Report by Josh Boutwell & Wrestleview.com
Impact Wrestling opens up with AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, Bully Ray, & Jeff Hardy in Hogan‘s office. Hogan holds up a piece of paper and he talks about the changes for Open Fight Night tonight and then passes around the paper with what’s supposed to happen tonight to the wrestlers. Hogan says the plan was to grill each man and figure out who he wants to face Roode tonight but he’s changing the plans. He talks about Roode breaking the record for the longest TNA World Title reign if he beats whoever his challenger is tonight. Hogan mentions that that record is held by AJ Styles. Angle asks what the significance of that record is anyway and AJ doesn’t like that. He says that it’s important to him and then mockingly asks Angle what’s so important about being a gold medalist which Angle smirks at. AJ says that record is just as important as Angle’s medals and Angle accepts that. Hogan says the normal formats of the way Impact has been done isn’t working anymore so they’re changing it and then he asks Angle why he should be allowed to try and break Roode’s record. Angle says he holds more World Titles than anyone in the room which Ray corrects him by saying “singles titles” and Angle answers by saying that it’s a singles match. AJ says the only title he recognizes is TNA titles and he’s got the most of those in that room.