TNA Impact Wrestling Coverage: Fire Dixie

More melodrama, mediocre matches and not a damn segment that entertained, Impact Wrestling continues to drown in its own blood.

Aside from Samoa Joe’s proclamation that he’d fight AJ Styles if he won the World Heavyweight Champion tournament, Impact was far from sexy.

Forget Turning Point. This show needs to be taken off the air for two weeks and rebooted. New champions, new angles, alliances- hell, a new everything. That’s the only thing that can possibly save this show.


Mr. Anderson vs. Knux: Anderson sold for about five minutes but got the win with a quick Mic-Check. With his career on the line next week, this win is a big one for him.

Christopher Daniels vs. Joseph Park: A poorly-paced match that proved once again that Abyss needs to come back ASAP. Daniels won with a low-blow behind the refs back.

Ethan Carter III vs. Dewey Barnes and Norv Fernam: A joke that ended after Carter gave both of his opponents the One Percenter.

Gail Kim Open Challenge: TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim w/Lei’d Tapa vs. Hannah Blossom: Away from the main event, this was the most entertaining match of the night. Kim is in a league of her own and her decimation of Blossom proved it. Although Blossom scored some minor offense, Kim was never in any real trouble. After a few minutes of strikes and her signature steel post Figure Four, Kim won with the Eat Da Feet.

Submission Match: World Heavyweight Champion Tournament: Kurt Angle vs. Austin Aries: The only real match of the night. Bobby Roode stood on the entry ramp and tried to distract Angle, but the former Olympic Gold Medalist was on his game. Both Angle and Aries traded offense and submissions for a good, well-paced 20 minutes, but neither could get advantage. Even after a Brainbuster, Aries couldn’t softened up Angle enough. With Roode still watching, Angle got Aries to submit with the Crossface.

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