If you get a chance to check out this PPV on replay then it is definitely worth it! It's not the best TNA PPV of all time but it's value for money. The remainder of this post contains spoilers so stop reading if you don't want to know!
I thought that the opening match started the show off with a bang. I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was, and although I was solidly behind Jay Lethal I think that it was the right outcome in the end. Hopefully TNA's policy of not letting Lethal get too over is something of the past, but we'll see.
The second match was even better, and was probably the best-received women's match of the last 5 years. In any promotion. The Mickie James vs Tara bout was professional wrestling at its best. The reaction by the crowd says it all. It was magic.
The third match was another classic, this time featuring Team 3D vs MCMGs. Sabin did an amazing move during this match but the whole contest was full of great spots. The match itself had a nice build to it and a good pace. It was tag team wrestling at its absolute best!
The fourth match was the first that actually seemed to kill the crowd a bit. RVD and Dreamer had a nice little match but it was done at a slower pace and just couldn't live up to the precedent set by the previous matches. Dreamer's injury also made me uncomfortable and I think they should have just ended the match after it happened.
The EV2 vs Fortune match was what you would expect, but it was a solid match hindered only by the give-away of the finish.
I didn't really see The Pope's match against Abyss but I heard about the turn by his brother and it sounds like it was another good match.
I only saw Samoa Joe vs Jeff Jarrett in bits and pieces but from what I saw the crowd were really into it and it was another solid contest. From what I've heard about the finish perhaps that could have been done better (such as a clean finish) but there's no way that it makes this a bad match.
The solid PPV was concluded by Jeff Hardy defending his title against Matt Morgan. Predictably, Hardy retained. But it wasn't a bad match and I do think that Jeff will eventually get over as a heel. It just needs time.
Anyways, if you're not a fan of TNA I would recommend at least checking out their PPVs. The PPVs tend to go at a slower pace (as in, segments are allowed to sink in) and everything flows much better (match-wise especially). Everyone on the roster put in an A+ effort for this one. Well done TNA!
Yeah Turning Point was really good, one of the best ones they have done this year, and with the year almost over hoppfully Final Resolution can be another good one to end their PPV year with a bang.
TNA did a awesome way to get Hardy over as a heel. Before the taping they said for $20 you can get your picture taking with Hardy after the Impact taping is done. So after the event people lined up started to pay their $20, then Hardy came out and bascially told of JB and the crowed, and left.
Leaving TNA to appologies and refund the money back.
Pretty sneaking and good of TNA to do it. Really nice way to finally get people to boo him. Now whether or not they air this during Impact is another story. I hope they do.
I used to be a fanboy of TNA. I am sure you remember my rants (I am not going on about that again). Is it worth tuning in again? Is it possible that the things I loved about TNA are back.... or at least some of them?
i do understand WHY they think they can compete down the road with the WWE, just do what WCW did....start with basically your own wrestlers, then add former WWE wrestlers and bingo! you have competition. well, it hasn`t really worked out so far for TNA like it did for WCW. and i agree with Bob that TNA is doing some of their TV shows and PPV`s right. just a little less Foley and Hogan please!
I don't remember saying that, but then again.... I don't have a very good memory. I am a Foley fan, but I think that he too should not wrestle at all anymore. I do remember expressing my disgust with Hogan & Bishoff and the changes that they have made. Flair should have stayed retired. Flair being a mentor/manager is fine. I would not have put Hogan and Bishoff in charge at all, advisory commitee or just had them work on promoting the company, but not have any actual power. Personally, I would have never hired those two.
Am I the only one who was getting in to the storylines, then they suddenly drop it? That's just bad writing. You never write a good story with no ending. I know that and I am certainly no literary expert. I bet that most of the fans could write better storylines.
Please Dixie, give me a reason to tune in again and resurrect my fanboy-ness. Btw, there is a petition on Facebook to fire Hogan, Bishoff and Russo..... if anyone is interested. I joined it.
Hogan and Foley are literally so beat up that I don't think you seriously have to worry about them ever working again. Foley has said recently that he has maybe 5 or 6 matches left in him, and you can be sure that Hogan only has about 0 or 1. They are not going to be in the ring at all, so if that's your worry then don't.
As for restarting storylines, that's due to the continual shifts in booking responsibility, with each new booker simply hitting the 'reset' button and starting from scratch. Once TNA sort themselves out booking-wise it will be much better.
For what it's worth, I still think that the Hogan/Bischoff gamble was worth it, but I never would have given them complete booking power. But perhaps they wouldn't have joined otherwise. Anyways, hindsight is always 20/20.
BRS, that sounds awesome! They should have Hardy cut his hair too, and start wearing suits. People would really start to hate him then!
I don't remember saying that, but then again.... I don't have a very good memory.
me neither..apologies. (too much beer)