Thursday, October 30, 2008

10/30/08 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.

10/30/08 TNA Impact!:
ODB & Christy Hemme vs. The Beautiful People: There were some good spots in the match. Nice wrestling from ODB and Angelina Love. Four or five minutes of action is not bad for the Knockouts. *1/4

Eric Young vs. James Storm: Nice fast start. Typical heel antics and a cheap rollup by Young for the win after miscommunication. There were a couple of nice moves, but hell, this match maybe got 2-3 minutes. 3/4*

Motor City Machine Guns vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi & Volador: Interesting that they brought in a guy from Mexico and a guy from Japan. Nice fast start. Great action with aerial moves and double-team maneuvers. Very good non-stop action. Unfortunately, it was maybe a six or seven-minute match, and I wish TNA would devote more time to such great talent. **1/2

Samoa Joe & AJ Styles vs. Booker T & Kevin Nash: Nice suicide dive from Joe; he never ceases to impress me. Decent action here, with each wrestler hitting some sort of impact move. To me, it was not as good as the previous tag match because it seemed to drag on. The match maybe got about 12 minutes. *3/4

Abyss vs. Kurt Angle: The two basically brawled in the stands for about 8 minutes at the start. It still was very entertaining and definitely got the crowd into it. Angle showed why he is regarded as one of the top pro wrestlers, showing his great technical wrestling and his ability to draw heel heat. Signature moves from both wrestlers produced some nice false finishes. Nice counters from Angle and Abyss. The DQ finish was a big letdown, but good stuff nonetheless. ***

No comments: