Tonight’s TNA was much liked a can of mixed nuts at the bar. Sometimes you can go fishing through the bowl and only get the pecans. On this occasion we got the cashews and peanuts for the most part. There were a few Pecans, but not to many
We got to see a new tag, the return of a star, and solid main event. With the Tournament coming to a close I am getting stoked. All four deliver the goods, and TNA is doing a good job with the Hype. I will go over all of that and more; in this week’s edition of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Tara is back
The match between the BP vs. Rayne and Tara itself wasn’t anything all that special. It was still nice to see Tara finally return to the ring. The Knockouts division was pretty much on its last leg. With the return of Hamada and Tara things should get much better.
I know we have to let this little story line play out a little longer. It’s obviously not going to end after what we saw tonight. Let’s just hope they don’t prolong it too long and we see either Hamada or Tara contend for the belt.
Stevie Richards beat Abyss.
I know the match was terrible. It was nothing more than a beat down given to Stevie Richards. Still, it was nice to see Stevie Richards get a big win for a change. I know I have been down on EV 2.0 since the beginning.
I can’t help it; I have always had a soft spot in the old ticker for Stevie Richards. He spent a good portion of a career as a Jobber. So anytime I see him pick up an occasional win it makes me happy. If there are any people I am pulling for in EV 2.0 its Stevie and Snow.
The return of Wolfe
While I would prefer to see Wolfe making his way up the singles ladder in TNA, at least he is on TV again. I think the London Brawlers will make a good tag team. The interaction between The Brawlers and the Guns was funny for the most part.
I look forward to seeing these two teams mixing it up in the ring. The TNA tag division seems to be back on track, and that is a good thing. Let’s just hope that TNA keeps the momentum going strong in the future.
Mr. Anderson & The Pope vs. Angle & Jeff Hardy
This was a very solid main event that TNA put on last night. All four worked well together through the bout. This should be an exciting tournament for the finals. It looks like they are gearing up for an Angle vs. Pope Match. If it is good as their last bout then we are in for a treat.
I liked the job they did with pushing the Pope and Anderson attitude. Over all they are doing a good job building up the tension with all four. With all four competitors being faces, I wasn’t sure if TNA could make this main event work.
The repeated vintages shown over and over
It seems that as of late we are forced to watch the same clips between each match. I know they are trying to push storylines, but it isn’t necessary to have to watch the same ones all the time. What would be even better is if they didn’t show them at all.
EV 2.0 vs. Fortune
This match was nothing but one big cluster f@ck. The only positive that I pulled out of it was getting a rare appearance from Brian Kendrick. Kendrick has been misused his whole career IMO. If you doubt me look up his work in Dragon Gate.
As far as the rest of the match goes; it just never seemed to have any flow to it. During the match everyone started brawling and we went to commercial. When we came back it was down to only four people.
We never received any real explanation on why. All we were told was that things got crazy. If you’re going to have a four on four elimination match we should see the eliminations. This feud is getting worse and worse, I hope we see an end to it shortly.
Sting vs. Jeff Jarrett
I’m not sure what is worse. Watching a bunch of old out of shape wrestlers take up mic time, or watching a bunch of old out of shape wrestlers trying to wrestle. To be fair Jarrett does still have some gas left in the tank.
My complaint is having to watch Nash and Sting week in and out. To say these two are well past their prime would be kind. If sting’s gut gets any bigger it will explode. He looked awful in the ring last night; it’s time to treat these two old grapplers as if they were a horse with a bum leg.
The Beautiful People lost to Madison Rayne & The masked biker
Stevie Richards beat Abyss.
AJ Styles, Kazarian & Beer Money, Inc. with Ric Flair, Matt Morgan & Douglas Williams beat Tommy Dreamer, Sabu, Rhino, Brian Kendrick.
Mr. Anderson & Pope beat Hardy and Angle
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