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Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
8-Man X Division Xscape Match
Jay Lethal vs. Chris Sabin vs. Suicide vs. Max Buck vs. Jeremy Buck vs. Brian Kendrick vs. Robbie E vs. Amazing Red - **
To not have Lethal or Sabin be involved in the final portion at all is a joke. What made it worse was that there were no memorable spots like I know everyone was hoping for. Finish was very very flat as well.
4-Way Tag Team Match
Scott Steiner & Crimson vs. Ink Inc. vs. Orlando Jordan & Eric Young vs. The British Invasion - *3/4
Another flat finish. Shannon Moore was just really really weird throughout the match.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Madison rayne(c) vs. Mickie James - 1/2*
What a letdown...
Samoa Joe vs. The Pope - **1/2
A good match, but nothing we haven't seen these two do before. Every match to this point has really just felt like a match that's been wrestled in a cage. Saying the cage has not been put to use at all really.
Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez - *
Every ppv match these two have had has been far below average. This one may have been the worst. Finish was pretty cool though.
Ultra Man Rules 2/3 Falls
Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett - ***3/4
The 3rd fall was obviously the selling point here. The fact that Angle put his his own body and basically his career at risk so many times in this match is remarkable and makes this worth watching on its own. The botched hurracanrana/power bomb spot off the top rope made 5 guys cringe like bitches, including myself, but then you see the replay and it doesn't look as bad. haha. It was a bit overbooked in the end but you knew that was gonna happen. The only real compaint I have is the several identical things you saw from the Angle/Anderson match from the last year. The moonsault, the key thing, being able to win but coming back in, etc. Still it's a great match on Angle's part alone that's definitely worth a watch, albeit not as good as his match with Anderson. Didn't quite tell the story that one did. OH! And did anyone read that thing on twitter on how Angle's tired of WWE guys using his moves? Angle actually busted out an RKO with the whole beating on the mat thing and all. It was awesome.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Sting(c) vs. Mr. Anderson vs. RVD - **1/4
Hey Russo, fuck you. Hogan, you too. So sick of the pointless interference. Can you just give me a clean finish please?
Fortune (Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, & Beer Money) vs. Immortal (Ric Flair, Abyss, Matt Hardy, & Bully Ray) - ***1/4
This was pretty good, no real complaints on it. AJ's return was fairly predictable but it was nice to see. Daniels' dive and Flair's bloodied body were both sights to see.
I gotta say, this was a pretty major letdown. Two matches cross the *** mark and the rest was honestly pretty shitty. I'm considering just giving up on TNA ppv...