Sudden Impact: Aces & 8's. The Deadman's Hand
by, 07-19-2012 at 11:19 PM (18475 Views)
Hey Wrestling fans. The Saviour here with another edition of, Sudden Impact, where it's all TNA, and nothing else.
Now usually, there's very little to no mention of the evil empire from up north. But I feel compelled to start this with an advertisement of sorts. Come the weekend, I'll be posting a very special Abdominal Stretch, as we come up on the heels of Raw's 1000th Episode. This will be a must read.
Anyway, let's get to Sudden Impact, shall we?
Aces & 8's Strikes Again
Well, I think we're getting a better idea of what's going on with this new group, now called Aces & 8's. They begin by attacking Angle. They destroy the Gut Check contestant, Sam Shaw. (Did anyone notice Luke Gallows as one of those guys? If it's not him, it sure reminds me of him) To my count, this is like 3 or 4 weeks of just random attacks. That's enough. Now start taking a direction with it. We, as fans, need a purpose, an identity, something.
BFG & OFN Together
It was a great concept. Have the leaders of the BFG, take their choice of who to call out. That's the good part. The bad part is, it turned out to be such a tease.
James Storm called out Angle, just to find out that Angle was an Aces & 8's victim. So we got no Angle, and no Storm in the end.
Joe vs Pope, had the makings of a good match, but it just didn't seem to come off that way. Joe did a lot of punching and Pope really seemed uninterested in this match and it showed in his work.
Jeff Hardy comes out to call out someone and as I had my hopes for an AJ Styles or a Magnus call out, we get the Jersey Shore wannabe interrupt him and we end up with that match...and on top of that, he wins by count out.
Mr Anderson & AJ was good. I was happy to see a clean win. I was expecting more Jerry Springer drama. We got that after the match though. The pin looked off though. Like they botched it or something.
Nothing else in the OFN was really worth noting. RVD/Daniels & Magnus/Bully were both decent matches.
Jerry Springer Continues
This is starting to get painful. Get a Paternity test done, that's how you can prove it. Pics don't get it done. Im sticking by it. Daniels and Claire are in on this together.
Bobby Roode vs Austin AriesI
I'll be honest. I was not expecting them to actually give us this match. Boy am I glad I was wrong. What another great match. Sucky ending, but great match. And these two are going to go at it at Hardcore Justice? Can't wait.
Overall, it was entertaining, but there was something off about it. A lot of botches. Endings not being real crisp. Even in the main event, they came back from a commercial, and 10 seconds later, went to another commercial.
Before I end this. I do have a bit of a debate statement here as pertains to TNA. I've noticed that not many people have much of an identity. What I mean is, there's so much talent with Magnus, Pope, even Crimson and Gunner. And there's really nothing for them to do. It's almost like the equivalent to having a roster full of, I don't know, Alex Rileys. Thinking about it...what is Pope's purpose? What is he supposed to be? What about Magnus? What gimmick do these guys have? What do they have to fight for each week.
They really need some feud building. I've said this a long time ago, they need another title. A mid-card title. And they need to build feuds with Devon for that TV Title. These guys really need something to do, instead of just showing up once in a while.
Well, I know this went a little long and seemed like more of a rant than usual. But I would like to thank you all for reading and for supporting Sudden Impact. Remember, the special Abdominal Stretch will be up by the end of the weekend. It will be a must read.
Be Safe Everyone.