Sudden Impact: Shaq Attack and Open Fight Night
by, 09-20-2012 at 10:11 PM (18314 Views)
Hey Wrestling fans, DK Wrestling Savior with another edition of Sudden Impact. We're inching closer and closer to TNA's signature PPV, Bound For Glory. Before I start, I will openly admit that I follow @TNADixie on twitter so I knew Shaq was gonna be live, without reading it on any site. I may soon start reporting my own news...LOL...
But before I get ahead of myself there, let's get down to business.
Open Fight Night
I enjoy the OFN concept, especially now that BFG Series is over. It makes things so unpredictable. People get called out for things that were unsettled 2 months prior. It's great stuff. Our first call out was Angle and AJ calling out Hernandez & Chavo. From an analyzer standpoint, it was probably a bad move to put Chavo and Hernandez against two heavy fan favorites like that. I heard "Chavo Sucks" chants and that's not a good way to get things started for him in his new setting. It was a great opening match. Hernandez is a powerhouse and just a pure machine. Great action, especially at the end. The ending itself was predictable. A triple threat at BFG is the best way to go.
Next call out was James Storm calling out Bobby Roode. Well, I don't know if everyone is with me, but I like James Storm. I like Bobby Roode better. He tried to bail but Hogan gave him an option. Fight, or Hit The Bricks. So we got our Roode/Storm "match". Another fight, another brawl between the two. I thought it went a bit too long though. I'm hoping for a crazy match at Bound For Glory. Steel Cage, Street Fight, something.
Tara Punk? Tara calls out Christy Hemme. Not sure why, except everything that transpired after Christy got into the ring seemed awfully familiar, did it not? Asking an announcer who's the best, demanding respect...hmmm. However, I must disagree with the way they're handling Tara's heel turn. Don't make her a whiner. Don't make her seem she deserves a certain level of entitlement. Make her evil. That's where she's best.
Our final call out of the evening was Austin Aries calling out Bully Ray. It was an okay match. Bully wins is typical heel fashion. Ref gets knocked out, Bully uses the chain. I'm happy Bully was used as a whipping boy in a A Double can match Jeff Hardy competition. But I wonder now, what will Bully Ray's role be at Bound For Glory. I mean we're three weeks away, and he's sort of just floating around.
**Side Note, What the hell was up with that segment with Dixie & Brother Love? The recording was off, just a tad**
This week's contestant was an 18 y/o named Evan Marcopoulus (spelling). He pretty much got his ass kicked, and didn't show much of anything. Doesn't that really defeat the purpose of Gut Check? I mean, let this kid throw out at least a couple moves to showcase what he can do. I can see Gut Check fading fast. Their last few contestants didn't have much of anything. If you read my blog from a couple days ago, it's time do a tag team.
No Evidence Revealed
My heart sunk when this happened. It really deflated me. I waited in anticipation to find out what the evidence and Aces & Eights kidnapped Joseph Park, destroyed his computer, smashed his head with a hammer...*that would actually kill many people in this world, but not a lawyer?*...But next week, Hogan goes into the clubhouse. Not sure what's next but lately, I haven't been too anxious about the Aces & Eights thing. It's a good concept, but now, taking way too long. It's been several weeks now where we've gotten nothing. No progression.
I liked the Aries/Hardy interaction in the back. I like how Aries turned it around a bit with saying he wants what Hardy has, which is all the success and accolades and strong following.
Were we not going to find out what happened with Al Snow getting called to the principal's office? Unless I missed something, why would they not follow up with that.
No X Division, No Joe, No Magnus. Sometimes I wonder where TNA's head is.
I think Aces & Eights is losing a lot of it's luster. A few weeks ago I called for more progression, and we've been getting the total opposite. That doesn't bode too well. It was the best thing going in wrestling over the last 2 months, and now, it's so watered down and bland that it's going to take something monumental to strike the interest back into it. It almost seems like they got this great idea, and ran out of ideas on how to handle it before they have the big reveal at Bound for Glory...which I can only assume is going to be a huge let down.
Finally, and my biggest gripe of the entire night...WHERE THE HELL WAS THE SHAQ ATTACK????
All in all, it was an okay Impact. I think I counted 4 official matches, which isn't good for a 2 hour show. Especially since what made Impact so awesome in the beginning of the summer was how they emphasized great wrestling matches pretty consistently. I'm not certain, but I think Hogan was involved in every single segment. Not good. Not good at all.
Thank you everyone for reading. I have another blog up right now about some TNA storyline ideas, be sure to check it out and add some input.
Have a great weekend and Be Safe.