|TNA Final Resolution 2012 PPV Live Coverage|
Who is going to win?
PREDICTIONS: Jeff Hardy retains as well as Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez (though I'm a little less confident about the latter choice). AJ Styles beats Christopher Daniels unless they want to turn him heel. Tara retains against Mickie James naturally. Rob Van Dam retains, though I'm hoping I'm wrong about that. Austin Aries beats Bully Ray. Aces & 8's win their match.
The pay-per-view starts off with James Storm coming out to cut a promo. He references the Aces and 8s attack and Bobby Roode giving a thumbs up, saying he can stick that thumb up his butt. The crowd chants "up his butt". Out comes Kazarian. "Where's your boyfriend" chant starts [lol]. He runs down how Storm is an alcoholic and such. I'm totally on Kazarian's side here haha. They're setting up an impromptu match between the two. And out comes the ref to make this official.
James Storm vs. Kazarian
Nothing crazy going on here, just a normal match, but then again, the opening match shouldn't be totally outrageous and show up everything to come, so I'm not too critical of it. Storm goes for the Last Call but hides behind the ref. He tries to go for the Fade to Black and Storm gets out of it, then hits the Last Call and gets the victory.
WINNER: James Storm via pinfall.
General opening match. Not bad.
X Division Championship: Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Kenny King
I'm hoping Kenny King wins this match. Some pretty obvious ballet moves going on which could have been awesome if it didn't look so choreographed. Granted, I couldn't pull any of that off myself, but as illustrated before, you don't have to know how to cook to send your order back if its wrong. Nice analogy, Tony. Why thank you, Tony. Anyway, back to the match. This is looking right off the bat like it's probably going to be booked as though Kenny King is a very talented young guy but RVD's veteran status wins the match for him. Otherwise, you know how this goes. Rolling Thunder, monkey flip, kicks, etc. Nice spot where Kenny King goes to the ropes to block RVD from doing the Five Star Frog Splash and when RVD pushes him backward, King does a backflip of sorts. RVD misses the splash. King goes for his finisher and RVD rolls him up for the pin as a reversal.
WINNER: RVD via pinfall.
Would have rather had Kenny King against someone else, as he was the more entertaining one of the match, but ok, still not doing terrible for a ppv.
Time for Jeremy Borash to start doing the tweeting...and for the cameraman to oddly zoom into his face quickly and zoom back out. Christopher Daniels talks to JB. He promotes his match. It's all built up to this night (sure it has) and he's going to win and blah blah blah.
Tag Team Championship: Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez (c) vs. Joey Ryan & Matt Morgan
Two big guys against the two smaller but quicker guys. On paper, a solid match. Nice delayed vertical suplex from Hernandez on Joey Ryan that lasted quite a while. I've always thought that someone should go for a record with that some day and make that a part of their gimmick. My guess is Hernandez pins Ryan in about 2 minutes or so. They're definitely protecting Morgan. Here comes the frog splash from Guerrero. Before the ref counts Joey Ryan out, Matt Morgan pulls him off. The ref then decides to disqualify Morgan and Ryan.
WINNERS: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez via disqualification.
Ok match. Looks like they'll be having another match between these two tag teams.
Austin Aries cuts an honestly pretty bland promo on Bully Ray.
Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray
This is starting off rather uninteresting to me. I hope it picks up the pace soon. Bully Ray hits a missile dropkick? Nice. Bully Ray blades after the steps come into play. Brooke Hogan comes out to check up on him. Austin Aries brings her into the ring. Why is Bully Ray out of all people the one in this love interest angle with Brooke Hogan? That's just weird. Bully Ray comes back into the ring to save Brooke essentially. Out comes Hulk Hogan. They focus on getting Brooke out of there while Austin Aries low-blows Bully Ray and pins him.
WINNER: Austin Aries via pinfall.
Could have been much better. This story is pretty dumb I think.
Knockouts Championship: Tara (c) vs. Mickie James
Mickie James looks so stupid with these overalls on. God I hate this "hardcore country" idea. She looks like she's supposed to be Hillbilly Jim's daughter or something. Overalls make everyone look ugly. Whole match is just that Tara keeps using Jesse on the outside for distractions. Basically you're just wasting time until this results in Tara getting the pin because of Jesse. And there you go, Jesse distracts Mickie, Tara pins her, the end.
WINNER: Tara via pinfall.
Never been a fan of matches like this. Low quality for a Knockouts match because of the story behind it.
Backstage, Borash talks to Roode. "Money talks, bullshit walks". I like it.
Aces & 8's vs. Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Garett Bischoff & Wes Brisco
Who turns, Brisco or Bischoff...or both? Nevermind. It was just a generic match with nothing interesting that happened until Kurt Angle hits the Angle Slam and wins it.
WINNERS: Angle, Joe, Brisco and Bischoff via pinfall.
Kind of felt like it wasn't the payoff of something, but rather just a segment you could have skipped on an Impact Episode.
A.J. Styles vs. Christopher Daniels
Please be as good as you can be. This pay-per-view needs the adrenaline shot. Definitely an upgrade from the previous two matches, but not great so far. Now AJ is bleeding around his eye. Daniels misses the BME. AJ does a torture rack, that's odd. Christopher Daniels wins with a Styles Clash on AJ.
WINNER: Christopher Daniels via pinfall.
Best match of the night so far.
Let's try to make this Roode vs Hardy match seem more epic than it really is with this video package.
TNA Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Bobby Roode
Ok so far, but not great. There's just no passion to it. It also feels like pretty much every TNA main event. Finishers that don't finish the match and such. Case in point, the Twist of Fate that leads to Roode going to the outside. Hardy's able to get the pin after a Swanton Bomb and some other nonsense that really doesn't matter.
WINNER: Jeff Hardy via pinfall.
Aces and 8s attack Jeff Hardy right after he retains. Some chick in the audience yells out "I hate you! I hate you all!" Aces and 8s attack Bobby Roode after he lashes out at them for him not winning the title.
1. Styles vs Daniels
3. Kenny King's backflip
1. Brooke and Hulk Hogan with the whole Bully Ray storyline. Stupid story and stupid end of the match.
2. Aces & 8's match. What was the point?
3. Hardy's title. I don't get why they have that thing, particularly if he carries the other belt to the ring too.
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