TNA Destination X is on PPV this Sunday, and here's the card:
The Beautiful People and Madison Rayne v Roxxi, Taylor Wilde, and The Governor. : TBP seem to have more on their plates in terms of character development and storyline than the other team, so they win here.
Samoa Joe v Scott Steiner: It better be Joe. It better be. My patience with TNA is waering thin.
10000 Thumbtacks: Matt Morgan v Abyss: The only question is, when will Lauren turn? I say she turns at this show and Morgan wins.
Legends Title: Booker T v AJ Styles: It better be AJ. It better be.
Knockouts Title: Awesome Kong v Sojourner Bolt: I say Sojo scores the upset and then runs through the rest of the Kongtourage on the way to facing Kong again at a later date.
Tag Titles: Off-the-Wagon: Beer Money v Team-3D: Maybe a non-finish like Impact last week is forthcoming. Otherwise 3D will win.
X-Division Title: Ultimate X: Should be match of the night, easily. I say Shelley keeps the title, it'll really cement him as a serious player if he does. I hope Suicide doesn't win it, because apart from him unmasking as Christopher Daniels, there is no payoff there. And I don't see them going that way.
World Title: Sting v Kurt Angle: With the deck stacked against him, I think Angle will win this thing. There might be a silly swerve somewhere along the way, but I haven't thought of it yet.
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Beautiful People, as Roxxi takes the pin yet again.
Booker T, sadly. I mean, I'm as big a Booker mark as anyone, but it's ridiculous how they're failing to make the homegrown TNA talent look good.
Kong. They haven't really built up SoJo as a serious contender. If they want her to be the champ, they should just have her come off as impressive and let Kong have to resort to cheating to win, leading up to a win in a rematch down the road. Maybe Bolt turns on SoJo and rejoins the Kongtourage--not saying I like the idea, but I could see it happening.
Angle when Jarrett becomes the 97230th person to turn on Sting.
Apropos of nothing, they *really* ought to schedule a Homicide vs. Suicide match, just because it would sound so strange. B^)
Foley Vs Sting is already being advertised for Lockdown, so there's your turn. How in God's name they make sense of said turn is another matter. I guess they can have Foley compare Jarrett to Vince or bitch about how he only came to TNA so he could be the big fish in a small pond. Ooh! Maybe Foley's upset because JJ told Randy Hales to go fuck himself, and Foley doesn't like it when other people fight his battles for him.
(edited by oldschoolhero on 13.3.09 1113) "And here...we...go."
The Beautiful People and Madison Rayne v Roxxi, Taylor Wilde, and The Governor: Beautiful People, with the Guv getting screwed over by the cheating heels and taking a pin from Rayne, leading to a Rayne vs. Guv singles feud.
Samoa Joe v Scott Steiner: Joe, no question. Despite my tiresome complaining, I still think that it's going to be Joe who takes the title from Sting (unless it's Angle -- but then I think Joe will take the title from Angle, which would also be fine with me).
10000 Thumbtacks: Matt Morgan v Abyss: Morgan wins with interference from Nathan Jones; Abyss will bring in his therapist to even the odds.
Legends Title: Booker T v AJ Styles: DQ or screwjob or something, but Booker retains in any case; AJ gets the "moral victory" and a rematch next month.
Knockouts Title: Awesome Kong v Sojourner Bolt: Kong, due to Rhaka Khan re-joining the Kongtourage (swerve!). (No one will beat Kong until Sarah Stock comes in.)
Tag Titles: Off-the-Wagon: Beer Money v Team-3D: They're not going to fire 3D, so either a non-finish or 3D wins the titles. Geez, I don't really see the upside of either option. I'll say goofy non-finish, I guess.
X-Division Title: Ultimate X: u2bc says "I hope Suicide doesn't win it, because apart from him unmasking as Christopher Daniels, there is no payoff there. And I don't see them going that way." I see what you're saying, but I'll say that that's exactly what happens: Suicide wins and unmasks. Christopher Daniels, feast-or-fired, gambles that this is his way back into TNA -- that TNA won't (re)fire a current title-holder. This may be more of a hopeful prediction that a realistic one -- the unmasking part, anyway. In my perfect world, MCMG move on to feud with No Limit over the IWGP titles, and Lethal Consequences are the team to end Beer Money's reign of terror (it would do them more good than it would do 3D).
World Title: Sting v Kurt Angle: Rumored card for Lockdown involves
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Angle vs. Jarrett and Sting vs. Foley
and JJ is the special ref here while Foley is the special enforcer, so I guess this match will set up what happens at Lockdown. I'm going to say that JJ somehow prevents Angle from winning the belt. Sting retains.
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Ok, I only watch TNA sparingly, but I'll take a crack at this. And with the way TNA books, I have as much chance as anyone.
Beautiful People-btw, anyone know if Moose is ever coming back?
Joe over Steiner-they'd be stupid to have Joe lose....wait
Morgan-Lauren with the schocking SWERVE heel turn
AJ over Booker by countout
Kong over Bolt
Beer Money over 3D by DQ
I'll go with the Suicide winning and unmasking as Daniels...and of course it won't happen
Angle over Sting with Jarrett or Foley turning and helping Angle. Ya gotta have a heel authority figure helping MEM at some point, right!? Otherwise the Frontline would look weak if they couldn't take out the MEM with three of the bosses on their side. And they wouldn't want to make the Frontline look weak...RIGHT!? Sting really puts over that up and coming youngster Angle.
I haven't seen the past couple weeks of TNA. Have there been any hints that any swerve might be Sting and Angle being in cahoots and using this match as an opportunity to get Jarrett and Foley in the same place for an epic MEM beatdown?
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The Beautiful People and Madison Rayne v Roxxi, Taylor Wilde, and The Governor. : PRobably the opening match, and probably the TW/Rox/Guv team.
Samoa Joe v Scott Steiner: Scott Steiner wins this via MEM shenanigans.
Matt Morgan v Abyss: Ten thousand thumbtacks in this match means it's Abyss's kind of match. I say Morgan wins this. Will we see Dr. Stevie?
Booker T v AJ Styles: AJ wins it, but doesn't take the title.
Awesome Kong v Sojourner Bolt: Sojo wins it, and the Kongtourage splits up, if they haven't already. Nobody cares. I really wanna see Kong as a face.
Beer Money v Team-3D: If this match is an OFF THE WAGON challenge, then 3D will win it: I heard that Brother Ray is set to retire, but not yet...or is he?
Ultimate X: I say that Christopher Daniels makes his return: he takes out one of the heel competitors and wins it. Suicide? Doesn't ever show up again because the game his character was based on totally sucks and, well...I think he does too. Yes, I know it's Daniels in a body suit, but still.
Sting v Kurt Angle: Foley interferes, Kurt Angle wins it, and afterward, both Sting and Angle beat the living sh*t out of Foley.
I'd assume in someone like Waltman's case, he had a guaranteed contract and was let out of it. They probably had to negotiate to some degree otherwise there would likely have been some form of lawsuit.