Welcome to the latest edition of “Predictions from the Faculty” (Season #3). This weekend, we gathered our thoughts for the upcoming TNA Pay-Per-View, as we will provide our selections for TNA Turning Point. The show will be held in Orlando, FL.
The card will have eight matches. There will be four non-title matches and four title matches.
In case you are new to reading these predictions, here is the format. Each Pay-Per-View a few of the columnists on Wrestleview provide predictions on who they think will win the matches. We accumulate the records throughout the end of the Faculty’s year (in this case, the 2012 Royal Rumble).
What makes this entirely different to others is that you, the reader, can provide your picks for a spot to have yours posted in an upcoming PPV. All the readers have to do is either leave me a message on Facebook or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner among the “Wrestleview Students” will win an opportunity to post their picks as a “Student of the Week” (if they outright defeat the reigning Students of the Week). We all thank you for your participation.
Tie-Breakers will determine standings!
I have decided to prevent some tiebreakers, I will issue points to Title Matches that are predicted correctly. There will be four championship matches on the card, so the maximum amount of points to go along with the win/loss standing will be four points. Also, if I throw out a pick for a championship, then obviously no bonus will be counted for that particular match.
But what, to the Wrestleview “students”, there is more!
I got approval for this decision, and for the FIRST time in our three seasons the students will compete for PRIZES!!! That is right; we felt that your loyalty to the article shall be rewarded. However, the prizes* will not be handed out until the FINAL PPV Prediction of the season (which will be WWE’s Royal Rumble 2012). So not only will one get a chance to earn a Gold Star and be a part of this game, but it will be for a competition.
*Prizes go out to the top three (the most picked correctly and if needed tiebreaker points) positions and the worst (most matches picked incorrectly with the fewest tiebreaker points).
Current Wrestleview Prediction Standings (As of WWE’s Summerslam 2011)
2011-2012 Predictions from the Faculty Roster
1) Jose Marrero (Wrestling Rumblings/The Eye Gouge)……………61-38 (1-4)
2) Ryan Rivera (ROH on HDNet Recapper)…………………………..61-39 (2-3)
3) Dave Stephens (Raw Recaps/That’s a Wrap/Teachers Lounge….60-40 (0-5)
4) Gregory “Grash” Walek (WWE NXT Recapper)……………………60-40 (3-2)
5) Nicholas Gray (Wrestleview staff member)………………………..59-41 (2-3)
6) Wrestleview Students (The Readers of the article)………………59-41 (2-3)
7) Greg McNeish (WV International Desk)…………………………….58-42 (0-5)
8) Mike Tedesco (WWE Smackdown Recapper)……………………..57-43 (1-4)
9) Josh Boutwell (TNA Impact Recaps/Viva La Raza)………………55-39 (2-3)
10) Evan O’Brien (WV International Desk)……………………………55-45 (4-1)
11) Anthony Valvo (From the Desk of Mr. V/Teacher’s Lounge)…..54-46 (2-3)
12) Matt O’Brien (Notes from the Nosebleeds)……………………….52-48 (2-3)
13) Darragh O’Connor (WV International Desk)……………………..52-37 (1-4)
14) Andrew Hayman (WWE Superstars Recapper)…………………..51-36 (3-2)
Tie-Breaker Points – Which are based on Championship matches correct
29: Nicholas Gray; Gregory Walek; Ryan Rivera
28: Jose Marrero; Mike Tedesco
27: Dave Stephens
26: Greg McNeish
25: Josh Boutwell; Anthony Valvo
23: Evan O’Brien
21: Andrew Hayman
20: Darragh O’Connor
19: Matt O’Brien
The Students of the Week for No Surrender will be Frank McMahen, Chad Robbins, Brian Czygan, and Ken Konarzewski. They all posted a 3-2 record for WWE’s Summerslam a few weeks ago.
As of press time, I have yet to receive predictions from
And of course, the WV Students average will be part of the standings. I have taken out the “Students of the Week” for this season. However, do not worry. Those that scored the highest will still be welcomed to participate in an upcoming article.
The Best of the Class (Top 3 earn a prize. Tie-Breaker Points in parentheses)
1st Place – A DVD Set of our choosing (max 3 disc set).
2nd Place – A T-Shirt
3rd Place – A Coffee Mug
Worst – TNA Victory Road 2009 (or 2011) DVD.
The WrestleView Reader Leaderboard
I will just type out the top readers at this time. The first set of parentheses is the W/L record for TNA’s Hardcore Justice PPV. The second parentheses are the Tie-Breaker points.
