This storyline could turn out to be good/great/decent. I’ll pre-admit I’m not really sure. My biggest qualm arises that they already did this weird love affair storyline thing earlier this year. WWE then did the exact same type of storyline. TNA is now doing a similar storyline, again, just as WWE is ending theirs. Why?
The post-PPV shows have the same problem as the pre-PPV shows. It isn't that it's bad. They're just formulaic. Thanks to that formula these sets of episodes can also be a little bit bumpier of a ride than the ones in-between those moments.
Turning Point isn't a show you need to go out and see. There are two really solid matches hidden towards the end of the night. In the end, those two matches help make Turning Point seem like a far better PPV than it actually was in reality.
This was, hands down, the most bi-polar Impact I’ve seen in months. There were moments of great wrestling that were hampered down by dumb moments or terrible storytelling and plots. Am I starting to go as insane as Mike Johns got about this product?
They've really grinded to a slow halt over the past few weeks. They're working toward Bound for Glory and all of their main matches are set. The final few weeks will be to build up what are, essentially, undercard matches.
Balance. Balance. Balance. That is what Impact has been doing for the
past few months and continues the trend tonight. They are finding a way
to balance the ongoing BFG Series while still splicing in appropriate
time for their other angles.
The show has found its groove. They have a format. They stick to the format and don’t get too wild with it. Formulaic show is formulaic. That doesn’t necessarily mean good. That doesn’t necessarily mean bad.
Impact is coming of a huge high that was the end to Destination X this past Sunday. They were riding that wave into tonight and put on a solid episode of Impact. TNA did a really solid job of balancing their BfG Series, the storyline build-ups, and adding intrigue to most of their current angles.
Buy the replay, buy the dvd, check out a moment people should be talking about for a long time but instead will be talking about until something bigger happens or TNA does something super stupid. I’ll make the prediction now: TNA Destination X = PPV of the Year 2012.
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TNA had the perfect lead in to their live events next week. It might be their best chance to gain some scorned WWE viewers. Luckily this is the best the product as been since right before Hogan and Bischoff.