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 sometimes*.
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...