1) Paul Meade……………………………………………………..63-37 (1-4) (29) – Tie #1
2) Jordan Benterman…………………………………………..63-37 (2-3) (29) – Tie #1
3) Nick Latham…………………………………………………….62-38 (1-4) (29) – Tie #2
4) Michael Fox……………………………………………………62-38 (2-3) (29) – Tie #2
5) Goose Oberstar………………………………………………62-38 (1-4) (28) – #3
6) Jason Namako…………………………………………………61-39 (1-4) (26)
7) Brian Czygan……………………………………………………60-40 (3-2) (30)
The person with the most picks incorrect is currently 54-46 with 24 tiebreaker points. Therefore, I deem that score the worst.
Also to those that have participated in all PPVs, keep it up. You can still be a Student of the Week.
And now, the moment you all have been waiting for…
Predictions for TNA’s No Surrender 2011
*** NON-TITLE MATCHES ***
Singles Match to determine the #1 Contender for the TNA X Division Championship
Kid Kash vs. Jesse Sorenson
Jose M. – JESSE SORENSON.
Ryan R. – KID KASH.
Dave S. – KID KASH.
Gregory W. – KID KASH. It’s old dude vs. Young Dude. and the Old man been owning the young kid. And the old guy is from ECW. Yep. It’s TNA. The Old Guy is going to own the kid. FML.
Nicholas G. – KASH.
Greg M. – KID KASH.
Mike T. – KID KASH.
Josh B. – KASH.
Evan O. – JESSE SORENSON.
Anthony V. – SORENSON.
Matt O. – KID KASH.
Darragh O. – KID KASH.
Andrew H. – KID KASH.
Frank M. – KID KASH.
Chad R. – SORENSON.
Brian C. – KID KASH.
Ken K. – JESSE SORENSON > Kid Kash
CONSENSUS: KID KASH. In a match that will determine who will be next in line for the X Division Championship, the staff chose the veteran Kid Kash to defeat Sorenson.
KID KASH 12 – Jessie Sorenson 5.
Matt Morgan vs. Samoa Joe
Jose M. – SAMOA JOE.
Ryan R. – MORGAN.
Dave S. – MATT MORGAN.
Gregory W. – MATT MORGAN.
Nicholas G. – JOE.
Greg M. – SAMOA JOE.
Mike T. – MATT MORGAN.
Josh B. – JOE.
Evan O. – MATT MORGAN.
Anthony V. – MORGAN via DQ.
Matt O. – SAMOA JOE.
Darragh O. – MATT MORGAN.
Andrew H. – MATT MORGAN.
Frank M. – JOE.
Chad R. – MORGAN.
Brian C. – SAMOA JOE.
Ken K. – MATT MORGAN > Samoa Joe
CONSENSUS: MATT MORGAN. The Wrestleview Staff predicts that Joe will have a bit distracted when he goes toe-to-toe with “The Blueprint”. Expect a brawl with the bigger man winning the match.
MATT MORGAN 10 – Samoa Joe 7.
Bound for Glory Series Semi-Final Match
Bully Ray vs. James Storm
Jose M. – BULLY RAY.
Ryan R. – BULLY RAY.
Dave S. – BULLY RAY.
Gregory W. – BULLY RAY.
Nicholas G. – RAY.
Greg M. – JAMES STORM.
Mike T. – BULLY RAY.
Josh B. – STORM.
Evan O. – BULLY RAY.
Anthony V. – BULLY RAY.
Matt O. – BULLY RAY.
Darragh O. – BULLY RAY.
Andrew H. – BULLY RAY.
Frank M. – STORM.
Chad R. – STORM.
Brian C. – BULLY RAY.
Ken K. – JAMES STORM > Bully Ray
CONSENSUS: BULLY RAY. James Storm may be an outstanding tag team wrestler, as is Bully Ray. In a battle involving tag team wrestlers to singles stars, the staff chose Bully Ray to win this match and get one step closer to a TNA World Championship match at Bound for Glory.
BULLY RAY 12 – James Storm 5.
Bound for Glory Series Semi-Final Match
Bobby Roode vs. Gunner
Jose M. – BOBBY ROODE.
Ryan R. – BOBBY ROODE.
Dave S. – BOBBY ROODE.
Gregory W. – BOBBY ROODE.
Nicholas G. – ROODE.
Greg M. – BOBBY ROODE.
Mike T. – BOBBY ROODE.
Josh B. – BOBBY ROODE.
Evan O. – GUNNER.
Anthony V. – BOBBY ROODE.
Matt O. – BOBBY ROODE.
Darragh O. – GUNNER.
Andrew H. – GUNNER.
Frank M. – ROODE.
Chad R. – GUNNER.
Brian C. – BOBBY ROODE.
Ken K. – GUNNER > Bobby Roode
CONSENSUS: BOBBY ROODE. Since starting off really slow, Bobby Roode gain victories and some luck to earn a spot in the Semi-Finals. Gunner may have been the biggest surprise in this series. When the match ends, the majority predicts a victory for the “Money” part of Beer Money, Inc.
BOBBY ROODE 12 – Gunner 5.
