Evan Ginzburg attended Friday night's TNA "Basebrawl" live event from the Cyclones Stadium in Brooklyn, New York and some pretty harsh criticism. Below is his report followed by comments:
1. Eric Young w Jesse Godderz 2*
OK but instantly forgettable
2. Mickie James W Velvet Sky 1 *
Nothing much here.
3. Devon W Joseph Park 1*
Lumbering. Pretty awful.
4. Samoa Joe W AJ Styles and Bobby Roode 2*
7 minute rush job disappointment. Roode submitted to Joe.
5. Jeff Hardy W Austin Aries 2 ½*
Aries always topnotch but I’ve seen him in far better matches and pretty much on every show when he was in ROH.
6. Gunner & James Storm W Daniels/Kazarian 2*
Watchable but no better than a TV match
7.Bully Ray W Kurt Angle 2 ½*
Angle’s always great to watch but ultimately the match was nothing special.
A- Approximately 3,000
This show pretty much felt like any meaningless indy albeit in a nicer venue with top names attached. Most matches felt rushed or going through the motions. All this talent sadly added up to nothing more than a mediocre night. When meeting Dave Hebner or taking a picture in the ring with a wrestler gets a bigger reaction than the matches themselves, and the intermission to hawk the merchandise is longer than half the card, their priorities truly are backwards.