Kurt Angle Vs Jeff Hardy - TNA No Surrender 2010
Early going is a bit of a train wreck. Angle hits a sick looking powerbomb on Hardy, and Hardly looks to be OUT. So what does Angle do? Walk around the ring for a minute, then picks up Hardy for a sleeper. Seems Angle is retarded at both throwing out moves for the hell of it, and taking things slow
Then the train wreck continues with some odd looking spots, botches, fans not reacting to shit, and the structure of the entire match.
I'll try to explain those a little deeper. Firstly, there is a spot where it LOOKS like Hardy hits a twist of fate, but the fans don't react to it, and neither do the commentators. Was just... weird. Then Kurt gets up and goes for an Angle Slam, which Hardy reverses into an arm drag... only Hardy lets go and Kurt ends up doing a flip on his own for no reason
Then Jeff and Angle both hit their finishers (TOF and Angle Slam), and the fans react like someone just spat in their faces. Odd considering a few minutes ago they were chanting like crazy for both men.
From here, despite the match falling pretty fucking flat, they seem to go into a finishing stretch. Just kinda came out of nowhere. We get Angle using a sleeper on Hardy, then some finisher kick outs, then come crazy shit (Swanton off the ropes to the outside, which looked rather epic and I think its what injured Angle). Its like they are trying to make the match EPICS, and failing beyond miserably. Doesn't help that the match has only been going 10 MINUTES so far.
Does Jeff know how to hit a Swanton any more? He's done it about 3 time by this point (2 in a row btw, which Angle kicked out of...) and he keeps landing on Angle's ribs seemingly without protecting him. And of course, typical Angle, after taking all these Swantons, he gets up and hits an Angle Slam, and Hardy kicks out.
With what these guys are doing, and how the commentators are talking, I feel like this match should have gone on for about 30 minutes by now, but nope. 15. Are they intentionally trying to make a match feel twice as long as it is? I just don't get what the fuck they are doing. I was hoping that this match might actually turn out to be good, despite the super high ratings from TNA fans. Happens every time. I hear a TNA match was awesome. I go into it expecting it to be good still, but not on the level TNA fans hold it on. Then I end up wondering what is wrong with TNA fans for thinking this shit is great, and what is wrong with me for watching this shit time and time again.
Then we get a 5 minute period with Angle applying the Ankle Lock to Jeff, and the time running out before Jeff can tap (because 5 minutes in an Ankle Lock doesn't hurt too much
). Oh look, match is restarting.
Oh, its only continuing for 5 minutes. Lets see if they can have a good match this time around...
So... instead of going back to the Ankle Lock, Angle decides that 5 minutes in the Ankle Lock isn't enough... and decides to work over the Ankle instead. Does Kurt even have a finishing move any more? Because they don't seem to work as often as they should.
Why is Jeff going to the top rope? He has a fucked up Ankle. He can barely stand. Fucking moron.
and we are right back to Angle's finishers being completely meaningless. When Jeff tries to climb the ropes, and gets caught, Angle hits a SUPER Angle Slam. And Hardy still kicks out!!!
5 minutes pass, and nobody is the winner. Just declare them both losers and be done with it, because this shit is... SHIT.
Dammit. 5 more minutes, because we NEED to have a winner. Angle gets busted open, gets another Ankle Lock in, and the time runs out AGAIN. Guess its another restart since we NEED to have a winner.
Oh, wait, no. Angle's cut is too deep, and the match is a no contest. So much for NEEDING a winner. Fuck, TNA can't even be consistent during the same match!
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Fuck this pile of shit. Its 5 minutes of sloppy pointless bullshit, followed by 25 minutes of perhaps the WORST big finishing stretch I have ever seen. And the restarts? Pointless and shit. The conclusion of the match? Bullshit. They kept saying how much they NEEDED a winner, and then decide not to have one. At least that part is right, neither man is a winner in this match because they both blew.