TNA 2008 NO SURRENDER PPV: Predictions

nicesunday1.jpgMAIN EVENT FOR THE TNA WRESTLING WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
FOUR WAYS TO GLORY MATCH:
Champion Samoa Joe vs. Booker T vs. Kurt Angle vs. Christian Cage

This should be a fast-paced match with tons of interference. The most likely scenario will have Joe retain and feud with Sting going into BFG. For Joe to move forward unto the next feud, he should pin Booker T.

Prediction: Samoa Joe pins Booker T

TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Beer Money, Inc. vs. The Latin American Xchange

This feud is looking much better now that the crazy gimmicks have been dropped in favor of a straight tag team championship match. Beer Money’s got the momentum and LAX is looking good chasing, so expect some chicanery leading to Beer money retaining, setting up a steel cage rematch at BFG.

Prediction: Beer Money retains

X DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Champion “Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams vs. Consequences Creed vs. Sheik Abdul Bashir
Petey loses the title in hometown Toronto? That’s pretty unlikely, as TNA, with their limited time on air, should keep action front and center and leave complex storylines to WWE or risk confusing the fans. That will leave TNA four weeks to have Petey lose the title to Abdul, Abdul feud with Creed leading to Abdul vs. Creed at Bound For Glory.

Results: Homeboy Petey retains and the home crowd is happy.

MIXED MARTIAL ARTS MATCH
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles vs. Frank Trigg

I guess Frank Trigg has finally learned enough a few moves well enough to give wrestling a go. The MMA format will help cover Trigg’s inexperience, while Trigg’s background of submission fighting will give this match a sharp ‘edge’. Trigg will fight dirty to win and the threat of an after match beat down by Trigg is going to give the crowd the willies. AJ Styles will lose a little momentum, but in doing so, he’ll get the new guy way over. Actually couldn’t imagine a better first bout for Trigg than to have it with Styles.

This is where I predict we’ll see Suicide for the first time. Hey, he has to come out at some point, right? Suicide makes the save and gets Styles away from Trigg.

Prediction: Frank Trigg wins

TAG TEAM MATCH
Abyss & Matt Morgan vs. Team 3D

With TNA teasing Mick Foley at No Surrender and a Monster Ball being advertised for Bound for glory, expect interference from Mick Foley sometime during this match. Which way will the pendulum swing? Mick takes out Abyss and team 3D capitalizes.

Prediction: Team 3D wins.

KNOCKOUT WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Champion Taylor Wilde vs. Angelina Love of The Beautiful People

Wonder if Taylor Wilde will wear red and white for this match? Kong’s contract is coming up and we’ll know if TNA is feeling secure with her. If Angelina Love wins, TNA is banking on ODB versus Love at Bound for Glory and there’s a good chance Kong will move on. If Taylor retains, then it’s Kong versus Taylor at BFG.

Personally, I’d like to see Taylor lose the belt, chase it and win it back through adversity and prove she’s the champ, as she’s the right girl for the title. There’s just not enough time before BFG to make this happen. Taylor will drop the title at BFG, not at No Surrender.

Prediction: Taylor Wilde wins, retains

LADDER OF LOVE MATCH
“Black Machismo” Jay Lethal vs. “The Guru” Sonjay Dutt

“I know it sounds ridiculous…” SoCal Val explaining her decision on Karen’s Angle to let the winner of the match have her.

SoCal Val is a heel, so it makes more sense for SoCal Val do what she does best. SoCal can do so much harm by interfering to help Sonjay Dutt win.

Prediction: Sonjay Dutt wins SoCal Val.

CHALLENGE MATCH
The Rock N’ Rave Infection (Lance Rock, Jimmy Rave and Christy Hemme) vs. The Prince Justice Brotherhood (Curry Man, Shark Boy & Super Eric)

In this comedy match, we’ll see Curry Man’s spice prove irresistible to Christy.

Prediciton: The Prince Justice Brotherhood wins

FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE
ODB vs. Awesome Kong w/ Raisha Saeed

Kong’s contract is coming up and the Knockouts need a new top babyface. The format is ideal for ODB. While I think that ODB’s promos go a little too far, I can see the logic in giving ODB a win right now, but only if Angelina wins the Knockouts Title. TNA is going to want the best card for Bound for Glory. It’s going to be Kong versus Taylor Wilde, or ODB versus Angelina Love. I think that TNA may be holding money back to retain Kong, which means we see Kong win this one, but barely and with a pin after Saeed interferes, not a bomb and then a quick exit. That ending alone will push ODB.

Prediction: Awesome Kong wins

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