Michael’s Impact Review

IMPACT WRESTLING ON SPIKE TV
JUNE 14, 2012
THE IMPACT ZONE – ORLANDO, FLORIDA

–  We are fresh off a great pay per view from Sunday night.  Tonight we are promised an Ultimate X match, the start of the Bound for Glory Series, AND Bobby Roode faces Mr. Anderson for the TNA Heavyweight Championship.
–  Your hosts are Mike Tenay and Taz.

–  We are kicking it off with….

TNA X DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
ULTIMATE X MATCH
1.  Zema Ion vs.  Chris Sabin vs.  Austin Aries
–  Sabin and Aries take each other out to begin and Ion scales up the side to go after the belt.  Sabin stops him and snaps off a Tornado DDT.  Now Aries heads up the side and gets cut off by Sabin.  Sabin starts to cross the cable and drops into a Fireman’s Carry by Aries.  He rams him into the corners and AIRPLANE SPIN!  Aries is dizzy.  Ion tries a Tornado DDT and gets backdropped out.  Sabin backdropped on top of him!  Aries with a low dive through the ropes.  Sabin may have hurt his knee.  Aries crosses the cable up top and Ion pulls him down.  He goes for it again and Ion follow him up.  Aries snaps off a top rope huricarana!  Brain Buster on Ion!  Aries retrieves the belt @ 7:19.  (Tough luck for Sabin.  Some fun spots here but not the best Ultimate X I have ever seen.  C.)
–  Aries is on the mic and says he is the best pound-for-pound wrestler around.  He is the Greatest Man to Ever Live!  He is not satisfied as being the X Division Champion.  He wants more.  This brings out Hulk Hogan.  He stares Aries down and we’ll be right back.
–  Hogan says he hears how loud the reaction is for Aries.  But saying he is the main event is a tall order.  Hogan says he has been there.  He says that Aries is the greatest thing he has ever seen in the ring.  Aries tells him that he wants to be the main event.  He makes Aries versus the World Champion at Destination X.  But Aries will have to vacate the X Division title immediately if he agrees.  What kind of shit is this?  Stipulation makes no sense.  He gives Aries one week to make his decision.  
–  We get a tease of some action from Slammiversary.  Later we hear from Sting.  Now we go back to Joseph Park in catering telling people about his win over Bully Ray at Slammiversary.  Everyone leaves when Bully Ray shows up.  He is looking for Abyss and spits in Park’s food.  Fair enough.
TNA TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
2.  Hernandez vs.  Devon
–  SUPER MEX DIVES OVER THE TOP TO START THE MATCH!  He tosses Devon in for a cover of 2.  Devon is picked up and Hernandez elbows him down for 2.  Devon up and shoulderblocks him down.  Another diving shoulderblock and splash drops Hernandez.  He tries another shoulderblock and Hernandez bounces him with his own shoulderblock for 2.  He backflips to the top.  Botched clothesline off the top gets 2.5.  Hernandez runs into a standing chokeslam and Devon wins it @ 3:32.  (Your average back and forth match.  Nothing special.  D+.)
–  We go back to last week with what happened between Dixie Carter and AJ Styles.  Now we see footage from earlier today as AJ tells Dixie they need to tell everyone the truth.  Bad acting fogs my judgement.
–  Its now time for the opening match in the Bound for Glory Series.  A gauntlet match.
BOUND FOR GLORY SERIES MATCH
3.  Gauntlet Match (20 points awarded to the winner of this match)
–  #1 is AJ Styles.  #2 is Jeff Hardy.  Hardy starts with a headlock and holds onto it well.  AJ escapes and dropkicks him down.  Hardy backdropped to the apron and springs back in with a dropkick.  #3 coming in?  This ain’t no gauntlet.  Its Rob Van Dam.  He spin heel kicks everyone down.  Rolling Monkey flip sends AJ across the ring.  Rolling Thunder on Jeff Hardy and we’ll be right back.  Back on Impact and #4 was Magnus.  He is in the ring.  #5 is Bully Ray and he makes is way in.  NOW we find out its a Royal Rumble style, over-the-top-rope elimination match.  #6 is Kurt Angle and he is OD’ing on German Suplexes!  AJ tries to toss RVD but no dice.  #7 is The Pope!  Thank GOD!  4UP’s for everyone!  Ray tosses Hardy @ 10:06.  From under the ring, it’s ABYSS!!  He eliminates Bully Ray @ 10:36.  We’ll be right back AGAIN!  Back on Impact AGAIN and Robbie E is in the ring as #8.  #9 comes in and it’s Daniels.  AJ attacks him immediately.  