TNA Slammiversary XI: New Champions, Kurt Angle Hall of Fame Bound, Bully Ray Retains World Championship

Slammiversary XI marked the 11th anniversary of TNA. New champions were crowned, the TNA Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee was revealed, and one champion retained his championship. In a 3-Way Ultimate X Match, Kenny King defended his X Division Championship against both Chris Sabin and Suicide. In the end, it was Sabin who climbed across the X-shaped ropes above the wrestling ring to grab the championship belt and become the new X Division Champion. Just like last year, the X Division Champion will get to trade in his championship in exchange for an opportunity at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at the upcoming Pay-Per-View event, Destination X. Austin Aries was successful last year, can Sabin be just as successful? In a 6-Man Tag Team Match, the team of Samoa Joe, Brutus Magnus, and the returning Jeff Hardy defeated Aces & Eights members Ken Anderson, Garett Bischoff, & Wes Brisco. Also, in the Gut Check tournament final, Jay Bradley defeated Sam Shaw to earn a spot in the upcoming Bound For Glory Series, which will determine who will challenge for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at TNA’s biggest show of the year, Bound For Glory IX this year. Also, Aces & …

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 4-18-13: Aces & Eights Continue To Terrorize TNA

The show began with a 2-on-1 Handicap Match between Kurt Angle and Aces & Eights members Garett Bischoff & Wes Brisco. Despite the fact that it was 2-on-1, Aces & Eights exploited their numbers’ game even more when the VP of Aces & Eights D’Lo Brown distracted the referee allowing Bischoff to use a chain on Angle and allow Brisco to get the pin and the win for his team. After the match, Aces & Eights then injured Angle with a brutal double-powerbomb. Also, in a Triple Threat X Division Championship Match, Kenny King defended against Zema Ion and Petey Williams. Towards the end of the match, while Petey had Zema locked in the Sharpshooter submission hold, Kenny jumped on top of Petey and picked up Petey’s scraps by pinning Zema. Since Zema was the one who got pinned, he now heads to the back of the line for an opportunity at the championship while Petey will get to be one of Kenny’s challengers in the next Triple Threat X Division Championship Match. Also, TNA Television Champion and Aces & Eights member Devon was scheduled to defend against Magnus; however, just as Magnus made his entrance, he gets jumped by …

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 3-28-13: The Issues Continue

It was Open Fight Night on this edition of Impact Wrestling, meaning that anyone could call anyone out and that person would have to answer. Right before Jeff Hardy could call someone out, he was interrupted by Aces & Eights. Then, Aces & Eights member Mr. Anderson started to talk smack to Hardy, which led to physicality between Aces & Eights and members of the TNA locker room. After the dust had settled, Jeff Hardy had challenged Anderson to a match later on in the main event. Speaking of Jeff Hardy, General Manager Hulk Hogan told Hardy that he could choose the stipulation for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship match when Hardy challenges champion and President of Aces & Eights Bully Ray in two weeks on Impact Wrestling. Also, Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez called out Bad Influnce and annouced that Hulk Hogan said that whichever team got the win would be the #1 contenders to TNA World Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Austin Aries. Chavo & Hernandez got the win, thus becoming the #1 contenders. Also, after security prevented TNA Hall of Famer Sting from entering Hogan’s office, Sting decided to call out Hogan. Hogan answered the challenge and …

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.…

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 …

Aces & Eights Take Over Website

I just visited ImpactWrestling.com and The Aces & Eights have completely taken over the site. Everything on the site is all about Aces & Eights. There is no page for the superstars, no results info for last night’s edition of Impact Wrestling, no anything. Just Aces & Eights! This is a total outrage.…

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 …

TNA Lockdown 3-10-13 Preview

Here is the final line-up of matches for Lockdown:

TNA World Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage Main Event Match

Jeff Hardy (C) vs. Bully Ray

 

Steel Cage Match

Kurt Angle vs. Wes Brisco

 

TNA Knockouts Women’s Championship Match

Velvet Sky (C) vs. Gail Kim

 

Lethal Lockdown: Steel Cage Match

Team TNA (Team Captain and TNA Hall of Famer Sting, James Storm, Eric Young, Magnus, and Samoa Joe) vs. Aces & Eights (Team Captain and TNA Television Champion Devon, D.O.C., Garett Bischoff, Mike Knox, and Mr. Anderson)

 

TNA World Tag Team Championship Match

Bobby Roode & Austin Aries (C) vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Bad Influence

 

Three-Way X Division Championship Match

Kenny King (C) vs. Christian York vs. Zema Ion

 

Joseph Park vs. Joey Ryan

 

Rob Terry vs. Robbie E

While I am a fan of both Jeff Hardy and Bully Ray, I am rooting for Bully to because he has yet to hold a World Championship; regardless, wish them both luck. Lockdown is live on Pay-Per-View this Sunday.…

Impact Wrestling 3-7-13 Review

On the final edition of Impact Wrestling from the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida, Kurt Angle intended to reveal the identity of the VP of Aces & Eights; however, before he could, he got into a brawl with Aces & Eights member Wes Brisco. TNA Agents Al Snow, Pat Kenney, and D’Lo Brown came out to try and separate the two. During the melee, D’Lo Brown shocked the TNA Fans when he low blowed Kurt Angle. Afterwards, D’Lo revealed himself as the VP of Aces & Eights, thus turning heel (bad guy) in the process. Also on the show, there were three Lethal Lockdown Advantage matches between members of both Team TNA and Aces & Eights. The first match was between the two respective team captains in TNA Hall of Famer Sting and TNA Television Champion Devon in a non-title match. Thanks to outside interference from a fan (for reasons unknown) Devon was able to get the victory to get a 1-0 lead for Aces & Eights over Team TNA. The next match was between Team TNA’s Samoa Joe & Magnus against Aces & Eights’ D.O.C. & Garett Bischoff with Joe & Magnus getting the victory and tying with Aces …

Impact Wrestling 2-28-13 Review

General Manager Hulk Hogan was absent from the show this week due to the attack from Aces & Eights the previous week and was at home recovering from his surgery. Also, both teams for the Lethal Lockdown Match at Lockdown are set. The Aces & Eights team consist of Team Captain and TNA Television Champion Devon, D.O.C., Mr. Anderson, Mike Knox, and Garett Bischoff. Team TNA consists of Team Captain and TNA Hall of Famer Sting, Samoa Joe, James Storm, Magnus, and Eric Young. Two more matches for Lockdown were also announced; TNA Knockout Women’s Champion Velvet Sky will defend her championship against Gail Kim and TNA World Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode and Austin Aries will defend their championships against Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez. Also, Kenny King defeated Rob Van Dam to become the new X Division Champion. It was also the return of TNA Gut Check. The two gut checkers for this week were Ivelisse Velez and Lei’d Tapa, who is the niece of wrestling legend The Barbarian. Ivelisse Velez got the victory, but was it enough to impress the Gut Check Judges enough for an opportunity to earn a TNA contract. Only one of these women will …