Impact Wrestling Results (8/1/13) – #August1Warning Is Revealed And It’s….

Impact Wrestling Results – 8/1/2013
From Wichita Falls, Texas
Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

Taz is on his phone walking to the building. Two security guards stop him and say that Hulk Hogan won’t allow him in the building. They are doing their job and won’t let him in. Taz is furious. He will be calling someone and have them gone from TNA Wrestling. Just wait.

A video plays showing last week’s Ultimate X match where Manik won the X-Division Title. Chris Sabin will face him this week in Champion vs. Champion. He almost didn’t have the title because Bully Ray brought his attorney and said he has to be given the title. Hulk was going to take the title from Sabin, but decided to give Bully Ray a rematch. Him vs. Sabin in a Steel Cage as Hardcore Justice.

The camera shows the arena as it looks to be a great turnout. They are on their feet and cheering. Jeremy Borash and Mike Tenay are at the commentator’s desk. They go over the line-up for tonight’s show. Mike goes on to say that it has been a chaotic week for TNA Wrestling. He brings up #August1Warning. A new tape is shown.

The guy is shown in #August1Warning fashion. He says no one will know when or how he is coming. He will be there and it will certainly shock us.

Austin Aries’ music plays and he gets in the ring. Aries grabs a mic. He begins to speak but the mic didn’t work in the fashion he wanted. He asks if they can hear him now. He asks if they know who he is. The fans chant his name. Aries goes on to talk about TNA Wrestling and how there are a lot of things going on, but the Bound for Glory Series should be a focus. He is in it and will fight tonight. He goes on to congratulate Sabin on winning the TNA World title, but he tells Sabin he will be fighting for the title at Bound for Glory. Aries brings up his match tonight with AJ Styles as it is the first time ever on television. Everyone has been dreaming about this match since he came in the company. He isn’t just talking about the fans. He talks about the people inside TNA. They want to see this. Aries says he and AJ are the most gifted athletes in professional wrestling. He says AJ put TNA Wrestling on his back for a decade vs. Aries who will put TNA on his back for a decade. If anyone has a doubt, Aries will erase those doubts tonight. Music hits and here comes Bobby Roode. Roode gets in the ring and grabs a mic. Roode states that if Aries wants to gloat and run his mouth about dreams, why don’t they talk about nightmares. Let’s talk about Destination X last year. Aries beat Roode on that PPV. Roode has a bad year. Everyone, in the back and the fans, have forgot what Roode is capable of in the ring. He is the longest reigning TNA World Champion in company history. He became the leader of the Selfish Generation. He is The It Factor. Starting tonight, the game is going to change. Roode is going back. He is going back to what made him win the TNA World Title the first time. He only cares about himself. Aries starts to laugh. Roode is on the path for the title. It pays to be rude. Aries agrees that Roode is the It Factor… or spit factor because Roode keeps spitting in his face. Austin hopes Roode makes it to the finals so Aries can beat him again. Good luck. Aries gets out of the ring. Hernandez’s music plays and he comes out. As he gives his bandana to a fan, Roode comes out on the ramp and attacks Hernandez. He gets him up and tosses him off the ramp. Hernandez falls on the floor.

-Commercial

Bobby Roode vs. Hernandez in a Bound for Glory Series Match

Roode has Hernandez in the corner and does some knife edge chops. As he does, we see footage from the commercial break where Roode jumped off the apron to Hernandez but Hernandez caught him and rammed him back first into the ring post. In the ring now, Roode has control over Hernandez. Hernandez tries to fight back, but Roode comes back and takes Hernandez down with a spinebuster. He covers but Hernandez kicks out. He tosses Hernandez out of the ring. Roode goes out and whips Hernandez back first into the steel steps. He brings Hernandez back in the ring. He covers but Hernandez kicks out. Roode puts Hernandez in the corner. He does more knife edge chops. He whips him in the opposing corner and runs and smashes him when he got there. Hernandez sits down in the corner. Roode runs back to him but Hernandez kicks him. He goes to the top rope. Roode follows but Hernandez pushes him off. Hernandez jumps but Roode moves. He applies the crossface. Hernandez gets to his feet, lifts Roode up and hits a side walk slam. Both get up to their feet. Hernandez closelines Roode a couple times. He does some knife edge chops, whips Roode in the ropes and knocks him down. Hernandez goes up the ramp. He turns and runs. He jumps over the top rope and takes Roode down. He gets Roode up on his shoulders, but Roode gets out of the way. He hits the referee, turns and low blows Hernandez. He does a roll-up but Hernandez kicks out as the referee counts.

Roode can’t believe it. He goes out of the ring and throws chairs in the ring. He grabs one and hits the steel steps with it. The referee tosses the chairs out of the ring. Roode looks under the ring and grabs a beer bottle. He enters and hits Hernandez in the head with it as the referee took the chairs out. Roode covers and wins. Winner w/ 7 points: Bobby Roode

Roode walks out of the ring with a smirk on his face. The referee checks on Hernandez as he doesn’t know what happened.

Main Event Mafia is walking backstage. The camera man asks Sting about the August 1 Warning. Sting said we will soon find out. He asks Kurt about Aces & 8s. Kurt says they will make an offer they can’t refuse. Rampage says, “Oh yeah!” MEM continue walking.

-Commercial

Kazarian is backstage tweeting fans. Make sure you interact with him for the first hour.

A replay shows the ending of Roode vs. Hernandez. We then see a leaderboard of the Bound for Glory Series. Magnus is first then Samoa Joe and then AJ Styles.

Eric Young and ODB are backstage. ODB says she is getting back in the ring tonight. She can’t wait. They look inside the doorway where Joseph Park is stretching for his match later. ODB kisses Eric and leaves. Park says that the boys say he should do more moves. Eric tells him not to worry about that. He talks about Joseph bleeding and when he bleeds, he loses the match. He gives Park a bag and tells him to wear it. They walk away.

A video package plays showing the Ultimate X Match last week. Manik wins the title.

Chris Sabin is walking backstage and meets up with Manik/TJ Perkins. Chris congratulates him. TJ says he was nothing for over a decade, but the mask gave him an identity. He will make the X-Division revolve around that mask.

A camera man is outside. A Hummer limo arrives. Who is inside it? Could that be the August 1 Warning guy?

-Commercial

Christy Hemme is in the ring as she introduces the next match. Jay Bradley comes out first. As he does, a video is shown him from earlier. He says he has zero points but that isn’t going to stop him. Once he shows his punches the points will rack up. After he is in the ring, Joseph Park comes out. Eric Young is beside him. They get in the ring. Eric tells Park to put a wrestling head piece.

Jay Bradley vs. Joseph Park in a Bound for Glory Series Match

Jay goes right after Park from behind. He smashes his face in the turnbuckle but it doesn’t hurt him. Jay starts kicking Park and tries to rip the head piece off. Park pushes him back. Jay comes forward and Park does a hiptoss. Park gets up and takes Park down. He jumps up and plants his knee. He covers but Park kicks out. Jay continues to try to rip the head piece off. Park goes in the corner. Jay kicks him in the gut. He runs in the ropes. He comes back for a big boot but Park moves out of the way. He does a roll-up but Jay kicks out. Jay takes Park down and plants his elbow to the head of Park. He covers but Park kicks out. Jay continues the attack. He pounds the back of Park as he is on his hands and knees. He plants his knee to the head and tries for a cover again. Park kicks out. He gets up and suddenly closelines Jay a couple times. He does a body slam and then climbs the corner. Jay gets up and grabs the head piece. Park gets down and takes the legs out from under Jay. He does a Boston Crab. Jay tries for the ropes and he grabs them.

Jay gets up n the corner. Park runs to him but Jay kicks him in the face. He does a reverse atomic drop. He grabs the head piece and rips it off. He throws it to Eric Young. Jay waits. Park gets to his feet. Jay runs in the ropes. He comes back but Joseph picks him up for the samoan drop. He gets the win. Winner w/ 7 points: Joseph Park

-Commercial

A video of Rampage Jackson is shown as he talks about wrestling and how it changed his life. It also shows Hulk Hogan and Kurt Angle. Save Olympic wrestling.

