This was the first PPV of 2013 and of the new schedule since TNA did away with monthly PPV’s. That was a great move in my opinion and I wish that the WWE would follow TNA’s lead.
1.[TAGT TITLE]CHAVO GUERRERO & HERNANDEZ VS JOEY RYAN & MATT MORGAN-Chavo and Hernandez started strong in the opening and first title match of the night. Ryan was cocky from the start and it cost him as his opponents really dished it out on him. Quick tags and double team moves had them winning early until Ryan turned it around and could get the big man in. That would be how the match played out, Morgan would look great in there and Ryan would cause them to lose momentum every time he would start to get cocky. This was a fun opening match with Chavo & Hernandez looking really good throughout. It was cool to see the big men go at it and Chavo is always great. The Champs [Chavo & Hernandez] keep the belts in a good opening match. Also that power bomb that Hernandez delivers looked awkward.
2.SAMOA JOE VS MR. ANDERSON-good match right here as Joe had blamed Anderson for the beat down on Kurt Angle on Impact. Joe looked strong here until his knee came into play as it was hurt. Anderson of course would work on that but Joe would fight back even diving to floor onto Anderson. This was a more physical match as is Joe’s style but Anderson looked good as well. Towards the end Joe is distracted as he is looking to finish Anderson by an Aces & Eights member on the outside, Knox. This leads to a “Mic Check” from Anderson and the three count for the win. This continued the is Anderson with them thing TNA had going at the time.
3.KENNY KING VS CHRISTIAN YORK-pretty good match right here that was for a shot at the X Division Title held by RVD. The thing was that the title match would take place right after this match, so no rest for the wicked I guess. While this is a number one contender match I have to say I don’t think it should have been. The fans were not really into as much as other matches plus it moved kinda slowly. For an X Division match it moved a bit slow is what I mean, York in particular. While the action was back and forth I felt King looked better here, although I did like how York won this.
4.[X TITLE]RVD VS CHRISTIAN YORK-after losing the match previous to this King left York laid out which made things a bit easier for RVD. Now I can tell that they did this to give York some sympathy from the crowd to help put him over. You know he won one match has to wrestle another right afterwards and has fight one of the greats after getting laid out. They are trying to put him over as a warrior and such, which is cool but the fans were not into as much. Of course RVD is good here and the match was better than I was thinking it would be. RVD wins this one after a five star frog splash of course.
5.DEVON VS JOESPH PARK-this was a decent match between the two and I get why. This was Park after he had some training in the story so he would only be so good. Of course we have the moment in which he sees his own blood and snaps. This is where the action picks up but once he snaps out of it he gets rolled up and Devon gets the win.
6.[GAUNTLET MATCH]VELVET SKY VS ODB VS MISS TESSMACHER VS MICKIE JAMES VS GAIL KIM-this was a match to see who would get the next title shot and was under the gauntlet rules. Kim and Miss Tess were up first and put on a good show with Kim coming out on top after some back and forth. Next up for Kim was ODB who basically dominates the match until she is eliminated after Kim throws her off of the top rope. That gives us Mickie James up next who does well but is still defeated not to long after entering the contest. The last person to enter the match was of course Velvet Sky who really makes quick work of Kim.
7.JAMES STORM VS CHRISTOPHER DANIELS-next up was a match that would determine a number one contender for the TNA title on a future Impact. I really enjoyed this match and Daniels has been one of my favorites since forever, from TNA to the Indies and whatever. The action here is good with both men delivering and some good spots mixed in. I loved that Daniels got the win here after Kaz takes a super kick from Storm. Foot on the ropes, it’s all good in my book.
8.STING VS D.O.C.-this match got started off with Sting really bringing it to D.O.C., so much so that Aces & Eights came out to but a quick beat down on him. From the there the actual match starts and honestly it is a bit slow and sloppy at times. Mainly a brawling type of match with a few moments of familiar spots. Those of course being the stinger splashes and scorpion death drops. It is always cool I guess to see Sting win by death drop but it would have made more sense for him to win by the scorpion death lock. Why would that makes more sense you ask, well because during the match he worked on D.O.C.’s leg. I know other people have mentioned this as well.
9.[3 WAY TNA TITLE MATCH]JEFF HARDY VS BOBBY ROODE VS AUSTIN ARIES-the best match of the night which really isn’t surprising given who is in it. Now I love Roode and Aries but I have never liked Hardy. Even when he first appeared in the WWF and even had Michael Hayes as a manager I could not stand him. I just don’t like his style or something but that isn’t to say that he can’t wrestle. He can indeed and has been a part of many a great match. The match starts off with Jeff doing well against the duo of Aries and Roode. But eventually he succumbs to the teaming of the two. For most of the match the two team against Hardy and really beat on him. There are great moments of course with all three getting their moments to shine. It would be Roode to be eliminated first after he unsuccessfully turned on Aries. After Aries tears into him both he and Hardy pin Roode. From there Hardy makes the big comeback and delivers a few twists of fate including one on the apron. This of course leads to a Swanton and the win for Hardy. Now this is one of the reasons I can’t stand him, he is very Hogan like with his finishes. It seems like every time he wins it is a twist of fate [big boot to the face] followed by a Swanton [leg drop]. Could just be me but it just seems that way.
This was a good event overall but it was a little on the average side. Not every match was great but I didn’t really hate any of them. Did I expect more from this event going in, yes I did but I liked the event. The main event was probably the best match on the card which any main event should be.
This was a good event overall but it was a little on the average side. Not every match was great but I didn't really hate any of them. Did I expect more from this event going in, yes I did but I liked the event. The main event was probably the best match on the card which any main event should be.
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