Impact Wrestling Results (8/29/13) – “I Wanted To Be Fired Just So I Didn’t Have To Quit”

Impact Wrestling Results – 8/29/2013
From Cleveland, Ohio
Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

Ms. Tessmacher is walking backstage. It shows her beautiful backside. She walks up to Bully Ray. She tells him that he has the title and her, so how bad can it be? Ray grabs the title, Brooke, and tells her that they will go to the ring.

A video package plays showing Roode, Kaz, and Daniels. They set up an alliance and tried to get Austin Aries, but that didn’t work. Bully Ray revealed Brooke Tessmacher and now he has Tito Ortiz by his side. He is all set while the other Aces & 8s members fought the Main Event Mafia with AJ Styles. Devon had to leave as he got pinned last week. AJ is shown and he says he did it for himself.

The camera shows the arena filled with people. They are on their feet. They are cheering. They are ready. Music hits and here comes Aces & 8s! Bully Ray leads the group and Tito Ortiz is right behind him. Then, Mr. Anderson, Wes Brisco, Knux, and Garett Bischoff. Ray goes to high five a fan, but he fakes it and they all get in the ring. Ray grabs a mic. He wants his music off… and he gets it. Ray says he is in a REALLY bad mood. As you can see, someone is missing from this ring. As you can see, Ray’s brother Devon is no longer there. Ray says he is concerned, upset, and wants answers. He wants answers right now. He turns and says he wants to hear from Aces. He goes to Garett and asks him what happened. Garett says he doesn’t know what happened. He does know Devon was his brother and he is just as mad about this as Ray. Ray pats Garett on the back and goes to Knux. Knux is his muscle. Knux says he took care of Rampage and Magnus. Ray goes to Wes and he says, “I don’t know.” Ray turns to Mr. Vice President, Mr. Anderson, and asks him what happened. Ken says he doesn’t know. Devon knew what the consequences were. It could have been anyone. It is what it is. Ray agrees with him and shakes Ken’s hand. What it is… is a disappointment! Ray says Devon has always been a disappointment. He has always been a loser. He has always been his side kick. Devon did what Ray told him to do. He never needed Devon and he never will again! Ray points to Tito and says that is the only man he needs from now on. Out with Devon… in with Tito! Ray will give Tito his own colors. He will give him his own cut! Anderson blows up. He grabs a mic and asks Ray if he is out of his mind?! Don’t they vote anymore? Ray says Ken better back down. He is the President. He tells Ken to back down in line or he will put him in line. Ray turns and wants his girl. He wants the hottest girl in this business. Come on, Brooke! Aces’ music plays. Ray turns and tells Ken, “Don’t you ever mouth off to me again!” Tessmacher comes through the curtain and walks down the ramp. Garett opens the rope for her.

She enters and kisses Ray. She hands over the cut she brought down. Ray lifts it up. Tito goes to put it on, but Ken steps in and starts yelling at him. Ray pushes Ken into the corner and tells him to stay. Ray puts the cut on Tito. The crowd boos. Ray rips off the name patch as it states, “Devon.” He shows it to Ken and drops it on the floor. Ray gets back on the mic and says if Ken has the problem with it, he can go. If anyone has a problem, they have to get out. Ray says he is going to rest now because he won’t have to wrestle till awhile. By the way, he heard Hulk Hogan is here. Ray can’t wait to see him. He doesn’t care when it is, but he wants to introduce him to the only Brooke that mattered in his life. Aces’ music plays and Ray leads everyone up the ramp with Brooke at his side.

Jeff Hardy is backstage. He says he beat Samoa Joe last year to get in the final four. He was desperate and turned to submission. It worked. He needs to beat Kaz for the points. He is out there for the glory. Jeff calls his creatures!

-Commercial

Hulk Hogan is shown as a video plays from earlier today. He walks through a door and is in the building.

The Bound for Glory Series leader board is shown. Magnus is first while Roode is second.

Christy Hemme is shown as music hits. Kazarian comes down the ramp and dances his way in the ring. After he comes in, Jeff Hardy comes out and the crowd erupts! Mike Tenay states that if anyone interferes in these matches tonight, they will lose their spot in the series. Jeff goes around the ring to interact with the fans. He gets in the ring after.

Kazarian vs. Jeff Hardy in a Bound for Glory Series

They move around the ring and lock-up. Kaz quickly goes for a roll-up but Jeff kicks out. Jeff goes for an inside cradle, but he kicks out too. Both get up and Kaz goes behind him for a roll-up but Jeff kicks out. They get up again and move around the ring. They go to lock-up but Kaz punches him in the face. He whips Jeff in the opposing corner, but Jeff jumps up and does a hurricanrona and Kaz goes to the outside. Jeff does a baseball slide and then gets on the apron. He jumps and lands right on Kaz. He falls. Jeff gets Kaz back in the ring. Both get up. Jeff kicks him in the gut, but Kaz reverses it. He puts him in the corner. Jeff jumps up again but Kaz grabs him and makes him land on the ropes. He then kicks him right in the back of the head. Jeff falls. Kaz taunts and then starts punching Jeff in the head. Kaz gets him up and whips him in the ropes. Kaz does a spinning heel kick. He covers but Jeff kicks out. Kaz now locks Jeff’s arms behind him. Jeff gets up and elbows his way out of it. Kaz grabs Jeff’s head and whips it back to the mat. Kaz stomps on him several times and then plants a leg drop. He covers but Jeff kicks out. Kaz gets him up.

