The W
Views: 100278799
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Calendar | Color chart | Log in for more!
31.10.14 1515
The W - Pro Wrestling - iMPACT! 1-18-07
This thread has 5 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
Thread rated: 5.01
Pages: 1
(4016 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (9 total)
Karlos the Jackal
Lap cheong








Since: 2.1.02
From: The City of Subdued Excitement

Since last post: 16 days
Last activity: 20 hours
#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
I know we're only 2 1/2 weeks into the new year, but I'm pretty sure that, in the "most baffling decision of 2007" category, nothing is going to beat the choice to have Kurt Angle take on AJ Styles and, in their first ever meeting -- with, I might add, no storyline and no buildup and no hype -- have Angle utterly dominate Styles and pin him decisively in a five-minutes-of-TV-time match.

I mean, seriously. Rushing the Joe/Angle feud is one thing (and something that I can find ways to defend) but pissing away Styles/Angle and burying your #1 poster boy since day 1 in the process -- I just don't get it.

Rest of the show was alright.

LAX vs. 3D was better than I expected, in that 3D didn't get the belts. Sure, Ray will take a hurracanrana from Homicide, but he sure as shit ain't gonna sell it.

Miss Jacqueline is now Miss Tennessee -- nice hat; the sash I could do without.

I can't wait for the Torborg/Hoyt match! Finally, The Demon will pass that torch!

It was pretty awesome when Sting realized that, since he knows Abyss's real name, he could just go and look up why Abyss was in jail. Maybe Sting should have done that BEFORE kidnapping James Mitchell and handcuffing him to a prison fence, 'cause I'm pretty sure he can be charged for something there.

Christian Cage has a "special consultant" to help him in his match against Kurt Angle -- someone who "thinks like" Angle, who "wrestles like" Angle, and who, with good reason, "doesn't like" Angle -- who could it be? Cage says he'll drop a clue later on -- I think that Tomko's dye job is a pretty big clue! (Although it'd be pretty cool if it turned out to be Terkay!)

So, yeah.

--K

(edited by Karlos the Jackal on 19.1.07 0127)


Last 5 movies seen: Children of Men **** - La Moustache **** - Crank ** - Quinceanera ***1/2 - The Illusionist ***
Promote this thread!
oldschoolhero
Knackwurst








Since: 2.1.02
From: nWo Country

Since last post: 1995 days
Last activity: 1929 days
#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.00
The fans chanting "RVD" when Christian said he'd hired someone who thinks and wrestles like Angle was rather amusing.

The Dudleys have hit the wall in TNA, just like they did in WWE.



To those who say people wouldn't look; they wouldn't be interested; they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply: There is, in one reporter's opinion, considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, in a box.-Edward R. Murrow
Mayhem
Scrapple








Since: 25.4.03
From: Nashville, TN

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 2 days
#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.21

Horrible decision to piss away an Angle/Styles match like that, not to mention to all-over-the-board booking ...

Of course, I'm finally reading the "Death of WCW" book so my opinion of the booking regime may be a bit swayed.
griff
Head cheese








Since: 26.2.04
From: Manchester, England

Since last post: 2 hours
Last activity: 2 hours
#4 Posted on
To waste a match like Angle/Styles just seems to me like they didn't know what to have as a main event. What a waste. TNA could really be something special but the last six months have been a mix of frustration and disappointment. Is it the curse of Spike TV? (that is the channel you guys over in the US of A get TNA on isn't it?)
Tyler Durden
Landjager








Since: 22.2.04
From: Frankfurt, Germany

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 2 days
#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.71
I read somewhere that TNA is trying to get more viewers interested in their product by "giving away" dream matches (like Angle/Styles and Cage/Daniels next week) on TV and not on PPV! We will see if that works out.



The first rule of Fight Club is:

You donīt talk about Fight Club!


The second rule of Fight Club is:

You donīt talk about Fight Club!
Oliver
Scrapple








Since: 20.6.02
From: #YEG

Since last post: 1 day
Last activity: 1 day
AIM:  
ICQ:  
Y!:
#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.54
Sting should ditch the makeup more often. He's a decent looking fellow. I'm loving the entire Sting/Abyss angle.

