World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy retained his gold in the main
event of the Final Resolution PPV. However his victory celerations
were short-lived as Aces and 8's beat hiom and opponent Bobby Roode
down in the middle of the ring.
event kicked off with an impromptu scrap beween Kaz and James Storm.
Storm swiftly put the former tag team champ away easily with a 'last
call' superkick for the popular win.
Van Dam retained his X Division Title against challenger Kenny King.
The action was decent here and the pair gelled well.
The TNA tag team division is swelling nicely these days. The company
have perhaps the best talent in pro wrestling at present. Champs
Hernandez and Chavo worked hard against foes Matt Morgan and Joey
Ryan. Both teams matched styles well, however the DQ finish did leave
us wanting more.
Austin Aries then beat Bully Ray in a
scorcher of a match. Ray is fast-proving how valuable a player he is
in the industry and the new heel Aries is a real star performer too.
The end came as Brooke and Hulk Hogan got involved, allowing Aries
the chance to hit a low blow on a bloody Ray for the win.
Mickie James returning to action and Velvet Sky back on the scene the
Knockouts Division may get the shot in the arm it needs now. Next up
we had James face KO Champion Tara. James showed no signs of ring
rust, but the outside interference from Jesse saw her title hopes
dashed. Tara picking up the win.
team of Kurt angle, Samoa Joe, Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco
tackled the Ace's and 8s next. This was a hard-hitting affair and one
that showed the mighty Aces may have a few chinks in their armour.
Angle and Joe shone throughout, Angle nailing an 'angle slam' to
AJ Styles and Daniels pulled out all the stops in what was billed as
their final match. All those years of friendship and working together
certainly paid off here. Unleashing every move in their arsenal the
pair put on one heck of a show for the fans. Daniels pulled off the
win with his take on AJ's 'styles clash'.
In the main event
Hardy and Roode battled in and outside of the ring. Each trading the
advantage and near-falls. The finish saw Roode get double crossed b
Aces and 8s and Hardy retain his gold. The show went off the air with
the masked gang beating down both men.
Final Resolution was a mixed bag of matches, when they were good they
were very good, however too many run-ins/cheap finishes continue to
hamper the TNA product. The aces and 8s storyline is going well and
will surely lead to a big reveal soon. 2012 has been a great year for
TNA, they just need to fine tune their creative team and let the
talent do the work for them. Roll on January's UK/Ireland tour.