Xplosion – September 7, 2011
From the iMPACT Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida
Announced by Jeremy Borash and Taz
(A quick note on the opening video still containing Cookie, who was recently released.)
Borash and Taz quickly run down the shows format. We’re then taken to a Before the Bell presentation for No Surrender.
After the break, we are taken back to No Surrender 2010 to see Jeff Hardy vs. Kurt Angle.
The second part of the Angle/Hardy match is shown after a short break.
After that, the Eric Young segments in his hunt for Scott Baio are played.
A brief Spin Cycle next with Robert Roode, Rosita, So Cal Val and Matt Morgan.
Mark Haskins vs. Kendrick.
So Cal Val introduces both competitors. Jeremy Borash confirms that Haskins is a part of the TNA roster. Kendrick has new music.
The two square off tentatively before getting into the action. Kendrick misses with a kick and Haskins puts on a side headlock. Kendrick whips him off to the ropes. Haskins with a shoulder block and a pin attempt, but only a one count. Haskins back to the side headlock. Repeats the same set of moves, this time getting a two count. Haskins again to the headlock, whipped off by Kendrick who this time lies down and leapfrogs Haskins, dropping him with a dropkick and an elbow. Haskins in the corner, Kendrick runs in but Haskins escapes the ring and takes a breath.
Haskins tentative as he gets in the ring. Attempts a right hand, but Kendrick is privy to it, answering with his own rights and a dropkick. Haskins into the ropes, holds on to avoid bouncing back. Kendrick runs at him but Haskins back out of the ring. Kendrick looks to fly out of the ring to the floor but Haskins moves, Kendrick stays on the apron, which allows Haskins to run back and swipe his feet off, jacking the jaw of Kendrick on the apron, then throwing him into the guardrail, as well as a few boots and punches.
We come back from a break as Haskins delivers an uppercut to Kendrick. Pulls him up, whip into the corner, and Haskins with a high knee. Vertical suplex, then a flying knee drop. Haskins with the cover but only a two count.
Sleeper hold from Haskins after a moment to catch his breath. Kendrick back up, backs Haskins into a corner. A could of shoulder charges into the stomach, and some strikes. Lifts Haskins up to the top rope suplex-style, then delivers a kick to his chest. Kendrick follows. Attempts a superplex, but Haskins fights him off. Kendrick lands hard on the ropes, then the apron and finally the floor, head first. Kendrick up at six on the referees count. Haskins kicks him back down and flies through the ropes with a suicide dive, which connects. Haskins feels his knee, but gets back into the ring. Kendrick back up at eight. Kendrick blocks a right hand on the apron, sends Haskins into the turnbuckle. Kendrick to the top rope, misses the cross body. Superkick from Haskins, but only a two count from the resulting pin.
Right hands from Haskins. A few knees too, and locks on a crossface chicken wing. Arm drag from Kendrick. Some solid elbows and forearms. Dropkick, and an enziguri from Kendrick. Running forearm in the corner, and another dropkick. Sliced bread attempt connects, and results in a win for Kendrick. Kendrick dances around to his new music as we go off the air, and that’s another Xplosion completed.