Friday, November 23, 2012

11/22/12 Impact

Wes Brisco vs. Garett Bischoff: *3/4

Chavo Guerrero vs. Joey Ryan: *1/2

Sam Shaw vs. Alex Silva: *3/4

Jeff Hardy vs. Christian York: **3/4

Tara vs. Taeler Hendrix: *1/2

Eric Young vs. Robbie E vs. Jesse (Turkey Suit): **

AJ Styles vs. Kazarian: **1/4

Open Fight Night on this episode.

Starting things off with Gut Check. Wes Brisco indeed gets his shot. Garett Bischoff is his opponent. Interesting choice. Nice chain wrestling to start. Angle comes down for a closer look. Both guys evenly matched. Pretty good, I'd say. Looked like Brisco had his own shoulders down when pinning Garett, but I liked what I saw. It'd be an easy yes from me, but we'll see what the judges say. I found it interesting that Angle is already assuring Wes he's on the roster by winning his match. Last time I checked, that's not the case. I now wonder if we will see a swerve where Wes doesn't make it to the roster....

All four previous Gut Check winners are here as well. I guess we finally see them all in action again tonight.

Joey Ryan says he and Matt Morgan will become tag team champions. He calls out Chavo tonight. Great energy here. Chavo goes for the frog splash but Morgan interferes with the chokeslam. Ref DQs Joey, not that it matters. Message sent to Hogan again. Hernandez comes down to prevent further damage.

Sam Shaw gets his first official match as a member of the TNA roster. He calls out the first Gut Check winner, Alex Silva. Alex playing the heel tonight. Nice comeback from Shaw. Sam's got great enthusiasm and agility. Hoped for a longer comeback sequence, though.

Eric Young's doing the Turkey Suit match again. Meanwhile, Doc's finally a full member of Aces & Eights. A&E plans to take out another TNA roster guy tonight. Magnus' pic has been X'd out.

Christian York, the latest Gut Check winner, feels lucky and calls out Jeff Hardy. Didn't expect that, but I love it. York controls a bunch of the match and shows his experience. Love the moveset York has, a very balanced attack. York used Hardy's Twist of Fate against the champ?! Hardy hits the Twist of Fate and Swanton for three. Loved this. Roode comes down after the match and spears Hardy.

Taeler Hendrix comes down for her match. Only female Gut Check winner to date. She calls out Tara. Hell yes. Not too bad, didn't care for the Jesse involvement. Taeler's got good upside, being young and passionate about the business.

Turkey Suit time. Good grief. Typical match where two heels work over the one babyface, then the two heels turn on each other. Tara and ODB randomly fight, and ref (Stifler) gets rolled over. Robbie E nails Robbie T by accident, and EY rolls up Jesse for the win. Jesse gets to wear the turkey outfit because he lost. Must be the new guy initiation thing. Match was fun.

A&E takes out Eric Young. ODB handcuffed to the corner turnbuckle. Doc with the hammer shot to EY's ankle and foot. Now EY can go back to filming his show, I guess. Knockouts tag belts lost relevancy eons ago, anyway.

Daniels and Kaz to the ring. Daniels will face AJ Styles at Final Resolution, but Kaz calls out Styles tonight. Kaz with more Gangnam Style moves. Vintage physical Earl Hebner. AJ hits the Pele for three.

So who does Austin Aries calls out? Aries says one name has held him back: Hogan. So Aries calls out Brooke Hogan. Nice heel move. Nice references to Trump and McMahon, but Bully Ray?! We got more video footage! Where have we seen this crap before? Nice shirt, Bully. Hulk wants answers, and I guess we'll get them someday.

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