Christopher Daniels’ shocking return has sent ripples throughout the Impact Zone, and, most importantly, to the members of Immortal. Just when Immortal had gotten the best of TNA World Champion Sting, Rob Van Dam, Mr. Anderson, and Fortune within the confines of the steel cage, “The Fallen Angel” climbed to the top and took them all out.
Welcome back to another installment of The Wrestling Times. Last night’s Impact, soon to be the only wrestling show on Thursday nights since WGN America has chosen not to renew WWE Superstars, featured a lot of great stuff, and some not-so-great. The one that stuck out of course is the return of “The Fallen Angel” so let’s get right down to it and discuss… you guessed it… wrestling!
Before you start freaking out, Christopher Daniels is still the ROH World TV Champion, which still makes him a prominent fixture in Ring of Honor. He is also still scheduled to challenge Eddie Edwards for the ROH World Title this evening in Atlanta when “Honor Takes Center Stage.” And according to web sources, wrestling on TNA should not interfere with his commitments with Ring of Honor.
I credit TNA for not spoiling his return, making his run-in a surprise for those of us that didn’t check the internet for spoilers. Do you recall when Mickie James first crossed the line? They aired a backstage interview segment before she even debuted. Idiots!
Daniels returned to Impact, not because things were getting better, but for what Bully Ray did to his friend AJ Styles. Two weeks ago, Bully Ray viciously attacked Styles after a Fatal 4-Way contenders match, and Bubba Bombed him off the entrance ramp through a table. With Styles out indefinitely, and Fortune getting their asses handed to them, Christopher Daniels’ return was a godsend. Moreover, with TNA continually pushing former WWE talents throughout its product, his return, and siding with Fortune, has created a resurgence of interest for the TNA Originals.
Something I was not too fond of was Ric Flair burying Daniels by questioning “Who is he!?” Which I get it, Ric Flair is a legend, he is god of professional wrestling, and Immortal is supposed to consist of the who’s who of wrestling. But damn it, Flair, that man is “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels, former X-Divison Champion and reigning ROH World TV Champion. At least Abyss had the decency to school The Nature Boy.
In regards to TNA’s Lockdown pay-per-view, Fortune will face Immortal for the first time. Will Christopher Daniels be a part of it? We find out on April 17.
Another match that will take place is a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team match, which was announced on Impact after Scott Steiner’s match with Ink Inc.’s Shannon Moore. Orlando Jordan and Eric Young attacked both men afterwards, who were then attacked by the newly reformed British Invasion. That’s right, Brutus Magnus and Douglas Williams have reunited without the services of Rob Terry, which can only mean good things for these two Brits. Let’s just hope they stay together for longer than a cup of Earl Grey.
That match will consist of the teams of Ink Inc, Crimson and Steiner, Jordan and Young, and The British Invasion. Is this for contendership for Beer Money’s TNA World Tag Team belts, or is it just some crazy match that TNA’s team cooked up?
Then the last thing I wanted to touch upon was the wonderful bout between Generation Me’s Jeremy and Max Buck. Now, for those of you who get the two brothers mix up, think of them as a younger version of The Hardy Boyz (with a Z), and I’m talking about Hardyz with the sunflower tights (google it if you don’t have a clue what I’m talking about). Max and Jeremy share the same first initial as their counterparts, Matt and Jeff. Which makes Max the older brunette, and Jeremy the younger blonde. Now can you tell them apart?
This grudge match between the brothers had a solid build. Max started to get a swelled head, expecting Jeremy to simply assist him in winning the X-Division title at Victory Road, but the two brothers imploded, becoming truly about Generation “Me” vs Generation Max. If you tuned in, you got to see some high-flying, crazy spots, and good old fashion mat technical wrestling. You even heard the Impact Zone getting completely behind them. While there were many close calls, and a moment where Jeremy held the ropes for his brother and proceeded to shake his hand in respect of competition, Max dropped Jeremy after holding the ropes, and stole the pinfall.
One of the brothers, can’t recall which one… tweeted for fans to tune into Impact as Generation Me would not disappoint. And he/he was right, this was a great contest between warring brothers. The only problem is that TNA has booked them in an X-Scape the cage stipulation consisting of a handful of other guys, including the returning Motor City Machine Guns. Unless they can solidly continue building this feud, they will most likely get lost in the shuffle of this impending melee.
That’s it for this post. Don’t forget to watch ROH’s “Honor Takes Center Stage” starting tonight streaming from GoFightLive.tv as Christopher Daniels challenges for the World Championship.
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