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Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
1st fall - it was a basic, pretty good regular wrestling match. 12-13 minutes where they had to play smart: they gotta win the fall by pinfall only, but at the same time they gotta pick/damage (if possible) their opponents' body part so they can have an easier task in the second fall. Like I said, the first fall was pretty basic, nothing special, but still effective.
2nd fall - now, this was 6-7 minutes of awesomeness. Great mat work and grappling. They didn't really damage anything significant so far, so they went the catch-as-catch-can route, and it worked. I liked the Triangle Choke desperate attempts.
3rd fall - the best fall, by far. I loved the stipulstion that they couldn't use the cage in the first two falls, so they went ballistic here. Angle was selling his arm, and Nigel was selling his leg. Both of them were succesful and believable. The drama was short but great. I liked how Angle didn't want to escape through the doors but chose to climb over the cage, almost losing the match in process. Great stuff here.
The only negativity is the fucking IZ crowd. They were mostly silent in the first two falls, but I guess they were just enjoying and appreciating the work.