Impact Wrestling Review: AJ Styles Shoots... A Blank
Austin Aries vs. Christopher Daniels was an excellent match. One of the best of the entire series. However, similar to Kazarian, Daniels would have benefited more by winning that match. Aries has the potential to be in the main event, and he has been TNA World Heavyweight Champion before.
At 43, Daniels is still one of the best wrestlers in the world, but has never won a world championship in ROH or TNA to give credence to that. He is not getting any younger (obviously), and he should have at least one TNA world title reign before he retires. Instead, he is now out of the final four because of that loss.
Finally, we get Hulk Hogan returning from a hiatus Mike Tenay called meeting with executives and lawyers to give Bully Ray some bad news. He schedules a match at No Surrender against a fellow Aces and Eights member, as well as "defending the title" (which was later cleared up) against Sting. The Bully Ray vs. Sting matches have not been terrible, but Sting should use this time with the Main Event Mafia to slowly transition into a managerial role and retire from in-ring action.
Although Sting is my all-time favorite wrestler, and he still can put on a decent match at 54 years old, it is time for him to ride off into the sunset, and know that he has experienced one of the best professional wrestling careers that anyone can have. As far as the Aces and Eights member, is seems fairly apparent that Mr. Anderson will be that choice, but hopefully we do not see another blink-of-an-eye title change just to spice up things before Bound for Glory.
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