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The Jobber Blogger #105 – TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING – 8/5/14

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I honestly don’t know how I feel about this week’s TNA: Impact.

Aside from a random rather quick tiredness thing that kicked in during it, or, perhaps boredom. Impact just seemed off. And I don’t know if that’s because I’m going “off” it. I love TNA, and will continue to watch it, but the company we all loved has certainly changed. Hell TNA in 2010 enthused with irrelevant old school Wrestlers was much more exciting than the product we have now. It felt back then that TNA was finally heading in the right direction. AJ Stlyes was the World Champ, Beer Money and MotorCity were in the best of 5 Series, Sting had come back hanging around in the rafters. But now, it’s just, different.

And it’s not a bad different, there are a lot of good things going, but I do feel the release of Christopher Daniels has soured me a little, and having Kazarian come out to Wrestler a Jobber’s match, knowing full well he’s going to be out the company in no time, it’s just sad.

The main issue TNA always, always revolves around is that they never change enough. No matter what changes they might make, they don’t change the right people in the back to make a difference, and they always go back to attempt that “One Idea” which brought WCW so much success. But hey, it’s not the 1995, you’re not WCW, you’ve tried it I don’t know how many times now, let it go.

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It’s yet another packed, but not amazing show. It has great things going for it, good ideas, good matches. Some nice debuts, but everything has a sprinkle of “been there done that, didn’t work, try again”.

Impact opened and continued through-out the night with Bully Ray heading to the Offices of Nashville to find Dixie Carter.

Sure this actually had some redeemable qualities, Spud and Bully have great chemistry together on screen and I hope it continues. After Dixie left the offices, she had Spud in charge to keep order and keep Bully out. Of course Bully just picked him up and decided to Run the headquarters himself for the day.

This is perhaps a good insight to TNA’s failings, the filler drones with brain washed catch phrases and slogans were “running” the ship. Of course we all know these were there for the segment, but perhaps it’s a pretty decent insight as to what actually goes on behind the scenes. I do feel that the on-air product of Wrestling, and those running it, are at times so mismatched, that it’s no wonder it doesn’t work. You have Wrestlers who love Wrestling, hone their Characters, but the people making the decisions are snobs in suits in a different country looking at it as “Television”. They clearly aren’t onto a winning formula, because it’s not working. Jeff Jarrett worked so well because he was the bridge between both worlds.

Ranting aside, Bully put Spud through a Table and found Dixie’s home address on his Mobile Phone.

You might want to know what my favourite part of the Segment was, the opening with Bully Ray in his Car driving to the Headquarters where he is playing “Rock music”. Bully is someone who has been very outspoken for his love of Rock Music and the “today Wrestler” with their Video Games. Yet having Bully, most probably forced to play this particular song, driving along, bobbing his head to modern day teenage rock crap was rather hilarious. modern-teenage-rock-crap-600x373

Eric Young made his way to the ring to issue out an Open Challenge, stating that he wants to be a Fighting Champion, and the promise is to Defend the World Championship every week. I don’t remember him ever saying he was going to do that. Not to mention his Second week as Champion, he just sat at the Announce table for the main event. So there went his “streak” a week later.

Regardless, apparently MVP hadn’t booked him in a match so EY was out to make his own Title Defence, dressed in the “Canadian Tuxedo” – which is also very similar to – old-teenage-rock-crap-600x373

Bobby Roode was out the gate first to accept the Open Challenge. But of course this was pulled down with EY defeating Roode last week. But Roode had to defeat Gunner, completely over-looking the obvious of EY winning a Battle Royal, and defeating Magnus in the same night. Either way, Roode sweet talked his way into yet another Championship match by purely having “History” with EY.

Clearly I have no issue with Roode being in the main events, I love Roode, it just seems that at one time “being like Brothers” again, plays a deciding factor in two people having a match.

Though straight after the segment MVP called off the match, a little annoyed that EY didn’t even let MVP tell him his plans for the night. In which MVP is going to announce EY’s Slammiversary opponent, and someone who he has never faced before. So stay tuned folks!
The Beautiful People vs. Madison Rayne and Brittany – Evening Gown Match

Yes, the Bra and Panties matches re-emerge. I honestly can’t tell you that last time I remember watching a match like this, it did take me back to the guilty feeling of watching the old WWF Bra and Panties matches and being worried of someone walking in trying to figure out just what the hell you are watching.

It’s almost impossible to sell Wrestling as a legitimate show, let alone sell it as a good portrayal of Women. TNA have built this huge foundation of the Knockouts Division on the basis of “Women Wrestlers”. I do believe it was on the reasons why Tara (Victoria) was drawn to the Division. Well having your Women “Wrestlers” strip each other sort of defeats the purpose, and undercuts all of the efforts to credibility you might have once made.

I get it, The Beautiful People are supposed to be racy, and you have attractive Women, and these kinds of matches will probably draw ratings. But it’s for the wrong reason. I do wonder if those involved are actually happy to do the match, I expect they probably are, but then someone like Gail Kim, who prides herself on the division and really being the cornerstone of the Knockouts Division as one of, if not the most well respected, acknowledged and best Female Wrestler in the industry today. Is she pleased to see these kind of matches return?

It’s hard to sell people on your new talent, Brittany, whom already has the misfortune of being named Brittany, now do people look at her as a new Wrestler, or just eye-candy. I love the Knockouts Division, and I love it because TNA were proud to display them centre stage, even in the Main Events, but this, I just don’t feel is needed.

The Beautiful People won with the help of Velvet returning to the ring in a Towel and flashing the Referee, who was so stunned he didn’t notice Angelina use the hair spray in the face of Madison. So now their Referee’s are horny adolescent perverted morons. Awesome work.

Though to lighten the mood I did make this

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Ethan Carter the third vs. Kurt Angle

At last, good news!

Kurt Angle successfully sold no-one on his poor “Leg Buckling” during the match.

But this in turn led to EC3 picking up the Win.

And yes, Kurt Angle has actually gone for Surgery. It’s been an injury he has had for around 5 years and finally gone to get it fully repaired. He had minor surgery before on his ACL, hence his short lived return. But he needed / wanted to go the full shebang, Which is good.

On the flip side, this probably means that this was Kurt’s last TNA Impact Match. Kurt’s rehab will take 4 -5 Months. We are in May, so that means he is ready to Compete for September – October. And of course his TNA Contract is up in September, and he most definitely wants to leave.

He might come back here and there, you never know. But Kurt will join AJ and Sting as TNA employees who had a rather naff exit from the company.

I myself have been saying that you can tell Kurt doesn’t really want to be in TNA anymore. His speeches, even about the Hall of Fame are to be more proud of yourselves, and TNA is great. Nothing like he used to say about loving the company or anything like that. He constantly talks about going back to the WWE on Social Media. So let him go already. I’d rather he not be in TNA if he doesn’t want to be there, and that money is better spent elsewhere.

He’s had a great run, done a lot of good for TNA, and I like Kurt, have him back where he belongs, with a retirement match, Hall of Fame induction, maybe go on to be a trainer – perfect.

Also this is sort of funny, given that his most recent come-back prior to this had him feuding with Roode, were Kurt was so feeble he kept defeating / injuring himself with his own moves. EC3 then took him out, he finally got into the Hall of Fame which pretty much sucked. Then got injured again, no-showed a PPV, made a crappy come-back, injured again and got beat then leaves. Great year. Angle-Defeated-600x357
The Bromans vs. The Wolves – World Tag-Team Championship – Ladder Match

This was easily the match of the night. Though after saying that… there weren’t any other matches.

I didn’t even realise that till now.

I love The Wolves, but I was really hoping for a great Tag-Team renaissance, and The Wolves vs. Bad Influence would have been great. Bad Influence dominated the landscape of TNA for pushing 2 years, as the best Tag-Team, despite their poorly limited Title Run. But they were a true highlight. Now they’re gone, so that sort of sucks.

This match wasn’t really quite what I wanted. That isn’t to say that there wasn’t some great spots in the match, because there were. And a couple of things I hadn’t seen before. I do feel this is probably just another stepping stone to set the stage for a great Final Match between The Wolves and The Bromans at Slammiversary.

The highlights of course were Eddie Edwards suplexing Jesse from inside the right to the floor, but Jesse held on, and they both just toppled over the Ropes. That’s the top highlight, and it was great, never seen anything quite like it, and it looked rather nasty to boot, which isn’t a good thing.

Davey leaping from the Top-Rope to Foot-Stomp Robbie E who lay across a Ladder balanced between the Ring and the Steps, again looked nasty.

And of course DJ Zema being hip tossed from the Top of the Ladder in the ring straight to the floor on top of Robbie and Jesse, leaving The Wolves to retain their Championships.

A good Ladder match, which I do strongly feel was to just whet your appetite.

Kazarian vs. Knux

This was the one I was most looking forward to. I love debuts, and especially those which have been building for a while. But the Menagerie perhaps weren’t quite what I hoped.

And take this any way you want, but this felt exactly like you’d expect a TNA idea to play out.

Say what you will, the Menagerie are different enough, but the core idea is most definitely to counteract that of the Wyatt family. Which whilst on the topic, I’m not a big fan of the Wyatt’s. I love the idea, I love the music, the entrance, Bray is awesome. I just don’t think it’s perfect, and I don’t like his Brothers.

This go around, I was rather excited. I actually started to really like Knux in the closing days of The Aces and Eights. He showed he was pretty good on the mic and quite commanding once he had gained the right stage. So it does please me that he is still around. It still bugs me that any mention of The Aces and Eights just isn’t there.

Rebel I like, I’m sold on that, she seems good, I want more Knockouts in the Division, so I hope she is an active Wrestler, which I’m sure she will be. So having her apart of his faction is great too.

Crazy Steve stands out as my favourite, he actually seems to be the most in tune with his Gimmick and playing it to strengths.

And then of course, he’s back… again. Rob Terry, rather than being “The Freak” Rob Terry, he’s just back as The Freak. But to probably hide his identity they just put a bag on his head. That pretty much sums up that Character. He is doing the same stupid flexes, he looks like he struggles walking let alone Wrestling, only now he has a bag on his head. I hope he proves me wrong. But as of right now my interest in this new faction, which is right up my alley has decreased entirely based on the fact that Rob Terry is in it… He’s terrible doesn’t do how bad he is justice.

I thought the music was alright, I liked the Stilt Walkers at the ringside, but another one of my gripes is Knux himself. I’d quite like him to actually go to a bit more effort, maybe look more like a “Ring Leader”. Rather than just a scruffy guy in jeans and a tank top with a beard.

The bad side is Kazarian having to lose to Knux, first time we’ve seen him in ages, Christopher Daniels has gone, Kaz still doing the Bad Influence gimmick, and it’s just sad. Then he has to job, and probably out the company in no time.

Willow vs. Magnus (w/Bram)

So Bram Flakes himself now has a TNA contract, as he went off to make a deal with MVP. Who do you like them…. cereals Bram-Flakes

I do like his British-ness.

Willow seems to be a dying thing too, his excitement has gone, now he’s getting beaten up, put in random matches, and like Matt Fowler from IGN said, he is called Jeff Hardy more than he is Willow. It’s borderline “what’s the point” territory.

This “match” was cut short when Bram got involved, throwing Willow into the steps, getting Magnus a DQ. He then handcuffed Willow to the ropes and attacked him with Magnus’ good friend, Mr. Turnbuckle.

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I like the violence, no doubt this means Willow will be more violent in retaliation, no idea if Bram is going to develop Magnus to a face, or heel, or make him likable. I don’t know. They spent so long on making Magnus who he was, getting him over, turning him heel, making him champ, switching that really quickly to EY then trying to reboot Magnus. No idea.

And last of all, despite MVP came out to the ring earlier on in the night to “announce” EY’s Slammiversary opponent, Bobby Roode got involved, they ended in a brawl.

So this was take two, MVP brought EY to the ring, told him what a great job he’s doing, and announced his Opponent for Slammiversary as someone he has never faced before.

See my gut feeling was it’s going to be Willow, which would have sucked. Then my other feeling was it was going to be MVP. And of course, MVP then attacked EY.

This is where we are, 2Months, that’s all it’s taken for MVP to be like Dixie Carter, like Hulk Hogan, like Eric Bischoff, like The Aces and Eights, like Immortal, like Jeff Jarrett. How many times?

I don’t hate MVP turning, but I do hate that it’s yet another crappy Power Control storyline. They do it every single year. MVP wins control at Lockdown, but oh no, at Bound for Glory he will be defending his Wrestling Operations to someone else.

At least Dixie’s heel turn came out of no-where. If it just stayed between her and AJ Styles it would have worked, but they over did it by making her a dumb rich daughter that didn’t know anything and ruined her company.

2 Months!

Can’t we just have “someone” in Control of TNA who we don’t need to know about, who we don’t see, who isn’t feuding with everyone else in crappy match stipulations. I’m sick of it.

I will however give this time to play out… but you can already see where it’s going. Hey, Maybe Bully Ray will be in charge next… again.

Woo!

Till then,

Dan Wilkinson

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Monday Night Raw #1093: May 5, 2014!!!

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Have you missed me????  Good, because the feeling’s not mutual!!!!

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No rest for the wicked! It’s Back on my B.S like Busta Rhymes! Extreme Rules Dun! Now for RAW #1093! HOL’DAT – BLAOW!!!

WWF PROPA TINGZSIERRA! HOTEL! INDIA! ECHO! LIMA! DELTA! SHIELD!!!! I told you Evolution are TEEF! Triple just forced Dean Ambrose is forced to defend his US title against 20 other men in a Battle Royal, just because The Shield brukk up Evolution! Let’s be real, Ambrose hasn’t defended his title in a hot minute! 351 days as champion…. Let me guess, a new star from NXT gonna win this sh!t???

Can you believe the Big Show is in this match??? Sheamus is up in there too! Ok guys, this ain’t for the André the Giant trophy!!! This is for the US Title muthaf***a!

Mark Henry is up in there!!! Ok that’s the man I’m backing! Get that Ziggler OUT!!!

Did Big Show just slap Heath Slater’s @$$???? Oh hell 2 da naw!

No way! Big Show and Mark Henry eliminated! Everybody rushed them and got them out!!! Sh!t I gotta find a new dude to back!

YES!!! SANTINO ELIMINATED ZIGGLER!!! The crowd didn’t like it but I did!!!! Santino to w….he’s been eliminated??? Oh Sh!t….

OH SNAP!!! Sheamus wins the US Title??!!!!! Isn’t Sheamus ‘Triple Teef’ endorsed??? I’m jussayin…

I just had to mention his name didn’t I??? Here he comes… Mr TEEF!!!

Ambrose mash-up… and he gotta fight again with his bredrin against the Wyatt man dem??? (I hear you jabronies already… “Again??”) Ahh-yeah again and again!!!

