What’s the Worst That Could Happen? Bound for Glory (2013)

Ultimate X Match for the X Division Championship


Austin Aries vs. Manik (C) vs. Chris Sabin vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe

Best Case Scenario: A really exciting, athletic match in which each man shows off what makes him a unique talent. It comes down to Chris Sabin and Jeff Hardy shimmying along the ropes towards the belt, at which point Sabin thumbs Hardy’s eye and snatches the title, leading to his whole heel turn angle actually making sense.

Worst Case Scenario: B-O-T-C-H-A-M-A-N-I-A. Everybody gets hurt, causing a non-finish which leads to the X Division Title being “held in abeyance.”

What Dave Wants to Happen: Jeff Hardy wins the X Division Title and goes on a long run reestablishing the belt as a top title. He defends the belt regularly on TV against a wide variety of different opponents, ultimately holding the title until Destination X when he cashes it in to return to win back the TNA World Heavyweight Title.

What Will Happen: Everybody “gets their shit in,” but like all Ultimate X matches, there is a severe lack of cohesive storytelling. Manik somehow unlatches the belt and retains in spite of being the least over guy in the match.

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