Learning to break kayfabe
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Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
All the talk of Sabin probably leaving got me wanting to check some of his stuff out, so I chucked this on.
Chris Sabin vs. Christopher Daniels - Genesis 2006
God, I do love heel Sabin. He's one of those heels that can do all the crowd-pleasers but simply doesn't just to spite them. But then, he'll break some of it out when he needs to. Daniels is Daniels, he's pretty much always good-great. Sabin works the head really well, Daniels breaks out a curb-stomp and some crazy dive, AJ Styles interferes because everyone in the X-Division hates Sabin. There's tonnes of sweet-looking althetic-y stuff and the match works well forwarding the "Sabin's a disrespectful arse" storyline" but I don't think the storyline had any matches better than this. By this stage, the division was dwindling down in significance and this was probably the last really good X-Division match for a year at least, unless I'm forgetting something, but it feels like that anyway.
I don't know if I posted this here or not but whatever, on the subject of Aries/Ray;
Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray - Sacrifice 2012
Great match, I was expecting good things from these two, and they delivered. That bump that Aries took into the guard-rail early on was fucking mental. It was actually cringe-worthy seeing the bruises and cuts on his back. Wackiest bump of the night, probably. Ray's back work looked good, Aries' selling was believable, especially with his mangled spine. Bully Ray really does just have his character down to a tee, you get the sense that he's just like this in real life. I could've done without the Joseph Parks stuff but thankfully it didn't last long. Aries comeback was a real feel-good moment, especially when he hit the Brainbuster since it'd been built up as to whether or not he could actually hit it. Honestly, a few years ago, who would've thought that Bully Ray would be having matches like this? Not me anyway. Best TNA match this year? Maybe. Top 5 anyway.
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