TNA has finally put the finishing touches on its No Surrender pay-per-view event, which will go down on this Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011 at the Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida.
Originally, the show was supposed to feature Sting vs. Ric Flair before that match was rescheduled at the last minute to take place at the TV tapings the very next day. This was done presumably to draw more eyeballs because it's expected that TNA will set up Sting's upcoming match with Hulk Hogan at Bound for Glory, which seems like a foregone conclusion at this point.
That meant the company had to scramble to find a last minute main event, which they revealed just last night on Spike TV, a mere three days before the pay-per-view. Here's what the finalized card looks likes:
Kurt Angle (champion) vs. Sting vs. Mr. Anderson for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
BFG Series semi-final: Bully Ray vs. James Storm
BFG Series semi-final: Bobby Roode vs. Gunner
Matt Morgan vs. Samoa Joe
Brian Kendrick (champion) vs. Austin Aries for the TNA X Division Championship
Mexican America (Hernandez and Anarquia) (champions) vs. Devon and D'Angelo Dinero for the TNA World Tag Team Championship
Mickie James (champion) vs. Winter for the TNA Knockout Championship
This show looks like a complete dud. Not only did they yank the main event at the last minute and not set up the new one until just three days out from the show but it's essentially a meaningless match that we basically already know the result of.
The Bound for Glory series had some potential when it kicked off but TNA blew it when Vince Russo decided to book it into the ground. Unbeaten points leader Crimson was taken out in an injury angle just so he wouldn't win while Gunner was given a million matches just so he would have enough points to make it to the final four, despite losing 12 times during the series. This without even mentioning how asinine it is that the winners of the two matches at No Surrender won't meet at Bound for Glory but rather, whoever has the most points at the end of Sunday night wins.
The rest of the card earns a collective "meh." Anyone planning on purchasing the pay-per-view? And will it do better or worse than the 7,500 buys Hardcore Justice did last month?