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The History of Genesis

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The History of Genesis

Ric Flair and AJ Styles celebrate at Genesis 2010.

© 2010 TNA Entertainment, LLC.

Genesis began as the November PPV event which followed TNA's biggest show of the year, Bound for Glory. In 2008, TNA reconfigured their PPV lineup. That resulted in there being no Genesis PPV that year and two Final Resolution events taking place in 2008. In 2009, the event was moved to January and it is now the first PPV event of the year for TNA.

In 2013, the company changed their pay-per-view strategy.  As a result, starting in 2014, this event moved from pay-per-view to being a special edition of IMPACT WRESTLING.

This event is famous for two reasons. The 2006 show saw the first meeting between Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle. The 2010 show was the first PPV event of the Hogan-Bischoff regime and saw the return of the 4-sided ring.

Title Changes at Genesis
2006: NWA Tag Team Championship – Jim Cornette stripped the LAX of the titles
2006: NWA World Heavyweight Championship - Abyss beat Sting by DQ
2009: X Division Championship - Alex Shelley beat Chris Sabin in the tournament final for the vacant title
2009: TNA Tag Team Championship - Beer Money Inc beat Champions Consequences Creed & Jay Lethal and Abyss & Matt Morgan
2010: Knockouts Championship - Tara beat ODB 2-0 in a best-of-3 falls match
2010: TNA Tag Team Championship - Matt Morgan & Hernandez beat The British Invasion
2011: X Division Championship - Kazarian beat Jay Lethal to win the title
2011: TNA Tag Team Championship - Beer Money beat The Motor City Machine Guns
2011: TNA Television Championship: Abyss beat Douglas Williams
2011: TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Mr. Anderson beat Jeff Hardy

Genesis 2005 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 11/13/05
- Raven beat PJ Polaco (a.k.a. Justin Credible)
- Hockey Stick Street Fight: 3 Live Kru (BG James/Killings/Konnan) beat Team Canada (A1/Roode/Young). Kip James was ref.
- Monty Brown beat Jeff Hardy
- Elimination X Match: Samoa Joe, Chris Daniels, Alex Shelley, & Roderick Strong beat Austin Aries, Sonjay Dutt, Chris Sabin, & Matt Bentley
- No DQ: Abyss beat Sabu
- X-Division Title: Champion AJ Styles beat Petey Williams
- Team 3D & Rhino beat Jeff Jarrett & America's Most Wanted

Genesis 2006 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 11/19/06
- The Voodoo Kin Mafia beat Maverick Matt, Frankie Kazarian, & Johnny Devine
- The Naturals beat Sonjay Dutt Jay Lethal
- X Division Title: Champion Chris Daniels beat Chris Sabin
- Lance Hoyt & Ron Killings beat Austin Starr & Alex Shelley
- Christian Cage beat A.J. Styles
- NWA Tag Team Titles: Champs LAX beat America’s Most Wanted
- Jim Cornette stripped the LAX of the titles because he thinks that their anti-American actions are in poor taste
- NWA World Title: Abyss beat Sting by DQ to become the new champion
- Kurt Angle beat Samoa Joe

Genesis 2007 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 11/11/07
- Shop of Horrors Match: Abyss beat Black Reign
- Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin beat Team 3D
- TNA Women's Championship: Champion Gail Kim beat Roxxi LeVeaux, Angel Williams, & ODB
- X Division Championship: Champion Jay Lethal beat Sonjay Dutt
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Champions AJ Styles & Tomko beat Rick & Scott Steiner
- Samoa Joe beat Robert Roode
- Ladder Match: Kaz beat Christian Cage to win the Fight for the Right Tournament
- TNA World Championship: Champion Kurt Angle & Kevin Nash beat Sting & Booker T

