I was actually a little surprised we didn’t get a video package to kick things off. I know it’s only a little thing, but I honestly felt as if we should have been reminded of the number one contender tournament, plus it would also allow you to put over what happened between RVD/Wolfe last week. I know it’s a little thing, and I don’t really care about packages all the time, but you usually have them, and not having one at a time like this just seemed a little weird to me.
Jeff Hardy against Desmond Wolfe is a hell of a match to open up, as this tournament has created some pretty entertaining matches so far. It started off alright, nothing overly great though, but one thing I wanted to mention before I finish reading this match, is that I don’t like the mixed chants from the fans. I know it happens in real life with the smarks, but I don’t think you should be doing it when Hardy is one of the biggest faces in TNA, as is RVD who was attacked by Wolfe last week.
at the “stay down you wanker” line, very funny. I didn’t like the Window Licker comment when RVD made his way out though, one good line a match is enough, imo. As for RVD coming out, whilst it was expected, it’s smart booking, paying Wolfe back for last week. By the way, I still think you need to try and get a bit more flow with your sentences when you’re match writing, for examples of what I’m talking about read Legend’s thread. I’m not saying you have to be that good, but just try and make your matches flow a little better. Anyway, Hardy/Joe for next week should be pretty good.
Sacrifice is soon? Cool.
A Knockout’s match? Yay! Sarcasm is plenty, and thankfully this match wasn’t. You didn’t give it much detail, and it didn’t deserve much detail, but I guess Daffney looks pretty tough right now, considering she’s the Knockouts Champion and ODB is butch. It just felt like you had Daffney speak because this shows lacking in promos a little, but it seriously wasn’t needed, would have been good enough with just the attack on ODB. The brawl between Tara and Daffney was nice, and I like all the other Knockouts trying to separate them, really makes them look like the two toughest out of them all.
LAX and Terry were horrible to write, but it is your best promo of the night so far. I’m not sure whether that’s a good thing or not this far in.
British Invasion/LAX seemed like a pretty good match, although I would have preferred if you went into detail about a little more teamwork from Homicide and Hernandez. Despite that, nothing really to complain about, LAX were always going to win here, being their return for one night only, or as I believe it will be, their first night back together. The attack afterwards was kind of expected as well, considering the heel stable lost. Rob Terry making the save is okay, even if I can’t stand the guy. If you’re booking a Morgan/Terry feud, stop now.
Eric Bischoff out here was alright early on, didn’t really say too much overly great, but I’m glad he’s vacating the X Division Championship. I really think you messed up from the start, as the reason as to why Hogan changed the rules, despite being explained here, is still really weak, and basically isn’t a good one. I didn’t like Kazarian’s self absorbed pricks, it just doesn’t seem like something Kaz would say. No idea why the crowd laughed either, because it wasn’t really humorous. Daniels was easily the strongest on the mic so far in this promo, everything he said was pretty good, not being happy and all that stuff, although the rhetorical question bit was something Matt Striker would say, not Daniels. Kazarian’s bit after that was good, rebutting to Daniels and Daniels finishing off was pretty solid stuff to. Overall, a decent promo, but still a few mistakes, yet you’ve got a good match set for Sacrifice now.
I didn’t really like Rhino’s interview, tbh. You seem to be trying to build him as a beast who destroys people, so I feel like the less he talks the better. This would have worked much better if when asked what he was going to do, he just got this sadistic look on his face and walked off or some shit like that. I did like how the promo built a bit of mystery though, by him saying he doesn’t even know what he’s going to do, but once again, just thought it could have been done in a better way.
Sabin/Roode clearly would have been the best match of the night so far, but with the stop, start nature of your matches; it’s a little hard to get into. It is kind of the problem I had with your match writing on your PPV to, so hopefully it is a little better for Sacrifice. Anyway, I didn’t expect the no contest, but at least it’s something different with Nash and Young getting involved, as MCMG/BM have competed so many times on your weekly shows now, that it is becoming a little to repetitive. Nash and Young to be tag champs soon though; it would really refresh things, adding a third team in this feud.
Mr. Anderson promo wasn’t all that bad. I liked it, especially the part where he was admitting he was cheating just in a really cocky way; I really thought that was good stuff. The chess club comment was alright to, and whilst this was rather short, I’d say it was easily the best promo of the night. The attack from Jarrett I didn’t like, simply because it means this feud is going to happen, but you’ve already explained it to me, so I’ll deal with it.
at Styles on commentary. He is going to be a little spooked out? Awful stuff.
Angle/Sting main event? I’ll take it; I really don’t mind the whole face against face scenario in situations like this. A good start with you clearly acknowledging Angle’s amateur wrestling ability, before Sting brought some more of the traditional style to the plate. From here, it was a typical match really, with a few nice spots from Angle, and a terrific counter at the end towards the Ankle Lock, getting the victory. I’m glad he won because Sting shouldn’t be allowed near the title. A decent enough main event anyway.
Overall, I really felt this show lacked promos. I know with the tournament you’re bound to have a fair few matches on this show, but the lack of promo’s, in all honesty, made this show a little dull to read. Also, besides the tournament, and maybe one or two attacks, the only real feud that got progression was Daniels/Kazarian. So I really feel like this wasn’t your best show, not by a long shot, so hopefully next week is more entertaining.