A- 3,000 Approx MCU Park Brooklyn, NY 7/21/12 Mr. Anderson W. Robbie E. 2* More comedy shtick than actual wrestling. Entertaining but instantly forgettable Rosita W Gail Kim 1 ½* Over before you blinked and didn’t much matter. RVD W Kazarian 2* Big pop for RVD. Match nothing one will ever remember. AJ Styles W Jeff Hardy 2 ½* Eight-minute matches shouldn’t have lengthy rest holds. Felt Rushed. Disappointing. Sting W Bully Ray No DQ Falls Count Anywhere 3* Sting by far biggest fan reaction of the night. Exciting 12-minute brawl throughout stadium into stands. This was a TNA IMPACT Wrestling Brooklyn house show.
Austin Aries W Bobby Roode Championship Match 3* Great to see deserved Aries with the belt. Real solid 18-minute match although I’ve seen Aries, my favorite active wrestler, in far better ones in ROH. Roode strong in-ring performer but essentially colorless. This was a TNA / IMPACT Wrestling Brooklyn house show.
TNA / IMPACT Wrestling | A Brooklyn House Turn Back The Clock Report
Summary- Overall show was entertaining but way too much talking and shtick while the total in-ring time was anemic on a six-match show. Of the three shows I saw in NY over the past month, ROH, Extreme Rising, and this one, TNA’s was unquestionably the weakest of the three. For $20 it was a fun night out, but really nothing I’d likely be inclined to seek out again. When AJ Styles wrestles 8 minutes and they hawk merchandise for a half-hour at intermission following, the balance is just plain off. Dixie Carter was there in-ring saying she appreciated feedback, well, hope this helps: a once a year stadium show in a major market like NY should feel special. This felt like any other indy, albeit a loaded one.
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