Tag Teaming With James Ellsworth
Join Date: Apr 2012
Re: 1/10 Impact Wrestling Discussion: SHUT UP BITCH!
Generally good show with some low points.
The wrestling was generally great - the X match was great, as was the tag match. And as someone who isn't a fan of Gut Check, that match was pretty good, too.
Some great segments (even without the presence of the GOATs Kaz and Daniels!!?) - Aries and Roode were gold, the mixed tag was good fun and Big Rob actually looked like a wrestler rather than just a bodybuilder.
But generally dragged down by the Hogan storyline and the never-ending-who-gives-a-damn Aces and 8s dross.
And I dunno - I've never been a fan of the guy, but I'm actually starting to feel sorry for Anderson. It's not that he's unmotivated, it's like he's lost all confidence in himself. At the beginning of the show - huge pop for Angle! Huge pop for Sting! And yes! The tourists even gave a huge pop to Joe. Then Anderson comes out and kills the place stone dead. You could almost see the confidence drain out of him. I really did feel sorry for him. Then they lumber him with the dead duck Aces and 8s storyline and give him a main event match that doesn't happen so that a 53 year old guy can wrestle a virtually unknown new signing. Poor guy.
But the high point for me was Roode and Aries. I was against putting them together initially as I think putting them in a tag team diminishes the two best guys (IMO) in the company. But they are so good together, I'd like to see them stick together for a little while. Maybe mix them up with Kaz and Daniels (imagine the promos! Man, I'd make Tony look like a disinterested casual!).
But despite the low points, a good show with some real high points, in the form of the X Match and Roode/Aries.