Title This: Impact Wrestling Reaction August 8th, 2013

Josh Isenberg

Bully RayThe Main Events

-Tito Ortiz comes out and is quickly interrupted by Kurt Angle. Kurt comes out and says that this is his world and his ring, but he respects Ortiz. Out comes Bully Ray, who says he has no respect for either of the men. Ortiz and Angle shake hands and the segment is over.

We did not learn much about the reason why Tito is here, but I think we can assume that it will be Ortiz vs. Rampage building for Bellator MMA and maybe nothing else. Do not be suprised if Tito joins Aces and Eights, establishes himself as a heel, and puts over his feud with Rampage in TNA. This is what, I think, would be the most logical choice. Do we see these two former MMA fighters face off in "fake" wrestling?  I doubt it. It makes no sense.

Grade: C

Chris Sabin and Kurt Angle defeated Team 3D in the main event of the night. Sabin took too many unnecessary bumps in this match, especially since he will be defending his title at Hardcore Justice next week. I really enjoyed the psychology of the match because it showcased the established tag team versus two guys thrown together. Ray and Devon used clotheslines and mechanical moves to ground the faster and more athletic opponents. Chris Sabin picks up the victory for his team, but I still doubt the reason behind it. Is TNA trying to build Sabin up so strong, only to have him fall next week? My prediction: Bully Ray wins next week, thanks to outside interference. It SHOULD be done. Bully Ray, without disrespect to the talented Chris Sabin, is a better champion that Chris. They need him to win it back and build younger stars. He has become such a good heel where the company NEEDS it.

Grade: B

Impact Wrestling Grade: B-

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