Impact Wrestling Results (6/20/13) – The First Member Of The Main Event Mafia Is….

Impact Wrestling Results – 6/20/2013
From: Peoria, Illinois
Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

Impact Wrestling starts out with a video from earlier today. It shows Sting walking down a ramp outside of the arena. He walks past the camera and continues on his way.

A video plays showcasing the Bound for Glory Series. It shows the past stars that have been involved over the past two years. This is the third year. 12 men enter but only 1 man will win it all. Bobby Roode won the first and Jeff Hardy won the second series. He went on to become TNA World Champion. Who will go on to Bound for Glory and fight for the TNA World Championship? This will change someone’s life!

The camera shows the arena and the place is packed! The crowd is on their feet. They are all cheering. Stars are shown in the ring. 10 of the 12 men are already in the ring. These 10 men are in the Bound for Glory Series. Hulk Hogan’s music plays and here comes The Hulkster! He plays his fake guitar and does his taunts to get the crowd pumped up! He has a mic in his hand. The music stops. He wants to welcome all of the Impact-maniacs to the Bound for Glory Series! Also, tonight is Open Fight Night! Right now, he wants to bring two men out who already qualified because of their past victories. He introduces the person who won the 2011 Series and went on to be the longest reigning champion in TNA history. Here is Bobby Roode! Roode comes out and walks slowly past Hogan. He continues down the ramp. The other man he wants to bring out is the 2012 Series winner and he went on to become TNA World Champion. Here is Jeff Hardy! Jeff’s music plays and here he comes. He shakes the hand of Hulk and continues his way down the ramp. The crowd does a great pop. Hulk says tonight is the kick off of Bound for Glory Series. Each man can fight tonight as it is Open Fight Night. The first call-out is either between Roode or Hardy as the fans got to vote for on TNA’s site. The person who wins the vote is Hardy. Who is he calling out? Jeff grabs a mic as the other participants stand around him. Austin grabs a mic and tells him to hold on. Austin wants to be the man who Jeff calls out first. We know that won’t happen though. Jeff may be the most popular person in this company, but there is one person who has a fan base every place they go to and that is Aries! Daniels grabs a mic and tells Aries that he has a point. Maybe he should call out Aries or Park or Magnus. He shouldn’t be calling out either member of Bad Influence. If he did, he would start with a demoralizing defeat of his career. Jeff says they all are great, but someone made it personal last week. That is Roode. He calls him out! Roode steps forward and pushes Hardy. Hardy goes to push back but Joe gets involved and pushes Roode back. Just then, every member gets involved and there is a huge brawl between every member! They exit the ring and then enter back in. Chaos!

-Commercial

The show returns and a video replay shows the huge brawl that just happened before the commercial break.

A graphic shows the point system for the Bound for Glory Series. Submission is 10 points while pinfall is 7 points and so on.

Aces & 8s music plays and here comes Mr. Anderson! He comes through the crowd and gets in the ring. He grabs a mic. He states that is is Open Fight Night and the start of the Bound for Glory Series. He gets to call someone out. Ladies and germs, this @sshole has a dub. Come out, Joseph Park….Park! Music plays and here comes Joseph! He gets in the ring.

Mr. Anderson vs. Joseph Park in a Bound for Glory Series Match

The bell sounds and Anderson steps forward and so does Park. They go to lock-up but Anderson goes behind him and hits him on the head to bully him. Ken laughs and then he puts his head down for Park to apply a headlock. He does but Ken twists out of it and then trips Park. He falls. He gets up and holds his face. Ken bend s forward and tells him to do another headlock. He does but Ken slides out and does an armlock. Park switches out of it and applies a headlock and then an armlock and then takes Ken up from behind and takes him down on the mat. He hits his head and the crowd pops. Ken gets up and does a dropkick to Park’s leg. He falls. Ken hits Park’s face and steps on his hand. He puts him in the corner and continues to punch him in the face. Ken whips him in the opposing corner. He runs but Park moves and does a roll-up. He kicks out. Both get up and Ken does a neckbreaker. He covers but Park kicks out. Ken applies a headlock. Park gets up and elbows his way out of it. He goes to run but Ken whips his head back to the mat. Anderson climbs the corner. He does a swanton bomb move but Park moves out of the way. Both get up and Park punches Ken in the head and whips him in the ropes. He does a back body drop. He hits him with a closeline. Ken goes in the corner. Park runs to him but Ken moves. Ken lifts him up on his shoulders, but he is too heavy. Park takes the legs out from under Ken. He does a boston crab. Just then, Doc enters the area and distracts the referee and Park. Ken does a roll-up but Park kicks out. Doc leaves the area. Both get up and Park does a body slam and then climbs the corner. Doc comes back and kicks Doc in the back. Parks falls down off the corner. Ken plants him to the mat and gets the win. Winner and 7 points: Mr. Anderson

The BFG members are backstage. All are warming up and are focusing on who might be called out. AJ Styles is seen on the side as he just stands there. Who will fight next?

-Commercial

The Aces & 8s are backstage. Ken said he did what he said he was going to do. Just then, Doc asks what Ken is talking about. He said Ken stayed back for 8 minutes. Doc thinks he should be VP. Bully Ray gets in the middle and says they have been arguing for two weeks. What is going on? He said they will vote on who should be the next VP! They have another thing to deal with though and that is his wife! The members stare at Ray.

Jay Bradley is in the ring with a mic. He says he is going to make this real simple. He has a little chip on his shoulder. This guy was the champion last year and that is Austin Aries! Come on out here! Aries’ music plays and he gets in the ring.

