Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
Well we did this with 2005 & 2006, so I'll go ahead and rank the PPVs from 2007:
2007 had some pretty damn good PPVs, but had a few others that could definately have been better.
1) Bound for Glory - This is my pick for greatest TNA PPV ever. Seriously, this card was just loaded: A great dream match main event in Angle vs. Sting, an awesome grudge match in Joe vs. Christian (who went 3 for 3 in great PPV matches), one of the better X Title matches of the year in Daniels vs. Lethal, a fantastic Ultimate X Match between LAX & XXX, and a great tag team grudge match in Team 3D vs. The Steiners in a Table Match. We also got the crowning of the first women's champion, Abyss won his first Monster's Ball, and the matches I thought would suck (AJ/Tomko vs. Team Pacman & FFTR) turned out much better than expected. It was just an all around fantastic show.
2) Sacrifice - This was a very stacked show. It had a little bit of everything, and I liked how all three title matches were Triple Threats. It gave the show a nice theme. We got great X Division action with Sabin vs. Lethal vs. Sonjay in the Title Match, a good X 4 Way, and a pretty good AJ vs. Joe match. Jarrett vs. Roode was a really good Old school match, and the main event of Angle vs. Sting vs. Christian showcased the heavyweights very well. Daniels vs. Rhino & Team 3D vs. LAX vs. Steiner/Tomko were pretty solid, and I marked huge for The Steiner Brothers reunion. But of course, no discussion about this show is complete without talking about the amazing Texas Death Match between Chris Harris & James Storm which is my personal pick for TNA Match of the Year for 2007.
3) No Surrender: I loved the theme of the show with Angle having to defend all three of his titles. The tag title match was a great set up for Angle/Sting at BFG, and his World Title Match with Abyss was a pretty good main event. However, it was his X Title match with Jay Lethal that stole the show as it provided the biggest upset in TNA history. Kaz vs. Roode & Storm vs. Rhino were two very good undercard matches, and the tag team gauntlet provided "Total Nonstop Action" for sure. My favorite match was Joe vs. Christian II which was very intense and exciting. From top to bottom, this was a very stacked PPV, and one of TNA's best.
4) Slammiversary: Alot of people seemed to be hard on this show because the matches were too short, but I felt like the undercard was very entertaining and maintained a high energy and it was all capped off with a fantastic main event. The only match I felt truly suffered from lack of time was Sting vs. Daniels, and even that match was pretty good. Other really good matches included Rhino/Senshi vs. LAX, Sabin vs. Lethal for the X Title, Wycheck/Lynn vs. Storm/Killings (very entertaining), & Abyss vs. Tomko: No DQ. Team 3D vs. Animal/Steiner was a good substitute for the 3d/Steiners match, and it was great to see Animal again. And of course I felt Robert Roode vs. Eric Young damn near stole the show. That was a great match. But the MOTN goes to The King of the Mountain match involving Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Christian Cage, & Chris Harris. Definately the best KOTM to date. It was amazing. Another special moment from this show was the heartfelt speech from Jeff Jarrett about his wife's passing and TNA's fifth anniversary. I don't think there was a dry eye in the house.
5) Victory Road: This is a very underrated show. It was loaded with tag matches, which I don't usually like, but the PPV still came off really well. The tag matches were good including a great tag match between Sting/Abyss & Styles/Tomko and an entertaining mixed tag of Eric Young/Gail Kim vs. Robert Roode/Ms. Brooks where Gail once again impressed big time. And of course the Match of Champions main event came off surprisingly well. Joe/Angle & Team 3D put on a very good bout and there were some nice twists during the match. The two singles matches of the show, Rhino/Storm & especially Harris/Christian, were both very good too and it was nice to see the AMW guys get the spotlight (although Harris didn't keep it long) The Ultimate X Gauntlet was just superb and I wish they'd bring that back, maybe at Bound for Glory.
6) Destination X: This show had a few problems. Angle/Steiner wasn't as good as I hoped, and we all know what happened in the Sting/Abyss Last Rites Match (but both matches were ok). Also, VKM vs. The Heart Throbs is my pick for Worst Match of the Year for TNA, maybe even in TNA history. It was just awful. However, there was ALOT of good on this show too. First of all, Lynn vs. Sabin 2/3 Falls was a vast improvement over the AGA match. Team 3D vs. LAX also improved with what I feel is their best match with each other. I got sick of that feud, but that match was the lone great one. Senshi vs. Austin Starr was very good despite a restricting gimmick of only being allowed to win with The Crossface Chickenwing. The Double Bullrope Mixed Tag was very entertaining, and Harris' return at the end was very cool. AJ & Rhino deserve major props for making Elevation X as good as it was. That was probably the scariest match I've ever watched. And of course the main event of Samoa Joe vs. Christian Cage was just fucking amazing! It's my pick for the greatest World Title Match in TNA history. It just blew my mind it was so good. So while this show had its downer moments, the good far outweighed the bad.
