Impact Wrestling 6-20-13: Sting Reveals the First Member of His New Main Event Mafia

On this edition of Impact Wrestling, two significant things took place. First, the Executive In Charge of the Knockouts Brooke Hogan invited the knockouts to the ring for her “State of the Knockouts” address. First, Brooke had One Dirty Bitch & her husband Eric Young give up the TNA Knockout Women’s Tag Team Championship. Due to the fact that Eric is a man, he and his wife were never officially champions; the championships now remain vacant. Then, Brooke announced that the following week on Impact Wrestling, TNA Knockout Women’s Champion Mickie James will finally defend against Velvet Sky. Brooke also announced that Taryn Terrell and Gail Kim will go one-on-one in a Ladder Match on an upcoming edition of Impact Wrestling; whomever wins that match becomes the #1 contender to the TNA Knockout Women’s Championship. Also, the previous week on Impact Wrestling, TNA Hall of Famer Sting announced that he would be forming the new Main Event Mafia, a faction that Sting was once a member of. The first member of Sting’s new Main Event Mafia was revealed to be soon-to-be TNA Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, another guy who was once a member of the Main Event Mafia. Who …

Impact Wrestling 6-13-13: Who is the New Main Event Mafia?

The show began with General Manager Hulk Hogan telling everybody that after what had happened at the end of last week’s Impact Wrestling, Hulk gave her daughter and Knockouts Executive Brooke Hogan the night off. Hulk then went on to discuss the Bound For Glory Series; he announced that both Jeff Hardy and Bobby Roode had automatically been entered into the series, who both come out to the ring. The three men are then interrupted by Aces & Eights. TNA World Heavyweight Champion, President of The Aces & Eights, and Hulk’s estranged son-in-law Bully Ray, brings up the fact that not one member of Aces & Eights is entered into the Bound For Glory Series. Hulk then tells Bully that one member of Aces & Eights will end up qualifying by winning a Battle Royal that features only members of Aces & Eights later on in the show. Hulk also announced that next week on Impact Wrestling, it will be Open Fight Night, which allows anybody on the TNA roster to call out anybody and that person is required to fight. Hulk then said that the TNA Fans will get to vote on whether Jeff Hardy or Bobby Roode get …

Impact Wrestling 6-6-13: Who Was Brooke Hogan Trying to Save?

On this edition of Impact Wrestling, there were two Bound For Glory Series Qualifying Matches. The first match was between tag team partners Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Shawn Hernandez with Hernandez coming out on top and earning the right to qualify. After the match, although Chavo seemed to show some frustration, he and Hernandez embraced in a display of sportsmanship. The second qualifying match was between Samoa Joe and Robbie E with Joe coming out on top and earning the right to qualify. Also, backstage, Velvet Sky and TNA Knockout Women’s Champion Mickie James had an encounter. Mickie came up with an excuse for not coming to Velvet’s aid the previous week on Impact Wrestling, as well as an excuse not to grant Velvet her rematch for the championship. After seeing all of that transpire, there is no doubt in my mind that Mickie has turned heel. She proved that even more in her match she had later on with fellow heel Taeler Hendrix when Mickie feigned a knee injury to get the victory. I am, quite frankly, shocked that Mickie would turn her back on her fans. Also, it was the TNA debut of current MMA fighter and TNA’s …

Impact Wrestling 5-30-13: Jeff Hardy Returns At Slammiversary

On the final edition of Impact Wrestling before the upcoming Slammiversary Pay-Per-View event, at the beginning of the show, it appeared that Aces & Eightsh had turned on D’Lo Brown, thus turning D’Lo face. Also, after Aces & Eights members D.O.C. and Wes Brisco interfered in the match between fellow Aces & Eights cohort Garett Bischoff’s and Samoa Joe’s match, thus giving Joe the win by disqualification, Joe’s tag team partner Brutus Magnus came to his aid and both men cleared the ring of Aces & Eights. Afterwards, Joe announced that at Slammiversary, it would be Aces & Eights members D.O.C., Bischoff, & Brisco against Joe, Magnus, and the returning Jeff Hardy. Also, during new TNA Knockout Women’s Champion Mickie James’ championship celebration, she told the TNA Fans that there have been a lot of people questioning the way she won the championship from Velvet Sky the previous week on Impact Wrestling when she targeted Velvet’s injured knee. Mickie then asked Velvet to come out so that she could clear the air. After Velvet came out, Velvet said that everything was cool between them and that she wants her rematch for the championship. Mickie responded by saying that she would …

Impact Wrestling 5-23-13: AJ Styles Stands Alone?

