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[TNA News] Updated/Final ‘No Surrender’ Card

Last night on IMPACT Wrestling, TNA did the unthinkable and actually announced some matches for their upcoming No Surrender PPV this Sunday. Here’s the updated card.

  • Bound For Glory Series Final [Winner Goes On to Face TNA World Champion at Bound For Glory 2012]
  • [BFG Series Semi-Final] James Storm Vs. Bully Ray
  • [BFG Series Semi-Final] Jeff Hardy Vs. Samoa Joe
  • Christopher Daniels/Frankie Kazarian (c) Vs. AJ Styles/Kurt Angle for the TNA World Tag Team Titles
  • Zema Ion (c) Vs. Sonjay Dutt for the TNA X-Division Title
  • Miss Tessmacher (c) Vs. Tara for the TNA Knockouts Title
  • Austin Aries Vs. The Armbreaker (Aces and 8’s member who broke his arm) in a “Fight”/Match/Whatever
  • Rob Van Dam Vs. Magnus

According to the TNA website, this is the “complete” lineup and despite the fact it was just slapped together it looks pretty solid. With the exception of Ion/Dutt (I’m glad to see the X-Division still lives though, to be honest), each match has a story to it and a purpose (even RVD/Magnus, which got slapped together in literally 10 seconds on IMPACT Wrestling) and it’ll be interesting to see who ends up winning the BFG Series and going on to main event TNA’s biggest show of the year. Also, the Aries/Armbreaker confrontation should be interesting as we could finally see a reveal of an Aces and 8’s member. Please? Pretty please?

TNA No Surrender 2012 takes place September 9th.

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[TNA News] 3 BFG Series Matches Added for This Thursday’s ‘Impact Wrestling’; Updated BFG Series Standings

TNA announced three BFG Series matches for this Thursday’s edition of Impact Wrestling. They are as follows:

  • Jeff Hardy Vs. Bully Ray
  • AJ Styles Vs. Christopher Daniels
  • Samoa Joe Vs. Magnus

Hardy/Ray and Styles/Daniels are advertised as being the “Double Main Event” for the show, which makes perfect sense given the star power involved. Plus with Styles and Daniels finally clashing, maybe we’ll finally get some movement to the whole Claire storyline that has stagnated over recent weeks. Granted it’s not a great storyline but the more it progresses, the closer we get to a conclusion and an end so that’s worth rooting for. Either way all three of these matches have equal chances to steal the show in their own ways and should make for a hell of an Impact Wrestling in-ring-wise.

And while we’re on the subject of the BFG Series, here are the updated standings post-Hardcore Justice courtesy of WrestlingInc who are just one of many sites that are keeping a far better track of this than I have been.

  1. James Storm – 66 points
  2. Rob Van Dam – 55 points
  3. Samoa Joe – 54 points
  4. Kurt Angle – 48 points
  5. Bully Ray – 48 points
  6. Mr. Anderson – 40 points
  7. AJ Styles – 36 points
  8. Jeff Hardy – 35 points
  9. Daniels – 33 points
  10. Magnus – 21 points
  11. The Pope – 7 points
  12. Robbie E. – 5 points

As you can see, Hardcore Justice shook the BFG Series standings up considerably. RVD is now in the 2nd place spot and Bully Ray is tied with Angle for the 4th place position. There are three weeks to go until the semi-finals take place at September’s PPV No Surrender so Impact Wrestling should be an interesting show to watch as the build continues.

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[TNA News] Three BFG Series Matches Announced for ‘Hardcore Justice’

Dixie Carter took to Twitter today (whoa, alliteration) to announce three BFG Series matches for the upcoming August PPV Hardcore Justice. Each of these three matches will be a 4-way dance, with the winner of each netting a cool 20 points. The matches announced are as follows:

  • A.J. Styles Vs. Christopher Daniels Vs. Kurt Angle Vs. Samoa Joe
  • James Storm Vs. Bully Ray Vs. Jeff Hardy Vs. Robbie E.
  • Rob Van Dam Vs. Mr. Anderson Vs. “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero Vs. Magnus

Here are the current BFG Series standings (via TNA’s official site), which were last updated on July 29th (I think Ray may have won a match since then but I’m not great at keeping up with every damn result ever):

  1. Samoa Joe        47 points    (5-2)    7 MATCHES
  2. James Storm     45 points    (3-1-2)    6 MATCHES
  3. Kurt Angle         41 points     (5-3)    8 MATCHES
  4. Mr. Anderson    40 points    (5-4-1)    10 MATCHES
  5. Jeff Hardy         28 points    (4-3)    7 MATCHES
  6. Rob Van Dam   28 points     (4-2)    6 MATCHES
  7. Daniels            26 points    (4-2)    6 MATCHES
  8. Magnus           21 points     (3-5)    8 MATCHES
  9. AJ Styles        16 points    (2-2-1)    5 MATCHES
  10. The Pope        7 points    (1-4)    5 MATCHES
  11. Bully Ray        7 points    (1-3)    4 MATCHES
  12. Robbie E        5 points    (1-7)    8 MATCHES

Out of those three matches announced, Storm looks to have the 20 points “in the bag” so to speak, while Styles/Joe/Daniels/Angle will almost undoubtedly be the most fun to watch. The BFG Series has been great so far, so I wouldn’t mind if a new wrinkle got involved. The fact that all three BFG Series matches are going to be 4-way contests though seems a little bit like overkill, especially since they’re all on the same show. Seems like an easy way to quickly burn a crowd out. I hope they space them out.

Hardcore Justice, which will feature Austin Aries defending the World Heavyweight Title against Bobby Roode in the main event, airs on PPV/TNAOnDemand August 12, 2012.

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