Tonight TNA returns to pay per view with Sacrifice. On paper, TNA continues to provide what should be a good all around show, but that tends to not be the case. Here is the rundown of the card and my predictions for the event.
TNA Television Championship:
[champion] Devon vs. Robbie T vs. Robbie E
This championship means just about nothing and I have no interest in any of these three men, personally. I don’t see why there would be a title change here. Devon should be able to take care of business and move on from here.
TNA Knockouts Championship:
[champion] Gail Kim vs. Miss Tessmacher
Kim continues to have a lengthy run while I continue to forget that Tessmacher is still in the company. Again, I feel like there isn’t enough of a reason to have a title change here. If Tessmacher was promoted on television on a regular basis, then maybe. Kim should retain here.
TNA X-Division Champion Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray
This is a tough one for me to call. It’s an interesting match, in my opinion. If they go with Aries winning it would do two things. First, it would allow Aries to be taken seriously in a main event role. Secondly, having the TNA X-Division Champion go over a heavyweight would help that championship be taken more seriously, like it was in the past. A fluke win here would still accomplish that and I’m thinking that Bully Ray meets his match tonight and loses to Aries. But, if Ray wins too that wouldn’t be all too bad. That guy needs to be a heavyweight champion by the end of the year.
Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson
It seems like every time Anderson comes back and associates himself with someone, or helps them out, they end up feuding. Am I the only one that has noticed that trend? I don’t see Anderson winning here since Hardy is the bigger star and is probably going to be on his way to the gold sooner rather than later.
TNA World Tag Team Championships:
[champions] Samoa Joe & Magnus vs. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian
I’m predicting this could be one hell of a match, if given the chance to do so. Then again, I thought the same thing at Lockdown when the MCMG competed for the titles but they didn’t get a lot of time. TNA seems to be pushing the duo of Daniels and Kazarian with the recent angle with Styles taking place. They have done a good job with it and I think the championships will be changing hands here.
Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles
Considering Angle is banged up, my expectations between these two aren’t high. I’m sure it will be a fine contest but as memorable as their series of matches 2-3 years ago doesn’t seem to be a realistic thought. For some reason I’m thinking that Styles distraction with apparently some kind of affair with Dixie Carter (storyline) is going to play a part in losing this match. Angle picks up the win here.
TNA World Championship: Ladder Match
[champion] Bobby Roode vs. Rob Van Dam
Since RVD is apparently unhappy with his role in the company and his contract is coming to an end, it is entirely possible that TNA puts the championship on RVD to make him happy and get him to sign an extension. I hope that doesn’t happen, though. Roode’s reign has been exceptional and Roode has been on a role when it comes finding a way to win. Hopefully this match will see some good spots, which I expect when you have RVD involved in a ladder match. However, Roode will find a way to steal a victory and retain the championship.
I hope everyone who orders the show enjoys it. Feel free to leave any of your own predictions on the show.
Thanks for reading.
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