No Surrender 09 was probably one of the best TNA ppv's of the year. Suicide/The Pope was a very fun street fight which I gave ***. Samoa Joe vs Daniels was a really fun match with some high flying action, nice leg work from Joe and finally some awesome reversals towards the end. I have that match at ***1/2. AJ/Sting/Angle/Morgan was up until this point the best TNA ppv main event we had. There was some really nice action and near falls, plus AJ became the TNA world heavyweight champion here, ***1/2. Also if you're a fan of Lashley then this is where he makes his debut so thats a plus(if you're one of his fans). We also got rid of the Deaner crap here and the Lethal Lockdown match was also pretty fun. I think I had it somewhere around ***. This is the ppv that started this awesome streak of ppv's in my opinion. Next we got an awesome Bound For Glory and Turning Point. Also reading the spoilers I am 100 percent sure Final Resolution will be a great ppv aswell.
AJ Styles vs Sting (Bound For Glory 2009)
I decided to review this match since it has been getting alot of mixed reviews. It took me about 3 watches but holy shit I realized this is probably one of the funnest TNA main event we have had this whole year.
Ok so first the whole build up to the match was about both men respecting each other and passing of the torch. There was no bullshit in this match. Up to this point every Bound For Glory main event had some sort of interference. This was just a straight up wrestling match between 2 of TNA's best.
They knew each other really well so the whole match they just counter everything they throw at each other. Here we see some really nice reversals and they pull out some really nice moves. The crowd is going crazy during this whoel match. They are actually chanting "This is Wrestling". Sting proves here that he has still got it.
The match is 13 minutes long but they put enough action in this 13 minute match to fit into a 20 minute match. I loved how when one of them was getting counted out the other wrestler would stop the count and allow his opponent to get back in the ring. Perfect play on the storyline they were involved in.
There were almost no botches here and it was just a very fun all around match. At the end AJ Styles hits a springboard splash and gets the 3 count. The crowd goes crazy and the torch has been passed to AJ Styles. AJ has ended Stings streak at Bound For Glory and might have ended his career aswell.
Now I know some people did not like the way AJ had won. I know people would it if he ended the match with Styles Clash or the 450 splash. I agree a 450 splash would look amazing but I didnt think the splash was bad at all since it is one of his finishers. If a 150 pound Rey Mysterio can do the splash after the 619 as a finisher then I dont see a problem with a 210 pound AJ doing it aswell.
Overall a great match and it is actually my favorite Bound For Glory main event that we have had. Second best ppv main event this year right behind the Turning Point match. It had a litle bit of everything.
my match rating: ***