Re: The 2012 MOTYC thread
Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Hardy (TNA, Victory Road 2012)
Ummm, yeah, talking about underrated matches. Miles and miles better than their No Surrender '10 and Lockdown '12 encounters. Just watched this and couldn't believe how actually great this was. Can you imagine a match with ZERO Ankle Lock attempts? Well, this is the one, folks. This match had a great heel/face dynamics, strong athleticism, smart and exhausting work, and a dusty finish that setups the Lockdown rematch. The selling was very acceptable too, the crowd was hot, and the most important thing - they were not spamming their finishers. Angle was pretty damn good here, but (I can't believe I'm saying this) Jeff Hardy was the one who elevated this match. You could see he was trying to make up for the VR '11 fiasco, and the result is his best match and performance since the Cage Match against Punk. Believe it or not, this bout is MOTYC, and TNA's best effort in 2012. Better than Aries/Shelley.