Impact Wrestling Results (7/25/13) – Ultimate X For A New X-Division Champion

Impact Wrestling Results – 7/25/2013
From Louisville, Kentucky
Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

Impact Wrestling starts out with a video package showcasing the qualifying matches for the Ultimate X match that will happen later tonight. It changes focus to the TNA World Title match from last week. It was Bully Ray vs. Chris Sabin. People were behind Chris. The match was equal. Chris wins and becomes the new TNA World Champion! The video also shows Gail Kim and Mickie James as they will fight tonight for the Knockout Title.

Music hits and here comes the Main Event Mafia! Kurt Angle leads the group. Sting is behind him. Magnus behind him. Samoa Joe behind him and Rampage Jackson is the final guy. They get in the ring and the fans cheer. Sting grabs a mic. Sting says it was one of the best nights for Main Event Mafia, but also one of his favorite nights in professional wrestling history because Chris Sabin beat Bully Ray and took the title. Kurt gets the mic. He says the tide is turning against Aces. They will get what is coming to them for what they did for one year. Tonight though is a celebration. They were formed because they want to destroy Aces & 8s and for Bully Ray to lose the TNA World Title. That second goal was accomplished. This guy who beat Bully Ray is Chris Sabin!! Angle introduces him and Chris’ music plays. He comes out on the stage with the TNA World Title. The crowd roars. As he walks to the ring, video plays showing how he won the title last week. Chris is in the ring and has a mic. Chris thanks the crowd but also thanks MEM because, without them, he wouldn’t be TNA World Champion. He says he can’t believe he is champion. It is like a dream. It’s not though. It’s a reality. He now has a target on his back. Everyone wants this. He turns and says Samoa Joe and Magnus wants the title. They are in the Bound for Glory Series. Chris says he made history last week and he is all about making history. He challenges the star who becomes the X-Division Champion tonight. It will be a Champion vs. Champion match. Music hits and here comes Bully Ray! He comes on the stage with a guy in a suit behind him.

Ray asks if they know who this guy is beside him. It is his attorney. The guy grabs the mic. He says Ray suffered injustice and they filed a lawsuit against Impact Wrestling. He says Chris needs to hand the title to Bully, but if he doesn’t, then he will CRUSH Impact Wrestling. The guy states that you don’t want him to rock your world. He fights for his client and will win. He says the clock is ticking. Chris has till the end of this show to hand over the title to Bully Ray. Ray’s music hits and his attorney walks away.

Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash is at the commentator’s desk. They wonder where Taz is but play it off as him having his own schedule, as it seems. They run down the line-up for tonight’s show. A video plays showcasing the finishes of the X-Division matches last week.

Another video plays of Greg Marasciulo. He has wrestled since he was 15 years old. He is here to take everyone’s spot.

The video ends and we see the Ultimate X Match being set up.

-Commercial

Hulk Hogan is walking backstage. He is on the phone. The camera man asks Hulk about the whole law situation with Bully Ray. Hulk says he doesn’t deal with the litigations. Hulk walks away as he goes back on the phone.

A TJ Perkins video is shown. He talks about being homeless and outside of Impact’s arena in the rain. He waited for this opportunity. He has now gotten the opportunity and he is going with it. He talks about the symbol of Suicide and Manik. It’s hard to live by a symbol.

Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she introduces the stars in this match. Sonjay Dutt comes out first. Manik comes out next. Finally, Greg Marasciulo comes out and gets in the ring.

Sonjay Dutt vs. Manik vs. Greg Marasciulo in an Ultimate X Match for the X-Division Title

Greg goes right after Sonjay Dutt. Manik goes after Greg, but he fights him off. Greg takes Dutt to the outside. Manik takes Greg over the ropes and he goes back first onto the ramp. Greg gets up and Manik jumps over and lands on Greg. Manik gets back in the ring and so does Dutt. Dutt whips him in the ropes, but Manik holds on. Dutt runs to him, but Manik moves and he goes to the outside. Dutt takes Manik to the outside, down on the mat and does a moonsault on him. Greg comes ofter and closelines Dutt down. He goes after Manik as he smashes his face in the steel structure and then takes him to the entrance ramp. He lifts him up does a body slam on the ramp. Greg gets in as Dutt is climbing the structure. Greg takes him down, but Dutt attacks him. He goes up the structure again but Greg takes him down. Greg fights him, but Dutt ducks. He grabs him and Manik enters. Dutt grabs him and plants both of them down on the mat at the same time. Dutt climbs the structure but stops on the top rope. Manik runs to him and Dutt jumps off the top. Manik takes him down though. Greg goes after Manik. He drops him down on the ropes and then does a leg drop to choke him. Greg goes to the corner, but Manik stops him. Greg whips Manik in the opposing corner. He does the same to Dutt. He runs but Dutt kicks him in the face. Manik comes out and takes Greg down and Dutt with a hurricanrona. Greg goes to the outside. Manik drops Dutt down on the middle rope. He jumps on the middle rope, takes Greg out and also hits Dutt at the same time. All three are down.

