TNA Maximum Impact Results (1/30): Wembley Arena

Nick Paglino

– Some fans chanted "We love Velvet" which prompted Madison to reply "she doesn’t care." I guess that’s what it’s like hitting on Velvet in a bar.

Earl Hebner was introduced as the ref for the next match which got the standard You Screwed Bret chants.

Desmond Wolfe beat The Pope D’Angelo Dinero
– Pope got cheered as a face during his entrance but Wolfe got a huge pop during his and Pope was the heel for the whole match. Wolfe is a ridiculously good ring technician and I personally got a rush seeing the man that had such a rivalry with Bryan Danielson in ROH up close. Desmond won with the Tower of London after a really good match which saw Pope twice escape the London Dungeon.

– During his entrance Wolfe put his shades on Hebner and then do the old Bret Hart taunt which got a laugh but Hebner didn’t react. Lots of England and Who Are Ya? chants throughout. Pope went to give his towel to a girl in the audience afterwards but then snatched it away and left.

Samoa Joe & Hernandez beat Eric Young & Rhino
– Rhino is huge for his height and Hernandez looks like he could bench press an adult man. Really fun match with Joe mocking E.Y. and playing to the fans. Both Joe & Hernandez did dives to the outside which got a huge reaction. I don’t recall Rhino hitting a signature move as the heels stomped and punched their way through until Joe cleaned house and beat EY with the Muscle Buster. Lots of celebrating afterward.

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