Hello, B/R members, I'm back with my latest article.
TNA's biggest event of the year, Bound for Glory, is one night away. Until now, we only had few articles featuring this event, but I'm sure they'll increase as the PPV gets closer.
Ever since I joined this site, I've noticed that WWE fans make the majority of the wrestling section here. I'm not saying that there aren't TNA fans here, but they're not contributing enough to this site. Add to this the silly comments written under their articles by some WWE marks who just write for the sake of filling the comments section.
Today, I decided to write my first TNA article and add to it a different concept. No matter how many previews we're gonna have here, they'll all focus on the outcomes expected from this show, and might not get much interest from non-TNA fans.
Therefore, I decided to address WWE fans with this article and give seven simple reasons to watch this PPV. I'm not talking about fans who already know what's going on in TNA. My focus here is on fans who don't really follow TNA and have little info about the show and events occurring there.
I won't focus on the details and matches of this PPV and I'll just cover the show in general.
1. Bound for Glory is TNA's Biggest Event (the Wrestlemania of TNA)
Bound for Glory is TNA's premier event of the year. It's similar to WWE's Wrestlemania. In other words, it's the Wrestlemania of TNA. So anybody interested in watching the promotion, this will be the best moment to watch it. This will be their sixth annual event.
Though I read some mixed feelings about the previous PPV's, but they all had positive overall previews. So I assume that this PPV should be received positively too, and it does seem to have some promising moments and surprises. The road to the PPV wasn't perfect, but it did have some decent build-up and TNA Impact's ratings increased in the final weeks.
Even though many WWE marks jump from one TNA article to the other with their repetitive "TNA sucks" comments, a lot of them wish that TNA can grow and become more successful in order to threaten WWE and create some competition similar to the good old days of Monday Night Wars.
I may not be part of those people, but I admit that I've been reading about this a lot in the past few months. And if that's the case, then this is the best time to try and push it. If you want TNA to rise, then you should try to lend it a helping hand on it's biggest show.
2. TNA's Tag-Team Division is Currently Much Better Than WWE
For months, I've been reading dozens of articles and comments whining about the current status of WWE's tag-team division. They talk about the division having few established teams only and the horrible way of booking their matches.
Well, this issue is completely different in TNA. The tag-team division there has been in it's best days since months. The current champions, Motor City Machine Guns, had one of the greatest feuds against the team of Beer Money.
Right now, MCMG are feuding with Generation Me. I'll admit that this feud is looking good until now, even though it won't be as great as the previous feud. But still, their match at BFG looks promising, and it has the potential to be a memorable match.
So for all WWE fans who are missing the tag-team action, with all the chemistry available between teams, this will be a recommended match to watch.
3. Team 3D (Dudley Boys) Will Return with a Major Announcement
Who can forget one of the best tag-teams in WWE? Any WWE fan will easily name the Dudley Boys as one of the best teams, if not the best.
Team 3D's contracts expired two months ago and many people thought this team won't be available again. However, Brother Ray and Brother Devon will make their return on the biggest stage of TNA this Sunday. And not only this, but they'll also have a huge announcement to produce.
I'm not sure what plans they have in store, but let's hope it's not just another "major surprise that will change the face of wrestling" promised by Dixie Carter.
4. Mickie James Will Be Part of the Knockouts Match
Arguably, Mickie James was one of the most popular WWE Divas in the past few years. Her release was the most shocking among all other releases announced five months ago.
After months of denying rumors about joining TNA, James did in fact sign for them and made her appearance last Thursday on TNA Live "iMPACT!"
At BFG, she will be the special guest referee for the Knockouts four-corners match. Her appearance will sure be effective and it will give us a clear idea about her future run with organization. Let's hope she can be a good addition to the division because it has been stuck in the same matches for months now. Until then, I hope TNA just inform her that Angelina Love is the Knockouts champions and not Madison Rayne.
P.S.: Tara (WWE Victoria) will be part of the match.
5. The X-Division Championship Match
WWE fans sure miss the cruiserweight division matches with its championship. This division is no more available right now, and most cruiserweights were released from there.
However, this division is still available. The current match will be between Jay Lethal (c) and Douglas Williams. It might not be the best match of this division, and I'll have to admit that the division isn't similar to what it was before. But still, these two can put a decent match.
