Triple H, October 2011:
“When I grew up, I hated Hogan. I thought he was terrible and didn’t like to watch him. I was like Punk in a way. I liked the Steamboats and Flairs and the ones that could go. Would I be right in saying that Hogan was the wrong guy to go with, and they should’ve changed directions and gone with Steamboat because he was the better wrestler? Ludicrous.” - Triple H. October, 2011.
2011 TNA Bound for Glory
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Real World Final Resolution means Counterfactual BFG. Slammiversary was here.
TNA Title: AJ Styles d. Samoa Joe (w/Flair)
X Title: Bobby Roode (w/Flair) d. Sting
Tags: AJ Styles/Chris Daniels d. Bubba Ray Dudley/Brian Kendrick
Austin Aries d. Kurt Angle
RVD d. Jerry Lynn
Ken Kennedy (w/Burke) d. Hernandez (w/Storm)
Matt Morgan d. Jesse Neal
Crimson/Shannon Moore d. Matt Morgan/Jesse Neal
From the bottom up, Crimson and Morgan are feuding, grabbing partners essentially at random in their big awkward battle. Morgan's the heel; when he loses the opener he immediately destroys his partner Neal in a singles. Future Endeavors (Kennedy/Burke) is feuding with Tex Mex (Storm/Hernandez), here the heels go over. RVD/Lynn do an all babyface ECW match. Angle is pure legend babyface after the Jarrett program, but now he has to face the younger Aries, and he loses what is hopefully a good match. An emphasis of the build for this show was the possibility of two new Triple Crown winners - the first attempt comes true when Daniels wins it by taking the tag belts with AJ; the Horsemen - Joe/Roode/Williams/Flair beat AJ down postmatch in an effort to hinder his attempt to win the World Title later in the evening. That takes us into the X Match; Sting's doing a "when I lose, I retire" gimmick - and he does, to Roode, and a Horsemen stomp out ends Sting's wrestling career. Roode, like Daniels, also takes the Triple Crown - it looks like a big Horsemen night - but AJ becomes the first 4 time TNA World Heavyweight Champion by beating Samoa Joe; he and Daniels fight off the Horsemen and stand together triumphant.
The build to Royal Rumble 2011 comes as soon as I have time. Hopefully this month.