Big ups to STC’s Lee Steadx who pointed out that WWE’s champions minus Danny Bryan and the Usos hail from the UK/Ireland in Sheamus, Paige and Wade Barrett… #BestForBusiness

I swear Paul Heyman is one funny muthaf***a!!! Every time he comes out he’s like – MY CLIENT BRRROCK LESSSNAR CONQUERED THE UNDERTAKER’S STREAK AT WRESTLEMANIA!!!! Yeah Nathan Webb of the STC – tell Paul that it’s old and move on!!! I think it’s jokes!!! And I’m STC’s #1 Undertaker fan!

Look at Paul Heyman watching Cesaro and RVD fight with his foot cocked up on the steps! I wanna have an interview with Heyman one day! The man is BRILLIANT!

OMG the person that is streaming this weeks Raw is a BATTYMAN! Why is he switching between Raw and the gay chatline station??? I am distraught…. I’m sorry I gotta remedy this… I need something to erase what I just saw… and I think this is it…

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SHOUT OUT TO STC’S Edmund Mulhall… he understands….

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Damn why did Cesaro go buckwild on RVD like that? Dropping bows on him and f**k!n him up against the ring turnbuckles! thank god for Heyman who stopped him and said ‘you’re gonna get suspended!’

Two things I think about Bray Wyatt: One, he’s been watching too many apocalyptic movies…. particularly that Urotsukidoji film… and two, he has a good singing voice doesn’t he??? HA! HA! HA! HA!

I can no longer show my moms any more wrestling selection now because if she sees this Bray Wyatt fellow she will start talking about the Illuminati and sh!t….

Haha my hero Kane is getting Brie & Danny shook! I’m glad that they gave back Kane his mind game powers… it interests me where this feud will go… I foresee an ambulance match or an inferno match at Payback…. what do you think guys? Answers on a postcard please! Tweet me @MZATheInfamous!GRANT - BODY - P

It’s all good to see that sexy muthaf***a Lana… but to send Alexander Yusef to brukk up another black man in Kofi Kingston???? Racial man Racial!!! Big E or Mark Henry you need to stop this fool!!!!

Forget the match going on…. STC’s Lee Steadx suggests that this should be Lana’s theme music… well THE GRANT SAYS you can do two things: One, create her on WWE2K14, or two, wait til WWE2K15 and hope that Lana makes it the game and this music plays, if not, you can always put it on yourself!

Question – do you think Lana is wearing something underneath that blouse???

Why is Stephanie f**k!n with Danny & Brie??? Didn’t she tell them to get away in a car? Now Steph is like – no – you can’t leave because you would be in breach of contract and the WWE title would be stripped away??? I’m telling you  – my hero Kane is gonna take off with Brie tonight!!! AND THENNNNNNNN!!!!!

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Ok here we go – Bertie Vs Danny in a traditional wrestling contest… I’m waiting for the FYRRRRRE!!!

Great contest by the two, but the FYYYYRE!!!! Brie & Danny run for the hills! Get in the car! Oh no where the keys at????? How the hell did Kane find himself in the car? Me ah tell yuh ah Brie him want! Why couldn’t Kane be in Total Divas???? It would be great!!!!

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Ok time for this Adam Rose dude…. let me see his wrestling skill, I heard that this dude is a don!

But not before the rematch for the Intercontinental Championship between Big E and Wade Barrett…. I’m sure it will be another great contest…but quite frankly…I GOT SOME BAD NEWS… I ain’t gonna talk about this sh!t!!!

No!!! A Mothers Day message from MR.T??? What a good thing WWE edited it! otherwise Raw would be on for another 3 hours!

ARRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHH! DISRESPECT!!! Zeb Colter got a deportation list??? They got Sheamus and especially your heroine Paige??? Yeah, say WE THE PEOPLE NOW MUTHAF***A!!! THE INFAMOUS INFORMER HAS WON!!!! I told you – you cannot out think me! Zeb Colter doesn’t care about YOU!!!! You wait til I get on BDSIR Network…

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Adam Rose is a crazy muthaf***a!!!! Don’t be a Lemon Zeb, be a Rose bud! This dude gonna catch on quick star!

Ok so in this next episode of The Shield Vs The Wyatts, ever since Ric Flair gave The Shield props, Dean Ambrose has been using the figure 4 submission move… I think it’s safe for WWE to finally release The Miz now!!!!

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Just when The Wyatts were gonna get their @SS buss up, Evolution decide to pay a visit. TEEEEEEEEEEEEF!!! What was even more f**ked up, was that Evolution decided to use the triple powerbomb on Roman Reigns!

Less than 1 month until Payback… yo WWE, ever thought of re-assessing your TV rating??? I mean disturbing children on some children of the corn sh!t with Cena, tables on fire, My Hero Kane seemingly got the hots for Brie Bella… yeah I know, they are so much hotter when they are taken….Danny better get a particular set of skills! See what I did there?????

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The Jobber Blogger #104 – TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING – 1/5/14

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Isn’t life great when things feel like a Chore? Yup, it’s one of those weeks again. The Jobber Blogger flies in a day late, but currently I don’t know what to think about this old crazy thing we call “Wrestling”.

The WWE hasn’t been my thing for a long time, and I love TNA. I really do. In fact this week’s show had me rethinking that phrase over and over, “I love TNA!” But then you hear the horror stories, and the backstage rumours and politics, and people leaving, and you just think, what’s going on?

Christopher Daniels has left TNA, Kazarian is looking to leave, and most people think when his contract is up in a few weeks, or whatever it is, he will be gone too. Change is never a bad thing, TNA has filled the gaps with some great new talent, pushed some fantastic older talent, and it’s in a good place. I suppose people will look at this as “They’ve lost yet another TNA original”. But hey, this isn’t the first time Christopher Daniels has left TNA, and it’s not the first time Kazarian has either. Gail Kim left, Angelina Love left, Bobby Lashley left, hell even Jeff Hardy left. But they’ve all come back. Sometimes things just don’t “work”. Doesn’t mean anything is wrong on either side, other than those sides just aren’t running as parallel as they once were.

 

This is an exciting year for Wrestling and for Wrestling fans, Jeff Jarrett, the guy responsible for pouring everything into TNA, is bringing GFW to the world, hopefully by the end of the year. No doubt it’s a fair way off from being anything “spectacular”. But this is ground one, for those people who didn’t know of TNA from day one to jump on board. Competition is the life blood of any business, people are always going to draw comparisons, and it’s never about running anyone out of business, but if you’re not striving to be the best, then you’re doing it wrong. Clearly neither GFW or TNA have what it takes to battle the WWE, but the contrast, similarities and friendships surrounding TNA and the now growing “force” of GFW, it will be real interesting to see some familiar faces and cross over’s.

But hey, that’s distant future talk, this is the right here and now, and this week’s TNA: Impact… did it right. Impact Wrestling Logo

IMPACT WRESTLING – 1/5/14

Yup, we are in the Fifth month of the year, only a matter of weeks and we’re half way through the year, already. That’s crazy.

Impact kicked off with Eric Young fresh from retaining his Championship against Magnus at Sacrifice, looking for his next challenge. MVP keen on the idea pulled in Mr. Anderson, Gunner and Bobby Roode, as the three men who were victorious from Sacrifice. Here’s the thing I like, and yes this “spoils” it a little, but obviously storyline wise, it was Dixie Carter who screwed Bully Ray out of his Tables match, and so therefore MVP overlooked Bobby Roode’s victory. Yet allowed him to participate regardless. And they let Roode win. Roode defeated Gunner and went on to Challenge EY, that’s awesome. They in one move downplay his credibility, but then let Roode without cheating show how legit he is. I respect that. And that draws me into liking Roode (not that I’m not a big enough fan as it is).

To determine who battles EY, Anderson, Gunner and Roode each drew a Card, the two lowest numbers go to battle, and the highest number (Roode) faces the winner of the first match, with the winner of that match taking on Eric Young in the Main Event. A semi little tournament thrown together. And it’s great.

Sure Impact was a little “promo” heavy to kick off the night, and in all honesty I like it when Promo’s are unexpected.

Magnus made his way to the ring to moan about being left out of MVP’s little tournament. But Abyss stood in the crowd stalking his former “employer”. Yup, they still haven’t told us if Abyss is employed or not, which sucks. Mainly because he was never unemployed before. A good way to tell a story is to actually tell all of it, not just make stuff up that you never told and expect people to go along with it. Though I suppose we don’t have any choice but to go along with it.

Magnus and Abyss went at it, brawling, till Magnus escaped the fight. What was unexpected and most awesomely awesome was this guy I believe was called “Brad”. A scruffy British… scruff, and former good friend of Magnus who told him that he has lost who he is, and his suits are stupid. He even said Magnus is stupid and a shell of his former self, because now he has money and success, rather than going around pubs drinking looking like a homeless man. I think the word Brad was looking for, rather than “you’ve changed!” is “you’ve grown up”. Which I think is awesome about Magnus, and currently that puts him in a higher opinion for me, than he being some typical English drunken hoodlum. But new characters are always cool, especially with a violent “past”.

Going for the win for the most non-Wrestling segments on a Wrestling show this week did win, the third segment saw Bully Ray carrying a Table to the ring with “Dixie” spray painted across it. I do like however that Bully just brought it to the ring, pointed it out and pretty much said “By the end of the night, you’re going through that Table!”.

What I would have preferred is for this segment to just crash a Match, for no reason have Bully come out. That would work better for me, and break up the “chattiness”.
Anderson vs. Gunner

There really isn’t much to say about this. It was a rather short lived match. What did stand out to me though was Anderson. Anderson has been a little lost in the murky mid-cards since dethroning Bully Ray from The Aces and Eights. Whereas Gunner has been pushed to the Main Events, even battling for the World Championship.

Put them both together, despite that Anderson is the more experienced, Gunner still feels like he should be the betting man’s choice just given his recent Run. Yet having them both in the ring together, I found myself more on Anderson’s side. Which surprised me. I like Anderson a lot, I do think his best place was within The Aces and Eights, but he does seem to be in a better place recently, at least in his matches. He carried himself really well against Gunner, and that just makes me wish Anderson was perhaps given more room to be “Anderson” on a platform that meant something.

In a weird twist Ending, Storm got involved yes “again”… James Storm TNA business 2

Only Storm “missed” and ended up costing Anderson the match. He attempted his running kick to the back of the head in the Corner, but because Gunner reversed the momentum and threw Anderson in the Gunner, Storm ended up attacking Anderson, leading to the Hanger 18, and Gunner picking up the Victory.

Of course this pretty much just means Anderson is now going to feud with Storm and there is nothing else in it than that. But it’s a little lame that, that is the only way they can think of starting a rivalry. Though on the flip side, it’s far, far better than Angle’s “My son paints his face like Jeff”.

Seriously.
Ethan Carter the third vs. Spud – Exhibition Match

There is something superb about EC3 and Spud together, and Spud’s natural talent easily makes you like him the most, and more. EC3 is doing great work though, and he and Spud talking through the “don’t try this at home” speech was classic.

What was even better was Spud dressed as 2002 era Kurt Angle, shortly after having his head shaved. Angle Spud

Though to bring the mood down, Kurt Angle showed up, said he is finally going to face EC3 next week, and he’s going bring the pain.

What is a pain is Kurt Angle, he’s at the WWE return game again. When asked “if you were to go back to the WWE, who would you want to face” and his reply was “if?”.

That just pisses me off. And it pisses me off as a Fan, I’m sure there are a lot of people backstage in TNA who this just rubs the wrong way. Why pay a guy when he doesn’t want to be there. Get up, get packed, get out. Looking forward to when he’s gone if I’m honest, I like Kurt, I respect him, I respect his decision to go back, I understand it. Just don’t parade it everywhere, to me, it comes across incredibly insulting with regards to TNA, a company I care about. You don’t want to be there, fine, go away.
Gunner vs. Bobby Roode

Rather than having Gunner take on Roode straight after, and or Roode taking on EY straight after, there was a good bit of breathing room between every match.

Whilst on the topic of Gunner, I do want to say that they have done a great job with getting him over, and that he does a great job too. I still think there is more room to grow. It’s a little weird seeing someone as Scruffy as Gunner trying to get the crowd rallied and them behind him. He just doesn’t look like a “good guy”. He’s tough, built, battle tested, violent, scruffy looking. I honestly think if he tweaked his look to fit his Gimmick, he’d have something great. Go with the Army thing, I’d keep the colours, but change his attire. Make him a “warrior”. Gunner Warrior

His ring jacket is awesome, throw in some more unusual Wrestling attired but themed with the Army colours, add some Camouflage face-paint type of design, and you’re onto something pretty awesome.

Something I haven’t seen before was when Roode ran Gunner forward into the ropes, Gunner holds on, leans back causing Roode to fall and Roll backwards. Seen that plenty of times, but as Roode was rolling back onto his Knee’s Gunner had caught up with him and dropped him with a DDT. That was fantastic!

Though of course in the end Bobby Roode picked up the Win with his “Roode Bomb”. I do wish he chose a better name.

Dixie made her way to the ring after showing no concern to Bully Ray and his threats.

Dixie was surrounded by Security, three with her and a line to block the entrance way to the Ring. She was bragging about being the only woman in history to ever put Bully through a Table.

Long story short Bully came out, talked the Security round to getting out of his way, beat up on the Three guys in the ring and was face to face with Dixie.

After placing Dixie between his legs setting up for a Power-Bomb, MVP came out to stop the whole Segment.

I doubt they’d put Dixie through a table. I know they are wanting to build Bully as a big part of the show going into New York. No doubt having him against the Authority of Dixie is the plan. This is the problem with TNA, they recycle the same thing a few times without ever committing to an idea, and then it never see’s it’s true potential. Like they had an idea then changed their minds about who should be within it.

When Anderson first came back he was clashing with Dixie, and it was exciting, but never amounted to anything. AJ Styles, didn’t amount to anything. Most recently is of course Eric Young who was threatened to have a make-over, then didn’t amount to anything. And now it’s Dixie and Bully, which seems to at least have a direction. I think it’s the best choice so far, but who knows. Maybe Dixie will be going through a Table in New York?

Willow vs. Storm

This is one of those matches that feel “strangely placed”. Just having a Match on a card of this kind of clash, usually means something is in store to develop.

Especially considering they’ve been building Willow as a Character, but having him just come out to a Match, and come out first, feels a little strange.

I totally understand that Willow is a strange thing to get into, but I love it.

I think his theme is awesome, his look is awesome. And I love that Jeff is doing different moves under the mask. I know overall it’s pretty much the same onslaught. But it almost feels very old school Jeff Hardy with an unorthodox approach to high risk moves.

I hated Jeff’s adaption of the Twist-of-Fate which goes into a Stunner. I thought that sucked. I love the fall out Cutter, traditional move. However, currently as Willow, the Twist-of-Fate is done like the Stunner, only he holds onto the guy and stands back up himself. It’s weird, looks weird, and I like it.

Speaking of things I like, he did a Baseball slide and just slid out the ring in the same pose and dropped an Elbow drop on Storm who was on the floor! That was insane and awesome, and more of that!

The match escalated with the Steel Steps, and Storm reaching for his Beer Bottle, but Willow had his Umbrella…. yes that is a fair pairing.

