Friday, November 11, 2011

11/10/11 Impact

Crimson vs. D'Angelo Dinero: 3/4*

Garrett Bischoff vs. Gunner: N/A

Jesse Sorensen vs. Zema Ion: *

Gail Kim & Madison Rayne vs. Velvet Sky & Mickie James (Knockouts Tag Team Titles): *

Eric Young & Ronnie vs. Robbie E and Robbie T: *

AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels: *1/2

Mr. Anderson, Jeff Hardy, & Abyss vs. Jeff Jarrett, Bully Ray, & Scott Steiner: **

Bobby Roode vs. James Storm (World Title): N/A

I can't say enough how much I enjoyed the Roode heel turn last week. To me, the turn was done extremely well. These two are talented enough to be singles stars, and what better a starting feud than to face each other? Storm was getting the big pops, so it was clear Roode would be the heel. Sting makes a rematch between the two tonight...prediction is Roode cheats again...unless something is up later on.

Crimson faces Morgan at Turning Point this Sunday. Average match against Pope here.

Seeing Gunner get all this TV time makes me wonder whatever happened to Murphy. Yeah, remember that guy? Thought not. Maybe TNA just didn't see anything in him. Is he at least still part of a "security" team? Garrett Bischoff does literally three moves and the match is over via Flair-terference. No rating here, but at least it's a start for this feud.

As I thought, Storm found laid out in the back. Good use of fake blood, I guess. Wondering who faces Roode now.

X-Division match had impressive spots. Crowd unfortunately probably didn't care or recognize these guys, though. Sorensen basically has a form of the Cross-Rhodes as his finisher. I'd rather have that 450 from Zema Ion. Leave it to Kid Kash to at least get some form of a reaction here. I like that Sorensen is getting a shot here. The guy's got potential. And I love Kash's finisher.

Knockouts tag time. Loving the addition of Gail Kim in the heel role. Perhaps Maryse could wind up there? Could be a bit more of a longshot, though. Average match.

Still shaking my head why this whole Jersey Shore thing keeps coming up. I mean, sure Robbie E has that whole gimmick thing, but I'm just not into it at all. Ronnie has more in-ring ability than Jenna Morasca! Eric Young did the Savage elbow drop as well!

Oh yeah, the whole feud with Mexican America and Ink. Inc. Um...yay backstage brawls!

Finally, something I want to see! Daniels and Styles! RVD takes the screwdriver from Daniels and it leads to Styles winning. Cue Daniels' complaining.

Six-man tag match. Who's the mystery partner? Woohoo Abyss...logical there. Still marveling at how huge Steiner is. Heck, even if he's done steroids (not factually proven from any accounts I've read), it's still impressive. Not that I would want to be as huge as that, though. Very good end sequence there folks.

Roode comes out first. Storm's music plays, but he doesn't show first. Then Storm shows up bloody and stumbling worse than if he drank several kegs by himself. Storm basically on adrenaline, I guess. And yup, Storm's basically out. I liked how Roode asked the ref if the match was over -- and the ref hadn't actually called for the bell yet. Roode can obviously use that as an excuse to why he rolled up Storm for the pin. Of course, Fortune, Tenay, and the crowd all hated that.

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