I've finally ordered TNA again and I wasn't blown away. I was hoping it would at least be better than Raw, but this week's TNA had the tough tasking of going up against a GOOD Raw.
It should be TNA law that Raven open EVERY show with a promo! From top to bottom, this show was filled with RAVEN and that's the way it should be! And the personal highlight for me was the Ravenflow Effect on JEREMY BORASH! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
I like that TNA's trying to come up with original concepts, but the "Hard 10" hardcore tournament needs to go into the scrap pile along with the Dupp Cup. But props go to Mike Sanders' promo.
The opening match was VERY awesome! CM Punk got a great response in TNA, as opposed to WWE where he was given dark matches and shown the door. Paul London continues to impress me and I'm starting to see where the hype for this guy's coming from.
Can't say too much about Glenn Gilberti's promo. The part in which he said Jarrett doesn't have as much star power as he does is SO ironic and funny that it would have worked PERFECTLY for the Disco Inferno. Unfortunately, he was being SERIOUS! Is anybody else seeing the problem here?
New Jack is not only an extreme hardcore wrestler, but he also CHEATS TO WIN~!...at Candyland! That backstage segment had so much camp value that it worked! I loved it!
Glad to see Red getting a high-profile feud with Raven. This feud could be loads of fun! And I think it could easily overshadow the Jarrett/TAFKA Disco Inferno feud.
Too bad Low Ki got injured this past weekend. It would have been a lot of fun to see him wrestle, but it seems like something's always keeping him from wrestling these days (whether it be Japan or injuries). Of course, if TNA can use that to their advantage and book Low Ki as a special attraction, he could be BIG MONEY!
ARGH! Get the Harrissessesses off my TV!!!
Nothing else worth noting. This week's TNA looked more like a $10 Thunder (tm CRZ), but I'd still rather get one TNA PPV a month than whatever WWE's dishing out these days.
Ok, so maybe all the other guys haven't worked, but will THIS be the man to save WWE???
I enjoyed this weeek's show; although I wasn't blown away by anything, it elicited some gasps and laughs and I had a good time watching.
The problem with the Hard 10 is that it requires wrestlers to be dumb -- it's like in cage matches where the door is RIGHT THERE, or they're at the top of the cage but choose not to leave...for the Hard 10 to work, the wrestlers have to consciously, constantly pass up chances to win.
I wonder if they should have had Shark Boy or someone like that in the opener, and stay 'til the end -- someone that TNA crowds know well enough to get excited about. I mean, they're familiar with Jason Cross, but I've never heard them chant for him, you know? They could've swapped the two and had better crowd response for that match. On the other hand, Cross' twisting dive out of the ring was pretty excellent. And it was nice seeing Kid Romeo again. Hey, where's Tony Mamaluke, anyway?
I still can't figure out if I'm really supposed to be taking Gilberti seriously.
I agree, Red / Raven should be good.
And I don't like the Harrises either, but I think they're using them alright right now -- i.e., with a certain amount of restraint. And usually, when there's wrestling to be done, it's done by Big Ron, the better of the two.
I wish Chris Sabin had been there to "fill in" for Low Ki. Is Sabin on the WWA tour?
EDIT: Say, what was with that Goldy cell phone thing, anyway? I don't get it.
Since this is about this weeks TNA and so I don't have to start a new thread...
The PWTorch is saying that Sean Waltman (aka Syxx-Pac) was scheduled to return to NWA-TNA Wednesday night.
Here is the quote:
"The word coming out of the NWA-TNA locker room is that Sean "Syxx-Pac" Waltman was scheduled to make his return to the company last night during the main event match between Sandman and Sonny Siaki. However, Waltman told TNA officials that he missed his flight and was unable to attend the show." --By Jason Powell
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I don't see why putting the focus back on the in-ring performer of the two is a bad thing. Estrada's no less over for taking a back seat this past fortnight, and him stepping back from the limelight has allowed Umaga to catch up with him a little.