Impact Results 7/4/13 – The Mafia Goes Elite

TNA Impact Results 7/4/13
From Las Vegas, Nevada
Reported by Kendra Bunyon for Wrestling News World

Show Starts

Video

Recapping Bully freaking about who the newest member of MEM is, and then Angle and Sting revealing it’s Joe. Then Suicide won the X Division Championship, but it wasn’t Perkins. Turned out to be Aries, and he is going after Bully’s WHC.

In Ring Segment

Aries to the ring.
Aries – Some people love me. Some people, they love to boo me. Everybody now has to respect me. I came out last week and do what I do – outsmart people, create controversy, cause a buzz. Last year I created Option C. Last year I cashed in the X Division Title, and won the WHC. After my clever plan where I captured this, you bet your ass I’m cashing in for a shot at Bully at Destination X, and will be the WHC again. Hogan, bring your ass our here brother so I can hand this over and make it official.

Hogan to the ring, soaking up the love of the fans.
Aries – Let’s make this official. I’m ready to hand this over.
Hogan – Thank you Champ. You did it last year, and did it again. He’s X Division Champ, and what a Champ he is. He created Option C and a lot of other things. He took things to a brand new high, and a brand new low. In Sin City they haven’t seen a sin like last week. In Las Vegas they haven’t seen a sin like gimmick infringement brother!
Aries – I don’t infringe on gimmicks, brother!
Hogan – So, if that’s the way it’s going to go. You created Option C who decides when. Option C happens at the end of the night tonight. It will be an X Division Three Way. The man you stabbed in the back to win this belt. I changed his name, it’s not Suicide, it’s Manik.
Out comes Manik in the original Suicide ring gear.
Aries – Back him up, who is this mystery man?
Hogan – It’s not just him, but the other man, the one who didn’t get pinned. Bring him out, Sabin Mania brother!
Out comes a rather pissed looking Sabin.
Hogan – See the way it goes Austin, you have two dark clouds coming at you in the main event.
Sabin – Austin, I will keep this short and sweet. A year ago,i didn’t think I’d step in this ring. I was at home, but I never gave up, never stopped fighting. You are the greatest scam that lived. (Aries smiles and nods.) I earned that belt, you cheated your way to it. There’s nothing you or anyone can do to stop me from being a 6 time X Division Champ tonight!

Backstage Segment

Daniels – What do you want with your scoops and questions. What do you want?
Hervey – I want to talk to Kaz about his match with AJ tonight.
Kaz – No one knows AJ like us. I will beat him tonight, don’t care if it’s clean cut AJ, or Bieber AJ, but I will beat him tonight.
Daniels – Make sure Perry gets that for the midnight edition!

Commercial

BFG Series – Kaz vs AJ

Kaz – Am I on? It’s 4th of July, but also Throwback Thursday. Watch as womens panties disappear at the shake of Daniels’ waist, and gold appears around my waist!
AJ out to face either Seigfried or Roy, not sure which is which.

AJ punches the wig off Kaz’s head. Kaz from the ring. AJ goes for a drop kick through the ropes and Tenay says he hits it full, but in reality AJ’s foot catches the middle rope on his way through. Back in and on Kaz in a corner. Head scissors on Kaz. Kaz whipped, and a big clothesline. AJ tries again, but Kaz moves. Monkey flip on AJ. Blows on AJ on the mat as Daniels cheers him on. Drop kick on AJ for one. Forearm, bitch slap, then a kick to Kaz, but Kaz then takes AJ down! Clothesline, back elbow, then another clothesline from AJ. AJ lifted over the top, lands on the apron, flies off the top back with a springboard forearm on Kaz.

Kaz with a big drop kick on AJ for two. Kaz reverses on AJ, and AJ tries to lock on a submission. Kaz free with two, but then AJ locks on a calf killer. Kaz finally has to tap out.

Winner – AJ +10=12 (4:01)

Backstage Segment

Mickie – Chuck, the person I was looking for. Is that ladder set up?
Chuck – Working on it.

Commercial

Backstage Segment

Chavo – Bro, you got this. Everyone says you’re going to be Champ. Tonight I’m in your corner. Win it, believe this thing!

