Impact Wrestling Results (10/3/13) – Hulk Hogan: “I Quit!”; Dixie Carter: “You’re Fired!”

Impact Wrestling Results – 10/3/2013
From Little Rock, Arkansas
Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

A video package plays showcasing the Main Event Mafia taking out Aces & 8s. EGO is now getting in the head of Magnus and he wants revenge. As Aces fall apart, how long will they stay? Hulk Hogan gave AJ Styles a contract and he signs it, but Dixie Carter rips it up and asks whether Hulk will be with her or against her.

The camera shows the arena with the fans standing on their feet cheering. They are ready for tonight’s show. Music hits and here comes AJ Styles. He comes out with a leather jacket and hood on his head. Music changes as he takes the hood off. He continues down the ramp and walks in the ring. He grabs a mic. The crowd chants, “AJ, AJ, AJ, AJ.” He gets on the mic and says he appreciates Hulk Hogan coming out there and offering him a contract, but then Dixie Carter shows her true colors. He isn’t out there to talk about Hogan though or even Dixie… he is here to talk about his opponent at Bound for Glory. He knows who Bully Ray is. He knows he is champion and he is going to get the title. AJ is all in for this match. He doesn’t have a contract. He has nothing to lose. He is hungry for a title. He hasn’t looked at one for well over a year. Bully Ray says he is the most dangerous guy… well AJ differs! Just then, Bully Ray and Brooke Tessmacher come down the ramp as the Aces’ music plays. Ray gets in the ring with a mic.

He says that Dixie is really is in his head. Ray says AJ said he hopes to win. He “hopes”? He is doubting himself. Dixie is in his head so far. Dixie is gorgeous… not as gorgeous as Tessmacher, but he has to worry about Ray. Ray tells AJ what he did to Hogan, Anderson, Sting, Devon, and others. He would usually ask if he knows who he is… but AJ knows who he is. Ray beat AJ two years ago in a Last Man Standing match. AJ has nothing to offer. Ray wants to take something from AJ though… he wants to take him away from the crowd. He is sick and tired of them cheering his name at every arena. AJ starts to smirk as the crowd chants his name. Ray says they won’t be chanting that anymore after October 20th. AJ gets back on the mic and says he isn’t any different than Dixie Carter. He uses people for everything they have and then kick them to the curb. Ray thanks AJ as he takes that as a compliment. Dixie is a millionaire and he is one. Dixie is something and Ray is something. Ray goes on to say AJ is nothing and he should go home to his family will he will stay there forever. AJ tells Ray that he isn’t focused because he should be focused on his match tonight. Ray says he doesn’t have a match. AJ states that he hates Bully just as much as Hulk does. He then states he is going to kill Ray… Joe is going to kill him… Joe is going to kill him. AJ’s music plays and he leaves the ring. Ray starts flipping out. He has a match? Ray is furious.

We see Taz and Mike Tenay as they go through the line-up for tonight’s show.

AJ meets up with Dixie backstage. Dixie says AJ doesn’t have any obligations. The only obligation he has left is his match at Bound for Glory. She then calls security over to take AJ out of the arena. AJ says he will do it himself as he doesn’t want to breathe the same air as her. He goes through the door and she walks away with the security guards.

-Commercial

Austin Aries is going to be commentating with Mike Tenay and Taz during this next match.

Christy Hemme is in the ring as she introduces this next match. Kenny King comes down the ramp and makes his way to the ring. Chris Sabin comes out next and he is with Velvet Sky. He twirls her around and then walks down the ramp while holding hands. He helps her down the steps. Music hits and here comes the X-Division Champion Manik! He comes down the ramp with the title. Jeff Hardy’s music plays and he comes out on the stage. Jeff interacts with the fans on the ramp and then around the ring.

Kenny King and Chris Sabin vs. Manik and Jeff Hardy

Manik starts the match against Sabin. Sabin quickly runs to King and tags him. King goes around as well as Manik. Manik turns and goes after Chris, but he gets off the apron. King hits Manik from behind. Manik falls in the corner. Chris chokes him with his foot. King tags Chris. King holds Manik from behind and Sabin punches Manik in the gut. Chris chokes Manik on the ropes and then tags Kenny. King whips Manik in the ropes. He does a kick to the face and covers Manik. The referee is too busy with Jeff and then counts. Manik kicks out. King tags Chris in, but Manik goes after King and then sends Chris to the outside. He tags Jeff. Jeff enters and goes right after King. King is able to whip Jeff into the opposing corner, but Jeff kicks him in the face and then jumps from the corner for a splash. He covers but King kicks out. He tags Manik and Manik applies a submission hold and then changes into a roll-up. King kicks out. Manik gets him up and does an uppercut. King whips Manik in the ropes and Chris distracts him. King runs and chokes Manik on the top rope and then goes to the outside and taunts Aries. He gets back in as he is bleeding from the face now. He covers Manik but he kicks out.

He tags Chris. Chris puts Manik upside down in the corner. He runs and does a stomp in the groin area. He takes him down and covers. Manik kicks out. He tags King. King enters and does a snap suplex. He then does multiple punches in the face. King does some taunting and then gets Manik up. He punches him right in the face and Manik falls. He tags Chris. Chris punches Manik in the gut and then chokes Manik in the corner. He whips him and then runs to him, but Manik kicks him in the face. Manik does a dropkick to the back of the head and both are down. Both move to their partners. Chris tags King and King stops Manik from tagging Jeff. Manik is able to get away and tags Jeff. Jeff attacks King and Chris as he is in the ring. He flies and knocks King down and then takes Chris up and plants him on his face. He does the same to King and covers but Chris breaks the count. They double whip him in the ropes but Jeff does a double closeline. He takes his shirt off and goes for a Twist of Fate on King, but Sabin does a kick to the back. King does a northern lights suplex. Manik enters and goes after King and then knocks Chris down. King takes Manik up, but Manik slides away and lifts King up and plants him gut first on his knees. Jeff climbs the corner and hits the Swanton Bomb for the three. Winners: Jeff Hardy and Manik

Chris enters the ring and attacks Jeff and Manik from behind. Jeff rolls to the outside. He goes after Manik but Austin Aries runs in the ring and Chris leaves the ring. Aries grabs a mic. He asks if Sabin wants to be the best man that has ever lived… then he has to prove himself. Let’s have it Jeff Hardy, Aries, Manik, and Sabin at Bound for Glory. Jeff gets on the mic and says he wants to do something he has never done before… an Ultimate X Match! Chris hates the idea. The others love it.

-Commercial

Hulk Hogan and Sting are backstage. Sting says the last time they were in this situation is when Eric Bischoff had the power trip. No one thought anyone will be that bad, but Dixie is. Sting says he is with Hulk no matter what. Just then, a lady comes in and gives Hulk a present that was directly from Dixie. He opens the package and it is a watch… a watch that Sting got last year. Hulk says she is worse because Eric never gave him anything.

A video plays showing EGO attacking Magnus last week during the main event match. It then shows Sting going backstage last week to check on Magnus. Magnus says EGO is in his head and he is going to Hogan and wants every one of them. There’s nothing Sting can do about it. He wants them.

-Commercial

Christopher Daniels comes out and dances his way to the ring.

Magnus comes out and makes his way to the ring.