Kaz goes for a suplex, but Jeff stops it. He lifts Kaz up and face plants him with a front suplex. Both are down. Both get up at the count of 6. Jeff punches Kaz but Kaz whips him in the ropes. Jeff comes back and knocks him down. He gets up and Jeff hits him with an atomic drop and then takes his legs out from under him. He does the leg drop between Kaz’s legs and then locks in the Figure Four Leg Lock! Kaz is in pain. He goes to reverse it but then gets the rope and breaks it. Jeff gets up. Kaz turns and Jeff kicks him and goes for the Twist of Fate, but Kaz does a back slide. Jeff kicks out. Both get up and Kaz hits him with a Thrust Kick! Kaz covers but Jeff kicks out. Kaz gets him up and puts him in the corner. Jeff whips him in the opposing side. Jeff runs to him but Kaz kicks him in the face. Jeff comes back and kicks Kaz in the gut and hits the Twist of Fate. He takes off his shirt and climbs the corner. He hits the Swanton Bomb and gets the win! Winner w/ 7 points: Jeff Hardy

Jeff is now in third place in the BFG Series leaderboard. Christopher Daniels is fourth.

Aces are backstage. Garett goes, “What is going on? What is Bully’s problem? He has been with Devon for 15 years and he feels like that? How does he feel about us?” Wes goes on and asks what is wrong with the club? Knux says they should have voted because voting works. Ken says he has something in mind that Ray won’t like. No one is bigger than the club. They cling their beers and drink them up.

-Commercial

Video plays showing last week’s main event where AJ Styles pinned Devon. Devon is now gone from TNA Wrestling.

Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she introduces this match. Music hits and here comes Gail Kim. She walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. ODB’s music plays and she comes out with her flask in hand. She drinks up as she gets in the ring.

Gail Kim vs. ODB in a 2/3 Falls Match to determine the #1 Contender for the Knockouts Title

They walk around the ring. They go to lock-up but Gail goes behind ODB and takes the legs out from under her and covers. ODB kicks out. Both get up and Gail goes in the ropes but ODB hits her with a high knee. She covers but Gail kicks out. They go to the corner. Gail goes on the apron and flips over for a sunset flip, but ODB grabs her and puts her in the corner. She lifts her up and smashes her down on the ring mat. She covers but Gail kicks out. Both get up. Gail whips her in the corner. ODB pops up but Gail grabs the legs and takes ODB down face first. She covers but ODB kicks out. Both get up. ODB comes back by planting Gail face first into the corner. She covers but Gail kicks out. Both get up and Gail takes ODB down now and works on the leg. She takes her to the apron and smashes the back of the knee on the side. She gets in and ODB punches Gail in the gut. Gail kicks her and knocks ODB down. Gail works on the legs and applies a version of a Sharpshooter. ODB tries for the ropes! She finally taps! First fall = Gail Kim

-Commercial

Gail continues to have ODB in trouble as she is working on the back of the knee. ODB is against the ropes trying to fight back.

-Commercial

Gail has ODB in the corner and has her leg on the ropes as she pulls on it. Gail jumps up and drops right on the leg. ODB falls as she is in pain. Gail runs to ODB as she stands. ODB lifts her leg up for a kick, but Gail grabs the leg and drops it on her shoulder. Gail pulls ODB out of the corner, but ODB quickly does a small package and gets the pin. Second fall = ODB

Gail continues the work on the leg. She takes it to the ring post, wraps it around and applies the submission lock. The referee counts to four and Gail breaks it. ODB crawls away while Gail gets in. Gail hits her in the face. ODB is in the corner. Gail grabs the leg but ODB grabs her and pushes Gail in the corner. ODB falls though. Gail goes to her, but ODB punches her in the gut several times. ODB gets up and hits a huge closeline. ODB covers but Gail kicks out. ODB gets up and gets the fans into it. She lifts Gail, but she falls to one knee. Gail clips the leg from behind and then wraps ODB’s leg around her head. Gail releases it and gets ODB up. She goes for the Eat The Feat, but ODB counters. ODB has Gail down and applies a version of the Sharpshooter. Gail tries to get to the ropes, but ODB pulls her away. Gail submits! Winner and #1 Contender: ODB

-Commercial

Velvet Sky is walking backstage. The camera man asks her about ODB. Sky likes ODB and thinks she she can beat Mickie for the title. She continues to walk. He asks her about the Knockout PPV. She states it will be great. The division is great and people will see some great talent. He then mentions Hardcore Justice and how Velvet Sky wasn’t there. She said she had personal issues to attend to, but the camera guy asks about Chris Sabin because they are in a relationship. Sky laughs and says they keep relationships and business separate. She said the camera guy was clever though.

Christopher Daniels is backstage with Roode. Daniels is sitting down and can’t stand Hogan already as he is pushing his power around about not letting them interfere in the matches. Roode says he will take care of AJ while Daniels will take care of Aries. Daniels can’t believe Aries attacked him last week. He should have joined them. Daniels has something to say and is going to work on that right now. He leaves. Roode picks up an appletini and places it on Daniel’s seat.

A video plays showing what Austin Aries did last week… as he attacked Daniels during his match.

Austin Aries is backstage as Jeremy Borash is beside him. Aries states everyone wants him. He isn’t going to join any of them. He goes to talk about AJ Styles. Daniels enters the set and tells Aries to stop talking about AJ. Daniels tells Aries that he will flatten him more than Miley Cyrus’ @ss. Aries mentions that Daniels is a lover of comic books and says he will grab his cape and knock Daniels’ head so hard that it will grow hair again. They both leave the scene.

-Commercial

Hulk Hogan is walking backstage. The camera asks him about Tessmacher and Bully Ray. Hulk says all of that will be addressed tonight. He has a big announcement. Hulk opens a door and says, “Brother.” Hulk enters the room.

A video plays showing the past couple weeks featuring the Main Event Mafia. They had 4 members entering the 10 man tag team match with Kurt Angle in rehab. However, AJ helps them out and gets the win last week.

