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[TV Recap] Impact Wrestling – 8/16/12

Announced Matches:

  • Jeff Hardy Vs. Bully Ray (BFG Series Match)
  • AJ Styles Vs. Christopher Daniels (BFG Series Match)
  • Samoa Joe Vs. Magnus (BFG Series Match)

Also on the Docket: Bully Ray will confront James Storm at the start of the show about his supposed allegiance to the Aces and 8’s, Bobby Roode will react to coming up short against Austin Aries at Hardcore Justice, new TNA Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne will make an appearance, and The Aces and 8’s will continue its reign of chaos.

All that and much more on this week’s edition of Impact Wrestling!

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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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[PPV Results] TNA Hardcore Justice 2012

Last night TNA held its yearly Hardcore Justice PPV live from the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL. The results of the event, in sequential order and curated from the live coverage over at, as well as whatever thoughts I may have based on results (I didn’t see the actual show) can be seen…after the jump. Suspense!

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[TNA News] Final ‘Hardcore Justice 2012’ Card + Predictions

Tonight, TNA presents the 2012 edition of Hardcore Justice live from the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL. I will not be covering the event due to money (and the fact that Summerslam happens next week) but that doesn’t mean I can’t run down the card and give my thoughts/predictions for the event, right? RIGHT. Hit the jump to find out what to expect tonight.

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[TNA News] Sneak Peak at the ‘Bound for Glory 2012’ Poster

TNA President Dixie Carter tweeted an early look today at the poster for their big October PPV Bound for Glory. You can check it out below.

It’s an early look so it could change at a moment’s notice, but I kind of like it; reminds me of 1992-era WCW for reasons I can’t quite figure out and it’s a good move to highlight their major names all at once for any potential new viewers that stumble across this image. We’ll see if any changes are in fact made in the next two months but this is definitely not a bad way to go should it become the final.


[TV Recap] Impact Wrestling – 8/9/2012

Announced Matches:

  • BFG Series Match: “Cowboy” James Storm Vs. Bully Ray
  • BFG Series Match: AJ Styles Vs. Kurt Angle
  • BFG Series Match: Rob Van Dam Vs. Magnus

Also on the Docket:

  • The Aces and 8’s let it be known last week that they intend to make Brooke Hogan their next target.
  • Austin Aries and Bobby Roode have their final confrontation before their World Title match at HardCORE Justice
  • James Storm once again tries to refute claims he’s leading the Aces and 8’s.
  • The Claire storyline continues, and hopefully AJ Styles does something to move the storyline.

All that and more on this week’s “go home” edition of Impact Wrestling!

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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.

[TV Recap] Impact Wrestling – 7/26/2012

Note: Unlike Raw, I will not be covering Impact Wrestling on a constant week to week basis due to real-life situations (work, school, etc.). I’ll do my best to keep it as consistent as I can but no promises. I’m also going to rework my recap style through this one as well for the 8000th time since this site opened three days ago.

On tonight’s edition of Impact Wrestling:

  • TNA president Dixie Carter names a new interim GM to replace an injured Hulk Hogan.
  • A new number one contender will be named for Zema Ion‘s X-Division Title and Ion himself will defend the belt.
  • The “Bound for Glory Series” continues with two more matches (James Storm/A.J. Styles and Kurt Angle/Bully Ray)
  • Chavo Guerrero Jr. will make his TNA debut.
  • The Aces and 8’s will undoubtedly make their presence felt once again.
  • Sam Shaw will get another chance to prove himself in the TNA Gut Check.
  • And a whole lot more!

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[TNA News] Chavo Guerrero Jr. Signs With the Company; Debuts Next Week on ‘Impact Wrestling’

Chavo and his partner in crime Pepe (RIP) in WCW.

TNA announced today (via their official website) that they have signed Chavo Guerrero Jr. to a contract. The third generation wrestler, whom you may remember from his stints in WCW and WWE (of course you remember him, sorry to be condescending), has been wrestling here and there on the independents over the past couple of years and recently worked for TNA offshoot Ring Ka King in India. In addition to the news, the company also released a 30 second hype video for Guerrero Jr. on YouTube, which you can check out below.

Guerrero Jr. will make his debut for the company next week on Impact Wrestling.

Thoughts: Considering Guerrero Jr.’s past involvement with Ring Ka King, it’s not altogether surprising that TNA decided to pick him up and although I made a joke earlier on Twitter about the signing, I’m interested to see what they do with him. Where does he fit in with the company? I would personally put him in the TV Title division and have him beat Devon for the belt; they could use a new champion and Chavo would be 100 times more entertaining in that role and give it some actual flair and excitement. Either way I don’t think this is a terrible signing by any stretch of the imagination; maybe this will finally (finally) be his chance to shine.

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