Originally Posted by GringoKilla187
hey does anyone know if the TNA global impact DVD is worth the money? it seems pretty good but i want peples opinions
It's really good. It is so vastly different from the usual TNA product that its definately worth a look. Its a very different flavor from what TNA fans are used to seeing on thursday nights.
The interview segments and press conferences before and after the matches are cool. We get to see just how different the handling of Japanese wrestling is to American wrestling. They treat it like its a real sport, and there is very little "sports entertainment" (at least when compared to the states)
At the end of the DVD, they feature a few quick segments of the wrestlers getting accustomed to Japanese culture and going to restaurants and such. It's pretty neat, but nothing of great interest happens. It's just cool to see the wrestlers hanging out and being themselves.
AJ Styles, Christian Cage, & Petey Williams vs. Minoru, Prince Devitt, & Milano Collection AT - It was a good X Division-esque match. All the TNA guys hit their big spots, and the action was pretty good throughout. Of all the TNA vs. New Japan matches from this show, this one was the best choice to have open things up.
Christopher Daniels vs. Wateru Inoue (pronounced In-o-way) for the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship - Pretty good match up. If you want to see Daniels performing at the level he was back in 2006, then check this match out as he was really given the chance to shine here.
Abyss vs. Manabu Nakanishi - Alot of people seem to hate this match, but I kind of enjoyed it. Short but sweet is the best way to describe it. There was some good big man action here. I really like Nakanishi.
Team 3D vs. Togi Makabe & Toru Yano in a Hardcore Match - This was another cool match. They incorporated ladders and tables, and it was pretty fun to watch. This is probably my least favorite match on the set, but its still worth a look.
The Steiner Brothers vs. Tomko & Giant Bernard for the IWGP Tag Team Titles - I really liked this match! This was tons of fun and to be honest it was the major reason I picked up the DVD (aside from Angle/Nagata of course) There were some great power moves, and Scotty broke out The Frankensteiner. There were also run ins from Makabe, Yano, and Jeff Jarrett. It was a really fun match.
Kurt Angle vs. Yuji Nagata for the IWGP Championship (3rd Belt) If you saw the Global Impact special, then you saw this match. The DVD presents it just as they did in the Global Impact special, even segmented to account for commercial breaks, which was kind of disappointing, but it was still a hell of a match. Awesome bout.
-One minor knock I have on the DVD as a whole is that the main menu is divided into five sections (I believe its Pre Match, Matches, Angle vs. Nagata, Post Match, and Culture) but there is no "Play All" option. Oh well.
But yeah if you are interested in this DVD, then definately pick it up. If you're a TNA fan, its great to see the TNA stars in a very different setting. If you are a fan of Japanese wrestling, then this is a good representation of what Pro wrestling is like over in the land of the rising sun.