I really like Christian and was one of those people who always thought he was getting screwed over in WWE before he jumped to TNA. So I am sure you can all tell that I was very excited by his coming to TNA. At the time it was the biggest thing to happen to them in a while. I loved his time in TNA and to be honest I was a little upset that he left. But before all of that TNA produced this DVD. We get some matches of course but it is the interview and special features that make this great. The interview is excellent and you find out all kinds of things about him. This of course includes how he met Edge and why he left the WWE. You also get a match between him and Simon Diamond from their indie days with them providing commentary. But one of my favorite things about this set is the "cribs" like segment as he gives a tour of his house, just a fun little bonus.
1.[WORLD TITLE]VS JEFF JARRETT-the first match on this set is the only one in which Cage is the face. This was a pretty good match even with the typical Double J antics of the time, which includes the guitar shot. Both guys do well here and the crowd gets very into it more and more as the match goes on. Christian was very much the fan favorite here as the ending showcases after he finally wins a World title [NWA]. The fans rush into the ring as Rhino raises Cage into the air. This match took place at "Against All Odds" 2006.
2.[8 MILE STREET FIGHT]VS RHINO-taking place in Rhino's home town of Detroit at "Bound for Glory" 2006 this is the first match featuring Cage as a heel. This is a brutal match with both guys getting beaten with multiple weapons. I liked how this match started outside and made its way into the building and eventually to the ring. The home town boy loses this one but it was a really fun match.
3.[SIX SIDES OF STEEL]VS RHINO-this was a rematch that occurred on Impact that year inside the six sides of steel, with barbed wire across the top of the cage. There were added bonuses to this match like they had to ask for the key or could get bolt cutters and even a straight jacket, which you may remember from the previous match. In all honesty from the way these guys performed together and it being a cage match I think this could have easily been a PPV bout. Like the last this is violent and Cage even gets busted open, wide open. The ending occurs when Rhino "gores" Christian to the outside breaking open the cage, there Cage escaped the cage and wins.
4.VS STING-this match happened a week after that cage match on the next Impact. This was a good match and was a fitting one for the weekly TV show but I think a better match could have been put on this set. I get that they put this here to showcase the storyline and the debut of Tomko, this sets up the storyline that lead to the next match on the set.
5.[WORLD TITLE]VS ABYSS VS STING-this match came about because Cage and Sting did not settle who was next in line for a shot at Abyss's title. This was a triple threat elimination match that is more fun than anything. The action is good here and has the typical three way battles going on in it. The champ Abyss is the first eliminated which kinda surprised me at the time. This leaves Cage and Sting to do battle while Tomko is locked up in a cage. After a nice back and forth Christian regains his World Title. This match took place at Final Resolution 2007.
6.[WORLD TITLE]VS KURT ANGLE-this was an excellent match and very worthy of any DVD collection. This was for Christian's title and Angle brought it from the very beginning. Both men looked great here but Kurt was all over Cage, even hitting seven German suplexes in a row. Also at ringside was Samoa Joe to keep Christian's crew from getting involved. Now while he was successful Cage still gets the win in a very hard fought match.
7.[WORLD TITLE]VS SAMOA JOE-another excellent match and how could it not be with these two guys. Anytime one of these two or Kurt wrestles one another it usually equals greatness. This is another highly competitive contest with constant back and forth with the edge going to Joe. The finish to this match is excellent that like one review I have read said is reminiscent of the Bret Hart/Roddy Piper Mania 8 finish. This one has a bit of a twist on it that makes it great, Christian retains the belt.
This is a great set and if you come across it I say pick it up. It is one of the better TNA DVD releases they have focusing on an individual.
We get some matches of course but it is the interview and special features that make this great. The interview is excellent and you find out all kinds of things about him. This of course includes how he met Edge and why he left the WWE. You also get a match between him and Simon Diamond from their indie days with them providing commentary. But one of my favorite things about this set is the "cribs" like segment as he gives a tour of his house, just a fun little bonus.
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