Not a big fan of Striker trying to heel it up to the max at the start here. Bagging out his fellow commentator is not something he does. Heís not a heel really as a commentator and he certainly doesnít need to be. The constant digs at Joey were kinda just annoying, tbh. Saying he likes men is a bit odd when he commentates wrestling too, btw.
Zomfg bewbs. Goldberg seemed a little tame against Hoyt. I mean, Iím alright with Hoyt having a little offence, but Goldberg only hit some shoulder thrusts, a superplex which seemed like an odd choice for a move, and a spear. While it shows off his power in a way, I think Hoyt looked maybe a little too strong here. Seeing The Berg being kept down by Hoyt will give Burke confidence when he should be fearing the impending assault from Goldberg. While Burke interference was the way to go, he should have led to the DQ by attempting to brutalise Goldberg, not Doane. I kniow it fits in with Doaneís character, but having Burke come down and beat the absolute snot through Berg with a chair would have shown Burkeís desperation to try to stop him. This was the same sort of thing, just with a weaker message.
Nice hype job for Adrenaline. Needs to be done, and itís been done well.
Mitchell was very good, even if it started off as a ĎThis Is Your Lifeí type deal. Youíve got his character going well, and youíve really hammered home what type of a person he is, which is really, really good. Kennedy on the other hand tried to be jovial and funny, but he just came off sounding like a bit of a jackass tbh. Youíve done better with him before. I just think youíre trying to be too funny, when you donít need to be. All you need to worry about is capturing his character, and not trying to face him up so much that heís throwing out shitty insults left and right. Chunk-ass wasnít good, and itís definitely not something heíd say since Iíve sure as hell never heard of it. An English insult, perhaps? You announced the big match for the Pay-Per-View, but outside of that, not a fan of the Kennedy part. Youíre better off with him as a an absolute heel or not such a softcock, trust me.
Simple but intense from Goldberg. Pretty much what he needs to be too. Heís best in short bursts, whether it be in the ring or on the stick.
Cabana was oretty damn funny in this promo. Laughed at the mention of the Red Sox as a hockey team, as well as him speaking French to Jayís Spanish, and calling the French guys Italian. Street Inc were pretty good for character and dialogue as well, so this was a more than just an average promo. Quite impressed, really. Good job. Only thing that bothers me is why on the previw you advertised it as a six man tag when it was still a tag match at that point.
Iím split on how youíve made Colt an absolute buffoon. On one hand, it can be pretty damn funny (I laughed at him failing to slide into the ring), but on the other hand, he can be funny at the same time as showing that heís talented. It kinda bothers me that you had a six man tag match where two men never saw the light of day (one from each team), especially a heel when heels are meant to tag very regularly as part of tag team wrestling psychology. Cabana suddenly just being tired seems a little stupid, but whatever. I donít know if this is a Street Inc heel turn or what, but whatever.
Good to see you heavily featuring Hart tonight since the cruiserweights have kinda fallen off the map lately. Fix that tonight, plz.
Noble talked in what Iíd say is a bit too much of a civilised way for his character. The intensity that was needed picked up at the end, but before that it was kinda meh. Too generic of a promo really when you can do a bit more with Noble.
Christopher Daniels, plz. The Shelley dressing up stuff here is pretty smart. Itís cheap heat, sure, but itís something you donít see too often, so itís all good. Props for that.
@ him shoving the kid too. Absolute ownage. Shelley imitating Reyís offence too was good stuff, and it works well against your jobber. The cheap heat again from Shelley after Rey ran in by basically owning his mask is really top stuff. You write Shelley well in terms of character. As far as this gothic stable goes, at least youíre using Paul London, since he owns and stuffs.
@ the crate. Reminded me of when I used to watch Looney Tunes when I was little.
Liked that you acknowledged that neither of these teams are really over. Youíre building them up and getting their names out there by putting them on TV every week, which is good. Wouldíve marked for the Jay Driller, tbh. I think this match could have also done with a few more minutes, as The Briscoes will get a chance to get more over if you show the Ďcrowdí what they can do, which is a fair bit (besides just no selling that is). The aftermath here seemed quite sloppy, and I couldnít see it working too well. The image in my head was really hard to capture.
Kinda disappointed you donít let Doane speak since he carries himself on the mic well, but the character youíve got going for him is definitely interesting. Youíve given him a real edge and made him look good, which is great. Albrightís alive? Thatís a shock.
Not liking random filler matches with no real story on Pay-Per-View, as they may as well be on here. Matches on Pay-Per-View should always have some type of a build behind them, imo. I donít like the TNA way of just getting everyone on there for the sake of it.
After both of these men havenít done much lately, itís good to see them on the show. I donít know about main event, as while it is a champion vs champion match, you acknowledged Noble getting next to no reaction, and that certainly isnít good for a main eventer. Nice heelish stuff from hart right from the start, not wanting to shake hands. While itís good to see this match get some good time, I wouldíve preferred to have seen Noble go for the cover after the Brainbuster, as well as not seen interference in the end of the match, since it kinda leads to a letdown for it to be a screwy finish, especially after Noble made it seem like the match meant oh so much. If you hadnít have mentioned why Red and Puma got revenge on Hart at the end, I wouldnít have known. This Ďfeudí has definitely lacked steam/exposure.
While Hart lacks charisma, you started this off well. I actually like the tune youíre playing with Hart. It makes sense, and itís giving him material to actually use, instead of just being old, boring Bret. The playing on the relationships of MVP and Cage with Bret was good, as it shows exactly while MVP should be worried (even though you botched it slightly when Bret was talking about MVP the person
). You smartly hyped MVP up a lot with this promo, really building him up, which he needed after losing last week. MVP coming out and being an instant dick was good. Rather ftw, tbh. Also liked the cheap heat tactics, because it reminds me of the MVP of old (not the gay WWE one we have atm). MVP carried himself pretty well for the rest of the bit, before Cage introduces himself well. Cage playing all face-like was pretty nicely done, as itís somewhat similar to what we see from him irl. The exchange between MVP and Cage was ehh, not too bad, not too good. It was solid though. The ending was probably the best way to go out before the Pay-Per-View, with the last picture painted what you shouldíve done; Cage and Hart standing above MVP. Pretty good way to end the show.
Overall, again this wasnít your best show, but it wasnít your worst. It lacked hype for Gen Ex vs Team 3D, which really should have topped off their feud, considering itís probably been one of the best feuds youíve had going. Outside of that, it was up and down, with some good bits and some lesser bits. Hoping the PPV pays off for you, as youíve done pretty well to get to your second. Get the PPV up this year plz. <3