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Countdown to TNA Final Resolution
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff




We're set for the final PPV of 2009, and once again the honour goes to TNA with tonight's broadcast of Final Resolution.

Yes kiddos, the last big TNA show of the year, and more importantly the last major event of the pre-Hogan era, hits your screens tonight and there's a lot to be curious about. The match lineup looks strong and many of the bouts have had good buildup. This could be the most interesting show you see all year. Let's take a look at what lies ahead, shall we?


TNA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels

SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

As much as I like Daniels, this bout just screams lame-duck match. We know the Hogan regime will bring a hand-picked contender in to battle AJ next month, potentially taking the title too. This should be a great bout to watch, but the result is without question.


GRUDGE MATCH (Three Degrees of Pain match)

Kurt Angle vs. Desmond Wolfe

SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

TNA's version of Three Stages of Hell should be a great bout. Wolfe and Angle have wicked chemistry and it's a virtual guarantee that we're getting a five-star match here (unless something goes horribly wrong). Wolfe will take the first fall and Angle the second, as always in these types of bouts, but to me Wolfe needs the last and deciding win the most to stay credible.


GRUDGE MATCH (Last Man Standing)

Scott Steiner vs. Bobby Lashley

SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

Given that Vince Russo still has booking power, I almost expect this one to feature a Krystal Lashley turn. I'll be more optimistic though and say that Lashley destroys Scottie here as his true build begins.


  GRUDGE MATCH

Raven/Dr. Stevie vs. Mick Foley/Abyss
 

SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

The dichotomy of Foley being in two storylines simultaneously has been interesting to watch, especially since TNA has done a very good job in keeping both clear. You almost expect Foley to get distracted by Kevin Nash here and leave Abyss all alone. I'm gambling that's what will happen, at which point Abyss is set on fire before the live audience in one form or another and takes the loss.


 

TNA TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH

Motor City Machine Guns vs. British Invasion


SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

The Guns are hotter than ever, but I'm not sure that this is the time to yank the straps from the Brits. This will be a great bout that will likely end with the Invasion getting the duke with some sneakery involved.


 

KOCKOUTS TITLE MATCH

Tara vs. ODB


SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

Again -- TNA has done some amazing booking in building this feud. ODB's transition to heel has been subtle but very effective. You have to expect that she'll keep the title, though, and move into a feud with Roxxi.


 

FEAST OR FIRED MATCH

Samoa Joe vs. Robert Roode vs. James Storm vs. Kiyoshi vs. Sheik Abdul Bashir vs. Cody Deaner vs. Jay Lethal vs. Consequences Creed vs. Kevin Nash vs. Homicide


SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

Nash gets the World title match, Joe gets the Tags (just for fun), Kiyoshi gets the X-Division and Homicide is fired.


 

GRUDGE MATCH (8-MAN ELIMINATION)

Team 3D/Rhino/Jesse Neal vs. Suicide/Black Pope/Matt Morgan/Hernandez


SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

To borrow from David Spade, I liked this match better the first time I saw it, when it was called the Survivor Series. Bad guys win.

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