One of my favorite parts about Cageside Seats is the results discussion for each program. I'm putting this up, because I enjoy reading all your comments about the show. No technical analysis here, only observations.
- State of the Main Event Mafia: With the goal of dismantling Aces & Eights accomplished, they decide to disband to chase championship gold.
- Booby Roode and Kurt Angle had a lengthy pull apart brawl.
- Pacman Jones and a Bengals teammate got a little physical with Bad Influence.
- Gail Kim and Lei'D Tapa put an end to the Knockouts contender match. Kim throws out a challenge to anyone outside TNA, since she has no competition left.
- Bisch and Knux had enough of Bully Ray. They vote on disbanding their organization. Taz joins them for a 3-1 vote to end Aces & Eights. Ken Anderson was on the ramp taking satisfaction in their demise. SNEAK ATTACK! It was all a ruse. Aces & Eights beat down Anderson.
- EC3 beat Dewey Barnes.
- Bad Influence bullied Joseph Park, while that tub of goo was stuffing his face with leftover Halloween candy. Later on, Bad Influence beat EY & Park via appletini to the eyes.
- Another brawl with Angle and Roode. This time Austin Aries got involved in the fisticuffs. The Wheel of Dixie decided Aries and Angle will have a submission match in the tournament.
- Jeff Hardy battled Chris Sabin in a Full Metal Mayhem match. I'm not going to spoil the winner, because the match was pretty entertaining. I feel matches are more exciting without knowing the results, so go watch for yourself.
- The reasons for the breakup of the Main Event Mafia made sense. The idea of Joe being better enemies than friends excites me. Sting's agenda left me scratching my head. I assume he's going to feud with Dixie, but I'm not sure what he is so upset about. She gifted him an opportunity to get in the tournament last week, even though he is banned from any future title shots. He showed his gratitude by giving her a snotty attitude. Plus, he's taking her paychecks without any problem.
- The tension is thick between Angle and Roode. There is some real bad blood. TNA has my attention to see where that goes.
- Any guesses who will challenge Gail Kim? I'm going with Angelina Love. I have no idea what she is currently up to and if that's a realistic possibility, but she is the name that popped into my head.
- I fell hook, line, and sinker for the shenanigans of Aces & Eights. I totally bought into the breakup and was surprised by the ensuing beatdown of Anderson. Each guy played his part really well. Great job, TNA.
- Thanks to this video linked in Sean Rueter's preview, I'm eager to watch the escapades of Dewey Barnes and Norv Fernum. If you enjoy goofy goobers, then check it out. I like the continuity by having Barnes come out with his own Members Only jacket. It made me laugh how he was trying to hand his jacket to the ref, but the ref kept blowing him off.
- Bad Influence continues to entertain me. They had yet another amusing backstage segment when they belittled Joseph Park. EY also got in on the silliness.
- Great main event. It was everything one would expect from a Jeff Hardy match with objects, but it still felt fresh. There was none of that feeling that things were staged, which has sometimes happened in recent X-Division matches. Chris Sabin busted out some sweet moves as well, especially that vicious maneuver of sticking his fingers in Hardy's ears. So devious!
- All in all, it was a pretty good episode. It was a little light on wrestling, but the storylines progressed well and there was very little meaningless activity.
What did all of you think about the show? What were your highlights? Sock it to me.