Destination X

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Destination X
The Destination X logo for 2017
The Destination X logo for 2017
Promotion(s)Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
First eventDestination X (2005)
Last eventDestination X (2012)

Destination X is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event held by Impact Wrestling currently in the month of August. 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] It would return as a pay-per-view in 2017.

Events[edit]

# Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref
1 Destination X (2005) March 13, 2005 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Diamond Dallas Page in a Ringside Revenge match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
2 Destination X (2006) March 12, 2006 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Christian Cage (c) vs. Monty Brown for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
3 Destination X (2007) March 11, 2007 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Christian Cage (c) vs. 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) vs. 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 Impact Zone Sting (c) vs. 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 Impact Zone A.J. Styles (c) vs. Abyss for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship [4]
7 Destination X (2011) July 10, 2011[5] Orlando, Florida Impact Zone A.J. Styles vs. Christopher Daniels [6]
8 Destination X (2012) July 8, 2012[5] Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Bobby Roode (c) vs. 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) vs. Chris Sabin for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship [6]
10 Impact Wrestling: Destination X (2014) July 31, 2014 New York, New York Grand Ballroom Lashley (c) vs. Austin Aries for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
11 Impact Wrestling: Destination X (2015) June 10, 2015[5] Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Kurt Angle (c) vs. Austin Aries for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
12 Impact Wrestling: Destination X (2016) July 12, 2016[5] Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Lashley (c) vs. Eddie Edwards (c) for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the TNA X-Division Championship
13 GFW Impact!: Destination X (2017) August 17, 2017[5] Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Bobby Lashley vs. Matt Sydal
(c) - refers to the champion prior to the match

2013[edit]

Destination X (2013)
PromotionTotal Nonstop Action Wrestling
DateJuly 18, 2013
CityLouisville, Kentucky
VenueBroadbent Arena
Attendance3,200
Tagline(s)LIVE and FREE on Spike TV
Theme
song
(s)
"Sinister Rise Above" (Instrumental) by Dale Oliver
Destination X chronology
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Destination X (2012)
Next →
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 noncommittal 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 impostor. 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]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1P Joseph Park defeated Devon Singles match
(taped for TNA Xplosion)
06:22
2 Austin Aries defeated Bobby Roode Bound for Glory Series match[10] 11:56
3 Sonjay Dutt defeated Homicide and Petey Williams Three-way TNA X Division Championship tournament match[10] 4:06
4 Manik defeated Chavo Guerrero and Kenny King Three-way TNA X Division Championship tournament match[10] 4:35
5 Greg Marasciulo defeated Rockstar Spud and Rubix Three-way TNA X Division Championship tournament match[10] 6:25
6 Chris Sabin defeated Bully Ray (c) Singles match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
(This was Sabin's Option C World Title match)
18:44
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • P – indicates the match took place on the pre-show

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)
PromotionTotal Nonstop Action Wrestling
DateJune 26, 2014 (taped)
July 31, 2014 (aired)
CityNew York, New York
VenueGrand Ballroom
Attendance1,000
Tagline(s)Free on Spike TV
Theme
song
(s)
"Sinister Rise Above" (Instrumental) by Dale Oliver
Destination X chronology
← Previous
Destination X (2013)
Next →
Destination X (2015)

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]

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]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 The Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) (c) defeated The Hardys (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy) Tag team match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship 10:06
2 Low Ki defeated DJ Z and Manik Three-way TNA X Division Championship tournament match 05:11
3 Sanada defeated Brian Cage and Crazzy Steve (with Rebel, Knux and The Freak) Three-way TNA X Division Championship tournament match 03:48
4 Samoa Joe defeated Homicide and Tigre Uno Three-way TNA X Division Championship tournament match 09:15
5 Lashley (c) defeated Austin Aries Singles match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
(This was Aries' Option C World Title match)
20:06
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

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.

2015[edit]

Destination X (2015)
PromotionTotal Nonstop Action Wrestling
DateMay 17, 2015 (taped)
June 10, 2015 (aired)
CityOrlando, Florida
VenueImpact Zone
Attendance600
Theme
song
(s)
"Megatron" by Crazy Town
Destination X chronology
← Previous
Destination X (2014)
Next →
Destination X (2016)

Destination X (2015) (aka Impact Wrestling: Destination X) was a professional wrestling event produced by the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion. It was the 11th 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 May 17 and aired on June 10.

