— Here are the confirmed matches for next week’s TNA iMPACT! broadcast:
* Matt Morgan vs. Joseph Park
* TNA Tag Team Title Match: Austin Aries and Bobby Roode © vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez
* X-Division Title Match: Kenny King © vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Zema Ion
* #1 Contender’s Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Magnus vs. Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle
Full **SPOILERS** for next week’s TNA iMPACT! broadcast are posted on the main newsboard.
— Chad Zelenovic sent in these live notes from last night’s TNA iMPACT! in Chicago, IL: Hi, I was at Impact tonight in Chicago. It was a great show live. Here a few live notes: – As far as the crowd was concerned, I’d say it was about 6,000-6,500 as everyone else estimated. It definitely looked like they had a bit more people than when they ran Bound For Glory in Chicago in 2008. The crowd reminded me of a WWE crowd back in ’98. One major difference between WWE and TNA as far as the crowd is concerned is that there are ALOT more hotter older women in the audience than at WWE shows. Other notes: – Rob Terry is HUGE. He just needs to be little bit more crisp in the ring, but time improves everything. He has star written all over him and was over especially with the dance moves. – Austin Aries was quite over as probably seen on camera. – There was an incident when Aces and Eights were exiting the arena. One of the fans almost got into a brawl with one of the members. Atlas Security had a hard time calming the fan down. It is amazing to see Bully Ray live and how much heat he can draw. – The 7 Ft Marylin Manson look alike that was arguing with Bully in the front row was walking around the whole night with his tank top on flexing his muscles. I really wish Bully would have cracked him! – Joseph Park is unbelievably over. I cannot believe how good he plays his gimmick. – If there was a complaint(s) to management I can make about the live show, it’s that there was no pyro. I remember at BFG 08, they did have it. Also, the Sears Centre Arena is kind of far for some Chicago fans. The thing that the Allstate Arena has over the Sears Centre is that it’s right next to the airport and not far far away from central Chicago. Now. I’ve sent several suggestions to TNA about running the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom for future events, which is in downtown. It’s a tad smaller than the Sears Centre, but, they could add seats on the huge stage they have and it will help spread the word about TNA in one of the biggest wrestling cities. I hope they listen. – Also, Jeremy Borash and So Cal Val, as well as Christy Hemme absolutely do a fantastic job with interaction with the fans in between commercials. Major kudos to them for keeping me entertained throughout the night. – I didn’t stay the whole taping, as I left at the beginning of the 2nd taping. Overall, a thumbs up.
— Brandon Burke also sent in this report from last night’s TNA iMPACT! broadcast in Chicago, IL (*CONTAINS SPOILERS*)::Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs Austin Aries & Bobby Roode Back and forth action. Late in the match, Hernandez hits a flurry of offense, including a running dive over the top rope into the ring from the ramp onto both men. Chavo goes up for the frogspash on Aries. Christopher Daniels and Kazarian come out. Daniels distracts Chavo and Aries rolls him up for the win. Winners and still Tag Champs: Aries & Roode/ After the match, Daniels & Kazarian beat up Aries & Roode. Taryn Terrell comes out. She says she is on probation but had to do what she had to do when Gail Kim put her hands on her. Gail comes out and said she's glad she learned her lesson, like the other Knockouts, not to mess with Gail Kim, the greatest women's wrestler that ever lived. She said she created the Knockout Division. Gail calls out Brooke Hogan to fire Taryn. Brooke said it was a tough decision but she has to be fair and terminate Teryn as a referee for the Knockouts. She has decided though, to sign Taryn to the Knockout roster. Taryn spears Gail. They brawl backstage as Bully comes out and sneaks behind Brooke. She turns around, they have words. Bully raises his hand at Brooke and she backs down and leaves. Main event Four way to determine the #1 Contender for the TNA Heavyweight Championship. Joe vs Magnus vs Angle vs Hardy. Early on in the match Samoa Joe hit a beautiful suicide dive through the middle rope to all three. A lot of action. Later in the match, Hardy gives all three a version of the Twist of Fate. Eventually Angle gets the Ankle Lock on Joe. Angle and Magnus end up outside of the ring. Hardy hits the Swanton on Joe out of nowhere. Winner & #1 Contender: Jeff Hardy After the match Magnus looks on as Joe shakes Hardy's hand. Angle walks to the back looking pissed. End of show. Borash thanks the crowd and tells us there's an after party.