2003 TNA Super X Cup Tournament

The 2003 Super X Cup Tournament was an X Cup professional wrestling X Division tournament and pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on August 20, 2003 at the TNA Asylum in Nashville, Tennessee. It was aired on September 3 via tape delay.

2003 TNA Super X Cup Tournament
PromotionTotal Nonstop Action Wrestling
DateAugust 20, 2003[1]
(aired on September 3, 2003)[2]
CityNashville, Tennessee[1]
VenueTNA Asylum[1]
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The event featured the first-ever eight-man Super X Cup Tournament, which was won by Chris Sabin, who defeated Juventud Guerrera in the tournament final. Aside from the tournament, the event featured the first-ever Wednesday, Bloody Wednesday match as the main event, in which the team of D-Lo Brown, Jeff Jarrett, Raven and America's Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) defeated AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Johnny Swinger, Shane Douglas and Simon Diamond, with Erik Watts serving as the special guest referee.

Production edit

Background edit

The Super X Cup Tournament was an international tournament that featured X Division wrestlers from all over the world to compete in one-on-one matches, with the winner getting a shot at the TNA X Division Championship. The 2003 Super X Cup was the first X Cup Tournament of any kind for TNA Wrestling. Competitors from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, and Japan wrestled in the Super X-Cup Tournament. Many of these competitors were brought back to TNA for future X Cup Tournaments.

Results edit

Tournament brackets edit

2003 TNA Super X Cup Tournament
VenueTNA Asylum
LocationNashville, Tennessee
Start dateAugust 20, 2003 (2003-08-20)
End dateAugust 27, 2003 (2003-08-27)
Chris Sabin

Various wrestlers from around the globe, including Chris Sabin, Juventud Guerrera, Nosawa, Teddy Hart, and Jonny Storm, among others, competed in the Super X Cup Tournament. Chris Sabin defeated Jerry Lynn, Frankie Kazarian, and finally Juventud Guerrera to capture the Super X Cup. The tournament brackets were:

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Juventud Guerrera Pin
Juventud Guerrera Pin
Teddy Hart
Teddy Hart Pin
Jonny Storm
Juventud Guerrera
Chris Sabin Pin
Chris Sabin Pin
Jerry Lynn
Chris Sabin Pin
Frankie Kazarian
Frankie Kazarian Pin
Michael Shane

Aftermath edit

Short-term edit

Sabin challenged the X Division Champion Michael Shane to a match for Shane's X Division Championship and Sabin's Super X Cup was also on the line on October 8. Shane won the match to retain the title and win Sabin's Super X Cup trophy. However, Sabin is still officially recognized as the overall official winner of the 2003 Super X Cup.

Long-term edit

Since the debut of the 2003 Super X Cup Tournament, there have been various X Cup Tournaments held in TNA Wrestling throughout the years. Wrestlers from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, Border City Wrestling, AAA, All Japan Pro Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, and other promotions have competed in the various X Cup Tournaments that have been hosted by TNA.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b c d "TNA Weekly PPVs 2003". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  2. ^ "NWA Total Nonstop Action #61 - Super X Cup Special". Cagematch. Retrieved 1 July 2020.

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