Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Feb 23, 2013
TNA House Show Results 2/22: Detroit, Michigan

TNA House Show Results 2/22: Detroit, Michigan

Report by Morris Pontis and PWInsider

Attendance approx: 1,000? Refs were the Hebners. So Cal Val hosted
*Joseph Park beat Robbie E.

*Devon beat Magnus with the help of a masked Aces and Eights member (D-Lo).

*Velvet Sky & ODB beat Gail Kim & Tara.

*James Storm beat Austin Aries. There was an Aries promo before the match, which was great playing off Detroit Lions player Kyle Vandenbosh who was at ringside.

*Kurt Angle beat Ken Anderson. Devon, the Masked Aces & Eights (D-Lo) and Magnus all got involved.

*TNA champion Jeff Hardy beat Robert Roode in a steel cage by pinfall. Understandably Jeff Hardy cannot bump like he once did, nor should he. It took longer to set up the cage then the match was. After the entrances, bell to bell I’d say the match was about 10 minutes. One spot on the top of the cage, plenty of punching.

It was an interesting venue as this is a classic concert venue with an ornate ceiling and chandeliers. The ring was set up on the stage with a few seats on either side.

This is the third time I have seen a TNA house show and i just don’t understand what people are talking about when they say they have great house shows. One of the others was at Cyclone Stadium in Brooklyn at what was at the that point their biggest house to date.

Every time, the matches are short and the show just does not excite. This is not to say the people aren’t working hard, but something is missing. What isn’t missing is the up-sell of getting pictures, backstage passes and autographs.

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5 Responses to “TNA House Show Results 2/22: Detroit, Michigan”

  1. lee4tammy says:

    1000 is great for a usa house show

    looks like tna live attendances are up :)

  2. Mr. Excitement says:

    Let's hope the higher attendance keeps up.

  3. ToledoDavid says:

    A large part of TNA at one time, were from Detroit…Motor City Machineguns, Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, Petey Williams from Windsor…if Petey and the Guns were still with TNA, might have had a bigger show (I know, Chris Sabin might still be with TNA).

  4. hangers says:

    Hardy can still bump, but no wrestler needs to take risks on a house show..

  5. Piracetam says:

    (4) X Division champion Rob Van Dam pinned Kazarian with the Five-Star Frogsplash. Possibly the match of the night, which isn’t saying much, as the ring action was okay to start. If RVD’s eyes weren’t open during the match, I’d swear he sleepwalks through the majority of them at this point. Next up was Aces & Eights, as Devon and D.O.C came in through the back of the theater and walked down the aisle to the ring, which was unique. Devon took the microphone and ran down the Philly crowd before Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle made their entrances for tag team action. Both Joe and Angle got strong reactions from the crowd. (5) Aces & Eights (TV champion Devon & D.O.C.) beat Kurt Angle & Samoa Joe. Okay match that ended when Samoa Joe suicide dove onto D.O.C. on the outside, leaving Devon to hit Angle in the head with a hammer for the pin. A short intermission took place so that the cage could be constructed for the main event: TNA champion Jeff Hardy versus Bobby Roode versus Austin Aries with special guest referee James Storm. Hardy took his time walking up and down the aisles slapping hands with all the fans before entering the cage. (6) TNA World Hvt. champion Jeff Hardy beat Bobby Roode and Austin Aries in a three-way steel cage match with James Storm as special referee to retain the TNA World Title. The match started very slow for several minutes, with little action until about five minutes in. Roode and Aries both took turns beating down Hardy, with the occasional bickering between Roode and Aries. Eventually Aries talked smack to referee Storm one too many times and ate a superkick. Seconds later, Hardy ran Roode into the cage and followed up with a Twist of Fate. It was good for the three count in another successful title defense. With the main event over, Jeff Hardy stayed on-stage for pictures with fans. Roughly 200 fans stuck around to get their photo with the champ, my brother and I included.

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