Monday, November 14, 2011

11/13/11 Turning Point

Robbie E vs. Eric Young (TV Title): *1/2

Hernandez, Anarquia, & Sarita vs. Shannon Moore, Jesse Neal, & Toxxin (Tag Team Titles): **

Austin Aries vs. Kid Kash vs. Jesse Sorensen (X-Division Title): **1/4

Rob Van Dam vs. Christopher Daniels (No DQ): ***

Crimson vs. Matt Morgan: *1/2

Mr. Anderson & Abyss vs. Bully Ray & Scott Steiner: *

Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky (Knockouts Title): 1/2*

Jeff Hardy vs. Jeff Jarrett: *1/2

Bobby Roode vs. AJ Styles (World Title): ***1/4

Due to lack of time, I'm going with my usual ratings and thoughts, no big analysis on matches this time.

First off, I was amused that anyone was cheering for Robbie E during that first match, but apparently (at least) one girl was. I also wonder how much gel Robbie uses in his hair. Geez. No comment about EY dropping his pants to reveal more trunks underneath. I will admit, it's amusing. That finish was crappy.

I like the name of the woman accompanying Ink Inc. (Toxxin). Jesse Neal...holy cow man, he looks like a damn NBC peacock now. Sarita's mask is off (and yes, I find her attractive). Earl Hebner seriously counts so much faster than the other refs (at least when not doing the final pin or some post-ref bump pin attempt). Good stuff from Ink Inc. Impressive stuff from Toxxin. Unfortunately, I found the finish to be off on the timing. Toxxin had to keep turning around, so Sarita was obviously late on her cue to cheat. And I seriously didn't need to see Anarquia's ass. Please.

X-Division match was one of the matches I was interested in. These three have major talent. Tenay and Taz bring up the whole superstition about not touching the title until you earn it...liked that added commentary. As expected, basically a handicap match against Sorensen. Impressive showing again from Sorensen. Basically, Sorensen got the crap beaten outta him for a while. That suicide dive from Aries to Sorensen looked pretty violent. Sorensen was bleeding from one of his pecs...? That's one unique injury. Clever stuff from Aries to get Sorensen's foot on the ropes. Decent match, but I wish Sorensen had more of a fighting shot to win.

Really liked the Daniels/RVD match. Another fine example of two veterans who know how to put on a nice match. Good use of the weapons...they didn't come into play until later into the match. Of course, we knew that whole "Gentleman's Agreement" wouldn't last the entire time, right? What was that...about 10-11 minutes? Not bad.

Intrigued about how they would handle this Crimson undefeated streak here. Good moves from Crimson here. Crowd unfortunately wasn't going nutso over it -- save for maybe about 10 people. Botched Red Sky from Crimson, so I guess that's why it only got two? That had to be the lamest finish in all of sports entertainment. they go the double DQ route? *facepalm*

Not a bad match from Anderson/Abyss and Bully/Steiner. Seeing Steiner do that Frankensteiner never gets old. Brian Hebner with a good fast count at the end. Abyss being portrayed as a monster getting up from that table bump. Liking that.

On the Knockouts title match, did anyone really expect Karen Jarrett to stay in the back? Yeah, thought not. Madison comes in and delivers a semi-botched finisher of her own. Things didn't really click well throughout. Double interference seals it! OK, moving on. No problem with Gail being a double champ. She's probably one of the best female workers in the company, push her to the moon!

Jeff Hardy came out in something that could have passed for Big Van Vader gear in the early-90s. And in about 5 seconds, the match ends. Yeah, that's a typical Hardy match. Good grief. At least that's more time for the main event. Oh wait, Jarrett wants one more fall. This time, it's actually not bad. They went about 6 more minutes before Hardy beat him again. Then Jarrett snaps, uses the chair, hits the Stroke, tries to pin him again, and Hardy reverses and gets his third pin on Jarrett. Good storyline deal, if anything.

Good pre-match promo from Roode. Of course, the main event got main event intros and was the best match of the night. Good use of the outside ringside area. Nice, physical match. Not sure if AJ botched a springboard or if he intentionally came back over the top onto Roode. Great counter from the Styles Clash to the crossface. Roode with a double low blow! Lame finish, but justified to keep Roode as the clear heel champ.

Not a great PPV, but far from the worst. **1/2

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