Impact Wrestling returns with another top 5 list. This week is no doubt connected to Moose bringing the TNA World Heavyweight Championship back into circulation.
Impact is honoring the greatest TNA World Heavyweight Championship matches with appearances from Sting, Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, and many others.
5. Drew McIntyre vs Bobby Lashley - TNA Slammiversary (June 12, 2016)
4. Austin Aries vs Jeff Hardy - TNA Bound for Glory (Oct. 14, 2012)
3. AJ Styles vs Kurt Angle - TNA Genesis (Jan. 17, 2010)
2. Kurt Angle vs Sting - TNA Bound for Glory (Oct. 14, 2007)
1. AJ Styles vs Christopher Daniels vs Samoa Joe - TNA Turning Point (Nov. 15, 2009)
I’m not a TNA historian to know all the stories for ranking these feuds. What I can point to is the coolest moves from the highlights. The top three that stick out to me are McIntyre with a brutal Celtic Cross to Lashley on top of the steel steps, Hardy slamming Aries backward off a powerbomb position, and Angle with a 360 flying knee drop. I had no idea Angle could rotate with such force. I bet he would have been good at break dancing before his knees were shot.
My favorite finish was for McIntyre vs Lashley. Big Bob’s open hand slap reminded me of those world slapping competitions that are all the rage. Instead of Brawl for All, WWE should dip its toe into that realm. Let’s see who’s slap hand is strongest. My money is on Big Show due to the size of his meat hook.
If you want more from Impact’s past, they still have a sale on DVDs.
How do you rate Impact’s 5 greatest TNA World Heavyweight Championship matches? Which contests are missing? How would Moose stack up against those legends?