-Commercial

Greg has Manik on the ramp. He lifts him up and then sits right on him like he did to win his match last week. Greg holds his knee after as he is in serious pain. Greg crawls to the ropes and slowly climbs the corner. He is doing so with one leg. He gets to the top and then grabs the wire above. He starts hanging from it. Dutt enters the ring and brings Greg down. He punches him in the face. Greg punches back. Dutt punches more and more. He whips Greg in the corner. Dutt runs and does a big boot tot he face. Dutt runs the other way and Greg falls. He hits Dutt in the face with his knee. Greg runs in the ropes but Dutt does a superkick to the head. All are down. Earl Hebner comes from the back and checks on Manik. He isn’t moving. Dutt goes to the outside and climbs the steel structure. Greg slowly follows. They climb higher. Greg kicks Dutt in the side. Greg continues and climbs to the very top of the structure. Dutt slowly follows. Greg crawls on the top. He turns around as Dutt is right behind him. Dutt punches him. Greg punches back. They slap each other in the face and Greg kicks Dutt. Dutt falls back. Greg continues to crawl to the middle. Dutt starts moving forward. They meet in the middle. Greg pounds on his back and then grabs him for a suplex. Dutt fights out of it. Dutt does a headbutt. Greg slides through the structure and lands on the wire on top. Just then, Manik is hanging on the wire and goes to the middle. He wraps his legs and hangs upside down. Greg starts to fight Manik off. He goes on the wire now. He tries to get the title but falls back first on the ring mat. Manik grabs the title and unlocks it! Winner and New X-Division Champion: Manik

Bully Ray is backstage with Mr. Anderson. He asks Anderson if he saw Hulk squirming. It is a first time in awhile that Hulk doesn’t know what to do. Ray states that he is glad Mr. Anderson is VP. He didn’t vote but, if he would have, he would have voted for Anderson. Being VP is great, but it’s about the Bound for Glory Series. He tells Anderson to do what he does best and win it. They shake hands.

-Commercial

Music plays and Christy Hemme is shown as she introduces the next match. Here comes Hernandez. He makes his way to the ring. After him, music plays and here comes Mr. Anderson! He makes his way down the ramp and gets in the ring.

Hernandez vs. Mr. Anderson in a Bound for Glory Series Match

The bell sounds and they move around the ring. The lock-up. Ken applies a headlock. Hernandez pushes him into the ropes. They do a shoulder block to each other and neither budge. Hernandez tells Ken to go in the ropes and try for a shoulder block. Ken goes to run but he just punches Hernandez. He runs into the ropes but Hernandez knocks him down. Hernandez goes in the ropes and does a shoulder block. Ken falls again. He goes to the apron. Hernandez walks to him, but Ken hits him in the gut. Hernandez grabs him and does a suplex. He covers but Ken kicks out. Ken rams Hernandez back into the corner. He whips him into the opposing corner. He runs to him and smashes him. Hernandez falls. Ken goes back to him but Hernandez fights him off and goes to the top rope. Ken grabs him and throws him across the ring. He covers but Hernandez kicks out. Ken applies a headlock while Hernandez is on the mat. He does some crossface strikes and then applies an armlock. Hernandez elbows his way out of it. Ken hits him and then whips him in the ropes. He hits him with an elbow. He covers him but Hernandez kicks out.

Ken puts him in the corner and whips him in the opposing corner. Ken runs to him but Hernandez elbows him in the face. Hernandez goes to the apron. He jumps over and does a shoulder block. He continues with closelines and then a big splash to Ken in the corner. He lifts him up on his shoulder and drops Ken down with a back breaker. He covers but Ken kicks out. Both get up and Ken punches him. He then lifts him up on his shoulders but Hernandez slides out. Ken runs into the ropes but Hernandez knocks him down. Hernandez goes to the ramp. He turns and runs. He jumps over the ropes but Ken ducks. Hernandez lands right on his face. Ken gets him up and hits the Mic Check. He covers and wins. Winner w/ 7 points: Mr. Anderson

-Commercial

A video plays showing earlier tonight where Bully Ray’s attorney came out and demanded Chris to give the title to Bully Ray. If not, there will be a lawsuit.

Dixie Carter is backstage. The camera man asks Dixie about the Bully Ray situation. Dixie says she has a lot going on. She will be dealing with it though. Dixie walks away.

Joseph Park is backstage. Eric Young comes up to him with an iPad. He shows Park how he turns crazy when he bleeds. Park didn’t know because he blacks out after that. Eric takes the iPad and says he will continue to figure this out.