Jay Bradley vs. Austin Aries in a Bound for Glory Series Match

Jay runs to Aries, but Aries sidesteps and Jay goes out of the ring. Aries goes to the top rope and jumps down on him. He brings Jay in and then does a springboard over the rope and lands on Jay’s back. Aries applies a front headlock, but Jay brings him up on the corner and then kicks Aries in the face. Austin falls to the outside. He gets back in and Jay continues the attack. He takes Aries down and covers him, but Aries kicks out. Jay kicks him and then applies many elbow drops. He covers but Aries kicks out again. Jay is waiting to his that Boom Stick! Jay has Aries in the corner, punches him and then does a hiptoss. He waits. Aries gets up in the corner. Jay runs to him for a big boot, but Aries ducks and Jay’s foot gets stuck on the top rope. Aries kicks Jay’s other leg and then puts him in the corner as he throws himself into Jay and continues with the kicks. He climbs the corner and does a missile dropkick to Jay. Jay goes to another corner. Aries runs to him, but Jay hits him with a big boot. Jay goes for the Boom Stick, but Aries hits Jay. He fights back, but Jay lifts Aries up and does a backbreaker. He goes for the finisher again, but Aries ducks and hits a crucifix. Jay goes in the corner. Aries does a running dropkick to Jay and then brings him to the middle of the ring for the Brainbuster! Winner and 7 Points: Austin Aries

A video plays showing Aces & 8s attack on Sting during Slammiversary. Ray retained his title. Aces are family, but Sting needs his family now to destroy Aces. He needs the new Main Event Mafia! They will rise and Aces will fall.

Sting is walking backstage. The cameraman asks him about his agenda tonight. Sting says he is going to have a sit down. The MEM will rise and tonight is grows!

-Commercial

Sting is backstage in a dark area. He says it is about brotherhood and family. Are you in? The person shakes Sting’s hand. The person is in the darkness. Sting says they can take down Aces!

Chavo and Hernandez are backstage. Chavo gets Hernandez pumped up. He says he can do this tonight! Go get them!

Hernandez’s music plays and he comes to the ring. He grabs a mic. He says out of all of the members in the BFG Series and one person annoys him constantly. He is a loud mouth! Come Daniels so Hernandez can kick your @ss! Daniels’ music plays and he struts to the ring.

Hernandez vs. Christopher Daniels in a Bound for Glory Series Match

Daniels runs to Hernandez and takes out Hernandez’s leg. He gets him up in the corner and punches and kicks him. Hernandez throws him down. He gets up and Hernandez puts him in the corner and then does a belly to belly type suplex. Both get up and Daniels fights back with a rake to the eyes and then a punch to the face. Daniels runs in the ropes. Hernandez bends down and Daniels kicks him in the chest. Daniels taunts but Hernandez lifts him up and does a military press. Hernandez puts Daniels in the corner. He runs to him, but Daniels lifts him over the ropes. Hernandez goes on the ramp and runs. He jumps over the ropes and takes Daniels down with a shoulder tackle. He gets Hernandez up and goes for a powerbomb, but Daniels gets out and grabs on the ropes. Hernandez grabs him from behind and Daniels low blows him without the referee seeing. Hernandez falls. Daniels climbs the corner and hits the BME! He gets the pin. Winner and 7 points: Christopher Daniels

Brooke Hogan is walking backstage. She will have a State of the Knockout Division tonight.

-Commercial

Kazarian is in the ring with a mic. He says we witnessed the first Bad Influence win tonight and we will witness another. Kaz calls out the person who people say, including Dixie, is the future of this business. Also, she says he is gorgeous. Come out, mate! Magnus walks out to the ring.

Kazarian vs. Magnus in a Bound for Glory Series Match

Magnus and Kazarian quickly fight as the bell sounds. Magnus tosses Kazarian out of the ring. Magnus goes to the side of the ring, but Kazarian fights him from the outside. He gets in. He continues the offense as he takes Magnus down and covers. Magnus kicks out. Kazarian applies a headlock. Magnus gets up and punches his way out of it. Kaz kicks Magnus in the face though. He bounces off the ropes, spins around for a neckbreaker. He now applies a dragon sleeper! Magnus lifts his knee and hits Kaz in the face to get out of it. He closelines Kaz several times. They go into the ropes and Magnus takes him down with a closeline. He whips him in the ropes, but Kaz jumps on the ropes and flies back. Magnus catches him and does a suplex. He covers but Kaz puts his leg on the ropes. He gets up in the corner. Magnus runs to him and Kaz moves. Magnus goes iinto the corner. Kaz climbs the corner. He goes for a missile dropkick, but Magnus blocks and locks the Texas Clover. Kaz taps! Winner and 10 points: Magnus

Hulk Hogan is walking backstage. He is on the phone. He talks about 3 guys and how it feels perfect. He gets off the phone. He turns and pushes Bully into the wall as he was walking right behind Hogan. Hogan says that they need to do this now. Hogan wants Ray to hit him. Ray says he doesn’t want to. He wants to talk to Brooke. Hogan says she is done with him. They are done. Brooke asks Hulk why Brooke stopped him for hitting Ray in the head with the same hammer a few weeks back. Ray walks up while Hulk ponders.

