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13. On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (July 8, 2012) – Austin Aries Wins TNA World Heavyweight Championship

On this day in pro wrestling history on July 8, 2012, Austin Aries defeated Bobby Roode in the main event of TNA Destination X 2012 PPV to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. This ended up being Aries’ first & only World Title run in TNA.

Also at this PPV, Kurt Angle faced Samoa Joe in a “Bound For Glory” series match, AJ Styles faced Christopher Daniels in a “Last Man Standing” match and Zema Ion became the new TNA X-Division Champion (after Aries gave up the Title to get a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship). You can watch Aries’ World Title win below:

Below are the results from this PPV:

Fatal 4 Way match to determine the final qualifier for the TNA X Division Championship Tournament: Mason Andrews def. Rubix, Dakota Darsow and Lars Only

X Division Championship Tournament Semi-Final match: Mason Andrews def. Kid Kash

X Division Championship Tournament Semi-Final match: Kenny King def. Douglas Williams

X Division Championship Tournament Semi-Final match: Sonjay Dutt def. Rashad Cameron

X Division Championship Tournament Semi-Final match: Zema Ion def. Flip Cassanova

Bound for Glory Series match: Samoa Joe def. Kurt Angle

Last Man Standing match: AJ Styles def. Christopher Daniels

Ultimate X Tournament Final match for the vacant TNA X Division Championship: Zema Ion def. Mason Andrews, Kenny King and Sonjay Dutt to win the Title.

TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match: Austin Aries def. Bobby Roode (c) to win the Title.

        
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