Swift and Painful: TNA Hard Justice Preview
Tonight continues TNA's Road To Bound IV Glory as the superstars of TNA continue their war for control of the company.
As we already know, the World Elite and Main Event Mafia have joined forces to become the Main Event Elite.
What happened afterward may have ignited a war that no one could find themselves walking away from unharmed.
So after the riot that tore through the entire iMPACT Zone, we now find ourselves waiting for the next move of TNA.
It starts tonight, live from Universal Studios in Orlando, as TNA hits the pay-per-view airwaves with Hard Justice.
There's a guarantee that tonight's Hard Justice will be both swift and painful.
Here's the rundown of tonight's pay per view event!
$10,000 Bounty Match: Abyss vs. Jethro Holliday
After destroying Dr. Stevie in the Land of 10,000 Thumbtacks, Abyss thought his nightmare had come to an end, but Stevie came back more dangerous and determined than ever to rid TNA of the Monster.
Plus, he's got $10,000 on the line for anyone who pulls it off.
The Monster has lost the Asylum gear for more of a drifter look, but when he thought that he would get the upper hand, he met a new foe...in the form of an old one.
"The Outlaw" Jethro Holliday appeared out of nowhere to attack The Monster and take Richards up on his bounty.
Now tonight, The Monster has one last chance to rid himself of Dr. Stevie forever. However, Holliday has a chance to be $10,000 richer if he can not only defeat Abyss, but also destroy and maim him.
Will Holliday lay claim to the bounty, or will The Monster have some Shock Treatment prepared for The Outlaw and his former doctor?
Battle for World Championship Briefcase: Hernandez vs. Rob Terry
A few months ago, The British Invasion attacked L.A.X. on their way to their match on iMPACT.
In the process, they stole the briefcases of both men. Homicide not only managed to get his back, but he also cashed it in to become the X Division Champion.
Now, it's Super Mex's turn to get back what is rightfully his.
At the same time, he is looking for revenge as he faces The Invasion's enforcer Big Rob Terry for the right to lay claim to the briefcase. This would officially be Big Rob's first singles match, but it won't be his easiest.
In all honesty, this is the ultimate clash of the titans, as two of the biggest and strongest men in the business do battle.
Can Hernandez reclaim his stolen briefcase, or will Big Rob officially become the man with the power to shake up the Main Event Elite?
IWGP Tag Team Championship: British Invasion vs. Beer Money
A couple of weeks ago in a tables on iMPACT, Team 3D got screwed out of the IWGP Tag Team Championships thanks to the genius of Eric Young.
Now the World Elite has aligned themselves with the Main Event Mafia in the hopes of completing the hostile takeover of TNA.
However, in order to complete their path to destiny, they will have to first get past the former TNA World Tag Team Champions.
Right now, they are more focused than ever on getting revenge.
After the riot two weeks ago, Beer Money is looking to add more gold to their resume as they look to take the New Japan World Tag Team Championships from the British Invasion.
Keep in mind that where ever Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams go, the rest of World Elite won't be far behind.
Will the Invasion continue their dominance over the Tag Team Division, or will Robert Roode and James Storm leave Hard Justice chanting, "Beer...MONEY!", en route to another reign as Tag Team Champions?
The Steel Asylum: The Superstars of the X Division
After a brief hiatus, the infamous Steel Asylum returns. The most dangerous structure in TNA History makes its much anticipated return tonight with the superstars of the X Division ready to shine for the fans of TNA.
Amazing Red, Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, Daniels, Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed and former X Division Champion Suicide are the unlucky victims who will get locked up in the Asylum. The winner will get a shot at the X Division Champion.
Which superstar will climb out of the Asylum to become the #1 Contender for the X Division Championship? With so many enemies under one Steel roof, will we finally see who is behind the mask of Suicide?
TNA Knockouts Championship: Angelina Love vs. ODB
Thanks to TNA ref Slick Johnson, Angelina Love ended Tara's brief reign as Knockouts Champion.
Love's reign however has met one of its toughest oppositions in the form of the Courage Juice-swilling ODB.
The brash bombshell will have a chance at getting the Knockouts Championship tonight, and along with Cody Deaner, she looks to leave Hard Justice with the gold.
Though as it has been proven in the past, Love always has Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne somewhere in the arena.
Can the powerful kisses of Cody Deaner be enough for ODB to have her first reign as TNA Knockouts Champion, or will the Beautiful People cleanse the world once again of one ugly person at a time?
TNA X-Division Championship: Homicide vs. Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe has not been X-Division Champion since he was teamed with Kurt Angle years ago. Tonight, Samoa Joe gets his chance to lay claim to the X-Division Championship once again.
His temper, however, cost him when he came up short a few weeks ago.
Now that he has returned to his premier status, and after cashing in the briefcase to defeat Suicide and become the X Division Champion, Homicide now looks to withstand The Nation of Violence one more time.
But Tazz has made it clear that his protege will not only win the gold, but he will also destroy the high flying member of L.A.X.
Can the L.A. X-Division Champion leave Hard Justice with the gold around his waist? Or will the Nation of Violence live up to Tazz's promise to become the X-Division Champion? What role if any will Joe's newest adversary, Bobby Lashley, play in the outcome of the match?
TNA World Tag Team Championships: MEM vs. Team 3D
After laying claim to the TNA World Tag Team Championships, Booker T and Scott Steiner did something that hasn't been done in recent memory; they won the tag team titles without their respective brothers.
No Stevie Ray, no Rick Steiner, no problem for Main Event Mafia.
Now Team 3D on the other hand have lost both the TNA Tag Team Championships, and the IWGP Tag Team Championships in less than a month. With that said, the 22-Time Tag Team Champions will look to add another reign as TNA Tag Team Champions tonight at Hard Justice.
Will the Mafia's hitmen continue their reign as Tag Team Champions, or will it be No. 23 for the Bronx bombers?
TNA Legends Championship: Kevin Nash vs. Mick Foley
Booker T was a Legend in WCW. AJ Styles is a Legend in TNA. How fitting that neither of them will be in this match for the Legends Championship. Instead, we have Big Sexy facing a hardcore legend.
Every person in the Nursing Home is going nuts!
Kevin Nash claimed the gold by defeating AJ Styles last month, but he lost it to Mick Foley thanks to a Spear from Lashley a few weeks ago.
Now, Big Sexy has made it clear that he only wants it for the money, while Foley is doing this for the fans.
The line in the sand has officially arrived as Mick Foley will hope to continue his reign as Legends Champion. To do so, he'll have to outlast the taller, bigger, and stronger Nash.
Is the Million Dollar Ego of Nash due for another deposit, or will Foley deal another devastating blow to the egos of the Main Event Mafia?
TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Kurt Angle vs. Sting vs. Matt Morgan
This is it. The biggest main event ever as the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be collide in one night in one match!
Okay, sorry for the Bret Hart pop, but it doesn't get any bigger than this.
Kurt Angle wants complete control of TNA, Sting wants payback, and the third man in wants his first pay-per-view main event to be his biggest victory of his young career.
It's Angle vs. Sting vs....Morgan?
That's right folks, The Blueprint outlasted the high flying AJ Styles to pick up the final two wins in their best of three series to earn the final spot in the main event.
Instead of accepting Angle's offer to take the dive, he decided rather that he intends to leave Hard Justice the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
For Sting, this is a chance at revenge as he was ousted as Leader of the Main Event Mafia. For Angle, this is a chance to get the nightmare known as Sting off his back once and for all.
Will The Icon reclaim the TNA World Championship? Will Angle remain on top of the TNA World, or is this The Blueprint's time to shine in his first pay-per-view main event?