Storm got pushy with the Ref, the match got thrown out and as Storm was leaving, guess what, Anderson got involved and Mic Check’d Storm to the floor.
DJ Z and The Bromans vs. The Wolves and Sanada

The Bromans had a good rant at MVP about how unfair Sacrifice was. And no, not for the last minute DQ rule, but for the 3 on 2 advantage they had, and it throwing off their offence and timing.

I actually didn’t write much down for this match, what I did Write was “FANTASTIC”.

This was a brilliant match, Wolves and Bromans have been tearing it up as it is, throw in Sanada and it was just fantastic.

People flying everywhere, great Tag-Team Wrestling, and how awesome are The Wolves?

This is the future of TNA, and it’s a future I am liking a lot!

Eddie Edwards dropped his Top-Rope foot-stomp on DJ Z to put him down, Sanada then landed his Moonsault and Davey Richards finished him off with the Final Foot-Stomp for the Win.

Watch This Match!

The Beautiful People – Beautiful Celebration.

Earlier on in the night Angelina had reportedly gotten a letter from the board of directors regarding her recent win as Knockouts Champion. Stating that now she is the champion she must show a more appropriate manor, for her actions reflect the Company.

Of course she and Velvet were not going to do that, and the main source of problems were of course their “attire”.

Angelina and Velvet turned up to this “celebration” in formal gowns, only to pretend to Strip off. By just removing their gloves, and then laughing about fooling everyone.

Yup, they wrote the letter themselves and used it to tease a striptease. I don’t see how any of this fits a Celebration.

Anyway, Gail Kim confronts Angelina, which is pretty awesome to have Gail turning face. She’s been Heel ever since she came back, and for her to represent the Knockouts Division makes sense, and so naturally she turns against those more “bad” than she is.

Gail goes on the attack, reaching for their Gowns to undress them, needless to say, they both escape.

But are then met by Brittany and Madison who Strip them both instead…. Yup, that happened.
Bobby Roode vs. Eric Young – World Heavyweight Championship

EY is awesome! I do fear he will be turned against, but he’s been a fan favourite for so long that I hope that isn’t the case. Having him front and centre and actively defending the belt is a good idea to keep him fresh and respected.

Not to mention that he with his awesomely wacky music amongst “EY” Chants, and standing tall on the Ropes holding the Belt over his head – it just works.

Earlier on in the night EY had a backstage interview where he said that Roode is the best guy to take Championship from him. Obviously the history between these two is great, and I’d actually really like that to be taken to a higher level.

Roode and EY feuding for a little while would be great.

Again going back to the fact that regardless of MVP playing dumb to Bobby Roode’s credibility, he himself backs it up, and so do those around him. I like that.

EY once again pulled out a Pile-Driver, which looked Horrible, though Roode obviously was fine. But still, it just unsettles me to watch.

EY kicked out of a Roode Bomb but in the end it was EY’s top-rope Elbow Drop which got him the victory.

A very good match between the both of them, but what was the best thing to happen, was EY extending his hand out to Roode, and picking him up.

Nothing more than that, but that was enough to make everyone feel good! Not sure what direction this is going in now, but I certainly like the mutual respect, and general respect being placed on Roode.

As much as this show was packed, next week looks to be a full card too!

EC3 vs. Kurt Angle

The Bromans vs. The Wolves – Tag-Team Championship – Ladder Match

and the Debut of The Menagerie

I am actually really looking forward to the Debut of Knux’s new stable of wild animals with a Circus, Carnival twist.

Till then,

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The Jobber Blogger #103 – TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING – SACRIFICE – 27/4/14

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I would like to start out with a Heart Felt “Thank You”, for your over whelming and out-pouring Birthday Wishes for me this past Monday. And by over-whelming, I mean… One.

But that one tickles my Senses like Spider-Man falling face first into a pit of Villains coats… and they had knifes and sowing kits within their hidden pockets! Scary stuff!

Yes TNA Sacrifice has been and gone, I am starting to feel like the names are “fine”, but they don’t really offer anything to say… “Sacrifice”. Maybe it’s time to shake things up and find a “Theme” for PPV’s such as these. Say a new “King of the Mountain” type of Match where the World Champion has the Deck stacked, and what would he, and his opponents “Sacrifice” for that Gold. IE their body, with crazy moves.

Crazy moves sums up Sacrifice, another Solid Bell to Bell PPV from TNA. Sure it has some “odd things” within it, but overall, TNA’s problem is never it’s product, the product is always good!

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 TNA: SACRIFICE – 27/4/14

 Did you expect me to end the opening Paragraph rant with “the product is always good!”. Because I certainly didn’t. Speaking of me not certainly doing, didn’t, anything. I shall get back to that later!

Yes I decided to throw my face into my Hat and come out with some “Predictions”. So The Jobber Blogger shall play along as I told how stupid I was, and how awesomely right I am!

 The Bromans and DJ Z vs. The Wolves – 2on3 – World Tag-Team Championships

This one was a pretty safe bet. It’s been obvious since The Wolves debuted that they were the best Tag-Team going. It was only a matter of time before TNA paired them with the highest prize they could win.

Be right back, off to put on my Joggers!

Okay back, now equipped with Warmer clothing. The study in which I write The Jobber Blogger’s each and every week (or multiple times a week) is like an Arctic Tundra, filled with Eskimo’s coats with pocket knives and sowing kits in hidden compartments.

I actually didn’t expect the actions of recent weeks to lead to DJ Z being a factor in the match, but the 3 on 2 mentality clearly shows the lesser shall prevail.

True fact.

Speaking of DJ Z, he has since shaved the head which adorned the hair he was once loved, and has dyed it funky colours, like a Hip Jeff Hardy. He even colour-coordinated his attire to match that of his Team Mates.

I’ve always thought Zema was pretty good… but his “gimmick” sucked. I like him better with The Bromans, but he still doesn’t “click” as he’s found his true “form”. I like quotation marks… what of it.

Also due to the recent Tom Foolery from The Bromans, MVP had made the match a No DQ bout, but wanted to inform The Bromans once it’s Bell Time. So to do so Eddie Edwards had a little “note” from MVP with the ruling. Like the many, many… well every PE lesson I had for the last 2 years of School. Good ol MVP. No, don’t be silly… he didn’t get me out of PE. Now look at me, sitting down watching Wrestling, playing Video Games and Blogging…. bliss.

Edwards eventually got singled out, (as so often happens) what I thought was rather interesting was that Eddie and Zema seemed to exchange a good couple of Hard shots back and forth. One might think that there was some “bad blood” between them. But, it was probably just, whatever. Another scientific explanation.

whatever

In the end good old Davey Richards got the Tag and it was go time with The Wolves shifting it up a Gear. Their Tag-Team presence is fantastic, and I always talk about their Timing, but I can also say this, Davey Richards is one thing – Legit. Not to down play Eddie at all, but it’s so blatantly obvious, he is going to be over-shadowed, and fully eclipsed one day, the same eclipse to perhaps be The Wolves last howl?

That’s all poppy cock and whizz hardy! What is true is that The Wolves are the new TNA – Tag Team Champions. And properly this time, not like their “House show” victory title run mess.

This also means that I was right!

Jobber Blogger WIN

 Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw – Committed Match

Okay so when I wrote #102 of The Jobber Blogger, I didn’t even include Anderson vs. Shaw, it wasn’t mentioned on Impact aside from their continued “feuding”. It wasn’t till WrestleZone put up a post breaking down the Sacrifice card fully.

So I went back and amended it, but it didn’t state it was a “Committed Match”. The stipulation states the Winner. From the get-go I knew I was going to be wrong about Shaw winning. But up until that point Shaw had a fair number of victories over Anderson. I do believe Anderson won the last match, which meant this could go either way. Should it just be a match, I would have expected Shaw to possibly pick up an under-handed Win.

However if it’s a Committed match, then Anderson can’t lose. Just, impossible. He’s like Superman in this environment. Though if he did lose would be most interesting. Do they actually send their Talent to a Psychiatric Hospital? What would happen if Anderson actually had to endure that? Now that would be better.

Still, let’s just carry on shall we? Shaw does a good job of being the Crazy dude, though I do think it might limit his Wrestling abilities currently, I don’t even know if we’ve seen the last of him, or what is going to happen. Anderson seemed in good form, he’s always a bit hit and miss. But for this match he seemed on point. Very straight forward, very loud, very violent. It was good.

Shaw chocked out Anderson at one point and yet again started to pursue Christy, this just led to Anderson getting the upper hand and taking the fight to the back. He was pounding on the back of Shaw, and throwing him into the Guard Rails. I do remember Shaw was a bit of a risk taker, so he’s probably quite happy doing these spots, but still. Anderson then dropped him what looked rather hard, onto a Cart, which he then ran into some of those nicely placed storage boxes in the back. Shaw got a tiny bit of momentum back on his side till Christy showed up, Low-Blow’d him, and Anderson dropped him with a Mic Check to the floor / back of Van. Then threw him in and closed the doors.

Silly match, but if it has Storyline implications then it would be pretty cool. Wait and see.

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 Spud and Ethan Carter the third vs. Kurt Angle and Willow

 I found it hilarious when Kurt and Willow stood side by side. I know it’s Wrestling and all that. But Angle as the only guy to transition from Olympic Wrestling to Pro-Wrestling, it was just funny. He’s stood there, donned in his American Flag themed Attire, years of training, Olympic Gold, and here’s Jeff Hardy, jigging around, screaming like a woman and sliding across the floor with an Umbrella. Kurt…… you’ve made it.

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I do believe this got a fair bit of “Boring” chants at the start, but I do feel it was to do with the opening part of the match. Not that the crowd didn’t want to see it, but I do have a problem with the crowd, which I was address later on when it’s more relevant.

Spud had his fair share of chants too, which is awesome. It shows he is really coming into his own, and there is no doubt that his popularity is going to grow. I think movements like that only work when they aren’t played upon. The second the becoming acknowledged, they become irrelevant. A hard balance EY is going to face going forward.

What was cool though was Willow jumping off the Top Rope with his Umbrella…. admittedly he did just land straight on the floor with EC3 and Spud barely softening his landing at all. But then, that also makes it slightly funnier.

Funny is probably is how this is best described, EC3 even hit a Stinger Splash, the screaming “wooo” and everything. It wasn’t acknowledged by Taz or Tenay, but it certainly tickled my humorous horn.

Spud eventually got singled out, Willow did the whole “Twist of Fate / Stunner” thing, Angle did a modified half way through Angle Slam, but Jeff’s Swanton for the Win was awesome, it barely gave him any leaping room, so he just jumped vertically and shifted in mid air to land it for the Win, awesome!

Though it is annoying, like IGN’s own Matt Fowler pointed out, Willow is being “Jeff Hardy” more than he is Willow.

Jobber Blogger WIN

 Tigre Uno vs. Sanada – Best of x3 – Final Match – X-Division Championship

The problem with the Best of x3, is there is always going to be 3 matches. Which would be cooler if say Sanada won on Match #2. That’s why a Best of x5 gives you more wiggle room to build momentum and desperation.

Either way, a great pairing and some great matches. But this, this was the best.

The match we’ve been waiting for from these two.

Uno locked in this crazy looking Submission, trapping Sanada’s head between his legs, and tying up his legs whilst pulling on his Arm. It just looked… crazy. Most submission holds usually show a sign of some form of Wiggle room, this just looked nasty.

I genuinely thought Sanada might be hurt multiple times through-out this match, which I guess comes with the territory of Uno’s Lucha Libre style, mixed with the X-Division, and PPV level.

Uno dived over the ropes, looking as if one of his knees landed hard on the top of Sanada’s head, causing him to instantly grasp and point at his collar bone.

This of course doesn’t sell Sanada short, who is great in his own ways, but if anyone stood tall in this environment, it was Uno.

Uno’s Capture/Cradle Suplex-DDT thing is insane. We saw it last week on Impact, but it’s an insane move. This took Sanada out, setting him up for his Sabre Tooth Splash, but missed, leaving Sanada to hit one of the most powerful Moonsaults I’ve seen in recent memory and taking the win.

The problem I have with this match is simple, The Crowd.

Part of the reason I love TNA, is because it makes you feel like you’re a part of the “grown up” Wrestling community. Sure you have kids watching and you have idiots.

I remember watching TNA live in Manchester last year, and the people in front were swearing and yelling all kinds of insulting derogative things towards the Knockouts. Now granted, you can dislike Women’s wrestling, I didn’t for a long time. The WWE’s Women’s Division was always so terrible. Now the Knockouts can struggle here and there, but over all they can go like no other Wrestling Company has let their Women perform at.

So you have these great new talents in TNA, and I for one love seeing a Mexican and Japanese style enthused in the mix of the American / British wrestling ensemble TNA offers.

Which makes me annoyed when you have such idiots in the crowd sayings “Let’s go Goku”.

I can appreciate and laugh at all kinds of jokes, and remarks. But when it’s blatant disrespect, that annoys me from an Audience I am so passionate about.

Uno and Sanada have had some of the best matches in recent memory, and for my money, this match was the match of the night. I can’t say enough good things about it, and I just hope that it would encourage a respectful crowd. Rather than distance themselves to a formality we’ve seen for years.

Jobber Blogger WIN

 James Storm vs. Gunner – I Quit Match

There is only one complaint I have about this whole feud, and it’s the stupid re-use of that crap we have every time a Team breaks up, and in TNA, that’s very often.

“THEY WERE ONCE LIKE BROTHERS!”

No they weren’t, didn’t you watch the show?

And if they were, then clearly them fighting makes them more like Brothers. Why do they need to be Brothers to sell me on a feud, they don’t like each other, jealousy, whatever, who cares, FIGHT!

It’s Wrestling damn it!

I know it’s not a recent thing, but Storm obviously has been doing different things with his hair recently, should I comment on that? I notice these things. But also he has gone for a more Goatee look with snazzy Sideburns, rather than the full beard he once had. And Gunner another guy with a big beard has now trimmed his down to a much thinner Goatee. I do wonder if that is to make EY stand out as the guy with a Big Beard. Seeing as how Dixie invented it… and half of her Roster have them.

While I was fairly sure Gunner would eventually win this match, I was pleased at just how violent and aggressive The Cowboy was.

It was a brutal match, everything you would expect from an I-Quit match. It is hard to think of different ways to end such a match that we haven’t seen before. This, which is a very similar ending to AJ Styles vs. Tommy Dreamer, and Jeff vs. Matt Hardy, when Jeff tied Matt to a Table and climbed to the Top of a Ladder, and of course could see what was going to happen next and Quit the match.

I do look forward to more creative ways to finish these types of Matches. But there is one thing that they will always have in common. Brutality.

Gunner must have bladed first, but Storm smashed a Beer Bottle over his head, and the second he hit the mat he had a cut. It looked pretty good… in the sadistic way that Wrestling provides this Story Telling.

Storm wasn’t done, ripping the Belt from the Ref and trapping Gunner in the Ropes, he violently attacked him, whipping his back constantly till he just stumbled backward into a ferocious Last Call Superkick.

Again, this match didn’t play in Storms favour, but it did solidify him as the Badass Heel I want him to be. You wouldn’t want to mess with this guy, that makes him a great counter balance to Eric Young. And I stand by that.

