Saturday, October 29, 2011

10/27/11 Impact

Rob Van Dam vs. Christopher Daniels: *

Gail Kim vs. Tara: *1/2

Eric Young vs. Robbie E (TV Title): 1/4*

Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray: *1/2

Bobby Roode vs. Samoa Joe: **1/2

Storm came out to new music, and I liked it. Nice of Storm to want to give Roode the first crack at the title. Of course, Joe comes out and says he deserves the title shot. So Sting settled that pretty fast: Roode and Sting for the #1 contender spot.

So Daniels says AJ did the whole deal with audio over the PA system (a la Rock/Mankind) for the "I Quit" match. Figures. And hi, "Bob" Van Dam! That match was OK as usual, given the time they had, but of course, the lame DQ finish. Liked AJ on commentary.

So Karen Jarrett is responsible for Gail Kim coming back. And you know what? Being a heel will make her more of a force a lot faster. Let's just hope she doesn't get lost in the shuffle over time. Gail is one of the few talents that can actually work great matches (see her feud with Awesome Kong back in the day).

Wait, Tara didn't come out on her bike. She's serious tonight! Yeah, these two, if given time, could really pull off some great stuff. I'm also just waiting for the day Traci Brooks snaps and just goes crazy on Gail, Karen, and Madison Rayne. At least Gail kept her "Eat Defeat" finisher for TNA.

Oh God. The two Robbies! Yeah, don't waste your time with that TV Title match.

Kaz now trying to play peacemaker with Daniels? Interesting.

I'm not sure if I'm gonna like this Bischoff father-son feud. Is Garrett gonna become a full-time wrestler out of this? If not, it'll probably just be a waste of my time. To be fair, I'll give it more time to materialize. At least Eric is good on the mic. In the back, leave it to Flair to talk to Garrett and talk about respect. Yup, Ric shall be responsible for fanning the flames.

On the other hand, a Jeff Hardy comeback would be one of the better feel-good stories in pro wrestling -- if Jeff can stay out of trouble and not miss dates to wrestle. Not bad here for this match. Anderson and Hardy vs. Bully Ray and Jarrett next week, perhaps?

Main event was very good, with main event intros from Borash. Could always get more time, in my book.

And fitting that we end the show with two old guys beating up a guy who started as a ref.

Finally, I can't help but think...does wrestling really matter to TNA? In large part...nope. It has good stuff at times, but obviously could be way better. But hey! At least there was more wrestling this week than last week!

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