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Wrestling Review Weekly First Edition, Number 40

May 4th, 2014 at 4:44 PM
By Peter Schifani

As April ended and May began here in the United States the weather hopefully turned to a warmer spring time for many in the Northern states. The action inside the square circle continued to heat up as well for both TNA after 'Sacrifice' and WWE heading into 'Extreme Rules.'

'DSC03719' photo (c) 2005, Mike Kalasnik - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

TNA held it's pay-per-view 'Sacrifice' last Sunday that was a regarded as "normal" for its quality and title changes that occurred. The Wolves became the new TNA World Tag-Team Champions and Angelina Love won her sixth TNA Knockouts Championship. The "fighting champ" Eric Young defended against Magnus in his contracted rematch, then again on Impact against Bobby Roode, who won a mini-tourney to become number one contender for the night. It was odd seeing MVP utilize draws from an obviously marked deck of cards to determine who fought whom of the three men in his office vying to battle E.Y. Mr. Anderson and Gunner each drew fours and battled first then the winner drew Roode who had drawn an ace from the deck. Eric Young said at the end of Impact he will defend the TNA World Championship on next week's episode as well.

On Monday Night Raw we saw Kane stalk Brie Bella through the ring, trying to drag her under same during her match with Paige for the Divas Championship. He was unsuccessful in doing so but managed to set up more drama for 'Extreme Rules' versus Daniel Bryan for the WWE World Championship. Bad News Barrett emerged from the eight man tournament as the new number one contender to Big E for the Intercontinental Championship at the "pay-per-view." Bray Wyatt used a children's choir to serenade John Cena with his "theme" of "we've got the whole world in our hands…" that ends with them all donning sheep masks, which was an eerie scene even for Raw.

Lastly as we mentioned on our facebook page the New Japan Pro Wrestling Heavyweight title, the IWGP World Championship changed hands, in a planned move, as AJ Styles won the title from Kazuchika Okada in Japan on Saturday. Now Styles will defend that title versus Michael Elgin on May 17th as ROH joins with NJPW to present 'War of the Worlds.'

Tags: AJ Styles, Daniel Bryan, Eric Young, Extreme Rules, Intercontinental Championship, IWGP, pay-per-view, Sacrifice, TNA, World Championship, Wrestling, WWE

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