Here is the card for TNA Against All Odds this Sunday.
Petey Williams v Scott Steiner: Steiner doesn't really need the win here, but I don't see a clean win coming Williams' way either. I think this goes the way of every Mafia match on Impact goes, Petey by DQ, possibly with a post-match beatdown.
Abyss v Matt Morgan: Abyss has more momentum going into this, but Matt Morgan seems to be heading for a bigger-profile role. This is toughie for me to call, but I'm gonna say Morgan via DQ when Abyss tries to kill him or something.
Legends Title: Booker T v Shane Sewell: The Title has no value, but there's no way it goes to Sewell. Booker retains.
Knockouts Title: Awesome Kong v ODB: Kong's reign, again, has gone nowhere, and in her forced absence, the Knockouts have really taken two backward steps. ODB is over with the crowd and the necessary tonic to breathe new life into this division. ODB wins.
X-Division TItle: Alex Shelley v Eric Young: This was only announced on Impact yesterday, and hasn't had much of a backstory. Shelley has so much potential with the belt that I can't bring myself to think that TNA would pull the rug from under him here. Shelley retains.
Tag Titles: Beer Money v Lethal Consequences (tm Karlos; TNA, shame on you for STILL not using that name): I see no other title change happening here, so it's gonna be Beer Money who have to drop the titles here. Lethal Consequences will bring gold to the Frontline.
TNA Title: Sting v Brother Ray v Brother Devon v Kurt Angle: There's no way either member of 3-D are winning, so that makes it between Sting and Angle. I hope that somewhere deep down inside, TNA know that the purpose of the whole MEM/Frontline saga was to create new superstars and that Sting's title loss should be used to that effect, so Sting will retain here, only to have Angle screw him out of his next high-profile, one-on-one title defense against either Styles or Joe.
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The title of the PPV is very apropos - The MEM has handed the TNA Frontline's asses to them on a regular basis; but they will win, yeah...against all odds.
Petey Williams v Scott Steiner: Williams wins it. I'm hoping he drops the entire "Steiner Jr." look.
Abyss v Matt Morgan: Abyss wins it. Who's the heel in their feud?
Legends Title: Booker T v Shane Sewell: I'll go on out on a limb and say that Sewell steals it.
Knockouts Title: Awesome Kong v ODB: ODB wins the title, resulting in the "Kongtourage" collapsing.
X-Division Title: Alex Shelley v Eric Young: Eric Young wins it.
Tag Titles: Beer Money v Lethal/Creed: I'm liking this feud...I'll go with Beer Money on this.
TNA Title: Sting v Brother Ray v Brother Devon v Kurt Angle: I'll go out on another limb and say....Brother Devon will win it, through interference from a Frontline member, maybe...Rhino? The title reign won't last, though: he'll probably drop it a week or two later, but it'd still be cool to see someone who isn't Angle or Sting with the title.
I've been more off than on with TNA lately, but I'll bet I can still guess some of these outcomes.
Petey Williams v. Scott Steiner: Not a chance in hell that Petey wins here, especially with Steiner physically incapable of taking some of his moves. WINNER: Scott Steiner
Abyss v. Matt Morgan: So it's back to Mankind-Lite for Abyss. Well, if he really is the old Abyss, he'll set up a bunch of sick spots (like the thumbtack bed) and they'll all backfire, leading to a Morgan win. WINNER: Matt Morgan
Booker T v. Shane Sewell Has Sewell gotten the upper-hand at any point in this feud? No way they stop the MEM momentum for this guy. Booker wins in a relative squash. WINNER: Booker T
Awesome Kong v. ODB I'm in utter disbelief over how Kong's stock has dropped, if for no other reason, than because of the lack of competition thanks to Gail Kim's departure. Kong wins via shenanigans, just to kill her vibe that much further. You know what got Kong over in the first place? Beating the crap out of people. Without shenanigans. WINNER: Awesome Kong
Eric Young v. Alex Shelley How sad is it that I don't even know who the champion is here? Shelley wins thanks to more screwy shenanigans. WINNER: Alex Shelley
Beer Money v. Lethal Consequences Lethal and Consequences haven't convinced anyone that their last title win wasn't a fluke. Beer Money's the hottest heel act they have going right now, so there's no need to stop the party now. Hey, remember when Jay Lethal beat Kurt Angle clean and it was supposed to be the moment he became a star? Yeah, me neither. WINNER: Beer Money
Sting v. Kurt Angle v. Brother Ray v. Brother Devon Whenever Russo books his leading heel faction to show "dissension in the ranks" leading up to a PPV, it ALWAYS turns out to be SHOCKING SWERVE and the faction always ends up stronger than ever. At least until the next week, when they start showing dissension again. This won't be any different. Sting wins when he and Angle unite, while Team 3D fight each other. I smell buyrate! WINNER: Sting
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Steiner wins, leaving Petey going nowhere. I, too, hope he drops the Steiner outfit sometime very soon.
Matt Morgan wins, at they try to build him into something. Maybe they should feud him with Sting so they have sort of a face MEM guy against a heel Frontline guy (I know he's not IN the Frontline, but he fits as a guy trying to get into the main event picture.) Just thinking out loud...
Sewell gets a DQ win because they seem to want to make him a real part of the roster, so they can't have him lose decisively so quickly when he's already low in credibility.
ODB is your new Knockouts champion. It's time.
Alex Shelley retains.
Beer Money retains.
Kurt Angle is your new world champion. It's False almost got me to change my mind; he makes a really good case that Sting will win, and I do agree that they're not ready to break up the MEM just yet. But the way this match is set up and the way they've been building up Angle still make me say he'll win. Sting ends up helping him, which makes him look like a loyal guy yet still keeps him as part of the big heel faction.
I have bought every TNA PPV so far -- yes, since the weekly PPVs -- but I'm skipping this one. TNA has finally managed to put together a card so crappy that even I won't buy it.
Brutus Magnus open challenge: Magnus defeats...Jimmy Rave?
Petey Williams v Scott Steiner: I can't see Petey getting a pin on Steiner. Steiner wins, but via subterfuge.
Abyss v Matt Morgan: Morgan.
Legends Title: Booker T v Shane Sewell: Sewell has the upper hand but then a Schmozz occurs (MEM and/or Bashir); Sewell wins via DQ.
Knockouts Title: Awesome Kong v ODB: ODB.
X-Division TItle: Alex Shelley v Eric Young: At some point in the next few months Young will win, but not this week. Shelley retains.
Tag Titles: Beer Money v Lethal Consequences (tm Karlos; TNA, shame on you for STILL not using that name): Oh, but they are! The ring announcer used it last night, and it was even on the chyron! (Their website needs to catch up!) I can't take responsibility for it, though -- it is really obvious. Anyway -- it'd be a shame to take the titles off of Beer Money.
TNA Title: Sting v Brother Ray v Brother Devon v Kurt Angle: Angle wins. Sting becomes leader of the Frontline. Concept of "new stars" is entirely forgotten.
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Originally posted by Karlos the JackalI have bought every TNA PPV so far -- yes, since the weekly PPVs -- but I'm skipping this one. TNA has finally managed to put together a card so crappy that even I won't buy it.
Only the second monthly PPV AJ has missed. Joe doesn't have a match. Daniels is still doing nothing. If they let Alex Shelley wrestle for a hour and a half then maybe I could be excited about this PPV but somehow I don't think that is happening.
In a way, I agree that it was too early into his career to be writing this, but on the other hand - here's a guy who is out for a year with a serious injury. He was getting good reviews and a following for his column on WWE.com so really, why not?