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Countdown to TNA Final Resolution
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff




And so, a new year begins in the PPV universe for TNA.

Yes, Final Resolution is upon us, signifying the beginning of the 2007 big event year for the no-longer fledgling organization. This could very well be TNA's make-or-break year, so let's see how well they do out of the gate.


 
MAIN EVENT: NWA HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH

Abyss vs. Sting vs. Christian Cage
 

SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

Hopefully the match won't get too bogged down in the Dr. Phil-esque storyline they've been building for the past few weeks. I think it will, though, and as Sting and Mitchell fight for Abyss' loyalty, look for Christian to sneak a win and capture the gold.

Matt Mackinder

I enjoyed Christian as champ last spring, but Abyss as champion is intriguing. In my eyes, Sting is the wild card here, but won’t win the title. My guess is Abyss retains just barely.

Jon Waldman

Why must every monster be humanized? I know Abyss has been carrying his gimmick for a few years now, but I don't see the enraged monster as having run its course. Nevertheless, Sting and Abyss share a Hallmark moment, allowing Christian to get the W.


GRUDGE MATCH (30 minute Iron Man)

Samoa vs. Kurt Angle


SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

Wow, have they rushed this feud. Honestly, they so could have waited 6 months to a year for this match - even better, having it for the championship. Even still, it should be excellent. I would like to see a draw - with, just to be different, no overtime, so that the big unanswered question remains unanswered.

Matt Mackinder

This feud is awesome. This match could go either way. A WrestleMania 12 flashback seems like it could happen with Angle getting the OT win. But in any event, I think the Olympian gets the duke.

Jon Waldman

Here's the big problem with this feud. The battle seemingly ends here; but what do you do with them after? It's not like Joe has many opponents left to slaughter and Angle has been established so high that you need to put him in the championship slot. If you threw in the Number One Contender stip here, it would solve that problem. Alas, TNA lacks the foresight that has plagued WWE for the last few years, ever since a certain booker was there. Joe needs the win more, so I'm going to take him.


  X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH

Christopher Daniels vs. Jerry Lynn vs. Chris Sabin
 


SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

Eeeeeek! That's me shrieking like a schoolgirl to see Jerry Lynn back on PPV. This should be an early MoTY candidate. Daniels wins.

Matt Mackinder

Jerry Lynn's clearing out the cobwebs I see. Sabin plays a great heel and will probably go at it extensively with Lynn during the match. Eventually, Sabin will get his title back.

Jon Waldman

What happened to TNA pushing all the young up-and-comers? Lynn is well over 40 and does not belong here. It's not like they need to re-establish the belt. Putting someone like Austin Starr in would've done a lot more to give the belt more intrigue. The obvious set-up here though is Lynn turning on Daniels, giving Sabin the belt.


 

UNDERCARD

 


SLAM! Predictions

Bob Kapur

LAX vs. Team 3D(NWA Tag Team Title Match) - There's room here for a lengthy feud, and that works best with a chase storyline. So look for LAX to retain somehow (maybe a Runt turn on his brothers?).
AJ Styles vs. Rhino (Last Man Standing) - AJ cheats to win, cementing his status as no-good dirty heel.

Matt Mackinder


LAX vs. Team 3D(NWA Tag Team Title Match) - The Latinos keep their titles, but 3D puts up a great fight.
AJ Styles vs. Rhino (Last Man Standing) - Rhino needs to win to keep the feud going. He does so here.

Jon Waldman

LAX vs. Team 3D(NWA Tag Team Title Match) - Too soon for the title flip. LAX wins.
AJ Styles vs. Rhino (Last Man Standing) - Styles needs the W more than Rhino does. Take AJ here.


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-- compiled by Jon Waldman