IMPACT WRESTLING HITS & MISSES 19/07/11

Sting becoming a 4 time TNA World Heavyweight Champion this week on Impact Wrestling

A little bit late this week but nonetheless, here is my weekly rundown of this weeks edition of Impact Wrestling Hits & Misses…

THIS WEEKS HITS

Evil Clowns
Since they are going down the “joker” thing with Sting, it only made sense they used the first part (minus the bus and they didnt shoot each other) of “The Dark Knight”. In a way im glad they didnt use this to introduce new wrestlers to our screens as that would have sucked, but using Fortune was great, as it kept the ongoing feud alive with Immortal alive by the clowns attacking members one by one, plus its quite funny to see Karen screaming and running in heels (should always look in the back seat of cars before getting into them). Gunner looked the strongest of Immortal by wanting to go out looking for them but didnt expect getting jumped by all 4 of them

Samoa Joe vs The Pope vs Robert Roode
Although I like the BFG Series and this week they have stated that there are 8 weeks left but they havent stated how many matches everyone will compete in? So someone like Crimson can have 10 matches but Gunner could have like 5 (in theory). However the match itself was good, playing up more to that Joe thinks he’s keeps gettng screwed by the referee. The match may have lasted 5 minutes or so but it kept all the action coming fast, which was good, the ending I thought was cleverly played out, The pope kicked off the apron and Joe constantly going for the 10 points in any match and it always backfires on him. Hopefully Joe bounces back soon and starts earning some points. Read more of this post

WHAT’S MY ANGLE?: “ANDERSON’S REIGN”

Shouldn’t Roode be the one getting the push?

So Mr Anderson joins Immortal, smart move I guess. Immortal has needed a lead heel since the departure of Jeff Hardy and I guess Anderson fits the bill.

I have been a little disappointed in Anderson of late in truth, he is one of the best in the business on the mic but I’m not convinced he brings much else to the table.

This could be a little harsh, I myself thought his original title reign was a little short and thought he deserved a little more time to show us what he could do and now that he holds the title, for me something about it seems a little flat. Read more of this post

IMPACT WRESTLING HITS & MISSES – 12/07/11

Jack Evans hits the 630 and makes his way to Destination X

After another great Impact Wrestling and a great build up to Destination X tomorrow night, again I have given my thoughts to what went down in this weeks edition of Impact Wrestling…

This Weeks Hits

Jack Evans vs Tony Nese vs Jesse Sorensen
Just like last weeks 3 way X Division, lots of high spots and fast pace action, Jack Evans is over with the crowd big time! How has he not already been snapped up by TNA already is beyond me and ill be honest this was the first time i ever watched him perform the 630! One word to describe that AMAZING!!. The 4 way X division showcase at Destination X has everything on paper to steal the show and hopefully TNA will hand out more than 1 contract in that match.

Destination X build up
Amazing! Just amazing, in the last two weeks the build up to the PPV has been brilliant i literally cannot wait to see it! Having all of the X Division wrestlers talking about what it all means, you can hear the passion they have for it and are right by saying it’s what TNA was founded on. One thing im not too keen on was Douglas Williams open challenge, a few days isn’t enough to generate any buzz on who it can or can’t be plus whether it will be someone on the roster, someone who used to be on the roster or a fresh face to Impact Wrestling? Who Knows. Having Eric Bischoff talk about how the X Division wrestlers aint the “normal” size of wrestlers (something I bet Vinny Mac wanted to go on record saying) is good, gives him the heat and I personally hope Bischoff/X Division feud doesn’t end any time soon. Read more of this post

IMPACT WRESTLING HITS & MISSES – 05/07/11

Low Ki vs. Bentley vs. Yang: A definite Hit!

Low Ki vs. Bentley vs. Yang: A definite Hit!

TNA HIT/MISS By Dan McGrath

This is my new column, which i’ll be doing on a weekly basis, just to give my views and opinions on everything that has gone down on Impact Wrestling. These are all completely my views and whether I reckon they are a hit or miss.

This weeks Hits

Low Ki vs Matt Bentley vs Jimmy Yang

First of all, Welcome back Low Ki! After last weeks X division 3 way it was refreshing to see a more of a stable and high action match. This match alone has made me more interested in Destination X, hopefully Eric Bischoff’s one man crusade of killing the x division wont happen and this is the prime example on TNA building up on their “Wrestling Matters” slogan. The match itself plenty of high spots very limited mistakes made in the match, entertaining from the bell and never let any of the action slipped! I’m hoping I see more action like this at Destination X, this is why I started watching TNA!! Read more of this post

WHAT’S MY ANGLE – “THE JOKER”

Kill the streak!

Ok so it’s been a few weeks but here we go once more.

Firstly a few weeks back now I had the chance to meet an idle, Kurt Angle. I have to say I found Kurt to be very gracious and a real gentleman. I have been to signing’s in the past but have to say Kurt really took his time with everyone he met, signing not just the cards we were given but anything you had, he would sign. Read more of this post

RAY’S RASSLIN RANKINGS: JUNE 28TH 2011

Ray's 'Rasslin' Rankings: Exclusive new feature at 1Wrestling.com

Ray's 'Rasslin' Rankings: Exclusive new feature at 1Wrestling.com

Pleased to announce the latest edition of a new weekly feature i’ll be contributing to the legendary Bill Apter’s 1Wrestling.com – “RAY’S ‘RASSLIN’ RANKINGS!

Each week as 1Wrestling.com’s resident rankings expert, i will be scouting the major north american wrestling promotions in order to bring you an in-depth rankings report for the top championships in Pro Wrestling as well as statistics and analysis. An old school style feature for the modern day fan, i hope you enjoy it. You can read the Latest edition by clicking here.

AFTERMATH OF IMPACT!: IMPACT WRESTLING GOING ON THE ROAD

IMPACT WRESTLING ZONE: SURELY I CAN'T BE THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL MISS IT?

IMPACT WRESTLING ZONE: SURELY I CAN'T BE THE ONLY ONE WHO WILL MISS IT?

The news this afternoon that TNA is to take IMPACT Wrestling on the road every second week is not a shock to many, it’s been on the horizon for some time. The majority of the Internet Wrestling Community seems to have pegged the “IMPACT Wrestling Zone” as the source of all of TNA’s woes and have it atop their “TNA MUST DO” lists.

Surely I can’t be the only one to harbour some scepticism towards this plan to take IMPACT Wrestling on the road? Personally i think this has the potential to be a bad move from TNA. They aren’t exactly in a position to draw good houses on the road at the big arenas. Add to that the added expenditure of promoting the events as well as flying the talent, crew and equipment to these venues. For a company that posted a loss last year and is beginning to thin the talent roster as a cost cutting measure, surely this is a case of one step forward, two steps back? Read more of this post

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