TNA Turning Point 2012: 13 Things We Learned from This Year's PPV
It was OK, but did not leave us holding our breath.
Turning Point was certainly not Bound for Glory, but it did have its good points and its bad points.
The good outweighed the bad, but again still left us wanting more. On a night where the matches, sans two or three, could have been better than we have seen on a WWE pay-per-view in some time, it would seem us fans were left a little empty.
A great match with Samoa Joe and then the Triple Threat Match with James Storm, Bobby Roode and A.J. Styles were the highlights of the night.
We don't need to discuss the low lights. Something about Joseph Park leaves a lot to be desired.
There was Aces and Eights, there was ODB and yes, there was an Eric Young sighting.
Oh, and there was another great World Title Match by Jeff Hardy and Austin Aries.
Here are a few things we learned from Turning Point.
Samoa Joe/Magnus Is Red Hot
What a way to kick things off. These two truly don't like each other.
If there is someone other than Matt Morgan who can bring out anger and hatred in the Submission Machine, it is Magnus.
The fact they were tag team champions and are now mortal enemies speaks to the importance of a match like this.
Magnus is every bit Joe's equal.
With both men trading punishment back and forth, this was a great way to start off the PPV.
Samoa Joe Is the Closest Thing to Brock Lesnar in TNA
Actually, he is more athletic. While Lesnar will just beat you to death, Joe is an acrobat and a high flier.
Just the pure power and speed is impressive.
I'd love to see Joe and Lesnar once. That could be a true testament to Lesnar's strength.
Could Joe actually beat the beast? That is a question that still needs to be answered.
Eric Young Returns!!!
Finally, we get to see Eric Young and ODB in a match with Tara and Jesse.
Cut the beard!
Jesse sold it well. He's learning in a short amount of time. By the way, Jesse is no Miz, but he did well. Nice double Russian Leg Sweep.
Loved the EY "Ric Flair" stroll.
I'm not a huge fan of these kinds of matches. They do not work for me.
You don't mess with ODB. And EY got the win.
Do I really need to say anything else? She is the hottest referee in all of professional wrestling.
Can we see more of her, PLEASE!?
OK, back to the PPV.
RVD Beats Ron Jeremy
Actually, it was Joey Ryan and Ryan was more impressive than I thought he would be.
RVD and his educated feet were just to much for Ryan, but Ryan did take the fight to the current X-Division Champion.
The win showed how good RVD still is. But in the end, Ryan is a lot better than i thought, and although his porn persona is a bad knockoff, he can wrestle and probably will be the X-Division Champion at some point.
Ryan is another one of those characters you don't want to see, but cannot help but watching to see what happens.
Matt Morgan Strikes Again
Since he couldn't be at the ring when Joey Ryan lost to RVD, he had to make his presence known.
Too bad RVD was on the other end of Morgan's boot.
The smirk on Hulk Hogan's face last week on Impact spoke volumes as to what is to come. Maybe James Storm is in the future. But seeing how he took out RVD with one move, Morgan is still the beast and has to be reckoned with.
End the Joseph Park Angle and Bring Back Abyss
One in the same. And it does not work.
Having the "attorney:" in the ring against Doc wasn't a good move for TNA.
Then he sees RED! Black Hole Slam! The unbalance of the character is cool with his on-again-off-again awareness in the ring.
But in the end, let's see more Abyss and less jump suit.
Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Christopher Daniels Should Be a Main Event Match
While they both were part of the World Tag Team Title Match, two guys who seem to have chemistry would have to be Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and the Dark Angel Christopher Daniels.
The moves, the speed and the style. It could be as good as Daniels and A.J. Styles.
Guerrero is one of the best tag team specialists in the business and Daniels's ability to spring from the top rope is unmatched.
This should be an X-Division classic.
Kazarian and Christopher Daniels Remind Me of the Horsemen
Allow me to explain.
I see Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson, two great undersized wrestlers who cut the ring off, use the ropes to their advantage and keep the match on their side.
They are masters at exploiting the double team, and much like Tully and Arn, they are tremendous mat technicians.
I'm not saying they are as good, but they have some tendencies.
Anytime you can be compared to greatness, it's always a good thing.
Is an Edgy A.J. Styles Headed for a Heel Change?
I saw a fire in his eyes before the match. He looked good in the three-way, which was a tremendous match.
There was a sense of urgency and all three delivered. The fans were treated to something special.
All three guys sold it. And seeing a potential reuniting of Roode and Storm (Beer Money) was classic.
Three great stars, three great chances. And when Storm beat Styles for the No. 1 spot, meaning Styles will not be in the title picture for the next year, you know it could be coming soon.
Styles may be going rogue.
Nothing Better Than Storm and Roode Beating Each Other Up
It's TNA's version of Rock/Austin.
And it's a little bit better because of the back story.
I love seeing all this break down and there being stories within stories.
Add to the fact they are all trying to gain a title shot and it becomes even better. This wasn't like Bound for Glory, but we still got to see the two former friends go at it.
Better Than We Thought
Devon proved to be a good opponent for Kurt Angle. Maybe not the best one, but the match was better than I thought it would be.
It's hard to see Devon in a singles match like this one, even with the reign as the Television Champion, because all of his time in tag team wrestling.
But as the match wore on, he was pretty good in his match with Angle.
The fact Devon got out of the Angle Slam was pretty impressive, but in the end, he gets the win and outwits the Aces and Eights.
Ladders, Ladders Everywhere
It wasn't as good as the last match between the two of them, but Jeff Hardy prevailed again.
There were ladders everywhere and Aries proved he was pretty good in this type of match.
Hardy used all his pattened stuff and Aries gave as good as he got. This battle is not over, and with the victory by James Storm, it will be interesting to see what happens.
This is not the last time we will see these two men in battle. It was about an eight on a scale of 10.
But anytime Jeff Hardy and ladders are involved, it is always a good time.