By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Impact Provincial Wrestling Federation Hits
The Good: There’s no point in breaking down this show in the typical match by match fashion. There were some comedic moments along the way. I got a kick out of the Hard Workers’ babyface tag team video, Don Callis using the name Sexton Hardcastle (Edge’s independent name), Mathews’ pronunciation of suplex, Ray Strack’s run to the ring, and Gama Sing’s performance in the blindfold match, and Ethan Page posing as a fan and starting a chant for the opponent he was trying to hide from.
Impact Provincial Wrestling Federation Misses
The Bad: This was a lousy Saturday Night Live skit that just wouldn’t end. I’m not a fan of putting the entire promotion on pause to do a mock ’80s pro wrestling show. I got a kick out of the Southpaw Regional Wrestling features that WWE released online, but I never would have advocated the idea of airing that spoof product in place of Raw or Smackdown. Call me old school, but the idea of seeing the wrestlers play different characters for one night is absurd. The wrestlers seemed to have fun with it, but this was far more embarrassing than it was entertaining. I’d ask why Impact’s network partner allowed this to happen, but, well, you know. I never thought Impact could make me miss the stupid turkey suit, but I’ll be damned if they didn’t pull it off.
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