February 13, 2011
Countdown to TNA Against All Odds
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling
Against All Odds is TNA's latest PPV, and as much as I want to hope for positive
returns, I'm not overly optimistic.
It's too early to take the belt off Ken, especially when Jeff isn't out of the woods yet with legal woes. I get the feeling this match could, storyline wise, see Jeff put out of action for a while. Bottom line, Anderson needs to have a feud completely separate feud from the Immortal/Fortune, and this is stage one of moving him away from faction fury. Mr. Anderson wins.
There's little TNA has done in the last few years that has offended me more than this angle. This sory of angle just doesn't belong in wrestling. It's one thing when it's Cheryl Roberts/Jake Roberts/Rick Rude; it's a whole other animal when there are kids involved. I don't care who wins, just make this stop.
TNA seems bound and determined to follow WWE's lead in eliminating tag team wrestling. One would assume that the Buck boys will team up to give one the title opportunity, but the ending is inevitable - jealousy over-rules and Robbie E goes on to face Kazarian.
The loaded glove angle is so 25 years ago. Madison has actually been able to annoy me more than LayCool, which is not an accomplishment to be proud of. Mickie inevitably gets the win here or at the next PPV, so why not do it now and get it over with?
Really? "Bully" Ray? That's possibly the worst wrestling nickname in the modern era. TNA hasn't officially made this a 3-on-1 match per Ray's challenge to Devon and his boys, but either way I'm really not caring. I'm sorry for sounding so down on the product, but this is one of the worst feuds I've seen in a while.
Surprisingly, I don't think these two ever feuded in WWE. That doesn't mean I want to see it necessarilly though... I'm calling for a DQ finish here to lengthen the feud.
Now here, we get a feud that's very simple and has been worked pretty effectively. Pope's constant flip-flopping between face and heel is wearing thin though. I could see him going over and being next in line to face Anderson. Joe loses.
What in the blue hell have Gunner and Murphy done to get a spot on a PPV? Steiner always amps up for PPVs and I'm expecting a decent showing, given this is his return match. This could be a miracle match, as in it'll be a miracle if it gets more than half a star in reviews. Good guys win.
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