November 11, 2007
Countdown to TNA Genesis
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff
Will there be a new TNA World champion after tonight? And who will Sting's mystery partner be? Genesis is shaping up to be an intriguing pay-per-view, but does our crack staff agree?
Just five matches were officially booked for the card, but count on more bouts to be added.
Internet talk has been swirling with rumors as to the identity of Sting's partner. It's a former WWE and WCW champion, so you can narrow from that what you may.
All signs point to Booker T being the mystery partner – maybe he can finally get revenge on Nash for kicking him out of the nWo (remember the superkick?). I can’t see Nash taking the belt, and doubt they’d give it to Booker on his debut. If they were going to go with Sting as champ, he’d have never lost it. So by default, Angle retains.
Please take Rick Steiner off of my TV. AJ and Tomko retain.
This should be an amazing match, hopefully they get enough time. Lethal retains.
This should be a good match – so far, I’ve really enjoyed the women’s division. It looks as if they’re slowly burning towards a Gail vs. Kong matchup, so look for Gail to retain tonight.
Samoa Joe vs. Robert Roode -The champ is here??? Who did Joe piss off backstage? The machine deserves better than this. Squash please!
The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Team 3D -Bye bye X-Division. MCM has about as much chance winning as a writer getting a job in television right now.
Abyss vs. Black Reign (Shop of Horrors Match)-I wonder if this will turn into an allegory for the war in 'Nam also. I could care less about who wins.
Samoa Joe vs. Robert Roode -At this time last year, I had predicted Roode would be a world champion in 2007. Though it hasn’t happened, it’s not because he’s lacking any necessary ingredient. His being in there with a guy at Joe’s level is testament to how good a year he’s had. Joe wins the match of the night.
The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Team 3D -Though the plan (I hope) is for the MCMG, and the entire X-Division by extension, to earn the respect of Team 3-D, it seems too early in the feud for that to happen. Team 3-D wins.
Abyss vs. Black Reign (Shop of Horrors Match)-Please take Dustin Runnels off of my TV. He wins, unfortunately.
Kaz vs. Christian Cage (Fight For The Right Final – Ladder Match) -This is a good opportunity for Kaz to elevate himself, hopefully he can step up his game – working with Christian should help. Christian wins.
Samoa Joe vs. Robert Roode -Samoa Joe on the undercard? How? Why? He wins anyway.
The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Team 3D -Against my better judgment, I will go with my hometown boys Sabin and Shelley here.
Abyss vs. Black Reign (Shop of Horrors Match) -Blood and gore reigns supreme here as Abyss takes it. Maybe he eats the rat, too.
Kaz vs. Christian Cage (Fight For The Right Final – Ladder Match) -Another dark horse for the event's best match. I like Kaz's push and he gets the upset here.
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-- compiled by Matt Mackinder