This is TNA‘s very first DVD, released back in 2003. I guess this isn’t really a review, more of a commentary. I’ve had this DVD for a long time but I didn’t get around to watching it until recently. I was a fan of the weekly PPV’s and managed to take a road trip to Nashville(from NY) for one of them. This DVD made me remember just how great they were when they first came out. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy TNA, just not like I used to BH(Before Hogan). Watching this made me want to do a little house cleaning in their locker room and bring back the real wrestlers that made it what it is today. Remember Elix Skipper? Low Ki? Slash & Brian Lee w/ James Mitchell? The Amazing Red? The REAL X Division? Anyway, before I get carried away, here’s a list of the matches:
- The Gauntlet for the Gold 6/19/02
- Ron “The Truth” Killings vs Jeff Jarrett 11/20/02
- Jeff Jarrett vs AJ Styles 2/19/03
- Jeff Jarrett vs Raven 4/30/03
- Jeff Jarrett vs AJ Styles 6/11/03
- AJ Styles vs D-LO Brown 7/23/03
- New Church vs America’s Most Wanted 1/8/03
- America’s Most Wanted vs Triple X 1/22/03
- Triple X vs Jerry Lynn & Amazing Red 4/16/03
- Triple X vs AJ Styles & D-LO Brown 5/14/03
- Triple X vs America’s Most Wanted (Steel Cage Match) 6/25/03
Watching this DVD I found myself on the edge of my seat because of all the Total Nonstop Action!
The first match refreshed my memory of the original roster and made me aware of just how good Malice was. For those of you that don’t know, Malice was called The Wall in WCW back in the day. Just impressive.
Seeing Jeff Jarrett in a lot of these matches makes me wish he was still on Impact! every Thursday night(minus Karen…she’s hot, but annoying).
I’m scared of Ken Shamrock!
AJ Styles earned the nickname of Phenomenal!
Ron Killings was much better as NWA World Champ than talking to some imaginary kid.
The only time I ever liked a D-Lo Brown match was in TNA!
The New Church managed by James Mitchell with Belladonna (wow).
I prefer America’s Most Wanted over Beer Money. Sorry, just do.
OK, I’m just rambling but I think you get my meaning. If you’re not familiar with the early days this DVD is for you. This was TNA at it’s finest. When wrestling mattered. It is long out of print but you might be able to pick one up on ebay or Amazon. It’s well worth a little extra money, especially if you like real wrestling!!
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