the crowd would have loved it and Jeff would have still shown he can beat other highflyers (i mean, who has he beaten lately that is?). perfect setup to show him being in MITB isn't a step down...which, imo, is at this point.
I kinda laughed when I saw the 2 MITB qualifiers, I thought these were gonna be like competitive matches kinda, and we get Snitsky/Val Venis as the opponents respectively.
Venis/Kennedy is a suitable qualifier, but i agree. they are pretty laughable. hopefully we can get some quality qualifying matches like Nitro vs. Punk, Kennedy vs. Sabu, Hardy vs. Mercury, Edge vs. RVD, Jeff vs. Shelton. i can't remember if all of them were good, but at least each competitor was credible and you could see either one winning.
Masato Tanaka Vs Daisuke Sekimoto (ZERO1-MAX) - moty in my opinion so far
Hiroshi Tanahashi Vs Shinsuke Nakamura (New Japan)
Motor City Machine Guns Vs Dick Togo & Ikuto Hidaka (Zero1-Max)
Kurt Angle Vs Yuji Nagata (New Japan)
Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino Vs Shingo Takagi & BxB Hulk (Dragon Gate)
Nigel McGuinness Vs Go Shiozaki (NOAH)
Kurt Angle Vs Nakamura (New Jaoan)
Kurt Angle Vs AJ Styles (TNA, AAO)