I know I'm definitely getting BFG 07 and Lockdown 06, but the earlier one's are tougher for me to decide on, mainly because I'm not familiar with a lot of the guys on the cards. But if you had to pick THE best PPV out of your Top 5s which would it be?
Well my pick is BFG07, but you say you're already picking it up, so I'll tell you about my 2nd favorite.
My 2nd favorite is Turning Point 2004, the 2nd TNA PPV event.
- 3LK vs. Team Canada for the Tag Belts. Surprisingly good tag match. If there is one thing you'll notice about the early TNA PPVs, its that 3 Live Kru sucks. But this match was surprisingly good.
- X Division 6 Man Tag was next. Kid Kash, Matt Bentley, & Frankie Kazarian (better known as Kaz now) vs. Sonjay Dutt, Hector Garza, & Sonny Siaki. This was a good filler match with some good action. Little sloppy at points, but good overall.
- Next match was pretty cool. Monty Brown vs. Abyss in a Serengetti Survival Match. Basically its a No DQ match with the added stipulation that a victory can be obtained by slamming your opponent into Thumbtacks. This was a pretty damn fun heavyweight/hardcore battle, with cool spots from both.
- Johnny B Badd & Pat Kenney vs. The New York Connection was next. Its a filler match. Not much else to say other than that. It was alright, but you could skip it and not feel like you missed much.
- It was time for the veterans to take over here with a nice WCW Throwback match with the returning DDP taking on Raven. This was a really fun and exciting match. At the time, I wasn't sure what to expect out of DDP, but he was just as good as he was before he got hurt, and Raven was a good opponent for him. This was a real highlight of the show.
- The X Division Championship was up for grabs next as Petey Williams defended against Chris Sabin. Many of the best X Title matches invovled either AJ, Joe, or Daniels. However, i'd say this is the best one to not have one of those three involved (either this or Sabin vs. Senshi at BFG06) Great match up here, and one of the best on the show.
- Superstar Six Man Tag Team Match came after that. It was AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, and Randy Savage taking on Jeff Jarrett & The Outsiders. Savage was taken out by the heels earlier in the show, and was out for most of the match. AJ pretty much carried the match for his team, and they were able to put a good fun match together. The one disappointment is that when Savage came back to the match, he was clearly not in the best shape and beat Jarrett with a weak looking pin. Thankfully he never got a title shot, as this was his last show for TNA.
- The true main event of the show was Six Sides of Steel, AMW vs. XXX with the losing team having to disband. This is my pick for the single greatest match in TNA history, and one of the all time greatest cage matches ever. It was fantastic and included one of the most amazing spots you'll see in wrestling period. TP04 is worth picking up for this match alone, but I think there's plenty of other stuff on this show as well, and this was a great way to end a great show.
- Also included on the show are some skits with a fake Triple H & Vince McMahon going around backstage looking for "The Tape" If you don't know the story, TNA "invaded" WWE during a commercial shoot in Orlando. A few wrestlers just showed up and started handing out cookies, and Abyss was running around with balloons. WWE threatened to sue TNA if they didn't return the tape, which prompted TNA to do these skits with a fake Vince, and then actually air the tape on the PPV. I normally don't like these kind of skits, and I don't know how true it was that WWE even cared about what TNA did, but me personally: I thought the skits were hysterical. From what I've heard, it was Petey Williams playing HHH. Whoever he was, his impersonation was freaking awesome.