HOLY SHIT WHERE IS CHRISTY HEMME??? I mean how coked up would she have to be before they decided that she was in no condition to perform? This week they replaced her with a tractor pull "SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY" style voice-over announcer. I liked the contrast between him and the PPV pimping griot. They should get those two guys to replace Tenay.
Cornette's interactions with Eric Young were really fun. Did he do a program with Boo Radley?
Runt's attack on Abyss was pretty great. All the stuff around it goes below. But the dive and the bulldog both were really good looking.
Homicide vs. Daniels was worked the way it should be worked. Basic face/heel stuff was nice with the face controling the early exchanges till the chair leads heel to control..heel controls untill he spends to much time jawing with crowd and face has time to recover. Basic stuff well done. Homicide gets over his combo wrestler/thug character. Good match.
WHAT DIDN'T WORK:
And well then there is the rest of the matches: The six man had some moments. The Devine as heel in peril section was ok and the Lethal as face in peril section was really good. Nash's tan was hysterical and a six man like this is perfect role for him. Nash can get over his characer and not get overexposed. But some idiot decided to build this match around Sonjay Dutt runs of offense. As that really was the body of the match which is a mistake and kept this from making top side.Abyss squash was a shitty squash followed by mediocre Mitchell mic work. the attack by Runt was awesome. But did they need to do a squash and mic work to set it up? Does Abyss still need weekly squashes for people to take him seriously? Raven's shitty presence doesn't suggest good things either. And well less said about main event the better.
They're doing a bad job setting up this PPV. The set up for the three way with Rhino explaining the falls count anywhere concept never came acrsoss violent or out of control. The million video packages setting up the Sting v. Jarrett story were also especially cheese ball. Best part of the video package was watching Sting's black lipstick on lower lip grow into a goatee over course of his time in this promotion. But that doesn't make me want to buy a PPV.
NXT makes its Albany (and New York debut) and does not disappoint at all. What a show! Match 1: Blake/Murphy def. Enzo/Big Cass in a match for the NXT Tag Team Titles. Enzo ended up getting pinned after one of the champs (can't tell them apart, sorry!)...