Magnus vs. Daniels, Kazarian, and Roode in the Gauntlet Match

Magnus goes right after Daniels in the corner. Daniels fights back, but Magnus hits Daniels in the gut and then back and he falls to the mat. Daniels gets up and Magnus whips him in the ropes. Magnus elbows him down. Daniels gets up and wants Magnus to back off. He goes for a kick, but Magnus blocks it and knocks Daniels down. Daniels goes in the corner. Magnus runs to him, but Daniels slides out as Magnus goes into the corner chest first. Daniels gets in the ring and knocks Magnus down with a closeline. He works on the head with a headlock. He gets Magnus up, but Magnus punches Daniels in the gut. Magnus goes to toss Daniels over the rope, but Daniels turns it into a head scissors on the ropes. Magnus falls back after. Daniels covers but Magnus kicks out. Daniels applies a headlock. Magnus gets up and elbows his way out. He runs in the ropes, but Daniels kicks him in the gut and goes for the Angle Wings. Magnus turns it into a back body drop. He then closelines Daniels and hits an atomic drop. Daniels turns around and elbows Magnus and runs in the ropes. Magnus runs to and is able to hit Daniels with a closeline as he turns around. Magnus goes to climb the corner, but Daniels knocks him down and plants him face first into the mat and then applies a choke hold. Magnus grabs the ropes and it releases the lock. Daniels climbs the corner for the BME, but Magnus kicks Daniels in the gut and then takes him up and plants him down. He covers. Elimination: Daniels

Kazarian comes out next. He walks slowly down the ramp. Kazarian goes and talks to Daniels on the ramp. Magnus gets out and attacks Kazarian. He tosses Kaz in the ring and the bell sounds. Kaz crawls out of the ring.

-Commercial

Magnus runs after Kaz, but Kaz knocks him right down. Kazarian applies a front headlock. Magnus gets up and takes Kaz to the corner and puts him on the top. Magnus runs to him, but Kaz jumps over. He goes into the ropes and knocks Magnus down. He covers but Magnus kicks out. He puts Magnus in the corner and does punches and knife edge chops. He then does a snapmare and kicks Magnus in the back. He covers but Magnus kicks out. Kaz puts Magnus in the corner and slaps him in the face while talking smack. Magnus fights back with punch after punch. He whips Kaz into the corner, but Kaz pops up, but Magnus catches him and does a huge slam. He climbs the corner and does a flying elbow. He covers but Kaz puts his leg on the rope. Magnus and Kaz get up. Magnus lifts Kaz, but Kaz slides out and pushes Magnus in the corner. Magnus hits Kaz and climbs the corner but Kaz kicks him while he is on the top. Kaz goes for the drop down while having Magnus behind him, but Magnus slides out into a sunset flip but turns it into a Cloverleaf submission. Kaz taps. Elimination: Kazarian

Bobby Roode comes out with his robe on. He slowly walks down the ramp. As he walks down, Kazarian comes from behind and clips Magnus. He stomps on it and then rolls out of the ring. He meets with Roode on the ramp and they tap each other on the shoulder. Roode takes his robe off and gets in the ring. He stomps on the knee multiple times.

-Commercial

Roode has Magnus down on the mat. Magnus is trying to crawl away. Roode puts Magnus’ leg on the bottom rope and stomps right down on it. Magnus is in pain. Roode takes him to the middle of the ring and wraps his leg around Magnus’ to work the knee. He then takes it down on the mat to tweak it. Magnus fights back with punches to the gut. He gets to his feet and punches him in the face. Roode kicks the knee and then does a huge knee to the face. He runs in the ropes and closelines Magnus down. Roode places Magnus’ leg down and stomps on it again. He puts him in the corner and does a knife edge chop. He then wraps the leg on the ropes and kicks it. Magnus gets out of the corner and Roode does a chop block. Magnus is hurting. Roode turns him over and grabs the leg. He goes for a figure four leg lock, but Magnus pushes Roode into the corner. Magnus gets up, but Roode comes back and does another knee to the face. He runs in the ropes, but Magnus picks him up and plants him down. He covers but Roode kicks out. Magnus grabs Roode’s leg and goes for the Cloverleaf submission. He locks it in. Roode reaches for the ropes. He punches the leg and Magnus falls down. Both get up. Magnus is in the corner. Roode runs to him but Magnus elbows him. Roode falls. Magnus climbs the corner. Roode climbs up but Magnus pushes him down. Magnus jumps for the flying elbow but Roode moves out of the way. Roode locks in the crossface. Magnus tries to crawl to the ropes. Roode unlocks it and then applies the Ankle Lock. Roode locks his legs around the Magnus’ leg for the final straw. Magnus taps. Winner: Bobby Roode

Magnus looks on as he gets out of the ring and walks around it. The crowd stands and claps for him. Magnus grabs a chair and quickly smashes it into the steel steps. Just then, Sting walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. Sting goes to Magnus and talks to him through the ropes. Magnus shakes his head and turns his back to Sting. Sting grabs a mic. He says he doesn’t want to do this, but Magnus is making a scene. Now he has to make this public. Let’s go in the back and talk about it. Magnus grabs a mic and says no and he had enough. Magnus gets in the ring and says Sting seen it in him, and Kurt, and Joe, but he doesn’t have it in him. Sting and Kurt took the chance, but Magnus was so close but didn’t get it. Sting goes on to do another pep talk, but Magnus doesn’t want it. It is either that you are in or you are out. Magnus says he is not getting the results. Sting says he was Magnus one time too. Sting needed that big match and Ric Flair gave it to him. Magnus says he knows that because he watched it and studied it. Magnus was one match from being in the biggest PPV of the year. Sting was put on the map… who is going to put Magnus on the map? Sting says he will… at Bound for Glory. Magnus is shocked. They shake hands and it’s official.

Austin Aries walks into Hulk Hogan’s office. He says he has a present for Hulk. He gives him some vegan vitamins. He has a big decision to make and hopes they help. He then thanks Hulk for giving him Option C. There are two Hulks and that is red and yellow and black and white. Tonight is black and white with not too much grey. He tells Hulk that he will leave now because he has a huge decision to make.

A video package plays showing Hulk Hogan’s time in TNA Wrestling. Hulk signed with TNA in 2009 and makes his debut in 2010. He took over the company from Dixie Carter, but then came around and saved the company from Eric Bischoff. He became the general manager after gaining the respect back from Dixie Carter. A new group comes around called Aces & 8s. They attack Hulk and used him and his family to gain power and gold. Hulk now faces Dixie Carter and decides whether he will stick around or not.

Chris Sabin is backstage. The camera man asks why Sabin is not going out there to help Velvet Sky during her match. Sabin says Sky is the toughest girl in the world. She can handle it. Sabin has to worry about himself. He is going to drink his diet soda, do some yoga and then meditate in the dark corner of the room for his match at Bound for Glory.

-Commercial

A video plays showing Magnus going through the gauntlet.

Daniels and Kaz are backstage. They start singing as Roode enters the locker room. They say he is “Off the chain”. Roode sits down and Kaz states there is no I in EGO. They beat Magnus once again and he is probably crying. They ask if they should tell him. Roode jumps up wondering what they are talking about. They say he is part of the Hall of Fame… for their Hall of Fame. He is the very first inductee. Roode can’t believe it. It will happen next week and it is a black tie event. They start singing again.

