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I'm bracing myself to post a recap of tomorrow's SmackDown! in lieu of Matt Tracker stepping down and, really, what better way to prepare for a good show that I can get into than by watching a show that'll make me want to gouge my eyes out with rusty toenail clippings? So let's give Karlos another rest.

Hulk's Moment of Truth - When Hogan's name is in the title of the show, you know you're in for a long night.

-I'll give you three guesses what we start with. Yup, it's a Hogan promo. Hulk shouts out to the Impact Zone and says "Crack-a-lackin'", which sounds about as cool as one of your parents saying it. He says everyone's talking about TNA, even guys up north. Maybe he means the gas station north on the interstate. Hulk says that the Impact Zone is on full lockdown, with no one getting in or out. He promises Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac won't be here tonight, which naturally means they will. Hulk then says that if on the off-chance they DO get in, he'll don the red and yellow and take care of them personally.

Interruption comes in the form of Eric Young. Crowd chants "overrated" (or is it "underrated"?). Young wants Hall and Syxx-Pac allowed in so that he could avenge last week's attack on Kevin Nash. Hulk stands by his edict. Ceding to the Almighty Hulk, Eric Young vows to find Hall and Pac outside the arena. Promo ends with a handshake between Young and Hulk.

-Mick Foley looks for Eric Bischoff.

-Outside, we see Hall and Syxx-Pac. That sure didn't take long.

-POPE D'ANGELO DINERO v. ORLANDO JORDAN: 8 CARD STUD TOURNAMENT QUALIFYING MATCH
We get a recap of Dinero jobbing to Jordan last month. After starting off on a bland note, it's nice to get a Pope match to get me back into this show. Pope gives us Dusty-like elbows and the crowd eats it all up. Jordan rakes the eyes to get some token offense - slow token offense. Dinero comes back with chops, jabs, and the Coronation. Dinero Express finishes at about 5:00. Jordan looked awful, as usual. Pope's looking scary good and is the closest thing to a sure thing this promotion has right now.
WINNER: "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero

-Jeff Jarrett meets Eric Bischoff in his office. Jarrett wants to compete for a spot in the tournament, but Bischoff refuses, saying that wrestling for a spot in the tourney wouldn't really be starting from the bottom. I'm still in disbelief here, as this storyline can only end with Jarrett ending up the company's top face. The more things change...

-SUICIDE v. "THE BLUEPRINT" MATT MORGAN: 8 CARD STUD TOURNAMENT QUALIFYING MATCH
Morgan tries to use his power, but Suicide tries using his quickness. That goes nowhere, as Suicide walks into the fallaway slam. Morgan uses a corner splash and a side drop, while generally looking cocky. Suicide comes back by hanging Morgan on the ropes and hitting him with a missile dropkick. Clothesline attempt turns into a chokeslam attempt before Suicide flips out of it. Suicide runs the ropes, but gets caught with the Carbon Footprint. That'll do it at 3:00.
WINNER: "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan

-Foley knocks on Bischoff's door. Foley assures Bischoff that he'll be a team player. Bischoff gives Abyss a tourney slot and gives the opposing slot to...Mick Foley. Uncle Eric demands Foley lose the 70's flannel. Foley says the flannel's more 80's or 90's, which really doesn't make it sound that much better. Bischoff says Abyss will have to take his mask off next week if there are any shenanigans at the PPV. What? Not even OFFBEAT SHENANIGANS?

-The final tourney is set: Pope v. Wolfe, Hernandez v. Morgan, Foley v. Abyss, and Angle v. Anderson

-Christy Hemme talks to Kurt Angle and Ken Anderson. They'll be taking on Desmond Wolfe and Hernandez later tonight. Angle vows to break Anderson's ankle if there's any screwing afoot and leaves. Anderson ends the promo with his trademark mic coming down. This is all in the locker room, mind you. MR. CATCH PHRASE...catch phrase.

-Angle walks up to Eric Young and advises him to stay behind, citing that Hulk Hogan could be laying in wait to ambush him. Young doesn't listen. Is Young supposed to be a face again or have we stopped keeping track?

-DOUG WILLIAMS v. AMAZING RED: X DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
On paper, the matches haven't been too bad tonight. This is Red's rematch after Williams cashed in his briefcase and beat him for the title. Great match that's way too fast-paced for me to keep track of, but I'll try. Williams start by rolling over and picking up Red's leg, but Red answers with an enziguiri. Size advantage eventually takes over as Williams controls after a wheelbarrow face plant and spinning elbow. Williams goes up top, but Red kicks him in the head. Corkscrew tope follows. Huracanrana is countered, but leads to a reversal sequence that gets Red a two count. Corner charge misses and Williams finishes with the Chaos Theory at 5:00. I demand more time for these two!
WINNER: Doug Williams

-Christy Hemme talks to Tara and Angelina Love who say nothing of note.

-THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE v. ANGELINA LOVE & TARA: HANDICAP MATCH
Usual Knockouts match ends with Lacey hitting Love with the Ugly Stick and Sky getting the pin at 10 minutes. I weep because this got twice as much time as Red/Williams.
WINNERS: The Beautiful People

-Post-match sees the Beautiful People give Tara a beatdown for good measure. I wish Awesome Kong was still around.

-Christy Hemme talks to Desmond Wolfe backstage. Wolfe calls Kurt "Kurt Mangled" and Hernandez "Super Maxi Pad". Wolfe then mentions Mr...Wolfe, before briefly mentioning some guy with a big mouth. Awesome. Wolfe vows to put an end to his competitors.

-Hall and Waltman are still outside, being nuisances.

-DESMOND WOLFE & HERNANDEZ v. KURT ANGLE & MR. ANDERSON
We start with Anderson and Hernandez. Hernandez looks for a quick Border Toss, but Anderson slithers out and tags Angle. Wolfe cheap shots Angle from the apron and tags himself in. Wolfe works on Angle with a wristlock until Kurt lands a German suplex. Hernandez is tagged back in and launches himself over the top with a shoulderblock. He briefly works Kurt over until Wolfe tags back in. Wolfe goes back to the wristlock, but it gets reversed to the anklelock. Wolfe taps, but Anderson distracts the ref like an idiot, allowing Wolfe to roll out. Hernandez is tagged back in, but Angle's able to get a corner clothesline. Hernandez boots Kurt down and goes up top, but Angle responds with the pop-up superplex. Both guys reach for their tags, but Anderson leaves the apron while Hernandez tags Wolfe. Kurt makes his own comeback and then decks Anderson. Angle dumps Hernandez, but walks into a hammerlock DDT for 2. Tower of London gets reversed into the Angle Slam. Anderson tags himself in as Angle puts his straps down. Anderson cheap shots Kurt and throws him out before pinning Wolfe.
WINNERS: Kurt Angle & Mr. Anderson

-Samoa Joe WALKS backstage.

-Samoa Joe comes out and calls out AJ Styles. Styles and Flair come out sporting suits. Joe talks about how much Styles disgusts him since ganging up with Flair. Joe talks about Styles cheating Angle and the fans. Styles comes back by pointing out that Joe's turned more coats than a dry cleaners, citing his various heel turns. Joe points out that Styles is just kissing up to his new sugar daddy. This results in a brawl that Joe has control of until Flair gives him the Greco-Roman Nutshot. Beatdown ensues. Great promos from Styles and Joe, but I don't give Joe a chance in hell this Sunday, considering he was gone for a good three weeks before this feud got slapped together.

-Styles is leaving, but gets cut off by Eric Bischoff. Bischoff appoints himself the special referee to the match on Sunday. Awww CRAP! Why do they have to gimmick up a perfectly good Joe/Styles match by adding Bischoff?

-Kurt Angle confronts Hulk Hogan backstage. Hulk tells Kurt that if he's going to call out Hall and Pac, to do it in the ring. Kurt obliges...like an idiot.

-Kurt Angle calls out Scott Hall and Syxx Pac. Hall and Pac come out through the crowd. Pac gets into the ring while Hall slowwwwwly follows. Kurt's able to give Waltman a good minute of action before Hall finally lumbers into the ring. Angle takes Hall down and goes for the anklelock like an idiot. Why the hell would he go for an anklelock in a 2-on-1 scenario? And sure enough, Pac whacks Kurt in the back of the head with an international object. Beatdown ensues. Hulk comes out, clearly looking to join in on the fun, which means he won't. And sure enough, Hulk turns on Hall and Pac. Show ends with Hulk standing tall. Sooooooo...what happened to Eric Young?

END SHOW

You know, "nWo" silliness aside, this wasn't a bad show. There were good matches, all got a decent amount of time, and there were a lot less Hogan cronies to be seen. This is easily the best episode of the Hogan era. Thumbs up from me!

But considering they could easily fill next week with a whole lot of crap, maybe I should cede the report back to Karlos next week.

(edited by It's False on 11.2.10 2214)



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.15
Yeah, it looked as if Hall was having a wee bit of trouble getting over the barricade to get into the ring. He looks like complete and utter shit.

The Styles/Joe promo was the best part of the show and would have really been better for the main event slot.
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I just wish they could figure out who's supposed to be faces and who's supposed to be heels.

