TNA Turning Point Coverage: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Turning Point continues the pseudo-TV pay per view formation that TNA thinks fans want. In the end, it was exactly what you’d expect. It was better than your average Impact telecast, but wasn’t quite PPV quality.

The small storyline developments with Samuel Shaw and Abyss got you thinking and the matches were all solid, minus the job-outs in the Gail Kim and Ethan Carter III segments.

The death of the Aces and Eights also deserved more attention and build up. The club was the main faction for 18 months and to see it go for free on a weekly show doesn’t do it justice. But then again, when does TNA ever do anything right?

Regardless, Turning Point was a decent show that had enough focus to keep your attention throughout, but it never truly shined. Simply put, it’s the same thing over and over as TNA continues to border on insanity- expecting different results from the same tired matchups.


World Title Tournament: Falls Count Anywhere: Samoa Joe vs. Magnus: For a falls count anywhere match, far too much of it took place in the ring. Regardless, it was a quality opening match as both Magnus and Joe broke a sweat and worked. After Joe was unable to get a win with his trademark submission maneuver, Magnus was able to “allow” Joe to run into a steel chair head first and quickly covered him for the win.

Knockouts Champion Gail Kim w/Lei’d Tapa vs. Candice Larea: Kim continues to dominate in another quick win over an unknown. A few minutes in Kim nailed the Eat Defeat to secure the victory.

World Title Tournament: Florida Death Match: Bobby Roode vs. James Storm: This was a wonderful match until a crappy finish. Storm would just not die. Roode gave him everything he had and Storm kept coming back for more. Tables and chairs were used and a wooded board with barbed wire almost entered the match until Gunner ran in and threw in the towel for Storm. After the match, it was obvious Storm was not a happy cowboy.

Ethan Carter III vs. Shark Boy: Another job-out as the returning Skark Boy fell quickly to the One-Percenter.

No DQ: Mr. Anderson vs. Bully Ray w/Brooke Tessmacher: With the locker room watching the match on the ramp, Ray was all over Anderson for the majority of the match. Once Anderson got the advantage, Knux got involved, but Anderson responded by Piledriving Knux on the outside. Ray got back in the match with a nasty Spear through a table, but Anderson kicked out. Tessmacher then got a hammer from Taz, but Tessmacher missed the throw to Bully and the hammer went straight to Anderson. With hammer in hand, Anderson nailed Bully and then finished Bully and the club off with the Mic Check.

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