Friday, February 10, 2012

2/9/12 Impact

Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles: *3/4

Alex Shelley vs. Austin Aries vs. Doug Williams: **

Velvet Sky vs. Mickie James: *1/4

James Storm & Sting vs. Bobby Roode & Bully Ray: **

Star Wars episode of Impact. How's this gonna be pulled off?

Good opening segment here. Haven't really seen a heel call out another heel, then confront him before the second guy hits the ring. Sting with a brief speech of his own. Sting in tag action tonight!

Whoa, Daniels and Styles in a match? I could only hope this gets at least 10 minutes. Hot crowd for this. Nice way to introduce Kaz into all this, having him be the keeper of that foreign object. Quick pace on the match. Kaz reluctantly gives the foreign object back to CD, ref gets "inadvertently hit," and Fallen Angel with the predictable win via cheating.

Funny how Magnus and Joe come out and it seemed like Joe got a bigger pop at the time. Cheers for England! Good face promo from Magnus got major pops. Morgan and Crimson now come out. Woohoo small fight! Joe flips the bird to Morgan and Crimson.

It's now Doug Williams again, apparently. He returns as a face after Gunner took him out a while back. Again, awesome pace. Crowd hot for this match. Even AA played to the crowd here. Chaos Theory from DW, but AA kicked Doug low when the ref didn't see it. Brainbuster countered into Sliced Bread #2 for the Shelley win. Good win for Shelley, but at AAO, I think Aries retains the title for now via some underhanded method.

Gail takes Tara out in another chapter to their storyline. They have a title match at AAO. I'd like Gail to retain here, again by crook. Give GK a lengthy reign and bring back some prestige to the title.

Hogan and Garrett Bischoff out. Hogan really puting over GB. Garrett and Gunner will be going at it. Ends with Hogan and GB standing tall. Garrett got one good shot in on his dad.

Bro hug from Bully and Bobby!

Knockouts action. Let the pigeons loose! Average here, with a bit of positive crowd reaction. Taz with a couple ribs on Earl Hebner. Velvet gets a rollup win and Mickie looks stunned.

Time for the main event tag match. Main event intros from Borash. Again, typical tag match, just a little lengthier than the norm. A bunch of basic moves from the heels, very methodical. Hot tag to Sting. Bully drops the elbow on his own tag partner by accident. Roode headbutts Bully in the nuts. Bully's reaction priceless.

Anyway, RR in the Scorpion Death Lock. RR calls for Bully to help him again, but not this time. Nice way to do it, too. RR taps. Hopefully the four-way match is a good one.

By the way, no Jeff Hardy on this tour. Likely stemming from those drug charges, me thinks?

Oh, so the whole Star Wars deal was mostly about winning prizes during commercial breaks. Fail. At least we got to hear the Star Wars theme.

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