This Sunday, December 9th, TNA presents Final Resolution from the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida. I have to admit that a couple of matches on the card looks solid, though a bit beaten to death. Sadly I just don’t feel as invested in the storylines or the booking in TNA, but I do expect to see some really beautiful matches with some seriously sick spots.
Ken Predicts – X Division Championship Match – RVD (c) vs Kenny King
I would absolutely love to see Kenny King win the X Division Title in this match. He’s finally being allowed to show his personality and the fans are responding. That’s another thing, the fans in the Impact Zone have actually been responding to what’s going on in the lately, so hopefully they’ll be awake and invested in Final Resolution, something that will help all involved work that much harder. All that being said, I was expecting a lot from RVD as the X Division Champ, but obviously TNA doesn’t care about the X Division, even though that’s a big part of what got TNA noticed in the first place. Sadly RVD has barely been seen on Impact, and has done little with the X Division Title. I have to admit I’m rather disgusted, and it’s not at RVD, because he’s done all he’s been scripted and booked to do. TPTB in TNA needs to pull their heads out and bring back the X Division, no matter what Hogan and Bisch think about it. The fans fell in love with the X Division for a reason, maybe that’s why Hogan took it away, it’s smaller guys and not his idea. Honestly, I don’t know, but I do think it’s time for some fresh blood with the X Division gold, so I’m going with Kenny King. He’s a breath of fresh air, and hopefully something will change so we see him defend, and possibly drag the X Division into a storyline or a feud! Shocking idea, I know, but it might just work.
Ken’s Predicted Winner – King
Stacy’s Predicted Winner – RVD
Ken Predicts – Austin Aries vs Bully Ray
This is going to be a sick match. I think we all know that Aries and Bully will leave it all out there, and they both have a lot to leave. I must admit that was worried the first time these two started facing off as their of a much different size, and such different ring styles, but it works, and works so beautifully. While we’ve seen these two work the ring, and feud, and I did say it was a step back eight months in the BZ this week, I do believe that they’re going to give us a match to remember at FR. And even though the match was announced last minute, they did a great job of building to it the past couple weeks. I think, unless somehow Brooke causes something screwy to happen, that Bully has this one. Aries beat Bully in the past, but Aries has been struggling lately, and a big loss would be a swift kick to his ego; really rile him up to push this feud (or even a WHC shot) further.
Ken’s Predicted Winner – Bully
Stacy’s Predicted Winner – Bully
Ken Predicts – TNA Tag Team Championship Match – Hernandez & Chavo (c) vs Joey Ryan & Matt Morgan
This is a tough one to figure out. From what I’ve seen, I don’t expect Ryan to help much in this match. He just hasn’t shown us much for ring work. Morgan, on the other hand has been quite dominant – even though he hasn’t been working the ring since his return. Morgan does have history with Hernandez, and they work the ring together so handsomely. I think that Hernandez and Chavito could do so much more with TTC, but again, it’s how they’re booked, or not booked, that is hurting them. Because of this, and how strong Morgan’s been looking, I see him and his sleazy little friend winning gold.
Ken’s Predicted Winner – Ryan & Morgan
Stacy’s Predicted Winner – Ryan & Morgan via DQ (something dirty), Hernandez & Chavito retain
Ken Predicts – 8 Man Tag team Match – Kurt Angle & Samoa Joe & Wes Brisco & Garett Bischoff vs Aces & 8’s
This should be one heck of a match! The only one of these guys I’m worried about is Garett, and even he’s been getting better. It will be interesting to see which A&8’s guys are picked for this match. Of course there will be Devon and DOC as they’ve been fighting with Joe and Angle, but beyond that… Obviously the frizzy haired A&8’s won’t be working the match as he’ll be working the match with his hair slicked into a ponytail as Wes. So, will he jump ship in this match? Let’s see, Devon cheated to win this week, and DOC just cheated to end his match, so does that mean they will come out on top or just fall apart? I really have this feeling that Wes is going to jump ship this week. That still leaves D-Lo still deeply entrenched in TNA, so why not? Wes turns on his team and helps A&8’s win.
Ken’s Predicted Winner – A&8’s
Stacy’s Predicted Winner – A&8’s
Ken Predicts – TNA Knockouts Championship Match – Tara (c) vs Mickie James
I really thought that Mickie had a chance to win this one, but then Velvet Sky returned to TNA. I don’t see two faces going at it over the Knockouts Title, so that leaves Tara with the belt. I will say that Mickie’s been looking great, and her ring work has picked up again. She looks more like the tough sexy girl who I adored in the WWE, and early in her TNA career. It’s great to see, and will add so much to this match, though I think Jessie will get involved and end up costing Mickie the match in some screwy way. But honestly, this could go either way and I’d be fine with it, because I expect this to be a solid Knockouts match, and that’s always good.
Ken’s Predicted Winner – Tara
Stacy’s Predicted Winner – Mickie
Ken Predicts – AJ Styles vs Christopher Daniels
In some ways I’m so annoyed that they’re giving us this same bloody match, AGAIN! In other ways, I know it’s going to be a good match, so I’m interested in seeing what they pull out this time. Stacy thinks that AJ will lose because he seems to be on a semi-permanent decline, but I keep thinking about how great he’s been looking in the ring lately. He has a little time here and there that he’s terribly off his mark (something that it takes a great wrestler to pull off), but the rest of the time he’s been looking better than he ever has before. Because of how sick AJ’s been looking in the ring, I know this is going to be awe inspiring, but also because of how AJ’s been having issues, he really needs to win this one. I think it’s about time Daniels is put in his place, no matter what Kaz does to try to help him and screw AJ. Wait, maybe Kaz will cost Daniels the match by accident? A nice feud between the two of them could be a lot of fun, especially heading toward Lockdown!
Ken’s Predicted Winner – AJ
Stacy’s Predicted Winner – Daniels
Ken Predicts – TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match – Jeff Hardy (c) vs Bobby Roode
As great as Roode was as Champ, Hardy is TNA’s golden boy, so he won’t lose the strap. This should be a good match, but I really wonder what it’s going to take for Hardy to end up dropping the WHC. Will he carry it longer than Roode, just so TPTB in TNA can have their golden boy hold that honor? Ugh! So yeah, Hardy will win this one.
Ken’s Predicted Winner – Hardy
Stacy’s Predicted Winner – Hardy
I think the lack of interest in the writers for predicting this PPV might say something about Final Resolution, and possibly TNA as a whole. WNW’s famous Alex Barie will be posting his predictions in the comments section, so I won’t be completely alone. If anyone watches Final Resolution, please let me know what you think. I’ll be watching, but fear I’m going to be one of the few.