Is this the end? Nah. If anything, this could be a new beginning. And after reading yet another doomsayer calling for TNA's demise, it gives me some renewed vigor from which to put together the final few dance partners in this legendary card. SO, with no further ado, I'll jump right in....
The Beautiful People vs. Trish Stratus and Lita
To use the term "beautiful people" in a match like this is truly odd as ALL are as lovely as each promotion could ever hope to ask for. While I have no doubt this has a victor firmly locked on the WWF side, if given time and sufficient build, this could be one of the best matches on the card. Not one is a slouch and they all have a great deal at stake, but if Madison Rayne or Lacey Von Erich showed up to become X Factors in this match on TBP's behalf as former members themselves, this could be a different match altogether.
Magnus vs. William Regal
I really hesitated putting this matchup together. Why? Because it seemed so cliche`. Battle of the Brits again? So why did I manage to put this one on the card? One reason. A World Title. If TNA's World Title were on the line, it MIGHT be the only way a deserving legend like Regal would be able to capture a reign of his own. Yeah, this is a bit of a rant, but one I doubt many would dispute. I think Regal has earned his keep and put together a repetoire worthy of templating, even emulating. If Magnus and Regal ever faced off, this would be a treat.
Mankind vs. Abyss
Okay, before ANYONE jumps on my case about Foley's little stint in TNA, let me remind you that MANKIND is a character who has never appeared in any company other than WWF. This is the character, not the person behind the mask. I loved the psycological persona of Mankind, but I also love the Abyss character as it was in the Father Mitchell era. Bring back that era and you'll have made a bunch of old school fans very happy.
This is list was short. Why? Because of the exodus. When Christian, Rhino, The Dudleys, The Hardys, Kurt Angle, and a host of others found themselves on the short end of the deal with WWE, they bailed and found themselves another ship to jump to in TNA and as a result, they disqualified themselves from singles performances here in this column. HOWEVER, with the passage of time, a new crop of WWE talents has arisen and to that end, I'd love to put them to the test next against a few of TNA's first timers.
WWE's new crop: