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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    I was under the impression that the poor treatment of their guys and TNA deciding to switch IWGP Titles are the two main reasons why NJPW and TNA are no longer working together.
    I think Okada was the main reason. When he was over TNA gave him no help and left him to figure everything out by himself. Shelley ended up literally taking him in until he got set up. As a result, the talent share is done and Shelley has a job for life in NJPW.

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    January 21, 2006



    Earlier tonight, Don West is in the TNA parking lot waiting on the arrival of Sting!


    Sting will change the face of wrestling forever!

    The show officially begins with Mike Tenay hyping the fact that Sting will make his first television appearance in five years.

    Chris Sabin and Sonjay Dutt vs The Diamonds in the Rough w/Simon Diamond
    They managed to pack in a lot of action in only a few minutes. As expected, Sabin and Dutt both got in their share of high spots. However, they also told a (Brief) story with Dutt playing the face-in-peril for a few moments. The babyface X-Division team won after a Hindu Press by Dutt. Pretty much as good as you can get out of the star power and abilities of David Young and Elix Skipper. ** 1/4


    Shane Douglas interviews AJ Styles about his upcoming street fight with Shannon Moore. Styles is way too passionate about holding the title of Mr. TNA. Douglas brings up the fact that Styles is now the #1 contender for the X-Division Title. Christopher Daniels interrupts the interview to complain about what Styles did at Final Resolution. A lot of bad acting follows. Daniels brings up the irony of Styles throwing in the towel for Daniels was the exact moment he became the #1 contender.

    In the back, Shane Douglas waits outside of Sting's dressing room. Sting will be here TONIGHT!

    Team Canada w/Scott D'Amore vs Ron Killings, Lance Hoyt and Shark Boy
    Team Canada is represented by Petey Williams, Eric Young and A-1. Oddly enough, the commentators don't even mention Truth's recent problems with Team Canada. The match gave Young a chance to show off his new comedic heel gimmick. Even though Young has been a comedy character for far too long, but Young is such a natural comedy guy. Anyways, this was a pretty straightforward match with all of the babyfaces getting a brief chance to hit some moves in the ring. Out of the three, Hoyt stood out the most thanks to his power moveset. TNA really dropped the ball with him. Petey picked up the win for Team Canada after a Canadian Destroyer on Shark Boy. Short and inoffensive. **


    An Against All Odds hype video is played showcasing Samoa Joe.

    A music video is shown detailing the angle between Jackie Gayda, Jeff Jarrett, Gail Kim, secrets, Canada, sex slave trading, kiddie porn, drugs, a conspiracy, the identity of who shot JR, the revealing of the person who drove the white hummer and of course the fact that Katie Vick is living on an island with Elvis and JFK.

    The James Gang vs Kenny King and Buck Quartermain
    Where's Lex Lovett? Lolz, I bet that's the first time anyone ever asked that. For just being a jobber, King is surprisingly over. In fact, other than the James Gang intro, he was the most over participant in the match. Anyways, this was just a short squash for the James Gang. Poor Quatermain didn't even get a chance to be tagged in before Kenny King is pinned after the One and Only by Kip. SQUASH.

    After the match, LAX (Konnan and Homicide only) gets on the video screen and challenges The James Gang to a match at Against All Odds.

    In Larry Zbyszko's office, Zbyszko reveals that Sting has been hold up and will not be here tonight. Monty Brown bursts in to poke fun at the contract problems between Sting and TNA. Brown ends up stealing a NWA Title contract for Against All Odds.

    AJ Styles vs Shannon Moore - Street Fight
    Christopher Daniels joins Mike Tenay and Don West at the commentator's table. Even though the street fight gimmick would lead you to believe this is some major match, it really isn't. It's essentially just a glorified squash match with Styles dominating Moore. But hey, they battled in the crowd some and Styles even dove from a balcony on top of Moore. At some point in the match, Styles begins selling his knee. This leads to Daniels going on and on about how he's worried about Styles' well being, even though all AJ is doing is limping a bit. When Moore surprises Styles with a half Boston Crab, Daniels jumps on the ring apron and throws a towel in the ring. Ha, Daniels is awesome. For some reason, the referee refuses to end the match, even though Daniels has just as much right to end the match as Styles did at Final Resolution. The Daniels' incident does cause Styles to become distracted long enough for Moore to roll AJ up for a three count. If nothing else, this accomplished the goal of adding a little heat between Styles/Daniels and to end (Possibly?) the Styles/Moore program. ** 1/2


    Back in Zbyszko's office, Team 3D demands revenge against AMW and Team Canada. Zbyszko orders them to come back next week and tell him which team they want to wrestle the most.