Daniels ducks a Pele Kick and knocks Angle out.  Daniels tosses AJ @ 15:45 and Angle @ 16:02.  #10 is Samoa Joe and he is taking everyone out.  He tosses Robbie E @ 17:04.  Joe turns to former partner, Magnus and eliminates him @ 17:56.  Here comes #11 and it is, James Storm.  He tosses Pope @ 18:56.  Codebreaker on Daniels.  Daniels eliminated @19:21.  Down to Storm and Joe.  They trade chops and forearms.  Storm skins the cat and HIS FEET ACTUALLY TOUCHED THE FLOOR!  He’s back in and gets Joe trapped on the apron.  Last Call sends Joe to the floor @ 20:35 and Storm wins the match.  (Great “gauntlet” match.  I thought there were supposed to be 12 guys, unless they counted Abyss.  Either way, very entertaining and a great group of guys for the BFG Series this year.  B.)
–  Storm grabs the mic and says he had a lot to think about since his absence.  His daughter is the reason he is back.  He made a promise to her and that is to become World Heavyweight Champion.  He hopes that Bobby Roode is champion so he can kick his ass.  SAYDL follows.
–  Backstage, Roode says Storm’s return is based on jealousy.  And he has another problem tonight in the form of an Asshole.  Sorry, the immaturity in me just laughs at that statement.  
–  In the locker room, Angle asks AJ what his problem is.  He says Daniels and Kazarian are inside his head.  He tells him to get his shit together.  AJ promises to get it together and focus.  Angle must have cycled back on.  
4.  Madison Rayne vs.  Miss Tessmacher
–  Madison dominates the early going and faceplants Tessmacher for 2.  Tessmacher mounts a comeback and clotheslines her down.  Russian Legsweep into an elbow drop wins it for Tessmacher @ 2:50.  (Glorified squash here and I hate that Madison has to do the honors.  D+.)
–  Backstage, Brooke Hogan tells Gail Kim she is thinking of including her in a 4 corners, #1 contenders match on Open Fight Night next week.  Gail insults her and says she has a rematch coming.  Brooke says she decides when that rematch will happen so Gail can enjoy an extended vacation.
–  We see how Mr. Anderson became #1 contender for tonight.  He says backstage that he remembers getting bashed in the head with a beer bottle.  I really don’t give a damn.  
MAIN EVENT
TNA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
5.  Mr. Anderson vs.  Bobby Roode
–  Quick pace to start and Anderson clotheslines him down.  Another follow-up clothesline in the corner.  Roode tries to escape and gets suplexed back in for 2.  Roode tosses him out the ring and SPRINGBOARDS to an empty floor.  Anderson throws him into the ringsteps.  And with that, we’ll be right back.  Back on Impact and Anderson is trapped in a chinlock.  He escapes and Roode elbows him down.  Neckbreaker by Roode gets 2.  Anderson gets offense in and goes for the Mic Check.  Reversed by Roode into the Crossface.  Anderson rolls him up for 2.  Rolling Fireman’s Carry by Anderson gets 2.5.  Anderson kneels down and Roode catches him in a Crossface again.  Anderson fights it but finally taps out @ 11:28.  (Match was just not good enough for me.  I try to look at Anderson’s matches unbiased but this just wasn’t any good.  D.)
–  Backstage, AJ tells Dixie they are going to hurt a lot of people but the truth needs to be told.  They embrace, and I brace myself for another letdown on a pay-off.  Just sayin’.
–  Next week is the return of Open Fight Night and Gut Check.  Also, next week Austin Aries must make his decision about the X Division title.  Miss Tessmacher will defend her Knockouts Title.  And AJ and Dixie come clean.  
–  Jeremy Borash is in the ring and introduces Sting to the crowd.  First his tribute video plays for the crowd from Slammiversary.  Sting comes out dressed to compete.  He says that Slammiversary was one of the greatest nights of his career and thanks Dixie Carter.  Suddenly three guys come out dressed in Mortal Kombat masks and attack him in the middle of the ring.  Crowd is chanting for Hogan and I have no idea why.  Show ends.
FINAL THOUGHTS…
–  Well that was odd.  Fun way to end the show.  Action was 50/50 this week.  Liked two matches and the other 3 didn’t really blow me away.  Plus, TNA did a good job of informing us what to expect next week.  Its little things like that, that I appreciate.  See you next week.

