TNA Against All Odds PPV & VIP Live Notes
Crowd was really booing Robbie E & Cookie. I think JB did a awesome job getting the crowd warmed up and they let out with fire on the heels.
After the 6-man tag match as Immortal walked up the stage, Rob Terry yelled at AJ and AJ sarcastically clapped at him.
Apparently many fans did know who Okada was. As people around were guessing that TNA got the guy from the green hornet movie while others thought that it looked like Tajiri. Fans around me were laughing when Samoa Joe had one of Dinero's dollars stuck on him for awhile. Don't know if you could see it clearly on TV but like we could see Joe blade himself.
During the Madison Rayne & Mickie James match I was taking pictures of the Impact Zone and noticed that Vince Russo was standing by the Spanish announce table watching the match. Fans around me were saying Madison Rayne looked a lot better in person then on TV (what? She always looks hot lol). Impact Zone seemed really into the match. The TNA Knockouts' match's & segments always blow WWE's out of the water and tonight again was no different. Earl Hebner watched the match from below the Commentators booth we also watched the Morgan/Hernandez segment from there.
The RVD/Hardy match was really enjoyable for everyone in attendance it seemed. Some fans really like the submission hold in the match saying its something different and they liked it. I noticed So Cal Val acting like a cheerleader trying to get the fans to cheer when she did.
JB came to the ring and got everyone cheering a litte bit more and introduced Earl Hebner. Earl got his usual "You screwed Bret chants" and acted really upset at same fans chanting it. Earl also made funny faces and pointed to all of us opposite stage side and waved at a friend of his in the ringside seating. Fans were yelling at Devon to not fall for Ray's trap at the start of the match. Don't know if this was seen on camera but when Devon smashed Ray with a bottle of Coke and then threw it up in the air it came down and became lodged in the camera crane. It got fans laughing, then a TNA member pulled the bottle out of the crane. Crowd was loving when Devon used the cane on Ray. After Devon's kids came to the ring I noticed Vince Russo was standing by the Spanish commentary table and then moved over by the fans on the floor and looking at the match and the fans reactions. Russo then moved to below the commentary table standing behind NASCAR Driver/Reporter Hermie Sadler & Brian Hebner who were watching the match. Hermie stayed their watching the show until the final match when he went back backstage.
JB got back in the ring and got the fans cheering loud again and asked us who we were pulling for either Jarrett or Angle. The Impact Zone was really into the match. Vince Russo reappeared sitting by the camera & production guys watching the match. Two fans were upset it seems that Angle lost and threw what looked like a bag or paper into the ring. Security was on them right away and I think took two people out. As Angle was leaving his boots in the ring, Earl Hebner eating a lollipop was joking around with some fans below the commentary table and So Cal Val was talking to them.
TNA's guys with black shirts saying "Security" on them after every match were going into the ring with a broom and brushing the mat and using towels and a spray bottle to wipe off the ropes and turnbuckle. When Samoa bled in the ring, after they sprayed out the blood from the ring mat. After Angle's match they took his boots out of the ring and to the back.