TNA IMPACT - May 31, 2016
Random Thoughts and Opinions
EC3 as the person Dixie Carter was talking to at the start the show was predictable, but intriguing. Will it be a long night for the heels?
I wish TNA would have come up with a more creative way to get to Mike Bennett vs. EC3 at Slammiversary. EC3 just making the match for himself because he's in charge for the night was taking the easy way out. That said, I'm interested to see how EC3 plays it tonight.
Come on, does anyone think Bram has a shot at beating Lashley? I didn't think so.
Eli Drake winning the King of the Mountain Title makes sense considering TNA did nothing with Bram since he won it from Eric Young. While I'm not a fan of Eli Drake, I'm willing to give this a chance.
The BroMans vignettes are embarrassingly bad.
OK, I probably shouldn't admit this, but Earl Hebner coming out of the bathroom stall made me laugh.
Seriously, what did TNA see in Gabi when she was in Tough Enough to make them think she was worth hiring? I just don't see it. Furthermore, TNA makes Rockstar Spud and Tyrus jobbers to the BroMans when there are only three tag teams currently in the company. Spud and Tyrus deserve better.
We’re an hour into the show and we’ve only seen two matches so far.
I almost forgot Jade was the Knockouts Champion because; you know, apparently none of the other Knockouts care to be champion. By the way, Allie is fantastic at her role.
Well at least Sienna didn't take the pin, that's about all I have to say about the women’s tag match.
Finally a good match on this show. James Storm vs. Mike Bennett was a good match. Storm hasn’t been seen much, hopefully they something planned for him going forward.
I can watch Al Snow’s Tribunal destroy Grado and Mahabali Shera every week. In fact, I don't care who it is, as long Grado and Shera get destroyed every week.
Good backstage interview with Braxton Sutter, but next time lose the gum.
Being a big fan of Decay, I didn't like seeing Drew Galloway beat them. In fact, I don't like it when promotions book handicap matches. It takes me out of the moment because one person shouldn't be able to beat two or three other competitors. I enjoyed the match all the way up until the end. I also think it was very poor booking for TNA to have their tag team champions, and most over tag team lose here. I would think they would want to keep Decay strong heading into Slammiversary.
The Matt and Jeff Hardy story intertwined throughout the show was entertaining. I'm on board with Matt Hardy’s character as long as it's only for his feud with Jeff. It makes sense that he would have to go to a dark place within himself in order to end his brother. After Slammiversary I hope he goes back to The Iconic Matt Hardy.
If you look, the good outweighs the bad on tonight’s show, but I thought this was just an average show. For those that read my TNA IMPACT Random Thoughts and Opinions regularly know I’m an advocate of the product, unfortunately the booking and some of the vignettes left me scratching my head.
Eli Drake winning KOTM Title
Sienna & Allie vs. Jade & Gail Kim
James Storm vs. Mike Bennett
Al Snow’s Tribunal
Matt & Jeff Hardy
Rockstar Spud & Tyrus vs. BroMans
Decay vs. Drew Galloway
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