March 21, 2010
Countdown to TNA Destination X
By SLAM! Wrestling staff

For a few weeks, all was quiet on the wrestling front on Sundays. Now, we have back-to-back pay-per-views on our hands kiddies, starting tonight with Destination X.

True to its name, the high-flying daredevils of TNA get a good share of the spotlight on a PPV that has had some good focus, yet still faces the reality that it's an extension of the weekly television show, rather than the destination point for fans. We'll see more wrestling tonight than we get on an average broadcast, but the ultimate question becomes whether anything we see will be memorable, and for the most part TNA PPVs of late have been unable to produce that sentiment.

Let's see if the trend reverses tonight.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Abyss vs. AJ Styles

Jon's Pick

I really haven't been able to enjoy this feud for two reasons. First, we already have next month's PPV main event (and title challenger) waiting in the wings, the ending seems inevitable; and second and more importantly, I just can't buy into this storyline at all. This is EvaD Sullivan v.2 and whoever thought that the first story was worth repeating needs to give their head a good shake. Seriously -- in the annals of garbage we've been force fed over the years, the Sullivan angle ranks as one of the worst, and this abomination about the power of a ring (a WWE ring nonetheless) is going to rank high on said list as well. AJ wins and hopefully moves past this crap.


#1 TAG TEAM CONTENDERS MATCH (Ultimate X)

Generation Me vs. Motor City Machine Guns

Jon's Pick

I'll admit to being a huge fan of the MCMG right off the bat and have a feeling they're going to be amazing here. I'm not sold yet, however, on G-Me, who seem to be starting to be built as TNA's version of the Hardyz (SoCal Val in the Lita spot would be an interesting fit. Just saying...). There's something a bit too generic about them so far here, but I'll give them some time. I expect a strong match here, but can't see G-Me taking this, no way, no how.


GLOBAL TITLE MATCH

Rob Terry vs. Brutus Magnus

Jon's Pick

I don't mind Terry but he should not be holding a title. I'd suspect that Magnus wins, but honestly, I just couldn't care about this bout.



  X DIVISION TITLE MATCH

Doug Williams vs. Shannon Moore
 

Jon's Pick

Maybe I've been too cynicized by WWE TV, but I honestly can't buy Shannon Moore as a title threat here. Williams has a lot of momentum and the Rolling German Suplex may be the best finishing move in TNA today. I can't see how Moore take the W here, but I'm afraid he will.


  TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH

Hernandez/Matt Morgan vs. Beer Money
 

Jon's Pick

I'm liking the prospect of the Guns versus Beer Money. Hernandez and Morgan haven't gelled all that well as a team so I'm going to say the titles come off tonight.


  GRUDGE MATCH

Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson
 

Jon's Pick

I've enjoyed the build on this one, but why Mr. Anderson is portrayed as a non-patriot baffles me. I think he needs the good ol' Shieky boots. Feud doesn't end here kiddies. Angle wins by DQ.


  KNOCKOUTS TITLE MATCH

Tara vs. Daffney
 

Jon's Pick

I'm really enjoying this feud and moreso liking how Daffney is getting a good-sized push for seemingly the first time in her career... anywhere. I suspect there will be a title change just to further the feud, but this one isn't done, not by a longshot.


  CONTRACT MATCH

Eric Young/Kevin Nash vs. The Band
 

Jon's Pick

The build here has been decent, but I can't say I care about Waltman and Hall with a straight face. It seems inevitable that Nash turns on Young here, which is really unfortunate since I thought the two had good chemistry as a team. The Band wins.


  #1 X-DIVISION TITLE CONTENDER MATCH (Ladder Match)

Daniels vs. Kaz vs. Amazing Red vs. Brian Kendrick
 

Jon's Pick

This one's a pick-em. Just about anyone could come out on top here, though I'd say Kendrick has the least chance of anyone in the match. I'm going to be curious to see how the men involved perform and expect the usual spotfest, but nothing too memorable will come about.


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