It's time for Final Resolution.
BLIND PREDICTIONS: Jeff Hardy needs to retain if they want Immortal to be a success. Nobody buys into a dominant faction if their heel champ drops the belt early on in his reign. The Motor City Machine Guns will retain their tag titles. Styles could drop the title to Williams, but I don't know, I'm not sold on that. Robbie E should retain his title. Samoa Joe should defeat Jeff Jarrett. Abyss could lose to Pope if they have someone come out and attack him, transferring the feud away from Pope to that person. Rhino should beat RVD if they want him to seem like a threat. I'm assuming Beer Money will win the #1 contendership for the tag titles. Finally, even though I'm guessing Tara beats Mickie after interference from Madison, they won't (or at least, shouldn't) do that twice, so if that happens, Abyss doesn't lose in the scenario from above (but could still lose anyway...even though he'd more than likely win instead). All in all, I'm blindly guessing the victors are Hardy, MCMG, Styles, Robbie E, Samoa Joe, Pope, Rhino, Beer Money, and Tara.
The pay-per-view starts off with some technical difficulties. No video, just audio of the confused fans.
Tag Team Championship #1 Contender's Match: Beer Money vs. Ink Inc
Ink Inc is in charge at the start of the match. We've got our first "fustrated" from Taz for the night. Beer Money's really making Ink Inc look good. Now its become more of a 50/50 match, but Ink Inc still looks good as they're not as important as Beer Money, but being booked to be on par with them in this match. Taz says Neal looks like the Red Rooster with his mohawk. Neal botches a jump to the outside...not sure what type of move he was going for. Neal goes for the spear and ends up being superkicked. Beer Money hits the DWI and pick up the win.
WINNERS: Beer Money via pinfall.
Good opener. Ink Inc comes out of it looking like they just barely lost, but when the Motor City Machine Guns retain their titles later on, we've got the right heel tag team going against them afterward.
Backstage with Madison Rayne
Madison says she isn't worried about Mickie James and worrying gives you wrinkles. Hemme gets pissed and ends the interview.
Falls Count Anywhere: Tara vs. Mickie James
I love Mickie, but GOD do I hate country music haha. I bust on TNA all the time, but I've always given them credit for two things: they have a much better sense of tag team and women's wrestling than WWE does. Mickie and Lisa are two of the older women in wrestling right now, but are putting on a good match. Meanwhile, when Lisa was "Victoria", she was being used as a joke, which is a shame. Well, I may have spoken too soon, as this match has derailed into just Tara continually grabbing Mickie by her head and poorly throwing her into things. It's getting repetitive. And for some reason it apparently hurt Tara to have water in her face. Mickie throws Tara face-first into a concrete support beam and asks her if she likes the taste of metal. No, I don't understand that either, haha. They fight their way into the men's room, which gets the biggest pop of the night. Madison Rayne pops out from one of the stalls and shoots Mickie with a fire extinguisher, then hits her with the belt. Tara gets the pinfall.
WINNER: Tara via pinfall.
It started out with potential, but ended up just getting boring for me.
Backstage with Robbie E
Nothing but overacting. Hemme gets pissed and ends the interview, again.
X-Division Championship: Robbie E (c) vs. Jay Lethal
If Cookie is interfering in matches and they need to figure out a way to stop her from doing it, why do they immediately go with the "suspended in a shark cage" idea, instead of just...I don't know...banning her from ringside? And here we go, to take it to an even more ridiculous level, they have Shark Boy come out to put her in the cage. Lethal's getting the better end of the match at first, so I guess that means he loses. Taz says "Cookie in a cage" sounds like something you'd serve at Christmas....wtf? Cookie throws some kind of spray down and Lethal uses it against Robbie. Lethal gets disqualified.
WINNER: Robbie E via disqualification.
The cage thing was stupid and the match wasn't good enough to hold my full attention. I'm losing faith in Jay Lethal.
Cookie parades in the ring with the title. Shark Boy comes back out. She slaps him. Shark Boy kicks her and gives her a Stunner.
Backstage with Tommy Dreamer
Typical kind of promo from Dreamer about how in ECW they were all friends but enemies at the same time.
First Blood Match: RVD vs. Rhino
ECW guys in a hardcore match. Surprised? If the other matches are any indication, RVD's dominating this match early on means he'll lose like Lethal, Ink Inc, and Mickie did. However, all heels have won so far, so they kind of should have RVD win this. It hasn't taken long before the "we want tables" chant starts. Rhino hits the Gore on RVD. A little while later, RVD hits the Frog Splash. They've basically just been using trash cans. RVD hits the Van Terminator and it opens up Rhino, so RVD gets the win.
WINNER: RVD via...you know...making Rhino bleed.
About exactly what you'd expect.
Backstage with Kazarian
Williams is great but a traitor and Styles is better. That sums it up.
TV Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Douglas Williams
Williams doesn't seem like a babyface to me. Styles never quite seems like a heel to me. Despite Styles being the heel, the fans are chanting "USA!" Now the audience is 50/50. Pretty even match. Best part of the match occurs when Williams hits the Rolling Chaos on the outside. Williams hits the Styles Clash on AJ and wins the title.
