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Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
Next review is Slammiversary 2006! I've said it a few times here, but Slammy06 is definately one of my favorite TNA PPVs of all time,
Team 3D vs. The James Gang: Bingo Hall Brawl
This match actually started with the Preshow where Team 3D said they were going backstage to look for the Gang, and as the PPV pyros were going off, Team 3D threw the James Gang towards the ring and this hardcore match began. And you want to talk about a match that was better than it had any business to be?!?! This was probably the best match the BG/Kip tag team was ever involved in. The crowd was on fire for this match, and it definately delivered with great brawling & great hardcore violence. It was a very good way to kick off the show, as it definately got the crowd riled up at the start.
If anybody tells you that the crowd never chanted "This is Awesome!" at a NAO/JG/VKM match, be sure to show them this one!
"The War Machine" Rhino vs. Robert Roode & Scott D'Amore
Basic match here. Nothing special, but we got to see Scott D'Amore get Gored and that was all that needed to happen. Solid match with a satisfying finish.
Senshi vs. Petey Williams vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Jay Lethal vs. Alex Shelley vs. Shark Boy: X Division Rankings Match
Normally these X Division Multiman matches are either a really cool action packed match to open with, or a solid filler match. But this match was AWESOME!!! The best thing about it is that usually the a match like this consists of a bunch of guys doing spots with only the winner really getting to shine. But in this match, various inviduals got to shine. Senshi looked like a complete killer. Sonjay proves he's one of the best sellers in wrestling. Shelley got over as a complete dickhead. Shark Boy got over his own goofy character, & we got to see the Canadian Destroyer from Petey. Just a really fun match to watch with lots of great X Division action as well.
Chris Sabin vs. "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash
This was the match I was most excited about mainly because I thought the build up to it was excellent. Basically Kevin Nash sought ot destroy the X Division in order to become TNA's identity, and Alex Shelley betrayed the X Division to help him do it. Unfortunately this angle didn't get the payoff it should have because Nash got "hurt" but in the early days it was gold. As for this match, it was very good! It was a big man vs. little man match, but Nash cheated like such a bitch that it made Sabin look almost like Superman. Nash took alot of great hits from Sabin, and only gained any kind of advantage through Shelley's interferance (which helped get Shelley over too) It was a very enjoyable match.
America's Most Wanted (c) w/Gail Kim vs. AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels: NWA Tag Team Championship
WHAT A MATCH?!?! This was my pick for TNA MOTY in 2006, and its one of the best tag matches in the history of the company for sure. Its funny how this match included (arguably) the two best X Division wrestlers ever, one of the best tag teams in recent memory, and probably the best women's wrestler today. AJ & Daniels had to find a way to neutralize Gail Kim in order to defeat AMW, and once they got her out of the way with the help of Sirelda, things got nuts. Lots of nearfalls & great spots. It was an outstanding match and definately the best part of this PPV.
- After that great match, we got a very cool video package showcasing the first four years in TNA's history, and the introduction of the new face of TNA Management Jim Cornette!!! He basically talked about what he was going to do for TNA with all the heels shown backstage looking worried. It was a good segment that led to some changes in TNA that culminated in major changes at Bound for Glory.
"The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe vs. "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner
Don West said that this was the biggest match in TNA history where a title wasn't on the line, and at the time it was definately true (obviously Joe vs. Angle surpassed it a few months later) I was really excited for this match. I didn't expect a Four Star Match or anything, but having those two bad asses in the ring together was bound to create something interesting and it certainly did. The match was a very good brawl with Joe beating out Steiner in ways he wasn't used to, yet Steiner showing Joe that he wasn't as easy to handle as alot of the X Division superstars (BTW, Joe was X Champ going into this match). The match certainly delivered, and I thought it was funny how TNA managed to get more out of Steiner in just a few months than WWE did in a year. This was a big match for Samoa Joe, one of his earliest hits.
Christian Cage (c) vs. Sting vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. Abyss vs. Ron Killings: NWA World Championship King of the Mountain Match
...what the hell was Ron Killings doing in this match? He beat out Monty Brown to qualify, which to me was just nothing short of a crime.
But despite that, the King of the Mountain match delivered a very good match to close with as usual. I actually like KOTM as it has proved to be a nice annual event for TNA. I don't like to give away spoilers, but I'll just say that the ending is one of the best endings to any TNA PPV, mainly due to the crowd reaction. It was a very good main event, & a fantastic ending.
What a PPV! I mean it was just a stellar show from top to bottom. The tag division shined, the X Division shined, the veterans stepped up their games, King of the Mountain delivered, and it was just an awesome PPV all around. I can't believe it doesn't get more praise as one of the best shows of 2006 because it was DAMN good. Its one of my personal favorites in TNA history easily. TNA turned Four Years old with class!
1) AMW vs. AJ/Daniels
2) Joe vs. Steiner
3) King of the Mountain
4) X Rankings
5) Sabin vs. Nash
6) 3D vs. James Gang
7) Rhino vs. Roode/Damored