Bobby: Well, it hasn’t been the most built up feud unfortunately. But it’s nice to have someone different in the title picture, and Mickie is a welcome choice for me. She and Tara have never disappointed in their previous outings and this should be no exception. As far as the result, I see Tara retaining and then hopefully move into a triple threat program with both Mickie and Velvet Sky which I feel could be pretty interesting and awesome to watch unfold.
Erin: I think Velvet’s return weighs heavily on this. If, like she says, 2013 will be her year, then she needs to have someone as Knockouts Champion that she can challenge as a babyface, assuming she’ll still be one. Part of me thinks TNA wouldn’t do the face vs. face thing, but since Mickie and Velvet are coming in hot off of returns, I think it’s possible that they could have a feud. So, I’m gonna take a risk and say that Mickie wins the title tonight.
Jack: Whilst I’d love to see Mickie take the belt from Tara as I’m a big fan, I don’t think it will happen tonight. Tara hasn’t been champion long and I think her record-tying fifth reign as champion should be a memorable one. I also see a triple threat feud happening now that Velvet is back and it would be much more fun seeing two faces chase the title. Tara wins.
Melanie: This should be an excellent match. It’s been two years since their epic cage match on Impact and these two never disappoint in the ring. That said, my gut feeling is that Tara retains tonight and goes on to feud with Velvet Sky next year. It would be cool to see Tara become really awful and diva-ish due to her Hollywood boyfriend, thus Mickie, Velvet and Brooke Tessmacher come together to try and overthrow her as champion. Just think of all the fun segments and scenarios they could do!
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