TNA No Surrender Results: Mustafa Ali Wins X-Division Title, New Knockouts Tag Champs

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TNA No Surrender

February 23, 2024

By: John Siino

Alario Center in Westwego, Louisiana

Commentary: Tom Hannifan & Matthew Rehwoldt

Speedball Mountain (Mike Bailey & Trent Seven) vs. The Rascalz (Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) (Countdown to No Surrender)

Mike Bailey & Trey Miguel start the match, as Zachary Wentz gets involved right away with The Rascalz both hitting dives onto Bailey & Trent Seven on the outside. Commentary mentions how Speedball Mountain’s partner Nic Nemeth just won some gold in NJPW. The Rascalz continue the match, double-teaming on Bailey and working on his leg while going for pin attempts. Bailey comes back with a missile dropkick on Wentz, as Seven cheers him on to make the tag. Seven comes in and starts going after both Wentz & Miguel with suplexes. Seven places Miguel on the top rope, trying to go for a superplex but Wentz gets involved, just for Bailey to take him out with a corner moonsault. They continue attacking Miguel, including a wild Shooting Star Press from Bailey for two. Wentz stops Bailey’s Ultima Weapon attempt, as The Rascalz follow with a double-team stomp that Seven is there to break up the pin for. All four go at it, as Bailey stops Wentz with a super kick. Steve Maclin runs out and takes out Bailey with a chop block, as the referee is distracted by Miguel. Wentz puts on a knee bar, as Seven is too late to stop from Bailey tapping out.

Winners: The Rascalz (Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) by submission at 8:12

We get a backstage promo from Frankie Kazarian who says he’ll be watching tonight’s AEW World Title match closely, as his match with Eric Young tonight will determine the next person to get a title shot in two weeks at Sacrifice.

The System (Brian Myers & Eddie Edwards) (w/ Alisha Edwards) vs. KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight (Countdown to No Surrender)

KUSHIDA and Brian Myers start the match. Eddie Edwards & Myers take turns working on KUSHIDA, as he and Kevin Knight start working on Edwards in their corner, including a couple take downs from KUSHIDA. KUSHIDA is able to trap Edwards in an arm bar, but Alisha gets on the apron to distract the referee. KUSHIDA takes out Myers with a Tanaka Punch, before getting attacked from behind by Edwards. Myers holds KUSHIDA down with a side headlock that KUSHIDA is able to fight out of, before Edwards tags in and continues working on KUSHIDA. KUSHIDA is able to fight them off and tries to go tag out, but Knight has been taken out off of the apron. Knight is able to help out by tripping Edwards and springboards into the ring to double-team Myers & Edwards. All four men go at it, including Knight delivering a high dropkick to Myers, who was on KUSHIDA’s shoulders. Myers hits a thumb in the eye and the Implant DDT to Knight, before heading to the top rope, just for Knight to join him. Edwards breaks it up, just for Edwards to catch Knight in the corner with the Backpack Stunner followed by a flying elbow drop from Myers for two. KUSHIDA takes the bullet for Knight and takes the Roster Cut from Myers, but Myers follows with one on Knight followed by the Boston Knee Party for the pin and the win.

Winners: The System (Brian Myers & Eddie Edwards) by pinfall at 8:47

TNA World Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Eric Young vs. Frankie Kazarian

As stated on the Countdown, the winner of this match will face the TNA World Champion in two weeks at Sacrifice in Windsor. Frankie Kazarian has new theme music by Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons, Campbell formerly of Motorhead. Kazarian informs Jade Chung to announce that he’s the ‘King of TNA’. They start the match running the ropes, both taking turns taking each other down until they hit a double clothesline and get face-to-face as we get a light ‘TNA’ chant from this pretty lukewarm crowd so far tonight. A bit of back and forth until Eric Young hits a Death Valley Driver for two. They head to the top rope, where Young slaps Kazarian down, and hits a top rope elbow drop for two. Kazarian stops Young in the corner with a back elbow and hits his Guillotine Legdrop, before slingshotting back in the ring with a DDT for two. Kazarian stops Young in the corner and catches him off the ropes right into a cutter for two. More back and forth until Kazarian hits the Backstabber and Fade to Black, but Young is able to kick out at two. Kazarian gets right in the referee’s face, as Young catches Kazarian from behind with a crucifix pin to get the win.

Winner: Eric Young by pinfall at 9:23, to become #1 contender for the TNA World Championship.

Kazarian gives the referee a talking about that finish, just to pull him back in and hit a cutter followed by kicks, kicking him out of the ring. Kazarian goes to leave before continuing to kick away at the referee. Kazarian brings the referee back inside and continues to attack until more referees and security come out to get in between them as Kazarian finally leaves.

