Jeff Hardy called out Matt Hardy and challenged him to a World Title match tonight. Good follow-up from last week. It was simple, logical and entertaining. Matt has really embraced his heel turn with Reby by his side. The main event should be very interesting.
Grado, Drew Galloway, Eli Drake and James Storm each grabbed a briefcase in the Feast or Fired match. Fun, chaotic match. I liked how they incorporated a few past and present feuds with Jessie/Robbie, Drake/Galloway and Beer Money/EY-Bram. I'm okay with the four winners this year. Everybody has a clear direction other than Grado, so I expect him to get the fired case and do some comedy skits to get his job back.
Tigre Uno defeated Mandrews and DJ Z in a three-way match to retain the X Division Title. Shane Helms challenged Tigre Uno to a title match for next week. Good match and promo to pay off the Helms/Tigre build. I can't say I'm too excited about Helms in the X Division, but at least it's different from the random three-ways and four-ways for the title.
Awesome Kong defeated Velvet Sky. Huge props to Kong for not only rejuvenating her character but elevating the Dollhouse in the process. This is starting to remind me of the BDC/Rising feud where one team is losing because of the numbers game. Maybe Velvet and Madison will recruit two British girls to fight the Dollhouse in the UK.
Mike Bennett interrupted the Feast or Fired reveals and had a confrontation with Drew Galloway. Bennett vs. Galloway sounds good. I'm a fan of both guys and this could elevate them to main event status simultaneously if they play their cards right.
The Wolves beat The Decay by disqualification. After the match, The Decay beat down The Wolves and stole the Tag Team Titles. Wow, I'm impressed with the presentation of The Decay. You don't see a lot of pure character teams in wrestling anymore, and this duo (with Rosemary) is downright creepy. TNA is doing wonders for the tag team division.
Eli Drake won a King of the Mountain Title shot, James Storm (and Bobby Roode) won a Tag Team Title shot, Drew Galloway won a World Title shot, and Grado got fired. Pretty straightforward segment. Nothing shocking about the reveals, but the stuff with Beer Money was hilarious. Sorry about your damn luck, Grado. But don't worry, no one is ever truly gone from TNA.
Matt Hardy was supposed to defend the World Title against Jeff Hardy, but it ended up being a huge brawl with the tag teams getting involved. Matt laid out Kurt Angle with the title, and then Eric Young did a piledriver on Jeff through a table. Well, I guess we'll be seeing another Hardy's Revenge at some point. Smart way to end the show with so much action and stories blended into one.
Overall, this was a great show. Everything is clicking right now, from the stories to the characters and just the energy to start off a new adventure. Impact is slowly becoming more of a live-action drama nowadays, and I'm really enjoying all these different elements coming together from top to bottom. Huge thumbs up.