In 2005, TNA got there biggest "push" yet when they were picked up Spike TV and they would remain on Spike for around 9 years before being canceled. Then Impact was picked up by Destination America almost immediately after being canceled, they would only last a year on Destination America. Since January 2016, the home of TNA Impact Wrestling has been on POP TV which has also been the weekly home of Indy wrestling company of Paragon Pro-Wrestling.
With the limited availability of POP TV from households a lot of fans have lost touch with the goings on in Impact Wrestling. Since their switch to POP I have stopped watching Impact until pretty recently when I actually checked out an episode of Impact on demand. Yes! After all the jokes and negativity to TNA I actually put my money where my mouth is and I watched Impact. The episode I watched was Open Fight Night from a few weeks ago below are my thoughts on the show.
- The best part of Open Fight Night's edition of Impact Wrestling from three weeks ago was the Hardy Boys. I still maybe one of the few people to not be the biggest fan of Matt's gimmick, but it's pretty clear to see that the fans love both the Hardy boys in there new gimmicks which is very refreshing. See both Matt & Jeff had gotten to the point where they needed something to give their careers a shot in the arm and make it where they could keep things going for a few more years and this "Broken" gimmick has done exactly that. This by far was the best part of Impact three weeks ago.
- Now to something I am indifferent about is the current status of TNA's Knockout division. The division in my opinion is a work in progress with the new faces and fresh talent still finding there footing in the company and getting comfortable in the ring. This is this case for some more than the others.
- The worst part of the show was by far the formatting of the show. The show kicked off with the World Title match between Lashley and Jeff Hardy and truthfully went downhill from there with random matches and mostly a flat crowd. Even though the falls count anywhere match between the DCC and Decay was actually really good I feel like that match could have either opened the show or given the show a little more depth to the show. I do understand they wanted to kick the show off with a bang, but the FCA is gimmicked to do that every time. They could've done better with it as that really killed the show and matches that sometimes pop the crowd really feel flat and things could have been done better.
But overall the show wasn't that bad and I will likely attempt to continue watching Impact Wrestling for the next few weeks. For the longest time I have always had a tough time coming up with topic to write about for the TNA section, but this "series" type idea will give some consistent things to post about for at least the time being. So let's see how this goes and if you guys like this we will keep things going and show a little love for TNA.
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