The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: TNA Impact Review For 9/30
They did a solid job building up the big matches at Bound For Glory. After seeing this week I can honestly say I'm stoked for the PPV. As always though; we would get a few hiccups that really kept the show from being over the top.
Ric flair really needs to go away. I don't care where he goes, but just get him out of the ring. I will go over the winners and losers once again in this week's "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly".
Beer Money vs. Rhino and Tommy Dreamer in a lumberjack match
Winner Dreamer and Rhino
This was surprisingly a decent match between these four. It was a good back and forth match that had your usual lumberjack shenanigans. While I have been very vocal about the fact that this EV 2.0 vs. Fortune feud is bad.I have to give credit where credit is due, this was entertaining.
Don't get me wrong. I am sick of the EV 2.O vs. Fortune feud, but from a match stand point I couldn't kill it. I hope they end this silliness very soon. I think it would be a lot more productive having some of the younger guys getting spots like this. They need it much more than the ECW wash-ups.
Inc Inc. vs. Generation Me
Winner Generation me
What a great site to see. A match between two of the hottest tag teams in wrestling today. This match was what the doctor ordered. Both teams worked really well together, and we got what we would expect in this bout. We saw lots of high flying non-stop action that left you wondering who would pull out the win.
The feud between Gen Me and the MCMGs is shaping up to be something special. TNA has taken the right route by building it up slowly. I'm sure when these two teams lock up at 10/10/10 we will be in for a treat. Let's just hope TNA doesn't take a bar of solid gold and dip it in silver when it comes to the payout.
TNA Advertising the X-Division Title swap
This was a smart idea on so many levels. When A title changes at house shows they are rarely recognized during the weekly TV show. So in away the fans that go to house shows are cheated out of something special. TNA not only recognized the swap, but they also incorporated it into their advertisement.
Brian Kendrick vs. AJ Styles for the TV Title
Winner AJ Styles
I think I almost had a heart attack when this match took place. We finally get to see the TV Title defended. TNA would even sweeten the pot by having him defend it against Brian Kendrick. I don't get why so many people like to slam Kendrick. He is one of the most underrated wrestlers on the roster in my opinion.
This could have been a real classic if they let them wrestle longer than 5 minutes. Even with the short finish, this match did more than good than bad. I hope they continue to push Kendrick and get him involved in the title picture. TNA got a real steal when they signed him. I really think this will be a break out year for Kendrick.
Kurt Angle vs. Abyss
Match ended in a no contest
I am not a big fan of Abyss when it comes to his ring work in general. That said when thrown in a steel cage or hardcore match he is a solid hand. It also helps when your in the ring with Kurt Angle. Let's face facts; even an aged beat up Angle is still good enough to carry a match.