-Commercial

Brooke Hogan’s music plays and she walks down the ramp. She gets in the ring and goes to the podium that is set up in the ring. Brooke wants to thank the Knockouts for what they have been doing recently. They have been talked about show after show and that is great! Brooke says they have a hot summer, if you know what she means, but there are some points she wants to make. She wants the Knockouts to come out to the ring. Music hits and here comes ODB and Eric Young. They have the Knockout Tag Team Titles. Next is Velvet Sky, Taryn Terrell and Gail Kim. Gail stops on the ramp and then gets in the ring. She guesses Mickie James needs a special introduction. Here is Mickie! Mickie’s music plays and she comes out. Mickie has a mic in her hand. She thanks Brooke for allowing her to speak on the Address of the Division. She brings up her music videos and songs. She is now going to be in a huge commercial. It is a full time job being Mickie. Carrying the division on Mickie’s shoulders is easier than Sky’s knee. Brooke says everyone is equal in this division as it is not about one person. Brooke brings up Eric Young. The crowd pops. He asks him if he remembers their conversion they had about a year and a half ago. EY says they are all humans. They make mistakes. If you want to get down to the meat of the potato, he is not a woman. The crowd chants, “No, no, no.” EY doesn’t know what that means. He then hands the tag titles to Brooke and says it is National Kissing Day. EY kisses ODB. They fall on the mat, roll to the ramp and run away. Brooke moves on.

This division is about competition. She congratulates Sky for what she has been through. Mickie says the pigeon is injured and she can’t fly. Brooke talked to Sky’s doctor and she is able to compete. Sky vs. Mickie will be next week. Gail says Brooke is missing her as she is the best around. Brooke says Gail’s match was one of the best ever and she will get her match at Las Vegas! It will be Gail vs. Taryn in a Ladder Match! Brooke concludes and they can go.

Taz and Mike Tenay are shown as they show Sting’s segments from earlier. Whose hand did Sting shake? Hardy vs. Roode is later tonight!

Brooke and Hulk are backstage. Hulk says Brooke did a great job tonight but she has to go as Ray is making this like a circus. Brooke doesn’t understand as she is just doing her job. He says she did her job and can go. Brooke has to go in the car. The driver drives off. They say they love each other. Hogan looks on.

-Commercial

Jeff Hardy is getting ready for his match tonight as he is warming up backstage. A video then plays showing the TNA Always Evolve App. It is a workout app! Get it now!

Music plays and here comes AJ Styles. AJ slowly walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. The titan tron states, “No one.” AJ grabs a mic. The lights are dim. He states that is real simple. It isn’t about Aces & 8s. It is not about TNA. It is about him. It’s about him becoming the next TNA World Champion! It is not for the fame or glory. It’s for the money. Everybody is looking for a hero. If he learned one thing n the past 11 years, this is no place for a hero. In case you missed it the first time, then hear it again. He is sick and tired of doing the right thing. He will do his own thing. Music hits and here comes Samoa Joe! He makes his way to the ring.

AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe in a Bound for Glory Series Match

They move around the ring. They go to lock-up but Joe does a swinging kick. AJ moves back. AJ does a kick to Joe. They now go for punches. AJ goes for one but can’t reach. Joe reaches AJ and punches him in the face. He goes back into the corner. Joe continues but AJ gets out and puts Joe in the corner. He hits him and then applies a headlock. He takes him to the center of the ring. Joe rolls around to get out of it, but AJ keeps it on. Joe lifts AJ up, but AJ rolls though. Joe is able to apply a head scissor. AJ gets out of it. Both get up and Joe runs to him, but AJ kicks him and puts him in the corner. He does a knife edge chop and then several punches. He whips him in the opposing corner but Joe reverses it. Joe runs to him, but AJ kicks him and then takes him down with a closeline. AJ gets him up to his feet. He lifts him up and does a back suplex. AJ now kicks and stomps on Joe. AJ punches Joe in the corner, but Joe punches back. He whips AJ into the corner. Joe runs to him, but AJ jumps over the ropes and lands on the apron. Joe kicks him in the face. Joe goes for a suicide dive, but AJ gets in the ring. AJ jumps over the ropes but lands on the apron. Joe kicks the legs out from under AJ and he falls flat on his face. AJ rolls in while Joe looks around on the outside.

-Commercial

Joe has AJ on the mat. He does chops to his back and then kicks to his chest. He jumps and plants a knee to his face. He covers but AJ kicks out. Both get up and AJ fights back, but Joe hits AJ with an elbow. He falls. Joe brings AJ up and headbutts him and then does several punches. He bounces off the ropes. AJ does a dropkick. Joe flies back outside of the ring. AJ runs and does a baseball slide. Joe falls. AJ gets out and brings Joe in the ring. He jumps on the top rope and does a springboard flying forearm. He covers but Joe kicks out. AJ goes to lift Joe for a suplex, but Joe blocks and lifts AJ up. AJ lands on his feet behind him. He runs in the ropes and does dropkick to Joe’s legs. He falls. AJ covers but Samoa kicks out. AJ goes to the corner and climbs. Joe runs to him, but AJ jumps down. Both run to each other, but Joe grabs him for a scoop powerslam. All of a sudden, Joe applies a cross armbreaker. AJ’s feet reaches the ropes. AJ gets up in the corner. His arm is hurting. Joe lifts AJ on the top corner. AJ punches Joe but Joe does a chop. He climbs and goes for a superplex, but AJ moves and lands right down on Joe. Both are down. The referee counts. He is up to 6-7-8! Both are up. AJ punches Joe and kicks him. He does several hits but Joe does a big punch and then punches AJ in the face and has him in the corner. AJ goes down and rolls Joe up. He applies that calf killer. Joe reverses and has the submission sleeper. AJ gets out and has Joe’s shoulders down. He kicks out. There is 1 minute left. Both get up. AJ punches Joe in the face. Joe punches back with multiple punches and does knees. Both go back and forth now. Joe takes AJ down and tries to get his shoulders down. Joe goes for a half nelson, but the match ends. Draw and each get 2 points

Joe gets to his knees, but AJ punches Joe in the face. They fight and then the referee pulls them away. AJ gets up and his nose is bleeding. Joe gets to his feet and raises his arms. AJ gets out of the ring and walks away.

