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Countdown to TNA Final Resolution
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling




The TNA year ends today with Final Resolution, featuring what could be a late candidate for Match of the Year.

In the main event, TNA champ Bobby Roode puts the belt on the line against AJ Styles. On his best nights, AJ can put on a clinic with a mop. Roode definitely is not a mop; rather, he is one of the most sound ring technicians today who has pulled off a near impossible feat of turning a full 180 and going from the companyís most beloved babyface to its most hated heel in short time.

What puts this match to the top of the hype pile is that this is a rare Iron Man match. Though itís only 30 minutes, it is sure to be a fantastic bout. TNA will be hard pressed, however, not to get screwy in their finish to the bout.

Whether the match finishes clean or not, expect Roode to keep the belt.

The next match down on the card is well, intriguing only now Ė Jeff Hardy vs. Jeff Jarrett in a steel cage. TNA added, late Saturday, that if Jarrett loses the match, either he or Karen Jarrett will be fired. Makes you think that Karenís ready to get off the road again, which is not a bad thing considering that her angle with Velvet Sky has gone south quickly. It seems inevitable that Hardy goes over.

Roodeís former tag partner, James Storm, is in action as well tonight, taking on Kurt Angle. This should be another great match and, if the two really go all out, could be a showstealer. I canít imagine this pairing going better than AJ/Roode, but it could be close. I certainly think the two will tell a great story in the ring and the action will be superb. This one could easily go either way, but I give the slight edge to Storm.

From here though, the card goes south quick. Christopher Daniels and RVD would have been a great match 10 years ago, but Van Dam is well past his prime and Daniels deserves better. Gail Kim vs. Mickie James hasnít captured my attention (though I expect the title switch), Pope and Devon should finally split in their tag title bout vs. Crimson and Matt Morgan, and thereís no way that Austin Aries should drop his belt to Kid Kash. The final match, Eric Young vs. Robbie E should be the curtain jerker and will do little to warm up the crowd.

Enjoy Final Resolution tonight.


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