What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another written review. Today we take a look at TNA Impact Wrestling 6/27/13. How do things go this week? Let's find out and begin.
X Division madness
We open up the show with Sting. This was a very basic opening where the MEM talked about revealing a new member and foreshadowing towards Aces & Eights. There's almost no point to talk about this opening. Hey, look at these magic beans? Why? Because it's about as engaging as this opening.
As Chris Sabin walks towards the ring, Doc greets him with some SURPRISE BUTT SEX!!! Noooo, not his innocence! What it boiled down to was the Aces & Eights warning him about cashing in the X Division title for the Destination X episode in the near future. Tonight's X Division title match will allow the winner to say if he wants to trade it in for a world title or continue being the X Champ. In a very good opening match, Suicide steals this victory by utilizing the ropes….Even though the ref clearly could've seen that--Oh, who cares at this point? I think this is the cue where the Sabin fanboys start waiving their flag and talk about how much TNA is making the wrong move, but there's a reason for Suicide stealing the belt. Mr. Brother stumbles upon a mystery, as it turns out the real Suicide is played by TJ Perkins, who is standing right next to Hulk during this whole sequence. It appears we have a mystery on our hands to determine who is the fake Suicide. Of course, it's well known that this is the 4-5 person to play the Suicide gimmick, but just be a good person and eat the wrestling logic sandwich so we can get this moving. Hogan is on the case….
Big O check
The Gut Check match for this evening features Ryan Howe, who looks like the crewed-up remains of Van Hammer, and Adam Ohriner, who's better known as the Big O from Zack Ryder's online show. I would call him by his ring name, but you're just gonna call him Big O anyway, so why even bother? The Big O picks up the victory. I honestly don't have anything to say about these two since I wasn't that impressed. They have potential, but neither of them are really grabbing my attention to the fullest. For the time being, I couldn't care less who gets the TNA contract. It definitely seems TNA is trying to cash in on Big O's internet popularity.
Dial 'M' for Magnus
Hogan and Scooby work together to crack the case, but it seems the referee can't supply the information Hulk needs. Wait, did Taz just claim the Magnus 'M' is a Super Mario logo? Just when you think Taz has said the stupidest line possible, he finds a way to top that. It truly is an amazing gift. Although, Taz does have a point since it really does look like Mario's 'M'. I wonder if Nintendo can sue? Magnus gets the clean victory over Bobby Roode. It definitely seems TNA is high on Magnus for the time being. I may prefer his heel character, but at least he's finally getting a chance to prove himself.
If you wish upon a bro...
Drunken Garbage comes out to talk about the tag division until Robbie E and Jesse come out to stick their claim at the tag titles. That's right, Robbie E and Jesse are now a tag team. In all honestly, I don't have a problem with this. TNA needs more tag teams and there's nothing wrong with utilizing undercard talent that's doing nothing to accomplish this. Still, I wonder if anyone will truly get into the tag team of Robbie E and Jesse? Well, Storm and Gunner don't look at them as competition since they made them look like bigger tools than they already were.
Main Event Mafia: It's the same as it was 4-5 years ago
In the second BFG match of the evening, Samoa Joe defeated Mr. Anderson thanks to the MEM coming to the aid of their comrade. Yeah, there's no point in delaying this. Joe is a next member of the MEM. Somebody better pick up that phone cuz I---Eh, not really surprising. It just seemed like a move TNA would do from the beginning. There's nothing wrong with bringing in nostalgic members of the stable, but they really do need some newer faces to the equation. Other than Taz, there's no other members they can rely on since Booker and Kevin Nash are under WWE contracts and Scott Steiner is busy playing Phoenix Wright. There's choices like Crimson and Matt Morgan still available, but we shall wait and see.
A suicidal reveal
Meanwhile, in the Hall of Brother Corp, Hulk has finally had enough of the games and wants to know who the imposter-cide is or he will strip him of the X Division title. Which really makes you question why doesn't Hulk just do that to Bully Ray since it would solve all his problems, but this is also the same man who made this….
Suicide finally talks and reveals himself to be Austin Aries….
I love that clip. Anyway, Aries was the culprit all along. He obviously attacked Perkins and stole his suit in order to get a shot at Option C. I know the Sabin fans are gonna be angry about this since they felt he should've been given the option for a world title match, but Sabin is no main eventer. I know those words are gonna upset people, but he doesn't have the tools to make it in the main event. He can make for a decent mid-card talent, but he doesn't have that personality/charisma you need in order to stand out. Aries has those tools, so I have no problem with Aries stealing the X title this evening. The Bully/Aries matches have always been entertaining, so sounds like a good combination.
Outside of the Aries/Suicide deal, there wasn't much to report. Yeah, there was Samoa Joe in the MEM, but that was so predictable that it almost doesn't warrant a watch. I'll admit that the Sui-troll was entertaining to sit through, but I'm not sure if that's enough to keep you invested. I admit that I had to stop watching after a while since nothing else was really grabbing my attention. This isn't what I call a bad episode, but it could've used more preparation. That does it for the review and I hope you enjoyed it. Tell me what you thought of my review or tonight's show. I will see you guys and girls in the next one.