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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.82
The big news is Austin Aries is the new TNA Champion. I guess if you're going to scrap the initial storyline of Storm beating Roode at BFG, Aries is the right guy to change course mid-stream for. Guys like him don't come along often. Of course, Roode could always beat Aries back for the title and lose to Storm, but that wouldn't have the same effect as if Roode had held the title the entire time. Also on the card:

-Mason Andrews (Scorpio Sky) won the last chance four-way to advance to the semi-finals...
-...and then beat Kid Kash in the very next match to make it to the Ultimate X Match.
-Kenny King beat Douglas Williams to advance. I liked this match better than some others.
-Sonjay Dutt defeated Rashad Cameron. Cameron did a nice job trying to get heel heat.
-Jesse Sorensen returned and cut a nice promo. Looks like he'll be picking up his feud with Zema Ion when he returns.
-Ion beat Flip Cassanova in a short match.
-Samoa Joe downed Kurt Angle in a BFG Series match - he got a submission victory but it was actually ref stoppage since Kurt didn't tap.
-Styles beat Daniels in a Last Man Standing Match when he hit a Styles Clash through a table from off the stage. Good way to finish the match, as the move looked brutal.
-Ion won the X Division title in an underwhelming Ultimate X Match.

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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.89
I wonder if the new plan is to build up to Storm/Roode non-title. Bully Ray has seemed destined for a title run sooner or later, so he might win the BFG series and face Aries at Bound For Glory.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.78
I only just now got home from a LOOOOONG night that did, in fact, include catching the PPV. And my initial impressions have this as one of my top 3 PPV's of the year so far, behind Extreme Rules and Wrestlemania.

I know TNA wanted to do the major buildup to Roode/Storm for the title at BFG, but something funny happened along the way and Austin Aries caught fire in a way nobody could have foreseen. And I have to give this company major props for striking while the iron's hot and giving him a run with the title. Even if Roode wins the belt back in a few weeks, as least they capitalized on a major feel good moment that turned Aries into a major star. Well-done!

I often mock Styles/Daniels for being the single-most overplayed feud since Cena/Orton, but they put on a clinic tonight! That finish looked BRUTAL, in a good way!

Ref stoppage or not, I'm fully convinced now that this company's serious about pushing Joe again. And it's about damn time! Joe/Angle put on their usual classic and I couldn't be happier.

The only real sour note for tonight was the sudden push for Zema Ion, seemingly just because he broke Jesse Sorensen's neck. Sorensen wasn't exactly one of my faves to begin with, so the idea of him chasing Ion (another guy I'm not too keen on) doesn't exactly enthrall me.

The rest of the card was middling-to-decent with no real clunkers. I enjoyed this PPV tremendously! Fantastic stuff!




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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
http://www.impactwrestling.com/news/item/3623-Destination-X-Results-Austin-Aries-new-World-Champion,-Zema-Ion-wins-X-Title

This result has got me interested in TNA and it's likely that I will check out the PPV at some point. I decided to check out TNA's website and I was horrified and shocked to see how amateurish it is. If the company wants to be taken seriously and grow, then they need to sort that out. If you read the above article, which is their results page for the PPV, then you will see that the quality of writing is terrible and riddled with spelling errors. There is no excuse for that in the age of spell check.

From the FRONT PAGE of their website: "Results from the “Destination X” Pay-Per-View – New World Heavyweight Chamipion and X Division Champion Crowned! On Sunday night, "Destination X" aired live on Pay-Per-View and online at TNAOnDemand.com from Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. Catch the replay all this…"
Catch the replay all this? What on earth does that mean? And what is a "Chamipion"?




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.35
So they took the title off of someone that they'd been building for the better part of a year to give it to a poor-man's CM Punk?

And they wonder why they're so terrible?
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.36
    Originally posted by wannaberockstar
    So they took the title off of someone that they'd been building for the better part of a year to give it to a poor-man's CM Punk?

    And they wonder why they're so terrible?


You need to give TNA another chance. They have certainly not been terrible these last few months. And Aries is awesome and nothing like CM Punk really, other than they both can wrestle. Nice try though.

Great PPV for the second month in a row, although I do put it behind last month's Slammiversary show. The X division matches got repetitive and there was no blowaway match like the tag title match from last month. Still, it was a great moment to see Austin win the title and the AJ and Daniels finish was worth seeing.

I gotta say, Zema Ion is growing on me. He was so great in everything he did that was non-wrestling.



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.08
    Originally posted by wannaberockstar
    So they took the title off of someone that they'd been building for the better part of a year to give it to a poor-man's CM Punk?

