I came up with a pretty cool idea. What if Sting won the title from Bully Ray tonight? Sting then announces on the next Impact that he wants to vacate the title and not compete for it anymore because he did what he needed to do and got the power away from the Aces and Eights. Hogan then makes the Bound For Glory Series for the vacant TNA title. Bully Ray uses his rematch clause and Hogan puts him in the BFG series. Guys in the BFG series would be all TNA guys including: Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, James Storm, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle, Christopher Daniels, Matt Morgan, Abyss, Jay Bradley (via winning tonight @ Slammiversary), and then Bully Ray from Aces and Eights. Gradually over the summer, the Aces and Eights members start leaving + turning on Bully Ray potentially costing him matches eventually leading into the evaporation of Aces and Eights. The BFG series would have stellar matches with that lineup plus it would make every match very important which could help sell tickets to house show events.
I think this is a much better plan than the Bully Ray vs. Hulk Hogan potential bout. The TNA title would be vacated for the second time going into Bound For Glory with my plan, but can you imagine if Hogan were to win the title, who would he lose it to? He'd probably vacate it anyways and make a tournament.
I don't mind the concept of the BFG series being for the vacated title, but the problem is that stuff is decompressed enough as it is on this show, and that would mean no champion from now until Bound for Glory. That's a REALLY long time to go with no one holding the title.
Plus I think where they're going is Bully holding the belt until BFG, building up to defending against Hogan (who would be inducted into the Hall of Fame that night) and Brooke screws Hulk over for the big swerve, to REALLY kick that Aces angle into a higher gear. This time, for REAL, yo. That's just the vibe I get. But we'll see tonight which tiny steps forward the storylines take, I guess.