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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.94
The recap for TNA Impact 8.12.2010, taped from the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL.

Match 1: Kurt Angle over AJ Styles via Ankle Lock in 9 minutes. Well, that's one way to open a show. This is taped after AJ got his gigantic tattoo, btw. This was great, though they seemed to hold just a little back. No matter, these guys are probably incapable of having a bad match together. 1 for 1.

Match 2: Knockouts Title: Angelina Love over Madison Rayne via Lights Out in 4 minutes. The Mystery Bike rider showed up to take a walk around the ring, only to be attacked by Velvet Sky. Sky managed to take off the helmet but there was a mask underneath so the Mystery Rider's identity remains a secret. In the chaos, Angie got the pin. Didn't get a lot of time and didn't look it deserved any. 1 for 2.

Mr. Anderson (Anderson) delivers a brief intro, leading us to...
Match 3: Matt Morgan over Mr. Anderson and D'Angelo Dinero via Thievery in 4 minutes. Anderson had the Pope down with the Mic Check, but Morgan smacked him in the face to steal the pin. It was really short and basically more a storyline advancement tool than a match. 1 for 3.

Jeff Hardy comes out to invite anyone in the locker room to have a match with him. Shannon Moore answers the challenge. This would've been a nice opportunity to introduce some new talent but instead we get Moore? Ugh. Moore says Hardy looks like he's in shock. Moore says he wants to prove himself by taking on one of the best in the world, but no matter what the result, they will be walking out brothers afterwards. How touching.

Match 4: Jeff Hardy over Shannon Moore via Swanton Bomb in 7 minutes. These guys have probably wrestled each other for many, many years and it shows. They have a natural kind of chemistry. Moore was in control for most of the match and got to look good in the loss. 2 for 4.

Match 5: Best of 5 Series for the Tag Championships: Best 2 out of 3 falls: Series tied 2-2: Motor City Machine Guns over Beer Money, Inc in 21 minutes. Beer Money took the first fall with the DWI, the MCMGs got the second with their Neckbreaker/Splash combo in quick fashion, and got the third after repeated Neckbreaker/Splash comboes on Storm. Words cannot do this match justice; do yourself a favor and check it out: parts 6, 7 and 8 here (youtube.com). I know the WM main-event is pretty much a lock for MOTY but this is at least a candidate. 3 for 5.

Match 6: TNA World Championship: Stairway to Janice: Rob Van Dam over Abyss via Van Terminator and ***** Frog Splash in 19 mintues. Silly stipulation aside, this was a solid main event. I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of a SWERVE~! Eric Bischoff turn. 4 for 6.

Hogan is now out for his special surprise. He puts over RVD, Abyss, Dixie, Beer Money, and the Guns for raising the bar for TNA. He thanks Dixie for showing him something he hadn't seen before. He says that when he saw Hardcore Justice, he realized what Hardcore was all about and his level of respect for the "motley crew" went through the roof. He says EV2.0 gave TNA the adrenaline rush it needs to go to the next level and invites them to the ring. Dreamer says he created this concept to create a positive buzz about TNA and thanks Dixie for the opportunity. The lights go out and Fortune (plus Matt Morgan and Doug Williams) attack with weapons to wipe out EV2.0 one by one. Raven comes out and gets killed. Sandman comes out through the crowd, but takes fucking forever, THEN TURNS HIS FUCKING BACK TO THE RING TO POP THE CROWD AND GETS KILLED. I put that in caps to highlight the utter stupidity. The beatdown goes on far too long. The Impact Zone chants "This is Awesome," which is probably not the reaction TNA was looking for. Abyss beats up Van Dam. Flair comes out with a big shit-eating grin, gets in Dixie's face and tells her she brought this upon herself. Abyss stands over RVD backstage, who's drenched in about 3 litres of (fake)blood. That's how we end it today. That segment sucked and took a lot away from the show. 4 for 7.

Wrestling Counter: 64 minutes.

The Score: 4 for 7: This is, for my money, the best Impact ever. Certainly on the basis of the three main matches, it must the best ever. The only damper is the final segment, which went on forever, and it does leave a bad taste in the mouth, BUT such was the good work done earlier that it can be easily forgiven. However, it seems to set up Flair v ECW, which I have absolutely zero interest in. That's next week. For now, enjoy the show.


