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Old 06-17-2008, 02:53 PM   #881 (permalink)
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Here's another personal favorite ppv of mine

DESTINATION X 2006

ALEX SHELLEY VS. JAY LETHAL
TNA starts out the show w/ an x-division contest between two of the best rising stars in the company. This match surprisingly got plenty of time and was a great x-division showcase. This is one of Lethal's first pay-per-view matches and it's back when he wasn't the Machismo. Anyways, some good stuff here. Shelley gets the win w/ the sliced bread #2.

LANCE HOYT VS. MATT BENTLEY
This match was pretty short and was decent at best. Nothing special here. Bentley was playing the heel role and Lance Hoyt did some good stuff in here. He eventually gets the win with a big boot after Bentley is distracted by Traci.

TEAM CANADA VS. THE NATURALS

This is a great tag-team match between two great teams. It surprised me and I enjoyed it very much. There is not much more that can be said about this match except for that it was very good and there was good effort by both teams. Roode pinned Douglas after Young hit him w/ the hockey stick.

THE JAMES HANG & BOB ARMSTRONG VS. LAX

Nothing great here.This is back when LAX didn't have Hernandez and they had some short guy w/ long hair named Machete. Decent little match. Kip got the win for his team after hitting Machete w/ the one and only.

FATAL FOUR WAY X-DIVISION SHOWCASE
Oh my god what a match. It was Sabin vs. Sonjay vs. Petey vs. Puma. EAch man was representing their respective countries. This was somewhat of a world x cup preview match and it delivered. This is about a 15 minute showcase of some of the best high-flying wrestling you will ever see. THe action never stopped and out of all the 4 way x matches that TNA puts on, this for sure has to be the best one. Sabin gets the win after hitting Puma w/ a cradle shock. U.S.A. baby!

EIGHT MAN WAR
This seriously was a war, and a very intense one at that. This was just a big wargames type match. Jarrett's team of himself, Abyss, and AMW vs. Killings, Rhino, and Team 3D. This was a very solid match with a lot of action. Jarrett gets the win for his team in the end with a stroke on Killings.

ULTIMATE X: SAMOA JOE VS. DANIELS VS. STYLES
This was another awesome match. These three always live up to high expectations and this match was no exception. Some really cool stuff here. Apparently Joe was hurt so they had to cut some stuff out of the match. I don't know if this is true but it was sure a great match otherwise. These three showed why they were the top dogs of the x-division. Daniels gets the win in the end by climbing the cables and unlatching the title belt to become the new x-division champion.

NWA WORLD HEAYWEIGHT TITLE: CHRISTIAN CAGE VS. MONTY BROWN

The build up for this match was pretty good. THese two were pissed at each other and ready to go. Brown was ready to take home the gold but Christian wouldn't have it. This was a great main event in my opinion. Brown beat up Christian for most of the match and Christian eventually pulled the unprettier out of nowhere to retain his title.

Overall it's a great ppv with some awesome wrestling in it. This ppv also was the TNA debut of Scott Steiner.
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:15 PM   #882 (permalink)
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and also one more thing, would TNA: Hard Justice 2007 be worth the DVD buy or no?
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:40 PM   #883 (permalink)
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^^^Alot of people will tell you no. Personally I didn't think the PPV was as bad as everyone said it was (I think most people were just pissed with the ending to the main event) but I think the show could have been better.

- Jay Lethal/Sonjay Dutt vs. Triple X vs. The Motor City Machine Guns was a great action packed opener. There were some cool spots and some great X Division action here.

- Kaz vs. Raven was surprisingly good. Raven hadn't put on a good performance in a while, but he did well to hang in there with Kaz, and Kaz provided some good action to keep the match interesting.

- James Storm vs. Rhino in a Bar Room Brawl: I loved this feud and I really enjoyed this match. Rhino drinking during the match to me was perfect because it was kind of like when Shawn Michaels had his match with Vince at Wrestlemania 22. Shawn swore he'd never go back to the old DX Shawn Michaels, but Vince pushed and pushed, and in an Incredible Hulk like situation, Shawn showed Vince why he wouldn't like him angry. However the difference here is that Rhino getting drunk is as harmful to himself as it is to other people, which allowed Storm to capitalize. There were some pretty brutal spots in thie match to, so it was a good hardcore bout.

- LAX vs. VKM - About as good as you are going to get out of VKM, which doesn't say much. The match was iffy at best, and some might say I'm being too nice.

- Robert Roode vs. Eric Young in an "Ultimate Humiliation Match" was alright, but nowhere near as good as their match at Slammivesary or even the mixed tag from Victory Road. I think the feud had just stretched out too far by this point. The loser of the match has to be "tarred and feathered" which led to some interesting stuff after the match.

