Everyone is spot on here, every week results get better, but they really took a big leap this week and sold every one of the siberian sixteen perfectly. The opening segment was great, announcing the big match for the supercard at this point gives everyone something to work with and leaves plenty of time to hype it up (even more). The Pines/White segment was a great way of introducing some humour into the show, they would make quite the tag team. And I loved the 'video' for the Experts return as well, left me intrigued.
The added depth to the matches, as others have said, not only gave the show a bigger feel, but like I said, it made everyone look great. The Benevolence/Nickles match was pretty epic, the opening match spot with Sally putting Gates through the table really set things in motion. Personal favourite was the Specter/Inoue match, fun stuff.
Smash, was a pleasure facing you buddy. Hope to face off against you at some point again, as you're definately an opponent that forces me to improve. To be honest though, just from participating in the tournament I felt I have learnt a lot from everyone in this thing, reading all the variety of RP's, all the different characters, how can you not improve after being involved in something like this. I know the group stage had some problems, but the quality in writing throughout it and these rounds, it's been a pleasure to read. Got a feeling i'm not making much sense, so I'll leave it there. Looking forward to next week, and the always awesome, Sally Talfourd.