TNA IMPACT WRESTLING - APRIL 5, 2016
Random Thoughts and Opinions
- The two on one fight outside of the six sides of steel with Jeff Hardy fending off Bram and Eric Young went on a bit too long. I found myself wanting Young and Hardy to get on with the actual match.
- Why is Josh Matthews doing Michael Cole's annoying, No,no,no,no bit? It sounds stupid when Cole says it, and it sounds stupid when Josh does it.
- The Hardy vs. Young match was slow in the beginning but really picked up steam at the end. The Swanton off the top of the cage was impressive.
- Rockstar Spud is great!
- “You use your infant son as a prop on a TV Show.” Drew Galloway to Matt Hardy during the The Final Word segment. Terrible line. Galloway isn't cutting it for me as TNA World Champion. His promos leave a lot to be desired.
- Sweet Jesus how many times is Pope going to call himself Pope?!? Good promo nevertheless.
- “And by the way, I hate you.” Tyrus to EC3. Carter’s response, “I hate you more.” Ughh, who wrote this show?
- Lashley has to lose the headband.
- Good beat down of Pope from Lashley. The match went exactly as it should have. I like the monster build of Lashley.
- I don't know what to make of the EC3/ Mike Bennett segment. There were things I liked, and things I didn't. I'm going to let this play out until next week before forming a strong opinion one way or the other.
- I'd much rather see Gail Kim vs. Jade one on one. The ending to the match was terrible. I'm all for putting the belt on Jade but the way they got there wasn't good.
- Al Snow is in better shape now than he was when he was an active wrestler.
- Love Decay getting the spotlight with Beer Money.
- I would have liked for the main event to have been given more time. The match, along with the interference all seemed rushed. I assume Matt losing takes him out of the title picture and puts him in a feud against his brother Jeff.
This was a mild thumbs up edition of IMPACT. There was definitely more I liked on the show than I didn't like as my Good, Bad and Ugly shows. I still don't think Mike Bennett is connecting with the crowd; although tonight was a step in the right direction, and Drew Galloway has yet to find his lane as TNA World Champion. That being said, if Bennett keeps delivering promos like tonight's he’ll be just fine long term. Drew Galloway has the talent and I fully expect him to grow into the role.
It looks like TNA is smart enough to keep Matt Hardy the main focal point of the show. Even after dropping the title he continues to be in the most segments. The Matt Hardy Brand continues to shine, and is the glue keeping IMPACT together.
Eric Young vs. Jeff Hardy
Matt Hardy in the Final Word segment
Lashley vs. Pope
Decay and Beer Money
Drew Galloway vs. Matt Hardy
Drew Galloway in the Final Word segment
Gail Kim vs. Jade vs. Madison Rayne
Maria’s weak interference in the Triple Threat match
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