Destination X

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The TNA Destination X logo as of 2011.

Destination X was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of March and more currently in the month of July. The event primarily revolves around the X-Division, the 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010 events had Ultimate X matches.[1] It was announced on TNA Wrestling's official website in January 2011 that Destination X was moving from March to July, switching places with TNA's traditional July PPV, Victory Road.[2] On the June 21, 2012 edition of Impact, it was announced that every year the current X Division Champion will have an opportunity to give up their title for a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Destination X. On January 11, 2013, TNA announced that in 2013 there would be only four PPVs, not including Destination X, although Destination X would be featured as a special episode of Impact Wrestling on July 18, 2013.[3]

Events[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref
1 Destination X (2005) March 13, 2005 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Zone Jeff Jarrett (c) versus Diamond Dallas Page in a Ringside Revenge match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
2 Destination X (2006) March 12, 2006 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Zone Christian Cage (c) versus Monty Brown for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
3 Destination X (2007) March 11, 2007 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Zone Christian Cage (c) versus Samoa Joe for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
4 Destination X (2008) March 9, 2008 Norfolk, Virginia Norfolk Scope The Unlikely Alliance (Christian Cage, Kevin Nash, and Samoa Joe) versus The Angle Alliance (Kurt Angle, A.J. Styles and Tomko) in a Six Man Tag Team match
5 Destination X (2009) March 15, 2009 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Zone Sting (c) versus Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship with Jeff Jarrett as Special Guest Referee and Mick Foley as Special Guest Enforcer
6 Destination X (2010) March 21, 2010 Orlando, Florida TNA Impact! Zone A.J. Styles (c) versus Abyss for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship [4]
7 Destination X (2011) July 10, 2011[5] Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling Zone A.J. Styles versus Christopher Daniels [6]
8 Destination X (2012) July 8, 2012[5] Orlando, Florida Impact Wrestling Zone Bobby Roode (c) versus Austin Aries for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship [6]
9 Impact Wrestling: Destination X (2013) July 18, 2013 Louisville, Kentucky Broadbent Arena Bully Ray (c) versus Chris Sabin for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship [6]
10 Impact Wrestling: Destination X (2014) July 31, 2014 New York, New York Grand Ballroom Bobby Lashley (c) versus Austin Aries for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
(c) - refers to the champion prior to the match

Results[edit]

2005[edit]

Main article: Destination X (2005)

2006[edit]

Destination X (2006)
Tagline(s) Beyond the Ring
Information
Promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Date March 12, 2006
Attendance 900
Venue TNA Impact! Zone
City Orlando, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
Against All Odds (2006) Destination X (2006) Lockdown (2006)
Destination X chronology
Destination X (2005) Destination X (2006) Destination X (2007)

Destination X (2006) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on March 12, 2006 from the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida. It was the second event under the Destination X chronology. Eight matches were featured on the event's card.

2007[edit]

Destination X (2007)
Tagline(s) First You Must Die...in Order to Live
Information
Promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Date March 11, 2007
Attendance 900
Venue TNA Impact! Zone
City Orlando, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
Against All Odds (2007) Destination X (2007) Lockdown (2007)
Destination X chronology
Destination X (2006) Destination X (2007) Destination X (2008)

Destination X (2007) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on March 11, 2007 from the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida. It was the third event under the Destination X chronology. Nine matches were featured on the event's card.

2008[edit]

Main article: Destination X (2008)

2009[edit]

Main article: Destination X (2009)

2010[edit]

Main article: Destination X (2010)

2011[edit]

Main article: Destination X (2011)

2012[edit]

Main article: Destination X (2012)

2013[edit]

Destination X (2013)
Tagline(s) LIVE and FREE on spike tv
Theme
song
(s)
"Sinister Rise Above Instrumental" by Dale Oliver
Information
Promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Date July 18, 2013
Attendance 3,200
Venue Broadbent Arena
City Louisville, Kentucky
Destination X chronology
Destination X (2012) Destination X (2013) Destination X (2014)

Destination X (2013) (aka Impact Wrestling: Destination X) was a professional wrestling event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on July 18 at the Broadbent Arena in Louisville, Kentucky. It was the ninth event under the Destination X chronology. Unlike the previous events, this event was not held on pay-per-view (PPV) and was instead featured as a special edition of TNA's weekly broadcast of Impact Wrestling.

Background[edit]

Destination X featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.

On January 11, 2013, TNA announced that there would only be four PPVs in 2013, dropping Destination X as a PPV. However during Slammiversary XI on June 2, 2013, after the Ultimate X Match where Chris Sabin won the X Division Championship, TNA general manager Hulk Hogan announced that just like in 2012, the reigning X Division champion would have the option to voluntarily vacate the title in exchange for a World Heavyweight Championship match at the 2013 Destination X event, which would now be a special episode of TNA's primary weekly television program Impact Wrestling.[7][8]

Sabin was noncommital as to whether he was going to cash in for the World Heavyweight title shot. On the June 27 edition of Impact Wrestling, Sabin lost the title in a three-way match (also involving Kenny King) to Suicide. Hogan then came out and announced that the real Suicide (T.J. Perkins) had been knocked out backstage and that the Suicide in the ring was an imposter. Hogan then gave Suicide until the end of the night to either unmask or be stripped of the championship. Suicide then unmasked, revealing himself to be Austin Aries. Aries confessed to being the person who jumped T.J. Perkins, explaining as he was the one who came up with the idea of the X Division Champion having the yearly right to exchange the X title for a match for the World title (and the one who traded in and won last year) Aries announced that he would be challenging Bully Ray for the World Championship.