Background[edit]

TNA continued the tradition that began in 2012 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 that year's Destination X event. On June 3, Spud agreed to give up the TNA X Division Championship to face World Champion Kurt Angle at Destination X for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

The same night Austin Aries decided to invoke his TNA Feast or Fired title opportunity for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, challenging the Angle-Spud winner in the Destination X main event.

TNA also started a tournament to determine the new TNA X Division Champion, after the title was vacated by Rockstar Spud when he invoked "Option C." The tournament consisted of three three–way semifinal matches.

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Kurt Angle (c) defeated Rockstar Spud Singles match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
(This was Spud's Option C World Title match)
08:32
2 Low Ki defeated Manik and Crazzy Steve TNA X Division Championship tournament match 03:32
3 Tigre Uno defeated DJ Z and Mandrews Three-way TNA X Division Championship tournament match 05:25
4 Taryn Terrell (with Jade and Marti Bell) vs. Awesome Kong was a no contest TNA Knockouts Championship Lingerie Pillow Fight 00:00
5 Grado defeated Cruz and Kenny King Three-way TNA X Division Championship tournament match 05:19
6 Bram defeated Crimson Singles match 04:35
7 Kurt Angle (c) defeated Austin Aries Singles match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
(This was Aries' Feast or Fired World Title match)
17:27
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2016[edit]

Destination X (2016)
PromotionTotal Nonstop Action Wrestling
DateJuly 12, 2016
CityOrlando, Florida
VenueImpact Zone
Tagline(s)Free on Pop TV
Theme
song
(s)
"Roustabout" by Billy Corgan
Destination X chronology
← Previous
Destination X (2015)
Next →
Destination X (2017)

Destination X (2016) (aka Impact Wrestling: Destination X) was a professional wrestling event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) promotion. It was the twelfth 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.

Background[edit]

TNA continued the tradition that began in 2012 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 that year's Destination X event. On the July 5, 2016 episode of Impact Wrestling, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Lashley offered a title for title option to X Division Champion Eddie Edwards in lieu Edwards having to invoke "Option C." [11]

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times[11]
1 DJZ defeated Rockstar Spud, Mandrews, Braxton Sutter and The Helms Dynasty (Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett) (with Gregory Shane Helms) Six-man Ladder match to determine the #1 contender for the TNA X Division Championship 05:53
2 Bram defeated Abyss (with Crazzy Steve) Singles match 04:05
3 Sienna (c) (with Allie) defeated Gail Kim, Jade and Marti Bell Four-way match for the TNA Knockouts Championship 04:30
4 DJZ defeated Mike Bennett (with Maria) Singles match 05:31
5 Drew Galloway vs. Ethan Carter III ended in a no contest Unsanctioned fight 03:37
6 Lashley (c) vs. Eddie Edwards (c) (with Davey Richards) ended in a no contest Singles match for the TNA World Heavyweight and TNA X Division Championships 10:45
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

2017[edit]

Destination X (2017)
PromotionGlobal Force Wrestling
DateAugust 17, 2017
CityOrlando, Florida
VenueImpact Zone
Tagline(s)Live and Free on Pop TV
Theme
song
(s)
"Notorious" by Dale Oliver
Destination X chronology
← Previous
Destination X (2016)
Next →

Destination X (2017) (aka Impact!: Destination X) was a professional wrestling event produced by Global Force Wrestling (GFW) promotion. It was the thirteenth event under the Destination X chronology. Like the previous year's event, this event wasn’t held on pay-per-view (PPV) and was featured as a live special edition of GFW's weekly broadcast of Impact!.

Results[edit]

No. Results Stipulations Times[11]
1 Sienna (c) (with KM) defeated Gail Kim Singles match for the Unified GFW Knockouts Championship 07:02
2 Dezmond Xavier defeated Taiji Ishimori 2017 GFW Super X Cup Tournament Final 08:56
3 Sonjay Dutt (c) defeated Trevor Lee Ladder match for the GFW X Division Championship 16:03
4 Ohio Versus Everything (Dave Crist and Jake Crist) defeated Jason Cade and Zachary Wentz Tag team match 02:18
5 Matt Sydal defeated Lashley Singles match where the winner gets a GFW title shot of his choosing 14:52
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

References[edit]

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  6. ^ a b c Martin, Adam (2010-12-01). "Date and location for TNA's Destination X PPV". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
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