The last few years TNA have suffered in terms of booker, yet whereas at least years BFG they had one or two good things about it including Morgan V Angle and AJ v Sting, really this year the quality of their top PPV of the year was so lacking it really makes you think if this is the best they can offer, what's the worst? And the sad thing is, they pretty much killed the PPV before Sunday because although there were, maybe one or two good things about it, there was nothing to write how about, except maybe MCMG's V Generation Me, yet I think they've had better matches.
I'm just going to write about what I thought were the things TNA did completey wrong.
1. Fortune V EV.2, Lethal Lockdown= I don't get what the point of this match was because you don't buy a PPV to watch a bunch of wrestlers from the 90's who are over the hill against some of the best young wrestlers in the business. For starters, it makes these young guys look weak having them compete against these guys, who all part from Rhino and Sabu aren't great wrestlers at this point in their careers and shouldn't be working a PPV because how are you suppose to draw off guys who really are WWE rejects? As for Fortune, you have AJ Styles, Robert Roode, James Storm, Matt Morgan and Kaz who are all not just great wrestlers but guys who could be put to better use in multiple matches and fighting guys in the main event, because with the exception of Storm and Kaz who I think would be top mid card guys, the rest should be competing for the world title.
I liked the idea of Fortune but what I don't understand is why make these guys, brilliant wrestlers work together when they don't need to and why have them lose and look weak against a bunch of guys most fan's don't really care about anymore. A theory I have had since Flair came into TNA is that Russo and creative want to destroy his legacy, and this whole thing with Fortune as this new Four Horsemen is just to destroy another part of his credibility, while taking some of the best wrestlers TNA have down with him because the Fortune guys are so much better than this feud.
My final issue is more of a long term thing, why a lethal lockdown match? I understand in keeping with the whole Four Horseman thing from a decade ago but isn't Lethal lockdown supposed to be one of reasons I should buy their March Lockdown PPV? I know its a weird thing for a fan to be worried about TNA's marketing strategy but it just again hurts in the long run I think and sort of dents the prestige of this match.
2. the Women's title match: The whole division died for me with Awesome Kong yet the whole thing with the BP actually got my attention, until the whole thing with Tara being the biker with no reason given. On the plus side, no Lacy Von Erichson in this match.
3. Abyss V RVD: The whole gimmick has just been unrealistic and ridduculous. When they took the title off Van Dam, it hurt the credibility of the belt but to play on him beign made of stitches and tied together by staples, and you see if and there's no scratch on him? Also surely for all his antics Abyss should be in jail right now, right? I personally lost resspect for RVD when he slagged off the TNA lockeroom and said its not their fault he was the best guy there to carry the belt but since he came to TNA he's looked like nothing special and again when he won the world title, it hurt the belt a lot.
4. The old men match which has Joe, Jarrett and the Pope in: Its not the fact thest guys are old, Hogan and Nash especially shouldn't be allowed into the ring anymore, but to drag Sting into it when he would be used in a better match. The same with Jarrett, because although yes he's old, I personally think he could still work with teh young guys and be a great mid-carder. As for Pope and Joe, why? Joe has not been used right since Russo returned to teh fold and as for the Pope, till recently one of teh hottest guys on the card, destined for a world title one day, was this the best they could be with him?
5. Ink Inc. V Caramel and Ice Cream: I honestly never looked any of these guys. The whole thing with Jesse Neal's sob story I think justifies why he's in the ring, especially considering how green he is. As for Moore, I'm one of the many who think he's overrated. As for Young, I personally like his character of the dumb boy from Canadian more than his in ring skills. As for Jordan, I don't think he's good enough to be there and the whole bi-sexual thing doesnt work, not because of his sexual preferences but because as a gimmick its partially exploiting him and I it just insults wrestling fans and bisexuals.
6. The world title match and 'They': The ending was a surpise and it was worked well but the build up and ending was...terrible. The whole retirement gimmick with Angle is outdated and overused, and just doesn't really get anyone emotionally invested in it. As for Hardy and Anderson, the whole thing with the tournament was terrible, because if you wanted a three way for the title, why have a tournament? As for the revelation of who 'they' were, it was a surprise at least but ruined the PPV and makes me think 'great, Hulk and Bishcoff in the centre of things again, what's new?'
What did everyone else think?