This week’s episode of TNA Impact Wrestling is the company’s go-home edition before Sunday’s No Surrender pay-per-view.
With so much left to be settled before we get to the actual PPV, Thursday’s Impact is bound to be one of the best shows in the last month.
As much as last week’s episode was an improvement, casual and hardcore TNA fans will find great enjoyment in this episode of Impact Wrestling.
Go-home shows in TNA are usually great!
Where: Universal Studios, Orlando, Fla.
When: Thursday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. ET
Watch: SPIKE TV
End of BFG Series
TNA’s No Surrender PPV is the culmination of the Bound for Glory Series, and by the end of Thursday’s Impact, the fans will know which four wrestlers will fight for the No. 1 contender spot Sunday.
Question on Everybody's Mind: Who will be No. 1 contender?
Samoa Joe is fighting Jeff Hardy, and Rob Van Dam is fighting Bully Ray in the last two matches to determine the final battle. With only four spots and James Storm locked in, one of the aforementioned stars will be eliminated from the competition.
Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 new No. 1 contenders
No matter who Austin Aries faces, the Bound for Glory series has to be deemed a huge success because of the sheer magnitude of the matches it made. There were PPV-quality bouts every Thursday, and TNA has really found a formula that works.
TNA Rumor Mill: Devon and Matt Morgan Tease WWE returns (TNAWrestlingNews.com)
Aces and Eights
After declaring war on Aces and Eights, the TNA locker room was ready when the motorcycle gang entered the Impact Zone and attacked the stars of the company. Fifty fight scenes later, we know nothing more about the gang than we did before.
Question on Everybody's Mind: Who is the leader of Aces and Eights?
This has been the burning question throughout this storyline, and TNA deserves major credit for keeping this secret under lock and key. Unlike WWE, TNA actually takes pride in the majority of their major storylines not being spoiled.
Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 slapjack smacks
With rumors flying about who is in the group and which superstar is behind the attacks, the culmination of this story isn’t too far off. Bound for Glory (TNA’s WrestleMania) is just over a month away, so the reveal should be before that event.
TNA Rumor Mill: One member of A&E reportedly revealed (TNAWrestlingNews.com)
Kaz and Daniels
As much as we can all agree that the AJ Styles-Claire Lynch storyline was absolutely terrible, there is no denying how good Kazarian and Christopher Daniels have been during these segments. Now Hulk Hogan is punishing them for their trickery with a title defense.
Question on Everybody's Mind: Who will they face?
There is almost no tag division anymore, but Kaz and Daniels can save it with their amazing heel antics. If TNA really concentrated and gave the division enough thought, they have the talent to make it happen.
Hype Meter: 2 out of 5 tag team combinations
As much as I want this to signify the new push for the tag champs and the tag team division as a whole, it will likely be a stupid match with the Robbies or two random guys that don’t make any sense.
My personal hope is that AJ Styles and Kurt Angle tag again.
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