TNA World Cup of Wrestling 2014 Spoilers: Complete Results and Analysis

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TNA World Cup of Wrestling 2014 Spoilers: Complete Results and Analysis

TNA’s One Night Only pay-per-view format continues with the 2014 edition of the World Cup of Wrestling from Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. The concept is unique and timely considering the excitement surrounding this year's FIFA World Cup, but it has an interesting twist.

Four captains were chosen to lead teams in a World Cup-style tournament—Eric Young, Kurt Angle, Ethan Carter III and Bobby Roode—and the rosters were selected in a fantasy draft style that fans from all generations should enjoy.

After a group qualifying round that featured eight matches, the two teams with the most victories advanced to a final one-on-one series. Team Eric Young and Team Ethan Carter made it to a final that featured nine matches to eventually determine the World Cup of Wrestling winner.

With Young winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship on the April 10 episode of Impact Wrestling, it shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that his team was victorious at this PPV event.

2014 TNA World Cup of Wrestling Spoilers
TNA World Cup Draft
Team Captains Pick No. 1 Pick No. 2 Pick No. 3 Pick No. 4
Eric Young Bully Ray Eddie Edwards ODB Gunner
Kurt Angle Davey Richards Mr. Anderson Sanada Madison Rayne
Ethan Carter III Jessie Godders Robbie E Magnus Gail Kim
Bobby Roode James Storm Kenny King Samuel Shaw Beautiful People
Qualifying Matches
Winner Team Loser Team
Eddie Edwards Team Young defeated James Storm Team Roode
The Bromans Team Carter defeated Mr. Anderson and Sanada Team Angle
Gail Kim Team Carter defeated Madison Rayne Team Angle
Eric Young Team Young defeated Bobby Roode Team Roode
Kurt Angle Team Angle defeated Magnus Team Carter
Angelina Love Team Roode defeated ODB Team Young
Ethan Carter III Team Carter defeated Davey Richards Team Angle
Gunner and Bully Ray Team Young defeated Samuel Shaw and Kenny King Team Roode
World Cup Finals
Winner Team Loser Team
ODB Team Young defeated Gail Kim Team Carter
Robbie E Team Carter defeated ODB Team Young
The Bromans Team Carter defeated Eddie Edwards Team Young
Bully Ray Team Young defeated Jessie Goddarz Team Carter
Robbie E Team Carter defeated Bully Ray Team Young
Gunner Team Young defeated Robbie E Team Carter
Magnus Team Carter defeated Gunner Team Young
Eric Young Team Young defeated Ethan Carter Team Carter
Eric Young Team Young defeated Magnus Team Carter


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Breaking Down TNA’s World Cup of Wrestling

There have been many different TNA One Night Only PPVs over the last two years, but one of the most interesting concepts thus far has been the World Cup of Wrestling.

After taking a global approach during the 2013 edition of the show, TNA handled the booking of this event in a much different way. After picking the four captains, the company held a fantasy draft.

In a world where fantasy sports are a big part of the mainstream now, the idea of wrestlers picking from the roster and building teams to compete against each other is an interesting and timely concept.

While the tournament could have featured only singles wrestlers, the addition of women to the draft and tag teams will make this a show that satisfies all types of wrestling fans with fast-paced action. With almost 20 matches over the course of the PPV, there won’t be a second of down time.

The qualifying matches incorporated the group-stage concept of the World Cup into the wrestling world in a creative way. Just as it did last year, this round gave several fresh faces a chance to shine while forcing several top stars to go home early.

Once it was clear that the final was going to be Team Young vs. Team Carter, the storyline implications following Young’s championship victory made perfect storyline sense.

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Eric Young is now the world champion, but his character has never been portrayed as a main event talent until recently. The key for Impact Wrestling and the legitimacy of the champion is booking him incredibly strong moving forward.

That includes winning the World Cup of Wrestling.

After what should be an interesting series of battles between the two teams in the finals, the last match to decide the championship was between Young and former champion Magnus. With both men embroiled in a fierce battle on the weekly television programming, this is a logical booking decision.

With this PPV airing later this year, the question will be whether this storyline is still relevant when it is available for purchase.

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