TNA: Remote Controls Go Click, Click, Boom!
Thursday, September 27th, 2007
Jim Mitchell and Judas Mesias roam around the back under red light ready to give Sting war, in the darkness, on their terms, on the other side of a door. . .
We open with Team 3D vs The Guru and Shark Boy. . .the Guru has to be the worst gimmick and the biggest waste of talent I've seen in forever. Lots of bad comedy, the Dudleys argued. . .this was like watching an indy match. 3D should have been mean and violent headed into the biggest PPV of the year to work with the Steiners.
In the back, TNA offers the fans to decide if there should be a rematch clause for Sting vs Kurt Angle at Bound For Glory. Voodoo Kin Mafia show up and are sick of taking a back seat to everyone. BG says he takes dumps bigger than most of the boys. He tells the fans to screw off and that VKM doesn't need them, that they're marks like most of the upper echelon at TNA. Kip chimes in says that there's no more fun and games. Lots of swearing bleeped out in this interview and the Team 3D match. The swearing was overdone. . .
A commercial for the two hour Impact debuting next Thursday. I'm anxious to see what comes out of this. Hopefully more talented athletes can get a chance to excel. . .that matches, moves, angles and storylines can be sold so they're effective and fans take an interest in it. There are a lot of good things about TNA, but the negatives are really, really negative. . .
More from JB in the back. . .he's a busy guy. He's looking for Sting in the back to bring him to Mesias and Mitchell. . .
In the ring, it's the forgotten Lance Hoyt and Jimmy Rave along with Christy Hemme. I've heard a lot of good things about Rave but don't remember ever seeing him in action. They challenge the underutilized team of the Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley). Who is supposed to be the heels here?? Pretty good match with only about six minutes from bell to bell. Hard to judge Rave in such a short period of time. Team 3D ran in after the match and took out Sabin and Shelley. . .
I saw this great commercial for an event called MWF FULL THROTTLE, this Saturday, September 29th at Good Time Emporium in Somerville, MA. If you live within, I don't know, 500 miles or so of Good Times, you should definitely check it out. AJ Styles and Black Machismo are both going to be there. . .
Back in the ring, Team 3D's beat down continues. Shark Boy comes out to get the shit beat out of him. . .when will he learn??
JB is still looking for Sting. . .I'm surprised he hasn't bumped into Karen Angle, she's usually on about five times by this point in the show. . .
The five women "Knockouts" battle royal is up next. Talk about "nobody cares." Put this on TV for free and then have another battle royal on the PPV with these five and five more you don't know. . .????? It's Christy Hemme, Jackie, Miss Brooks, Gail Kim and whatever the voodoo queen's name is. All of the guys lead their female managers to the ring. Robert Roode is always angry when he walks out, pointing his finger at Brooks. Is he upset that he hasn't gotten over a lick despite a year of a strong push and being pretty much protected?? Maybe he's mad he didn't pick Col. Rob Parker as his manager when he had the chance. We go to a commercial break to build the drama. My feelings is many tens of thousands of remote controls are changing the channel. . .
After the break, Kim makes her entrance with Chris Harris. Harris is going nowhere fast, he was in the main event at Slammiversary. I'll say this, this crew of women blows away the garbage divas that WWE throws in the ring. The Voodoo Queen needs a voodoo tan. There's about ten guys at ringside for a five woman battle royal. After Miss Brooks gets eliminated, all of the guys start brawling at ringside. Roxxie the voodoo woman pinned Gail Kim. I thought this was a battle royal?? Ugh, who cares anyway. . .
Video packages of the Samoa Joe-Christian feud and the debut of Judas Mesias. They cut to JB interviewing Mesias and Mitchell. Sting attacks and beats the tar out of him all over the back. Remember how Undertaker and Kane didn't sell, were kept strong and used as something special for a long, long time so they got over and sold ticket?? I guess whoever booked this segment didn't. I still don't understand why Sting is involved with this guy when he's working the main event of the biggest event of the year with Angle. Were they booking Sting vs Mesias for the belt before Judas got hurt??
The brawl continued after the commercial break. . .Don West went on about how no one has ever got that much offense on Mesias. . .the guy debuted less than a f'n month ago!!!! ECW and certain parts of Raw and Smackdown suck big time, but I never yell at the television like I have at certain portions of this. Sting and Judas brawl into the ring and Angle runs out. . .yeah, the guy Sting should be focused on a couple of weeks before their biggest PPV of the year. Rhino runs out. Karen Angle and Abyss join the fray. Abyss clears house of the heels. And that's a wrap. . .
I have absolutely no idea what this show served to try to get people to buy the PPV. . .they didn't do a thing to get over any of the key matches and feuds. . .