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TNA Wrestling Genesis 2010 Preview and Predictions

TNA Genesis 2010This Sunday night, 1-17-10, TNA will not only present their first PPV sf the new year, but their first post Monday Night War PPV! With all the changes within TNA, how does the card for the Genesis look? Which huge superstar will debut, shocking the wrestling world?

TNA X Division Championship Match: Amazing Red (Champion) VS. A Mystery Opponent

This match was just announced on IMPACT last night, so I don’t have too much to comment about. Amazing Red is always fun to watch, and I really look forward to seeing him in action. My prediction for his mystery opponent is Jeff Hardy, who made his TNA return during the X Division Terror Dome match during the Monday Night War. If he is in fact the mystery opponent, this should be a great match!

Sean Morley VS. Daniels

Last night on IMPACT, they did an in ring segment, in which Sean Morley came out to the ring, and announced that he would be doing some directing, through TNA films. Wonder what kind of films? XXX? LOL! He was interrupted by Daniels, who cut Morley down, claiming that he wasn’t about to loose his spot to some old veteran waltzing his way into TNA. Daniels eventually attacked Morley, giving him the BME. Morley later fought back, and clotheslined Daniels to the outside. With only one segment to set this PPV match up, they did a pretty decent job of creating an interesting enough storyline between the two, and their match at genesis should be fairly entertaining at the very least.

Abyss VS. Bobby Lashley

In a desperate attempt to fill up the card for Genesis, TNA seemed to have just thrown this match together. These two have wrestled before, and have done nothing much to impress me in their past matches. This should be watchable at best, but hopefully TNA adds some sort of hardcore stipulations to it, to spice things up. As far as the Bobby Lashley leaving TNA for MMA full time storyline goes, I don’t have anything to comment, for I’m not a Bobby Lashley fan and simply don’t care.

TNA Knockouts Championship: 2 Out of 3 Falls Match: ODB (Champion) VS.Tara

As I have said countless times before, this feud has an interesting enough storyline to it, but these two have done nothing at all to impress me in their past encounters. I’m still waiting for TNA to start freshening up the Knockout’s singles division, like they have already done with the tag team division. In the past, the ODB vs. Tara matches have not been given very much time at all, so hopefully some extra time here will be beneficial.

TNA Tag Team Championship: The British Invasion (Champs) VS. “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan And Hernandez

Two weeks ago we witnessed the debut of the tag team of Hernandez and Matt Morgan, who in my opinion, have great chemistry as a tag team, being two athletic, big men. Hopefully they will win the titles at Genesis, and maybe go on to make themselves the top tag team, by feuding and going over “The Band” Scott Hall and Kevin Nash. During Morgan and Hernandez’s match on IMPACT last night, Big Rob Terry attacked Morgan and Hernandez, causing the disqualification. He battled with Hernandez to the back. Fair enough way to set up what should be a decent match at Genesis, at the last minute.

Desmond Wolfe VS. “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero

During the Monday Night War, “The Pope’ quickly pinned Wolfe in what was thought to be an upset. Now, this Sunday at genesis, Desmond Wolfe will have the chance to redeem himself, through this rematch. On IMPACT last night, “The Pope” did some color commentary during Wolfe’s match with Samoa Joe, and the two intensely locked eyes after Wolfe got the win. If given plenty of time, this should be a great mid card matchup!

Tag Team Attraction: Beer Money Inc VS. “The Band” Kevin Nash and Scott Hall

Last night on IMPACT, Beer Money stormed into Eric Bischoff’s office, demanding a match with “The Band”, so they could prove that they are the top tag team in professional wrestling today. Later in the evening, Beer Money was attacked by “The Band” and beaten down. The men were eventually separated by security. They will face off at Genesis. First off, why isn’t Sean Waltman in this match? He’s obviously in the best shape of the three. Anyway, this should be an alright match, but would really make me happy if Beer Money went over. Will Beer Money in fact go over, or will “The Band” get the win, and prove that Hulk Hogan sticks with the click?

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match – Kurt Angle’s last shot at A.J. Styles in 2010: AJ Styles (Champion) VS. Kurt Angle

I have yet to see these two men in the ring with one another, without stealing the show! They are without a doubt, two of the greatest professional wrestlers here in the United States, and I can’t hardly wait to see these two lock horns once again! Should be an awesome, awesome wrestling match! Last night on Impact, TNA really did do a great job of hyping this match at the last minute. In the beginning of the show, AJ and Kurt cut a promo together, and shook hands agreeing to find out who truly is the best wrestler in the business at Genesis. After the main event, Kurt saved AJ from Tomko, and attempted to shake AJ’s hand, but AJ walked out on him. Nice way to create more tension between the two. Again, this should be an incredible match!

Overall, TNA didn’t utilize nearly enough time promoting/leading up towards this event. I still question their decision to show a replay of the Monday Night War last Thursday, rather than showing a new episode of IMPACT, to hype Genesis. Putting that all aside, this looks like it should be a pretty good PPV, and has a very fair amount of intrigue, because of the new superstar making his debut in TNA. Who could this be? I’m going to guess Rob Van Dam. Wouldn’t that be awesome!?!

Todd Frizzell is from Columbus Ohio, and has been a huge professional wrestling fanatic for the last ten years. Todd is very interested in all aspects of pro wrestling, including what goes on when the cameras aren’t rolling. Todd is very excited to write about his passion, and will try his best to entertain and provoke the wrestling fans.

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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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