At the June 29 tapings in Las Vegas, Nevada, Hulk Hogan announced a three-way match for the X Division Championship also involving Chris Sabin and T.J. Perkins (now going by Manik), which was won by Sabin (aired July 4). In the portion of the tapings that aired on July 11, Sabin voluntarily vacated the title in exchange for a match to wrestle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Destination X against champion Bully Ray on July 18.[9]

Results[edit]

Aftermath[edit]

On the July 25 edition of Impact Wrestling Manik defeated Sonjay Dutt and Greg Marasciulo in the Ultimate X finals to win the new X Division Championship.

Bully Ray and Chris Sabin continued their feud over the TNA World Heavyweight Championship after Destination X. The week after Destination X on the July 25 episode of Impact Wrestling it was announced that on the Hardcore Justice special Chris Sabin will defend his title against Bully Ray in a Steel Cage match, which was won by Bully Ray.

2014[edit]

Destination X (2014)
Tagline(s) Free on Spike TV
Theme
song
(s)
"Sinister Rise Above Instrumental" by Dale Oliver
Information
Promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Date Taped June 26, 2014
Aired July 31, 2014
Attendance 1,000
Venue Grand Ballroom
City New York, New York
Destination X chronology
Destination X (2013) Destination X (2014) TBA

Destination X (2014) (aka Impact Wrestling: Destination X) is a professional wrestling event produced by the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion. It is the tenth event under the Destination X chronology. Like the previous year's event, this event was not held on pay-per-view (PPV) and was instead featured as a special edition of TNA's weekly broadcast of Impact Wrestling. It was taped on June 26 and aired on July 31.

Background[edit]

Destination X will feature professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portray villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.

On June 23 TNA confirmed on their website that the company will be returning to the six-sided ring starting at the Impact Wrestling tapings in New York City.

TNA continued the tradition that began in June 2012 Destination X event where the current X Division Champion can invoke "Option C" - a concept in which the current X Division Champion may voluntarily vacate the championship in exchange for a TNA World Heavyweight Championship match at this year's Destination X event. On June 24, Aries agreed to give up the title to face World Champion Lashley at Destination X for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

On June 24 TNA announced that The Hardys (Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy) would be competing at the Destination X. Jeff Hardy and Matt Hardy reunited and they challenged the TNA Tag Team Champions The Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards).

At Destination X TNA started a tournament to determine the new TNA X Division Champion, after the title was vacated by Austin Aries when he invoked Option C. The tournament consisted of three three–way semifinal matches.

Results[edit]

Aftermath[edit]

On the August 7th edition of Impact Wrestling (taped June 27) Samoa Joe, Sanada and Low Ki wrestled in a three way tournament final to crown the new X Division Champion, in which Joe was victorious.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Johnson, Mike (2010-02-10). "TNA Destination X PPV Format Confirmed". PW Insider. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Victory Road PPV Moving To March‏". TNAWrestling.com. 2011-01-12. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  3. ^ http://www.impactwrestling.com/news/item/4010-NEWS-TNA-IMPACT-WRESTLING-Announces-Major-Changes-To-2013-Pay-Per-View-Strategy
  4. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2009-11-04). "Locations for first 3 TNA PPVs of 2010". WrestleView.com. Retrieved 2009-11-04. 
  5. ^ a b Gerweck, Steve (2011-01-12). "TNA Changes July PPV Date". WrestleView. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  6. ^ a b c Martin, Adam (2010-12-01). "Date and location for TNA's Destination X PPV". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  7. ^ Barie, Alex (2013-06-12). "Trying To Pinpoint When Destination X 2013 Will Air". TNA News. Retrieved 2013-06-13. [unreliable source?]
  8. ^ Mrosko, Geno (2013-06-14). "TNA Destination X 2013 will be an episode of Impact on July 18 in Kentucky". Cageside Seats. Retrieved 2013-06-15. [unreliable source?]
  9. ^ Simon, Harry (2013-06-30). "TNA IMPACT Wrestling taping in Las Vegas liver report (Spoilers for next two episodes)". PWInsider. Retrieved 2013-06-30. "7/4 Impact - Chris Sabin won a three-way over Austin Aries and Manic to regain the X Division Title, 7/11 Impact - Gail Kim beat Taryn Terrell in a ladder match to become #1 contender to the Knockouts Title" 
  10. ^ a b c d e Caldwell, James (2013-07-18). "Caldwell's TNA Impact results 7/18: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of "Destination X" Impact - TNA Title main event, BFG Series, three X Division qualifying matches, more". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2013-07-19. 

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