Full Throttle Feedback
Well, I may have taken awhile, but Iím finally dropping by with a review.
First thing that I donít like is the absence of announcers actually hyping the event off, rather you just saying they do. Writing your Pay-Per-Views in recap is the opposite to what most people who use recap do, with them writing their weekly shows in recap, then the Pay-Per-Views in full. Iím not saying the matches have to be in full, but youíd probably be better off writing your Pay-Per-Views like your weekly shows , just with slightly longer matches.
I donít know about opening with this tag match. You yourself have said during Hazard that neither team is very over, while I think the opener should give the crowd some people they like to get behind. I think you wouldíve been better off with the cruiserweights personally. Besides that, thereís really nothing to comment on with this match, because all you really told us was that Jay won with the Jay-Driller. Seems a bit lazy that youíve only given us that much detail, to be honest. I donít like The Briscoes jumping The Natural Franchise after the match either, since theyíre the faces, and it makes them look like dickheads. Not a great start, to be honest.
Nice to see an explanation as to why Albright disappeared off the face of the planet.
I kinda think youíre overdoing the injuries, as you seem to have at least one hitting your roster every week, which is a bit much imo. A dropkick from Albright? Not really his type of move as heís not a finesse type of guy. Albright picking up the win is fine, as it puts him back on the map, while youíve continued Doaneís character along alright. Not sure about the aftermath on Doaneís part, as separating him from Roberts at this point would do him more harm than good. Hopefully you donít go down the route of separating them.
This is the match that probably should have gone on first, as it is definitely the most exciting. While it seemed okay, there needed to be more action detailed (as there has needed to be in all of the matches so far), and you need to use spell check, because there were a lot of typos in this match that could have been corrected so easily. The ending to the match was pretty good though, and Iím glad to see you gave these guys some good time. The cruiserweights fell off the map in the past month a bit, so hopefully this signals a resurgence.
Havenít been a big fan of this feud between Kennedy and Abyss, however, Kenny going after Abyss aggressively right from the start was a good beginning. The match itself was short, and didnít seem really interesting tbh. If you run with Kennedy being actually injured (which I fear you will), youíll be once again taking away from your roster unnecessarily.
Good to see the build for the debuting gothic leader coming.
The fact that youíre telling us how good Shelley vs Rey was while not giving us any of the action throughout is a bit of a copout. Surely some counters and moves could have been detailed. Shelleyís sudden recover from being draped across the ropes kinda seems like there wasnít enough selling, and well, the referee just plain missing the low blow is a dodgy move. I think the name of the move you were looking for with the finish from Shelley was a crucifix. As for the Mistico/Mysterio error, hopefully this will lead to Rey vs Mistico down the line. If not, the finish was a bit pointless.
Having Gen Ex ask Kingston if he would sell out on 3D kinda ruins the swerve as it makes it expected, and well, I think itíd probably be better if they hadnít made the offer on camera. Nice excuse for you forgetting about them last week too.
Nice to see you actually detailing some spots here, with the Bubba Bomb spot onto the sandwiched Roddy looking sick. Not sure on how well Eddie Kingston fits in with Gen Ex, however Iíll see how it goes.
Again, a feud that you know I havenít been too keen on, as it leaves a sour taste in the readerís mouth no matter what the outcome was ever going to be imo. Burke jumping his bigger opponent early was a smart idea, though a bit repetitive since Kennedy had just done that to Abyss. Goldberg hitting the Spear that looks deadly, only for Burke to be running around not long after is a bit off. Burke having to use cheap tactics to get momentum makes sense, but the lead-up to that really didnít. Burke dominated until the six minute mark? Thatís about five minutes of complete and utter dominance from Burke, which I donít like, especially since there no mention of a focus from Burke. If he was working over the leg of ĎBerg itíd be better, but with no focus, it just doesnít go along with the psychology of a Goldberg match. Burke being able to get his feet on the ropes twice in a row also makes Goldberg seem like a moron, if anything. After making the mistake once, youíd think Goldberg would be smart enough to move Burke away from the ropes. The finish was extremely screwy, which is unfortunate considering the last match also ended with a screwjob. This match was never really going to benefit anyone, so I donít really know wh you went with this feud.
I know itís a small thing, but the title of the main event said North American Title. Just makes me feel this was rushed. Saying both men started off apprehensively only to then say Christian went for the Unprettier just two minutes in (thus at the beginning) was a bit contradictory, though itís good to see you making the match exciting. Rourke jumping the barrier to make the count doesnít make any sense really, as he doesnít have any authority to do so. Seems much too similar to Sharmell making the count for Booker vs Joe last year at Victory Road. Rourke turning heel should be a big thing, but imo, it really isnít. Weíre already seen a heel turn and weíve already seen quite a few screwy finishes tonight. Another one happening here is making this seem much too TNA-esque.
Overall, this certainly wasnít your best work. I donít know, but all of the screwy finishes seemed like too much. You went way overboard with it, and it just made the event seem a bit crappy. I know you struggled writing this, but it also seemed just slapped together as well, with it not meaning as much as your weekly shows, which I disagree with since this is the culmination of all your weekly shows. Hopefully you can pick up after this event, though at the moment, things seem to have stalled.