|TNA Bound for Glory 2013 PPV Live Coverage|
Who is going to win?
PREDICTIONS: AJ Styles should win the title here. James Storm and Gunner will retain after facing Bad Influence who will win the pre-show match. Manik will drop it to either Austin Aries or Jeff Hardy. Magnus will defeat Sting. Kurt Angle will beat Bobby Roode. Brooke or Gail Kim will end up winning the Knockouts title.
Countdown to Bound for Glory Pre-Show [#1 Contender's Gauntlet Match]: Bad Influence vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Joseph Park & Eric Young vs. The BroMans
Bad Influence and Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez start it off. Daniels rolls up Chavo and holds the tights in order to eliminate their first team. Joseph Park and Eric Young are next up. I still like Eric Young's theme, even though I'm not a fan of this team or the characters. Eric Young and Joseph Park eliminate Bad Influence. Booooo. I wanted them to win. After their elimination, they beat down Park and Young. This should result in prime pickings for The BroMans to just capitalize and win the title shot....but I wouldn't be surprised at all if Young and Park still end up winning now. BroMans come out with Mr. Olympia, whom I don't know, so the whole celebrity wow factor of that is lost on me. Nevermind, Robbie E gets the pin on Eric Young and their horrible music plays.
WINNERS (and #1 contenders to the TNA Tag Team Championship): The BroMans
X Division Championship [Ultimate X Match]: Manik (c) vs. Austin Aries vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe vs. Chris Sabin
This is a good use of the people that have some star power, but not much to do. Granted, maybe there should have been a match between Main Event Mafia and Aces and Eights....but that's an oversight that has influenced this entire card, not just this match. I'd like to see Austin Aries win. Manik botches an attempt at a submission, which isn't surprising considering how this has been a somewhat awkward match so far, with things happening like Sabin climbing the top rope just to apologize to everyone and climb down and Jeff Hardy missing a punch. Nothing really noteworthy goes on. Chris Sabin tells Velvet Sky to get into the ring and in the process, Jeff Hardy gets distracted dealing with her and Sabin just casually climbs up a ladder and gets the title in such a half-assed method.
WINNER (and new X Division champion): Chris Sabin
That was so much worse than it should have been, considering how X Division matches are usually entertaining. That ending as well, was so awkward and poorly done. And that's what TNA considers to be a good way to start off your biggest event of the year? This match and the pre-show? No wonder they're dying.
Bad Influence comes out to complain. They want to be in the tag title match despite losing. Eric Young comes out talk and tell them that when they attacked Joseph Park earlier, they created a monster. They start to attack Eric Young and Abyss comes out.
TNA World Tag Team Championship: James Storm & Gunner (c) vs. The BroMans
Good lord, that music that Jessie Godderz and Robbie E use is so, so bad. It's like the type of royalty free song you'd hear on YouTube. This match isn't really doing anything for me. It's kind of boring. I don't know how many minutes all four people have been in the ring, but you know....isn't that against the rules? I hate when tag team matches end up doing that (both in TNA and WWE). The referee, who wasn't following those rules at all, pays no attention and allows BroMans to win after hitting James Storm with the title belt.
WINNERS (and new Tag Team champions): The BroMans via pinfall.
Mr. Olympia gets to tear off his shirt in victory, which he was about to do after the first win, but realized ahead of time that that was the wrong segment to do it in. Big deal. Boring match. This event is really going nowhere fast.
Kurt Angle's induction is the next thing to tackle. He actually rejects his Hall of Fame offer, saying he's let everyone down by not living up to his potential. He's not worthy and he'll join when he thinks he is.
Knockouts Championship: ODB (c) vs. Gail Kim vs. Brooke
Since I've been wrong about the other matches so far, I guess I'll be wrong on this prediction and instead, ODB will retain the title. Once more, nothing particularly interesting seems to be going on. That is, until ODB looks to be about to give them a double superplex. Wait, nevermind, it doesn't happen. The referee gets knocked out. ODB picks up both Gail and Brooke....and then one of them just falls. Way to accomplish nothing out of that twice. Some other woman, Lei'd Tapa, comes out. ODB goes to attack her and Tapa puts her down. She then power bombs Brooke and Gail Kim pins her. They're aligned.
WINNER (and new Knockouts champion): Gail Kim via pinfall.
