UPDATE: It was previously reported that tonight’s iMPACT! lineup had been changed, and that Magnus was not appearing on the show. It appears that he had been pulled from the show due to getting his work VISA renewed. He posted the following on his Twitter today…
En route stateside & got my renewed visa back in time…couldn’t have done it without the help of @MissLRaffo who TheDX should def promote!
— Nick Aldis (Magnus) (@MagnusOfficial) August 29, 2013
ORIGINAL: TNA Wrestling issued a statement this afternoon through its company website concerning tonight’s Bound For Glory Series matches on iMPACT! Wrestling since tournament leader Magnus will be not be appearing on the show “due to an unforeseen issue.”
The British grappler was scheduled to compete against Jeff Hardy and as a result of his absence, they have announced the following changes to the show.
“Magnus, due to an unforeseen issue, will not be appearing on tonight’s Impact Wrestling on Spike TV. Magnus currently has competed in 5 matches and was scheduled to face Kazarian on Xplosion this week and Jeff Hardy on Spike TV tonight. Due to the circumstances, TNA officials have met and made the following decision:
“Magnus will stand with his current total of 39 points. Jeff Hardy and Kazarian will face each other tonight on Impact Wrestling on Spike TV to make up their originally scheduled match with Magnus. Also the originally scheduled Kazarian vs. Hernandez match will move to Xplosion this week.
“Must Win Thursday“ tonight will now feature three matches with serious implications on the BFG Series Final Four scheduled for No Surrender in St. Louis; Austin Aries vs. Christopher Daniels, Jeff Hardy vs. Frankie Kazarian, and AJ Styles vs. Bobby Roode. Tune in tonight at 9/8c for all this and the return of Hulk Hogan on Spike TV.”
— Here is video from after last week’s edition of iMPACT! Wrestling went off the air…