Tuesday, 27 January 2015

TNA Impact Specials – All Time Best, Parts 1 & 2: UK Air Dates 21st & 28th December 2014

Reviewing the "All Time Best" episodes is going to be tricky.

Image © TNA Wrestling courtesy of Rasslor.

After all, how can I really judge a series of out-of-context matches and moments?

And that's why I've decided to merge both these episodes together and give my general opinion of the whole list.

But before I do, what the hell is going on with Mahabali Shera in these episodes?

We got a series of disconnected random scenes of him running through a forest and finally meeting with James Storm.

Who was filming them? And why? What's the deal?

But that aside, the list's biggest problem was a lack of context. For long-term TNA fans, this isn't an issue.

Image © Mr Shasihinka via Wikimedia Commons.

But let's say that these are the first episodes of TNA you've ever seen. You want to find out what their greatest moments are.

So there's a man wrestling for a championship belt. So what? Why's that exciting?

Dedicated fans will know it was Austin Aries pioneering Option C. But casual and new fans won't. And how are you going to hook them in if they don't understand what's going on?

The same with the first ever Knockouts Championship match and the Last Knockout Standing match. You need to explain why they're special.

But that's not even the biggest problem.

No, what I hated most were the top two spots on the countdown.

Image © chriscoven via DeviantArt.

The reveal of Immortal and Dixie going through a table are the most memorable parts of TNA's history?

This is what we're calling the best?

My arse.

– Stark

P.S. Havok's grandfather recently passed away and she's raising funds for the funeral expenses. If you can afford to send a little her way, please do.

Related Post: TNA Impact Specials – Best of 2014, Part 2: UK Air Date 14th December 2014

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