Main Event Mafia are sitting around a table backstage. Kurt takes off his glasses and asks them if they know anything else about the August 1 Warning. No one knows. Sting takes over and says they almost fully accomplished their mission. Bully Ray isn’t champion anymore and they will soon take out Aces. Joe and Magnus do some mumbling and then Rampage says he is here to fight. Sting says that is why they like him. Sting says the deal is on with the offer and it involves risk.

Manik comes out on stage and gets in the ring. After him, Chris Sabin comes out. He has the TNA World Champion. Manik has the X-Division Title.

Manik vs. Chris Sabin in a Champion vs. Champion Match

The bell sounds and they move around the ring. They lock-up. Chris works on Manik’s arm, but Manik twists out of it. Chris twists the arm again. Manik twists out of it and works on Chris’ arm. Chris gets out and works on Manik’s arm again. Manik spins but Chris take shim down as he still has the arm. Chris plants Manik’s shoulders down. Manik kicks out. Manik flips over. Chris is able to flip with Manik. Chris has the hands of Manik and makes his shoulder on the mat. Manik kicks out. They flip and flop. Both get up but Chris trips Manik. Manik twists around and is able to get away. Both stand.

-Commercial

Chris has Manik up, but Manik follows through and does a mid-air snapmare. Both get up. Manik runs to Chris and Chris twirls him around. He takes Chris down. Both get up and Chris whips Manik in the corner. Manik acts like a tree in the corner as he stands straight up upside down. He falls forward and Chris grabs his feet. Chris tosses Manik to the apron. Chris does a huge kick to the head. Manik falls. Chris gets Manik back in the ring and continues to work. He has Manik down and covers him. Manik kicks out. He applies a headlock and then works on the arms of Manik. Manik tries to get out of it. He gets up and does a double kick to the chest of Chris. Chris falls back. Both get up. Manik runs to Chris and does a head scissors. Chris lands on the middle rope neck first. Manik jumps to the apron and then does a dropkick to the head. He gets back in the ring and keeps Chris down for a cover. Chris kicks out. Both get up. Both works against each other. Chris jumps up, but Manik turns it into a powerbomb. He covers but Chris kicks out.

Manik goes to the top rope. Chris gets up and does a knife edge chop. He climbs the corner. He does a huge superplex. Chris covers but Manik kicks out. Chris gets Manik up and punches him in the face. Manik does an uppercut. Chris does another punch but Manik does a rake to the eyes. Chris does a knife edge chop but Manik does a huge combo of kicks and punches. Manik continues as he goes behind Chris and lifts him up, but Chris turns it into a cover. Manik kicks out. Both get up. Chris does a bulldog and then a super kick to the face as Manik is on his knees. Chris lifts Manik up and does the Cradle Shot. He covers and wins. Winner: Chris Sabin

As they show a replay of different spots of the match, Bully Ray comes out and attacks Chris Sabin in the ring. He stomps on Sabin and then takes out his chain. Ray starts yelling at Chris. Chris starts to move. Ray kicks him again. He turns and kicks Manik as he tries to attack Ray. Chris gets up and goes right after Bully. He punches and kicks him. He does a kick to the head and Ray leaves the ring. He walks up the ramp. Sabin is ready for the Steel Cage Match!

The camera is outside with the Hummer limo. Who is inside it? Just then, Taz yells at the camera man. He wants the camera to show him. Taz is furious. He is going to reveal August 1 Warning. Taz goes to the door and opens the limo. He starts to laugh. He can’t believe it. All the hype… the limo just for this? The camera shows inside the limo. A computer is there with the August 1 Warning video airing.

ODB is walking backstage. Gail Kim is walking backstage. Their match is next.

-Commercial

James Storm is backstage. He is drinking a beer and tweeting fans. Make sure you interact with him on this second hour.

A replay is shown showing Taz opening the Hummer limo door.

Daniels and Kazarian are backstage. The camera man brings up their match next week. Daniels says Impact Wrestling are planting the seeds against Bad Influence. Really, having the fans vote for the matches is bad management. Daniels says he is undefeated. Kazarian is 0-3. He calls him poor. Kazarian tells Daniels that he doesn’t need that. Daniels isn’t going to give him points. Kazarian doesn’t want him to hand it over. He will earn them. Kaz takes the drink of Daniels. He walks away. Daniels understands.

Gail Kim’s music plays. She comes out and gets in the ring. ODB comes out and gets in the ring.

Gail Kim vs. ODB

Gail and ODB are face to face. Gail pushes ODB down. ODB gets up and tackles Gail down. She punches her in the face. Gail rolls to the apron with the ramp connected. ODB gets out and runs up the ramp. She runs and hits Gail in the ropes. ODB lifts Gail up but Gail slides out behind her. Gail goes for a kick but ODB moves out of the way. ODB attacks Gail from behind and brings her in the ring. ODB goes to the corner. Gail gets up and hits ODB and knocks her down from the top. Gail blows kisses and then gets down. Gail kicks ODB in the gut. She then uses her boot to choke her. Gail gets ODB up and punches ODB in the face. He runs in the ropes and does a running dropkick. She covers but ODB kicks out. Gail chokes ODB on the ropes. Gail taunts. She goes back to ODB but ODB fights back. Gail takes ODB down with a closeline. She covers but ODB kicks out. Gail puts ODB in the corner. She runs and hits her right in the gut. She brings ODB down and covers. ODB kicks out. Gail brings her up and punches her in the face. Gail goes for a closeline, but ODB ducks. Gail puts ODB in the corner. She runs but ODB moves. ODB punches. Gail does the same. Gail whips ODB in the ropes but ODB does a closeline.

She hits multiple closelines. She does a fallaway slam. ODB pops up. Gail gets up. ODB lifts her up and does a huge running powerslam. She covers but Gail kicks out. Both get up. ODB runs to Gail in the corner. Gail wraps her legs around ODB. ODB lifts her up over the ropes. Gail lands on the apron. ODB does a shoulder block. Gail falls but grabs ODB’s legs for the sharpshooter around the ring post. ODB pushes Gail face first into the post. ODB gets out. She goes to Gail, but Gail hits ODB right into the steel steps. Gail goes on ODB and punches her nonstop. The referee calls for the bell. It’s a double countout.

ODB gets up and goes after Gail. The referee pulls her off. Gail turns and goes after her. They need more people to break them apart.

AJ Styles is backstage. He talks about this dream match with Austin Aries. It is all BS. He is not the same person. It’s all about the title. There’s no places for dreams… just like heros. He says he has become Aries’ nightmare. AJ puts on the hood and walks away.

A video of the August 1 Warning is shown. He is coming soon.

-Commercial

Footage of last night’s Bellator is shown. He won his match.

Aces & 8s are backstage. Bully Ray talks about Main Event Mafia and their upcoming offer. He doesn’t care about their offer… he is obsessed with Chris Sabin and getting him in the Steel Cage Match. He needs the title back. He tells Mr. Anderson to handle Main Event Mafia. Ray turns and goes to leave but Brooke Hogan is in the doorway. Brooke wants to talk to him. Ray says he is not getting a divorce. Brooke differs because of the contract for the Steel Cage Match. It all depends if he wins. Happy wife is a happy life. Well it could be an ex-wife. We will see. Brooke blows a kiss and walks away. Ray gets even more nervous.

Austin Aries walks out on stage. He enters the ring with his cape. Music hits and here comes AJ Styles. He slowly walks to the ring.

Austin Aries vs. AJ Styles in a Bound for Glory Series Match

Both move around the ring. They lock-up. They are even. They go to the corner where they keep turning on who should end in the corner. AJ backs up. They move around and lock-up again. AJ applies a headlock. Aries whips him in the ropes. AJ comes back and rolls over Aries. He does an armdrag. Both get up. Aries runs to him but AJ hits him. Aries backs up and goes out of the ring. He walks on the ramp and gets back in the ring. They lock-up. Aries is able to do a fireman’s carry. He works on the arm but AJ does a head scissors. Both get up. They runs in the ropes. AJ goes to Aries and tries for the Calf Killer, but Aries blocks it. Both move away. They lock-up and Aries applies a headlock. AJ gets out of it and goes behind Aries. Aries goes behind AJ and pushes him in the ropes. He rolls back for a cover but AJ kicks out. Aries goes outside. AJ goes for a baseball slide, but Aries moves and grabs AJ. He pushes him in the apron. Aries climbs the corner and jumps. He lands right on AJ. Aries brings AJ in the ring. Aries climbs the corner but AJ does a dropkick. Aries falls on the top rope and then on the apron. He is on the outside. AJ jumps over the ropes and lands right on Aries. Aries is down but AJ continues to stand.

