Sudden Impact Plus A Little Extra
by, 11-30-2012 at 12:42 AM (3263 Views)
Hey fans. DK Wrestling Savior here with a special edition of Sudden Impact, where it's all TNA, and not the rip offs from up north. :-)
Unfortunately, I didn't win the half a billion dollar Powerball, so again, I missed my chance to buy TNA and make it bigger and better than WWE. Maybe next time.
I'm going to stray away a bit from my normal style because this will be an Impact report, and then some lashing out from stuff I've been reading recently. Don't worry, not calling anyone out personally. Just reacting to a lot of, how can I say, sour posts that seem to be becoming quite the norm. I probably shouldn't bother, because it'll never stop anyway, but since you all know me to be very, VERY opinionated, it would almost be unlike me to not do this.
Without further adieu...
It's time for SUDDEN IMPACT!
I gotta say, I thought this episode was one of the better ones recently. Now, other than a few bad eggs here and there, I thought TNA has been mostly excellent since going live permanently. (at least we hope it's permanent).
We kicked things off with a match that I was looking forward too since it was tweeted yesterday. Mickie James vs Gail Kim, which almost always promises to be top notch. Now this match wasn't as good as some prior match ups, but still an entertaining opening. It's good to see MIckie back and Gail pushed her to the limits. The match turned out to be a bit shorter than I was expecting.
Bobby Roode is great. He seemed to stumble a bit in his promo but still is awesome. He had a decent match with Christian York. I personally think it's good for York to be getting this publicity. He's a gut check guy that I don't expect to be a developmental guy, but a regular. I'll be interested in seeing where he fits in going forward. Roode got him with the cross face. The match wasn't as good as last week's York/Hardy match, but still decent.
Is there a better duo in wrestling than Kaz and Daniels? I'm sorry to DB and Kane but Kaz and Daniels has you beat. I like their new name too. Bad Influence. Poor AJ Styles though. He's back into that whole conflicted within himself storyline. I'm actually curious to see where James Storm fits in as we approach Final Resolution. Maybe a match thrown together against Kaz? With the 6 man tag match next week, it's starting to look that way.
Matt Morgan is a beast. Love him and Joey Ryan. For now, I guess tag team champs works for me.
Austin Aries is pure gold with his ripping of Brooke Hogan. Brooke actually looked pretty good tonight. I was surprised. Not sure I like the storyline unless Bully and Brooke are both going Aces & Eights. I could actually see that too. A&E needs a valet of some sort anyway. She fits.
We closed things out with an awesome X Division title match between Aries and RVD. It ended sucky but I guess the only way it really could. RVD is making a decent X Division champion. I just wish they had other X Division number one contender matches or random matches between X Division competitors, just to keep the division fresh.
Lockdown is in the Alamo Dome. That's a pretty nice venue there. I'm happy to hear about that.
Okay, now I'm gonna lash out a bit because some things have just been eating at me over the last week.
Someone please tell me why there's this notion that once WWE releases someone, their career should end and they should just wither away and die? I understand that there are TNA haters...because I, myself, am a WWE hater...but seriously. To sit there and say TNA is just a bunch of WWE rejects is so ridiculous and it makes you sound just foolish and outright idiotic. What do you all expect Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy to do since WWE got rid of them? I guess they should just give up on their profession and go flip burgers at McDonalds, or find a job unloading trucks in a warehouse. Get real people. While WWE is the biggest company, they're not the only company. People who get released, need a place to go where they can continue to do what they love to do. Not everyone wants to go to Mexico or Japan, so, TNA is the place to go where they can still wrestle, do monthly PPV's and be on tv.
Another thing that I'm not sure about is why this overwhelming hatred for Hulk Hogan. Don't jump down my throat. I'm not the biggest Hogan fan, but every time we turn around, everyone is trashing him to no end. Not sure what the whole motivation behind that is. Especially since, like it or hate it, he's the reason we're all sitting here reading blogs and watching wrestling today. And he did it TWICE. He did it in the 80's, helping WWF go national, spawning WCW to grow as well. Then, in the 90's, he made the heel turn that took the wrestling industry to a level it never reached before, and hasn't seen in a long time. Do yourselves a favor and get over the bullshit politics stuff that you hear about and read about. Because I can pretty much guarantee that everyone else up and down the line, played the same political game, and some probably worse than Hogan. And I'm also calling all you haters out. Particularly, the ones who claim to have always hated Hogan, even in the 80's...I call bullshit. I call you all LIARS. If you were a kid in the 80's, growing up on wrestling, you loved every minute that you got to see Hogan's face on TV, on posters, on cereal boxes...you know I'm right, so stop lying.
The last thing I want to lash out on, is this fact that TNA can't hang with WWE. Clearly, TNA is not on WWE's level. Guess what haters...we that love TNA, know that. But what you don't realize is, we don't love wrestling, because of how much money it makes. We love it for it's entertainment value. We TNA loyalists, love it because, in our minds, it's better than what WWE puts on. Do we care that only 11,000 people bought Turning Point? No. Do we care that only 6,000 attended Bound For Glory? Not at all. If that's what is important to you, then you I don't know what it is you want from the wrestling industry. But seriously, give it a break already. TNA is not as big as WWE. It more than likely, never will be. We know that. But for every time you rag on TNA, you also like to praise other, smaller, indy companies like ROH and DGUSA. Guess what. They don't make money either. So what's the difference? Are they better? Maybe. Some may think so. Some may not. But what's the deal with going out your way to hate TNA so much? It's one thing to favor one company over another. But it's something else to rip apart their tv ratings, their ppv buy rates, etc. What is to you? Seriously. Get a life already.
Well everyone, I hope you enjoyed this edition of Sudden Impact. Sorry for my rants, but I felt I needed to get it off my chest. I'm not sure if one of the fill-ins are posting this week, but I'm not back regularly yet.
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