10 Thoughts on TNA Impact Wrestling! – 7.12.12 – Aries/Zema as Champs, Anderson vs. Angle, RVD vs. Joe

Welcome to my 10 Thoughts on TNA Impact Wrestling!  My apologies for not getting to last week’s as I didn’t get to see last week’s show.  Thanks DVR.  Anyways congratulations to our new champion Zema Ion!  Oh and Austin Aries too.  Without further ado…

1.  An awesome way to start the show off with the match between the red-hot enemies Bully Ray and Joseph Park.  Joseph Park is one of my favorite characters right now as the mannerisms in this match were great as he looked entirely uncomfortable in the ring while Bully Ray continued to torment him and mock him.  Bully Ray had to resort to a cheap shot with a steel chain as Park picked up speed.  However, the big news is post match Park snapped after seeing his own blood and it triggered a blackhole slam, Abyss’ finisher.  Bully Ray would ask who was that he just fought?  It seems that Joseph Park has a split personality with Abyss.

2.  A great match between Samoa Joe and Rob Van Dam as Joe was too arrogant and too focused on the submission to get the pinfall victory when he could have.  Rob Van Dam was just trying to get back into the mix of the series as he was near the bottom so a pinfall victory was just what he needed.  The roll-up was a nice addition as Joe doesn’t lose his momentum and RVD moves up the ranks a bit.

3.  Yeah I think I lost interest in this AJ/Daniels angle a long time ago.  I just don’t have any interest in this.  Not much more to say about this except her baby’s daddy is AJ.

4.  Zema Ion.  He’s an interesting character.  He comes out spraying hairspray everywhere and has hair similar to Goku from Dragon Ball Z.  He looks decent enough in the ring, but I swore he was wearing ass-less chaps when he came out.  Altogether he could grow on me, but he feels like a lot like Robbie E.

5.  So Madison Rayne has been crushing on Earl Hebner?!? What did I miss last week?  That’s interesting… where does it go from here?  Her being distracted during her matches by his guns?

6.  Not a bad Knockouts match as Brooke Tessmacher continues her reign by defeating the former champ Gail Kim with a nice elbow drop from the top rope.

7.  Magnus cut a promo and it was a subtle way to name-drop Memphis as the place where he will exploit James Storm’s weakness of losing his top spot by defeating him.  Magnus is really a great talent to me and I’d love to see him win this Bound for Glory series.  My dark horse pick is now Magnus.

8.  Mr. Anderson vs. Kurt Angle.  I don’t know what it was about this match, but I really just couldn’t get into it.  It must be because of Mr. Anderson because Kurt can have matches that are hard to look away from.  Look at his match this past Sunday for instance.  Mr. Anderson seems to be being talked up as a big candidate, but I hope not.

9.  While Joe is fixated on the submission, Kurt Angle, who has been utilizing the Angle Lock, converts to just obtaining the pinfall victory.  You can see a similarity between their paths and how Angle is learning while Joe is a step behind.

10.  So they end the show with this new group taking out Hogan and Sting.  Who are these masked bandits and why the fixation on Sting?  I guess we’ll find out at a later date.  At least it’s intriguing.

Thanks for reading!

And quite frankly my dear… that’s a wrap!

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