Previously on TNA EWR!
We booked one of the worst EWR PPVs we’ve ever done! The game completely destroyed us with ratings! Even our amazing triple threat of AJ Styles defending the TNA World Title against Christopher Daniels and Kaz got completely ran down! We only had like two matches above 80% which kind of wound me up!
But after a hiatus, the TNA game has once again returned. Right now, we’re on the road to Bound For Glory! We’re hoping to regroup with our next PPV No Surrender and it was quite a card! And I think it’s safe to say we made up for a really bad Hard Justice!
Pre-Show – TAKA Michinoku (c) def. Austin Aries and Tyler Black in an elimination triple threat match to retain the TNA X-Division Championship
I considered a few ideas for this pre-show but the ultimate goal was to have the X-Division Title on the line. Nothing against TAKA, but I see him more as a placeholder champion until I can build up a face over enough to take the title from him. TAKA’s actually pretty over himself, which is why he won the title in the first place. But it would be very nice to look to the future. Austin Aries and Tyler Black competing for the title seemed like the smart thing to do, with both of them being exceptional workers and two men who I consider the future of the X-Division. However for now, TAKA holds onto the title.
Match 1 – “Motor City Machine Guns” Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley def. Brother Devon and Jerry Lynn
I’m amazed at how well this match did! A nice little opener in this fiercely contested tag team division. Now regarding Devon teaming with Jerry Lynn rather than Brother Ray, Ray’s been a bit of pain in the TNA series. He’s lost overness fast so for now, teaming Lynn up with Devon seemed the solution. It’s working well with this match getting 90%. It’ll be interesting to see how this feud develops.
Match 2 – “LAX” Homicide and Hernandez def. Kaz
Kaz takes on the LAX tag team, who attacked him on Impact a few weeks ago. Him and Daniels were supposed to team up against them, but Hulk Hogan insisted that Daniels wouldn’t be allowed to perform double duty considering he was in the main event. Sadly for Kaz, he had to find a partner at the last minute… which he couldn’t. So while Kaz puts in a decent fight, he simply couldn’t overcome the Latin American Xchange.
Match 3 – Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett def. Raven (c) and Rhino (c) via DQ in a TNA World Tag Team Championship
The tag team of Jay Lethal and Jeff Jarrett has been a very interesting one. With the two of them being really over, I figured why not have them go after the tag team titles? This tag match ends in a DQ, but things are far from over between these two teams. Especially with a 94% rating! The crowd are just really into these four!
Match 4 – Matt Morgan def. Samoa Joe via Dusty Finish DQ
I was actually very concerned about how this match would do. In reality, then these two fought in TNA, their matches were always awful. However, the 85% puts me in high spirits about this feud.
Match 5 – Sting def. Jeff Hardy via DQ
After Sting injured Jeff’s ankle at Hard Justice, Jeff wanted revenge. But Hogan refused to cave into giving Jeff a match with Sting. Jeff then took out his anger on L.A. Parka, leader of the Reckless Ambition stable. Jeff threatened to pillmanize Parka unless he gives him Sting one-on-one. Hogan agrees to book them for No Surrender. However, this match ended in a DQ, when Jeff battered Sting with chairs. He was about to hit the Van Terminator on Sting (which I’m convinced he could probably do) but Sting escaped. This will probably lead into like a Last Man Standing match at Bound For Glory maybe.
Match 6 – Mr Anderson def. Kurt Angle
I think Anderson beating Angle makes up for Anderson having to job to Sting and Matt Morgan for his last few feuds while Angle had won his feud with Joe. These two always had great chemistry so this feud will be a lot of fun to book. Anderson won after rolling him up. 93% is awesome results for me. These two are really gonna have to up their game for Bound For Glory.
Match 7 – “Beer Money Inc” Bobby Roode and James Storm def. Bobby Lashley and Abyss
Beer Money and Lashley/Abyss is a feud I’ve looked forward to booking. These four are on the top of their game. They’re really over and now their feuding for real. I mean these four in a PPV tag would just be so fun I think. I think the 93% overall proved that, but a lot of it was down to 100% crowd reaction. But it’s awesome to see that the fans are into these two tag teams. Beer Money are 1-0 up in this feud leading to Bound For Glory….
Match 8 – AJ Styles (c) def. Christopher Daniels to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (If AJ Styles Got Disqualified, He’d Lose The Championship)
Pretty much the Edge/Cena ending from their match at Summerslam 2006. Ref is down, AJ clobbers Daniels with the brass knucks. Pins him. Fans are pissed. I do have an end-game with this feud. At Bound For Glory, I do have a major blow-off for this feud and I hope this pays off because I do like these two. Especially with 97% overall ratings! We’re going for 100% overall next time! Let’s do it!
Hope you guys enjoyed the return of the TNA EWR series. Coming up next… BOUND FOR GLORY!