7) Final Resolution: This PPV kind of flew under the radar after it happened, but I felt it was pretty damn good throughout. Nothing fantastic, but everything was good. AJ vs. Rhino in Last Man Standing was pretty good & I liked the finish as it made AJ look like a chicken shit heel. Shelley vs. Starr in the PCS finals was good and I was very happy to see Shelley get the win. Team 3D vs. LAX was solid, despite the stupid finish. Petey vs. Storm was solid as well, and Lynn vs. Daniels vs. Sabin was very good, and of course I loved it because it was Lynn's first TNA match in ages. Joe vs. Angle in a 30 Minute Ironman match was overrated IMO, but still a really good match and a worthy entry to their series. I think my favorite match was Sting vs. Christian vs. Abyss in an Elimination bout for the title. Abyss was out first, so it was the closest we got to Sting/Christian one on one in a PPV main event, and they have amazing chesmitry together. It was a very entertaining main event and I was happy to see Christian get the gold back. Again, there was nothing truly amazing on this show, but there was nothing even close to terrible either.
8) Genesis: This was a really good follow up to BFG. The two standout matches are obviously Kaz vs. Christian in an AMAZING Ladder Match and The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Team 3D in what was probably TNA's tag team match of the year. The main event of Sting/Booker vs. Angle/Nash for the title had a ton of energy largely because it was Booker's debut and that was a very special moment. Abyss vs. Black Reign in The Shop of Horrors was surprisingly good (I was expecting a total trainwreck), and Samoa Joe vs. Robert Roode was pretty good. Everything else was ok. Steiners vs. AJ/Tomko was decent, so was the Knockouts 4 way, and Lethal/Sonjay was as well and the set up for the Team 3D/X Division feud was well done.
9) Lockdown: Unfortunately, two terrible bombs kept this from being one of the best PPVs of the year. If LAX/Team 3D & Harris/Storm had been regular cage matches without the gimmicks (Electrified Cage & Blindfold respectively) then Lockdown would have been awesome (maybe even Number one on the list) because those should have been great matches. Fortunately the rest of the show delivered. Petey/Roode & Senshi/Starr were both solid, and Gail Kim vs. Jackie Moore was a great women's match. Daniels vs. Lynn was very good. And the two best matches were the opener and the main event as the Xscape Match was amazing & Team Angle vs. Team Jarrett in Lethal Lockdown was fantastic. That was definately the best Xscape Match to date & Lethal Lockdown was pretty high up there.
10) Hard Justice: This show definately could have been better. I won't go as far to say it was horrible like many others did, but I felt some things could have been improved. The ending to the main event was predictable as hell. I'm not upset that it happened, but I wish they had done a better job of making it a surprise. Angle vs. Joe for all the gold was a pretty good match though and I liked the build up to it. I also really liked The Bar Room Brawl between Storm & Rhino, & the opening match of XXX vs. MCMG vs. Lethal/Dutt. Those were the two best matches. I also really liked Steiners vs. Team 3D. They made a big deal out of Pacman Jones, which to be honest I didn't have a problem with. It's just a shame he wasn't allowed to do anything in the ring. The Doomsday Chamber of Blood could have been better, and would have been if Chris Harris was in it instead of Andrew Martin. Speaking of Harris, I could have done without him getting killed by Black Reign. There were some other solid matches here & there (Kaz/Raven, VKM/LAX), but had the two main events had been done better, I don't think people would have hated it as much.
11) Turning Point - The major problem with this show was obviously the main event where Scott Hall no showed and Joe cut that shoot promo. It ruined the main event. The rest of the show was solid. Team 3D vs. The Guns & Lethal in a Tables Match was pretty good. Young vs. Storm was solid. Kaz/Booker vs. Christian/Roode was pretty good. The Thumbtack Match was ok, but would have been better if Rhino hadn't gotten hurt. Awesome Kong vs. Gail Kim is the main reason to check the show out as its one of the best Women's Matches I've ever seen. There were too many tag matches on this show, but overall it was alright. It wasn't terrible, but didn't live up to past Turning Points by a long shot.
12) Against All Odds: This show was just a mess. When one of the better matches is a mixed tag, you know something is wrong. Christy Hemme vs. The Big Fat Oily Guy was putrid. Sabin vs. Lynn for the X Title was very disappointing and boring. LAX vs. Team 3D in a "Little Italy" Streetfight was ridiculous. Senshi vs. Austin Starr was iffy. AJ vs. Rhino in a Chain Match was good, but TNA didn't do a good enough job of selling the gimmick of the match, so making it a chain match just seemed random. Angle vs. Christian in the main event was ok. I didn't think it was that great. The best match on the show by far was Sting vs. Abyss in a Prisonyard Match. That match was great, but couldn't save this show. I consider this to be one of TNA's worst.
Last edited by TripleG; 07-07-2008 at 11:31 AM.