Title This: Impact Wrestling Reaction 10-6-2011

Josh Isenberg

Mr. Anderson comes to the ring, apologizes for joining Immortal in a moment of weakness. He then challenges Bully Ray to a Falls Count Anywhere match at Bound For Glory.

What I liked:

Anderson getting time to talk. Let's face it, this is what made him in the WWE, and what continues to drive his character in TNA. He has always been great on the microphone, as he sounds caring, genuine, but still an a**hole. With the way he challenged Ray, making Ray look like the weaker of the two, you realize that Anderson has to use this talent to get over and continue to be a top player.

What I Disliked:

The continued feud between these two, as I feel like it has lost some steam. Does Anderson become a tweener? What kind of character is he now, and where does he go from here? I feel like they are not sure what to do with his character and how to make him more than an upper mid card talent.

Grade of Segment: C+

Mickie James and Velvet Sky with Madison Rayne and Winter

What I Liked:

Mickie James basically carrying the match. She is probably the best female performer, in any situation. I was not jumping out my seat in this match, but did enjoy the fast paced moves, the good timing from her and Rayne, and the intelligence of the writers to have her in the spotlight of the Knockouts Division every week.

What I Disliked:

Not having a finish that included Winter and James. Those are the two that fans really care about, not Rayne and Sky. There needs to be a continued realization that most of the Knockouts are there because they look like porn stars. This is the problem with WWE and TNA. They hire pretty faces to think that is what the male audience wants to see. Personally, give me a Phoenix, James, Natalya, and others who can go. If I want to see a pretty face and a barbie doll, I will go to another website and upload a video.

Grade of Segment: C-

Jeff Hardy beats down Eric Bischoff:

What I Liked:

Bischoff telling Hardy what everyone thinks of him. Hardy continues to have to swallow his pride in front of everyone, which was the right thing to do. It continues to have a meaning to it and continues to have people, like me, liking that they are actually embarrassing him. Hardy kicking and beating down Bischoff gives off a real heated segment where enough is enough for him. Hardy finally shows some backbone, and I do like how they have torn him down only to get him built back up.

What I Disliked:

Immortal coming out, as I feel they needed Hardy to look brave and stand tall after beating up Bischoff. His character needs to evolve more, with more critical points in the story line every few weeks to build him and use his popularity to push him up in the main event once again.

Grade of Segment: B+

Samoa Joe vs. Crimson:

What I Liked:

Seeing Crimson with the victory. I really enjoyed seeing Joe lose, as I have never been a believer in what type of character he is. Crimson is more of a believable star, and is more than just a big body who has some athleticism.

What I Disliked:

The match altogether. It was rushed, forced, and did not have any chemistry. It really shows us that after a while, TNA runs out of ideas for guys like Joe. My opinion of this match was a waste of time, as they need to think outside of the box in cases dealing with Crimson. Has anyone lost steam like he has?

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