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.

TNA Bound for Glory 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Slammiversary is here. 

TNA Title: Austin Aries d. AJ Styles
X Title: Bobby Roode d. Joey Ryan
Tags: Tex Mex d. Aces&Eights
Samoa Joe d. Kurt Angle
Jeff Hardy d. RVD
Chavo Guerrero d. Zema Ion
Magnus d. Al Snow
Styles/Ryan d. Aries/Roode

Let's start from the bottom; this is the TNA version of the parejas increibles match that was a Summer Slam staple for several years - it's Champions v. Challengers.  Aries and Roode, both heels, break down while AJ and newcomer Joey Ryan (not doing the pornstache gimmick, he's veteran indie babyface Joey Ryan getting his big break) work well together and Ryan pins the longtime X division champ.  Magnus is the Magnus character; he beats Al, playing the Al character.  2 Time IC Champ Chavo is respected veteran babyface making his TNA debut - he beats punky junior Ion trying to make his bones.  Jeff turned heel on former partner Van Dam and in the build for BFG his approach was that after all these years he's finally woken up; he doesn't have anything against Van Dam - in fact, he wants him to wake up too.  Here, that's what Jeff keeps yelling at Van Dam during the match - that he needs to wake up; Jeff cheats to win.

Angle, fighting for his career against the Horsemen who have been ending them, beat Joe at Slammiversary but loses here.  It's a feud that must continue.  Aces&Eights are 4 masked guys doing the biker gimmick; they aren't trying to take over the company, they just want the tag belts - Storm/Hernandez keep, but then get beaten down by the group - there's a babyface save by the Dudleys, two of the masked men get away, but the Duds and Tex Mex beat down and unmask Luke Gallows and Mike Knox.  

Roode, with Williams in his corner, beats Ryan - they then beat him down until a face save by Chavo- who the announce notes is a former Horseman himself.  

And Aries keeps the title - beating AJ, the goal is the babyface loses but we still give him a standing ovation postmatch anyway - and he's comforted in the ring by Daniels and Kazarian as the show ends.  

Real World Lockdown will mean Counterfactual Final Resolution to end calendar 2012; Austin Aries taking on Chris Daniels in your main event.  


Anonymous said...

Has it been confirmed that you can use Mike Knox here?

Jim said...

I think so - I think Knox/Gallows worked both BFG and FR.

Booyaka said...

So does TNA's new PPV model inhibit this part of the project going forward?

Jim said...

I don't think so; I want to say the only swap is Genesis for Final Resolution. Actually, I assume if they only have 4 PPVs that will mean they have everyone work which would aid continuity. More broadly, it's got to be a sign that we're a little closer to the day when WWE is buying the TNA tape library, so I'd like to at least have the ability to fold in the title belt, meaning I'll need to have a world champion who gets signed.

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