Sudden Impact: Coming Home to Hardcore Justice
by, 08-10-2012 at 10:48 AM (6776 Views)
Hey wrestling fans. The Saviour here with this week's edition of Sudden Impact, where it's all TNA, all the time. We are three days away from Hardcore Justice, and the much anticipated rematch between A Double and Bobby Roode. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's talk about this coming home show, and throw out some HJ Predictions.
Let's jump into it, shall we
As much as I love the Dudley Boys, I'm now, after a long time, finally warming up to the Bully Nation heel character, and his fire breathing Twittah machine. He cut an awesome promo. Then James Storm came out and made it even better, even if he did rip off a Rock catch phrase. Add Aces & Eights and I'm already edge of my seat waiting to see what happens next. I think Bully makes the better accuser of James Storm than Roode does. Roode just sounds whiney when he does it. Bully is hard nosed and in your face.
BFG Series Continues
Before I get into this week's matches, am I wrong in thinking that maybe they should eliminate the four last place guys at some point...have 8 and then the final 4? Just my opinion. Okay onto the matches.
RVD and Magnus opened things up with a very competitive match. I enjoyed Magnus' theme, by the way. Magnus looked pretty dominant, and RVD struck out of nowhere, in usual RVD fashion, for the win. I think this is a situation where Magnus is clearly not going to be a factor when BFG is all said and done, but he is awesome and hope big things happen for him soon.
AJ Style and Kurt Angle. If you saw this match, it obviously speaks for itself. I've talked about potential matches of the year, but this one, I can say in all seriousness, is a match of the year candidate, and I'm going to include PPV matches from both promotions. I was expecting a shortened match with Claire interference or Aces & Eights or something. Instead, we got a PPV main event quality match, with a clean finish. After the match, AJ denied Claire, and she gave me the chills with her facial expression, in a Kathy Bates from Misery sort of way.
Bully Ray battled James Storm and once again, I was expecting a shortened match with interference. My jaw dropped to the floor when Bully got the clean win. I seriously couldn't believe it. And all night long, I was waiting for an Aces & Eights attack, but instead, we got threats. And Bully Ray looks to be next on the list at Hardcore Justice.
Tag Team Title Match
What? Is this for real? I thought Daniels and Kaz only served to piss AJ off. They defended against Devon and Garrett Bischoff. I know not many people are fans of Garrett, but I'd like to see him in the X Division. He would fit okay in there. I wasn't expecting much of this match but it turned out really well. Devon and Garrett got a few close calls. Then, the champs won in true heel fashion, by cheating with the title belt. And Daniels is funny with his little hump dance move he does now.
If you're a fan of women's wrestling, you gotta watch TNA. They have real women's wrestling with talented, wrestlers. Not jokes like some other wrestling show I know. Gail Kim battled the champ, Tessmacher. Gail's always in good matches. Her and MIckie James. I'm not a Tessmacher fan, except to look at of course. A good, competitive match and it seems Tess has Gail's number. Looks like Madison Rayne and Earl Hebner are next at Hardcore Justice.
Roode and A Double: The Contract Signing
I find contract signings to be a complete waste of time. Also, I'm not sure I like the stipulation. It reveals too much about how BFG will end up. Also, I fear that they're already gonna drop A Double from the Main Event, which would be a horrible move. In fact, it would be bad to drop either one from the title picture.
Jeff Hardy goes through a table thanks to Big Rob. I think Big Rob can drop the pink sweater and be a real force.
Joe lays it out. He's not gonna talk, he's gonna beat people up. I loved it. Snort and Sweet, as only Joe can do.
The absence of Hogan(s) is a great thing isn't it? Easy on the eyes and ears.
TNA staying Live through September. I hope it continues after that.
Hardcore Justice Predictions
I'm gonna keep these fairly quick as I wrap up this week's Sudden Impact.
Knockouts Championship: Madison Rayne vs Tessmacher
Madison Rayne wins thanks to a controversial decision by Mr. Controversy himself, Earl Hebner.
X Division Championship: Kenny King vs Zema Ion
Zema Ion retains the title by usage of the hairspray. I do expect a lot of high spots in the match though.
BFG Fatal Fourway Tables Match: Hardy vs Storm vs Bully vs Robbie E
There are two factors in this match. Big Rob, and Aces & Eights who promise to get Bully. In the end, the only logical choice is to have Storm win, to continue to push his involvement in the stable.
Tag Team Match: Hernandez & Chavo vs Kidd Kash & Gunner
Every PPV has an okay but not great match. This will be it. They will continue to showcase Chavo as he gets the win after the Three Amigos and Frog Splash. I'd like to see Hernandez jump him afterwards and get a feud going.
BFG Falls Count Anywhere: Anderson vs RVD vs Pope vs Magnus
This one should be interesting. There's not much of a storyline behind it. All four guys are basically middle of the pack in the BFG Series and neither really figures to be a factor in the final standings. I'm gonna go with RVD for the win, and catapulting himself into the top tier.
BFG Fatal Fourway Ladder Match: Angle vs Joe vs AJ vs Daniels
What a shocker. Angle, AJ, Daniels, Joe...this one will clearly steal the show of all PPV's this year. I expect a ridiculous amount of high spots and "Holy Shit" moments. Angle will probably miss a moonsault off a ladder. AJ will probably Styles Clash Daniels from 50 ft in the air through every structure possible. In the end, Joe wins this match and puts all kinds of pressure on James Storm.
World Title Match: Bobby Roode vs Austin Aries
Someone drops from the title picture here. My guess is, Bobby Roode snakes his way for the win in an incredible match between two awesome performers. There will be a lot of close calls. And somehow, Sting will be involved and could inadvertently cost A Double. There could be some Aces & Eights involvement as well.
I hope you enjoyed this week's Sudden Impact. I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on the upcoming Hardcore Justice PPV. Also, we're debuting a new debate type of blog this weekend. I'm partnered with bearkg88 on it and we'll be giving our opinions on the hottest topics each week, in discussion format. It was fun putting it together and invite everyone to be involved in this.
Have a great weekend everyone. Be Safe.