It's a top-heavy card, with two great matches surrounding the world title and not much else.
Jeff Hardy v. Austin Aries: TNA World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match This is going to be a great match, surrounded by the interesting subplot of who the crowd roots for. I think the crowd turns on Jeff to start, but he slowly wins them back over after a grueling ladder match. Jeff retains.
Joseph Park v. Doc Abyss returning to unleash hell on the Aces looks to be the big markout moment they're leading to and I think it finally happens post-match. But first, Doc wins.
Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez v. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian: Tag Team Championship Match I maintain that Kaz and Daniels are such a hot act and I'm hoping they switch the titles back here. I'll go with the WTTCOTW.
Samoa Joe v. Magnus: Television Championship Match It's time to blow this feud off, once and for all. Magnus gives it another go, but he can't escape the Clutch. Joe retains.
Rob Van Dam v. Joey Ryan: X Division Championship Match Morgan's banned from ringside and that should make the difference. Van Dam retains, but Morgan kills him dead once the match is over.
Tara & Jesse v. ODB & Eric Young I'm REALLY not feeling the TMZ couple. Eric Young is the wild card of this feud and I think they're teasing a breakup with his constant no-shows. Young no-shows again and Tara and Jesse beat ODB in a handicap match.
Devon v. Kurt Angle The money match is in Ray and Devon, so I'll go with Devon after Ace-ference. Wes Brisco is revealed to be one of the Aces.
Bobby Roode v. James Storm v. AJ Styles: #1 Contenders Triple Threat Match This is the hardest call of the night, as we have to guess who wins AND who eats the pin. The tease is there for a Styles heel turn, so I'm going to say Storm wins by pinning AJ. AJ turns on Storm post-match.
Jeff Hardy v. Austin Aries: TNA World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match Jeff Hardy wins to reunify the Immortal and TNA titles. Aries can go fight Anderson. Winner: Jeff Hardy
Joseph Park v. Doc I get the vibe that TNA expects us to know who this Doc fellow is. He looked more impressive with his luchadore mask on. Still, he should be able to beat the non-wrestler, Park, unless Bully Ray interferes to give Park the win. Winner: Doc
Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez v. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian: Tag Team Championship Match The WTTCOTW should pick up Rosita and Sarita as their sidekicks, since Hernandez seems to be ignoring them. Winners: WTTCOTW
Samoa Joe v. Magnus: Television Championship Match Joe usually beats Magnus. So, Joe will beat Magnus. Winner: Samoa Joe
Rob Van Dam v. Joey Ryan: X Division Championship Match Van Dam is capable of beating Joey Ryan. I'm interested in a RVD/Morgan feud. Winner: RVD
Tara & Jesse v. ODB & Eric Young Can ODB and EY please drop the titles? Winners: Tara and Jesse
Devon v. Kurt Angle Its only Devon. Winner: Kurt Angle
Bobby Roode v. James Storm v. AJ Styles: #1 Contenders Triple Threat Match Roode wins. He can win and plausibly have a match with Hardy (the face) or Aries (so Roode could get revenge on him for costing Roode the title a few months ago). AJ loses, and begins a quest for the X-Division title, so as to cash it in at Destination X for a shot at the World title. Winner: Bobby Roode Pinfall/Submission Loser: AJ Styles
I had asked this earlier but I was wondering if...now that the PPV is next weekend...is anyone here going to be at Backlash?? I'd love to get together for a pre-game drink if anyone is interested Cheers, Erin...26/f/Canada...lol...