Re: Shocker Presents: TNA 2010 - The Revolution
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First time actually reviewing the thread. Destination X was pretty good and I’m looking forward to see where things go from here.
A decent promo to kick things off, with Flair and Angle having had quite the confrontation these past few months. Not sure if this is how most TNA promos are, but this whole thing seemed a little rushed. Flair came out too quickly, imo, and I would have loved to hear more from Angle before the two went back and forth. Even after Flair came out, it still seemed too quick. But Lethal Lockdown does sound pretty awesome, even though Flair won’t be wrestling in it. The Angle Slam to end things was a nice surprise, as I figured we’d just get a staredown. Interested to see who both men pick for their teams.
Again, my lack of TNA knowledge probably makes me not as excited about Sheik returning as I should be. He’s Daivari from the WWE, right? Anyway, a good match that got Sheik and Homicide over, with World Elite probably getting a decent push heading into Lockdown. I see these two doing more damage over the next few weeks.
I see a beatdown of Angle coming from Flair and his captain. Maybe someone will come to save Kurt?
Good match between Rhino and Abyss, but it isn’t given nearly enough time due to it being on a weekly show. Thought Rhino had the match won after that Gore, but Abyss somehow survived it. Good ending, with Abyss becoming the next challenger to Diniero. Thought the match was a bit sluggish at times, with Rhino locking in some submissions, but it still got the job done.
Nice little interview from the Pope, as I love when the champions immediately address their new challenger. Simply build for the match but I was surprised to see that Rhino isn’t quite out of the picture yet. Either Pope beats him cleanly next week to finally end their feud, or the match is a no contest and we get a three-way match at Lockdown. I’m going with the former.
Guess that was sufficient build for Morgan’s match?
Women’s matches are never all that exciting to me, but I like that you actually some sort of story between these two, with the match ending in a double countout due to the two women not being able to focus on winning the match, just beating each other up. No shock that we’ll have a three-way dance at Lockdown. Not really a fan of having the women wrestle inside of a cage, but I guess you have to go along with the theme of the PPV, right?
I always love to hear from Ken Anderson (or sometimes Kennedy) and this was no different. His solo part of the promo was a little short for my liking, but he was still his brash and arrogant self, putting himself over and burying Sting. The challenge for Lockdown was expected but I really didn’t like that Stinger accepted right away. I’m sure you have a good few weeks of buildup for these two planned but I just like it better when the challenge isn’t accepted right away, especially from someone like Sting. Still, the match should be good and I hope that this feud is a springboard for Anderson in TNA.
A decent tag team match between Gen Me and the MCMG, with a ton of high spots from all four men really dominating the match. You got a lot done in six minutes, with both teams looking strong, but I feel that the better team ended up winning. Another good match lined up for Lockdown, with Beer Money and the MCMG probably set to have a good match. It’s a good clash of wrestling styles and personalities, so this should be a very good feud and match.
The matches just keep coming for Lockdown and this X Division match is going to be a good one, imo. Daniels isn’t complaining to Hogan, but he is trying to build himself up by saying he’ll win whatever match he’s placed in. I certainly hope so.
Matt Morgan joining World Elite gives them a huge superstar to bring them to the next level. Morgan is a guy who could one day be TNA Champion, and I think he will be awesome with these guys. His part of the promo got him and the group over well enough and it was surprise to see Morgan come down with Rob Terry. The back and forth was OK, but Morgan again beating the two men up was definitely the way to go. I see a big push coming and that should be very entertaining.
Liked that Flair named Wolfe as his captain because it builds off the previous history that Angle and Wolfe had, with all the great matches in the past. But the primary feud is still Angle/Flair, with Wolfe probably feuding with someone else eventually named to Angle’s team. The actual match was pretty good for TV, with the ending going back and forth. Thought Kurt might pull it out, but Desmond gets the win with the tights! The aftermath was interesting, with RVD helping Angle by taking out Wolfe. I know RVD still wrestles tonight, but that kiss on Chelsea and taking out Desmond might mean that they screw ‘VD in the main event. Either way, the Lethal Lockdown match is already looking good.
Joe on Team Flair will be good, with RVD no doubt joining Team Angle if he loses tonight. The battle lines have been drawn…
Very good main event between two of the best crowd-pleasers that you have in TNA. Good back and forth between the two, with both hitting some big moves for some big near falls. Jeff was always going to win this, but I do like how RVD hit the Five-Star and then the referee wasn’t able to make the count. Keeps Van Dam looking strong even though he lost. Styles and Hardy have the usual tension-building stare down to end the show, and now the feud for Lockdown begins between the two.
First show that I’ve reviewed in this thread, and I was pretty impressed. Aside from a ton of big matches all being made on one show, I found the show entertaining. Looking forward to seeing what happens between now and April 18th.
8 - TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Steel Cage Match
AJ Styles Vs Jeff Hardy
Definitely going to be the best match of the night, with both men having huge fan followings heading into their clash. But AJ Styles is just too good as the champion and that’s why he will beat Hardy. Jeff may get a rematch, but I feel like this is just another big name for Styles to beat before he gets into a long-term feud.
7 - Lethal Lockdown Match
Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Hernandez, Jeff Jarrett & Rob Van Dam)
Vs Team Flair (Desmond Wolfe, Matt Morgan, Rhino & Samoa Joe)
Team Angle are the faces and I see them finally beating Flair’s team to get Kurt some validation. All kinds of new rivalries may result from this match, but in the end Angle will lead his team to victory.
5 - Steel Cage Match
Mr. Anderson Vs Sting
While I love Sting, he isn’t the same wrestler he used to be and I think you know that. Mr. Anderson deserves to go over if this is indeed the feud-ender. He’s a main eventer and a future World Champion, so beating Sting would be the best way to jump-start his push.
4 - TNA Global Championship
Steel Cage Match
D’Angelo Dinero Vs Abyss
I just have a feeling that at least one title has to change hands on this show. And I believe the first one will be the Global Title, with Abyss becoming the new champion. Diniero had a good run, but I think it’s The Monster’s time to shine with the belt.
1 - TNA X Division Championship
Christopher Daniels Vs Amazing Red Vs Brian Kendrick Vs Jay Lethal Vs Kazarian Vs Shannon Moore
Despite the fact that he’s done it before, I see Christopher Daniels defying the odds yet again, winning this match and keeping the X Title. I do feel he will move into a serious feud, possibly with Gregory Helms, who will debut soon.
6 - TNA World Tag Team Championship
Steel Cage Match
Beer Money Vs Motor City Machine Guns
Two titles change hands on this show, and the second will see the MCMG beating the incumbent champions for the belts. I see some dissention between Roode and Storm, and losing will only escalate it even more.
2 - TNA Knockouts Championship
Steel Cage 3-Way Dance
Tara Vs Angelina Love Vs Daffney
Tara is still the best Women’s wrestler you have, so she should keep the belt. Next, plz.
3 - Steel Cage Match
Eric Young Vs Rob Terry
The leader of the huge heel group gets the victory over the midcarder, imo. Eric Young picks up the victory for his stable.
Put the matches in order Done.
Which matches will open and close the show? Open - Xscape. Close - Styles/Hardy.
How many titles will change hands? Two.
Who will be the final two in the XScape Match? Daniels and Kazarian.
Who will take the fall in the Lethal Lockdown Match? Rhino.
How many matches will end with pinfall, submission, and escaping the Cage? Pinfall - 5. Submission - 2. Escape - 1.
Which team will enter first in Lethal Lockdown? Team Flair.
Who will make the winning pinfall in Lethal Lockdown? Kurt Angle.