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Superstar Chris Sabin: "shocked the wrestling world by winning the TNA world title"

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I know a lot of folks will quickly slam me for having Chris Sabin labeled "superstar". Cut me some slack here, this series is to talk about wrestlers and would like for readers to show Sabin a little bit more respect as well. Why Chris Sabin of all people? Well I'm not only a WWE fan, but I'm a fan of TNA even though the comments I have given on recent product hasn't been all that great. I've been a fan of Sabin's for a long time and he recently won the world title on a special edition of Impact. Some compare it to Mick Foley winning the title back in the day over The Rock. I can see why some people compare because I didn't believe he would win the world title. Which is why Chris Sabin is the topic of the superstar series. Talk about him winning the world title, his career, becoming a fan of his, among other topics. Here is my opinion on "Superstar" Chris Sabin:

Sabin joined TNA in 2003: Sabin came in to TNA competing in the X-Division. The X-Division before the glory years(AJ/Daniels/Joe rivalry). Sabin was to me, one of the best ever to grace the X-Division. He was the Ultimate X King. At one point at least, competing in and winning the most Ultimate X matches. I like Sabin a lot because he was different. He wasn't just some young guy coming in with this cocky attitude. Sabin had this determination about winning each time he came to the ring. You could see it in his eyes, it was time for his opponent to Hail Sabin! That is another reason to like Sabin. No one really done that other than a King ask people to hail him. Sabin didn't need no crown all he needed was to say it.Which is what I thought was cool. 1 of my favorite fueds I enjoyed every single week involved the whole X-Division led by Sabin vs Team 3D. It was very entertaining stuff that was actually humerous. It isn't like some of the garbage like call 1-800-Fella. D-von/Bubba Ray dieting, cheating, and testing themselves at stores with a bunch of goodies. Got to lose weight to face the X-Division guys, which shockingly happened. I was most shocked when Bubba Ray passed to be able to compete. Team 3Ds quest to destroy the X-Division was great. During Christmas time, Team 3D had midgets in the ring basically dressed up as Jay Lethal, MCMG, and so on. Sad or not, it was one of the most entertaining feuds TNA has ever done. Well to me it was!

MCMG formation, I liked them both seperately for a period of time. I really found humor in Shelley's camera when he was Nash's sidekick or when Jarrett had him follow Sting at his house. I already explained Sabin. I did enjoy MCMG feuds with Beer Money, Young Bucks, Team 3D, among others. Some idiot posted a blog saying, TNA never has had a better tag division than they have right now. No, what upsets me about the tag division is where it is comparing to where it was. MCMG was one of the reasons why TNA had the best tag division in the biz for a while. The MCMG became one of the best tag teams not only in TNA history, but in the past decade. If not top 5, I'd say top 10 likely in both categories. They first won the tag gold at Victory Road vs Beer Money. Injury and departure cost us MCMG team. Sad thing about it is the way the team ended with Sabin's injury. Shelley decided to leave TNA after their last tag team match together at Lockdown for the tag titles vs Joe/Magnus in which they lost.. Sabin got hurt again, this time in a Ultimate X match on Impact in a triple threat match featuring Ion and Aries. I like most thought, not again.

While Sabin was gone, an oppurtunity presented itself. Not only for him, but other X-Division stars, the oppurtunity to cash in the X-Division title for a world title match. The motivation to come back was clear to come back to achieve something he has yet to all these years in TNA.....the world title!! Step #1 which he did win the X-Division title at Slammiversary in a triple threat Ultimate X match. The match was set, whoever wins on Impact would go on to face TNA world champion at a special edition of Impact Destination X. Lost it on Impact, but turned out being Aries under Suicide's mask. I was upset with TNA because I wanted Sabin to face Bully Ray for the world title. Got a rematch and won back the X-Division title. They did this to make Impact must see. I hate those type of title reigns that end in a short period. This is why we have so many time world champions today.

Winning world title: I stated several times that Sabin wouldn't win the world title, but he ended up doing so. I was shocked when he beat Bully Ray at Destination X. He cashed in the coveted X-Division title and won the world title. A lot of people were happy for him, but I wasn't at first. After a week or so, I was used to it and believed he deserved that world title. However, he did lose the world title back to Bully Ray at Hardcore Justice after a month long title reign. It was short, but many including myself expected him to lose it back. I didn't believe he would hold on to the belt going into their biggest ppv BFG. I expected like others World title will and should finish ppvs including the biggest show of the year. Sabin, I don't believe has main evented a single ppv in his career with TNA. That my friends is why, I didn't believe he'd retain or hold the world title that long.

