Originally Posted by JJYanks121
I'm not disagreeing with that. I'm just saying that the payoff to the feud is going to be Storm winning at some point (or at least it should be). Storm winning in his home town inside a cage was a really cool idea too. Problem was that it was the first match between the two so it's not out of TNA's realm to not change the title in the first match between guys (in months). What I'm saying is that if the feud started in like January or February and this was the FINAL match of the feud where Roode weaseled out of the title matches only to get in a cage with nowhere to run and finally lose, that would have been a satisfying conclusion.
I dunno. I kinda like the conclusion of, despite the heel having nowhere to run, he still finds a way into holding his title which reeks of him 'fleeing'. Despite the cage, he's still found a way to eke out victory.
The Playbook of Professional Wrestling Storylines would normally say that the next match features a special guest referee or enforcer in order to ensure fairness, but I'm not sure that applies in this instance. That'll be in two months. Next month, Roode beats Storm again, month after is the payoff match. Hulk Hogan referees, Storm gets a "last chance" at the title, and the story becomes about whether Hogan can be trusted.
I wouldn't be shocked if James Storm never wins the title from Bobby Roode. People seem to expect that's the natural ending to this story, and that's
when you pull off the swerve. Russo's creative had the bad habit of swerving for the sake of swerving; leading people to believe that Storm's coronation as champion is eminent, then pulling out the rug from underneath them would really set some people off.... and cause them to tune in next Thursday.