Willow and Bram start off hard in the ring. Bram kicks Willow over and over on the floor and then tosses him into the corner. Willow hits a dropkick and then another in the corner. Willow flies to the outside and then they both get bac kinto the ring. Bram gets a metal object to hit Willow with. Magnus tells him to stop and grabs the steel bar to hit Willow himself. Bram loves it and Magnus has snapped.
I still am confused as to how Magnus is a heel, but it took so long for him to snap and cheat. He cheated his entire championship reign. I think it is only time for Magnus to snap on Bram and they feud. TNA likes to accelerate these type of things, so I can see this after Slammiversary. Willow is overlooked, once again, which is a mistake. Hardy (Willow) is your cash cow and you are not giving him proper build to one of your main PPV's.
Eddie Edwards defeated Davey Richards
MVP makes the tag team champions face off against one another. They start flipping around and reversing the other. Kenny King comes out and says that they are not fighting. King says they better fight or the champions will be stripped of their titles. Davey locks in a submission hold and they reverse their submission holds. The match is a consistent set of reversals, smart for the tag team to not hurt the other. After the match, they repeatedly kick Kenny King and send him to the outside.
This was strange to watch. Edwards and Richards did all they could to avoid serious injury, but it just seemed really strange with Kenny King coming out and making orders. The match was not really a match, just a serious of reversals and counters. Instead of this match, I would rather see MVP make a match with another tag team, or a handicap match. I just would rather see MVP out there, if anything, making orders and making things happen.
The BroMans and The Menegarie have a very strange segment, where they exchange blowing of their horns… yes. BroMans are sent to the outside and that is the end of the segment.
Funny, because WWE has MUCH worse segments that this. This was just bad and just uninteresting. I really enjoy BroMans, but this did absolutely nothing to me. Do we really care about a circus act? If we did, everyone would watch TNA.
Angelina Love defeated Madison Rayne to retain the Knockouts Championship
A pretty solid match between two women who are very different in the ring. Rayne is more about the physicalilty, while Love hits a few "splash" moves to get her offense going. Love dropkicks Rayne to the outside and then Brittany comes out. Rayne is upset since she told her to stay out of the way tonight during her match. Love continues the offense with a front suplex. Madison hits a few clothesline and a bridge suplex. Velvet jumps on the apron and mists her in the face with some hairspray. Love picks up the win, while Brittany looks disappointed on the outside.
It was an average match with a few pieces in play to build upon. It continues the Beautiful People vs. Rayne, as well as adding Brittany as a wild card. Will she join Beautiful People? Will she help Rayne?