10. Christopher Daniels
I almost ranked Christopher Daniels and Kazarian together, as most of what they’ve done in June has been in unison. The moment that stands out, however, is the IMPACT before Slammiversary, when Christopher Daniels and Kazarian confronted Dixie Carter. It was Christopher Daniels who stepped up and took the lead and made the most of that moment. Therefore, it is also Christopher Daniels who cracks the top 10.
9. Bully Ray
June has not been a successful month for the Bully. He approached the month all smiles (as much as Bully Ray shows pleasure, that is). He sought to intimidate Joseph Park into a match—his first match—at Slammiversary. Bully Ray got his way, but the return of Abyss led to a loss and to Bully being mocked on the next IMPACT.
Still, Bully Ray is one of the most interesting guys in all of wrestling who knows how to provoke the fans. You hate to see him win and love to see him lose. That means he’s doing his job very well.
8. A.J. Styles
I know there are many readers who are tired of what is going on with A.J. Styles and Dixie Carter (were tired of it before it started). I do not share that opinion. I remain neutral. But whatever is going on, and it seems there may be some sort of twist, is currently costing A.J. Styles favor with his partner, Kurt Angle.
So while A.J.’s future outlook is unpredictable, he was able to become a tag team champion in June, but he also cost his partner in the Gauntlet match. It will be interesting to see where A.J. Styles ranks next month at this time.
7. Kurt Angle
It always interests me to watch Kurt Angle when he’s not in the world title scene. He is a guy who gives 150 percent regardless.
With A.J. Styles, he became tag team champion in June. He also became irate when Styles cost him in the Gauntlet. It is my hope that Kurt Angle stays strong and motivated while staying away from the Heavyweight Title. I just don’t know how long TNA can get away with that.
You have to give props to the TNA Television Champion. He has defended his title on both editions of IMPACT and won a tag match with Garett Bischoff at Slammiversary. The TV Title is one of those things that separates TNA from other organizations and currently, Devon is the champion.
I expected to see him betrayed by Garett at Slammiversary or even to see him drop the match on IMPACT to the returning Hernandez. Yet Devon continues to survive as a singles wrestler.
Can he soon make it in the top five?