    And they wonder why they're so terrible?
Seriously? They've put on three straight excellent PPVs in a row and their tvs have improved immeasurably the last two or three months and now they put the belt on a guy that's red hot and you're ripping them for it? TNA unlike the WWE is actually trying to make new stars and suceeding and without ever watching you are still acting like they are putting on crap like they did in the Russo era. I think they deserve to be praised for putting on the best wrestling shows in America right now. I have mixed feelings on Roode dropping the title , but I've never enjoyed TNA as much as I have the last two months. Roode can always win the title back in a month or two and they can still have Roode Vs Storm at BFG. Oh and Aries and Punk are nothing a like really. I actually like Aries more than Punk to be honest.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.49
    Originally posted by It's False




    The only real sour note for tonight was the sudden push for Zema Ion, seemingly just because he broke Jesse Sorensen's neck. Sorensen wasn't exactly one of my faves to begin with, so the idea of him chasing Ion (another guy I'm not too keen on) doesn't exactly enthrall me.




Yeah, this is not good. Instead of being stoked about the future of the X-Division like I was for Aries' win last year, I'm bored. I don't like Sorenson. Glad he's better, but he bored me to death. Reminds me of when WCW had all these great cruisers but insisted on pushing Billy Kidman over all of them because he was from the Power Plant.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.28
I might have to check this out. I am genuinely surprise that they put the belt on Aries. Its a great call. While Roode is my pick for heel of the year, he needed to drop that thing. I actually wouldn't mind an Aries/Joe title match. Roode and Storm can have their little feud without the title.

Hopefully, we are done with the AJ/Daniels/Kaz storyline. Ion makes no sense as X-Division champ other than being a place holder for someone else. Who? I have no idea. Joe/Kurt sounds like a fun match and I am curious to see if they have small plans for Joe.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.67
I thought the 1st half was mostly poor-mediocre and the 2nd half was great, minus UX. While the 2nd half was great, the PPV didn't give me much hope in the latest attempt to rehab the X Division being successful. The amount of guys in the division has increased, but the talent level and percentage of guys in the division who seem TV ready remain very low. Last year, they brought in Aries and still had Shelley, even if they never used him. This year they brought in Sonjay, who's much weaker than Aries in the ring and on the mic, and a bunch of guys who're either green or feel more like small time Indy level talent rather than national promotion level talent, and the top established (healthy) guys in the division are Ion and Kash. That's quite the step down. There's currently nobody in the division who I can see being in Aries' spot in 2-3 years in terms of overness, talent and credibility, let alone by next year's DX, or carrying such a weak division. The first 5 X matches tonight mostly ranged from poor level low Indyesque spotfests to underwhelming, and Ion as champ doesn't interest me nor seems like something that'll be capable of carrying the division to something solid.

The opener was Indyriffic. I still say they should have just done a Rubix/Andrews singles match or brought in two better guys.

Andrews/Kash may have been fine for what it was, though I'm not sure since it was utterly forgettable.

King/Williams was disappointing. Strangely, I thought King may have looked better on Thursday in a far shorter match against a far weaker opponent. I hope they start using Doug again even if it's just on house shows because a lot of the X guys they're bringing in, and half the ones they have left, are quite green and could benefit from working with someone like Doug.

Dutt/Cameron was better than the previous matches but was still nothing special.

Sorensen coming out for a promo was nice. Them playing up the Ion being proud of injuring Sorensen again, however, was groanworthy.

Booking Ion vs. Cassanova seemed like a dumb idea. Thankfully it was short and Cassanova didn't advance to Ultimate X. What a waste of a spot.

The show picked up with Angle/Joe, which was a really good match. I was a bit surprised Joe went over especially when Angle/Anderson on this week's Impact got far more hype on Thursday than this match did.

AJ/Daniels was just great. Quality-wise, it may have been the inverse of Claire's debut segment.

Ultimate X was OK, though underwhelming for an UX. Again, I'm not jazzed about Ion as champ, and given the stuff with Sorensen tonight, it looks like Ion is going to be holding the belt for awhile (until Sorensen returns), which doesn't excite me.

The main event was awesome. I was surprised Aries won the title. I've gotten use to TNA not pulling the trigger on talented, hot acts prior to it being way too late. I figure they'll switch the title back sometime in the next two months so they can do Storm/Roode at BFG. I just hope they don't switch it back on one of the next couple Impacts. Btw C.M Punk of all people praised TNA and offered congrats to Joe, Aries, and Zema on twitter.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.08
I suspect Roode wins the title back from Aries at Hardcore Justice and beats him in the rubber match in September and goes on to face Storm at BFG. What a year Aries has had and what a difference his two TNA runs were. Aries is his first run in TNA was getting choked out by Bob Backland of all people while in his second run he's become a megastar and is now champion. He deserves all the credit in the world for preserving all these years and the tptb in TNA deserve credit for seeing his greatness and giving him a huge push.Great PPV last night with three incredible matches and if you gave up on TNA say a year ago it's understandable, but you really should give them another chance because they are doing great things.
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.51
Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Infantry, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army National Guard! Job well done in Iraq!

I remember working with (and knocking a couple back with) Aries here in NWA Wisconsin, during his run as NWA Midwest X-Division champion.

I should see if I can find the tape of his 3-way match for that belt back in the day w/ Shawn Daivari and Dysfunction. Good God, the action was spectacular.

