TNA IMPACT - May 17, 2016
Random Thoughts and Opinions
Holy hell, this Willow vs. Jeff Hardy story is awful. Was the reveal of Matt Hardy as Willow meant to be a surprise? Regardless, it's not good. Please bring back The Iconic.
I like that they added Allie as Maria's assistant. A detail like this can really enhance Maria's character.
Wow, Sienna is impressive. Really like her finishing move. Velvet Sky losing came as no surprise considering she is leaving TNA.
The video package of Bennett and Maria proves Mike Bennett just wins at life.
I was enjoying Mike Bennett’s promo until it took a strange twist with him calling Earl Hebner to the ring. This just makes no sense. Why would another referee agree to ring the bell and put one of their own in harm's way? And why wouldn't Brian Hebner come to his dad's rescue? That was ridiculous. If that was a way just to get ECIII to the ring, they could've gone a different route.
I do like Bennett making Carter face all the ghosts of his past before getting his rematch.
Good match between ECIII and Tyrus. Both guys worked hard and looked good. Carter is really coming into his own as a babyface. I'm looking forward to Carter's match against Bennett at Slammiversary.
Good match between Everett & Lee vs. Edwards & DJ Z. Fast paced with a lot of action. That said, The Helms Dynasty isn't clicking with me yet. I'd like to learn more about Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett because right now they're just Helm’s sidekicks to me right now.
The video packages of Lashley and Galloway are really well done. TNA is doing a great job of promoting the main event throughout the show and making it feel special.
The Fact of Life talk show with Eli Drake is terrible. I just don't get what everyone sees in Drake. Throw in the fact Bram isn't clicking as a babyface and this segment is DOA.
Good match between Lashley and Galloway. It had a big match feel which helps. I wish there was a finish to the match called, but that was a really strong ending to the show. I assume we’ll see a rematch between Lashley and Galloway at Slammiversary. TNA has done a great job setting up the PPV.
This was yet another good episode of IMPACT.
Velvet Sky vs. Sienna
ECIII vs. Tyrus
DJZ & Eddie Edwards vs. (The Helms Dynasty) Trevor Lee & Andrew Everett
Lashley vs. Drew Galloway
Willow and Jeff Hardy opening segment
Mike Bennett vs. Earl Hebner
The Fact of Life talk show with Eli Drake
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