This weeks version starts with TNA's PPV No Surrender and continues on till this week's Friday night Smackdown! There was a lot more good this week in wrestling but still had those WTF moments that leave you scratching your head. AJ Styles is the new TNA Heavyweight Champion to Cedric the Entertainer vs Chavo Guerrero, it's all covered, so let's hit the floor...
TNA finally got something right with having "The Phenominal One" AJ Styles win at No Surrender. I griped a long time ago with Angles most recent brush with Pennsylvania's finest that the title needed to be stripped from him. TNA's been in need of good press, and by giving Styles the belt does just that. Plus this sets up title vs career at Bound for Glory with Styles vs Sting. As the TNA faithful chanted on Impact!, "You deserve it," and Styles does.
In TNA's what were you thinking category over the past month was the feud between ODB and Cody Diener over the Knockouts Championship. This storyline started after the horrendous line that had Vickie Guerrero and Santina Marella in a feud over the Ms Wrestlemania crown. That was a horrible feud so what made TNA think this was going to be interesting is beyond me. Though atleast they did the right thing and didn't put the title on Diener.
It was a tearful goodbye for the WWE's Decade Diva Lilian Garcia. She's been the ring announcer for RAW for 10 years and will surely be missed by the WWE fans. Good luck in your future endeavors Lillian.
I have no problem with things breaking down outside the ring but I actually like watching good wrestling so finish a damn match first or atleast let it distract for a to lead to a pinfall.
In what I thought was the finally of Chavo being made the laughing stock of the WWE it continued in his match-up against Cedric the Entertainer. Chavo was finished off by yet another tadpole splash after the 3 person switch-o-roo under the ring. Chavo deserves better than this even though he's defending the storyline himself.
This was a pretty good match, which for the most part lacked a good spot for most of the show. Ryder and Christian went back and forth till finally Christian hit the Killswitch to retain the ECW Title. While I'd like to see this feud continue, it seems WWE wants to push Regal and his Ruthless Round Table.
In what continues to be the worst thing in wrestling, WWE keeps throwing the Abraham Washington Show down our throats. While I liked the idea of continueing the feud between Sheamus and Shelton Benjamin, the way it was done on the Abraham Washington Show may just have killed the feud. Washington's jokes are horrendous and for the most part he's boring as all get out.
Though there were some good points, all brought up by Benjamin
1) Why the Show hadn't been cancelled yet
2) Sheamus' Family Tree
Washington makes a good GM since that's what he portrays down in FCW but as Show host, it's flippin' horrible.
Suicide finally gets a victory over DeAngelo Dinero. This was a really good match to start off Impact and was enjoyable to watch. Unique in some of the instraments of destruction that were used and how they were used. Never have I seen a tamborine used in a match and the leg drop to the kendo stick to low blow Dinero was an outstanding move. This is a feud that may be coming to an end but it's been a good one.
In what turned into a bloody brawl between Rhino and Brother D-Von, it began a new feud between the former ECW brethren. This goes as bad only because it has been done before and wasting time that could be used for promoting new stars.
CM Punk is becoming a true top flight heel for the WWE. Either by complaining about what Teddy has installed for him or running away from confrontation or bashing the crowd, he's doing an amazing job. His transformation has been down right exciting to watch.
He's been up on the main roster before, was rarely used, and tossed back to FCW before a true feud could happen. Now he's up again on the main roster and making an impact by taking out the fan favorite R-Truth. He's good in the ring and pretty good on the stick as well. Like Mr McMahon said this guy will be a future World Champion. I believe him.
Two things I really hate about this match.
A) Waste of Kane's talent. He needs to be used better than he has been. He's a top heel in the WWE and generally gets used as the jobber to the top faces for the past couple years. WWE once the CM Punk run is finished at the top of the heap it's time to push Kane.
B) The Slam Masta J gimmick is way to over done. While it fits with him trying to join Cryme Tyme I just don't like this gimmick. The other issue I have is that Jimmy Wang Yang, whom I still think is around the WWE, isn't being used at all where Jesse is. Not fair.