Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Impact Report: The Assassination Of Dixie Carter By The Coward Bully Ray

Eric Young the beneficiary of a confusing finish to Hardcore Justice
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Hey guys, sorry I’ve been super late with last week's Impact Report. Some personal things came up and more important, Impact has been super depressing lately, and I really just needed to clear my head and get into the right frame of mind to do this justice. Plus I totally forgot about the change to Wednesday night and I usually write these the same day the show airs to get everyone caught up. Honestly this review is going to be really short because not a lot happened on Impact the past two weeks. Spinning wheels has become an unfortunate theme among televised wrestling lately, and with TNA basically on life support at this point I’m just waiting to see what’ll happen when they pull the plug.

So, to catch you guys up, Bully Ray murdered Dixie Carter for real and then gloated about. Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud got arrested for no reason. Samoa Joe became our new X Division Champion and he looked SO excited to win the title. And then we had Hardcore Justice, the “extreme” themed pay per view where everything was made up and the points didn’t matter, that ended with a contrived ending to a cage match to determine the number one contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Since TNA apparently doesn’t own a hard camera to use for their shows the match was edited so weird that it really looked like only one guy hit first. It’s the Bret Hart/Lex Luger Royal Rumble match all over again, just this time we’re going to get Eric Young and Bobby Roode versus Bobby Lashley (who is kind of like Yokozuna).

Just, everything about this show is so frustrating and depressing. With the news of the impending Spike TV cancellation out in the open every show feels like it could be TNA’s last show, and honestly I don’t know if I’d miss it. TNA has always been about the glorification of a bygone era of wrestling, whether it be the over-abundance of past-their-prime WWE wrestlers on the roster or the Attitude Era style crash booking or the horrifying misogyny. This is the time for TNA to try new things and I feel like they’re wasting that chance with this weird nostalgia tour they’re doing lately. There’s no reason for the Hardys and “Dudleys” doing a main event in the year of our lord 2014.