Gia Miller is in the back with the Grizzled Young Vets who talk about coming to TNA for the tag team titles and they won’t stop conquering. They talk about this not being pretty for ABC and their time being up.

They cut to Westside Gunn in the crowd, saying he’s a big TNA fan.

TNA World Tag Team Championship Best Of Three Series (Match Three): ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) (c) [1] vs. Grizzled Young Vets (James Drake & Zack Gibson) [1]

Zack Gibson & Ace Austin start the match, as Gibson is talking trash to Austin to start. Austin comes back with stomps to Gibson in the corner before James Drake comes in and takes Chris Bey off of the apron. Bey comes back in with a double crossbody as ABC starts double-teaming on Gibson, before going after Drake as Bey gets a two. GYV comes back by dropping Bey right on the ropes, throat-first. Gibson hits a suplex on Bey for two, before choking him out on the top rope. Bey is able to fight off GYV, taking out Gibson with a missile dropkick before trying to make the hot tag to Austin, but Drake takes out Austin before he can. As the referee tries to hold back an enraged Austin, Drake chokes out Bey with his scarf. Bey mounts a comeback and is able to fight off Gibson, but Drake stops Bey from making a tag, by putting on a sleeper hold. Bey is able to escape and hot tag out to Austin, who goes wild on GYV including a springboard double drop kick followed by the Sword To Glory (Fosbury Flop) on Gibson. Bey tags in and hits a frog splash on Gibson, before ABC hits a double spin kick on Drake.

ABC continues on the attack, with Austin hitting a twisting moonsault for Bey to get two. Drake blocks the Art of Finesse with a sleeper on Bey, as Gibson holds Austin down with an arm hold. Bey reverses into a pin for a two-count. All four continue until Drake runs the ropes and hits a Doomsday Device to Austin to the outside. Bey challenges both of GYV and tries to fight them off, hitting a suplex to Drake and the Fameasser to Gibson. Gibson hits a lung blower to Bey, and holds on to him, as Drake connects with a Coast to Coast, but still, they only get two. Austin joins in and chokes out Gibson, as the referee is attending to Drake. ABC follows with the Art of Finesse & The Fold, as Bey gets the pin on Drake.

Winners: ABC (Chris Bey & Ace Austin) by pinfall at 17:48, to retain and win the Best Of Three Series

We go to Steve Maclin & The Rascalz in the back who are happy at how they took out Speedball Mountain, as Maclin says Nic Nemeth will never be seen in TNA again. Mike Bailey & Trent Seven try to get in their faces, but officials are there to keep them apart.

Kon vs. PCO

Kon attacks PCO before the bell rings, and they continue attacking each other in the ring. Kon takes PCO down with a clothesline, but he gets right back and knocks Kon down, before tossing him to the outside. PCO tries a dive to the outside, but Kon stops him with a blow and PCO goes crashing to the floor. Kon follows with an apron chokeslam, but PCO gets right back up and takes down Kon with a clothesline. They head back inside, before taking each other right back out with a clothesline over the ropes. PCO puts Kon on the apron and goes for the De-Animator, but Kon is able to move as PCO bounces off the apron. Kon grabs a chair under the ring and attacks PCO with it, causing the disqualification.

Winner: PCO by disqualification at 3:49

Kon continues with the chair, before delivering a neck snap to PCO. The timekeeper continues ringing the bell, just for Kon to go and attack him as well. Since Scott D’Amore left, all the non-wrestlers are getting attacked. PCO emerges and takes Kon to the outside, where he hits him with a running cannonball. PCO chases Kon up the ramp while continuing with chair shots. Kon eventually comes back with a low blow and a backbody drop to PCO on the top of the stage. Kon zip-ties PCO to the stage, wraps a chair around his neck, and delivers another neck snap.

We go to The Motor City Machine Guns, KUSHIDA, and Kevin Knight in the back. Alex Shelley says it sucks that they lost tonight, but he still needs them tonight in his corner for their match. Chris Sabin asks if Shelley is sure he doesn’t need him in his corner, and Shelley tells him it’s okay and that Sabin should go get ready for his match. Shelley & Sabin have KUSHIDA & Knight both promise to not throw in the towel tonight.

