Impact Wrestling 6-27-13: Austin Aries Is Suicide?

 

TNA Gut Check Returns

In a TNA Gut Check Match, “The Big O” Adam Ohriner, who is currently not a part of TNA, went one-on-one with Ryan Howe, who is currently spending time down at TNA’s Developmental System Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). While I was a fan of both these men, I decided to root for Ohriner. In the end, it was Ohriner that came out on top. But will it be enough to impress the TNA Gut Check Judges (Bruce Prichard, Al Snow, & OVW Owner “Nightmare” Danny Davis) to advance to having the opportunity to earn a TNA contract, or will Howe advance?

Mickie James Retains, Velvet Breaks Down

After weeks of ducking Velvet Sky, TNA Knockout Women’s Champion Mickie James finally had to defend her championship against Velvet, the woman who was entitled to a rematch after losing the championship to Mickie. Although Velvet was medically cleared to compete, her knee was not 100% going into this match and Mickie took full advantage of exploiting that. In the end, it all paid off when Mickie defeated Velvet to retain her championship. After the match, in an interview with ring announcer Christy Hemme, Velvet expressed her frustrations …

OVW TV 6-16-13: The Coalition Gets Outsmarted

The show began with Jay Bradley coming out to address the fact that OVW Owner “Nightmare” Danny Davis told him that he has to earn his opportunity at the OVW Heavyweight Championship. Bradley then said that he plans on doing that by going through every contender that is in line for an opportunity. After reminding everybody he took #3 in Ryan Howe out last week on OVW TV, he then issued an open challenge to #2 in OVW Television Champion Randy Royal. Randy Royal (accompanied by Tony Gunn) came out and had every intention of denying the challenge, until Gunn would accept on Royal’s behalf. I am not a fan of either one of these guys and I was not sure who to root against in this one. In the end, when Royal attempted to use a chain, Gunn snatched it from him; Bradley then hit Royal with his signature maneuver “The Boomstick” to get the pin and the win in this non-title encounter. I would like to point out that last week on OVW TV, during the match between Royal and Gunn, Royal feigned a heart attack to get the victory over Gunn, thus betraying his trust. My only …

OVW TV 5-25-13: Mohamad Ali Vaez Returns

The show began with OVW Southern Tag Team Champions and Coalition members Crimson & Jason Wayne giving a State of OVW Address. They brought up the fact that last week on OVW TV, Michael Hayes was relieved of his duties as OVW Director of Operations. Then, OVW Owner “Nightmare” Danny Davis comes out and informs The Coalition, as well as everybody else, that the position of OVW Director of Operations is no more and that Davis is running things around OVW. He then announced that he had reinstated Michael Hayes as an active wrestler. Then, he told Crimson & Wayne that they would be facing Hayes and a partner of Hayes’ choosing at the next Saturday Night Special in a non-title match. Davis also said that Hayes would reveal who his partner would be later in the night, which The Coalition spent the entire evening trying to find out about. Also, one-half of The Mobile Homers Ted McNaler (accompanied by Brittany DeVore) went one-on-one with Marcus Anthony, who was making his return to TNA. At one point in the match, McNaler appeared to have injured his back; Anthony capitalized on this and finished off McNaler to get the victory. After …

OVW TV 5-18-13: The Coalition Lose the Battle, But Win the War?

On this edition of OVW TV, we found out that Randy Royal had beat Rockstar Spud for the OVW Television Championship, thanks to an assist from Royal’s friend Tony Gunn, at the previous weekend’s Saturday Night Special. I’m pretty positive there was some reluctance on both parts of Royal and Gunn; what this means is that while Royal did not necessarily prefer to win the championship this way, he was a desperate man because he needed the championship so he could get paid a huge amount of money to pay off his recent medical bill after suffering heart attack recently. Gunn only agreed to do his part because he wanted to show Royal that he is behind him all the way. Either way, Rockstar Spud was not happy with either man and he has every intention of getting the championship back from Royal. Also, throughout the night, Jay Bradley was calling out OVW Heavyweight Champion Jamin Olivencia and declaring himself the new #1 contender to the championship. At one point, Bradley went after OVW commentator Dean Hill; fortunately, before Bradley could do anything to Hill, Jamin Olivencia comes out to put a stop to Bradley. OVW Director of Operations Michael …

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 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 …