Melendez made his in-ring debut in his hometown of New York City on August 5, 2014, where he defeated The BroMans member DJ Z. At TNA No Surrender 2014, Chris Melendez defeated Kenny King. MVP and Kenny King offered Melendez to join them. After Melendez declined, King berated Melendez for refusing to join them. King attacked and referred to Melendez as a “peg leg.” King then demanded a referee. MVP's distractions, allowed Kenny King to strike from behind as the bell sounded. King dominated the match, capitalizing on his pre-match antics. King’s rampage continues, but Melendez capitalized and scores the pinfall with a reversal.