TNA Impact Wrestling Coverage: A Wedding and A New Member of Aces and Eights
Fresh off the heels of Genesis, TNA continued its positive momentum with the wedding of Brooke Hogan and Bully Ray, another Gut Check segment and some solid wrestling action.
At the same time, the show wasn’t nearly as action-packed as the two episodes that started the year off.
That was until the last five minutes, when Tazz announced himself as the newest member of Aces and Eights and the rest of the gang crashed the wedding.
Overall, the show wasn’t terrible, but lacked the amount of matches and storyline development that made the show solid at the beginning of the year.
At any rate, with Christopher Daniels’ World Title shot and the beginning of an angle between Austin Aries, Robert Roode and TNA Tag Team champions Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez, things look to pick up soon.
The early part of the show consisted of an awesome tag match between James Storm, Jeff Hardy and Bad Influence, as well as the Gut Check segment, where Jay Bradley and his “Boomstick” earned a spot on the roster.
The wedding was fun, but started off slow. The promo between Sting and Hogan was a waste on time. In its place could have been another match. Bully Ray’s friends, Tommy Dreamer and Spike Dudley made appearances in some cute segments. The “Paul E” was entertaining. Would have been cooler if it was a few minutes shorter though.
Frank Kazarian and Christopher Daniels vs. James Storm and World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy: This was a great way to start the show. Hardy and Storm took it to Bad Influence early on, but Daniels and Kazarian battled back and slowed the match down with strikes, heel tactics and submissions. Storm took the majority of the beating for the faces, while Hardy waited for the hot tag. Once Hardy got in, he was in control, but Kaz reversed the Twist of Fate into an inside cradle and nearly won. Kaz wasn’t so lucky the second time around, as Hardy hit his finisher for the win. After the match, Daniels hit Hardy with the Angels Wings on top of the world title.
Christian York vs. Kenny King: A quick match that was filled with counters. After King went for the School Boy, he grabbed some tights to ensure the win.
Knockouts #1 Contender’s Match: Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky: A slow, sluggish encounter that played out very similar to their match at Genesis. Sky got the win with her Double-Underhook, sit-out Pedigree maneuver.