January 19, 2014 by DiVineDiablo
Could Sultana’s and Coffee be the next Trend when it comes to Writing Weekly Wrestling blogs? Obviously I don’t have them swimming in Coffee, it’s a bowl of Sultana’s and a Mug of Coffee in my lovely Rare – Big Boy Bloater Mug.
So TNA bring their first “Televised Special” in 2014 and it’s so Special it’s running for Two Weeks. Which has happened before, but then they just sort of had the same name the week after and didn’t actually Plug that the show continued. However they added to Genesis and pushed some matches back to next week, in what I assume is a Taped show in Huntsville and then it’s straight to the UK!
If anything this week’s show does more to clarify the recent happenings and rumours, and that those whom dare to Theorise outside of the box, it seems we might just be correct.
To get a great insight to what this Theory might be, well then, head on over to TheSteelChair.com and read my Article!
TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING – GENESIS – 16/1/14
As I put my now empty bowl of Sultanas in for a good old washing, Genesis kicked off with the sad news of Mae Young – after her recent passing. Recent passing might sound a tad insulting, though it was reported she had died previously which was obviously not the case.
Mae Young will leave her stamp on Wrestling for all time, and I know I’ll never forget the events from the Royal Rumble in 2000 that have been burnt into my mind forever and no amount of Soap can ever clear that stain.
Rest in Peace.
Spud kicked off Impact, but actually it was Dixie, Spud merely just introduced her. But alas, Spud’s charms shine through and the more he has time to be on the Air and be himself, especially when interacting with the Audience, the more it’s quite obvious Spud can be someone very special used within his current role.
He’s the type of guy who can at once have Fans, and even those Fans hate him!
Dixie pretty much just wanted to rattle on about how AJ is in the position he is because he “Crossed the Boss” and in turn has ended up at the Start of his Career – Ring of Honour. She did emphasis that this “Story is Over!” which to me says it’s not, and that her trying to tell you it is, will get those un-schooled Wrestling fans to nod and agree.
It’s like those Russian Dolls now that Dixie is in charge, Spud introduces Dixie, Dixie introduces Magnus, it’s a whole running gimmick, only the wrong way round size wise:
I can’t tell if Magnus’ rant was legit or not, for he certainly must have a little bit of a gripe for him being in the best position of his Career yet being over-shadowed by someone “who might not even work for the company anymore”. “We can finally put this Petty, unnecessary business behind us” – “out with the old, in with the new”. Everything they say obviously stirs more chances of AJ coming back to TNA. Perhaps he will win the belt back from Magnus and leave taking it to Jarrett’s new company?
A whole load of Blah Blah Blag sheep later and Magnus gave Dixie AJ’s old World Championship for she is the “Champion of our Hearts!” – not mine, that still belongs to Spider-Man!
I love you too!
Dixie then brought out those who have United her TNA: Wrestling – The Bromans with Zema Ion, Bad Influence, Bobby Roode, Gail Kim and Lei’D Tapa – bringing about the Genesis of Dixie Carters – TNA!
EC3 makes his way down to the ring when all of a sudden the lights went down and Sting popped up at the back of the Arena and the whole atmosphere was terrific. Just now you can see and feel the early stages of their inevitable pay-off – Sting saying “this is a House Divided!” and that in the end everything Dixie is doing will bring the Company “tumbling down!”.
Sting leads Joseph Park – Eric Young, Samoa Joe, Storm – Gunner and ODB to the ring to do battle against Dixie’s TNA. So yes, it’s another Faction thing, but at least it’s more interesting this time around, certainly when Jarrett’s company gets up and running. The whole “fight” as you’d expect, leads to a lovely impromptu 12-Man Tag!
The Bromans, Zema Ion, Bad Influence and Lei’D Tapa vs. Eric Young, Joseph Park, James Storm, Gunner, Samoa Joe and ODB – 12Man Tag
Huntsville Alabama is also a return Home for the first ever TNA Show was held in the very same Arena 8 years ago. So it’s quite a neat thing, probably no mistake either, as this whole Re-Branding of TNA is to undo the errors, and mesh the new with the old, and everything that made TNA great.
Speaking of Great, ODB lifted Zema Ion to deliver an Awesome Fall-Away Slam, but more Awesome was Lei’D Tapa just running her Down straight after. Tapa was presented ever so well in this match, and that’s just letting her be impactful and strong, clearly having Gail helping Tapa win defeats all of that. Though I just had another Theory about that too! More on that later should I remember! If not… then tough I guess?
The ending of this chaotic but awesome match to start the show was Kaz who ended up busting open Park’s lip, sending him into Abyss mode, which for the first time showed he is not in control. As he not only took out Bad Influence and Zema, but also dropped Gunner and Storm. So if they continue to play on that, that would be cool.
