Friday, August 5, 2011

8/4/11 Impact

Miss Tessmacher vs. Madison Rayne: DUD

Devon vs. AJ Styles: *1/4

D'Angelo Dinero vs. Samoa Joe: *

Hernandez vs. Bobby Roode (Street Fight): *1/2

Austin Aries vs. Alex Shelley: **

Rob Van Dam & Crimson vs. Scott Steiner & Gunner: **

How the heck did James Storm appear to injure his back during the opening segment? Looked like he was about to throw a punch and he wrenched that back or something....

Knockouts match was boring. The post-match stuff was passable.

Crimson leads the BFG Series with 40 points coming into this week's Impact. Devon vs. AJ was also OK, but it was all about furthering the storylines between Pope/Devon and AJ/Daniels. I have no clue what the deal with Samoa Joe is. Is this gonna be another heel dealie? I don't know whether to cheer or boo him anymore.

Sarita still sporting the mask during the Hernandez/Roode street fight. Hernandez really knows how to wield that belt. Those shots on Roode made me cringe. Another lame finish, though. Holy crap, these bookies know how to really work those lame endings to matches. I liked the Shelley/Aries match. Screwy finish, but at least it was to get Aries (still really a newbie -- or an old newbie to TNA) over as a heel.

Eric Young segment was weird as usual.

The start of the Angle/Sting empty arena match from February 2009 is shown, with Angle on commentary. Woohoo, felt like I was watching a DVD of Angle's or Sting's best matches for free. Nice way to hype their upcoming battle. Didn't show the whole match, oh well.

Good main event BFG Series tag match. RVD gets closer to the lead with 7 points!

Contract signing for the World Title closed the show. Nice war of words between Angle and Sting. Should be a great match at Hardcore Justice.

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