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Pretty good promo to start us off here. Havenít seen much of Bill Alfonso, apart from on RVDís DVD and on a few youtube vids, so Iím not going to say too much on him, apart from that I think you captured his over the top enthusiasm well. Van Dam was also very good, which is quite difficult. He has a laid back character, so itís often hard to capture. Well done on a good promo, with good characterization (the usual dude, man thrown in in the right places), the laid back attitude, and there was a nice bit of small comedy in there. Even while talking about how heíd beat Lynn, he stayed laid back which is very impressive. Good start to the show.
Styles builds the card up as big with a championship match, as well as Cyberslamís. Basic, but good.
Nice cheap heat tactic from Swinger to start off. Would have worked especially well with the ECW crowd, as opposed to just a normal crowd too. Diamondís good on the mic, and while this promo was short because of the interruption, it was sweet. Youíre good with the Diamond character too, so I suggest itís one you use effectively in this BTB.
This match was set up well last week when you had Diamond cut his promo in the Pulp Fiction promos. Liking Doring nailing Diamond, as he gets that disrespect that he hates from it. Not sure about the start of the match. You said neither man wanted to make the first move, yet as soon as they locked up, Doring hit a short-arm clothesline. Doesnít seem to fit together too well, obviously. The gritty offence of the heel tandem is nice to see, as itís what heels should be in most cases, not over the top high flying.
@ Simon didnít give you permission to kneel. Seriously, youíre great with Diamond. I like that you made the DDT seem huge, as it is a big move which I think it quite often overlooked. Basic go home from here, with the faces going over clean. Only complaint is one I think I made with the tag on the last show, and that is that there werenít enough tags. One for each team? That really isnít enough. I know itís hard when youíre not writing massive matches, but I think it needs to be addressed.
Dreamer played the friendly face that he is pretty well, getting a cheap pop for ECW and challenging Anderson respectfully. Like the stip to the match, and you made sure you had Dreamer explain it to make perfect sense, which was very good. The Anderson bit was very good and very intense. Youíve made this match seem like a lot to him, and hopefully he wins because I think he could really do with it. Good move keeping this relatively short, as Dreamer isnít a magician on the mic, and you had already got the point across very clearly. Good promo.
Good hype for Cyberslam, and again, good use of Styles.
Nice to see you showing why the match was taking place with the replay from last week. Start of the match was good, as you showed the arrogance of Hamrick with the slap, while you also showed Nova has balls by having him slap right back. Good quick start as a result, with a series of strikes. Again, glad to see the knitty, gritty offence from the heel in this match. The match continued on nicely, with the action spilling to the outside leading up to the big spot for the match with the huge neckbreaker. Good finished as Nova is again beaten down and this week robbed of a victory by Chetti. Good match (albeit with the screwy ending), and a good way to continue the feud between Nova and Chetti on.
Basic promo, again signalling the intention of The Impact Players. You heeled it up more this week and it was more serious, however, you still had that comedy element going well with Victory and his catchphrase at the end.
Styles led into this match well, summing up the events of the past few events in an easy to understand fashion before the last promo, which helped things out. Nice cheap tactic from The Impact Players right away with the roll-up attempt. Youíve played Rhinoís strength up very well in this match right from the beginning, making him look like an absolute star. Rhinoís over-enthusiasm proving to be his downfall is a good way to turn events, as he is a guy who just wants to destroy. Heel tactics needing to be used to stop the power of Rhino after he made a quick comeback again, just make him look better. Excellent ending with The Sandman coming back to take out the heels, only to lead into the show-closing brawl. You made sure to show us there was still a lot of heat between Rhino and Sandman, which means a feud is possible. Good match that put Rhino over, brought Sandman back and still kept us wondering with the World Title situation.
The FBI... okay? Yeeah. Small promo from Cyrus, though it gives a small bit of build for their match. Pretty generic stuff from Roadkill and Doring, but it gets the job done. Nice intense promo from Dreamer. Thatís a future of this feud; the intensity. Keep it going. Again, advancement on Chetti/Nova with dirty tactics from Chetti. Good use of this promo to build RVD/Lynn as well. Good feud building here, with small comments. MARK THE FUCK OUT FOR SPANKY~! Perfect way to close with intensity from Balls. Good, personal, intense promo to cap things off.
Much like last week, a very enjoyable show. The matches were good, the promos were good and youíve made some storyline enhancement. Youíre doing something different, so itís a joy to read. Keep it going.