Brother Ray vs. Jesse Neal vs. Brother Devon Well, I'm not looking forward to this one. Neal's the only option that really makes sense, I think; maybe due to Ray and Devon's infighting, in turn leading to a Ray vs. Devon singles match next month (yaaaay).
CAN STYLES AND KAZARIAN WIN TO JOIN "FORTUNE"? AJ Styles & Kazarian vs. To Be Announced: TBA wins. lotjx may be right about it being Joe and Wolfe; that'd be a good match, at least, although Wolfe's kinda run his course with Flair already.
(Hey, Christopher Daniels is still on the roster page! Wouldn't it be awesome if it was Daniels & Joe vs. Styles & Kaz?)
TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP Angelina Love vs. (c) Madison Rayne Love, no question.
TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP Winners Become The New Titleholders Beer Money vs. The Motor City Machineguns I realize it's always smart money to bet against MCMG, but I really think they'll get the titles this time (especially after their loss on Impact), snd I don't want to bet against them the one time they actually win.
ULTIMATE X MATCH FOR THE X CHAMPIONSHIP (Win by either Submission or claiming the Ultimate X) Kendrick vs. (c) Douglas Williams This could go either way, but I'll say Kendrick. Williams and Magnus have both signed long-term contracts, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the British Invasion come back.
STEEL CAGE MATCH Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez Hernandez.
CONTENDERS BATTLE #10 Kurt Angle VS #8 "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero Angle. Should be good.
CHALLENGE MATCH Ric Flair vs. Jay Lethal I don't see the upside of Flair winning -- it's certainly possible, but I'll say Lethal.
TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Abyss vs. (c) Rob Van Dam Either RVD or Abyss. Here's the scary thing: TNA's obviously bulding to an Abyss/Hogan match, which means that if Abyss wins...that Hogan will have a title match. For that reason alone, I'm hoping it'll be RVD.
Last 5 movies seen: Toy Story 3 **** - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ***1/2 - A Single Man *** - Humpday ***1/2 - Fast Times at Ridgemont High n/a
Brother Ray vs. Jesse Neal vs. Brother Devon Jesse Neal after 3-D starts infighting. Neal will clobber Devon for the pin and Devon "will see the error of his ways" Which will set up Ink Inc vs Team 3-D instead of the Devon vs Ray match everyone wants instead.
AJ/Kaz vs. TBA No idea who it's going to be, but I think AJ/Kaz take it after doing something illegal.
Love vs. Rayne Love.
Beer Money vs. MCMG MCMG take it after waiting for ages for their title shot.
Kendrick vs. Williams Williams.
Morgan vs. Hernandez Morgan in a bloody match.
Angle vs. Pope Angle wins, but he'll make Pope look good.
Flair vs. Lethal Lethal with the figure four leglock. Duh.
Anderson vs. Hardy vs. Abyss vs. RVD I'm going to go against the grain to pick Anderson, who wins when he slaughters Hardy with a chair.
Brother Ray vs. Jesse Neal vs. Brother Devon I can't see them splitting up Team 3D here because what else would they do. I think it's more possible that we'll see involvement from Dreamer and the others to make this more of an angle then a match.
AJ/Kaz vs. TBA I really don't know who this could be. I'll pick AJ and Kaz for no real reason.
Love vs. Rayne Unless they're going to get rid of ANOTHER Knockout, Love wins. I foresee a Velvet Sky turn, possibly, too (or a double turn by Love and Rayne?).
Beer Money vs. MCMG Even though the MCMG's winning here would violate TNA's "let's only let them on television once a month" policy, I'll pick them. I wouldn't be disappointed with either finish though as I do like Beer Money, too.
Kendrick vs. Williams Hopefully Williams wins and moves on to another challenger.
Morgan vs. Hernandez Morgan should take it. Hopefully we'll see the return of Homicide and Hernandez too.
Angle vs. Pope Should be a good contender for match of the night considering it's Angle. I can't see him losing either with the stipulation he put on.
Flair vs. Lethal Don't want to see Flair in the ring. He doesn't need to win. Hopefully it's not long, either. I predict that Flair blades and Lethal wins with the figure four.
Anderson vs. Hardy vs. Abyss vs. RVD I too worry that an Abyss win will lead to Hogan vs. Abyss at Bound for Glory. If that doesn't happen though, I'd like to see RVD keep it a bit longer and have the focus back on him. They've really not made him strong these last few weeks, especially with the PPV last month against Sting. I think we'll see Hardy and Anderson get in to it, too.
It definitely sounds like a strong card though - should be good.
1) Neal vs. Br. Ray vs. Br. Devon (Three Way Dance) - Neal on Devon with Spear after Ray gets out of the way. Dreamer and ECW alumni are in the stands, but still won't do anything for now.
2) Styles/Kaz vs. ??? (Tag Team Match for Fortune) - Probably going to be a team not presently on the TNA roster. If it's like that, go with the mystery team.