(edited by used2bcool on 13.8.10 1929)

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When I read the spoilers for the show, it sounded like the beatdown went on forever which would explain why it spilled over into TNA Reaction. I thought it was going to be a lot bloodier according to reports, but that could be a combination of over hype and maybe TNA putting the brakes on it for the censor. Who knows, but while I would enjoy a Flair vs. ECW storyline, I think the ship sailed when he and Mick did in WWE which was kinda weak anyway due to Mick jobbing in every fight. If anything it gets Fortune over as a real threat. It really needs to be Fortune getting rid of EV 2.0 while the rest of TNA needs to rally to stop them. Also the camera work done on the beatdown was not that great. At one point, Sandman was coming down then you saw what looked to be Sandman could have been Raven get sliced then it went to AJ beating up Sandman before he got into the ring. TNA has to get a better editor or camera personal even ECW understand extenuate the positive and hide the negative.

MCMG vs. Beer Money maybe the feud of he year due to how great matches there have been. I also think Taker/HBK II is a MOTY lock, but damn if these matches haven't been as great. No problem with the KO match since it was short and Velvet's chairshot of nowhere was cool. If we get Angelina and Velvet back as a team, I am cool with it since this version of BP wasn't working even before the descention. AJ/Kurt is always going to be four stars even if it was about 5 minutes shorter then it needed to be.

As for the Main Event, I don't know I thought it was bad. Abyss looks worse in every match I see him in. He just seemed lost at times and don't really sell that well. Everything in that match looked cartoonish instead of violent. RVD seemed to hold up his end at times, but I just don't think those two click real well. I would expect RVD is going to be out for awhile. Which means EV 2.0's best wrestler is gone and its going to be up to group that probably had only one good PPV left in them to carry the story. We will see how it turns out in the next few weeks, yet I think the best move is for Fortune to just kill these guys and move on. Also, was there any mention of Joe being absent or we just ignoring that as well?

(edited by lotjx on 13.8.10 0738)

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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.68
Hell of a show. The MCMG/Beer Money match was maybe the best tag wrestling since the glory days of the SmackDown 6. Main event was good but not great-it's just nice to see a world title match get time on TV like that.

Having seen next week's spoilers, though, that last segment...man. This was like a sunny day before the oncoming storm.
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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.99
Was Hogan involved in the beatdown at all? I don't remember seeing him once the lights went out.

Mister Anderson's popularity rattles me. He seems like a shoe-in for a world title reign.

The tag match was wonderful and exhausting. It's rare to get a match that involves me to the point where I'm worn out after watching. I questioned the wisdom of using the neckbreaker splash three times in the match and twice to end the match, but it felt fine after the pinfall. It worked.

(edited by Matt Tracker on 13.8.10 0738)


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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.33
Fantastic show which showed that you don't have to have pointless backstage segments to deliver a *wrestling* show. If they can do that every week, then it will have been worth it (I mean 63 minutes of wrestling? On free television? Yes, please).

I might be in the minority, but I dug the Moore/Hardy match. It wasn't as good as Angle or MCMG but it was fun at least.

The MCMG/Beer Money match was just amazing - I found myself actually interested in the near falls and emotion of the match that it was like a wild ride. Give them another best of seven and I wouldn't say no - though, hopefully, this is just the start of reigniting the tag team division.

The main event was OK but I found myself fast forwarding through most of it. Nothing against the workers but it was too much "plunder" for my tastes - I've never been a fan of the hardcore stuff. Was the glass and barbed wire really necessary? And, not that I was hoping for any silly stuff with Eric but was the guest referee stipulation necessary if it played no part in the match?

The end angle was just "meh". I, naturally, fast forwarded the Hogan part and the Dreamer stuff just had too much Dixie praise (Really? I'm so done with Dixie as an on-screen character). I don't think Flair's group really needs this feud and was it really necessary for all that blood? I think that TNA should get Impact sponsored by the American Heart Association or something.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.26
I thought Moore/Hardy was fine, and since I knew Kurt couldn't lose to AJ (since that would kind of kill his "beating all of the top 10"-gimmick) that match was good enough for what it was.

MCMG/Beer Money was really good, but why does TNA insist on fitting everything for a 30 minute match into 20 minutes? (Although having said THAT, I was majorly impressed that those guys kept up that pace for that long.) There really wasn't much storytelling, just spot-spot-spot, which I really liked but I thought - well, the WRESTLERS couldn't have done better but the guys who gave them time and laid the match out for them could've done better.

