I'm falling so far behind lately because of my thesis. Didn't even get to see DDT4 yet. I'll be done with it on Friday. Anyone wanna give me a list of matches from the last month or so to get me back on track? Last MOTYC I've seen is probably the Shield match at Elimination Chamber.
My MotY list is in my signature (shameless plug). Each match in the post links to its write-up so you can see what I thought on it. I also don't think I've missed anything (DDT4 didn't do anything for me), if it isn't on the list then I didn't think it worthy. I do have a couple Mid-Atlantic Indy matches to go through, though.
TNA Lockdown 2013:
TNA World Tag Team Championship ***3/4
Lethal Lockdown ***1/4 - ***1/2
Jeff Hardy vs Bully Ray ***1/4 - ***1/2
3-Way tag match [probably will rewatch this before I give it a rating]
Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray ***1/2 [needed to be a street fight]
Lethal Lockdown ***1/4 [could have been a little better]
Lethal Lockdown was a blithering mess. I loved how Taz would play up the fact they had a man advantage yet it took A&8's so long to get into the ring they had already lost at least half their time. Add in taking turns in beating their opponent, instead of pack-mauling (I'm looking at you Knox), and this match was just illogical. Wrestling was okayish, otherwise. The massive superplex was death.
Bully/Hardy was average-good, too. I had to watch it late into the early morning so I was half-asleep for it, though. The shenanigans I hated, frankly. Why not let Bully win clean before the reveal? He's worked his ass off for this spot, give it to him properly. It just felt so Hogan'ish at the end of the day and I'm not sure if the fans were angry at the stupidity or because they got worked well. I'd say the latter because the swerve was pretty obvious (especially since Hogan made him #1 contender). By the by, that isn't a dig at TNA but rather having experience in knowing how wrestling stories usually go. A heel Bully is phenomenal so I'm anticipating his reign, however.
3-way Tag Title match was pretty great. Bad Influence/Champs had some awesome sequences and Hernandez did his shtick right. It was all about playing to the Texas crowd.
As for the X-Div match; yeah, worst match I've seen all year. Fucking abysmal. Reks 2.0 has no business anywhere near a ring. MINUS STARS.
Aside: anyone else notice the lack of blood? I don't think I've seen anyone complain about it on this website. Hopefully we can get past the mentality that "blood = everything", especially when Lockdown is meant to be TNA's most dangerous PPV.