In Ring Segment

Mickie in the ring with a ladder.
Mickie – I know you’re all wondering what I’m doing with this ladder. I’m here to tell you a story. To get to the top of the Knockouts Division, you have to crawl, scratch, even climb your way to the top. (She’s climbing as she says this, and looks terribly scared with every little ladder shake.) You know, I’m the one who is a national recording artist. I’m asked to walk the red carpet and do commercials. My name is on the marquee out there, and the Knockouts Champ. See, even though I beat Velvet with my eyes closed last week, all I keep hearing about is this Ladder Match to see who will face me for this Title. Gail, Taryn, come out here and break your legs, break everything because you will not beat me. You will never be a great as me! So, whoever wins that match, know this, I’m going to take you from the top of this ladder down, breaking your face on each and every rung of this ladder. I’m going to be at the top of this Division as your heartbreakin’, history making, Knockouts Champion of the century, Mickie James. (Mickie kisses her belt and holds it out to the camera.)

Gut Check Discussion

Prichard – This isn’t American Idol, you need to perform and capture the audience.
Snow – Big O did that, he got the win.
Davis – Could we coach him, or does he think he knows everything.
Snow – I’ve watched him grow and evolve through the years.
Prichard – I’m not sure the audience could relate to him, or liked him. They booed him.
Snow – We always have to argue with you about each of my guys.
Prichard – It’s one in a million, that’s all it is.
Snow – You won’t know until you dig down and find that stone! He was great when you saw him elsewhere.
Prichard – If they’re going to shit the bed, they shouldn’t be here. My mind was made up in the first couple minutes.
Snow and Davis agree.

Gut Check Backstage

Prichard – I know you’re nervous, but only one of you advance to the ring. I hope you’re proud of your performance in the ring. Ryan, please. Adam, if you will get out of our O-Zone.

Backstage Segment

Angle – Our numbers are growing. Tonight, the 4th member of the Mafia will be revealed.

Commercial

BFG Series – Bradley vs Hernandez

Bradley to the ring. Hernandez out with Chavo in tow.

They lock up. Hernandez throws Bradley off. Side headlock on Hernandez. Shoulder block doesn’t drop either. Blows on Hernandez, who then takes Bradley down. Side headlock on Hernandez, thumb to the eye. Bradley up and rides Hernandez down with a knee to the back for two.

Headlock on Hernandez. Hernandez up, elbows free, but then eats an elbow that sends him through the ropes. Shoulder through the ropes on Bradley, then Hernandez up the ramp, runs, takes Bradley down. Clotheslines to Bradley, then Hernandez really takes Bradley down, but Hernandez only gets two! Hernandez on Bradley’s head, but Bradley with a poke to the eye,then mocks Chavo. Chavo reaches in and grabs Bradley’s foot. Distracted by Chavo, Bradley taken down for three.

Winner – Hernandez +7 (3:12)

Backstage Segment

Bully – You have to give that SOB credit for getting into the Title picture.
Wes – What about Brooke? Tell us what’s going on with Brooke.
Bully – This is club business, Brooke is my personal business. You’d have thought it was Hogan’s business by how he got involved last week.
Wes – Brooke just got engaged. What’s going on with that? Come on!
Bully – Wes, I’m gunna say it one more time. This is time for club business, Brooke is personal business. Tonight it’s Sabin vs Aries vs TJ or PJ Perkins, or Manik, whatever. The winner faces me at Destination X.
DOC – Who do you want to face?
Anderson – I personally, don’t think he cares who he faces, he can beat anybody’s ass.
Bully – What if nobody wins tonight? Nobody!
They all laugh and toast their beer bottles.

Commercial

Bromance vs Storm & Gunner

Bromance to the ring with Tara. Storm and Gunner to the ring together.

Jessie and Robbie on Gunner at the bell. Jessie keeps on Gunner in the heel corner. Robbie tags in and they double team Gunner. Jessie tags in, more double team. Robbie tags in and more double team. Storm distracts the ref and Tara attacks Gunner through the ropes. Jessie tags in, but Gunner in control with a fall away slam on Robbie. Storm tags in and takes out Jessie, then Robbie. Clothesline to Jessie, then Robbie hung up top. Gunner tags in and they double team Jessie, tossing him spread legged on Robbie. Robbie and Storm fight outside as Jessie on Gunner inside. Robbie tries to help Jessie and eats last call. Gunner with a back breaker on Jessie. Storm pumps up the fans, then they hit a new double finisher on Jessie for three.

