This something the company needs after the recent exit of former ROH World Champion Austin Airies. He began his WWF career as one of the most hated, least respectful wrestlers around. Based on this weeks Pros poll Darren Young sits at number five.
In the main event of tonight’s Against All Odds, Mr. Anderson lost the TNA World Championship from Jeff Hardy in a Ladder Match. The match was hardfought but on a show filled with a lot of poorly booked angles and underwhelming it didn’t cover the gap to lift the show up. Hardy regains the TNA World Championship after dropping the title to Anderson in a surprise title match last month on Genesis.
This is another great fight. Cummo’s record isn’t stellar, but his losses are usually close fights. He’s very resilient and a brutal striker. McCrory is a bit of a phenom. He only started training a couple years ago, looks quite nerdy, and won his first 10 fights by submission or TKO, his only loss coming at UFC 87 to tough veteran Akihiro Gono by way of arm bar. I think McCrory will be too much for Cummo and this will end on the ground. It will, however, be his longest fight to date.
For the SmackDown brand, Orton’s injury was tragic as he is the top star on the show. There are inherit risks in this profession and nobody escapes without sustaining an injury. It’s rare when a rival will comment on another rival’s injury. But in this day and age, social media has given everyone a platform to speak their minds. I wonder how long this Tweet will stay up before it upsets a wwe official.
This is going to be a barnburner. GSP is simply one of the best in the game today. Easily one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world, he looks to defend the title he lost to and then won from Matt Serra. GSP has had some of the toughest fights of anyone in the world, having fought incredibly tough and successful competition since his very first fight and winning all but two of them. This fight will be no different. Jon Fitch has won 15 in a row to get to this title shot. He is an amazing fighter and works incredibly hard. Specializing in wrestling and having come from the Perdue wrestling program, Fitch now trains at the American Kickboxing Academy with the likes of Mike Swick and Josh Koscheck.
McDonald burst into the UFC a couple of years ago with upset submission victories over two tough fighters before losing to none other than former champ Rich Franklin. And he simply doesn’t lose to anybody who’s not at the top of their game with his only other recent loss coming to Yushin Okami who also lost to Franklin. Maia sports an undefeated record of 8-0, and while he hasn’t fought the same level of competition as McDonald, he wins, and usually in impressive fashion. I think McDonald takes this fight, but it could go either way.
Cheick Kongo is a brutal striker with a suspect ground game. Even though it was somewhat improved in his last fight against Heath Herring, it isn’t enough to make him the champion some people think he is. In addition, Kongo is on a streak of decisions and has been unable to end any of his last four fights, losing two of them. Evensen will try to take this fight to the ground, and rightly so. There’s no way he can stand with Kongo, even on Kongos’s worst day. But I think Kongo will be too much and this fight will end in a KO.
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