A preview of TNA Wrestling's Victory Road event, live on pay-per-view from The Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida this Sunday, July 19. The line-up features nine matches, including five championship contests.
Matt Morgan vs. Daniels - "The Blueprint" has stalled out in TNA, although at least he has lost the stuttering gimmick from back in the day. A win over Daniels would definitely increase Morgan's stock value, and for one, I would not be surprised to see the Main Even Mafia play a factor in this match.
Abyss vs. Dr. Stevie - I am holding out hope that this match is going to be the culmination of this storyline, but with the recent return of Raven, something tells me this is gonna run for a few more weeks. Expect Abyss to win the match, and lose after the bell.
Samoa Joe vs. Sting - The big draw for this match has been the revelation of Samoa Joe's mysterious advisor, but following the end of last Thursday's Impact!, when the "FTW" logo was displayed, leaves no doubt legendary former ECW World Champion Taz will be in Joe's corner Sunday night. That alone makes this match just that much more anti-climatic.
New Japan Tag Team Championship: Team 3D defends against The British Invasion - I must say, I am impressed by The British Invasion. It has been a bit since we've had a good Brit heel faction, and these three men are more than capable of filling the bill. This one's a toss-up to me, leaning toward the Brits to up-end the champs.
Spotlight on the Knockouts.
Sharmell vs. Jenna Morasca - A valet squaring off against yet another reality show personality. I'm not even sure it is fair to call this a Knockouts match. While TNA normally has the strongest womens division in mainstream pro wrestling, this is the definition of the phrase "beer match."
TNA Knockouts Championship: Tara defends against Angelina Love - Tara has made quite a name for herself in a short matter of time since debuting in TNA, as evidenced by the Knockouts title around her waist. While there has been some dispute on this belt, Tara is my pick to answer the question once and for all in this match. I do not think Love and the rest of the Beautiful People have an answer to Tara's mindgames.
The Main Event Mafia goes for the gold.
TNA World Tag Team Championship: Beer Money, Inc. defends against Scott Steiner and Booker T - With three TNA World Tag Team titles to their credit, it is entirely fair to put Beer Money on the short list of greatest tag teams in TNA history. With the laundry list of tag team accolades Scott Steiner and Booker T have on ther resumes, the only way you can refer to this is as a super team. This is my personal pick to steal the show.
TNA Legends Championship AJ Styles defends against Kevin Nash - This match, in my opinion, offers the best chance yet for Kevin Nash to win his first TNA championship, and why not the Legends title? AJ Styles will not come out of this match with the winner's share of the purse.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Kurt Angle defends against Mick Foley - Mick Foley has provided some memorable (and less than memorable) moments since adding member of the roster to his executive shareholder role, but I can not be the only one who thinks the novelty has worn off, especially in Foley's once-legendary promos. Kurt Angle will retain the belt, but not without controversy.