7/21 TNA in Brooklyn, New York results: Sting makes a rare live event appearance, two Bound For Glory Series matches, Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode for the TNA Title, Rob Van Dam vs. Kazarian

Posted in: TNA Live Events
Jul 22, 2012 - 11:37 AM

TNA Live Event
Brooklyn, New York at MCU Park
Report courtesy of Evan Ginzburg of

1. Mr. Anderson defeated Robbie in a Bound For Glory Series match. More comedy schtick than actual wrestling. Entertaining but instantly forgettable.

2. Rosita beat Gail Kim. Over before you blinked and didn't much matter.

3. Rob Van Dam defeated Kazarian. Big pop for RVD. The match was nothing anyone will ever remember.

4. A.J. Styles defeated Jeff Hardy in a Bound For Glory Series match. Eight minute matches shouldn't have lengthy rest holds. Felt rushed. Disappointing.

5. Sting beat Bully Ray in a No DQ, falls count anywhere match. Sting drew by far the biggest reaction of the night. An exciting 12-minute brawl throughout the stadium and into the stands.

6. Austin Aries defeated Bobby Roode to retain the TNA Championship. It was great to see deserved Aries with the belt. A really solid 18-minute match, although I've seen Aries, my favorite active wrestler, in far better matches in Ring of Honor. Roode is a strong in-ring performer yet is essentially colorless.

Notes: Overall, the show was entertaining but way too much talking and shtick while the total in ring time was anemic on a six match show. Of the three shows I saw in New York over the past month - ROH, Extreme Rising and this one - TNA's was unquestionably the weakest of the three. For $20 it was a fun night out, but really nothing I'd likely be inclined to seek out again. When AJ Styles wrestles eight minutes and they hawk merchandise for a half hour at intermission following, the balance is just plain off. Dixie Carter was there in ring saying she appreciated feedback. Well, I hope this helps: a once a year stadium show in a major market like New York should feel special. This felt like any other indy, albeit a loaded one.

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