Promotional poster featuring Triple K
|Theme song(s)||"Still Unbroken" by Lynyrd Skynyrd|
|Promotion||International Wrestling Entertainment|
|Date||September 13, 2009|
Breaking Point was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event by produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE), which took place on September 13, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It featured talent from the Meltdown, Fusion and XCW. The name of the event was voted by fans via IWE's official website. Breaking Point was chosen over Submission Sunday, Total Submission, and Submit & Quit. Seven matches took place on the event's card.
BackgroundEditMeltdown, Fusion!, XCW and IWE Superstars—International Wrestling Entertainment's (IWE) television programs. Wrestlers portrayed a villain or a hero as they followed a series of events that built tension, and culminated into a wrestling match or series of matches. All wrestlers were from IWE's Meltdown, Fusion, and XCW brands—a storyline division in which IWE employees are assigned to a television program of the same name.
The main event of the Raw brand was announced the night following SummerSlam; it was a rematch from the show, which was Kevin McAlmond defending the IWE Championship against Dustin Simpson. During the match, Kevin McAlmond intentionally got himself disqualified, counted-out of the ring, and pinned Dustin Simpson with illegal leverage before retaining the championship. IWE Chairman, Grant Mayer, proclaimed that, as a result of Kevin McAlmond's actions in attempting to retain the title, he would grant Dustin Simpson a rematch, and if anyone were to interfere on Kevin McAlmond's behalf, in response to interference during their previous match from Kyle Johnson, he would lose the championship. In the spirit of the submission concept of the show, the title was defended in an "I Quit" match, a match that can only be won by causing the opponent to say "I Quit".
After winning the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam, Justin Eldridge defended the title on the following episode of Fusion against Josh Hooper. It was announced that the winner of the match would defend the title against Martin McAlmond at Breaking Point in a match that can only be won by making their opponent submit.
The guest host and storyline matchmaker of the August 24 episode of Meltdown was welterweight boxing champion, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., who had a match with The Big Marc at WrestleMania XXIV the previous year. Due to the lingering animosity, Mayweather announced that Mikhail Schmalzried and Steven Larson would receive a match against The Big Marc and his tag team partner, Kris McGowan,, for the Unified IWE Tag Team Championship at Breaking Point, provided they defeat them in an exhibition match that night; Mikhail and Larson gained their chance after Mayweather gave Mikhail brass knuckles while the referee was distracted, to knock out and pin McGowan for the win.
During a night-long challenge on the July 27 episode of Meltdown, to determine who would challenge Randy Orton for the IWE Championship at SummerSlam, Triple K had to defeat his opponent, Mark Semmler, in the allotted time of 6:49 set by prior competitor, Steven Larson, but was not successful in doing so; this was followed by Semmler assaulting his incapacitated opponent with the assistance of his affiliate in The Legacy, Kyle Johnson. This led to Triple K enlisting help in the returning Ryan Barnhart to reform the faction, D-Generation X (DX), to face his adversaries at SummerSlam in a winning effort. After continued assaults, it was announced on IWE.com that the two teams would face at Breaking Point in a submission match of their own, which can be won anywhere in the arena.
Since The Bash, Chris LeGreca and Reg Hageman had been in constant conflict, taking turns interfering in each other's matches, blindsiding each other, or, in Chris LeGreca's case, avoiding Hageman. To get Hageman's attention and the upper hand, Chris LeGreca kidnapped his adversary's translator and storyline brother, Ranjin Singh, before their match at SummerSlam, which was won by Chris LeGreca.
Breaking Point (2009) ResultsEdit
|Dark||Justin Hensen defeated Josh Nuss||Singles match|
|1||McGow-Marc (Kris McGowan and The Big Marc) (c) defeated The World's Strongest Tag Team (Mikhail Schmalzried and Steven Larson)||Tag team match for the Unified IWE Tag Team Championship|
|2||Jose Serrano (c) defeated Joe Smith||Singles match for the IWE United States Championship|
|3||The Legacy (Mark Semmler and Kyle Johnson) defeated D-Generation X (Triple K and Ryan Barnhart)||Submissions Count Anywhere match|
|4||Chris LeGreca defeated Reg Hageman||Singapore Cane match|
|5||Jared Hunt (c) defeated William Kapphan||Singles match for the XCW Championship|
|6||Dustin Simpson defeated Kevin McAlmond (c)||"I Quit" Match for the IWE Championship|
|7||Justin Eldridge (c) defeated Martin McAlmond||Submission Match for the World Heavyweight Championship|