Genesis 2009 – Bojangle's Coliseum; Charlotte, NC 1/11/09
- Elimination Match: Eric Young and the LAX beat Sonjay Dutt, Jimmy Rave, and Kiyoshi
- Tournament Final for the Vacant X Division Title: Alex Shelley beat Chris Sabin to win the title
- Shane Sewell beat Sheik Abdul Bashir
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Beer Money Inc beat Champions Consequences Creed & Jay Lethal and Abyss & Matt Morgan to win the titles
- ODB, Roxxi, & Taylor Wilde beat Raisha Saeed, Rhaka Khan, & Sojournor Bolt
- No DQ Match: Kurt Angle beat Jeff Jarrett
- TNA World Championship: Champion Sting beat Rhino
- Hardcore Rules: Mick Foley, AJ Styles, & Brother D-Von beat Scott Steiner, Booker T, and Cute Kip

Genesis 2010 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 1/17/10 (Photos)
- X Division Championship: Champion Amazing Red beat Brian Kendrick
- Sean Morley beat Daniels
- Best-of-3-Falls for the Knockouts Championship: Tara won the title from ODB in 2 falls
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Matt Morgan & Hernandez won the titles from The British Invasion
- Desmond Wolfe beat D'Angelo Dinero
- Beer Money beat Kevin Nash & Sean Waltman
- Mr. Anderson beat Abyss
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Champion AJ Styles beat Kurt Angle

Genesis 2011 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 1/9/11
- X Division Championship: Kazarian beat Jay Lethal to win the title
- TNA Knockouts Championship: Champion Madison Rayne beat Mickie James
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Beer Money beat The Motor City Machine Guns to win the titles
- Bully Ray beat Brother Devon by DQ
- TNA Television Championship: Abyss beat Douglas Williams to win the title
- Matt Hardy beat Rob Van Dam
- Mixed Martial Arts Exhibition: Kurt Angle beat Jeff Jarrett by DQ
- #1 Contender's Match: Mr. Anderson beat Matt Morgan
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Mr. Anderson beat Jeff Hardy to win the title

Genesis 2012 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 1/8/12
- Four Corners Match for the X Division Championship: Champion Austin Aries beat Kid Kash, Jesse Sorensen, and Zema Ion
- Devon beat D'Angelo Dinero
- Gunner beat Rob Van Dam
- Knockouts Championship: Champion Gail Kim beat Mickie James by DQ
- Monster's Ball Match: Abyss beat Bully Ray
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Champions Matt Morgan & Crimson beat Samoa Joe & Magnus
- Kurt Angle beat James Storm
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Hardy beat Champion Bobby Roode by DQ

Genesis 2013 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 1/13/13
- TNA World Tag Team Championship: Champions Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez beat Matt Morgan & Joey Ryan
- Mr. Anderson beat Samoa Joe
- X Division Title Shot Tournament Final: Christian York beat Kenny King
- X Division Championship: Champion Rob Van Dam beat Christian York
- Devon beat Jospeh Park
- #1 Contender's Gauntlet Match: Velvet Sky beat Gail Kim, ODB, Mickie James & Miss Tessmacher
- #1 Contender' Match: Christopher Daniels beat James Storm
- Sting beat D.O.C.
- Elimination Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Jeff Hardy beat Bobby Roode & Austin Aries

Genesis 2014 (IMPACT WRESTLING) - Von Braun Center; Huntsville, Alabama 1/16/14 (aired 1/16 and 1/23)

  • Aired on 1/16
    - Samoa Joe, O.D.B, James Storm, Gunner, Joseph Park & Eric Young beat Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Lei'd Tapa, Zema Ion, Jesse Godderz and Robbie E
    - No DQ Match: Bully Ray beat Mr. Anderson
    - Knockouts Championship: Madison Rayne won the title from Gail Kim
    - EC3 beat Sting
  • Aired on 1/23
    - Pole Match: Gunner beat James Storm to retain the Feast or Briefcase
    - X Division Championship: Austin Aries won the title from Chris Sabin in a match where Velvet Sky was locked in a cage outside of the ring
    - Cage Match with Kurt Angle's Hall of Fame Induction on the Line: Kurt Angle beat Bobby Roode
    - Samoa Joe beat Rockstar Spud
    - TNA World Heavyweight Championship vs. TNA Contract: Champion Magnus beat Sting and as a result he tore up Sting had to leave the company

 

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