IMPACT Wrestling - May, 2016
Random Thoughts and Opinions
Due to some scheduling conflicts over the past couple of weeks I haven't been able to post my weekly IMPACT Wrestling column. Well, I'm finally caught up on the show, so let's get to it.
Let me begin by saying IMPACT continues t be a very good show since coming to Pop. The fact that the ratings are not showing improvement is troubling though. Hopefully it's a just a matter of time before more fans find the network on their cable/satellite providers. I have heard that some providers don't carry Pop in HD, which could turn some people off. In any event, IMPACT deserves another chance from fans that have stopped watching.
I wish TNA would have given Bobby Roode a better send off. Roode taking the pin in a garbage match doesn't seem worthy enough when you factor in everything he's done in TNA, in addition to his tenure with the company.
I like Decay as TNA Tag Team Champions. Now if only the company would invest in the division and bring in new teams for Decay to feud with. Rosemary is all in on her character. She has a ton of potential and is really good on the mic. In fact, I'd like to see her handle the main talking for the group. Good move by Abyss losing the mask.
Mike Bennett is growing on me. He's leaps and bounds better now than he was when he first came to TNA, but he might have the worst haircut in all of professional wrestling.
Lashley as the #1 contender for the TNA title makes sense. He's been giving the best promos of his career. I'm looking forward to his match with Galloway.
Matt Hardy seems to be all over the show right now. I'm not saying that's a bad thing, but audiences are just going to assume it's him behind the Willows and also the person who paid Decay. With the recently departed talents from WWE it would be great if one or more of them showed up on IMPACT as the person(s) pulling the strings.
Rockstar Spud is fantastic. I wish he was featured more.
Sienna is impressive. TNA has to keep building the Knockouts Division and emphasize that the title is what's most important to the women.
I'm enjoying Al Snow's current run. Although, Mahabali Shera is still a long way away from being average in the ring. Snow's match with Grado, when it happens, should be good.
I'm curious to see how James Storm is going to be used going forward. I liked his pairing with Jeff Hardy for his mandatory rematch against Decay. The tag division needs more teams so I'd hate to see him go off as a singles act.
Matt Hardy vs. Jeff Hardy build
ECIII vs. Mike Bennett build
Lashley vs. Drew Galloway build
Al Snow vs. Grado build
The use of Rockstar Spud
The Feast or Fired briefcase
The direction of the X Division
The Fighting Champion
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