At this point I would rather watch Impact than go back to WWE... SO, I watched the most recent Impact. Meh, it was okay. My feelings on TNA haven't really changed. I think the wrestling talent there is good, my problems are mainly with the writing and production. Some notes on Impact:
-The commentary is unbearable without Tenay's play-by-play.
-At least there's some life back in the tag team division again since the Wolves became champs again unbeknownst to me. I am a big fan of the Bro Men but they are also awful and close to the worst thing in TNA.
-I think Lo Ki kind of sounds like Phil Lamarr. Way too articulate to come across as ethnic in any way. I'm into this sudden push for Rockstar Spud. I should really go back and watch his match with EC3 from last week.
-I have no clue why they think they can get Magnus over as a face when he's been the most dickish character for who knows how long. That whole angle looks like it was desperately thrown together specifically for the UK tour.
-Taryn Tarell is generally pretty good but her facial expressions have always been bad in my opinion. Whenever she sells she looks like she's smiling, then during her victory she looks like she's about to cry and not in a "it's my dream to be the Knockouts champion" sort of way. Looked like she was in pain so it could've been an injury or something I guess.
-James Storm's Revolution sucks, it has always sucked. There's zero thematic consistency, it's the most random of random stables to ever get put together. It just makes everyone involved look bad and doesn't enhance anything about TNA's booking.
-Not sure what is to be gained from putting Kurt Angle even more over. I feel like the Heavyweight belt was doing just fine without him. Whatever, he's only got so much time left to wrestle but in my eyes his time has passed.