Last night I attended Total Nonstop Action’s first house show in Asbury Park, New Jersey. The event took place at the Convention Hall directly on the ocean. Since I live in this area, none of this is new to me, but I was impressed at how far the waterfront of Asbury Park has come along thanks to the redevelopment from the last few years. Anyway…
The show wasn’t too highly attended, but the fans that were present were passionate. The convention Hall can hold a few thousand people and I’d say there were between 400 – 600 people at the show.
Johnny Devine vs. Curry Man vs. Kaz
Winner: Curry Man
Abdul Bashir vs. Consequences Creed
Winner: Consequences Creed
* The crowd LOVED Consequences Creed, by the way.
Roxxi & Traci vs. Velvet Sky & Jackie
Winer: Roxxi & Traci
LAX vs. Team 3D
* After the match, Brother Ray thanked the crowd for coming out and dedicated the match to Bam Bam Bigelow.
Rhino vs. James Storm
* Rhino didn’t move around too well in this match – he needs to hit the gym.
Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles
Winner: AJ Styles
* Amazing match with Styles performing all of his signature moves. Excellent!
After the show was over, Kurt Angle posed in the ring for pictures with the fans. Also, Curry Man, Earl Hebner, Traci Brooks, Consequences Creed, and Kaz came out to the ringside to give the fans free autographs. You’re not going to get that in WWE, folks. I was very impressed with the show and even though the place wasn’t packed, I hope that TNA strongly considers coming back to Conventional Hall in beautiful Asbury Park!
For pictures from this show, click here!