TRIU IMPACT Wrestling Review (2/27/14)


London, ENG

Video Package: A video recap of the events of last week’s show is shown…

Backstage Segment: Gunner is shown walking around looking for James Storm and says he is going to tell him he doesn’t have a chance in hell…

In Ring Segment: MVP is in ring cutting a promo putting over the crowd. He then starts putting over the Main Event for Lockdown which will be Joe vs. Magnus. MVP then introduces Samoa Joe and Magnus as they both come to the ring. They show video of Storms interference in the title match last week. Magnus begins to rundown London and the fans. MVP presents the contract and tells Magnus that the match will be held in a cage under “Joe Rules” (Win by submission or knockout only). After the contract is signed Joe head butts Magnus and beats him senseless then chases Magnus down the ramp….

Video Package: A package is shown of the Wolves beating Bromans for the TNA Tag championships, at a live event…

Backstage Segment: The Bromans are looking for Roode so they can join his team at lockdown. They find Roode and he says if they win their triple threat match they can be on Team Roode…

Match #1 (Triple Threat Tag Match): Bromans vs. Bad Influence vs. © The Wolves (Winner: Bromans via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): This was a very interesting match with the 3 Tag Team dynamic. A lot of back and forth between Bad Influence and the Wolves and that was great to watch. The finish saw Robbie E sneak in with a blind tag after Davey hit a splash he threw him out the ring and got the pin on Daniels. Overall this was a pretty fun and fast paced match…

Backstage Segment: ECIII is cutting a promo about his plans for tonight in London, He claims he is going to correct Kurt Angle’s lies and become the new face of American wrestling…

Backstage Segment: Bobby Roode is pitching to Austin Aries to join Team Roode at Lockdown…

Match #2 (Singles Match): ECIII vs. Doug Williams (Winner: ECIII via PF, Rating: 3.0 of 4): Williams came out to a huge pop. He put on a solid match and looked pretty good in the ring. The finish saw ECIII hit a low blow and then his finisher for the pin. After the match ECIII attacks Williams and hurts him with a submission. Overall a great way to generate heat for ECIII and get him over as a heel…

Backstage Segment: James Storm is shown backstage heading toward the ring…

In Ring Segment: James Storm is out in the ring to explain his actions of last week. Video is shown of Storms betrayal of Gunner last week. Storm calls out Gunner to the ring and out he comes. They argue back and forth about why storm did what he did last week. It eventually gets physical and Gunner beats on Storm for a little before he runs off into the crowd….

Backstage Segment: Gunner is backstage by the only exit and he says Storm will have to go through him to get out…

Video Package: A recap of Joe attacking Magnus earlier…

In Ring Segment: Magnus is in ring with a big bald guy. He call out Joe and say’s if Joe thinks he is a killer he should come out and test Bad Bones…

Match #3 (Singles Match) Samoa Joe vs. Bad Bones (Winner: Joe via Sub, Rating: 3.5 of 4): This was a complete squash match, I don’t think Joe’s opponent got in one offensive move. The finish saw Joe hit the muscle buster and lock on the cochina clutch for the tap and the win. Overall this was a good way to put Joe over as the monster that he is…

Backstage Segment: MVP and Aries are discussing whether he is going to join Team MVP. Aries asked to be inserted in the main event as a special guest referee and he gets it…

In Ring Segment: TNA inducts Kurt Angle into the TNA HOF. Jeremy Borash is putting over Kurt’s accomplishments. A video highlight package is shown of Angle’s career in TNA. Kurt then comes out to heavy cheers from the crowd. Kurt thanks the fans for helping TNA exist and thank them for making his career. ECIII comes out and insults Kurt and plays a video of him beating Kurt and injuring him. He then gets in the ring with Kurt Angle, by Kurt’s invite.  ECIII reads a fake note that states that Kurt is too injured to ever wrestle again and tells Kurt that he should retire. After warning him to leave the ring Angle eventually punches ECIII. Then Kurt announces that he will have a match at Lockdown in a cage against ECIII!!!...

Match #4 (KO’s Tag Match): Velvet Sky, © Madison Rayne vs. Alpha Female w/Chris Sabin, Lei’d Tapa w/Gail Kim (Winner: Tapa, AF via PF, Rating: 2.5 of 4): Both Kim and Sabin were steadily involved in this match. The finish saw Tapa hit her finisher on Rayne for the win. After the match the heels begin to attack Sky and Rayne until ODB make the save. Overall a very poor showing for a match that had a lot of potential…

Video Package: A video promo for Tigre Uno’s arrival at Lockdown is shown…

Backstage Segment: Sam Shaw is interviewed and says he would do anything for Christie Hemme. Then heads out to the ring…

Video Package: A recap of the events of last week involving Sam Shaw, Hemme and Anderson…

In Ring Segment: Sam Shaw is in ring cutting a promo on him, and how he feels about Christie Hemme. He invites her into the ring so he can explain his actions. He says he is there to protect her from the other guys that want bad things from her. Anderson interrupts him and cuts a promo about how creepy Shaw is. Shaw cuts a promo and gets slapped by Hemme. He then grabs her and shoves her into Anderson. As Anderson is checking on her Shaw attacks him and chokes him out…

Video Package: A video promo for Willow is shown…

Backstage Segment: Storm is heading out to meet Gunner…

Backstage Segment: Storm/Gunner is backstage having a brawl. They continue to brawl until security breaks them up and they say some final threats about their match at Lockdown and walk away…

Backstage Segment: First a video package of the events of recent weeks between EY and Jo Park. EY is then interviewed backstage about the whereabouts of Abyss….

Match #5 (Singles Match, Special Ref, ME): Bobby Roode vs. MVP w/ ©Austin Aries (SR) (Winner: Roode via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): Great match and a awesome way for Aries to show who he aligns himself with. The finish saw Aries screw over MVP and hand Roode the victory to officially join team Roode. Overall is was a pretty good match let’s hope TNA can keep the momentum going in the coming weeks…

Overall Rating (3.0 of 4): Solid show still not enough wrestling matches and too much in ring and backstage segments but TNA is getting better by the week…

Match of the Night: Match #3 (Singles Match) Samoa Joe vs. Bad Bones (Winner: Joe via Sub, Rating: 3.5 of 4)


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