Kinda wanted to do a live report of the event so here we go
First of all, the event was a true sellout and it was standing room only, which I can't say for the TV tapings since JB offered everybody that we're at the show free tickets for the tapings so it's good news bad news for them since they made money on the pvv but will lose money on the TV tapings.
First match of the night was the x division title match.
Really good opener and Peter Williams was the most over guy out of the group. They're was some blown spot here and there but that's normal when you have so many Cruiserweights in one match but nothing that could ruin the quality of the match. 3 out 5
Jobber match, Japanese guy that I don't remember is name vs Tyson due
Fans kinda a got into the match and cheered for both guy, but we all knew this was just a filler match and dux didn't have a chance to win so this was just kinda their. 2 out 5
El patrons promo: I really thought he would have been more over then that. At one point, he tried to get a "si,si,si" chant going and it wasn't working. In the end, the promo was too long and confusing and if they didn't use JB in this segment, it would have died.
Next was the monster's ball match and let me tell you, we really needed this match after the last segment. Grado and abyss were super over with the Ottawa crowd and it showed. This was your regular plumder match with pretty much the same spot you see in every abyss matches. The last minute incorporation of rosemary and laurel van Ness made for a better ending to the match and it one of the angle that I'm interested to see where it's going. 4 out 5.
Six men tag, team impact vs team aaa. Really great match but that's where I got confused a little bit since both team were over even through AAA were suppose to be the heel. Yet again, super hot crowd for this match even if it went a little too long, 4 out 5
5150 street fight. This is where he production value of the show really showed how bad it was because half the crowd couldn't see anything and at one point their was a chant of "we can see shit" going on. So when they finally got into the ring, it didn't change a thing because half the crowd was out of it so the ending was anti climatic. 1 out of 5 (mostly because of not seeing half the match).
By then you could see that the crowd got a little bit tired as the three main event matches we're about to start and fans we're starting to leave.
Triple threat match for the knockout title. Pretty much a predictable outcome but a pretty good match none the less. Fans we're behind Allie and Gail Kim seeing that they are both Canadian girl and Gail won and got a pretty good reaction for it. 3.5 out 5.
Steel cage tag team match. American top team vs moose and Stephen Bonnar. Fans were really into that match even if it showed that their was less fans in the building then when the show started. Love this match and how they build the story. In the end the heels won and fans kinda booed them but also that where, a lot of fans including me started to leave the building. 3.5 out 5.
Main event, Johnny impact vs Eli Drake. Really can't write anything about this match because I left but after seeing the result, I'm glad I left because the ending would have left a sour taste in my mouth.
So in the end. This didn't feel like the biggest show of the year. It was just another show and a lot of it was boring because of the production value of the show. Everything something was going on outside the ring, you couldn't see it because they wouldn't use the big screen to show the action outside and I killed the street fighter for a lot of us. Also, it was super funny because you could hear when they showed the replay on the broadcast but without the picture, it was just sound coming out of the speakers and it was sometimes distracting when they would show a replay during the match. Also having no ring announcer was we're because all the ring announcing was pre recorded and again took away from the experience.
In the end, I feel they will have an interesting time making interesting TV with the way they set up the place and with the lack of tickets sales, you will probably see a lot of the same local fans come to the tapings because it free now.