Michael’s Impact Review

Impact Wrestling on Spike TV
May 3, 2012
The Impact Zone – Orlando, Florida

–  Your host are Mike Tenay and Taz.

–  We re-live Eric Bischoff covered in shit from last week.

–  Live in the ring is Ric Flair with a microphone.  This ought to be fun.  He says Hulk Hogan loves to play with him.  He says Hogan thinks he is the biggest star in this industry.  But he is Ric “G-O-D” Flair.  Hogan doesn’t want Flair pissed at him wearing (according to Flair) $6,000 in clothes and TWO Hall of Fame rings.  Out walks Hulk Hogan for a meeting of the minds.  Flair says it is good versus evil.  And Flair is the baddest man IN the planet.  Holy hell!  Hogan isn’t there to fight him; instead he is there to step the game up of Impact Wrestling.  <<<Waiting>>>  He wants Flair to help the newbies in Gut Check.  He asks Flair to do it for the fans.  Flair scoffs at that reasoning, but he will do it anyways.  
–  On tap for tonight…TNA GUT CHECK, ‘RVD and Bobby Roode select opponents for each other, and Knockouts do battle next.
–  Pre-recorded comments this week from Brooke and that is much better than a live mic.  Either she or Velvet promise to pin Gail tonight.  
1.  Madison Rayne & Gail Kim vs.  Brooke Tessmacher & Velvet Sky
–  Pearl Harbor job by Gail Kim on Velvet to kick it off.  Don’t think that’s racial insensitivity because Gail is from Toronto.  Gail and Madison work the knee of Velvet over.  Velvet finally hits a bulldog and makes the HOT TAG to Brooke.  Gail drops her, tries for Meet Defeet, blocked, Velvet takes out Madison.  Brooke with her own Meet Defeet on Gail gets the win @ 4:45.  (Match pretty much wrote itself.  Knockouts don’t disappoint this week.  C.)
–  We re-live the BLOODBATH between Raven and Jeff Jarrett from the first Slammiversary.  
–  Oh shit…RVD with the live mic in the ring.  He cuts EVERY one of his catchphrases from ROB-VAN-DAM to one of a kind.  OH, he was killing time until Bobby Roode comes out.  He wants RVD to tell him whose **BLEEP** his gets to kick.  God, RVD is blitzed out of his mind.  RVD says Roode will face Mr. Anderson…..Anderson.  Roode says RVD will face Jeff Hardy.  I’m happy with the second.  Could do without the first.
–  Still to come, Kurt Angle, Daniels, and Kazarian face Magnus, Samoa Joe, and AJ Styles.  Up next, Devon defends his TV title.  
TNA TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
2.  ROBBIE T vs.  Devon
–  ROBBIE attacks Devon before the bell and slaps him around.  Devon mounts the usual comeback with corner splashes and diving shoulderblocks.  Benoit Headbutt from the top gets him 2.5.  Robbie E comes in and gets blasted.  Another shoudlerblock by Devon on ROBBIE T.  Robbie E BLASTS Devon with the clipboard and shatters it everywhere!  Devon wins via DQ @ 2:43.  (Wanna go ahead and DUD it, but I popped for that clipboard shot…can’t lie.  D.)
–  Backstage, Al Snow and Ric Flair are discussing Gut Check and Al introduces the third judge, Bruce Pritchard.  Brother Love, where I come from.  After the break, the judges are discussing if Alex Silva is worthy of the almighty TNA contract.  Flair says he was the shits.  Pritchard says it was just nerves and the kid has it.  Al Snow agrees.  Flair says the fans opinion don’t dictate the business???  My head is near explosion.  We leave it at a cliffhanger…more to come.
–  Elsewhere, Hulk Hogan informs Ken Anderson that he will face Bobby Roode later.  And to prove how delusional Hogan is these days, he says Anderson could be the number one guy in the company.  He makes his match a No DQ match for later.
3.  Jeff Hardy vs.  Rob Van Dam
–  Chain wrestling to start and RVD uses his legs to cradle Hardy for 2.  RVD sent to the floor and Hardy connects with a clothesline off the apron.  Back inside, cover gets 2.  RVD shoots Hardy off the ropes, tries a monkey flip, and Hardy drops down for a 2.  RVD comes back with a BIG TIME monkey flip out the corner on Hardy.  Hardy catches RVD coming in with an elbow and connects with a Whisper in the Wind.  Cover gets 2.  Bobby Roode comes down to the ring.  He nails Hardy in the back with the belt and RVD superkicks him for the win @ 4:38.  (I guess they were pressed for time, because this just didn’t click in 4 minutes.  C-.)
–  Backstage, Bully Ray runs into Joesph Park.  Park tries to question him and Ray threatens him.  Park backs down.  
