The Naturals vs. Diamonds in the Rough: Nats lose to the Diamonds due to trickery and then run afoul of LAX; this brings out Shane Douglas, who is saddened by how far they've fallen and offers -- nay, demands -- to manage them.
Nothing match. Short and awkward. David Young is such a jobber it's painful -- it's like it tattooed across his back. Diamonds could be a viable team with a number of other people -- Lance Hoyt, Jerelle Clark -- in the Young slot. Young should be bounced out or shifted to a A1-type role.
Kevin Nash vs. a Midget: You know, if I never see another "Ha! Look, a midget!" match it'll be soon enough. However: Nash sitting down in a chair to hit the Big Boot was amusing.
A.J. Styles, Christopher Daniels, Raven, & Rhino vs. Monty Brown, Bobby Roode, and AMW: Pretty fun -- chaotic and messy -- nothing new or memorable.
Line-up tends to suggest Raven vs. Brown at Slammiversary, but there's been no announcement or anything...? Monty got the pin, which is odd if he doesn't have a match. Gail Kim got the assist with a leg scissor into a tornado DDT...what is Styles' and Daniels' plan to neutralize Kim? Could they be bringing in Dawn Marie? Daffney? Allison Danger? LuFisto? My money is on...Jackie Gayda. Yaaaay.
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I always thought they should add a fourth member to Diamonds in the Rough too. Except I thought the new member should actually tag with Simon who had a good tag run earlier in TNA. I'd like to see Elix moved back to the X Division and then Young can stay around as the team jobber.
This was an ok show, it looks like it could be another great ppv though. King of the Mountain should be fun, I'm really looking forward to Joe vs Steiner, AMW vs Daniels/STyles could be match of the night, Team 3D vs James Gang was a pretty good match last ppv so I think it should be good again, and I'm interested in seeing what they do with the Nash/Sabin angle. Also an "X-Division Rankings Match" has been added. Sonjay vs. Shelley vs. Senshi vs. Shark Boy vs. Petey Williams vs. Jay Lethal.
Former NOAH and ROH wrestler Bison Smith passed away in Puerto Rico. Reports at this time say heart attack. Smith was recently on Colt Cabana's podcast talking about working in Japan and other stories from the road.