3) Rayne vs. Love (TNA Knockouts Championship) - Love with the Lights Out after Velvet Sky interference goes awry...or is it? Double turn likely at first Impact.
4) MCMG vs Beer Money (TNA Tag Team Championship) - Two words...BEER!!!! MONEYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! with the DWI.
5) Kendrick vs. Williams (Ultimate X/Submission match for the X Division Championship) - Williams finally conquers his fear of heights and grabs the title via cable.
6) Morgan vs. Hernandez (Steel Cage Grudge Match) - Hernandez with the Gringo Killer.
7) Angle vs. Pope (Top 10 Matchup) - Angle with the ankle lock, but this will bring out the best in both.
8) Flair vs. Lethal (Grudge Match - Battle of the Ages) - Lethal with the Lethal Injection.
9) RVD vs. Abyss vs. Anderson vs. Hardy (Fatal Four Way For the TNA Heavyweight Championship) - RVD somehow survives with the title, but Abyss will destroy all after the match to bring Hogan out and Abyss will destroy Hogan as well.
1. Neal 2. AJ/Kaz - No idea who the mystery opponents might be. 3. Love - Don't think Angie is going anywhere, so the career stip kinda gave the result away. 4. MCMG 5. Williams 6. Matt Morgan 7. Angle - Again the weird "it might be my last match" angle gives away the result. 8. Lethal 9. RVD - we might see an Anderson turn along the way, and build towards Abyss/Hogan and Anderson/Hardy. Abyss/Hogan is personal anyway, (*wishful thinking*) so it doesn't need the title.
Forfeit the game, before somebody else takes you outta the game, and puts your name to shame Cover up your face, you can't run the race The pace is too fast, you just won't last - "Points Of Authority" - Linkin Park
Looks like a really strong show on paper. I think MCMG Vs Beer Money will steal the show. If they're given 15-20 minutes it likely will be the best tag team match in years. Angle Vs Pope should be very good too. I'll go with The MCMG over Beer Money but the feud will just getting started thankfully. Angle over Pope in what will be Pope's best match of his career and he'll come out looking pretty strong. Flair over Lethal due to interference by Fortune. Morgan Vs Hernandez is the toughest match to pick. Morgan imo has more potential and could be a top heel for a long time and a World champ in the future. Hernandez imo is best off with Homicide in L A X . I'll go with Hernandez here though to get his revenge and maybe even reunite with Homicide. Kendrick Vs Williams is another tough one to predict. Williams just signed a multiyear deal and has gotten a good amount of airtime and is awesome. Bischoff has praised Kendrick in interviews and he also was signed to a multiyear deal. I'll go with Williams to hold on to the title a little longer. I much prefer Kendrick as a heel as he was on Smackdown a few years ago. Love Vs Rayne is a easy one to call in Love's favor. I suspect Angie to turn heel and reunite with Velvet. Love is a good heel for Mickie to feud with when she comes in. I'll go with the Mystery Team(no clue who they could be) over A.J and Kaz. Gonna go with Neal in the triple threat match. I see RVD retaining the title in what should be a really good 4way match.
Originally posted by saturn93Morgan vs. Hernandez (Steel Cage Grudge Match) - Hernandez with the Gringo Killer.
That would be the biggest Gringo Killer of all time...
Brother Ray vs. Jesse Neal vs. Brother Devon
Neal wins via a Devon assisted 3D. We get a triple swerve with Devon turning heel, Ray aborting his heel turn to say face and Neal revealing that he was actually behind the bombing of the USS Cole.
AJ Styles & Kazarian vs. To Be Announced
My guess for the mystery opponents are Okada and either Shark Boy or Amazing Red, although it would make some sense (and a potentially awesome match) for it to be Generation Me. In a shocking swerve, AJ & Kaz win only to turn on Flair and reject his offer to join Fortune.
TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP Angelina Love vs. (c) Madison Rayne
I'll go with what others are saying, Angelina wins the title thanks to Velvet Sky and we get a double turn. This leads to Lacey & Madison vs Angelina and Velvet in a Leather & Lace match for the rights to the name The Beautiful People, completely ignoring the fact that the Knockout Tag Team Championship is involved.
TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP Beer Money vs. The Motor City Machine Guns
In a shocking swerve, the MCMGs win clean. Kevin Nash and Eric Young attack after the match.
ULTIMATE X MATCH FOR THE X CHAMPIONSHIP (Win by either Submission or claiming the Ultimate X) Kendrick vs. (c) Douglas Williams
Williams retains the title via disqualification when Magnus interferes. (This is being booked by the same company who booked an escape only match to end in a DQ, right?)
STEEL CAGE MATCH Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez
This is a TNA PPV, so there needs to be a minimum of three matches ending with a run-in and the cage match seems like an obvious option from a TNA viewpoint. Hernandez wins via Border Toss after Rob Terry returns, rips the door off of the cage and kicks Morgan in the nuts. After the match, Orlando Jordan descends from the rafters and humps Morgan's unconscious body. (A rematch, also in a cage, will take place on the next Impact.)
