Here we are again friends, basking in the glow of what was, in my opinion, a fantastic episode of TNA Impact!
It was great for two reasons: For one, the episode was heavy on the wrestling and passionate promos. Secondly, because it built for the future—namely next week's Open Fight Night in the Manchester, England.
Now, the upcoming episodes will be taped, but United Kingdom crowds are incredibly hot for TNA wrestling. And with England being the birthplace of catch-as-catch-can wrestling, fans are students of the game. Much like Canada, Japan and Mexico, they know their wrestling.
This week's episode included a good Knockouts Title Match between champion Tara and challenger Velvet Sky, a great X-Division tag match, a single's match between Super Mex Hernandez and Bobby Roode and the main event, the TNA World Title match between champion Jeff Hardy and Christopher Daniels.
I give the episode a very strong B+.
All of the matches were great, and I have no qualms with that side of the coin. Similarly, the promos were spot on. Joseph Park, Kurt Angle, Bully Ray and Sting all came down to the ring at some point to work their mic magic. Most importantly, however, Taz—the new mouthpiece for Aces & Eights—came out and did his thing, explaining why he turned his back on the Impact Zone.
There was a lot accomplished this episode, and there was a lot that was built for the next episode, so we have a lot to cover. Let's get into it!