Busy tonight, and low-motivation as well, so this will be brief.
Sting is out and talks about people's true colors and smoke and mirrors, and how he's going to beat RVD at Slammiversary. Eric Bischoff is out and brings out Samoa Joe.
Joe attacks Sting. Matt Morgan comes out and attacks Joe. RVD comes out and attacks Morgan. This all leads to a four-way match for later tonight.
Rosey Lotta Love vs. Roxxi: Rosey is Betsy Ruth, who we've discussed earlier. She is dressed in a skimpy teddy (Taz: "That might be a Theodore"). Here's a pic of tonight's ring gear.
Nothing match. Madison Rayne shows up and hits Roxxi with the KO Belt, but Roxxi rolls up Rosey for the pin anyway.
After the match, Rosie drops Rayne with a two-handed sitout choke slam. She declares war on the Beautiful People and plants a big smooch on Jeremy Borash.
I though TNA was hiring her to replace Kong, but I think I'm wrong; this seems to be a "let's all laugh at the fat chick who -- oh! get this! -- thinks she's attractive!" situation. Feh.
Kazarian vs. AJ Styles vs. Jay Lethal: Ric Flair wants Styles and Kaz to cooperate to teach Jay Lethal a lesson, but surprisingly they can't get along, alternating between one-upmanship and Two Stooges buffoonery. Lethal rolls up Styles for the pin.
Ric Flair scolds Styles and sends him home. Styles and Kurt Angle have a staredown on the ramp.
Angle comes down to the ring and talks to Kaz -- they're going to have a match at Slammiversary as Angle starts working his way through the Top Ten rankings. Flair gives Angle a dressing down; Angle eventually shoves Flair off the entrance ramp and starts brawling with Kaz.
Lengthy segment putting over Mr. Anderson's "new leaf." He's going to team with Jeff Hardy to take on Beer Money at Slammiversary. This leads to two singles matches tonight.
Jeff Hardy vs. James Storm: Not too bad! Storm has the upper hand most of the time, to the surprise of Tenay and Taz. Storm can't put Hardy away, though, and goes for a steel chair out of frustration. Swing and a miss, chair bounces off the ropes and Storm hits himself in the face. Twist of Fate, Swanton Bomb, Hardy wins.
Mr. Anderson vs. Robert Roode: We get the opposite result here: Roode uses the ropes to pin Anderson. Not as good as the last match, but not bad.
Orlando Jordan and Desmond Wolfe vs. Abyss and Rob Terry: What a weird mishmash of guys here. Jordan hits on Chelsea (who is with Abyss now, remember) bringing an angry Wolfe over. Mass Confusion reigns. Terry hits Jordan with the Freakbuster for the pin. More story than match, but what the story is I have no idea. Wolfe and Jordan look good together but the outlook is cloudy.
Jesse Neal has been knocked out; he has a card on his supine form. A few weeks ago the card was Jordan's symbol, but he hasn't brought it up lately and was busy just now getting killed by Terry, so maybe they've taken the playing card gimmick away from him and given it to someone else.
Sting vs. RVD vs. Samoa Joe vs. Matt Morgan: Energetic enough, but too brief to add up to much. Morgan spies Hernandez in the crowd and is distracted; Joe uses the Musclebuster on him, but RVD steals the pin with the Five Star Splash on Morgan.
This is leading up to Sting vs. RVD at Slammiversary, which I find totally uninspiring. So not much intrigue there.
Anyway, apologies again for the brevity. Kind of a nothing show, though.
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I don't know why they decided to throw Rosie into a more comedy angle with the BP when she legit injured Daffaney. Maybe she is going to replace ODB who is not been on TV as much as well. Rosie vs the BP could be good, but if it ends with another Piggy James situation then I think the division is screwed for the next few months since TNA seems to be giving less screen time to the ladies. I won't say Rosie is hot for a BBW if she lost 30 pounds in her stomach it would help, probably in the legs too.
I did love AJ and Kaz trying to one up each other with Jay. It went with the predictable, but correct ending. AJ's kick-up to a hurricanera on Jay was sweet. AJ leaving seems to be away to change his character back to being face to challenge Kaz which should lead to some great matches. Flair continues to be the only old guy who understands his role and does it well. Yeah, they gave him a ton of screen time last night, but Flair on the mic working multiple angles is better than the self righteous Eric Bischoff speech to start the show. I can't and will never buy Eric as a face.
The show has been in a weird place since RVD won the title. I am not saying take the belt off of RVD that would be a mistake. Its just getting more ADD then usual with the booking and the camera work. Can I just say the camera work is being to resemble an autistic kid playing with a Simon Says. TNA needs to hire someone who knows how to edit and how to direct the camera men to get the best shots. They totally missed AJ's bulldog/clothesline which on a WWE program would be a highlight to start the show.
I don't think I am getting Slammiversary. Its usually a good show, but TNA has not put a must see match on the PPV. RVD/Sting could be good, yet not enough to spend the money on. Maybe once I see a final card I will change my mind.
Originally posted by lotjxI don't know why they decided to throw Rosie into a more comedy angle with the BP when she legit injured Daffaney. Maybe she is going to replace ODB who is not been on TV as much as well. Rosie vs the BP could be good, but if it ends with another Piggy James situation then I think the division is screwed for the next few months since TNA seems to be giving less screen time to the ladies. I won't say Rosie is hot for a BBW if she lost 30 pounds in her stomach it would help, probably in the legs too.
She kinda wouldn't be a BBW in that instance. Just a girl with huge tits and a big ass. But I digress. I also will not be ordering Slammiversary.
Kind of a meh show. I know this whole Styles-Lethal-Flair-Kaz thing is supposed to build up Lethal and Kaz and move them up a level but it really it seems to me that Styles has come down to their level in this feud. Storm Vs Hardy was a very good Match. Kaz Vs Angle could be a show stealer but Kaz it just seems to be building to a feud betweeen Flair and Angle meh. Anderson Vs Roode wasn't bad but not as good as Hardty-Storm was. I would have kept Anderson heel for awhile longer though. Considering Anderson lost two matches in a row by his opponent cheating maybe he'll use that to swerve Hardy or he'll be a face that cheats like Eddie was. Main Event didn't get much time but the action was good. Morgan didn't look out of place in there and they had good teases between Joe and Rvd almost going at it a couple of times before RVD stole the win from Joe. Imo in that five minutes they had me more interested and had a better build for a eventual Joe-Rvd Match than a Sting-Rvd Match. Hopefully with Hernandez back we get Morgan-Hernandez at the ppv and The MCMG get their tag title shot.
I have to echo the sentiments of most of the other posts here. It was a great show, though I don't think it was quite as great as Slammiversary and No Surrender were. No Surrender which I thought was TNA's best PPV of the year so far.