The Main Event Mafia’s music plays. Samoa Joe, Rampage Jackson, and Sting walk down the ramp and get in the ring. Rampage Jackson has a mic in hand. He states that he wants to get something off his chest before anything else. He brings up the cheap shot from Tito Ortiz two weeks ago. Rampage isn’t going to wait for the Bellator match on November 2nd. Over here, the rules are different, so you better watch out. If Rampage sees Tito, he will stomp a mud hole in him. Joe gets the mic and gets the crowd pumped. He says the Mafia run this tonight. Everything is going their way. They were out numbered. Sting was looking for people to help them out. They came out last week and one man came up to the plate and they want to recognize the guy… AJ Styles! Sting gets the mic and does a, “Wooooo!” He says that goes to AJ. Sting says AJ put his career on the line to fight for the Mafia. Whoever does that is allowed to join the group. The door is open. Sting wants to thank him personally. He calls out AJ. Music hits and here comes AJ Styles. He is back to the music of “No One”. He comes out with the leather jacket and hood. He stops at the end of the ramp. The music changes and then AJ takes off the hood and raises his arms. He gets in the ring and does his old school taunt. Sting talks to him. AJ grabs the mic.

AJ says he appreciates them being out there. AJ says he needs to do this himself. Sting, Joe, and Rampage leave the ring after giving him props. They walk away. AJ starts again. AJ says he has answers. He knows everyone’s question from this past Thursday. Is he the newest members of Main Event Mafia? He respects them and hopes they can kick Aces’ butts, but he wore the suit before and it’s not him. Over the year, he has a lot of respect issues. Respect issues from his former friends or people in the truck airing footage that really wasn’t true. The only person AJ can trust is Allen Jones. He is with no one! He says the perception of this business has changed. He is better than the best in the world. He is the phenomenal AJ Styles! He loves what he does in this ring… this is just a job. Despite what everyone thinks… the crowd starts to chant, “Yes, yes, yes!” AJ says people had that job where they have been shafted even though they are the hardest working person in the building. For what? AJ realized that he deserves better. AJ calls out Mike Tenay and says he deserves better. He calls out Dixie and says he deserves better. For what? For that big new guy to come in and do nothing? What about that new direction that didn’t go anywhere? AJ was there to put it on his shoulders. AJ states that there were so many times that he wanted to be fired just so he didn’t have to quit. He didn’t want to go because he has a family. It is his job. He came to this ring and made people tap.

Over the last couple of months, something clicked. He likes being the “Go to” guy. He likes being the whole show. He likes being the guy who gave the fans their moneys worth. Can he still be the go to guy? Oh yeah! He can have this company on his shoulders. The question is… can he go on and win the Bound for Glory Series and be the TNA World Champion?! Music hits and here comes Bobby Roode!

-Commercial

AJ Styles vs. Bobby Roode in a Bound for Glory Series Match

They move around and lock-up but they don’t go anywhere. They release it. They lock-up again and spin around for some arm locks. AJ takes Roode down for the Calf Killer but Roode grabs the ropes and gets out of the ring. He enters again. They go to lock-up but Roode kicks him in the gut and then punches him in the face. He takes AJ to the corner and does a huge knife edge chop. AJ whips him in the ropes and jumps up and slides under Roode. Roode hits AJ with an elbow, but AJ comes back and does a kick to the face. Roode falls and rolls to the outside. AJ jumps to the ramp and flies and lands on Roode. He gets Roode up and rolls him in the ring. AJ gets him up and does a huge backbreaker. He applies a camel clutch variation, but rolls back and gets Roode up. He takes him to the corner and goes for a tornado DDT, but Roode pushes him away. He hits a huge spinebuster and it gives Roode time. He now stomps on AJ and plants a knee to the chest. He covers but AJ kicks out. Roode gets him up and does a suplex. Roode covers but AJ kicks out. Roode works behind AJ as he works on the arms. AJ gets up to his feet and elbows Roode in the gut and punches him in the face. Roode fights back but AJ does his multiple shots and ends it with a closeline. Both are down. Roode gets up in the corner. AJ runs to him and does a big splash. Roode falls. AJ climbs the corner. He jumps but Roode moves out of the way. Roode runs to him but AJ does a spinebuster. AJ goes and does a springboard moonsault. He goes for the leg but Roode pushes him back. Roode gets up and AJ hits the pele real quick. AJ goes for the Styles Clash, but Roode does a back body drop but AJ lands on the apron. He hits Roode with his shoulder in the gut and goes for a springboard closeline, but Roode catches AJ’s arm and applies the crossface. AJ grabs the ropes. Roode takes him to the middle of the ring and applies it again. AJ rolls back for a cover but Roode kicks out.

AJ grabs Roode and goes for the Calf Killer. Roode slowly gets to the ropes and grabs it. Both get up slowly. Roode fights AJ and goes for a fisherman suplex, but AJ reverses it into a small package. He gets the win. Winner w/ 7 points: AJ Styles

-Commercial

Daniels is backstage with airplane goggles on his face. He says he has to beat Austin Aries to go further in the Bound for Glory Series and he will do just that.

-Commercial

Jeremy Borash is backstage right outside Hulk Hogan’s door. He hasn’t been talking since he came in the arena, but he will leave the room right after the next match to talk in the middle of the ring.

Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she introduces the next match. Here comes Daniels to the ring with his huge googles and trench coat. He gets in the ring and dances. After him is Austin Aries. He comes down with his cape.

Christopher Daniels vs. Austin Aries in a Bound for Glory Series

They move around the ring and lock-up. Daniels puts Aries in the corner and pounds his shoulder in the gut of Aries. They get out of the corner. They do some fancy moving around but Daniels lifts Aries and body slams him. He gets him up and puts Aries in the corner. He whips Aries in the corner, but Aries pops up and goes behind Daniels as Daniels runs to him. He rakes the back of Daniels and takes him down on the mat and mat wrestles him. Daniels crawls back while Aries gets up and rests on the top rope. He gets down and they work some more. Daniels goes in the ropes and Aries does a great arm drag takedown. Daniels turns it into a head scissors but AJ gets out of it and kicks Daniels. Aries goes for the elbow drop, but Daniels rolls out of the ring. Aries goes to him but Daniels attacks him. He jumps on the apron and then on the rope and goes for the moonsault, but Aries slide sin the ring. Daniels lands on his feet. Aries does a suicide dive but Daniels hits him in the face and is down. Daniels rolls in, covers, but Aries kicks out.

