Kester's TNA No Surrender Preview and Predictions: The semi-finals and finals of the Bound For Glory Series, Austin Aries vs. "Arm Breaker" of Aces and Eights, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. AJ Styles and Kurt Angle, and more

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Sep 9, 2012 - 06:03 PM

By Ryan Kester

The following predictions are made with no foreknowledge as to what the finishes or booking will be. They are predictions made solely based on what TNA has done and what I think they will do.

Bully Ray vs. James Storm in a Bound For Glory Series semifinal match: This is the night for Storm to avenge his BFGS loss last year, and I see no reason why that doesn't take place tonight. I get the feeling that Bully Ray be in cahoots with Aces and Eights, but I get the feeling he isn't in yet and needs a driving force to push him in that direction. I feel a loss here could be the impetus for that alliance.

Prediction: James Storm defeats Bully Ray

Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe in a Bound For Glory Series semifinal match: Samoa Joe has seen a renewed push throughout the BFGS and Jeff Hardy has kind of fell by the wayside. I feel like TNA has more invested in Joe now than they do in Hardy, and I see Joe avenging his loss on Impact tonight.

Prediction: Samoa Joe defeats Jeff Hardy

Bound For Glory Series Finale: With the results of the above two matches, I feel that Samoa Joe will go on to win the BFGS and face Aries at Bound For Glory. Once upon a time I would have had Storm winning the series, but I feel like he can go on to face Roode without the championship in the picture. The Title in play would make for the better story, but TNA seems sold on having Aries as their champion. In keeping with this, I feel like TNA is primed to return to the short-lived Aries vs. Joe spat, so Samoa Joe is my pick to win the series.

Prediction: Samoa Joe goes over James Storm.

Austin Aries vs. "Arm Breaker" of Aces and Eights: The final sell for this match was asinine and ridiculous. Our babyface champion is now a certifiable psychopath as it took the smallest or prompting for him to torture another human being for two hours. At least, that's the story TNA told last Thursday and I was left questioning if Russo had made a sudden unannounced return. Anyway, I don't see the great reveal of Aces and Eights happening on a night that so few people will be paying attention to the TN product, so I see this match ending in an overdrawn brawl.

Prediction: The match ends in a no contest after a big brawl between TNA wrestlers and Aces and Eights prospects.

Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. AJ Styles and Kurt Angle for the TNA Tag Titles: I doubt that TNA is interested in ending the forever long Daniels vs. Styles feud a month before Bound For Glory. Thus, I expect the tag champs to retain their titles, likely after flooring angle with one of the belts.

Prediction: Christopher Daniels and Kazarian retain.

Miss Tessmacher vs. Tara for the TNA Knockouts Title: The mentor vs. student relationship of this match is a fun one. I expect this to be a "passing of the torch" type of moment and I expect we'll see Miss Tessmacher retain her title here.

Prediction: Miss Tessmacher retains.

Zema Ion vs. Sonjay Dutt for the X Division Title: This match is relatively pointless as neither man has had airtime in over a month. I doubt TNA will have the title change hands under such lackluster circumstances, so I expect Ion to retain after a flashy and fun match.

Prediction: Zema Ion retains.

Magnus vs. Rob Van Dam: Magnus finally seems to be getting some creative attention. I'm expecting him to defeat RVD after RVD does his dumb thumb-pointing gimmick and the tywo will go on for a rematch at Boudn For Glory.

Prediction: Magnus goes over RVD.

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