Hey fans, DK Wrestling
Savior here with another edition of Sudden Impact. I noticed there were no Live
Results on the news feed this week so I wanted to take this opportunity to
review this Hardcore Justice themed episode of Impact. I’ll be honest, two weeks
ago, I thought TNA hit a high mark when Bully Ray put Dixie Carter through a
table. I wrote about how it would be hard to follow up and they delivered last
week by continuing to put on a great show. This week, for Hardcore Justice,
they did it again. TNA has been on quite the roll lately. For me, this roll
started with Slammiversary in Dallas and they’ve continued to show that they
are capable of being their own brand and putting on a great wrestling program
and is a legitimate option for fans like me who prefer more than just the WWE.
It all starts with
Stairway to Janice. *Love that name, BTW*. Abyss and Bram have had quite the
rivalry lately with Bram coming out on top, being that proverbial thorn in
Abyss’ side. He took control of Janice and Abyss wants his girl back. They hang
the board with nails 15 feet in the air and have an all out war in this match
which saw Bram go head first into the steps and bleed. It also saw Bram, bare
back and all, go through a board with barbed wire and receive a Black Hole Slam
onto thumbtacks. It got a little gory as blood was basically squirting out of
Bram’s back. But, after a scuffle over Janice, Bram got her and laid Abyss out
and got another win over him. A loud “This is Awesome” chant broke out during
this match, and rightfully so.
EC3 turned on Rhyno,
blaming him for Dixie going through a table. Rhyno wouldn’t take his crap
anymore. EC3 attacked him and showed a vicious side as he beat Rhyno down.
Looks like another feud with an ECW Alum.
Gail and Angelina had a
Last Knockout Standing Match. I wouldn’t rank it as high as the Last Knockout
Standing Match Gail had with Taryn last year, but this was still good. It saw
Angelina give Gail the Botox Injection *Brogue Kick/Carbon Footprint* to a
chair into Gail’s face. Another high spot that closed out the match came when
Gail did sort of a backdrop from the top rope with Angelina onto a chair. Gail
beats the count and keeps the title. Another “This is Awesome” chant breaks
out, and once again, rightfully so. At one point, you could hear a few fans
yelling “You Screwed Bret” to Earl Hebner. That was funny.
Anderson fought Sam Shaw
in an I Quit Match. The match started during the backstage interview prior to
the official match. It was pretty good but nothing real special. Anderson picks
up the win when Sam Shaw says, “I Quit” while in a basic arm bar. I found it
not too exciting, but to justify it, Sam Shaw did take shoulder punishment
throughout the match and pre-match and this arm bar came right after Anderson
sent Shaw shoulder first into the post. Still a pretty anti-climactic ending.
I do realize that I’m not
going in order with these matches.
The Hardy’s visited The
Dudleys in the locker room. Then they went to the ring. The Dudleys joined
them. Then the Wolves came out. A triple threat match for the Tag Titles is set
for next week. Angle later announces that there’s going to be a series of
matches where the winners of the previous match get to pick the stipulation of
the next match. Sounds like an interesting little concept.
Samoa Joe did battle with
Low Ki for the X Division title. This was a great match that saw great moves by
both guys. Another “This is Awesome” chant broke out. These New York crowds are
hot for these TNA shows right now. Low Ki put up a great match but Joe finally
nailed the Muscle Buster for the win. Great match and I hope they fight more.
MVP comes out with Kenny King and Lashley and
cuts an awesome heel promo. Lashley is a silent destroyer and I love him as
champ right now. It’s going to bring excitement to each title defense to see
who, if anyone, will be able to take the title off him. Interesting that Brock
Lesnar is the WWE Champ with the same sort of concept going on. I guess TNA
only copies off WWE, but WWE doesn’t copy back. *WWE fan boys are so funny
Six Sides of Steel for to
crown the next #1 Contender for Lashley’s title. Bobby Roode, Austin Aries,
Eric Young, Gunner, Magnus, and James Storm are the combatants. I never saw one
of these matches before so it was interesting. There seemed to be a lot going
on. There were good spots early and late but it did seem to drag on and get
repetitive in the middle somewhere. The best spot of the match came at the end
when Eric Young did the powerbomb from the superplex spot with two other
wrestlers, and Bobby Roode did the same thing across the ring and it happened
almost simultaneously. The end came when Young and Rood started to climb the
cage, they saw each other from opposite sides of the ring, and raced over the
cage and hit the floor at the same time. This will either go down as a triple
threat or maybe we’ll get an EY vs Roode match to see who fights Lashley. I’m
glad they ended it this way to leave things in the air because it seemed all
too predictable that Bobby Roode would win this match.
All in all, another great
Impact Wrestling. They continue their roll and in my eyes, continue to be the
best wrestling show on TV right now. I think they’re out performing WWE on all
levels. Of course, that’s just my opinion and that’s all a matter of taste and
preference. I’m glad to hear that Spike and TNA extended their deal until the
end of the year. Now, it’s guaranteed to have television shows and proper build
for Bound for Glory.
Next week, the first
match in the Hardys vs Dudleys vs Wolves saga, plus the debut of The Great
On a side note, I’m
taking the Ice Bucket Challenge tomorrow. I’ll be posting it on my Facebook
page at www.facebook.com/voltageentertainment.
If you haven’t become a fan yet, please do so. I’m gonna be getting back into
adding content and I’m trying to build an audience. I’ll happily reciprocate
for anyone who requests it.
Thanks for reading. Enjoy
the rest of your week and as always, BE SAFE.