Let me being with saying that last nights verbal confrontation between Ric Flair and Mick Foley was one of the best in pro wrestling history. It was great to see the passion from these two again and now it translated into a Last Man Standing next week on Impact. Speaking of Impact next week, it is live and it’s called Before the Glory. It will also feature a Battle Royal Invitational that will include all the stars on the Bound for Glory pay per view.
The first match was Tommy Dreamer and Rhino vs. Beer Money. It was a pretty good opening match that had a lot of intensity. Dreamer and Rhino won and that led to another brawl between EV2.0 and Fortune. This led to Flair and Foley’s segment in the the ring. What a great 30 minutes of wrestling between all of this.
Ken Anderson got a surprising win over Samoa Joe. That led into an in-ring promo by Sting, Pope and Kevin Nash. At Bound For Glory it will be the three of them taking on Samoa Joe, Jeff Jarrett….and Hulk Hogan. That’s huge but no one knows how bad Hulk’s back is. Will be ready to go? Guess we will have to find out.
AJ Styles defeated Brian Kendrick in a solid match. I really like that they are giving Kendrick TV time. He never really got it in WWE. Kendrick was also featured on Reaction as the Impact player of the week. He has a very interesting character that never got brought out in WWE. I think TNA is letting him being himself.
In the main event, Abyss and Kurt Angle went at it. Before Abyss could do anymore damage, Mr. Anderson came in and made the save. That’s how the show ended and transitioned into Reaction. I like the fact that Abyss and Kurt were in a steel cage. It added to the intensity of the match.
On Reaction, Vince Russo had some choice words for Hogan and Bischoff. I wonder if this was a shoot or work? I am not sure why Russo put his job in jeopardy if this wasn’t a work. Anyways, I think Russo’s time might be done in TNA. He needs to go anyways.
A lot is happening in TNA right now and Bound for Glory is shaping up to be the best pay-per-view of the year between both companies. Yes it will be better then Wrestlemania…Yes, you read it right on here. Stay tuned for more to come.