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Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 12/2/15: Round Of 16

TNA Impact WrestlingBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 12/2/15)

Round Of 16

– The opening video hyped the “win or go home” Round of 16 in the TNA World Series, with Ethan Carter III-DJZ, Matt Hardy-Bobby Roode, Awesome Kong-Jessie Godderz, Gail Kim-X-Division Champion Tigre Uno and Bobby Lashley-Drew Galloway hyped. It was a night for some easy marquee bouts with a share of unique intergender contests.

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Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 11/18/15: Win Or Go Home

TNA Impact WrestlingBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 11/18/15)

Win Or Go Home

– The opening video highlighted Gail Kim, Matt Hardy and Ethan Carter III moving on to the Round of 16 in the TNA World Title Series. Hyped were Brooke Vs. Awesome Kong (Group Knockouts), Bobby Roode Vs. Abyss (Group TNA Originals) with the winners advancing and a face-to-face between Matt Hardy and EC3 for the first time since Bound For Glory.

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The RSN Podcast – Women Of Wrestling

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Check out the latest episode of The RSN Podcast, where Rich, Sal and Nick discuss the history of women’s wrestling in WWE and WCW. They also touch up on the Divas in the Attitude Era, Ruthless Aggression Era, PG Era and of course, the ladies of NXT!

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 10/28/15: Kim And Kong Battle Once More

TNA Impact WrestlingBy Nicholas Jason Lopez 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 10/28/15)

Kim And Kong Battle Once More

– The opening video highlighted last week’s happenings – Mr. Anderson being eliminated mathematically by losing to Austin Aries and Ethan Carter III pulling out all the cheap stops to beat Lashley to stand atop the Group Champions leaderboard. Hyped for action was Matt Hardy – eager to get back his old gold, as well as matches from Group X-Division and Group Knockouts, particularly a Gail Kim-Awesome Kong battle, which is always a good thing. We do have to applaud TNA for making the most out of old, recycled material. Maybe they should adopt this tournament style more often, as it gives the matches and shows purpose.

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Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 10/7/15: A New Kind Of Fall Classic

TNA Impact WrestlingBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 10/7/15)

A New Kind Of Fall Classic

– Given TNA’s circumstances of an awkward taping schedule that leaves things outdated and a conclusion of a live Pay-Per-View that had a “happy ending” with Matt Hardy becoming the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion by pinning Drew Galloway in a three-way that also involved Ethan Carter III, they had to find some way to connect a makeshift tournament to randomly taped matches to “find a new Champion.” How is this possible, you ask? EC3 filed an injunction against Matt since he was taken out of the match by the Special Guest Referee Jeff Hardy – Matt’s brother. Said injunction prevents Matt from appearing on Impact with the Title. Matt, the company savior, relinquishes the Title to avoid further legal trouble that would leave the company without a Champion for months. Keep in mind this all went down in a matter of about three days after the PPV. The online wrestling world found it surprising and laughable – not in the cool way either.

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TNA Bound For Glory 2015 Reaction

TNA Bound For Glory 2015By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

When you have a dud like Slammiversary, there’s nowhere to go but up, right?

While we had moments that brought back memories of that terrible night (ongoing audio technical difficulties, inexcusable announcing blunders, questionable booking decisions), the good news was that an excitable opener and final 90 minutes were enough to salvage the night for any wrestling fan.

However, TNA’s still TNA and it’ll take a while for them to move ahead of this show with any momentum, main event finish aside.

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TNA Bound For Glory 2015 Preview/Predictions

TNA Bound For Glory 2015By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

It’s a safe assumption that TNA hasn’t had the brightest year, with the nearing end of their national television deal, loss of numerous talents because of their impending financial struggles and the list goes on.

That said, the last few weeks of TNA television have showed great potential for storylines, with the exception of the whole Global Force Wrestling invasion, which essentially was presented as “Jeff Jarrett and his band of goons take over,” which didn’t give us much of anything, but helped shape the main event as we see it now.

It’s a bit baffling that Jeff Hardy, a guy who’s arguably the most popular on the roster and was already involved in storylines with TNA World Heavyweight Champion Ethan Carter III for a few months, even with his brother also entangled, wasn’t the guy to get a Title shot on the biggest night of the year.

Instead, that honor went to upstart Drew Galloway (the former Drew McIntyre) and Matt Hardy, where Jeff will serve as special guest referee. We’ll be honest, it’s an okay main event, but if the plan is for Jeff to eventually become Champion anyway and both Matt and Galloway have already received (and lost) against EC3, what’s the point of holding off on it?

Yes, we know Jeff Hardy can’t come to the United Kingdom and TNA has a bigger audience overseas, but it only seems like the right way to go here, for a company that honestly needs the momentum. With both Hardys strongly rumored to join WWE by 2016, this could be the moment TNA regrets not booking Jeff in the match directly to win it.

All things considered, the card for BFG isn’t a bad one, but we can see where overbooking can mess it all up. If TNA just gives us straight out quality wrestling with distractions as minimal as possible, we can be talking about a show that actually gives the company some positive buzz.

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Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 9/23/15: Celebratory Warfare

TNA Impact WrestlingBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 9/23/15)

Celebratory Warfare 

– The opening video highlighted the “most important main event in TNA history” (or not) and showed Team TNA decisively defeat Team Global Force Wrestling with factors like Drew Galloway getting the winning fall and Bram joining Team TNA all in a video package about as anticlimactic as the real match.

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Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 9/16/15: Winner Takes All

TNA Impact WrestlingBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 9/16/15)

Winner Takes All

– The opening video highlighted the brutality of Lethal Lockdown and how it signified the end, as Team TNA would fight Team Global Force Wrestling for whole control of TNA, most recently referencing Eric Young joining GFW’s side.

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Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 9/9/15: The Momentum Swings

TNA Impact WrestlingBy Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 9/9/15)

The Momentum Swings

– The opening video highlighted the recent Global Force Wrestling “hostile takeover” of the place Jeff Jarrett once called home, and how the Team TNA-Team GFW match materialized for ultimate control of the company. Also featured was TNA World Heavyweight Champion Ethan Carter III retaining his Title, making Jeff Hardy his new personal assistant.

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