TNA Tag Team Tournament 2014 Results: Winners, Twitter Reaction and Highlights

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIJanuary 4, 2014

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Team 3D is the best there is, the best there was and the best...wrong promotion, but you get the idea. Bully Ray and D-Von ran the gauntlet at TNA's One Night Only Tag Team Tournament in Orlando, Fla.

The tournament was set up to determine the best team in the history of TNA. The masters of one of the best tag team moves ever created reigned supreme. Oh my brother, did they ever testify.

The gruesome twosome defeated Austin Aries and Bobby Roode in the finals to claim the seemingly mythical, but totally real titles.

The event made it through an apparent power outage to finish up strong.

Here's a look at the final brackets.

First RoundSecond RoundSemifinalsFinalChampions

Generation Me vs. 

Petey Williams and Sonjay Dutt

Generation Me vs.

Team 3D

Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez vs.

Team 3D


Chavo Guerrero and

Hernandez vs.

Bad Influence



Team 3D vs.

Austin Aries and Bobby Roode

Team 3D

Austin Aries and Bobby Roode vs.

British Invasion

Austin Aries and Bobby Roode vs.

Magnus and Samoa Joe


Aces & Eights vs.

The Hot Shots

Magnus and Samoa Joe vs.

Aces and Eights


Team 3D looked exhausted by the end of the event, which caused some of the action in the final match to lag. Still, the tournament had its moments.

Here are the highlights of the event. 

Team 3D in Full Effect

Every time 3D administered their patented finisher, it was set up immaculately. The decisive move against Roode was perhaps the best example. Aries and Roode had used a foreign object to get beyond Magnus and Joe, but the plan backfired in the final.

Aries instead hit Roode, and it led to a 3D for the win.

As usual, Bully Ray was entertaining and nasty on the mic. Let's see, he told an older lady in the crowd he'd "knock her dentures out," and threatened to "slap the mouse ears off a guy's rat head."

That's Ray for you.


Match of the Night

Magnus and Joe were also solid and in sync before Aries used brass knuckles to thwart their attempts to reach the final. Magnus and Joe have awesome tag moves, and Roode and Aries are great in-ring workers in every capacity.

Had this match been the first of the event, it would have been even sharper. As it was, for pure wrestling action, it was the best of the night.


Not in Action

The tournament didn't include current TNA tag champions The BroMans (Robbie E and Jessie Godderz). Having just captured the title in Oct. 2013 from Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez, it wouldn't have been appropriate to put them in this esteemed bracket.

It would be great to see an angle where BroMans and Team 3D clash in the future. For now, Robbie E and Godderz are the men of the hour and Team 3D are the best ever.


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