-Commercial

Daniels has Aries down and works on the head. Daniels gets up and does a springboard moonsault. He covers but Aries kicks out. Daniels continues to work on him. He does another cover but Aries kicks out. Daniels works on the arm and head, but Aries gets up and knees and elbows his way out. He elbows Daniels in the head. Daniels tosses him in the ropes and locks in an abdominal stretch. Aries gets out and reverses it. He uses the ropes to get leverage. Daniels gets out, lifts Aries up, but Aries turns it into an arm drag. They go into the ropes and hit double closelines. Both are down. The referee counts and they get up at six. Daniels punches Aries in the face multiple times. Aries does a huge chop to the chest and then punches nonstop as it leads to Daniels going into the corner. Aries does another huge chop. He whips him in the opposing corner. Aries runs and smashes him. He drops Daniels and hits the spinning elbow. He covers but Daniels kicks out. Daniels rams Aries back first into the corner. Daniels goes away and then runs, but Aries lifts him up and takes him outside the ring. Aries runs and now hits the suicide dive! Aries brings him in the ring again. Austin climbs the corner and flies, but Daniels gets away. They run on to each other, but Daniels lifts him up and does a powerbomb. Aries kicks out. Daniels puts Aries in the corner, but Aries fights back. He climbs and hits the missile dropkick. Daniels goes in the corner and Aries hits the running dropkick. He goes for the Brainbuster, but Daniels slides behind and does a reverse DDT. Daniels covers but Aries kicks out.

Both get up and they exchange shots. Aries goes in the ropes for a final shot but Daniels hits him back. Daniels runs in the ropes but Aries runs after him and hits him with a dropkick as Daniels turns around. Austin lifts him up and hits the Brainbuster. He covers and wins. Winner w/ 7 points: Austin Aries

The BFG Series leader board is up and we see Magnus first, Aries second, Roode third and Jeff Hardy is fourth.

Bully Ray is backstage with Brooke Tessmacher. He is talking to Tito Ortiz. He says he feels bad for Hulk Hogan sometimes. He then looks at it reality and laughs. Ray tells Tito to keep an eye on Ray’s back just in case anything gets out of hand. Tito knows what to do.

-Commercial

Music hits and here comes Hulk Hogan! The arena is on their feet. They are going crazy. Hulk does his taunts on the ramp. He walks down the ramp and does more taunts before he gets in the ring. Hulk grabs a mic while the crowd continues to blow the roof off the building. Hulk starts speaking on the mic. He says it sounds like they missed him while he was gone, brothers! Hogan says he has been a really busy guy for the past couple of weeks. The TNA guys tore the house down at Hardcore Justice, but it’s great to be back in new Jordans! The crowd chants, “Hogan, Hogan, Hogan!” Onto the first order of business and it’s about the BFG Series. He wants the leader board to be shown on the titan tron. Hogan changed the game a little bit. He states the structure is changing and it’s about wrestling. He spoke with the Spike TV executives. It will be a gauntlet match with the members in the series. Whoever wins will receive 20 points. Now onto the next thing… but just then, Aces’ music plays. Bully Ray comes out with Brooke Tessmacher. They hold hands while they get to the ring. Ray has a mic and yells for his music to shut off. Tessmacher is all over Bully. Ray calls Hulk, “Dad” and says he has missed him a lot. A lot has happened since he left. He has the title again! Ray says Hulk is shocked. He has been waiting to introduce the little lady… Hulk says they can turn it down because she can’t rough Hogan at all. Hogan has taken care of wrestling business but also personal business. He pulls out papers and it’s divorce papers. His daughter is moving on with her life whether Ray likes it or not.

Hulk hits Ray with the papers. Ray kicks it to the side. Ray doesn’t care about his daughter. He has done something no other guy has done to her… and that was to use her. He used Hulk, Brooke, Sting, and the Hulkamaniacs. He has Tito Ortiz now. He has to do nothing till Bound for Glory. He can sit back and watch. Hulk asks, “Do you know who I am? Do you know who the hell I am?” Ray turns his hat around. Hulk says he runs this show… not Ray. Hulk is going to use Ray and his family. He will tear his family apart. Bully Ray will defend the TNA World Title in two weeks at No Surrender in the main event. Hulk turns and walks up the ramp. Ray says he isn’t doing it. Hulk says, “Like I said, I run this show and Ray will defend it against a member of the Aces & 8s! He will also defend it this week against Sting!”

Sting’s music plays and he comes out, slaps Hogan’s hand and gets i the ring. He and Ray battle. He punches Ray and closelines him down. Ray rolls out of the ring and goes to a chair at ringside. Tessmacher is right there at his aid. The show fades.

Alex’s Assumptions:

I was looking forward to this week’s show as I have been on a wrestling kick since I came back from vacation. While tonight’s show wasn’t as big as last week’s Loser Leaves TNA or Hardcore Justice, it was a show revolving around Hulk Hogan’s return and the reason from AJ Styles. The show had tremendous wrestling from the knockouts to the BFG Series. In fact, my fingers started to hurt the last half hour. It has just been one thing after another this week. The thing I want to touch on is the superstars. While we didn’t see everyone like Chris Sabin or Manik or James/Gunner, we also didn’t see Magnus and Kurt (obviously) but the Main event Mafia looked really bad. I mean Joe, Rampage, and Sting are a threat, but only three? Didn’t even look like a mafia. It didn’t fit. However, the segment backstage between Daniels and Aries was great. So was AJ Styles’ promo in the ring. I love work shoot promos in wrestling and this was AJ’s. It was real because everything he stated was… true. The question is whether he will stay with TNA once his contract is up. I’m interested to see how that plays out. I expect him to win next week’s match and go on to BFG for the title. I have been predicting that since April! The Aces & 8s are slowly falling apart while the Knockout division is gaining momentum. Very nice show, but it felt rushed at times. While Hogan got the loudest pop of the night, it looks like he messed up his lines when announcing Ray’s match with Sting. The ending was very unnecessary. Like my Facebook page for my full wrestling thoughts.

