Originally Posted by sharkie325
I don't know about you my friend, but Roode/Storm told a HELLUVA passionate story and it wasn't ruined by the enforcer interfering. Aries and Hardy was an excellent story as well, and it's the first time in YEARS that I jumped out of my seat and yelled "BULLSHIT!" at the TV following a 2 count. I might not be happy with the "winners" of these matches, but I got chills and was sitting on the edge of my seat of this PPV, so I guess we just have differing taste in what kind of "wrestling" we want to watch.
Originally Posted by wrestlingfan66513
The crowd split for the main event was awesome. "Let's go Aries", "Let's go Hardy" was just awesome to hear. Hell, Bobby Roode even had his fans. This crowd had quite a few casual fans, but it also had a major element of a smart crowd (The "this is awkward" chant after Hogan, Ray, and Sting sat in the ring for about 30 seconds too long) that was just as loud. This was not the Lockdown crowd.
Originally Posted by YOUcanCALLmeCRACK
Don't know if it was planned, and I don't care at this point. I was waiting for Sting to turn on Bully or Bully to Turn on Sting. The guy (Devon we now know) came out and I could have SWORE that it was Garrett. Hogan came out and I started yelling "AWWW SHIT! PLEASE DON'T DO THIS TNA!" at the TV, and when he pulled the hood off, I had no words. I had said Devon before in a joking fashion, but this was live. I was NOT expecting this, and it could lead to something better than the "Bischoff" route I envisioned them taking this. Remember, most people hated him when he started his "Reverend Devon" gimmick, but Devon can make something out of nothing.
Originally Posted by magglis
I still think Slammiversary was better (because I was there in person) because the payoffs were better to me. As to the final comments with Hardy and Aries, I don't think this was the right time. Putting Hardy over in a "Pro-Aries" crowd just made Hardy look REALLY bad. That crowd was VERY vocal about not wanting Hardy to go over, and to have your top baby face being booed to the support of your "almost tweener, trying his DAMNEDEST to get heat" heel was a bad decision. If anything, they should have opened this door for a return match at the next PPV and have Hardy take the belt in a pure "creatures" crowd such as the Impact Zone. It won't damage Hardy as he is who he is, but it definitely showed the flaw in the TNA Management to TNA Fan base relationship.
The best part about the closing of this PPV; It showed TNA just how over Austin Aries is around the country, even if the Impact Zone doesn't give him the best responses. If they get on the road and out of Florida, this is one more "GREAT" show in another state that shows TNA has a fan base that can help them to put on great PPVs with passionate fans (even if the OP thought the crowd was shit, this crowd was better than Nashville for sure, even if they couldn't compare to us here in Texas