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Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
^^^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.
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