Still, Gunner built his momentum by smashing his head into the Turn Buckles, the ending came when they played the Two Steel Chairs set up front to front ala Lockdown. Only this time Gunner placed a Guard Rail between the Two Stains and Superplexed the Cowboy straight onto it. Very little give, and Storm’s injuries following show that he has some fractures and bruising. Gunner wasn’t done and picked up a Shard of Glass from the Beer Bottle and placed it against the Forehead of Storm, which is of course when he Quit.

Another great match.

Jobber Blogger WINAngelina Love (w/Velvet Sky) vs. Madison Rayne – Knockouts Championship

The Knockouts seem to silent the Crowd as of late. I don’t know why that is. Maybe they’re not paying attention, maybe bored. Maybe in awe. Who knows.

Angelina of course controlled the majority of the match, though I did add another note of her being awesome.

Make Over Predator

Madison hit the “Rain-Drop /Rayne-Drop” ?? Then set up Angelina for the spear, she hit nothing but turnbuckle post, which led to Angelina connecting with her Botox Injection running Axe-Kick. It’s such an awesome move for a Knockout to use also, plus plays well to Angelina’s Long Legs and Big boots. Which should be a Cover of Storm’s old Longnecks and Rednecks.

In the end Angelina attempted a Top Rope cross-body which she missed. Madison then connected with a Spear, but Velvet played the deciding factor, spraying Hairspray in the eyes of Madison as she stumbled back into a Roll Up and Victory for Angelina Love. The x6 Time Record Breaking Knockouts Champion!

Jobber Blogger WIN

Bully Ray vs. Bobby Roode – Tables Match

Bully cut a really good “Bully Ray” styled promo going into the match, probably could have done without the Double Sledge through a Table though. Having Bully hit a table and break it, to me, makes the Tables look weak, not make Bully look Strong.

At first I thought Gunner and Storm would take a higher place on the Card than this match, but I guess with the Storyline implications in place it makes sense. But Bully felt like Bully in this match, coming down to a huge “Tables, Tables, Tables” chant as his music played and he got Face to Face with Roode. It just cemented that Big Match feel.

Sure the crowd were chanting sh*t factor at Roode, but then Roode is the best, so it doesn’t really count. Also –

Roode Swearing

Sums it up

Tables matches also suffer from what I said was the problem last time, one Table just isn’t enough.

Bully was trying to Powerbomb Roode through a Table, he countered Twice, but on the Third time the Ref got knocked down and Roode went through the Table. Which obviously didn’t count Oh, the irony. Is that even ironic? I don’t know.

It’s almost cartoonish levels of stupidness when the Ref’s going flying these days, but people just think “meh… Wrestling”. Not “do something different”.

Bully placed Roode on the two tables side by side on the outside, Bully then made his way up the Turnbuckle when a skinny bearded bloke pushed him off through the Tables. Of course, the Ref saw Bully go through the Tables and Roode took the Win.

I should really start betting more on Roode. I always want him to win, and he does. Yet I don’t think he will.

Regardless, of course my joke from a few weeks back was actually True… and now it’s insignificant, so yay.. and Damn you, go out to Dixie Carter.

Donned as a rodey, screwed Bully out of this match. Obviously he didn’t lose anything aside from a Tables match being “his speciality” and just the pain of going through Tables.

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Jobber Blogger LOSE

 Magnus vs. Eric Young – World Heavyweight Championship

I don’t think EY is losing popularity yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised for it to start happening. Apparently it’s already happening with Daniel Bryan, but it always does. When it goes from being “our thing” to everyone’s thing, people resent it. They almost done feel Worthy anymore.

Which is why a legit push for an awesome talented Heel always works better, and continues to work. When you change that Heel to be a face, it just doesn’t work anymore.

EY was talking about how he gets motivated when the Crowds chant “Go EY Go, Go EY Go!” a Chant I’ve never heard. To me it sounds like TNA are really pushing Chants and Crowd interaction to create “movements”. Here’s a thing, let it happen… don’t make it happen.

Also Magnus called himself Wreck-it-Ralph for some reason….

The Main Event though didn’t feel like anything was going to be “sacrificed” and I don’t even feel like Magnus really felt like a true contender. Probably with the lack of Build up and announcements that he would actually be cashing in his Rematch.

But what was really good about the Main Event, is that it was a Wrestling Match. No fancy gimmicks, no silly ending, no weapons, no Ref’s flying around. It was just EY vs. Magnus – Wrestling Match – World Championship. Simplicity, and perfect.

EY has easily shifted his game into the highest possible gear since being Champion, EY has always been a great Wrestler, but it’s his time to show everyone, he has always been a great Wrestler.

The match kicked off with some great Headlock take-downs by EY, and the Wrestling continued from there. Magnus’ patented Re-bound from Ropes Clothesline was on point, so was EY’s Top-Rope Moonsault, even though he missed.

Magnus caught EY from the Top Rope and dropped him down in his “Driver” manoeuvre for a Kick-out.

This led him to grab a Crowbar of sorts, only for it to be taken from him, and attempted a Low-Blow on EY whilst the Ref had his back turned, EY countered, dropped him with the Pile-Driver for yet another Kick-out this time from Magnus.

Alas, EY eventually Caught Magnus one last time with yet another Pile-Driver, followed it up with his Top-Rope Elbow rope and retained his World Championship in impressive form.

It’s a shame that the Main Event was “built” more, but the actual match quality no doubt made up for it. It at once secures Magnus as credible, and secures Eric Young, as Worthy.

Jobber Blogger WIN

Over-all Sacrifice was a top quality PPV. Not quite sure where things are going to go from here on out. Certainly Bully Ray and Bobby Roode / Dixie Carter aren’t done by a long-shot. Knux is returning to impact with his Girl-Friend “Rebel” along with his friends, Crazy Steve and The Freak. A new Stable, perhaps a kin to the Wyatt family?

Certainly exciting to see what happens going toward Slammiversary.

Though on a closing note, as legit as it might be for Wrestlers to lose to a Pile-Driver, and how TNA can be different to use it. I still feel uncomfortable to witness it. It’s not worth the risk, on the odd occasion, perhaps. This regularly, I’d rather they didn’t.

Of course that isn’t my call.

What did you think to Sacrifice? Did you like it? What didn’t you like? Who did you pick to Win?

Let me know in the Comments below or head on over to Facebook.com/TotalNonstopRewind and let your Voice be heard!

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The Jobber Blogger #102 – TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING 24/4/14

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It just dawned on me that I chose the Wonderful 101 as a Header for my Blog Post last week, rather than the infamously more famous..ly, 101 Dalmatians. I came to this realisation by thinking about the fact that I needed something for 102… like 102 Dalmatians. Which I’ve also never seen.

I’ve seen the first one, I meant I haven’t played the Wonderful 101. Long story short, as it is wide and thin. Also Brief. Impact hailed from… some place this week, and it was yet again a lovely mixture of things! Some good Wrestling, some weird Segments, and for a go-home show (the last show before Sacrifice) it did a pretty good job of setting the table.

Not like the crazy Victorians and the 102 items of their cutlery ensemble-monstrosity they deemed “essential”.

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Impact Wrestling – 24/4/14

Magnus kicked off Impact, yay for talking segments! : slow clap : It’s a little weird that this is the first time we’ve seen Magnus since he lost The World Championship two weeks ago, even stranger given the fact the Rematch is taking place as Sacrifice’s Main Event.

But alas, it wasn’t Eric Young Magnus wanted to chew out, but his old Buddy, old Pal, Abyss. Abyss obviously was hired by Magnus to have his back, and by Magnus logic, that’s also a relevant form of logic, like the over-used “Magnus Rules”. Abyss’ contract was with him, and not TNA, and therefore MVP couldn’t fire Abyss even if he did get involved.

Magnus Logical

When did Abyss not have a TNA contract?

Who cares, what is important is that Magnus threatened Abyss with the Turnbuckle he held in his hand. Which was pretty neat, never actually seen what the Hook / Rope holder part looks like in its full glory. He also referred to it as Mr. Turnbuckle, which took off as a Chant, which makes me so very happy!

Quick side note, Magnus goes crazy and draws a face on Mr. Turnbuckle and takes him everywhere with him…. I should write the show.

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Think of the T-Shirts!

I am a Merchandising machine! Often called a Printer.

Long story brief, (there’s a throw back! Ooooh yeah! Snailed It!” Anywho, Magnus declared Abyss “Fired” from Magnus Enterprises, yes the very same Enterprises that contains both Magnus Logic and Magnus Rules…

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This just writes itself.

So with Abyss now fired from Magnus, and not employed, he can’t “touch” Magnus without a lawsuit, so of course MVP makes the match between them both, and if Abyss wins, he gets a Full-Time contract. Okay it bugs me that for some reason he’s not on the Roster… when he most clearly is. Wrestling gibberish crap!

Or of course the more commonly placed phrase

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Kurt Angle vs. Spud

EC3 gave Spud the pep talk as per usual, and how lovely it was… as per usual. We’ve seen Spud referred to as the Lion, the Tigre, the Hunter, but today, he was going to be the Giselle!

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Though even a Giselle would come across more fearsome than Kurt Angle’s moniker of The Machine!

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Should of specified what type of Machine

I should write this show.

I don’t think Angle is back to full health yet from his recent surgery, hence the brace, and hence the fact that he and Spud didn’t really do too much. Though Angle is of course impressive, or as impressive as continually injuring yourself can be.

Angle quickly picked up the win over Spud, in what I think was a Tap-Out victory. My attention spam wondered off as my new batch of Marvel Mascot Figures arrived!

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EC3 then jumped Angle straight after the Bell and Willow came down to help out. And so, Willow and Angle vs. EC3 and Spud at Sacrifice is now a Thing. Again, I think it adds a good match, kills two feuds with one Match, and gives Angle room to recuperate.

Though I do wish Willow wasn’t as “buddy buddy” and was violent toward Angle too, and everyone.

Kenny King vs. Bobby Lashley

King yet again was getting on MVP’s nerves as he sat waiting in MVP’s office, trying to once again get on the show. And in true Wrestling naffness, MVP said he had a “Big opponent” for him. I do find it funny that Lashley made a cool return, and has barely been seen since.

I almost forgot he was on the Roster. Though he has a pretty decent Theme, and he can actually Wrestle, and he’s very damn good at it. He’s like a talented credible Rob Terry.

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This was actually a decent matchup between both King and Lashley, I mean that in the terms of the pairing between them both together in the ring. The match itself was excellent, and I’d like to see them go at it without the silly “ending”.

Also it bugged me a little that the Ref was stopping Lashley’s strikes. I get that it’s “not in the rules”, but it sticks out so much when a Ref does something which they never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever do in any other match. It makes it blatantly obvious where the match is going.

Still, something I’ve never seen before was King jumping for a Over-Head neckbreaker from the second Rope I think, possibly the top-rope. Yet he was caught, and Full-Stop caught by Lashley in his delayed Suplex. Lashley didn’t even Stumble, he just Caught him, held him, walked with him, dropped him. Fantastic move.

King then rolled out the Ring and took a Count-out Loss. So hoping these two lock horns again soon.

Austin Aries vs. MVP

This was my most anticipated match of the night, and it was great. It was one of the matches you just watch, and make very little notes. Which goes into my file of “just watch it”.

It perhaps wasn’t the best these two can do, but I am fully sure it’s just a taster to whet one’s appetite.

It’s been too long without Aries on TV, or just without Aries. I don’t see him rising to the Top of the Roster anytime soon either, which is a shame. Though EY should easily have a decent Run, and if he doesn’t drop the belt to Storm, then it should go to Aries, without it being all “Storyline” rubbish, just Aries vs. Young – and have a True, Fantastic Wrestling match, where Aries would take the gold no doubt.

I can’t tell you how much I am looking forward to Destination X, I want the X-Division Championship to become relevant and important, and having all of these top guys gunning for that Belt so they can cash it in, that’s something I can’t wait for.

Aries attempted his 450 Splash, missed MVP who managed to roll out the way and connected with his Yakuza kick for the Win.

James Storm and Bobby Roode vs. Bully Ray and Gunner

Here is something that worries me, Tenay kept referring to Bully and Gunner as this “New Team”. The title “New Team” scares the hell out of me. I don’t want another Throw-Together Team. Specially of developed Stars. Aries and Roode, worked. But Gunner and Bully, not a chance. You don’t spend time putting over Gunner to build him as a Top Talent, then throw him into the murky Tag-Team waters with Bully Ray. Bully Ray should not be in any other team. It’s just a No-Go territory.

So I hope it’s just a random / here and there pairing, rather than them going forward as Tag-Team Contenders.

And on the flip side, this is my problem with Storm and Roode. I like most everyone else would love a Beer Money reunion. And currently they are both at least on talking terms, so it could work. They always said they never liked each other, but respected each other and worked brilliantly together. They can play on that success more than ever now. So if that’s the direction they chose, then awesome.

But what I want is simple. Eric Young should remain World Champion, and he’s now the Top Face in the Company. The Top Heel is now James Storm. I don’t care how anyone else looks at it, yes Magnus is in the Main Events but Magnus is not a convincing “Bad Guy”.

James Storm is a “Bad Guy”. He will Smash a Beer Bottle over your Dad’s head. He’s “Not Sorry” anymore. Not to mention his new Theme and Look cement that darker persona. He’s the kind of Heel you want in the Main Events, least who I want. He’s the kind of guy who will walk up to you and Punch you in the Mouth and never back down. Magnus will walk away from fights, run away from Problems. Storm currently is the Heel who doesn’t back down, doesn’t run away and will bring the fight to you… and Win. He’s who I want in the Main Event, he’s the perfect counter Balance to Eric Young. Both TNA originals.

And if they’re not going to do that…then Beer Money. But Storm should be in the Main Events.

It seems the fact that Gunner likes to use the Diving Head-Butt is reason enough to pair him with Bully. The whole What’s-Up motion later and Gunner is setting up Roode on a Table outside. Bully does a horribly timed Elbow Drop from the Apron and puts himself through the Table.

Gunner drops Roode with the Hanger 18 only to turn around to a vicious Last-Call Super-Kick from Storm who picks up the Win.

Bully and Roode do battle at Sacrifice in a Tables Match, which I hope Roode wins. Though there’s a good chance he won’t.

Storm and Gunner do battle in an I-Quit match at Sacrifice, where again, I hope Storm wins. I feel like he won’t, but I really hope he does. If he does, then it’s Main Events.

Mr. Anderson took a Road Trip to Samuel Shaw’s house, where upon Arrival found a rather forward and flirty Red Headed Mrs Shaw called Christy.

Anderson then had a nosey around in Samuel’s bedroom in the basement, which didn’t look abnormal in the slightest, just a normal Bedroom. Only it was in the “basement”. I thought it looked nice. I don’t get what was weird about it.

Anyway, Samuel turned up home and attacked Anderson, in a very “Paranormal Activity” type of way the Camera man ran up stairs to find Mrs Shaw, followed by heavy footsteps coming from behind. Which was Samuel, a bit bloodied and battered who then cuddled his Mum, and we don’t know where Anderson is.

