This ought to be one of the best matches of the night, the only other one that could be better is the World Championship match. I think it will go on next to last on the show. All three guys are above average in the ring, so the question remains.... Who will become the #1 contender? Also, who will not get to challenge for the World Championship until next year's Bound For Glory? And finally, why are we having #1 contendership matches on PPV rather than on Impact? The stipulation that someone in this match will not be able to challenge for the World Championship for nearly another year makes it all the more interesting.
As much as I hate to say it, AJ Styles will likely be taking the loss. Storm and Roode both need world title feuds in order to stay relevant right now. Styles will always have the fans' support. Storm could get the win, yet so could Roode. It comes down to whoever TNA plans on having end up winning the main event. If Hardy is to retain, a heel needs to emerge as the #1 contender. That means Roode wins this match. However, if Austin will be regaining the belt then a face would need to challenge him. Storm wins in that scenario. I've got Hardy retaining (more on that in its own thread) so Roode will end up likely winning this match because then he can be Hardy's next challenger for the belt. AJ and Storm both will move on to other feuds afterwards.
Bobby Roode will become the #1 contender.
"And that's the bottom line, because DAGGER DIAS said so!"