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Who is going to win?
PREDICTIONS: I can see Jeff Hardy dropping the title to Bobby Roode. Chavo and Hernandez will retain I think. Sting should beat DOC. I'd like to see James Storm beat Christopher Daniels. Rob Van Dam should lose the X Division title. Velvet Sky wins the gauntlet match. Devon beats Joseph Park.
TNA Tag Team Championship: Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Joey Ryan & Matt Morgan
I hope Ryan and Morgan don't win this match. Pretty standard tag match. You know how these go. It's 50/50 with tags going back and forth and no team having a true leg up on the other for the most part, with all the reversals and whatnot. OUCH, Hernandez just dropped Joey Ryan on his head with the power bomb. That wasn't safe at all. Chavo hits his frog splash and they retain the title.
WINNERS: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez via pinfall.
We've heard in the past that Hernandez isn't safe to work with....
Mr. Anderson talks to Jeremy Borash about how he's going to wrestle Samoa Joe and how he had a steak the other day. Nothing ground breaking.
Samoa Joe vs. Mr. Anderson
A lot of matches on the card tonight for them to add this one too. I wonder if they're not planning on devoting a lot of time to some of them. Thank God TNA doesn't do what WWE does...fill that time with stupid commercials and recaps. Anderson's heel turn could be more impactful if TNA tended to use people as regulars instead of having them show up and then go away really often. I'm surprised Joe was able to hit his suicide dive considering how slowly he ran before jumping. I could run at my fastest and botch it for sure. Then again, I also would botch everything else and be easily the worst pro wrestler in history....save for maybe Khali. While Joe starts building up steam, Mike Knox pops up and distracts him, allowing Mr. Anderson to capitalize, hit the Mic Check, and win.
WINNER: Mr. Anderson via pinfall.
Kind of a generic match that could have worked on Impact and is nothing but filler on this card.
Kenny King cuts a good promo about Christian York and how he's going to beat him and then RVD to become the new X Division champion.
X Division Tournament Finals: Christian York vs. Kenny King
Rooting for Kenny King here. King's playing up the heel turn. Some nice action (nothing crazy to report on). Kenny King tries to get a win with his feet on the ropes but the ref catches it. Kenny King goes for a pinfall and Christian York reverses into a pin of his own to win the match.
WINNER: Christian York via pinfall.
Best match so far.
Immediately afterward, Kenny King attacks Christian York. Out comes RVD for his title match.
X Division Championship: Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Christian York
RVD keeps doing the "stay down" thing with York continuing.York starts building up some steam. RVD misses the frog splash but kicks York in the face soon afterward to get back in charge. RVD is eventually able to hit the frog splash and retain the title.
WINNER: RVD via pinfall.
Meh. It was what it was.
RVD helps Christian York up and gives him some applause.
Joseph Park says he's here to fight. He says kayfabe and points out that it's an insider term. This is a long-winded promo that basically says nothing.
Devon vs. Joseph Park
Crowd is split chanting for them. Each Joseph Park match is essentially about how he is awkward but starts fighting back and you're supposed to be shocked at how he can do an arm drag or something. That's basically what's going on right now until we wait for him to get busted open and turn into Abyss. And here we go. Park goes for a chokeslam but drops Devon and acts as though he's confused. Devon rolls him up and pins him.
WINNER: Devon via pinfall.
I was hoping Joseph Park's character would have progressed a bit more by now instead of having the same kind of match we've seen before.
#1 Contender's Gauntlet Match: Gail Kim vs. ODB vs. Velvet Sky vs. Mickie James vs. Miss Tessmacher
This starts off with Tessmacher versus Gail Kim. Tessmacher gets eliminated by Gail Kim's finisher. Coming up next to face Gail Kim is ODB. ODB gets eliminated. Mickie is next. Kim eliminates Micke. Velvet is up now. Velvet Sky pins Gail Kim and wins, though Gail had her leg under the ropes.
WINNER: Velvet Sky via pinfall.
Not too bad. All gauntlet matches suffer from being too quick, but that's nothing that is their fault, it's just the way things go. Shame Madison Rayne couldn't be in this.
James Storm vs. Christopher Daniels
Storm's going to try to out-wrestle Daniels. It could serve them well to have Daniels win this match and have a title shot against a retaining Jeff Hardy, if they aren't going to give the title to Aries or Roode. James Storm hits the Eye of the Storm for a two-count. Storm hits Closing Time. Storm goes for the Last Call but Daniels evades and hits Angels Wings for a two-count. Storm puts his foot up for the BME and hits another Closing Time. He then hits Kazarian with the Last Call. Daniels capitalizes and pins James Storm for the win.
WINNER: Christopher Daniels via pinfall.
Good match overall. Glad Daniels won. This pretty much seals the fate of the title match later on tonight for the most part.
Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan come out to remind people that the next episode of Impact is going to be the wedding that I'm sure will go down without any kind of attacks or fights or anything...
Sting vs. DOC
Sting definitely moves around the best for someone his age in wrestling. It's really impressive. After a second Scorpion Death Drop, Sting is able to win the match.
WINNER: Sting via pinfall.
There really wasn't much to my coverage because there really wasn't much to this match.
Aces and 8's come out after the match and Bully Ray scares them off.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode
Roode and Aries work together to take Hardy out of the match. You know how this works in triple threat matches. Aries puts Hardy on the ropes. Roode picks Aries up in electric chair fashion and Hardy hits the Whisper in the Wind on the two of them. Roode sets Hardy up to be hit with Aries's suicide dive but Hardy moves out of the way and Aries hits Roode instead. Discus forearm from Aries, two-count. Aries hits the brainbuster and Hardy kicks out. Roode tells Aries to hit a 450 splash and holds Hardy, but moves Hardy out of the way and tries to pin Austin Aries instead, only getting a two-count. There's a weird situation where it looks like both Aries and Roode have their shoulders down with Hardy pinning both of them...but they're claiming that Roode is the one eliminated. Hardy hits a Twist of Fate and then another off the side of the ropes/apron. He follows it up with a Swanton Bomb and retains the title.
WINNER: Jeff Hardy via pinfall.
Not bad. I'll give them credit for keeping the double-team longer than triple threat matches usually have.
1. James Storm vs Christopher Daniels
2. Kenny King vs Christian York
3. TNA Championship match
1. Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan coming out to promote Impact. Waste of time. What is this, a WWE pay-per-view?
2. Hernandez's power bomb. Unsafe, dude.
3. Joseph Park's character development being the same as it was before.
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