-Commercial

AJ has Aries down in the ring. He slowly gets him up but Aries elbows AJ in the gut. He runs in the ropes but AJ does a huge dropkick. Aries is down. AJ gets him up and does a snapmare. He then does a huge kick to the back of Austin. AJ gets him up again. He elbows Aries in the back. Austin punches AJ a couple of times, but AJ slides behind him and applies a full nelson. He does a huge german suplex from that. Aries lands right on his head. Aries rolls out of the ring. AJ gets out and brings Austin in the ring. AJ gets in the ring. He applies a headlock. Aries is bleeding from his mouth. Aries gets back to his feet and elbows and punches AJ in the gut. AJ punches back and then whips Aries in the corner. AJ runs but Aries elbows him. He hits him with a forearm. He does a closeline after running into the ropes. Aries comes back with more elbow shots. He attempts a suplex but AJ does it, but Aries lands on his feet and does a back slide. AJ kicks out.

AJ does a back body drop as Aries lands on the apron. Aj does a shoulder block, but Aries grabs him and does a neckbreaker to AJ on the second rope. Aries climbs the corner. He jumps and does a huge missile dropkick. AJ goes across the ring. He gets up in the corner. Aries runs and does that running dropkick. He hits it. He lifts him up. He gets him up for the third time but puts AJ on the top rope. Aries climbs the corner. AJ fights back. Austin does some punches. He goes for a superplex, but AJ lands on his feet and AJ does a huge neckbreaker. AJ covers but Aries kicks out. AJ goes to the apron. He jumps on the top rope. He does a 450 splash, but Aries moves. Aries locks in a front headlock, knees AJ in the face and then goes over for a choke submission. AJ gets out of it. He grabs Aries and locks in the Calf Killer. Aries is able to get out of it and lifts AJ up for the Brain Buster. He covers but AJ kicks out at the last second!!!

Aries climbs the corner. He has AJ on the mat. He does a 450 Splash but AJ lifts his knees up at the last second. Both slowly get up. AJ does a closeline but Aries falls down and rolls to the ramp. AJ jumps up but Aries grabs the top rope and AJ lands on it gut first. Aries brings AJ on the ramp. He goes for a suplex, but AJ reverses for a front suplex. Aries lands face first. AJ sets Aries up for the Styles Clash, but Austin does a back body drop and AJ falls back first off the ramp. Aries gets in the ring. AJ slowly gets up. Aries runs for the suicide dive, but AJ moves and Aries goes right into the steel steps. Both are down. The referee counts. Both get in the ring before the 10 count. Both get up to their feet. AJ punches Aries, but Aries punches back. They go back and forth. Aries uses his elbow. AJ continues with the punches. Aries does huge chops to the chest. AJ blows up with a series of strikes but Aries ducks and hits a back suplex. AJ pops up and Aries closelines him. Aries turns and AJ gets up and hits the pele! Both fall. Aries has his arm over the AJ’s body while AJ had his arm over Aries’ body. Aries gets his shoulder up at the last second. The bell sounds. Winner w/ 7 points: Austin Aries

Main Event Mafia are walking backstage as they will come to the ring next.

-Commercial

Main Event Mafia gets in the ring and Sting has a mic. He begins by saying that they joined so Bully Ray would lose the TNA World Title and also to disband The Aces & 8s. They have an offer for Aces they can’t refuse. Kurt grabs the mic and goes to offer it, but Aces’ music hits and they come out on the ramp. Mr. Anderson is leading the pack. They stay on the ramp. Anderson has a mic. He talks about Kurt being in the back of a pick-up truck. He then talks about how Main Event Mafia cheat. Aces play dirty. They like dirty. They aren’t backing down. Kurt gets on the mic. He says that is fine. He brings up 5 members of any Aces & 8s vs. MEM at Hardcore Justice. Whoever gets pinned in that match will have to leave TNA for good. This begins the process of eliminating Aces. Aces talk about the match. Joe gets on the mic and says it is not negotiation. MEM attack Aces. They get in the ring and then exit the ring. Anderson grabs the mic and says they got it. Aces accept!

Just then, the lights go out. Music hits and here comes Tito Ortiz. He comes out on the ramp. Everyone looks at him. They are stunned. They aren’t sure what to think. Rampage throws his arms in the air. Tito has his arms crossed. He starts to apply a smile on his face. The show fades.

Alex’s Assumptions:

I was so pumped for this show all week. Not only would we see Chris Sabin vs. Manik, but we would see Aries vs. AJ Styles and the whole August 1 Warning hype. It looked like a tremendous line-up. I do have to say that we have seen some tremendous matches tonight. I had a new person watching tonight and he was giving me some feedback on what he thought. I like hearing these thoughts because he is not part of the IWC. He is just a normal casual fan. He liked the matches, but was critical about some stuff like who is the face of the company. It certainly gave me some ideas for upcoming articles on TNANews.com. The Main Event Mafia vs. Aces & 8s match stipulation sounds very interesting. Who will leave TNA? Certainly seems like Garett Bischoff or Wes Brisco… or even Knux. Nothing major. The August 1 Warning is getting lots of talk. It got a lot of talk all week, but now it is even more with the star being Tito Ortiz. I am quite split on this and really need to rest on this for a day. Be sure to check my thoughts on my Facebook page though. Like my Facebook page for his full wrestling thoughts.

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  • Jon Harris

    theres a rumor going around that the August1stwarning guy is tito ortiz

    • Guest

      theres all kinds of rumors

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

      There’s many rumors going around, but there won’t be any spoilers.

      • Jon Harris

        i hope its not tito ortiz and that would be a huge let down

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Thus, why I only rely on proven reporting.

  • Jesse Sherwood

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

    1. The time for cryptic messages is over, as the August1Warning videos purveyor will finally reveal themselves! Who could this mysterious man be, and what is his agenda?

    2. The Main Event Mafia has said they have an offer that A’s and 8′s can’t refuse! What will it be and how might it change the dynamic of this feud?

    3. TNA World Champion Chris Sabin announced an open challenge to whomever captured the X Division Title last week and that was Manik! They will face off in an explosive match tonight!

    4. We will see three big matches in the BFG series tonight, as Austin Aries will face AJ Styles, Hernandez will combat Booby Roode, and Jay Bradley will square off against Joseph Park!

    5. With her successful defense of the Knockouts Title last week, who will step up to become Number One Contender to Mickie James?

    All of this and more will happen tonight! What are you excited to see?

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

      Jesse, IM me please.

  • https://twitter.com/DannyIWR Danny Murphy

    It better not be bloody Tito Ortiz

    • Jon Harris

      yea that would suck and be a huge letdown

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

    Hello everyone! Welcome to the live watch party and for my coverage this week! I am particularly excited for this episode! Not only are we going to see who “#August1Warning” is, but we have some tremendous matches that should be quite excellent.

    • Jon Harris

      only good match i have heard about tonight is austin aries vs aj styles

      • https://twitter.com/DannyIWR Danny Murphy

        Manik vs. Sabin could be a cracker as well

        • Jon Harris

          yup

    • Jon Harris

      the other 2 matches don’t look that good to me

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

        Only time will tell. No point bashing them before they’re aired.

        • Jon Harris

          i am not bashing them at all and i am not allowed my own opinions i guess not

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

            Absolutely, just stating that because I read elsewhere that you were bashing them. Stepping in before it’s too far.

          • Jon Harris

            no i was not bashing them anywhere else

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

            Not arguing with you this evening Jon, just stating so things don’t go there tonight.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I have to say, for no build on tv, this #August1Warning has really whipped the IWC into a frenzy! I hope it gives TNA a bit of a ratings bump!