WINNER (and new TV champion): Douglas Williams via pinfall.
They must really, really like Williams considering how they continually give him titles. He's good in the ring, so I'm not opposed to that. The touch of him winning with Styles' own move is interesting.
Backstage with Generation Me
Generation Me says they'll win and end the careers of the MCMG.
Tag Team Championship [Full Metal Mayhem]: Motor City Machine Guns (c) vs. Generation Me
If anything wakes me up, as I'm struggling to keep paying attention to the ppv, it should be this match. Conveniently, TNA is doing a TLC match right before the WWE TLC pay-per-view. Lots of fast paced action, as expected. Some things come off a bit too choreographed, but they're pulling out some interesting stuff. I can't even list all the stuff they're doing with the ladders and chairs because it would take too long to explain. You'll have to check the match out when you get a chance if you haven't seen it. They're doing far better of a job in terms of using the ladders as weapons than we'll be seeing in a few weeks at TLC. With three ladders in the ring and a table on top of them, this is starting to look really dangerous. Shelly hits Sliced Bread off the apron to the outside into a table! Sabin and Max are dueling on top of the ladder/table structure with chairs. Max falls down into a table. Sabin grabs the belts and the MCMG retain!
WINNERS: The Motor City Machine Guns via Sabin grabbing the belts.
Very cool match. Tons of innovative maneuvers. This is how TLC matches should be. Once again, the Motor City Machine Guns prove themselves to be the most entertaining aspect of the ppv. Props to Generation Me for putting up just as good of a performance as well.
During their rewind footage of the Abyss/Pope feud, they have more technical difficulties.
Casket Match: Abyss vs. The Pope D'Angelo Dinero
It always seems weird to me if there's a casket match that doesn't involve the Undertaker. Pope dominates at first until Abyss throws him from the top rope into the casket. Pope dropkicks Abyss who ends up standing in the casket, but getting out. Abyss punches Pope, who casually falls into the casket. Abyss then incredibly slowly starts trying to close the lid, but Pope stops it from shutting completely. Very poorly done, that situation. Pretty much the same thing happens in reverse soon after. Abyss then hits the Black Hole Slam and starts dragging Pope over to the casket. He dumps him inside, but Pope stops it from closing again. Pope hits the DDE and pushes Abyss into the casket. Abyss punches through the side of the casket and low-blows him. Abyss chokeslams Pope into the casket and shuts the lid.
WINNER: Abyss via chokeslam.
Backstage with the ref, Samoa Joe, and Jeff Jarrett
The ref is reiterating that the submission match can only be won by making the other person submit. (No shit). TNA security attacks Samoa Joe's leg.
More production issues as they cue up the wrong promo to show.
Submission Match: Jeff Jarrett vs. Samoa Joe
Joe clearly needs to win this, not only because mostly heels have won so far on this ppv, and not only because Jarrett screwed him over the last ppv, but because Joe needs this win to look like a threat. Typical MMA style match, like you'd expect with this sort of storyline. Jarrett taps once on the outside, which doesn't count. He then taps while his feet are under the ropes, so that doesn't count either. Joe hits the Muscle Buster and Gunner and Murphy come out. Jarrett puts him in an ankle lock and Samoa Joe submits.
WINNER: Jeff Jarrett via submission.
Joe loses but looks like he should've won. Ok.
Backstage with Mr. Anderson
Morgan asks Anderson to make it a no-DQ match because Immortal will definitely hit the ring, so he should get a chance to take them out. Anderson says he'll call it down the middle "like an asshole would".
TNA Championship [No Disqualification Match]: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Matt Morgan [with special guest referee Mr. Anderson]
Rumors were flying around that Hardy was causing some backstage problems and was in danger of being pulled from the card. Whether or not that's true remains to be seen, but obviously, he hasn't been pulled. Hardy hits a 'Twist of Hate' and if I'm correct, Anderson counts thrice, even though they call it a two-count. Maybe I made a mistake, I don't know. Morgan hits the Carbon Foot Print but Hardy's foot is on the rope, breaking the three-count. Another Twist of Hate, another two-count. Hardy tries to get himself counted out but Anderson doesn't do it. Hardy starts pushing Anderson, so Anderson fights back and throws Hardy back into the ring. Morgan rolls him up but only gets a two-count. Hardy hits another Twist of Hate and Anderson gives him a slow count, not even coming close to counting to three. Anderson gets taken out. Morgan hits another Carbon Foot Print but since there isn't a ref, Morgan can't get the pin victory. Bischoff brings a new ref into the ring and pushes Anderson into the ring post. He then stops the ref from counting to three for Morgan. Hardy hits a fourth Twist of Hate on Morgan, on top of a steel chair, and gets the win.
WINNER: Jeff Hardy via pinfall.
Not really that interesting to me for a main event.
I wasn't impressed with the ppv. Two matches were good, but the rest were boring.
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