Next weeks' TNA show is on Wednesday, by the way.



I've seen ONE movie so far this year: Borat - (5*)
CTX
Italian








Since: 11.5.02

Since last post: 22 hours
Last activity: 22 hours
#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.69
    Originally posted by Oliver
    Sting should ditch the makeup more often. He's a decent looking fellow. I'm loving the entire Sting/Abyss angle.

    Next weeks' TNA show is on Wednesday, by the way.

On a Sting related note, any ideas why he's reverted back to the horribly dated black & white outfit?

Sure the new jacket was tacky, but at least the new outfit was a step towards making him seem like more of a TNA guy rather than an old WCW guy just stopping by for a quick buck.



WCW Archive
WCW Magazine Archive - Ongoing WCW Magazine archive. Includes cover scans, contents, release dates and more for over 100 publications.
WCW Promotional Ads Archive - Now featuring over 150 promotional ads, including everything from PPV's to the WCW Hotline.
WCW VHS Archive - Currently serving mainly as an image gallery for almost all WCW VHS releases, but will eventually host full information for each release.


Click Here (wcwarchive.50webs.com)
Quezzy
Knackwurst








Since: 6.1.02
From: Pittsburgh, PA

Since last post: 3 days
Last activity: 1 hour
#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.57
Come on now. Is giving way Kurt and AJ on free TV dumb? Yes. But I bet it will be far from the most baffling decision this year. Seriously, we've already seen a Rosie O'Donnell impersonator wrestle a Donald Trump impersonator this year.

I'm not sure about the whole give your dream matches on TV. Getting ratings is definitely important and they definitely want to please Spike who has been great to them so far. But, you're probably never going to make money unless you get better ppv buys and as far as I know the ppv buys haven't gotten better even though that was the strong part of their company. But if you really want to try the give away your dream matches on TV idea then at least build up to a match as big as Angle vs. AJ could've been.



Lance's Response:

THAT IS AWESOME!
Karlos the Jackal
Lap cheong








Since: 2.1.02
From: The City of Subdued Excitement

Since last post: 16 days
Last activity: 20 hours
#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
    Originally posted by Quezzy
    Come on now. Is giving way Kurt and AJ on free TV dumb? Yes. But I bet it will be far from the most baffling decision this year. Seriously, we've already seen a Rosie O'Donnell impersonator wrestle a Donald Trump impersonator this year.
Giving away the match on free TV with no build is dumb. The BAFFLING part is having Styles get squashed like a bug.

I know, we should see how it plays out -- maybe this will make perfect sense in a month or two -- but right now, crushing the golden boy -- especially during a match where he had nothing to do with the actual story -- just makes no sense.

Now, if Tomko and Cage caused Angle to be distracted and Styles got a sneaky pin on him, that could lead to something. The way it played out, though -- I just don't understand it at all.

Trump vs. Rosie is stupid, but at least it's apparently part of an ongoing storyline that's going somewhere. (Nowhere that I care to follow, but still.)

--K




Last 5 movies seen: Children of Men **** - La Moustache **** - Crank ** - Quinceanera ***1/2 - The Illusionist ***
Thread rated: 5.01
Pages: 1
Thread ahead: Comedy Matches and Good Television
Next thread: Bam Bam Bigelow Dead
Previous thread: Pooooooooooooounce! (ECW 01-16-07)
(4016 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
Wouldn't that make Maven a heel for reminding us of the Gayda-error?
- redsoxnation, Nomar Garciawhatever. (2002)
Related threads: TNA iMPACT wORKRATE rEPORT 1/4/07 - iMPACT! 1-11-07 - TNA iMPACT wORKRATE rEPORT 12/28/06 - More...
The W - Pro Wrestling - iMPACT! 1-18-07Register and log in to post!

The W™ message board

ZimBoard
©2001-2014 Brothers Zim

This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.374 seconds.