I just bought TNA Sacrifice 2006 and was wondering what you guys thought of it and it's matches. I only paid £10 for it brand new.
IMO, Lockdown 2006, Sacrifice 2006, and Slammiversary 2006 was the best string of TNA PPVs in succession. All three PPVs were awesome PPVs, and some of the better shows in TNA history.
Sacrifice 2006 was loaded with some really good stuff too.
- The opener was Petey Williams vs. Jushin Liger in the final World X Cup match before the bug Gauntlet (which was held later in the show) This was a great match that was unfortunately spoiled by technical difficulties that caused the screen to go black, causing the PPV audience to miss the finish. However, this should be a problem on the DVD obviously. The match is really really good.
- Speaking of the black out, a friend of mine made a joke about that. Because of the black out, we missed the finish to the opening match, but we came back on just in time to hear an interesting announcement from Jackie Gayda. If you haven't seen the show yet and don't want to be spoiled, don't read the joke.
"Man Petey lost and Jackie is pregnant. That was one powerful blackout!"
- The next match was my pick for MOTN as AMW defended that tag titles against AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels. Most people remember their match at Slammiversary the next month, but this match is almost as good. This was an outstanding tag team match and IMO, this was one of the best tag team feuds in TNA history (soon to be followed by another awesome feud in AJ/Daniels vs. LAX later in the year)
- The next two matches were decent enough. Raven vs. A-1 and Rhino vs. Robert (then Bobby) Roode. A-1 vs. Raven is just about as good as you are going to get out of A-1, and the Rhino/Roode match was ok too. I actually really enjoyed Raven vs. A-1 because of the old school way it was worked.
- Team 3D vs. The James Gang was alright match as well. They had a much better one at Slammiversary, but this was still lightyears ahead of what you would normally get out of The New Age VKM Gang.
- Next was the World X Gauntlet to determine the winning team. I always love it whenever TNA involves talent from all over the World as it really adds a different flavor to the show. This match was a lot of fun. Not only was the match entertaining and action packed, but the ending saw the birth of a really good angle for TNA where Kevin Nash began his war against the X Division. Unfortunately, the angle didn't get a satisfactory conclusion, but in the early months, it was probably the hottest angle TNA had going.
- A big heavyweights tag team match came next as Sting and his partner X Division Champion Samoa Joe took on World Champion Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner. This was a huge match for Samoa Joe. It was the first time they tried to integrate Joe with the heavyweights (unless you count the Gauntlet from VFG2005, but that didn't lead anywhere) and Joe did not look out of place with those guys at all. It was a really good match that saw Joe get the rub of a lifetime and then moved on to his big feud with Scott Steiner. THe aftermath to this match was also extremely well done.
- The main event of Christian/Abyss in Full Metal Mayhem was really good and gave us a satisfactory ending. It is nowhere near as good as their awesome match form Lockdown, but is definately a worthy follow up and a great way to end this strong PPV from TNA.
1) AMW vs. AJ/Daniels
2) Sting/Joe vs. Steiner/Jarrett
3) Christian vs. Abyss
4) World X Cup Gauntlet
5) Petey vs. Liger
6) Raven vs. A-1
7) Rhino vs. Roode
8) James Gang vs. Team 3D
So basically, I would say that you picked up a good DVD!