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

    Hello everyone! I’m so excited about Impact tonight! Okay, not really, but it sounded good. I’m not dragging my feet about the show, but I’m not chomping at the bit to see it.

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

      Maybe you aren’t as excited because Hulk Hogan is back! Haha

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Baka!

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

        Honestly, Hogan’s not the worst of it. I can’t put my finger on it, possibly the lack of Magnus adds to it, but I’m not overly excited about Impact. I feel like I should be more into it as it’s not a taped show, but I’m indifferent.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      *Pokes Kendra with a pointy stick*

    • Matt Hansen

      Honestly AJ Styles is the only reason I am watching.

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

        I still think he is going to win the BFG Series. Makes sense to me at least.

        • Matt Hansen

          Yeah, it would make sense since he had a stare down with Bully Ray last week.

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

            Plus it goes back to when he “joined” Aces but then turned on them at the last second. I hope they bring that up if they take the route because that was really the beginning.

          • Matt Hansen

            I think once Kurt comes back AJ turns heel again.

          • The Breaker

            And the timing makes too much sense, with his eligibility to challenge for the TNA WHC being reinstated at BFG.

  • Jesse Sherwood

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

    1. AJ Styles stunned the TNA audience last week by joining up with the Main Event Mafia and pinning Devon to get Devon fired from TNA! With the Phenominal One back to his old self, what does this mean for the landscape of TNA?

    2. Speaking of TNA’s landscape, Hulk Hogan has been absent the last few weeks, meeting with lawyers, TNA, and Spike executives! What were these meetings for, and what will the Hulkster have to say about Bully Ray’s philandering ways?

    3. Now that A’s and 8′s are down to only 5 members, will we see them try to recruit some new blood?

    4. The BFG series will be in full swing, as Jeff Hardy will face Kaz! With Bad Influence’s alignment with Bobby Roode, will this be an easy 7 points for Kaz, or will someone keep Jeff Hardy from being Scroode?

    5. There will also be action from the Knockouts and the X Division!

    All of this and more is on tap for tonight! What are you hoping to see?

    • David

      Aren’t there technically 8 members of the Aces & Eights?
      1. Bully Ray
      2. Mr. Anderson
      3. Knux
      4. Garett Bischoff
      5. Wes Brisco
      6. Tito Ortiz
      7. Taz
      8. Brooke Tessmacher

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Technically, yes, but I only count active, male wrestlers.

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

          _cough_ cop out _cough_

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Hey, if you want to get really technical, only 6 members have a cut.

          • David

            Beside Bully Ray and Mr. Anderson, I wouldn’t be upset the rest of the Aces and Eights were gone. Anyone of them done anything of use?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Nope! Wes and Garrett should be fired, and Knux could possibly make something of himself here in TNA but not while he’s in A’s.

          • David

            A few weeks ago I’d say they never fire Garett but since they fired Brooke Hogan, anything is possible.

          • David

            Well now 7 do.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Tito still doesn’t count! Blech!

        • David

          Ok, I’ll let it slide.

  • The Breaker

    Tonight should be… interesting… because of the whole BFG Series debacle.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      The BFG Series issue has me a bit worried, but at least they did get the notice before the show went on air. Let’s just hope Hardy and Kaz have a good match.

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

        Hardy and Kaz know each other well enough to pull this off. If it was two guys who had never worked together, then we’d be in for quite the mess.

        Breaker – Thanks for using the word debacle. It’s a favorite of mine.

        • The Breaker

          Haha, welcome. I felt it was an apt description. It’s not a word I would throw around all willy-nilly, though I will admit it is a fun one to verbalize.

      • The Breaker

        True, true. I’m not worried about the in-ring product, though. That seems to be the only constantly satisfying aspect of Impact from week to week.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I agree on the in-ring product. That is the only reason I can keep watching Impact now considering the immense number of fallacies in the management’s logic.

  • Danny Philippi

    Hello IMPACT Wrestling fans. Danny here. Sorry I missed Raw last Monday, but was involved in a three hour fantasy football draft.

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

      Football outranks wrestling? Nevah!

      • Danny Philippi

        When the grand prize is close to $1000, there are nights wrestling shifts to the passenger’s seat. Besides, WWE Raw was as predictable as the feeling or a root canal last Monday.

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

          I will give it to you for the cash, but I really enjoyed certain parts of RAW. They’re still building this, they will get there.

          • Danny Philippi

            I know the AJ promo was “phenomenal”, and the Punk/Heyman angle was strongly conveyed.

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

            And Bryan looked great in the ring until overpowered.

  • Danny Philippi

    Just saw Gail Kim in a pink outfit. Man, I wish she wasn’t married.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Especially to Robert Irvine! That’s a big, scary Brit!

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

        He is good with knives.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          *shudders* That man could filet you without a second thought!

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

            Understatement!

            You can drool over Kim in pink, I drool over knife skills like that.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Must win Thursday? NO MORE “SPECIAL” SHOW NAMES!!!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Three final matches in the BFG Series? Everyone hasn’t faced off yet!

    • Danny Philippi

      Thinking of the same thing.

    • David

      Do they still do House Shows BFG matches?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        They do, but even accounting them, TNA hasn’t come close to all of the match ups. Most people have 5-6 matches in the series.

