Against All Odds Review
Well, I hope everyone reading this ordered "Against All Odds" last night if not you should defiantly order one of the replays! You wont be disappointed! It was TNA'S best PPV yet! The arena was packed and no one went home disapointed!
For the Pre-Show there were the two matches to show off Team Trinity and Team Traci. I was really looking forward to this because I was very curious on who the teams would be! The first of the two matches was Team Trinity VS.Buck Quartermaine & Lex Lovett. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that Team Trinity was one of my favorite Indy Florida tag team Phi Delta Slam. This was a very good match Phi Delta Slam dominated the other team with incredible finesse! Tilly of Phi Delta Slam got the pin fall by doing there signature move the Tsunami Slam off the top turnbuckle!!
The second match of the was Team Traci VS. Mickey Batts and Jerelle Clark. Team Traci was another awesome surprise her team was The Disciples of Destruction (Ron and Don Harris). I had to chuckle a little when I saw that DOD came to the ring on motorcycles I should have know that my comment in Saturday's column would have came back to bite me in the butt. In a way it didn't though because it was wrestlers that actually ride not just any wrestler so that made it cooler and didn't compromise there integrity. This match was brutal! DOD totally annihilated the team of Mickey Batts and Jarrelle Clark for the win.
Now on to the PPV the first match of the evening was Petey Williams with Scott D'Amore VS. "Primetime" Elix Skipper. This match was a very strong starting match! It really got the crowd going! It was very back and forth with not a lot of interference from Scott. Primetime did go to walk on the top rope at one point to kick Petey and slipped but it's got to be tuff to hit that everytime. Primetime did get the pinfall for the win making him number one contender for the X-Division title.
Of course now that the crowd is all rowdy after the Pre-Show and the first match of the night they had to bring everyone down with what had to be the lamest match of the night! Frankie Kazarian and Michael Shane VS. BG James and Jeff Hamond with the rest of 3LK. I don't even know why I'm bothering with this match but I am so. This match just flat out sucked! It looked like Shane and Kazarian might win but no they were jobbing! So again Hamond get the pin fall without his lame racecar thing instead he used a regular elbow drop!
The next match helped set the momentum for the rest of the night! It was the Raven VS. Dustin Rhodes match. This match was an all out brawl. Towards the end of the match Dustin hit Mike Posey and but him out of the match for a few minutes. But Raven got control of the match and got the pin fall. But the match wasn't over Raven preceded to beat on Dustin and got him in his strait jacket than hit him with a trash can.
Next was the tag team title match featuring Kidd Kash and Lance Hoyt VS. AMW. This was a descent match even though I think that AMW is a mediocre tag team. It was going very well and seemed as though Kidd and Lance were going to win the title. But Chris Harris got out his handcuffs! He handcuffed Kidd to the corner turnbuckle. Leaving Lance to get beat on by him and James Storm, winning the match. I am very disgusted by this because AMW can't win a match with out using there handcuffs and cheating!
Next was Full Metal Mayhem!! Abyss VS. Jeff Hardy for a contract to be number one contender for the NWA World Heavyweight Title! They suspended two envelopes above the ring one was empty and one held the contract. This match was a little back and forth but Abyss was more in control of the match. Abyss put Hardy through several tables. Hardy only put Abyss through one. Hardy got a ladder to get one of the envelopes first but it turned out to be the empty one. Hardy almost got the second envelope but Abyss knocked him off the ladder and got the contract! At this point Hardy threw a total spoiled brat hissy fit!! Jumping, kicking, and throwing broken pieces of the table!
The next match was the last tag team match of the night! Bobby Roode and Eric Young of Team Canada with Scott D'Amore and Johnny DeVine VS. DDP and "The Alpha Male" Monty Brown. This match had a lot of interference by Scott and Johnny but some how DDP was still able to Diamond Cutter Young for the pin fall.
The next match was the 30 minute Iron Man match with "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels VS. AJ Styles. This match got bloody when Daniels busted AJ'S forehead open. The match was very back and forth. It was one pin for each of them but right when AJ would have been tapped out the time on the clock ran out and referee Andrew Thomas ended the match. Daniels called Dusty Rhodes out and demanded that they go into sudden death. I mean at this point why wouldn't he AJ seemed to be totally beat but in a surprising turn of events AJ managed to do a styles clash to win the match.
Now on to the main event! It didn't end the way I had hoped for but it was the best match of the night anyway. This match was Jeff Jarrett defending his title against Kevin Nash! Dusty added a stipulation to this match if Jeff used his guitar at all in this match he would automatically lose the match! Nash started this match out with a bang showing the world how bad he wanted the title. Nash took Jeff out of the arena beating on him the whole way. When they returned to the ring Jeff's forehead was busted open and he was bleeding like hell. Jeff started to work on Nash's knee! While Nash was down Jeff went under the ring and pulled out what appeared to be a large guitar case!
But instead of a guitar there was a cello!! Leave it to Jeff to find a way around Dusty's rule! There was some technical difficulty with the cello when he yanked it out by the neck the body fell off. That would not stop Jeff though he hit Nash with the body any way! Nash recovered quickly and was able to power bomb Jeff through the body of the cello. But that was when the first surprise of the match happened the wrestler formerly known as Billy Gunn ran into the ring and attacked Nash.
Then strutted back up the aisle. Thinking that Jeff had the match won. But that was when the second surprise happened Sean Waltman ran out to the ring and hit Jeff with the Xfactor! Than he went back up the aisle. At this point the wrestler formerly known as Billy Gunn came back to the ring to help Jeff but BG James showed up and they started arguing and pulled him out of the ring! Nash was able to counter Jeff on the first stroke he tried but he wasn't as lucky on the second one! Jeff was able to get the pin fall and retain the belt!
I really look forward to this weeks Impact to see what is going to happen with this feud! Not to mention the fact that Dusty is probably pissed that Jeff found a loophole!