Velvet Sky comes out and gets in the ring. She grabs a mic. She says she has to admit that she made a mistake. The mistake was to let Mickie James know she was injured. She trusted Mickie. She won’t let anything out like that again. She will be keeping her stuff to herself now. She has a ringside seat as Gail and Mickie tear each other apart. Sky’s music plays again and she goes to the outside.

-Commercial

Gail Kim’s music hit and here comes the challenger. She gets in the ring. ODB is in the ring as she is the referee. Mickie James’ music plays and she comes out with the Knockout Title over her shoulder. She gets in the ring.

Gail Kim vs. Mickie James (Champ) for the Knockout Title

They move around the ring but quickly lock-up. Gail takes Mickie down but she gets up. The lock is still in. Mickie takes Gail down but they get up again. They start pulling each other’s hair behind their head. ODB breaks them up. They lock-up. Mickie takes Gail into the corner. She kicks her and then rams her shoulder into the gut of Gail. Gail pokes the eyes of Mickie and puts her in the corner. She punches her a couple times. Mickie punches back and works on the arm. Gail turns it around and kicks Mickie in the back of the leg and then works on the arm. She takes Mickie down and covers. Mickie kicks out. Gail applies a headlock. Gail whips Mickie in the ropes. Gail ducks, but Mickie grabs her hair and whips Gail back. She covers but Gail kicks out. Both get up and Gail applies a headlock. Mickie gets out and applies one of her own. Gail sends Mickie in the ropes. Mickie takes Gail down with a shoulder block. Both get up and Gail does a dropkick to Mickie. She covers but Mickie kicks out. Gail gets her up and punches her in the face, but Mickie punches back. She whips her in the corner. Gail runs to her and goes right into the gut. Gail walks on the apron and blows a kiss. Mickie quickly does a kick to the face and Gail falls right down.

ODB starts to count. She gets up to 8 when Gail gets on the apron. Mickie goes to her, but Gail snaps the neck of Mickie on the ropes. Gail takes Mickie to the corner post and goes for the Figure Four, but Mickie pushes her away. Mickie goes on the apron and jumps on Gail. Mickie brings Gail in the ring. She does a neckbreaker and covers. Gail kicks out. Mickie goes for the DDT, but Gail twists out of it and goes for the Eat the Feet, but Mickie gets out of that and takes Gail down. Mickie climbs the corner. Gail is up. Mickie runs but Gail runs away. Mickie takes the legs out from under Gail and goes for the submission hold. Mickie applies a leg lock, but Gail already reaches the ropes. Mickie stands and Gail hits her in the face. She whips her in the corner. Gail runs to her but Mickie moves. Mickie runs to Gail but Gail grabs her up and powerbombs her. She uses the ropes but ODB sees. Gail throws Mickie out of the ring. Gail goes to ODB. They exchange words and Gail slaps ODB. Just then, Mickie does a roll-up and gets the win. Winner and Still Knockout Champion: Mickie James

Gail starts to leave the ring, but ODB grabs her and brings her back in the ring. They chest bump. Brooke Hogan comes out on the stage and tells Gail to calm down. She doesn’t know what she is getting herself into. Gail didn’t learn her lesson, Brooke guesses. ODB is an active wrestler, so now that’s Gail’s problem. ODB takes her shirt off. Gail turns and ODB is ready to fight. Gail leaves the ring.

A video plays showing Chris Sabin winning the TNA World Title.

Hulk Hogan and Dixie Carter are backstage. Hulk says he doesn’t understand how Bully boxed him in the corner again. He thought they were fine. Dixie says she loves Chris and wants him to be champion, but you can’t go ahead with anything with lawyers involved. She was there when he blew out his knee the second time. Hulk says they should take a step back and look to see how Aces operate and get an idea. Dixie says she can’t stoop that low and do that. Hulk understands the politics and everything. He asks Dixie if she wants to tell Chris. Dixie says she doesn’t but knows Hulk doesn’t want to either.

-Commercial

Christy Hemme is in the ring as she introduces the next match. Christopher Daniels comes out and dances his way to the ring. Main Event Mafia music plays and here comes Samoa Joe. Joe gets in the ring.

Christopher Daniels vs. Samoa Joe in a Bound for Glory Series Match

They move around the ring. Joe goes for a kick to the leg. Daniels backs up quickly. The crowd chants, “Joe is gonna kill you.” They lock-up but Daniels goes against the ropes to break it. They move around again. They lock-up. Joe takes Daniels down with an armbar and then an elbow to the face. Daniels gets up and goes to the corner. Joe punches him repeatedly. He whips him in the opposing corner. He runs to him and smashes him and then kicks him in the back of the head. Joe goes back over and rams his face into Daniels’ face. He runs and does a big boot. Daniels rolls around on the mat holding his face. Joe kicks him in the chest. Daniels pops up. Joe runs but Daniels does a drop toe hold. Joe gets up and Daniels takes him down. He stomps on him and chokes him. Daniels gets him up. Joe does a huge knife edge chop. Daniels does one back. He puts Joe in the corner. He chokes him with his boot. Daniels takes Joe to the ropes and chokes him on the top. Daniels gets on the apron. He jumps over the ropes and plants his elbow right to Joe’s back. He covers but Joe kicks out.

