05th Jul2024

‘TNA Wrestling’ Review (Jul 4th 2024)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this week’s review of TNA Wrestling, Let’s get straight into the review and see what went down on the show…

Match #1: Trey Miguel vs. Leon Slater (No Contest)

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The match kicks off with a bang as Leon Slater charges at Trey Miguel. The two exchange stunning X Division moves, culminating in a spectacular dive from Slater, leaving Trey laid out on the floor. Trey turns the tide by pulling Slater face-first into the middle turnbuckle, followed by a running dropkick. Slater regains momentum with an impressive out-of-nowhere cutter. Trey counters with a combo ending in a double stomp, but Slater refuses to stay down. Slater catches Trey with a Blue Thunder Bomb and heads to the top rope for his signature Swanton 450, but NXT’s Charlie Dempsey interferes, attacking Slater, laying out the referee Frank Gastineu, and leaving chaos in the ring.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #2: 10-Minute Challenge – Dani Luna vs. Jody Threat (Draw)

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Luna and Jody feel each other out, with Jody landing the first blow with a shoulder tackle. Cameras cut backstage to reveal Nic Nemeth laid out on the stairs. Back in the ring, Luna and Jody are evenly matched, exchanging clotheslines in the corner. Jody locks in an arm submission and attempts her signature double knees on the ropes, but Luna evades. They battle on the apron, exchanging kicks as the clock ticks down. Jody climbs the top turnbuckle, but Luna counters with a superplex followed by a Falcon Arrow as the clock expires. Daniel Spencer grants 5 more minutes, but Alisha Edwards and Masha Slamovich blindside Spitfire.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #3: Frankie Kazarian def. Mike Santana

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Santana starts strong, overwhelming Kazarian and sending him to the floor. Kaz evades and counters with a leg drop on the apron, then slingshots Santana into the barricade. Santana stuns Kaz with a boot in the corner, follows with a superkick, and a Death Valley Driver. Kaz counters with a DDT and a springboard leg drop, but it’s not enough. Santana turns the tide with a buckle bomb and running senton. He attempts Spin The Block, but Kaz reverses into a neckbreaker. Santana lands a rolling buck 50. DC interferes, pushing Santana into the corner post, causing him to bleed and get counted out.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #4: Matt and Rebecca Hardy def. Alisha and Eddie Edwards.

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Chants of “Queen Rebecca” fill the iMPACT Zone as Alisha retreats, chased by Rebecca. The System intimidates Rebecca, forcing her to tag in Matt. Eddie tags in and faces an angry Matt Hardy, who dominates Eddie. Rebecca slaps Eddie, and she and Matt stomp him out. Eddie regains control, sending Matt into the corner post and tagging Alisha. Matt evades, pushing Eddie into Alisha, allowing Rebecca to take her down. The Hardys hit Poetry in Motion. Eddie grabs Rebecca’s leg, turning the tables. Alisha beats down Rebecca until she tags in Matt, who drops a huge elbow from the second rope and lands a Side Effect, but Eddie kicks out. Myers gets ejected, distracting Eddie, who lands a Blue Thunder Bomb. Rebecca interrupts, low-blowing Eddie, allowing Matt to hit a Twist of Fate for the win.

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #5: Joe Hendry def. Jake Something

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Hendry starts with a Shoulder Tackle but can’t budge the monstrous Jake Something. Hendry lifts Jake for a massive Stalling Suplex. Jake quickly recovers, laying out Hendry with multiple shoulder tackles and a cross body on the floor. Hendry fires back with chops, regaining momentum with a chop block. Jake locks in a headlock and hits a Michinoku Driver, but it’s not enough to secure a spot at Slammiversary. A huge clothesline fires up Hendry, who avoids Jake’s Into the Void but gets crushed again. Both men collide, exchanging punches, and Hendry lands a Standing Ovation, securing his spot in the 6-way elimination match at Slammiversary!

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Final Verdict: 3/5

Well this was certainly something of a one-match show. Despite some decent in-ring action the first two matches ended in a no-contest and a draw, really taking the wind out of the sails of both. The Kazarian/Santana match was cool but that was a given. For me, the less said about the Hardys match the better. So that leaves us with the main event, one that featured star of the moment Joe Hendry and the only match that delviered anything near to the quality we got from TNA until THAT incident. Still, we stick with it.

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