WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 30 MIN IRONMAN MATCH AJ Styles vs. (c) Bobby Roode This should be a great match and a real late contender for match of the year. It surely won’t win as Punk-Cena at MITB imo was the moty. It should beat Styles Vs Ray at Slammiversary as the best TNA match of the year. These two had a good match with Styles banged up and with him healthier it should be great. The story is that Styles has a injured ankle that Roode went after last night. Roode is the lock of the night along with Hardy, I’m hoping it’s clean. I’m not sure where Styles goes from here. If they were willing to push the X Division a Styles-Aries feud would be awesome.
STEEL CAGE MATCH “The King Of The Mountain” Jeff Jarrett vs. “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy (Karen Jarrett will be handcuffed to Sting at ringside) This is the easiest match of the night and really year to predict. If Hardy loses he leaves the company and if he wins he gets a world title shot. This match should be good as Hardy has looked healthier and has looked better in the ring. He’ll obviously win and move onto facing Roode next month.
THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST VS. THE COWBOY Kurt Angle vs. “Cowboy” James Storm This should be a great match. This is the match I’m most excited to see at the PPV after Storm’s awesome promo last night. The match is also the hardest to predict as both guys you’d think will be building momentum. I guess they can go with a double dq with them just having a wild brawl and leading to another match next or could go with Angle cheating to win maybe slamming the just concussed Storm into the exposed turnbuckle or something. I’ll go with Angle to win this one and continuing the feud.
CHALLENGE MATCH Christopher Daniels vs. Rob Van Dam This feud has lost a lot of momentum as neither guy has gotten much airtime the last month or so. Daniels heel act is very entertaining while RVD is the stalest wrestler in the world. Daniels pinned RVD a few weeks ago in the Elimination match and cost RVD a match vs Robbie E so he has no real chance of winning this one. I could see RVD moving on to feud with Robbie E.
KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP Mickie James vs. (c) Gail Kim This could be really good. Mickie James has seemed more motivated as a of late and had good matches with ODB and Madison Rayne the past few weeks. I suspect that Gail wins this one thanks to Karen and Madison Rayne. The feud should continue over the next few months.
TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Matt Morgan and Crimson (champions) vs The Pope and Devon Oh how far have the tag division fallen? This could be okay, but I suspect it will be overbooked with Devon’s kids getting involved and Pope possibly turning on Devon. I’ll go with Crimson and Morgan to take this one.
X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH Austin Aries (champion) vs Kid Kash Should be very good match, but will the crowd be into it with two heels going at it? This match has also gotten little build and the X division is largely forgotten. I’m sure Aries will go over. I’m not sure who will be next to challenge him. Soresen again? I hope not.
TELEVISION TITLE MATCH Robbie E (champion) vs Eric Young If I was starting a promotion these would be the last two guys I’d hire. These guys get way too much airtime and are pretty much bush league. I’m sure it will be a overbooked comedy match that nobody but Russo and Bischoff find funny. I’ll go with Robbie E to win this one.
TNA still has a long way to go, but just looking at the card and not the booking, it is very strong. No Sting, no Hogan, no Flair. Even if they still do dumb crap at least they are putting the right workers on the show.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 30 MIN IRONMAN MATCH AJ Styles vs. (c) Bobby Roode
Should be great. Maybe even TNA MOTY (though it has been an incredibly weak year for them). Pretty obvious though. AJ can survive the loss, Bobby needs more cred. WINNER: Roode
STEEL CAGE MATCH “The King Of The Mountain” Jeff Jarrett vs. “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy
I hate both these guys, but Hardy has the chance to redeem himself a bit if he has his working boots on. Jeff seems to be healthier though, so hopefully he's getting his shit together. If so, this could be anywhere from good to awesome. WINNER: Hardy (unless he no shows)
THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST VS. THE COWBOY Kurt Angle vs. “Cowboy” James Storm
Like Hardy/JJ this could be really awesome or just ok. Angle seems to have lost a step the past year. This could go either way with a winner. Seems like they are moving to Storm Vs. Roode as the next big main event. If they hotshot it like the rest of this feud, then Storm wins. If they want to actually build it up, they may prolong the Angle feud. WINNER: Storm (Don't believe they have the patience)
CHALLENGE MATCH Christopher Daniels vs. Rob Van Dam
RVD gets a bad rap IMO. Yes he's an older guy, but he can still go. He got a great match out of ABYSS for cryin' out loud. Not to mention two very good matches with Lynn. Daniels is better than both those guys, so this could be a sleeper hit. WINNER: RVD (Does Daniels EVER win?)
KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP Mickie James vs. (c) Gail Kim
Again, not great booking, but these are the right ladies to be on the show. Should be a better than average KO match, but they still have a ways to go to get back to the glory days of the division.
TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Matt Morgan and Crimson (champions) vs The Pope and Devon
This is the first match on the card that will likely be bad. I like Morgan alright, but he's never blown me away with his ring work. Crimson is as green as a Christmas tree. On the other hand, Devon has plenty of tag experience and Pope can be great. Still I don't think it is enough to make this any good. WINNERS: Blue Crimson
X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH Austin Aries (champion) vs Kid Kash
Really odd choice in Kash. He doesn't suck or anything, but he would be WAY down my list on guys to push in the X Division. Pretty much any other guy in the X Tournament they had would have been better. Match should be fine though. WINNER: Aries
TELEVISION TITLE MATCH Robbie E (champion) vs Eric Young
And we have the trash of the night. Hate both these guys. The only way I could care about this is if Samoa Joe comes in, murders both, and just TAKES the title. WINNER: Who cares?
Hardy. Seems pretty clever to me that if he shows up unable to perform again, he can lose his job right there. I don't understand why they've added a post-last-TV stip that if Hardy wins, either Jeff or Karen is fired. Boy, nothing would be sweeter than having Karen get her comeuppance from Jeff Hardy, rather than from a Knockout. Wouldn't want any of the women, who draw the ratings, to accomplish something.
Angle. They probably feel they need to re-establish him.
Pope and Devon. TNA likes not-getting-along tag champs and I need to pick a title change.
Aires. I don't think they're going to give Kash a real push.
Roode, Crimson-Morgan, Aries, Daniels, Robbie E, Gail,Storm, Hardy. W-r-t Hardy-Jarrett I think it will be Jeff that loses his job due to him doing the project in india and wrestling in Mexico. We will have to deal with Karen who will become a even bigger unbearable bitch.
WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 30 MIN IRONMAN MATCH AJ Styles vs. (c) Bobby Roode Winner: Bobby Roode
STEEL CAGE MATCH “The King Of The Mountain” Jeff Jarrett vs. “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy (Karen Jarrett will be handcuffed to Sting at ringside) Winner: Jeff Hardy
THE OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST VS. THE COWBOY Kurt Angle vs. “Cowboy” James Storm Winner: Kurt Angle
CHALLENGE MATCH Christopher Daniels vs. Rob Van Dam Winner: RVD
KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP Mickie James vs. (c) Gail Kim Winner: Gail Kim
TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH Matt Morgan and Crimson (champions) vs The Pope and Devon I'd prefer to see Pope get the titles here, but Morgan and Crimson are hosses, ya know. Winner: Matt Morgan and Crimson
X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH Austin Aries (champion) vs Kid Kash Winner: Austin Aries
TELEVISION TITLE MATCH Robbie E (champion) vs Eric Young The TV title is finally getting some featured bouts! I am all for that, since I love this division. Its too soon to go back to Eric Young. I look forward to seeing some faces challenge for the title. Winner: Robbie E
Bobby Roode. Jeff Jarrett via overbooking. James Storm via roll up, Angle beats him down after the match to continue. Rob Van Dam because Chris Daniels doesn't win on PPVs. Gail Kim in a botchfest. Matt Morgan and Crimson cause there isn't anything else for them to do with the belts. Kid Kash because TNA has to have a title change hands. Robbie E in what will be my favorite match of the night because I smoke crack! Garrett Bischoff will have some crap happen with him during the show. Dixie Carter will act crappy on camera just by sitting there. Taz and Mike Tenay will say something really stupid and make me miss Don West some more.
(edited by Cerebus on 11.12.11 1919) Forget it Josh... it's Cerebustown.
I think they have truly made stars of Roode and Storm now. Yes, it has been rushed, but I think this story really just getting started. Two new, homegrown talents are the focal point of the show, so I give them credit.