Both get up and Daniels hits Joe in the chest and face. He does a snapmare and applies a headlock. Daniels gets up and gets out of it with elbow shots. Daniels hits back. Daniels runs in the ropes, but Joe does a huge belly to belly suplex. Both get up. Joe does a couple closelines and then an inverted atomic drop. He takes Daniels down and then falls on him with a smash. He covers but Daniels kicks out. Both get up. Daniels goes in the ropes and Joe does a scoop powerslam. Both get up. Daniels goes for punches but Joe ducks and does a huge open hand shot. Daniels falls instantly. He covers but Chris kicks out. Both get up. Chris goes in the corner. Joe runs to him but Chris moves. He hits him in the chest and then walks back. He runs to him, but Joe lifts him up with one arm and takes him down. Joe brings him for the Muscle Buster, but Mr. Anderson comes on the ramp and apron. Joe stops and tries to fight him. Daniels takes Joe down and goes for the BME. He hits it and covers. Joe kicks out. Daniels does it one more time and gets the win. Winner w/ 7 points: Christopher Daniels

AJ Styles is walking backstage. The camera switches to Jeff Hardy as he walks backstage. Their match is next.

-Commercial

Sting is backstage. He has a paper in his hand. He sits down and tells Kurt he needs to talk to him. Kurt brings up the Bully lawsuit. What would happen if he gets the title back? They have failed last week. Sting says they didn’t fail. He doesn’t have the title yet. It’s a step in the right direction. Kurt agrees.

Christy Hemme is in the ring as she introduces the next match. AJ Styles’ music plays. He comes out on the ramp with his leather jacket and hood. He gets in the ring. Jeff Hardy comes out next and the crowd roars! He goes around the ring meeting the fans.

AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy in a Bound for Glory Series Match

They lock-up and AJ applies a headlock. Jeff tosses AJ in the ropes, but AJ slides under Jeff. He gets up and applies another headlock. Jeff whips him in the ropes. AJ does a shoulder block. Jeff doesn’t fall. AJ runs again but Jeff elbows him in the face. AJ gets up and Jeff goes after him. He goes in the corner. He comes out and Jeff kicks him in the gut but AJ blocks it. Jeff twists around and hits AJ in the face. AJ falls back in the corner. He is sitting in the corner. Jeff runs to him, jumps up and does the double foot stomp into the chest.

-Commercial

Jeff Hardy is on the outside. AJ runs and does a huge baseball slide. Jeff goes right into the commentator’s desk. He falls instantly from the hit. AJ brings Jeff in the ring. AJ does a snapmare and then kicks Jeff in the back. He applies a headlock. Jeff gets up and elbows his way out of it. He punches and runs in the ropes. AJ moves and tosses Jeff to the outside. He falls back first. Jeff slowly gets up. AJ grabs him, but Jeff snaps AJ’s neck on the top rope. Jeff gets in. AJ grabs him and does a huge spinebuster. AJ applies a headlock. Jeff gets up and elbows his way out of it. AJ kicks Jeff in the gut and goes for a DDT, but Jeff pushes AJ back. He kicks him in the gut and sets up a powerbomb, but he goes through with it and AJ lands right on his face. Both are down. Both slowly get up. Jeff runs to him for a closeline. AJ whips him in the ropes but Jeff knocks him down. Jeff does an atomic drop and then drops his legs down on AJ’s chest and then kicks him in the face. He takes off his shirt and runs in the ropes. AJ ducks and Jeff ducks but AJ hits Jeff right in the face. Jeff falls. Jeff gets up in the corner. AJ runs to him but Jeff moves. Hardy picks AJ up for a front slam and then climbs to the middle rope. He does a splash. He covers but AJ kicks out. Jeff gets AJ up and punches him. He goes to whip him, but AJ blocks and does a suplex to the corner. Jeff falls on his head. AJ gets Jeff up and whips him in the corner. AJ runs to him but Jeff elbows him and then does the Whisper in the Wind. He covers but AJ kicks out.

AJ gets up. Jeff goes for the Twist of Fate, but AJ gets out of it and hits the pele. AJ uses the ropes to get up. Jeff slowly gets to his feet. AJ grabs Jeff and rolls through and applies the calf submission hold. Jeff taps. Winner w/ 10 points: AJ Styles

Both stand at the end of the match. Jeff extends his hands. AJ looks at him and then around at the fans. AJ walks past without a handshake. He goes up the ramp.

Hulk Hogan comes through a doorway. The cameraman asks Hulk about the decision for the TNA World Title. Hulk says he is glad he and Dixie are on the same page but he doesn’t want to do this.

