Welcome to my rundown of the 4/4/13 edition of Impact Wrestling where we saw a 10-man tag team war between the Aces & Eights against Team TNA plus we get the final build toward the Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy rematch for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. It’s WrestleMania weekend so everything is bigger, everything is brighter.
- The Aces & Eights defeat Team TNA – I feel this was the correct booking decision here, TNA has to keep the Aces & Eights strong and keep their collective momentum going. However, I feel they made Wes Brisco look really weak in this match. He has looked really weak ever since his Lockdown match with Kurt Angle. I feel Wes is a talented guy with a lot of potential but it is what it is.
- Adam Pearce defeats Magno in Gutcheck match – I think Pearce would be a great fit in TNA, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he will earn a TNA contract. I think the Gutcheck judges will get on Pearce for the dirty win but I think he will be the one to end up with the contract. Magno is interesting but I think we didn’t see enough of him to think he deserves a spot on the roster.
- Bully Ray’s ending segment with Brooke, Hardy brawl – Going into this segment, I thought this was going to be a low point but I was proven wrong. Bully was good here, he got heat on himself and TNA got in some final build towards his match with Jeff Hardy next week.
- Petey Williams wins the X-Division triple threat – A good X-Division match, great to see Petey Williams back and hit the Canadian Destroyer. In my opinion, I feel his finisher might be one of the best we have ever seen. Its a realistic and devastating finisher.
- Hulk Hogan confronts AJ Styles – This was a good segment here, AJ was given an ultimatum by Hulk Hogan. He’s either with TNA or he’s with Aces & Eights whose been courting him to join. What will AJ do? We’ll find out next week.
- Dirty Heels/Chavo & Hernandez contract signing – I thought this would be a low point too but I like where this is going. The match next week is two out of three falls and if Chavo & Hernandez lose, then they will never team again in TNA. I feel its time for these two to split, I don’t find these two interesting as a team.
- Taryn/Velvet vs. Gail/Tara – As hilarious as Joey Ryan was referring this match, I felt it took away from the match. I’m not faulting the ladies here at all here. However, I hope that Gail vs. Taryn next week will be the blowoff for their feud but somehow I doubt it.
Overall, this was a really good Impact Wrestling. This is how you do a go-home to build towards a big event or pay-per-view. Nowadays, most go home shows fall flat but this certainly didn’t. I’m excited to see next week’s show in Corpus Christi, Texas. Be sure to leave me some feedback!
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