TNA wrapped up 2012 with its final pay per view event of the year. TNA Final Resolution 2012 will close what I would call a bounce back year with an unfortunate lackluster pay per view which made little impact.
Jeff Hardy retained the TNA world heavyweight championship in the main-event defeating former champion Bobby Roode. The psychology of the match was fantastic, yet it also held back these two from having the kind of a match they are capable of. The story here was that Hardy was wrestling hurt from the Aces and Eights beating he took on Impact. Thus you had Roode beating on Hardy most of the match as opposed to a competitive, action-packed match.
The finish of the match saw Aces and Eights walk to ringside. Hardy appeared outnumbered as Roode smiled. Roode was waiting for them to attack but they didn’t. Hardy hit a Twist of Fate on Roode and got the win. Aces and Eights then powerbombed Hardy. Roode was upset they didn’t do more and the Aces and Eights guys wound up turning on Roode and stomping him down. D.O.C. nailed Roode with a chokeslam. Aces and Eights stood over Roode to close the show and held up eight fingers.
The match wasn’t bad by any means, I just think it could have been much better. I like Roode a lot and I hope that he winds up wrestling Hardy again, maybe in a television main-event. The way the show ended would lead me to believe that Roode will now work as something of a tweener against the group, yet if you really break it down it was the group making the babyface turn by taking out Roode. Either way you get more Aces and Eights and probably some hostile tag team matches in 2013 with Roode and Hardy or one of the other TNA babyfaces against the group.
That was it for any big news coming out of the show. Christopher Daniels defeated AJ Styles in their latest final match ever. This was a great match but I have watched these guys wrestle so many times that I am completely burnt out. Kurt Angle and his team wound up defeating Aces and Eights but the big news there was that there is no news. Most expected to see Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff turn on Angle but they didn’t, although they were in masks at the end of the show.
James Storm defeated Kazarian
Rob Van Dam defeated Kenny King to retain the TNA X Division Championship
Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez defeated Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan by disqualification to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship
Austin Aries defeated Bully Ray
Tara defeated Mickie James Singles to retain the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship
Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Wes Brisco, and Garett Bischoff defeated Aces & Eights in an Eight-man tag team match
Christopher Daniels defeated A.J. Styles
Jeff Hardy defeated Bobby Roode to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship