What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another written review. Today, we take a look at TNA Impact Wrestling 6/28/12. After the events of the storyline THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED, how can TNA recover? Let's find out and start the review.
Match #1: Mr. Anderson vs RVD; BFG Series
We open up the show with a BFG Series match. There was some mention of the storyline THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED, but I'll get to that later…..unless one of YOU fine folk want to tackle that segment? I'll take any volunteers……somebody……anybody…..PLEASE!!! Dammit!!! Anyway, this was a short match. It was okay, but nothing to write home about. The finish comes when RVD gets a rollup victory. With that, RVD gets 7 points. It was at this point that I realized something different about the BFG standings. When did Samoa Joe get 17 points? How did James Storm go all the way up to 36 points? What the hell is going on here? Did somebody do a line of cocaine before going on the air? Well, I'll explain all of this in the next BFG Series match. I will add that it's something that I'm not happy about since it was one of my issues with the BFG Series from a year ago. Oh goodie.
Winner via pinfall: RVD
Austin Aries comes out and still appears to be the X Division champion. It appears he gets to be the champion until the PPV. Either that or Hulk Hogan already forgot the entire stipulation. At his age, it wouldn't surprise me. Aries announces a X Division tournament to determine the new X Division Champion. Robert Roode interrupts and thinks Aries is full of himself. He also thinks the idea of the Dest X PPV/World title is a terrible idea since it will crush the division. Aries is ready to fight, but not before Bobby decides to chicken out. So, they explain what happens to the X title and get more tension between the #1 Contender and the world champion. Personally, I enjoyed this segment.
Match #2: Sonjay Dutt vs Rubix; X Division Tournament
We get some follow-up with Claire Lynch. Oh Jesus. We also get a backstage scene between Kaz and Christopher Daniels. Kaz is upset that he turned his back on his friend because of Daniels' actions. Well, what do you expect? He's f***ing evil!!! So, we get a former performer from the past to compete against a 4Kids television show? I never thought that would happen. Yes, I know it's called Cubix. For a moment there, I thought it was a luchador version of Amazing Red because of the red attire. Then again, we already had a failed luchador played by Red once in this company, so we don't need another. Plus, I hear Red could be getting another job. Then again, I don't really do online reporting. Anyway, this was a short, but good match. It was short, but it was fun to watch. If you like highflying wrestling, you might get a kick out of this. The finish comes when Sonjay hits a moonsault into a double foot stomp for the victory. I have to admit, that was a cool finish.
Winner via pinfall: Sonja Dutt
Match #3: Bully Ray vs Samoa Joe; BFG Series
Okay, so I guess I should explain what happened in the BFG Series and where these mystery points came from. Well, just like a year ago, TNA is doing BFG matches in house shows. As I mentioned last year, I don't like this idea. All BFG Series matches should be shown on free TV or PPV. I kinda feel like people are getting cheated out of it since we see these metrics pop up out of nowhere without much of an explanation. I like the BFG Series as a concept, but it does have some flaws. Well, it's just something we should get used to as the series continues. This was a great match. It was given a lot of time and I liked the pace that Bully and Joe put forth in this match. Bully was targeting Joe's arm in this match and Joe sold the injury pretty well. The finish comes when the referee checks up on Joe. On the other side of the ring, Joseph Parks arrives and BITCH SLAPS Bully in the face. Joe locks in the Rear-Naked Chokehold for the submission victory. Joe is only 9 points away from Storm…..I guess? After the match, Joseph goes on a speech how he's tired of bullies and is gonna stand up to the bully. He wants a rematch with Bully in two weeks. So, I guess in two weeks, we will see a pile of broken bones. It was nice knowing you, Joseph.
Winner via submission: Samoa Joe
Lynch is tying up the loose ends in the AJ/Dixie stuff. You know what, CHAOS CONTROL…..
Yeah, I don't care anymore. Hogan and Kaz are talking. Kaz doesn't want to be teaming up with Daniels, but Hogan thinks Kaz is full of s***. If Kaz is serious about repaying his sins, he will prove it later tonight. In other words, let's see how we can make this storyline even more stupid. TUNE IN FOR THIS!!! Madison Rayne is talking to Garett Bischoff about her secret crush. Anybody else thinking its going to be the referee? It will be Tessmacher vs Gail Kim for the KO title next week…..what? You expected more? Well, I got no more. BLAH!!!
