Raging Inferno review:
Opening the show with the newcomers match was a good choice as it gives the newer guys time to shine. Having Dixon win opens up the most storylines so it was a good choice for me. With him now having a shot at Jameson's International Championship- should be fun to see where he goes with it. Inferno 1-0 Rage
The tag team turmoil match was outstandingly written. Kudos to whoever wrote that. Great showing from Mexican Nightmares made me happy before KayFab's debut which was a great debut for the show. And finally, Malcolm Adonis picking up the victory. Was really surprised and now it makes me wonder on a personal level where we go- particularly with something later on in the show. More on that later. Really great match though. Inferno 2-0 Rage
Grind-Dimension being so early in the show surprised me but it was another great match, with Grind picking up a big win. What's in the future for this man? I can't wait and find out. Inferno 3-0 Rage
So at this point, Inferno are racing into a big lead. Great start from the brand, and Rage are going to want to pick it up soon.
Wells promo was good, but didn't really answer any questions and for that, I was a little disappointed. It was well written though.
Van vs. Artemis next was a great showing and it really sold the Ignition Division well. I'm not too happy about Artemis tapping out but it makes VHX look strong so I'm understanding. Inferno 3-1 Rage
Hawk & Juarez up next was an outstanding match, great match! It really sold the hatred between the two men really well and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. Inferno 3-2 Rage
Seeing Jman & KJam work together just added to the questions of this feud already. Where they go from here will be interesting. I'll echo others in saying that Cannon shouldn't have been pinned. Inferno 3-3 Rage
Great comeback from Rage at this point. I will say I don't like that there isn't a reminder of the score at all, although Bodom has been outstanding after every single match. He's my favourite commentator in any fed.
I knew it! I guessed it would be Krysys a while back but didn't want to say anything. Great reveal though!
Arthur Lansdale vs. Darren Bull was a great match. Fantastic work here. Both guys looked strong and Lansdale got the fans appreciation. Now he's a definite fully fledged face, I can only wonder what the future holds for Lansdale now. Inferno 4-3 Rage
KJ Punk and Kyojin was a fantastic match too. Having Kyo tap out made me unhappy in the same way that Arty tapping did. The big thing here is with Kyo looking weak having tapped out and with Adonis looking so strong earlier in the show- will this be followed up in any way? Looking forward to the next show for sure now! Also, great to be working with KJ again. Hope it happens in a more permanent fashion sooner. Inferno 5-3 Rage
This Thunder segment was the perfect build up.
A good match up from SAM & HT ends with Angelo leaving EWNCW. I think we all saw that coming, but where does Mr. Smyth go from here? Will it stay unaddressed and will he just return to RTE or is Smyth going solo on Inferno? Lot of questions. Inferno 5-4 Rage
Even up to this point. Great show that both brands are strong too.
Black Angel vs. Ano Doom next! This was my most anticipated match. A fantastically written match too with Doom picking up the win. Would have liked to see Angel end the streak but hopefully, it's not over between these. Inferno 6-4 Rage
Team Rage pick up the victory down to DJ's ego. This was a great match written- I felt the ego worked well as an excuse for TBOZ to pick up the win while the block made by The Blue Flash made him look strong. A tease at a feud from Jameson and DJ too. The International Championship scene is full of talent right now. Inferno 6-5 Rage
Main event time! First of all, WOW! What a massive move from Thunder. I'm unsure to call it a heel turn just yet but definitely something insanely big that will make us remember Raging Inferno for all the right reasons. Rage picking up the win ends the series with a 6-6 tie which I understand but I would have liked to have seen one team win. Unless of course the main event counted double in which Thunder leaving caused Inferno's loss- of which the reprecussions will be huge.
Overall, not as much story development as I would have liked but the big move from Thunder definitely boosts this as a show that we're going to be seeing the fallout from for a WHILE. With Destiny's Calling around the corner, I think the big developments beginning tonight will lead there and I can't wait for that.