OK, this will not be a play-by-play recap, more of a quick analysis of the matches and where they’re going with this.
Match #1 – X Division Championship
Zema Icon (c) vs Rob Van Damme
Who I want to win: RVD
Who I think will win: Zema Ion
Who won: RVD
I was totally surprised by this result. I fully expected Ion to hold onto the
I'm just going to comment here on the whole good guy /bad guy dynamic that's working out in WWE and TNA, because I think it's fascinating.
Main event material, you have CM Puk v John Cena. Again. Punk solidified himself as a bad guy on the 8/20 Raw with his attack on Lawler. People are still cheering him though. What does this mean?
TNA 8 March 2012
Show opens with a recap of Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair warning Garrett Bischoff not to show up next week (happened last week). Cut to a shot of Garrett driving up to the arena. How many people are surprised at this? How many people are tired of this storyline? (Raises hand.)
Show main arena with Eric, Ric and Gunner entering the ring to Flair’s music.
(I know, this is a week old, but computer problems prevented me from getting this up in a timely fashion.)
TNA 1 March 2012
The show again opens with a recap of the events between Sting and Bobby Roode, leading up to Sting’s announcement of the two having a match against each other Victory Road. Cut to Angle saying that he hates Jeff Hardy for so many reasons that he has
Opening video of Bobby Rude’s recent acts. Cut to Rude entering the ring, to the apparent displeasure of the crowd. We are reminded on-screen of Sting's tweet this past week reading simply “I’M DONE,” and a promise that Sting will be present to address that.
Rude starts out by saying that Sting has quit and is leaving because of Rude. He runs down his own accomplishments, starting