I’ve got quite a few things to say about some news worthy items in the world of pro wrestling, but I’m gonna save those items for tomorrow, since you gotta check out the Rewind to hear them first hand. Trust this. I’m gonna make some people scratch their head and wonder what the hell I am talking about, and I’m probably going to piss off a lot of people as well.
Nevertheless, that’s later. Now, the final PPV of 2009, Final Resolution from Total Non Stop Aged Wrestling.
Let me elaborate on something before going in to the picks. A while ago, when on Wrestling News Live, I called Hulk Hogan the anti – christ of pro wrestling, and I was ‘advised’, not told to, but advised to boycott the product if I felt so strongly about it. And I did. But, with the recent onset of a new responsibility for me at Wrestleview, being the co – host of the Pro Wrestling Rewind, I have lifted that boycott. Unfortunately, my schedule doesn’t permit me to watch the shows as they happen, butr fortunately, my internet connection does provide me access when my schedule permits. I Know that’s going to piss off some people here, but frankly, I don’t care, because that’s what is. I don’t question other people’s schedules, and I wonder why they feel the need to question mine. Is it possible because I have close to 360 columns on the site, while this individual I am thinking of is only upwards of 50? Hrm. Let’s think about that one. Ok, let’s not. I am lowering myself to a level I don’t want to do, so enough babbling about inane grudges. On to an inane product with insanely aged wrestlers, and a founder who looks like a whimpering dog in front of people who are legitimately insane.
Feast or Fired Match
Samoa Joe, Beer Money, Kevin Nash, TNA Global Champion Eric Young, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Kiyoshi, Homicide, Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed and Cody Deaner
Well, let’s see. The best tag team in pro wrestling is relegated to this cluster F. The so called “Global” or what I call “Glogends” champion Eric Young is relegated to this match. We don’t have a fifth case for a Glogends title shot in this match, it’s so freaking obvious who’s getting fired, and two men who I expected to be running TNA with an iron fist are relegated to this match.
This match SUCKS.
Ir’s TNA’s way of trying to out duel Money in the Bank. Money in the Bank is terrific because it’s more with less. One briefcase, one goal, end of story. This cluster bomb is so ridiculously over done that it’s something I dread rather than look forward to.
Oh well, let’s see. Who’s getting what title shot?
I think SAMOA JOE will get the TNA World Title Shot. Why? Simple. Joe vs. AJ. Joe vs. Daniels. Either match is good. Very good. End of story.
I think either JAMES STORM or ROBERT ROODE will get the TNA World Tag Team Title Shot. Beer Money is the best tag team in the business today. TNA took them out of the title loop for a while. This gets them right back in.
I think HOMICIDE will get the TNA X Division Title Shot. Amazing Red is a world class athlete, but he needs a mouthpiece. Without Don West beside him, it’s not going to work. Homicide is a capable, and damn good singles competitor who would be able to run the X Division with an iron fist. I wish they could and would give him the ball and let him run with it. I doubt they will, but I’ll pick with my heart, and go with the Notorious 187.
If you don’t realize who is going to be fired, I want to know why. CODY DEANER has been like a piece of sinking driftwood in the company. Buh – Bye.
Last Man Standing Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Scott Steiner
Um, are they trying to actually kill Steiner? I mean, literally? Because this match could end up in that result. Steiner looks AWFUIL in the ring, and he looks like his health has become a major liability. Lashley is in the prime of his career, and I don’t see how Steiner has a snowball’s chance in hell, even with the freedom that is prevalent in this match. THE ONLY possible caveat is Krystal. If Krystal makes herself involved, it could be troublesome for Lashley. I don’t see it happening.
