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Old 11-25-2008, 02:38 PM   #2501 (permalink)
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I'll probably be picking up all the 08 shows they have listed, plus DX and Slammi from 07. Maybe the Best of 07 too, I already own most of the matches but for $6 you really can't go wrong.
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Just got the angle dvd for 12.99+tax
WHAT A BUY!!
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So the review I wrote for TP 08 kinda got me back in the mood, so I'm gonna start reviewing TNA shows in full. Hope you enjoy, it's one of my personal favorite TNA shows of all time.


TNA Turning Point 2004


Team Canada vs. 3 Live Kru ©-TNA Tag Team Championship

This might be the best match 3LK was ever apart of in TNA, I could be wrong but nothing else immediately springs to mind. Just a good solid tag formula type of match, everyone gets to do their own thing and these 2 teams actually gelled very well together. Finish could’ve been better, but it fit what TC was doing at the time and looking back now they had a nice little run as a stable.

Rating: **3/4

Matt Bentley/Kazarian/Kid Kash vs. Sonjay Dutt/Sonny Siaki/Hector Garza

Another good match, not quite on the level of some other 6 man X division tags but still good. Match does slow down in the middle but there’s some nice arm work done on Sonjay and the standard heel beat down period you see almost always in these types of matches. Things really get going towards the end with some real nice high flying action, but then it’s over before that really gets hot. (Which stops it from being a little higher)

Rating: ***

Abyss vs. Monty Brown-Serenghetti Survival Match

Exactly what you would expect out of these 2 is what you get here, and it just works. The rules were that other than just being pinned/submitted, you could win by slamming your opponent thru the tacks. Pretty standard hardcore match and both men have been involved in much better matches of this similar type, but this was still good. It’s a shame Monty never quite got to main event full time status in TNA, he really was a talented big man. Monty wins the match after giving Abyss and Alabama Slam onto the tacks, which looked cool but Abyss missed a large portion of the tacks which kind of took some heat away from the finish.

Rating: ***

Johnny Swinger & Disco Inferno vs. Simon Diamond & Johnny B. Badd

This was really the only low part of the show, man did Disco and Swinger suck in this match. Offense is totally lackluster and they’re pretty much just going thru the motions, Mero (Badd) is actually the life of this match for the most part. Still not enough to make it anything worthwhile, worst match on the show rather easily

Rating: *1/4

Raven vs. DDP-Raven’s Rules Match (No DQ)

I had forgotten just how good this was, really this surprised me. They tell a very good story in the ring and the commentary also does a very good job of playing up their past history. Although the match does go down slightly for me due to the interference of Erik Watts just cause they made it so obvious that he was going to turn on DDP at the end of all that. But still a good match, starts off as a wild brawl but ends up with some really good action back in the ring. Really the story though is what raised this match from something average to something very good, and both men knowing each other so well probably helped out as well.

Rating: ***1/4

Chris Sabin vs. Petey Williams ©-X Division Championship

This match might be the most underrated and forgotten X title match in TNA history, just amazing. These 2 have a chemistry in the ring that cannot be denied, Sabin was such a good X division wrestler then that also has displays of power that were just awesome. (Like swinging Petey into the rail or his running power bomb) My only real complaint is the involvement of D’amore at ringside, but it did work with what they were doing and most of it was forgivable. Just an incredible performance by both men, the fans are really torn down the middle in this one and creates a great atmosphere that I think really helped both men to step their game up. With a better finish this could’ve been even higher, but even still a tremendous match that would’ve been MOTN had it not been for what followed it later in the evening.

Rating: ****

Jeff Jarrett/Scott Hall/Kevin Nash vs. AJ Styles/Jeff Hardy/Randy Savage

Ok well this situation is almost reminiscent of what’s going in TNA right now, with the Kings Of Wrestling running rough shot over the young TNA guys. (Although not nearly as big or well done as the MEM has been) The match itself is decent, whatever the hell Hardy was thinking with that green body paint I’ll never know however. Savage finally comes out near the end and gets a really bad fluke pin on Jarrett, surprisingly he really didn’t even get that much of a reaction when he came out either. Pretty much, a decent match with a horrible ending.