    In the final segment of the night, Christian cuts a promo in the middle of the ring declaring that Sting will be here next week. That brings out Jeff Jarrett along with his Against All Odds contract. Jarrett isn't worried about his Against All Odds opponent whether it's Rhino, Chris Jericho (lol) or even Christian Cage. If it is Cage, Jarrett will send him back to midcard status. That causes a big brawl between the two. Monty Brown eventually ran down to help out Jarrett. Finally, Rhino runs out to even the odds. Once the babyfaces clear the ring, Cage and Rhino nearly come to blows over both guys wanting to have a look at the contract to see who's the #1 contender. Before that can happen, Abyss runs out and attacks them. He and Rhino battle up one ramp while Cage climbs out of the ring to fight Jarrett up the other. The show concludes with Monty Brown crawling back in the ring and getting a look at the contract. Who will Jeff Jarrett defend the NWA Title against at Against All Odds? Tune in next week!

    Against All Odds
    (Scheduled bouts)

    Jeff Jarrett (c) vs ??? - NWA World Title
    Samoa Joe (c) vs AJ Styles - X-Division Title
    LAX vs The James Gang
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    Re: Jim Reviews TNA in 2006

    Wait - where was Sting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    Wait - where was Sting?
    I have no idea what happened. I know this and next week was taped on the same day, so assuming Sting does show up next week (I can't say I remember), he would have been in the building for this taping. Idk, TNA's booking can be pretty damn peculiar. Then again, it may make sense once the storyline plays out. Just as I'm sure all of this time devoted to bitchy Jackie Gayda will make sense once the secret is revealed.

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    Pretty great reviews so far. I remember at this time I was a consistent WWE viewer and started watching TNA on and off just a couple months before Christian debuted. Sometime in this year I became a habitual viewer and I only know this because later in this year I was in a Raw Deal tournament playing either a JBL or a Rhino deck and we had No Surrender playing at the shop and we all marked out. I just don't remember witch episode had me hooked, so I'm interested in the reviews of the shows I didn't watch and leading up to the first show that had me hooked.

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    Re: Jim Reviews TNA in 2006

    I didn't watch in this time period so I'm finding this highly entertaining. Would you care to tell me where you are viewing these episodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marik View Post
    I didn't watch in this time period so I'm finding this highly entertaining. Would you care to tell me where you are viewing these episodes?
    I've been downloading a torrent of them from XWT.

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    January 28, 2006



    iMPACT kicks off with a recap of last week's events with Sting. What's going on with Sting?!

    Jeff Jarrett w/Gail Kim vs Jay Lethal
    Within the first few moments of the match, bitchy Jackie Gayda walked down to the ring and gave Gail Kim a tape recorder. Jeff Jarrett was begging Gail Kim not to listen to it, but she left to return to the back. What's on the tape? Tune in next week to find out! At this stage of Lethal's TNA career, he's in a curious position. He's booked in short squash matches like a typical jobber, but he's over with the crowd, he always gets in a little offense and thus far he's only been booked against major names (Samoa Joe, Abyss and now Jeff Jarrett). It's as if TNA is giving Lethal a trial run, but they see something in him enough that they protect him. Other jobbers in Lethal's position (Lex Lovett, Kenny King, ect) are booked against a wide array of guys ranging from the likes of Samoa Joe to nobodies like the Naturals. Anyways, like all of Lethal's other squash matches, it's a fun, but short match. Jarrett picks up the win after a jumping Stroke. SQUASH.


    Horrible angle. Terrific boobs.

