Sunday, February 3, 2013

Survival Tactix: Lethal......

Once upon a time, TNA created a gimmick match that became a yearly event. Lethal Lockdown has been going strong since 2005 and, if you'd believe it, the man who introduced the annual elimination bout will be leading the charge as the Team TNA Captain this year. With Aces and Eights on the docket as the opposing team, Team TNA will contend with Sting and the rest of the entourage, as yet to be determined. Conceivably, Samoa Joe will be the first member to soldier up. As for the other members? It couldn't hurt to explore a few possibilities.....

James Storm.....

Since his most recent little feud with a Bad Influence, Mr. Storm has had little meaningful to do. That said, 'ol Jimmy could use the face time to earn back his credibility as a legitimate World Title contender after having lost his shot to Bobby Roode, ultimately leading to the formation of a new tag team, which I WILL talk about shortly. Point is, Storm needs to be on camera to make a statement and without Lethal Lockdown, he doesn't have that.

Eric Young.....

TNA is notorious for pulling swerves at the wrong times, but THIS TIME, I think we'll see a return completely absent of such swerves. Young, who fell victim to the faction when they hit his ankle with the hammer a couple months back, will be slated to return to ring action in the weeks shortly before the PPV....I'm betting his eyes will want some restitution on behalf of his ankle.

If TNA decides to stick to a four man team, you have Sting as the ring general and it rounds out the team. On the other hand, if they want another man to fill things out, my pick would be Magnus. He's already made his presence known and is close enough to the faction story, after last week's footage, to get himself involved in the match as the FIFTH man.

The Tag Team Division is striking coals right now, with Chavo/Hernandez, Bad Influence, and Morgan/Ryan, the addition of Roode and Aries as a Tag Team is something of beauty. It reminds me of the Angle/Benoit tag pairing from Smackdown all those years ago. With Ryan and Morgan possibly slipping out of the division and back into their respective agendas as singles performers, the trade-off seems fair. As for a name for Roode and Aries? I've picked my OWN name for them......

Money's Worth. They ARE your Money's Worth and you PAID to seem THEM, not the other way around. THAT'S how they could spin it. Aries called himself "Mr." Money's Worth back in April or so of last year shortly before Destination X's "Option C" innovation. Since Bobby Roode has it in him to claim the money side of the persona, it would make sense that "Money's Worth" be the hit single on their record.


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