CAGE MATCH: LETHAL LOCKDOWN ADVANTAGE Rob Van Dam vs. James Storm of Beer Money It makes more sense for the heels to have a numbers advantage, so Storm's the safe bet, albeit via shenanigans. Match should be fine, but I don't understand why they didn't do this on Impact.
CAGE MATCH: ALL TITLES ON THE LINE The Beautiful People vs Angelina Love and Tara On the one hand, Love and Tara already don't get along, so they'd be perfect for the tag titles. On the other hand, Lacey Von Erich is the only Knockout that I've heard Bischoff or Hogan say anything good about, so I'll say that Lacey becomes KO champion and the BP's retain the tag belts.
CAGE MATCH Team 3D vs Scott Hall & Syxx-Pac Ugh. I have no concept of where this is going. I'll say Hall and Pac.
STEEL CAGE: X CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Kazarian vs. Shannon Moore vs. champion Douglas Williams Not Kaz, for sure. Williams is on a roll so I'll say Williams for one more month before Moore takes it.
STEEL CAGE Kevin Nash vs. Eric Young Ugh again. Nash, I guess. Why is this listed as "Steel Cage" and the 3D/Hall & Pac match listed as "Cage Match"? I have no idea. ALSO I'm crabby that THE BAND gets TWO matches, meaning that they have no Xscape match this year. "Re-focus on the X Division" yeah pffffft
STEEL CAGE Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson Word is that Angle will take some time off after Lockdown, so I'll predict Anderson puts him on the shelf here.
STEEL CAGE: LETHAL LOCKDOWN Team Hogan: Abyss (captain), Jeff Jarrett, Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam vs. Team Flair: Sting (captain), Desmond Wolfe, Beer Money (James Storm & Robert Roode) Team Hogan.
STEEL CAGE: TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero vs champion "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles Styles, I think, will hold it 'til Jarrett (or maybe Abyss) takes it.
This is a tremendously uninspiring PPV line-up. Dinero vs. Styles is the only highlight visible from here.
***EDIT: SPECIAL BONUS MATCH Motor City Machine Guns vs Brian Kendrick & Homicide MCMG, for once.
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GE MATCH: LETHAL LOCKDOWN ADVANTAGE Rob Van Dam vs. James Storm of Beer Money RVD. Theface in peril has been played out in these matches. I do expect at some point one of the faces will do something stupid and all heel beatdowns for awhile.
CAGE MATCH: ALL TITLES ON THE LINE The Beautiful People vs Angelina Love and Tara Love/Tara. This is a tough choice since the BP with all the gold would be a nice call back to the Horsemen and Evolution plus they have been the most established stable in the company. I will go Love and Tara since infighting tag champs seems to be TNA's big thing now.
CAGE MATCH Team 3D vs Scott Hall & Syxx-Pac Team 3D. Worst match of the night.
STEEL CAGE: X CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Kazarian vs. Shannon Moore vs. champion Douglas Williams Williams. He is doing an awesome job right now and it would foolish for them to give that up.
STEEL CAGE Kevin Nash vs. Eric Young Nash. He rarely jobs in these types of matches, I expect shenanigans from Bubba or the rest of the Band. This should have been combined as one match instead taking time away from people I want to see wrestle like MCMG, Jay Lethal, Morgan and the rest of the roster.
STEEL CAGE Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson Kurt wins here and then Anderson destroys him afterwards.
STEEL CAGE: LETHAL LOCKDOWN Team Flair. I think this could steal the show which really wouldn't be hard to do. I can see Abyss screwing something up costing his team the match thus continuing this brutal push for a guy who I like, but not in this role.
STEEL CAGE: TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero vs champion "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles The Pope. The time is now. TNA, you want to be different then the WWE, then here is your chance. Pope has the mic skills, the in-ring talent and the fans are behind him. If they don't pull the trigger here they never will. Pope can face AJ in rematches, Anderson, Wolfe, the Band and so on. AJ is stuck facing guys he has already beaten and he is held the belt longer then anyone in the history of the company. Pope has to win.
CAGE MATCH: LETHAL LOCKDOWN ADVANTAGE Rob Van Dam vs. James Storm of Beer Money I'll go with Storm, because it just makes sense for the heels to have the advantage.
CAGE MATCH: ALL TITLES ON THE LINE The Beautiful People vs Angelina Love and Tara Is it all the Beautiful People? Either way they win and control all the titles for a little while.
CAGE MATCH Team 3D vs Scott Hall & Syxx-Pac I don't get this. The "Dream match" would be Team 3D vs. the Outsiders, so this is meaningless... Hall and Pac win in order to set up that dream match we are all waiting for.
