TNA news and notes…
– AJ Styles won the Bound for Glory Series on this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling and will challenge Bully Ray for the TNA Championship at the pay-per-view next month.
– The current storyline direction is to turn Dixie Carter into a heel on-air authority figure. The ball was put in motion in a segment taped for next week’s show.
– Alex Barie posted the kayfabe update on Ken Anderson with the latest legitimate update. The last record of Anderson signing a TNA contract was in September 2010 so it’s clear his status is up in the air. Whenever I hear about Anderson’s status, I think about his quote from a couple of years ago when he said if he was still wrestling in five years to shoot him. You can re-live that story at this link.
– Kazarian beat Chris Sabin in a match taped for TNA Xplosion on Thursday night.
– The matches set for next week’s show are as follows – TNA X Division Champion Manik vs. Jeff Hardy, Mickie James vs. ODB for the TNA Knockouts Championship, Eric Young vs. Robbie E, Joseph Park vs. Robbie E, Hernandez vs. Gunner and Sting, Magnus, Samoa Joe vs. Bobby Roode, Kazarian and Christopher Daniels.