TNA Wrestling: Hardcore Justice Pay-Per-View Preview and Predictions

Daniel Peragine@DPMajesticCoSenior Analyst IIAugust 11, 2012

Bobby Roode will square off against TNA Champion Austin Aries. Credit: TNA Wrestling
Bobby Roode will square off against TNA Champion Austin Aries. Credit: TNA Wrestling

On Sunday night, August 12th, TNA Wrestling will present its Hardcore Justice, live on pay-per-view.

After much hype on its latest edition of Impact! Wrestling and finalizing new matches, Hardcore Justice features a pretty good pay-per-view card (via TNA Wrestling).

Here is a complete preview and predictions of what will happen at Hardcore Justice. 


Kid Kash and Gunner versus Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero

In recent editions of Impact! Wrestling, viewers have seen Chavo Guerrero team up with Hernandez against Kid Kash and Gunner.  

Kash and Gunner are two people causing issues for Guerrero but Hernandez has come to help his new friend. This could be the formation of a new tag team in TNA.

Your winners: Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero.


Zema Ion versus Kenny King for the X-Division Championship

As much potential as King has, I do not see him quickly being crowned as the X-Division champion. Ion is off a fresh run and deserves more time with the title.

Your winner to retain the X-Division title: Zema Ion.


Miss Tessmacher versus Madison Rayne for the Knockouts Title

Miss Tessmacher has been the Knockouts champion holder since TNA held its Slammiversary pay-per-view in June.

She continues to improve in the ring and has made strides over the past year with her character. I could see Rayne becoming the new champion but would much rather prefer Miss Tessmacher to hold the title and go a bit longer.

Your winner to retain the Knockouts title: Miss Tessmacher.


Rob Van Dam versus Mr. Anderson versus The Pope versus Magnus in a Bound for Glory Series Match (Falls Count Anywhere)

At Hardcore Justice, 20 points are up for grabs in each Bound For Glory Series match. I would eliminate The Pope and Magnus from any shot of winning. To get Rob Van Dam back in the picture, I would not be surprised to see him come out on top to get higher in the standings.

Your winner: Rob Van Dam. 


Jeff Hardy versus James Storm versus Robbie E versus Bully Ray in a Bound for Glory Series Match (Tables match)

I could already tell that Robbie E will be out of the picture. Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy should enjoy some success in this fight, given their careers in table matches. With James Storm picking up major momentum, I have a feeling he will be the one who comes out on top.

Your winner: James Storm.


Kurt Angle versus AJ Styles versus Samoa Joe versus Christopher Daniels in a Bound for Glory Series Match (Ladder match)

This should be a very good and entertaining match to watch. As much as I would like to see either Kurt Angle or AJ Styles pulling away with the victory, having Samoa Joe with his hand raised will tighten the Bound for Glory Series race.

Your winner: Samoa Joe.


Bobby Roode versus Austin Aries for the TNA Heavyweight Title

Austin Aries shocked the wrestling world with his victory against Bobby Roode at Destination X. Aries is one month into his championship run and has been an exciting title holder to watch. I have a strong feeling Aries will defeat Roode once more in another terrific main event match because there is too much potential in Austin. 

Your winner to retain the TNA title: Austin Aries.


Aces and Eights to make an impact?

Will the new leader be unveiled at Hardcore Justice?

I do not have my hopes up, as I think the Bound for Glory pay-per-view would be a better selection. Nevertheless, Aces and Eights should have some involvement in the show, particularly with Storm in his Bound for Glory Series match.


My Final Quick Take

Hardcore Justice should be a fun pay-per-view, especially for fans who enjoy the style of hardcore wrestling.

All the Bound for Glory Series matches should be entertaining and the main event has all the makings of an excellent match.

This pay-per-view has the potential to be something fans could talk about at the end of the night and be pleased with what happened.