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

        That’s the way to do things these days, and TNA did a lovely job of it. I’m very impressed with what they’re doing with this.

        • Jon Harris

          if they have done it on tv it would have reach so many more people then it did online

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

            True, but they’re trying new things, and something TNA has been bold about. Not all of them work, but they’re trying.

          • Jon Harris

            its nothing new doing it online and its been done before

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

            They only did it online, they did a creative job of it, and yes, they are trying new things. They might be borrowing from other places, but yes, this is a new and creative twist, and I’m impressed with TNA for trying it!

          • Jon Harris

            its not new but it worked good for tna and they did a good job on it

          • Jesse Sherwood

            It’s new for TNA Jon. The fact that they are leaving their comfort zone should be commended.

          • Jon Harris

            yes they should try new things

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

            They try more new things than the WWE right now, and that’s huge for a company that’s no where near the level of the WWE!

          • Jon Harris

            no they do not at all not by far

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

            Wow, really?

          • Jon Harris

            yes really and everything has been done in pro wrestling for the most part so nothing is really new

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

            As I said earlier and you went after me for it.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Considering the videos have almost 500,000 combined views, they reached a substantial portion of they audience.

          • Jon Harris

            that was over a week it got that many viewers not in one day or 2 days

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

            So what? They are getting the views! Can’t you say anything nice about TNA, or is it all negative?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I never claimed they did. But the fact they got that is pretty good, considering they only get 20k per video usually!

          • Jon Harris

            yes its good for them

  • Hayden Tyler

    hahaha Taz cant commentate. Finally he sucks at it.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Hopefully, that means he is being used as a mouthpiece or a character again, as he works better outside of the desk.

      • Hayden Tyler

        hopefully

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

        So much better as a character and not an announcer!

    • Gesus Oliver

      we are all saved. Taz sucks in the booth,

  • Gesus Oliver

    Hogan can’t bump up raitings let’s see who this august 1st is so they can’t as well. Wee.

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

      True, but that’s TNA, not who they have. It’s all in Dixie’s lack of marketing!

      • Gesus Oliver

        Basically nothing we haven’t said here a thousand times.

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

    Guesses as to who August 1 is?

    • Hayden Tyler

      Bob Holly, or somone we do not know

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

        But he said 99% of us know him, so he has to be a known name.

        • Hayden Tyler

          i thought he said 99 have not and hes the 1%

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

            Now you have me doubting myself. Jesse, you help me out here? I know you’ve watched more than I have.

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

            I’m pretty sure he said that we all know him.

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

            Thanks Alex. I’ve only watched them a couple times.

          • Hayden Tyler

            just rewatched them for the 12 time and i was wrong

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Nope, 99% of you haven’t ever not heard of me.

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

            Jesse is my technical advisor for this reason.

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

            I don’t like double negatives.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            “I’m not someone 99% of you have never heard of, and being that 1% can shake things up”

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

        Why Bob?

        You’re not the only one who’s said that to me.

        • Hayden Tyler

          from the shape of the head and the decoded voice

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

            I agree on the shape of his head, does scream Bob to me.

    • Jon Harris

      tito ortiz

  • dunlap84

    I’m gonna make my top 3 picks for mystery man
    1. Bob Holly
    2. Tito Ortiz
    3. Adam Pearce

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

      I was hoping it was Adam from the start, but does 99% know him?

      • Batman

        Do people still not get that it’s Low Ki?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          He wasn’t a big enough name. I still think Holly.

  • Gesus Oliver

    So I just guessed who the Myster man is! Kurt Angle finishes his cyborg transformation. that explains months of storylines, the computer voice over the vignette. Also a Cyborg wrestler? Talk about changing the business!

    • Douglas Smith

      LOL<<<<<<<<<<< Cool

  • Ian P.

    Doesnt Matt Hardy have ears like that?

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

      I don’t see Matt as bald, but you never know.

    • https://twitter.com/DannyIWR Danny Murphy

      Works for ROH doesn’t he?

  • The Breaker

    Roode is kind of stagnant character-wise. But in terms of major storylines recently, he’s not much better!

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

      I will agree that Roode is really struggling right now. Sad as I think he’s one of the strongest on mic and with charisma in the company.

      • Jon Harris

        there doing a similar storyline with roode that they did with cena in wwe with him having a bad year just like cena did

        • Gesus Oliver

          They’re*

      • The Breaker

        Absolutely. He’s been a star for them, and capable of so much more than what we’ve seen from him over the past couple months. He and Aries made a formidable (and highly entertaining) team, but he belongs in the main event.

  • dunlap84

    Well if they watch TNA they would know him so 99% of the TNA audience would know him, I think I’m just hoping too, because I’ve always been a fan of his.

    • Hayden Tyler

      he never wrestled for tna till now

      • dunlap84

        Pearce has never been under contract by TNA tho

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

          But TNA fans know who he is because of Gut Check.

  • Mark3man

    MVP?

  • Mark3man

    Matt Morgan (devon style)
    Alex Shelly

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

      I’d love to see Alex Shelley on TV,but not sure I want him reduced to TNA again.

  • Mark3man

    Ive just caught up with the show, was a little late tuning in….so based on the first 5 minutes of the show….August warning is either Tazz or Tazz managing said person.

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

      Taz managing makes a lot of sense, but Taz can’t work the ring. I had that discussion with Jesse earlier this week.

  • The Breaker

    So… I guess the fans were too loud for the referee to hear the beer bottle break? And the broken glass in the ring didn’t clue him in either.

    • Jon Harris

      yea i know good match with a stupid ending to it

      • Gesus Oliver

        “good match stupid ending” That sums up TNA’s entire history.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s the blind ref syndrome again!

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

        Was it Brian?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I don’t think so.

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

            I was going to say following in his blind father’s footsteps. Kills that one for me!

  • Gesus Oliver

    My question that has always bugged me about the BFG series is why don’t people go for more submissions? If you want to win and you’re serious about it why play the long game by pinning? Almost no one goes for a submission.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Because subs are much harder to obtain. People fight through them, whereas you only have to stun someone 3 seconds for a pin.

      • Gesus Oliver

        regardless they wouldn’t even try? I figured if I was serious about winning I’d try to at the very least find a way to work in a submission.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Why try when you can go for a more sure thing? Especially with the time limit on each match, seconds count.

          • Gesus Oliver

            It’s important to win the tournament. If you hit a guy with a beer bottle why not get him in a headlock or cross face? especially if you’re 40 points away.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Why hasn’t TNA make a fuss on TV about their new title?

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

      New title?

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

        The new X Div strap.

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

          It’s only a new design, not a brand new title.

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

            Right, but Hogan has made a huge deal about other new designs, but not the X Div.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *COUGH COUGH* Hardy!

          • Gesus Oliver

            Brother he threw that in the trash brother. He had to bring out a true TNA design my dude.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Not the second one!

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

            I don’t remember that. Then again, my memory is bad at times.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’d bet because of the backlash they got for buying a new title belt after releasing a ton of people.

      • Gesus Oliver

        my only response to that is “August 1st”

  • Mark3man

    Did Saban just turn heel halfway through a promo

  • dunlap84

    I change my prediction to just a disappointment whoever it ends up being. Based strictly on history.

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

    I’ve complained about TJ being under the hood, but I loved that little segment talking about his rebirth, keeping his back to camera, sounding forlorn. They’re going somewhere with this, and I’m excited!

    • Jon Harris

      there is no point in keeping in that costume at all and it makes no sense to me and they all ready unmasked him so why still wear the costume

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

        But TJ just explained that! Back to the camera was brilliant! He made it into a storyline that makes sense!

        • Jon Harris

          he should have just been Tj Perkins and not put the costume back on

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

            You might think so, but I feel they handled it beautifully!

          • Gesus Oliver

            my only issue with the gimmick is the fact I’m a batman fan. They’re doing the whole Bane “Nobody cared until I put on the mask” storyline. I just hope he doesn’t talk about being TNA’s reckoning.

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

            This is TNA, just wait!

      • Gesus Oliver

        If you’re watching the show that entire skepticism was just answered. maybe rewind? the segment was brilliant.

