Impact Wrestlingâ€™s run of shows in the Manhattan Center were some of the best work the company has done in years. With a revitalized title scene and plenty of new faces, Impact Wrestling leaves Manhattan in much better standing than when they first appeared earlier this summer.
The only question is how do they continue to keep the showâ€™s raised standard going? Thereâ€™s only so many returning ECW stars left and so many indie guys they can use, eventually the solid writing, the base needed for any wrestling promotion to thrive, will have to replace the buzz.
Given TNAâ€™s track record, itâ€™s hard to gauge where things go from here.
Knockouts Champion Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell: A solid opener that saw Kim get the win after kicking out of Terrellâ€™s one-handed Cutter and reversing a Top Rope Crossbody into a pinning combination. After the match however, Havok debuted and destroyed both competitors with The White Noise.
Samuel Shaw and Gunner vs. Magnus and Bram: The action essentially started after the three-count. After Gunner got Rolled-Up by Bram, thanks to a grab of the tights, Shaw flipped out. Could a return to the mental facility be in the works?
TNA World Heavyweight Championship No. 1 Contenderâ€™s Match: Eric Young vs. Bobby Roode: EY gave it his all, hitting a , WheelBarrow Neckbreaker, a Spike DDT and his Top-Rope Elbow, but Roode escaped and won with the Roode Bomb. After the bell, the two hugged it out, quite the contrary to what MVP alluded to earlier in the show. Can Roode be trusted at this point in his career?
X-Division No. 1 Contenderâ€™s Match: Tigre Uno vs. DJ Z vs. Crazy Steve vs. Manik vs. Homicide vs. Low Ki: The moves were all over the place as everyone, even Crazy Steve, managed to get some offense in. While Homicide eventually got the win with the Gringo Killer on Manik, the coolest part of the match was afterwards when James Storm and The Great Sanada took Manik out of the arena. What could Manikâ€™s next gimmick be?
Rockstar Spud vs. Rhino: Even with a trashcan, Spud got Gored by Rhino or the loss.
TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley w/ MVP and Kenny King vs. Samoa Joe: These two can have a great match together, but tonight it was just average as the two traded offense and Samoa Joe was forced to fight off attacks from King and MVP. After King interfered again, Lashley hit the Spear for the win.