–  Elsewhere, Jeremy Borash brags about what he and Garret Bischoff did to Eric Bischoff last week.  Up walks Bully Ray and he drags JB to the ring.  He threatens him until Austin Aries comes out.  A Double owns him and says Ray used to be pasty and fat.  Ray has heard enough and knocks the mic out his hand.  He says Aries represents small men and spits in Aries’ face.  Aries beats him down until security comes out.  They hold Aries back and Ray takes the opportunity to kick him in the nuts.  
–  Backstage, Kaz and Daniels talk about how great it will be winning the tag titles and embarrassing AJ.  Up walks Kurt Angle and he says he is focused on making AJ tap at Sacrifice and for them to stay out of his way.
4.  Kurt Angle, Daniels, & Kazarian vs.  Magnus, Samoa Joe, & AJ Styles
–  PIER SIXER as the bell rings.  Magnus and Kaz get it on until Angle comes in.  Angle spits at his OWN corner and chinlocks Magnus.  AJ gets the hot tag and hits a Spicolli Driver over the knee on Kaz.  Joe dives through the ropes on Daniels.  Ankle Lock on AJ by Angle.  Blind tag by Kaz.  Joe comes in and knocks Daniels and Angle into each other.  Fade to Black attempted by Kaz and AJ blocks.  Styles Clash ends it @ 4:30.  (OK!  This was a good way to spend 4 and a half minutes and do it right.  I loved it, everyone got their offense in and no one looked weak.  Built two matches up for Sacrifice.  C+.)
–  Angle argues with Daniels after the match.  Daniels grabs the mic and says AJ has 7 days before he reveals the SECRET.  
–  Now its time for the fate of Alex Silva.  Al Snow is getting all serious like this is Tough Enough.  Flair stands with his face to the side, imagine a US quarter.  Flair tells Silva, he looks goo but now is not the time. Bruce Pritchard tells him last week Silva didn’t show his greatest stuff, but they need talent.  Well fuck it, I’m trying out then if it is that easy.  Al Snow says 2 out of 3 must pass.  Flair stares him down as Silva says WOOOOOOOO.  Not a good idea.  Flair says no.  Snow says yes.  Snow gives him 30 seconds to say what’s on his mind.  Silva starts talking to his dead father.  Flair stops him and tells him to stop talking to the marks.  Silva starts over and cuts a decent promo.  Flair changes his mind and says Silva is in.  Pritchard says yes as well.
MAIN EVENT
NO DISQUALIFICATION MATCH
5.  Mr. Anderson vs.  Bobby Roode
–  Brawl goes to the floor and Roode tries to piledrive Anderson on the floor.  Anderson backdrops him.  Rolling senton on the floor by Anderson and we’ll be right back.  Back on Impact and Roode is punishing Anderson.  He props a chair up in the corner and Anderson sends Roode head first into it.  Swinging neckbreaker by Anderson.  Floating kick by Anderson gets 2.  Anderson charges the corner and Roode kicks him in the face.  Roode heads up an gets crotched.  Anderson goes for the rolling senton again and Roode counters with the DOUBLE R SPINEBUSTER!  Cover gets 2.5.  Here comes Jeff Hardy.  Spinning kick on Roode.  Mic Check on Hardy?!?  Roode nails Anderson in the gut with the chair.  He cracks it over his back and hits a Fisherman Suplex for the win @ 11:06.  (Decent enough main event.  I won’t shit on Anderson too bad this week.  He put it all out there and didn’t half-ass it tonight.  C+.)
–  Roode lays out everyone in the ring with a steel chair.  RVD runs out to make a save and Roode bails.  Roode slides back in and nails RVD with the chair.  Roode slithers over him as the show ends.  
FINAL THOUGHTS…
–  I really don’t have any negative things to say about tonight’s show.  They found something for Flair to do.  And he can be Flair without being Flair, if that makes any sense.  I mean, Flair has become a parody of himself with his mic skills and trying to draw heat from the crowd.  Instead, they let him evaluate talent and give them tips on how to become better.  Now that I have seen how they are doing Tough Enou….err….Gut Check, I like the concept.  Okay, one thing I am puzzled about?  Exactly why is AJ and Angle having to face each other at Sacrifice?  I would rather sit the two out than them face each other with no purpose.  And I am a big proponent of seeing these two in the ring every time I get the chance.  They are my two favorite stars in TNA, yet there is no reason for them to hate each other.  Just a waste of time.  Same with Hardy and Anderson, but I can do without that on a regular day.  See you next week.

