The video package was good, hyping the only thing that really matters at this point, the tournament final to see who faces Styles. By the way, I donít know if Iíve mentioned this before, but determining the number one contender less than a week before the PPV is a bad idea. The match at Sacrifice, no matter who it involves is going to lack so much build.
Opening the show with Jeff Jarrett? Not exactly what I expected, however after reading the promo it made a lot of sense, as Jarrett was yet to have a match for Sacrifice. Despite one or two little typos that I spotted throughout, Jarrett was pretty good here, talking about why he wants to face Anderson and what not. The character I think you probably write the best in this thread is Mr. Anderson, and you continued it here, capturing his arrogance nicely. A thing I didnít like though was during one of his blocks of dialogue, there was no comma for a long time, and it just made it annoying to read. What does Jarrett mean by saying Andersonís sense is to far up his own ass? Is that an English thing, because Iíve never heard of it? If it is, you should keep English mannerisms out of your promos, unless youíre writing an English guy. The brawl with Anderson getting the upper hand was okay, adding more heat to the fire before Sacrifice.
Umm, Daffney against Wilde is match number one, not match number two. A bit of a silly/lazy mistake to make really.
Iím not a huge fan of women matches opening shows, simply because the action usually isnít that great, and unless a terrific promo is going to follow a squash, I like an entertaining match to get the in ring action underway. I was glad you kept the match rather short, as it wouldnít have been much to watch. It was a decent win for your champion in Wilde nonetheless; however it was pretty disappointing not to see Tara at all.
Hogan and Popeís meeting was used to put over their tag match tonight, and their match at Sacrifice, although the one thing you didnít put over, which I think needed to be, was The Popeís anger. After the initial ďyouíre not punishing RhynoĒ, which is rather bitchy for a face, The Pope just seemed like he wasnít angry at all. I understand Hogan is trying to keep things under control, thatís all good, but Pope saying he understands and not having a go at Hogan is a little weird. The guyís dad got beaten down for crying out loud. The jail line was good, but it isnít going to mean anything if he goes out there tonight and doesnít do anything vicious.
The tag team match was okay, although once again, I really feel as if you failed to capitalize on the good situation which you created last week. Despite the start, where The Pope was annoyed that Rhino started on the apron, there was absolutely no mention of the animosity between the two, until the end. The bit where Pope did follow Rhino to the outside, not caring about the match was good, and it was even better to have Rhino get the upper hand, makes him look really good ahead of what will probably be another loss. By the way, Iíve no idea why Hernandez didnít get involved when Rhino took The Pope to the outside, itís almost like you forgot about him which is definitely not good. The match provided good hype for the Global Championship match thought, whilst there was no real mention of Morgan/Hernandez group feud which is disappointing.
Sacrifice has already been posted.
, Iíll get to it sometime within the year.
Short and sharp Christopher Daniels interview was good. It showed how pissed off he was about not having his title, which he should still have. A little shocked that he didnít mention anything about the pay per view though, it probably means he will interfere in Kazarianís match tonight.
A good contest here between Kazarian and Kendrick, and I was glad you made Kendrick look competitive, even though he was never really going to win the match. Six minutes is rather short, so it would have been nice to see them go at it a bit longer, but thatís not a big issue, seeing as a majority of TNAís matches are short like this anyway. I was really surprised and disappointed that Daniels didnít make an appearance, because that little interview he had, plus Kazarian saying heís going to be the new champ after his win really isnít enough build for their title match on a go home show before a pay per view.
Kurt Angleís interview was pretty good, being his usual intense self. My only issue was there were some more errors, for example when you meant to write ďpack their bagsĒ, you wrote ďpack their backsĒ.
I donít really like the interviews where they are not looking at the camera, mainly because you can barely hear what the person is saying half the time, but I guess in BTB it is okay. Lethal was alright here, showing his respect for Van Dam and what not.
The eight man tag match was pretty good, simply for the fact that it continues what has been happening in the tag division lately by the three teams. Generation ME also get a fair rub, being allowed to hang with some top tag team talent, but they were always going to take the fall in this one. Nash getting the victory for his team was a bit of a shock, but I donít mind it, as I was just happy that you didnít have him in the actual ring for long, I really do commend you for that, as he can barely move these days. MCMG/Beer Money continued their feud to, so like I said, absolutely nothing wrong with this.
Nash was pretty spot on, and having him and Young ready to get rid of the briefcases is good, as I feel they will just hold you down later on in the thread. With that being said, I donít like the fact that another match has been made/changed, because itís going to be over shadowed by the other matches announced tonight.
, Wolfeís owning of Foley on commentary was brilliant.
Van Dam/Lethal was another competitive match. Iím very pleased to see Lethal hang with Van Dam, who is one of the best in this thread, so hopefully that means Lethal will be getting some sort of decent push. Even with all the terrific action, and fun reversals in this match, I didnít like how you were just writing the match, and then jumped to the end. I understand itís a weekly show, but even if you just gave us a two lined description as to how we got to the ending sequence would have been nice, rather than just jumping straight there. Anyway, both guys come out of this one looking good, and Van Dam scaring Wolfe away afterward was nice too, squeezing in the final bit of hype for their match at the PPV.
The commentary running down the line up to Sacrifice was nice. It also reminded me of how bad it is to not have your championship match announced yet.
Hardy/Angle was the main event and it certainly delivered. You gave the match a lot of attention, and it was probably the best of the night, as it wasnít too spotty, unlike RVD/Lethal. The count out finish was a bit of a letdown, although it made sense in the long term when Hogan announced the triple threat match for the PPV. Once again, Styles barely got used on this show, which is extremely disappointing, although the little brawl between all three was nice with Angle left standing, which usually means he probably wonít win.
All in all, it was an okay show; however I donít think it delivered for a go home show. There was a lack of build for the Morgan/Hernandez tag match, Pope/Rhino could have been done much better tonight, and Tara, who is supposed to be facing the Knockouts champion couldnít even get on the show. Not only that, but Styles was barely used again, which is not considering he is your champion. Honestly, Sacrifice is going to have to be written extremely well, because Anderson/Jarrett has been on and off, and all of a sudden itís announced, whilst the TNA triple threat has had pretty much no build at all. A disappointing go home show, but hopefully you make it up with Sacrifice.
BTW, donít stress, as I said earlier, Iíll get to Sacrifice at a later date.