Monday, 21 April 2014

TNA Impact: UK Air Date 20th April 2014

I'm back and my holiday was awesome. Was Impact this week as good?

Image © TNA Wrestling courtesy of Rasslor.

First, the question you're all asking: was #MVPMakesBadDecisions relevant this week? Of course it was.

Nice as it was to see Austin Aries, MVP needs to stop picking fights with his employees. It's not good business practise.

Their match next week should be good, though.

MVP's other rival, Kenny King, was good on commentary for Tigre Uno versus Sanada.

This was a brilliant match and joint highlight of the evening. Tigre Uno evening up the score was great, and the decider match should be just as fantastic.

Oh, and the Sanada promo rocked.

Speaking of championships, the BroMans got themselves disqualified for the second week in a row. And I'm annoyed about it.

I love seeing the Wolves, but when the BroMans are blatantly abusing the rules, somebody should do something about it.

If MVP doesn't step in and close this loophole, I won't be happy.

In other championship news, Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky's street fight was good. I love that TNA will let their Knockouts fight in hardcore matches, and this was no exception.

Madison scraping the win worked too. She looks strong going into the PPV, and the Beautiful People have more motivation to cheat. Good stuff.

EC3, Rockstar Spud and Willow were glorious.

EC3's peptalk to Spud? Amazing. Willow's promos? Nonsensical brilliance. Spud's obvious fear of Willow? Hilarious.

And EC3 attacking Willow after the latter won made sense too.

Just... wonderful.

Which brings us to the return of Kurt Angle. Angle's promo was such perfection that it gave me goosebumps. Absolutely sublime. Can't wait for their match.

James Storm continues to be stunningly competent everywhere but his own matches. He cost Gunner yet another win, but still hasn't beaten him. Fingers crossed he wins next week.

The Bobby Roode Table Open Challenge worked to further his feud with Bully. And bringing Gunner and Storm's feud together with this was a great idea.

The tag match next week should be awesome. Fingers crossed that Storm and Roode bring back Beer Money...

Having said that, I didn't like Bully Ray interrupting Eric Young and Dixie Carter.

I know Bully was trying to help, but EY was doing just fine. He doesn't need somebody to speak for him. All Bully ended up doing was stealing EY's thunder, and that didn't sit well with me.

Probably my low point of the evening.

EY stole the show back with the main event, though: a Monster's Ball match against the Monster Abyss himself. All EY's idea.

This was my other highlight of the evening. It was brutal, it was fun, and EY triumphed against the odds again.

Finally, the obligatory rant: enough with the TNA 365 already, we're sick of it.

I enjoyed this episode. Yes, it could have done with a little less conversation, a little more action. But otherwise, it was fun, solid, and drove the story lines well.

See you on Wednesday with the poll results.

– Stark

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