    After the match, Christian Cage comes out on the entrance ramp to reveal that he'll be challenging Jeff Jarrett for the NWA Title at Against All Odds!

    Team 3D vs Buck Quartermain and Kenny King
    In contrast to Lethal's jobber booking, this is a typical squash match for Quartermain and King. Since Team 3D have been having a lot of issues with AMW and Team Canada, they're not in the mood to play around. They immediately rushed the ring and attacked their doomed opponents. All the jobber team can do is get in one tag before Quartermain is pinned after a 3D. SQUASH.

    After the match, Brother Ray thanks the crowd for voting them as the Tag Team of the Year. Bullshit, I say. They wrestled like...five matches in 2005. Brother Ray talks about their chance to pick their next opponents as the single most important decisions of their careers (Lol). So, since it's so important, Brother Ray informs the crowd that they can log onto TNAwrestling.com and vote for which team they'd rather see them face!

    A video package is shown detailing the X-Division Title again that began at Final Resolution 2006. Brief friends, AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels, are once again at odds. Larry Zybszko announces that Samoa Joe will defend the X-Division Title against AJ Styles AND Christopher Daniels at Against All Odds.

    In the back, Gen Next brags to agent, Jerry Lynn, about their two wins since their last talk. Lynn blows them off by claiming they cheated. Now, I know my memory can be a bit fuzzy at times, but I know I saw both matches. Gen Next didn't cheat at all. They simply went out there and used great team work to beat AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Chris Sabin, Matt Bentley and Sonjay Dutt. Give the kids some credit, Lynn. In two matches they practically beat every babyface X-Division wrestler! Matt Bentley shows up and trashes Gen Next and how they haven't earned anything yet. Meanwhile, this motherfucker has yet to win in 2006 and he spent most of 2005 losing! Then Mr. Failure complains to Jerry Lynn about not receiving any recent opportunities (Because you've been losing!) So Lynn rolls his eyes and promises Bentley an opportunity coming up next against a mystery opponent.

    Samoa Joe vs Matt Bentley w/Traci
    Poor Bentley doesn't stand a chance. This was booked as just an extended squash with Bentley getting in a few extra moves than a jobber would receive and Joe toying with him a bit to keep the match going for a longer amount of time. With all of the incoming new X-Division talent since the second half of 2005 (Joe, Gen Nex and even Lethal), Bentley comes off as such a below par worker. It's no wonder the guy's career stalled out around this time period. The X-Division was loaded with talent, so TNA didn't need to depend on Bentley's average skills. Speaking of talented X-Division workers, Gen Next is shown watching the match from the entrance ramp. I did like the finish though. As Bentley went for some overly convoluted wheel barrow into an ace crusher, Joe simply countered it right into the Coquina Clutch to tap Bentley out. And that folks is what happens to bitches who try to perform pretty moves around Joe. ** 1/4


    We're shown a brief music video detailing the issues between Rhino and Abyss.

    Abyss w/James Mitchell vs Rhino
    Another brawling match between the two. Personally, I dug this a tiny bit more than their Final Resolution match. Part of the advantage was that they brawled on the floor and the match ended with a killer moment when Rhino Gore'd Abyss through a wall. These matches may not have a whole lot to talk about, but TNA has been on a roll with these good hardcore brawls with Rhino and company. ***


    To close out the show, Mike Tenay brings out Sting. Sting cuts a long promo where he thanks everyone, but Final Resolution gave him the chance to end his career on a high note. Sting says goodbye as he leaves the baseball bat behind.


    And Sting was never seen again...

    Against All Odds
    (Scheduled bouts)

    Jeff Jarrett (c) vs Christian Cage - NWA World Title
    Samoa Joe (c) vs AJ Styles vs Christopher Daniels - X-Division Title
    LAX vs The James Gang

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    Re: Jim Reviews TNA in 2006

    Haven't read this in a while, but...



