TNA’s One Night Only pay-per-view series is back with the 2013 edition of the Old School event. With a common theme featuring old school feuds and matchups, fans of Impact Wrestling from any point over the last decade will find enjoyment in this show.
The match card features a TNA World Heavyweight Championship match between former tag-team partners Magnus and Samoa Joe, another chapter in the Bobby Roode vs. James Storm rivalry and the return of ECW legend Tommy Dreamer.
Wrestling fans from all walks of life will be able to enjoy this show.
Here is all the vital viewing information TNA fans need, a full slate of predictions and a preview of the most exciting match on the card.
Where: Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
When: Taped on Monday, Dec. 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET
Watch: Released on pay-per-view in the future (date to be announced)
|TNA Old School PPV Match Card and Predictions|
|Magnus vs. Samoa Joe||World Heavyweight Championship Match||Magnus|
|Jeff Hardy vs. Abyss||Monster's Ball Match||Abyss|
|Bobby Roode vs. James Storm||Last Man Standing Match||Bobby Roode|
|Bully Ray vs. Tommy Dreamer||Falls Count Anywhere Match||Bully Ray|
|Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson||N/A||Kurt Angle|
Can’t-Miss Match of the Night: Magnus vs. Samoa Joe
The most exciting match of the event is the TNA World Heavyweight Championship match between defending title holder Magnus and Samoa Joe.
Magnus beat Joe in the first round of the title tournament.
The former TNA and Pro Wrestling Noah tag-team champions have worked well together in the past, but how they interact when the company’s most valuable prize is on the line makes this a very intriguing battle.
Magnus has transformed into a dislikable heel since winning the championship, and a title defense against a former foe is the perfect first step to cementing his spot as one of the top stars in the company.
As much as Samoa Joe deserves better than being a heavyweight gatekeeper, that’s the role TNA needs him to play right now.
The story leading into this match has built itself with the history between the two men, but the real shining achievement in the duo’s budding rivalry should be the in-ring work.
With Magnus learning a great deal of his wrestling knowledge from the time he spent with Joe in TNA and in Japan, the familiarity between the two men and the similarity in styles should result in one of the best matches—if not the best—of the entire PPV.
Joe eventually deserves to wear the heavyweight title again, but right now is Magnus’ chance to shine. The company wouldn’t let the new champion lose on a taped PPV, and that makes it abundantly clear that Magnus will steal the victory.
The hope is that he wins via a dirty pin and this will be the start of a long-term feud. The possible program would help Samoa Joe get back into the title scene and it would continue to cement Magnus as a top dog.
Let’s hope the duo’s old-school match is the first of many.
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