Tonight’s special Halloween edition of Impact Wrestling took place in Salt Lake City, Utah and featured a total of five matches, including the main event, a Bound For Glory rematch between the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle and the It Factor of professional wrestling, Bobby Roode. Also, The Icon Sting had a chance to earn the eighth spot in a future TNA World Title tournament if he was able to defeat multiple competitors in an over the top rope Gauntlet match. Without further ado, here are the overall highs and lows from Impact Wrestling:
Best Match: Hands down, the best match of the night was the main event between Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode. Angle and Roode have tremendous chemistry with one another and had a phenomenal battle the other week at Bound for Glory, and tonight, the two did not disappoint. Angle hit Roode with multiple German Suplexes and at one time, he executed six of them in a row as Roode was struggling to catch his breath. Throughout the match, both competitors traded and reversed several submission maneuvers and wrestled at an extremely fast and entertaining pace. While Angle dominated Roode with Suplexes and high-impact moves, Roode was impressive and grounded the former WWE star and was able to lock in his Crossface submission on multiple occasions. The Salt Lake City crowd chanted “this is awesome” as they stood on their feet applauding the action they were seeing in the ring. The only problem with the match was the ending, where Angle seemed to have “knocked himself out” and was having concussion symptoms. Oh well, it was still an outstanding match.
Crowd Chants of the Night: During the opening segment, when Dixie Carter was in the ring, the crowd chanted “AJ” (Styles) multiple times. During the Gauntlet match, the crowd started a “you still got it” chant when Sting was competing in the ring. During the Knockouts Title match, the crowd chanted “ODB”. During the main event, the crowd were backing the Olympic Gold Medalist and chanted “let’s go Angle”. Also during the main event, they chanted “this is awesome” and “TNA”.
Fan Sign of the Night: This is the part of the review where readers can comment on what their favorite crowd signs were. What were some cool, funny and clever signs that you saw on Impact Wrestling?
Jobber of the Night: Norv Fernum was the jobber of the night. Who is Norv Fernum? Exactly.
Upset of the Night: Despite being the TNA Tag Team champions (which is still shocking), the Bromans scoring a victory over James Storm and Gunner has to be considered an upset. Once again, the team of Robbie E and Jesse Godderz stole a victory and retained their titles after being dominated throughout the entire match. The bout itself wasn’t terrible and I think the Bromans are a humorous team, but they are definitely not championship material in my eyes.
Holy Sh** Moment of the Night: There wasn’t anything really hardcore or shocking that happened on tonight’s episode of Impact. Something that was somewhat unexpected was Magnus winning the Gauntlet match and eliminating Sting in the process. The reason why this was a big deal is because Dixie Carter gave Sting the opportunity to become the last member in the World Title tournament taking place in the next couple of weeks, even though Sting was never supposed to wrestle for the World Title ever again. I’m guessing there will be some tense moments between Sting and Magnus in the near future.
Worst Match: The worst match of the night was Ethan Carter III vs. Norv Fernum? Not sure what the kid’s name is, but he jobbed to the man formerly known as Derrick Bateman at Bound for Glory a couple of weeks ago. From start to finish, EC3 dominated the contest and looked somewhat impressive in the process. Barretta cleans up nice and has always been a talented wrestler and I’m excited to see how far he can go with this Dixie Carter’s nephew gimmick.
Logic Fail of the Night: To be honest, I couldn’t find anything throughout tonight’s show that was worthy enough to win the logical fail of the night award. Everything seemed to go according to plan, at least in my eyes. So, was there anything illogical that happened on Impact Wrestling? Let me know in the comments section below.
Tweets of the Night:
— Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) November 1, 2013
— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) November 1, 2013
Commentary Lines of the Night: “Come on Knux, do something in there, you’re nine feet tall for God sakes” – Taz during the Gauntlet match. “While you’re at it, tip your hat to that amazon Lei’D Tapa” – Mike Tenay after the Knockouts Title match. LOL Moment of the Night: Bad Influence may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but their portrayal of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson was spot on and hilarious. Throughout the show, Kaz and Daniels vowed to discover the mystery of Abyss and the whereabouts of the TNA Television Title. Bad Influence may be the best thing going for everybody living in Dixie-Land. Overall Lowlights: Bromans retain the TNA Tag Titles, Ethan Carter III vs. Norv Fernum, Lei’D Tapa on TV (I’m not into her at all. Bad wrestler, terrible actor). Overall Highlights: Eight man World Title tournament announced, Bobby Roode “looking out” for Kurt Angle, Bad Influence as Sherlock Holmes and Watson, Magnus wins Gauntlet match (eliminates Sting), ODB vs. Gail Kim, Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode. Follow @Adrian0F7