Match #4: Rashard Cameron vs Mason Andrews; X Division Tournament
So, we have a guy in Yoshi Tatsu tights vs a guy with a ridiculous fro. Alright, let's get this party started!!! Speaking of party, that familiar Impact Zone chant makes a return. Yes, that was a terrible segway, but I don't care. Not sure why it was this match got the chant, but it's back….
The finish comes when Rashard hits a Facebuster for the victory. For WWE fans, he hit the Little Jimmy. I guess Rashard did NOT get got. Rashard cut a promo after the match. I like his look. I think the guy has potential. Still, only time will tell if Rashard can go far or not. And before I get bitched out by Indy fans, I don't know any of the guys competing in the X Division Tournament…..with the exception to Sonjay. Sorry, but I rarely watch independent wrestling.
Winner via pinfall: Rashard Cameron
Uh oh. For some reason, you made Hogan upset since he only made one appearance. There we go!!! TNA had to let Hogan make that appearance or else he wouldn't be counting his money anymore. It will be Storm vs Hardy next week in a BFG Series match. Hogan made his two appearances of the night, so now he goes back to counting his money.
Time for the Gut Check segment of Taeler Hendrix. Still a strange way to spell her name, but that's the power of copyright. Joey Ryan interrupted this segment and ended up arguing with Tazz on the outside of the ring. I swear that it's only in the Gut Check where you see Tazz act like a human being. Yes, his commentary isn't of a human nature. If that's the case for Tazz, I really don't know what I can say for Tenay's commentary. Tazz votes yes and Al Snow votes no. Funny how the vote is always split going into the final judge. Bruce Pritchard votes yes, but not before an orgy of Yes chants. Daniel Bryan, what the hell have you created? Anyway, Hendrix gets a job with TNA. I was hoping she would get a job for this company. Hopefully, she will make more appearances than Alex Silva…..LOL. Oh…..I'm a jerk. It's still sad that the guy "without" a contract has made more appearances than a guy with a contract.
Match #5: AJ Styles and Kurt Angle vs Christopher Daniels and Kaz; Tag Team Championships
During this match, Kaz and Daniels had friction between them. This was a decent match, but I can see a lot of people not caring about this match because of the storyline. Claire and Dixie Carter are watching this match at ringside. The finish comes when a ref bump happens and Daniels is gonna use a chair on AJ. Kaz intercepts the chair and tells AJ to finish Daniels. Well, it appears Kaz has done the right thing. I guess he realized that after all the months of bulls***, it's time to change his ways. I think we all can learn something from Kaz. In fact, I say we dedicate an entire day towards…….he's gonna hit AJ with the chair, isn't he? Yep. Forget everything I just said. What an asshole!!! Kaz attacks AJ and helps Daniels because of……bromance? Yeah, I have no idea why……WRESTLING LOGIC. Daniels covers AJ and we have new tag champs…..again……I think. You know what? I just don't care about the tag belts. At this point, I figure why not? After the match, Daniels says Claire explained the truth, but not the whole truth. Daniels reveals that Claire is pregnant with AJ's child. DA DUH DAAAAAAA!!! The show ends with Dixie freaking out while Claire is crying. I don't know what to make of this. I had a feeling they were gonna bring up Claire's pregnancy at some point. I mean, why else would they hire a terrible actress that's currently pregnant? Then again, the pro wrestling world has hired some really bad actors in the past. Wait, so how does Daniels know that AJ is the father? Did he get a camera in on one of AJ's X Rated Adventures? I want to know more about how Daniels found out. This show is turning into a bad episode of Jerry Springer. It makes things a little more interesting, but it also makes things more complicated. Most of you know how I feel about overcomplicated storylines. It's pro wrestling, so they should have simple storylines, not stuff that a nuclear physicist would need to figure out. Then again, maybe we need to be getting an obstetrician involved? This storyline is like watching a NASCAR race. You just want to see how much more of a mess it can become.
Winner via pinfall and NEW TNA Tag Champs: Christopher Daniels and Kaz
I did find this week's show to be more entertaining. I felt the in-ring quality was better than last week. I also felt that most of the in-ring segments were better…..for the most part. The Claire storyline is still kinda stupid, but you might be able to get an enjoyment out of this if you try not to think about it. It's already silly, so I just want to see what kind of ridiculous crap they can come up with next. Still, I enjoyed Impact this evening and I think some of you might like this if you block out that crazy storyline. I can see a lot of people hating this episode because of the storyline. Well, try not to make ONE segment determine the entire faith of a show. That's gonna do it for the review and I hope you enjoyed it. As always, tell me what you thought of my review or tonight's show. I will see you guys and girls on the next WrestlingNerd show. See you next time.