Rating: **1/2

AMW vs. XXX-Six Sides Of Steel

Now we come to my personal favorite match in TNA history, and quite possibly the best tag team match in NA wrestling history. Everything about this match is just epic, which was fitting to cap off an epic feud that these 2 teams had. This match is so completely and utterly awesome that it gets better to me with every viewing. It just has it all: Psychology, storytelling, high spots, brutality, pace, chemistry, etc., every little thing they did had purpose and just made the complete package of the whole match so entirely fulfilling in pretty much every aspect you could imagine. It’s exactly what a main event pro wrestling match should be, especially a blow off match to major feud, that’s the feeling it creates when watching it. You can just tell this is all or nothing even if you had never seen any of their other matches or knew they were bitter enemies, the emotion is just palpable. Of course AMW wins and got stay together as a team, but all 4 men truly shined in this match and there’s just something special about it that I just can’t describe well enough. Whatever “it” is, this match has it and then some.

Rating: *****

Final Thoughts

This is one of the best all around shows TNA ever put on, with the exception of one match everything is good-great-totally mind-blowing awesome. The fact that the matches just got better as you moved up the card really was great and the main event just puts everything over the top, not to mention there is something for every type of wrestling fan on this show. Hard to believe this was just their 2nd monthly PPV, cause it was a homerun straight out of the park on every level.

Overall Rating: 9/10

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Great review man. I think Petey vs. Sabin is probably the best X Title match to not have AJ, Daniels, or Joe in it (either that or Sabin vs. Senshi from BFG 2006)
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Yeah I would say Sabin/Senshi is slightly better, but those are definitely the top 2. Petey/Kaz from Slammi this year and Lethal/Angle from NS 07 also come to mind as well.
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Any one of have a review for Best of the Bloodiest: Scars and Stitches DVD?
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Alright, I've decided to take advantage of that huge TNA DVD sale...however I haven't seen half of those PPV DVDs. Any suggestions? So far, I've decided on AAO 2006, HJ 20006, BFG 2006, and TP 2005...anything I should add/take out?
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^^^ Those are good selections. AGA06 & BFG06 are two of the better PPVs of 2006. TP05 was my pick for 2005 TNA PPV of the year, so that's one a must. HJ06 is a good show overall, but the fire incident kind of sucked the life out of the show a little bit. If you want a better show from 2006, Lockdown, Sacrifice, Slammiversary, & Genesis would be great choices.
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I would also recommend No Surrender 05 which I saw is only $5 right now during the sale, it's one of the top 3 PPV's TNA has ever produced.

The best of NWA title matches is on there for only $5 as well, really wanna pick that up myself.

Nevermind, there both out of stock already. Guess I shouldn't be surprised.
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Bored again.

Top 10 Worst TNA PPVs

10) Hard Justice 2006 - Not a bad show, but the fire kind of sucked the life out of it a little bit. On paper it looked like it was going to be one of the best shows of the year. The main matches on the card: Sting vs. Jarrett for the World Title, AJ/Daniels vs. LAX for the Tag Titles, Joe vs. Monty vs. Rhino: Falls Count Anywhere, Abyss vs. Runt, Senshi vs. Lethal vs. Petey for the X Title, & a Four way Tag: AMW vs. Nats vs. James Gang vs. Bentley/Kazarian. That sounds like a fantastic show right there! But like I said, the fire kind of throew the show off with the Four Way Tag having to be cancelled. The matches were good for the most part, with Joe/Rhino/Monty being the showstealer, but the show as a whole could/should have been a lot better, and unfortunately it was due to things out of TNA's control.

9) No Surrender 2008 - It wasn't bad, but the show just screamed "Filler PPV" It was obvious that they were trying to hold off the bigger matches for BFG with AJ working with Trigg (Worst MOTY IMO), the 3rd LAX vs. BMI PPV match in a row, and a multi man main event with Joe vs. Sting obviously being built in the mean time, meaning that there was no chance of Joe losing. You could have skipped this show and not felt like you missed much storyline wise. That said, both Lethal vs Dutt in a Ladder Match & Joe vs. Angle vs. Cage were really good matches.

