Re: Shocker Presents: TNA 2010 - The Revolution
The "CRUNK ROCK" Review:
Sorry I didn't get a chance to review the PPV, but I really enjoyed what I saw of it. I'm also glad you decided to keep this up, your WWE was cool, but this BTB was becoming one of my favorites and it's great to see it still going.
~ The Hulk/Bischoff opening promo was pretty much a must here on TNA's Monday night debut. However I didn't really think they talked enough about the move to Monday nights or anything big they had in store before jumping right into calling out Waltman and Nash. I might've instead had Bischoff and Hogan work the crowd and pimp the show for a while, then be interrupted by Nash and Waltman. The Band could talk about how they beat Hogan and his team last night and embarrassed The Immortal One, which could lead to Hogan and Bischoff making the "Loser Leaves TNA" match. I will say though, this is a clever way to get one of them out of your BTB.
~ Looks like you're really pushing the Bucks hard. I like that, but I really don't see them winning the titles at Destination X seeing as how Beer Money just won them. This match was a strong momentum builder though and it made Generation Me look fantastic, especially against the former champs.
~ Interesting development here. Eric Young approaching Hernandez and asking him to be in World Elite makes sense, but it's really hard to see World Elite as dominant since they've been on somewhat of a losing streak. Maybe Morgan could have brought that up? Morgan seemed pretty upset, and Rob Terry was apparently the scapegoat for his anger. Good squash match to further the World Elite/Mornandez angle. This may seem nitpicky, but I don't see why everyone's music had to play before they came out at the end. World Elite's made sense, but I think Hernandez would have been better to just run in. Hernandez seems loyal to Morgan now, but it'll be interesting to see how this unfolds from here. Still, the World Elite, Morgan, and Hernandez have something to do, so no problems here.
~ Kazarian's promo was good. It seems you have a plan for him in the X-Division. It's good that the rivalry with Joe is seemingly over, as both men could move on to bigger and better things. Perhaps Kaz will make a big impact in the X-Division Open?
~ Man, Morley gets no love in this thread XD Good win for The Pope. The Rhino run-in was unexpected, but his reason behind it made great sense. I don't look for the Pope to take this lying down, so this sounds like a very good basis for a Global Championship feud.
~ All I can say about the Anderson promo is "Wow". I seriously loved the heck outta this segment. First off, Anderson oozed arrogance despite coming off a loss the night before. As you pointed out, this is a guy who's been in TNA for a month and he's saying that the people would rather cheer him than AJ Styles and The Motor City Machine Guns? Even going as far as to call TNA "Total Nonstop Anderson". The zinger to Raw was great too, I'm not a big fan of TNA constantly bashing WWE, but since this has been the only mention of them so far (and it's a very in character move from Anderson) it just worked. Sting's appearance was one of those moments that I would mark out for on real TV. The way you wrote it really made it seem special, and Anderson still talking while the lights were out was freaking CLASSIC. I loved every bit of this segment.
~ The X Division open was pretty great. Kiyoshi had a strong showing in the beginning, but the real story of this match was Kazarian's dominance. His uses of the Flux Capacitor and Wave of the Future got a little repetitive, but other than that you did a great job making him look like a warrior. I'm glad it was Daniels who eliminated him and not just some random member of the X-Division, and having him kick out of the first BME was a nice touch. I expected it to come down to Daniels and Kaz, but Red deserved it as well for being the former champion. Daniels was the obvious win since he just won the title, but Kazarian looks like a legit threat.
~ Not much to say about the Waltman squash, other than it was a good way to get him out of TNA. the Guns bit at the end was gold. I was pleasantly surprised to see The Pope beat down Rhino, but I thought it was great especially the "Pope ain't a steppin' stone" line. Hall and Nash in a No Holds Barred Loser Leaves TNA match sounds fun.
~ Awesome main event. The length actually made it feel like a main event, which was terrific. The post-match beatdown was good. Sting running in to help the faces seemed kinda out of character for him, but I can see what you were trying to do with furthering Sting/Anderson. Joe running in was even more confusing since he has had nothing to do with any of those men in the previous weeks, but you might be going into a Joe/RVD feud since Joe was the one to eat a Frog Splash and he has been the one challenging new arrivals. RVDs debut was perfect, so good to see him in this thread. I could still use some explanation as to why Joe, and to a lesser extenet Sting, were involved, but I think you'll get to that as Anderson/Sting and possibly Joe/RVD progress.
OVERALL: Great show. There were some parts that were just ok, but you created a couple real mark out moments (Sting's apperance, RVD's debut). Some of the matches were to quick to be anything but obvious squashes, but the length of the X Open and the main event made up for that. I think you definatley showed that there is life still left in this thread. You have a lot of good angles and stories being set up, and I can't wait to see what happened next. 8.5/10
NOT REMOVING UNTIL:
All my unrealistic expectations of WWE and TNA are met...or I can actually get the ball rolling on a BTB project whichever comes first!