Christy Hemme is shown in the ring introducing the stars for the next match. Brooke Tessmacher comes out to the Aces’ music. She gets in the ring. Velvet Sky comes out next and she walks to the ring. She appears on the apron and legs the pigeons loose!

Just then, music hits. Here comes Lei’D Tapa! She walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. Sky runs after her. Tapa just knocks her down. Sky gets up to her feet but Tapa just kicks her right in the face. Tapa starts stomping on her. She turns and pushes the referee down. Sky gets up but Tapa grabs her by the chin. She lifts Sky up and does a samoan drop. Tapa starts yelling and screaming. She yells to “Bow down”! Tapa’s music plays and she gets out of the ring. A video plays showing the recap of Tapa’s debut/return.

-Commercial

A guy is in his car. He gets out of the car and walks into a building. A woman greets him but he mocks her. He continues through the building. He takes off his coat and throws it on someone’s head. That is Ethan and he is coming.

A video plays showcasing Gunner and James Storm’s title win at Slammiversary. James Storm talks about Gunner. He says Gunner has it. He fought him before and knew he had it. Gunner is shown and he states that he knows Storm likes what he sees in him. Gunner has his own thing while Storm does. Storm is the leader type guy while Gunner is the saint at heart. He has been through war, so nothing is going to stand in his way.

Mike and Taz go through the current line-up for Bound for Glory.

A video plays about a story of humble beginnings. It shows a little kid growing up and becoming Kurt Angle… an Olympic Gold Medalist. He rose to the very top. He is a father and a leader. He crossed the line and made an impact. He is a creator. He is dreamer and chance taker. He helped TNA grow for years and years. Wrestling is his passion and his obsession. He is the real deal. The video shows Kurt’s greatest moments in the company. He will be going into the TNA Hall of Fame at Bound for Glory. He is the reason why we never stop dreaming.

Music hits and here comes Samoa Joe. Joe slowly walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. Aces’ music plays and here comes Bully Ray. He has the title over his shoulder and Tessmacher at his side. She kisses him and he tells her to go to ringside. Ray gets in the ring.

Samoa Joe vs. Bully Ray

The bell sounds and they walk around the ring. The crowd chants, “Joe is gonna kill you.” They lock-up. Joe works on the arm of Ray and twists and turns it. Ray gets out of it and works on Joe’s and then applies a headlock. Joe whips Ray in the ropes. He goes for a shoulder tackle but neither move. Ray tells Joe to go in the ropes. Joe goes in the ropes and Ray goes for a closline but he ducks and then hits him with an elbow. Joe goes in the corner holding his face. Ray goes to him and calls him stupid. Joe pushes Ray back and he falls down. He gets up. They lock-up and Ray works on the arm, but Joe comes back with multiple punches and a headbutt to the head. Joe whips Ray into the opposing corner and then does a huge kick to the face. Joe does a snapmare and kicks Ray in the chest. Ray gets up and Joe locks in the choke hold. Ray goes into the corner and drops down. Joe goes right into the turnbuckle. Ray takes his chain out and goes to hit Joe, but Earl Hebner (referee) sees it and takes it. As he gets rid of it, Bully low blows Samoa.

-Commercial

Ray has Joe up on his feet. He knocks him down with a closeline and then does the taunt of Hulk Hogan’s.

-Commercial

Ray has Joe in the corner. Ray does a huge splash. He takes Joe out and hits a closeline. Ray slices his throat and then goes for an elbow drop, but Joe moves out of the way. Both get up. Ray punches Samoa, but he punches back. It’s back and forth. Joe gets the upperhand, but Ray knees him in the gut. He runs in the ropes but Joe hits him and then does an atomic drop and a big boot. He does a splash on the mat. Ray gets up and Ray whips Joe in the corner. Joe kicks him in the face and climbs the corner. He goes and hits Ray. Ray comes back. He whips Joe in the corner and Earl was right there. Ray goes for a big boot, but Joe ducks ad does the submission lock. Ray taps. Joe checks on Earl, but Ray gets his chain. He wraps it around his hand. Joe goes to him and attacks him from behind. He lifts Ray up to the top rope. Joe goes and checks on Earl again. He turns back and Ray jumps and hits Samoa right in the face with it. He drops it and Hebner sees it. Hebner calls for the bell. Winner: Samoa Joe

Earl turns around, but Ray pushes him from behind. He goes to Joe and tosses him out of the ring. He smashes his head face first into the commentator’s table. Ray pulls back the floor mat revealing the concrete. Taz is up for it. Ray goes for a pileriver. Just then, AJ comes out through the crowd, jumps over the railing. He jumps on the steel steps and then hits Ray. Ray falls. AJ gets in the ring but security comes. AJ runs out of the ring and goes through the crowd. He hangs out with some as they hung him.

Hulk Hogan is backstage holding his head. His decision is next.

-Commercial

Dixie Carter’s music plays. She comes out with a smile on her face while the crowd boos. Dixie grabs a mic. She thanks everyone. She says she knows a lot of people aren’t happy about some of the decisions she is making for months, but it’s the people who don’t know business. You are simply reacting. Hulk Hogan does know business, so let’s take care of some. Hulk Hogan’s music plays. He comes out and the crowd roars. Hogan walks down the ramp in an Impact Wrestling shirt and a black bandana. He gets in the ring and grabs a mic. Dixie thanks him and says she knows that his career is amazing. She is the one to take his career to another level if he wants to go there. She sees he is wearing her watch and she is “tickled” by it. She picked it up at Tiffany’s. So, is Hulk going to ride on the Dixie train or is he going to make a decision he is going to regret. Hulk first thanks her for the watch. He hasn’t received anything like that before. He always dreamed about being a powerhouse and with a woman who has the power like her. It’s amazing how far they can get. At the end of the day, it’s an amazing offer… for someone else. “I quit!” Hulk drops the mic and walks out of the ring. Dixie runs after him. She stops him on the ramp and talks to him. Hulk turns and walks away. Dixie gets down and grabs his leg as he tries to walk. Hulk tells her to let go. She does. He walks to the back. Dixie gets up and says she never wanted him. She doesn’t need him. “You’re fired!” The show fades.

Alex’s Assumptions:

There are a couple things I want to mention tonight. First off, while this may not have been the best show of the year, this show really built Bound for Glory. They needed a show like this. They have about 5 or so matches announced right now and the card is actually really shaping up. I am actually looking forward to it. One thing I want to point out is how Magnus is being grown. At first I thought he was going to turn heel, but I am glad he didn’t. They gave him about a full 30 minutes of the show and they are now going to have Sting pass the torch to him at Bound for Glory in what could be Sting’s final one. Lei’d Tapa makes her debut/return and while it was a bit sloppy, I can see her grow like Taryn Terrell and Ms. Tessmacher did when they started wrestling. Tapa certainly has the look. Almost reminds me of Awesome Kong. Also, did you notice how Aj stated, “Joe is gonna kill you”? That phrase, along with Kong being there, happened during the pre-Hogan era. Before I get to Hogan, I want to mention AJ vs. Bully. It’s nice to see them get started on this feud for BFG. Ray, no doubt, can make anyone look good. AJ has the talent, but TNA needs to take the next step with him. Hopefully he will re-sign so they can build him up to be the FACE! The final segment was one I have been waiting for all week. I really wanted Hogan to speak more about his time in the company. At any rate, I may actually miss him from the company for a short time. While I supported him and had mixed reactions about how he actually helped the company, he has been with them for 4 years. I got used to it. It was like he was part of it like Triple H is part of WWE. Everything comes to an end though, and I am hopeful, curious and excited about the future. Like my Facebook page for my full wrestling thoughts.