STEEL CAGE: X CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Kazarian vs. Shannon Moore vs. champion Douglas Williams Williams wins after both Moore and Kaz try some high-flying stunt and fail. Should be a good match though.
STEEL CAGE Kevin Nash vs. Eric Young Ok I get this at least they have a feud going on, I'm going to give the win to Young after interference from Team 3D. Setting up the Outsiders vs Team 3D and then Young can fight Pac
STEEL CAGE Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson Anderson seems to be a good choice here if they really want to build him up as the next big star. This could also be a good match, and it is Anderson's big opportunity I hope he doesn't blow it.
STEEL CAGE: LETHAL LOCKDOWN Team Hogan: Abyss (captain), Jeff Jarrett, Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam vs. Team Flair: Sting (captain), Desmond Wolfe, Beer Money (James Storm & Robert Roode) This one seems like it could go either way, I will go with Team Flair for the win after Abyss turns on Team Hogan. Why? I don't know just have to put a swerve in here somewhere.
STEEL CAGE: TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero vs champion "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles When The Pope won the tournament to get the shot I figured he would lose, now I am not so sure. I can't see them doing a non-finish since they did one at the last PPV, so I will go with AJ after lots of interference from Team Flair.
I have all heels going over (except Eric Young), but I think this actually has potential to be a pretty good PPV. As long as they keep the crap short (KO's and 3D/Hall&PAC) and give the rest of the matches a decent amount of time this will be a good PPV.
*EDIT* MCMG vs. Brian Kendrick/Homicide- I'll go with the MCMG
Boy, it seems like a while since we've done this...I know it's only a few weeks, but that's longer than we usually between PPVs.
RVD. He's definitely higher on the food chain than Storm.
Beautiful People. If I'm understanding the rules correctly (and they don't get changed), they can pin Tara and neither title changes hands. I'm thinking that will be the case. Karlos predicted Lacey becoming champ, but I don't think she'll even be in the match--usually TBP in a tag match are represented by Rayne and Sky. Then again, wouldn't be a shock if this somehow leads to someone not in the match winning a belt, the way TNA does things.
Hall & Syxx.
Moore. Just to get a title change in there.
Young. Probably not in a fasion that makes him look very good, but still.
Team Flair. Having the heels win leads to more singles matches down the line.
Styles. Lotjx makes a good case for putting Dinero over, but I don't think TNA is particularly interested in distinguishing itself from the competition.
EDITED TO ADD: Kendrick and Homicide, just to get another face win in there. Um, I think they're the faces, right? And it sets up a rematch on Impact, because TNA loves to do stuff on the PPV to get you to watch Impact.
CAGE MATCH: LETHAL LOCKDOWN ADVANTAGE This honestly feels like filler. I'll say RVD wins here.
CAGE MATCH: ALL TITLES ON THE LINE The Beautiful People vs Angelina Love and Tara I have no idea what the rules are, nor do I care to find out. This entire division is just one big migraine now. Lacey gets the pin over whoever.
CAGE MATCH Team 3D vs Scott Hall & Syxx-Pac The Band wins after Sponge-a-ference in a carbon copy of last Monday's finish.
STEEL CAGE: X CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Kazarian vs. Shannon Moore vs. champion Douglas Williams Doug Williams is the best non-Pope guy on the roster and I don't see his reign of awesome ending now. Williams wins.
STEEL CAGE Kevin Nash vs. Eric Young The goal, I'm guessing, is to put Young over. Young wins, about as clean as anyone could win over Kevin Nash, anyway.
STEEL CAGE Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson I sincerely hope Angle doesn't kill himself here, the way he almost did in that ladder match. Angle wins to put an end to this feud.
STEEL CAGE: LETHAL LOCKDOWN Team Hogan: Abyss (captain), Jeff Jarrett, Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam vs. Team Flair: Sting (captain), Desmond Wolfe, Beer Money (James Storm & Robert Roode) Wolfe deserves better than to look like an idiot again, but I sense he'll be eating the pinfall. Team Hogan wins with a token "Top of the Cage" Swanton spot from Hardy.
STEEL CAGE: TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero vs champion "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles If they want to LEARN from WWE, instead of bash them, they can learn when it's time to pull the trigger on someone. If the E can pull the trigger on Sheamus and Swagger, TNA should follow suit and let Pope-mania run wild. Pope gets the win and the title.
I'll go with the Guns as well. I would expect before the PPV unless two of these matches for the PPV will be glorified squashes. I would have prefer MCMG vs. Morgan and random dude, but whatever its good those guys are getting time.
