One down and three to go.
It sounds like counting down to some great celebration, but for Fortune, it continues to look like the beginning of the end for the popular stable in TNA.
Impact took a step toward giving people a chance to see what it would be like to see stable members face each other when Kurt Angle decided to stir the pot over Bobby Roode's success at No Surrender two Sundays ago.
Again, after TNA gives us a great PPV event and subsequent live program, we have to wait to see if they can string together three, four, five shows in succession.
The idea of pitting friends against friends is great for the company and should garner a lot of attention leading up to Bound for Glory. It will also be interesting to see who will jump ship from this faction (I'll touch on that in the slideshow) and who may turn face.
All I know is Impact is getting good again. It is only a matter of time before all cards will be revealed.
Let's hope this is not the case, but this is wrestling and well, things happen.
While animosity will run deep in these matches, you have to figure there is a modicum of respect as well.
I figure this to be true with Kazarian, Styles and Storm.
Daniels is a wild card.
If he spouts off one more time about how he beat Styles, it is assured that he will find his way out of the group.
Daniels is the "unknown" in this and cannot be trusted.
He is the most likely to turn heel in this sequence of matches.
Or someone from Immortal gets in the way of a decent match.
It never seems to fail that at some point, a wrestler gets hurt through no fault of their own or they are sabotaged by someone.
Greed and power in Immortal reigns supreme on Impact.
As odd as it may sound, this is plausible.
Roode faces all his stablemates and then in the end, greed overcomes him.
Roode has the ability to handle the heel change and would make an awesome crossover champion. He beats Angle as the darker side gets to him, having him beaten all his "friends."
After being thrown out of Fortune, Daniels, a loner to begin with, takes matters into his own hands.
I like this angle, but I think there is so much at stake, that the creative team knows it is in the best interest of the company to keep things clean.
Styles has been the forgotten man lately in the company.
Angle and Styles have a history and have been both friends and foes.
A heated rivalry could get reignited, leading to more competitors for the title.
Gunner seems logically the one to turn, having been in the finals and almost tasting victory.
He is the steady one in the stable and would challenge Angle, who wanted to rid the company of the younger talent that seems to be disrespecting him because of Dixie Carter.
Storm even said he "Wished it was him."
Storm and Roode are friends, teammates and family.
But a title shot changes things.
If Storm turns heel, it is not as shocking as some may think.
If he does not turn heel and Roode wins the title, Storm will be the first to challenge him.