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  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Impact Watch Party! I’m your co-host Jesse Sherwood and there is an interesting show lined up tonight! Let’s Break it Down!

    1. Hulk Hogan has been given an ultimatum by Dixie Carter: Join me, or else! What will the Hulkster decide? And what will Dixie do if he says no?

    2. Speaking of Dixie, she ripped up AJ Styles’ new contract right in front of him last week! What will the Phenomenal One do next? And how will this affect BFG?

    3. Chris Sabin shocked a lot of people with his cowardly heelish actions last week! Will we get an explanation as to why he acted like that?

    4. After taking Wes Briscoe’s cut and Piledriving him, who is Bully Ray looking at next as the weak link of A’s and 8′s?

    5. Magnus has challenged EGO to a gauntlet match! Will he beat them all, or will the numbers overwhealm him?

    All of this and more TONIGHT!!!

  • http://miscellaneousmumble.blogspot.com/ Alex Barie

    Hey everyone! Welcome back to another Impact Wrestling! Last week’s overall show was decent, so I really hope they pick up steam tonight. There’s only three more Impact’s till Bound for Glory!

  • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

    I have to say I’m really worried about the direction TNA is going at this point, so I’m interested to see what happens tonight.

  • Alex Gallardo

    I’m very interested in this week’s Impact. This could be the start of a HUGE change for TNA.

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      I’m so glad someone other than Alex is optimistic, because I am not. I know a lot of it is because I’m tired and need sleep, but I’m worried about TNA as a whole.

      • Alex Gallardo

        I think TNA should be okay. But if Hogan goes I will miss him and TNA is going to be on a steady loss of main event talent in the next months. I hope they can build up new talent and finally give Magnus a push.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          The thing is, I can’t totally say that they will. I know from my own live experiences of late that there are plenty of fans coming to Impact’s tapings simply because HH is attached to them.

          • Alex Gallardo

            Well the smarks don’t like to realize it but you’re right. Hogan get TNA’S highest ratings and pops plus as you said some people come just to see him. Once Sting leaves TNA will really need to build up new main event players.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And who knows, maybe we are all worrying for nothing. I haven’t read the spoilers, so I have no clue as to how Impact is going down. All I know is TNA needs some kick to the slats to get them going into the right direction.

  • mezzmer

    I think if hogan leave…TNA will be better

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Maybe from a financial perspective, but definitely not from a star power one.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Have no fear, Gesus is here. Let the bitch fest start!

    • David Jr.

      The only thing we have to fear is, fear itself, anyway.

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        Then you haven’t spent enough time with Gesus!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      *Nails Gesus with Sting’s bat* That’s for touching Mayo where he didn’t want to be!

      • Gesus Oliver

        that just made me hungry…

  • Gesus Oliver

    It’s a shame that ever since Hogan came in A.J. has been pushed to the side. He really is the John Cena of TNA.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Very accurate comparison.

      • Gesus Oliver

        That’s why I made it. #heel

  • Gesus Oliver

    Man, Bully is so good right now. Enjoying this promo so far.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Dixie, gorgeous? If you like women who are saggy and wear cloaks for shirts!

    • David Jr.

      It’s like when a WWE wrestler says Vince is a genius. Dixie probably wrote the line.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Well, at one time, he was. But I see your point!

    • Gesus Oliver

      I like my women how I like my cloaks, invisible.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    That crowd is a LOT louder than last week… Almost too loud…

    • Gesus Oliver

      Well, those are some tight camera angles.

      • David Jr.

        are we saying piped in?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Very easily. They were dead quiet last week!

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          Duh!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    JOES GONNA KILL YOU!!!

  • Alex Gallardo

    I actually think Samoa Joe vs. Bully Ray is going to be good main event. I like the both of them.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      This should be a sick brawler of a match!

      • Alex Gallardo

        They’re both legit tough guys. And they should be great at being a flat out brawl.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Joe’s one of the few guys in wrestling I’d be afraid of in an actual fight. The man is deceptively fast, and has tons of MMA training he went through when he was furloughed in TNA.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I remember his MMA style fight with Angle. That was a good match.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Darling, darling Darling. shut up Dixie…

  • The Breaker

    Bully playing the classic heel champion “I have to wrestle? The very thing I’m here to do? What is this injustice?” thing. lol

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Atlus Security… The paid muscle of the wrestling world!

    • David Jr.

      I’m surprise TNA can afford them. I thought they could only afford’s AMC’s Small Town Security.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        At this rate, TNA must be locked into a contract that they can’t break.

  • Gesus Oliver

    At first the whole Nomad gimmick of AJ was stupid in my opinion. It has though blended really well with the current storyline. I like seeing AJ with a bit of attitude.

  • David Jr.

    Ok the Tag Team Sale, why would anybody want 2 of the exact same TNA merchandise?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, I and my wife like similar shirts, so that makes it easy to buy a pair so she stops stealing mine!

      • Gesus Oliver

        My friend and I were looking at getting replicas

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        I was going to say the same thing. The WWE shirts that Stacy got me last year have been worn more by him than me!

      • David Jr.

        I’m sure you and your wife would look cute in matching ODB t-shirts.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          She keeps stealing my old MCMG shirt, and my Angle, Roode, and Anderson shirts!

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            He knows my Stone Cold F*ck Fear, Drink Beer hat is off limits.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And my A**Hole hat is too!

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            They both know not to cross that line! I want the A**hole hat!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It’s signed too!

          • David Jr.

            Wow, I’m totally opposite of the 2 of you, the wrestling clothing, I’d let no one touch is my Hugging is all the rage. Not some potty mouth shirts.

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            The funny one is that I got a DX hoodie for some writing work I had done. I didn’t realize that they were mooning on the back until 8 hours after I put it on, and met Stacy’s brother for the first time. At first he didn’t believe that I didn’t realize they were showing their bums on the back. Now he knows me well enough to know I’d have been showing their bums off more if I’d known.

          • David Jr.

            The truth is because of my job, I would never have any time to really wear the F*ck Fear or A**hole gear.

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          The strange thing is, Stacy would wear one. My older daughter is always worried about what he might be wearing next. He’s coming out of his shell and dressing strangely lately.

          • David Jr.

            My brother use to have a Chyna shirt that said the best job for a man is a woman. So a man wearing an ODB shirt says BAM isn’t that bad.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    AA on announce! YES! Good commentary for once!

    • The Breaker

      That depends on if Taz shuts up.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Very true!

    • Alex Gallardo

      I might actually listen to the commentary for once.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Time to dial back Miley.

        • Alex Gallardo

          I put her on pause. I’ll back to listening to her during the commercials.

  • David Jr.

    Kenny King’s (what’s tna’s titantron called?) it says K.I.N.G. so is it suppose to stand for something?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Kenny Is Not Good?

      • David Jr.

        That sounds good to me.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Now there is the first real pop of the night!