Bully Ray is on the phone. He asks where the person is. The person says they left. Who is it? It’s Brooke. Bully wants to talk to Brooke. He tells her to turn the car around. He wants to talk to her. He ends the call and tells Aces that she is coming back. He tells two members to get on bikes and make sure Brook comes back while the others watch Ray’s back.

-Commercial

Hulk Hogan is backstage with Kenny King, Suicide, and Chris Sabin. Hulk says social media is all over the X-Division match next week. Also, the person who is champion will get to decide if they want to challenge Bully Ray for the TNA World Title on July 18th. The champion will cash in the title for the opportunity. Hulk leaves and Kenny starts to get all cocky as he thinks he will get the title next week.

Bobby Roode’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Jeff comes out on stage as he comes out to his music. Roode gets out of the ring and runs to him. Jeff punches him and Roode goes back. Jeff tosses Roode in the ring. He gets in.

Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy in a Bound for Glory Series Match

Jeff continues the offense as he has Roode in the corner. He whips him in the corner. Jeff does a hurricanrona and then takes Roode down after he gets up. Jeff goes for a sharpshooter, but Roode takes Jeff down and applies a crossface. Jeff reaches and grabs the ropes. Roode gets up and stomps on Jeff. Jeff grabs Jeff’s legs and does a catapult. Jeff goes right into the ropes throat first. He falls to the outside. Roode gets out and attacks Jeff. He rolls Jeff in the ring. Roode stomps on Jeff again. He gets him to his feet. Roode lifts him up and hits a suplex. Roode jumps up and drops a knee to the head/chest. He covers Jeff, but he kicks out. Jeff crawls to the corner. Roode stomps on Jeff some more. He gets him up and takes him face first into the top turnbuckle. Roode punches Jeff and then does a knife edge chop. He whips him into the opposing corner. He runs and smashes Jeff. Roode punches Jeff in the corner. He whips him in the opposing corner. Roode runs to him, but Jeff elbows him and then kicks him down. Jeff climbs the corner, drops down, and hits a splash. He covers but Roode kicks out. Roode whips Jeff in the corner. Jeff floats up, but Roode catches him. Jeff slides behind him and takes Roode down. He drops his legs in between Roode’s, does a dropkick and a cover. Roode kicks out again. Jeff goes for the Twist of Fate, but Roode pushes him in the ropes. He comes back and Bobby does a spinebuster. A cover results in a 2 count.

Roode gets up and waits. He gets Jeff up for a fisherman suplex, but Jeff blocks it and hits the Twist of Fate! Jeff takes his shirt off and climbs the corner. He goes for the Swanton Bomb, but Roode moves. Roode locks in the crossface. Jeff rolls back and has a cover. Roode kicks out. Both get up and after a little ducking, Jeff grabs Roode and hits the Twist of Fate. He covers and wins. Winner and 7 points: Jeff Hardy

Bully Ray is walking backstage. He has the TNA World Title over his shoulder. He is coming to the ring.

Sting is walking backstage. The cameraman asks if he is leaving. He says no as he ha family business to take care of. Sting has a smile on his face.

-Commercial

Aces & 8s music plays! Here comes Bully Ray. He meets Taz and hugs him. Ray gets in the ring afterwards. He raises his title and grabs a mic. He wants his music off! He says the BFG Series is well underway. Next week, 3 guys from the X-Division fight for an opportunity to fight Bully Ray. That is 15 guys who want Bully. Do you know who he is? He is Bully Ray. He will do anything and everything to keep his World Title. Look at what he did to Hogan and Sting. The last thing you want to do is face Bully. It is Open Fight Night and he wants to call someone out… not to fight though. At the end of the day, Bully is a lover, not a fighter. He wants Brooke Hogan out here, his wife. Ray waits in the ring for her to come out. Come on Brooke, he wants her right now. Just then, music hits and it is the Main Event Mafia music!

Sting comes out on the stage. He walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. He has his sunglasses on with his nice tailored suit. He grabs a mic. The crowd is cheering. Sting does a “Woooo!” Sting realized that there is no lone wolf that can take Aces down. That is why he went back to his family. Ray tells the crowd to shut up as they start to chant. They are all chanting a guy who lost to Ray. Ray says who cares about family. Ray beat Sting single-handedly. That is why Sting can’t fight for the title again. Sting says he is right. He can get retribution tonight though. Ray asks what Sting means. He has nothing in his tank. Sting turns around and takes his tie off. Ray can snap his fingers and his family will come out here. Ray asks what he is doing. Sting takes his jacket off. Ray will snap his fingers. His brothers will come and snap Sting’s neck. Sting starts to unbutton his shirt. Ray snaps his fingers. He had enough. Aces! Ray calls them out. They aren’t coming. Sting throws his shirt into Ray’s face. Ray takes the shirt off and Sting points to the titan tron. The Aces are all down and out. Sting punches Ray in the face. He falls. Ray gets out of the ring and walks up the ramp. Ray turns and Kurt is right there. He takes Ray down and applies the Ankle Lock. Ray is tapping. Sting gets in the face of Ray as he is crying. Angle releases the lock and stands over Ray as the show fades.