Winners – Storm & Gunner (3:04)

Backstage Segment

MEM heading for the ring.

Commercial

In Ring Segment

Angle and Sting to the ring, all suited up. Angle in a dark pinstriped suit, shallow V tee, Sting in a light putty colored suit, with tie. Louie Anderson is in the front row.
Angle – Ladies and gentlemen, Main Event Mafia is back! Again MEM is back! We’re back for two reasons. Destroy A&8′s, and two, to make sure Bully loses the WHC.
Sting – Woooo! The previous MEM consisted of former World Champs. In a situation like that you don’t always have the greatest unity. So we’ve decided to go for a no nonsense approach. That’s why we went with this new guy who represents the foundation of change in the new MEM. We give you Samoa Joe!
Out comes Joe in a sick black suit, white shirt, collar wide, shades – epic! “Joe! Joe! Joe!”
Joe – Las Vegas, once again the Mafia runs this town tonight. The last 12 months I was a man of my own devices, but I’ve noticed strength in numbers. Those number being A&8′s. Even a man like myself cannot beat up that many cowards at once. I got me a crew of the baddest men on the planet, who are the best at beating coward like you. In the BFG Series with these guys at my back, I will run roughshod until I earn my shot at Bully, and choke you out for the WHC.
Angle – I picked Joe because of how he pushed me in our matches. That built respect and into loyalty. He’s the baddest SOB I’ve been in the ring with. Joe came to me with who the 4th should be, and I thought ‘damn, that’s a good idea’. Many would pick him as the future of Impact,but he’s the here and now. The 4th member of MEM – Magnus!
Magnus comes out in a gray suit, gray and red tie, scruff on his face, and shades. Magnus hugs everyone in the ring.
Magnus – When I was approached by them to join the most prestigious group in wrestling today, I had to think about it. I had to think about it for about a split second! Because when opportunity knocks, you answer the door. You don’t believe me, look at the BFG Series leader board. Don’t believe me? Ask these three men. Sting, one of the best the industry has seen. Ask the only Olympic gold medalist in sports entertainment history. Bell to bell there’s no one better than Angle. And where do I start with this man? In 2012 I was put on the map with my association and rivalry with Joe. I thank you for that forever and a day brother. It’s not just about me and MEM. It’s about A&8′s. I signed in to put an end to A&8′s for good.
Sting – July 18 will be the next WHC match, A&8′s, MEM challenges you to a fight. Tonight in Las Vegas. Bully asked what happens if there’s no winner, MEM will make sure you have a winner!

In Ring Segment

Hardy out to the ring with his eyes and neck painted.

Commercial

BFG Series – Hardy vs Joseph

Joseph to the ring.

Joseph hands over his glasses to the ref, after the bell. Joseph shakes Hardy’s hand. Hardy gets the fans clapping, they circle and lock up. Hardy backed into a corner. Clean break. Lock up,side headlock on Joseph. Shoulder block from Hardy drops Hardy. Side headlock on Joseph. Hardy ducks Joseph, Joseph grabs a kick, but the other kick sends Joseph flying. Hardy whipped, tries to float, gets caught, hits head scissors. Twist of fate and Hardy climbs. Joseph moves and avoids the swanton!

Joseph looks shocked at Hardy writhing on the mat. Joseph pulls Hardy up, puts him in a corner, then hits some blows, but wastes time. Hardy whipped and hits the mat. Joseph pulls Hardy up, wastes time, but hits another big whip, so Hardy lands on the mat. Joseph splashes Hardy in a corner and Hardy crumbles. Joseph looks around confused about what to do next. Snap mare on Hardy into a headlock. Hardy calls on the love of the fans, and up. Hardy elbows free. Hardy ducks a clothesline, forearm takes Joseph down. Drop kick on Joseph for two.

Joseph pushes off the twist of fate, and lands a fall away slam on Hardy. Joseph looks shocked, then sits up top. Joseph with a splash on Hardy for a long two. Joseph, again, looks shocked. Hardy pulls to his feet, Joseph rushes, but eats an elbow. Whisper in the wind on Joseph. Joseph’s lip is bleeding, and he’s pissed. Joseph turns and hits the black hole slam on the ref!