The show began with General Manager Hulk Hogan coming out to discuss the No Holds Barred TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match between Champion and the President of Aces & Eights Bully Ray and Challenger and TNA Hall of Famer Sting at the upcoming Slammiversary Pay-Per-View event. Hogan then has Sting come out; he then reminds Sting about the fact that he agreed that if he didn’t beat Bully Ray then he would never get another opportunity at the championship again for the rest of his career. While Hogan tried to persuade Sting into not going through with it, Sting made it clear that his mind was made up. Then, Hulk’s daughter and Knockouts Executive Brooke Hogan comes out and tells Hulk and Sting that she feels that neither one of them is at fault for all the power that Aces & Eights have gained, but that she is at fault because she was the one that fell for her estranged husband Bully Ray. Brooke was then about to resign as Knockouts Executive because she felt that it was best for TNA, but before she could, her father cuts her off before she does something she may regret. Bully Ray then …

Impact Wrestling 5-16-13: Sting’s Last World Championship Opportunity?

The Show began with General Manager Hulk Hogan coming out to call out Abyss and thank him for returning last week and aiding TNA in the war against Aces & Eights; however, Abyss’ brother Joseph Park came out instead. Park then tells Hogan how ecstatic he is that his brother is back because he has been looking for him for a long time. They then get interrupted by Aces & Eights members TNA Television Champion Devon & D’Lo Brown. Park then goes on to tell Devon that he has had of enough of The Aces & Eights’ actions and challenges Devon to a match. Devon responds by telling Park that until he proves something to him, he refuses to face him. D’Lo then offers to fight Park and prove a point so that he can earn back his Aces & Eights vest. Hogan then decides to make the match official for the evening and says that if Park wins, then he’ll get to face Devon in a non-title match at the upcoming Slammiversary Pay-Per-View event. Also, TNA Knockouts Executive Brooke Hogan told Mickie James that she will get an opportunity at Velvet Sky’s TNA Knockout Women’s Championship next week on …

Impact Wrestling 4-11-13: Bully Ray Retains, Jeff Hardy Injured

The show began with TNA World Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Austin Aries defending against Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez in a 2-Out-of-3 Falls Match and if Chavo & Hernandez lost, they could never team together again in TNA. The champs jumped their challengers before the match even started. Once the match started, the champs were able to get the easy first fall. Fortunately, Chavo was able to rally back and get the second fall for his team. In the end, the third and final fall went to Chavo & Hernandez, thus becoming the new champions and remaining a team. Also, Joseph Park attempted to use his legal actions as a lawyer to present a marriage annulment for Knockouts Executive Brooke Hogan and her estranged husband TNA World Heavyweight Champion and President of Aces & Eights Bully Ray. However, TNA Television Champion and Aces & Eights member Devon came out and tore up the marriage annulment, advised Joseph not to get involved in the Aces & Eights family business, and knocked out Joseph with a chain. Also, Brooke Hogan informed Joey Ryan that she was disgusted by his actions as Knockouts Referee last week and that he not only has …

Impact Wrestling 4-4-13: Aces & Eights Gain and Lose

The program began with Aces & Eights coming to the ring to address the TNA Fans. TNA Television Champion Devon announced that he had an envelope in his hand that contained something that would change the relationship between TNA World Heavyweight Champion and President of Aces & Eights Bully Ray and his estranged wife Knockout Executive Brooke Hogan. Then, the VP of Aces & Eights D’Lo Brown announced that he was handed a notice from TNA Management that he had been fired from TNA. Despite that, he was at the arena for the rest of the show. I’m guessing that Aces & Eights invited him to the arena last night. Also, Joey Ryan offered Brooke Hogan to have him be Taryn Terrell’s replacement as the Knockouts Referee. Brooke reluctantly agreed, but warned Joey not to touch any of the knockouts in any way. Then, Joey officiated his very first match involving the knockouts (and, as far as I know, his very first match in general) when TNA Knockout Women’s Champion Velvet Sky teamed up with Taryn Terrell to take on the team of Gail Kim and Tara. Not only did Joey disobey Brooke Hogan’s warning by touching the knockouts, but …

Impact Wrestling 4-4-13: Marriage Implosion?

Tomorrow night on Impact Wrestling, TNA World Heavyweight Champion and President of Aces & Eights Bully Ray will call out his estranged wife Knockout Executive Brooke Hogan. What will happen if/when these two come face-to-face and will Brooke’s father General Manager Hulk Hogan get involved in any way? Also, in a 10 Man Tag Team War Match, it will be Team TNA (Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Magnus, Eric Young, and Joseph Park) taking on Aces & Eights (TNA Television Champion Devon, D.O.C., Wes Brisco, Garett Bischoff, and Mike Knox). There will also be a Knockouts Tag Team Match when TNA Knockout Women’s Champion Velvet Sky teams with Taryn Terrell to take on Gail Kim and Tara. Also, Sonjay Dutt will be taking on Mason Andrews and Petey Williams in a triple threat match to determine the #1 Contender to Kenny King’s X Division Championship. Lastly, the monthly “Gut Check” returns as Adam Pearce goes one-on-one with Magno to earn an opportunity at getting a TNA contract. Tune in tomorrow night at 8/7ct on Spike.…