- Chris Harris vs. Black Reign - Ugh. This was the begginning of the end for Chris Harris in TNA. That's all I'll say.

- The Steiner Brothers vs. Team 3D - Really good tag team match. The Steiners broke out alot of their old moves and they worked very well with The Dudleyz. It's not as good as the tables match they would have at BFG, but it was still a really fun tag team match, especially if you've followed the history of both teams.

- Next was an in ring segment where they introduced Pacman Jones to the TNA audience, which brought out Ron Killings who challenged Pacman and was dragged away by security. This was actually a good intro segment for Pacman, but too bad it never led anywhere too good (mainly because Pacman wasn't allowed to wrestle)

- Next up was Abyss, Sting, & "The Punisher" Andrew Martin (Test) vs. Christian Cage, AJ Styles, & Tomko in the Doomsday Chamber of Blood, which was basically a Six Sides of Steel Match with Barbedwire around the top, and the stipulation that a pinfall could only be made if the man being pinned was bleeding. There was some good action in this match, but they kept it kind of short. Martin looked horrible in there and I'm not surprised that this was his only match with TNA, but everybody else did fine with AJ and Abyss taking most of the brunt. Good match, could have been better.

And this is where I'll rant. Why they hell did they bring in F'n Test for this match when they could have just as easily used Chris Harris (who was feuding with Christian the month before) Ugh. If anybody got screwed over by the influx of ex-WWE guys, it was Harris (killed by Black Reign, lost spot to Martin, lost spot in Fight for the Right to Rikishi) Gah!

- Main event was Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle for all of the title belts in TNA, which was a big deal at the time. They sold the entire PPV off of the idea of an "Winner Takes All" situation, which I thought was really cool. However, if you watch the whole thing play out, you can see the ending of the match coming a mile away. I won't spoil it, but I'm sure you could figure it out. The match itself was pretty good, but was hampered by the fact that the ending was never in question to me. I didn't necessarily have a problem with what happened, but I think they could have done it in a way that was less obvious.

Now on the DVD, they included the little documentary that they made for the PPV Preshow. It chonicles the Samoa Joe/Kurt Angle feud and to be honest, its one of the best things TNA has ever produced. It seemed like they were hyping a UFC fight. It was pretty cool, and that might be worth picking up the DVD just to check that out.

Some people have said that Hard Justice was TNA's worst PPV of 2007, but I disagree (personally I think that honor goes to Against All Odds) but the PPV does have a few down moments, balanced out by some pretty good ones, so I'll say the PPV is average.

Match Rankings:
1) Rhino vs. Storm
2) Steiners vs. Team 3D
3) MCMG vs. XXX vs. Lethal/Dutt
4) Joe vs. Angle
5) Doomsday Chamber of Blood
6) Kaz vs. Raven
7) Young vs. Roode
8) LAX vs. VKM
9) Harris vs. Reign
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:26 AM   #884 (permalink)
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For those of you that care for Meltzer's ratings, which I'm sure most of you don't, here are his ratings for Slammiversary 2008, just the ***+ matches.

Kaz vs. Petey Williams(X Title Match) ***1/2
AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle ***3/4
Samoa Joe vs. Christian Cage vs. Rhino vs. Booker T vs. Robert Roode (King of the Mountain) ***1/2

He also gave Cage/Tomko from Impact a few weeks ago *** and the X-Division KOTM ***3/4.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:31 AM   #885 (permalink)
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Those are interesting ratings, he's got the X KOTM over the regular one but I think it's actually very close.

My ratings for those matches:

Cage/Tomko-***1/4
X KOTM-***1/2-***3/4
Kaz/Petey-***1/2-***3/4
AJ/Angle-****-****1/4
KOTM-***3/4
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Yeah, I didn't think he'd go that high for the X KOTM either, seeing as he gave both this year's Xcape match and the Terrordome ***. I need to watch that match again, as well as all the other matches I listed before. I'm kinda interested to see what he'll give MCMG/Speed Muscle...
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:56 AM   #887 (permalink)
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Agree with his KOTM rating. I was excepting a lower rating from him

Here is the ratings page: http://www.geocities.com/mfoy18/wwfstarlist.html
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Out of Topic: He also gave Edge vs Taker ***1/2 which is beyond ridiculous , so i take his TNA ratings as pinch of salt
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The X Divsion KOTM to me wasn't that good.

***, imo.

A fine spotfest for a TV match. But nothing that awe inspiring. I'd say both that match and the one from Slammiversary right after though goes on what pace you prefer when considering what you like better easily. But then again, I am also another person who takes what Meltzer gives (at least for just his word on matches) very lightly.
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Styles and Daniels starting together in the tag gauntlet was one of my fav moments in 2007
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