Hardy – Joseph, what the hell’s wrong with you?

Brian Hebner to the ring and calls for the bell. Joseph is now -10 in the BFG Series.

Winner – Hardy via DQ +3 (8:07)

Commercial

Gut Check

Borash announces Al Snow, Danny Davis, Bruce Prichard. Then Ryan Howe comes out to the ring. He comes out with his guitar hanging around him.
Borash – Do you think we saw your best effort in this ring?
Ryan – Absolutely yes!
Snow – Ryan, I’ve watched you improve over time. I gave you this opportunity. We have to ask why you want to wrestle, but that being said, my answer is no.
Borash – You need two yeses, you get 30 seconds to kick out!
Ryan – Say what you will Al Snow, it takes a lot of guys a lot of years to get to this level. I feel great to get here in a few short years. Isn’t this what Gut Check is about? You looking for the future of TNA, here I am.
Davis – Ryan, my mind was made up, but these people changed it, but these people changed it. You didn’t let them get in your head as they booed you. I think you can be an Impact Superstar, but it will take work. I say yes.
Borash – Is it yes or no?
Prichard – You got a reaction, no doubt about it. I won’t doubt your heart and desire. I’ll make this short and sweet. On any other night you might go to the next round, but this is Gut Check. The answer is no.
Borash – We wish you the best of luck from Impact Wrestling.
Ryan shakes hands with all of them.

Backstage Segment

Bully – My brothers, main event time. Let’s go watch nobody win.
They all head off, but DOC stops Bully to talk.
DOC – I heard what MEM said. You should let DOC take them out tonight.
Anderson comes back to catch all this.
Anderson – Look at this campaigning. Are you kidding me? There will be a vote next week and we will know VP.
Bully – You know, if you two spent as much time thinking about taking out MEM as you do stabbing each other in the back, maybe the job would have gotten done already. Can we get on the same page? Let’s go out there, raise a little hell, piss some people off, and do whatever the hell we want to do. Ramblers, let’s get ramblin’.

Backstage Segment

Each of the three in the main event heading for the ring, but all separately, cut one after the other.

Commercial

Video

Kim and Taryn talking up their Ladder Match.

X Division Championship Match – Sabin vs Manik vs Aries

Bully and A&8′s out. A little boy reaches to slap Bully’s hand. Bully stops, looks, goes around. Sabin to the ring. Manik to the ring. Aries out, X Division belt around his waist. Aries bounces over the top rope like it’s nothing. Brian Hebner holds up the belt to the fans.

Manik and Sabin right after Aries. Sabin hangs Aries up top. Manik hits a sick drop kick on Aries. Sabin on Manik with a whip and clothesline. Sabin on Manik. Sabin sends Aries out. Octopus style submission from Manik on Sabin, Aries breaks it up. Manik up top, Aries knocked to apron. Manik off the corner. Manik whipped to the ropes, caught in them, then moves for Sabin to fly out. Manik ends up landing outside hard himself.

Sabin on Aries with blows. Sabin whipped, back elbow, then drop kick on Sabin for two. Sabin sent over the top, eats an elbow, then Aries climbs and flies with a clubbing blow on Sabin on the ramp. Sabin face first to the ramp.

A&8′s comes to the ringside area as Manik sets up in the ring. Manik is caught, but free and flies out on DOC. DOC powerbombs Manik to the floor in front of announce. MEM comes out to the ringside area. A&8′s back off.

Commercial

Manik is carried out on a board. Brain buster on Sabin on the apron! Aries is in the ring as the ref counts, but Sabin in before ten. Aries keeps trying to get the three, but can’t. MEM standing around the ring to make sure A&8′s doesn’t get involved. Aries again takes Sabin down for two. Leg drop on Sabin’s face on the apron. A&8′s are behind the barricade, looking pissy. Sabin fights back with kicks, blows, chops and kicks in a corner. Sick enziguri on Aries! Single foot drop kick to a kneeling Aries for two as Sabin holds the back of his neck. Sabin gets Aries up, but then Aries down. Sabin backed into a corner, back elbows to Sabin. A big chop, then Aries with drop kick that doesn’t land as Sabin gets a foot into Aries’ chest. Sabin rushes Aries, foot gets caught in the ropes, so he works the knee. Aries up, missile drop kick on Sabin. Another drop kick on Sabin in a corner. Sabin somehow locks a small package for two. Brain buster on Sabin, but only two!

