Title This: TNA Impact Wrestling Reaction 10-13-2011

Josh Isenberg

Samoa Joe vs. Matt Morgan/ What Happened:

Samoa Joe controlled most of the match, until Morgan punked him out and rolled him up for a pin fall. The match was less to be desired for, as neither men got into their flow of offensive moves.

What I Liked:

The post match beatdown, to allow Crimson attack Joe. He looks hobbled and still injured, which shows his vulnerability. I really am beginning to like Crimson, as he has a good look to him.  We also get Joe challenging them to a triple threat match, which was a nice change that pits all three guys together in the ring.

What I Disliked:

Samoa Joe having full control over a guy who is stronger and better than him. They make Joe look so powerful, and make a guy like Morgan who is more marketable look terrible. He looks weak and a wimp that he needs help again from Crimson. The match was short, not enough action, and an awful finish.

Grade of Segment: C-

In Ring Segment/ What Happened:

Ink, Inc and Mexican America argue in the ring. Jesse Neal tries to talk down to Mexican America, and Moore begins to talk. They use the USA card. They brawl with one another, and Mexican America dominates them. Mexican America's ladies come out, but a female for Ink, Inc backs them up and helps them clear house.

What I Liked:

The introduction of a female for Ink, Inc. was a nice touch close to the PPV. This adds a new element, as we have seen Mexican America rely on their females Rosita and Sarita help them win matches. You eliminate the women, and you will get the clashing of wrestling, with power from M.A. and speed by Ink, Inc.

What I Disliked:

When the new woman came in the ring, it immediately turned things. You had Neal and Moore get dominated, but when she came in, it was like a switch flipped. It felt completely fake and completely rushed. They did not reverse moves, but just seemed to get to their feet and take over offensively.

Grade: C

Kid Kash and Austin Aries vs. Brian Kendrick and Jesse Sorenson/ What Happened:

A nice X Divison tag team match with these four guys. The pace was fast, the action was very complex, but it showed to work for these men. Kash misses a big move, and basically eliminates himself. Aries' cheap shot backfires, As Kendrick kicks the belt into Aries face. Kendrick wins.

What I Liked:

Flipping the switch, having Kendrick cheat to win. Aries always tries to escape with a win, and it was nice to see Kendrick pick up the win before his title match. Aries and Kendrick could tear the house down on Sunday, and having a conflict between Kash and Aries will show that he may not have backup. They get the interest peaked a bit.

What I Disliked:

The flow of the match was awkward. I felt like not all of the guys were on the same page, as they rushed and missed some spots. Sorenson and Kash did not really do much for me in this match. Aries and Kendrick needed to face off more to give us a preview of their match.

Grade: C

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