Re: Shock Presents TNA Wrestling: The Revolution
Youíve repped me several times for several random reasons. Hereís just a Ďthank youí review.619s Feedback for Shocks Thursday Night iMPACT!
Iím not an avid TNA follower really, but if this is as good as I hear, it should be fun.
On a personal note for starters, Iím glad this is a fallout episode, seeing as how those are the ones that make it easiest to get into immediately following a PPV. Great usage of the commentary team here in the opening to get folks like me caught on up every single situation. Big ups on that.
Nice back and forth action here in the opening contest, pretty standard action tag opener it seems. Always loved LAX, so push plz. Not a whole lot to say here other than it seemed like a very enjoyable opener that did its job by putting LAX over very well.
Intense little segment here. Iím aware that Wolfe cost RVD his job, correct? You captured RVDís uber cheeziness on the mike, even if the segment was intense, so props on that I suppose. Wolfe seemed to own RVD here, even after evidently owning him last night. Captured Flair pretty well from what I remember, always basking in the riches. Like I said, RVDís not the greatest on the mike in the least, but great to see the intensity of the segment, getting the point across that these two men seriously canít share the roster with one another.
Daniels is one cranky bastard.
Eh. This Bischoff/RVD seg seemed kinda unnecessary to me, especially since RVD didnít really say anything, although spitting in your (former) bossí face is statement enough.
Excellent X-Division action here, and Iím glad to see youíre high on Petey Williams it seems. Unless youíre just trying to be a prick, the Canadian Destroyer is mark-out material, and Iím guessing itís easy to see that Williams has Daniels on notice. Williams/Daniels seems to be somewhere in the not-too-distant future, although I do wish the X-Division got a little more exposure.
Öreading this video promo, the first word that came to my mind was ĎASSí really, so my first thoughts were Billy Gunn and Rikishi. Iím pretty sure thatís not what you were going for, so Iíll take another stab in the dark and sayÖA-Train? Seen is Japan stuff and am a big fan of it, so maybe himÖ? Or the APAÖ? Maybe TNA has bought out AAA? Wild mass guessing aside, seems like a nice cliffhanger return package.
Was a tad confused here. You said the match had already gone on for five minutes, yet the DQ time was 4:20Ö? Minor technicalities aside, seems like people are really revving for returns tonight. RVD shows back up, the mystery package, Williams, and now Tara. The match wasnít even the focal point I see, just getting Tara back. I mark hard for Victoria, so props on that one.
Wow, Matt Morgan seemed really good here. This put him over pretty huge, especially coming off a nice new title win. The justification for renaming the title is also a really nice move, seeing as how itís simply renaming a title, but great work here, again. Dinero really does seem to have lost it. Iím getting a little bit of an anarchy feel for the show right now with lots of things going on. Either way, really, really great segment here; the high point for me so far.
Were these the A_ _ people? Had to Wiki them to be honest, and they seem like a pretty entertaining tag team, however, their addition seems kind of off, as you seem to have a good number of heels on the roster from what Iím seeing, so hereís two more? The team seemed very, very strong in their opening match, doing the expected and showing the local wrestlers how much they suck. Their dialogue seemed a tad forced, but thatís probably b/c Iíve never seen or heard from them before.
Another heel decree on the doctrine tonight, this time from a tag team. Iím supposiní the ANX are here to replace Beer Money or even a potential AMW reunion? Canít say that Iím a fan of either team really, seeing as how I said, Iím not the most religious follower of TNA, but Iíve heard many good things about them. Interesting segment that makes me want to look forward to seeing the futures of all three men, although none of the three in a tag team anymore can only mean the strengthening of your mid-card, which can never be a bad thing.
You got rid of Hogan? Word. As for the Fortune part of things, Kennedy seems really, really shaken about the Samoa Joe thing. I can easily see Joe winning tonight, but even if he doesnít, heís obviously gonna keep torturing Anderson until he does, even if Anderson has an evil little plan. Joe >>>>> whateverís in Andersonís head.
Another technical mistake here Ė all show, youíve been advertising this match as a ĎThree-Way EliminationĒ, but there was only one fall in the entire match. I can understand if Joe was counted out, but thereís no count outs in Three Ways (to my knowledge, anyway). If there was, there was no mention of it at all in the match description. With that it-irks-me technical garbage aside, nice wrench in the plans of Joe to have Hardy go over, glad to see heís still a face in this thread (although is current heel character is very amusing to me IRL). Hard Justice is already shaping up to be a decent card, as Iím sure Joe will find some way to get his hands on Kennedy and/or the rest of Fortune.
FINAL THOUGHTS: PRETTY MUCH AS SOLID AS THEY COME. Iíve heard good things about you as a booker, and that for a TNA thread, itís a very solid way of running things, and you didnít disappoint. There was nothing outlandish, nothing too hard for me to believe or picture at all, and everything seemed to flow in its own way. Like I said before, I'm not TNA buff, so I didn't grill you on whether people were in character here or not. I will say, though, the heels thoroughly dominated the card, with Flair/Wolfe, Morgan, Tara, AMW/ANX, even Andersonís interference kinda overshadowed Hardyís win for me. A very enjoyable read and a very enjoyable fallout/transitional show, but I expect all the faces on the other side of these feuds get more time than getting held back by security or going ballistic with a steel chair. Like I said before, I got a very anarchic feel about the entire program, right about the Morgan/Dinero segment, and the rest of the show kept that feel, as people and things just started popping out and popping up, and I donít mean that in a negative way. Iíve written in an anarchic feel for the longest time (/cheapthreadplug), but itís not necessarily a bad thing. It keeps everything and everyone on their toes, and that feel is just about right when youíre talking about a fallout show.
OVERALL: 8/10. Keep it rolliní, homes.