Friday, August 1, 2014
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 8.1.14: TNA Impact
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon is upon us again, brought to you by Triple Threat Podcast. TNA Impact received a major blow this week as Spike TV announced that TNA Impact will be cancelled from their tv programming. It is unknown at this time what will become of TNA but they need to act fast if they want to get a new tv deal with a new channel. Many are worried that this may be the end of that little company that Jeff Jarrett started in 2002. Only time will tell. Until then let's enjoy what TNA action we still have and hope they get a new deal soon.
Last night was a very special TNA Destination X made for TV pay per view. The Hardy Boys reunited to take on The Wolves for the TNA World Tag Team Championship. A TNA X Division Title Triple Threat Tournament kicked off to determine a new TNA X Division Champion. And Austin Aries cashed in his TNA X Division Title last week to get a shot at Bobby Lashley and the TNA World Title. Let's hit the recap.
- Destination X kicked off from New York City with Dixie Carter and Team Dixie inhabiting the ring. Dixie has a mic and brags about how she keeps outsmarting everyone. Dixie rips on Team 3D and Tommy Dreamer and builds up her nephew, the next big star, Ethan Carter III. ECIII builds up Team Dixie's new recruits Snitsky and Zeke Jackson. ECIII christians Zeke with the new name of Rycklon, challenges Bully Ray to one final match and states that he'll put Team 3D and Dreamer down for good.
- "TNA World Tag Team Championship": The Wolves (c) vs The Hardy Boys: One of the most famous tag teams of the WWE Attitude Era reunited tonight for a shot at the gold. Matt Hardy puts Davey Richards on the top turnbuckle and sets him up for a super twist of fate. Eddie Edwards runs up and hits an enziguiri on Matt. The Wolves hit the powerbomb/backstabber combo on Matt and The Wolves score the pinfall to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship.
- "Triple Threat X Division Tournament": DJ Z vs Manik vs Low Ki: The first of three triple threat tournament matches tonight. Low Ki sends DJ Z to the floor then reverses Manik's double underhook with a double stomp. Low Ki hits the "Ki Krusher" on Manik to score the pinfall and advance to next week's TNA X Division Triple Threat Title Match.
- James Storm cuts a promo and says that he is Sanada's new mentor, leader and friend because he was sick of what The Great Muta was doing. Storm introduces Sanada for his match, Sanada bows to Storm.
- "Triple Threat X Division Tournament": Sanada vs Brian Cage vs Crazzy Steve: Cage hits a firemans carry on Steve then spring board moonsaults at Sanada. Sanada avoids it and hits a bridging tiger suplex for the pinfall. Sanada advances to next week's TNA X Division Triple Threat Match.
- Team 3D and Tommy Dreamer arrive for a promo. Dreamer says extreme has nothing to do with tables and chairs, it's about work ethic. Dreamer puts over guys on the TNA roster then tells ECIII that they should just fight tonight. ECIII comes out and says they'll fight next week. Bully Ray says that since ECIII picked the time then he's picking the stipulation. Next week it'll be a "Hardcore Weapons of War, Eight Man Tag Team Match" and Bully promises Dixie Carter will go through a table.
- The Beautiful People cut a promo backstage. Angelina Love says Kurt Angle keeps blocking her from getting a rematch for the TNA Knockouts Title. Love promises a huge announcement next week.
- "Triple Threat X Division Tournament": Samoa Joe vs Homicide vs Tigre Uno: Homicide returns to TNA for the match. Joe hits the "Musclebuster" on Homicide to score the pinfall. Joe and Homicide show respect to each other after the match by following Ring of Honor's Code of Honor by shaking hands. Next week it'll be Samoa Joe vs Sanada vs Low Ki for the TNA X Division Title.
- "TNA World Title Match": Bobby Lashley (c) vs Austin Aries: Aries hits the brainbuster on Lashley but Lashley kicks out at two. Aries goes for a suicide dive on Lashley on the floor. Lashley sidesteps Aries and Aries kisses the barricade instead. Lashley rolls Aries back in the ring and hits the spear on Aries. Lashley covers for the pinfall. TNA closes out with Bobby Lashley STILL TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
And that closes out this week's TNA Impact. I will be back next week for another edition of TNA Impact recap, as long as Spike TV doesn't pull the plug early on TNA. Till then, tap or snap.