-Commercial

Aces & 8s music plays and here comes Bully Ray. He comes through the curtain and walks down the ramp. He looks around at the crowd and then gets in the ring. He wants his music shut off. The crowd boos. Ray says he has been wronged. He has suffered a major injustice. He is highly offended that people can sit back and praise Chris Sabin for what he has done to him (Ray). The guy hit him in the head with a hammer. What kind of man, athlete, or wrestler stoop that low to hit someone in the head with that? Sabin, you have no choice. Ray will sue Sabin and everyone in this company. He will do whatever it takes to right the wrong. He wants Chris to do the right thing. Come out and hand the title to him. Chris Sabin’s music plays. He comes out with the TNA World Title over his shoulder. Chris walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. He grabs a mic. Ray isn’t going to say anything negative toward him. Obviously, Chris is out here to do the right thing. Ray states that Chris is intimated by Ray. He will hand him his title. Chris asks Ray if he wants to know why he is out there. He is out there because he wanted to see how he has become a big, fat crybaby! Chris says he almost lost his career but he fought ten times harder and now he is TNA World Champion. Ray must have got hit in the head too many times if he thinks he will hand the title over. Ray states that he will get the title back when he sues Chris. How can Chris look at himself in the mirror knowing he won the title with a hammer. Ray knows Hulk has been with his lawyers all day long. He demands Hulk to come out! Hulk’s music plays.

Hulk Hogan comes out on the stage with a mic and a piece of paper. Hulk says he has been going through back and forth with his lawyers on this contract. He gets it, at the end of the day. He has he has a counter. Ray says, “See,” as he points to Chris. Hulk rips the contract up. He is the GM and he is the law. He says Chris Sabin is their champion and will remain the champion. Hulk says fair is fair though. Bully does have a rematch clause. He knows he doesn’t want to have outside interference with MEM as he knows all about Aces & 8s. August 15th… there will be justice… Hardcore Justice! Aces and MEM won’t be involved. It will be Bully Ray vs. Chris Sabin for the TNA World Title in a Steel Cage Match! Ray looks back at Chris and then back at Hulk. Ray yells, “I hate you,” to Hulk. Hogan’s music plays. Chris holds up the title as the show fades.

Alex’s Assumptions:

This has been a pretty powerful Impact Wrestling. Powerful because of two main reasons. First off, this show was wrestling heavy this week. We seen 5 matches and none of the matches fell short. They all had different styles and they all had enough time to make them good. We had the Ultimate X match, which was quite predictable with Manik winning the match, but it was a good match with a cool ending. Mickie James vs. Gail Kim told a story in that ring. It looks like Sky could be back in the title hunt while Gail switches to ODB. The Bound for Glory Series continues and we seen some excellent matches. We missed a lot of people tonight like Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, and James Storm, but the show was really built and I don’t see where they could have plugged any of them in. People wonder about TNA’s roster. You don’t want to use your stars every week, but you want to change them up every week. That’s what they are able to do tonight and they even have less than they did a month ago. It looks like it is working. I like Dixie Carter appearing on the show as it makes it feel more realistic. She really never appears, so it’s always unique when she does come on. Finally, the second reason why this show was powerful was because of the stories. Now, they have their main long-term stories like Aces & 8s going after TNA, but then you have Main Event Mafia trying to take them out. Inside that story is the story of Bully Ray wanting his title back so he brings his attorney in. If he doesn’t get the title, the attorney will sue Impact. There’s a small story that covers the whole show but that story is a small story inside the big picture. That’s unique. That’s different. Not only does TNA know where they are going from now to Bound for Glory, but they have a story once a week to have people interested. Just a great booking concept. Next week is a new week and now we can count down to Hardcore Justice! Like my Facebook page for my full wrestling thoughts.

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  • Jesse Sherwood

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

    1. Chris Sabin is your NEW TNA World Heavyweight Champion! But Bully Ray and and A’s and 8′s cannot be happy about losing their power in TNA! What will the former do to try to get his title back?

    2. We will crown a new X Division Champion tonight, as Sonjay Dutt, Manik, and Greg Marascuilo face off in Ultimate X!

    3. We will also see the Knockouts Championship defended, as Mickie James will face Gail Kim!

    4. The BFG Series will be in full swing as well, with 3 huge matches!

    5. Also, the war between the Main Event Mafia and A’s and 8′s will surely heat up tonight! Who will get the upper hand?

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

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

    Hi everyone, I made it! I was all ready to post at 7:30, but it took almost until 8 for me to do it. I have to admit that I haven’t been on my computer in two days, and have missed a lot! I’m excited about Impact, but also quite annoyed at a lot going down in TNA right now.

    • Jon Harris

      yup did u see all the negative questions dixie got for her askdixie thing she did on twitter

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

        I didn’t, but not surprised. Dixie has always claimed she would answer all questions on Twitter, but never answered any of mine. Guess she didn’t like my stance on her abilities as leader of TNA.