8) Sacrifice 2008 - Way too cluttered. That was the main problem with this show. If you divide into parts it sounds awesome: Joe vs. Steiner vs. Angle in the Main Event: Cool. A Tag Team Tournament: Cool, A Women's Battle Royal/Ladder Match with the Runner Up getting her Headshaved: Interesting, and a new X Division Spotfest Cage Match: Cool. But then you sit down and think "wait a minute...that's all on one show!" I think it would have been better if they had cut out Terrordome just to give more time and focus to the tag tournament. And people will think I'm crazy, but I would have preferred it if it was just Joe vs. Steiner II for the World Title instead of throwing Angle into the mix (who had to cut out of the show due to injury anyway, leaving Kaz as his replacement) That said, the show was good overall with the Tournament providing some fun, and the Terrordome was good, and Roxxi getting her head shaved was pretty shocking, and the Triple Threat was good too. The problem was that there was just too many bodies and too much going on to really take it all in.

7) Lockdown 2007 - Oh what a shame. This also could/should have been a really good show. Now if I cut out the stipulations and told you that LAX vs. Team 3D for the Tag Titles & Chris Harris vs. James Storm were both on this card, you'd think "Oh those are good!" and thrown in with the other strong matches (The Most Star Studded Lethal Lockdown to date, Lynn vs. Daniels, & X Division Xscape) then this should looks awesome! Unfortunately those two matches were hindered by really really really REALLY bad gimmickes (Electrified Cage & Blindfold) and it really hurt the show as a whole as they were probably the two worst PPV matches of the year for TNA. Its a shame because everything else was pretty good. Lethal Lockdown was great, Xscape was Great, Lynn vs. Daniels was pretty good, and Gail vs. Jackie was surprisingly great for a women's match. What a pity.

6) Hard Justice 2007 - OK here it is. The show that EVERYBODY hates. Personally, I don't think it was as bad as everybody said it was. I think alot of the venom towards this show stems from two things: 1) The Pacman Jones thing & 2) Joe losing to Angle. The Pacman thing didn't work out, but I stand by TNA's decision to do it. It could have been big, but it just didn't pan out well for reasons both in and out of TNA's control. As for Joe losing, I was ok with it, but I thought the Karen Angle turn was the most obvious turn in the history of wrestling. They could have done a better job with that. Most of the show was filled with decent matches and a really good Storm vs. Rhino match, and a really good X Division Tag Team opener. I also enjoyed The Steiners vs. 3D match. One thing that I will bash this show for was what happened to Chris Harris (who should have had Test's spot in the Doomsday Chamber of Blood) in his match with Black Reign. That was awful. The Doomsday Chamber of Blood was a nice idea too, but I don't think the match got the time it needed to really make it work. Plus Test looked awful.

5) Victory Road 2006 - 2006 was my favorite year of PPVs for TNA, especially the 1st half. The storyline development of each progressing show was just great with some great wrestling thrown in too. However, the streak of goodness ended with Victory Road, right after the amazing Slammiversary PPV. What was wrong with it, well if you saw Slammiversary, you saw a better version of Victory Road. Basically a majority of VRs card was made up of tag matches that stemmed from Slammiversary. AJ/Daniels/Sirelda vs. AMW/Gail, Sabin/Lethal vs. Nash/Shelley, James Gang & Abyss vs. Team 3D. We also got a surprisingly boring match between Senshi & the returning Kazarian. Everything else was pretty forgettable. The Main Event 4 Way (Sting, Steiner, Christian, Joe) was actually pretty good, but I remember being really confused, in that it wasn't clear if the winner would get a title shot at the next PPV or in the ME of Victory Road. It wasn't made clear until the day of the PPV, which was a problem.

