Monday, June 5, 2006

TNA Genesis 11/13/05

1. Shark Boy vs. Nigel McGuinness - 2
2. Diamonds In the Rough vs. Lance Hoyt and The Naturals - 4
3. Raven vs. PJ Polaco - 3
4. 3 Live Kru vs. Team Canada - Hockey Stick Fight - 3
5. Monty Brown vs. Jeff Hardy - 4
6. Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, Roderick Strong, and Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin, Matt Bentley, Sonjay Dutt, and Austin Aries - Elimaniation X Match - 5
7. Sabu vs. Abyss - No DQ Match - 5
8. AJ Styles vs. Petey Williams - 8
9. Jeff Jarrett and A.M.W. vs. Rhino and Team 3-D - 6

I've seen Nigel and Shark Boy so many times live at local H.W.A. shows, that I know they're capable of much more and won't accept this poor excuse for an athletic contest. The six-man match was your basic TV filler bout, minus the commercial breaks, and lacking sorely in the psychology department. Raven and Polaco slopped their way through a forgettable brawl--I saw these two do the same exact match at Pillman ‘99; it sucked then, and still does. Things like the hockey stick fight fiasco is why T.N.A. is still considered minor league. On paper, Brown and Hardy is a disaster, in actuality, it's a disaster. Elimination X was decent, if not a little underwhelming. It didn't have the "impact", pun intended, I'd wished for; these guys were going through the motions, and my mind was wandering like Silver Surfer traversing the galaxy. Sabu and Abyss was fun, in a disturbing sort of way--watching Sabu bump is a secret pleasure of mine, that and playing Dig Dug. I was really impressed with Petey and AJ, I liked their first pay-per-view match way back when, and this one was just as awesome. They really worked hard, and stole the show hands down. The main event could have been horrible; we all knew it was going to be a wild brawl, but it was actually entertaining. These guys were fighting all over the place, and Jarrett was even bumping like he was Shadow WX, taking a nasty suplex on a chair that was lying on the steel ramp. As far as overbooked main events go, this was a pretty fun one.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

you have to love a review that refrences both Norrin Radd and Shadow WX...i feel they are inextricably linked somehow,