TNA Knockouts World Tag Team Championship: Decay (Rosemary & Havok) (c) vs. MK Ultra (Masha Slamovich & Killer Kelly)

Havok & Masha Slamovich start the match, fast and vicious with punches as Rosemary & Killer Kelly get involved right away, as all four take it to the outside. Back inside, Kelly attacks Rosemary on the apron, as Masha takes advantage with a stomp off the rope for two. Kelly tags in, as MK Ultra continues double-teaming Rosemary, including Masha slamming Kelly on Rosemary. Kelly and Rosemary go face to face, before attacking each other with punches just for Masha to break it up, and hit a High/Low on Rosemary, for Kelly to get a two. Masha tags in as she and Rosemary go back and forth before Rosemary is able to escape and make the tag to Havok. Havok catches Kelly off the ropes, into a Death Valley Driver for two. All four go at it until Masha hits the Snow Plow on Rosemary to get the win and the win.

Winners: MK Ultra (Masha Slamovich & Killer Kelly) by pinfall at 7:27, to become NEW TNA Knockouts World Tag Team Champions.

MK Ultra continues to attack Decay until Jody Threat & Dani Luna run out for the save.

The System is in the back as Moose says under no circumstances do they throw in the towel tonight, as they say they will not need to. Moose says he’s going to enjoy the opportunity to beat Alex Shelley and show the world that you trust The System.

Simon Gotch vs. Josh Alexander

Matthew Rehwoldt talks about his long history with Simon Gotch in ‘another life’ and says he knows this story well between Gotch & Josh Alexander. They take it to the mat right away, until Alexander escapes and puts on a headscissors. Gotch is able to escape and heads to the outside to regroup. Back inside, they lock up before trading headbutts and chops. Gotch stops Alexander with a knee strike before hitting a senton onto Alexander off the apron. Gotch goes next to Rehwoldt on commentary and does the Vaudevillain pose, to Rehwoldt’s surprise. Alexander comes back with a barrage of German Suplexes until Gotch stops them by holding on to the top rope, a back elbow, and a big boot as both men fall to the mat. This crowd is very quiet where you can catch every heckle and chant towards this match, heckling more towards Gotch and his ‘mustache’. Alexander comes back with a missile dropkick, but Gotch comes back with a kick to Alexander on the apron. They start fighting on the apron, as Gotch misses the senton before Alexander takes him out with a crossbody, both men spilling to the outside. They both get back in at the nine-count and go back and forth with Alexander getting the upper hand. Gotch is able to block the C4 Spike and tries a piledriver of his own, just for Alexander to escape right into a Bulldog Choke from Gotch, pulling off Alexander’s headgear in the process. Alexander escapes and puts on the Ankle Lock, but Gotch is able to push Alexander off. Back and forth with punches before Alexander hits a backbreaker and the C4 Spike to get the pin and the win.

Winner: Josh Alexander by pinfall at 16:43

Don’t Have To Be Enemies

We see Rich Swann in the back watching on, as AJ Francis interrupts him and says it must be hard for Swann to watch a former champion like Josh Alexander win, while he is losing matches to The Good Hands. Swann asks Francis what his problem is, and Francis says just because they are opponents this coming Thursday on iMPACT, they don’t have to be enemies.

TNA World Championship No Surrender Rules Match: Moose (c) (w/ Brian Myers, Eddie Edwards & Alisha Edwards) vs. Alex Shelley (w/ KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight)

The rules here are that the match can only end with the towel being thrown in by one of their corner men, there is no disqualification in the match unless a corner man interferes, which will cost their wrestler the match by forfeit, in Moose’s case, the title as well. Alex Shelley has a white towel, while Moose has a green towel. They go right after each other, as Shelley starts targeting Moose’s arm. They fight on the outside as Moose hits Shelley with a powerbomb on the apron. They continue fighting on the outside, as their cornermen seem concerned about throwing in the towel. Shelley places Moose’s fingers in the turnbuckle and cranks it back with a wrench, but The System still doesn’t toss in the towel. Moose starts attacking Shelley’s hand with a chair, as KUSHIDA looks like he might throw in the towel before stopping himself. Shelley stops Moose with a dragon screw, and they finally get back in the ring at the 10-minute mark. Shelley grabs a Kendo stick and starts swinging away at Moose’s legs. They toss a garbage can in the ring, as Moose and Shelley head to the top rope, just for Shelley to escape and powerbomb Moose right onto it. Shelley puts on the figure-four, but Moose is able to reverse it. Rope breaks do nothing in this match, as they keep rolling around in it.

