At AIW's "Failure By Design" show on August 8th, Tim Donst battled Josh Alexander to a 30 minute time limit draw. Here is the DVD Preview, you can get the DVD from Smart Mark Video and pictures, thanks to Wayne Palmer.
At Absolution IX, Tim Donst finally got his shot at the AIW Absolute Championship against Michael Elgin. Unfortunately Tim would be defeated by Elgin following multiple Powerbombs, including one from the top rope. Photo Credit: Wayne Palmer.
Tim recently spoke to our good friends at Pro Wrestling Ponderings on "The Interview Show".
"He talks about his huge match with Michael Elgin coming up at Absolution. They discuss his AIW career the last year, including getting opportunities against some of the biggest names in the world of professional wrestling. Donst also speaks generally about the end of his Chikara run, including the disappointing match with Eddie Kingston at Under the Hood. He gives his thoughts on the match and why he walked out through the crowd. Donst talks about chances with WWN and ROH too. A great interview. #HailHydra"
Tim Donst made Chris Lerusso tap to win the VOW Hyper Sonic Division Title. After the victory a promo was shown on the VOW mega tron featuring Shane Strickland, who said he was returning in August & coming for the Hyper Sonic Division Title.
Night One (May 23rd) Tim Donst wins with a Gator Roll after catching Marion Fontaine Fontaine mid-air with an Ace Crusher.
Night Two (May 24th) Tim Donst def Josh Prohibition with From Dusk til Donst to advance to the Semi Finals where he defeated Matt Cross with a small package and joins in the finals. Following the match, Ethan Page attacked Tim with a chair. Donst was taken out on a table acting like a stretcher. His involvement in the finals was questionable.
Tim joined the JLIT 2014 Final Round/ Elimination Match Absolute Championship in progress, but was eliminated by Ethan Page with a superkick after Elgin accidentally backfists Donst. Elgin would go onto win and retain his title.