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Thursday, February 15, 2007
Pro Wrestling--- TNA Wrestling Completely Ruined by Vince Russo's Incompetence
by Ivan Trembow

Review of TNA Wrestling: Against All Odds
Rating (out of 10): 2.0
Best Match: None in particular
Worst Match: Team 3D vs. Homicide & Hernandez

Well, it's official. The incompetence of TNA Wrestling head writer Vince Russo has not only ruined TNA's weekly TV show, but based on the Against All Odds pay-per-view on Sunday night, Russo's incompetence has also ruined TNA's monthly PPVs.

Even with the horrible TV shows of the past few months with three-minute-long matches and endless amounts of terrible skits straight out of 1999, at least I could look forward to seeing a few of TNA's stars have a good wrestling match or two on PPV every month. Well, that's no longer the case.

Where were TNA's three best in-ring workers? Samoa Joe was a damned "ringside enforcer," AJ Styles was in a chain match, and Christopher Daniels wasn't on the show at all.

So, we didn't get much in the way of quality wrestling (watching an addict push himself closer and closer to the edge of the cliff does not count), but we did get plenty of horrible skits, overbooked matches, and just plain stupid finshes.

Russo's incompetence almost makes Stephanie McMahon look competent by comparison, which is a very difficult thing to do. It's nothing short of amazing (and sad) that Jarrett, Russo, and Co. have managed to manipulate TNA President Dixie Carter into thinking that Russo is anything but the absolute worst of pro wrestling bookers.

But hold on, I can't wait for the scaffold match next month! (Actually, yes I can.) I guess I'm going to have to try to buy more Ring of Honor DVDs in the future if this is the kind of garbage that TNA is going to be producing.