MORE PWINSIDER READER FEEDBACK TO TNA DESTINATION X PPV
By Mike Johnson
on 7/11/2011 11:38 AM
Devin de Gruyl: "The only real downside to the whole night, to me, was the thought that the best match on the whole show was a four-way where none of the guys involved was even "officially" signed to a TNA deal. I'm not sure I like what that says about the company. On the other hand, the gimmick of the match is that they were fighting to get a deal, so I can let that one slide; besides, if Low Ki (and possibly even Zema Ion as well) didn't at least get an offer to come back after this performance, I'd be surprised.
Say what you want about TNA, but I've found they usually deliver the goods more often than not on PPV -- certainly compared to the mess that is Impact most weeks -- and this was easily the best top-to-bottom TNA PPV in at least twelve months, arguably eighteen. And even though I'm not necessarily a proponent of the six-sided ring (I do prefer the traditional squared circle, at least from a TV perspective), there was just something about seeing the former TNA trademark back in action that instantly made the product seem like something fresh and different from what WWE's doing. It really did feel like I was watching the good TNA again, the company I actually enjoyed during the mid-'00s when their PPV product was leaving WWE in the dust in terms of match quality... hard to believe now, but there was a time when that was true! I do hope TNA at least considers bringing it back; right now, they need all the help they can get to keep from seeming like WWE Lite, and that ring was always something that made them stand out.
Of course, the big question now is, "Will TNA learn any lessons from this show?"
Chris Cutrer: "I give the show a thumbs up for the 4 way for the contract and because while technically the other matches aside from the title match weren't bad the show as a whole came off as a show where nothing really mattered. The main event wasn't bad but I feel like I slept through it. I think with the length they tried to pace it to make it this epic confrontation but it never really picked up and developed into the match I think they were going for. Every finish aside from the 4 way just came off so anti climactic. Maybe it was because the division has been built up over the years as being such an awesome division with incredible workers that I had super high expectations and they really weren't met. Also doing a ppv with nothing but X division matches I think people expected way more out of every match and I really never felt like they delivered."
CptDangerously: "It's not very often I get a chance to praise TNA for anything, but that was a fantastic pay-per-view. Good wrestling and finishes that made sense all the way through the night, even the chaos of the title match was booked the right way to lead to the big overcoming the odds moment for Kendrick. Loved the show!"