Review: TNA Impact Wrestling, Capital FM Arena, by Scott Lunn
TNA promised a night of high impact wrestling entertainment, and that is exactly what they delivered.
Old favourites such as Sting, Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle and Rob Van Dam appeared in the packed arena, joined by some new British talents.
The musclemen welcomed the inevitable ear-piercing screams from loyal fans, most of whom seemed to be drowning in memorabilia.
The men in the crowd were treated to a women's tag team rumble with garish mini-skirts and leg warmers flying in all directions.
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Every following match-up was filled with death-defying aerial stunts and earth shattering slams, delivered with all the pantomime charm you'd expect from TNA.
Gaps in the action were cleverly filled with rock anthems that the audience were more than happy to dance to.
You cannot fault the enthusiasm that fully-grown men have for the franchise, especially when the announcer invited the crowd to shout what they liked into a microphone. Let's just say the TNA were given a little more enthusiasm than they bargained for.
A 15-foot high steel cage match, assembled in front of the audience, brought the night to a close. Everyone was treated to the thrills of bone against metal that ended in a six-man brawl.
The superstars showed their appreciation for Britain, acknowledging the Olympics, tea, the Queen, and of course the crowd.
The most watched wrestling show in the UK was given the reception it warranted and many will anticipate their return next year.