        • Jon Harris

          yea there were some very bad questions and alot of fans bashed tna very badly

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

            For good reason right now. The running off TNA looks piss poor right now.

          • Jon Harris

            very true

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Champion vs. Champion next week! That will be a fun match, and it is a good way to keep Sabin interacting with the X Division.

    • Jon Harris

      sabin is supposed to be in the main event now not the x-division so what sense does that make

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It helps elevate the X Division workers to his status. He just came out of there and TNA has been trying to show that the X division guys deserve the same sort of status.

        • Jon Harris

          they have get the same status no matter if they do that match or not

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

            But it does make the X Div look better facing the WHC.

          • Jon Harris

            maybe

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Bully Ray’s lawyer sounds like the modulated voice from A’s and 8′s unmasked days!

    • Jon Harris

      he looks like kevin nash

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

      I thought he looked like a Johnny Ace wannabe!

  • Jon Harris

    The Ultimate X match tonight is very predictable

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

    With the show being revolved around this whole law thing from Bully’s attorney, do you think Joseph Park will make some defense for Sabin? I like the idea.

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

      I was thinking that would happen myself, and could be a lot of fun.

      • Jon Harris

        i don’t see that happening

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

        Kendra, I have yet to tell you my Joseph Park story!

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

          You have a story?!?!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Manik’s video talking about where he came from was a nice feel good story.

    • Jon Harris

      it really makes no sense for manik to being wearing that costume anymore

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

      I agree, but the production was crap! I could barely hear what TJ was saying half the time for the music blaring. The same for Greg’s video. Not at all impressed with TNA’s production for screwing them out of their mic time there.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I will say that now that we have seen under the hood, I don’t see a reason to keep him masked. Let him wrestle as himself.

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

      I’ve been saying since we found out on the show who it was.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Yeah, but it is getting ridiculous that they have videos with him talking unmasked but wrestle masked. The attack angle, I understood. This just makes it inane.

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

          I’m agreeing with you! I’ve been saying this all along!

        • Jon Harris

          theres no point in keeping him in that costume because we know who he is

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

            We all know who Rey is, but he’s still masked.

          • Jon Harris

            thats very different and thats has something to do with mexico and he wanted ot wear when he came to wwe

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

            I know that Jon, but it does show my point that you can look at things from different sides. I think TJ should be TJ, but there’s reasons to leave him under the hood.

          • Jon Harris

            what reason is there to leave tj under the mask and its the same costume suciude wore

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Trentylocks has really been impressing me and he is only in his 2nd match in TNA! WWE overlooked a talented guy.

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

      Should the IWC be bashing WWE?

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

        We should be bashing things that were and are being handled badly!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        They won’t. But that proves WWE and TNA are on two different wavelengths when it comes to their product. TNA wants quality wrestling, WWE wants actors.

        • Jon Harris

          its proves that tna is not wwe level right now and are not close to it at all

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It proves whatever you want it to. To me, it shows the care about wrestling first, where WWE cares for appearance and mic work.

          • Jon Harris

            wwe puts on really good and great wrestling matches

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And they put on 1-3 minute travesties such as the ones that were on this past Smackdown. TNA generally puts on a much higher quality in ring product.

          • Jon Harris

            no did u see the bryan and punk matches and jericho and punk matches,bryan and rollions match and many more good and great matches

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

            Look at what I said about it. Beyond Bryan, and those like him – who are few and far between – the matches are four minute slapp-fests. I time the matches, I know!

          • Jon Harris

            no there are good and great wrestling matches on raw every week

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

            From Bryan and the like. The 99% of the rest are absolute schlock! You cannot see that? I thought you’ve been watching wrestling for a very long time, not just the past couple years. You’re coming across as a newbie calling the matches we’ve been seeing the past 5+ years good.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Those are few examples. What about Khali, Orton, ADR, Sin Cara, or the other 70% of the roster? I watch every, and I do mean EVERY, bit of WWE programing each week. With the exception of 2-3 matches on each Raw and Smackdown and 1 match each week of Superstars and Main Event combined, most of WWE’s matches are flaming poo! Their best programming is ironically NXT, the guys that aren’t on the main roster!

          • Jon Harris

            no but u guys don’t bash tna for doing short matches so its ok for them to do it but not wwe how is that fair

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No, we comment when there is a very short match i.e. Less than 3 minutes. TNA rarely puts on matches that short, even with a squash.

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

            I am very quick to bash TNA at almost every turn, but I also know how to give them props for the things they do right. I’ve said good things about them more recently than March!

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

            The only good matches lately have been Bryan’s and I think few people can claim more that that. Too many of WWE’s matches are total slap crap!