Aside from in the basement. I like the idea… see where it goes.

In the same kind of madness, we saw what I guess was the final Knux video. Where he is sat with people watching this girl dance with Fire. Then they both decide they won’t leave each other’s side again. And Knux tells her he has to come back to Impact Wrestling, and so she says she is going with him.

So really… what was the point. Put the events together, Knux misses his old Sweetheart, travels home to find her. He finds her, she’s pissed because he left and his Fathers Fair is ruined from a flood. Knux reconnects a relationship with her and his Father, both pissed he left and that his life is here with them. He decides to stay and help clean up the mess from the flood, but then leaves back to Wrestling, taking her with him away from his Father’s struggling profession.

What?

I don’t understand how any of this makes any sense with regards to Knux in the future. What would have been cool is if we saw his Bikes, or Aces and Eights cut etc, and mentions of how he left with the Gang, and how that effected his Family. That would have been neat, but no mention of it. He was in a Car too.

I should Write this show. – Also the music in these segments are awesome!

The Beautiful People vs. Gail Kim and Madison Rayne

Earlier on in the night The Beautiful People claimed they were going to give Madison a much needed “make-over”. Madison then hit the ring calling them both out. Blah blah blah, Madison apologised, then attacked them, they beat her up, Brittany tried to help, got her ass kicked, then they put the Bag with Angelina’s face on it, on Madison.

Not much of a Makeover. Though it does make me think that they should move their talents to other parts of the World too, not just Women in TNA.

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Gail Kim then confronted Madison claiming that although they aren’t friends anymore, Gail isn’t a fan of what The Beautiful People are doing to the Knockouts Division, and thus, they joined forces.

Also Brittany apparently suffered a “Concussion”, and she’s doing this weird Stalker thing with Madison, ala Mickie James / Trish Stratus.

It was a shame that the Crowd were rather quiet for the duration of the show, but unfortunately if you Tape multiple shows back to back, it does start to wear a little thin.

Either way, the match was really good, which is something awesome about TNA. Not to mention Velvet is far better as a Heel. And I can’t tell you how happy I am Angelina is back!

Madison Speared Velvet but Angelina rolled up Madison from behind straight after, holding the “trunks” for a 3-Count Victory.

There was this weird Video of being down in the Drains, with Water pouring in and Running rats above. It didn’t last long nor did it develop to anything. So no idea if that was part of the show or not. I shall try and find out and include a Video Link if I do.

Either way, it was pretty cool, I like weird things, especially if it means new Wrestlers… specially Weird ones.

Although I find nothing relevant to it…. o.O so maybe I imagined it.

Magnus vs. Abyss

Eric Young joined Taz and Tenay on commentary, which is the first time we’ve seen the World Champion all show. Which kind of sucks, I think the World Champ needs to used far more. Just something to keep him fresh, else they quickly become insignificant.

Magnus and Abyss didn’t Wrestle for very long before Magnus just threw it out with a blatant Low-Blow on Abyss to counter the Chokeslam. This of course went down as a DQ, so technically Abyss won, whether that means he gets back on the TNA Roster Full-Time is unknown.. given that he never left the Roster! Arghh madness!

Magnus then went crazy with a Steel Chair, EY ran in to stop Magnus, but did no good. As Magnus then just beat down on both EY and Abyss with the Chair.

I actually really like that as an ending, though it is a little bit like Triple H beating down Daniel Bryan before Mania. But who’s paying attention… o.O

TNA: Sacrifice is Live Tonight in the US, and Wednesday in the UK!

I hope to have my Write-Up done by Wednesday for all you Jobber Blogger fans!

But to get you interested, this is how the Card looks!

Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw

The Wolves vs. The Bromans – (handicap 3 on 2) – World Tag-Team Championships

Kurt Angle and Willow vs. EC3 and Spud

Gunner vs. Storm – I Quit Match

Bobby Roode vs. Bully Ray – Tables Match

Angelina Love vs. Madison Rayne – Knockouts Championship

Sanada vs. Tigre Uno – Best of x3 – Final Match – X-Division Championship

Eric Young vs. Magnus – World Heavyweight Championship

My picks are:

Shaw win

The Wolves win

Kurt Angle and Willow win

Gunner win

Roode win

Angelina Love win

Sanada win

Eric Young win

For you long-time readers out there, I have changed my opinions of who might Win. Let’s see if I’m right!

Till then!

Dan Wilkinson

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The Jobber Blogger #101 – TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING – 17/4/14

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A whole week later and the big news has had time to sink in. No, not the Undertaker losing, that’s been more than a week. Of course it was last week’s TNA related big news, no not Eric Young, but The Jobber Blogger’s 100th Issue, which was viewed… on facebook, a few times. No idea if anyone clicked on the link or read it! Whoop! Rolling in style!

So here we are at aptly named “Wonderful 101”, if anyone knows Video Games you probably hate me a little more now. No, I’ve never played the game, I just know it’s name… Wii U.

A different name for a different thing.

But one thing that shall remain with the same name currently going forward, is the same thing that existed prior with the same name, now entering its own brand new, “Century” of Wrestling dribble-sauce Spectacular!

Ladies and Gentleman! The Jobber Blogger! :bows gracefully and trumps a little:

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TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING – 17/4/14

The Wrestling world has been all about Eric Young winning the “big one”, and while some TNA fans seem to resent the possibilities of TNA copying the WWE, they are without question… stupid.

It is blatantly obvious, though TNA have put forward it has all to do with Eric’s upcoming season of “Off the Hook”… which stinks of a smelly pile of Hook Fish B-S. Though no doubt, it does play a part.

Face of the matter is this, Eric Young deserves it, reasons or not, the Wrestling World is happy, they love EY and they respect EY. Now let’s hope he has a Title Run to be proud of.

Speaking of EY, Impact kicked off with the New World Champ addressing his Victory. And that he being a World Champion to be proud of, is his way of Paying Back the Fans for their “10 years of unsolicited support for me, and this is payback for you guys”

For those of you wanting a little Tickle Kick – Unsolicited “things you receive that you do not ask for, and may not want”.

So swings and roundabouts with that one

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EY has vowed to Defend the Championship, wherever against whoever and whenever. If only he could attack the dude in the Golf Course again, or Pin D’Lo Brown in the Newsagents.

The good old days.

Alas, things can’t stay good forever, and Dixie Carter makes her way back to confront EY.

Now, I watched TNA on and off a good few years ago, but the “Don’t Fire Eric” movement is something I missed. I guess they are pulling parallels to that Movement and the Yes movement of today. Similar for sure. Though EY did sport the big beard first, it’s all irrelevant really.

But I am happy to hear that Dixie Carter was the one who made the Beard Fashionable, for years no one would believe me, but I swore it true, and finally she has admitted it to be so!

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A whole load of “Puke Bags / Unemployed Lumberjack” remarks later, Dixie wants to give EY a Make-Over, and if not him, then ODB… ideally both.

Bully Ray made his way to the ring, and in an interesting moment, kept mentioning last week’s bizarre finish to his and Dixie’s segment in the ring with the Table. Though, there is still no conclusion on what actually happened. Dixie left and Bully said he Respects and Likes Eric Young. Which is good, I fully believe that came from the heart. Bully is respected by pretty much everyone, is work ethic is untouchable, so his endorsement speaks volumes.

My problem is Dixie, I love Dixie of course and I like her Heel Persona. But part of the reason to shift things to MVP was to change things up, if Dixie is still on TV, being the same as she was before and holds higher power over everyone regardless of the fact MVP now controls “Wrestling Operations”… then nothing has changed?

Though an Eric Young vs. The Boss (authority) Make-Over thing, it still speaks too many parallels. But should make for interesting TV.

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Velvet Sky (w/Angelina Love) vs. Madison Rayne – Street Fight

TNA are most definitely pushing their “Hardcore” styling’s, and this isn’t the first Street Fight for the knockouts in recent memory. Maybe they’re trying to make the product a bit more edgy, and appeal back to those fans. Not to mention Taryn Tarrell is on the ready for a come-back soon, so no doubt having more crazy Knockouts matches is a good way to bring her back into the fold. Certainly hope she comes back on the heels of the Push she left on.

The Beautiful People have been better and better week after week, and this is their best showing to date. Which is good news, because the match between Velvet and Madison was great too, cooking sheets to the head, nasty bumps into the Steel Steps, they weren’t holding anything back.

Though as one would expect, Angelina’s involvement was the deciding factor, but in a nice swerve it led to the Downfall of Velvet, giving Madison some much needed momentum as she battles her former faction, adding more to the upcoming Title Match for Sacrifice, which I would bet 100%, Angelina is walking out with the Knockouts Championship.

MVP took the time to Congratulate Eric Young on his World Championship Victory, but also wanted to Address the situation of one – Samoa Joe. Joe obviously had his fair share of World Championship Matches, but was then kept out of the Battle Royal due to some sort of…. altercations. A whole load of story nonsense, though let’s be honest, Joe had what, 3 Title Matches, and lost every one of them. Aside from the fact that MVP banned Abyss, and really left Magnus out on his own, and Joe never got that chance, no one really cares. I started to get behind another Samoa Joe title run, and then I got bored and now I’m glad he’s out of the picture and the belts on EY.

What I didn’t expect, was Austin Aries to turn up, but oooooooooooooooooh Doctor, I bet TNA fans everywhere were smiling at the return of Aries.

Now I read that apparently Aries was in the “dog-house” for something backstage, but I don’t know if that was Storyline either. MVP played it off on the fact that Aries double crossed MVP and joined up with Team Roode. Which would make sense.

At the end of the day, nobody cares, despite Joe’s apparent “disgruntle’d-ness” Aries said it best when he claimed he is:

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Of course things heated up, and Aries and MVP are set for Battle next week. Which aside from it being Aries vs. MVP which is exciting, just having Austin Aries back, and in any match is enough to get some people to tune in.

He’s back everyone!…. least currently.

The Wolves vs. The Bromans (w/DJ Z) – World Tag-Team Championship

Given how the last few weeks have gone, it was somewhat obvious where things would go this week. Though part of me did think perhaps The Wolves would pick up the gold then defend at Sacrifice, but on their current course, they are still set to Win at Sacrifice… is my prediction.

Anywho, something that I thought was interesting, remember WWE’s Zack Ryder, who had a short lived “movement” of his own and people then drew similarities between he and Robbie E. Where look where they both are now, Robbie E is still being used well in TNA, as one half of the World Tag-Team Champions.. and Zack Ryder is… pretty much gone. Awesome.

Also Dolph Ziggler to TNA. Needs to happen.

I can’t tell you enough how much I love having DJ Zema at ring-side with his noise making glory-ness throughout the Broman’s matches, it’s brilliant. And of course, Brilliant sums up The Wolves, with their yet again on point accuracy and speed, a fantastic, fantastic team.

The Wolves were in the driver’s seat to Victory, when DJ Z| attacked with his Laptop, getting another DQ and the Bromans escaping with the Belts.

Whilst on the topic of The Wolves, check out my home-made Wolves banner! Nothing like a good bit of self promotion!

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Ethan Carter the third and Rockstar Spud vs. Willow – Handicap Match

This was a rather short match, and I am still on the fence with “Willow”, I love it a lot, and then dislike it still at the same time. The more obvious it is that it’s Jeff, the worse the gimmick. The more he separates it, the better it is.

Still, that Entrance and theme, is awesome. I love the look too, aside from Arm bands and Hardy shirt.

Also Spud got some chants, which is brilliant too, I love Spud, and I am so happy he is where he is. It seemed like TNA might never use him, and he’d just disappear from the Roster some day. But Spud is a main stay, and shines in front of the Camera. There’s a lot of talk about EC3, I like him, but I’m not as sold on him as others are. That being said, his backstage interactions with Spud are getting better and better.

Willow dropped Spud with the Twist of Fate and picked up the Win, EC3 then went straight on the attack, leading into his “Leg Submission” which is when Kurt Angle made his Return to Impact.

EC3 and Spud ran away and Kurt made a little speech about how when he’s done with EC3, he won’t need to be carried out on a Stretcher, but in a Body-Bag. Which gives you an idea that Kurt and EC3 will probably lock horns at Sacrifice, with some kind of Stipulation.

Tigre Uno vs. Sanada – Best of 3 Series – Match Two – X-Division Championship

We had our first Video Promo for Sanada, which as you would expect was all about The Great Muta, and he placing his entire trust in Sanada to get the job done. Quite clearly these two are going to clash, probably at Slammiversary.

Also I freaking love Tigre Uno, his mask is great, as his is general attire. The things he does in the ring are fantastic, and which I’ve never seen. I can’t wait for a match where he puts it all on the line to impress. No doubt Match 3 with Sanada.

Plus both of their Entrance Themes are awesome. I don’t want either of them to leave, I know Uno is signed with TNA, and Sanada is on a “limited” deal.

Kenny King made a speech about being left out once again. Then joined Commentary with Taz and Tenay.

I believe that Sanada paid tribute to one AJ Styles, which seemed to draw little reaction. He did the whole “duck under Uno running the ropes, leap frog on his return then Drop Kick on the rebound”, including Styles’esk taunt. So that was neat.

In the end though Uno captured Sanada in a nasty Suplex which dropped him on his head, and then connected with his insane Sabre Tooth Splash for the Victory, pushing them both at x1 Victory each.

The final match, Sacrifice – Uno defeats Sanada for the X-Division Championship – Great Muta vs. Sanada at Slammiversary.

Bobby Roode vs. Gunner – Open Challenge – Tables Match

Roode determined to prove that he is the “Master of the Tables” as he and Bully are on a colliding course for a Tables Match at Sacrifice.

Roode put out this “Open Challenge” which was met by Gunner, after he had a little pep talk backstage by Bully Ray. Also Gunner is awesome… still needs decent music though.

The pairing of Gunner and Roode to do battle is a great match-up, in fact a feud between them both some point down the line would be rather awesome. Though I suspect TNA has something else in store.

Gunner’s F5 looking Move now has a name, called “Hanger 18” which I would guess is where he was stationed, or something significant. And it’s a cool name. Unlike some else’s “Roode Bomb”.

Either way, Gunner placed Roode on the Table setting him up for a Diving Head-butt from the Top Rope, when James Storm once again got in Gunner’s Business… yes it is that time again

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Roode then capitalised on the distraction and threw Gunner over-head from the Top-Rope onto the Table, only for Gunner to bounce straight off it, leading on a Crack down the side of the Table. Which was awesome. I love that something rather powerful only cracked the Table, unlike when Bully sat on a Table and fell through it.

 

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Roode then picked up Gunner and “Roode Bomb’d” Gunner through the Table for the Win. Which is when Bully Ray got involved and Storm and Roode ran off. Leaving Bully and Gunner vs. Storm and Roode for next week. Is Beer Money back on the scene? I sure hope so.

