One of the focuses of TNA’s PPV, Victory Road, is the vote for Director of Authority. We have two men: the “American Dream” Dusty Rhoads and ” One of the Most Hated Man in Sports Entertainment” Vince Russo, both who have seen their share of controversy. Russo for his storylines, most which have been unintriguing and Rhoads for that mouth of his that gets him in trouble. The feud between these two men have been boiling over for months, way before Victory Road was even thought of; and it came to a head this past week on Impact. Rhoads brought out the men he is supporting for the next World Heavyweight, X Division and Tag Team champions. Then Russo came out, with one lonely bodyguard and the rest is history: words were slung, ultimatums thrown and the claws came out.
1. Russo wins, and then resigns.
Will TNA rig the votes to make sure that Rhoads wins, or will they actually let the fans decide? I guess we’ll have to find out at Victory Road then, won’t we?
There are several good matches that will be seen at Victory Road, well let me rephrase that, there will be a few good matches seen at Victory Road. The big match, the match to end all matches….the ladder match pitting champion Jeff Jarrett up against the “Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy, which makes me laugh as I write, “Charismatic Enigma. But, the matches I’m looking forward to are Petey Williams vs. AJ Styles, but what really makes AJ Styles Phenomenal; and the 20 Man X Division Gauntlet for a new #1 Contender. With one more show to really make Victory Road exciting, TNA seems not to know how to do that; you can’t rely on just the wrestlers, now can you? They have everything in order, but they don’t know to really make us fans want to buy the show.
This is my least favorite thing to do is predict who will win, but I shall do my best.
NWA World Heavyweight Championship:
Rachel’s Thoughts: I can’t believe that my friend is going to spend 30 dollars on a match she saw for 10 dollars. I’m going to get the tape from her, and I don’t have to pay her, so I won’t be too upset if I hate Victory Road. Jeff Hardy sucks that’s all I can say and a ladder won’t cover up the weaknesses he hopes it will.
X Division Championship:
Rachel’s Thoughts: I like both these guys, they are two of the best X Division stars around. Both are young, innovative and exciting to watch and this was one of my main reasons to get this PPV. If given the proper amount of time, this will be on the best X Division matches to date; I like both guys, so it’s hard to pick, but I’ll try.
NWA World Tag Team Championship:
Rachel’s Thoughts: The tag division has been lacking recently with the title being bounced back and forth. I hope it gets back on track with this match and given the right amount of time, it could very well be the sleeper match of the night.
Rachel’s Thoughts: How I hate Trinity for reasons, which I do not know. I don’t care who answers this challenge, male or female, as long as they give Trinity what should have been handed to her awhile back.
Rachel’s Thoughts: I like matches like this, although sometimes it’s hard to keep whom straight. There are many good X Division wrestlers on the roster, so who’s to win is uncertain, but the lucky #20, which was won by Alex Shelley during the 10-man Elimination match last week on Impact. That will make Shelley the freshest wrestlers in the ring, but it won’t necessarily allow him to pull of a win, but we’ll see.
Vote 2004: Russo or Rhoads?
Rachel’s Thoughts: I don’t know who has the biggest ego in TNA, Vince Russo or Dusty Rhoads. Russo is leaving the company, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’ll get the majority of the votes. However, if that is the case and Russo does get the vote, he’ll probably resign or if god help us, appoints Goldylocks to his position. Anyway, the fans get to vote and we’ll see if they come through.
Who’s the Best:
Rachel’s Thoughts: These teams have brawled with each other, which escalated into an all out fight backstage and spilling out to the ring 2 weeks ago on Impact. Christopher Daniels, head shaved and all, challenging the brothers to a match to determine which of them is actually the better team. I wish that this was the tag team match since these men know each other like the back of their hands. They have always been teams that have stepped up to the plate for TNA on several occasions, even as singles competitors.
Rachel’s Thoughts: I like all these men, so this one is up in the air as to whom I’m going to pick. We’ve seen these guys get the best of each other and that’s what’ll they’ll do come Victory Road. Abyss is by far the scariest one to see, reminding me of Mick Foley’s days as Mankind. Monty Brown is like Viscera except Monty has more moves, a better look and isn’t dumb sounding too much. Raven, whom most people know about, has let himself got a bit, not the fit looking Raven we’ve seen before. However, it’s Raven who really cares, right?
Well, duty called for me to write this column, it’s appropriate for me to write this column. As a dedicated TNA fan, I hope that this PPV leads to better things for the company and the Superstars as well. Will Vince Russo beat Dusty Rhoads? Will Jeff Hardy finally upstage Jeff Jarrett? Who will answer Trinity’s challenge, male or female? Will AJ Styles finally get his hands on the coveted X Division championship? These questions and more will be answered this Sunday, and I’m crossing my fingers it turns out well.