By Graham "GSM" Matthews
Rockstar Spud Interrupted World Tag Team Champions The Broken Hardyz; King Maxel def. Spud in a No Disqualification Match
Yes, it was completely ridiculous to have a one-year-old compete in a wrestling ring, but it was in line with everything else we've seen from The Broken Hardyz, so I took no issue with it. Spud saying Maxel is more over than he has ever been in his career was funny yet true. It really wasn't a match because Senor Benjamin blindsided Spud and then there was a jump cut where we saw Maxel pinnning Spud. It was so silly that it fittingly set the tone for the rest of the show.
Sienna def. ODB in a No. 1 Contender's Match For the Knockouts Championship
I couldn't have been the only one who was slightly disappointed Vanguard 1 wasn't in action, right? That would have been a sight to see. However, to see him serving as a referee at one point was hilarious. ODB was a pleasant surpise as Sienna's opponent considering we haven't seen her in TNA in over three years and I thought she was signed to Ring of Honor. The match was nothing special, but it was cool to see ODB back in action for one night only.
Itchweed def. Chet Sterling
For those unfamiliar, Itchweed is the insane alter-go of Jeff Hardy. He's been featured several times most notably in The Great War, Delete or Decay, and the Halloween edition of Impact Wrestling. Sterling is just a local independent wrester from what I found out. This was shockingly the least out-of-the-ordinary thing on the entire show, but I guess it was nice for Itchweed to finally wrestle a match.
TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Edwards vs. Lashley Ended in a No Contest
I didn't even know the world title was being defended on this show until the competitors came out. Lashley never earned a title shot, so this was void of anything storyline-related leading up to this point. Per usual, they contested a quality match that was as good as their previous encounters. They took their fight outside the ring, broke through the wall of the arena (or whatever the hell it was), and that was apparently the end of the match. The commentators never said what the official outcome of the match was when they came back from commercial. They could be seen brawling throughout the Tag Team Apocalypto, though.
World Tag Team Champions The Broken Hardyz Won Tag Team Apocalypto
I'm honestly not sure how to go about "reviewing" this match, because similar to Final Deletion, The Great War and everything else involving The Broken Hardyz, it wasn't much of a match but rather... well, I don't know. But what I do know was that it was extremely entertaining! The likes of Decay, The Helms Dynasty, The Bravado Brothers, The Rock N' Roll Express, Rockstar Spud and even Hornswoggle (yes, seriously) all took part. This lasted a long time, but I loved how several different stories were occurring concurrently. What I write here about this... thing (for lack of a better term) won't do it justice, so you have to see it for yourself. Just prepare to suspend your disbelief.
Total Nonstop Deletion might have been the dumbest thing I have seen in wrestling all year... which was made it so great. You need to really be digging the "Broken" Matt Hardy stuff in order to enjoy this episode. If you don't want to watch the whole show, at least put time aside to check out the Tag Team Apocalypto. It will definitely be something that is talked about for a long time to come. I heard this was the last original content TNA will air this year, so I'll be back in the new year with my TNA reviews if that's indeed the case. Happy holidays!