Did no one else watch this week? Where's the thread people?
This week was a really good show leading into the PPV this weekend. We had all six guys from the main event in matches against each other with Kurt and Christian giving a stellar performance as usual. We had a really fun battle royal with Curry Man winning, which was a pleasant surprise. More shenannigans with Team 3D that was't as bad or as time consuming as usual. Rhino destroying the 'Beer Belt' and calling it a piece of crap. (THANK YOU Rhino!!!) And for the biggest shocker... Tomko getting a win over Samoa Joe! I was very happy at this, even though it was kinda crappy with it being a First Blood match and all, so you knew he'd win in a sneaky way like that.
Overall, I thought it was a pretty solid show leading to the PPV Sunday.
(edited by Cerebus on 8.3.08 2303) Forget it Josh... it's Cerebustown.
'The Kevster and his 17-time surgically repaired knee' seemed quite honest in asking "I'm supposed to follow that?" after Christian's promo. That Joe/Christian/Nash segment was brilliant, and it was a fairly good show all round despite a fair bit of silliness in places.
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Yeah, not a bad show. I agree with Cerebus -- one of the highlights was Rhino smashing the Drinking Title to bits.
Curry Man winning the Battle Royal was cool, too -- he actually got thrown out by Rellik and was standing outside the ring -- looked down -- saw that he was standing on the prone body of Jimmy Rave, not the floor, and was therefore not eliminated -- CURRY MAN DANCE!
I dunno about Tomko's win being "shocking" -- it was in the middle slot in a best-two-out-of-three-matches situation, which makes the outcome kinda forgone. I think this is actually the third win that Tomko has over Joe, the other two being pinfalls. That'll be a good thing to play up when -- I hope -- Tomko challenges Joe for the World Title.
I liked the Hernandez/Awesome Kong staredown and I think I'd like to see that match.
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Apolo was indeed in the Gauntlet, AND he got a pretty heavy push. I think TNA had big plans for him based on his early push through the first 10 shows or so, until they realized he had absolutely NOTHING special about him, and dropped him.