Thursday, 30 December 2010
TNA Twin Pack 2010 - DVD Review
By Phil Allely
This is a novel idea by TNA, teaming up two very popular and heavily linked Pay-Per-View events from 2010 and packaging them in one nice little two disc set.
Yes many of us have seen these events and as has become traditional with TNA PPV’s the match quality varied considerably throughout, ranging from the bearable to the spectacular, usually the tag team encounters and X Division battles falling into the latter. However there were some interesting story threads running through these events and by combining the two of them like this we can follow their natural progression from July’s Victory Road to September’s No Surrender.
The main reason to buy this set is to see the story unfold revolving around the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, Firstly in the extremely heated four-way title scrap between Rob Van Dam, Abyss, Jeff Hardy and Mr Anderson and then further as the duo’s of Kurt Angle/Jeff Hardy and Mr Anderson/The Pope vied to snare a place in the final of the tournament to crown a new World Champ (after Abyss took RVD out of the picture and left the title in limbo). Both sets of main events are great to view again and have some fine action too.
Elsewhere on the cards there are some great match-ups, Ric Flair’s heated comedy brawl with Jay Lethal is amusing, exciting and surprising all at once. Motor City Machineguns versus Beer Money for the vacant Tag Team belts has a well deserved ending. Doug Williams has two very different, yet enthralling bouts against Kendrick (Victory Road) and Sabu (No Surrender). Abyss and Rhino head to ECW country for a decent Falls Count Anywhere scrap and AJ Styles takes on Tommy Dreamer in a very good I Quit match-up.
There are also pretty decent Knockouts matches, tag team brawls involving teams of Sting/Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett/Samoa Joe, AJ Styles/Kazarian and Samoa Joe/Rob Terry. Overall both events hit the mark an awful lot more than they miss. There are some nice title encounters, loads of near-falls, high risk moves and some great glimpses of just why TNA, when on form has all the tools to be as successful as a certain other big name wrestling outfit well known across the globe.
TNA DVD Twin Pack Victory Road 2010/No Surrender 2010 is available now via www.tnawrestling.com and all good retailers.