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Preview for the September 19, 2013 episode of TNA Impact: What now, brother?

Catch up on recent events, find out what's being hyped for tonight, read some thoughts on a group about to spread their wings and another that never took off, then join in a discussion about it all...right here in this week's 'Impact' preview!

Previously on Impact Wrestling

The No Surrender pay-per-view (PPV) quality special, live and free episode featured four matches, all with major World title implications. The bout with the actual belt on the line pitted brother against brother, brother. Bully Ray believed that Mr. Anderson would do the right thing and turn Aces and Eights collective aggression toward Hulk Hogan. The Vice-President disavows the champ of that notion, and the General Manager made their showdown a last man standing match!

The Bound for Glory (BFG) series rumbled, stumbled and bumbled to a conclusion. AJ Styles took out Austin Aries in the first semi-final, before Magnus defeated Bobby Roode in a match that featured no interference from the faction the Roode formed to ensure he won the series.

The championship match had a referee bump, a small amount of drama about which way the remaining members of the club would go and Knux, Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff pretending to be The Shield. Even with all that, it was a fun brawl that Ray finally won with a spear through a table that could have given Anderson a concussion in maybe his last match with the company.

Chavo Guerrero showed up to make us all ask why he's still drawing a paycheck from a cash-strapped promotion, and set-up one of those non-title if the challengers win they get a title match matches that we all love so much. ODB grabbed her boobs, joked about being an alcoholic and set-up her actually-for-the-title showdown with Mickie James.

Take out the really pointless interference from the Extraordinary Gentlemen's Organization (EGO), and Style versus Magnus in the finals was a really, really good match. AJ won, and then cut a promo where he thanked the fans and teased having some dirt on Dixie Carter.


(NOTE: This show was taped last Thursday for broadcast tonight. Previews are spoiler free, but if you're so inclined, they are available here)

Styles will share the ring with Dixie Carter...because that always results in unforgettable television. Hopefully no crackheads end up pregnant this time.

Hardcore Country is the latest TNA'er with contract drama as she heads into a title defense against Mrs. Eric Young. The other match established on last week's Impact, Hernandez and Chavo against Tag Team champions James Storm and Gunner, isn't mentioned in TNA's official previews - so maybe we'll be spared that one.

What's up with the motorcycle gang that's been menacing the show for over a year? What will the Main Event Mafia (MEM) do without Aces and Eights to chump on the regular?

Being put over by Hogan is nice, but a win over Jeff Hardy in the first X-Division one-on-one match in a while would be even nicer for Manik.

Expect to pop for:

EGO. They may not have fulfilled their charter and ensured that one of them make it to the main event of Bound for Glory, but that's the least of what the bungle-riffic bingle-fest known as the Bound for Glory series bungled.

Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian have been the most entertaining thing about Impact without sniffing the main event for a while. Bad Influence rose to prominence around the time of the last Styles/Carter storyline, so perhaps it's fitting that they break free of never-ending feuds for the tag titles and the BFG when another one is being teased.

The It Factor has impressed with every gimmick and angle that TNA Creative has spitballed at him. For someone who held the World title for longer than anyone else in the history of the promotion, he's probably been away from that scene for too long. But what's the harm in a little detour with Kaz and the Fallen Angel to clear the decks, film some undoubtedly hilarious interview segments and lay the groundwork for some great feuds at the top of the card in a post-Aces and Eights TNA?

Maybe one of those programs could even involve a turned member of EGO, or take advantage of the #2 US promotion's willingness to do heel vs. heel occasionally.

The heat is on:

MEM. Now what, Mr. Sting, sir? You re-formed a group from one of the least exciting periods of your storied history. The stated goal of getting the title off of Bully Ray was only momentarily accomplished, and more due to the Keystone Kops nature of the champ's brothers than anything your team did. Aces and Eights continue to do more damage to Aces and Eights than the Mafia. And now the challenger at the PPV is someone who loudly decided not align with you.

The only guy in your posse who could rightfully claim main event status on a pro wrestling show that drew 10K fans is trying to learn how to live without drugs and alcohol. The biggest name is off training for the event he was at least good at at one point in his life. As much as I love Joe, there are now at least three Samoans in WWE more famous than him. And the UK native who, after last week, has taken his country's crown for talking about being the future without doing anything from Drew McIntrye.

Time to go away, Icon. If you want to stand up to EGO for interfering in Magnus match last week before you lay down for them on your way out the door, that'd be cool.

Will the last person on their way out of TNA please turn off the lights? Or can they start to turn things around with a strong build for Bound for Glory?

Let's here from you in the comments, and then come on back tonight for the live blog!

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