Fight for the Right Tournament

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Fight for the Right Tournament is a professional wrestling tournament in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling designed to determine a new #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship. The tournament was held in 2006 and 2007, both starting in the month of October.

Results[edit]

2006[edit]

The inaugural Fight for the Right Tournament in 2006 consisted of three stages. The first stage of the tournament was a Reverse Battle Royal, with three parts. The first part had all 18 participants start outside the ring and fend off opponents in an attempt to get into the ring. When seven wrestlers have entered, other competitors are eliminated and it becomes a traditional battle royal with over-the-top-rope eliminations. When all but two are eliminated, it becomes a singles match, the winner of which advances directly to the final (third stage) of the tournament.

Stage two consists of a single-elimination tournament consisting of the six wrestlers eliminated in the second part of stage one. The pairings were determined by their order of elimination in the first stage. The first round featured singles matches and the final was a Triple Threat match. The winner of the tournament is then decided in the tournament final: a singles match between the winner of stages one and two.

The entire tournament was held on TNA Impact!. Stage 1 occurred on October 26, Round 1 of Stage 2 on November 2, and Stage 2 Final and Stage 3 on November 9.

  • Stage 2 - Single-elimination tournament
  Round 1 Round 2
                 
  1  Lance Hoyt    
  6  Ron Killings Pin  
     
6  Ron Killings  
2  A.J. Styles Pin    
2  A.J. Styles Pin
5  Chris Sabin      
3  Robert Roode  
 
  3  Robert Roode Pin  
  4  Christopher Daniels    

2007[edit]

In 2007, the tournament was altered to have the first stage consist of 16 competitors to begin and eight to advance to the second part, where the order of elimination will determine the sedings. All eight will advance to the second stage where the winner in the final will be the winner of the tournament, thus removing the third stage.

The first stage occurred at Bound for Glory on October 14. The Quarterfinals of Stage 2 occurred on TNA Impact! on October 18 and October 25. The Semifinals occurred on November 1. The Final occurred at Genesis on November 11.

  • Stage 2 - Single-elimination tournament
Quarterfinals Semifinals Final (ladder match)
                 
1 Eric Young
8 James Storm Pin
8 James Storm
5 Kaz Pin
5 Lance Hoyt 4:06
4 Kaz Pin
5 Kaz
Christian Cage
3 Alex Shelley 1:26
6 Chris Sabin NCO
Christian Cage Pin
Chris Harris
7 Robert Roode 15:47
2 Junior Fatu Pin
    • The match between Sabin and Shelley ended in no-contest after Team 3D interfered. Neither qualified, and the opening was filled by Christian Cage by defeating Samoa Joe.
    • Chris Harris replaced Junior Fatu in the Semifinals.
    • The Final was originally held on November 8, with Cage pinning Kaz. Due to interference in the match, the original decision was thrown out and made into a ladder match at Genesis.
    • Kaz received a title shot on the November 15 edition of TNA Impact!.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meltzer, Dave (January 22, 2007), "2006 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards", Wrestling Observer Newsletter (Campbell, CA): 1–12, ISSN 1083-9593