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After 'Night of Champions', who will be WWE Champion?
As the month of August comes to a close and the unofficial end of Summer with Labor Day weekend upon us, there are winds of change in the world of pro wrestling/sports entertainment. TNA may be planning for new champions to emerge soon while in WWE the change has already started to show in a new attitude for several superstars.
TNA presented it's weekly Impact broadcast this past Wednesday with more results being revealed from taped matches in NYC earlier this month. Team 3D emerged victorious in the main event triple threat tag-team match between themselves the Hardy Boyz and TNA World Tag-Team Champions The Wolves. Next week they get to name the stipulation for the next match in the series, and with one more victory become the new champions. Also it was decided that on next week's broadcast Bobby Roode and Eric Young would battle it out to decide who is the rightful number one contender to Bobby Lashley and the TNA World Championship. Taryn Terrell and Madison Rayne had a match to determine the number one contender to Gail Kim and the TNA Women's Knockout Championship. Taryn took the match and we will finally see the third and deciding match between these two.
In this final week of the month of August we present the final part of this month's Top 10 countdown of the best wrestling families. We showcased many great lineages in the sport of pro wrestling, but none can surpass the number one in our countdown. In case you missed any prior parts, you may read part four here and part three here, with that having links back to parts two and one.
We're back this week with another edition of the weekly wrap-up of all things in the two major wrestling promotions here in the United States. TNA got some good news and bad news within the same week, while WWE came off what many feel was a lackluster 'SummerSlam' last Sunday night.
TNA wrestling got some good news this past week after negotiations between themselves and SpikeTV netted them a continuation of there contract through the end of 2014 versus it's original expiration at the end of September. This certainly buys them more time to find a permanent home either staying on SpikeTV or elsewhere. Unfortunately though since all of there Impact broadcasts are already "in the can" between now and then it's hard to say how things will play out for Bully Ray, who left TNA since his contract expired, and Davey Richards, one half of the TNA World Tag-Team Champions, who broke a leg at a house show recently. The series of matches between The Wolves, Team 3D and the Hardy Boyz starts this Wednesday with the winner of the first match naming the stipulation for the next match, and the first team to collect two victories becoming the TNA World Tag-Team Champions! Also a new number one contender to TNA World Champion Lashley was to be decided within the six sides of steel, but both Bobby Roode and Eric Young escaped on opposite sides simultaneously leaving Kurt Angle to decide if either or both will get that upcoming title shot. Lastly Gail Kim retained her TNA Women's Knockout Championship in a brutal "last knockout standing" match versus Angelina Love on Wednesday night's Impact broadcast. May be Taryn Terrell and Gail Kim can finally now have that third and deciding match between them for the title.
The time has come to take another snapshot of all of the champions in the world of pro wrestling/sports entertainment here in the United States. The champions in WWE, NXT, TNA, the NWA, ROH, PWG and Shimmer are featured here, with new champions in BOLD.
WWE title holders:
WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Brock Lesnar, Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler, WWE Tag-Team Champions: Jimmy and Jey (The Usos), United States Champion: Sheamus and Divas Champion: Paige
World Heavyweight Champion: Rob Conway,Junior Heavyweight Champion: Chase Owens, World Tag-Team Champions: Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan (Tencozy), Women's Champion: Barbi Hayden, North American Champion: Byron Wilcott, National Champion: Lou Marconi, United States Tag-Team Champions: Damien Wayne and Lance Erikson (Lords of Kaos)
In the last part of our monthly Top 10 countdown we revealed families number four and three so here we showcase the number two family, The Von Erichs. There was so much to say about them that we had to give them there own edition, but caution readers that some sensitive subject matter is discussed.