11/11/12 – TNA Presents Turning Point

Coming to you LIVE from the Impact Zone!

Commentary Team is Todd Kinnely on Play-By-Play, Mike Tenay being the professor, and Taz being Color Commentary. Todd has really been impressing. I liked the 3-man team. Big improvement.

Opens with TNA trying to get people to donate to the Red Cross by texting. Cool thought, hope people actually help.

Magnus vs. Samoa Joe (Television Title) –  Great stuff here. Used the No-DQ stipulation sparingly, but the wrestling was great.  Can’t believe Magnus kicked out of the Muscle Buster. Good opener, kinda wish Magnus got the win. ***1/2

Jesse & Tara vs. Eric Young & ODB (Mixed Tag Team Match) – Great to see Eric Young again. EY’s first on-air match since May. Really fun match actually. Wasn’t expecting much. Wrestling wasn’t the best, but I enjoyed watched it **1/4
Joey Ryan vs. Rob Van Dam (X-Division Title)- Hey! RVD found his belt! (He literally had lost it and hasn’t had it at the house shows. I wouldn’t consider either one of these guys as X-Division, but I guess they’re lightweight enough. Joey Ryan with an INSANE Tornado DDT. He has a swinging neckbreaker off the top rope, called the Mustache Ride, cool move. Joey Ryan really impressing. RVD wins with the frog splash. Solid match, bad result. Matt Morgan attacks after the match. Matt Morgan for X-Divison champion!!!**1/2
Joseph Parks vs. D.O.C. – Doc or Director of Chaos is Luke Gallows from the Straight Edge Society, and now a member of Aces and Eights. Not a wrestling clinic here. Although I’d love to see with Doc and Abyss could do. Gallows is always better with the bigger guys (See Undertaker), Hammer almost came into play, but Parks managed to avoid it. Don’t know what it says about Doc, that he had to cheat to gain momentum. Parks is bleeding from the show from the chain. Something has snapped in Joseph Parks! BLACK HOLE SLAM!!!!! He takes too long to pin though. Parks clocks him with a chair! Doc still kicks out. Doc wins with a chokeslam. Doc attacks afterwards, and Bully Ray to make the same! How nice. I wasn’t originally going to rate this, but it was solid for what it was. I was entertained.**1/4
Christopher Daniels & Kazarian vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez (TNA Tag Team Titles) – They will always be the World Tag Team Champions of the World to me, no matter the outcome. Hopefully TNA realizes this. Great match, too much exciting stuff to call. A lot of great tag team maneuvers, especially from KazDaniels. Cool finish with TexMex doing a Doomsday Device with a cross body. Still sad KazDaniels lost. ***3/4
Bobby Roode vs. James Storm vs. AJ Styles (#1 Contender’s Match)- Winner gets a title match at the next PPV. Whoever gets pinned doesn’t get a title shot until at least Bound for Glory 2013. Should be a great match. Pulling for Styles here, wouldn’t mind seeing Roode win. Wicked chopping battle between Storm and Roode. A lot of history there. AJ with some nice psychology with James Storms leg. Still a slow match but things are picking up quickly. AJ favoring the knee. Storm goes for the superkick but AJ with a springboard! Beer Money works together!!! Cool moment! Aww, they almost went for the BEER! MONEY! Would have added 10 stars to the rating. Assisted Hurricanarana on Roode! AJ is awesome in this match. AJ misses the 450 and Roode with a spear! 2 count! Now with the crossface but AJ reverses it! 2 count! Roode hits a yurinagi!? wtf. Only a 2 though. Storm hits the Last Call on AJ! 1, 2, 3!!!! Storm gets a title shot in December! AJ doesn’t get a title shot for nearly a year though. Hope he doesn’t turn heel. I like cheering for him. Another great one. ***3/4
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Kurt Angle vs. Devon –Who’d have thought this would be a big deal in 2012? Of all the matches, this is one that I think needed a stipulation. Devon needs this win. “It’s just an Angle Slam!” Aces and Eights comes out near the end as a distraction, Devon spears Angle, two count. Angle wins with the ankle lock!!! Meh, solid outing, nothing interesting. Doc threatens Angle after the match. That should be a good one. **1/2
AJ is all pissy backstage. Don’t blame him.
Austin Aries vs. Jeff Hardy (TNA World Title / Ladder Match) – Lots of great spots in this one. Props to both men. Ladder Matches are always awesome. This one was no different. ****1/4
Overall Rating – Really good PPV. I was entertained by pretty much everything on this card. Three awesome matches, everything else was solid, even when it shouldn’t have been. Crowd was good even though they were in the Impact Zone, and Todd was such a welcome addition to the commentary team. Tazz and Tenay were actually having fun out there. Good job TNA. ***1/2