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

      I thought they were doing some on their web show.

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

        But they haven’t added in the numbers.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Baby Bischoff no-sells emotion in a promo! That’s got to be a first in a wrestling company!

  • Danny Philippi

    End of Aces & Eights is coming very soon. I promise that.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes they are, and I am calling Anderson taking over the club and Bully keeping Tito and Brooke as his entourage.

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

        That would make a lot of sense, but I’ve been saying all along that Anderson is a mole of some sort.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’m slowly stepping away from that theory. It feels like an organic split of the faction is coming now.

          • David

            Why would Anderson want to lead 2/3 of crap?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Because there is absolutely nothing better of him right now, and I could see a Bully Ray/Mr. Anderson feud going over really well.

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

            If I could chime in, maybe he wants to lead the group because he knows it leads to the TNA World Championship. It led Ray to it twice.

  • Danny Philippi

    The big question tonight: Is Hulk Hogan going to ease his way out of the Bully Ray storyline and focus squarely on an exit strategy?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Hopefully HH gets a light dropped on him! In all seriousness, I’m curious about all of these “meetings” he’s been at.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So Scroode Over are all in action tonight. Shenanigans shall abound!

    • Danny Philippi

      Here is my pick for the Final Four of the BFG series: Magnus, Roode, Daniels, AJ Styles. What do you think?

      • David

        what is the standings? Because I’d think Anderson, but not sure where he ranks. I just hope its not Hardy.

        • Danny Philippi

          If Hardy is in the Final Four, it is because he is in it with Dixie Carter.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’m still calling Magnus, Roode, Anderson, Styles. I think Anderson might pull it out to finish dissolving A’s.

        • David

          I’ve since the start thought it be either Anderson or Styles.

  • David

    I would love to see Roode or Daniels come out and just nail Kazarian with a chair so Jeff Hardy loses 10 points and is knocked out of contention.

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

      Thanks for making me smile. He’s Dixie’s wonder boy, so it won’t happen, but sometimes pipe dreams are good.

      • David

        You’re welcome. I know your right, too.

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

          Hardy = Cena

          • Jesse Sherwood

            If Cena was stupid…

          • David

            But if I were Carter or McMahon, i’d understand why you’d want Cena as the face of your company. The work he does for charity and how he works hurt. I wouldn’t want someone like Jeff Hardy, who’s screwed up more times than not.

  • Danny Philippi

    With that announcement, it promises that Kaz, Daniels, and Roode will not gain ground in the standings.

  • Danny Philippi

    I guess Jeff Hardy is back in compression long sleeve shirts. I love it, though, compared to what he was wearing since Slammiversary.

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

    Kaz did a left leg drop, that’s a bit unusual.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    BFG Series Standings:

    1. Magnus – 39 Points
    2. Bobby Roode – 34 Points
    3. Christopher Daniels – 30 Points
    4. Austin Aries – 28 Points
    5. Samoa Joe – 26 Points
    6. (Tied) Mr. Anderson – 24 Points
    6. (Tied) Jeff Hardy – 24 Points
    8. (Tied) AJ Styles – 22 Points
    8. (Tied) Kaz – 22 Points
    10. Joseph Park – 17 Points
    11. (Tied) Hernandez – 7 Points
    11. (Tied) Jay Bradley – 7 Points

    • David

      If tonights the last night and Magnus is not there, he’s guaranteed in the final four, right?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        I’m guessing that there will be 3 matches next week as well.

        • David

          Oh ok, thanks.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Actually, thinking more about it, Hernandez/Kaz will be happening on Xplosion, and that will leave Anderson, Bradley, Joe, and Park without “Final” matches.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            And since Anderson’s faced both Joe and Park in the Series, then it will be Joe vs. Park and Anderson vs. Bradley.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Normally I can get these up faster, but Roode, Daniels, Bradley, and AA had points changes since last week.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Updated BFG Series Standings:

    1. Magnus – 39 Points
    2. Bobby Roode – 34 Points
    3. Jeff Hardy – 31 Points
    4. Christopher Daniels – 30 Points
    5. Austin Aries – 28 Points
    6. Samoa Joe – 26 Points
    7. Mr. Anderson – 24 Points
    8. (Tied) AJ Styles – 22 Points
    8. (Tied) Kaz – 22 Points
    10. Joseph Park – 17 Points
    11. (Tied) Hernandez – 7 Points
    11. (Tied) Jay Bradley – 7 Points

    • Danny Philippi

      So AJ needs to submit Roode to get into the top four. I see this now. AJ makes Roode tap and he is in at least in third place.

  • Danny Philippi

    I hope this knockout 2 of 3 falls match lasts until the top of the hour. These women deserve it and I want to see Gail in the ring for the longest time.

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

      And Kim is in pink!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It makes her beautiful skin pop!

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

          Really does, but it’s more of a face color.

        • Danny Philippi

          Let’s just say Gail Kim is all natural with no slicing for enhancements. She is a women made from marble.

          • Dave

            I guess you don’t count breast enhancement.

  • David

    Wrestling 101, in a 2 out of 3 falls match, the heel gets the first fall. I mean has a face ever won the first fall in a 2 out of 3 falls match?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s rare, but it does happen. Kofi did in one with Dolph a few years ago.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So after some analysis, I can say I know next week’s BFG Series matches with some certainty. Joe will face Joseph Park and Anderson will face Jay Bradley.

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

    Weird beginning to the Knockout Match. It was a move and then a pinfall and then a move from the opponent and a cover. Back and forth with covers in between. Slowed down as Gail stars on the leg. They need to keep a pace with a story.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    So we got a 10 second TNA blurb again! It’s been a while, and I haven’t missed them!

  • Danny Philippi

    Is it me or does this episode of Impact feel rushed so that Hogan can have his “obligated’” 15 minutes of promo time?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      He’s got to cut that 20 minute crowd pandering promo BROTHER!!!

