Hello everyone and welcome to week 33 of the TNA Impact Power Rankings. Week one of Genesis has passed and we have a LOT of activity. Only three positions on the countdown maintained their status. We have a new addition to the countdown and we’ve even had a three position move. With that said, let’s get to it!
10 – Madison Rayne (-)
Your NEW Knockouts champion! Taking the belt off of Gail Kim in what was described as a rather quick title match.
9 – Gunner (10)
Gunner was part of the winning team in a 12 man tag match to open the show.
8 – Ethan Carter III (8)
Okay, I KNOW this one’s going to ruffle some feathers, being as EC3 didn’t move UP after getting a pinfall win over Sting. But the fact that it took Rockstar Spud AND Magnus as special referees to get it done, made me decide to not move him up.
7 – BroMans (Robbie E & Jessie Godderz) w/ Zema Ion (5)
The tag champs and their DJ drop a couple spots after being on the losing team in the 12 man tag match.
6 – Gail Kim w/ Lai’d Tapa (3)
Kim dropped the Knockouts title to Madison Rayne, ending her hold on the belt for this run. Look for this feud to go on for at least another month.
5 – Samoa Joe (7)
Joe picked up the pinfall win over Daniels in the opening 12 man tag match. Hopefully this will be the beginning of a push for the Samoan Submission Machine.
4 – Bully Ray (6)
TNA’s resident Bully finally defeated his demons in the form of Mr. Anderson with a big jumping piledriver.
3 – Chris Sabin (4)
The X Division Champion moves up a spot after accepting a challenge next week for his title. The stipulation that Sabin’s girlfriend Velvet Sky will be in a cage at ringside and she just might leave him if he loses.
2 – EGO (Bobby Roode & “Bad Influence” (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian)) (2)
The trio of badness hold their high spot in the countdown in spite of Daniels suffering the losing fall in the opening 12 man tag match.
1 – Magnus (1)
The Undisputed World Champion remains on top of the list, appearing as a special referee during the EC3/Sting match.
Off the List
Austin Aries (9) – A Double could be back on the list next week if he beats Sabin and retakes the X Division title. But for now, he’s off.
Well, that’s our list for this week! This week’s show was a bit lackluster and very predictable, but still somewhat entertaining on the surface of things. One thing I will say I was excited about was seeing “The American Wolves” (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) on my TV, even though it was only in a backstage segment. Anyone who’s followed me for any period of time knows I’m a HUGE fan of the Wolves, especially Richards.
That’s all I have for this edition. Be sure to come back tomorrow for Look to the East, where I’ll bring you the latest from the Land of the Rising Sun. Until then folks, take care, stay tuned and remember…..listen to the stars, for they know all.
Dennis Gates Jr. (@knightnephrite)
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