Now we move into the month of August and the "dog days of summer" the world of pro wrestling/sports entertainment heats up even further with TNA presenting two championship matches on Impact and WWE getting the card in shape for it's biggest even of the season 'SummerSlam.' Though we are not sure yet what impact the cancelation of Impact by SpikeTV will have in a few months.
TNA fans and wrestlers alike got the news earlier this week that SpikeTV will not be renewing the contract with TNA for it's Impact broadcast. Now they must scramble to find another network partner to air a wrestling program that has slid in the ratings and is not generating a product anywhere near the level of it's competition. Anyway with that black cloud now hanging over the company things continued on. Bobby Lashley and The Wolves both defended there respective titles on Impact recorded some weeks ago. ECIII and his charges of Rhino, Gene Snitsky and the former Ezekial Jackson (aka Ryklon) challenged the trio of Tommy Dreamer and Team 3D to some type of "extreme" match to end all the goings on between them. Also three triple threat matches determined who would advance to the final triple threat match next week to crown a new X-Division Champion. From TNA's past Low Ki emerged victorious, from it's present Samoa Joe and future, Sanada, to compete in 'Destination X' next Thursday. Lastly TNA teased something that has been months in the making, as post match next week it appears TNA President Dixie Carter will be put through a table by Bully Ray. That may be worth watching alone.
Now for WWE, we got to hear John Cena's side of the challenge from Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at 'SummerSlam.' Also Triple H announced another match for the card between Chris Jericho and Bray Wyatt during the first segment where The Authority was in the ring to welcome Brie Bella in the hopes an apology from Stephanie McMahon would allow the charges against her to be dropped. Brie had other plans by the end of Monday Night Raw not only getting her job back but challenging Stephanie to a match at 'SummerSlam.' Stephanie reluctantly accepted but still slapped Brie again telling her she would make Brie her "b!tch." For a "PG" show that word has come out of the mouths of superstars and divas a lot of late. Lastly, with the recent signing by WWE of Fergal "Prince" Devitt, Kenta and soon to be likely joining them in NXT, Kevin Steen, Triple H announced another 'Takeover' special for September on the 11th. We can all hope to see all of those athletes and the rest of the talented roster for two hours that evening.
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Tags: Bobby Lashley, Destination X, Dixie Carter, Impact, John Cena, NXT, SpikeTV, Stephanie McMahon, SummerSlam, Takeover, The Wolves, TNA, Wrestling, WWE, X-Division