TNA BaseBrawl 2012 Results
Impact Wrestling action in Brooklyn!
TNA Impact Wrestling presents BaseBrawl 2012
MCU Park (Brooklyn Cyclones baseball stadium) in Brooklyn, NY
July 21, 2012
1. Mr. Ken Anderson def. Robbie E via Mic Check.
Very fun opener, that featured some epic comedy, including Robbie trying to teach Anderson how to dance for about five minutes--in the middle of the match. The crowd got a great laugh out of that one. Anderson teased saying "Mr. KENNEDY" before the match, but then spit out "ANDERSON..........Anderson." Robbie E is very underrated as an entertainer.
Speaking of Robbie E, check out our interview with the former X-Division and TV champion backstage at BaseBrawl:
2. TNA Knockouts: Rosita (w/ Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg) def. Gail Kim via rollup.
Rosita scored the upset and played the babyface role in front of her home crowd.
TNA President Dixie Carter cut a promo thanking the fans for coming out.
3. Rob Van Dam def. TNA World Tag Team Champion Frankie Kazarian via Five Star Frog Splash.
Solid match with RVD doing most of his trademark moves. For a guy in his early 40s, RVD can move hella good in the ring.
4. AJ Styles def. Jeff Hardy via Pele Kick in a Bound for Glory Series match.
Went a little less than 10 minutes, but a fun match between two top TNA stars. Hardy, as usual, was incredibly over.
Intermission featuring heel referee Earl Hebner selling DAMN RIGHT I DID t-shirts that actually were bought by many, many fans. That Earl is a hustler, alright. Even if he's still living in 1997...
5. Sting (in a rare house show appearance) def. Bully Ray in a no disqualification, falls count anywhere match via Scorpion Deathdrop.
A great treat for New York fans to see the wrestling legend and TNA Hall of Famer. His ovation was thunderous and the match, which spilled into the crowd and all around the baseball diamond, was a really fun affair.
6. TNA World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries def. Bobby Roode via brainbuster to retain the title.
Very good match, with a bit more showmanship than their pay-per-view bout. Roode's facial expressions are excellent. To say he's come into his own as TNA's main event heel since last year is an understatement.
Overall, a fun night of Impact Wrestling action that gave off a more personable vibe than any show I've been to in quite some time. The matches were good. The promos were entertaining. And Robbie E still hasn't put me on "The List."
Hey, you can't have everything in life.