Originally Posted by InYourFace w/Christmas Spirit
I love how much hype Morgan/Angle got and then the match actually happened & nobody cared lmao.
Morgan is just a big oaf that can not have a good one on one match with anyone because he is just so terrible and nobody gives a damn about him.
Better to say the match happened. Commentary put Morgan over for the match. Following it nothing happened. That's the funny part.
Ultimate X from Destination X 2010 is superb. Off the top of my head I'd put it in my top 3. Actually was GREAT. Opposed to where some Ultimate X matches have fallen flat.
TNA Sacrifice 2006
1) World X Cup Tournament - Round 2
Petey Williams vs Jushin Liger ~ **3/4
2) NWA Tag Team Championship
America's Most Wanted(c) (Chris Harris & James Storm) vs AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels ~ ***1/2
3) Raven vs Alastair Ralphs ~ 1/2*
4) Rhino vs Robert Roode ~ **1/2
5) Team 3D (....... Ray & ....... Devon) vs The James Gang (BG James & Kip James) ~ **1/2
6) World X Cup Tournament - Round 3: Gauntlet Battle Royal
Team TNA (Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, Jay Lethal, & Sonjay Dutt) vs Team Canada (Petey Williams, Eric Young, Johnny Devine, & Tyson Dux) vs Team Japan (Jushin Liger, Minoru Tanaka, Black Tiger IV, & Hirooki Goto) vs Team Mexico (Shocker, Puma, Incognito, & Magno) ~ ***1/4
7) Sting & Samoa Joe vs Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner ~ **
8) NWA World Championship - Full Metal Mayhem Match
Christian Cage(c) vs Abyss ~ **1/4
Fun opener. I'll enjoy any chance to see Jushin Liger. This was no exception. Too bad the match was only 7 minutes. You can tell they needed much more. Solid start.
Tag team championship was really good. Damn all 4 tore it up. I'd rate it a touch higher if they didn't go into that annoying tag team breakdown stuff where everyone comes in, hits a move, and makes a pin regardless of who is legal. During that time the match lost it's smoothness, only for a tiny bit though. Awesome match overall. Styles & Daniels didn't have one bad match on PPV while as champs. Best move ever letting them become a team around this time. Recommend everyone to watch. Then go watch their rematch at Slammiversary 2006. That one is even better
Didn't hate Raven vs A-1 like I thought I might have. So +1 to the positives of this show. A-1 is a hack. Props to TNA for trying to make him feel relevant here. Although, nobody bought him as a threat to Raven. Raven wins after some forgettable back work by Ralphs. Simple showcase match. No complaints overall. TNA used PPVs here to establish things. I miss this time so damn much.
Rhino vs Roode, plain and simple a fairly solid affair. Roode is the man. Showed flashes of what he'll be in this one. Never realized how much he used the headlock to weardown opponents till going back and watching these older PPVs. Glad he moved away from that/made his control segments more interesting. Always liked Rhino. He felt motivated during his high point in TNA. It showed. I liked this match. Nothing too special, but entertaining. Put Roode over. Like it should.
3D vs Outlaws...FUN. Really, I was blown away by how much I liked this. Snowflakes might not look spectacular, but please don't sleep on it. That's GOOD for the James Gang. The psychology of this was quality and the ending actually was a nice touch. 6 year receipt. haha. I'm down. I knew their Bingo Hall Brawl was good. So lukewarm on a straight up wrestling match between the two when this started. Biggest surprise of the night. No doubt.
Gauntlet was quality. Stick all of that talent in a showcase like that and how could it not be? Petey & Puma worked hard here. Especially Petey. Match to start the night + being number 3 in that match? Touche. Only bad part was Magno botching. Everyone else brought it. Shocker brought nothing. Which is exactly what made him ok in this. Post match Kevin Nash drops Puma, cuts a promo, and sets the tone for one of the better angles of 2006. KEVIN NASH IS THE X-DIVISION.
Tag match was nothing special. Did plenty to advance stories along. Pushed Joe to the heavyweight scene. Continued the Sting/Jarrett program. All good there. The vets did their obvious spots. Some blah transitions during it. Forgettable moments you'll see in all of their matches in TNA. Joe comes in and is hot the whole way through. Joe helped this match go along.
Well this main event was severely weak. It was just there. Tired phrase that is on point. A few decent spots here and there. That's about it. These two are better than this. Their steel cage match proves it. Oh well. Christian wins and continues being awesome. Abyss? I think he'd be ok during the rest of the year.
While the main event was underwhelming, this PPV was exactly how most TNA PPVs during their best years were:
fun, good, & fly on by. They're so easy to watch. Gives you a lot of everything on a show. I miss that depth. Among a lot of other things. MOTN was the tag team championship. Recommend this show, of course. I'll pimp out 2003, majority of 2005, & 2006 TNA forever.