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Join Date: Dec 2004
Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
^^^ Honestly. As bad as thie sounds, the 3LK guys were at their best in 2005. Sad isn't it?
NS2005 is definately one of the most underrated TNA PPVs, but I think that's because of TNA losing their TV deal with FSN and broadcasting their shows over the net. I don't care what anybody says, there is no possibly way to feel good about a product if the only way to watch it is on their damn website.
However, as far as pure wrestling goes, this was a very good show with some really good matches and a really great ending. I think this was definately TNA's best overall PPV during the period where they weren't on TV.
- AMW vs. Bentley/Shelley was a really good opener. I remember watching this PPV and when this match came on I was like "Who gives a shit?" No disrespect to AMW. They are my all time favorite TNA tag team. And no disrespect to Bentley or Shelley either, but once again WHO CARES?!?! But much to my surprise, these two teams meshed very well and the Storm/Bentley Superkick war added a nice dynamic to the match that made it interesting.
- Shark Boy vs. Mikey Batts vs. Elix Skipper vs. Sonjay Dutt - I've said this a few times. If you've seen one four way X Match you've seen (almost) all of them. These kind of matches are just pure filler, but always fun and good action packed filler, so no complaints here.
- Diamonds in the Rough vs. Apolo/Siaki - God I hated Apolo & Siaki in 2005. They made me sick, but this was a decent tag match. I liked the Diamonds in the Rough, and I wish they had done more with that gimmick, but oh well.
- Samoa Joe vs. Chris Sabin - Great match. It was Samoa Joe's first really impressive showing in TNA, and it was a perfect match for him to have on his way to the title as Sabin had been a well used member of the X Division, but always the next step down from AJ & Daniels, so it seemed like a great stepping stone for Joe. Also as a match, you won't see many non title X Division matches that are better.
- Lance Hoyt & The Naturals vs. Team Canada - This was a really good match and a nice follow up from the previous PPV. The Nats always seemed to work well whenever they were being pushed, and they did some pretty good things with Team Canada. I too am stunned at how over Hoyt was back then too.
- 3LK vs. Monty Brown/Kip James - Ugh. How did Monty go from working with Jeff Jarrett and Diamond Dallas Page to being in a feud with Billy Gunn as his tag partner and 3LK as his opponents. He must have pissed somebody off. Yeah this match sucked, but could have been worse too.
- AJ Styles vs. Sean Waltman - This match was a great follow up from the King of the Mountain where Waltman cost AJ the title. Now I wasn't sure what kind of shape Waltman would be in as he seemed to be in a hit or miss mode at this point, but was definately on for this match. This match was AWESOME, and my personal pick for MOTN. Waltman played the heel very well and they came up with some great counters for each other. Very entertaining match, and surprisingly, Waltman would top it next month with his great match with Jerry Lynn.
- Christopher Daniels vs. Petey Williams: X Title - This was a pretty good match. I'm not a big fan of heel vs. heel matches, but Daniels kind of played the face by default and that worked out for the best. This was probably Daniels' best title defense during his first reign (except for the Unbreakable Triple Threat of course)
- Raven vs. Abyss: World Title Collar Match - This match was SICK!!! The Stapler spot was one of the sickest things I've ever seen in a wrestling match. Why in the hell would Abyss agree to do that? This wa a great hardcore match and of course Rhino's debut was a FANTASTIC way to close the show and great debut for The War Machine.
TNA should end more of their PPVs that way. Right now they are in a spot where they end all their PPVs with Joe holding up the gold, which is fine for now, but they need to start ending thier PPVs on cliffhangers to make people feel compelled to tune into Impact.
But No Surrender 2005 is a bit of a forgotten gem from the PPVs of 2005 for reasons I've already stated, but if you are looking for great X Division matches, and one of the most violent matches in TNA history, definately check this show out.
1) AJ vs. Waltman
2) Raven vs. Abyss
3) Joe vs. Sabin
4) Daniels vs. Williams
5) AMW vs. Bentley/Shelley
6) Nats/Hoyt vs. Team Canada
7) Shark vs. Sonjay vs. Skipper vs. Batts
8) Diamonds vs. Apolo/Siaki
9) 3LK vs. Monty/Kip