Hernandez def. Chase Stevens
Both of these men are former TNA World Tag Team Champions. It's a shame we didn't get to see LAX reunite, but I assume that's because Homicide is still legitimately hurt (or because he's with the NWA right now). They had a fun reunion run back in 2018, though. Hernandez was never too great on his own, but this was a serviceable match for the time it was given. It was difficult to care about Stevens or take him seriously when he was shown losing to Moose in a matter of minutes on IMPACT! Wrestling recently.
Suicide and Manik def. Kid Kash and Johnny Swinger
The commentators brought up a good point about Suicide and Manik. Aren't they technically supposed to be the same person? At any rate, this was a fun little match for what it was. Swinger felt completely out of place here, and while I realize he has ties to TNA, I associate him more with the current IMPACT product because of how he's been positioned as an enhancement talent lately. Kash, on the other hand, was always a favorite of mine and I thought he did well.
Scott Steiner Addressed the Audience
You can't have a TNA throwback show without a Scott Steiner promo. He talked some trash, did some math, and that was about it. Then again, it didn't need to be anything more than that. I don't have much of a desire to see him wrestle in 2020, so this was exactly what it needed to be. Unfortunately, it was reported he collapsed at this taping, but thankfully he has since recovered.
Rhino def. Madman Fulton by Disqualification
For a TNA main event, this was disappointing. It was a match they could have done on any episode of IMPACT! Wrestling. Fulton and the rest of oVe should have been kept off this show because they have absolutely nothing to do with TNA. It was a painfully mediocre matchup and the non-finish was flat. The show-ending brawl with Raven, Tommy Dreamer and everyone else from earlier in the show wasn't anything special and felt like an odd call considering I think of ECW whenever I see Raven, Dreamer and Rhino more than I do TNA.
The whole point of this special on AXS TV was to preview the TNA: There's No Place Like Home show over WrestleMania weekend, but with that no longer happening, this didn't serve much of a purpose. None of the matches are worth going out of your way to see, and while a number of familiar faces were brought back, none of them were big deals in the slightest. Other than the video packages, this did not make me think of TNA at all.
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