It's probably too late for this to get much action, but what the heck...
Naturals vs. Dutt & Lethal: 3D might interfere, but I think the Nats will win. I am one of those who is glad that the Nats are heels again. Now bring back the powder!
Robert Roode open challenge: Roode wins against...Sharkboy? Smiley? Worst match of the night, almost certainly. Do you think Roode's REALLY going to get a PR guy?
VKM vs. Kazarian, Bentley, and Devine: Bentley is listed as such on the TNA front page -- not as "Maverick Matt." Nevertheless, VKM win. You know, "James Gang" was a perfectly good name for a tag team -- they built up to it organically, it had history and logic behind it -- but NO THIS IS FUNNIER!!! I never want to hear another wrestler talk about how they have "creative control."
The Truth Hoyts vs. Starr & Shelley: Starr and Shelley "miscommunicate," Killings and Lance get the win. Could be good.
Styles vs. Cage: Rhino runs in and Cage wins by DQ.
Daniels vs. Sabin: This is for the X Division title -- the current angle seems to be that the title is really easy to win, so Sabin gets it back (and I think it does more good on Sabin anyway, and has more interesting possible storylines).
LAX vs. AMW: This is for the Tag Team titles. LAX retains...with a Senshi run in? (That's going to take some explaining -- at least a "he's Latino, really!")
Angle vs. Joe: I wonder if they slid in that Angle/Abyss match so that Angle wouldn't lose his first TNA match. I wonder it so much that I'm going to say that Joe wins.
Sting vs. Abyss: For the big belt. Sting wins. This is the forgoniest conclusion on tonight. (Really, most of the others are up in the air.)
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Ladies and gentlemen, the following public service message is brought to you by your friends from D-Generation X, who would like to remind each and every one of you that if you're not down with that, we've got two words for you... Angle v. Joe: Putting this first since it's the real main event of the night and everyone knows it. I don't see the value in wasting the rub of Joe's first TNA loss on Angle, so it's either going to be a lame no-contest or, if TNA has the balls to do it, Angle passing out in the Clutch, which is the right booking and what I predict they'll do. Sting v. Abyss: Why are we even talking about this? Sting wins, next. LAX v. AMW: On one side, you've got the hottest act in tag team wrestling. On the other side, you've got the veteran team that's illogically turned face after going through a breakup tease for months. Senshi > Gail, and LAX retains. Daniels v. Sabin: I'm sick of the rapid-fire title changes, Daniels deserves an extended X title run as a babyface like AJ's had, and Sabin needs to progress down the path to the heel turn he needs before they trust the title to him. Daniels retains. AJ v. Christian: In the shock of the night, Christian picks up a "clean" (meaning no Rhino run-in or anything) heel win over AJ, and this feud continues to next month. Why no Rhino, you say? He's otherwise occupied... Robert Roode Challenge: Rhino answers the challenge and picks up a DQ win to kick something off between these two. Truth/Hoyt v. Paparazzi: Truth & Hoyt win in an easier call than you'd expect. Russo is a mark for both of them, and the story with the Paparazzi right now is the conflict between them, so feed it with a defeat. Voodoo Kin Mafia v. Kazarian/Bentley/Devine: See my comment for Sting/Abyss, substituting the VKM for Sting. Naturals v. Dutt/Lethal: Naturals win. They might be heels, but at least the crowd cares about them the right way as opposed to the Jackasses.
smark/net attack Advisory System Status is: Elevated (Holds; June 18, 2006) While the switch from Cena to RVD should alleviate some complaints, the inevitability of the belt's return to Cena (note where Summerslam is this year) and the poor initial showing by the new ECW are enough to keep the indicator where it is for now. The pieces are in place, though, especially on RAW, for improvements to be made to the IWC's psyche in the near future.
Rock and Mark Henry are STILL in the opening. And now Nathan Jones is in it, too. ...and a Fashion Report. Steph, in padded-shoulder black blazer and black leather miniskirt (fashion crime there), with wavy hair worn long, books us a bunch of matches....