I still think a slow progression of Joseph Park would be great, it looks like his hair is slightly longer, I think if he just started looking rougher and rougher would be pretty awesome. Have little things like him being seduced by the Abyss Mask – and Janice – little things that seem to take away his “Human” side. Although maybe they’re trying to build Team TNA Old School like The Avengers and he be their Hulk… so that could easily suck?
Samoa Joe then locked on his Choke to Daniels to pick up the Submission Win. In fact, Joe was on fire in this match, and clearly he would be right behind AJ Styles should TNA head old school in terms of who to push to the top.
Chris Sabin – Velvet Sky and Austin Aries have entered into this weird Triangle of… something.
Sabin caught Velvet and Aries talking backstage, to which of course he was upset about and decided to air it in the ring… as you do. Aries didn’t miss any opportunity to compliment Velvet… albeit in a very derogative insulting – slutty esk nature… but she seemed to like it,… so that says a lot.
Though the point of it all was that Velvet is sick of how Sabin has been treating her, and that to prove this, Aries challenges Sabin to an X-Division Championship where Velvet doesn’t get involved.
And to achieve this, she is going to be locked in a Cage at Ring-Side. Sure we’ve seen this before.. but the sensible part of my thinking just wants to slap itself. Surely if Velvet didn’t want to get involved… she just wouldn’t. You know.. being an individual an all. Though of course, she could mean that she doesn’t want Sabin to hide behind her or pull her in the ring… in which case… she could just not go to the ring with him. But no, we’re going to get probably a good match, which will no doubt be ruined with a silly gimmick like.. oh I don’t know, hanging a Woman in a Cage.
Also if Sabin wants to stay with her, then now he needs to Win. So Shallowness galore! Wrestling solves all problems. If only the Jeremy Kyle show was decided with such actions. My mother threw me out the window as a Child – Tables Match. I’m dating a slut and I don’t think the kids are mine, need a blood sample – First Blood Match. My Boyfriends an idiot – Buried Alive Match.
Now that’s television!
Samuel Shaw had a nice little showing backstage this week, I apologise for not remember the guys name, but backstage agent, compliments Shaw on his match and tells him not to stare at Christy. So Shaw pushed him on the floor and attacked him with his shoe. Though we couldn’t see the actual ramifications of Shaw’s actions, we did see him pummelling something rather hard. A lovely bit of blood splatter flying up or dripping off the shoe would have been a treat. But with Sons of Anarchy now gone in TNA and Dexter working its way in. I’m still hoping for the Breaking Bad involvement, maybe Sting goes crazy and decides to get his way back into TNA is to produce the best quality counterfeit merchandise with his trusty side-kick – Eric Young?
Bully Ray vs. Mr. Anderson – No DQ
Something about Bully seems off, I like his new direction, though yet again, letting Bully be Bully is far better than Bully being Scripted into a Bad-Guy role. He just being himself makes you want to hate him, but for all the right reasons. Bully being Written as a Bad-Guy with a gimmick doesn’t work to his full potential. However, I am enjoyed seeing where all this is going, I just think an Attire Change and Music Change might be needed?
Speaking of Attire change, Mr. Anderson is sticking with the full tights, only now they look better having his Skull Mic logo on them.
I don’t know quite what this match was supposed to achieve, other than just being brutal fun. They both took it in turns to throw themselves on a Guard Rail like kids on a trampoline showing off… only more grown up… and more stupid.
Anderson dropped Bully through a Table with his patented Shoulder Roll thingy, the less dangerous – Green Bay Plunge. Still, awesome using the move with a Table.
Bully brought out the Lighter Fluid and after mocking Anderson’s newly born Twins, Anderson dropped him with a Mic Check, and proceeded to cover a Table with Lighter Fluid before Bully hit him with a Low-Blow and a horrible looking Pile-Driver for the win.
I’m starting to wish they would stop with the Pile-Drivers now, that one looked rather bad.
Kurt Angle headed to the ring, this after his crazed mission of trying to find Al Snow backstage from last week’s “Family Emergence” when they rushed him away from the Arena.
Kurt finally found Snow who said nothing, but when on about his Job etc. More facts that Jeff Jarrett’s leaving is Storyline, because it is Al Snow who took his Job, and now look! See, it all fits!
Kurt called out Dixie Carter for an explanation of her actions, Dixie merely said that she was saving Kurt from himself. For Kurt would have backed AJ and Sting and she didn’t want him to suffer for that decision.
With he and Roode’s Cage-Match being pushed to next week for Kurt to calm down, he stated he would be at Sting’s side against EC3 tonight, and he doesn’t care what Dixie does. Quite simply he begged her to Fire him, so I am guessing Kurt will be getting fired sooner or later, then turn up with AJ, Hardy, Sting with Jarrett. See!?
