Twilling's TNA Impact Hitlist: Jeff Jarrett shows us how MMA is done by tapping out little kids, Matt Morgan and Douglas Williams, Knockouts, elimination match, Dixie Carter returns much to the chagrin of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff
By Rich Twilling
TNA Impact Hits
Jeff Jarrett schools youngsters in MMA: Hilarious video package that showed Jarrett speaking at a children's karate class. Instead, he put the students in various submission holds. Great stuff. If you are a "Seinfeld" fan, you might remember when Kramer was in a karate class with ten year olds.
Matt Morgan and Douglas Williams: Unique duo, but as of right now, they are the top two babyfaces in the company. At least they were positioned that way on this episode. Williams is getting a significant push and I hope it continues. He was great on the mic and we know he is great in the ring. I thought he was a perfect fit in Fortune, but he could work as a babyface as well.
Knockouts pull apart brawl: Over the past few months, we have seen a much more physical Knockouts Division. This one involved pretty much all of the Knockouts and it was well done. Bonus points for the continuation of the Angelina Love and Winter program, in addition to Sarita earning a non-title victory over Madison Rayne.
TNA Impact Misses
Dixie Carter one ups Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan: The way in which Hogan and Bischoff gained control of the company made it difficult to suspend belief. Now, Dixie is back and we will have several weeks (most likely) of a battle of control, which will most likely end with a wrestling match. Hopefully that match will not end with a screw job.
Eight man elimination match: An elimination match without a finish? They set up this match throughout the entire show and they ended it without a winner or winners. Ridiculous. Why not let Morgan and/or Williams get the win, and then have Jeff Hardy come down to lead a group beatdown? Nobody is ordering pay-per-views, and Impact matches are meaning less and less.
Tommy Dreamer vs. Rhino: A decent street fight but Foley vs. Flair in a street fight weeks ago was far superior. On top of that, Dreamer was fooled by Rhino again. Furthermore, I don't think many people are all that excited about a First Blood match between Rhino and Rob Van Dam.
Jeff Jarrett vs. Jesse Neal: The Jarrett video was awesome. The submission match was a waste of time. Jarrett needed a knocked out referee to hit Neal with a guitar to beat him? Jesse Neal? Plus, we never needed to see that guitar ever again.
Brother Ray invites Brother Devon to face him in person: I have this here because while both guys will do an effective job with the feud, it is still a Ray vs. Devon feud. What will this accomplish? They have a few pay-per-view matches and move onto other things in the middle of the card. Where's the gain with all of this?
The Pope brawls with Samoa Joe: I like that Joe is a loner that was reluctant to join the team. Then Pope pulled out the same argument. Then they joined the team without much to influence them. Then they brawled. Joe should be the guy who is kicking everyone's ass. He shouldn't be forgotten along with Pope as the show came to an end.
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