Alex’s Assumptions:

What a wild Impact Wrestling tonight! First off, I know it was Open Fight Night, but I didn’t think we would see that many fights! I am not complaining as I love wrestling matches on a wrestling show, BUT I would have liked them to split the matches up a bit. Have a in-ring segment with Brooke about half our or 40 minutes into the show and then more matches and then the Hogan and the X-Division segment about quarter after the second hour. Match after match got me worried as I think the crowd was getting drained, not to mention the people watching from home. Other than that, they had some great matches! I was surprised they did AJ vs. Joe. I would have had that match next week or down the line. I would have hyped and promoted that kind of match. That is a main event match and it wasn’t even in the main event. I hope we see it again and TNA could do it right. The opportunity was missed. The Knockout Address was actually quite good! I love the different character the division has with Sky, Mickie, and Gail. ODB and EY are comedy greats, but where was Tara and Ms. Tessmacher. If they are going to build the division around these few Knockouts, they certainly need more! Gail vs. Taryn will be in a Ladder Match and I actually proposed that match to TNA writers. I don’t want to say that it was made because of me, but certainly my voice could have been heard. Now onto the Main Event Mafia! I wrote a piece on TNANews.com discussion who will be in the faction. One of them was Kurt Angle! We see tonight that Angle is a member. Certainly not a surprise. Quite predictable, but I find it interesting on account of the past MEM in 2008 where Kurt and Sting both fought for control. Kendra stated that they are both older and wiser now. Their main goal it to take out Aces, so it makes sense as to why they partnered up. Who else will come into the faction though? I’m still pulling for Jarrett and will even start a petition for him to come in! Nice Impact and next week looks to be more of the BFG Series, a Knockout Match and X-Division Match. Loads of wrestling again!
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  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Impact Watch Party! I am your co-host Jesse Sherwood, and TNA has a fabulous show lined up this week with the BFG Series starting in earnest! But before this week’s show begins, let’s Break it Down!

    1. It is Open Fight Night and either Jeff Hardy or Bobby Roode will get the first call out! But who will get it, since it was decided by the fans? And who will they choose?

    2. We started to see the A’s and 8’s begin to have some internal struggles last week, as DOC didn’t want to just let Mr. Anderson have the BFG Series spot! Will we see more rebellion, or will Bully Ray get his troops back in line?

    3. Angle lost out on being in the BFG Series and was attacked by A’s and 8’s last week. All looked lost, but Rampage Jackson came out for the save! What will Angle do in retaliation against the A’s?

    4. Sting finally snapped and realized he needed to reform the Main Event Mafia to fight the A’s and 8’s! Who will he choose to be a part of the group?

    All of this and more tonight! What are you looking forward to?

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

    Quiet night in here! I was expecting a lot of talk about RVD to the WWE, and how Sting is trying to re-form MEM to take out A&8′s.

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

      Maybe it is the calm before the storm!! Do you think the MEM will be revealed tonight? I’m expecting it to last a couple of weeks. I mean, why do so in one night?

      • Jon Harris

        true i think they will be back nash and steiner for the mem

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Nash is signed to a long-term Legends deal and has stated that he would never return to TNA. Steiner is blackballed after his comments on Twitter.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            yes but can u see a huge return tonight being apart of mem

          • Jesse Sherwood

            After the end of last week’s show, I can see one man being the new member. Kurt Angle

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

            But I agree with Michael, they need a big return of some sort. Who? No clue, but they need someone to return at some point. Possibly to tie the whole thing together, but they can’t just run with the roster they have now. They’re building to something, and it’s bigger than maybe DOC jumping ship to MEM.

          • Jon Harris

            anyone jumping from the aces and eights to MEM would be dumb and make no sense at all

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

            A&8′s are having issues, one person will peel off at some point and fight against them. Right now it looks like it might be DOC. It’s a common way to do things, and makes a lot of sense.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            theres tommy dreamer, or if they wanted to go in a different direction they could bring in a big name like jomo or someone, the problem they are going to have is everyone worth having in the faction is part of bfg so how can you have a faction with a group of guys all after the same thing, maybe the big return could be jeff jerrett

          • Jesse Sherwood

            But who could return that would make that big of an Impact, pun intended. Honestly, there aren’t any big names left.

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

            No one, but remember Dixie thought Rampage would be huge! With her, you never know.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            theres tommy dreamer, or if they wanted to go in a different direction they could bring in a big name like jomo or someone, the problem they are going to have is everyone worth having in the faction is part of bfg so how can you have a faction with a group of guys all after the same thing, maybe the big return could be jeff jerrett

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

            Now JJ would make a lot of sense, if they could come to terms on everyone getting along!

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            JJ would be perfect who better to help in the fight than the guy who built TNA and to be honest quite unexpected i only thought of him trying to think outside of the box, and dont forget he did work in immortal with angle when they were at the height of their problems,

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

            That is a brilliant idea.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Why thank you kindly Kendra,

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            im not to sure about that though as it looks like they are going to programme him with rampage, someone said to me earlier on richard’s facebook page that hardy is going to be a part of it, which i find to be stupid, hardy is ment to be the face of the company, and shouldnt be playing second fiddle to anyone even a legend like sting, plus the one thing that confuses me most about it is, why are the bringing back a heel faction to battle a heel faction, they either should of brought fortune back to battle them, or even go one better and play on the fact hardy knows team 3d better than anyone else and play on their history and let him build a faction to take one aces and 8′s

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

          Jesse said it for me. I tried to get an interview with Nash when I met him, but because of his contract with the WWE kept him from being able to say anything formally. Though he was terribly sweet.