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

          It really was, and I was really against keeping him hooded – until that. I’m really impressed with how they handled that!

    • The Breaker

      Would’ve been more impactful if he donned a new costume instead of keeping the same designs and changing only his name. In storyline, he’s been Suicide since the beginning. So why are things so different now that he’s “Manik”?

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

        I will give you that. I think they dropped the ball there.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Now that’s the way to let him give an unmasked promo without diminishing him as a character! The mask gave him his identity, his chance in the big time. It gives him keeping the hood some meaning.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Nobody cared until he put on the mask.

  • dunlap84

    I saw earlier where Pearce teased himself as the mystery man on his YouTube account earlier

    • Jesse Sherwood

      That eliminates him then!

    • Jon Harris

      no he was making fun of the videos what he was doing

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

        Actually, he has been teasing it this week.

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

      So I doubt it’s him.

      • dunlap84

        A guy can dream I guess lol

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

          I love Pearce. I wish he was on wrestling TV.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’d love to have Scrap Iron in TNA, but TNA apparently doesn’t think he’s a good fit.

  • Gesus Oliver

    I have said before, Jay bradley is an indie darling around here. He was garbage until TNA contacted him. It’s nice seeming him up his game. Sorry Dakota Darsow I still hate seeing you around my territory..

  • Jesse Sherwood

    You know you’re forgettable if you need to have your full name on your trunks…

    • Mark3man

      What like Triple H…The Rock…HBK….Diesel???

      • Gesus Oliver

        I see girls all the time named Juicy and Phat.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Those are all single named people! I’m talking about at least a first and last name.

        • Mark3man

          was just pulling your leg Jesse…I knew what you was saying i was just been facetiousness

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Oh, sorry! Sarcasm doesn’t translate well across the internet!

          • Mark3man

            I do forget that at time also….plus im a Brit so sarcasm is second nature to us.

  • dunlap84

    Nothing like a fall away slam to finish a man off smh

    • Jon Harris

      really bradley got beat by a somoa drop really come on now

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

        It was a lovely move compared to the crap Bradley threw at Joseph in the ring.

        • Jon Harris

          nobody ever gets beat by that move

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

            Doesn’t matter, it ended the crap that Bradley was throwing, and for me, that saved that match from possible serious injury.

  • David

    Has the character of Abyss appeared on TNA since June 2nd?

    • Jon Harris

      no it has not

      • David

        then why even has a television title.

        • Jon Harris

          they need to get rid of park for good and bring back abyss full time

          • Gesus Oliver

            The Parks gimmick is a good gimmick. Abyss needed it to show some diversity.

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

            I completely disagree. Chris is playing a totally different character and doing a great job of it. I say give him time to let the character run its course before changing things up.

          • David

            I agree, Mick Foley played 3 characters in 1997. so why can’t Chris Parks play 2.

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

            If he was doing a piss poor job if it, I’d say he should go, but he is following in Foley’s footsteps in a lovely way.

          • Jon Harris

            it ran its course a long time ago

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

            They haven’t had the big reveal, so I don’t understand how you can say it’s run its course. Why do you think it should end?

          • Jon Harris

            all park does is the same shit over and over and over and over again and sometimes we don;tr see park for weeks then he comes back and does the same shit again

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

            They are pushing his character growth in the BFG Series, and as Jesse said, it should round up at BFG. What’s so wrong with letting it happen.

            And even between times Joseph was on, his character continued to grow – as all humans do over time.

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

            And watch the language for the sake of language.

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

          Because this is TNA. Look at the Knockouts TTC! I know EY and ODB dropped them, but it took a long time!

          • David

            TNA is not the only wrestling company that has titles that they don’t need.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes, he did the Impact afterwards and attacked Devon and Doc. Since then, he has been absent.

      • David

        My point was he’s the television champion, yet never appears on tv as abyss.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          They are slowly working the reveal of Joseph and Abyss to be the same. It started last week, so I expect a reveal around BFG.

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

            I love how they’re slowly developing this, it’s working really well, and something TNA does a great job with.

          • Jon Harris

            its been going on for way to long and i hope the tna doesn’t think there fans are stupid because they know abyss is park

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

            We know this, and that’s what we are all waiting for. We want to see how it plays out. We want to see where TNA is going to take some of the best developed characters on the roster.

          • Jon Harris

            alot of people i have talked to are sick of park and want abyss back full time and are bored of park

          • Douglas Smith

            Soooooooooooooooooooo,,,,,,, What’s the Point with this (Mickey Mouse)

          • Gesus Oliver

            Have you ever watched wrestling? They do this all the time. It’s not always about breaking kayfabe but going along and watching the story play out. I don’t see you ripping on Titanic movies because we all know the ship sinks so why should it even set sail. Just relax and enjoy the damn story.

          • Jon Harris

            titanic and pro wrestling are 2 very different things

          • Gesus Oliver

            I’m glad we can clarify that. both are stories though.

          • Jon Harris

            i am not into the story anymore and its gone on to long for me and i am bored of it all ready

          • Gesus Oliver

            then shut up go grab a soda while it’s going on. You’re in the minority and we don’t want to hear you complain.

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

            But you’re not bored with Super Cena?

          • David

            I was just wondering about the TNA Television Title, I didn’t realize it would turn it to this huge conversation of whether or not Joseph Park is enjoyable. I personally think he is, as I thought Abyss was kind of run his course, so it breathed new life into him.

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

            I think it’s great that he was able to get out from under the mask and develop something new. He’s developed characters, something so few wrestlers have these days.

          • Jon Harris

            yes i am

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

            You HATE TNA, and state that every week, why would we think you’re friends don’t hate it as well?

          • Jon Harris

            no i do not hate tna and i hate some of the stuff they do and i am going to like everything tna does like u guys do and stop attacking me

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

            Jon, I will say one last time, if everyone talking has the same issue, maybe the issue should look in the mirror.

            I am not attacking you, almost every thing you have said about TNA tonight has been negative, and that’s not just this night. You attack TNA in almost every posting, you attack us writers here and on Facebook, you seem to come here looking for a fight each Thursday night. If you feel so strongly about TNA, maybe you should start your own anti-TNA page and hang out with those who loath the company.

            I go after TNA harder than most, but I can see the good and I’m willing to state it.

          • Mark3man

            I’m the same. I’m really bored of Triple H, when is Terra Rizing coming back….Wrestling sucks

          • Mark3man

            people keep forgetting this is a entertainment show….if watching a movie you know who the bad guy is, but yet you sit for the reveal….I dont know why IWC smarks cant live with that

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

            Thank you!

          • Mark3man

            saying that I would like a few more hints now or reveals now….something like maybe with spiderman and venom….when peter parker see’s his reflection he see’s venom, something like that would be pretty cool

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I couldn’t have said it better Mark3man!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Why the negativity? Enjoy a storyline for once Jon! Did you think the faces of Foley was stupid too? Everything gets recycled in wrestling, there is even a “rule” about it, the 3 year rule. “If it hasn’t been used in the last 3 years in the company, then it is ok to redo it.”

          • Jon Harris

            no i loved the faces of foley and it was alot better then the abyss and park stuff and i like abyss alot better

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

            Chris developed these characters to be strong characters – something we so rarely see these days – and you don’t like it? I’m very confused.

          • David

            I thought according to Jim Cornette it was 7 years?
            Not that it applies here because Faces of Foley was what 16 years ago.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Cornette rules are longer term than VKM. Vince repeats stuff in 3 year cycles. See Kaitlyn/AJ and Piggie James, Taker revivals, ect.

          • Jon Harris

            no they do not repeat stuff every 3 years at all

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

            Yes, actually, they do. Not everything, but a lot. Look at the use of duct tape – just to pull one out of my head.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            BULL! Cult mentality plot of SES and the Wyatts, Overtaking the company factions in DX and then the Invasion angle and then Nexus, “If I don’t win I’ll quit”, ect.

          • Jon Harris

            there not thee same storylines at all very different

          • Jesse Sherwood

            They all had the same general premise behind them and if you can’t see that, then you have obviously decided to do some “Selective” remembering.