LETHAL LOCKDOWN ADVANTAGE: RVD v James Storm: The heels should have the advantage, so Storm wins. But like everyone else said, it would've been better served on Impact.
Motor City Machine Guns vs Brian Kendrick & Homicide: This is probably a late addition to the card when TNA decided what a horrible line-up they had with not one but TWO Band matches. MCMG will win and the crowd will be riled up until the next match featuring 50-year-olds will kill it.
ALL TITLES ON THE LINE: The Beautiful People v Tara and Angelina Love: The Beautiful People win and hold all the gold.
Team 3D vs Scott Hall & Syxx-Pac: This will compete for the Worst Match of the night, of course. I'm going to say that The Band will win.
X CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Kazarian v Shannon Moore v Douglas Williams: Williams seems to have momentum and I say that he will continue rolling here.
Kevin Nash vs. Eric Young: Eric Young needs this in a bad way, and he will get it, but I don't think very cleanly.
Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson This feud needs to go to sleep, and thankfully with the rumors of Angle taking a break, that's just what it'll be doing. Anderson will go over and put Angle on the shelf, and brag about it for years to come.
LETHAL LOCKDOWN: Team Hogan v Team Flair: Team Hogan.
TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: AJ Styles v The Pope: I agree that it would be most logical to make Pope the champ right now, and that's precisely why that will not happen. AJ Styles will win and drop it to Abyss after some time.
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Originally posted by CerebusI predict that this show will be pretty bad.
I have no hope for it.
Booking aside, I don't see how you can say that, since there are at least three or more good to great matches possible on this show. Yes, the bad stuff could be VERY bad, but there is enough good.
MCMG over Kendrick/Homicide AJ Styles over Pope Anderson over Angle Williams over Kaz and DILLIGAF RVD over James Storm (swerve)
BP over Angelina/Tara Kevin Nash over Eric Young The Band over Team 3-D
Team Hogan over Team Flair
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Rob Van Dam vs. James Storm of Beer Money -For advantage, I'll go with the heels. James takes it.
The Beautiful People vs Angelina Love and Tara -I don't want to see Lacey anywhere near ANY title, so I'm gonna go with Angelina winning the Knockouts title, and Angelina/Tara winning the tag titles,
Team 3D vs Scott Hall & Syxx-Pac -The Band wins it. Not sure why, but it's a random choice.
Kazarian vs. Shannon Moore vs. Douglas Williams -I like Shannon Moore, so I'll go with him winning.
Motor City Machine Guns vs. Brian Kendrick & Homicide -I'll go a different way with this: Kendrick and Homicide win it.
Kevin Nash vs. Eric Young -Eric Young, just because.
Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson -Kurt Angle's taking time off (so sez the sheets) but I still think that we'll see Angle win it. I could see him go totally apeshit on Anderson afterward, causing him to get "suspended" the following Monday.
Abyss/Jeff Jarrett/Jeff Hardy/RVD vs. Sting/Desmond Wolfe/Beer Money -I'm gonna go with Sting and company.
"The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero vs AJ Styles -I'm gonna go with Dinero. I love his gimmick.
I suspect The Lethal Lockdown Match should be very good if not overbooked to high heaven. I mean Russo's booking is as nonsensical as Jerry Manuel's in game managing so who knows. Sting really is the only guy in the Match that isn't a good to great worker. I like The Pope but I'm not sure if he's ready. I mean obviously only one way to find out. I wish the build for The World title Match would be better as it's been totally overshadowed by The Team Flair Vs Team Hogan Match. I'm going with Team Hogan in that Match. Rest of the Matces Storm over Rvd by Dq(not like Russo hasn't had dq's in cage matches before) Williams keeps the X Division(because he's awesome)Kendrick just signed a multi year deal so I suspect he and Homicide go over The Guns though 'Cide could always eat the pin. Styles over Pope as I think he'll drop the belt to Rvd or Hardy. Team 3D win as Pac eats the pin. Nash over Young but the feud isn't over. Tara and Angie win so we can have feuding knockouts tag champs.
Originally posted by lotjxTNA just said that Waltman no showed, wait and see if this is a work or not.
Midwest wrestling internet site reported that Waltman had said he was going to no-show the PPV while at a Milwaukee promotion over the weekend.
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Kayfabe-wise doesn't holding a belt also give them a theoretical pay raise? If the title-scene on the main roster is too full, heading to NXT to get some gold and thus blingage might make sense. Married couple gots bills ta pay!