Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
Destination X Review:
Pre-show match: Your pre-shows are always fun to read and this was no different. Both teams looked strong and it was just a basic tag match, but a basic tag match is great and needed to show off talent. Good back and forth until Team Canada fought back hard at the end and Petey hit the Canadian Destroyer, winning the match. I really like how you usually make both opponents in the match look strong and no push-over, really puts over talent well. 8/10
Daniels and Lethal vs Strong and Aries- Another solid tag team match and again both teams look strong. Daniels and Lethal just dominate Strong for the first part of the match, Aries and Strong dominate Lethal for the second part of the match, and all hell breaks loose towards the end. Cool spot with Aries breaking the Koji Clutch with his 450 splash. All the men are down, they barely get to their feet, Angels Wings on Aries and Strong Hold on Lethal. 1....2.....Lethal taps out! That was one of the coolest match endings ever, with Daniels/Lethal almost picking up the win. Glad to see Aries and Strong starting to get pushed and I can see them wearing tag team gold soon. 9/10
Parking Lot Brawl- Not much to say here other than great match and well written. It was just an all out hardcore brawl and those are always fun to watch after a few good wrestling matches. The end amazed me, Cop Killa off the truck to the concrete. I hope this feud is over so Konnan and Homicide can move on to bigger and better things. Well written, cool spot, pretty good match. 7/10
3-D vs AMW- Great tag team action, AMW using heel tactics like thumbs to the eye. It was kind of short, but that's okay, because it gives time to more important matches like the UX. I loved the CATFIIIIGHT line by Styles. The end didn't surprise me with 3-D picking up the win, but I just don't see 3-D with the belts for long. They don't seem like a 'championship' team and I hope a young team like Aries/Strong get the belts soon. 7/10
Jarret/Mitchel segment- Wow. Just wow. Captured their characters really well which is hard to do with James Mitchell. Nicely done and good to see the big heels teaming up and creating alliances. Hyped up the main event well. 9/10
Sabin vs Michaels- Iron Man matches are hard to do, because you have to take into effect how tired someone may be after this amount of time, but you did it well. They didn't seem to show much fatigue for a while, but that didn't bring the match down much. Also didn't seem like 30 minutes, but I understand you don't have to make it that long because you can get it all done in less words and stuff. I like how neither man got a fall for a good 20 minutes, making both of them look very strong. AWESOME spot having Michaels use the X-Wire for the Picture Perfect Elbow and then having Sabin springboard into the Sweet Shane Music. Overall just very exciting match and awesome ending, Shane tapping out right after the buzzer went off. Thank you for pushing Bentley/Michaels, but Sabin came off strong so he didn't lose any overness. 10/10, really great stuff.
Monsters Ball- Good way to open it, having Sabu just throw the chair at Monty. This started off really fast paced and surprised me. Sabu seemed to be getting the most offense and just using that chair of his to the fullest. Monty goes through the table, and I love Styles saying that he's the first but not the last to eat table. Just some insane action, lighter fluid on 4 stacked tables with thumbtacks....and a Rhino Driver on Monty through the tables! Then Sabu comes in with the Arabian Facebuster using the barbed wire chair! Holy Shit! Sabu picks up the win which I expected, but I actually think this is a bad move. Sabu is at the end of his career and won't be winning any titles soon (unless a Hardcore Title is introduced) and is just there for hardcore matches and putting talent over in my opinion. Either way, very well written and this match was extremely exciting. 10/10
Shelley segment- Awesome. Shelley just attacks each of his opponents acting like a total heel, and I love the comments about Joe, I actually 'lol'd' at it. Hyped the UX match which I'm looking foward to the most. 8/10
Raven vs Sting- I like Sting getting the advantage in the beginning in order to show that he still has it in him, but going against Raven with a hurt ankle made the winner a clear choice. Not a long match, but I assume it's to help sell that Sting worked with a hurt ankle and I see a rematch soon, especially since Raven won by cheating. 7/10
Ultimate X Match- MATCH OF THE FUCKING NIGHT! It's incredible the way you write a 4 man match and it doesn't get confusing. You had some actual wrestling moves between the wrestlers combined with awesome spots like the X Wire Styles Clash and the X Wire Shell Shock, two moves that I would love to see so much at an UX match. You really should go book for TNA, the ratings would skyrocket. I just have nothing else to say on this match except fucking amazing. I love Shelley winning and its cool having Shelley outsmart everyone by knocking Joe off the ladder and using it for himself to get the win. I hope he has a long reign. 10000000/10!!!!!
Christian/Jericho segment- Haha, funny and showed the connection between Jericho and Christian while hyping the main event and attacking Abyss and Jarret. Looser than Paris Hilton, love it. Can't wait for the main event but I hope Jarret pulls out a win so the feud continues for just a bit longer, this can really go places. 10/10
Main Event Tag Match- Meh, kind of dissappointing to tell the truth. It was too short for a main event and didn't really deliver even though it was the most hyped match for the PPV. Good job having the heels work over the injured ribs of Jericho, doing whatever they can. I'm surprised it didn't turn into a huge brawl at the end and actually stayed a wrestling match. Awesome ending though, everyone giving it their all until Abyss hit the black hole slam on Jericho and ended it. Interesting to see where you go with this, but this match should have been longer and maybe a cool spot in it, or brawl to the crowd or something. 8/10
Overall- 9.5/10. Incredible, amazing, awesome, outstanding, all of those words describe your PPV. The only reason it's not 10/10 is because I felt there wasn't enough promos and maybe one too many matches. Also, the main event should have been longer while shortening maybe the parking lot brawl match. The UX match was honestly one of the best matches from this thread in my opinion. Just top quality stuff and you can bet I'll keep reading.
Sorry for the lateness of the review!
Originally Posted by Andy3000
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