Michael’s Impact Review

Impact Wrestling on Spike TV
April 5, 2012
The Impact Zone – Orlando, Florida


–  Your hosts are Mike Tenay and Taz.

–  Tonight’s Impact begins with Dixie and Sting in the ring welcoming us to Impact Wrestling with the entire roster standing around the ring.  She brings out Hulk Hogan to the ring.  He thanks Sting and Dixie for bringing him back.  He met with creative today and new things are gonna happen in Impact.  I reference the speech from January 2010 if you want to be interactive with his speech.  He books Crimson vs Matt Morgan at Lockdown.  We will have a Knockouts Championship Challenge to name the #1 contender tonight.  Hogan already sweating and calls out Eric Bischoff.  Ric Flair outside the ring tells him that Bischoff isn’t here.  Out comes Bobby Roode and my head is spinning.  Roode says he has only one obligation:  April 15 against James Storm and humiliate him.  Hogan brings Mr. Anderson in the ring and books him against Roode for tonight.  OVW’s finest pull Roode back and try to calm him down.  Hogan turns to Kurt Angle.  He says he will not wrestle Jeff Hardy at Lockdown.  Instead he wrestles Hardy tonight.  Flair starts disrobing and that match is next.

1.  Jeff Hardy vs.  Kurt Angle
–  Hardy starts with quick armdrags and kicks Angle out of the ring.  Hardy with a delayed dropkick to the face and Angle is busted open.  Angle beats Hardy back in and drops him. Angle with a chinlock on Hardy and we’ll be right back.  Back on Impact as Hardy nails Angle in the face with Whisper in the Wind.  Hardy ducks a clothesline and drops him with a dropkick.  Twist of Fate blocked and into Angle’s Rolling Germans.  Hardy jumps out the Angle Slam and hits the Twist of Fate.  He heads up top and Angle meets him there with an overhead belly to belly from the top!  Straps down and Ankle Lock Submission applied!  Hardy escapes and hits ANOTHER Twist of Fate.  Angle pulls the ref in front and Hardy hops down.  Angle tries the low blow and Hardy side steps.  He goes for the Twist of Fate again and Angle rolls out.  Angle flips Hardy off and take the countout @ 12:52.  (A great match that I enjoyed.  I found myself watching instead of nodding off like their Victory Road match.  B-.)

–  Backstage, Hulk Hogan notifies Angle he will face Hardy in a steel cage at Lockdown.  Elsewhere, Ric Flair is on the phone with Eric Bischoff and tells him he is going ahead with the plan if Eric doesn’t show.

–  Elsewhere, Bully Ray is standing by for comments and he wants to be referred to as Calfzilla.  He wants Austin Aries to stay away from the ring because something big is gonna happen.

–  Bully Ray is in the ring as we return to Impact and boasts about things bigger than Aries, including his bowel movements.  Aries comes down and attacks Ray in the ring.  Ray returns with a Bubba Bomb.  He stands over Aries with his X Division belt and asks Aries if he knows he is.  He drops the belt on Aries and leaves the ring.

–  Joesph Park is in catering (imagine that) looking for his brother.  Up next, a 6-woman Knockouts Championship Challenge.

–  Backstage, AJ Styles in batting gloves predicts James Storm will beat Bobby Roode.  Storm walks up and says he has to have a match with someone tonight.  AJ vs Storm is later.

KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE
#1 CONTENDER MATCH FOR THE TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP
2.  Mickie James vs.  Winter vs.  Tara vs.  Angelina Love vs.  Madison Rayne vs.  Velvet Sky


–  Match begins on the other side of the commercial.  Winter and Tara kick things off as Winter works the arm over.  Tara slaps her and clotheslines her down.  Scoop slam by Tara and standing moonsault brings all the Knockouts in the ring.  Angelina comes in and Winter tags out to Mickie.  Mickie with a headlock and shoudlerblock Angelina down.  Angelina drops Mickie down across the ropes.  Mickie comes back with a neckbreaker for 2.  Velvet in the ring and Angelina kicks her low.  Slam gets 2.  Tara and Madison in the ring now and Tara clotheslines her down.  Fireman’s Carry into a sidewalk slam gets 2.  Everyone gets hit  with finishers including a Widows Peak for Angelina.  Windup backbreaker for Tara.  Jumping DDT on Winter.  Velvet in and kicks Mickie and nails the In Yo Face for the win @ 7:01.  (Ladies put on a great one tonight.  Extenuate the positives, every girl except Velvet, and hid the negatives…Velvet Sky.  C+.)