6. "They" Will Be Revealed
If you haven't been following TNA for the past few months, then you probably have no idea what I'm talking about.
For months, the monster Abyss has been informing the whole TNA universe that "they" will be making their way to TNA.
I won't dig a lot into this right now because a lot has been said a bout it. From what I read about this, it seems that "they" might be already in TNA or they might be Dixie's parents. I even read some rumors about Abyss creating a stable, and this would probably occur after "they" make their appearance.
However, I did mention this here because "they" could be some former WWE superstars who were released a few months ago. I know that this will be the 100th time we see the debut of former WWE superstars at TNA. But it seems from the story line that "they" will have an effective role.
So if "they" turn out to be some recently released WWE superstars, they could play a major role in the show.
P.S.: Abyss will be facing Rob Van Dam (one of the most popular former WWE superstars).
7. Three Former WWE Superstars Will Be Headlining the Show
BFG's main-event is a three-way match featuring Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson (Mr. Kennedy) for the vacated TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
For die-hard TNA fans, this is not good news. TNA did have some established superstars who helped build this show and become what it is right now. But instead none of them are available here, and a lot of them aren't even part of TNA anymore.
But still, I think the match looks promising and it could be one of the best matches in the show.
For WWE fans, Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy are one of their best superstars who had some unforgettable moments in WWE. Even Mr. Kenn... errr... Anderson was looking good, and was on the edge of receiving a push and a world title.
Despite getting old, Kurt Angle can still put some impressive matches, and it's always great to watch him wrestling. Many rumors are saying that he could retire after this match, but nothing official yet. Angle himself said that he likes TNA and might be staying for one more year. But he also said that he could make a return to WWE next year. The stipulation of the match says that Angle will retire if he loses, so we'll wait and see what's next.
Unfortunately, Jeff Hardy is still not in his best days, and he's no where near what he was in 2009 during his WWE moments. However, his last matches just showed that he's getting better, and his matches with Kurt Angle were one of the best matches in TNA, even though Angle carried most of them. Furthermore, Hardy might not be available in the future because he might end up in jail.
As for Mr. Anderson, he's still the same cocky loudmouth we all knew at WWE.
For me, I think this match will be great, and I don't think that it's harmful for TNA. I mean Kurt Angle has been in TNA for four years and is now considered an established TNA superstar. Jeff hardy does have history in TNA as he did wrestle for them between 2004 and 2006 before returning in 2010. So I don't see this as a con for the show.
Those are the points I had. Many people will notice that I didn't mention the EV 2.0 vs. Fourtune match. Well, I have nothing to say other than the fact that it has some ECW originals like Tommy Dreamer, Sabu, and others.
This story did have some interesting moments, even though many people didn't like it because it took a lot of time away from other younger and better wrestlers. I think I'll need a lot of time to talk about this feud. My thoughts are that EV 2.0 will end after this.
As for the three-on-two handicap match, it needs a lot of explanation too.
This leaves us with Orlando Jordan. Errrr..... just forget about it.
So, what do you think? Did I make some good points? Or did I just make the PPV look worse?
Again, my purpose here is to address fans who are either casual or non-TNA viewers.
Let's hope they put a good show because if they don't, I'm not sure what to expect from them later, and I don't know if we can still hope for improvement in their product. And if you really want some competition, then this PPV should be the best to start this contest.
All said and done, your thoughts and comments are welcome.
Bound for Glory Matches
Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy: Three-Way Match for the Vacant TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Rob Van Dam vs. Abyss: Monster's Ball Match
Fourtune (A.J Styles, Kazarian, Matt Morgan, Robert Roode, James Storm) vs. EV2.0 (Tommy Dreamer, Raven, Rhino, Sabu, Stevie Richards): Lethal Lockdown Match
Sting, Kevin Nash and "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero vs. Jeff Jarrett and Samoa Joe: Three-on-Two Handicap Match
The Motor City Machine Guns (c) vs. Generation Me: TNA World Tag-Team Championship
Jay Lethal (c) vs. Douglas Williams: TNA X-Division Championship
Angelina Love (c) vs. Madison Rayne vs. Tara vs. Velvet Sky: Four-Way Match for the TNA Women's Knockouts Title (with special referee Mickie James)
Eric Young & Orlando Jordan vs. Ink Inc. (Jesse Neal & Shannon Moore): Tag Team Match