IMPACT Wrestling - April 12, 2016
Random Thoughts and Opinions
- I love that Matt Hardy continues to open the show every week even tho he doesn't have the belt. As usual Matt kills it on the mic. Jeff was good here too.
- “The only thing I'm scared of is your crazy bitch genes inside our family tree.” Jeff Hardy to Reby Sky
- Well the Beer Money Invitational didn't last as long as I thought it would. That was way too quick of a match. Disappointing.
- Why is Jade still coming out to “Doll Parts?” As the Knockouts Champion shouldn't she have her own identity? Although Maria was good here, this segment made no sense. An argument over who runs the Knockouts? Isn't the goal to be the champion? This made my head hurt.
- DJZ beat Trevor Lee? I'm not seeing the logic here. It looks like they're leading to a Lee vs. Edwards match so why not keep Lee strong?
- The first time we see the TNA Champion is a hour into the show.
- ECIII lighting Bennett up with the steel chair. Good match. Maria's interference worked well leading up to Carter losing his cool.
- Damn Al Snow is good! He really came off as being sincere all the way up to him destroying Shera. Where has THIS Al Snow been?
- Tell me Josh Matthews didn't just say Jade reminds him of Ronda Rousey. I like Jade as Knockouts Champion.
- The pace really quickens when the Hardy's are in the ring together. Good main event.
- Lashley looks like a monster. Looking forward to his feud with Galloway.
Once again Matt Hardy was the star of the show and no one else even comes close. I'm curious to see how TNA handles the sendoff of Bobby Roode and Eric Young. With Davey Richards out with an injury, that only leaves two tag teams capable of winning the titles; Decay and BroMans. My vote is for Decay to have an extended run with the titles while TNA rebuilds the tag team division.
I'm enjoying how TNA is handling Lashley. The calm, cool, collected killer Lashley works on every level. My concern is how they book the feud. I can't see TNA taking the belt off their babyface champion, but this version of Lashley has long term potential. Hopefully TNA has a plan for Lashley coming out of the feud after he puts Galloway over. I also hope TNA doesn't burn through the feud too quickly like they have a tendency to do.
IMPACT continues to be a good show. Unfortunately the ratings aren't as good. With TNA moving the second airing of IMPACT to Saturday's, hopefully the show will get a bump in ratings for the first airing.
Opening segment with Matt & Jeff Hardy
Beer Money Invitational for the in ring action
ECIII vs. Mike Bennett
Jade vs. Madison Rayne
Jeff Hardy & Drew Galloway vs. Matt Hardy & Tyrus
Lashley beatdown of Galloway
Beer Money Invitational for the length of the match
DJZ vs. Trevor Lee
The Fighting Champion
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