Monday, 18 August 2014

TNA Xplosion: Air Date 13th August 2014

Hello and welcome to my final post-holiday catch-up post.

And it's time for another Xplosion.

Image © TNA Wrestling courtesy of Wikipedia.

Is there any point in me covering the interviews and Impact Wrestling Rewind any more?

I cover both elements in my Impact reviews, after all.

So let's talk about the Xplosion Xclusive match and Match of the Week in more detail instead.

Our Xplosion Xclusive picked up the Madison Rayne and Brittany feud.

I don't know why this hasn't had a proper resolution yet. After all, it has a strong emotional core, and I care about it.

And Madison and Brittany have good matches together.

Image © Mike Kalasnik via Flickr.

Having said that, this match felt hacked to pieces. The number of times the Xplosion logo appeared suggested heavy editing.

But why? There was plenty of space for it. Why cut bits out?

And Madison winning annoyed me too. Brittany has never beaten her, and she deserves a victory.

Moving on, JB and Rockstar Spud presenting together is still good.

And Spud grumbling about not liking girls the way a ten-year-old would is hilarious.

Finally, we come to our Match of the Week. And it's the main event of X-Division Xtravaganza 1: Austin Aries versus Samoa Joe.

With Joe as X Division Champion, there's a good chance we'll see a repeat of this.

And I hope we do because this was awesome. Good wrestling, good non-verbal storytelling, good everything.

Image © Mike Kalasnik via Flickr.

Even though I complained about the Xplosion Xclusive, this episode was alright. I enjoyed it.

After all, I've seen far worse.

– Stark

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