Monday, January 16, 2006

TNA Best of the X Division – Disc #2

1. AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Ron “The Truth” Killings vs. “Prime Time” Elix Skipper – Ultimate X Challenge Match – 6
This was a weird concept match that was a tag team bout, then once Killings got pinned, a three-way, then lastly a one-on-one Ultimate X match. For the record, I think it’s a lame concept. Killings is energy personified. Highlights include Styles killing himself and Daniels looking well. There were some definite blown spots. Styles and Daniels were the last two remaining, and they kept almost reaching the X, before they’d both topple off to the mat. This happened at least three times, and looked weak; psychologically, it was a decent idea, but it was executed poorly. The ending had Styles retrieve the X, only for the ref to be unconscious, and Daniels to steal it and the victory.

2. Chris Sabin vs. Matt Bentley vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Shocker – Xscape Match – 6
There was some really solid stuff in this cage match. Bentley is arguably the weakest link. The ending interference, including a Trinity moonsault from the top of the cage sucked. The finish, featuring Sabin and one of the other guys both simultaneously failing out of the cage wasn’t that cool. Overall, this was better than I’d remembered it being.

3. AJ Styles vs. Sean Waltman – 7
I thought this was really damn good. The finish with Sean arguing with Jerry Lynn was not so hot. AJ made Waltman step up his game, and the end result was an enjoyable match.

4. Samoa Joe vs. Chris Sabin – 7
This was just awesome. I was surprised Joe didn’t squash him completely.

5. Jerry Lynn interview
This was a pretty interesting interview that ran at least 12 minutes. The highlights, for me at least, included him saying Juvie was a poor worker who hurt people in the ring, and how, growing up, Lynn watched all the wrestling he could and absorbed it all.

DVD Bonus Matches:

6. Sonjay Dutt and Amazing Red vs. Triple X – 5
This was a pretty quick TV match. There wasn’t a lot showcased.

7. AJ Styles vs. Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Kid Kash vs. Amazing Red – 4
This wasn’t good. There were 6 guys, and it only lasted… 6 minutes? This could have been so much better—truly a waste.

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