Against All Odds Predictions

HeadLocker — Jay Shannon
My Against All Odds Predictions

Our resident philosopher breaks out his crystal ball, tea leaves and lucky coin to try and figure out the winners and losers of TNA’s next PPV.

Team 3D v The Nasty Boys

The Backstory: The Nasties came into TNA as part of Hogan’s influx of flunkies. They trashed the Team 3D locker room and made fun of the tag team specialists. Brother Ray and Brother Devon came back to beat the Hell out of Knobbs and Sags.

Predictions: In every reality, except wrestling, Team 3D should make The Nasties look iike the Mulkey Brothers. In the Hogan regime, I think the Nasties are going to be made to look good. It’s going to be one heck of a challenge but Team 3D is just that good. I honestly think this one will go to double DQ.

Predicted Winners: Double DQ
Grade: C (at best)

8 Card Stud Tournament
Opening Rounds:


Hernandez v Matt Morgan

Prediction: Morgan is one of Hogan's "boys" so I expect him to get the win. I don't expect any long-tem friction between the two. I'd love to see Homicide come to Hernandez's side but TNA still likes to push Homicide as "Un Vato Loco" (A Crazy Dude), so that's not going to happen.

Predicted Winner: Matt Morgan
Grade: B

Abyss v Mick Foley

Prediction: Foley was warned that if any shenanigans went down, Abyss would lose his mask. I just expect Abyss to finally ditch the half mask on Thursday. I do think it's a bad move. Because of where I think the finals are going to end up, Abyss is going to take the win.

Predicted Winner: Abyss
Predicted Grade: C

Kurt Angle v Mr. Kennedy

Prediction: Kurt should get the push but it's not going to happen. Mr. Anderson is the hot new property so he will nail the Mic Check on Angle to move on.

Predicted Winner: Mr. Anderson
Predicted Grade: A-

D'Angelo "The Pope" Dinero v Desmond Wolfe

Prediction: Wolfe has been massively mis-used since day one. While I would prefer to see him unleash the Tower of London, I think Pope will escape the deadly move and Back Suplex Wolfe into the turnbuckles and then blast him with the D-D-E to go to the next round.

Predicted Winner: D'Angelo Dinero
Predicted Grade: B+

Semi-Finals

D'Angelo Dinero v Matt Morgan

Predictions: I think Pope is going to slip past Morgan to go to the finals.It's going to be something other than the D-D-E that will take him to the big one. I expect Morgan to miss the Carbon Footprint and Pope with School Boy him. It will be a lousy ending.

Predicted Winner: D'Angelo Dinero
Predicted Grade: B

Mr. Anderson v Abyss

Prediction: I pretty much knew from the beginning that this was a vehicle for Anderson. This one is going to be just down-right butt ugly. Abyss is going to be off his game after Eric Bischoff announces that Abyss will be losing the mask. Anderson is going to Mic Check his way into the finals.

Predicted Winner: Mr Anderson
Predicted Grade: B

Finals

Mr. Anderson v D'Angelo Dinero

Prediction: This one, if it happens, is going to completely steal the show. I still expect Ric Flair to creat a new stable and include "an Anderson". Both men are going to come close to taking this one, so anything is possible. I do think that Anderson will take the prize. Which leads to the final match...

Predicted Winner: Mr. Anderson
Predicted Grade: A-

A.J. Styles v Samoa Joe
TNA World Title Match, Special Guest Referee: Eric Bischoff

Backstory: Joe won the Feast or Fired World title shot, a few weeks back. He's been waiting for the best time to go after the champ. Sunday, he gets the shot. Styles has undergone a major attitude change since aligning himself with Ric Flair.

Prediction: I'm having a really tough time with this one. Hogan and Flair supposedly hate each other. That would lead me to think that Bischoff would side with Joe. However, the Flair/Styles alliance has just gotten rolling so having Styles drop the strap, now, would be foolish booking. This one is going to get seriously complicated. If Anderson wins the tournament, I would imagine Joe would take the belt. If he doesn't and a face takes it, Styles would keep the belt. I just think Styles is going to show that he's turning into the "Second Dirtiest Player in the Game" and use some underhanded means to retain.

Predicted Winner; A.J. Styles
Predicted Grade: A

Final Grade: B+

Final Thoughts: As of the time I write this, Ken Anderson is stuck in Minnesota. He may not make to the show. If he doesn't, all these predictions get shuffled around. If Anderson can't make it, I expact Dinero to take the tourney and Styles to hang on to the belr, for sure. This may be one chaotic PPV. Hogan better have some great back-up plans ready to go or they may be calling this Pay-Per-View "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre".

-- ay Shannon
TheHeadLocker@SBCGlobal.net
(2/14/2010)

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