Originally posted on cheap-heat  |  Last updated 1/23/13
We open the episode proper with Scurll attempting to dictate the finish of he and Spud’s match. Spud doesn’t seem impressed, but goes along with it. Spud and Scurll open the action by tagging against two guys who were only introduced as Constantine & Diamond (I’m not familiar enough with OVW to say who they are). Scurll and Spud argue again at the start of the match, Spud wants to start the match as Marty has called the finish, but Scurll is having none of it. A montage of the match follows in which Scurll seems to get most of the action, though of course it’s impossible to say whether this was due to editing or if it was reality. Spud goes off book and claims the finish for himself, giving Scurll the finger in the process. Backstage, Scurll and Spuf argue in front of Al Snow and Doug Williams who give the pair a bollocking We cut to the entrance of The Blossom Twins who are going up against Josette Bynum & Taeler Hendrix. Again, a montage of the match follows, nothing particularly special to report. Our girls win using the Blossom Bomb (UK readers may remember this as the move they demonstrated on James Corden on A League Of Their Own). Al Snow commends the girls on their performance, though admits to being ‘weirded out’ by how similar they are. After the action, our four report to Doug and Al for a debrief. Snow praised Scurll for his entrance, but criticized him for his interactions with the crowd. Williams claimed that Scurll was trying to be too quick in the ring which was leading to the occasional sloppy move. The Blossoms were praised for their progress, but Snow suggested that they were too masculine in their wrestling style and that they should retain their femininity. Williams suggested that they were trying to be two individuals rather than one team (I disagree, but what the hell do I know). He also commented that they were using a few heelish tactics while supposed to be playing faces. Spud was criticised for his actions surrounding the finish of the match, though his charisma and in-ring work were praised. Despite this, Snow and Williams sent all four through to the next round at the Impact Zone in Orlando. An inset Dixie Carter gives a quick rundown of the next challenge; that the four will wrestle matches against TNA superstars in front of a live Impact crowd (presumably these were dark matches, though I can’t say for certain). This takes us to the ad break As we return from the break, our four are entering Soundstage 21, also known as The Impact Zone. The four praise the setup, though we viewers are shown precious little. A series of snippets with TNA personalities are shown; Jeff Hardy, Taryn Terrell and Samoa Joe praise Scurll, though Dixie Carter adds that she believes he lacks focus. Hardy, Dixie and Mickie James praise The Blossoms, with Hardy, Joe and Bully Ray also showing support for Spud. We cut to a series of montages showing the four getting ready for their matches, meeting TNA superstars and chatting via satellite to Rollerball Rocco (their trainer from Episode 2). The episode winds up with Dixie giving the four a little pep talk and annoucing their opponents. The Blossoms will be taking on Gail Kim and Madison Rayne while Scurll and Spud will be facing each other in order to test their professionalism. Scurll seems fairly upbeat and even praises Spud a little, though Spud himself makes no comment. We close with a montage of TNA superstars predicting the winner of the competition. Brooke Hogan picks The Blossoms, Kurt Angle chooses Spud, Taz picks Scurll, while AJ Styles and Al Snow sit on the fence. Source: Gerweck.net
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