Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
I'd totally forgotten about Hamada/Flash. It's a shame both of them were only in TNA for a cup of tea. I'd love if there were Impact comps with all of those sorta matches. I could easily make one for this year alone.
MOAR TV matches.
Bobby Roode vs. AJ Styles - 11/08/12
This was a nice contrast in styles, no pun intended. AJ's fast paced methods vs. Roode's slow and methodical stylings made for an interesting bout. I liked how they worked a lot of the match around how Roode studies tapes and knows his opponent's weaknesses. He makes some great use of the top rope too. There's plenty of instances here where Roode dodges stuff that AJ would hit 99% of the time. Although Styles still manages to get the Pele over nicely, time and time again, with the idea of it can hit you anytime, anywhere. But at the same time, Roode won't fall for the same trick twice. A lot of the match, it feels like they're evens stevens. Once again, much like their 05/24 match, Styles gets too easily distracted and it costs him the match. Great stuff, definitely worth a re-watch down the line.
Chavo Guerrero, Hernandez, Samoa Joe vs. Daniels, Kazarian, Magnus - 11/08/12
This was a real fun little tag match, a great way to spend 10ish minutes. Yeah, it's one of THOSE matches with two FIP sequences but it comes across better than usual here. All 6 of these guys appear to mesh well together, never thought I'd say that about Hernandez but I suppose his best matches generally involve Daniels (LAX/Staniels series in 2006). Kaz and Daniels were born to tag together, Hernandez and Chavo are starting to mesh well together whereas a few weeks ago they felt like a random Mexican pairing. Magnus getting the win on Joe means a lot, especially for him. He was looking like a bitch in this feud, but that gives him a much needed bit of momentum without taking any from Joe due to the style of the win. Enjoyable shizz right here.
Bobby Roode vs. James Storm - 11/15/12
Yeah, this was good and all, but fuck me, the crowd is absolutely DEAD. It just goes to show the difference between these taped and live shows. Storm looked like an idiot for even putting his chance on the line, let alone losing it. Roode centres all of his offence on Storm's arm/shoulder area and it built up nicely to the crossface. Storm has a few comebacks here and there but he's getting his ass kicked for a lot of the match. Their BFG match was so much better than this, Storm looked like a million bucks in that. Here, he looks like a sack of shit. I would've preferred if the arm/shoulder work came into the finish a little more rather than a bare turnbuckle shot to the head, but that's just a minor complaint. I'm happy enough with Roode being in the title hunt again.
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