Immortal-Mania running wild on TNA Impact!?
Welcome back to The Wrestling Times. Immortal dominated two-zip in the Best of Three series against Fortune to obtain the numbers advantage at Lockdown this Sunday, but the bigger story was Hulk Hogan’s reaction to Mr. Anderson’s actions. So you know the drill, let’s discuss–are you ready?–wrestling.
Last week on the IMPACT-ful TNA edition of The Wrestling Times, I weighed in on some of The Hulkster’s options in dealing with Mr. Anderson. Some options were extreme, and some were practical. Obviously, with The Network running rough shot over TNA’s booking decisions, Hogan couldn’t have fired him. So what’s the most practical, clear-cut, thing to do in the world of professional wrestling? Have your posse deal with it; it’s the exclusive perk that comes with being in a faction. Someone steps out of line? BAM! That guy just made a whole lot of enemies really fast.
Mr. Anderson’s a–hole personality has so far gotten him a big steaming pile of nothing. Instead of championship gold, he has Rob Van Dam and Sting to deal with; and, instead of honoring his agreement with Hulk Hogan, he now has the hell-hounds of Immortal to contend with.
This week’s episode of TNA Impact! Mr. Anderson was forced into an Immortal gauntlet match. Though Anderson impressively laid out Gunner, Rob Terry, and Murphy with Mic Checks, Bully Ray was inches away from Bubba Bombing him off the stage–just like he had to AJ Styles. However, Hulk Hogan wanted the honors of personally powerbombing Anderson off the stage.
It’s well documented that Hulk Hogan has been under the knife for multiple back surgeries, and it’s safe to say that the days of putting on spandex are way behind him; but you cannot tell me that the little Hulkamanic buried deep inside didn’t mark out just a little when Hogan ripped off his back brace to take the powerbombing position. Like, holy sh-t! Is this guy for real? Now, as it is in professional wrestling, Hulk was not going to actually do that, it was a spot for Sting to heroically save a smaller enemy from a bigger enemy, but if he did, and lived to tell about it, Hogan would have been truly Immortal.
That’s it for this post. Be sure to watch WWE SmackDown tonight as it is EDGE’s send off, and come back to the site on Sunday for the TNA Lockdown Pregame post.
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