Re: TNA: A Change Cometh
Strong opening promo to kick us off. I don't watch TNA, so I'm not totally familiar with the characters, but Jarrett and AJ played their roles really well. Joe, not really. I've seen some of his work with his 'Nation of Violence' gimmick, and he didn't sound menacing or such, but whiny and jealous. The other thing that I didn't especially like was that the typing of the promos was really blocky and hard to read. You should break it down a little to note fan reactions and such. Good brawl between the former friends, although Jarrett looked really bad. I know it's commonplace for people to go down after shoves and such, but this guy's a former World Champ that still actively competes every once in awhile. He could've recovered very easily, but he didn't. Solid, rocky start to the show, should be fun to see what happens next.
Jarrett saved face here with this announcement, putting Joe with AJ for a tag match and making himself known as a boss that won't be pushed around. Not the punishment I was expecting (I was thinking a straight-up match between the two), but it should work. Looking forward to it.
Again, I don't watch TNA, so I don't know if Kong and Saeed were faces before this, but this came off pretty face-ish. Saeed was strong here, and I'm hoping Angelina accepts her challenge later on. Also hoping that at some point, you reveal her to be Cheerleader Melissa, she's awesome.
I've been doing some studying on Kenny Omega, and I've liked what I've seen. This match is no different. Great stuff from Omega, got down his mannerisms and gave them a heel touch. I was a little surprised that Atlas got as much offense as he did, considering that he's unsigned, but I'm glad it wasn't a squash. Diasy was also very effective as a heel herself, and I'm thinking we'll be seeing a lot from this impressive pairing.
Ray, very chivalrous here. Well, not really, but what he was was passionate, which is always good to see/hear. With 3D now trying to get back their titles, the chase should be a lot of fun, and if this interview was anything to go on, it should be a great checkpoint for the feud. Devon was also great here, good stuff from the former champs, their Triple Threat Match later on sounds great.
Good Knockouts match here. Provided very good ring action, although it's main objective was to showcase Sirelda, who I don't know of. She made her mark against both women, and I see that's why Bolt won here, to get rid of her first and save ODB, since I was expecting ODB to win.
Great Omega interview. Put over his character as a heel, and the same with Daisy. However, I think you used a lot of material for this interview, especially with the inclusion of Young. Some of the stuff said here could've been saved for coming weeks, and now can't be used without sounding repetitive. Still, it was a great interview, and going over someone the TNA loyal are familiar with, like Young, is a good way to keep Omega's career going.
Interesting development here with Morgan and Jindrak, a guy I haven't seen in awhile. Nevertheless, I think he should be a fine addition to the Voltage roster. I didn't especially like his backstory for coming to TNA, though, it was a little basic, but there's room for development there. Morgan really heeled it out, though, bringing in his failures and his son, and while I like that Jindrak got the upper hand, I didn't like that Morgan got complete KO'ed after one punch. Made his speech at the start seem like moot. I don't get why the crowd was booing Jindrak as he left, either, he's clearly the face here. Looking forward to more from these two.
Pretty passionate follow-up from Jindrak, explained to me a little more about why he overreated like he did back then. I'll echo the last sentence from the last paragraph here.
Hard match to read because it was so blocky, but I really liked it. You used the tagging different teams in method well, although LAX didn't get as much time as the others. That's perfectly fine, since it seemed that you wanted to put over the Invasion in the match, and possibly set them in a program with 3D after they get beat by Beer Money, or LAX at the moment. Good stuff, just hard to read.
Another very solid interview here with the Tag Champs. I really liked Roode, his comments were good, but I didn't really like Storm. I don't know his character well, but just by the looks of it, a drunk cowboy probably wouldn't speak as eloquently as he did here. That was really my only issue here, this hyped up the match tonight and their title defense next week, and Jackie's last line was awesome.
Good match between Angelina and Saeed, put both ladies over really well. I was a little confused by you calling Saeed European, I thought she was supposed to be a Middle Eastern character. Then again, I don't know TNA, but anywho, solid match that didn't take anything away from both ladies, and also utilized the other Beautiful People well. Solid promo by Angelina to gather more heat, and I wasn't Christy to come back, and take out all three of them. I never knew she used so many split-legged moves, aside from the FFG. This is obviously the start of a new program over the Knockout's Title, and should be a good one. Saeed was a non-factor during Christy's comeback, but overall, good stuff here.
Great AJ interview. You're really good at splitting the focus of an interview from one question to another, as we saw previously, and here now with the main event, and the issues between AJ and Joe. I really liked AJ here, especially what he had to say about Joe, who I've never liked. Good stuff, the main event should be very solid.
Great main event, but had the same problem as the Triple Threat match. Good storytelling here, with the characterization between reluctant partners, and also that Joe "inadvertently" took out AJ on the outside. I was expecting Joe to ditch AJ when he needed a tag, they always do, but it was still a great match. Very big win for Beer Money, who need the momentum going into their title defense next week, and great development between AJ and Joe with his assault on the Legends Champ. Brutal stuff, and I liked Jarrett appearing as well, gave the scene a more important feel to it. Great way to close out the show.
It's been a really long time now, almost a year, but great return show, Lee. The biggest complaint I had about the show was that they were really blocky and hard to read, and also, a little too long for most people's tastes. I also noticed that almost every backstage segment was an interview, but that was alright, since you pulled them off really well. I would've liked to have seen more interaction between wrestlers, like Young and Omega did, instead of just answering Val, who came off very well, too. That's really it, I thought the show was great, and I learned a thing or two from TNA. Lots of great new programs started here, looking forward to more, so great job here. 8.5/10.