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Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
I liked the Beer Money/Team 3D feud, but I don't know about a Beer Money DVD that's primarily matches from that feud as those matches weren't as good as say the ones in the BM/LAX feud, and some one-off matches. Then again, those were far better than the matches in BM's feuds with Matt Morgan & Abyss, and the MEM. At least there aren't more of those on there. BM/Lethal Consequences wasn't anything special, nor was that Lethal Lockdown, nor the DX match w/ 3D that had two terrible finishes. I remember the three-way w/ LC & Morgan/Abyss being less than average too. I didn't think about it until now, but as great as Beer Money are, their PPV matches often aren't as good as they could be as BM are usually put in there with opponents they have to carry (and usually barely drag something good out of) be it Matt Morgan & Abyss, Matt Morgan & Hernandez, Lethal Consequences, British Invasion, Booker T & Scott Steiner, the Band, etc. instead of having simple matches with teams like LAX, 3D, & MCMG who are capable of delivering a strong match themselves and with whom BM have good chemistry. They've been wasted on a lot of PPVs the last year and a half. Speaking of being wasted...
The MCMG disc is very disappointing. A majority of the matches are multi-man gimmick matches where they're non-factors. Cuffed in the Cage? Weren't they, along with Steiner, who was main eventing the next show, and LAX, eliminated in the opening minutes so they could try to get Super Eric and the Black Reign, Rellik, Lance Hoyt & Jimmy Rave stable over? Weren't MCMG layed out for most of the 3D/Devine six-man? Then again, I guess in some ways that was the most important match in MCMG's TNA career. Wasn't Sabin/Magnus pretty much a squash at a time when Magnus was super green and got zero reaction (and hasn't been seen in months which makes Sabin look worse now)? If not for the Sabin/Shelley match and the World X Cup elimination tag (and maybe the NO LIMIT/LAX match), I think many people watching that DVD would come away wondering what's special about those two or why TNA gave them a DVD. Those two matches, however, would probably make many people watching the DVD wonder why those two are constantly put in random 10-man cage matches, squash matches against guys like Brutus Magnus, etc. (if they even make the PPV) instead of regularly put in positions where they can shine and deliver great matches.
It's sad that given how talented they are and how many great matches they've had in other companies, that these are the "best" PPV matches they've had in TNA. Couldn't they have put some of their NJPW matches against Apollo 55, better TNA matches, or just matches that spotlight them on there? I'm fairly certain they would be able to do the first one since I believe they have matches from a Sumo Hall show from last year on their Video Vault deal.
Regardless, there are some great matches on both discs. Hopefully the interviews on the DVD are good too.