Hulk/Bischoff are supposed to be on teh same page, but Eric is heelish to Jarret and Foley. Hulk is supposedly his equaly, but he's a face to the whole Angle situation.

The show is just so confused right now.
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Nothing too bad here, although it would have been nice to get one of the competitive 8 Card Stud matches instead of two squashes. I was hoping the brackets would be set up in the same order that the first round occurred so that Wolfe and Pope would be on opposite sides of the bracket but they had to go and shuffle it around so they face off in the first round. I still think that would be an awesome full blown feud. Even though Hogan and Bischoff say they like Wolfe and Dinero I'm thinking Foley, Anderson and Angle have the best chance of winning. I hope I'm wrong though.

Styles was pretty good in the Nature Boy role. There were a few moments that were a little awkward but overall he did better than I was expecting. Bischoff adding himself as the special referee did kind of let the air out of the tires though.

I also liked Jarrett just accepting the rejection to being in the tournament. Humble Jarrett is good.

Joe is back but has Beer Money made an appearance lately? They really need to trim Hall, Pac, Jordan and the Nastys to get the other guys on the card. I kind of expected MCMG, Daniels and Homicide to be shuffled back to oblivion but I thought Beer Money would still have a spot.

Didn't TNA deny Kong's release? I guess I wouldn't expect them to push her but they could still at least use her. If there is no Kong then more Sarita please.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.00
I concur with majority opinion -- matches were pretty good, but were mostly too short (too make room for the stuff I FFWDed past).

Jordan got in a couple of nice moves but Dinero just blows him out of the water. I'm not sure I understand Jordan and Morely's role here. Don't get me wrong, I'm delighted that they're being used to put over guys like Wolfe and Dinero, but if they're just going to be jobbers, why bother bringing them in in the first place? Why not use Rhino or Stevie?

I like the graphics and everything with the 8 Card Stud tournament. An annual event wouldn't upset me at all. I'm a little surprised that it's Angle vs. Anderson in the first round -- that was my prediction for the final match.

The Knockouts match wasn't bad! I was impressed by Lacey -- although by "impressed" I mean she did something I never would have predicted seeing Lacey von Erich do, and I would say the same if she, say, managed to throw a decent clothesline. Still, as Taz said, "that's a lot of work for an elbow." Note, again, that even in a handicap match, she was kept away from actual wrestling almost entirely. Everyone knows she's lousy.

    Originally posted by Quezzy
    Didn't TNA deny Kong's release?
Yeah, as of now she's still with TNA. It's hard to imagine her getting a push after daring to "disagree" with one of Hulk's buddies (although, again -- no Bubba tonight!) but the thing is you can't not push Kong just because of what she is, you know? I wouldn't be surprised if she sticks around long enough to drop the belt (I was expecting it at the PPV but the tournament takes up too much time) and then they part ways.

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(edited by Karlos the Jackal on 12.2.10 0115)

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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.18
Nature Boy AJ Styles really tore Samoa Joe a new one with that promo. Though he was actually ripping on how badly Joe has been booked by Vince Russo, it was still very effective. He totally pwned Joe. How *is* that Nation of Violence going, anyway?

Where else but TNA can I see a white haired old man nut shot a Samoan and then try to suffocate him with his suit jacket? Things like that are why I still watch wrestling.

So TNA is a company where the World Champion does a Ric Flair impression and Jay Lethal does a Macho Man impression (plus Hogan stated on Bubba the Love Sponge two weeks ago he wanted the real Macho Man to come in to manage Lethal as his illegitimate son). They should hire Rick Bogner to do his Razor Ramon impression.







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I don't mind AJ in the Nature Boy role since it was never really Flair's to begin with. It nice to see it get passed down. I thought about ordering it til Bischoff was made the referee. Way to telegraph that ending. The tournament itself is a nice touch for the PPV. They probably should have added at least one X-Division or Knockout match. Now, I hear they want to do an all X-Division PPV. I am not sure where they going to find the time with all of the chaos from Hogan on down or they going to use Lockdown to officially get rid of the Nasty Boys, Waltman and Hall. Then spend a month pimping the hell out of the X-Division.
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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.49
The tournament for a meaningless title shot which would usually be handed out lilke candy is a horrible idea for a PPV. They've announced all of two non-tourney matches. Way to take advantage of the roster depth, guys.

The X Division PPV thing worries me. I've a feeling they'll introduce specific X match rules and just do a regular PPV with all matches under those rules. Unless they do an X Division tourney, which would be good wrestling but horrible from a booking and sales standpoint.

