Impact Wrestling Review: Aries Helps Roode, Are The Wolves Winning The Tag Team Titles Premature?

This episode of Impact Wrestling was presented from London, England, and it furthered storylines leading to the second biggest TNA pay-per-view of the year, Lockdown. The main event featured the team captains of both Lethal Lockdown teams, with Austin Aries as the special guest referee as the swing man regarding which team he will choose to be a part of.

Bro Mans vs. Bad Influence vs. The Wolves
Firstly, the stipulation of this match was a bit off. If the Bro Mans or Bad Influence win they are on Team Dixie, but if the Wolves win, they are not? Why not just have Bad Influence go against Bro Mans to see who gets the spot? Confusing booking. Moreover, why not have a proper build for one of the best tag team acquisitions of TNA for quite some time? Instead of having them win the titles at Lockdown (did not have to be on team MVP), a house show was a better option? I am not totally against changing titles at house shows, but not if you are TNA and cannot afford to make experimental booking errors. WWE does it all the time, but we'll still be watching. TNA, on the other hand - not so much.

EC3 vs. Doug Williams
Great to see Doug Williams back, if only for one night. He has always been a fantastic wrestler to me, and I wish WWE would hire him as an agent/NXT superstar. I tweeted when Daniel Bryan did a modified rolling Chaos Theory at the Elimination Chamber, because I believe that is one of the most innovative finishers. Of course he was going to get fed to EC3, and he most likely will not return anytime soon (if ever), but the London crowd was pleased to see him again on a TNA show.

Samoa Joe vs. Bad Bones
Well, not a very good in-ring debut for Bad Bones, and I wonder if he is going to be of any relevant use for TNA anytime soon. Maybe he can join Dixie Carter's alliance as an enforcer role. That would be a good spot for him. Otherwise, he most likely would rarely be used, and a wasted talent. He looks like he has some potential, and from what I've researched, he has been wrestling for 10 years and isn't half-bad. However, I am quite skeptical on if he will make an impression in TNA.

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