What’s the Worst That Could Happen?: Slammiversary Edition

ULTIMATE X MATCH FOR THE X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

SUICIDE VS. KENNY KING (C) VS. CHRIS SABIN

Best Case Scenario: The three work an athletic match with relatively few blown spots (a botch-free Ultimate X match — too much to ask). Suicide takes bumps for King and Sabin, who are the real story of the match. Sabin comes oh-so close to winning his fifth X Division Championship, but King cuts him off and steals the win to retain.

Worst Case Scenario: B-O-T-C-H-A-M-A-N-I-A. Sabin blows out both his knees (remember, the second one happened in an Ultimate X match!). Suicide wins the title.

Dave Says: On paper, the Ultimate X match sounds like a cool idea. In reality, it’s messy, unnecessarily dangerous, and rarely delivers a finish that’s actually satisfying (there’s just something anticlimactic about a guy disconnecting a carabiner to win a title). The three men in this match (Sabin, King, and T.J. Perkins) are all very capable of having a strong, athletic match, but I think the stip hurts, not helps, this contest.

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