Helluva talented guy, then and now. Good for him. That makes him the 2nd guy who's come through here (after Mr. Anderson) to win TNA's world title.





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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.97
    Originally posted by graves9
    Aries is his first run in TNA was getting choked out by Bob Backland of all people.


That was his own fault; he wasn't Bob Backlund approved.

Charisma and talent overcome all, nobody's talking about Cena jobbing to K-Fed, Jericho getting punked out by THE WRESTLER, or CM Punk getting bitch slapped by Ricky Steamboat. When the Internet reacts about "so and so is finished because of (insert sillyness)" - time and talent heals all wounds.

Unless you are clumsy Uncle Fred.
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.78
    Originally posted by Brian
    Btw C.M Punk of all people praised TNA and offered congrats to Joe, Aries, and Zema on twitter.




If the next ratings war sees a CM Punk/Daniel Bryan-led WWE versus an Austin Aries/Samoa Joe-led TNA, the smarks will have truly inherited the earth.




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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.75
    Originally posted by It's False
    If the next ratings war sees a CM Punk/Daniel Bryan-led WWE versus an Austin Aries/Samoa Joe-led TNA, the smarks will have truly inherited the earth.


Hey, talent has a way of winning out. When Jericho, Benoit, Guerrero, and Mysterio were permanent midcarders in WCW who people saw as super-talented, and they all went on to become world champions and the heart of WWE's upper midcard for most of the decade. It's happening again with the King of Indies/prime ROH generation. It might take a while, they might not be the first choice, and there are equally talented guys whose attitudes prevent them from making it (Juventud, Low Ki), but the cream does have a way of rising.

(Obligatory Aries was cut from Tough Enough because Big Andy had the it factor comment)
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.43
I've been madly against TNA since Hogan and Bischoff arrived last year. Every once in a while I'd read a recap of a Impact show, but it was still horrible booking and programming for quite a while.

I have to give it too TNA and it's production crew, as well as it's roster talent. Last night's PPV was really good. Even the Impact I watched last week was really slick and enjoyable. The main event was tremendous, I like some of the new X-Division wrestlers that have brought in (Kenny King has lots of potential IMO). Granted I only came at the friggin' awesome Last Man Standing AJ Styles vs. Daniels match, but I loved all that I saw. The past two shows were light on or completely devoid of the weights that have been weighing TNA down for the better part of a year.

No Bischoffs.
Light amounts of Hulk Hogan.
No Brooke Hogan.

If they can keep Dixie off my TV as well as the Bishoffs and Brooke I may have to start watching again.

On a side note about the Ion/Sorenson botch injury***

I strongly believe Zema Ion catches too much flack for injuring Sorenson and have thought this since I saw the footage months back. If you look at the clip online you can see that Sorenson didn't protect himself properly during that moonsault Ion preformed. I have complete sympathy for Sorenson as the injury must of been horrifying for him, but some folks still seem to think Ion was sloppy.

Also how is Ion getting a push for injuring Sorenson's neck much different from "Owen 3:16 I just broke your neck". Especially if the man is recovering from the injury and seems to still be a part of the roster?
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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.37
I agree with that talk about Ion. The real problem is that the space between the ring and the guardrail/crowd is so small that guys can't do their moves properly unless they are on the entrance side. Furthermore, and as you said, Sorenson didn't move properly. More importantly, they wouldn't have done this continuation of the angle without Sorenson's blessing, so I can't attack Ion or TNA for using this injury as a way to push Ion. I think Ion said all the right things in his promo.

Rashad Cameron needs to get a contract based on his work over the last few weeks, and of course Sonjay Dutt as well.



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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.75
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
      Originally posted by It's False
      If the next ratings war sees a CM Punk/Daniel Bryan-led WWE versus an Austin Aries/Samoa Joe-led TNA, the smarks will have truly inherited the earth.


    Hey, talent has a way of winning out. When Jericho, Benoit, Guerrero, and Mysterio were permanent midcarders in WCW who people saw as super-talented, and they all went on to become world champions and the heart of WWE's upper midcard for most of the decade. It's happening again with the King of Indies/prime ROH generation. It might take a while, they might not be the first choice, and there are equally talented guys whose attitudes prevent them from making it (Juventud, Low Ki), but the cream does have a way of rising.


BTW if you see this analogy through, current ROH on Sinclair roster = dying days of ECW on TNN roster.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.38

I have to give TNA props for Destination X being overall a great show. While there were a few things that weren't for me we saw some outstanding matches with minimal distracting shenanigans or swerves. A Double winning the Title was awesome, Daniels/Styles was top notch & brutal, Joe/Angle proved both can still put on great matches, Ultimate X was pretty fun and exiting, & most of the prelim matches delivered. The stuff I didn't like was easy enough to ignore too. King, Andrews, Cameron, and Rubix are all guys I hope they start bringing in regularly. Good to see Dutt & Williams on the radar as well. I'd say it was 90% enjoyable.



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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.00
Really liked this show. TNA has drastically improved in the last three months or so. I highly recommend giving the company another go if you've drifted away.



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