Abyss vs. Eric Young – Monsters Ball – World Heavyweight Championship

In what was already a fantastic, full packed show, the main event saw Abyss challenging Eric Young for a shot at the World Championship stating “you said you would defend the belt anywhere, anytime against anyone”. EY then upped the game by making it a Monsters Ball.

And it didn’t disappoint.

I’m still not crazy about Abyss’ new look, it’s the mask I don’t like. It doesn’t look sinister enough. I like the Coat, I like that the short hair sticks out and from behind he looks menacing. It just doesn’t look as good as his Original Mask design.

Either way, when he was making his way to the ring, I was thinking, at one point Abyss was TNA’s Kane / Undertaker only with an extreme edge. But all these years later, Kane and Undertaker, in my opinion, don’t have anything like Abyss does. He stayed true to that Character, that’s the beauty of doing Joseph Park, he could add a new layer to Abyss, without ever making Abyss weaker without his mask.

Abyss is legit, he’s a bad ass, he’s tall, built, strong, intimidating, and violent. He is everything Kane and Undertaker were supposed to be, only he actually is. A True TNA legend.

In a lot of ways having Abyss and Eric Young play off one another is a fantastic pairing too, and you can tell EY’s World Championship Win has lit something in him. EY is always great, but he was on a whole other level for this match, which I am sure is his World Title stature.

EY’s intense onslaught and even perfect selling (like the toss into the Chair in the corner) was great.

Abyss brought Janice into the mix, but it was EY who managed to get a hold of her, though Abyss countered that with a Chokeslam on to Thumb Tacks with a kick out at Two. Which was even better because the Fans were “INTO IT” and that’s rare for TNA. Specially Impact tapings in the US.

EY then connect with a fast paced Running Dropkick that sent Abyss backwards onto the Barbed Wire board, followed it up with his Top-Rope Elbow Drop and retained his World Championship.

You know what, I enjoyed that match enough to hold it as A Match of the Year Contender.

Impact was great this week, and has been every week since Lockdown. The ratings apparently saw a decrease in the US for this week’s show, but isn’t that always the case?

I can’t wait for Sacrifice, it feels like this was Wrestling I loved 10 years ago, leading into Backlash, also around my Birthday.

I love TNA! and Long Live – TNA!

Till then,

Dan Wilkinson

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The Jobber Blogger #100 – TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING – 10/4/14

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Well it is finally here, The Moment you’ve all been waiting for! The Jobber Blogger has blogged his first One Hundred of TNA Shows! It’s been a long road, and no, nothing has changed. I guess my banner has changed, the format has changed, a few little “things” I threw in have changed. And I finally have possibly got some readers. The Jobber Blogger started as just a Blog on MyIGN, and since then got me work with TheWrestlingPress.com – which closed down…. in no part due to me, I would hope. CageAmateursUK.com now of – striketapandgrapple.com as well as the new and growing TheSteelChair.com.

And no, I’ve never seen a Penny for my work. But who knows, what’s the point in Writing Blogs if you don’t… do anything… ever…. with them.

In a weird Twist-of-Fate, it seems The Ultimate Warrior got the last laugh, now I would like to clear up that I am a Fan of Warrior. The Ultimate Warrior was a fantastic, one of a kind character that has never been replicated, nor ever will. The dude was creative, and he made it work. That doesn’t mean that I don’t think he has made a lot of stupid decisions, because he has, his career with riddled with more of them than championships, and was shortly lived because of. I am however glad he made it back for the Hall of Fame and had his Warrior-esk promo on Monday Night Raw, even if he still seemed oblivious to his actions. But like everyone, it was Sad news to hear of his passing, a True Legend in the industry, a true Icon of Professional Wrestling, and it’s sadder to think that he just made it back, had the chance to rectify the lost years, and then it was over before he even got started. But at least he made it back, and had the opportunity to rectify those errors and mend those fences, and went out with his head held high.  – Rest in Peace – Ultimate Warrior.

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Well what a weird Show to land on my 100th Issue huh? I think those reading this will know of the news, and I do feel that part of the show was ruined given that the ending of the show was spoiled for me thanks to Social Media, but the whole show left a Sour taste in my mouth.

And it’s a bad taste, and it’s entirely on the shoulders of TNA. I would even go so far as to say that I dislike it. The show was good, the moments were good, but the reasons, are pitiful.

Rather than ramble my way through the Card as per usual, lets hit the Nail on the Head.

Eric Young is the New World Heavyweight Champion. A part of me hopes TNA read my blogs, for me pushing EY is something I am proud of. Eric Young is fantastic, and this has nothing to do with me thinking he doesn’t deserve it. But let’s be honest shall we, there is only One Reason, and one reason alone why EY is the new World Heavyweight Champion, and it’s because the “Competition did it first”.

That is the part that leaves the Sour Taste in my mouth. This wasn’t TNA’s plan, this was “hey look, WWE’s underdog with a big beard and scruffy look is really popular… we have one of those” – Title picture.

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Eric Young deserves to be put on the highest level, because he is a great Wrestler, one of the best performers, does that mean he should be World Heavyweight Champion, yes. Personally I don’t think TNA has ever done enough to sell EY as someone Capable. I fear this will just be a flash in the pan, he’ll drop the belt back to Magnus at Sacrifice. I want him to hold on to the gold for as long as possible. But why this is annoyed is simple, Eric Young has been a fan favourite for years, he’s been a great Wrestler for years, he’s been in a better position on the Roster before now. His show Off The Hook is a big success that TNA never capitalised on. TNA want to go on about being the “alternative” well guess what, when you copy the Big Dog, you’re not an Alternative, you’re an uninspired, shadow of the competition. Not only is it insulting that you can’t think of anything for yourselves, not only do I find offence that you want to pull in a new audience by doing the same thing, but you don’t put the time into putting over Eric Young, it feels like you’ve used him because he “fits” for you currently.

If I wanted to watch scruffy Bearded Daniel Bryan be the Champion Underdog, then I’d watch that show. But guess what, I don’t watch that your show, because I don’t enjoy that show, I enjoy your show, and your product, and when you just do the same thing, you’re not an alternative, you’re a lesser copy. And as a loyal TNA fan and advocate, I resent it.

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I only hope they have something planned for EY, but it pains me to think he’s just another Chris Sabin, a flash in the pan for a grab for ratings, yet another glimpse of “copying the competition” which was pathetically short lived, a quick decision without any thought of the process. They didn’t have anything prepared for Sabin, he didn’t even have a T-Shirt. Your new World Champion on a Push, a load of fans rallying behind, and you can’t even sell Merchandise, is a bad sign.

To be honest, TNA’s World Heavyweight Title Picture has been bland and boring for years. The belt goes on guys with little effect and development. How many “one off’s” have there been? Where are these awesome Feuds.

Think about it, James Storm, Chris Sabin, Bully Ray, Mr. Anderson, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Magnus, Eric Young, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy – one shot at the top then gone, back to the murky mid-cards and fillers before you inevitably leave the company. I get the whole rotation process, but you make a Star, then forget them, make a star, forget them. Eric Young’s best chance at this rate is to hold the belt till Sacrifice, and even then I’m not sure he will. And that will be it. I hope it isn’t. I hope EY defies the odds and actually has a decent Run, maybe shift the landscape, and have someone like Bobby Roode rise up and take the belt, or James Storm. I want that. Build a feud, make it hatred. Your World Champion is of course your hood ornament, he’s the guy to build your ratings and advertise your product. When you shift them about because “the other company” did it, that makes you look weak. You decided to put Magnus in that position, you spent over a year Building his Credibility, proud to be the first American Wrestling promotion in 108 years to put a British Wrestler as your Top Talent, and now you want to go to New York and pitch your show to a new audience, maybe a new Network, with what… hey looks here’s Eric Young, he’s really popular with our Audience, I know we didn’t believe in him before, but look at Daniel Bryan…

That’s pathetic.

I will take all of this back if TNA does something good and unexpected…. but we all know after watching you years, that won’t happen. And if it doesn’t, then we fans deserved better, and above all else, Eric Young deserved better.

10-Man Battle Royal – #1 Contender Match for Sacrifice

Yup, James Storm, Gunner, Bobby Roode, Bully Ray, EC3, Bobby Lashley, Abyss, Eric Young, Sanada and Willow competed in this 10-Man over the Top Rope Battle Royal.

I love things like this that determine Number One Contenders, but at the same time, I would love something like James Storm just walking up to the Champ and kicking him in the face and telling him he is going to take that belt from him. No run-in, just a straight forward, Badass Heel taking business into their own hands, and making it really personal. Storms recent work with Gunner show that he is the best guy for it. And don’t make him run away and cower from fights, make him Strong.

Still, the Battle Royal was fine, EY didn’t do much till the end, which would have been better to get people behind him from the get go. I don’t know why no-one was eliminated till after Willow entered at Number 10, unless it didn’t count till all participants had entered the match. Either way, Willow was eliminated by Rockstar Spud’s interference and EC3. From there on out it winded down to Abyss and Eric Young, which is at least nice as EY has been battling the Monster for a good period now.

Not sure if EY’s injury was legit, but when he got thrown over the top and held on the first time, his Arm was most definitely bent the wrong way and I remember thinking that it didn’t look good. So there’s a fair chance it could be legit.

Either way, EY and Abyss closed out the match well, and though the finish wasn’t anything we haven’t seen before, it still worked just as well leading to EY winning the Battle Royal. Which was bizarre enough hearing Eric Young’s name and World Championship Match in the same sentence.

EY called out MVP and brought forward the Sacrifice Main Event to the Main Event of the night with the World Championship on the line.

Backstage Rockstar Spud had set up a “Welcome Back” celebration for Dixie Carter, which ended with Willow trashing the Room and attacking Spud, which was actually rather good.

ODB vs. Gail Kim vs. Brittany vs. Angelina Love (w/Velvet Sky) – #1 Contender for the Knockouts Championship

There’s really little point in this match, the only Entrance they showed was Angelina’s, who is returning, reformed the best thing TNA has done with the Knockouts, so who is going to win?… Hmm.

The only thing to pull out of this match was that Brittany was rather impressive, I still don’t like that they named her “Brittany”, I don’t think it does her any good. Like Miss. Tessmacher, when her real name is Brooke Adams… that’s much better.

In the end, Velvet used her Deodorant spray in the face of Gail Kim which led to Angelina using the distraction to pick up the Win and will go on to face Madison Rayne at Sacrifice for the Knockouts Championship.

Dixie Carter is back to make someone “Feel her Wraith” and although it was played as if “Who Will it Be? We have no idea!?” – Well who else would it be?

Dixie calls out Bully Ray, and the two of them have at it. I like that Bully is a face, but I also hate it. He’s much better as a Heel, I know he can rally the crowd, but he did it as a Heel anyway, he still got cheered and chants as a Heel. I find his “rise” to Good Guy a little too quick given his more long term stay on the Roster as the top Bad Guy. The pandering to the Crowd is a little on the nose for my liking.

Still the crowds hatred for Dixie is still there, which is rather good. The segment didn’t really go anywhere or do anything until Dixie actually had at it with Bully. She played the Angry woman Boss really well, and the slap felt authentic. Unlike Bully Ray when he’s pandering to the crowd, doesn’t feel half as authentic as him being a Jerk.

Bobby Roode soon then attacked Bully from behind with a Chain, beat him down and set up a Table on the request of Dixie. Bully then broke free and Roode scarped, leaving Bully staring down Dixie Carter in a midst of “Put her through a Table” chants. And then it Cut to the next segment with Dixie backstage talking about going home for a Bath… what happened? Stupid.

The Wolves vs. Jesse and Zema Ion – World Tag-Team Championships

Yes, just like last week, when Jesse had a Doctor’s Note for his injury and the match got called off, this week was set to be called off too, with Robbie E’s flight being cancelled and he not being able to attend and defend the World-Tag-Team Titles. Jesse though had both Belts with him, and if Robbie E made it in time for Bell-Time, then it’s Match On. If not, then Jesse and DJ Z defend the belts.

The funny thing is that MVP claimed Robbie E’s cancelled flight was legit, despite that he doubted them. Which means they must have done something dodgy to the Plane, or they got really lucky. Because what are the odds.

As always The Wolves are on point, and perfect. So no doubt they will be taking the belts at Sacrifice.

Otherwise the Match was fairly short, and before The Wolves built any momentum Robbie E turned up and Pulled out the Referee before he could Count to 3 – potentially. Robbie E then shoved the Ref getting a DQ, and retaining the Belts.

Christy Hemme called out Samuel Shaw to talk about “commitment” as far as their Relationship is concerned. Straight away the “Creepy Bastard” Chants kicked off, so that’s good.

Christy said she was wrong about Shaw, and did this weird Spider-looking Crawl with her fingers as she caressed his face.

Anderson then turned up with a “Psychiatric Services” Van and came to get Shaw to “Commit” him.

Anderson has shaved, and bleached his hair going back to the old school look. Which honestly, I don’t care for. I think he should keep his natural colour, grow out his beard again and be a Heel, he was great with The Aces and Eights, and quickly become mediocre and bland.

Anderson throws Shaw in the Van, but he kicks the Doors open and makes a run for it.

Shall we guess at a type of Ambulance Match for Sacrifice, only a “Committed” Match.

Eric Young vs. Magnus – World Heavyweight Championship

I think I got most of my opinions on this matter out of the way in the opening nearly 1000 Rant.

As far as the match is concerned, it was a short match, but a surprising ending. I mean that as I didn’t expect EY to counter Magnus’ attempted Back Body Drop, by grabbing a hold of him and Pile-Driving him to the Floor and picking up the win.

But it was a Legit move, with a Legit effect that would see Magnus fall victim. I certainly didn’t expect that to happen. I’m happy for Eric, hope this works out really well.

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I guess we will find out soon enough.

Till Then,

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Monday Night Raw #1090: April 14, 2014!!!

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What a week in wrestling… good gawd almighty…. The streak brukk. Danny Bryan – new Undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Champion! Paige – new Undisputed NXT and WWE Divas Champion!!! Evolution rumoured to be reforming. Sting has apparently signed to WWE. Danny and Brie are now married. DROP THE BOMB ON EM!

But with Triumph, comes Tragedy…. in that same week, we lost an icon y’all… the man who put a lot of people in my generation on to wrestling (myself included), The craziest thing about it was, we just saw this man inducted in the hall of fame, he reconciled with the WWE, he gave words of wisdom in the ring, as if he KNEW it was his time to go. ULTIMATE WARRIOR (Jim Hellwig) LIVE ON LIVE LONG…

“Sometimes I wanna cry and pray, sometimes
Sometimes I wanna chill and lay, sometimes
Sometimes I get drunk, all god damn day
Sometimes I wanna go, back around the way
Sometimes I wanna ride to smoke, sometimes
Sometimes I got money and I still feel broke…” (Noreaga, Sometimes, 1999)

Time to shake that ring Warrior Style and entertain y’all with the ruckus! RAW #1090! HOL’DAT – BLAOW!!!

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That is a tribute and a half for the Ultimate Warrior right there… but as the bell tolled 10 times, I couldn’t help but think two things: One, why does Eva Marie doesn’t look sincere like she’s dying to laugh?  And Two, How come Vincent Kennedy finds himself standing in the middle of Eva and Nikki Bella??? DUTTY BWOY!!

