Anyone got Against all odds 2005 ratings? I've only seen the 30 minute Ironman match between Aj and Daniels which I thought was *****.
Skipper vs. Petey - If you want to know why Skipper never got a big singles push, watch this match. There were a lot of botches if I recall. Not too good.
BG James & Nascar's Jeff Hammond vs. Michael Shane & Frankie Kazarian - Sometimes having a celebrity involved can be entertaining (like the match with Wycheck at Slammy) But this match was a big bust. The crowd really hated Hammond.
Raven vs. Dustin Rhodes - OK match, and some people would say I"m being kind. Both were past their primes at this point (especially Dustin), but it wasn't a total trainwreck.
- AMW vs. Kid Kash & Lance Hoyt for the Tag Titles: A rematch from the very first Impact only this time Kash & Hoyt are the ones gunning for the gold. It was a pretty good tag team match, and by about a mile the best match by this point in the show.
- Abyss vs. Jeff Hardy in Full Metal Mayhem - They botched somethings in the match, and Hardy really exposed his stupidity during the finish (he acted pissed that he didn't completely crash through all the tables) If you are a lover of hardcore spotfests, you'll enjoy it (Hardy has one really crazy spot), but TNA has put on much better ones (Monster's Ball II from BFG 2005 for example)
- DDP & Monty Brown vs. Team Canada - This was supposed to be DDP & Monty vs. Roode & Scott Hall, but Hall fell off the wagon again. This match was solid, but seemed like something you'd see on Impact.
- And you were right, AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels was awesome. One of the best matches in TNA history easily.
- Nash vs. Jarrett was very good as well. When this match first happened, some people said the two cheated to make the match good by using so many weapons and run ins, but I don't care. Everybody thought this match was going to blow chunks, and it ended up being very entertaining.
Overall I thought the undercard to this show was somewhat lacking, with AMW vs. Kash/Hoyt being the only above average match. However, I saw AJ/Daniels & Nash/Jarrett as a great "Double Main Event" so that makes the PPV better overall. If you pick it up, get it for those two matches. If you already have them either ripped from the net or burned to a DVD or if they are featured on other TNA DVDs in your collection (I know AJ/Daniels is on Best of X Division Vol. 1) then don't go out of your way to pick it up.