Impact Wrestling Review (18/04/2013)
by, 04-20-2013 at 05:27 AM (1413 Views)
I've noticed there has been an abandonment of TNA reviews and since the results don't even get posted on this website, I thought I'd give it a shot. I'd like to make this a weekly thing, so all feedback or even just saying that you like it would be greatly appreciated.
So we start off (After the video package of course) With Devon talking to Wes Briscoe and Garrett Bischoff telling them too "Get the job done." This promo came across as a bit awkward to be honest, but it leads to a match extremely early in the show so I'm not bothered!
Handicap Match: Wes Briscoe and Garrett Bischoff vs Kurt Angle
Before the match TNA played this amazing video package regarding this whole feud. Seriously I'd advise you to go check it out, one of the best I've seen in a long time and that's saying something because this feud isn't the best of feuds.
The match itself was alright. There was a cool spot in it where Kurt Angle hit a double german suplex on the both of them, but other then that it was decent. Mainly to advance storylines.
Wes Briscoe and Garrett Bischoff won due to assistance from Aces and Eights and a chain.
Afterwards Mr Anderson cuts a good promo enforcing the fact that Aces and Eights are in control, and also that they're routing for AJ. Can't wait to see his return. Also I love Mr Anderson in Aces and Eights.
X-Divison Championship Match: Kenny King vs Zema Ion vs Petey Williams
We got to see the Canadian Destroyer which makes it an epic match already! I kid, to be honest I was a bit dissapponted. It was a good match, but it was practically a singles one. Kenny King got hit early in the match and then it was just Petey vs Zema until the very, I mean very end.
It was a good match all in all, but it wasn't really a three way.
Kenny King came in and stole the win by pinning Zema after Petey had the sharpshooter locked in.
Brooke Hogan segment promoting the new knockouts website and has Miss Tessmacher kissing her ass... The less said the better.
Television Championship: Devon (C) vs Magnus
Magnus cuts a nice promo about taking the title, he will be a big star one day. So Magnus comes out, but is assaulted by Aces and Eights. The way Magnus was fighting back looked absolutely amazing, I really hope TNA push him soon. Samoa Joe comes out for the save and reveals that TNA have granted his request for a match...
Mickie James vs Miss Tessmacher
Segment before the match about how Velvet was injured, some bad acting going on in there.
Didn't watch the match, I'm just not very fond of knockouts. I'd have watched it if it was Mickie James vs a better wrestler (Gail Kim/Tara) so I can't really rate it. Glad she won though.
Kaz and Daniels are backstage with AJ and are singing about how the three amigo's are back together, highly doubt that they are but it was funny to see!
Little segment afterwards with Devon and Bully beating up Joesph Parks for trying to get a divorce settled, claiming that it's family business Threw him in the showers and turned it on. They play bullies very well!
Bad Influence came out and cut a promo, seriously it's hilarious. "We're in talks right now for Morgan Freemen to play Dixie Carter." In their new movie. Double A and Bobby Roode come out and the segment gets even funnier, seriously just go see it if you already haven't. Rarely laugh at wrestling but this was so funny. Chavo and Hernandez come out and say there the best tag team. Such a good segment.
Matt Morgan is backstage and cuts a promo about Hulk Hogans mistakes, highlighting each one. It looks like he may be the hero after all. The only problem I had with this was Matt Morgans beard... I couldn't stop looking at it.
Television Championship: Devon (C) vs Samoa Joe
Wasn't looking forward to this match, and it wasn't really very good in all honesty. Would much rather have seen Magnus save Joe. Aces and Eights come out and interfere again.
Samoa Joe loses due to brass knucks from Mr Anderson when the referee's back is turned. Glad for it to be over.
Main Event: AJ Styles vs James Storm
Been waiting for this match all night!!! It was really good. AJ has modified his moveset to be far more aggressive and James Storm put on a really good show as well. Really really enjoyed this. AJ Debuts a new submission finisher which looks brutal as well.
AJ picks up the win and is celebrating with Bad Influence until BAM, he takes both them out. Aces and Eights come out and AJ walks away, leaving them to beat Bad Influence and James Storm up.
Aces and Eights cut a promo about how all of TNA's heroes have been destroyed tonight and how they're in charge. Then all of a sudden I notice Garrett isn't there, no idea why but I just went along with it. Show ends with Aces and Eights taunting in the ring.
Overall a very very good show. Made you truly feel like Aces and Eights were in charge and that nobody could stop them. I was looking forward to the main event all night and it delivered as well. AJ Styles's new gimmick is really good (although very similar to Stings.) I'd advise anyone to watch this tonight.