The fallout from the Aces & Eights will continue this week on the latest episode of TNA’s Impact Wrestling, as Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan are on a collision course for a face-to-face meeting.
The rest of the Aces & Eights continue to make an impact as well (no pun intended) with a 10-man tag match between the motorcycle gang and the TNA locker room scheduled for the main event of the night.
Love them or hate them, the heel stable is taking over Impact Wrestling.
Add in the Gut Check segment with Indy wrestling legend Adam Pearce and the speculation around AJ Styles, and this is a show that wrestling fans will love.
Where: ASU Convocation Center, Jonesboro, Ark.
When: Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m. ET (Pre-Taped)
Watch: Spike TV
Brooke Hogan And Bully Ray
Whether you buy into the Aces & Eights storyline or not, the fact that Bully Ray is back to being a full-fledged heel on the mic is great news for fans of TNA Wrestling.
Thursday’s Impact will feature Bully Ray trying to meet face-to-face with his estranged wife, and there is no question that the situation will turn into fisticuffs.
Question on Everybody's Mind: Will Hulk Hogan Make the Save?
It is clear that Bully Ray had Hulk Hogan in his sights the entire time the gang was carrying out their elaborate plan, and that much focus on one person in the wrestling business usually leads to an eventual culminating match.
When Bully verbally attacks Brooke on Impact, you better believe Hulk will hit the ring and continue teasing an in-ring feud between the legend and the current champion.
Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Heel Bully Ray Segments
While there are some unquestionable inaccuracies in the Aces & Eights angle, Bully Ray has been spectacular on the mic over the last year. And as a much better heel than a face, these segments with the gang so far have been great.
With the chance to cut down both Brooke and Hulk Hogan to their faces, this week’s episode should be an amazing dose of reality from the current TNA champion.
TNA News: Last Week’s Impact Ratings (Wrestling Inc.)
10-Man Tag Team War
When this match was announced on the company’s website, the first thought was that TNA had brought back the War Games match from WCW days, but that is not the case.
Instead, fans will be subjected to Team Aces & Eights (Devon, D.O.C., Wes Brisco, Garett Bischoff and Knux) against Team TNA (Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Magnus, Eric Young and Joseph Park) in the main event of the show.
Question on Everybody's Mind: Didn’t We Just See This?
It was March 10, 2013, at the Lockdown pay-per-view that a very similar match occurred (except inside the cage), and Team TNA went on to win that bout. While the teams are slightly different, the fans should expect the Aces & Eights to walk away victorious now that the gang is all on the same page and looking strong.
Hype Meter: 3 out of 5 Tides Turning
The Aces and Eights have been useless for months, but the inclusion of TNA World Heavyweight champion Bully Ray as the president of the club has given them a real mouthpiece and a viable member.
People are starting to buy the gang as a legitimate threat now.
The problem before was that the Aces & Eights lost all of their key matches, but if the gang can steal a win in this main event against the best faces TNA has to offer, there is no question that Bully Ray has turned the tide in favor of his stable.
TNA Rumors: Former champion not being brought back? (Wrestling Inc.)
For more wrestling talk, listen to Ring Rust Radio for all of the hot topics, or catch the latest episode in the player below (some language NSFW).