Chris Sabin's Greatest Career Moments - Page 2
Fans around the world are still abuzz over the historic World Heavyweight Championship victory by Chris Sabin over Bully Ray on the July 18th, 2013 Destination X Impact Special. This latest success isn't a surprise if you look back at the underrated and overachieving career of a man who has proven time and again that he's prepared for anyone and anything TNA Wrestling throws at him! While Sabin’s World Title victory will certainly rank as the greatest win of his career, we take a look back at some more memorable moments since his 2003 debut!
by Jason Grand
Plus, check out an exclusive photo gallery of Chris Sabin throughout his career!
April 9, 2003: Chris Sabin debuts in TNA, teaming with Johnny Storm against Jerry Lynn/Amazing Red and Shark Boy/Jason Cross in a three way tag match.
Chris Sabin's first match in TNA took place at the Nashville Asylum back in 2003 and immediately impressed fans with his unique style. Looking back, Sabin has remarked that he was excited to be a part of the X-Division and thankful for the opportunities this three way tag match opened for him.
May 14, 2003: Chris Sabin defeated Jerry Lynn and Amazing Red to win his first X-Division Championship
Just over one month after arriving in TNA, Sabin amazed the world for the first of many times by achieving his goal almost immediately. In a spectacular bout against Jerry Lynn and Amazing Red, Chris began his first of many X-Division title reigns.
September 3, 2003: Chris Sabin pinned Juventud Guerrera in the Super X Tournament finals to win the 2003 Super X Cup
Still in his first year with TNA, Chris Sabin defeated Jerry Lynn, Frankie Kazarian, and finally Juventud Guerrera to capture the prestigious TNA Super X Cup. The win gave Chris a shot at the X-Division Title he had lost earlier in the year.
January 7, 2004: Chris Sabin Won X-Division Title over Michael Shane, Chris Daniels, and Low Ki in an Ultimate X Match
In the second ever "Ultimate X" match, Chris Sabin proved that he could excel at any match type by overcoming Daniels, Low Ki, and then-champion Michael Shane. His title reign wouldn't be cut short by a foe, but rather by fate as a knee injury sidelined him and prematurely ended his run with the championship.
May 26, 2004: Chris Sabin defeated Hector Garza and Petey Williiams in an Ultimate X Match to win the 2004 Super X Cup
In a case of Déjà vu, Chris Sabin went on to repeat his TNA Super X Cup win in 2004. In another dangerous Ulltimate X Match, Chris took down both Hector Garza and Petey Williams to earn another shot at the title he never lost.
October 22, 2006, Bound For Glory 2006: Chris Sabin beats Senshi for X-Title
Sabin's third X-Division Title reign came at the expense of Senshi, who had made their issues with personal. Despite Senshi's claims that Chris wasn't up to par in his challenges, Sabin took him out with an inside cradle and scored the unexpected victory - something that would become a theme in his career.
January 14, 2007, Final Resolution 2007 : Sabin wins X-Title over Daniels, Lynn
Final Resolution 2007 saw Chris capture yet another X-Division championship victory over champion Christopher Daniels and Jerry Lynn. This big win forced even the most hardened critics to stand up and applaud all Chris had accomplished in TNA and the potential he had for true greatness.
July 11 2010 - Victory Road 2010 - Motor City Machine Guns defeat Beer Money for vacant tag team titles
Showing that his success wasn't limited to singles action, Sabin and partner Alex Shelly formed the Motor City Machine Guns to the delight of fans. The Guns stunned the world (as well as Beer Money) by defeating the iconic TNA team to capture the vacant TNA Tag Titles; adding yet another championship to his resume.
November 7, 2010 - Turning Point 2010: Sabin becomes first (and only) person to kick out of the 3D finisher
In a moment that will live in wrestling history, The Machine Guns squared off against Team 3D at Turning Point 2010. Looking to finish off Sabin like they have countless others, Bully Ray and Devon landed their patented 3D finisher on him. To everyone's shock, Chris kicked out - making him the only person to have ever done so (a record that stands to this day).
May 2, 2013 - Slammiversary 2013 -Ultimate X -Sabin beats King and Suicide for 5th X Title
Showing that what doesn't kill him makes him stronger, Chris returned from a long standing injury and almost immediately won back his X-Division Title against the arrogant champion Kenny King and masked Suicide. Little did we know at the time that this major moment wouldn't be the most shocking Chris Sabin moment in 2013.