          • Jon Harris

            no they not at all and yes wwe and tna do short matches at times

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

            Look back at the times of matches on RAW. If it’s not Bryan, most of the matches are under 6 minutes, the majority are under four.

            TNA does have short matches, but nothing compared to the WWE, and their matches actually involve more than signature moves and slapping.

          • Jon Harris

            yes tna does 3 and 4 mintues matches and 5 nd 6 minutes matches to

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

            TNA very rarely has matches that short. If you really want us to have average match lengths for shows, we can have them for you next week. Jesse, you’re job is compiling the numbers for next week.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Aye Ma’am!

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

            And the shortest match, by quite a bit, tonight, has been 5 minutes even.

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

            Of course they’re not on the same level! They never have been, and I don’t think any of us have claimed that they’re on the same level with the WWE!

            Much of TNA’s roster are better wrestlers, and give better matches than the WWE – minus what we’ve been seeing from a few in the WWE, specifically Bryan – but beyond that, the WWE is a huge company, and TNA is tiny!

            They both have their strengths, if you’d be willing to see them.

      • Jon Harris

        no not at all

    • Jon Harris

      yea i do not think he has a contract with tna and dutt has no contract with tna

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Manik is your new X Division Champion!

    • Jon Harris

      he the only one with a tna contract

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

        Can’t you just enjoy what an entertaining match it was?

        • Jon Harris

          it was a good match but i was hoping for more high flying moves

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Current BFG Series Standings:
    1. Magnus – 49 Points
    2. Samoa Joe – 26 Points
    3. Jeff Hardy – 17 Points
    4. (Tied) Christopher Daniels, Austin Aries – 14 Points
    5. AJ Styles – 12 Points
    6. (Tied) Hernandez, Mr. Anderson – 7 Points
    7. (Tied) Bobby Roode, Jay Bradley, Kaz – 0 Points
    8. Joseph Park – -10 Points

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Current BFG Series Standings:
    1. Magnus – 49 Points
    2. Samoa Joe – 26 Points
    3. Jeff Hardy – 17 Points
    4. (Tied) Christopher Daniels, Austin Aries, Mr. Anderson – 14 Points
    5. AJ Styles – 12 Points
    6. Hernandez – 7 Points
    7. (Tied) Bobby Roode, Jay Bradley, Kaz – 0 Points
    8. Joseph Park – -10 Points

  • Jon Harris

    why does tna only focus on bully ray and mr.anderson of the aces and eights and everyone else just stays in the backaround and does nothing at all

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Because they are the forefront of the organization right now with the World Title feud and BFG Series.

      • Jon Harris

        i know but the rest of aces and eights does nothing at all and no matches for them at all

        • Jesse Sherwood

          There isn’t time for it on the show. Other storylines take priority first.

          • Jon Harris

            i know but the other guys in aces and eights seem pointless and makes the fans not care about them at all

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

            They are still the heavies, they back up Bully and Anderson. They’re not big characters right now, but not everyone can be big all the time. They will step back up when the time is right. It happens in all promotions. Look at your favorite WWE, not everyone is in the ring with Cena each week.

          • Jon Harris

            2 different things there and tna has to much going on right now and not enough time for everything

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

            No, it’s not! There’s too much going on in the WWE as well. They don’t show every wrestler, or every storyline on every show. It’s the same for both companies, you just cannot seem to see anything negative in the WWE when it’s compared to TNA.

          • Jon Harris

            wwe roster is to huge to show everyone on tv but tna has a small roster so they can show more wrestlers if they wanted to

          • Jesse Sherwood

            WWE has 70 wrestlers and 5 hours of TV. TNA has 40+ and 2 hours. Equal depth.

          • Jon Harris

            tna does not have 40 plus wrestlers its less then that

          • Jesse Sherwood

            http://www.impactwrestling.com/roster/Wrestler-Roster

            Look for yourself. I counted 41 people on that roster that are signed to a performers contract. If you omit Rampage and King Mo, that’s still 39. Plus the per shot X division guys that they keep rotating in that aren’t on the roster.

    • dunlap84

      Look at the old NWO, over half of those guys never did anything 90% of the time for example Horace Hogan, Vincent, VK Wallstreet, The Disciple, Stevie Ray. They’re only purpose is to give the appearance of strength in numbers.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Hey dunlap! Good to have you here!

        • dunlap84

          Thanks love me some TNA.

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

            Join the club!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    The cracks are starting to show in Joseph’s character! Looks like he may realize his “True” nature soon!

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

    Are Velvet and Sabin still dating?

    • Jon Harris

      i don’t know

    • Jesse Sherwood

      As far as I know, they were a couple of months ago.

  • Jon Harris

    they need to do something new with gail kim because she doing the same storyline with ODB she does with terrell

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s an effective continuation of her disrespect of authority figures. It’s consistent booking.

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

        Thank you Jesse, you beat me to the punch!

