What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another written review. Today, we take a look at TNA Impact Wrestling 9/13/12. After No Surrender, where does the company move from here? Let's find out and start the review.
We open up the show with Austin Aries and Jeff Hardy. Both guys talk about their championship match at Bound for Glory, but Bully Ray comes to interrupt the pow wow. Bully says he should to be winner since he felt sorry for Hardy. Awww, somebody got a heart presented to him from the Wizard. Well, it didn't last long since Bully's pissed off. Even though Bully and Hardy technically didn't agree to a match, we have a match set up for tonight. Slight foreshadowing for Aries/Hardy, but it scene showed more involving Bully than anything else. I'm sure they will get towards the rivalry build-up next week, but not so much this week.
Match #1: Zema Ion vs Sonjay Dutt; X Division Championship
Before we get into the match, Tenay and Tazz give a quick shout-out for the speedy recovery of Jerry "The King" Lawler. I thought this was a classy move. As I said last week, regardless if you're a WWE or TNA fan, we should unite as one to wish for the speedy recover of Lawler. It's nice to see that his recovery is going well. We get not one, but TWO repeat matches from the PPV. How filler-esque of you. This one didn't last very long. The finish comes when Zema knocks Sonjay off the top rope, thus rolling him up for the victory. Sonjay's arm was underneath the rope, but as he's complaining about a plot device that probably won't be used on the show, Zema attacks him with a can of hairspray. Why bother continuing this rivalry? Zema defended his title, he won cleanly…..what's there left to do? Just move on to the next guy….Unless you have no one else to fight for this division? Wait, did I just answer my own question? The X Division is about as thin as a cue card.
Winner via pinfall and still X Division Champion: Zema Ion
Daniels and Kaz try to suck-up to Hogan, but it results in singles matches to determine the #1 Contender to the tag titles. Best part of the scene was the Hogan impression. Wes Brisco runs into Kurt Angle in the back. WARNING WARNING!!! Why does that keep happening when Brisco shows up on this show? Hmmmmm…..
After possible foreshadowing for Aces and Eights, Bobby Roode comes out to talk about James Storm. That spells brawl between the two. Coming this fall, Cowboys vs Canadians. Check your local listings for this program.
Match #2: AJ Styles vs Kaz
So, what happens if Kaz and Daniels lose both their matches? There's that wrestling logic business that I need to stop bringing up. Styles wins with the Styles Clash. The match was pretty decent, but that's nothing out of the ordinary. Still, this rivalry needs to end.
Winner via pinfall: AJ Styles
Hogan is gonna blow some people up, but only after Joseph Parks has found information. I swear, if Abyss is connected with Aces and Eights, then it shows a lack of creativity since they did this a few years ago with Immortal. Yeah, and don't give me the smart-ass response of Abyss being either a leader/follower. With me, it would be a major disappointment if Abyss ended up being the leader. Also, a lawyer now gets the job of bodyguard. I love how Hulk wanted two people to protect Brooke Hogan at all times, but now resorts to ONLY Joseph in doing the job. Yeah, the lawyer with the split personality is a bodyguard. That's some good thinking Hulk, but this is what old school is all about. Also, Hardy puts his championship match on the line against Bully, meaning that the main event at NS is almost pointless. Now, as much as this is gonna piss people off, I knew they were gonna do this. Its lazy writing, but I have a sense for knowing certain things. Watching this stuff for almost 17 years can do that to a person. God, I feel so old!!! Also, the Impact Zone is under full lockdown since Aces and Eights is running around….Or Hogan needs to capture that Batman. As & 8s get on the titatron and says Hogan may have done a good or bad thing, considering that TNA could have some people that are working with the stable. Geeze, it was about time this clicked in Hogan's head. I mean, it was only a few weeks ago where a random cameraman (I'm just gonna call him Howard for now on) decided to help the bad guys. Doing things old school means not no thought process.
Match #3: Chavo Guerrero vs Christopher Daniels
Just as I brought up earlier, Chavo ended up winning the match. Oh no, what will we do now? Obvious triple threat match is obvious. Gut Check…..don't care. We'll just call him cliche wrestler #1422. Watch as his genericness earns him a contract. I'm calling it now.
Winner via pinfall: Chavo Guerrero
Tara is happy for Tessmacher….wait, this is a pro wrestling show. Tara is jealous of Tessmacher. Yeah, that sounds better. Tenay is shocked about this? Please, Stevie Wonder saw this coming. Meanwhile, at the Hall of Dumbasses, the League of Idiocy debates on what to do with Aces and Eights. Even with all the time off, its nice knowing that Dixie Carter hasn't invested in any acting lessons. The more things change, the more they remain the same.
Match #4: Jeff Hardy vs Bully Ray; #1 Contender Contender match to TNA World Championship
No, that wasn't a mistake. I wrote that intentionally. Anyway, this was better than the match they had at NS. To be fair, Hardy had to play a kayfabe injury, so I can allow that to slide. After a ton of counters, the finish comes when Hardy hits the Swanton Bomb for the victory. Yeah, so what did tonight's show accomplish? I'm sorry, but this was a repeat of the PPV. This entire evening was mostly filler. It wasn't bad, but it doesn't bring a whole lot of new things to the table.
Winner via pinfall and still #1 Contender to TNA World Title: Jeff Hardy
As I mentioned earlier, tonight's show was very much filler. Two of the matches were rematches from the PPV, and the other two matches determined that a triple threat for the tag team titles is on the way. Nothing has been announced regarding it, but chances are that it will happen at BFG. They brought up some things regarding As & 8s, but that doesn't excuse the show being filler. You think for a show that's coming out of a PPV would feature more stuff, but that wasn't the case. The matches were more than acceptable, but I was looking for new developments. Still, at least they are building up BFG. I gotta be fair in that retrospective. Just to clarify, tonight's show was fair to watch, but not very eventful in terms of new developments. 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.