Aries with a bridging chinlock on Sabin. “This is awesome!” chants. Sabin get to the ropes to break the hold. Aries climbs, stands up there two long. Sabin moves and Aries crashes. Power bomb from Sabin for two. All hail Sabin, but only for two! Sabin looks about to cry through the “TNA!” chants. Sabin tries again, Aries reverses, but only gets two. Forearm to Sabin’s face, but both men are down. Brian is counting, but they get up. Forearms and blows, to chops, then a back kick from Sabin. Back elbow on Aries in a corner. Drop kick to Sabin in the other corner. Sabin up top, Aries up, Sabin is able to get a hold of Aries and, all hail Sabin off the top for three.

Winner & new X Division Champion – Sabin! (16:22)

Sabin – Bully, all I gotta say, is you might very well be looking at the new WHC!
Bully (off mic) – You can’t beat me! You can’t beat me!

Biggest Pop
Hogan
MEM
Sabin
Biggest Heat
Ryan Howe
A&8′s
Bad Influence
Most Mixed
Austin Aries

The TNA Blog Zone will not be posted until Friday this week. I apologize for it not being up at the normal time, but after writing the Impact Results, my brain needs to think on it all before I discuss all that happened. Thanks for being so understanding.
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  • http://www.wrestlingnewsworld.com/ Kendra Bunyon

    Hello,

    I’m stepping in for Alex tonight to write the Live Results of Impact. I have not read the spoilers, as I do everything I can to avoid them when at all possible, but I have heard that this is supposed to be a fantastic and intense episode of Impact.

    I’m not sure that’s a great thing to be putting out on the 4th of July, but TNA has made a lot of media this week, and not all of it the best.

    I promise to do my best to keep up with Impact, and please bear with me that I am not Alex and write very differently. Hopefully this will be a fun night without any turmoil, name calling or finger pointing that has been going on the past couple days when it comes to TNA and news about TNA.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Welcome to this week’s Impact Watch Party! I am your co-host Jesse Sherwood and there is a great show on tap for tonight!

    1. The BFG Series is in full swing and Magnus and Samoa Joe have jumped out ahead of the rest of the pack! Can anyone catch them?

    2. Speaking of Samoa Joe, he was revealed last week as the latest member of the MEM! Who will be recruited this week?

    3. Austin Aries stole the X Division title from Sabin as Suicide last week! What will HH do to make things right?

    4. Gail Kim and Taryn Terrell’s feud will hit new heights, literally! They will compete in a Knockouts #1 contender Ladder match!

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

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Aries looks good with Gold around his waist again!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Decent crowd tonight. Hotter than the last 2 weeks.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Hogan: Master of Cheap Pops!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Gimmick infringement! We need Wrestler’s Court!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Like the name change for “Suicide” to Manic. That at least gets them away from that stigmatic name and lets Perkins carve his own legacy.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    BFG Series Standings:

    1. Magnus – 24 Points
    2. Samoa Joe – 19 Points
    3.(Tied) Jeff Hardy – 7 Points
    3.(Tied) Austin Aries – 7 Points
    3.(Tied) Mr. Anderson – 7 Points
    3.(Tied) Christopher Daniels – 7 Points
    4. AJ Styles – 2 Points
    5. Booby Roode, Joseph Park, Kazarian, Hernandez, Jay Bradley

  • Jesse Sherwood

    BFG Series Standings:

    1. Magnus – 24 Points
    2. Samoa Joe – 19 Points
    3. AJ Styles – 12 Points
    4.(Tied) Jeff Hardy – 7 Points
    4.(Tied) Austin Aries – 7 Points
    4.(Tied) Mr. Anderson – 7 Points
    4.(Tied) Christopher Daniels – 7 Points
    5. Booby Roode, Joseph Park, Kazarian, Hernandez, Jay Bradley – 0 Points

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Hernandez a future World Champion? Only if he can improve his mic work.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Finally! Mickie did a 5 star promo! That is the most believable promo I have heard from her in years.

    • mike

      agree. thought she was very impressive out there. She has stepped up her game since coming back.

      • Jesse Sherwood

        She needed this heel turn. She comes off way too fake as a face.