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

            There’s more of a reason why you wanted an interview, Kendra ;)

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

            I will fully admit that I’ve had the hots for Nash since he ditched the black hair. Face to face I was a mess, but he was wonderfully sweet.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Sting looked fabby in that suit!

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

      Sting always looks fabby. He’s a sexy man!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Roode vs. Hardy tonight! What a way to start the BFG Series!

    • Jon Harris

      yea we have seen this match many times but should be good

      • Jesse Sherwood

        They haven’t faced off since Final Resolution, so it has been half a year.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Points listing:
    Submission: 10
    Pin: 7
    Countout: 5
    DQ Win: 2
    Draw: 2
    DQ Loss: -10

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Current standings:
    Mr. Anderson – 7 points
    Everyone else – 0

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

    This whole BFG Series being incorporated with the OFN is a great idea, but will there be enough time for the Knockouts or X-Division?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I doubt it, unless they cut segments and matches are quick.

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

        They’re going through the show really quickly right now, so maybe? The problem is if they keep going at this pace, the fans will be ready for a nap at the top of the hour. Pacing is needed for the show and the fans.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Does Jay Bradley remind anyone else of A-Ry?

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Current Standings:
    1. (Tied) Mr. Anderson – 7 Points
    1. (Tied) Austin Aries – 7 Points
    Everyone else – 0 points
    Wrestled tonight – Joseph Park, Jay Bradley

  • Jesse Sherwood

    That’s Angle!

    • Jon Harris

      yea i think so to

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Ok, Hernandez needs to NEVER get a mic for Open Fight Night again!

    • Jon Harris

      yea he is not good on the mic at all

      • Jesse Sherwood

        That was bad, even for his low mic skills.

        • Jon Harris

          yup

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

            He really did suck!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Current Standings:
    1. (Tied) Mr. Anderson – 7 Points
    1. (Tied) Austin Aries – 7 Points
    1. (Tied) Christopher Daniels – 7 Points
    Everyone else – 0 Points
    Wrestled Tonight – Joseph Park, Jay Bradley, Hernandez

  • Jon Harris

    wow what a very quick match that was and another dirty finish

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They are moving this show WAY too fast. They are risking crowd burnout before the first show is even over.

      • Jon Harris

        yea why are the matches so short

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

          They’re trying to get these matches in and make it exciting, but they’re going to burn out the fans – there and watching on TV. Too much too fast and the fans can’t handle it. It’s too intense for too long and we can’t handle that.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    4 matches before the half hour break? This is ridiculous!

    • Jon Harris

      yes there way to short matches

  • Michael Andrew Smith

    so who do you think will win bfg, i think its going to be aj

    • Jesse Sherwood

      AJ seems to be the logical choice, but I am hoping for Samoa Joe or Anderson, just to see Anderson split A’s and 8′s!

      • Michael Andrew Smith

        i thought maybe anderson but i do agree i do think he will split them up,

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

          It will be Anderson or DOC. It looks like DOC, but I’ve been calling for Anderson to be the mole since the start.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            i think it will be Anderson who is the mole, as DOC is a original memeber

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

            True, but that doesn’t mean that DOC won’t jump ship.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            If anything he will battle Anderson in a VP vs Cut match, with the winner becoming VP and the loser being forced to leave

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

            That makes a lot of sense.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Then they could carry it one of 2 ways, either DOC trying to prove to Bully what Anderson is really up to, or as Kendra stated jump to MEM the only problem i have with the later is, has DOC actually ever been in a main event match, but once again this is TNA and they do like to make a habbit of making storylines that make no sense

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

            No, but right now it’s more about taking out A&8s. Yeah, has to be Anderson.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Either way it will be interesting

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

            It’s been great all along, I don’t see it changing now.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Unless they end up going NWO style and split the faction in 2

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Don’t make me sick. That is the last thing TNA should do!

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Yeah but who are the main 2 guys running TNA Hogan and Bishoff so anything is possible

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

            No! No! No!

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

      I’ve been going with AJ winning the series since April.

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

    What is all this about Mag’s looks? Yes, he’s a nice looking guy, and has that sexy accent, but he’s a great wrestler and should be praised for that!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Dixie got gooey in an interview over him recently. Honestly, he may be the next Angle or Bryan if he keeps adding to his move set like he is.

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

        He is great, but gooey?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Yeah, it was bad. She sounded like a girl with a crush.

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

            Ugh, not cool as a professional.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Current Standings:
    1. Magnus – 10 Points

    2. (Tied) Mr. Anderson – 7 Points
    2. (Tied) Austin Aries – 7 Points
    2. (Tied) Christopher Daniels – 7 Points
    Everyone else – 0 Points
    Wrestled Tonight – Joseph Park, Jay Bradley, Hernandez, Kazarian
    Upcoming Matches: AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe and Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Roode

  • Jesse Sherwood

    EY is subtly stealing this segment!

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

    Where is Tara?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I was thinking the same thing!

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

      And Ms. Tessmacher!

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

        Oh, yeah, her.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    They finally remembered the Knockout Tag Titles, just to apparently retire them!

    • BlazeKing

      I booed & hissed.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Not to bed the Negative Nancy here, but TNA is over a pole for ratings tonight. game 6 of the NBA Finals drew 20.6 million viewers, and the game is close tonight, 40-40.

