With 2013 upon us, Impact! Wrestling's go-home edition for this year had some ups and downs. Mostly, however, it just idled in place not excelling or failing too much.
There was the decent match between Samoa Joe and a faceless member of Aces and Eights; a slight advancement in the Kenny King vs. RVD storyline with the addition of Christian York; a great Divas match between Gail King and Brooke Tessmacher; a surprisingly good tag team match between champs, Chavo and Super Mex, and Bad Influence; as well as a decent, if not comical, main event between Austin Aries and Bobby Roode.
There were some non-wrestling segments as well (a "Bro-Off," really?), some hits and some misses. All in all, this was a safe episode that gets a solid C+.
The Final Resolution pay-per-view seems to have taken the wind out of TNA's sails a bit, to the point a lot of fair weather fans are prematurely jumping ship (again). But not to worry, there were at least five things that we could take away from this week's episode, for good or for ill.