TNA Impact Wrestling Power Rankings: Don’t Mess With Lashley

New York City and Impact Wrestling go together like Charlie Sheen and hookers. It just make sense. Another great card and teasing for what appears to be another solid show next week, Destination X was another fast-paced episode that was void of filler.

Check out this week’s TNA Impact Power Rankings to see who advanced in the X-Division title tournament and who left the Manhattan Center with the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

Honorable Mention: Low Ki: This guy has come back like a ball of fire. For the second week in a row, he had one of the best singles matches on the card. Can his renewed vigor land him a shot at the X-Division title and a permanent spot at Impact Wrestling?

5: Ethan Carter III: In the middle of the biggest feud of his young career, Carter continues to find a way to stay in the middle of the company’s biggest storylines. Add Rhino, Snitsky and Ezekiel Jackson to his stable and Carter is ready to make a real name for himself in Impact Wrestling.

4: Bully Ray: One of the company’s top stars, Ray’s feud with ECIII has done an excellent job of rounding out the company’s mid-card. Although his days of holding championship gold are over for the time being, Ray has continued to make himself a valuable member of the company.

3: Austin Aries: Surprisingly, Aries didn’t take home the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Destination X, but he did help make Lashley look even more dominating. One of the brightest stars in the company, his future is up in the air, but chances are the company will find him a new feud soon.

2: The Wolves: After an epic encounter with the Hardy Boys this week, The Wolves’ street creed just went through the roof. Their Powerbomb/Backstabber finisher is insane and helps make them the elite tag team they are. All they need is to continue to have great matches and their legends can only grow. At this point, you have to wonder, what tag team is next?

1: Bobby Lashley: If you had any misgivings about Lashley’s performances as TNA Champion, they were put to rest at destination X. Taking everything Aries had and more, Lashley dominated when he had to and retained his title.

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