Title This: Impact Wrestling Reaction 4-19-13

Josh Isenberg

AJ StylesThe Main Event

AJ Styles defeated James Storm in the main event of the night. This was a really solid match between the two. Storm has full control after hitting a beautiful swinging neckbreaker. During the match, Bad Influence comes out and watches the match. As the match progresses, Storm hits a few Closing Times onto Styles, but he somehow manages to reverse another move into a submission hold. Styles, who was so smooth and fluent in the ring, makes Storm tap out after a great performance. I was a little nervous to see both of these guys work for a few reasons. Styles could have been a little rusty in the ring, while Storm is a brawler and there is nothing pretty about his wrestling. Nonetheless, both men really worked well together.

-After the match, Aces and Eights attacked again. The only guy that is not harmed is AJ Styles. Styles walks out without being attacked. World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray talks about taking out all of the heroes for TNA. He says he is finishing the job next week, with Hulk Hogan.

*Yawn* I feel like we have seen this time and time and time again. Ray is so good at being a heel, but he is being wasted because he only gets a few minutes of TV time. Why wouldn't you try and overexpose a guy like Bully Ray, one who is FINALLY a world champion in his wrestling career. Instead, Anderson is getting more time than him. Use what you have positives in. TNA has Bully Ray as a positive, young talent, and a Knockouts Division that actually works. Hell, give me tag team wrestling before seeing THREE Aces and Eights attack in one night. It is just too much.

Grade: C

Impact Grade: C-

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