TNA Impact Wrestling Preview: Bully Ray vs. Devon, OFN, Christian York and More

Kyle SchadlerChief Writer INovember 1, 2012

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It’s Thursday again and that means a new live episode of TNA Impact Wrestling!

This week’s episode will be the monthly Open Fight Night where anybody can be called out by anyone. The company has confirmed at least two matches for this show while also going into the Knockouts and the Aces and 8s.

So let’s see what TNA Wrestling has in store for the fans this week!


A Battle of the Sexes: ODB Plans to Call out Jesse

Two weeks ago, ODB went one-on-one with Knockouts champion Tara in a non-title match. The former three-time Knockouts champion and current Knockouts tag team champion came out of the match victorious, moving up the ladder to an eventual shot at Tara’s title.

Last week, the executive in charge of the Knockouts, Brooke Hogan, informed Tara’s “boo,” Jesse, that ODB had her eye on him and then revealed after Tara successfully defended her title against Miss Tessmacher that she planned on calling Jesse out on Open Fight Night.

Why is ODB calling out Jesse and not Tara? Will this situation lead to ODB vs. Tara at Turning Point for the TNA Knockouts Championship?


Gut Check: Christian York Fights for a TNA Contract

TNA Gut Check has featured some very talented wrestlers since its creation earlier this year. The competition has seen the likes of Alex Silva and Taeler Hendrix receive contracts while also seeing some controversy thanks to Joey Ryan.

This month, 16-year veteran Christian York will get his shot at TNA stardom. Some fans may remember York for his short stints in WCW and WWE, his appearance on ECW’s final episode of Hardcore TV or maybe even on TNA’s first-ever show in June 2002.

With his experience in the ring, can Christian York become the first Gut Check contestant to win the tryout match? Will he impress Taz, Al Snow and Bruce Pritchard enough to gain a contract with TNA Wrestling?


An Angry Olympian: Will Kurt Angle Be Looking for Revenge on the Aces and 8s?

Since June, the Aces and 8s have been terrorizing TNA Wrestling. Attacking everyone from legends to Gut Check contestants, the group of masked men became unstoppable.

At Bound for Glory, they gained full access to TNA events, and last week, they continued their reign of terror.

Last week’s main event saw Jeff Hardy defending his TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle. Hardy retained his title which sent the Olympic gold medalist to the back in defeat. His night only got worse, though, as the Aces and 8s ambushed him backstage and beat him down until help finally arrived.

Is vengeance on Kurt Angle’s mind? Will he have any back-up? Do the Aces and 8s have any plans to attack someone else this week?


Bully Ray vs. Devon

Forming in 1997 in Extreme Championship Wrestling, Bully Ray and Devon, then known as Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley, went onto become one of the most decorated tag teams in wrestling.

Holding World Tag Team Championships in ECW, WWE, WCW, New Japan Pro Wrestling, the NWA and TNA, the former Dudley Boyz and Team 3D have accumulated 23 reigns as world tag team champions.

After 13 years as a team, they went their separate ways in 2010. They would become allies, though, earlier this year in the fight against the Aces and 8s, but Devon’s release in September put an end to that. With Devon gone, Bully Ray became an unlikely ally to Sting and Hulk Hogan, a move the Hulkster didn’t trust.

His trust changed at Bound for Glory when the Bully teamed with Sting in a match against the Aces and 8s. It wouldn’t be Bully Ray that turned on Sting and Hogan, it would be their former ally Devon who turned on them when he helped the Aces and 8s win.

As the Sgt. of Arms, Devon was revealed as a member of the renegade group and shocked both the roster and fans alike with his allegiance. This week, Bully Ray will finally be able to get his hands on his former partner.

Who will come out of this victorious? Will the Aces and 8s interfere? Does Bully Ray have his own form of back-up?


With this being Open Fight Night, who else will be called out?

Since winning the TNA Television Championship, Samoa Joe has been defending the title each and every week. Will he continue to do so this week? If so, who will receive the title shot?

TNA Open Fight Night is always an intriguing show. Will it continue to be so this week? Tune in to find out!