    • Jon Harris

      wow 20 million viewers damn

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Spurs and Heat both draw well. Go Spurs!

        • Jon Harris

          hell yes go spurs

          • Hayden Tyler

            dont forget cubs and cards baseball game tonight too

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

      You’re right. NBA has TNA bent over a barrell!

  • Michael Andrew Smith

    i do love the new gimmick of AJ Styles lets just hope they keep it up

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Great to hear AJ finally break the silence, and what a way to do it! Absolute perfection!

    • Jon Harris

      he has talked before and he just explain why he is doing what he is doing and its all about the money and the world title

    • Michael Andrew Smith

      i agree it was perfection Jesse, and what a match to do it before

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

    Don’t understands TNA’s mentality to have AJ vs. Joe in a non main event match with little advertising. They could have easily made this a big hype match.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I agree Alex. This is a big draw match, period.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    5 minutes left? I had forgot that the BFG Series has a 15 minute time limit for matches!

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

    I wonder if they could figure out the speed Joe hits that power slam and compare it to Orton’s.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    This crowd is brunt out! They pushed way to hard tonight.

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

    That was only 14 minutes by timing.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      They probably cut a minute, for time constraints.

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

        Not smart in my book. There will always be people like me who time matches, and when they’re supposed to be 15, pulling out exactly one minute seems strange.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Current Standings:
    1. Magnus – 10 Points
    2. (Tied) Mr. Anderson – 7 Points
    2. (Tied) Austin Aries – 7 Points
    2. (Tied) Christopher Daniels – 7 Points
    3. (Tied) Samoa Joe – 2 Points
    3. (Tied) AJ Styles – 2 Points
    Everyone else – 0 Points
    Wrestled Tonight – Joseph Park, Jay Bradley, Hernandez, Kazarian
    Upcoming Matches: AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe and Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Roode

  • BlazeKing

    I’m fully expecting Abyss to be part of the new MEM.

    • Hayden Tyler

      Abyss really is a heel character so i dont see him being in MEM but he is trying to get rid of aces and eights so he might be in it

      • Michael Andrew Smith

        Abyss is a tweener, and MEM was actually a heel faction

        • Hayden Tyler

          so TNA is useing a heel faction to get rid of a heel faction

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Booking 101: It doesn’t have to make sense as long as they can explain it.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            its the point i was making earlier surely having fortune back or a hardy lead faction would of been better with hardy neing the face of the company

        • Jon Harris

          mem is a face faction

          • Hayden Tyler

            sting first created it if you look it up it says heel

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

            Correct, MEM was heel from day one.

          • Jon Harris

            yes but there a face faction now

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

            Yes, they are now, you said they were a face faction, which they were not.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Historically, they were a heel faction. The TNA Frontline were their opponents.

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

        Aby is a monster, and can go either way. I think it would work since he’s not part of A&8s.

  • Michael Andrew Smith

    Is anyone else starting to think we are only going to see Angle join MEM tonight

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’ve been saying that all night. This will be a duh member, as well as the next one, then they will throw in a curveball.

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

        I agree, Angle is obvious, after that it will get interesting – I hope.

      • Michael Andrew Smith

        and as me and Kendra were Discussing the best unexpected Option would be JJ

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Honestly, I do agree, but I hope that there is a bigger curve than JJ. I’m hoping for someone that is just a shocker, such as bringing in an Indy Legend. Maybe Jushin Liger?

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Now that would be awesome, or even one better the like sof batista or Goldberg were working the IWC

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            And Liger has actually wrestled for Tna before during the world cup thing they use to do

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Batista stated that he would never go to TNA multiple times over the years, as he see them as a subpar company and they couldn’t pay him what he wants.

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

            Yeah, he says it, but I’m not sure I believe it.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            With the ego he has, I do. He wouldn’t want to sully his “Good Name” with them.

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

            I still don’t completely believe him. Money talks, and a short stint could just work out well for him. And it’s not PG.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Sting at one point has said he would never work for Vince and has came close, RVD has said he would never return and he did,

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

            Thank you Michael. Whenever anyone says something won’t happen in this industry, we all should just sit back and wait.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Anything is possible i mean who ever thought back in 97 Bret Hart would Jump Ship to Wcw,

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

            I have to agree with Jesse about Liger. I guess if Batista or Goldberg came in for only this one storyline, I’d be okay, but nothing more.

          • Tim

            That would be great but a friend of mine did say it would be cool if they brought in Sting’s friend who no longer has a contract with AJPW, Great Muta. We also talked about a big shocker being a guy who is involved with independent companies and has cleaned himself up a bit. Would it not be great to have one more run be it a short one with Sting’s very old friend and partner and we get a reunited Blade Runners with the Warrior.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Tim, I have to applaud you for thinking outside the box with Mutoh! Seeing him in an American ring alone would be worth the price of a PPV for me. But a Freedom Fighters reunion is something I wouldn’t be able to stand, as Warrior has never been a good in ring worker, not to mention all of the issues between him and HH.

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

          I sure hope it is Jarrett! That’s my favorite pick from my article that I wrote on TNANews.com.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            i never actually read your article think i may have to now

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

            You should read Alex’s articles. They’re more than worth the time. You should also check out his Alex’s Assumptions on FB. And there’s my DX moment.

