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 …

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 5-23-13: 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 5-9-13: Abyss Returns

The show began with TNA Hall of Famer Sting and Kurt Angle coming out to get AJ Styles’ answer of whether or not he would team with them to take on Aces & Eights members TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray, TNA Television Champion Devon, & Ken Anderson later in the main event of the evening. AJ Styles comes out, then Angle asked him if he was in or out. When AJ wouldn’t answer, Angle started to lose his patience. Sting calmed Angle down and then tried to get through to AJ by reminding him of who he was, but when AJ still wouldn’t answer, Angle once again got in AJ’s face, but AJ took off. However, Angle was in hot pursuit of AJ and the two then got into a brawl at the entrance ramp. Then, with Sting distracted by the brawl, Bully Ray, Devon, & Anderson sneak attack Sting. Afterwards, TNA cameras caught up with AJ backstage and asked him if he was in or out, but AJ once again refused to answer and stormed out of the building. After doing that, it could only be assumed that AJ was out; therefore, Sting and Angle still needed to …

Impact Wrestling 5-2-13: Sting Is the New #1 Contender

The show began with General Manager Hulk Hogan calling out TNA Hall of Famer Sting to apologize for not accepting his help in the ongoing war between TNA and Aces & Eights. The two shook hands and then Sting asked Hulk for his permission to put together a Six-Man Tag Team Match between three of TNA’s best against three members of Aces & Eights for next week on Impact Wrestling, which Hulk agreed to. Then, Hulk started discussing the next #1 contender to the President of The Aces & Eights Bully Ray’s TNA World Heavyweight Championship, but before he can go any further, Matt Morgan comes out and complains about the fact that he thinks he’s just gonna hand Sting the #1 contendership. Hulk then explains to Morgan that nothing is going to be handed out anymore and that everything must be earned. With that being said, Hulk made a #1 contenders’ match between Sting and Morgan for the main event of the evening and the winner would go on to face Bully Ray for his championship at the upcoming Slammiversary Pay-Per-View event. Also, in a Three-Way X Division Match to determine the #1 contender to Kenny King’s X Division …

Impact Wrestling 4-25-13: Sting Returns

The show began with James Storm coming out giving credit to AJ Styles, who was standing amongst the crowd in attendance, for defeating him last week on Impact Wrestling. Storm then addressed The Aces & Eights attacking him after the match and then dared them to come out and fight. Instead, he gets interrupted by Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian). Bad Influence then addresses the fact that they were attacked by Aces & Eights as well the previous week and that they think that they should reform the faction known as Fortune, in which Styles, Storm, Daniels, and Kazarian were once members of, and take down The Aces & Eights. While AJ left everybody with more questions than answers, like he has been for the past number of weeks, Storm made it clear that he had no interest in reforming Fortune when he decided to fight them instead of Aces & Eights, since they wouldn’t come out. Unfortunately, the numbers’ game caught up with Storm and Bad Influence left him lying in the ring in the end. Then, Aces & Eights come out to pick up the scraps, but then, Joseph Park comes to Storm’s aid. Park is …

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 4-11-13: What will AJ Styles’ Decision Be?

Tomorrow night on Impact Wrestling, TNA World Tag Team Champions Bobby Roode & Austin Aries will defend against Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez in a 2-Out-of-3 Falls Match and if Chavo & Hernandez lose, they can never team together again in TNA. Also, Taryn Terrell will go one-on-one with Gail Kim. We will also find out the fates of the two recent “Gut Check” contestants, Adam Pearce and Magno. One will be eliminated and one will go on to get an opportunity to earn a TNA Contract. Whomever it may be, he needs to get at least to “Yeses” from the “Gut Check” Judges to get the contract. Also, AJ Styles has had one week to decide whether he stands with Aces & Eights or with TNA. What will AJ’s decision be? Finally, in the main event, it will be TNA World Heavyweight Champion and President of Aces & Eights Bully Ray defending against Jeff Hardy in a Full Metal Mayhem Match. Tune in tomorrow night at 8/7ct on Spike.…

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 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 …

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 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 …