I guess the time is ticking and sticking like a freshly licked lolly pop I dropped on my trousers.
Also known as Trouser Pop, an unknown genre of Pop Music and happens to be the title of a lesser known Hanson song.
That’s a good sign for things to come huh?
Yes it’s Sunday, it’s 8:55pm and I’ve got two hours to complete the Jobber Blogger before my eagerly awaiting fans gather round to read it. By fans, I mean two. By eagerly awaiting I mean… they aren’t.
Taryn Terrell vs. Madison Rayne vs. Velvet Sky vs. Angelina Love vs. Rebel vs. Brittany vs. Havok – #1 Number One Contenders Match – Knockouts Championship
I actually remembered to follow up with my Predictions List! Yes, this makes everything much better and far more entertaining!
Also this happens to be the second time I remember to do it. So yay? The first was when Anderson had the “Committed” match with Shaw. When the hell was that?
No Surrender was pretty good, and TNA has been pretty damn good of late as it is. Even more praise is shooting out the kazoo for their latest Impact Tapings.
So kudos, and kazoodos for kicking off the Televised special with a Wrestling Match! You wouldn’t think it was that hard to get right, would you?
I made the prediction that Havok would be the smart money to bet on, I was right. Too bad I went with Velvet huh?
Despite the chances in this match, it was really just to give Havok an exhibition. I don’t dislike her. I like to poke fun with the Disco Bane and Skrillex comments, but hey, makes me laugh. Isn’t that why I write this thing every week, to make myself laugh!? Of course it is.
Rebel takes a hard landing to the floor rolling down the Steel Steps, despite her not really being ring ready, on the ground of her breaking her arm. She does have a good look and seems to enjoy throwing herself down some steps. So, the future is bright?
However, her doing the splits to dodge, though “different”, highly impractical.
How’s that for journalism.
Havok Won – no face!
Kenny King vs. Chris Malendez
This was an awkward impromptu match.
Here’s why this annoyed me. MVP and Kenny King headed to the ring to call out Malendez, to then give him this great opportunity of Carrying luggage.
Why was that scripted?
Why waste time with that crap? Malendez needs some work on the mic, but hey, first time. I can let that slide.
Then we immediately hit the territory, just like that. King goes on about how he’s only got one leg, go back to “Boot Camp”, blah blah blah.
Now I’m not going to pretend like I’m offended, because I’m really not. What bugs me is that Malendez gets the sympathy vote, I’m sure that’s the last thing he personally wants. Having someone who is obviously not a fit for the Wrestling business, be written as a Character who is not fit for the Wrestling business, who has people mock him, and then beat the crap out of him.
Why would you sign the guy?
You signed the guy because he’s impressive, because he’s 6ft plus, he has a good look, he’s strict, trained, a War Hero.
Don’t let him be an idiot who casually walks out to meet the bad guy and offered jobs of lackeys, then gets made fun of then beaten down.
The only people that wins over, are those who feel sorry for him. I feel sorry for him, it’s a horrible, horrible accident, but what empowers that, is his stride to overcome it.
What I don’t feel sorry for, is someone getting into the Wrestling business to suck ass at it. Again, I know he’s being Written this way, but how am I supposed to get on board with that, that doesn’t reflect on the sympathy angle where I cheer for him because “He’s very good, given his disability”. When you could have people cheer for him because “He’s Very Good”.
The entire match was Malendez getting the crap kicked out of him by Kenny, till in the end he Managed a roll up and won, then got beaten up even more.
Yay, this guy sucks! Well done TNA on signing someone who sucks, again!
This is my point, you tell me how good he is, you show me clips of how he can wrestle, you put Bully, Devon, Anderson and Kurt’s stamp of approval on him, then you write his character so he sucks and can’t defend himself.
What am I supposed to take from that?
Anderson came to the rescue, so I guess this is a learning curve type of thing. So who knows. But it’s TNA, so I can take a pretty damn good guess.
Homicide vs. Samoa Joe – X-Division Championship
I’m going to say it, the fact that this match took place, is ridiculous.
Sure, back in the day Homicide was a “guy” in the Division, but he’s never been great. Now you’ve got guys who are great, and they’ve been passed up literally for months to cater to the “Home field” advantage by bringing in crowd favourites to bury your talent.
Wow, you hired this awesome Luchador from Mexico, you’re right, he’s incredible. But he sucks compared to “Blam Blam” Homeboy I can do a freakin flip, Homicide.
He’s not even signed with you. So you use him to bury the guys you have signed to your roster.
Here’s a thought, screw the home field advantage and build your talent.
