Title This: Impact Wrestling Reaction August 1st, 2013

Josh Isenberg

AJ StylesThe Main Events

Austin Aries defeated AJ Styles in a Bound For Glory Series Match. A matchup we have yet to see on Spike TV gave us Aries and Styles in an exceptional bout. I love these two working together because they are so similar in their type of offensive attacks. Styles is still one of my favorite performers because he knows how to alter his offense so every match is not exactly the same. Aries went up for the 450 splash, but AJ gets his knees up. I love this reversal because it takes professionals to execute it. There is no way this does NOT hurt. Both men reach their limits in the ring until a Pele Kick hits Aries, both men fall down, and Aries sneaks an arm onto Styles for the win. The finish was weak, but it shows us that they wil fight again and at a more important time.

Grade: A-

Main Event Mafia and Aces and Eights agree to a 5-5 match, with whomever gets pinned is gone from TNA. It will be a member of Aces and Eights, no doubt. After this, August 1st Warning winds up being UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz. TNA cuts multiple times to facial expressions from everyone. Rampage Jackson looks like he wants to fight, while Anderson looks like he crapped his pants.

Tito Ortiz to TNA = Who cares? He is only going to be used sporadically and with a match with Rampage to cross promote Bellator MMA. This is why TNA struggles to boost the ratings. They always say the next reveal or new guy is a "game changer." They CANT GET GAME CHANGERS. It came off weak and the camera was out of place. It looked cheap and nobody really knew who he was. Give me Jenna Jameson walking out instead.

Grade: C

Impact Wrestling Grade: C+

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