I have no intention of breaking any rules here by putting two men into battle who have shared the same ring in previous battle, but there ARE a couple who have been in the same company before. That said I would LOVE to put the Hustle Loyalty Respect crew on notice as WWE's poster boy will go into battle, but we're not talking about a wrestling match as much as a full on brawl.
7. MMA Gauntlet Match....."Rampage" Jackson, Bobby Lashley, and King Mo vs. Brock Lesnar, Batista, and John Cena
Cena "never backs down"....we'll see about that. Batista has a 1 win record in the cage. Brock's health has made him a liability in the past, making the WWE side of the card look a lot less lop-sided than at first glance. Lashley is 10-2 in the cage with HALF of those wins coming via submission. Mo's record of 12-3 comes with a 9 Knockout win ratio. As for "Rampage"? 34-11. Let's just say this match-up is pegged to give a snapshot as to what a real fight would look like.....
8. Bobby Roode and Austin Aries vs. Chris Jericho and Randy Orton
I see no better match left to put on the books than this. Sure, there will be a few that some will say deserve to be on the docket, but fact is, this would be the finest payoff for TNA in a full on war on a PPV card and, if I do say so, it puts the monster on its back foot with nowhere to turn, but the floor. I like that perspective, at the moment.
WWE fanboys and loyalists will always be there to carry the banner and I used to be in their ranks, touting Angle, Michaels, Jericho, and the rest of the veterans, most of whom have moved on to better things. WWE won't fall at the hands of a little Nashville-based promotion founded by a member of their own ranks. I understand that and I would not be so diluted in believing things to be otherwise, but I DO still think that TNA has a long way to go in order to restore their good name and put themselves into a position where they can make a lasting difference. But they can make WWE take off their gloves and stop playing games with their fans and rewriting the past.