#1 Posted on 12.2.06 2335.04 Reposted on: 12.2.13 2335.06
From TNAWrestling.com, yo.
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PRESHOW: ~Ron Killings pinned A1 ~Lance Hoyt, Shark Boy & Cassidy Riley beat Shannon Moore, Elix Skipper & David Young MAIN SHOW: ~The Naturals beat Austin Aries & Roderick Strong ~Jay Lethal beat Petey Williams, Matt Bentley & Alex Shelley ~The James Gang beat The Latin American Express ~NWA World Tag Team Champions America's Most Wanted beat Chris Sabin & Sonjay Dutt to retain ~Rhino pinned Abyss in Falls Anywhere ~TNA World X-Division Champion Samoa Joe beat Christopher Daniels & AJ Styles to retain [pinfall on Styles] ~Team 3D beat Team Canada (Young & Roode) ~Christian Cage pinned NWA World Champion Jeff Jarrett to win the title. Earl Hebner was the referee.
#4 Posted on 13.2.06 0030.55 Reposted on: 13.2.13 0031.43
If you throw in Rhino then all four members of Team RECK have had the title in the past year.
The results were pretty much what I expected except Jay Lethal? Wow, didn't see that one coming. Also kind of surprise Strong and Aries lost too, but I guess they are still trying to make the Naturals look strong too.
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#5 Posted on 13.2.06 0328.31 Reposted on: 13.2.13 0329.01
Pretty good show! Better than January's, not as good as some of the ones late last year.
Christian winning the title was great -- the Impact Zone fans rushed the ring and the ring was packed with them, hoisting Christian up on their shoulders. Really cool image.
Joe/Styles/Daniels wasn't quite as good as last years, but it was still really fun. Finish was kind of sudden.
Abyss vs. Rhyno was crazy, particularly the finish (Abyss got gored off a balcony and fell through 4 tables [2 stacked on top of 2 more]).
Opening X-Div matches were fun -- surprised by both endings. Makes sense with Lethal -- makes him an immediate player in the division without having to sacrifice someone else in a 1-on-1 match.
I didn't much like the Naturals winning, though -- I just don't like 'em as faces, I guess. They're great when they're being weaselly and throwing powder in people's faces, but they're so scrawny I have trouble buying 'em otherwise.
James Gang vs. LAX kinda sucked, as expected. Machete? Who is this guy? I was hoping for Low Ki -- long shot, I know, and he probably couldn't've made the match any better, but still.
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#8 Posted on 13.2.06 1118.40 Reposted on: 13.2.13 1119.52
The main event made me sadly realize that all of the heavyweight title contenders in TNA have really crappy finishers. And Jarrett took Christian's crappy finisher in a crappy half-assed way, making it look even crappier than it usually does.
My only real concern here is the whole Earl Hebner thing, and the way the announcers were selling it as "My god! The most controversial referee ever! Remember Montreal???" It would've been fine if the match had been pretty straightforward, but it was kind of a mish-mash in the end. I mean, I guess they are trying to give Jarrett a "You screwed me, Zybszko!" reason for a rematch, but it did put a little bit of a bad taste in my mouth that this was how they did Christian's big first world title win.