What up wrestling fans, I'm the WrestlingNerd bringing you another written review. Today, we take a look at TNA Final Resolution 2012. Was the PPV any good? Let's find out and start the review.
Match #1: James Storm vs Kaz
We open up the show with a match that wasn't scheduled. So, what's the reasoning for this match? Hmmm….I got it!!! Kaz never paid for some of his beers during their Fortune days, so now Storm seeks redemption for the tab. Yeah, this match had no purpose to anything. This is the definition of filler, but why do I get the feeling I'm gonna be using that word a lot for this review? Storm wins this match with the Last Call. The match was short and forgettable.
Winner via pinfall: James Storm
Match #2: RVD vs Kenny King; X Division Title
The match could be considered good, but I had no interest in this match since this title match was slapped together at the last moment. I love how the commentators are trying to build a story with these guys. If this match had been hyped up for weeks, than this would be okay, but I just can't get into this match because of the cheap build. You know it's bad when then 'This is Awesome' chant is so phoned in. I guess it really wasn't that awesome. RVD wins with a leg cover. Not big on the finish, but one thing it does is that it keeps the rivalry going since Kenny lost to the equivalent of a rollup. This feud still has some hope after tonight, so that's a good thing. I still stand by what I said earlier in saying the build for these two should've happened much sooner in order to make this match mean something tonight. Hopefully, that means good things for Genesis.
Winner via pinfall and still X Division Champ: RVD
Match #3: Team Taco Bueno vs Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan; TNA Tag Titles
I understand why Morgan has the cape, but it looks so ridiculous on him. I can't take him seriously in that. He looks like Superman's gay cousin. The match was okay, but it tells a better story. Just as Chavo is about to pick up the three count, Morgan pulls the ref out of the ring. This gives Chavo and Hernandez a DQ victory. This keeps things going between the two tag teams. I actually don't mind this rivalry continuing. It at least gives the tag teams something to do.
Winner via DQ: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez
Match #4: Austin Aries vs Bully Ray
I don't have a problem with Aries and Bully having a feud. In fact, they had one earlier in the year that was pretty fun to watch, but I hate the fact they are being used in this Hogan drama. They are both above this and it's just ridiculous to watch this play out. I just wanted to get that out of the way just in case I caused some confusion with my thoughts after last week. Did Bully just hit a missile dropkick? I don't think he's done one of those since 150 pounds ago. That just blew my mind. Hey look!!! A bloodspot!!! That means every Attitude Era fanboy just had an orgasm. Brooke Hogan runs to show concern for Bully, but Aries decides to….scold her? Seriously, what's he doing? What do you hope to accomplish from this? I don't like Brooke's reaction to seeing the blood on Bully. She has seen her father covered in blood for years, so why this reaction now? That's like seeing Samus Aran having post traumatic syndrome after seeing Ridley for the---wait a minute? I understand the thought process for this scene, but I still find it silly. You could argue she was taken back by Aries' screaming, but now we are getting into the acting territory of a WWE diva. Yeah, that's not really a good thing. Hulk Hogan arrives five hours later and takes his daughter out of the ring. Hearing Bully say, "You need to get her out of here" bothers the hell out of me. He's not a good guy no matter how you sugarcoat it. During the distraction, Aries hits a low blow on Bully in order to steal this match. This match…..This match!!! What more can I say about this? The actual match was fine, but I really didn't care for the other stuff. I know they are telling a story here, but I really just don't like it. It's a terrible storyline that isn't making anybody look good. Aries and Bully look like total tools as they continue to see the father/daughter sideshow.
Winner via pinfall: Austin Aries
Match #5: Tara vs Mickie James; KO Title
What the hell is hardcore country anyway? I really wanna know. She inverted her womanishness? You want to take another crack at that one, Tazz? I really think you should. In terms of women's wrestling, this match wasn't too bad. It was tolerable to say the least. The finish comes when Jesse causes enough of a distraction for Tara to hit the Widows Peak. After Velvet Sky's return, this comes as no surprise. As for Mickie, she can do……..Hey look, a penny!!!
