2004 TNA World X Cup Tournament

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2004 World X Cup
TNA 2004 World X Cup Tournament
Tournament details
Host country United States
Teams 4
Venue(s) 1
Final positions
Champions  United States (1st title)
Runners-up  Canada
Third place  Mexico
Fourth place  Japan
2004
2006

The TNA 2004 World X Cup Tournament was an X Division tournament that was hosted by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. It was the successor to America's X Cup Tournament.

History[edit]

America's X Cup Tournament was used somewhat as a preview for the World X Cup Tournament. America's X Cup featured four Teams: Team USA (representing the National Wrestling Alliance/Total Nonstop Action Wrestling), Team Canada, Team Mexico (representing Asistencia Asesoría y Administración), and Team Britain. The concept of America's X Cup was that it was to be defended by Team USA against challengers from around the world. In an upsetting turn of events for Team USA, Team Mexico virtually dominated the international competition and ended up being the eventual winners of America's X Cup.

Rules[edit]

The competition is divided into four rounds.

  • In Round One, there will be a gauntlet involving all 16 wrestlers. The winner gets three points for their respective team
  • In Round Two, there are two tag team matches. The winners get two points for their respective teams.
  • In Round Three, there will be a Ladder match involving 1 member from each team. The winner gets four points for their respective teams.
  • In Round Four, there will be a Ultimate X match involving 1 member from the top 3 teams. (The team in last place is eliminated). The winner gets five points for there respective team.
  • In the event of a tie, the captains of the two teams will compete in a singles match in order to determine the champion.

Teams and Members[edit]

Preview Matches[edit]

Results[edit]

Round One (The Gauntlet) - 3 Points[edit]

Round Two (Tag Team Matches) - 2 Points[edit]

Round Three (Ladder Match) - 4 Points[edit]

Round Four (Ultimate X Match) - 5 Points[edit]

Standings[edit]

Standings Team Points
First United States Team TNA 7
Second Canada Team Canada 4
Third Mexico Team Mexico 3
Fourth Japan Team Japan 2


World X Cup Events[edit]

The World X Cup Tournament began almost immediately after Team AAA was decisively victorious in America's X Cup Tournament. Team Britain departed from TNA after America's X Cup ended, and Team Japan was brought in to fill the gap. Several Team changes were also made during the World X Cup. Team Mexico's Captain, Juventud Guerrera, was released from TNA after an in-ring accident involving Team USA's Captain, Jerry Lynn. Hector Garza took Guerrera's place as the Team Captain during the end of America's X Cup and the entire duration of the World X Cup.

Despite a strong showing from Team Mexico during America's X Cup events, Team USA enjoyed the majority of the success during the World X Cup. Team Japan was eventually eliminated from the tournament and it came down to the United States vs. Canada vs. Mexico in an Ultimate X match. Representing Team Canada was "The Canadian Destroyer" Captain Petey Williams. Representing Team Mexico was Captain Hector Garza. Despite the fact that both Canada and Mexico used their Team Captains for the Ultimate X match, Team USA was represented by Captain Jerry Lynn's hand-picked selection, Chris Sabin. This proved to be a wise decision for Team USA, as Sabin was able to defeat Williams and Garza and win the World X Cup Tournament for Team USA and the NWA/TNA.

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