–  Bobby Roode walks into Mr. Anderson’s locker room and gives him a chance to back out the match.  Anderson turns extra red and says he can go in the back.  OVW Security stand in front of him.

–  Its time for EY’s bachelor party complete with suckers and non-alcoholic wine.  Instead, he wants to have a baseball fantasy draft.  In comes ODB with wings, cigars, and beer.  Apparently Jose Canseco goes first.  Bad pick!

3.  James Storm vs.  AJ Styles

–  AJ still in batting gloves and we lock it up.  Storm goes for the Last Call Superkick quickly and AJ backs off.  Storm off the ropes and we have a stalemate.  AJ with a waistlock and Storm backs out.  AJ backdropped to the apron.  AJ tries a kick and Storm trips him into a side headlock.  AJ up and slams Storm down.  Storm set up top, AJ with an enziguiri to the back of his head.  Storm able to hop over AJ and EYE OF THE STORM!  AJ up and PELE KICK to Storm’s head.  Storm charges in and AJ springboards over him, LAST CALL SUPERKICK!  Storm wins it @ 6:35.  (Great match up.  I would have gone home happy with this as the closer tonight.  B-.)

–  Storm gets on the mic and demands that Roode show up next week just to look him in the eye.

–  Backstage, Hogan brags to Sting about stirring up the hornet’s nest around TNA.  He tells Sting to get better so he can help him do what he planned on doing.

4.  Mexican America (with Sarita & Rosita) vs.  Motor City Machine Guns


–  Sabin starts with Anarquia.  Hernandez comes in and get trapped in an Octopus.  He dropkicks him down and tags in Shelley.  Diving forearm by Shelley in the corner and gets thrown off a Tornado DDT.  Anarquia comes in and misses a leapfrog smash.  Hernandez kicked down and HOT TAG brings in Sabin.  Corkscrew elbow by Sabin and ties Anarquia in a Tree O Woe!  Delayed dropkick to the face.  Hernandez comes in and goes for the Border Toss.  Shelley distracts and kicks Anarquia from the apron.  Skull and Bones finishes Anarquia as Shelley splashes over Anarquia’s knees @ 4:18.  (Good to see MCMG back.  Good return.  C.)

–  MCMG are back and want a tag title match.  Elsewhere, Ric Flair is with Eric Bischoff in the parking lot and Flair tells him that Hogan is on a power trip.  Bischoff is a psychological ninja and promises Flair he will put Hogan in a tiny box.

–  Back on Impact and Hogan is in the ring and calls out Eric Bischoff.  Bischoff runs his mouth, but I kind of blacked out.  Hogan says he is blowing hot air.  He asks Eric to put together a team for Lockdown and Garret will do the same.  Lethal Lockdown, I take it.  If Bischoff’s team wins, Garret has to leave TNA forever.  If Garret’s team wins, Eric has to leave TNA and never uses the Bischoff name again (?).  Bischoff accepts.

–  More video on the family of James Storm commenting on Bobby Roode.

MAIN EVENT
5.  Mr. Anderson vs.  Bobby Roode


–  Anderson attacks Roode on the floor and they roll in the ring.  Roode stomps Anderson to the mat.  Anderson exchanges rights with Roode and backdrops him over.  Cover gets 2.  REF BUMP outta nowhere and Roode is on the floor.  Roode grabs a beer from a fan and breaks the bottle over the head of Anderson.  Ref wakes up magically and Roode wins it @ 4:11.  (Not sure what just transpired…to tell you the truth I black out when Anderson is in the ring.  D+.)

–  Hogan comes out and reverses the decision why Anderson bleeds everywhere.  Show ends.

FINAL THOUGHTS….
–  On paper, you see Hogan is taking over TNA and you would think it was gonna be garbage.  I have to say, everything in-ring was stellar.  Maybe I was harsh on Anderson-Roode, but I just dislike Anderson that much.  Only other gripe was they were rolling with a great show and it all comes to a screeching halt with Hogan-Bischoff.  At least one Bischoff will be gone from TNA in 10 days.  See you next Thursday.