Sudden Impact: Bound for Glory Inches Closer
by, 10-04-2012 at 11:01 PM (24502 Views)
Hey wrestling fans, DK Wrestling Savior here with another edition of Sudden Impact, where it's all TNA, all the time.
We are inching closer and closer to Bound For Glory. It always gets exciting when we get closer to a big event. Not just any PPV, but for TNA, it's their Wrestlemania. So, needless to say, things are getting interesting. I'm happy to see that despite BFG being right around the corner, they did go back to focusing on wrestling and, other than the decision on who will be Sting's partner, they didn't do much Aces and Eights stuff and focused more on everything else that's hovering around the big PPV.
So, let's get to it, shall we?
Choosing Sting's Partner
So Sting has his eye on everyone tonight to choose the best partner to go against Aces & Eights. I actually liked the idea, there really was only two or three realistic possibilities. However, many people made their case. Backstage we saw Kurt Angle putting his name into the hat, even though he has a match. BTW, Christopher Daniels is funny as hell. Then we saw Bully Ray make a very valid case, which resulted in Sting telling him HE NEEDS A BULLY. And the decision to make Bully his partner while a bit predictable, sets a nice table for the potential Bully Ray turn. They teased an Anderson choice, but that was never a real option. As soon as they announced it, I knew something was gonna happen to prevent him from being the one.
Gunner vs Mr Anderson
Anderson has a message for Sting to watch him if he needs a partner. His opponent is Gunner. A pretty decent opening match. I'm not the biggest Anderson fan but I'm happy he won. I don't think it takes too much away from Gunner, since they've currently got him involved in a tag team with Kash. TNA has a shortage of tag teams right now, so they might as well make use of some of the talent you don't see much of. Anderson hits the mic check for the win, and then nails Kash with it after the match. I think Sting got the message on that one.
Tara and Gail Kim vs ODB and Tessmacher
It's good to see Gail Kim back. It's not good to see this old school Melina wannabe gimmick for Tara. Be that as it may, I hope the Knockouts get more of stuff like this. They have good talent and should be used. As for the match, not the best, but it served its purpose. Tara is all about herself, and takes care of the champ via my favorite finisher of all...The Widow's Peak. I smell new champ coming.
Al Snow and Joey Ryan
YES. A Joey Ryan sighting. This time, it's official. Al Snow introduces him. They had their segment and confirmed their match for BFG. I like the heat Joey Ryan got. I also liked the way they went about it. It was pretty predictable. I'm just glad that all the build up over the past several months with him has come to fruition and I'm looking forward to seeing a new star. Now that he's in, I hope he delivers.
The Samoa Joe Era Begins
Okay, not quite. But now that he's TV Champ, it looks like we'll be seeing him on every episode, which is a good thing. His reign as new TV champion officially kicks off tonight with his first title defense against RVD. A good competitive match. RVD looked like he might get him, but as he went for the five star, Joe got him with the muscle buster and the win in his first title defense. They also confirmed Samoa Joe vs Magnus for BFG. I hope they use next week to build on it, instead of just letting it be a match.
Chavo Guerrero vs Kurt Angle
Kurt had a nice rivalry with Eddie Guerrero once upon a better era in the other company. (that's my weekly cheap shot). I love watching Kurt Angle matches. They always seem to be among the best of the night, though you can tell that thigh injury has slowed him down right now. These two had a very good match. I was surprised to see Chavo get the win. There was good action and I'm really looking forward to the triple threat tag title match at BFG.
Zema Ion vs Douglas Williams X Division Title
At this point, we're over an hour into the show and we've already got the same amount of matches as any of the last three weeks. Zema Ion made very short work of Douglas Williams as he continues to injure people with that nasty looking submission. I wonder who his opponent will be at Bound For Glory. Is Jesse Sorensen okay to wrestle yet? I haven't seen or heard from him in a while, but I'm assuming that as bad as that neck injury was, he's not ready yet. Whoever Zema's opponent is, I hope it's someone who's going to put on a great match.
James Storm, Bobby Roode, and King Mo
James Storm and Bobby Roode are on a collision course. Bobby Roode promises a blood bath. I'm holding him to it at BFG. I want blood in that street fight. Then, Roode had to talk shit about King Mo and bite off more than he can chew. I think I might like King Mo. But I'm interested in what gimmick he will have. I want to see a character in him. Not a washed up Brock Lesnar. We will see.
Aces & Eights Segment
Joseph Park has seen better times. So far, he's been kidnapped, smashed in the head with a hammer, stayed abducted for two weeks, and got some electric shock treatment for his trouble this week. He can endure a hell of a lot of punishment, for a lawyer. I hope everyone senses my sarcasm here.
Bully Ray vs Jeff Hardy vs Austin Aries
Bully Ray wants to make his point to Sting. He got sucked into a triple threat. As could be expected in this match, Hardy and Aries were at each other and trying to one up each other, but without actually wrestling each other too much. Bully got the win in a match that was much shorter than I anticipated. I like how they're truly saving Aries and Hardy for the PPV. I'm not sure if I like the idea that Aries is going to be going heel. Not 100% sure it's going to happen, but it sure looks that way.
This was an awesome episode of Impact. It had a great mix of wrestling, PPV build, well played out segments. It just had a great feel to it from beginning to end.
Before I close this out. I just want to touch on the Aces & Eights one more time. I mentioned in the Sting partner segment that the table is set up nicely for Bully Ray to be the turncoat in this situation. And while I've been calling it for several weeks, since he never really ever got attacked, it just seems a little too easy now, doesn't it? How much of a curve ball would it be, if Sting was the turncoat. I know it's about 99.999% unlikely, but talk about a heel turn of 1996 Hogan-like epic proportions? That would be a jaw-dropper if there ever was one. Think about it. Anyone else, is just sort of like, "eh, okay", but if was Sting. There's a WOW for ya.
Also, it was brought to my attention in a comment on last week's post, about how the talker when they abducted Hogan & Sting was Eric Bischoff. I listened a few times and while audio can easily be edited, Bischoff's talking style is hardly replicated. After listening during the actual recap on tonight's Impact, with the Aces & Eights voice changer in place, I picked up on a lot of Bischoff-like style of talking. Now I'm not sure if that's really the intention here, or if he was just the person to sit in for that segment, for whatever reason. But I now think it was him doing the talking last week.
I hope you enjoyed this week's edition of Sudden Impact as much as I enjoyed writing it. It was a good show and next week is the coming home episode before Bound For Glory. So that means, next week's Sudden Impact will have predictions at the end.
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