    There were so many great things about 04-07 Joe, but this was one in many good examples of Joe not giving a shit against spotty wrestlers. Which was a trait I loved . The Bentley wheel barrow is another good example.
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    I know TNA have to take the majority of the blame for ruining Joe, but looking at him there compared to now is like two different people. He was big, but not massive. Now he is just massive. I think he was billed as 260lbs back then, on Impact last week he was 300lbs. Think that plays a big part too. Also the fact that he looks like he doesnt care.
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    Re: Jim Reviews TNA in 2006

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    And Sting was never seen again...


    Not just with Sting, but God do I hate these retirement tease angles. I actually wish wrestling in general would protect it better instead of constantly letting people just pull a Terry Funk all over the place. Even by '06 it was heavily played out.

    I definitely think Joe not caring anymore is the nail on the head as to what's happened to him nowadays. But who can blame him? If i'd been in Joe's shoes and got told I was being booked with face paint and a Rambo knife, i'd probably bloat up 20-40 pounds too.


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    At this point Joe is an upper midcard with a job for life though, and that is good enough for me. He's not THAT bad. I do think that with TNA's recent openness to younger wrestler that if Joe did try a little harder now again they may be willing to give him the belt.

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    I remember that Gore from Rhino real well for this show, I thought to myself what is Rhino's head made from, damn near Iron lol.As for Joe, he wasn't the kind of guy to play around in that ring, fuck you up, get that money..and the win, next victim.

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    I found this completed review among my hundreds of partially completed reviews that I apparently wrote up back in 2013, but never got around to making gifs and posting. So yeah, enjoy this super random 2013 era Jim review.

    iMPACT
    February 4, 2006


    Team 3D opens up the show in the ring to announce the results of the TNA website poll for their opponents at Against All Odds. The fans have voted for Team Canada to wrestle Team 3D. A “U-S-A” chant gets going and we head off.

    Rhino vs Kenny King
    King still comes off as too big of a star to be a regular jobber. He's over with the crowd and he has a fancy John Morrison-like handstand kick as one of his few offensive moves. It's announced during the match that Rhino will wrestle Abyss in a Falls Count Anywhere match at Against All Odds. Rhino wins the extra aggressive squash with a Gore. SQUASH.

    In the back, Terry Taylor is set to interview Larry Zbyszko about the recent happenings in TNA when they’re interrupted by Austin Aries and Roderick Strong. Aries wants to know what else they need to do to get a chance. Zbyszko had previously told them to get wins. They got wins. He told them to get a new look at Aries is looking very A Double here tonight. Chase Stevens of The Naturals interrupts with claims that Gen Next haven’t done anything, but The Naturals have. Zbyszko silences everyone by announcing a two week tag team tournament with the winners receiving a NWA Tag Team Titles shot against AMW at Against All Odds.

    AJ Styles vs Jay Lethal
    Speaking of jobbers that doesn't feel like jobbers, you have the main event jobber - Jay Lethal. Since coming into TNA as a jobber, Lethal is only booked against top guys like Abyss, Joe, Jarrett and now Styles. Yet, again, he manages to get in a little offense, even managing to counter Styles' first attempt of a Styles Clash. In the middle of the match, Samoa Joe came out to get a closer look at one of his Against All Odds opponents. Lethal takes a great looking suplex on the apron where he sold it as if it's the most painful move he's ever experienced. Finally, Styles wins by turning a double underhook into a Styles Clash. The big news though is that Styles checks on Lethal after the match to show him a bit of respect. It's at this moment that it's impossible to see Lethal as a jobber anymore. He's just a lowcarder who only wrestles top guys. SQUASH.


    Terry Taylor is in the back with Scott D’Amore and his Team Canada. D’Amore announces that A1 and Petey Williams will be in the tag team tournament. Gail Kim interrupts with Jackie Gayda’s tape recorder in her hands. The poor woman is frantic after what she heard on the tape. D’Amore tries to calm things down, but does admit that unless he focuses on this instead of accompanying Team Canada to the ring, all of them would be without a job. Ugh. The Jackie Gayda angle is so awful.