With the WWE Title and the World Heavyweight Title now unified, I knew that there would be more emphasis on the Intercontinental Championship by announcing a #1 contender’s tournament. I just wanna point out to you Wrestling smarks in case y’all wondering, when are they actually gonna have one belt? Well the answer is very simple, when they fully phase in that new WWE logo that looks like two sharp blades, THAT’S when the new belt comes into it… and I’m guessing it will be around next year. (How do you know that Grant?) Well its common sense and knowledge… notice the WrestleMania 31 logo now sports the new WWE logo??? Ok I’ll leave it at that. Big ups to Rob Van Dam for advancing… poor Bertie…

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I know… I’m not quite feeling it either… like the WMXXX logo looked epic.

WTF???? Rybaxel win????? Dem beat the Rhodes Brudda? BACKSIDE!!! Yo that clothesline Ryback did to Cody looked personal though… BLAOW!!!

Damn what sort of submission move was that from Paige???? Alicia Fox had no chance there!!! Only 21 years old… wielding two belts, and muthaf***az are talking about – Oh she won the belt too soon…. what she has done is MADE HISTORY!! She come out of nappy/diapers the other day and she’s the Undisputed women’s champion??? How many 21 year olds can say they have done that??? NONE!!! So to you internet jabronies – SHUT YOUR BEAK – matter of fact – since when did you become interested in the diva’s division??? Go back to the toilet with your unappreciative @$$!

GRANT BODY – P!!!

Is it me or has one of the Uso Brudda got a tribal tattoo similar to The Rock?? I have always said that apart from the Wu-Tang Tattoo, I would have a tribal tattoo… shame I’m not Samoan…!!!!

OH SNAP!!! The Shield man dem rush Randall and Batista! They were ready to brukk them up!!! But Randall and Batista make a quick escape!!! I like how you fans are now looking for the Shield masks… WWE merchandising GET ON THE CASE!!!

As we continue into the Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender tournament… look at Cesaro! Taking it to the World’s Strongest Man! Throwing ‘bows and upper cuts!!! Hey Cesaro! ever thought of entering the World’s Strongest Man tournament?

Cesaro advances… but yo Heyman! Where’s Cesaro’s music at??? He’s your new client! FIX UP!!! I told y’all muthaf***az you can’t chant WE THE PEOPLE anymore!

Let me tell you something, WWE2K15 is gonna be DON!!!! The amount of new characters that’s gonna be up in there??? Think about it yo, Rusev, Xavier Woods, The Wyatt man dem, Paige, just to name a few!!!! The Shield & Danny with improved moves?! On the PS4 & XBoxOne? In the words of Cappadonna: “You’d be stupid to miss this one!”

I love Rusev’s fighting style!!!! The Bulgarian Nightmare’s supermove – The Accolade! Basically it’s a camel clutch, but the way he executes it, he has NO EMOTION! But that Lana though… Debra! Stacy MOVE YOURSELF!!! Look pon this…. GOOD GAWD ALMIGHTY!!!!

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Choke her, Spank her, Pull her hair… I’D TURN INTO THE CHOJIN ON HER @$$!!

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You see w’happen when you live by bigotry Zeb? You pay penalties! Now you’re left with a loooooser…. I bet you disrespected the Irish as well didn’t ya? Brogue Kick into Swagger’s mouth corner – BLAOW!!!!! I wished he did that to your racist @$$!

That’s right – give back the mic to Sandow!!! You know why? Because he DESERVES IT! Yep – a Sean Price punch to the jaw – PPPPPP!!!! Big Show should have picked up the mic and said – ‘You’re right… you deserve it!!!’ after that!

What did I tell ya? I told you this thing ain’t over between Cena and Bray Wyatt… but is the Steel Cage match the answer??? Last time I check Bray, Danny Bryan whupped your @$$ all over that cage! Come on WWE! You mean you couldn’t find a better gimmick match than that? How about an inferno match? Or a Texas bullrope match? Or even a Punjabi Prison match??????

Ok maybe not a Punjabi Prison match… but I dunno man… steel cage match doesn’t excite me… unless you gonna throw weapons in that muthaf***a!!!

Thanks to WWE.Com, thankfully I don’t have to see my baby mother dance around with that Ponce Fandango… but what I wanna know is, when did Fandango upgrade? Maybe Fandango watched Summer Rae show her true colours on Total Divas and he thought – F**K IT! I give Fandango props, but I promise him… one false move on Layla and he will be DEAD BY DAWN!!!

Sounds like Summer Rae is hurt going by the tweets she be sending out…

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.@WWEFandango Love? LOVE?? Hahaha…let’s not forget that YOU were the one laying in MY arms every night crying saying I’m the best thing

THE GRANT SAYS – GET OVER IT BIATCH!!!! All this jealousy over my beautiful Layla… f**k around and Layla will f**k you up!!!

Notice – my Layla don’t need to say sh!t on twitter… because her momma taught her better than that!!!

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Can I get some decorum please? I’m afraid I got some BAD NEWS! I just f**ked up your favourite battyman who calls himself Dolph Ziggler… and I will go forth in the tournament to become the next Intercontinental Champion… Even the Infamous Informer likes me… and I buried his beloved Undertaker alive in 2010!!!

What is the meaning of this???? Is my hero Kane gonna put back on his mask on last time and bring the FYYYYYYREE!!!!!!! I hope so… I’m glad he’s gonna stop that school trouser D.O.O. nonsense! Don’t get me wrong I liked it but bring Kane back to that essence that we all love him for!!! IT’S KAAAAAANE!!! And get the license from Method Man to play that track too!

Wait a minute Triple TEEF??? I thought that putting 11 mans against The Shield was bad for business??? Now you do it??? Isn’t that a bit f**ked up??? Oh yeah I forgot… your name is TRIPLE TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEF!!!!

OH HELLLLL NAWWWWW!!!!! EVOLUTION????? TIME TO FIND OUT… WHO I AM??? Batista Bombing all the Shield man dem – BLAOW!!!! Finishing off with a RKO and a Pedigree!!! Come on crowd where is your ovation? I thought you love Evolution??? Notice – the crowd now going for the YES Chant… and not chanting for John Cena… what does that tell you now??? This is f**ked up!!!

I realize what I must do on WWE2K14!!!! So if it looks like Evolution Vs The Shield at Extreme Rules (that match is gonna be DON I can say…) and John Cena & Bray Wyatt are going in the steel cage… does this mean that Danny may defend the title against my hero Kane as the monster????

Yeah I see you dropping memes about Danny not being there… YOU FOOL!! He’s on his honeymoon with Brie you DYAM ARSE! All this plus the Intercontinental Championship final for the PPV? Plus Paige possibly defending her divas title? Is that how it goes down in the streets WWE? I LOVE IT!!!!!

I SEE THE LINE IN THE SAND…. TIME TO FIND OUT… WHO I AM!!!!!!

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Monday Night Raw #1089: April 7, 2014!!!

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Probably the most shocking, heartbreaking and distraught vision that may be etched in the minds of wrestling fans the world over. But as General of the Undertaker Million Man March, I, the Infamous Informer say we must overcome this people… I didn’t want the streak to end either, but if that is Undertaker’s wish, we have to respect it. Never mind all this ‘part-time’ crap, and all you d!ckheads with your fake @$$ sites talking about Brock changed the script at the last-minute, my fellow Undertaker fans don’t need you parasites. SHUT THE F**K UP. And oh yeah, to you attitards talking about ‘I’m not watching WWE again’ then be about it and SHUT THE F**K UP. F**K Off in your trapped in your attitude era ways. The guys of the attitude era want to move forward and don’t want it back so why should you??? DUMB RARSE!

Has this overshadowed Danny Bryan’s triumph??? Maybe… but let’s be real. WrestleMania XXX did what I said it was gonna do: CHANGE THE GAME. This is a new era people, with Undertaker or no Undertaker, I am excited to see what lies ahead.

IT’S THE JOURNEY INTO THE UNKNOWN!!! RAW #1089, HOL’DAT – BLAOW!!!

WWF PROPA TINGZLet’s start this sh!t with the new don!!! Danny Bryan – UNDISPUTED WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION! And that TRIPLE TEEF tried to hold him down… he was that dude that just like Jay-Z, Stone Cold Steve Austin and even Undertaker, that he wouldn’t amount to sh!t, Danny kept going and defeated the evil Triple Teef, and went on to overcome Randall and Batista, thus, taking out Evolution minus Ric Flair in one night! WHAT A TING EH!!!! DROP THE BOMB ON EM!!!!

Look at the new championship belt!!! He got the YES emblems pon it!!! GWARN DANNY!

Here comes the evil Triple TEEF!!!! He must be BEXXXXXX!!!!!!

Stephanie looking sexy as ever! The crowd calling Triple an @$$hole, will he strip Danny of the titles?

NO! WORSE THAN THAT!!! HE WANTS TO FIGHT DANNY AND TAKE THE TITLES HIMSELF! HE CAN’T DO THAT! (I think you find he can Grant… he’s the bossman!!!) TEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEF!!!!

Say what??? Team up Batista & Orton to take the tag titles from the Uso brudda? And did Triple just hint at an Evolution 2.0.???? OH MY GOD NO!!!

OH SNAP! THEY’RE HERE!! Shout out to STC Member Manuel Gamage a.k.a. Winston Wyatt! He won the fancy dress competition! I felt it should have went to Susan Brunton, what’s more freaky than a Wyatt? a FEMALE WYATT! She had the lantern and everything!!!! Posing with a Cena dude at the STC gathering!

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The Wyatt Man Dem! Sheamus! John Cena! Big E Langston! BRING THE MUTHAF***!N RUCKUS!

Gotta say that smashed it at WrestleMania and now here on Raw, the crowd singing “He’s got the whole world in his hands…!”

F**K!N BRILLIANT!!! When Bray Wyatt does that creepy move, the crowd are like – WYATT’S GONNA KILL YOU!!! Can this crowd outdo the New Jersey crowd last year???

Ok so let me get this right so I can understand this: Fandangoing is back, and now this Bo Dallas dude from NXT is coming through too? No Ascension??? (WAIT GRANT we still in the first hour!)

And we still watching this Fandango Vs Santino AGAIN??? The only thing good about this sh!t is Emma-lution and Summer Rae at ringside! Poor Santino, he wanted to put it in Emma, and she friend zoned his @$$… not tempted by the Italian Stallion Emma? She’s gonna become another of those silly girls that wants a ‘bad guy’….

Is this the most hated man in the WWE apart from Triple TEEF? Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman, apparently receiving death threats, which I think is PATHETIC. Here we go, they are gonna rub it in now, go on Heyman, do your worst…

Oh lawwwwd the crowd chanting ‘Bullsh!t’…. I feel you but like I said, Undertaker

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My god did Paul Heyman go in and put us on blast, Hall Of Famers, Superstars and Legends, he went H.A.M. on us all! Nothing we can do about it, Undertaker hospitalized with a concussion, we can’t create a time machine, Hiro Nakumura couldn’t freeze time and prevent this from happening. We can’t rush Lesnar and beat him up… come on guys, all he did was break the streak… it wasn’t like he killed a kid holding a bag of skittles and a drink and killed him because he wore a hood!

I can’t blame Batista & Orton for being a bit p!$$£d off for fighting for tag team titles… once again it’s all about one man: TRIPLE TEEF!!!! This is the part where I want Randall and Batista to rush Triple and brukk up his blodclart! Any how they defeat the Usos now… lord help us… and I like both Randall and Batista!

That’s it crowd, chant for muthaf***az that are not there!!! Especially that Philip… when are you gonna… hold up – the ref counted out both teams???? Oh lawwd – Batista bomb to the Uso bwoy onto the steel steps – BLAOW!!! Power Trip 2.0.??? Nah…. they never beat down the Usos with steel chairs about 100 times!

Word up RVD!!! You gonna be in the WWE2K15 game??? My quest for the PS4 has begun! Forget about your match with Sandow… actually no let’s talk about Sandow… this man got character and mic skills, now he has no entrance and jobs to everybody… what the f**k did he do to be punished? Did he tell Stephanie ‘SILENCE’ during oral activity????

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HOLY F**K!!! Bad News Barrett is actually gonna fight???? Don’t tell me they gonna cheer him over Rey Mysterio… OH NO! HE’S GOT SOME BAD NEWS!!! Rey is like – SHUDDUP!!!! I sound like the IWC when I say – this is bad booking!

Oh yes! the Ravishing Russian Lana!!! Come here let me go chojin on your sexy @$$!

Ok let me see what this Alexander Rusev can do…

he’s up against Wack Ryder??? KILL HIM RUSEV!

HA! HA! HA! Somebody got a sign saying ‘Hey Rusev, how much for the blonde??’ LanaLOVE IT!!!

Debra move over – this Lana woman – MY GOD!!!!! I’d ramm my cocky up that tight up skirt!

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By the way somebody named Peaches Geldof died….you know her? Nah me neither…

I was hoping that the Ultimate Warrior would run down to the ring and shake the ropes crazy… well he shook the ropes!!!! YEAH MAN!!!! He’s dropping that promo that don’t make sense but it sounds DAN!!!!!! That’s what’s up!!!! That’s the man who made me an official wrestling fan!!! How can I front on that!!!

BDSIR LAYLA GRANTTamina is looking sexier and sexier each day…. f**k you haters talking about she has ‘man features’…. your woman nuh look good, f**k outta here! Well done AJ! 295 days!!!! Damn you could make 434 for real!!!! But you took Naomi’s hand and forced her to tap out! That ain’t right! That’s TEEF!

OH SNAP!!!! PAIGE?????? RAH-TID!!!! This should be good!

But since you wanna run down my Tamina, I don’t think Paige is all that, she too pale for me! She look like she plastered her face with Oil of Olay! One more application and she look like Clay Face from Batman! AJ wants to put her divas title on the line????

This could be history right here!!!! This could be a John Cena Vs Kurt Angle moment right here! And she could get props even if she loses!

I swore down Paige tapped to the Black Widow…. but f**k that – she just won the Divas Title!!!! 295 day reign DUN!!!!!

I cannot lie, it was one thing Cesaro winning, but it was THE WAY HE WON, dashed out the Big Show similar to when Hulk Hogan slammed André at WrestleMania 3! But wait! If the Real Americans have split up, is Zeb Colter rolling with Cesaro now? What about Wack Swagger???

Hold up – Cesaro is a Paul Heyman Guy???? What the f**k??? When did this happen??? But-but-but??? Wrestling historians help a brother out here!

NO! DISRESPECT!!! The André The Giant trophy destroyed by Wack Swagger!! He’s going to hell – he disrespect the dead – NEVER EVER SUPPORT THIS MAN!

Wait a minute fans! You can’t chant We The People now! You would be supporting Wack Swagger here! Paul Heyman doesn’t go by that motto! So Heyman is the advocate of Lesnar and Cesaro… well Rybaxel ain’t gonna like that sh!t!

