Team 3D vs. The Motor City Machineguns (Spelling is from TNA's website -- how does that abbreviate to "MMG"?) MMG win via surprise roll-up after 7 minutes of being no-sold by 3D.
Abyss vs. Black Reign - SHOP OF HORRORS MATCH Black Reign via Judasference if Mesias is ready to come back; Ravenference if he's not. Will Rhodes take a big bump? Probably not.
Kaz vs. Christian Cage - FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL LADDER MATCH Cage, but Kaz should come out of this looking really good. (A while ago I said that the whole Serotonin thing would be worth it if it resulted in Kaz being pushed as a star -- I'm delighted now that it looks like they're actually doing it. This is Kaz's biggest match ever by miles and I'm glad it's with Cage.)
Samoa Joe vs. Robert Roode Joe, following Roode being distracted by wacky Brooks/Rain stuff.
“Black Machismo” Jay Lethal vs. “The Guru” Sonjay Dutt - X DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP Um. Lethal. Will Sonjay be George "The Animal" Steele to SoCal Val's Miss Elizabeth? I hope so!
Gail Kim vs. Roxxi Laveaux vs. ODB vs. Angel Williams - WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP I hope they do enough 1-on-1 stuff to establish the characters here, especially ODB, who has a strong personality that hasn't really surfaced yet. Gail Kim retains but doesn't necessarily win, depending on when Awesome Kong comes down.
AJ Styles and Tomko vs. The Steiner Brothers - WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP Stomko, right? I can't imagine it going the other way. (Secretly, I can imagine it going the other way.)
Kurt Angle and Kevin Nash vs. Sting and a Mystery Partner - WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP Okay, I realize that there is an EXCELLENT chance that the partner will be Jeff Jarrett. And, if it is, there is an EXCELLENT chance that he'll win -- say, by pinning Nash, leading to the Angle/JJ match that we're are all CHAMPING at the BIT for.
HOWEVER. I'm going to say that the Mystery Partner is BOOKER T and that he will TURN ON STING during the match, PINNING HIS OWN PARTNER to win the title. It will be revealed that he was IN CAHOOTS WITH ANGLE all along! KAREN ANGLE, THAT IS!!!
Last 5 movies seen: Talk to Me **** - Lights in the Dusk ***1/2 - Days of Heaven ***1/2 - The Hoax ***1/2 - Monster House ***
Reminds me of Bad News Brown. Note the backwards speling.
I don't watch TNA (then what are you doing in this thread, you jerk! get outta here!) so I don't even know where that picture came from. But if it's supposed to be a clue of some sort, then it looks like it's gonna be Booker T. The backwards spelling, at least the one near the bottom, is Huffman, which is Booker's last name.
-The Motor City Machine Guns def. Team 3D -Black Reign def. Abyss -Christian Cage def. Kaz -Samoa Joe def. Robert Roode -X-Division Champion Jay Lethal def. Sonjay Dutt -Women's Champion Gail Kim def. Roxxi Laveaux, ODB & Angel Williams -Tag Team Champions AJ Styles & Tomko def. The Steiners -TNA Champion Kurt Angle & Kevin Nash def. Sting & Booker T (Angle pins Sting)
I haven't missed watching a Rumble on PPV since '92, and I'll watch this one, too. It's ALWAYS the highlight of our wrestling "year," moreso than WM, based on the sheer amount of booze, food, and gambling involved with our crowd.