TNA launched its new programme, ‘Reaction’ immediately after Impact this past Thursday night. The unique show took a look behind the scenes at the taping of Impact, including a focus on the storylines featured. A very cool concept, if you ask me.
On the first episode, we took a look behind the scenes at the Knockouts Championship match between Angelina Love and Madison Rayne complete with backstage interviews with the pair as well as Velvet Sky.
I really enjoyed this! It’s cool to see this sort of behind the scenes featurette right after Impact airs, giving us an insight into the ‘main show’ sort of like The Xtra Factor (UK reference). This gave the three Knockouts the opportunity to sell their storyline that much more, because due to the time constraints on Impact, we don’t always get enough time for the girls to tell their story. This certainly helped push the Angelina/Madison/Velvet triangle.
I wonder if this will lead to a triple threat Knockouts Title match at the September pay per view? That could be a very exciting match, with an exciting storyline going into it, if done right.
One thing that I found odd is that the Knockouts segment is about as long, if not longer, than the Knockouts segments on Impact…
PS: I don’t think I’ve had the opportunity to mention this before because I don’t write about TNA, but I love Velvet’s promos and her mic work is impeccable.