Title This: Impact Wrestling Reaction July 18th, 2013

Josh Isenberg

Chris SabinThe Main Events

– Mickie James comes out and cuts a promo about how her concert last week was the reason why everyone cares about the Knockouts Division. This prompts Gail Kim to come out and talk about the brutal ladder match she had a week ago. James is such a natural heel, while Kim is easy to cheer for. Both are super attractive in completely different ways. This is a good thing for the Knockouts Division because you are showing the young talent how you need to be in a consistent basis. They alwyas bring their best to the table every single week. Even if not used, they have gotten the respect from the fans to be called a great women's wrestler.

Grade: B

Chris Sabin defeated Bully Ray to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. TNA is using the "Option C" as their own spin on a Money in the Bank. 2-2 is exactly what needs to be done, even if I do not completely agree with the timing. This big moment should have been paid for, not live on free television. Chris Sabin endured a physical and brutal attack from Ray, who focused on his knees. Sabin would continue to fight back time and time again only to get taken back down. Bully Ray does the little things in the ring to be the best heel in professional wrestling. He never stops acting and never stops talking. Main Event Mafia and Aces and Eights come down to surround the ring. Sabin kicks Ray in the back of the head and connects with a top rope missile dropkick. Bully knocks himself into the referee, who is now out cold.  Anderson slides a hammer in the ring, but Magnus and the Mafia come in to break up the attempted cheat. The ring clears and they all fight on the ramp, then Bully tries to hit Sabin with the hammer but Sabin connects with a back heel kick to the stomach. Bully Ray gets the advantage and tries to hit a Powerbomb on Sabin, but he hits him in the head with the hammer and pins the champion. Sabin is the next champion and the feel good moment is complete. Sabin is the champion and I cannot complain about this title change. I love Bully Ray as champion and think that he will grab the gold back sooner rather than later.

Grade: B+

Impact Wrestling Grade: C+

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