For guys who don't officially work there and who will apparently be gone real soon, Hall and X-Pac sure do spend a lot of time in that main event slot.
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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.57
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    The tournament for a meaningless title shot which would usually be handed out lilke candy is a horrible idea for a PPV. They've announced all of two non-tourney matches. Way to take advantage of the roster depth, guys.


Well, an 8 man tourney, on paper, includes 7 matches total. How many other matches could they really include on the PPV? Said tourney actually looks pretty solid, IMO.

Pope grows on me every week, and for the first time, TNA has a guy who I really think could break out and be a huge star. His pinning of AJ last week means someone in the company might agree. I love AJ and Joe, but they have both probably peaked. Not that they don't still have value, but TNA fans have seen them for years. Pope is something fresh, and something new. Wolfe is as well, to an extent.




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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.49
It's nothing to do with the tourney matches and everything to do with the concept. Asking people to pay money for a number one contendership tourney, when TNA chucks that accolade at people week in week out, is just awful. And as an added bonus, it freezes out a massive chunk of their midcard. If you're not a huge fan of the eight guys in the tournament there's not much incentive to buy the show. Why not have the final of the tournament at the PPV, and fill the card out with well-built feuds? Oh, because that would require Hogan et al paying attention to anything other than their own self-serving booking for more than a week at a time.
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They need to get the hell out of the Impact Zone as soon as possible. Then maybe some of these guys will learn how to work actual matches instead of just performing spots for the trained seals. I know that's probably the least of TNA's problems right now, but it bugs me to no end. The crowd just kills any enjoyment I might get out of TNA.

An "Underrated" chant? REALLY?

Those retards dancing during Samoa Joe's entrance music like it was the hippest thing ever? And not just a couple people, it was a whole section of the crowd. Shudder....
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.39
All I know about TNA is what I read on here, but have they been having titled episodes for a long time? It sounds incredibly lame to me. The last show I can think of that showed the title right when the episode started was Star Trek: TNG (and yes, technically that was after the cold open and credits ran).
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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.62
    Originally posted by Amos Cochran
    It's nothing to do with the tourney matches and everything to do with the concept. Asking people to pay money for a number one contendership tourney, when TNA chucks that accolade at people week in week out, is just awful.


Kurt Angle was getting a rematch due to him because of a screwjob at the last PPV. The Pope was non title. Samoa Joe used his briefcase. It seems to me that nobody's just getting free #1 contender status. Also, this tournament also determines how the first rankings sytem will look like, which we are being led to believe will determine future tv time/ title considerations. So they are thinking about the future.



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What is with Tazz calling referee Jamie Tucker "Jamie McGee" the past few weeks, and Tenay correcting him? Is that some joke I'm not getting?
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.57
    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
      Originally posted by Amos Cochran
      It's nothing to do with the tourney matches and everything to do with the concept. Asking people to pay money for a number one contendership tourney, when TNA chucks that accolade at people week in week out, is just awful.


    Kurt Angle was getting a rematch due to him because of a screwjob at the last PPV. The Pope was non title. Samoa Joe used his briefcase. It seems to me that nobody's just getting free #1 contender status. Also, this tournament also determines how the first rankings sytem will look like, which we are being led to believe will determine future tv time/ title considerations. So they are thinking about the future.

Agreed. I hate to say it, but the only guy who I can't really justify is Daniels. His shot seemed out of nowhere, plus he already lost the 3 way the month before which neither he nor Joe earned, but was more of a nostalgia thing. All of those matches were awesome, so I forgive it.




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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.59
    Originally posted by Super Shane Spear
      Originally posted by Amos Cochran
      It's nothing to do with the tourney matches and everything to do with the concept. Asking people to pay money for a number one contendership tourney, when TNA chucks that accolade at people week in week out, is just awful.


    Kurt Angle was getting a rematch due to him because of a screwjob at the last PPV. The Pope was non title. Samoa Joe used his briefcase. It seems to me that nobody's just getting free #1 contender status. Also, this tournament also determines how the first rankings sytem will look like, which we are being led to believe will determine future tv time/ title considerations. So they are thinking about the future.

Rankings systems never last. Ever.

And why in the world did the lame-duck booking crew create a tournament for ANOTHER #1 contendership, and have Lashley (the least reliable performer, due to his other commitments) win it?

(edited by hansen9j on 12.2.10 1533)


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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.12
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    All I know about TNA is what I read on here, but have they been having titled episodes for a long time? It sounds incredibly lame to me. The last show I can think of that showed the title right when the episode started was Star Trek: TNG (and yes, technically that was after the cold open and credits ran).


They've had titles for quite a while. Most of them are terrible. WWE give names to their shows (or SmackDown, at least) too:



(edited by 2P4E on 15.2.10 1950)


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