In the end Bobby Roode attacked Kurt from behind and dropped him with his Death Valley Driver – Cutter move he has been using of late. An awesome Move I have been begging him to Name for weeks now, and what is it called…. The Roode Bomb. The freakin’ Roode Bomb! It’s not even a Bomb. Death Cutter? Roode Driver? Billy Bob’s Tuck n’ Drop? Lift Dip and take a Sh*t? Roode Bomb!? I demand a re-count!
Madison Rayne vs. Gail Kim – Knockouts Championship
Before the match Madison was being interviewed, when Lei’D Tapa confronted her, but more importantly, I am sure Tapa tripped, probably on her skirt, but alas she managed to stay in character and maintain her presence. Then she and Gail beat up Madison backstage.
This wasn’t the last time Tapa got involved as she lifted Madison in the air and chocked her violently in front of the Ref before she was sent to the back.
The end came with Gail running full force to the Corner only to have Madison elevate her and throw her backwards, then to drop Gail with her Finisher, which I don’t remember the name of. Hell, I looked away at this point then heard the Three Count, and I was shocked it was over so quick.
The crowd didn’t even seem to recognise that Madison hit a finishing move, it was dead silence, and then she won. Hey, it’s awesome to have Madison back, but Gail shouldn’t have been defeated so easily. Not after her battles with Taryn Terrell, on to Mickie James, through ODB, and then Open Challenge, to then lose to Madison, who I like.. .but she’s not that good.
The only solace now is that Lei’D Tapa probably won’t protect Gail anymore as she lost the belt, and Tapa could turn on Gail, putting her next in line against Madison. That was my theory from earlier on if you’re interested.
Though never the less, it’s nice to see Madison back and holding the Knockout Championship, and can you honestly say you’ve seen a more Purely Happy face than this after Winning the Gold for a Fourth Time!?
This Promo video should get you exited! And I’m sure it’s true! TNA is issuing in a new Era of Wrestling and they are doing things no other company has done before, even if you don’t like them. And if this Jeff Jarrett story thing company invasion merger whats-it is true, then it’s going to be Huge!
Speaking of new Era, Dixie was backstage with the new Talent coming to Genesis – The Wolves, who have been making the rounds on the internet for some time. Davey Richards and that guy I forget. Though their Promo skill might need some work, I am happy TNA has actually brought in an actual Tag-Team. More interestingly Dixie brought them in for a Try-Out and they said they had their Try-Out and signed their contracts to which Dixie finds this “New TNA Investor”.
So that’s interesting too!
Ethan Carter the third vs. Sting – Special Guest Referee – Spud
The match was pretty much Spud stopping Sting from doing anything, and then letting EC3 get away with everything.
Till in the end Spud locked on the Death-Lock and Spud just jumped on Sting’s back, being thrown around like a Rag-Doll as he clumsily kicked EC3.
Sting then dropped EC3 with the Death-Drop and literally grabbed Spud’s hand to make him count when Magnus pulled Spud out of the ring, and took off his shirt to show that he is now the Referee.
EC3 rolled up Sting and Magnus fast counted him leaving EC3 the Winner.
The main reason behind this match, clearly, as because Sting and EC3 did very little to do anything really. Is that String then challenged Magnus to prove himself, and put the World Championship on the line against Sting.
And Magnus agrees to, because it’s Contract Season, and Magnus doesn’t want Dixie to re-sign Sting, so it’s now Championship vs. Contract next week.
I will admit, the Title on the line bugs me a little, because obviously Sting accepted the conditions to never Wrestle for it again. Now if Sting Won that Gauntlet and got into Dixie’s Tournament and Won that, then I would think that seems a little more deserving. But for him to say “I will never do this again” and then also say “Hey, let me do this again” and get away with it. That seems a little dumb.
However, if they played it as Sting could not Wear the Title, yet he could Wrestle Magnus for the Belt, and if Sting won, then it would Vacate the Title. Now that makes sense. But obviously he just can’t pick someone, so I think if Sting won, and Magnus lost the belt, Sting could then have the power to put Magnus in a Gauntlet against say Three Opponents whom Sting picks. Magnus runs the Gauntlet, he gets the belt back, but if he loses to any of the Three, they become Champion. Clearly it doesn’t matter for Sting won’t win and then he will be gone from TNA.
Which will make Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, Sting gone from TNA, throw in Kurt Angle probably soon to be fired, Samoa Joe, and you’ve got quite a Roster heading to Jeff Jarrett’s new Company.
It all makes sense and is coming together nicely!
Till then we have Genesis part Two Next week:
Austin Aries vs. Chris Sabin – X-Division Championship
Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle – Steel Cage Match
James Storm vs. Gunner – World Championship Shot – Briefcase
Sting vs. Magnus – Championship vs. Contract