          • David

            Wrestling is actually like the rest of entertainment, look at movies, tv and music, they all recycled things.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Yep, there are very few original ideas on any form of entertainment anymore, but we have to find ways to enjoy what we have.

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

            What is there, 7 major plots? Or is it 10? As the leader of a fiction writing group, I really should know this off the top of my head.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            7, and I had the list at one time.

          • Mark3man

            Ring collapsing. Someone going for the title that doesnt fit the ‘shirt and tie VKM mold’

      • Jon Harris

        park needs to go for good and bring back abyss full time

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

          You already said that.

    • Jon Harris

      they don’t

  • Jon Harris

    shouldn’t the world champion be in the main event

  • Brandon Ceielo

    I haven’t been watching TNA for a while but after seeing August1Warning, I am too intrigued to miss it. That being said, who is Manik?

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

      TJ Perkins. Or, that’s who it is supposed to be.

      • Brandon Ceielo

        Nice. Never seen his stuff yet but I have heard of him.

  • Gesus Oliver

    Why aren’t we seeing TNA’s two singles champions in the main event? ugh…

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

      It was pretty much announced earlier this week which match was main eventing.

      • Jon Harris

        well its not and the world champ in the mid card of the night

      • Gesus Oliver

        what match s that? Why have the “head” of your company delegated to the middle of the show. let alone both singles titles?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Aries vs. AJ Styles.

          • Gesus Oliver

            DUMB

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I don’t like that they bumped the TNA Champion down the card, but I do agree that AJ vs. AA is a bigger match.

          • Gesus Oliver

            I agree but why did it have to be tonight? they could easily do it for the main even next week

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

            Greed, but the BFG matches next week all look solid, especially compared to this week – other than Aries and AJ.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Joe/Hardy, Anderson/Magnus, and Kaz/Daniels? It would be unfair to stack the card that far next week!

  • dunlap84

    It would not surprise me at all if Aries was under the good again tonight after his earlier promo

  • Hayden Tyler

    ’41 minutes ago on August 1 warning twitter account “I Am Close”

  • Brandon Ceielo

    Manik vs Sabin was pretty good. Happy that the Bully Ray thing didn’t happen until AFTER the match.

  • Hayden Tyler

    Called it a computer

  • Brandon Ceielo

    Holy crap! August 1 Warning is the Anonymous GM from RAW!

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

      Thank you! I actually did LOL. Stacy looked at me like I lost my mind for laughing at a crappy commercial.

      • Brandon Ceielo

        I literally yelled out “Holy crap!” and had to post that reaction.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    It’s great to see ODB back in the ring! Her style is unique in the Knockouts Division, and she is working with Gail Kim, who is arguably the best woman’s wrestler in the world today.

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

    Will the Knockouts get more ring time than the Divas on RAW?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Combined or each?

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

        Either.

        • Gesus Oliver

          if this match doesn’t end with a kazoo I think we were all gypped.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Combined, probably not. But individually? Of course!

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

          I’d hope for combined because only AJ and Kaitlyn was worth the time. Poor Nattie with Brie!

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

            6:11 for the Knockouts
            4:51 for AJ vs Kaitlyn
            4:12 for Brie and Nattie

  • Mark3man

    I have a quick question…how can Tazz be locked out,(is it Tazz or Taz in TNA?) thought he was Teflon Tazz or has that changed?

    • Gesus Oliver

      to me, his is Aces and Eights, Didn’t they have a ppv devoted to them getting rights to get into the building?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Taz. And no, it hasn’t, but if he was considered unneeded for the broadcast, then HH could very well do it.

  • Jon Harris

    ODB is the most over knockout is that a good or bad thing

    • Gesus Oliver

      Great thing. she is a great knockout and great in person. I’ve had teh chance to meet her numerous times.

      • Jon Harris

        she doesn’t even wrestle that much anymore and mickie james is the knockouts champ she is not that over at all

        • Gesus Oliver

          She has been on numerous impacts even if she didn’t wrestle..so point being?

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Mickie isn’t over because she seems very fake in everything she does in TNA. It’s all about how you sell yourself and Mickie does a poor job.

          • Jon Harris

            maybe but tna went a along time without putting her on tv so its hard for her to act right when your not on tv in while then u turn heel but the heel turn has not gone well at all

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

            She’s not believable as a heel or face. It has little to do with how long she was out.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Even before she was in TNA she had issues selling her character. She can’t act.

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

            You just cannot unsee that video!

          • Gesus Oliver

            What video?

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

            I thought I showed you WAY back!

            The Mickie James on Jenny Jones Show video.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            BAKA!!!

          • Gesus Oliver

            Yes you did. I might have to watch it again..for umm research… Seriously though, I thought we were talking about ODB.

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

            No, Mickie and her lack of acting chops, or believability.

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

        She’s just great, and I’m so jealous Gesus! Next time you have to call me, or something!

        • Gesus Oliver

          to turn the knife more, I had a beer with her and sharkboy :-p

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

            You’re a raging jackass, but you sent me a cheese hat and the X Div DVDs, so you know I love you!

            I loved you before, anyway!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      ODB is easily one of the most dedicated Knockouts in the company and has a unique character. It’s a great thing that the fans have identified with her.

  • Gesus Oliver

    When ever I see an energy drink or what not advertised for wrestling, I always get terrible Stacker two flashbacks from WWF. Am I alone in this?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nope, but at least it isn’t those bad Direct Auto Insurance commercials!

      • Gesus Oliver

        Their rates…are a little high!

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

      Nope, I see it!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Considering the way Impact is structured tonight, I am betting the #August1Warning reveal will be during the A’s and 8′s/MEM segment, taking out both factions.

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

      Taking out both factions? You have high hopes!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Nope, a big reveal always seems to work like that. Wrestling formulas 101.

        • Mark3man

          what could the ‘offer’ be….what ever it is it links to Aug 1st.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I’m betting it has something to do with Hardcore Justice and a big match between the two factions. If A’s wins, MEM dissolves. If MEM wins, they get a concession that I don’t have a clue of, maybe that A’s can’t challenge for titles in TNA?

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    This match is going to be legendary. I have been waiting for this one for quite a while now.

  • Brandon Ceielo

    AJ vs AA should be good. Now the Champ vs Champ not being the main event makes sense. Don’t quite agree with it, but I see it.

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

      It does hurt the credibility of the champs.

      • Jon Harris

        yes it does

      • Jesse Sherwood

        But at the same time, these two are considered the two of the top 3 men in the company. I see both arguments.

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

          They are, but they’re not the champs! Personally I think those who are strapped should be the main events, even over better wrestlers. It’s what being strapped is all about.

          It would be like Bryan in the main event each week over Cena. Many people would love to see it, but it wouldn’t make sense for Cena is strapped and deserves the spot for that reason.

        • Jon Harris

          manik is not one of the top guys in tna not even close u have hardy bully ray mangus anderson aj stlyes aries and more in front of manik

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

            But he’s strapped, and in the ring with Sabs, therefore their match should be main event over these guys.

          • Jon Harris

            tna is not booking sabin like a world champion right now

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

            No, they’re not, and I have serious issue with that. Why strap the man if they don’t think he can carry it?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I meant AJ and Aries above.

  • Mark3man

    so the main event isnt in the main event slot….the M.E.M offer and August warning best be good

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

    Just to let people know, the TNA Blog Zone will not be up until tomorrow evening. I want to make sure it’s right, and I need to go back and watch a few things, but I have to drive 7 hours tomorrow, so I’m going to bed as soon as this ends.

    Thanks for being understanding.

    • Gesus Oliver

      I will plug my paragraph. Be sure to look for my opinion on this “August 1st” guy.

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

        Gesus, your paragraph is in there, and I’m impressed!

        Make sure you check out Gesus’ rant, it’s worth the read!

  • Mark3man

    I have a question for you guys…With Magnus getting the push he is more than worthy of, do you see VKM strapping Wade Barrett soon so TNA doesnt have the first British born world champ?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Nope. Wade’s stock is in the loo at the moment. He’d have a better chance of winning the lottery than a World Title.

