Thursday, October 23, 2008

10/23/08 TNA Impact!

Star rating key:
(negative stars) = Huh?! (BS finish; most squash matches)
DUD = Boring match (or could not enjoy the match)
1/4* to 3/4* = It had watchable moments.
* to *3/4 = Average match.
** to **3/4 = Above average match.
*** to ***3/4 = Great match; usually saved for PPVs
**** to ****3/4 = Match of the year candidate
***** = The rarest of all matches. A classic.

10/23/08 TNA Impact!:
Finally, TNA in HD in Vegas. Very nice new graphics and a nice new screen in the background for the entrance video.

Christy Hemme vs. Velvet Sky: Decent aggression throughout the match, but it just looked too fake and quite a few moves were botched. Fans still liked it, though. 1/4*

By the way, I think the Legends Title looks awesome.

Sheik Abdul Bashir vs. Jay Lethal (X-Division Title): The match started off great, had great crowd reaction, and featured non-stop action. Unfortunately, this match did not get more than two minutes, which was a huge letdown. Also, having Bashir go over clean does not help Lethal in the title hunt at all. *

Beer Money, Inc. vs. Team 3D vs. LAX vs. Matt Morgan & Abyss (Tag Team Hard Rock Hardcore Text-Off Gauntlet; Tables Legal): Nice action all around. Fans wanted tables all throughout the match, which was nice. The tease with the lighter (to make a flaming table) was also good for crowd reaction. Didn't care for the interference at the end, though. **1/2

Awesome Kong vs. Taylor Wilde (Knockouts Title): Very good action. Great counters from Wilde. Interference from Saeed eventually led to Kong finally winning back the title. Real exciting and a nice number of near falls for such a short match. *3/4

Sting & Kevin Nash vs. AJ Styles & Samoa Joe: There were a bunch of watchable moments, but again, the match was way too short and cheating to win, even if it was to draw heel heat, it's just not my cup of tea to a good match. *1/4

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