RVD wrestles the same match in 2010 he wrestled in 2000.

And I'm not trying to hate on TNA, but when they were laying out the show and figuring out what they were going to do, did ANYONE say "you know, if we have a bunch of guys beatdown a bunch of other guys out of nowhere at the end of the show it might leave people with the feeling that they have, I dunno, seen that quite recently on another comany's show?"



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.21
Fantastic show. I enjoyed Reaction for the most part too. Reaction should be half an hour though. MCMG Vs Beer Money has done for the tag division what Joe, Daniels and Styles did for the X Division five years ago. Great matches great drama and last nights match was the best of em all. The near falls the tag team move the drama was just great. The crowd was just ridiculously hot from the opening bell. I really liked the profile on The MCMG on Reaction too. Angle-Styles was excellent and if given 10-12 more minutes would have been another 4 star match. Those two are incapable of having a bad match against each other. Knockouts title Match was crappy as the Knockouts division has never been worse. Morgan-Pope-Anderson was way too short. Moore came out of the solid match with Hardy looking really good. Rvd Vs Abyss was fairly solid. I was hoping that Hardcore Justice was EV2's last stand but I figured it was. I don't think the fans chanting this is awesome during the beat down was what they were expecting. There are some tremendously talented guys in Fortune and could be great but instead we've got Flair as the obvious leader and focal point which sucks. They are going with a worked shoot because on Reaction Styles and Kaz bitched about guys from other companies coming in and jumping ahead of them and how tired they are of that. All in all a very entertaining show but EV2 being a focal point the next few months will suck.

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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
If I get matches like Angle-AJ and the MSMG/Beer Money finale on a show, I could care less about the rest of The Crap. The Crap is just part of wrestling.

Like it or not, the ECW story is paying off. The TNA guys (or at least the heels) didn’t appreciate taking a backseat on their own show to Dreamer & Co. I appreciate a story goping somewhere, but it is bittersweet when it involves some guys past their prime I would rather not see in the ring anymore. Can’t have everything I suppose.





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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77

-The MCMG/Beer Money finals would be MOTY if HBK/UT didn't have the great two year build. Any other year it would be a lock. I was so glad that it didn't end with another ref bump and Hebner controversy.

-Abyss Vs RVD was better than it had any right to be, mostly thanks to RVD taking a sick bump to the outside (looked like he botched the spot, but I guess that was intentional) and the Van Terminator (Tenay should be shot for calling it the Coast to Coast). Plus the fact that Bichoff didn't do the predictable heel turn was refreshing.

-The brawl was good and leads to a lot of possibilities. I really wish they'd go a different route than Fortune Vs EV2 though. I'd rather see a group of TNA guys who respect what the ECW guys did stepping up to defend them. Maybe something like The Gunns, Lethal and Joe.
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.07
This is the first TNA that I've seen in several months, possibly since they moved back to Thursday. I wasn't going to watch it but I got bored and turned on the TV near the end of the triple threat match. The ending sequence of that was entertaining enough and since they mentioned that Hardy was facing a mystery opponent next, I stuck around to see if it ended up being Shane Helms.

I'm a big Shannon Moore fan and I knew he'd be able to drag a decent match out of Jeff Hardy, so I stuck around for that one and enjoyed it. And after having read about how great the MCMG vs Beer Money matches had been, I decided I definitely needed to stick around to see the final match of the series. That, of course, was awesome as well.

Once RVD vs Abyss started, I wandered back to the computer and peeked in off and on, up to the point where Abyss pulled out the glass. I almost shut off the TV then but just walked away instead. I got back just in time to see RVD take the bump to the outside where it looked, at first, like he got legitimately hurt. When the ref didn't immediately go check on him to make sure he was okay, I turned the TV off and don't expect I'll ever watch TNA again.

I don't care how good the matches are, the company as a whole has repeatedly shown a complete disregard for the safety of the wrestlers. Shitty booking can be forgiven, corporate irresponsibility can not.
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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
    Originally posted by InVerse
    This is the first TNA that I've seen in several months, possibly since they moved back to Thursday. I wasn't going to watch it but I got bored and turned on the TV near the end of the triple threat match. The ending sequence of that was entertaining enough and since they mentioned that Hardy was facing a mystery opponent next, I stuck around to see if it ended up being Shane Helms.

    I'm a big Shannon Moore fan and I knew he'd be able to drag a decent match out of Jeff Hardy, so I stuck around for that one and enjoyed it. And after having read about how great the MCMG vs Beer Money matches had been, I decided I definitely needed to stick around to see the final match of the series. That, of course, was awesome as well.

    Once RVD vs Abyss started, I wandered back to the computer and peeked in off and on, up to the point where Abyss pulled out the glass. I almost shut off the TV then but just walked away instead. I got back just in time to see RVD take the bump to the outside where it looked, at first, like he got legitimately hurt. When the ref didn't immediately go check on him to make sure he was okay, I turned the TV off and don't expect I'll ever watch TNA again.

    I don't care how good the matches are, the company as a whole has repeatedly shown a complete disregard for the safety of the wrestlers. Shitty booking can be forgiven, corporate irresponsibility can not.


Because of the Barbed Wire/Tack stuff or the bump?
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.62
    Originally posted by InVerse

    I'm a big Shannon Moore fan and I knew he'd be able to drag a decent match out of Jeff Hardy, so I stuck around for that one and enjoyed it. And after having read about how great the MCMG vs Beer Money matches had been, I decided I definitely needed to stick around to see the final match of the series. That, of course, was awesome as well.

    Once RVD vs Abyss started, I wandered back to the computer and peeked in off and on, up to the point where Abyss pulled out the glass. I almost shut off the TV then but just walked away instead. I got back just in time to see RVD take the bump to the outside where it looked, at first, like he got legitimately hurt. When the ref didn't immediately go check on him to make sure he was okay, I turned the TV off and don't expect I'll ever watch TNA again.

    I don't care how good the matches are, the company as a whole has repeatedly shown a complete disregard for the safety of the wrestlers. Shitty booking can be forgiven, corporate irresponsibility can not.

But if you never watch TNA again, how will you see Shannon Moore?

Seriously though, I understand where you are coming from, but it is possible the spot was planned, RVD made it look good, and then gave a verbal que that he was OK.




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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.71
Amazing what TNA can do when it sticks to wrestling and less jibber jabber. No Nash, Sting and Jarrett was a big plus as well.

Count me in as one of those who have no idea why Mr Anderson is so over. TNA is also really missing the boat on the Pope. If they don't do something meaninful with him soon he is just going to fade into the midcard like so many other once hot TNA guys.

The tag team series was just great. MCM will now probably job to Team 3D in a 4 minute match. Acutally with such a deep roster TNA should really be experimenting with tag team combinations. Tag Team wrestling is one of the only things they are doing better than the WWE right now.

Abyss vs RVD was really solid. I always enjoy RVD more when he is fighting bigger guys like Bam Bam or Kane. Everyone always remembers his spotfests, but his work bouncing off big guys is really under rated.

I actually liked the brawl at the end. I'm a sucker for needless blood and one sided beatdowns. Raven coming down and getting murdered on the save was nicely done and ...

    Originally posted by used2bcool
    Sandman comes out through the crowd, but takes fucking forever, THEN TURNS HIS FUCKING BACK TO THE RING TO POP THE CROWD AND GETS KILLED. I put that in caps to highlight the utter stupidity.


This was great. This was classic Sandman actually. Sure, he could have ran to the ring and wiped a bunch of guys out with his cane before getting beatdown, but that's out of character for him. If he had a smoke and a beer it would have made total sense and you would have thought "oh he's probably drunk", but it's still the Sandman so you just have to assume that he's probably drunk.





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    Originally posted by kentish
    If I get matches like Angle-AJ and the MSMG/Beer Money finale on a show, I could care less about the rest of The Crap. The Crap is just part of wrestling.

    Like it or not, the ECW story is paying off. The TNA guys (or at least the heels) didn’t appreciate taking a backseat on their own show to Dreamer & Co. I appreciate a story goping somewhere, but it is bittersweet when it involves some guys past their prime I would rather not see in the ring anymore. Can’t have everything I suppose.



The only thing I question about the ECW (sorry EV 2.0) storyline is that they're making the TNA homegrown talent the heels and the ECW "invading" team the faces.
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Is it EV2 or EV2.0?

Do THEY even know?



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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.26
    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    (looked like he botched the spot, but I guess that was intentional)


Am I the only one who thought RVD was SUPPOSED to land hard on the ladder, but got his balance messed up so he just went to the floor, sticking out his arm to hit the ladder purely for the sound to make it APPEAR that he really caught the ladder? It seemed like great improvisation by RVD to get the spot with that ladder out of the way.

Also, him laying in a pool of "blood" at the end? Pass.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.77
    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
      (looked like he botched the spot, but I guess that was intentional)


    Am I the only one who thought RVD was SUPPOSED to land hard on the ladder, but got his balance messed up so he just went to the floor, sticking out his arm to hit the ladder purely for the sound to make it APPEAR that he really caught the ladder? It seemed like great improvisation by RVD to get the spot with that ladder out of the way.

    Also, him laying in a pool of "blood" at the end? Pass.


It seemed like he intended to catch the rope with his foot in order to position for a ladder bump but his knee buckled. I thought he was seriously hurt, but he kept going.
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#18 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.81
    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    Because of the Barbed Wire/Tack stuff or the bump?


The barbed wire/tack stuff is stupid but unlikely to kill anyone. The bump, while stupid, was RVD's own choice. But not having the ref immediately check on him was bullshit. But this is the same company who continued a match when one of the participants had a stinger and also continues to glorify unprotected chair shots to the head.


    Originally posted by kentish

    But if you never watch TNA again, how will you see Shannon Moore?


Well, I would say indie shows but the last time I tried that, we drove 500+ miles to see Shannon Moore vs AJ Styles and got Billy Gunn vs a local guy instead. (Shannon had a legit excuse, though and AJ was there but had a fucked up ankle.)

Coincidentally, that was the show where I started harshly judging promoters based on how they took care of the wrestlers. Nothing like hearing a kid's head hit the concrete so hard that it echoed across a hockey arena and then watch him sit up in convulsions, followed by thirty fucking minutes of wondering if they guy is going to die because the fucking promoter didn't have so much as a CMT in the building and it took half an hour for the ambulance to show up. As much as I hate most of my state's regulations on professional wrestling, I have absolutely no quibble with the requirement of having an ambulance on site.

Granted, I'm sure TNA has medical staff on site and RVD wasn't hurt but if he had been hurt, he probably would have just laid there unconscious until someone realized he wasn't going to make the ten count. Combine that with the other BS they've done recently and I give up.
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#19 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.31

MMMM.... on one hand some outstaning matches but they were balanced out with absolute crap.

Borash calling the KO title the "Knockouts Ladies Championship", is he on something???? The match should have gotten the time given to the Anderson/Morgan/Dinero match( which was totally unnecesary filler IMO),then it would have at least meant something. I know they don't care, but it was a title match afterall.

AJ vs. Angle and The Tag Title match were grade A. Moore and Hardy was pretty good, but I would prefer them to tag together though, and for both of them to ditch the makeup. Even RVD vs. Abyss was really good for what it was.

Then they had to mess it all up with that disaster of an ending. Especially considering Hardcore Justice was SUPPOSED to be "The last stand" but instead was really the beginning of just another Hogantastic faction vs. faction angle.
I totally forgot about Reaction so I didn't record it and therefore haven't seen it so I'll just take CRZ's word and skim through it once it shows up online.




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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.49
This was extremely disappointing. We were promised a PPV quality show and Angle/Styles goes 9 minutes? In what universe does Angle/Styles deserve 9 minutes on a "big" show?

Speculation is Jeff Hardy will face Shane Helms and he faces the least interesting wrestler on the roster instead?

Fortune (dumb name) beating down EV2 (dumber name) was fun if it was a way to send them packing but if it is a way to start a feud (which it probably is) then it's a horrible idea. I would think the natural match up would be Styles (TNA's heart) vs. Dreamer (ECW's heart). I'm not sure even Styles can make that a good match. What is he going to do? Bounce off Dreamer's broken back for 10 minutes?

They had 2 hours and six matches. That's a decent amount of time to spread out six matches but they jammed four matches and about 3/4 of the MCMG/Beer Money match into the first hour. If you promise a PPV type show then it should be about 90 percent wrestling. If they really wanted to do the beatdown and were going to use Reaction to show part of the beatdown then why not skip the long-winded Hogan introduction, limit the beatdown on Impact to about 5 minutes and finish it on Reaction or show video footage of it next week.

I realize they had more wrestling than usual but it ended up not being that special. There was a really good 10 minute match and a great MCMG/Beer Money match. That's the same as the last four Impacts. Nothing special about this show.



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