September 9, 2015
EC3 bragged about his win over Matt Hardy and brought out his personal assistant, Jeff. EC3 ordered Jeff to hold up a giant EC3 head and introduce him to the audience before Matt and Rockstar Spud came out for their tag match against EC3 and Tyrus. Haha, you gotta love EC3. He takes one of the most popular stars in wrestling history and makes him fetch a bottle of water and praise his greatness. This should be fun for a while.
EC3 and Tyrus defeated Matt Hardy and Rockstar Spud when Tyrus pinned Spud. Okay match. The EC3/Jeff pairing is off to a good start in terms of entertainment value, and I liked the way they tied Jeff's involvement into the match right after the promo.
The Beautiful People and the Dollhouse had a brawl backstage that ended with Angelina getting injured with a steel chair. In reality, Angelina is pregnant so at least they covered their bases, but that was such a weak brawl and we're not getting the full feud anyway.
Jeff Jarrett and Bobby Roode had a confrontation over the King of the Mountain Title. Karen broke things up and put over Jeff and GFW. Eh, what started as a face-off for the KOTM title turned into a brief plug for the Lethal Lockdown match. I'm tired of Karen on the mic, so let's just leave it at that.
Robbie E, Tigre Uno and Micah defeated Jessie Godderz, Kenny King and Eli Drake in a six-man tag match when Robbie pinned Jessie. Good action with the usual finisher sequence in the end. All six guys haven't done much all summer long, so it's kinda nice to see them go at it like this in one match.
Brooke beat Gail Kim by DQ to retain the Knockouts Title when Lei'D Tapa interfered. Kong and Tapa had a brawl after the match. Solid competitive match. Both girls were pretty even before Tapa got involved in the finish. At least the title got some focus tonight.
The Wolves defeated Trevor Lee and Brian Myers to regain the Tag Team Titles. Sonjay Dutt tried to interfere but Earl Hebner knocked him out. Fun match with near falls, double teams and back-and-forth drama. Both teams have some great chemistry together. Now bring in more tag teams and keep the belts on the Wolves for a long time.
Eric Young and Chris Melendez had a confrontation over the prosthetic leg. EY shoved Melendez and vowed to take everything from him. Man, these promos are getting so repetitive. They should have just set up the rematch in a backstage pretape. Melendez will obviously win his leg back, or this is the most one-sided feud ever.
Chris Mordetzky defeated Drew Galloway in a lumberjack match when Eric Young turned on TNA and hit Drew with a guitar. As a result, GFW has the man advantage in Lethal Lockdown next week. Well, I think we all knew this was not gonna be a clean match. The EY turn was lame; it didn't feel like a huge betrayal or anything. It basically set up TNA to get their revenge next week, which kinda makes the outcome very predictable.
Overall, this was a decent show. I have mixed feelings about the product. Some parts are entertaining, but this GFW angle has been lackluster in terms of buzz and excitement. At this point I'm rooting for Team TNA to win Lethal Lockdown next week and move on to Bound For Glory.