The reason he didn't get a contract? Courtesy of TNA.
Go back to what I stated about the week to week and month to month. For fans of what TNA is doing, it is exciting to reach another month of what you enjoy.
How recent it seems that Joey Ryan was trying to claim a TNA contract.
This was one I had my doubts about—the Gut Check.
I still sort of do.
TNA walks a tight rope when they do the Gut Check segment.
They seek to be edgy and real, which is fine by me. But they must be sure not to do it in a way that makes the rest of the show seem less edgy or, more important, less real.
No segment is worth breaking the magic and flow of the entire episode.
That said: People were talking about Joey Ryan.
If they can continue with talent like that and segments like last month’s, Gut Check may well be a huge success and gain attention for TNA.
And—I wonder—could we see Joey Ryan this week?
Don’t you feel he is just lurking? Maybe just outside the IMPACT Zone.
Will a new star be able to gain a contract with TNA, and will Joey Ryan sit back and let it happen?
This segment gets three-and-a-half out five stars for me, mostly because I want to see more Gut Check before I make a firm ruling on how I feel about it.
Also previewed for the show is Dixie Carter coming clean about AJ Styles, more on the masked men who attacked Sting and a Knockout’s Title match decided by Brooke Hogan.
These are all continuations.
Because it is not clear what is going on or if we will see anything concrete in the stories (or who will be wrestling in the match), I will not give these a grade going in.
Stories continue and matches happen. That much is expected.
But the Bound for Glory series combined with “Open Fight Night”, the decision by Austin Aries and the potential of Gut Check are enough to give this week’s episode an A+ interest rating for me.
It clearly may not live up to that, but the fact that adding anything else couldn’t make me want to see the show more means I cannot give it anything less than an A+ based on interest.