      • Jon Harris

        not really there doing the same thing over and over again and its called lazy creative writing

        • Jesse Sherwood

          So CM Punk’s Best in the World shtick is lazy writing, Cena’s HLR is lazy writing, Bryan’s neurotic tendencies are lazy writing, Henry’s Hall of Pain, and Taker’s return every year, correct?

          • Jon Harris

            no its not and thats part if there storyline but with gail kim this is the first in while she has got in a ref face or hit one so i thought they moved on with it but they did not

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No, and that’s because she hasn’t been booked with a ref for a while. TNA books very long term with their storylines, on average 2-3 months in advance.

          • Jon Harris

            it doesn;t not seem to me there book 2 to 3 months in advance at all but they might who knows

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

            Actually, they do. It’s something they’ve been quite open about.

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

          No, they are not! They are showing that Kim can’t handle authority, and they cannot do that with one feud. It’s right there on the screen!

          • Jon Harris

            this is the first time she has got in a ref face or hit a ref in while so i thought they have moved on from that

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

            She’s been in very few matches, and Taryn has kept her quite busy in those match, but no, she’s been in ODB’s face before, just not this much.

  • dunlap84

    There’s two guys in the front row, one in a green t shirt and one black t shirt with a green bandana, that’s have been at the last three takings in the same exact seats. They look like big guys, could they be just dedicated fans or are they someone special? Anyone know?

    • dunlap84

      Tapings

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Dedicated fans. They were in the Jonesboro tapings too and I talked at length with them. They attend almost every taping and used to do the same at the Impact Zone.

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

        Some serious TNA love, and travel cash!

        • dunlap84

          No kidding I was like damn these guys are in the front row every week.

        • Jon Harris

          they could be plant fans by tna

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Jon, did you read what I said? I talked at length with them. They do it because they love the company and the wrestling. I also talked old school wrestling and they have been fans of wrestling at least as long as I have, since the territorial days.

          • Jon Harris

            u don;t know if there plan fans by tna or not and u never know they could be

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

            You just can’t take anything any of us says at face value, can you? This goes right back to what I said over at Alex’s Assumptions about negativity and attacking WNW writers.

          • Jon Harris

            i am not attacking anyone at all and u guys are attacking me

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

            Jon, you and I have discussed this before. If everyone in a group is getting upset by something one person says, over and over, maybe that one person needs to think about where the problem might lie.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Jon, we have yet to attack you. You think you have to contradict everything us writers have to say on here.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Current BFG Series Standings:
    1. Magnus – 49 Points
    2. Samoa Joe – 26 Points
    3. AJ Styles – 22 Points
    4. Christopher Daniels – 21 Points
    5. Jeff Hardy – 17 Points
    6. (Tied) Austin Aries, Mr. Anderson – 14 Points
    7. Hernandez – 7 Points
    8. (Tied) Bobby Roode, Jay Bradley, Kaz – 0 Points
    9. Joseph Park – -10 Points

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

      Thanks for posting. I just cannot seem to keep up with it this year!

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

    Let’s see how this show ends! Let’s hope Joseph Park helps out! These minds have to find a loop hole! ;)

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

      They really need too, and Joseph makes the most sense.

      • Jon Harris

        nope no park at all

  • dunlap84

    When it comes to decisions Hogan knows best or so the title of his show tried to lead you to believe. We shall see.

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

      Ugh, that show!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Blech! Reality TV!

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

          I like a lot of reality TV, and while it drives Stacy crazy, I still watch it. I couldn’t watch that drivel.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Personally, I can’t wait for Hardcore Justice! Cage Match for the title!

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

      It should be sweet, but it makes me wonder what will happen as it didn’t keep A&8′s out before!

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

        Very true! Will that be a night with another swerve?

        • Jon Harris

          what kind of swerve are u talking about

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

          What are you getting at Alex?

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

            Well Lockdown had the swerve of Bully turning. Last week was a swerve with Sabin winning. Will Hardcore Justice throw people off again?

          • Jon Harris

            it was not swerve with sabin winning it was the plan for him to win for weeks before the match happened

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Even you said you didn’t think Sabin could win! It was a swerve to 90% of the wrestling community.

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

            A swerve means that it catches everyone off guard. They had Bully Ray winning the TNA World Title for awhile.

      • Jon Harris

        yea aces and eights git involed in the cage match at lockdown so it won’t keep them out at all

        • Jesse Sherwood

          It may not, but Hogan all but said that A’s and MEM were banned from ringside. I will bet that will end up as a stip.

          • Jon Harris

            when did he say they were ban from ring sided i never heard him say that

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

            Almost guaranteed that it will be, so will that be Brooke’s heel turn?

          • Jon Harris

            theres no way the get ban from ring side

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

            What have you been watching? Refs throw people out, and people are banned from ringside all the time!

  • ay silver

    the new x division championship is a ripoff the old intercontinental championship