    • Alex Gallardo

      Well let’s hope Hardy is still in TNA after Hogan and Sting leave. He’s their next biggest draw.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Pills maybe.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Bad form bro!

    • The Breaker

      Wonder what kind of pop Aries got. His entrance wasn’t televised right?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Nope. I wonder too. Aries is known around here, as he ran the Indys a few times around here.

  • The Breaker

    So are Aries and Hardy both X-Division now? What a boost!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, the TNA Title division is very limited until after BFG.

      • The Breaker

        Good point. They have to do something.

    • Gesus Oliver

      do you remember the X-cape match when TNA went live with Hogans return that Hardy made his entrance during?

  • The Breaker

    I guess King’s wound to the head from last week reopened.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I don’t get why they had him wrestling considering that!

  • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

    Ultimate X? Yay!

    • Gesus Oliver

      Time to crack open those DVD’s I gave you and brush up. :-p

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        I do, maybe with Sam tomorrow.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    They have really been overdoing Ultimate X here lately! This is like the 4th one this year!

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      But Aries, Manik and Hardy, that will be a seriously fun match. Kenny can sit in the corner playing switch.

      EDIT – Sorry, my head hurts and I screwed this up.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I know it’ll be good. I just wonder if they aren’t overdoing it with the fans.

        • David Jr.

          With 3 former world champions in the match, it’s almost like hey we have these 3 guys, we need to put them in a match. Let’s throw them in with Manik, they’re all small enough.

  • Alex Gallardo

    This actually does seem like a good match for BFG. I’m not a huge fan of the X Division, but this does look like a good match.

  • Gesus Oliver

    That is a great way to Ultimate X match into BFG. I thought they were going to skip over it this year. It’s the MITB of WM.

  • The Breaker

    So it’s Aries, Hardy, Manik, and Sabin in an Ultimate-X… and what do you know, King is the odd man out!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, Kenny is no good…

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        Understatement!

        • David Jr.

          Didn’t you know, that’s what his name means.
          Kenny
          Is
          No
          Good.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Ultimate X matches usually are an odd number.

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        Does it really matter with these four?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Does anyone see Fail Sabin winning this match? I have a gut feeling that Hardy is going to win simply so he can have won the X Division title.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Little early for me to give my Predictions out for free.

    • http://miscellaneousmumble.blogspot.com/ Alex Barie

      Fail Sabin… get that from TNANews.com? Haha

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Of course! *Cheap Plug Alert*

        • http://miscellaneousmumble.blogspot.com/ Alex Barie

          *It’s a great site for lots of TNA Wrestling articles and opinions!*

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            Really? I didn’t know that! Tell me more!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So… Dixie is worse than Bischoff in HH’s eyes… That says volumes!

    • The Breaker

      She could follow in his footsteps and watch the company crumble beneath her!

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        You mean she isn’t?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Wait, isn’t she the Nero of wrestling?

        • The Breaker

          She is, but she doesn’t realize it.

  • Gesus Oliver

    A watch? What’s the significance?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Basically, Dixie gave that to Sting as a pseudo retirement gift last year at the HOF ceremony.

      • Gesus Oliver

        ahh okay. so that resonated with the 5 people who watched their HOF?

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          Watches are a very common retirement gift from an employer.

      • David Jr.

        But I thought she wanted Hogan on her side not to retire?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          It’s a mind game… One she doesn’t have the brain cells to play!

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            Dixie has brain cells?

          • The Breaker

            No, just lots of money.

          • David Jr.

            No She doesn’t her parents do.

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            Zing!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            She just has a marketing degree that she has no clue how to use!

          • The Breaker

            Well if you ask her, she created the “Phenomenal One” gimmick.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yeah… Not a team of creative writers that at the time included Dutch Mantell…

      • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

        And Trip gave one to Flair when he ‘retired’ from WWE.

  • Alex Gallardo

    I’m hoping they give us Magnus vs. Sting at BFG. That would really put him over as a main event star.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Either that, or Magnus vs. Roode for the #1 contendership!

      • Alex Gallardo

        I would want him to face Sting. Bobby Rhode can’t get Magnus over.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          But Magnus getting a title shot can. That will at the very least make him look to be ready for a run.

          • Alex Gallardo

            But him going over one of the biggest stars in TNA and wrestling would really make him look like legit main event player.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Very true.

    • The Breaker

      So how would they set that up? He sides with Dixie?

      • Alex Gallardo

        He becomes a rebel against Sting and the MEM.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        No, simply that Magnus is losing confidence in himself, so he challenges Sting to prove to himself he isn’t losing his touch. Granted, he has to lose here for that to make sense.

        • The Breaker

          That could happen. But I could also see Dixie recruiting him, because it’s no secret that she’s his biggest supporter within TNA.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Normally, I am all for local businesses, but one pizza place here just ran an ad that nearly gave me a seizure!

    • Gesus Oliver

      y?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        They were promoting their eXtreme Pepperoni Pizza, and they kept flashing images every couple of seconds, and at the end, they flashed a bunch really quickly. it actually made me nauseous.

        • Gesus Oliver

          flashed to much meat?

          • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

            *too

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Grammar burn!

  • The Breaker

    I love Daniels’ steampunk goggles.

    • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

      They are pretty kick ass, but he looked like such a goon coming out the way he did.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I want some! The nerd in me is drooling over them!

      • The Breaker

        But he’s such an entertaining goon…

        • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

          I will give you that.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            He is the best in the bus-I-ness!

  • Nostaljack

    Just getting here. Was Hogan the blowhard he has the tendency to be?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Hogan has only appeared backstage, and it wasn’t too bad. He said Dixie is worse than WCW Bisch!

      • Nostaljack

        Bisch was *far* better on-camera than Dixie. I was kinda hoping I’d missed it. Oh well. More fun for me.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Well, I can’t wait. This could be very interesting. Dixie sent Hogan a watch… The same kind she gave Sting at the HOF ceremony.

          • Nostaljack

            LOL! Oh my…

  • Gesus Oliver

    TNA is already losing my attention. ugh

  • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

    I feel really rough guys, so I’m going to bed. The BZ will be up tomorrow. Enjoy the show guys. Night!

    • Nostaljack

      Take care, Kendra. Feel better.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Night! Take care!

    • Alex Gallardo

      Good night. I hope you feel better.

    • The Breaker

      Have a good night!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Anyone else notice that Kaz and Daniels still use their music and Roode his?

    • The Breaker

      Well Roode can’t ditch his theme. It’s too great.

  • Alex Gallardo

    You could really see how empty that arena was from the shot they took when Rhode was walking in.

    • http://miscellaneousmumble.blogspot.com/ Alex Barie

      I also seen that!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Trying to get firm numbers from a friend who works there.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I know. I commented last week that it looks like they only had 1500-2000 in there.

      • Alex Gallardo

        I did hear they got their lowest attendance for TNA on the road.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I wouldn’t be surprised. Little Rock is a much different wrestling town than Jonesboro, which they did a 7000 seat sell out at.

    • The Breaker

      Imagine what the crowds would be like if they didn’t have Hogan.

      • http://miscellaneousmumble.blogspot.com/ Alex Barie

        So now Hogan is a draw?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Hogan has always been a live draw. Just not as much a ratings one.

