Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
They mislabeled it. That match was never included. I remember being disappointed myself when I couldn't find it.
I finished watching the last TNA Twin Pack last night and finally got around to seeing Final Resolution 2010 since the first time it aired. Review below:
Beer Money vs. Ink Inc
Nice to see a match besides the X Division open the show, and this was a solid opening. Ink Inc move very quickly and Beer Money are one of the best tag teams ever, so this a good way to get the show going.
Tara vs. Mickie James
I think it was more fun when these two had a wrestling match that just escalated into a brawl. Here, the brawl starts from the beginning, and it's not as great. It's kind of an attitude-era fight, with nothing special going on. The two ladies know how to kick the shit out of each other, but there's nothing special about it in 2010.
Robbie E vs. Jay Lethal
Their last match was better. Most of the attention was focused on "cookie" being in the shark cage, which was freaky to watch. The match is only so so, and the ending is very weak.
Rob Van Dam vs. Rhino
This match was surprising. These two had a very hard-hitting weapons match, with some good counters, brutal offense, and a nice finish. It was also refreshing to see a first blood match that didn't rely on putting over a story or continuing a feud. They just wanted to make each other bleed, simple enough. It was nasty enough before the end so that you didn't feel like you were getting jipped when blood spurt. WWE first blood matches always seem to be getting good just as the match ends. This actually felt complete and the finish was perfect.
AJ Styles vs. Douglas Williams
Good match. Nice to see some classic mat wrestling and counters, but Williams still wrestled like a heel and Styles still wrestled like a face. Williams as a face is one of the more baffling decisions I've ever seen, and it clearly didn't take. I also didn't think the match is nearly as great as everyone said, and this is coming from someone who agreed that Williams/Kazarian from Sacrifice '10 was an underrated gem. I just think they could have done more.
The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Generation Me
When I read reviews, I remember being shocked that no one considered this the MOTN, but now I know why. The two table spots come at the end, nothing is all that innovative with the ladders, but the chairs get some good use. The ring starts to feel very cluttered towards the end, but there's some good action here, I just wish Gen-Me had finally won, and the ending was a complete ripoff of the ending to the triangle ladder match at WrestleMania 2000. I also can't believe Tenay referred to the table on top of the ladders as "something we've never seen before." WM 2000 isn't even an abscure match, it's one of the first MAJOR tag team ladder matches ever.
The Pope vs. Abyss
After the near-disaster these two had at Turning Point, I had very low expectations. Part of the problem is that I HATE lumberjack matches. And that was a boring match with a stupid stipulation and a dumb swerve that went nowhere. This had no runins, no swerves, just two guys in a gimmick that fit the storyline. They fought in the ring, outside, near the casket, and there were a few close calls. I really couldn't tell who was going to win. The ending was also a nice very back and forth, and the match never let up.
Jeff Jarrett vs. Samoa Joe
Joe needed to finally go over. He didn't. They traded some nice submissions, but like the Joe/Lashley match at Bound for Glory '09, it never got took off. Give a submission match 9 minutes and what do you expect. The ending didn't make any sense either, as the ref called for the bell while Joe was writhing, but not tapping.
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Morgan
It's funny: between the five major singles matches on the card, any one could have been a main event, and they went with the one that was the least likely and deserving. Morgan's push was kind of random and Hardy was still adjusting to being a heel. The match was solid and the finish was good enough, but this was never going to be that great, and it never was.
All in all, though, it was an above average show. The real appeal is that it is a great showcase for how deep TNA's roster is. They had two solid tag matches, a solid women's match, and a good mid-card title match, and what amounted to four main events, two of which were pretty and one which was good enough.
The real detriment is being in the impact zone. They are DEAD for everything and it all just feels cheap. I don't think I'll buy another TNA PPV in the impact zone because it's just TOO bush league. At least WCW in 2001 played before, what, 3000-5000 people. This is just sad. Even worse when you have this kind of star power.
Favorite Matches of All Time
1. Triple-Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Benoit - WrestleMania XX
2. Career Threatening Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair - WrestleMania XXIV
3. WWE Championship: John Cena vs. CM Punk - Money in the Bank 2011
4. No Holds Barred Match: The Undertaker vs. Triple H - WrestleMania XXVII
5. WWF Championship: Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior - WrestleMania VI