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I liked it, more than I enjoyed last year’s and more
than I expected. It seems that Vince went honest on this
one, specifically because he let Matt Hardy work in the
SmackDown! vs. RAW tag match instead of JBL, his favorite
whom he pushed on TV.
opening few matches were pretty average, though the match
with Eugene and Snuka was pretty lame. I do have to say
that the main event with Angle, Cena and Michaels was fantastic.
The guys worked hard, and with Cena there, Michaels and
Angle brought it big time. The reaction to Cena must be
scaring Vince. He got some strong boos throughout the match,
though there was a decent reaction to his win. The crowd
seemed to love Angle.
may change the face of the WWE.
of folks are saying that the Flair vs. HHH cage match should
be Flair’s final match. There’s no way that’ll
happen, but it was a match that you’d want to be remembered
for and how better than by having it be the last before
your retirement? This was on the level of Flair vs. Vader
from 1993. It was a bloodbath that reminded me of the great
Flair 1980s cage matches, a wonderful match made better
by great announcing.
brings me to part three, and easily the most memorable part
of the show. Joey Styles delivered one of his typical fantastic
performances and really showed what we’ve been missing
since he left regular announcing. Even The King was better
than usual. I was impressed that the two of them worked
so well together.
call was made to go with Styles for two reasons; first to
get people off the WWE for the handling of the Ross thing,
second to get Coach off the mic, or at least on the mic
less. He was a terrible play-by-play guy, even if the heel
play-by-play guy is an interesting concept. Styles will
probably be announcing RAW for a while, at least until they
bring back Ross.
that be your last battlefield...
I didn’t see it all, but what I saw wasn’t perfect.
They opened with a six-man tag match that I thought was
pretty average with Jeff Hardy, Lance Hoyt and Sabu against
the Diamonds in the Rough. The Ultimate X was a really fun
match, and Petey Williams got the win again. You know, no
matter how many times I see it, the Flip Piledriver known
as the Canadian Destroyer just amazes me.
main event was rendered useless by having Jeff Jarrett shown
as the champ defending at Genesis on commercials right before
the main event match against Rhino. Jeff Jarrett is more
harmful to TNA than anything the WWE has tried. They could
lose half a dozen top guys and Jeff Hardy would still be
the biggest problem they have. His ego and his control of
the booking committee is just killing what should be the
top drawing card. He’s HHH gone even worse because
he can’t actually go like H can when he wants to.
match wasn’t bad. I got into it a fair bit. The ratings
for the special weren’t great, getting just a 0.9.
Big week. Christian is leaving the WWE. Stone Cold may be
released, but that’s doubtful. There are serious talks
about bringing back Ross.
Raw rating last week was 3.4, which is very low and it shows
that the skit from last week turned people off as they had
been hyping Austin for the whole week and it turned out
a low rating. The No Mercy buyrate came in and it’s
looking like it might top out at 200k. That’s incredibly
low. No one is talking about the buys for One Night Stand,
which has steadily grown and has officially done better
than any of the non-majors this year.
managed to see the Heavyweight Final on The Ultimate Fighter
and it was a great fight that could have gone either way.
Imes is a 6’7 monster who at times had things under
control and was 100% straight forward and even when he got
in trouble, he managed to work out of it, but he couldn’t
close. Rashad Evans was in trouble, and rocked Imes a few
times, but he tired fast. It was a great fight.
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