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The main event of Victory Road is now official, and Austin Aries doesn’t seem too happy about it. He sent out a tweet after last week’s Impact, basically complaining about Sting booking himself in another main event. Now, I have actually enjoyed this program between Sting and Bobby Roode, and how it isn’t about the World Title. This should be a fun Grudge match that will somewhat settle this feud. I am always pushing for …

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Believe or not, TNA has been a fun wrestling company to watch over the past few months. Sting running things, the World Title picture, Austin Aries, and the Magnus and Joe-Crimson and Morgan feud for the Tag Titles. Of course, it isn’t about what you have done… It is about what you are going to do. I really dig the fact that there are clear number one contenders for each belt right now. I’m sure …

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While they have still failed to keep me religiously watching their weekly program, TNA may actually be showing that uprising that everyone was sort of expecting around the time Destination X happened last year. They still show a slight incompetence as to what stars are the ones to push, or which ones the fans actually want to see, but there has been a stronger effort in making coherent stories that not only feel genuine, but …

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It’s always a pleasant surprise when Impact isn’t at their usual home, Universal Studios. Tonight, the show goes down in London, and the London crowds always seem to have a good time at Raw or Smackdown. So, let’s see if they bring the noise to a TNA product that has been more interesting than not. Let’s also see if we get some answers to a few questions, like what will be the main event of Against All Odds on February 12? With three contenders to the World Title right now, and a pay-per-view around the corner, TNA needs to declare what the match is going to be. SPOILERS FOLLOW Not only is TNA in London, but they are at Wembley Arena. This has got to be one of the biggest live …

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Jeff Hardy will team with James Storm to go up against Bobby Roode and Bully Ray in a Tables match that will headline tonight’s episode of Impact Wrestling. Hopefully, there is just a clean finish after the past two episodes have had lame endings. TNA has really been half and half. One half has been fun and entertaining, while the other half has been completely lame. Some of the lame aspects are Garett Bischoff feuding with Eric Bischoff and Crimson-Morgan as the Tag Champions. The positive aspects have been Aries as the X-Division Champion, EY’s comedy, and the Knockouts (Mickie James in particular). On the other hand, the World Title picture has been fun on occasion, but also frustrating. SPOILERS FOLLOW Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy are exchanging rights and …

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James Storm is the new number one contender, so where does this leave Jeff Hardy? After last week’s odd finish to a solid match between Hardy and Roode, I wouldn’t be surprised if Jeff Hardy is still in the World Title picture. It would be nice if, for once, TNA could have a World Title Match end with a clean victory. No help from an outsider or any cheating of any form, just a clean victory by PINFALL or submission. I had been digging what TNA was doing for a few months, but since the end of Genesis there hasn’t been much to hype. SPOILERS FOLLOW The usual video package of last week’s action opens up the show. Then, “Cowboy” James Storm walks down that aisle to get on the mic. …

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TNA Impact Wrestling 1/12 Review

TNA continues the odd trend where the main event of a pay-per-view will go unsettled, then having the rematch on the following Impact. They did this after Final Resolution with Roode and Styles, now tonight we get Hardy versus Roode round two. Why can you (TNA) not decide the contest on a PPV? Maybe, just maybe, the buys would be higher if TNA had a reputation of going all out at their pay-per-view shows. If it wasn’t for that lame finish, Genesis would’ve been a solid show overall. TNA has changed a lot of things, but bad finishes remand a constant. SPOILERS FOLLOW Roode has a very early 90’s sounding song, but I can dig it. It reminds me of something that would be played during one of my favorite movies, … Read entire article »

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I will have to lay it straight to everyone: I have not paid much attention to TNA, IMPACT Wrestling, or whatever they’re calling themselves other than the Pay-Per-Views. The wrestling roster is filled with a lot of good talent, a few hacks who get more TV time than necessary, and a few decent creative minds. However, the ones who run the creative direction of the storylines and the wrestlers’ pushes have no clue where they …

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Genesis is the origin or mode of formation of something. At Turning Point, TNA seemed to have a shift in methods. The shift has continued to move forward with, of course, a few bumps along the way (Garett Bischoff), but mostly TNA has been an enjoyable and fun wrestling promotion. TNA has been going on for almost a decade now, and Turning Point wasn’t the origin or genesis, but it was the start of something new. Genesis might be a fitting title because it is the first PPV of the year, but on the other hand it isn’t because it could be where TNA really cements this change for the better. Now, I look forward to what this last episode of Impact has to offer before we head into …

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Genesis is fast approaching, and TNA has done a nice job so far of building up a card that has a lot of potential. As for tonight, with three matches scheduled so far for the PPV, it would be nice to add a few more bouts. It always bothers me when they add matches the week of the PPV, and completely bugs me when they add matches on the night of the show. For example, at WWE’s TLC they added Sheamus v Swagger during the show. I’m not shelling out 45 or 55 bucks to watch a card that was thrown together at the last second. I’ve given TNA a lot of credit lately because they are actually trying to tell some compelling stories. Nothing too crazy or complex, …

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