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Destination X

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Tagline(s)  Beyond the Ring
Attendance  900
City  Orlando, Florida
Date  March 12, 2006
Venue  Impact Zone
Promotion  Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

Destination X was an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of March and more currently in the month of July. The event primarily revolves around the X-Division, the 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010 events had Ultimate X matches. 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. 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.

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2006

Destination X (2006) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on March 12, 2006 from the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida. It was the second event under the Destination X chronology. Eight matches were featured on the event's card.

2007

Destination X (2007) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on March 11, 2007 from the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida. It was the third event under the Destination X chronology. Nine matches were featured on the event's card.

2013

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

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.

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.

Aftermath

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

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

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.

Aftermath

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

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

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.

2016

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

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."

References

Destination X Wikipedia


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