This past Sunday, Total Nonstop Action (TNA) presented its annual Turning Point pay-per-view from the Impact! Zone in Orlando, Fla.
Below are the match results from the Turning Point pay-per-view:
- Samoa Joe defeated Magnus to retain the TNA Television Championship.
- ODB and Eric Young defeated Tara and Jesse.
- Rob Van Dam defeated Joey Ryan to retain the TNA X-Division Championship.
- Doc (Aces and Eights member) defeated Joseph Park.
- Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez defeated Christopher Daniels and Kazarian to retain the TNA Tag Team Championship.
- James Storm defeated Bobby Roode and AJ Styles to become the new No. 1 contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
- Kurt Angle defeated Devon.
- Jeff Hardy defeated Austin Aries to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
My thoughts on the Turning Point pay-per-view
TNA made the right move by not switching any titles around at Turning Point. It was just that kind of pay-per-view to keep belts on the current champions. If they had done so, storylines would need to be revamped, and as of right now, it isn't time to execute any changes.
Storm winning the No. 1 contenders match came as no surprise. However, I was hoping to see Roode with his hand raised at the end of the match. As much as I would like to see Roode square off against Hardy for the World heavyweight title, having Storm be the new No. 1 contender is not a bad choice by TNA. A Storm-Hardy feud could be an entertaining one to watch.
TNA also played it safe by keeping the belts both on X-Division champion Van Dam and tag team champions Guerrero and Hernandez. Taking the belts off Van Dam and tag team partners Guerrero and Hernandez would be an unnecessary move on TNA's part, as the current title-holders are too fresh into their championship run.
As for the World heavyweight title match, Hardy and Aries had one of the best ladder matches in recent memory. Both Hardy and Aries can truly put together something wonderful to watch because of their great chemistry in the ring.
TNA Turning Point was one of the finest pay-per-views of the year with an all-around strong show, especially with a solid main-event ladder match to close the program. TNA has truly been delivering some exceptional pay-per-view work in 2012.