TNA Impact! Wrestling: Turning Point-Themed Show, Aces & Eights Gone

Daniel PeragineSenior Analyst IINovember 21, 2013

Mr. Anderson defeated Bully Ray on Impact! Wrestling to officially disband Aces and Eights
Mr. Anderson defeated Bully Ray on Impact! Wrestling to officially disband Aces and EightsTNA Impact! Wrestling

The Thursday, November 21 edition of TNA Impact! Wrestling, which aired live from a new sound stage at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL, opened with exclusive footage of Bobby Roode attacking James Storm at a local bar. A video package aired next, hyping TNA's Turning Point-themed show.

Dixie Carter meets with Samoa Joe, who is preparing for his upcoming match on Impact! Wrestling. Carter threatened to leave Joe without a job after raising his voice to her on last week's program. The TNA President walked past Joe and made her way to the ring.

Carter, after making her arrival to the ring, spoke first about AJ Styles. As she continued to speak about Styles' recent matches defending the TNA World Heavyweight title outside the United States, James Storm interrupted and headed to the ring.

Storm brought out a rope and demanded Carter for a "Florida Death Match." After telling Carter he would call the Orlando police force to arrest Roode, the TNA President agreed to book the match.


Match No. 1: Magnus vs. Samoa Joe

Your winner via pinfall: Magnus

Sluggish match, as all the backstage action was missed and only recaps were shown. Inside the new Impact! Zone set, which looked impressive and refreshing despite its smaller size, Magnus and Joe never seemed to click. Not a strong start, in terms of match-wise, for TNA's Turning Point special.

Match Rating: 2.5/5


After the match, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian made their way to the ring and announced they would sit at ringside to watch the following match. Joseph Park came out first and said he was tired of being called a "loser" and was determined to put rumors to bed by fighting his brother Abyss. However, after Christie Hemme introduced Abyss to the ring, Park's brother never came out.

Daniels continued to taunt Park and demanded him to leave TNA for good. After Kazarian poured fake blood over Park, Daniels ranted even further, calling out several names. Park eventually left the ring with his head down toward the backstage area. 


Match No. 2: Gail Kim vs. Candice Larae

Your winner via pinfall: Gail Kim

Well, at least TNA is giving some new stars a chance to get some air time on national television. 

Match Rating: 2/5


A video package aired of Styles' recent trip to Japan wrestling with the TNA World Heavyweight belt.


Match No. 3: Bobby Roode vs. James Storm

Your winner via disqualification: Bobby Roode

Just before Roode was about to power slam Storm into a board full of barbed wire, Gunner came out to ringside and threw a towel, causing the disqualification. Afterward, Storm and Gunner got into a verbal confrontation.

This was a very good match with all the hardcore elements needed to make it exciting. While it is understandable to have Gunner interfere late in the match and cause Storm the potential victory, TNA completely killed the finish to a terrific battle. 

Match Rating: 3.5/5


Match No. 4: Ethan Carter III vs. Shark Boy

Your winner via pinfall: Ethan Carter III

Even the return of Shark Boy could not stop Carter III's impressive winning streak. Carter III is simply untouchable, posting several victories against local jobbers. At the end of the day, this storyline just needs to end for good.

Match Rating: 1.5/5


Match No. 5: Bully Ray vs. Mr. Anderson

Your winner via pinfall: Mr. Anderson

Although it was expected, TNA made the right move to disband Aces & Eights. Good main event with plenty of high points, including the victory by Mr. Anderson to put the story of Aces & Eights to rest. TNA is beginning to plant the seeds for 2014.

Match Rating: 3/5