          • Nostaljack

            The ratings haven’t improved one iota since Hogan’s signing or anyone else’s for that matter.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Which falls back to marketing and the network they are on. TNA is one of Spike’s highest rated shows.

          • The Breaker

            If Dixie only knew how to use her fancy marketing degree, it might be a whole different conversation regarding TNA.

          • Justin Mayo

            She has a marketing degree? Really? Really? Really? sorry, so doubtful I had to quote Miz haha

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Seriously. That’s how she met Jeff Jarrett, in college.

        • The Breaker

          I haven’t argued that he’s not. He’s the biggest name in wrestling, of course he draws.

          • David Jr.

            Burt Reynolds, says he was a great draw too, wanted him on his team.

      • Alex Gallardo

        And that’s going to be soon. Maybe it really is a good thing TNA is getting off the road.

  • Gesus Oliver

    dang This first hour went by pretty fast. Do you agree?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Eh, it’s dragging a bit for me, but that’s because I want to see Dixie and Hogan as well as Joe/Bully!

  • Xavier

    I must of stumbled into this chat by accident, I forgot there was another wrestling promotion out there. Lol only kidding, but this is my 1st time watching TNA in awhile. The baseball games tonight were pretty anti-climatic

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Welcome to the party Xavier! You came in at an interesting point for TNA, and a night with a great main event in Joe vs. Bully Ray!

      • Xavier

        That’s actually a match I wanted to check out, and to see this Hogan/Dixie stuff I’ve been hearing about. You won’t hear too much from me tonight though, I’ve pretty much been out the loop when it comes to TNA for awhile.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Well, this may be the perfect jumping point then!

    • Nostaljack

      The work is phenomenal; just don’t expect much from the storylines.

      • Xavier

        I do like Aries brings to the ring. He’s a machine.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Sadly, you missed him on announce, which was the best commentary work of the night!

    • The Breaker

      Welcome! If it sucks, we’ll all be killing it right along with you.

      • Xavier

        LMAO

  • The Breaker

    Wow, that was one of the most dejected tapouts I’ve seen.

    • Nostaljack

      Excellent facial reaction. Way to sell it, Magnus!

      • The Breaker

        And he’s not blubbering like Big Show, so that’s good.

        • Nostaljack

          LOL! Oh, c’mon. Totally different situation.

          • The Breaker

            Well after all the losing Magnus has done, he might be poor! He’s not getting the winner’s purse!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Good emotion! I felt that he really didn’t want to tap, that he felt a bit dishonored to do it.

  • David Jr.

    Kurt Angle got mad when Randy Orton did the Angle Slam. So what would we think of Bobby Roode doing the Ankle Lock?

  • The Breaker

    Good stuff between Sting and Magnus.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Damn good stuff! That makes me want to buy BFG alone!

  • The Breaker

    I believe Alex called it!

    • Alex Gallardo

      I knew it would happen.

  • Alex Gallardo

    That was a very good segment and this will definitely get Magnus over.

  • Nostaljack

    This is really broken writing but I like what resulted.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It was a bit disjointed, but it worked very well.

    • The Breaker

      It is kind of funny that he was so ticked off that he couldn’t beat 3 people in a gauntlet.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Well, he should be able to! He’s 10 years younger than them!

        • The Breaker

          Then by that logic he’ll wipe the floor with Sting at BFG!

  • Alex Gallardo

    Cool video package. It was a great way to look back at Hogan’s time in TNA. Even though I think this makes it more clear Hulk may be leaving TNA.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wow… That really did recap 4 years of TNA in 3 minutes! I can’t tell if that’s sad, or good editing!

    • Alex Gallardo

      They used a lot of Before the Bell footage there. But I enjoyed watching his time in TNA being replayed.

    • Xavier

      Cold blooded

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I never claim to be a nice guy!

  • Xavier

    Dixie Carter is a MILF, just putting that out there.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Eh, the last couple of weeks she has really looked rough. Maybe it was bad camera angles, but her age really showed.

      • Xavier

        I think she holds up well compared to most women in their late 40s/early 50s. Them legs…

        • Jesse Sherwood

          One name that is better. Pauley Perrette

          • Xavier

            I’m not really that attracted to her all that much. She’s pretty, but she kind of has this goth look, not so much a fan of that.

    • David Jr.

      Does she have kids?

      • Xavier

        Not sure exactly

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I do believe so.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          2 children.

  • The Breaker

    Sabin shouldn’t be apart from Velvet… Aries might come to kick his butt and he’ll have no one to hide behind!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Why are we recapping the matches that literally ended 10 minutes ago? Did we already forget they happened?

  • The Breaker

    Daniels and Kaz singing Bobby Roode’s entrance thing is the best thing all night.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That made me smile! It was so cheesy!

    • David Jr.

      The only thing would have made it better. One Word. Kazoos.

  • The Breaker

    The EGO Hall of Fame sounds more prestigious than TNA’s!

    • David Jr.

      Though Appletini should be the first inductee.

      • The Breaker

        That’d be a shame if it wasn’t!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It did have 40 BFG Series Points!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, Tess can still wrestle? She isn’t just Bully’s leashed woman?

    • The Breaker

      Are there any other heel Knockouts right now?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Gail Kim. That’s it.

        • The Breaker

          She’s been absent recently too though. And now they brought back Tappa from Gutcheck… talk about desperate last minute booking!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Tapa is WAY too green to be in a major company! 2 years under her belt, and she doesn’t look like she ever really has wrestled a match, despite the Gut Check match proving otherwise.

  • Alex Gallardo

    I’m glad Brooke is still an in ring performer. They need to use any possible knockout they can.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Amen. When your roster is only 5 deep, then they need help!

  • Gesus Oliver

    who the heck is this lady?

    • David Jr.

      Come on it’s the niece of the Barbarian.

      • Gesus Oliver

        she reminds me of Female Goro…

        • Justin Mayo

          Sheeva, you mean? Yeah, I can see it

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Lei’d Tapa, the Niece of the Barbarian.

      • Gesus Oliver

        Conan?

        • David Jr.

          Powers of Pain, Warlord and Barbarian.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Lei’d Tapa… She’s just as bad as her uncle!

    • David Jr.

      She was trained by him.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        No wonder!

        • David Jr.

          Though my source is Wikipedia.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            The database I use says the same thing.

  • Alex Gallardo

    TNA should have tried to get Awesome Kong back. She does this much better than Lei de Tapi.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Do you feel she is just as imposing now that she lost weight?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Oh, yeah! she’s still a big lady, just not in the same sort of way.

        • Gesus Oliver

          I met her last December, she’s such a sweet heart.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And looks better to boot! But Kong will not return to TNA, as the falling out they had was nuclear.

      • Alex Gallardo

        That’s true. But then again Bubba the Love Sponge isn’t there anymore.

  • The Breaker

    Is that Ethan?

    Yep! I’m so jacked! /sarcasm

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes, and it looks like a dumber, American ADR!

      • The Breaker

        You hit the nail on the head. But it looks like he may have more charisma. That’s not saying much though.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          A box of rocks wrapped in gym socks has more charisma than ADR!

  • Gesus Oliver

    is this Shellys paparazzi?

  • Alex Gallardo

    Well now we know Ethan isn’t MVP.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      If I didn’t know any better, it kind of looked like Joey Ryan from the back!