WINNER: Bobby Lashley
Mick Foley & Abyss vs. Raven & Dr. Stevie
I’m enjoying seeing Raven back in TNA, although his time is long since done. His mind still makes him an entertaining athlete and performer. How many times in the last few months has Mick Foley turned face or heel?? I mean, he was praising Abyss, then he was killing Abyss, and now he’s teaming with Abyss. It’s Sting Abyss II, it’s Roode Young II, it’s the feud that will not die. I don’t know who’s going to win this match, I’ll pick Raven & Stevie because they’re more of a valued tag team than Foley and Abyss are. Truth be told, this match will be the hardcore spot fest of the show, and there’s always room for that, but it’s just lost on me right now.
WINNERS: Raven & Dr. Stevie
Eight Man Elimination Tag Team Match
Team 3D, Rhino & Jesse Neal vs. Matt Morgan, Suicide, D’Angelo Dinero & Hernandez
First off, someone, I forget who, and I’m sorry, but someone said Jesse Neal looks like the CAW character in the Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 commercials. It’s pitiful that they had Jesse Neal come in to the company as an American Hero war veteran of the Navy Ship USS Cole, and they have turned him in to this. Yes, storylines are storylines, but that’s too far. Just one man’s opinion. I have zero problems with Rhino teaming with 3D, it’s the right call, due to their pedigrees. I have a huge problem with this other team. Matt Morgan, a former world title contender, Hernandez, lost the feast or fired case in very discouraging fashion, which I blame creative for, Suicide, a former X Division champion who has been put on the life boat, literally, and Dinero, who was fighting Suicide when he entered, and now, is teaming with him. Where is the storyline continuity here? Wait, it’s TNA. There is none. This feud seemingly has been endless too. Apparently, 3D’s team is called the 3D wrecking crew. I’ll pick them because I just don’t care about this match.
WINNERS: Team 3D, Rhino & Jesse Neal
3 Degrees of Pain Match
Kurt Angle vs. Desmond Wolfe
I know the first fall is wrestling, the second fall is submissions, and the third fall is steel cage. This is obviously a cheap knockoff of WWE’s 3 Stages of Hell match, and ALL of these matches go three falls, you know this one will too. I hope Nigel can handle the physicality that Angle will bring to the table. His body is not in the shape it’s got to be to be able to handle three falls of stipulation wrestling with someone the potency of Kurt Angle. For that matter, neither is Angle, but hey, who am I to judge. Question is here, will the whimpering dog founder try to rekindle relations with Kurt Angle by getting involved in his wrestling? God, I hope not. Either which way, it’s an intriguing match when you take creative out of the picture. Of course, you can’t do that, and in this company, creative is a synonym for cancer. Angle wins, because we already have the seedlings planted for a world title run for Angle, one way or the other, after this pay per view.
WINNER: Kurt Angle
TNA Knockouts Championship
ODB vs. Tara
ODB is going heel. If she hasn’t already, she will here. Tara’s due for a legitimate title run, and I suspect this will be the place. No other information here, I just think it’s time for a change.
TNA World Tag Team Championship
The British Invasion vs. The Motor City Machine Guns
I would’ve really thought that TNA would’ve given the Guns a shot to roll with the world tag straps. Here, it’s a crap shoot as far as I am concerned. The Invasion are a good team, youth and experience, and the Guns have all the tools to be a major player in the tag team division. Maybe the question here isn’t who wins this match, but who is the most likely decent candidate to face off with the next challengers, who I think is obviously Beer Money. In my opinion, hopefully, they’ll go new, and put the Guns over. I’ll put two title changes on this card, which is not something I want to do, but I think it’s necessary.
WINNERS: The Motor City Machine Guns
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
AJ Styles vs. Daniels
I hate this match. Not because of the fact that I think Daniels has done zero to be worthy of a title contendership, but this is the breakup of what could quite possibly be the standard bearer of tag team excellence for years. Yes, I know they haven’t teamed in a long time, but tell me a team in this modern generation of wrestling that hasn’t been as exciting as AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels. You’d be hard pressed to do so. Nevertheless, this match is happening, and I hate it. AJ wins the match, because I see ZERO reason to put the belt on Daniels. He has done ZERO to prove that he is a world title contender. This match is happening just because these two men work really well together. That’s it.
WINNER: AJ Styles
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