*** CHAMPIONSHIP MATCHES ***
Singles Match for the TNA Knockout’s Championship
Mickie James (c) vs. Winter
Jose M. – MICKIE JAMES.
Ryan R. – MICKIE JAMES.
Dave S. – MICKIE JAMES.
Gregory W. – WINTER.
Nicholas G. – MICKIE.
Greg M. – MICKIE JAMES.
Mike T. – MICKIE JAMES.
Josh B. – MICKIE.
Evan O. – MICKIE JAMES.
Anthony V. – JAMES.
Matt O. – WINTER.
Darragh O. – WINTER.
Andrew H. – MICKIE JAMES.
Frank M. – WINTER.
Chad R. – WINTER.
Brian C. – MICKIE JAMES.
Ken K. – WINTER > Mickie James.
CONSENSUS: MICKIE JAMES. The leaders in the predictions predicts that the champion will retain. However, most of those near the bottom of the standings predict a title change is in the works. In an overall close vote, the staff predicts that Mickie James will retain her Knockout’s Title.
MICKIE JAMES 11 – Winter 6.
Tag Team Match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship
Mexican America (Hernandez and Anarquia) (c’s) vs. D’Angelo Dinero and Devon
Jose M. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Ryan R. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Dave S. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Gregory W. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Nicholas G. – MEXICANS.
Greg M. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Mike T. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Josh B. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Evan O. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Anthony V. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Matt O. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Darragh O. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Andrew H. – MEX AMERICA.
Frank M. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Chad R. – DINERO/DEVON.
Brian C. – MEXICAN AMERICA.
Ken K. – D’ANGELO DINERO AND DEVON > Mexican America.
CONSENSUS: MEXICAN AMERICA. With only a couple Students of the Week predicting an upset, almost everyone agrees that Hernandez and Anarquia will retain their championships.
MEXICAN AMERICA 15 – D’Angelo Dinero and Devon 2.
Singles Match for the TNA X Division Championship
Brian Kendrick (c) vs. Austin Aries
Jose M. – AUSTIN ARIES.
Ryan R. – AUSTIN ARIES.
Dave S. – AUSTIN ARIES.
Gregory W. – AUSTIN ARIES.
Nicholas G. – A DOUBLE.
Greg M. – BRIAN KENDRICK.
Mike T. – AUSTIN ARIES.
Josh B. – ARIES.
Evan O. – BRIAN KENDRICK.
Anthony V. – AUSTIN ARIES.
Matt O. – ARIES.
Darragh O. – AUSTIN ARIES.
Andrew H. – AUSTIN ARIES.
Frank M. – KENDRICK.
Chad R. – KENDRICK.
Brian C. – AUSTIN ARIES.
Ken K. – AUSTIN ARIES > Brian Kendrick.
CONSENSUS: AUSTIN ARIES. Since signing a deal with TNA, “A Double” has added some flair to a very vanilla division. Kendrick may give him the best challenge, but the majority of the staff predicts that Aries will be the new TNA X Division Champion.
AUSTIN ARIES 13 – Brian Kendrick 4.
Three-Way Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Kurt Angle (c) vs. Sting vs. Mr. Anderson
Jose M. – KURT ANGLE.
Ryan R. – KURT ANGLE.
Dave S. – KURT ANGLE.
Gregory W. – KURT ANGLE.
Nicholas G. – ANDERSON.
Greg M. – KURT ANGLE.
Mike T. – KURT ANGLE.
Josh B. – ANGLE.
Evan O. – KURT ANGLE.
Anthony V. – KURT ANGLE.
Matt O. – KURT ANGLE.
Darragh O. – STING.
Andrew H. – KURT ANGLE.
Frank M. – STING.
Chad R. – STING.
Brian C. – KURT ANGLE.
Ken K. – KURT ANGLE > Sting and Mr. Anderson.
CONSENSUS: ANGLE. Yes, most of the staff believes that Angle will retain the TNA World Heavyweight Champion just days after his run-in with the law. It looks like most picked Angle because Sting will be feuding with Hulk Hogan down the road and Anderson has been really lost in the shuffle recently. Expect the champion to retain, but in a different company he would not be lucky.
KURT ANGLE 13 – Sting 3 – Mr. Anderson 1.
Well, that does it for the fifteenth round of Predictions from the Faculty for the 2011-2012 season.
And remember students, this is YOUR column too! Please present to me your choices for the winners of any PPV by e-mail at email@example.com or by sending me an inbox message on Facebook. Winner of each PPV receives a coveted (and NEVER duplicated) Gold Star in my next column and will be named the “Student of the Week” for the next Predictions article. Also, you are one step closer to a prize that if one is in the top three they will win a prize (and even the last place person as well, no one in between).
Well, that does it for us, class. On behalf of my peers on WrestleView I bid you farewell. We will be taking a 7-day recess and will be back with our predictions for WWE’s Night of Champions PPV. As always, thank you for reading our predictions. Now go and enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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