    Team Canada vs Chris Sabin and Sonjay Dutt - #1 Contender's Tournament
    God, I hate Dutt's stupid hat. And his stupid sprinkler taunt. And his stupid sprinkler top rope walk. And just his stupid face. Really, I just hate stupid Dutt. Luckily, the entire second half is just Sabin working a two-on-one fight against A1 and Petey and still remaining in control. The closing moments of the match was quite good with it being back-and-forth between Petey nearly winning before Sabin pinned him with the Cradle Shock. Good little match, even if I hate that stupid face of Dutt. ** ¾


    In the back, AJ Styles is interviewed by Terry Taylor when we get a confrontation between Styles and Christopher Daniels. Daniels is still unhappy that Styles threw in the towel at Final Resolution. They end up having a pull apart.

    LAX vs Bruce Steele, Frankie Capone and Rod Steel
    Hey, Konnan's actually wrestling. Steele and Capone are two Florida indy wrestlers meanwhile, Rod Steel was an OVW Champion back in 1999, however; he died back in 2011. The poor jobbers don't even receive any time on offense nor are they referred to by name. LAX wins after a Steiner Brothers' top rope bulldog. After the match, LAX continued the attack until their Against All Odds opponents, The James Gang, ran out for the save. SQUASH.


    We get an ad for TNA’s newest DVD’s for Bound for Glory 2005 and a Best Of Christopher Daniels. Supposedly the Daniels’ DVD sucks because they didn’t even bother showing full matches.

    We’re shown a highlight package of the Against All Odds press conference. Christian Cage guarantees victory. Jeff Jarrett refused to talk about Jackie Gayda. Tons of Sting talk with Jarrett claiming Sting no longer had it while Cage claimed Sting retired because he wanted to go out on top. Monty Brown interrupted the press conference, challenging Jarrett to a NWA Title match after Against All Odds. A fight ends up breaking out after Jarrett throws water at Cage.

    The Naturals vs Generation Next - #1 Contender's Tournament
    Aries is in full Austin Starr mode for this match. Before the bell, Scott D'amore and Gail Kim comes down to the ring to talk to Alex Shelley. Shelley ends up returning to the back with the pair. The big surprise here was that the Naturals were motivated as hell. They actually looked like a great team. However, they're in the ring with Gen Next which means they're still going to look like amateurs. Strong and Aries are so good together with all of their double team moves. While the match structure is better than the other tag match, the closing minutes wasn't as exciting. Instead, Strong pulled Douglas out of the ring during a Natural Disaster attempt and Aries rolled Stevens up (And held the ropes) to advance to the finals of the tournament. ** ½


    In the back, Team Jarrett surrounds Alex Shelley as Shelley gets into his car. The plan is simple. It's time to finally shut Jackie Gayda up. Jarrett gives Shelley her phone number, address and location of her usual stops. Shelley must find something juicy to record for blackmail or he shouldn't bother showing up next week! This Jackie Gayda angle may suck, but it's now giving Shelley a larger spotlight. As Shelley leaves the iMPACT Zone, everyone begins to walk away. That leaves Eric Young alone with the camera man. Looking straight into the camera, Young claims that Sting is not gone...

    Overall
    It's a show I watched in 2013. Fuck if I remember if I enjoyed it or not. I remember Lethal being a fun wrestler at the time since he was basically a JTTS, but he was given more offense than others before leading to him just being a regular star in TNA.

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    Re: Jim Reviews TNA in 2006

    All this talk of AJ/Joe at AAO is confusing my timeline point of reference, did Daniels eventually get added to that match?

    I also have no recollection of that stupid Jackie angle that took up so much time ever getting resolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Postman Dave View Post
    All this talk of AJ/Joe at AAO is confusing my timeline point of reference, did Daniels eventually get added to that match?
    He was already announced for the match. I made reference for it in the latest review and the January 28th review made mention of the announcement of Joe vs Styles vs Daniels happening at Against All Odds.

    I also have no recollection of that stupid Jackie angle that took up so much time ever getting resolved.
    It didn't. Jackie got pregnant so the entire thing was just abruptly dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim View Post
    He was already announced for the match. I made reference for it in the latest review and the January 28th review made mention of the announcement of Joe vs Styles vs Daniels happening at Against All Odds.
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