Are the crowd calling Swagger a pu$$y??? Y’all need to change that music too… it might be catchy but Cesaro ain’t on that team no more!

OH NO!!! Stephanie McTEEF has got My hero Kane and The Shield to make sure that Triple becomes champion!!!! Er Danny…. er… anyone gotta baseball bat in the house? (I heard the rumours, I am yet to be convinced…) The fact that Stephanie doesn’t care what happened to Kane’s brother (and acknowledges him as such) makes me wanna pull her hair from behind, sex her up from behind, and then afterwards TOMBSTONE her rarse into the floor! Undertaker might be contemplating retirement… but that doesn’t mean he won’t appear behind Stephanie and Tombstone her! You saw what happened to Vickie Guerrero!!!

Look pon this! Batista and Randall assaulting Danny! What do they expect? they were the ones who teefed Danny in the first place!

My hero Kane! Chokeslam to Danny – BLAOW!!!! THIS IS NOT RIGHT!!!!

The referee is forced to ring the bell! Oh my god no! Triple TEEF got the shovel out! And The Shield work for nobody! Can you imagine if The Shield Powerbomb

Triple into the floor??? IT WOULD BE HUGE!

ROMAN REIGNS SPEARED TRIPLE TEEF AND IT’S RUCKUS!!! BUMBACLART! So much for that title match!

The battleground is set, Evolution, & Kane, vs The Shield and Danny Bryan… I’m guessing it will be either SmackDown or next week….

Oh yeah, where Sting deh??? So much for that rumour! Either Undertaker wasn’t there to trigger Sting or Sting just hasn’t signed sh!t! But yo, RAW WAS DAN THIS WEEK! It is a NEW ERA! WrestleMania changed the game and it has shown.

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The Jobber Blogger #99 – TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING – 3/4/14

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What is it about Collecting things that makes you obsessed, and crazy, like a Cat with a Fresh Ball of Yarn! I don’t even know if that really makes them all that crazy, I do know that if you tickle a Ferret, watch out for your feet! Hands, finger tips, bags, poop. They get in your poop!

So it’s Wrestling’s Prime Time of the year, WrestleMania is upon us, Tonight, actually. And I know last week I said I won’t watch it… guess what… part of me thinks I just might. I can always skip it right? I don’t need to watch every second. But there is something special about WrestleMania 30, I remember WrestleMania 20 very well, despite the naffness of Chris Benoit winning the World Heavyweight Championship, it was a pretty decent show. Now pretty decent is what best sums up my opinion when I watch the “big” WWE events. They are never “good” to me anymore. I watched when The Rock came back… that sucked. And I was a huge fan of his growing up, and now I’m perfectly happy to agree with my friends Brother that Rock sucked, I was just too young to notice.

But WrestleMania 30 has Hulk Hogan back, it has the greats in the Hall of Fame like Jake Roberts, Scott Hall “Razor”, and The Ultimate Warrior. Funny thing is this, it bugs me that Hall is going in as Razor Romon, but then I love the idea of an nWo induction. But to be fair, Ric Flair is in it twice, no one has been inducted as a “Character” to this degree. But still, Hall looks phenomenal, and that is brilliant to see, same with Roberts. It also bugs me Lita is in the Hall of Fame, when let’s be honest, she was only popular because she was attached to The Hardyz, who aren’t even close to being in the Hall of Fame. But then maybe that’s because Lita is at the end of her career, Matt is doing… problems, and Jeff is having the best time of his Career over in TNA.

See I wrote a whole piece on The Ultimate Warrior when he was announced to be the first inductee into this year’s Hall of Fame, and just like I expected, he’s still a douche. That doesn’t mean I don’t think he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame, I think he does, his work as The Ultimate Warrior is untouchable, and fantastic, and it should be honoured and

remembered the right way. But I’ve only seen a minute and a bit of his HOF speech, and it’s already convoluted BS about how people tried to make him out to be something he isn’t. I genuinely think he has a screw loose, he can’t seem to see any of his actions as being Wrong. How many times does this guy need to get fired and black balled, and hated, before he realises that the problem is him. Idiot.

But the big news story is this, what kind of show does TNA put on to counter balance that massive weight of the Industries biggest spectacle. A good one, is the short answer… that I actually hoped would maybe be slightly better. But before I get carried away, Read on you mighty heroes, and let’s make an Impact!

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TNA: IMPACT WRESTLING – 3/4/14

 

So yes, this isn’t TNA’s PPV, they’re probably not going to go overboard with it. Next week Impact is airing live (Woooo!) so hopefully that will be better, it’s a whole different animal when it’s Live. And of course Sacrifice is closing out the Month (the day before my Birthday yay!) as TNA’s big April event.

Saying that, there is no way TNA wasn’t trying to put on the best show they could, and in that regard, they succeeded.

Ethan Carter the Third and Bobby Roode vs. Bully Ray and Willow – Tables Match

 

 

Impact kicked off with the Tables match ready to go, and anyone who reads my internet drivel will know that I LOVED IT! What better way to kick off a show, than with a Match, and not just any match, a Tables match. I just remember from my youth getting up for 10am to watch WWF Smackdown on SkyOne, and for the longest time the Hardyz kicked off the show with some amazing Tag-Team matches. But I remember for SmackDown X, I believe, they kicked off the show with a Tables match, I forget who was in it exactly, I think a safe bet would be the Dudleys, maybe E&C.

Anywho, TNA is best when it’s not all about Storylines and talking them out to you in Wrestling’s overdone mundane fashion. Though I do believe the worst of that was to make you annoyed…but if you want people to continue watching,…. then maybe not such a good idea.

I think the dynamic once again of a Hardy – Bully team up is great purely for their history alone. But then also, Bully did screw over Hardy when he turned on him and revealed himself the President of The Aces and Eights and took the World title… but then he didn’t seem to mind that so much.

Willow is awesome… I think if they could add a Reverb onto Jeff’s backstage promos, and use the same Camera effect, he would be awesome everywhere. But his entrance is great, his music is great, and I love his more unusual move set, albeit the majority is just Jeff’s usual carry on.

A couple of Poetry in Motions and a What’s Up later, everyone has gleaming from Nostalgia, Bully got the crowd chanting “Get the Tables” and everything was perfect. Awesome crowd, awesome performers.

To make it better, TNA’s golden nugget, Rockstar Spud himself, wheeled down to ringside in his Wheelchair, where he was met with a rather nasty looking Dropkick.

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Willow then picked up Spud and carried him backstage, I was actually sort of wanting him to throw Spud off the stage through some Tables… is that too violent? I just sort of… craved it.

In the end Willow didn’t come back to help Bully, and the odds were against him as EC3 and Roode got the advantage. A Short Spine Buster through a Table later, and Roode and EC3 picked up the win.

But to satisfy everyone’s lust for violence, and as I said last week, I hate just having One Table be the deciding factor. So Roode then “Roode Bombed” (hate that name) Bully through another Table, and then set up a Third Table where he Splashed Bully through itfrom the Top Rope.

Bully vs. Roode – Tables Match at Sacrifice? Something Hardcore is coming, my wishful thinking instantly goes to a Two out of Three Falls – Wrestling Match / Tables Match / No Holds Barred? Something along those lines. Also Bully was great, and I don’t need to sing Roode’s praises any more…. do I? – Best all round legit Wrestler today, love him!

Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw – Straight Jacket Match

 

So I forgot that this was a Straight Jacket match, one of Wrestlings more dumb inventions. Like the Bull-Rope, or Four-Corners.. Bull-Rope? Where you need to Tap all Four Corners to Win whilst Tied to your opponent. I like them all the same, but they’re a little silly at times… Casket match.

They pushed the “Creepy Bastard” angle a little more, and I fear it’s starting to wear thin, I know I was an advocate of the Chant, but I feel TNA is now just editing it in to get it going. More power to them, it’s still awesome, just don’t force it.

To say that Shaw is the creepy one, the Camera then Cut to this guy in the crowd, who I think takes the prize?


Creepy Fan

Anderson and Shaw did the best they could, but I am starting to feel Anderson is wearing thin again, this is what I was afraid of. Anderson is great, but his best run was with The Aces and Eights, where he didn’t need to be “Mr. Anderson” and do the whole Mic intro thing. He did it tonight, but rushed, and it’s like he just can’t be bothered to go through the Motions … all the time. And I don’t think he should, he should save it for special occasions. Maybe a heel turn is in need, or something that puts him on a different level. Though I do feel the pairing between he and Shaw is a good match.

In the end Shaw locked on his Choke Hold and choked out Anderson, and awkwardly put him in the Straight Jacket for the win. Also Shaw had a busted nose… which he then rubbed in Andersons hair.. so that’s nice.

Tigre Uno vs. Sanada – X-Division Championship – Best of 3 Series

 

Okay, so let’s jump right into the depth with this one. This is a bit of Salt and Pepper, Good and Bad. Though I’m actually more of a Pepper fan than Salt, so maybe that makes me a

“bad guy”…. like Walt Disney… despite the obvious similarities to Walt and Salt.

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So let’s go the Good News First…. that’s the Salt News for those keeping up at home… or no one.

The good news is that we have Tigre Uno vs. Sanada in a Best of 3 Series! Again, any long time readers will no doubt have heard me prattle on about how I long for another “Best of” series, I would have preferred Best of 5, but I’m not going to let that ruin my enjoyment… currently.

The Bad News, or Pepper News, is just where the hell is Austin Aries?

Sanada took the belt from Aries, after Aries spent how long winning it? He drops the belt to him to put over the Wrestle1 event. Got it. Am I supposed to expect Aries not to cash in his Rematch? Or even try and win it back. This is Aries’ ticket to the Main Events at Destination X, a mere matter of 2 Months away. And he’s just sitting back, letting Tigre Uno, a new comer, who hasn’t done anything to deserve a Number One Contenders shot, outside of the fact that these will make good matches.

AUSTIN ARIES DAMN IT!

Anywho!

Someone else took offense at this, and it was the Returning Kenny King- King of the Night! So King is back being slightly more egotistical than he was prior. Which is cool, I like it, but at the same time, I don’t buy it. I think you can tell he’s “working at it” rather than that’s who he is. But I love Kenny King, hell of a Wrestler.

He blabbed on about being the biggest star, returning to Impact, and he showed up last week and MVP didn’t let him on the show, stating he can get on the show this week, but apparently that’s not the case either, so really MVP’s the Ultimate Warrior in this case…

Douche.. if you didn’t connect the dots.

Anyway, MVP came out to correct the problem, and in the end Kenny talked himself into an “Exhibition” match with MVP later on.

Also props to King’s comment of Back Flipping out of his Mother’s womb, no doubt the Doctor met that with a High Five.

Though of course, we all Remember his last attempted “Show Off” Back flip right?

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Tigre and Sanada put on a great match too, though a little over shadowed by the set up of King vs. MVP, which also whilst on the topic, was a great way to set up the match.

There is no doubt that Uno and Sanada are close to the top of their chosen Division, I would say at the top.. but again… Austin Aries.

I feel that Uno could quite easily take the Belt, which would lead to Great Muta being dissapointed in Sanada, and maybe they will have a match at Slammiversary.. just a guess, and then maybe Sanada will stay with Impact, or more likely go back to Japan. I hope to see him stay with Impact.

Uno on the other hand might end up in the Cross Hairs of a returning and hungry Austin Aries… and or Kenny King. On to the road to Destination X, I also wouldn’t count out Samoa Joe hunting down the Gold for one last shot at Magnus.

Tigre Uno attempted a Leap  / Split Leg Moonsault which was counted by Sanada, who followed it up with a perfect and impressive Double Underhook Back Suplex into a Bridge for the Win.

The Story of Knux continues… I fail to see how cementing his life around his Fathers failed dream of a Circus… Fair, is going to lead to Knux being a formidable Wrestler. But who knows… Clown Gang.

 

The Beautiful People vs. Madison Rayne and Brittany

How good is it to have The Beautiful People back, really good is the correct answer! Though I can’t say I was a huge fan of the brightly coloured fluffy attire. Which Angelina actually wore better than Velvet. That’s right, I’m a Fashion Critic now.

Brittany approached Madison earlier on in the night to ask to be her Partner, which Madison refused, not wanting her involved with Angelina and Velvet, but she worked her way in anyway… in a rather creepy fashion. Perhaps Shaw is after the wrong girl?

Still, Brittany tagged herself in, and then lost the match thanks to the “Make-Over” and The Beautiful People won.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Brittany joins up with them… Just saying. Let’s hope Lacey Von Erich doesn’t come back though… she was awful.

Kenny King vs. MVP – Exhibition Match

So the rules of this Match are a little scarce, but it’s just to “spar” pretty much. Wrestle it out, show what you got, but no punching or kicking, or body slams etc. Just basic, old school, chain Wrestling. And it was very entertaining. Both MVP and King are impressive, I’d give the slight edge to King.

But in the end of course they ended up Brawling, and the match gets thrown out. Security come down to break it up and King takes one last shot at MVP before making his exit.

Then backstage MVP attacked King which was Broken up by The Wolves, trying to get MVP to see sense in his actions.

Also the Wolves were “supposed” to Wrestle the Bromans on this show for the Tag-Team Championships, but Jesse is “injured” so it all works out nicely for promotion for next week, which I wouldn’t be surprised to see The Wolves take the belts. Or get screwed, and then Take the belts at Sacrifice. More likely they will win and defend the belts at Sacrifice, maybe in a Three-Way?

Samoa Joe vs. Eric Young vs. Abyss vs. Magnus – World Heavyweight Championship

So this is the big one, it’s been building and last week was great to set it up.

Earlier on in the night we saw that Magnus had bought Abyss a suit, where Magnus claimed “we’ve never seen him like this before”… except for over a year as Joseph Park.. but I get his meaning.

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Magnus then told him he loves him and give him a big cuddle.

To be fair, I actually expected a little more out of this match. There was nothing wrong with it,

and it ended the safe way, like most would expect. But there were very little high spots, if any.

A good old fashioned all hell breaks loose type of match would have been awesome. A good few shots with the Steel Steps, some throwing into the Guard Rails, maybe even EY and Abyss brawling through the Crowd, or some action on the Ramp. Off the ramp? Something like that to break it up, and put some sense of emergency in Magnus losing his belt.

As it happened, Abyss did everything Magnus wanted, Joe had a very mild outing, and EY though impressive, took the brunt of the abuse. Abyss dropped EY with the Blackhole Slam, and as he would have normally instincively gone for the Cover, Magus stopped him from doing so. Told him he loved him once more, dropped a Top Rope Elbow Drop and retained his Championship.

Not sure where things go from here, but I for one don’t want Samoa Joe in the picture anymore. He’s been at the top for the last Month and a Bit, and it’s boring now. I don’t want him to come out and whine anymore.

To close out the show however was a little vignette promoting next week’s Impact, and the Return of Dixie Carter! So that should be good… though could also be… not good?

Over all though Impact was yet another great show, packed full of Wrestling, and that’s what you want!

Till next week! Maybe check out WrestleMania for… nah, screw it. Probably sucks.

Dan.

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