We’re nearly at the end of the first round of the World Title Series. It seems almost impossible to say that and mean it, but each week we get closer, and wrestlers get eliminated.
With TNA’s planned tour in India this December, and a live broadcast scheduled for the first airing on Pop TV, it’s looking like things should be shaking up soon. They’ve already announced more tournament matches to take place in India, but the format hasn’t been acknowledged yet. Is it Round Robin, or bracket style? No idea.
As has been the pattern since the start of the tournament, good matches are surrounded by next to no story, and a loose tournament that feels dated since it was taped so long and many of the wrestlers have changed their appearance. More of the same. I’ve spoke my mind about it previously, no sense beating a dead horse.
The one story thread we got was between Matt Hardy and EC3. Both men were interviewed at home via Skype, and went back and forth. Hardy talked about being once again ready to win the TNA World Title, and put over his previous competition in the tourney. EC3 threw a fit having to share the screen with Hardy, and eventually stormed off. It was good for what it was – a way of putting over Hardy as the humble but confident babyface, while EC3 is the entitled and cocky heel.
Let’s look at the matches.