Three Matches Announced For Next Week’s Impact, Wes Brisco Earns TNA Contract Through “Gut Check”

– Three matches have been announced for next Thursday’s Impact Wrestling broadcast, which is the final show before Final Resolution.

* TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles and James Storm face Bobby Roode, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian in a tag team match.

* Samoa Joe defends the TNA Television Championship against Devon.

* Kurt Angle takes on a member of Aces & Eights, D.O.C. (f/k/a Luke Gallows).

– Wes Brisco is the newest member of the TNA roster. After defeating Garett Bischoff in his “Gut Check” challenge match on Impact Wrestling last Thursday, becoming the first contestant to defeat his opponent, he received a “yes” from two of the three judges to earn a contract—Bruce Prichard and D’Lo Brown both said yes, while Taz said no.

Brisco, who is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Gerald Brisco, remarked on the accomplishment immediately afterwards via Twitter, “Greatest day of my life just made on the TNA Roster!!!!!” He was also congratulated by company president Dixie Carter (see photo).

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  • Steve

    I thought about this. What an interesting storyline idea this is…. and I may be way off base here. Through a picture, we’ve all but confirmed Bischoff is part of aces & eights. There was suspicion, at one point, that Wes Brisco was too. What if it’s actually Kurt Angle behind it all. He’s on the roster. Bischoff is on the roster. The storyline could be that it was all a a well played out “finger poke of doom” scenario to get Brisco on the roster..

    Just a thought…

    • Aiii

      Almost correct, Brisco is part of A&8’s, that’s why they took out Al Snow and put D’Lo Brown in his place (D’Lo is also A&8’s) to get him on the roster. Him and Bisschof will turn on Angle at some point in the near future.

      Angle as a heel at this point? Won’t work I’d reckon.

    • morrisonfanone

      I think they’re just keep Garrett in Aces & Eights for now until they can get other people to members. Don’t quote me on that, because I don’t know.

  • morrisonfanone

    My dad could’ve sworn after AJ and James Storms’ match, AJ was going to turn heel. And did anyone else notice Bobby Roode did the Ric Flair? Glad Wes got the contract. That was a great match, and he deserved it.

  • Jj Vaness

    Is anyone else really starting to LOVE Christopher Daniels?

    • fireworks Ts

      Daniels is really hitting a stride as a character. Very entertaining dude.

  • Pellinerija