TNA Genesis PPV (2010) Play By Play – Kurt Angle Vs. AJ Styles Plus Hulk Hogan

Yep, I decided to get this show. It might be four years since I’ve seen an actual TNA PPV live, but hey, I’m caught up in the buzz too. I’m intrigued, but I know that more than likely, I’ll be disappointed in the end. But at least we’re going to get a good main event.

Big D will chime in with his thoughts from time to time.

Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff are in the ring to do a promo. There’s now a ramp and there’s no more 6-sided ring. Of course, on queue, the fans start chanting that they want six sides. Hogan says in a 4-sided ring is where professional wrestling is done. He said it’s where they shed their blood, sets, and tears. I think me meant sweat.

He called out Vince McMahon with his “Whatcha gonna do!” line and then called him “brother! or sister” at the end.

1. Amazing Red vs. Brian Kendrick

Kendrick’s the mystery guy, but we told you that last night on FGB Radio. Kendrick looks like he’s in his heel “The Brian Kendrick” character. No Don West with Red.

There’s a very large woman in a purple dress sitting ringside who looks like Brooke Hogan.

It was a pretty good back and forth match. Kendrick is much larger than Red and the story was almost like the champ was the underdog. I think most expected Kendrick to take the title. Kendrick slowed the match down as he and Red were off with the timing a bit. Red finished him with the Code Red, which is a cool little move. Very solid opener.

From Big D:

Hot opener. Surprised Red won, but Kendrick looked good. They must like Red. Bisch likes young guys.

Winner: Amazing Red

Sean Waltman beat Scott Hall in rock, paper, scissors to be Nash’s tag team partner after Bischoff and Hogan told them that they don’t have a contract and have to prove themselves. Why Hall would agree since he’s in the same boat as Waltman, the world will never know.

2. Sean Morley vs. Christopher Daniels
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FGB Radio – TNA Genesis Preview, Urijah Faber, & WWE Raw

We got the band back together. Ok, we’re technically just a two-some. But we’re back with another edition of FGB Radio. We have a heavy wrestling show since there’s not a whole lot of stuff going on in MMA or boxing (since our big fight isn’t happening), but there’s a whole lot of stuff going on in wrestling.

We open the show with my live thoughts on WEC and Urijah Faber in particular. I have some sound from the crowd response and it’s pretty amazing. We then segue into TNA talk and go over the Genesis PPV and just the booking in general. And then we go into WWE Raw specifically and Big D goes into a rant about how you have main eventers and then jobbers and no in between. We end the show shortly talking about video games.

It’s a longer show than we usually do, clocking in at just under two hours.

Listen below.

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TNA Thoughts Leading Up To 2008 Genesis

I don’t usually have too much to say about TNA in general because I haven’t liked the product in a while, but I think they’re definitely doing some interesting things right now. The last time I bought a TNA PPV was when Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels, and AJ Styles were having their classic matches. But I did go out of my way to see the match when Samoa Joe beat Kurt Angle in the cage match to win the title. I know that Big D thinks that match is overrated, but I liked it. It was a little different and I thought they did a great job at making the most important parts of the match dramatic. I have some thoughts as they come up to Genesis this weekend based on last night’s Impact.

– Someone needs to give BG James acting lessons. I think that promo was necessary considering Jeff Jarrett seemingly allowed Kurt Angle to say terrible things about his wife who passed away and his children and did nothing. But yikes. That was some terrible acting.

– I laughed when Kevin Nash quoted his father giving him a lesson when he was a kid and basically said that his father used to call him Big Sexy. I was waiting for Sting to laugh too, but he was fighting it well.

– Jarrett’s promo was ok, but I couldn’t wait for Foley to steal the microphone from him and he did exactly that. He just snaked it from him when he was supposed to be comforting him. I’m not sure Foley’s promo was money, but he definitely tried while putting over the TNA guys at the same time. Being in the three-way hurts his chances to cut that money promo, and I think their best chance to draw is going to be when he and Kurt go one on one. That will probably be the next show I buy and I would imagine that if Foley looks decent this weekend, it will probably be their best buy rate ever.

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