They don’t call it TNA for nothing
We can’t blame this one on Vince Russo.
For those of you who ordered TNA’s No Surrender pay-per-view (you know who you are), you may have gotten a little surprise while watching Sunday’s show. Whether it was a pleasant one or not depends on what you consider inappropriate or offensive.
On some cable systems, the screen abruptly went black during the Frank Trigg-A.J. Styles match before a scene from a softcore porn movie suddenly appeared. The image of two topless women in a compromising position was on for about 10 seconds, according to reports. Judging by the feedback that I’ve read, it was the highlight of the match.
While Russo has a well-deserved reputation for pushing the envelope in WWE, WCW and TNA – I have always believed that it was his idea to name the company TNA – I think this was a technical glitch that was beyond TNA’s control.
The big news coming out of the pay-per-view is that Sting will challenge Samoa Joe for the TNA world title at next month’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view, which is TNA’s version of WrestleMania. If Sting would just do a real heel turn and abandon this convoluted tweener role that he has been playing, there could be a lot of anticipation for this match.
Other developments on the show:
SoCal Val finally turned heel and hooked up with Sonjay Dutt, who apparently had one heck of a ladder match with Jay Lethal. It’s too bad that they were saddled with such a lame program. On the surface, Val turning on Lethal makes no sense. Was Val deceiving Lethal all along? Did she fall for Dutt after he ruined her wedding? I hope TNA has a logical explanation for Val’s actions over the past several months. Yeah, right.
How long have Matt Morgan and Abyss been teaming? Long enough to be arguing with each other. That’s fast even by TNA standards.