TNA Turning Point 2012Here on Veteran’s Day 2012, TNA Wrestling presents its Turning Point 2012 pay per view. Starting from the top, I’m looking at the card to see if it’s worth the watch.

Official TNA Turning Point 2012 Card

TNA World Heavyweight Championship LADDER Match
Jeff Hardy (c) vs Austin Aries

This one’s got huge potential. Just with Austin Aries fighting Jeff Hardy, I love the odds of it being a great match. Then when you add in the Ladder Match stipulation, it takes it to a whole new level. This could be a match reminiscent of the old TNA Wrestling that had some of the most exciting matches you’d ever seen. You might very well remember this Turning Point 2012 match for a very long time.

TNA World Tag Team Championships
Chavo Guerrero (c) & Hernandez (c) defend against Christopher Daniels & Kazarian

This is the perfect role for each of these four guys, and the match should be great. Plenty of in-ring chemistry to go around. I wouldn’t have this listed as the top match I’m excited for, but I’m sure it’ll a fun part of the show.

Number One Contender 3-Way Match
AJ Styles vs Bobby Roode vs James Storm

I’ve yet to see a bad AJ Styles match, and I’m yet to see a bad Roode vs Storm match. The added stipulation to this match, where the guy who gets pinned won’t get another World Title match until October 2013, is huge. It doesn’t matter to me who wins this match, but if AJ Styles loses, I’ll riot. In my living room. For about 30 seconds and then I’ll go get another beer to calm myself. But it also lessens the chance that I’ll watch another TNA Wrestling pay per view until October 2013.

NO DQ Match for the TNA Television Title
Samoa Joe (c) vs Magnus

Any time you get Samoa Joe on a pay per view, I’m a happy panda. The fact that he’s got a title that he’s defending, and it’s in a match against his former tag team partner, means that it should be heated and well contested. Works for me!

Devon vs Kurt Angle

Any time Kurt Angle is wrestling and it doesn’t involve a World Title (or a related contendership match), I’m in to watch. Given the Aces & Eights angle and Devon’s involvement in that, this match probably has a dodgy finish to it, but it’s part of a bigger storyline, so I’m happy to see it.

TNA X-Division Championship
Rob Van Dam (c) vs Joey Ryan

Is there any doubt that RVD was made for the X-Division? Tons of potential in this match. Good under-card contest.

Mixed Tag Match
Tara & Jesse vs ODB & Eric Young

The mixed tag matches in TNA have always been a little wacky, but Eric Young is entertaining, so this one won’t warrant a trip to the fridge.  Doesn’t necessarily add to the show, though.

Renamed Abyss vs Renamed Luke Gallows

Two of the more talented big men squaring off, and although I think they’re better served to fight smaller guys, it’s a good thing to get Gallows/Hankinson/DOC on a pay per view card, ’cause he’s got lots to offer. Abyss/JoePark should be a good opponent for that. Plus, it’s part of the bigger Aces & Eights storyline, so that’s good too.

TNA Turning Point 2012 Analysis Conclusion: Watch it

I won’t advocate finding a stream of this pay per view to avoid paying for it, but one way or another, this sounds like the type of show you should really be tryin’ to watch.