What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another written review. Today, we take a look at TNA Impact Wrestling 2/7/13. How does the show fair this week? Let's find out and start the review.
We open up the show with cliche reasons for heel turns. You want to know what's bulls***? Aces and Eights throws a fit on Doc and Mike Knox for losing their mask, but don't seem to care that Garett Bischoff and Wes Brisco just gave away their identities. I know it's wrestling logic, but it's still questionable. Nothing really to report here. It was just Wes talking about how he was sick of Kurt Angle's direction. There really isn't much to say about the opening. Wes' promo was pretty shaky. He must've been nervous since that was a pretty bad promo. He's still young, so let's hope he can do better than this. If not, it looks like Jack Stwagger is havetish some competsichion.
Match #1: RVD vs Kenny King vs Zema Ion; X Division Title
This match wasn't bad, but part of me feels there was no reason for it. I know RVD/Kenny had a brief program earlier in the year, but it just seems like the direction of the X Division is all over the place. I guess this could be considered storyline development, but who really knows since TNA seems to have a different agenda every week with the X Division. I just wish something was happening here since I don't find RVD has a good X Division champion. He's closer to a boring champion if you ask me.
Winner via pinfall and still X Champion: RVD
What the hell is a Myspace? If you think I'm being serious with that question, you really haven't been on this page long enough. TNA gives you a recap of British Bootcamp. You can pretty much compare this to Tough Enough. The premise is pretty much the same. In a backstage scene, the Gut Check judges blame themselves for giving Wes a contract. I'm just gonna assume that TNA has completely forgotten about D'Lo Brown filling in for Al Snow when Wes got a contract. I was sure they were gonna use this to reveal Brown as another member of Aces and Eights, but who knows what they got planned. It's possible TNA's playing dumb with this whole thing, but I find it absurd. Even if they reveal D'Lo has a member, do you really think people will be excited for that move? I think you get my point. Oh, and it's nice to see TNA went out the way to hire a bunch of peeping toms as cameramen. I've talked about this before, but I just like to make fun of it.
Match #2: James Storm vs Jesse Douche
I know the creative staff runs into a brick wall at some point, but Storm has been in limbo since ending his rivalry with Bobby Roode. I know people will bring up his mini-rivalry with Daniels, but I can't really count that since it felt like he was a substitute for AJ Styles. In fact, he isn't the only one in this position. If you look at WWE, Randy Orton is in the same boat. I know creative is thinking of something they could do, but you think they would come up with something a little sooner in two months later. Storm destroys Jesse in a matter of minutes.
Winner via squash: James Storm
Match #3: Nacho Libre vs Greatest Factor; TNA Tag titles
In what was a pretty damn good match, we have new tag champs. Roode and Aries were struggling to stay on the same page, but managed to work together to finally get the victory. I really like this move. I know the odd couple routine has been done in the wrestling business before, but I think Aries and Bobby have enough charisma to add something new to it. I also hope that it helps the tag division in TNA. They need to get that back on track.
Winner via pinfall and NEW TNA Tag Champs: Austin Aries and Bobby Roode
Match #4: Tara vs Tessmacher
Sorry about that. I seemed to have gotten distracted. For some reason, Tessmacher ended up getting the clean victory. What in the world are they doing with this division? I thought Velvet Sky was gonna chal--Nope, I can't even try to make myself care about this division. I'm sorry, but it's just there.
Winner via blah: Tessmacher
The winner of the Brit camp is Rockstar Spud. That's a horrible name. Can you honestly tell me you can say that name without laughing your ass off? If you can pull that off, you win the award for the day. We have a comedy scene between Spud and the two Robbies. Geeze, that sounds like a bad joke just waiting to happen. Robbie E demanded for the rookie to get him a pizza and claiming that he controls Robbie T, but that plan backfires when Robbie T doesn't seem to care about E getting decked in the face by the young Brit. The scene wasn't too bad, so let it pass. If Jeff Hardy's MRI appears to be negative, why doesn't he just show up next week? Ohhh, because he has 'prior' events. Don't do drugs, kids!
Match #5: Sting and Bully Ray vs Aces and Eights; Tables match
It looks like Bully is 'bullying up'!!!
Oh……oh…..Ohhhhhhhhhhh. Seeing Bully Ray 'hulk up' is downright sad. Forget jumping the shark. TNA just jumped the Hulk. The match was blah and just there. It wasn't terrible, but just not very engaging. The finish comes when Bully sends Devon through the table for the victory. Yeah, these Aces and Eights are a menace to society, huh? Come on, a pack of kittens and puppies is more intimidating than this. The show ends with Sting and Hulk showing their love towards Bully. This scene will meaning nothing months from now when Bully decides to turn on his father-in-law. By that point, TNA will have the entire roster join Card Games while Eric Young is the general manager of TNA. You laugh now, but wait till it happens.
Winner: Buddy Ray and Sting
The show wasn't bad, but it just didn't seem to hold my interest. I don't know why, but I almost found it a chore to watch the whole show. I watch wrestling to have fun, but when I want to leave to go do something else, there's something wrong with that picture. And I'm not saying this to show that WWE is more superior. Oh, hell no!!! WWE definitely has their fair share of problems. What I'm saying is while I enjoy certain things in TNA (Roode/Aries), the other storylines (A&8) are keeping me from enjoying the show as a whole. I'm not really sure what it is I'm looking for TNA to do, but I think they need to make a few changes since things have seem to have regressed since Slammiversary/Destination X. That's gonna do it for the review and I hope you enjoyed it. I think this is the time where I get the negative comments for not liking the show. Yes, how dare I have an opinion. An opinion that everyone is entitled to. Tell me what you thought of the review or tonight's show. I will see you guys and girls in the next one.