He did a pretty good job putting over Bram last year IMO before he got thrusted into the tag team with Storm. I'm actually surprised they still have the titles. I was expecting them to be transition champions since they only took the belts off the Wolves because their contracts were expiring.i dont mind Abyss as long as he is used to put over younger or new talent aka the Dreamer role.
So we have tonight's episode, then next week is Lockdown, then the following week starts the UK shows, is that correct?This is the 1st show from the last NYC taping, which I attended. We'll see how they edit it, but I remember everything that was shot for this episode being really good (it was easily to tell them apparent since next week's show is all-cage matches for Lockdown). The KO's three-way was pretty good live, and the main event (which I won't spoil) was excellent. Hardy-Abyss was Hardy-Abyss. I don't mean that as necessarily a bad thing. It's just the same match those two have been having for years it seems.
I hope the other matches I mentioned both come across well on TV. For the 3rd Friday in a row, I won't be home for the live airing, though I might be home in time to catch the 11 o'clock replay. Worst case scenario, I'll catch up on Unlocked (which I think is the real reason TNA put that show at 10 am on Saturdays). It doesn't help them in the ratings much, but I for one have been enjoying have multiple opportunities to watch the show (I'm probably going to miss most of the original airings because I'm usually out with friends on Friday nights).
I agree. I think so far it's been a mixture of both the intent and the reduced budget. We'll see what they do with a full house tonight. If you notice though, even the second set of New York tapings last year were darker than the first ones when Dixie went through the table. Definitely not as dark as the first few DA episodes, but I did notice that.As I stated in another thread I wonder if they are trying for a look similar to UFC. Granted Impact has been darker but that might be due to the lightling options in the Manhattan Center. I think along with tonight, the tapings in the UK might give us a better idea of what they are trying to do.
Well along with that is also the actual lighting situation at anyplace they are filming. I would think that it is very likely they can not have the lights set up just any way they desire. They would be limited to what the building has set up. Meaning some might be on a dimmer and others are not. So thus TNA had to decide to go with more lite like last tapings or the more dark like the current ones. There is also the question if this is TNA's idea, DA's or a join decision.I agree. I think so far it's been a mixture of both the intent and the reduced budget. We'll see what they do with a full house tonight. If you notice though, even the second set of New York tapings last year were darker than the first ones when Dixie went through the table. Definitely not as dark as the first few DA episodes, but I did notice that.