Are you ready? I said are you ready? Yea, sorry for starting off with a DX reference but tonight is the night for wrestling fans as TNA makes it official move to Mondays. Since of 2001, this will be the first time WWE will have competition with another wrestling company on Monday nights and thus the new Monday Night War starts. One may ask why this is important, and truth be told, it’s always good to have competition and that may be the little push WWE needs to make wrestling a bit better as many fans can easily say it has been stale for years now. Let’s see what we have up for both shows tonight after the jump.
RAW: WWE continuing its guest host concept tonight by having the “Mind Freak” Criss Angel and I’m not looking forward to his segment since I really don’t like the Mind Freak. As far as matches announced, we Randy Orton vs. both Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. in a Handicap match, will we see Orton becoming more of the Stone Cold of this generation as he keeps getting cheered for doing things a bad guy would usually get boo’d for. Vince McMahon will be in action tonight as he will go on to face John Cena in order to prep himself for Bret Hart at Wrestlemania 26. Thats all that has been confirmed so far, expect to see a lot of push for WM26 as it is only 3 weeks away and also for the push of next weeks guest host, the Rattlesnake himself, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Impact: As for Impact tonight, we have Abyss teaming up with Hogan going against World Champ, AJ Styles and Ric Flair as this will be Flair’s first televised return match in the States ever since his retirement match two years ago and the return of The Icon, Sting. Other than that, they are pushing the “first five minutes” of the show and who knows what that means. Expect them to push their upcoming PPV, Destination X as they only have announced three matches for the show so far. Also, you some surprises as Hogan has already “accidentally” revealed that we will see Rob Van Dam make his debut and there may still be a few more surprise showing of other wrestlers.
Tonight may prove that TNA has some what of a chance, even though their ratings have been going down since the Hogan debut episode early this year. Hopefully TNA doesn’t pull off what they two weeks ago where they only had TEN MINUTES OF WRESTLING FOR A TWO HOUR SHOW. Now if you can excuse me, I must prepare for male soap op… I mean my wrestling tonight.