      • Mark3man

        Totally agree, however the question is more about VKM than Wade….(and Wade is the better option than Mason Ryan, Drew or Regal)

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

          They’re both right. Wade doesn’t have the chops, and he won’t get it at this rate. The man just cannot get over!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Sorry, but considering Regal’s new book is out, now is a perfect time to give the man one run, even if it is brief. And even though Wade is a better option than the others, VKM knows Wade isn’t a believable champion.

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

            I’m a huge Regal fan, and think he could do it, but he lost his stock as well – sadly.

  • dunlap84

    In an attempt to boost ratings I see the reveal being prolonged for weeks and weeks more, but I could be wrong. Either way I’m excited to see who it is.

    • Brandon Ceielo

      I hope it’s tonight and hope it’s someone good. We need new guys soon.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      If they do, we riot!

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

        Exactly! He said August 1!

  • Brandon Ceielo

    Do they have instant replays during matches in TNA? If not then I’m actually impressed. If there was any, I didn’t notice it. Feels more natural without it.

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

      Usually only after commercials. Sometimes Hardy gets them, but rarely otherwise.

      Wait, sometimes AJ does for big moves, but still, it’s rare.

      • Brandon Ceielo

        Good. I am loving seeing these matches without instant replays. I never realized how much of a distraction they were until I saw TNA tonight. I wish WWE would do it less as well, along with all the camera switches.

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

          There’s a lot of things that TNA does really right, and that’s one of them.

          Their wrestling ain’t bad either.

  • Gesus Oliver

    How long until AJ stars wearing “the Crow” face paint?

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

      Too much face first for that!

      EDIT – FUR!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love Aries’ Last Chancery! It looks very painful!

  • Gesus Oliver

    Hey Kendra, I have a brilliant idea for an article for yourself.

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

      If it’s silly, tell me here. If you’re serious, IM me.

      • Gesus Oliver

        You should do a #AskKendra where you just answer questions from your impact readers.

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

          I would if I could get questions people want me to answer. Same for WWE. I’d love to do it.

          Alex and I had been answering questions together, but our own questions. We’d love to answer reader questions.

          • Gesus Oliver

            You heard about that #askdixie right?

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

            I’ve tried to avoid it because Dixie has been extremely hypocritical in her Twitter answering. She claimed she’d answer all questions, but she doesn’t like that I asked questions she didn’t want to answer.

          • Gesus Oliver

            It was hilarious to watch though.

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

            I’ll look this weekend.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Lots of un-PG things asked of her, not much about TNA and she only answers softballs.

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

            Not at all surprised.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Do you really want that punishment? I see the inane questions now? “WHenis the tNa goin outta business? “

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

            Obviously there would be a lot of those, and like Richard, we’d have to weed through them, but I’d love to do that!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Why the heck would you try a suicide dive that close to the steps?!

    • Gesus Oliver

      That was awesome.

  • Tim

    August 1st is skip sheffield he never returned from his ankle injury lol kidding people it does look like his head or doc and Batista. But yea

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

      Or Adam, or Bob. That funky pointy front of his head made me think it could be Bob, but who knows!

  • Gesus Oliver

    what a bad ending to an awesome match. Then again this is TNA.

    • Jon Harris

      yes it was a bad ending to a awesome match

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I’ll admit it was poor, but because they didn’t set it up right and you could visibly tell it.

      • Jon Harris

        did aries botch the ending to that match

        • Jesse Sherwood

          They both did.

          • Jon Harris

            i think both guys shoulders were supposed to be counted for the 3 count

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

            No clue, just hope they’re both okay.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            No, the ending was most likely the right one, but the positioning was off.

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

      What anti TNA drink did you drink today?

      • Gesus Oliver

        I’m guessing the same everyone else?

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

        But he’s not being nasty about it! He’s been fun and admits when things are good as well. Thanks for that Gesus.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Disappointing ending to a very good match.

    • Jon Harris

      yup

  • Mark3man

    Botched ending?

    • Jon Harris

      maybe

    • Mark3man

      looked like that last suplex dropped AJ on his head, so rest was all messed up

  • Brandon Ceielo

    Was that really the first match between these two in TNA? That was freakin’ awesome, but that ending was very anticlimactic.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes, it was. I double checked the databases. If it hadn’t been botched by both men, I thought that it was a different way to end it, but neither AJ or AA positioned themselves right for it.

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

        Thinking about it, it does make sense that this was their first match together.

  • Gesus Oliver

    They’re cutting it close. I like this.

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

      They really are!

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

    Rampage gets pinned? I like that idea!

  • Mark3man

    Devon gets pinned then i’m guessing. He is taking up DLo’s job

  • dunlap84

    A possible exit strategy for Sting to WWE?

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Interesting Twist There. I think it will be Rampage who gets pinned. Or rather I hope

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Damn it! It was Tito Ortiz!

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

    That’s total crap!

    • Jon Harris

      yup so dumb and stupid and big letdown

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

        Obviously Dixie thought it was good, but this is pro wrestling, not MMA!

  • dunlap84

    Yep disappointment smh hated Tito back in his UFC days.

  • JJ

    Waste of money and waste of build up for a talentless hack..way to go tna doing things wrong. Can’t believe I waited around for this..

  • Gesus Oliver

    This is absolutely disgusting. Makes what I wrote for Kendra’s blog so much better. Sorry Talent who lost your job.

  • Brandon Ceielo

    Wow. Rip-off. Urgh. Not impressed at all.

  • Hayden Tyler

    disappointed very disappointed i am TNA just lost my respect

  • Jesse Sherwood

    That makes the 3rd MMA guy TNA has hired in 6 months. So much for Wrestling…

    • Jon Harris

      spike tv hired them

      • Jesse Sherwood

        TNA has to agree to allow him in the product. Spike can’t dictate who they have to hire.

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

          But Dixie is a piss poor leader.

        • Jon Harris

          they can in some ways

          • Jesse Sherwood

            What will Spike do, advertise them less than the 0% they already do? Revoke an ironclad contract? I think not. USA can’t do it to Vince, and TNA is a private company. That equates to less of a chance for them to be able to negotiate that.

          • Jon Harris

            hello tna is on spike tv so they have some say what goes on impact wrestling

          • Jesse Sherwood

            On content, yes, but not talent. TNA has final say for ALL talent hirings.

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

            Jesse is right on this one. That’s how these things work.

    • Gesus Oliver

      Maybe we can see Kurt do his MMA gimmick again.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    Rampage is going to be one to get pinned and Tito vs Rampage will be set up in Impact as well

  • Tim

    And tna doesnt impress again

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

    Make sure you tune in for my Blog Zone tomorrow where I let Dixie have it for this one!

    • JJ

      Good! There was so much good talent she could of used this with.

    • Hayden Tyler

      waste of time and money to let a washed up fighter in TNA

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

        That’s Dixie for you. She should not be running a wrestling company, and is proving it more and more each week.

    • Alex Gallardo

      I can’t wait to read it! Dixie could have been a huge role model for women in wrestling but she had to go f*ck it up and make women look stupid.

      • Matt

        Calm down. You’ll still end up watching next week, bitching it was awful then watching again. And stop calling it TNAin’t. It’s an atrocious attempt at wit.

        • Alex Gallardo

          Just to let you know this is the first time I’ve bashed TNA so you shouldn’t assume everything after only reading a little of what I write. Yeah I’ll watch it next week because I still do have some hope in TNA .( I didn’t say TNAIN’T is ass not hurt anymore) I’m not the only one calling them out on it so why aren’t you on everybody else for simply saying something negative about TNA?

  • Mark3man

    Next week on Bellator, Shark Boy will take on Chuck Liddel.

    • Gesus Oliver

      I’d pay to see that…

      • outkazt09

        Oh shell yeah!!!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Shark Boy 24:7 says I just clammed your bass!

  • Alex Gallardo

    The reveal for August 1 killed anything good about Impact for me.

    • Jon Harris

      yup same here

    • Hayden Tyler

      same here the company is going under after this all the good wrestlers need to get out while they can

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

        Sadly there’s too many that are stuck, or wouldn’t be picked up by the WWE, even if they would do great there.

