Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 11:35 PM EST
The following was issued on TNAwrestling.com:
EXCLUSIVE: TNA MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR JIM CORNETTE ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE WORLD X CUP
By Bill Banks
Immediately following Sunday's "Against All Odds" Pay-Per-View, TNAwrestling.com caught up with TNA Management Director Jim Cornette, who had some major news for fans of the X Division.
Cornette had this to say:
"First of all, I want to thank all of the TNA Wrestling fans out there that put down their hard-earned money to watch Against All Odds. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the Pay-Per-View. Obviously, I've got some issues to deal with in the coming days - namely, what happened in the World Title match - but right now, I'm not in the mood to deal with Angle and his little posse.
But, what I do want to talk about is 'Black Machismo' Jay Lethal and The Motor City Machineguns beating Team 3D and Johnny Devine and saving the future of the X Division. It's young lions like Lethal, Sabin and Shelley that make me excited about the future of this company. I'm excited about the X Division - and more importantly, the TNA fans are more excited about the X Division than ever before.
Jay Lethal - hats off to you for reclaiming the TNA X Division Championship. As a matter of fact, next week on "iMPACT!", I've got a little surprise for you that I think you're going to enjoy. You certainly deserve it after all you've been through with Team 3D.
But that's not all - let's celebrate this huge win for the X Division the right way. I'm officially announcing that TNA is bringing back the World X Cup! I've read thousands of emails from fans of the X Division since I've had this job - and they all ask when the World X Cup is coming back. Well, you've got it!
As soon as I get a chance to catch my breath this week, I'm going to get together with TNA management to begin planning for the World X Cup. I'm gonna call New Japan Pro Wrestling...I'm gonna call Mexico...and I'm gonna call some other companies I've got in mind to get this ball rolling and we'll kick it off as soon as possible. You want the best X Division stars in the world? You got it. It may not be this month or the next, but it's coming. Obviously, we've got to prepare for Destination X in March and that's first and foremost, but as soon as we get some concrete plans for the World X Cup you can be sure all of our fans on the TNA website will know about it first.
Now, if you'll excuse me - I need some rest...it's been a long night!"
NOTE FROM TNAWRESTLING.COM: For our newer fans, the World X Cup was first held in TNA in 2004, with teams of international X Division stars competing in a tournament to capture the X Cup. Although the tournament has not been held in recent years, Cornette's announcement is certainly great news for fans of TNA's X Division!