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- The opener between Austin Aries and Brian Kendrick was a very good match. What made it awkward for the television audience was the live crowd. They were pro-Aries the entire time. I've read where some writers blame that mostly on the Philly crowd and while they are definitely a breed that marches to their own beat, I think Kendrick's inability to connect is the biggest issue. Personally, I like his character - but I don't think most do. And I can understand why. They either need to scale the actual "gimmick" part of his gimmick down a ton or they simply need to change it completely. He's too talented in the ring to "not" get over as much as he's not getting over with most audiences.
- RVD and Jerry Lynn gave fans exactly what was to be expected. It was a good throw back match and both men tried hard.
- Hulk Hogan vs Sting. I'm sure everyone, including myself, expected a train wreck of a match between these two. By Aries/Kendrick or Styles/Daniels standards, it was. But for Sting and Hogan, it was much better than I anticipated. Sting made Hogan look like he still "had it" by bumping around like a mad man, but give Hogan credit where it's due - he's still Hulk Hogan. He knows how to work the crowd and last night was further proof of that. The face turn didn't make sense at the end. I hear many writers shouting that from the rooftops - as loud as they can - over and over...so what? I've hated just about every moment of Hogan's time on TNA television since he turned heel! He's a commodity act and no more at this point in his career. The fans want to cheer for Hogan (in small doses) - let them cheer.