Ricardo Rochetti: This is a tough one to call. TNA seems to be pretty high on all of these guys, and any one of them could be a suitable challenger to RVD in a pinch. Of the three, Anderson is the only one that hasnâ€™t had his shot, however, so I think he wins here as TNA tries to elevate him to World Title challenger status in its efforts to keep RVD busy as Angle completes his quest.
Winner: Mr. Anderson
Chantal : This should be an excellent match with TNAâ€™s biggest, up-and-coming stars and I really hope they all come together to deliver an excellent match. Even though I want Matt Morgan to win as he is one of my favourites In TNA I know that definitely he wonâ€™t win as they seem to have something against him. The Pope will most likely emerge victorious through a nice clean finish â€“ well, hopefully.
Winner: â€œThe Popeâ€ Dâ€™Angelo Dinero
Raffi Shamir: I love Pope, I like Morgan, I can’t stand Anderson. In my dreams Pope pins Anderson.
Jeff Hardy’s Open Challenge
Ricardo Rochetti: [INSERT STATEMENT ABOUT HOW UNCOMPELLING HARDYâ€™S TNA RUN HAS BEEN]. I havenâ€™t read any rumors about this match, so I donâ€™t know if TNA is planning on using this to debut someone new or not. If not, there are a couple of compelling options here. One, have it be Desmond Wolfe, so we are guaranteed to get a good match. Two, Joeâ€™s suspension is a work, he answers the open challenge, and we get a rematch from the time-limit draw. If this is a way to debut someone new, I have a feeling weâ€™ll be seeing an old friend of Jeffâ€™s . . .
Who answers the open challenge? Shane Helms.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
Chantal: Who I would like it to be â€“ Matt Hardy, which would be one hell of a surprise.
Who it will most likely to be â€“ Gregory Helms.
Matthew Michaels: Well, an open challenge can go one of two ways. You either have some surprise come in and beat the star, or you have a match take place that everyone’s clamoring for but don’t think will happen. Since I have no idea who that surprise might be, I’m going with Samoa Joe here. And Joe wins.
Raffi Shamir: I seem to write this every time there’s a mystery opponent match, and this will be no different. I hate mystery opponents. I can see them slotting Kazarian here, as he’ll probably work well with Hardy and might pick up the only victory for Fortune on this show, but I wouldn’t be shocked to see someone debut here.
Who it will be: Shane Helms
Winner: Jeff Hardy
TNa Knockouts Championship:
Madison Rayne (c) vs. Angelina Love
Ricardo Rochetti: Hey, remember when the Knockouts division used to be one of the highlights of the show? Yeah, itâ€™s been so long that I donâ€™t either. I actually had to look at the TNA website to see which one of the two is the champion. Anyway, on to the match. Madison has done a pretty decent job as Knockouts Champion, and as much as I like Angelina Love, her babyface run has been very lackluster. I think TNA knows that, so I expect the champion to retain via some sort of Beautiful People shenanigans.
Winner: Madison Rayne
Chantal: This match will end in some kind of crazy-ass TNA way thus leaving somebody completely random to win the belt like the hot biker chick or Rob Terry.
Winner: No winner
Matthew Michaels: Just let Angelina win here and move on. I don’t know where they’re going with the knockouts division. While it used to be must-see for me, I’d rather watch an all-female edition of NXT (actually think that would be a great way for WWE to bring in Kong, but I digress).
Raffi Shamir: How long has this been going on? Pleas end this already. The Knockouts division is sadly getting close to Divas territory, and it’s just sad.
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