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The History of Destination X

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The History of Destination X

AJ Styles battles Abyss at Destination X 2010.

© 2010 TNA Entertainment, LLC.

When TNA began in 2002, one of the things that separated them from the competition was their high-flying X Division. While many would try classify the division as being a cruiserweight division, TNA rightfully claimed that the X Division style wasn't about weight limits. It is about no limits. Some years this event has been used to shine a light on the X Division while other years it was just another monthly PPV event. 

Beginning in 2012, X Division Champion was given the opportunity to vacate the title in order to get a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.  This has been dubbed Option C.

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

Title Changes at Destination X
2005 - X Division Championship: Christopher Daniels beat Champion AJ Styles, Ron Killings, & Elix Skipper in an Ultimate X Challenge Match
2006 - X Division Championship: Chris Daniels Champion Samoa Joe & AJ Styles in an Ultimate X Match
2009 - Legends Championship: AJ Styles beat Booker T
2009 - X Division Championship: Suicide beat Champion Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal, & Consequences Creed in an Ultimate X Match
2011 - X Division Championship: Brian Kendrick beat Abyss
2012 - X Division Championhsip: Zema Ion beat Sonjay Dutt, Mason Andrews, and Kenny King in an Ultimate X Match to win the vacant title
2012 - TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Austin Aries beat Bobby Roode
2013 - TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Chris Sabin beat Bully Ray

Destination X 2005 - iMPACT Zone, Orlando, FL 3/13/05
- Team Canada (Williams, Young, Roode, & A-1) beat America’s Most Wanted & 3 Live Kru
- Chris Sabin beat Chase Stevens
- Bullrope Match: Dustin Rhodes beat Raven
- Disciples of Destruction beat Phi Delta Slam
- Monty Brown beat Trytan
- Falls Count Anywhere: Jeff Hardy beat Abyss
- Taped Fist First Blood Match: The Outlaw beat Kevin Nash
- X-Division Title Match Stage 1 (Tag Team): AJ Styles & Elix Skipper beat Chris Daniels & Ron Killings
- X-Division Title Match Stage 2 (Triple Threat): Christopher Daniels beat Elix Skipper & AJ Styles
- X-Title Match Stage 3 (Ultimate X): Christopher Daniels beat Champion AJ Styles to win the title
- Lumberjack Match for NWA Title: Champion Jeff Jarrett beat Dallas Page

Destination X 2006 - iMPACT! Zone, Orlando, FL 3/12/06
- Alex Shelley vs Jay Lethal
- Lance Hoyt beat Maverick Matt
- Team Canada (Roode/Young) beat The Naturals
- The James Gang & Bob Armstrong beat The LAX
- Chris Sabin beat Petey Williams, PUMA, & Sonjay Dutt
- Jeff Jarrett, Abyss, & America’s Most Wanted beat Rhino, Ron Killings & Team 3D
- Ultimate X for X Division Title: Chris Daniels won the X Division title by beating Champ Samoa Joe & AJ Styles
- NWA World Title: Champion Christian Cage beat Monty Brown

Destination X 2007 – iMPACT! Zone, Orland, FL 3/11/07
- Ghetto Brawl (non-title match): NWA Tag Team Champions The LAX beat Team 3D
- Double Bull Rope Match: James Storm & Jackie Moore beat Petey Williams & Gail Kim
- Cross Face Chicken Wing Match: Senshi beat Austin Starr
- The Voodoo Kin Mafia beat The Heartbreakers
- X Division Title (Best of 3 Falls): Champion Chris Sabin beat Jerry Lynn 2-1
- Elevation X: Rhino beat AJ Styles
- Kurt Angle beat Scott Steiner
- Last Rites Match: Sting beat Abyss
- NWA World Title: Champion Christian Cage beat Samoa Joe

Destination X 2008 - Scope Arena; Norfolk, VA 3/9/08
- #1 Contenders Match: The Latin American Xchange beat The Motor City Machine Guns & The Rock N’ Rave Infection
- X Division Title: Champion Jay Lethal beat Petey Williams
- Eric Young & Kaz beat Black Reign & Rellik
- Women’s Championship: Champion Awesome Kong beat ODB & Gail Kim
- Fish Market Match: Shark Boy & Curry Man beat Team 3D
- Strap Match: Robert Roode beat Booker T
- Elevation X Match: Rhino beat James Storm
- Samoa Joe, Christian Cage, & Kevin Nash beat Kurt Angle, Tomko, & AJ Styles

