Favorite Moment: The announcement of the 2nd brand. Like most of the rest have stated in their feedback, the roster was simply too big for one brand, and the extension to two is great. Also helps to have a fantastic creative team. I honestly think IWA now with Benny and Van having taken over from bear has the potential to become one of the best around. No disrespect to bear when I say that, but we all know Benny and Van are reliable dudes, and I cant remember for the life of me who that creative team for the 2nd brand is. I remember that its epic, who is it again? lol!
Also, from a personal viewpoint, the fact that Vegas/Diamond is now No DQ. This has been a great feud in my opinion, and you guys seem to be enjoying it also, cant wait for Sunday now!
Best Match: Punk/Shaz, I enjoyed that match more than the others.
Best Promo: Smokey/Smyth/Mandy segment/ Now, I don't know who writes for Mandy or Smokey, but I have always enjoyed Smyth as the cocky smart heel character. I was glued to the screen reading and re-reading this, and this was the only promo that did that for me this week.
Best Piece of Booking: The last segment of the show was great, I was really into that. I hope Smith gets him some this Sunday, and Ano Doom is one creepy bastard!
Best Debut *when applicable*: N/A
Any Piece of Booking You Didn't Like: The fact that the video in the Vegas match was like 2 mins long and the commentators then say its been 5 minutes.
Any Matches and/or Promos That Could've Been Improved: Now, this wasnt stemming from the promo, but a bit of IC work I saw from Seahawk. In the show, he seemed to be trying everything to get out of the match and then here in this thread a few pages back, he was saying how he'll end Ace Note etc. I though that was pretty bad, going one way with a promo, only to change your tune completley in this thread.
Any Other Positives: Asher was fantastic as per usual. Shaz' promo was good, as was Sag. Blue's
Anything else that fell below your expectation: The match lengths were a bit too short for my liking, probably because of the fact that the PPV is next.
How would you improve the negative comments (if any): Self explanatory really
Overall Show Grade out of 10: 8 out of 10, solid lead in show to a PPV, and it did its job of building my anticipation for this Sunday.