|By Raj Giri||October 27, 2012 | Comments|
I attended the TNA Impact house show last night in Poplar Bluff and can honestly say it was the best non televised show I have ever been to. They had a low turn out. Maybe 500 tops, but that didn't stop them from putting on a quality show and giving the fans in attendance to meet all of the wrestlers.
The show opened with "Cowboy" James Storm cutting a promo about wanting a fight with Aces and 8's. This led to 2 members of the group coming out to the ring and jumping Storm. Music hit and Mr. Anderson came out and made the save which set up for a tag match later in the show.
Match 1: Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles vs. Hernandez
This match was exactly what you would expect. Fast paced and very entertaining. Christopher Daniels was golden during this match. Match went about 10 minutes and ended with Hernandez hitting Daniels with the Border Toss for the win.
Match 2: Knockouts championship. ODB VS Tara
Solid back and fourth knockouts match that saw Tara pick up a clean victory with the Widows Peak.
Match 3: Bully Ray vs Kurt Angle
Angle was not advertised to appear so the place erupted when his music hit and the crowd stayed hot for him the entire match. Kind of a quick match that saw Angle pick up the win with the Angle slam much to the delight of the crowd.
Next up was intermission. During intermission fans were giving the chance to meet Brian and Earl Hebner. As a long time fan it was a huge honor to meet Earl.
Match 4: "Cowboy" James Storm and Mr. Anderson vs Aces and 8's
This was match of the night by far. Solid tag match with a lot of great crowd interaction by Storm and Anderson. Storm and Anderson picked up the win then spent about 5 minutes after the match was over just goofing off in the ring. It looked like both men were really having fun.
Match 5: TNA Heavyweight Title Bobby Roode vs Jeff Hardy
This was probably the worst match of the night. Lots of stalling and very little in the way of action. Jeff Hardy looked extremely sloppy in this one. He picked up the win in about 10 minutes with his version of the Twist of Fate much to the delight of all the kids in the crowd.
Over all it was a great show and gave me the chance to meet Tara, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels, Mr.Anderson and Earl Hebner. I will definitely attend a TNA event again.
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