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

      I thought it sucked! Virtually no reaction and she looked scared off her bum up there!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        She did look nervous, and she didn’t get much of a reaction, but she believed every word of her promo. I got the feeling that she was really that arrogant regardless of character.

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

          I get the feeling that that’s more of the real Mickie, but I still don’t see as she can carry it in front of the camera.

  • mike

    why should we still care about Gutcheck. time for this segment to go.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Honestly, after this week’s elimination I don’t. Howe showed no improvement since Tough Enough and he got through. Big O was miles better despite being green. Proof that they don’t care about the fan reactions during those matches.

      • mike

        I think they should do it twice a year and set up it more like a tournament. The backstage segments just are not compelling and I think that the majority of the fans are bored with them now.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    BFG Series Standings:

    1. Magnus – 24 Points
    2. Samoa Joe – 19 Points
    3. AJ Styles – 12 Points
    4.(Tied) Jeff Hardy – 7 Points
    4.(Tied) Austin Aries – 7 Points
    4.(Tied) Mr. Anderson – 7 Points
    4.(Tied) Christopher Daniels – 7 Points
    4.(Tied) Hernandez – 7 Points
    5. Booby Roode, Joseph Park, Kazarian, Jay Bradley – 0 Points

    • mike

      bobby better get a win soon or i will revolt!!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Honestly, I see him falling outside of the top 4. I’m calling for Magnus, Joe, Anderson, and AJ Styles.

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

          Why?

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Magnus is the up-and-coming star, Joe and Anderson for the MEM Feud, and AJ as the redemption storyline for himself.

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

            Not saying you’re wrong, just asking to defend.

          • Jesse Sherwood

            Oh, Roode? He isn’t in the kind of position he should be to go after the World Title. He’s sitting at 3 losses so far in the BFG Series and he hasn’t had a great creative direction in months.

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

            Which brings back my point from Alex’s FB page, that there really is plenty of wrestlers on the roster, and we don’t see enough of everyone. Getting rid of a few guys here and there won’t hurt, especially these Gut Check guys (and Taeler) who haven’t been given any TV time, or even much of a chance.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Why the heck does Robbie E and Jessie’s tights look like a pair of Jockies?

    • mike

      despite their tights, that was quite an entertaining match and even allowed the Bro Mans to get in some action

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It was a nice surprise and Beer Gunner actually made Bromance look credible. Sorry, I like the joke name better than Bro Mans!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Tara: The Stifler’s Mom of Pro Wrestling!

    • ld

      stifler’s mom couldn’t touch Tara. Tara is hot!

      • Jesse Sherwood

        Amen!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Wow… Louie Anderson looks really bad.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Joe in a suit is EPIC!

    • Jokers485

      Joe can really look good and really badass in a suit

  • Jesse Sherwood

    You know, I forgot how awesome Joe is on the mic! Joe’s back baby!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    HOLY COW!!! Magnus is MEM!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Honestly, I think that the new MEM is already stronger than the old one ever was. Nash and Booker weren’t really into it and the infighting between Sting and Angle made it incredibly tough for them to be a cohesive unit.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Parks sells his character as Joseph so well. He is definitely one of the better actors in TNA.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    1. Magnus – 24 Points
    2. Samoa Joe – 19 Points
    3. AJ Styles – 12 Points
    4. Jeff Hardy – 10 Points
    5.(Tied) Austin Aries – 7 Points
    5.(Tied) Mr. Anderson – 7 Points
    5.(Tied) Christopher Daniels – 7 Points
    5.(Tied) Hernandez – 7 Points
    6. Booby Roode, Kazarian, Jay Bradley – 0 Points
    7. Joseph Park – -10 Points

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Joseph snapping and getting DQed was bound to happen at some point in the Series. And considering it was against Hardy, I am not really opposed. Hardy doesn’t lose anything with it and maybe it will start furthering the story of Park/Parks.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    Really, Skidmarks? That was your best? Go home then!

  • Jesse Sherwood

    That pop from Snow’s no was muted! And I don’t mean quiet, but actually edited down.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    The crowd absolutely hates Howe, but TNA is editing the reactions!

    • Jon Harris

      wow no one got the tna contract at all wow

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It’s not like they haven’t denied someone at Gut Check before. Plus, Howe is working in OVW with Rockstar Spud as the “New New Rockers”

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

      Are we really shocked about that? Especially after the cuts this week?

