TNA Impact! (December 20, 2007)

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Christmas has come early this year! The official IMPACT Wrestling YouTube channel uploaded the single greatest Christmas themed wrestling show of all time. I speak, of course, of the December 20, 2007 episode of TNA Impact. So strap yourself in for a review of 2007 TNA and all that that entails!

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Jay Lethal vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Jimmy Rave vs. Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin vs. Curry Man vs. Johnny Devine vs. Petey Williams vs. Shark Boy vs. Super Eric (TNA Bound For Glory IV October 12, 2008)

Oh how I love me some gimmick matches. What we got here is a 10 Man Steel Asylum Match from TNA’s 2008 Bound For Glory. What’s a Steel Asylum Match you ask? It’s really quite simple, it’s WWE’s old big blue cage with a curved roof on it and a hole at the top of the roof. To win the match you have to climb the wall of the cage, monkey bar over to the hole in the center and pull yourself out.

All ten of the dudes in the match are pretty solid workers, but with ten dudes and a wonky gimmick to boot this is a clusterfuck from the get go. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fun clusterfuck, but it’s basically dudes doing crazy looking moves at a million miles an hour so you don’t even have a chance to register half the stuff that’s happening.

The finish sees Curry Man of all people scale the wall and make his way towards the hole only to be cut off by Sonjay Dutt and thrown from the top of the cage down into the ring. Jay Lethal comes up behind Dutt and they have a fistfight that leaves Sonjay dangling from the roof of the cage by his legs, leaving Lethal free to pull himself out of the cage, securing victory and a shot at the X-Division Championship.

Winner: Jay Lethal

This was an all action match. The ten dudes involved worked hard and the crowd was really into the high spots. As an opening contest this worked. As I’ve said before, I don’t need tons and tons of this sort of match, but it’s a fine thing to have on a wrestling card. [***¼]

IMPACT Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground (April 6, 2018)

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We’re at the Sugar Mill in New Orleans for this crossover event between Impact (née TNA) and Lucha Underground. Our hosts for the evening are Matt Striker and Josh Mathews. ECW ’09 commentary team all up in this mug!

Melissa Santos and some random blonde lady who is apparently Impact’s backstage interview lady come out to hype the crowd. Since this is on Twitch instead of basic cable Melissa Santos tells the crowd to make “some fucking noise,” or something like that before introducing the competitors for the first match.

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NWA:TNA Weekly PPV #21 (November 20, 2002)

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Time for another action packed episode of NWA-TNA from 2002. Your hosts for the evening are Don West and Mike Tenay. West talks up tonight’s matches. We’ve got Amazing Red taking on Jerry Lynn for the X-Division championship and in the main event Jeff Jarrett will be taking on Ron Killings for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

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NWA:TNA Weekly PPV #20 (November 13, 2002)

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Welcome to the TNA Asylum. Jeremy Borash introduces Goldylocks who will sing “The Star Spangled Banner,” in honor of the veterans (Veterans’ Day would have been a day or two prior to this). She proceeds to sing the National Anthem unaccompanied and does a pretty decent job.

We then get the opening video before we’re joined by our hosts for the evening: Don West and Professor Iron “Mike” Tenay. Tenay tells us that as of yet, Mr. Wrestling III has not contacted him about The Truth’s open contract. He and West then give us a brief rundown of the card.

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NWA:TNA Weekly PPV #19 (November 6, 2002)

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I’ve decided to watch some old TNA from the weekly PPV era for reasons not even I completely understand so let’s get it going on!

Professor Iron “Mike” Tenay informs us that the stars of TNA took part in he NWA’s 54th Anniversary event in Corpus Christi, TX since the last PPV, and we are shown a man proudly displaying a tattoo of the NWA logo on his arm. That’s really something guy!

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TNA One Night Only: Knockouts Knockdown 2016 (April 22, 2016)

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This is a pretty solid concept: a PPV from a major wrestling company that solely features women’s wrestling matches. Unfortunately the company in question is TNA and they have a pretty poor track record with…well, pretty much all the things. Let’s get ready to fumble!!!!

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Jon Moxley vs. Dr. Porter (TNA Final Resolution December 7, 2008)

Back when he was still just a guy willing to get thrown into plates of glass and stabbed with a fork, the man who would become Dean “Titty Master” Ambrose wrestled a dark match in TNA, taking on a guy named Dr. Porter.

The match is nothing special really. Porter hits a bunch of spinbusters and back breakers before Ambrose picks up the win with a DDT, but it’s always weird to see wrestlers in companies they have nothing else to do with.

TNA Total Nonstop Deletion (December 15, 2016)

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We’re in Cameron, North Carolina tonight for Total Nonstop Deletion. Senor Benjamin tells us (en Español) that we shouldn’t try this at home and Vanguard 1 informs us that no drones were harmed in the making of this event.

From there it’s time for a montage! Reby’s playing a piano. Matt Hardy’s in a dilapidated boat in the middle of a lake. Jeff Hardy is doing edgelord landscaping. Things are about to get broken!

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