I agree. I ordered NWA-TNA last night for the first time myself and it was quite good, I felt. Not perfect, but well above the current WWE product. Trinity vs Kid Kash was exciting to watch, as was Jerry Lynn vs Amazing Red. I'm actually pretty psyched to see Jarrett vs Raven next week, I hope there aren't 15 run-ins.
"50 camera shots to the head cannot compare to one heart to heart talk with Steve Blackman expounding the virtues of Quik Lime in the use of disposing of human remains!!" - Al Snow, Raw, July 17, 2000
For those who got last night, it was kind of odd in that the last few weeks have been doing something new for them, and that is building to one BIG show. If you watched last night, do yourself a favor and make sure to get next week's show, because everything from last night and the last few weeks will likely be hitting their payoff. Jarrett/Raven, the AMW breakup, Kash/Trinity (can you smell the Red and Trinity pairing) all of these will be hitting their peaks quite possibly on 4/30.
Teppan, I have a feeling Jarrett/Raven is going to be an ECW style brawl, with about 4 million run-ins, but hopefully they'll go a while with a good match before it goes berserk. And while I know it's not likely, next week would be the perfect time to bring in Jeff Hardy. They will likely have their biggest audience to date, and if he makes his presence felt in the Jarrett/Raven match, he will draw massive heat whichever side he joins in on.
"It is well that war is so terrible, lest we grow too fond of it." - Robert E. Lee
I was pleased with last night's show. I think top to bottom TNA did a good job building everyone up in their respective storylines. And they definitely got me hooked to order the big show next week. Kash/Trinity was incredible and I really enjoyed the Ultimate Sin match. Slash stapling a dollar bill to New Jack's head? ouch.
Except for the last show I ordered (the one where R'n'R Express showed up), each TNA show i've seen has out done the last one tenfold. And I gotta applaud them for this. Now if only they got a TV deal.
Maybe if they got a deal with a big local network in a region (such as MLW with the Sunshine Network), Fox Sports will start showing them as well like with MLW. Hopefully on a national basis.
I really think it makes sense that the WWE title (Smackdown) is the one everybody is shooting for in the Rumble. I'm sorry, but the Raw belt is still the WCW title, and therefore doesn't hold as much interest for me.