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Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 8/4/16: Ass-Kicking Destiny

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 8/4/16)

Ass-Kicking Destiny 

– Bound For Glory was all the rage, as the opening video showed us how the BFG Playoffs (a tournament to determine who’d fight for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at BFG) Finals came to be, as Ethan Carter III defeated “Broken” Matt Hardy after it was set up by Jeff Hardy, while The Miracle inched closer to Championship gold by any means necessary as he beat Drew Galloway, with accidental help from EC3. This set up the inevitable EC3-Miracle rematch and the stakes couldn’t be bigger. Certainly had a “big fight feel” to it.

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Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 10/21/15: Night Of The One Percenter

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 10/21/15)

Night Of The One Percenter

– The opening video again highlighted the background story of how the World Title Series came to be, when Matt Hardy was forced to relinquish the TNA World Heavyweight Championship he won at Bound For Glory, beating then-Champion Ethan Carter III and Drew Galloway in a three-way dance. Also in the video, we ran through all of last week’s winners/leaderboard first-place guys. Hyped for the show also were four matches from respective groups: Group X-Division (Mandrews Vs. X-Division Champion Tigre Uno, Manik Vs. DJZ) and Group Champions (Mr. Anderson Vs. Austin Aries, EC3 Vs. Lashley) and at least we knew with these set of shows, wrestling was going to be the biggest focus, along with more recent promo work from all parties involved. That said, now that it’s a few weeks in, we really dig the “sports show” vibe the show has given us, especially how in-depth Josh Matthews and The Pope go when they bring up the leaderboards and running through all scenarios and individual situations for everyone involved.

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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 9/30/15: A Glorious Countdown

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 9/30/15)

A Glorious Countdown

– The opening video highlighted Drew Galloway beating The Wolves, Bobby Lashley and Bram in an elimination style match to earn a Title shot at Bound For Glory against TNA World Heavyweight Champion Ethan Carter III. Set up as Galloway’s biggest career moment to date, it came off well.

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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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