Impact Wrestling for August 23rd 2012 was the return of Open Fight Night. Also the Bound for Glory Series continued. The Wrestling Emporium will run down the events of this week’s IMPACT the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Impact Wrestling 08/23/12 Recap.
As always a more detailed and concise report for Impact Wrestling has been made available. Now let’s look at the good and the bad on Spike TV.
The Aces and Eights storyline continued to impress for right now. The end game for this storyline will be the real indicator of what will happen in the near future. The build can be good but if the payoff sucks, it really will leave a bad taste in your mouth.
The Triple Threat Match between AJ Styles, Rob Van Dam, and Robbie E contained perfectly acceptable professional wrestling action. Robbie E scored the win. Not the best match but enough to slip into this end of the column.
The AJ Styles/Claire Lynch storyline appeared to have concluded. Of course, appearances can be deceiving in this company.
Old man Hogan tried to be threatening. Hulk Hogan was one of the biggest stars of all time.
Mr. Anderson against Bully Ray was quite a bad little match to be honest with you. Anderson really has hit the skids on Impact Wrestling.
Robbie T against Jeff Hardy was not much better all things considered.
The fact they reminded us that the utterly useless TNA Knockout’s Tag Team Titles still exist. Eric Young and ODB have not defended those belts.
Gutcheck Challenge continued to really be predictable. Gunner was the man to fight the opponent.
The actual execution of the Claire Lynch storyline was rather hideous.
The distinct lack of Joseph Park on this show will make Baby Jesus cry.