        • Hayden Tyler

          ROH then for them which should be on tv

          • Alex Gallardo

            BTW speaking about your reply to me. I don’t give two craps if TNAIN’T goes under anymore. I’m tired of defending a company that’s slowly falling apart. WWE way better than them after this.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Sadly, I have to say that the only reason I’ll keep watching is for the generally superior in-ring product. TNA has really burned us on this one and even Bob Holly would have been better than another guy who was fired from UFC for 3 losses in a row.

          • Alex Gallardo

            At this point I would celebrate if TNAin’t went under. I know it’s a really bad thing to say but Dixie took this company and killed anything good about it in only 2 years thanks to all the dumb decisions she’s made. Where was Hulk tonight BTW he would’ve saved the show or at least keep me a little less angry. Once again I can’t wait for Smackdown and a GOOD wrestling show, not this crap.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            After tonight, I need Smackdown to wash this down. Don’t forget to check out the Breakdown! *Cheap Plug*

          • Alex Gallardo

            LOL I’ll read it. Wanna come to my party once TNAIN’T goes under? At this point it would better for the industry if the MMA wannabes didn’t hog up the spot as number 2 wrestling company.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Honestly, I still have hope that TNA will be sold to someone with at least half a mind for this business. Heck, even a shell company started by VKM is a preference at this point over Panda Energy. But I don’t think that will ever happen. We just have to live with the fact that unless things drastically change, a competition between two major wrestling companies just isn’t going to happen.

          • Alex Gallardo

            I hope Vince buys them out soon. At least WWE has the sense to focus on having a wrestling show with WRESTLERS. Not like TNAIN’T and their piece of trash “wrestling.”

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Sadly, TNA focuses more on the wrestling product. Let me give you some numbers:

            Impact last week total time wrestling: 45:59 – average per match: 9:12
            SD last week 30:05 – average 6:01
            Raw last week 58:51 – average 6:03
            Raw this week 78:53 – Average 8:46

            Each Raw had 9 matches and Impact and Smackdown had 5 matches each. Impact had a better average than both of WWE’s flagship shows.

          • Alex Gallardo

            But still, the more these MMA “wrestlers” come the more the in ring product will go down. Besides, WWE has good stories and the wrestling may be a little short but it is still miles ahead of TNAIN’T.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I don’t disagree there. For the few things TNA does right, there are that many more that are wrong.

          • Alex Gallardo

            Just think they went from an awesome story line like Immortal and great matches like the Unbreakable three way match to turning TNA into TNAIN’T and polluting it with MMA people.

      • Alex Gallardo

        I gotta say in the past three years of loving TNA I’ve never been this angry at a decision they made. Watch the ratings and your company got splat Dixie.

  • Brandon Ceielo

    I can’t believe I watched TNA for that. Some of the matches were good,
    but wth! This makes me discouraged from watching TNA any further. I know
    coming from me, that’s just a broken record deal, but this is seriously
    frustrating. They released a bunch of workers, then gets Ortiz. Hogan, Bischoff and Dixie really know what they’re doing.
    The only good thing going for him was the build up and it could have probably been cheaper to get someone who is actually good in a wrestling ring. I lost all interest again.

  • Connor

    I enjoyed iMPACT tonight, but the ending was just awful, firstly I had no idea who it was until JB said, the staredown was stupid, and killed my interest of tuning in next week. It’s stuff like this that goes to show Dixie, Hogan, Bischoff or whoever’s in charge genuinely has no idea what they’re doing. I can only wonder how different TNA would be if they brought in Heyman instead.

    The ending of AJ vs Aries was weird, looked like AJ took the Back Suplex on the top of his head though.

  • Ibra

    Very good impact wrestling wise great main event bad finish from the main event and Tito Ortiz reveal was a downer was hoping on a wrestler any wrestler actually

  • Hayden Tyler

    TNA (Total Nonstop Action) more like CWMT (Complete Wast of Money and Time)

    • Alex Gallardo

      I just wanna state that I honestly am thinking about giving up on TNA and just leaving it. Don’t expect me to stay on the Titanic while it’s sinking. TNAin’t is really starting to suck while I think WWE is improving with Bryan on top not some loser MMA star.

  • The Breaker

    I heard rumors it was Ortiz. HUGE disappointment. What happened to “Wrestling Matters”?

    • Jon Harris

      it doesn’t at all

    • Jesse Sherwood

      “MMA Matters, because it draws better PPV numbers” should be the now slogan!

      • Jon Harris

        one of ufc ppvs only draw 135,000 ppv buys

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Still, that is 10% of TNA’s market. If they could draw those PPV numbers, I’m sure they’d be happy. UFC draws 4.3 million on average on it’s televised events for a 2.2. I’m sure TNA would love even a 3% PPV buyrate.

          • Jon Harris

            tito ortiz is not going to help ratings or buy rates for tna at all either is jackson or kingmo

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I never said they would, did I? But That is TNA’s idea right now, cross the lines of MMA and Pro Wrestling. TNA hopes that it will help. I see it further alienating their core fan base.

          • Jon Harris

            it won’t help and its just pissing there fans off

      • Connor

        Shame TNA don’t have PPV’s anymore.

  • Brandon Ceielo

    After almost every “big reveal” for TNA having been a disappointment, my expectations were very low. They exceeded my very low expectations and got me even more disappointed.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I am done with BIG reveals anymore. TNA seems to jump the shark more and more each time.

  • Hayden Tyler

    i didnt like when they got Rampage bc he cant wrestle and now Tito im done

    • Alex Gallardo

      I’m with you. I’ll probably keep watching it but I’ll just consider it a sitcom at this point. Next week what bonehead decision will Dixie make. Put the TNA title on Rampage Jackson, Air Impact from her garage finnnned out next week on TNAIN’T wrestling.

  • dunlap84

    I would’ve preferred 50
    year old Bob Holly over the crap I just witnessed.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Same here, as Holly can still work the ring well. Heck, have him come in with an MMA gimmick! Just give me another WRESTLER!

  • Hayden Tyler

    ….

    • Jesse Sherwood

      :(

      • Hayden Tyler

        what

        • Hayden Tyler

          check my meme on facebook

  • http://www.facebook.com/WrestlingRoundupRadio Joshua Tucker

    I am not at all surprised. I figured this reveal had something to do with Rampage Jackson. v_v.

  • Hayden Tyler

    Jesse check the meme i put on facebook

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Love it, but it won’t work on here for some reason!

  • Charlie Lowery

    401st comment GIMME SOME LIKES

  • Charlie Lowery

    Man I was really mad at the people who guessed it you know why? I was hoping that TNA actually had someone that no one would guess. The videos got me excited, but since its yet ANOTHER mma fighter, ITS A THUMBS DOWN FOR ME YET AGAIN

  • Charlie Lowery

    I’d rather have part timers in wwe than washed up mma fighters. THERE I GO WITH THE COMPARISONS OH WELL HOW CANTCHA?

  • dunlap84

    Somewhere DOC, Adam Pearce, Bob Holly, Virgil and other bald men wrestler or not accused of being Mr. August 1 are just laughing and toasting to the epic fail that was tonight. TNA really dropped the ball on this one. Poor Virgil while not the most talented guy in the ring is homeless an yet Tito Ortiz now has a job in the wrestling industry. Smh

  • dunlap84

    I would’ve preferred a bald Richard Gray to the crap TNA pulled tonight.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      LOL! I think even I can agree there! Now how to get Richard inside TNA in a bald cap…

      • Brandon Ceielo

        Remember VKM vs Trump in a Hair vs Hair match? No need for caps.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Thanks to everyone for making this the biggest Impact Watch Party we have ever produced!

  • jackkedx10

    LOL Tito Ortiz??? LOL

  • Mohan Ramnath

    i’m confuse is TNA going to be a wrestling show or MMA fight show?? why are they bringing old dogs the company who for sure they cant pay, when there are so much talented guys in the indi circuit or ROH etc.

  • 1molly23

    Dixie + TNA = Pathetic! Always thought TNA/WCW had the best wrestling/wrestlers – but now…what the devil are MMA fighters doing in the wrestling entertainment business? When whoever that was walked out last night my daughter turned and asked who’s that?