From the the TNA Tag Team wars and the rebirth of Sanada as The Great Sanada to the touching debut of Chris Melendez and drama between Robert Roode and Eric Young for a shot at Lashley’s World Heavyweight title, this week’s TNA was a bit more tepid than the last few weeks, but it was still an enjoyable show.
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Honorable Mention: Taryn Terrell: Her new one-handed 3/4 Neckbreaker finisher is pretty cool and her win this week on Impact over Madison Rayne its her in a situation to challenge for Gail Kim’s Knockout title. It’s not going to be an easy mountain to climb, but Terrell has been successful against Kim before.
5: Low Ki: Is he just around while the company is in New York, or is Ki ready to get back and be a force in the X-Division? Either way, he’s been great since returning and his win with the Ki Krusher in the six-man tag match this week on Impact was a fun moment that added to an already solid card. His counter from a Gutbuster into his Double Stomp was the move of the night.
4: Ethan Carter III: ECIII’s dark side is maturing. With Spud by his side, Carter is in every match, but this new nastier attitude is even more devastating. With skills on the mic and in the ring, he’s one of the best young heels in the industry today. Although he lost this week on Impact to Rhino via DQ, this is just the beginning of what could be an awesome feud.
3: Hardy Boys, Team 3D and The Wolves: This is a dream encounter that will continue for at least another two weeks. If anything, it’s the best way to end Summer and a great way to help push the Wolves and continue to get mileage out of two of the greatest tag teams in professional wrestling history.
2: Eric Young and Bobby Roode: These two will go to war for a shot at Lashley’s title and it’ll be a blast. If TNA is smart, neither one of these guys go heel in the process. This feud should be about who is better performer and not some cheap heel turn or nonsense. Their match next week on Impact will be a damn good one.
1: Bobby Lashley: Easily one of the most dominant TNA World Heavyweight Champions ever, Lashley beat hardcore legend Tommy Dreamer at his own game this week with a win in a New York Street Fight. With a trail of destruction behind him, who’s next at this point?