Friday, April 12, 2013

WrestlingNerd Presents: TNA Impact Wrestling 4/11/13 Review (Pay-per-view quality?)

What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another written review. Today, we take a look at TNA Impact Wrestling 4/11/13. Was it worth checking out? Let's find out and start the review. 

So, let me ask a let question. What's the point of doing a 2 out of 3 falls match if the first two pinfalls eat up 25 seconds of television time? I'm sorry, but that's stupid writing. Why not just make it a regular match if you're gonna start pulling garbage like that? The last fall was definitely the most intriguing part of the match. Chavo and Hernandez defeat the Roode/Aries to become the champs yet again. This is another move that doesn't seem to make much sense. It wasn't long ago when Chavo and Hernandez were tag champs and they weren't the most interesting team. I just find it odd they would slap the championships back on them based on how 'memorable' their first tag title run went. The only reason I can think of Chavo/Hernandez getting these belts back is TNA wants to do something different with Roode/Aries. I find it somewhat sad that TNA may have just given up on one of the better things going on in the company. Roode and Aries have an odd couple routine that was pretty enjoyable. Not sure it this was broken up due to contracts or different pushes, but I hope we find out sooner rather than later. Even if one of them was gonna get pushed to the main event, it wouldn't seem to make much sense since both guys are heels and we have a heel world champion. Sigh, what a mess. If they break up these guys and literally do nothing with them for 2-3 months, have to give TNA the Derp Award for the month of April.  Actually, WrestleMania 29 probably makes a strong enough claim for that, but TNA's pushing that line. And we only just started! Well, better bunker yourself as we move forward. 

Does anybody even like Joseph Park? 
I seriously have to wonder that after almost a year of having this character grace TNA. He tries to use his legal action to get the divorce between Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan finalized. You think the lawyer character would be able to utilize real action here, but not even lawyers can trump wrestling logic. Devon comes out and tells him to stay out of the way. Well, that pretty much insures Joseph dealing with the Aces & Eights….again. TNA: Where we replay storylines that happened 2-3 months ago and pretend it's something different. 

The Silent Mime speaks
Ever notice how every KO debuts as a stripper or somebody who comes off as easy? Just a reoccurring pattern I've noticed on here. ODB is the obvious exception. Speaking of ODB, she is now a referee since her marriage with Eric Young seems to be out the window these days. Taryn defeated Gail with a rollup if you care to know who won. So far, the best part of the show was Joey Ryan's line. Who's bigger than me? His delivery of that line works so well with his character. Why aren't they using him? Oh, cuz Hogan needs to count more money, brother! Skipping Gut Check since I don't really care for the segments or the competitors. It isn't like TNA is gonna use them right away. Hulk Hogan comes out and wants to figure out what side AJ Styles is on. AJ doesn't really give an answer until James Storm wants a fight. All of the sudden, Bad Influence comes out and want AJ to be on their side. Yeah, cuz Styles is gonna try to forget his previous storylines. What it boils down to is everybody getting in the AJ Styles Sweepstakes. They are convinced that whoever AJ joins will guarantee that group's rise to the top. It isn't a bad idea if you think about it. Styles did speak this go around, but part of me wishes he would speak up a little more. At the same time, I'm also fine with saying very little words to begin with. I think it adds more mystery to his character and motives. In other news, Kurt Angle will be in a handicap match against Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff. Speaking of matches, Hogan puts AJ in a match against Storm set for next week. So, Hogan tries to get AJ on his side by throwing him in matches against his own crew? It really makes you wonder if Bully really had to go through the whole process of marrying Brooke in order to get one over on Hulk. He probably could've achieved the same result if he just gave Hogan some pudding. I'm having way too much fun with the wrestling logic. 

Sleaze meter down on empty? 
Do the commentators even think of what they say before saying it? Brooke's punishment for Joey's actions a week ago is to run over to daddy and to have him book this match. Daddy Daddy!!! The creeper hurt my feelings….

Rob Terry wins another pointless match. Maybe if you win enough of those, you will make yourself stand out in this company. If this fails for him, he could always consider working at a circus. So, did Hogan and Matt Morgan just have vocal sex with one another? What the hell was that backstage scene all about? I thought Hogan was getting off on Morgan's rage? What, did they drop that storyline too? Did Morgan eat Hogan's cape? What the f*** is going on here? I really want to know cuz I'm so confused. 

Full Metal Mayhem 
I love how Bully sets everything up for Jeff Hardy by casually laying down on the table. Are you sure you aren't out of place? Better take another crack at that to make sure Hardy doesn't has problems with it. There's your bag of tricks!!! YAHOO!!! Look at him go!!! Anyway, Tazz gives Bully a hammer during the match. Thanks to the hammer, Bully retains the championship. Brooke was watching the match and leaves in disgust. That's what I would say if she was a better actress. After the match, Bully and crew gloat about the victory. The match was pretty fun to watch. It was probably the best thing to occur during this whole show. 

Overall Impression:
Outside of the main event and the Styles storyline, there wasn't too much about this episode that stood out. Still, I actually enjoyed this episode for what it was worth. I will admit that the show improved after that strange tag match, so there's something….right? I would mostly consider this an average episode. I'll admit that TNA was trying to overhype this show. They kept referring to how this episode was gonna be 'PPV quality'. Did it measure up to PPV quality? While I liked the show, I don't think it comes close to PPV quality. I think TNA was once again biting off more than they can chew. This happens a lot in the wrestling industry. The show is worth a look, but I'll admit that it isn't that special and may not be able to hold your interest for very long. Tell me what you thought of my review or tonight's show. I will see you guys and girls in the next one. 


  1. That was pretty funny seeing Hardy go to the entrance ramp and carry another table all the way back to the spot near the ring because of Bully Ray's fat ass breaking the other one.

  2. I've been reading and enjoying your reviews for a while now and I thank you for your time and effort.

    And I wanted to note how the announceteam on smackdown is audibly having more fun.