Impact Wrestling 3-21-13: Bully Ray Reveals All

On this edition of Impact Wrestling, TNA World Heavyweight Champion and President of Aces & Eights Bully Ray told the whole story behind his 9-month plan to get to where he is right now. Basically, it was all about manipulating the people he used and brainwashing his fellow Aces & Eights members. Also, General Manager Hulk Hogan said that he felt there were four guys in the TNA locker room that really stepped up against Aces & Eights last week and he had them come out to the ring. These four guys were Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, and Magnus. After they were all in the ring, Jeff Hardy proposed an idea to Hogan. That idea was that Hogan put Joe, Angle, Magnus, and Hardy himself in a fatal 4-way match to determine the #1 contender to Bully Ray’s championship and Hulk agreed. Jeff Hardy ended up emerging victorious, thus becoming the #1 contender. Also, a few new twists have been added to the X Division. These twists are that the new weight limit is 230lbs., that every X Division Championship match will now be a triple threat match, that whichever competitor in that match ends up getting pinned …

Impact Wrestling 3-21-13 Preview

This Thursday on Impact Wrestling, Aces & Eights will tell the whole story of how they pulled off their 9-month con. Also, the TNA World Tag Team Championship will be on the line when champions Bobby Roode & Austin Aries defend against Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez. The X Division Championship will also be on the line when champion Kenny King defends against both Zema Ion and the returning Sonjay Dutt in a 3-Way Dance Match-Up. Sonjay Dutt is the fans’ only hope in this one. Also, Knockouts Executive Brooke Hogan will address the incident from Lockdown between Knockouts Referee Taryn Terrell and Gail Kim. Taryn is currently on probation and Brooke will make a ruling on Taryn’s future in TNA. As I’ve stated before, I think Brooke should relieve Taryn of her duties as Knockouts Referee and make her a full-time competitor and make a match between Taryn and Gail. In addition to all of this, Joseph Park will go one-on-one with Matt Morgan. Tune in this Thursday at 8/9ct on Spike.…

TNA Reaction From Lockdown Review

This YouTube clip of TNA Reaction featured the aftermath of the TNA Knockout Women’s Championship Match between Champion Velvet Sky and Challenger Gail Kim from Lockdown. Knockout Referee Taryn Terrell ended up playing a significant role in Velvet defeating Gail; however, Gail got physical with Taryn. Gail dared Taryn to disqualify her, but instead, Taryn retaliated with a spear to Gail. Gail took zero responsibility for the incident and put the whole thing on Taryn and Velvet being in cahoots, like she has been for the past few weeks. Taryn explained that she’s only human and that everybody reaches their boiling point and after weeks of Gail pushing her buttons, she had finally reached her boiling point. She added that when she reaches a boiling point with something like that, she will stand up for herself. She also added that Gail will probably go to Knockouts VP Brooke Hogan and complain to her. She also said that if her actions of standing up for herself end up costing her her job as the Knockouts Referee or even her job with TNA entirely, so be it. Velvet said that she emphasizes with Taryn as far as standing up for herself and …

Impact Wrestling 3-14-13 Review

The show was supposed to begin with a TNA World Tag Team Championship Match between Champions Bobby Roode & Austin Aries and Challengers Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez, but just as Guerrero & Hernandez entered the ring, out of nowhere comes Aces & Eights and attacks them. The match never ends up taking place and Aces & Eights then introduce the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion and President of Aces & Eights, Bully Ray. Bully Ray revealed to the entire world that for the past 9 months, everybody had bought into the ruse that Bully Ray was against Aces & Eights, but was actually the President of Aces & Eights all along (the higher power). Bully Ray then dared General Manager Hulk Hogan to fire each and every member of Aces & Eights. Also, in a Knockouts Tag Team Match, it was TNA Knockout Women’s Champion Velvet Sky & the returning Mickie James taking on Gail Kim & Tara. During the match, it was revealed that Knockouts Referee Taryn Terrell had been put on probation after getting physical with Gail Kim this past Sunday at Lockdown. At one point in the match, Gail Kim exploited that by face-shoving Taryn to the …

TNA Lockdown 2013 Review

In the TNA Knockout Women’s Championship match, Velvet Sky beat Gail Kim to retain her championship, but not without controversy. At one point in the match, Gail Kim began to argue with Knockouts Referee Taryn Terrell about a pinfall. When Gail continued to shove and berate Taryn, Taryn finally got fed up and took Gail down with a spear. This allowed Velvet to hit In Yo Face (her finishing move) on Gail to get the pin and the win. Now, as far as the controversy, it was Gail who got physical with Taryn first. Therefore, Taryn didn’t screw Gail, Velvet certainly didn’t screw Gail, Gail screwed Gail. In other action, Wes Brisco beat Kurt Angle in a Steel Cage Match with some assistance from fellow Aces & Eights member VP of Aces & Eights D’Lo Brown. As for Lethal Lockdown, Team TNA emerged victorious in a hard-fought battle against Aces & Eights. In the main event, Jeff Hardy put his TNA World Heavyweight Championship on the line against Bully Ray in a Steel Cage Match. With his wife Knockouts VP Brooke Hogan and his father-in-law General Manager Hulk Hogan sitting at ringside, they were both shocked to witness Bully Ray …