Impact Wrestling is ready to kick off a #1 contender tournament for Tessa Blanchard’s World Championship this Tuesday. With that in mind, Impact is counting down the 5 greatest tournaments in their history.
5. Hard Ten Tournament - Sandman tosses New Jack off balcony
4. Paparazzi Championship Series - Austin Aries vs Alex Shelley going to overtime
3. Bound for Glory Series 2012 - Jeff Hardy defeats Bully Ray via swanton bomb
2. World X Cup 2008 - Kaz with flying leg drop to Daivari off the X ropes at the top
1. Super X Cup 2005 - Samoa Joe defeats AJ Styles via Coquina Clutch
The two moves that stand out as insane are Sandman with a back body drop to New Jack off a balcony crashing down through tables and a flying leg drop from Frankie Kazarian off the metal structure to Daivari holding onto the X ropes high above the ring. Falling from heights is nothing new for New Jack, but it still amazes me every time I see such an instance.
For lucha libre fans, it is neat to see Volador Jr., Ultimo Guerrero, and Averno with their masks on at the World X Cup 2008.
As far as ranking the actual tournaments, the order looks tight. It is tough to beat Samoa Joe versus AJ Styles in their youthful days.
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How do you rate Impact’s 5 greatest tournaments? Which tournaments are missing?