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

        Gag!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          *starts flexing his 24 inch python*

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

            Leg drop!

          • Jesse Sherwood

            *Pokes Kendra in the chest and she bounces back like she was struck by lightning*

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

            Puh-leeze! You only bounce back like that if they’re fake!

      • David

        I’m waiting for the special episode of Impact where Hulk Hogan goes for the record of saying brother in a 2 hour promo.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And now we are getting a banner ad across our screen for that Fan Duel fantasy sports site! Is TNA that damn desperate for advertiser revenue?

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

      It’s a business seeking money.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Still, I could see doing it during a promo. But in the middle of a match, obscuring the action? That’s bad business.

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

          Having it scroll during a promo would be worse in my mind.

      • Danny Philippi

        I hope the next Impact sponsor is U-Haul so that it can be feature in Dixie Carter’s move from her mansion to a single floor home on a concrete slab.

  • Danny Philippi

    Here is what I hope for the knockouts. The winner of Gail/ODB loses to Mickie at No Surrender only for Velvet Sky to return and avenge her lost to Mickie in June at BFG.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wow… The KO’s PPV is a major failure! Brooke Hogan, who is fired, is prominently featured, as is Tara.

    • David

      Who’d have thought recording PPVs months in advance would be a bad idea.

  • Danny Philippi

    Don’t let Velvet and Sabin be TNA’s answer to WWE Total Divas soap opera craziness.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Maybe it’s just me, but this week’s Impact feels off. Like they wrote it totally on the fly like happens with Raw at times.

    • David

      I agree it does feel off.

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

      Commenting on Miley’s ass, yeah, it was badly written on the fly by someone who shouldn’t be looking at Miley’s young ass – Bisch!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Not just that, Kendra. The whole show feels very… Indy is the best way I can describe it. Like I should be watching this at the fairgrounds this weekend.

  • Danny Philippi

    Aries and Daniels backstage promo fell on its ass like Miley Cyrus’ performance at the MTV awards.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Side note: Has anyone else checked out the pictures of Awesome Kong from Shine 12? She’s lost an incredible amount of weight and looks great!

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

      Link to any pics?

    • Danny Philippi

      TNA should sign her. Then again, that would be logical and TNA does not deal with anything logical.

      • David

        I don’t think she wants to sign with TNA as long as Hogan is there.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I think the only way anyone will sign with TNA is if they are desperate for the money of the exposure. And I love TNA, but they are quickly souring their fanbase with all of their problems.

          • David

            The only people TNA sign now is MMA guys.

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

            Touche!

          • David

            I wonder if TNA is searching for their Brock Lesnar.

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

            That’s exactly what they’re doing. Won’t happen, but they’re trying.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Rampage was good a couple of weeks ago on the stick, but felt very stiff this week.

  • Mike Love

    I hope I don’t sound like a “casual fan” but I’ve yet to feel a solidity stamp from Rampage Jackson.

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

      See, I’m starting to really like Rampage on mic. He has an endearing and honest side that’s coming through right now. Not saying I want him to stick around, just that I’m liking him on mic more than I expected to.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    I love this blending of AJ’s gimmicks! He’s a gray face.

  • David

    Last week’s AJ transform was cool. But the best is still the one on Smackdown in 2000, when Mankind became Cactus Jack.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Punk shot by AJ!

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

      Big time, but with a bit of Austin in there too.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        No, his shot directly at CM Punk! “I’m better than the Best in the World, I’m the Phenomenal One!”

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

          Right, but there was an Austin feel there for me as well. Sadly AJ wasn’t able to keep the fans in attendance as into his pipebomb. This went too long and it fell apart halfway through.

          He was so good, then it was so blah!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Hell, this is a damn fine “shoot”! I don’t care if AJ is asking Dixie for a cool million! He’s worth every damn penny!

    • David

      AJ Styles is TNA.

  • Mike Love

    Did they try to pass that on as a shoot from AJ?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It was, at least in a part. He sounded like he finally got to voice his frustrations at some of Dixie’s machinations.

      • Mike Love

        Two AJ shoots in one week. Huh.

        • Danny Philippi

          Anything WWE does, TNA tries to do better. But TNA insteads do dos on themselves.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          If the Chucks and boots fit…
          As a serious note there, I have to say that I liked each equally, as they both said a lot of things the fans have been thinking in each company.

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

            They did, but Lee carried it through, Styles dropped the ball halfway through. It got very painful to watch after a bit. He lost steam, lost enough nasty things to say, and faltered in a huge way.

          • David

            Last year Lee copied Styles, this year the other way around.

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

            Touche! Again!

        • Mike Love

          It seems like Styles got lost halfway through.

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

            Absolutely. And that’s cleaner that I’d say it, but I need to keep some professionalism.

  • Danny Philippi

    AJ forcing this shoot this like Brett Favre forcing a pass into triple coverage.

  • David

    Don’t BFG series matches have 15 minute time limits? That means this match ends at like 10:33, so leaving like 25 minutes for Hogan?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      We still have AA and Daniels as well. I’m betting this one lasts 10 minutes as well as the next. Add in 2 breaks and HH gets 10 minutes.

      • David

        I knew I was forgetting something.

    • Danny Philippi

      I bet Hogan’s meeting with Spike TV reps led to him getting 5 minutes and overrun so he still has his 15 minutes.

  • David

    Does AJ have another match in the BFG series?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      As far as we know, no. These are supposed to be “Final” matches. But there is a way for him to get up there, by Daniels getting DQed.

      • David

        But the way they booked it almost makes AJ look stupid.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I think we might see something interesting with this. AJ does have history with Daniels. Plus, a submission would only tie him in 3rd.

          • David

            Daniels might lose 10 points, but doesn’t Aries gain 3 giving him 31, and putting him ahead of Styles.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Very true. I forgot about that.