4) Slammiversary 2005 - Lifeless show. TNA had lost its TV deal with FSN, leaving us two weeks without any kind of programming. Tune into the PPV and we get the announcement that Impact will be broadcast over the internet. Wow. Thats bad. Very bad. The obvious lack of build hurt the show as alot of matches were just thrown on there. The show just seemed to drag, and if you want to see AMW actually have a bad match, check out their "classic" bout with 3LK. The only standout things from this show were Samoa Joe's debut, which was pretty cool, and the King of the Mountain match which was exciting (albeit the weakest KOTM IMO) and Raven's title win was a great way to close.

Interesting note though: I think the Pre Show to this PPV is better than the PPV itself. In that Pre Show, it is revealed that Dusty Rhodes had been fired from TNA (thank heavens) with Larry Z taking his place. Jarrett, who is in the King of the Mountain match, comes out to bitch while Raven, who had been fired from TNA on the last FSN Impact, comes out from the crowd to confront Larry Z & Jarrett. Its not long before a fight breaks out and security has to sepearate Raven & Jarrett. In the ensuing insanity, Jeff Jarrett gets heckled by a fan near ringside and attacks him! Jarrett gets arrested and is out of the KOTM match, with Larry (needing a replacement) reluctantly gives the spot to Raven.

That was a completely insane situation, and like I said, I was more entertained and excited by that free segment than the actual PPV, the portion I paid for. Weird.

3) Turning Point 2007 - Four Words: Scott Hall No Showed. That ruined the main event of what looked to be more of a filler PPV anyway. Joe's promo was really unsettling and you knew that something really bad went down and it was obvious that Nash was pissed. Obviously it led to better things storyline wise, but on that one night it was pretty tense. It also didn't help that one of the hyped main event matches from this show involved Black Reign & Rellik. Most of the matches were, like VR06, were just tag matches. There were some good ones like that Tables Match, and Kaz/Booker vs. Cage/Roode, but none of those matches were must see. The one match you should really check out from this PPV is Gail Kim vs. Awesome Kong. They stole the show easily.

2) Against All Odds 2007 - This was another lousy show. Angle vs. Christian was a good main event. Nothing special. MOTN was Sting vs. Abyss in the surprisingly cool Prisonyard Match. And honestly, I give 3rd best match to the Storm/Jacki vs. Petey/Gail Mixed Tag. The rest is crap. Team 3D vs. LAX in a Little Italy Streetfight was ridiculous, Christy vs. The Big Fat Oily Guy in a Tuxedo match was every bit as bad as it sounds. The Basebrawl Match Hoyt vs. Torborg was nowhere near as entertaining as the first one at TP05. AJ vs. Rhino in a Chain Match was good, but the chain gimmick was never explained, making the match seem pointless. And I really hate to say this, but the X Title Match of Lynn vs. Sabin was bad. Very boring and disappointing match. This show was a trainwreck. When I hear people say that Hard Justice 2007 was the worst TNA PPV of 2007 is say "Did you watch Against All Odds?"

1) Destination X 2005 - Wow. This show was just booked into oblivion. Too many meaningless gimmicks (Bullrope, Taped Fist First Blood, Final Assault (Falls Count Anywhere), Ringside Revenge (Lumberjack), AND Ultimate X) But even the situations and storyline advancements were badly booked. Traci & Trinity have their teams compete with the winning girl becoming Dusty's secretary, and on the next Impact Justy decided to keep them both. Pointless. Abyss earned a title shot at AGA, yet loses to Hardy at this PPV for no reason. Ron Killings in the X Division title match?!?! The ridiculous ending to the Nash/Kip James First Blood Match? Monty Brown vs. Trytan: Worst booked finish in the history of wrestling. I'm not even going to explain it. And then to top it all off, Monty turns heel at the end of the show, pretty much destroying any momentum he had previously.

And the matches are even pretty lame for the most part. Nash vs. Kip was terrible, The Traci/Trinity Tag Match was pathetic, and Monty vs. Trytan was God awful. Hardy vs. Abyss was my pick for MOTN even though it was stupid for Abyss to lose that match, and the Ultimate X was pretty good. Everything else was kind of forgettable. This PPV was just a complete mess booking wise.
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