Destination X 2009 - Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 3/15/09
- Taylor Wilde, Roxxi, & The Governor beat Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, & Madison Rayne
- Brutus Magnus beat Eric Young
- Match of 10,000 Thumbtacks: Matt Morgan beat Abyss
- TNA Knockouts Championship: Champion Awesome Kong beat Sojournor Bolt
- Scott Steiner beat Samoa Joe by DQ
- Legends Championship: AJ Styles beat Booker T to win the title
- Off the Wagon Challenge Match for the TNA Tag Team Championship: Team 3D beat Champions Beer Money Inc. by count out
- Ultimate X Match for the X Division Championship: Suicide beat Champion Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal, & Consequences Creed to win the title
- TNA World Championship: Champion Sting beat Kurt Angle in a match where Jeff Jarrett was the referee and Mick Foley was the ringside enforcer

Destination X 2010 - Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 3/28/10 (photos)
- Ladder Match: Kazarian beat Daniels, Brian Kendrick, and Amazing Red
- Knockouts Championship: Champion Tara beat Daffney
- TNA Global Championship: Champion Rob Terry beat Magnus
- Ultimate X: The Motor City Machine Guns beat Generation Me
- Scott Hall & Sean Waltman beat Kevin Nash & Eric Young
- X Division Championship: Champion Doug Williams beat Shannon Moore
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Champions Matt Morgan & Hernandez beat Beer Money
- Kurt Angle beat Mr. Anderson
- TNA World Championship: Champion AJ Styles and Abyss fought to a no contest

Destination X 2011 - Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 7/10/11
- Kazarian beat Samoa Joe
- Douglas Williams beat Mark Haskins
- Eric Young & Shark Boy beat Generation Me
- Ultimate X: Alex Shelley beat Shannon Moore, Amazing Red, & Robbie E
- Rob Van Dam beat Jerry Lynn
- Winner Gets an IMPACT WRESTLING Contract: Austin Aries beat Low Ki, Jack Evans, and Zema Ion
- X Division Championship: Brian Kendrick beat Abyss to win the title
- AJ Styles beat Christopher Daniels

Destination X 2012 - Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 7/8/12
- X Division Tournament Qualifying Match: Mason Andrews beat Dakota Darsow, Rubix, & Lars Only
- X Division Tournament Semifinal Match #1: Mason Andrews beat Kid Kash
- X Division Tournament Semifinal Match #2: Kenny King beat Doug Williams
- X Division Tournament Semifinal Match #3: Sonjay Dutt beat Rashad Cameron
- X Division Tournament Semifinal Match #4: Zema Ion beat Flip Cassanova
- Bound for Glory Series: Samoa Joe beat Kurt Angle
- Last Man Standing Match: AJ Styles beat Christopher Daniels
- Ultimate X Match to Crown a New X Division Champion: Zema Ion beat Mason Andrews, Kenny King, and Sonjay Dutt to win the title
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Austin Aries beat Bobby Roode to win the title

Destination X 2013 (IMPACT WRESTLING) -  Broadbent Arena; Louisville, KY  7/18/13
- Bound for Glory Series: Austin Aries beat Bobby Roode
- Tournament Match for the Vacant X Division Championship: Sonjay Dutt beat Homicide & Petey Williams
- Tournament Match for the Vacant X Division Championship: Manik beat Kenny King & Chavo Guerrero
- Tournament Match for the Vacant X Division Championship: Greg Marasciulo beat Rockstar Spud and Rubix
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Chris Sabin beat Bully Ray to win the title

Destination X 2014 (IMPACT WRESTLING) -  Manhattan Center; New York, NY  7/31/14 (recorded 6/26/14)
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Champions The Wolves beat The Hardys
- Semi-final Tournament Match for the Vacant X Division Championship: Low Ki beat DJ Z and Manik
- Semi-final Match #2: Sanada beat Brian Cage and Crazzy Steve
- Semi-final Match #3: Samoa Joe beat Homicide and Tigre Uno
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Lashley beat Austin Aries

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