          • David

            So Magnus, Roode, Hardy and Aries all would have more points then Styles. so once again it makes Styles look stupid to me.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            This could also be the point Roode screws over Daniels, thereby fully eliminating him from the series. It won’t make AJ look any better, but at least it keeps him in the running.

          • David

            Yeah maybe Roode and Aries are working together all along.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Updated BFG Series Standings:

    1. Magnus – 39 Points
    2. Bobby Roode – 34 Points
    3. Jeff Hardy – 31 Points
    4. Christopher Daniels – 30 Points
    5. AJ Styles – 29 Points
    6. Austin Aries – 28 Points
    7. Samoa Joe – 26 Points
    8. Mr. Anderson – 24 Points
    9. Kaz – 22 Points
    10. Joseph Park – 17 Points
    11. (Tied) Hernandez – 7 Points
    11. (Tied) Jay Bradley – 7 Points

    • Danny Philippi

      Looks like AJ needs Daniels to be disqualified in order for AJ to advance to the final four.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        And considering their history, I could see AJ screwing over Daniels to do it!

    • Mike Love

      I’m going with (at the end of it all):

      1. Samoa Joe.
      2. AJ Styles

      3. Jeff Hardy
      4. Bobby Roode

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Love Daniels’ steampunk goggles!

  • Mike Love

    The beginning of Austin Aries entrance reminds me of someone from “over there”.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Except it doesn’t take him 30 minutes to get to the ring!

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

        And I really enjoy watching Aries in the ring.

  • Danny Philippi

    Talking about Hogan over this match is like putting a mustache on the Mona Lisa. Bravo TNA! lol

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Tenay just revealed TNA’s hand in this match! “There will be no interference in Daniels’, Kaz’s, or Roode’s matches or else they are eliminated!”

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wait, the ref’s name is Stiffler? LOL!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Updated BFG Series Standings:

    1. Magnus – 39 Points
    2. Austin Aries – 35 Points
    3. Bobby Roode – 34 Points
    4. Jeff Hardy – 31 Points
    5. Christopher Daniels – 30 Points
    6. AJ Styles – 29 Points
    7. Samoa Joe – 26 Points
    8. Mr. Anderson – 24 Points
    9. Kaz – 22 Points
    10. Joseph Park – 17 Points
    11. (Tied) Hernandez – 7 Points
    11. (Tied) Jay Bradley – 7 Points

    • David

      I’m confused, is this the final standings or not?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        They said “At this moment”, so I assume not. But Tenay was confusing.

        • David

          I hope not, because I don’t want Hardy anywhere near the final four.

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

            But he’s Dixie’s golden boy!

          • David

            I’d rather see Jay Bradley. well maybe not Jay Bradley, but everyone else.

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

            Thank you, I was going to tweak at Bradley!

  • The Breaker

    So that one sign says “Aries fears Hemme” … lol

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

    Did Brooke just call Bully ‘Daddy’?

    • Danny Philippi

      Puke, And the sad thing is that it could be true. You never know what happened outside the ECW Arena.

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

        Well, he would have been 17, but it is possible going by their ages.

    • David

      I was gonna ask the same thing.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      EWW! She did!

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

        I went back and listened three times. I think I’m going to be ill.

    • The Breaker

      I wish she didn’t.

  • Matt Hansen

    So do you guys think AJ leaves considering he lost the BFG series?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      It’s a real possibility. AJ’s contract is coming due, and TNA is most likely trying to lowball him.

      • David

        Where would AJ go though?

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

          The E would take him and pay him well, but would humble him for quite a while.

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’d hope AJ would go to WWE, but who knows?

      • Matt Hansen

        It’s hard for me because I would love to see him in WWE but I know TNA needs him more. Either way I would watch him but still.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Really, he had to mention his Jordans?

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

    There’s AJ’s key! Gauntlet Match!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Yes! Hopefully, that’s the place for him to shine!

      • David

        Oh thank god, As long as Hardy, Hernandez and Bradley don’t win, Hardy won’t be in the final four.

    • David

      So my guess is Hernandez and Bradley start out the gauntlet match. And the final guy is Magnus.

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

        Or AJ

        • Jesse Sherwood

          I’m calling AJ to be the first man and going through everyone to win!

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

            That would show his dominance.

          • ChuckEHater

            He sucks though..

          • David

            He isn’t John Cena.

        • David

          I just thought it make more sense if 11 vs. 12, then 10, 9 and so on all the way to 1.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    At least they closed BH’s storyline up. Miracles happen!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    This week? HH screwed up!

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

      Big time!

  • The Breaker

    Wait…. so he’s defending the title against Sting? Isn’t he not allowed to challenge for the belt, or am I wrong?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      No, he isn’t supposed to be able to. BAKA!

      • The Breaker

        Maybe it’s part of a storyline that will lead to an incompetent Hogan being fired from TNA.

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

          We could only wish!

        • Jesse Sherwood

          Apparently, he has TNA, lawyers, and Spike’s approval for this! #IllogicalBooking

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

      Looks as though Bisch thinks we’re as stupid and short sighted as VKM does.

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

    Anyone notice how the crowd finally woke up when Hulk Hogan came out? Say what you want about Hulk, but the crowd was never that loud during the show before him. The locker room should be taking notes.

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

      I totally disagree! AJ had the fans as loud early in his promo. Those Yes chants were way loud before the promo fell flat halfway through.

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

        There was someone chanting, “Boring.” Hogan kept them and Bully coming out added to it. The crowd blew it on AJ.

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

          I said the first half. AJ went long and lost them, but the start of that, he had them wild!

  • Bobby Higgins

    hogan will beat the crap out of bully fat pig ray

  • Douglas Szuma

    Didn’t Sting lose a match stating he could never wrestle for the title again?

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

      Yes, someone really screwed up there!