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At least the Angles¿ wedding was entertaining

For the loyal TNA fans who look forward to reading my thoughts on TNA Impact every Friday just so they can get angry and accuse me of being biased, well, I'm going to give you plenty of ammunition with this one.

First, I'll tell you what I liked about last night's show. I thought the angle in which Kurt and Karen Angle walked that aisle, with Karen lookin' as only she can look, to renew their wedding vows was well done. TNA showed restraint by not having an excessive number of backstage skits leading up to the wedding, and the ceremony itself was kept rather short. This was far superior to the horrible Teddy Long-Kristal Marshall wedding on Smackdown last fall that made a two-hour show seem like six.

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The payoff to the Angles' wedding was a lot better, too. Instead of watching Long's fake heart attack and Marshall's horrible acting, this one ended with the twist of A.J. Styles "marrying" Karen and kissing the bride. I also thought it was funny that Jeremy Borash was the maid of honor.

The other thing that I liked about last night's show was the brief video package on Rhino, although it was basically the same piece TNA showed the last time it tried to push Rhino. Also, the bit with Brother Ray trying to make weight was mildly amusing.

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The rest of the episode was a convoluted mess. I literally got a headache trying to keep up with who was a babyface and who was a heel and why I should care anymore.

Here are my completely unbiased thoughts:

The weekly segments in which Samoa Joe is about to sign his new contract before something prevents him from doing so at the last minute got old last week. Now it's become ridiculous. …

Mike Tenay and Don West both said they were shocked that Tomko turned on Cage Sunday at the Against All Odds pay-per-view. Why should they be shocked? Don't they know by now that the idea is to constantly swerve everyone whether it makes sense or not? …

Actually, Tomko's explanation for why he attacked Cage did make some sense, but the booking is all backwards. Back when Cage was an obnoxious jerk and Tomko used to roll his eyes behind his back, it seemed like they were gradually building to Tomko eventually getting fed up and putting Cage in his place. Tomko had been getting over as a cool, no-nonsense babyface and Christian is a natural heel, so to reverse their roles just for the sake of "surprising" everyone is a bad move. It just kills Tomko's momentum. He broke away from the pack by becoming a lone wolf, and now he's just another guy in a heel faction.

By the way, when he said he was joining the Angle Alliance because there is strength in numbers, I think he miscounted. The Angle Alliance had just two members, while their adversaries consisted of Cage, Joe and Kevin Nash. If Tomko believed in strength in numbers, shouldn't he have joined the babyfaces to make it four-on-two? …

Speaking of Nash, it's great to see that he's going to be in another pay-per-view main event. You have to be happy when you see someone who works so hard get rewarded. …

So, Eric Young, who was involved in a pay-per-view main event two months ago and has defeated talented wrestlers such as Robert Roode and James Storm, is terrified of Rellik, who wins about as often as the Miami Dolphins did this past season. It's one thing for a guy to play a sympathetic simpleton, but nobody likes to cheer for a coward. …

I have no idea whether Scott Steiner is a heel or a babyface. He turned on Petey Williams last week and he cut a heel promo before his match last night with Abyss, who is a babyface. But then Abyss inexplicably refused to wrestle, walked back up the ramp and took off his mask. Huh? So then Williams came out to wrestle Steiner, who went on to win due to outside interference from his new freak, Rhaka Khan (like Chaka Khan, get it?). Then, Steiner shook hands with Williams after the match and I took two aspirin for my throbbing head. …

The backstage interview with the Motor City Machine Guns, LAX and some NASCAR drivers (I really don't care what their names are) was one of the worst segments I have ever seen. Honestly, I don't know how that made it on the air. When TMCMG were speaking, LAX – especially Salinas – kept jabbering in the background to the point where I couldn't follow what anyone was saying. Hermie Sadler is a total embarrassment, and those NASCAR drivers are in serious need of a charisma transplant. As a matter of full disclosure, I am not and have never been a fan of NASCAR or any other type of auto racing. So, yes, I am biased on this one. …

The finish to the triple-threat match between Homicide, Jimmy Rave and Chris Sabin, with outside interference by the NASCAR drivers, was amateurish. And the NASCAR announcer who was doing commentary was so bad that he made West sound like Jim Ross. …

While I liked the video package of Rhino, his promo was disappointing. With all the yelling, it came across like a parody of a wrestling promo. Rhino is back for revenge against Storm, which could have been a good angle, except that I no longer take Storm seriously after jobbing so often to Young over the "drinking championship." …

Minutes after Gail Kim told ODB that she had her back, the two women were shoving each other. Couldn't they get along even for one week before the requisite dissension?

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