Title: Beauty Slept

Author: Orilon

Rating: PG

Pairing: brief mentions of AJ Styles/Jeff Hardy

Spoiler warning: Hard Justice

Disclaimer: Everything from TNA belongs to the Jarrett family and Panda Energy. The wrestlers own themselves. Title comes from the line "Beauty slept and angels wept for her immortal soul" from the song Funeral in Carpathia by Cradle of Filth off their Dusk and her embrace CD

Distribution: If you want it, take it, but let me know where.

Author's note: AJ really does have a message board on the http/ website

Summary: AJ muses about his night at Hard Justice. Sequel to Heart Throb

Feedback: Please.

I drop my bag on the floor and sink onto the hotel room bed. Even though it is almost 1 in the morning I have too much adrenaline still flowing through my body and my mind is in too much of a jumble to be able to sleep. Tonight was a mixed and eventful night. On the up side, I achieved my goal of winning the NWA Heavyweight championship back from Jeff Jarrett after I lost it to him almost a year ago. It's an amazing feeling being champion, and even though I've been champion before, it's a feeling you never get used to or take for granted. Tag team, X-Division or Heavyweight, being a champion in each is a heady feeling and something every wrestler works and strives for.

Many of the members of my message board kept asking when I would use the Spiral Tap again and I replied when the time is right and I felt that it was fitting to go in the record books as the three time NWA heavyweight champion the same way I went into the record books as the first ever X-Division champion, with the Spiral Tap.

On the down side Jeff was suspended for no-showing tonight. He "missed his flights" and came to the arena after the pay per view was already over. I don't buy it, I mean I was able to make it on time and I flew in from Georgia. There are many speculations as to where he was, but from what I know about him, he was probably goofing off in his music trailer and lost track of time. He's done it before and missed impact tapings, but this was a major pay per view and I can fully understand management suspending him.

I was worried about him being out with an injury after the House of Fun match. My instincts were right about him being out; however, I never thought that he would be suspended for an indefinite amount of time. I know he doesn't appreciate me worrying for him, but it's just in my nature, and I learned to trust my instincts a long time ago. Of all the scenarios running in my head, this is the last one I expected to actually happen.

Justice was served in one respect tonight, but wasn't served in other respects. The last three years have been interesting to say the least and I can't wait to see what the future holds for me.