TNA Impact Review and Destination X Preview With Authority

Chris Schultz


TNA Impact Review & Destination X Preview

By: Chris â<80><9c>The Authorityâ<80> Schultz

We have a little less than two hours till the start of TNA’s Destination X Pay Per View and I can’t help but get excited. Why? Simple, TNA knows how to deliver on a PPV. As critical as I am of TNA Impact from week to week, I can only remember one TNA PPV that didn’t live up to the hype. I have a feeling we will get to see some great wrestling tonight, but one thing that concerns me is if this company is comfortable with closure. When I say closure, I am talking about story lines and/or feuds that need to come to an end. If there is one thing that truly gets under my skin, it’s the inability to say enough is enough. In the professional wrestling business, change is good.

Thursday’s Impact broadcast was a good combination of building up the Destination X Pay Per View and previewing what might be around the corner. A Sonjay Dutt and Black Machismo feud seems to be on the horizon. What gets me even more excited is the potential meltdown of the Angle Alliance leading up to an AJ Styles and Kurt Angle showdown. Both of these matches would in my opinion, bring down the house. I also like the direction they are taking with Rhino. It would be a shame if tonight’s Elevation X match with James Storm isn’t the final chapter in a long, drawn out rivalry. The War Machine is capable of main eventing again.

The match I am looking forward to the most at tonight’s PPV features a revenge seeking Booker T. taking on the fastest rising star in TNA, Robert Roode. Even though I hope this feud also comes to a conclusion, I really enjoyed the way this angle has gone. In fact, it was the only positive thing TNA had going for a while. I still have to give props to Booker T. for helping get Roode over and not looking to add TNA Gold to his resume immediately. As far as Roode is concerned, he might just be the most hated heel in professional wrestling today. How can you not hate this guy?

At the risk of sounding as if I am beating a dead horse, I still feel TNA would be better off burying the Sharkboy and Curryman gimmick. I wasn’t so disappointed to see Curryman win the battle royal on Impact knowing that it was Christopher Daniels under that ridiculous outfit. No matter how foolish Daniels may look, he has earned my respect! This brings me to Team 3D. Please, I am begging you, go back to competing in the tag team division. The weight scale bit is getting downright stupid. The X-Division can survive on it’s own and so can Johnny Devine. Let’s see if Destination X will put an end to this atrocity as well.

In closing, I am hoping tonight’s Destination X is worth the time and money people will spend watching. I have no doubt it should be an entertaining night. The main event features some of the biggest names in the business. TNA has to be able to transition into new and more captivating story lines and put an end to some of their long standing feuds. In fact, tonight’s pay per view is really important to the success of TNA’ upcoming live Impact. Can TNA pull it off again? Will tonight be the first step of future success in TNA? Only time will tell. Enjoy the show!

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