3 and drops him with the Miracle In Progress. Bennett grabs the mic and says that EC3’s Road to Redemption has come to a screeching halt. Bennett told EC3 that he needed to follow all the rules in order to get his match for Slammiversary and EC3 didn’t get the job done.
Maria Kanellis finds Dixie Carter backstage, thanks her profusely for having Mike Bennett and herself in TNA, and asks Dixie to meet up with Bennett out in the ring to tell her how she can be a part of a Miracle. She also has an idea about how she can take a leadership role in TNA, but Dixie says she saw what happened between her and Gail, and like Gail, she believes actions say more than words.
We see a Decay promo video, then we head to the arena where Mike Bennett and Maria are already in the ring. Bennett says the Miracle that is happening tonight is that TNA needs him now more than ever since one of the greatest wrestlers ever, who cheap shotted him and ducked him, by the way, is on his way out the door. That means that the Miracle will be named the #1 contender to the TNA World Title, and once that happens, he’ll be the TNA World Champion and save the world of pro wrestling. Bennett asks Dixie to come on down and make this Miracle happen, but he gets Drew Galloway instead, and Drew does not look happy. Drew says they think they just get things handed to them, but if he can offer Bennett some advice, it’s to fight more and stop running his mouth like a bitch. Drew tries to start a fight with Bennett, but Maria holds him back. Bennett says Drew begged Kurt Angle for a second match because he couldn’t do it the first time, he only has a title shot because he won it in a lottery game show, and he orders Drew to go to the back and get Dixie. Drew says he could do that, but he could also…oh, Drew suckerpunches Bennett and hammers him with punches. Bennett takes Drew down, but Drew gets on top, more punches, then nearly tears Bennett in half with a clothesline. Drew goes for the Claymore Kick, but Bennett bails out to the floor and yells at Drew for ruining his moment.
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On weekly broadcasts of IMPACT Wrestling, it’s easy to hate “The Miracle” Mike Bennett’s cocky attitude and ruthless ambition. Outside the ring, though, the man so determined to destroy Total Nonstop Action’s most popular wrestlers en route to the World Heavyweight title is an admirable advocate for LGBT equality.
Prior to arriving in TNA earlier this year, Bennett etched his place as one of the hottest tag team wrestlers in sports entertainment today. Known as “The Kingdom” with partner Matt Taven, and with stunning wife (and former Playboy covergirl) Maria Kanellis by his side, Bennett won championship gold in Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling (IWGP).
The Miracle Promo:
Maria says that she’s the first lady of professional wrestling and she’s here to introduce a future World Heavyweight Champion. A man who will inspire everyone as much as he inspires her. Out comes The Miracle.says he will be the champion and he said it the minute he walked in here. Kurt Angle had to cheapshot him because he was afraid of his greatness.
The Miracle says that Drew Galloway is walking around with a briefcase that’s just a ticking time bomb. He’s going to lose, fail, and prove to everyone that he’s a failure. But tonight, since Kurt Angle ducked him, he’s going to wrestle one of the UK’s own, and chose Mandrews. Bennett says it’ll take a miracle for Mandrews to win, and Mandrews just wants him to shut the hell up.
Second Match: The Miracle w/Maria Kanellis vs. Mandrews
Mandrews with a series of deep arm-drags to Bennett. Mandrews with a standing moonsault. Bennett connects with a spine buster to Mandrews. Bennett begins the ground and pound attack. Bennett with a running boot to Mandrews for a two count. Bennett applies the chin lock. Mandrews with elbows to the midsection of Bennett. Bennett with a flapjack and a running dropkick to Mandrews.
Bennett slaps Mandrews in the face. Mandrews fires up and lands a series of right hands and chops. Mandrews with a enziguri to Bennett. Mandrews connects with a tilt-a-whirl DDT and a standing corkscrew splash for a two count. Bennett knocks Mandrews off the top rope with the Photo Finish. Bennett connects with the Miracle In Progress to pickup the victory. After the match Bennett continues to stomp on Mandrews and out comes Drew Galloway. Bennett heads to the back with Maria.
Winner: The Miracle
Drew Galloway Backstage Promo:
Galloway says that he got involved in the match because Mike Bennett has let his mouth get away from him, and if Bennett wants to show up and act like an asshole? Bennett comes and lays out Galloway ramming him through the steel garage door.