A week after The Aces and Eights were killed by Mr. Anderson, the “Asshole” himself held a funeral for the faction in what was a ultimately a wreck. Aside from Eric Young’s tears and Samoa Joe’s eating during the funeral, it added little to the show. Sure, it continues a decent in-ring feud between Bully Ray and Anderson, ask yourself this, is that feud going to put asses in the seats?
In other developments, Rockstar Spud became the new Impact Wrestling “Chief of Staff.” How this will affect the show is unknown, but it’s obvious it’ll be anything but impactful. A tiny man that could barely get it done in the ring, TNA is hoping they can get something out of his charisma and British accent.
Another AJ Styles segment continues that flaccid storyline and continues to prove TNA has no idea how to use their biggest stars.
Like this week’s Impact, the Styles segments show that even the few things the company has to be thankful for, they don’t know how to utilize.
Ethan Carter III vs. Curry Man: In his biggest test to date, Carter III made quick work of Curry Man (Christopher Daniels). Although Curry Man got in some strikes, Carter II nailed him with a nice clothesline and finished him off with the One Percenter.
Lei’d Tapa w/Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky: Tapa was all over Sky, but the former “Beautiful Person” fought back a bit with a Jawbreaker and some kicks. But after a Superkick, a modified Tongan Death grip and a TKO, Tapa got the easy win.
Turkey Bowl 2013: TNA Tag Team Champions Jessie Godderz and Robbie E w/Zema Ion vs. Dewey Barnes and Norv Furnam: Godderz and E quickly beat Furnam with the Bearhug/Clothesline combo. As a result, the indie dudes were forced to wear turkey suits and gobble around the ring.
Eight Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Kurt Angle, Magnus, Gunner, James Storm vs. Bobby Roode, Frank Kazarian, Christopher Daniels and TNA X-Division Champion Chris Sabin: This wasn’t exactly a Survivor Series match, but it was a good main event. Sabin eliminated Storm with a sneaky rollup first and smart double team work from Bad Influence led to another rollup and pinfall, this time to Gunner. Magnus was then Kayfabe injured, leaving Angle all by himself against a full Team Roode. Angle was amazing in the events that followed and even though he can’t perform the way he used to, was still able to wrestle hard until he went crazy with a chair and got the match thrown out.