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Sheik Abdul BashirI feel like I’m just recycling the same story. At the TNA Pay-Per-View last Sunday (didn’t see it), Sheik Abdul Bashir lost the X-Division championship belt after some interference by referee Shane Sewell. After all the chaos, TNA declared the title vacant and started a tournament for the X-Division title on this week’s TNA Impact TV show. They also saw fit to eliminate Bashir in the first round of the tournament to ensure that he won’t get it back.

I’m not sure what’s going on here. Apparently they only wanted him champion for a short time, but why didn’t they just put the belt up for grabs after the last time this happened? Why have him win it, then lose-win-lose in the span of a few weeks? Are they planning on doing something with Sewell that they needed him to be bludgeoned by Bashir?

Sheik Abdul Bashir (a.k.a. Shawn Daivari)

Sheik Abdul Bashir (a.k.a. Shawn Daivari)

Sheik Abdul Bashir (a.k.a. Shawn Daivari) was robbed of the TNA X-Division title when the referee in the match attacked Bashir, giving opponent Eric Young the chance to make the 3-count and win the match.

TNA referee Shane Sewell, a former Canadian wrestler, has had a couple of altercations with Bashir in the past, but they were always post match. This is the first that actually affected the outcome.

It’s hard to believe that they wouldn’t need involvement from TNA management to reverse the decision on that, but I wouldn’t count on them doing the right thing.

The only good outcome of this is that if the decision sticks, it looks like it may cause a split in the “good guys” locker room, creating a third faction. When there are more than just “good guys” and “bad guys”, things can get interesting.