TNA Impact Wrestling: Complete Preview, News and More for April 11

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Impact Wrestling
Photo Courtesy of Impact Wrestling

This week’s episode of TNA’s Impact Wrestling comes live to the wrestling fans across the world from Corpus Christi, Texas, and the anticipation over this week’s show is through the roof.

Not only is Hulk Hogan expecting a decision from AJ Styles about which side he is on in the war between TNA and Aces & Eights, there are two championship matches scheduled for Thursday.

With both the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the tag team titles on the line, this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling is setting up to be one of the most exciting of 2013.

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Where: American Bank Center, Corpus Christi, Texas

When: Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m. ET

Watch: Spike TV


Championship Thursday

It may not officially be Championship Thursday—no one actually knows when that is—but this week’s show featuring a world title match between Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy, as well as the tag team battle of Austin Aries and Bobby Roode vs. Chavo and Hernandez, has the wrestling world buzzing with excitement.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Will We Get a Title Change on Free TV?

As much as TNA fans would love to see a title change without paying for a pay-per-view, neither would make much sense here. The hope is that both Hardy and Chavo and Hernandez lose and are taken out of their respective title pictures for a while. It’s time to let others shine.

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 PPV-Caliber Impact Episodes

While there are times TNA underwhelms the fans with their weekly programming, this week's show will most certainly not be one of those moments. With two championships on the line, the ever-evolving AJ Styles storyline and Adam Pearce and Magno getting their Gut Check, Thursday’s episode has a chance to be very entertaining.

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Hulk Hogan Wants AJ Styles’ Decision

While there were some doubts about what kind of character AJ Styles was portraying during his return to TNA, but his interactions with Aces & Eights and his friends is exactly what Sting did with the nWo. Despite wanting to know Styles’ decision, there is little doubt that this angle will continue.

Question on Everybody's Mind: How Long Will This Angle Continue?

Styles is not the best on the mic, but there will be a time when he is called upon to explain his actions during this period. While playing a tweener works for now, the former champion will eventually pick a side and be a main focus of this storyline. The hope is that Styles will be able to handle the pressure of being a mouthpiece.

Hype Meter: 3 out of 5 Styles in the Rafters Segments

As much as the wrestling world doesn’t need another poor rendition of the nWo storyline, if there was anyone that had the kind of connection with the TNA crowd that Sting did in WCW, it would be Styles.

As long as TNA doesn’t make the storylines too similar (Styles standing in the rafters), this should help make the Aces & Eights angle interesting.

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