CONTENDERS BATTLE #10 Kurt Angle VS #8 "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
If it wasn't for the storyline, I would go with Pope but Angle obviously has to win here. I'll go with Angle via small package, leading to someone cutting a promo talking about how popes have a weakness for small packages.
CHALLENGE MATCH Ric Flair vs. Jay Lethal
I don't think Flair would have cut the promo he did on Lethal if he thought he was winning the match. I think Lethal wins clean and then the entire ECW regime comes down and destroys Lethal. It's revealed that back when Flair bought 50% of the WWE and caused the brand split, he bought the half into which ECW had been absorbed after Survivor Series and, without Vince knowing it, secret sold ECW back to Paul Heyman for 50 cents, using Goldman Sachs to keep the books secret. Goldman Sachs utilized their bailout money to help pay Flair's alimony, in exchange for part of his ownership share of ECW, thus the rename to Fortune. (Also, Shannon Moore, Tomko and Suicide are inexplicably included as part of the ECW faction, despite never having been in ECW, because they look XTREME!)
TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Abyss vs. (c) Rob Van Dam
Ten minutes into the match, Sting shows up and destroys everybody with a baseball bat. Five minutes later, Joe shows up and destroys everybody with Muscle Busters all around. Five minutes after that, Wolfe comes down and gets his ass kicked by all four competitors. At the twenty five minute mark, Abyss starts destroying everyone with weapons until Hulk Hogan interferes and Abyss runs away in terror for no apparent reason. Hardy then hits the Swanton on Van Dam only to be chucked out of the ring by Mr. Anderson who steals the pin and the TNA championship. He celebrates for about 15 seconds before some music hits that sounds familiar because it's extremely generic and sounds like a Dale Oliver produced wrestling theme. Out comes Shelton Benjamin who goes straight for Anderson and hits his finisher as the PPV fades to black before the move is even finished.
I think that covers all 43 male members of the TNA roster, including one guy I've never even heard of.
Shannon Moore was in WWECW and I thought Benjamin would debut but apparently his 90 days aren't up for a few weeks.
AJ and Kaz win to join Fortune. I really have no clue where they're going with the mystery opponents, because I could make a good case for it to be new roster members OR people already on the roster. I'll say it's Joe and Wolfe, though why you don't hype such a match is beyond me.
Brother Ray, because DVon will help him win, and then ECW will attack Jesse Neal until a small stable comes to his rescue.
Angelina Love, but there could always be a swerve if she's having visa problems again or wants to leave TNA or whatever.
Machine Guns have to win the tag titles here. No other way it should be booked.
Again, there's only one way this match can really end, and that's Williams climbing the ladder to win.
Angle in your obvious match of the night, but it should be really good and that's all that counts.
Lethal over Flair, because there's no other thing that makes sense.
Morgan over Hernandez
I think RVD will retain the title and keep it all the way til BFG where we'll have RVD/Angle main event it as people complain that two former WWE guys are main eventing TNA's biggest show of the year.
Random observation: watching Maddow this week, I saw a promo for Victory Road. Except, it was a promo for *last year's* Victory Road, including the Victory Road 09 logo as well as long-gone-from-TNA talent such as Booker T. Go Comcast.
Neal. Only way it makes sense. Or is that a bad assumption on my part?
AJ & Kaz. Why name a group and then not actually have it form? I mean, yeah, Flair could then go find other guys to be "Fortune", but I don't see that happening. Other team will be on the roster, and nothing too inspiring.
Love. I can actually give TNA credit that this storyline has progressed logically and in a way that could get someone over. Build a career killer so that a face can prove herself by standing up to the career killer. Of course, that credit is canceled out by the fact that they chose to give it to a wrestler who is totally unsuited for it. Love is over as a babe, but she's never going to be over as a serious badass, and that's what this storyline is designed to promote.
Guns. Their urge to move titles around outweighs their urge to bury the Guns.
Kendrick. Feels to me like they invented the "fear of heights" thing to create a reason for Williams to argue that he will do better in the rematch.
Morgan. Hope I'm wrong, as I'd like to see Hernandez standing tall at the end of this feud, but I think they will find it more useful to build Morgan.
Angle. The gauntlet of contenders story requires it.
Lethal. Unlike some people in similar positions, Flair usually does the right thing happily.
RVD. I don't think they're done with their plans for his reign yet.
- Brother Ray - Love - Beer Money - nothing over the last few months makes me think MCMG are getting the belts. Hope I'm wrong, but I like both teams anyway. - Douglas Williams - Hernandez - Angle - Flair - makes no sense, but I just have a feeling. - RVD - tough call, but I hope TNA avoids their tendency to crown a new champ in these multi man matches.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
As someone who never knew The Wall's work very well, I still find it disturbing. Another guy who had serious drug problems, and - what, two years after this become fairly public - he's gone? How sad. This is just a 20-20 special waiting to happen.