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            I do read the articles on this site, but i aint actually ventured away yet to the sister sites think i need to break that

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

            Both TNANews.com and WWENews.net are great! *More cheap plugging*

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

            Wait! You haven’t been over to WWENews.net? You really should check out the fantastic articles over there. There’s even an interview with Fandango’s very first trainer, out in the back woods of Maine. And, I’m not the only female writer over there.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            As well as my historical piece looking at the career of Dutch Mantell! *Super cheap plug*

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Im loving the plugs guys, i promise i will check them out tomorrow, sadly im in the good old uk, and my eyes are stinging from using 2 laptops tonight so i could join in on the chat whilst still watching the show, the Angle talking about Punk article should be a really good read though

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

            We have a lot of fun with the sites, and they mean a lot to us because we put so much of ourselves into them. Get some sleep so you can check them out tomorrow. And thanks for joining us tonight. It’s been fun!

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            That it has and has been good to pick some of your brains for once instead of having to read it all the next morning which sucks, think i will be doing this again,

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

            Also, Kurt Angle spoke exclusively with TNANews.com about CM Punk! Great stuff!

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

            Don’t forget that fantastic interview with Magnus!

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

            Well, that was for WNW.

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

            Yes, but we’re giving cheap plugs!

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

            Ahh! Don’t miss Kendra’s blog about Impact tonight/tomorrow!

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Dont worry Alex i won’t, thats one article i always read

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

            Thanks, Kendra! I need to hire you for my personal advertiser!

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

            Good boy Alex, give us your DX moment!

            But yeah, Michael and I agree that JJ returning for MEM would be sick!

  • Hayden Tyler

    anyone else think that the bad influence logo looks like the metallica logo

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Haven’t really looked at it yet, so I couldn’t say either way. But I will look closer now!

      • Hayden Tyler

        it does to me

        • Hardy

          Wouldn’t surprise me since kaz use to wear the metallica ninja star logo on his attire.

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

    Since when are Hardy’s neck and throat under his armpits?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Commentary is almost as bad as listening to 2 Coles!

      • Hayden Tyler

        i agree

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Current Standings:
    1. Magnus – 10 Points
    2. (Tied) Mr. Anderson – 7 Points
    2. (Tied) Austin Aries – 7 Points
    2. (Tied) Christopher Daniels – 7 Points
    2. (Tied) Jeff Hardy – 7 Points
    3. (Tied) Samoa Joe – 2 Points
    3. (Tied) AJ Styles – 2 Points
    4. Joseph Park, Jay Bradley, Hernandez, Kazarian, Bobby Roode – 0 Points

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Boy how I have missed that music!

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

      Yeah, I have to admit that I did as well, even though I really didn’t like them for a big part of the time.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Steve Borden, you are a god!

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

      And a sexy one at that!

  • BlazeKing

    Bully Ray: “I’m the guy that beat you single handedly”
    Fan in front row: *like a mobster* “That’s OK!”

    I lol’d

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Called It!

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

      Sweetie, we all called it! Stop sounding like you know more that the rest of us, or I will go all heel on you!

      • Hayden Tyler

        i knew that

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I know it will sound weird, but it was the hand when Sting shook it. Kurt does a horrible job on his manicure.

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

          I knew it was Angle’s hand. Just something about the shape of it, and the way he extended it.

          • Hayden Tyler

            yea i knew it was his also

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            I still dont think Sting should be leading the main faction against aces + 8′s especially since he cant actually wrestle for the title

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

            I don’t think that really matters. This isn’t about the title, it’s about taking out A&8s. Sting is the perfect person because of all that went down with Bully. BFG will take care of the title, Sting wants to take out the faction.

    • Michael Andrew Smith

      one word predicitable

    • Jon Harris

      yup saw it coming but theres no logic there at all

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

        No logic? Explain!

        • Jon Harris

          sting said he did not trust anyone on the tna roster because no one helped him out durning his title match at the ppv and need to get people he trusted to watch his back

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And the same thing happened to Angle, so why isn’t he a perfect fit?

          • Jon Harris

            because of what sting said about not trusting anyone on the tna roster

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Plus look how MEM ended last time with Sting and Angle fighting for control

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

            But that’s all water under the bridge. They’re all older and wiser! And they’re both faces right now!

          • Michael Andrew Smith

            Kendra im really gonna start cursing you in a minute lol, been trying to go to bed for the last 5 mins but you keep coming out with great points that i cant help but still discuss with you, and not forgetting the others of course

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

            I will give you that. But other than Sting, Angle makes the most sense on the roster. I guess whoever wrote that bit of the script should have changed it up a bit. Honestly, compared to WWE, that’s a minor flaw!

          • Jon Harris

            people were thinking they were going to bring guys back or push young guys with the mem

          • Jon Harris

            angle is a former world champion so they are sticking with that rule

    • BlazeKing

      It’s definitely not just him and Kurt though. There’s *got* to be at least one curveball in there.

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

        JJ, as Michael and I have been discussing, would be a great curveball!

  • Michael Andrew Smith

    right that is it im off to bed its 4am here and my eyes are hurting, big shout out to all the staff for making what was a subpar impact that was rushed just to include a predictable end really enjoyable, thanks again guys see you all next week

  • BlackMotor687

    MEM is Back! can’t wait next week, more MEMbers coming !

  • AA

    You really need a better name than “Alex’s Assumptions”. You aren’t assuming anything, you’re analyzing the shows. “Alex’s Analyzations” would be more appropriate.

    • Michael Andrew Smith

      i think you have got your wires crossed here as he dont call this post Alex’s Assumptions

  • Patrick

    MAIN EVENT MAFIA YES! YES! YES!