Guess what, Samoa Joe isn’t from New York, but people love him. Crazy Steve has barely done anything or given any screen time, and they love him too.
People respond to Tigre Uno because he’s so impressive in the ring. Give him the time.
Also lol –
Speaking of things that make me laugh, Tenay and Taz plugged the next round of Impact Tapings by saying “You can see yourself on TV!”
Which is one of two things, or in fact, both things!
Your struggling to sell tickets so you add in the extra boost of people being on TV, which is a poor, poor way to sell your product.
And number two, in a related sense, there will be so little people attending the TV Tapings, that you are Guaranteed to see yourself on Television.
Blam Blam hit a Cutter on Joe and didn’t win, thank fully. I hate the Cutter. But I also Love the Cutter. DDP was the guy, Orton uses it well, Bully pulls it out here and there. It bugs me when people use the same finishes. Least it’s not as annoyed as Taryn using it, but whatever.
The only good thing from Homicide using the Cutter is that Joe countered it into a joke – mid air, and won the match.
James Storm, Sanada and the new Super Manik then crashed the segment.
There is no reason, at all, for James Storm to be re-designing the X-Division as Cultural Luchadores.
My only hope is that Tigre Uno might actually get some better TV Time.
The Hardyz vs. Team 3D vs. The Wolves – Ladder Match
Again, fairly obvious who was going to Win this match.
The first match in the Series, was freakin awesome! The Tables Match, wasn’t as good, still good, just not as good as I had hoped.
But then I always find Tables Match lack. They really aren’t all that exciting unless quite a few Tables are used. Hence my moan at only one member of the Team going through a Table. Which means people have to put themselves through a few tables, or they introduce other weapons to make them more entertaining.
However, Ladder Matches can be fantastic on their own. And also work better with more weapons.
If a match is So Good, you should just watch it.
There’s nothing I can say to do it justice, so just watch it.
This match was awesome, best in the Series so far and I will put into the Match of the Year Nomination, however! I might also take it out given on how good the final match in the Series is, and people are saying IT IS AMAZING!
Sucks it’s not at BFG though.
The Wolves pick up the win.
Bram vs. Gunner
This match happened.
Not sure why they put it between the top two matches of the card.
Earlier on in the night Gunner told Shaw that Brittany has a thing for him, to which he replies “My mind is already occupied with someone else”.
Billy and Chuck, I’m telling you.
Gunner “injured” his knee, Shaw went crazy and got involved, accidently clothesline’d Gunner and Bram picked up the win.
Despite the crap story with Gunner and Shaw, Bram’s rise to the top is quite interesting. They keep pushing how good he is. And guess what, I believe it. Because he’s impressive, he wins, he fights, he doesn’t back down. Not like Malendez, who gets his ass kicked because he politely turned down being a lackey! Why would I like that!!!?
Bobby Roode vs. Bobby Lashley – World Heavyweight Championship
I wonder if Lashley will be called Bobby again now?
Another thing that goes through my head is wondering what Roode was thinking when he decided to wear some crappy looking sex jacket to the ring.
His Robe was awesome. It worked. This looks terrible.
Something else that is pretty damn awesome, is Lashley’s new music. I’ve always liked it, but I enjoy how it just changes the mood. He feels like a force. I like that.
Which brings me to what I really, really don’t like.
Lashley rolls out the ring and MVP calls for a Time-Out, and the ref lets them have it. MVP and King wipe his face, and continue to get involved.
Lashley should not have these guys outside for him. He’s supposed to be this beast, he’s supposed to be unstoppable.
When you give him help, he looks weak. He shouldn’t be booked weak. You shouldn’t have his friends wiping his face! No!! That’s just No….Nooo!! NOOO!!
Do you know what I do like, is the Roode Bomb. I enjoy the move, but I detest the name.
Utterly stupid name for a super cool move.
What makes it cooler is Roode using it to “Roode Bomb” Lashley right to the floor, and Credit to Lashley for taking it, literally right to the floor. Looked really painful, and also really cool!
In the end though Roode leap frogged Lashley’s attempted Spear and “injured” his leg, to which Lashley then speared him and won.
I don’t know quite where to place the match.
The match was really good! Really good! But it’s not so memorable. I also feel this isn’t done yet.
I knew Lashley was going to win well before this match was going to take place, EY spoiled it in an interview I read. So technically the Prediction doesn’t count!
Right now, I’m in the mood for Bound for Glory.
I want a great PPV just like Slammiversary was.
Though with all the problems in TNA right now, the booking, change arounds, no matches are really being built for the Biggest show of the year, in Japan of all places. The only thing they are building is James Storm’s revolution.