10 Thoughts: TNA Impact 7.24.14 (w/Justin C)

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1. So now matches in TNA can start in the backstage area instead of the ring? I get that it is Falls Count Anywhere but come on. Every match should start in the ring. Starting backstage just makes things seem like an amateur fight.

2. If WWE is taking this new Woods/Kofi/Big E group as an idea from this group in TNA, hopefully no one in the group is the Kenny King of the group. I mean seriously, when has King ever looked like a threat since he joined the group? I get that every stable normally has the “whipping boy,” or the guy that takes all of the beatings. But those guys have also had their moments. Kenny King hasn’t had one singular moment, at least to my knowledge.

3. Who would have ever thought that I would prefer to see Willow instead of Jeff Hardy. The Willow character was just so out there and different that I kind of liked it.

4. Low Ki is back, and TNA barely gave their viewing audience a reason to care. How long has it been since Low Ki has been with the company? Poor job by TNA on that front.

5. All of the after match activities between Magnus, Gunner, Samuel Shaw, Bram, Abyss and Mr. Anderson lasted longer than the match itself. That’s something that should never happen.

6. I’ve said it once before writing this and I will say it again: I absolutely HATE the idea of trading in the X-Division Title to go after the World Title. It just completely de-values the X Title. It makes the X Title completely meaningless. And if they decide to change the rules so you can cash in the X Title at any time for a World Title shot? Might as well just dump the Title and bring out a toy plastic won, because that will be what most people watching TNA will think of the Title going forward.

7. Taryn Terrell has one of the most beautiful smiles I have ever seen. That has to be said.

8. Hey Great Muta, we are bringing you back to New York and your first match will be against Robbie E. Probably made Muta swallow his own mist. And I must add, I prefer face paint Muta to mask Muta.

9. Since I’ve started covering TNA again, I’ve caught myself multiple times saying “Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Trouble, Trouble.”

10. Snitsky and Ezekiel Jackson come back to end the show. In addition to everyone else in that main event, there were way too many people involved that aren’t important to the long term future of the company. And that is TNA’s current problem. There is just no long term direction with these NYC Tapings. They are just done to get a nostalgic pop and please some of the IWC who can’t let the idea of ECW just die already.

Until Next Time,

Justin C

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