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It was unprofessional. They were editing something that didn’t really matter.

  • Jesse Sherwood

    “Bruce Prichard loves giving bad news!” Well, he got to do it plenty this week!

    • Jon Harris

      is the gut check pointless now

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It’s been pretty pointless from the start, as very few stars actually came on to the roster from it.

        • Jon Harris

          very true should they get rid of gut check

          • Jesse Sherwood

            I like that it does show fans some of these guys that are coming up from the Indys and most of the time they have decent matches. But if it isn’t producing stars, then it isn’t working the way it should.

          • Jon Harris

            very true so should they get rid of it

  • Jesse Sherwood

    And Sabin recaptures the X Division title! Who thinks that TNA doesn’t have faith in him now?

    • Jon Harris

      the whole suicude angle from last week was pointless now and why give aries the x-division title at all

      • Jesse Sherwood

        It was compelling storytelling and makes Sabin’s cash in more emotional now.

        • Jon Harris

          not really it doesn;t at all

          • Jesse Sherwood

            How does it not? He fought with his heart and soul to win and now has the chance to fight the man who tried to intimidate him into not cashing in, not to mention that it adds to the drama that he already brings to the table from fighting back from 2 career threatening injuries.

          • Jon Harris

            i just don’t see why they took the x-division title off of sabin in the first place it just made no sense ot me at all

          • Jesse Sherwood

            His storyline is all about overcoming adversity. By losing the Title, he had to battle back and overcome being literally cheated out of his chance to fight for the World Title. It helps add more tension to his situation and when he finally won tonight it gave the fans a further reason to care for him to win the World Title when he challenges for it. It’s all about emotional investment.

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

            Plus, Aries is known to be one of the best – not just best X Division, but best complete wrestlers in TNA – so Sabin holding his own and coming back to beat him shows just how great Sabin is. It was a great storyline swerve, and shows that they really do believe in Sabin. Sometimes short title reigns happen, and I think they handled this one wonderfully!

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

          I completely agree. It shows Sabin’s heart, passion, and drive. Shows that Sabin can go all the way with Aries.

          • Jon Harris

            it made no sense ot make aries x-division champ in the first place now and the suciude angle from 2 weeks ago pointless

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

      That was just fantastic! That showed a great swerve with Aries, and shows real faith in Sabin!

      • Jon Harris

        no there just pass the x-division title around like its nothing and sabin is cashing it so he is losing it again

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

          That is your opinion! We disagree with you on this.

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

    Writing a two hour show feels like nothing compared to RAW these days!

    • Jesse Sherwood

      Raw’s shows are typically tough to follow. They need to place more emphasis on the action in the ring in order to make it seem like it is shorter.

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

        It’s the writing of the longer vignettes and promos that makes it feel so terribly wrong to me. The matches are easier to write.

  • Jokers485

    Is it me or is tna starting to get boring and predictable?

    • Jesse Sherwood

      A little predictable, but not boring yet. Gut Check brought it down a bit, but the Main Event and MEM reveal balanced it back out.

    • Jon Harris

      yes it is

  • Mohan Ramnath

    i missed the old joe – where he would do more transitions into his heel hook, stf’s, his choke hold, back when he was the monster to beat. they rely killed his character loosing to some weak wrestlers. but In MEM i hope to see him Kill some 1 i miss the chats ( Joe’s gonna kil u )

  • LBP365

    The problem isn’t faith in Sabin he’s good for TNA, but his build up pass x-division and tag team isn’t good so COMMON SENSE storylines even a surprise storyline have to make sense Aries facing Bully was the better choice this was over thinking Perkins/Sabin war could have started which lead to BFG.

  • LBP365

    Predictable is ok as long as its good who didn’t see Randy Orton /Bryant D but it’s good Austin (the cm punk of TNA) facing Bully Ray could have been a classic just by name Sabin /Ray not so much.

    • Jesse Sherwood

      I beg to differ here LBP. While Aries vs. Bully Ray would have been epic, I know that Sabin vs. Bully Ray will be just as incredible. Sabin and Ray have a great history from their MCMG vs. Team 3D days and have proven that they can put on matches that will tear the house down. Let’s just wait and see how it goes.