Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
Turning Point 2012
Joe/Magnus was a neat little match, certainly good as an opener. I'm enjoying Joe's current reign although anything would be enjoyable after a year of Devon, EY and Robbie E holding the belt. I'm not quite sure what's going on with Joe's ring-gear, he looks like a fat action figure and there was nothing wrong with his classic gear. The MagDaddy put in a great effort here, his feud with Joe is probably his best singles work bar none. I love his elbow. That sounds weird. For a No DQ match, I appreciated them not going crazy with weapons like one might expect from the stipulation. Use a chair, simple and sweet. Joe...can do better but this was fine. Some new moves wouldn't hurt him at this point, and he shouldn't roll his eyes behind his head whilst choking, he's not Taker.
Jesse & Tara/EY & ODB was horrible. I hate mixed tags, and always will. EY isn't funny anymore, and I can't take him seriously in any role at this point. I'd rather if he just left TNA and stuck to his new show. Seemingly, that's what's happened now with A&8's, but knowing EY, he'll probably pop up again. Tara/Jesse look like they go to the same ring gear guy as Joe. There's so much RED in this PPV. The ropes, the attires, the title sequence, even the Knockout Tag-Titles (remember those?). It's all too much. Either way, the match sucked.
RVD/Joey Ryan wasn't half-bad. It felt more like a TV match. I'm not a huge Ryan fan going off what I've seen of him so far in TNA. The sleazy Ron Burgundy gimmick just doesn't appeal to me. Granted, he does take a good Frog-Splash, but other than that, nah. There's some sloppiness here and there in this match but it's nothing major. I'm liking RVD in the X-Division, it's a nice change. One more RVD/Anderson match and I think I'd die. The post match Morgan attack was cringeworthy, you'd think he'd get the message that nobody wants him as a champion of any sorts and just fuck off.
DOC/Joseph Park was your typical Joe Park affair. Nothing special in terms of match quality, but serious popcorn fun to watch. THAT chain whip at the start! I love the way he can pull a match off as if he's never taken a bump before in his life, I wonder if we'll ever get any progression in the 'Where the fuck is Abyss?' storyline. DOC looks beastly on his own, using that plastic-y looking hammer makes him look more like a pussy more than anything. Get rid of it, NOAW. DOC/Bully some time down the road should be awesome.
Kaz & Daniels/Chavo & Hernandez had too many bald people. I'll always be apathetic towards watching a Chavo match, what'dya know, there's the 3 amigoes AGAIN! Chavo & Hernandez float up shit creek. Kaz/Daniels deserve so much better. Gangnam Style skit was funny, but I don't want to become a permanent thing. Hernandez is gonna injure someone again, soon. I can feel it. The match was okay, but entirely forgettable. Their ME on Impact a while back was much better.
Storm/Roode/Styles wasn't what it should've been. Too much of the usual 2 in the ring, 1 on the wing formula. Roode/AJ have great chemistry all of a sudden, why couldn't they have been this good in their ME's last year?! I found it obvious from the beginning that Storm was winning, but I'm bored of him as a babyface now, he's missing that spark he had at the beginning of the year. I wish the match wasn't all moves and had a bit more story to it. Roode was the star here. AJ should use this storyline to take a break, he looks like he needs it.
Devon/Angle was dogshit. Angle needs someone to tame him, and clearly in no way, shape or form is Devon the guy to do that. There is no chemistry here, at all. It's like they just went out with the idea of taking turns with big moves. Best part of the match was DEVON'S SPEAR. I got a good laugh at the ending whenever Angle's celebrating and 5 members of A&8's are just standing there, looking somewhat wary. Vicious biker gang? I think not.
Aries/Hardy was easily MOTN. In an age where it feels like everything has been done in ladder matches, they managed to find some new material and I loved it. Aries has brought the best out of Hardy, who's starting to find his groove after a fairly mediocre year. Loads of nice spots, well-paced and it never reaches that stage that you get in some matches like this where everything comes across as a motion solely to set up the next spot. Probably the only match on this show that I can see myself rewatching for pleasure down the line.
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