December 9, 2015
Lashley defeated Mahabali Shera to advance to the semi-finals. Solid match. I'm a little surprised that Shera dominated Lashley the way he did, but the counter into the running spear looked cool. I wouldn't mind if Lashley won the World Title Series just to go along with the sports feel of this tournament. Lashley is a legitimate athlete, after all.
Eric Young defeated Tigre Uno to advance to the semi-finals. Good match. EY is such an awesome heel. I liked the way he threatened Tigre before the match and then sold his comeback before hitting the piledriver for the win.
Matt Hardy defeated Jessie Godderz to advance to the semi-finals. Great match. Both guys worked well together and put on a strong performance. Jessie is the one to watch, in my opinion. Step by step, we're seeing "The Man" develop into a star before our very eyes.
Dixie Carter announced that both the semi-finals and finals of the World Title Series will take place on January 5th. Eh, I have mixed feelings about this. I think it's cool that they want to save those matches for the live show, but at the same time I would have liked some major buildup to the main event like they did with Roode/Lashley in New York City.
EC3 defeated Davey Richards to advance to the semi-finals. Wow, that was an awesome match. I loved the drama as Davey came close to pinning EC3 on multiple occasions. The crowd was really into it as well. Davey has a bright future as a TNA headliner someday.
Overall, I enjoyed tonight's show. I was very impressed with Jessie and Davey in their respective matches. Despite the circumstances, the World Title Series has produced some fun matches over the last two months. Let's see what they have in store for January 5th.