The first Impact! of the year is behind us and we have plenty to talk about.
First things first, Thursday was a very good show in my approximation. This is the type of show I've come to expect from Impact. There were great wrestling matches with incredible spots and action, funny segments, powerful figures and heroic warriors that put their all into the craft.
This episode, we saw a great solo match between Frankie Kazarian and James Storm; a botch-filled match between TNA rookie Christian York and veteran Kid Kash; progression in the Matt Morgan character, as well as tag team action with the champs; and what was possibly the best women's wrestling match, from any promotion, in quite some time.
We also saw the continuation of what has got to be the most important storyline in the career of Bully Ray, as well as a dramatic main event cage match that symbolizes everything that TNA the wrestling promotion stands for.
I won't say this was a perfect show. There were a few things that irked me (lol@Sting just walking out like, "Oh, was that my cue?"). So I give this episode a solid B +. It was way better than last week's, but falls short of some of the Impact! episodes we saw over TNA's summer of 2012 (as it came to be known).
I won't bore you with too many specifics, let's just jump into this.