Sunday, March 21, 2010

3/21/10 Destination X

Kazarian vs. Daniels vs. Amazing Red vs. Brian Kendrick (Ladder): The ideal match to start off the show. These four really bring back the original concept of the X-Division: no limits. I did miss a couple of things in there (the stream cut off here and there), but I caught it on the highlights after the match. Sick spots, no real rest time, and awesome crowd reaction. ***1/2

Tara vs. Daffney (Knockouts Title): It was not a poor match -- that being the best compliment I can give. Daffney showed her wrestling side that fans may not be used to. She even put Tara in one of those painful holds that really showcased Tara's flexibility. Crowd was into the match more than I would have thought.! *1/4

Rob Terry vs. Magnus (Global Title): Well, this was basically a glorified squash match. Magnus barely got any offense in, and the point was to establish Terry as champ. N/A

Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs. Jeremy Buck & Max Buck (Ultimate X): And ladies and gentlemen, this is yet another match that, while just another great outing for Sabin/Shelley, proved to be another defining moment for the Bucks in TNA. Hard-hitting match, flashy moves, and excellent crowd reaction. Job well done. ***3/4

Scott Hall & Syxx-Pac vs. Kevin Nash & Eric Young: And in the most predictable match of the night, the Band get TNA contracts. Yup, Nash turned on Young. Ho hum. 1/2*

Doug Williams vs. Shannon Moore (X-Division Title): Williams was the favorite to win this anyway, but really? Hitting Moore with a brick to win? The match was above two stars until the end. At least Williams' tactics garnered some nice heel heat. *3/4

James Storm & Robert Roode vs. Matt Morgan & Hernandez (Tag Team Titles): Match lagged a lot, but told a great story. Although Morgan keeps helping his team out, he is the arrogant one, holding Hernandez down in order to celebrate. Full Morgan heel turn is working very well, in my opinion. *3/4

Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson: Very good match. This storyline appears to be going for a bit longer, and I like it. This will help establish Anderson as a star in TNA, although I hope that it does not lead to what happened to Desmond Wolfe. Sad that Chelsea (Wolfe's valet) had more air time than Wolfe -- who was really nowhere to be found until the end of the show. ***1/4

AJ Styles vs. Abyss (World Title): The match was definitely more entertaining than I thought it would be. Styles had not used the Spiral Tap in a long time, so that was a nice sight to see. I don't like those no-contest finishes, but it was really the best option. Styles needs to be champ, and Abyss needs to look strong. Chokeslamming Styles through the ring was cool. ***

MVPs: X-Division comes alive tonight!

Overall Rating: I thought the show was good. We had our stinker matches, yes, but we had two very nice matches to offset it. The Angle/Anderson storyline is also progressing extremely well, as is the Morgan/Hernandez situation. And hopefully we will not have to see the Band wrestle too many more matches, even if they are under contract. ***1/2

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