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OPEN FIGHT NIGHT FROM THE UK 1/31/13: Hype, Discussion, Results Thread

GetReady2Fly

Registered Member

IMPACTWRESTLING.com said:
Preview Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING this Thursday at 8/7c, as the broadcast takes place from Manchester, England and features the return of OPEN FIGHT NIGHT!
- The main event of the huge international event will feature Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson of the Aces & Eights in a Steel Cage Match! British fans will get a firsthand preview of this year's "Lockdown" when Angle goes to war with his longtime nemesis Mr. Anderson inside the confines of the steel structure!
- Hulk Hogan will make his return on the broadcast! Will he listen to Sting and Bully Ray and reinstate Bully Ray from his suspension so he can get revenge on The Aces and Eights for their attack during the big wedding? Or, will Hulk take matters into his own hands while in England? Tune in and find out!
- Joseph Park will make his official IMPACT in-ring debut! Who will Park call out to battle as part of OPEN FIGHT NIGHT? Tune in and find out!
All this and much more on Thursday's special IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast from SpikeTV, taking place from Manchester, England!

THIS SHOW WAS TAPED IN MANCHESTER ON 1/25/13. SPOILERS HERE:
Bad Influence dressed as Scotsmen in kilts and bragged about beating Jeff Hardy up but lost due to Hardys' face paint being toxic. They were ran off by Magnus (huge pop) who then challenged Devon as part of Open Fight Night. D.O.C and the former Mike Knox came down. Magnus threw all of them over the top rope and posed as Aces and Eights retreated.

Earl Hebner came out next to huge heat. UK fans are huge Bret fans.

Joseph Park came out to a huge pop for Open Fight Night and calls out .... but before he has chance to say who, Robbie E. interrupts. He rips the UK crowd before teasing a stare down with Robbie T, who seems offended. The match between Park and Robbie E was fun. The crowd was very involved. Parks won with a big splash! Fun match.

Austin Aries out next, accompanied by Bobby Roode. There was huge pop for Aries and they had to rip the crowd for heat. He called out Chavo Guerrero with the stip that he beats him, then he and Roode get a tag title shot. Massive Austin Aries chants. It should be interesting to see how this is edited for the TV show. Aries wins to a huge pop.

Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan out next. Bully is over huge as a face. Big, big pop. Bully asks for his suspension to be lifted. He called Hulk Hogan family and said they have a common enemy. Bully called out Sting out to appeal to Hogan. Sting comes out to a massive pop. Huge respect for Sting. Sting calls Hogan out. Biggest pop of the night as the Hulkster comes down. Bully opens the ropes for Hogan. Sting asks Hogan to side with him and Bully against aces. Hogan says he did the right thing for Brooke walking her down the aisle and will do the right thing again and reinstates Bully. Hogan announces next week it's Aces and Eights vs. Sting and Bully Ray in a tables match.

Velvet Sky calls out Tara and Jessie. James Storm comes down to make it a tag match. Storm gets a great reaction and it's a shame TNA can't get out of Orlando more with live crowds like tonight. There is a pedigree by Sky for the win.

RVD vs. Zema Ion vs. Kenny King. RVD was the crowd favorite and match started with big RVD chants. This was a great match with all three hitting their spots. There were TNA chants from the crowd. RVD hits a frog splash on Kenny but pinned the already down Ion for the win.


The main event was Kurt Angle vs Mr Anderson in a Steel Cage. Angle won a great match back and forth before a masked Aces and Eights member attacked angle and revealed himself to be Garett Bischoff. Wes Brisco came for the save... and turned himself revealing another Aces and Eights jacket.

Discuss this week's IMPACT in here!
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Mr Anderson vs Kurt Angle should be interesting. This'll really determine if Kenny still has it. I don't think so, but he could prove me wrong.

Joseph Park match? This could be fun.

How was Bully suspended when he turned up in the Impact Zone every week?
 
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Unity

Living in Ikoria
Staff member
Just got finished watching the show, and the UK fans didn't disappoint. A few of my thoughts:

-How awesome that Magnus returned in the UK after being laid out by Aces & Eights in November...huge, huge face pop the likes of a main eventer because of his home country status. He made a good showing.I really think Magnus has been walking untapped potential for a while...they need to decide face or heel and start pushing him a little. Of course before he came out Bad Influence was brilliant.

-Impact Wrestling is finally going on the road!! Stoked for that.

-Angle and Anderson still put on an incredible match. I like that Anderson is allied with Aces & Eights.

-Finally revealing Garett Bischoff and Wes Brisco as Aces & Eights members was the right move. I thought it would be bland when it happened eventually, but doing it in the cage and the way it unfolded was well done. I've never really liked these young guys so I hope the heel path finally brings out their potential. I did enjoy them on this show and look forward to hearing them speak (even if the mic work isn't too pretty haha).
 

GetReady2Fly

Registered Member
Just got finished watching the show, and the UK fans didn't disappoint. A few of my thoughts:

-How awesome that Magnus returned in the UK after being laid out by Aces & Eights in November...huge, huge face pop the likes of a main eventer because of his home country status. He made a good showing.I really think Magnus has been walking untapped potential for a while...they need to decide face or heel and start pushing him a little. Of course before he came out Bad Influence was brilliant.

-Impact Wrestling is finally going on the road!! Stoked for that.

-Angle and Anderson still put on an incredible match. I like that Anderson is allied with Aces & Eights.

-Finally revealing Garett Bischoff and Wes Brisco as Aces & Eights members was the right move. I thought it would be bland when it happened eventually, but doing it in the cage and the way it unfolded was well done. I've never really liked these young guys so I hope the heel path finally brings out their potential. I did enjoy them on this show and look forward to hearing them speak (even if the mic work isn't too pretty haha).
Apparently there are huge "You can't wrestle" chants for Garett on the next episode. I'm sure they are justified.
And I'm also excited for Impact on the road.
 

Unity

Living in Ikoria
Staff member
Yeah unless he's improving those chats will have good reasoning I'm sure. If he's going to be employed the best place for him and Brisco is a tag team so that he has some time to grow. If Garett gets future endeavored, I'd be fine with that lol.
 
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