Jim Ross offered his thought’s on last night’s TNA Slammiversary pay-per-view. The show was one of the best shows they’ve put on in months. Hopefully TNA can continue on that direction. Here is part of what JR said:
Impact Wrestling had a solid PPV Sunday night in Arlington, Texas and their roster, which many under rate, stepped up. As I have said many times on my Ross Report podcast, Impact Wrestling has a marketable and potentially winning roster but my issues have been with the ‘play calling’ for the lack or a better term aka the creative booking.
Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy, and Bully Ray all losing on the same show could be a head scratcher but if it helps get new talents over and legitimately builds for the future then I’m all for it. In other words if there is a long term, definitive plan in place then bravo to TNA.
The Von Erich’s not winning cleanly was perplexing. Please don’t try and sell me the worn out tale that the Von Erich’s are ‘part time and the other talents are not’ argument. The Von Erich’s had as much, if not more to do, with selling the tickets in Arlington than any one on the card so why not get two pops from the pro Von Erich crowd than one? Kevin Von Erich using the Von Erich Iron Claw was a classic touch and I’m happy it was saved for KVE. That’s good booking.
Even though I am of the belief that the authority figure/owner role in pro wrestling is wearing extremely thin in general, it seems obvious that TNA is building to Dixie Carter getting the “Mae Young” table treatment from Bully Ray aka Bubba Dudley. At least, like it or not, there is a creative destination being targeted which is good.
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