Posted June 28th, 2014 by 1Wrestling News Team

TNA IMPACT Wrestling Wrestlers of the Week 6.26.14
By Neil Borenstein

Each week here at 1wrestling.com, I will select three of the top wrestlers from TNA’s IMPACT Wrestling and present them to you in inverse order as the show’s Wrestlers of the Week.

TNA IMPACT Wrestling Wrestlers of the Week for June 26, 2014

3. Gail Kim and Taryn Terrell — for putting their past behind them to team up against The Beautiful People in tag action:

When Taryn Terrell returned to TNA last week, Gail Kim was waiting to welcome her back to the Knockouts Division with open arms. The Beautiful People were not as receptive to her presence back in the fold, however. Knockouts Champion Angelina Love introduced herself with a kick to Terrell’s midsection, but it was still Kim and Terrell that managed to get the last laugh.

That led to a tag team matchup for this week’s IMPACT Wrestling, as Kim and Terrell teamed up to face Velvet Sky and Love. Once again, they were able to get the best of The Beautiful People.

Terrell had some trouble late in the match, but she was able to tag Kim in when Sky and she took themselves out. Love was tagged in on the other end at the same time, and Kim ducked a closeline from her and came back with a couple of kicks to the thigh. Kim came off the ropes with a shoulder block before nailing a running back elbow and closeline off the ropes. Kim picked Love up off the mat and whipped her into the corner, following with a dive into Love’s midsection.

From the apron, Kim flipped back into the ring over Love and rolled her up for a two count, following with a spinning neckbreaker. Sky ran in to break up the ensuing cover, which Terrell responded to with a crossbody off the top turnbuckle to both members of The Beautiful People. As Terrell and Sky both rolled to the outside, Kim moved in on Love for an Eat Defeat, which was enough to finally get the pinfall.

Scoring a pinfall over the Knockouts Champion has to put Kim in line for another crack at the title, while Terrell can’t be too far off from getting one herself. There’s also the need to have that third match between Kim and Terrell. For now, though, they seem plenty satisfied sticking it to The Beautiful People.

2. Sanada — for retaining the X-Division Championship in a four-way matchup to remain in possession of the title as Destination X draws near:

Now is an important time to be X-Division Champion. With Destination X fast approaching, the holder of that title will have the opportunity to use “Option C” — trade in that belt for a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship.

When Crazzy Steve, DJ Zema and Manik started jawing at each other backstage on this week’s IMPACT Wrestling, it was pretty bold of Sanada to toss out there that he would put the title on the line against all three of them in four-way action. Though a risky play from Sanada, it also served to further prove his credibility as the top dog in the X-Division.

Manik was in a good position when he took out all three of his opponents on the outside with a flip off the top turnbuckle to the floor. Manik moved Steve into the ring, but he got pulled off the apron by Zema as he waited for Steve to get back up. Zema then swung through the ropes to enter the ring with a DDT on Steve. Zema then seated Steve on the top turnbuckle looking for a superplex, but Manik shot in just in time to add a powerbomb to the mix as they went crashing down to the mat.

Back in control, Manik grabbed Zema with a double overhook, but Sanada flew off the ropes with a chop to Manik. Sanada then ducked a closeline from Zema and countered with a tiger suplex to get the three count and retain his X-Division Championship.

James Storm, who owned a victory over Mr. Anderson earlier in the broadcast, confronted Sanada backstage and did annoy him somewhat. Still, Sanada more than proved himself in his four-way bout and is getting closer to having that option of going after the World Heavyweight Title.

1. Magnus and Bram — for picking up a victory over Abyss and Willow in a Monster’s Ball main event matchup:

Now that Magnus is finally acting like Bram wants him to, the two are simply looking for a fight in any form or fashion they can find one. They have a hell of a fight on their hands now that they are going at it with the duo of Abyss and Willow. And it would be easy to figure that perhaps they got a little more than they bargained for when a main event for this week was booked that pit these two teams against each other in a Monster’s Ball Match, which strongly favors Abyss and Willow.

Magnus and Bram were up for the task of being the underdogs in this fight, though. They were willing to pull out all the stops to get the victory, and they took a pretty violent measure to get there.

Abyss was looking to close things out when he poured out thumb tacks on the mat and went to chokeslam Magnus onto them. Magnus broke free with a kick to the groin, though, and then he pulled out Janice — who had previously been introduced into the match — from the top turnbuckle. Magnus went to swing, but Abyss stopped him short and managed to chokeslam him this time into the tacks.

While Abyss enjoyed his work, Bram was able to get behind him with Janice in his hands. When Abyss turned around, Bram drilled him in the midsection with Janice, which put The Monster to the mat and enabled Bram to cover up for the three count.

Everybody came out worse for wear in this match, but Bram and Magnus proved that they will go to any level to get a win. And in winning a match that definitely favored Abyss and Willow, they also proved that they are perhaps the toughest tag team in TNA right now.

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