Final thoughts: A TNA original from the bottom took 10 years to get where he is today winning the world title in the main event. No one believed he would reach that level including myself. Chris Sabin, the night of Destination X 2013, shocked the wrestling world by winning the TNA world title. Sabin proved the doubters wrong and I was happy for him. The great story behind it along with a great moment. A moment that will last forever in the minds of TNA wrestling fans. Looking back, it will be in a countdown of the greatest moments in the history of TNA. It was no easy road for Sabin that is for sure. I wish Chris Sabin nothing, but the best going forward. Keep "shocking the world" Chris Sabin! For the haters out there, I've got two words for ya....."Hail Sabin!!"

There you have it! What are your thoughts on Sabin winning the world title? Did you believe he was going to win it? Are you a Sabin fan? Leave that and more in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!!

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Updated 09-09-2013 at 01:05 PM by TheGreatOne (blogs coming up)

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  1. niafv1's Avatar
    Chris Sabin as talented as he is, is not a main eventer. His victory was used for two purposes:
    1. To add heat to Bully Rays run. Bully was always going to get the belt back.
    2. To keep the Destination X cash in relevent. Just like Money in the Bank.
    All Sabin has done since he was back has informed us his career nearly ended with 2 leg injuries. Its got old very very fast.

    Was he missed while he was gone? No.
    Is he in the Top 10 in TNA right now? No.
    Did he move any merch or get an overwhelming reaction? No.

    He needs to add another interesting dimension or hes heading back to X Division obscurity.
  2. The YinYang's Avatar
    By no means am I am Sabin hater. There is nothing more I like in professional wrestling to see someone work their entire career to get to the very top, but that title win lost TNA a lot of credibility.

    The match was downright awful and to have the title change on live TV (although at Destination X) completely took away the big match feel and the pop needed when a lifer like Sabin wins his first gold.

    The fact that the belt was taken off Sabin 2 weeks later by Bully Ray is like musical chairs which makes a promotions biggest tool to make a superstar look like a toy.

    Probably not the best place to write this, but I had to get it out. I am an avid TNA fan, but that win put them a giant step back.

    -The YY
  3. HailCeasar's Avatar
    he stole my line...that is all i have to say about that.
  4. weems's Avatar
    Good blog. This is like the first time in weeks I think I have heard the name Chris Sabin unfortunately. That being said, what is going on with Sabin now? He dropped the belt to Bully Ray and has barely been on TV since (if at all)? Shouldn't he be trying to get the belt back? Shouldn't he be booked in a top tier match at the upcoming PPV? Shouldn't he still be a big focal point on Impact? Surely, TNA could not have spent all that time building Sabin up, putting the strap on him and then removing him from TV.

    Please tell me I am missing something such as an injury, vacation, etc. TNA certainly couldn't have just written him off TV because "they didn't have anything for him."
  5. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by niafv1
    Chris Sabin as talented as he is, is not a main eventer. His victory was used for two purposes:
    1. To add heat to Bully Rays run. Bully was always going to get the belt back.
    2. To keep the Destination X cash in relevent. Just like Money in the Bank.
    All Sabin has done since he was back has informed us his career nearly ended with 2 leg injuries. Its got old very very fast.

    Was he missed while he was gone? No.
    Is he in the Top 10 in TNA right now? No.
    Did he move any merch or get an overwhelming reaction? No.

    He needs to add another interesting dimension or hes heading back to X Division obscurity.
    Was he a main event talent before he cashed in the belt? No! Could he have been if he actually beat somebody like Bully Ray? Hell yea!! That is just my thinking. Hopefully TNA doesn't fail like they have not capitalzing on it. Is he going to have a rematch? Why isn't he? Where has he been? We see guys after getting hit with more than a sledgehammer the next week on Impact. He has missed the past couple of Impacts.
  6. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by The YinYang
    By no means am I am Sabin hater. There is nothing more I like in professional wrestling to see someone work their entire career to get to the very top, but that title win lost TNA a lot of credibility.

    The match was downright awful and to have the title change on live TV (although at Destination X) completely took away the big match feel and the pop needed when a lifer like Sabin wins his first gold.

    The fact that the belt was taken off Sabin 2 weeks later by Bully Ray is like musical chairs which makes a promotions biggest tool to make a superstar look like a toy.

    Probably not the best place to write this, but I had to get it out. I am an avid TNA fan, but that win put them a giant step back.

    -The YY
    Can't argue with that at all. The build to the rematch wasn't that good because the lawsuit garbage when Bully Ray kept retaining and even won the world title using a hammer. I hate world title reigns like that as well. Lack of ppv feel did hurt TNA, Sabin, and the match.
  7. TheGreatOne's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by HailCeasar
    he stole my line...that is all i have to say about that.
    LOL!!!!!!!
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