      • Alex Gallardo

        I think Joey Ryan is currently in the indies so I doubt it’s him.

  • David Jr.

    Ethan say’s there better be lions. trivia time, today is the 10 year anniversary of when Roy Horn was attacked by a tiger.

  • Gesus Oliver

    shocking, he looks in alot better shape tan when he was deployed. Is that normal? Different build type?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes, as then he had muscle for build’s sake, not for function and mobility.

      • Gesus Oliver

        seems a little foolish when you’re getting shot at.. you kind of want to be mobile

        • Jesse Sherwood

          True, but he may have been part of the Armed Forces Body Building Team and just happened to be unlucky in pulling a deployment.

  • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

    Never really liked TNA, figured I’d give it another try tonight

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And what are your thoughts Mike?

      • @Funkatastic The Mike McCarthy

        some pretty good in-ring, not too big on the story lines

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Well, TNA has been fairly weak in that department lately. But the reason most of us keep watching is for the excellent wrestling.

  • Alex Gallardo

    I’m glad TNA has been building up BFG a lot earlier than last year.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I am really happy to see Angle getting sober again. This man has accomplished so much to see his demongs get the best of him.

    • Gesus Oliver

      wow, nothing?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Sorry, it got lost in the shuffle for me. I wholeheartedly agree. Hopefully, his time in rehab let him focus on what should be really important in his life: his career and family.

  • The Breaker

    Joe should be main eventing shows more often.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Like Santino on raw. ;)

      • The Breaker

        Your words, not mine!

        • Gesus Oliver

          hey, he technically main event monday.

          • The Breaker

            Brad Maddox is also technically the RAW GM.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      And thanks to AJ, the crowd is getting into Joe a bit more!

      • The Breaker

        If he was used correctly he’d probably be way over without the help.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          But TNA is more wishy washy on him than Anderson’s face/heel status!

    • Scott Davies

      I agree. TNA miss using Joe as a Midcarder

  • Nostaljack

    Blood!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Bully is slightly busted open over his nose.

    • Alex Gallardo

      I guess Little Rock is bad luck for TNA. They got a very low attendance and two wrestlers have ended up getting busted open.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It must be! WWE doesn’t fair well there either.

  • David Jr.

    Samoa Joe, is he the only Samoan wrestler not related to the other Samoan wrestlers?

    • Nostaljack

      He’s the only non-Anoa’i I know of.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I think so! At least the only one to hit it big.

  • Alex Gallardo

    I really don’t mind seeing that Fruit of the Loom commercial every week.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That’s too easy…

      • Alex Gallardo

        It made me look up from my computer. They sure know how to sell those boxers, they probably got every gay guy’s attention .

  • David Jr.

    How many times do you think Earl Hebner’s been “layed out” during a match?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Well, he has refereed 100,000 matches, so I’d say at least 5000-10,000 times!

      • David Jr.

        Ironically, Earl made his WWF debut over 25 years ago in a match that had Hulk Hogan in it, and here they are both in TNA.

  • The Breaker

    Hebner gave such a fatherly disapproving reaction to Bully’s use of the chain.

  • Alex Gallardo

    Hulk’s final segment could be next!

    • Nostaljack

      Hope springs eternal.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    AJ in the crowd was awesome! You could see just how much AJ loves the business there.

  • The Breaker

    Oh wow! A wrestler that gets taken off by security COMES BACK?! Mind blown!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      But he bought a ticket!

      • Nostaljack

        No…way. Genius!!!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Well, at least it helped TNA’s attendance figures…

      • The Breaker

        Goldust broke his way in with the face paint on, so anything’s possible.

        But I wish my ticket allowed me to jump over the barricade!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Dixie has heel music now!

    • The Breaker

      Is she singing it?

    • Gesus Oliver

      It’s called, “Darling”

      • Gesus Oliver

        by the Bless your hearts.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          *facepalm*

          • Justin Mayo

            hey, it’s better than anything creative could come up with lately

      • The Breaker

        A conversation between she and Hogan….

        “Brother?”
        “Darling darling darling.”
        “Brother!”
        “Darling, bless your heart….”
        “BROTHER!”

    • Alex Gallardo

      This is the same music she used when she was a face…

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It sounds different. Harder, somehow.

        • Alex Gallardo

          I didn’t really notice it. I was listening to music during her entrance so all I heard was the vocals really.

  • Nostaljack

    There’s a little “Betty Boop” thing happening with her now. LOL!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Take a ride on the Dixie Train… BAD THOUGHTS!!!

    • Justin Mayo

      I gagged when she said that..

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I got physically ill.

        • Justin Mayo

          And I switch to see Chris Griffin singing “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go” in nothing but a loincloth…seems about the same

  • Xavier

    “Take a ride on the Dixie train”

    Is that code for sex?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Sure sounds like it!

  • Nostaljack

    Um… I actually don’t hate her this way. I think she’s improved. It galls me to say that but she’s better here.

  • The Breaker

    “Are you ready to take a ride on the Dixie train?”

    Does that mean… what I THINK IT MEANS?! Mind bleach!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      There isn’t enough!

    • Justin Mayo

      Bleach…not working! Must…smash…head…-looks for brick wall-

      • Jesse Sherwood

        *Uses the bat Justin gave him earlier to bash memories out of Justin*

        • Justin Mayo

          -raises 1 finger- thanks…-ric flair face plant into unconciousness-

      • The Breaker

        *Drinks the WWE Kool-Aid and forgets all recent wrestling history*

        Hey guys… what’s an app and how are they downloaded?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          *Gibbs slaps Breaker*

          • Justin Mayo

            -Gibbs slaps Jesse- Get back to work, Dinozo! And breaker, it’s quite simple. Just go to the App store, search for WWE, and Download the WWE app! It really is that simple! -said in Michael Cole voice-

          • The Breaker

            But… I have an Android! It’s so much more confusing!

          • Justin Mayo

            Well then…here’s a Kofi Vs Fandango match for your troubles!

          • The Breaker

            Yay…. *goes for a bathroom break*

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *Breaker finds the toilet backed up by Justin Mayo.*

          • The Breaker

            My memories came flooding back, thanks to you! *sobs painfully*

          • Justin Mayo

            -slaps Breaker again- aand their gone!

          • The Breaker

            Nope, they’re more persistent this time. So stop hitting me! -eyebrow twitches-

  • David Jr.

    I never had anything like that before? I’m sure before Linda took him for everything, he had quite a few watches like that.

  • Nostaljack

    Hogan’s gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, let him go!!!

  • The Breaker

    So… he’s gone? This is falling flat.

  • Gesus Oliver

    hogan quitting? that seemed so natural…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    We want Bisch chant? What are fans thinking?!

  • Xavier

    Hulk Hogan; McMahon money is calling your name lol.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Knee to the nuts?

  • Alex Gallardo

    It’s official. Hulk is gone from TNA :-( . I’ll miss him, but I hope he can have one final run in WWE

    • Nostaljack

      NO!!!!!!

      • Alex Gallardo

        I actually am a little sad that he’s gone.

        • Nostaljack

          I’m not…in any way. He cost TNA way too much money and got zero results.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I can say at least a short TV role, but not in the ring. HH in a ring should NEVER happen again, as the chance of paralysis is too great.

