Title This: Impact Wrestling Reaction October 31st, 2013

Josh Isenberg

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BroMans defeated James Storm and Gunner to retain the Tag Team Championships. Jesse and Robbie E are really getting better each and every single week. There has never been a question about their acting ability and really investing in their character. I questioned the real wrestling inside of the ring and E has certainly carried the tag team this far. Jesse Goddarz has a great look for a wrestler and you can see how hard he is trying. There are small issues in his game, including the pacing of each move and the clean execution. The match ended with a reverse suplex and Storm gets pinned because of his foot being held by Jesse on the outside. Maybe this is time for Storm and Gunner to go separate ways. They have had some success together, but Storm certainly has the ability to be a top player again.

Grade: C+

Ethan Carter III picks up the victory against a jobber. Carter, Bateman, whatever you want to call him has an appealing and interesting look. His entrance is nice, his graphics and tights are really crisp, and I think TNA could find some money in him. He needs to stop facing local workers because he is not Ryback. He should not want to be booked like that either and TNA should know better…..wait.

Grade: C-

Magnus wins Gauntlet Match to earn him a spot at competing in a tournament for the new World Heavyweight Championship. Magnus last eliminated Sting and Kazarian. I really liked the physicality from the very beginning. A match like this needs certain time to really get over. 20 minutes later, TNA was able to invest their time into building Magnus into the real winner. Sting does not need to be in this tournament and Magnus certainly does. He picked up a victory over Sting at Bound For Glory and really hasn't done much since. With his involvement in Main Event Mafia, we expected to see him at a higher level right now. Maybe this is his chance to get back to building up a chance for the championship. I just do not see TNA doing an eventual Champion vs. Champion match and Magnus being one of them.

Grade: B

Gail Kim defeated ODB to retain the Knockouts Championship. Kim picks up the victory when Tapa distracts the referee. Kim rolls up ODB and holds onto the rope to get the cheap win. When will Tapa turn on Kim? If not soon, who is next for Gail to fight? It seems like they are running out of ideas for contenders to her title. Also, give this match more than 4 minutes. This is a reason why people like your show. More wrestling, less B.S.

Grade: C

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