I guess I was right about the title change after all. Why did they have to knock out the referee and try to avoid disqualifications in a triple threat match?
Backstage, BroMans is celebrating by spilling protein shakes all over the place in champagne mode. The interviewer takes overselling to a new record and starts slipping around like a goddamn Benny Hill imitation. Absolutely stupid.
Thank God there's a promo with Bobby Roode. He's too good for TNA.
Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle
Please guys...you're two of the best in the company. Don't stink this up like the rest of this event has been. So far, this has been the best match of the night, but it's still not anything to be impressed about. These two have had better matches in the past. Easily. Angle Slam, which means it'll definitely be kicked out of. Yup. TNA loves to do that. Finishers don't seem to really finish matches much, do they? After all, we're on about our fourth ankle lock I think. "Once you put that on, you've GOT to tap" says Tenay. Haven't you been watching your product for all these years? The referee raises Roode's hand to see if he's knocked out and Roode ends up reaching the rope because of that. Hm...okay, credit where credit is due, that was a little interesting. This is all ruined when they follow it up with Angle hitting an Angle Slam from the top rope on Roode and ROODE ending up with the win right afterward.
WINNER: Bobby Roode via pinfall.
From this moment on, Kurt Angle will prove that he can do better, so he wrestles this match, loses in a weird way, is basically written off as injured and doesn't save the pay-per-view. Yeeaaaaahhh...
Ethan Carter III is making his debut now. For those that don't know, this guy was Derrick Bateman in WWE. I honestly thought he was underrated and had potential that they didn't capitalize on. He could have at the very least been a good half of a tag team. Apparently in TNA, his character is Dixie Carter's nephew.
Ethan Carter III vs. Norv Pernum
What...the...fuck....? TNA brings in a dude who is a mix between Colin Delaney and Tom Green. Wow. This is a true segment on TNA's biggest pay-per-view of the year.
WINNER: Ethan Carter III via pinfall.
.........shame they couldn't give him something decent to do.
Sting vs. Magnus
TNA logic = let's have the two guys that are supposed to be teaming up to take on Aces and Eights, the big storyline in the company, face each other on the event instead. That way, Aces and Eights won't have any matches and these teammates will hurt each other. Wait, we don't have a storyline for that? Well, what if we just admit the truth, that Magnus isn't as important as we want him to be, and have Sting say that Magnus will be more important once Sting loses to him and is willing to lose to him. That'll work! Just about when this starts picking up some pace, Magnus puts a Cloverleaf on Sting and the energy gets sucked out......and Sting taps, nonchalantly.
WINNER: Magnus via submission.
And the crowd goes crazy!!! Raaaaaaaaahh! Magnus! Magnus! Now money is going to rain down from the heavens on TNA! Taz called this a LEGENDARY match. Give me a fucking break.
At this point, it's obvious that this event is horrible and even if the main event is amazing, it won't get above a 2 score.
By the way...Magnus versus AJ Styles next year at Bound for Glory is probably their mentality. Then again, if they want Magnus to turn heel and be a top guy by then, that probably means we'll get Hulk Hogan versus Norv Fernum in a reverse battle royal gimmick match for the title instead.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Bully Ray (c) vs. A.J. Styles
Unsurprisingly, not much of importance is going on. Bischoff comes down to cause a bit of a distraction, which nothing really comes out of. Bully Ray brings out the hammer, but it doesn't get used, by him OR Styles. And why did they need to do that when this is a no DQ match? Another Aces and Eights member comes out, Knux, chokeslamming AJ. Good. At least he accomplished something. AJ does do a pretty cool flip, but completely misses and lands through the table rather than Bully Ray. Bully starts to undo the ring as he did before against Sting. He spends all that time ripping off the ring apron, just for Dixie Carter to give him a chair and them not do anything. Dixie tries to stop Earl Hebner from counting the pin as AJ hits his splash on Ray. 2-count. Ray back body drops Styles on the exposed ring. Blah blah blah. AJ hits a corkscrew splash or something and wins the title.
WINNER (and new TNA champion): AJ Styles via pinfall.
This was nowhere near as epic as they thought it would be, but I'm sure hardcore TNA fans are going apeshit.
1.The future TNA champion, Norv Pernum
1. Underwhelming ends to the matches
2.Virtually nothing means anything
3. BroMans theme playing multiple times
LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW!