Dragon Frost has some nice looking offense, I especially liked all the arm work, and his 15 ways to low blow someone. Chops to the throat were good too, I really would like to see Frost work some of the other guys. Frost v. Vaughn or Frost v. Smallz would be good stuff. Dynamite had a really nice spinebuster which I actually kind of bought as putting a guy down for a long evil ref slow count three.
I kind of liked the Ghost Riders, especially the really fat one, who looks like a guy who should be working a fake Dick Murdoch gimmick. Wouldn't mind seeing those guys again.
What Didn't Work
I don't have many nice things to say about Rick O'Brian, but at least he looks like a wrestling announcer, you have this putz Nunnaly show up in a untucked Wal Mart plaid shirt and Lee jeans, this isn't a Magic the Gathering tourney, dress like a professional.
The tag match was kind of a clusterfuck. It was for a tag title, from a promotion that nothing was told about. You had a special referee for no particular reason, you had both teams debuting, and nothing being done to even point out who was face and who was heel. The Xtreme Outlaws were working a fake Hardy's gimmick and had the crowd behind them, but also had a cheating manager. Ghost Riders wrestled the match as heels, but got cheated at the end. Wrong team went over, as I have no desire to see the Xtreme Outlaws ever again.
Two special refs? Also the ongoing who's in charge storyline in NWA-VA must die. I thought Neil Sharkey wasn't in charge anymore? Then why do we have Kiley McClain reffing? Also didn't Kiley sodomize Sharkey with a wrench on the last show? Why would he then do her a favor? The whole thing makes your head hurt if you think about it for more then five seconds and and is just terrible booking.
Special ref nonsense totally ruined the main event. Completely overbooked, with Frost cheating, then Frost not cheating, and then Frost cheating again. Wasn't needed to set up the Dynamite joining the EOD storyline, wasn't needed to blow off the feud. Just a mess. Dynamite also needs some work on his offense, his spinebuster looked nice, but everything else was rough looking, especially his shitty clotheslines.
Solo Doug Nunnaly stinks, and solo Rick O'Brian stinks but as two man team incensed at the unfairness of the world we have plummed new depths. Ick.
From wrestlingobserver The final rating for the first TNA Impact show was .32. That was well above prelim indications and is excellent for the slot. That actually seems like a great rating to me considering Velocity has recently been getting 0.