Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 2/13/15: The BDC Gets Revenge

TNA Impact Wrestling“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

(Aired 2/13/15)

The BDC Gets Revenge

– The opening video was decent as it highlighted the Lethal Lockdown match where Bobby Lashley joined Team Angle after several turndowns.

– This was more or less a solid night for The Beat Down Clan, as MVP looked like a mastermind manipulator here, giving his group a motivational talk before the show, which set the tone for the rest of the show.

– The first in-ring segment with Kurt Angle, Lashley and the BDC was good in establishing the main event for later. The Scotland crowd was hot for Angle and his proposal for a Title match against Lashley gives us something to look forward to. Note that the BDC finally have their own attire and ring gear, so they look like more of a unit.

– The backstage interaction between Austin Aries and Bobby Roode set across their long history and Roode put over the importance of the World Title and looked to just put on a good match. As good as you can do with this.

– Ethan Carter III’s backstage promo put over his desire to scalp Spud, and at the same time expressing his anger towards Jeremy Borash and proposed the handicap match later with him and Tyrus against Spud/Borash/Mandrews. Good stuff.

– The concept of next week’s gauntlet match is finally a smart use of the ranking system that actually made the Roode/Aries match matter a little bit more. This needed some logic and that’s what we finally got.

– The Aries-Roode match was okay and didn’t last too long. Certainly not the “five star classic” Josh Matthews called it, but good. Roode winning by submission was the right move being that he’s on a World Title push and Aries already has a shot for it. The attacks that followed by Eric Young were very good and got Young over as a deranged maniac. This likely “took out” Roode, leaving next week in doubt for him.

– Al Snow played a great heel as he called out Grado. This was obviously to play to the home crowd. Grado’s an interesting character, though he doesn’t have the “look” of a star wrestler, but Snow’s someone that can definitely make him look good. The hook for next week was decent too.

– The Bram-Crazy Steve match obviously was made to put Bram over as he is in a storyline with Magnus. His obsession with wanting Magnus to come out was also good.

– The Spud/JB/Mandrews backstage segment had Spud look like a great motivator, urging JB to wrestle and said he had backup, which was revealed later on obviously.

– The Gunner/Angle backstage segment showed Gunner’s doubt in teaming with Lashley and Angle put his plans over. Kept the story going.

– The EC3/Tyrus-Spud/Mandrews/Borash handicap match was good for what it was. Borash was tough here and even surprisingly got good air from the top rope but the fun ended there as Carter pinned Spud. The return of Mr. Anderson was nicely done here as we can assume he is now thrown into the mix.

– The backstage promo of Gunner had him focused on next week’s gauntlet and that set up the assault by Low-Ki and Kenny King done mugging style.

– The Madison Rayne in-ring promo had her gloating with Awesome Kong’s “stomping” music coming on and off, which nicely set up Kong’s entrance. That aside, this was pretty much a squash. Would’ve been nice to hear from Gail Kim or even a followup with Havok, but what we got was good enough.

– The Aries/Angle backstage segment had Aries put over the World Title and how being Champion puts a target on your back. There’s been good hype in making the World Heavyweight Championship Belt important.

– The in-ring segment with Matt Hardy and James Storm/The Revolution was good in looking in the rear view mirror (Jeff Hardy’s “injury”) and setting eyes towards the future, with The Wolves making the save. Storm was good on the mic bragging about doing what no one else did in taking Jeff out. We can expect something will go down next week with everyone involved.

– The backstage assault on Aries by the BDC was solidly done, but why on earth would Aries want to reveal his briefcase plans either way? Also, did we need a replay of the segment that just happened?

– The Angle/Lashley-MVP/Samoa Joe (w/Kenny King and Low-Ki) match was good for what it was, but nothing special. MVP pinned Lashley with the tights taking advantage of miscommunications between Lashley and Angle. Lashley and Angle argued to end the show, which set up next week pretty well.

 

 

 

 

Quick Results

– Bobby Roode def. Austin Aries via submission

– Bram def. Crazy Steve via pinfall

– Handicap Match – Ethan Carter III/Tyrus def. Rockstar Spud/Mandrews/Jeremy Borash via pinfall

– Awesome Kong def. Madison Rayne via pinfall

– MVP/Samoa Joe def. Kurt Angle/Bobby Lashley via pinfall 

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About Nicholas Jason Lopez

Just a 25 year-old Brooklynite. Nothing more, nothing less. Currently Freelancing for The Bensonhurst Bean website in Brooklyn, he has also been published on sites such as Review Fix, College University of New York Athletic Conference, Dying Scene, Brooklyn News Service, All Media NY, BrooklynFans.com and Yahoo Voices. He has also interned for The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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