Last night's (Thurs., April 10, 2014) episode of Impact opened with a Gauntlet match -- the TNA version of a Royal Rumble but with 10 participants instead of 30 -- with the winner promised a heavyweight title shot against Magnus at the Sacrifice pay-per-view (PPV) later this month. You can watch it above.
As you can see, Eric Young last eliminated Abyss to become the number one contender.
Instead of waiting for Sacrifice, though, he cut a promo asking MVP to book the match for later on that very same evening. This despite the fact that he suffered an arm injury that would surely hold him back. MVP went ahead and booked the match anyway and, sure enough, Young defeated Magnus in the main event to win the heavyweight title.
Didn't we just see this on Sunday but on a much grander stage involving far more important players? Must TNA so blatantly rip off WWE?
With that said, Young's title win was well received and is being played up by TNA to maximum effect, or at least as much effect as the company can play it up for.
Your thoughts, Cagesiders?