    • Nostaljack

      The only run I want him to have is the one involving diarrhea.

    • Gesus Oliver

      you mean one final barely able to walk in wwe. A run is way to generous.

  • David Jr.

    Dixie’s pulling the toddler move, how cute.

  • The Breaker

    Hogan should rip his Impact Wrestling shirt in two!

  • The Breaker

    I’m not totally convinced that Hogan is gone for good, even though with all we know about his contract. They didn’t play it up all that much. And the crowd barely even reacted. But with the segment going on in the ring, I really can’t blame them for that…

  • Jesse Sherwood

    With HH gone, I see even more issues coming TNA’s way. HH was a major draw for the live Impacts, and while he may not have had a huge impact on the ratings, I know that if there are people in the live audience there just for HH, there are people watching at home just for him. I hope that this isn’t a death knell for TNA, but this can’t have many positive ramifications for them either.

    • Nostaljack

      They can’t be. The ratings have been virtually unaffected. If there were people watching just for him, the ratings would be reflective of that. They spiked once the night he debuted. Beyond that, nothing.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        But also look at they amount of audience the changes TNA has went through alienated certain segments of the audience. If you take the audience lost by those factors and replace them with die hard HH fans, then when HH is gone and the changes stay, then the audience will invariably go down.

        • Nostaljack

          Sadly, you’re likely right. Hogan leaves but the stains remain.

          • Scott Davies

            For some reason I think Hogan has tried behind the scenes to make the show better, but Dixie keeps making bad business choices. Hogan is Hogan, but Dixie should have read his history before signing him. Surely Bob Carter would be calling her an idiot, by letting Hogan walk like that.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Well, we will surely hear his side whenever he does a “shoot” on it.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Anyone who says otherwise is lying. I fully admit, when TNA was in Chicago (first show on the road) I went because of Hogan.

    • Scott Davies

      If they could not draw with Hogan, Sting or Jeff Hardy. Then TNA was a problem before Hogan on marketing.

  • Justin Mayo

    So…um…did anyone else notice the Rock shirt in the crowd behind dixie clueless? subtle plug for WWE from the camera man? or just lazy editting…i vote both?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Neither. There were tons of WWE shirts in the crowd.

      • Gesus Oliver

        my friend lent me a DVD of Lock down 09 i think. JB was in teh crowd hyping the start of the ppv. Smack dab on his right was a dude in a HHH t shirt.

      • Justin Mayo

        You’d think they’d do a better job putting an end to that, though. Although, I suppose with so many papered seats, they can’t really be picky

  • Justin Mayo

    And Dixie C-word did an amazing job convincing everyone she’s not a spoiled brat..Yeah, throwing a temper tantrum while holding HH’s leg really helped

    • Nostaljack

      I thought it was great. It made her look spineless.

      • Justin Mayo

        Remind you of Christian’s old temper tantrums?

        • Nostaljack

          She could have played it up a bit more but this is new for her. She did well for a first time.

          • Justin Mayo

            I was just so disturbed. And the “whatever” look on HH’s face told it best, I think, just seemed to say “ah great, here we go…”

          • Nostaljack

            That was the point. He was like, “it doesn’t matter what you do, I’m outta here”.

          • Justin Mayo

            That’s not what I saw, but good point. All I saw was “are you kidding me?” He had the same look on his face I usually have when Ryback says something he thinks means anything

          • Jesse Sherwood

            You mean the same look in the picture at the top?

          • Justin Mayo

            Almost, but with more open eyes, and a bag of trash tied to his leg…oh wait…

          • Nostaljack

            Yeah, he looked put upon…like this stunt is annoying, I knew you’d do it, and I’m gone.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            She was a lot better than she has been over the last few weeks. I think she may show some promise. Just keep her promos short, and she could be good.

  • Scott Davies

    Look out TNA an Iceberg. Oh its too late

    • Justin Mayo

      Many years too late, I think

  • The Breaker

    So what kind of message does it send the fans to have, whom many people look up to as a wrestling hero in Hulk Hogan, just walk out on the company so indifferently? If he’s giving up on supporting TNA, why should we even bother?

    • Nostaljack

      He’s a million years-old. His time is over. He needs to step aside and let the young guys take over. With him gone, hopefully it’ll spark a sea change and allow the newer guys to step up and make things happen.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        But his point still stands. A lot of fans still revere HH as a wrestling deity. If he doesn’t care about TNA, why should we?

        • Nostaljack

          If there were that many fans that revered him, they’d have been watching him on TNA. They weren’t. That being the case, I doubt his exit matters.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Valid argument. But we will also have to wait and see what next week’s ratings are to truly see HH’s current impact on them.

          • Nostaljack

            They can’t really undo the things Hogan did until Bischoff is gone, which isn’t until January if I’m not mistaken. If they take things back to where they were before Hogan and he showed up, they should be static.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            But even if they fix everything back to they way things once were, the taint of the failures and the scars will still be there, and there will invariably be fans who refuse to return because they did sully themselves in such a manner.

          • Nostaljack

            Do you think they’ve alienated a lot of older fans though?

          • The Breaker

            There’s already a lot of hatred for TNA as it is. I think it’ll only continue to grow until they’re able to reboot the whole thing.

          • The Breaker

            We can’t really know the numbers Hogan brought to TNA, unless you broke it down segment by segment to see where the ratings have been consistently “popping” (and with TNA’s viewership I use the term very loosely).

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I’m working on that right now.

          • Nostaljack

            Agreed. It’s kinda hard to know. As Jesse said, I guess we’ll find out soon enough.

          • Avalanchian

            Announce Hogan on WWE for a show and the ratings would skyrocket I’m sure. He doesn’t have that constant appeal he once did, but in small doses he is effective.

          • Scott Davies

            WWE is mainstream & an internationally world known company. WWE has a market everywhere. Here in Australia, TNA is not hugely known. RVD even said before his return. that the promo at Payback made him more relevant than his entire run in TNA.

        • Scott Davies

          Hulk Hogan is the biggest name ever in Wrestling period. He spans 3 Generations of fans. Why did he not Draw for TNA? Why hasn’t Jeff Hardy who is a house hold name that people obsess over?

          • Nostaljack

            This isn’t about Hogan or Hardy. It’s about TNA. Many don’t know they exist. Until they fix their marketing issues, it won’t matter who they bring in.

          • Scott Davies

            That’s my point. TNA is relying on name alone to get over. With out the proper marketing behind it. TNA had a fit about Hogan going into a WWE video game. TNA could have got a deal with a Video game licence & used a guy like Hogan in the deal. TNA sat on their hands the entire time Hogan was under contract. Video games, Toy’s, Radio Appearances, TV Appearance. WWE does this all the time at any opportunity.

      • The Breaker

        I agree that he should have left, but now is the wrong time. TNA is more than just struggling, and with a huge name like Hogan walking out the door, I can’t help but worry all the more.

  • Patrick

    sad to see Dixie begging Hogan to stay….Vince would never do that. LOL

  • LBP365

    I admit even know I thought the matches was half hearted it seems, the storyline is looking a lot better I still think a fake executive would work it better than Dixie. All u need is a big name surprise the Briscoe’s jump James Storm and Gunner at BGF, a man name Saul( a manager ) introduce a team that there to take out Austin Aries.