Winner via pinfall and still KO champ: Tara
Match #6: Aces and Eights vs Kurt Angle, Wes Brisco, Garett Bischoff, and Samoa Joe
Representing Aces and Eights is Devon, Doc, Bland Man, and Unimportant Guy #59. This match was all over the place and ridiculous to watch. I guess you can consider it good wrestling, but it was way too crowded. Instead of storyline development, progress, and/or turns, you get none of that since Kurt wins by pinning Bland Man. I'm so very disappointed with this match. Why did nothing exciting happen? In fact, why didn't anything happen? Hell, I would even ask why did this even take place? If they weren't gonna do anything with this, I don't understand even doing the match. I know it bothers people that Aces and Eights lost….again, but I'm more disappointed that nothing happened here. Things were set up for a turn, a swerve, or ANYTHING and you get nothing. You get nothing!!! You lose!!! Good day, sir!!! Do I dare continue to watch this? Apparently I do.
Winner via uncreative staff: Kurt's team
Match #7: Christopher Daniels vs AJ Styles
Once again, Styles and Daniels have a great match. While I agree this match was great, I've seen these two lock up for the better part of 18 months and if I've seen it once, I've seen them all. One thing I liked about this is Daniels winning this match why Styles' finishing move. This will greatly effect Styles' character development and it could make for something interesting to happen with the guy. I really do hope this is the last time we see Styles and Daniels. They have delivered good matches, but we really need a break from this. If you keep this going, it will only get dumber and dumber. This match was the only saving grace from this whole evening.
Winner via pinfall: Christopher Daniels
Match #8: Jeff Hardy vs Bobby Roode; TNA World Championship
This match was pretty good, but you can argue that it overstayed it's welcome. I don't mind longer matches, but I think this ate up a little too much time. Aces and Eights show up and it appears they are gonna help, but they just stand there. Hardy hits Twist of Fate while Bobby was distracted without getting his help. After the match, Card Games takes out Hardy. Roode immediately wonders why they didn't do that beforehand. Aces and Eights didn't hold up their end of the bargain and claim they do whatever they want. Aces and Eights ends the show by taking out Bobby. So, let me get this straight. They went from doing whatever they want, to working for money, and now back to doing whatever they want? This is beyond retarded. How lazy can your creative staff get? There's almost no imagination going on here. The only good thing about this type of booking is that it sets up a rematch between Bobby and Hardy. That's the only good thing that comes out of this. If it isn't already clear, I'm not happy with this PPV. This might be the worst PPV I've seen all year. And it really pains me to say that since TNA was putting on some good PPVs within the last few months. December has not been a good month for TNA.
Winner via pinfall and still world champ: Jeff Hardy
I didn't watch this PPV on the day it originally came out because of scheduling conflicts. With that said, I'm actually glad I wasn't able to watch this live since I have no idea what my reaction would be then. I'm sorry, but I can't praise this PPV. This entire PPV was nothing more than filler. I felt like TNA robbed you since you literally got nothing with this PAID event. Most of the matches were pretty forgettable and I have to wonder why this PPV was even here. I hate being that guy who's so negative towards TNA since I see potential with this company. Heck, I gave them praise earlier in the year, but I can't support this. Do you honestly feel this is PPV quality? This was a glorified Impact taping at best. There was no turn of any kind, nothing new was brought to the table, and Aces and Eights looks even more ridiculous than they did at the beginning of the night. Yes, Styles and Daniels was great and you can argue that it stole the show, but I can't really say that since there was no show to steal it from this. It was a great match, but that's all that stuck out from the whole evening. If I have to give TNA Final Resolution a score on a scale of 1-10, I have to give it a 3 out of 10. This might be one of the worst PPVs I've seen all year. The event doesn't offer a whole lot and after a steady stream of good PPVs, TNA ends 2012 on a bad note in the PPV department. Once again, I'm sorry for the poor score, but that's honestly where it ranks up with me. I just felt bored and/or disappointed for most of the evening and was just hoping that the show would just end early in order to make this easier to digest. We started to get something good when Styles/Daniels rolled around, but that doesn't take away from what had transpired earlier in the night. If you liked the PPV, more power to you. You obviously saw something out of it that I didn't see, but this event really didn't deliver in the storyline department and the wrestling quality was below what TNA normally gives you. That's gonna do it for the review and I hope you enjoyed it. If you enjoyed any of this, you can check out some of my other articles. Being that I haven't already pissed you off already. I will see you guys and girls in the next one.
WrestlingNerd's Official Score of TNA Final Resolution 2012: 3 out of 10 & TNA fans will curse me out