Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
I've been in late Ric Flair mood recently, so I decided to watch his (as of this date) last PPV match, against Jay Lethal at Victory Road '10.
All things considered, it's quite entertaining. I was obviously pissed when Flair broke his retirement to wrestle in TNA, but my rationale is that in comparison to WWE, TNA is like a house show. I can look at his match against Michaels as his "Retirement" match, even though a few follow after.
Of all the WWE/WCW cast-offs to go to TNA, Flair really has had a great run. He's gone back to being an old-fashioned heel, which works well for him.
The buildup to this match was just a blast. Lethal doing a dead-on impersonation of Flair, the classic "woo" off, so much fun.
The match itself is simple but entertaining. Flair is still in amazing shape, kept his hair shorter so it didn't get too messy, and can perform better than anyone ever could at 60. He takes bumps amazingly well.
The match never lets up. Lethal flies around, Flair chops away. The ending is simple but effective. Would I have rather Flair stayed retired? Absolutely. But if he's going to wrestle, it's a good thing his last PPV match was as much fun as this one.
The Top Matches of 2013 (**** and higher)
1. No. 1 Contender's Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena vs. CM Punk - Monday Night RAW - February 25 - ****1/2
2. No Disqualification Match: CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar - ****1/2
3. WWE Championship: The Rock vs. John Cena - WrestleMania XXIX - ****
4. The Undertaker vs. CM Punk - WrestleMania XXIX - ****