TNA started to do a lot of things right in this episode. For one they kicked off the program with Mr. Kennedy picking up right where he left off last week. Kennedy beat Brutus Magnus in a entertaining match up that furthur solidified Kennedy as a force to be reckoned with in TNA. Not a bad idea giving him a squash match to build his character up.
Another thing that TNA did right was limiting the backstage segments this week. I whom have been very critical of the in ring promo's recently was entertained with Foley's mic work with Bishoff. This was pleasently surprising to watch. Luckily Hogan also had less tv time than he has had since his debut. I thought that this was a good thing but still feel that the segments with him in the office need to go. The office thing was used a lot by McMahon at one point but i dont find this to be effective.
The best thing that TNA did was to start a feud between Samoa Joe and Aj Styles. They always do a great job in the ring and it will be a treat for new viewers to TNA. It was surprising to see that Flair actually came out getting heel heat as well as AJ. This leads me to believe that the feud should help give AJ the heat needed to be a solid heel for the company.
Sadly all the positive directions with the TNA knockouts and everything was over shadowed by the terrible, aweful, and sad main event. Nash and Foley was a matchup that has no buisness being on national television. Dont get me wrong I love those guys but their styles dont blend well and lets face it without a good in ring worker they look awful. They tried to tease the whole hardcore feel but it simply looked pathetic. Why bring out weapons to the ring only to not use them. The match ended quickly as it should but it didnt do any type of good business.
My other concern is trying to understand the reasons for pushing Waltman and Hall. They have proved themselves to not be reliable from a company standpoint. I hate to be critical of men whom I respect so much but Hall didnt even get in shape to have a prominent position in the company. I do believe they are relevant performers but they should be given higher standards. Their is a locker room full of potential and Hall and Waltman should realize that a lot of people's careers are being held back so that they can close the show.
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