TNA IMPACT - June 7, 2016
Random Thoughts and Opinions
Solid opening segment. Drew Galloway came out of the segment looking good by taking the match against Matt Hardy in tonight's main event. He plays the fighting champion character very well. I was down on Galloway's initial run as TNA Champion because I thought it was too soon for TNA to take the title off of Matt Hardy, but he's done a great job with it.
I was also slow to come around on the Broken Matt Hardy character, and while I fully expect him to go back to the Big Money Matt character after Slammiversary, I've enjoyed the campiness of the angle with Jeff.
Allie is just phenomenal. Smart booking putting Sienna over strong. I didn't like the way TNA handled her the last few weeks. This was a good reset, I'd like to see her win the title at Slammiversary.
TNA does a nice job hyping their matches throughout the show.
Still not a fan of Eli Drake’s Fact of Life. I don't like TNA putting Decay in the same segment with Shera and Grado. The whole segment made a serious act like Decay look ridiculous standing out there with comedy characters. And I'm sorry, no one takes BroMans seriously either.
Coach Al Snow is money! The 10 man tag match was just a cluster f@ck.
Good intensity from Lashley in his backstage confrontation with Matt Hardy.
Really liked the pre-taped weigh in between EC3 and Mike Bennett. It gives their match a big fight feel. I'd like to see TNA do more of those video packages.
The mixed tag match was good fun. Great heel move by Maria taking herself out of the match. I think it made Gail Kim look weak by beating Allie with a roll-up.
Eddie Edwards vs. Trevor Lee was a good match. Edwards doesn't lose anything because of the interference from Andrew Everett and Helms. Here's hoping TNA refocuses on the X Division and starts telling stories instead of the spot fest matches we’re accustomed to seeing.
Great use of Lashley tonight in the backstage segments with both Matt Hardy and Drew Galloway.
Excellent debut for Braxton Sutter. His offense looked strong and his post match interview was spot on. Hopefully TNA takes their time with Sutter and keeps him strong while building his credibility. Good start.
There was no way TNA was going to give us a finish to the Hardy vs. Galloway main event so the Lashley run-in made sense. The match itself was good with both guys looking strong.
While my preference is for the Willow character to disappear for good, I understand using him here.
TNA did a great job tonight making the final push before Slammiversary. While I didn't like every segment of the show, they all made sense and served a purpose as it relates to Sunday's PPV. Yes, there are a lot of rematches on Sunday's show, but TNA has done a fantastic job making them feel fresh.
It's a strong card for Slammiversary and I'm looking forward to the PPV.
Matt Hardy & Drew Galloway opening segment
Sienna vs. Madison Rayne
Mixed tag match
Eddie Edwards vs. Trevor Lee
Braxton Sutter vs. Bill Kalas
Matt Hardy vs. Drew Galloway
Fact of Life segment
10 man tag match
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