Thursday, July 25, 2013

TNA Impact Wrestling 7/25/2013 Results and Review

TNA Impact Wrestling 7/25/2013 Results and Review

Last week's show is here:

The Mafia was happy about the Sabin title win.
MEM said tonight would be a celebration and not a fight. He then brought out Chris Sabin.
Sabin thanked the Mafia for fighting off Ace's last week.
Sabin said he now had a target on his back and both Joe and Magnus wanted his title. He challenged the winner of Ultimate X tonight for a champion vs champion match.

Bully Ray brought out his attorney. He said they would file a lawsuit against Impact Wrestling. Well, he wouldn't be the only one suing TNA right now. He said if Sabin don't get the belt back, he will crush Impact wrestling.
"Gentlemen, don't make me rock your world. I fight for my client and I win for my client, and I win well." - Bully Ray's lawyer, who cuts better promo's than Bully does.
Hulk told someone in the back, not now on the legal crap.
Manik, unmasked, got interviewed. Stupid. He talked about being robbed in Tijuana after a show.

X Division Title - Ultimate X:  Greg Marasciulo vs. Manik vs. Sonjay Dutt

Manik grabbed the belt to win in a very weak match. Greg was the only one to fall and his fall wasn't even an interesting one. Greg and Sonjay fought on top of the structure slowly and carefully and while they were doing that, Manik snuck up for the win. I don't blame them for taking it easy but this wasn't good. Greg may have legit hurt his knee on the MK Ultra on the stage as he held it most of the match.

Bully said it was important for Anderson to win the BFG Series.

 BFG Series - Hernandez vs. Ken Anderson

Anderson won with a Mic Check. This wasn't that good. It was your usual Hernandez match where he does all of his moves but provides very little and there's no way Anderson was going to make up for that.

Dixie said we'll know when she knows on the legal stuff.
EY showed Park flipping out on youtube after he bled and Park said he didn't remember it. EY said "I'm pretty much a scientist now".

TNA Knockouts Title - Mickie James vs. Gail Kim
Velvet said she made a mistake by trusting Mickie and said she'd take a ringside seat tonight.

Mickie rolled up Kim to win, after Kim argued with ODB and slapped her. It was a decent match with a dumb finish. Mickie hit a nice kick to Gail on the apron who took a hard fall. Mickie also did a Thesz press off the apron. After, ODB and Gail argued and Brooke Hogan came out. She said Gail didn't learn her lesson and will fight ODB.

Dixie said they were stuck and had to make a decision. Hulk said he wanted this to go away and they talked about being the one to "tell him" hinting that they will strip Sabin.

BFG Series - Samoa Joe vs. Christopher Daniels

Tenay said Daniels never beat Joe in a TNA singles match.

Daniels got the win with 3 BME's after Anderson interfered since Joe is in MEM. The match wasn't bad but not their best and the interference hurt it. They took it rather easy here.

Sting said they all needed to be on the same page and said Bully had no case.

BFG Series - Jeff Hardy vs. A.J. Styles

AJ Styles beat Jeff Hardy with the Calf Killer. This took a while to get going, but once it did it was good. AJ threw Hardy hard under the bottom rope, took a hard alley oop and suplexed Hardy on his head near the corner. The first part stunk though as all they did were chinlocks for about 5 minutes. After the match, AJ refused to shake hands. Rating:***

Bully said he was wronged and offended that people were cool with Sabin hitting him in the head with a hammer. Bully said more about suing everyone, yadda yadda yadda. I wish he would as then he wouldn't appear anymore. He told Sabin to hand over the belt.

Sabin said he's the champ and told Bully he won't get it unless he pries it from his dead hands. Bully said no, he would sue him. Lucky for Sabin, no one in TNA makes anything.
Hogan looked over the contract and said he gets it. He said he had a counter for Bully and ripped up the contract.  Hulk said Sabin remains champ.
Hulk said Bully will get a rematch at Hardcore Justice in a cage match, where Ace's and MEM can't get involved.

Overall thoughts: There was some decent wrestling but I hated all the legal crap and it ruined the show for me.


  1. what do u think of chris sabin as champion?

  2. If it leads to good matches and less Bully Ray, I'm all for it!