Four solid matches and plenty of storyline building for the mid-card powered a good episode of Impact Wrestling, but one that was virtually void of surprises.
Simply put, in order for Global Force Wrestling and Impact Wrestling to continue to thrive, they need to keep tension high and unpredictability as the center piece of the program. While this show was a good one, there needs to be more suspense of disbelief.
The show wasn’t without some weak moments too. James Storm’s segment with his former protege, Khoya, was a disaster. What was that dance? With an inability to speak clear English as well, it just came across unpolished, flat and absolutely disastrous. Although he can work, the former Khoya has a lot of work ahead of himself if he wants to be a star in the United States. The disaster steel cage match between the Doll House and Gail Kim did nothing for the show either, as it was a waste of Kim’s time.
At this point, fans of Impact Wrestling want more and deserve more. They’ve gotten hints of promise the past few weeks and from here on in, it’s TNA’s job to bring it on a more consistent basis.
Open Mic Challenge: Bram vs. Mr. Anderson: This was a brutal match as Anderson set the pace early with a flipping Senton Slam through a table on the outside, from the apron. However, once back in the ring, Bram hit his Brighter Side of Suffering DDT. With a slew of chairs in the ring, Anderson was able to climb the ladder, but Bram caught him halfway and sent him down on the chairs with a Powerbomb.This allowed Bram to grab the microphone, but Anderson hit the Mic Check and then nailed Bram with the microphone and get the win.
Gail Kim vs. Marti Bell and Jade: Kim was in complete control throughout and even decided to stay in the ring longer and continue the beatdown. It got to the point where it was embarrassing. After she decided to stay in the ring again, Kim beat Jade with the Eat Defeat.
No DQ: Eli Drake vs. Drew Galloway: A wild and destructive match that saw Galloway get the win after he nailed Drake with a top rope Crucifix Bomb/White Noise through a table.
Matt Hardy vs. Tyrus: Hardy got the win after he hit Tyrus with two Twists of Fate. After the match, Carter hit Hardy with the title in the face.
TNA World Heavyweight Champion Ethan Carter III w/Tyrus vs. TNA King of the Mountain Champion PJ Black: Although it was only a ten-minute match, it pushed a solid pace. Trading offense, the two nearly put each other away on several occasions. After trading Sit-Out Powerbombs, Gabriel hit the Springboard 450, but Carter kicked out. Soon enough, Carter hit One Percenter for the win.