The cornermen get into each other’s faces, as Moose breaks up the figure four with the Kendo stick. Moose asks for a table, as The System tosses one inside. Moose stops short of missing Shelley and goes into the table, as Shelley hits a low blow and puts on the Border City Stretch. Brian Myers is able to slide brass knuckles to Moose, who uses them to break up the hold. Moose goes to hit a spear, but Shelley dodges as Moose goes right through the table. Shelley is tossed a steel chain that he puts in Moose’s mouth while applying the Border City Stretch again. KUSHIDA and Kevin Knight take out Brian Myers & Eddie Edwards before Shelley takes his towel away from Alisha. Moose takes out Shelley with a spear, as KUSHIDA has the white towel back. Moose hits another spear, before wrapping the chain around his body and hits a third spear. KUSHIDA gets on the apron and tells Moose to stop, as Knight tells KUSHIDA to not toss in the towel. KUSHIDA tosses it in anyway, as Moose hits another spear.

Winner: Moose at 20:07, to retain

Before the next match can start, George Iceman enters the ring and brings out the special guest to watch this match, Ash by Elegance who will be ‘sitting VIP’ ringside.

TNA Knockouts World Championship: Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Gisele Shaw

Jordynne Grace goes right after Gisele Shaw as soon as the bell rings, but Shaw escapes to the outside as Grace chases and finally catches up to Shaw, sending her back in, just for Shaw to knock Grace off the apron. Grace catches Shaw and hits a fall-away slam to the floor. Shaw pulls the official in between her and Grace, taking advantage of this and attacking Grace. They fight in the corner, where Grace catches Shaw right into body slams, getting a two count. Shaw stops Grace in the corner, by driving her face into the apron, and hits a twisting dive off the top rope, for two. They fight on the apron before Grace takes out Shaw with a senton, followed by a Juggernaut Driver attempt, that Shaw is able to block and hit a Spanish Fly from the apron to the floor. Back inside, Grace stops a knee strike attempt with a spine buster, getting a two. Shaw comes back with the knee, but Grace is able to grab the bottom rope to stop the count. They get into each other’s faces and start trading forearms before Shaw stops Grace with a superkick, and tries a cutter, but gets stopped by Grace. They continue back and forth before Grace hits the Juggernaut Driver out of nowhere for the pin and the win.

Winner: Jordynne Grace by pinfall at 10:38, to retain

Ash By Elegance seems disgusted by this result and storms off with Iceman.

We get a video from Jake Something who says he will be watching close to tonight’s main event and 2024 will be the year he takes the X-Division Championship.

TNA X-Division Championship: Chris Sabin (c) vs. Mustafa Ali

They announce this is the first time a match solely for the X-Division Championship has main-evented a TNA PPV since Unbreakable 2005, as they show highlights from that three-way with AJ Styles, Samoa Joe & Christopher Daniels. They also say that nobody has won the X-Division title in their TNA debut, as Mustafa Ali is on the brink of making history. Ali comes out with security, but not using the same music he’s been using in his indie run. They start the match by matching each other with flips and wrist control, before having a stalemate. More back and forth, with them mirroring each other’s moves as Ali tells Sabin that he’s in his head. Ali keeps acting cocky, until Sabin gets pissed off, clotheslining Ali down and keeping him against the ropes with punches, before Ali escapes to the outside. They fight on the apron, where Sabin takes Ali to the floor with headscissors. They fight on the top rope, as Ali headbutts Sabin off and hits a 450 splash to Sabin’s arm. Ali puts on the STF, but Sabin gets out with a roll-up for two. Ali yells out ‘Mr. Sabin, you are not the champion that we need.’, but Sabin comes right back with a German Suplex. They trade kicks until both men are down on the mat.

They fight on the top rope before Ali flips off and Sabin delivers a DDT for two. Back and forth, until Sabin puts on a Crossface as the crowd starts chanting for Ali, who eventually reaches the bottom rope to break up the move. Ali takes control, and heads to the top rope, but Sabin dodges the 450 Splash and tosses Ali into the corner, as he bounces off the middle turnbuckle. They fight in the corner, as Sabin kicks Ali as he is trying to springboard back in. Sabin heads to the top rope and takes out two of Ali’s security with a crossbody. We see The Good Hands on the ramp, wearing Ali shirts. Sabin goes for the Cradle Shock, but The Good Hands gets on the apron distracting Sabin, as Ali rolls up Sabin for two. Sabin comes back with the Clothesline from Hell, Michigan, and the Cradle Shock, but Ali kicks out at two. They head to the top rope, as Sabin tries the Cradle Shock, just for Ali to push him off and hit a sunset flip bomb, followed by the 450 Splash for the pin and the win.

Winner: Mustafa Ali by pinfall at 19:37, to become NEW TNA X-Division Champion

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