Monday, 19 January 2015

TNA Impact Specials – Best of 2014, Part 1: UK Air Date 7th December 2014

I'm back with an Impact special. But rather than comment on individual matches, I'm going to talk about the primary storylines.

Let's get going.

Image © TNA Wrestling courtesy of Rasslor.

The Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode plot from the beginning of the year was pretty good. No complaints there.

Magnus's title reign worked for me, but the parts with AJ Styles were a mess.

Kurt Angle and EC3's story never got a resolution, but I guess we're just supposed to forget about that?

Then you've got James Storm and Gunner. I still stand by the opinion that Gunner winning every match was a bad idea.

And I'm not even going to talk about Bully Ray and Dixie Carter. You know how much I hate that stupid plot. I'm done with it.

Image © chriscoven via DeviantArt.

I loved Eric Young's title reign. I'm so glad he's a serious contender once more. He deserves it.

I didn't expect the fresh material with Manik, Mahabali Shera and James Storm. And they were creepy.

The return of the Beautiful People and the plot with Brian Stiffler was lacking for me. It just recycled material.

The X Division got horribly predictable this year. Nine times out of ten, you can guess who's going to win and it's boring.

And finally, I liked Lashley's title run. I thought it was well done for the most part. The only element that didn't work so well for me was MVP.

Image © Krystal Bogner via Flickr.

They haven't left a lot for part two, though, have they? And that's where I'll summarise the year.

– Stark

Related Post: TNA Impact Specials – Dare to be a Knockout: UK Air Date 30th November 2014

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