TNA Says: With “Bound For Glory” coming in October, the annual “Bound For Glory Series” is set to begin! Which superstar will win the summer competition to earn a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at TNA’s biggest event of the year in October? Tune into IMPACT for the latest!
Best Case Scenario: Jay Bradley gets a few minutes to cut a heel promo on what it means to be the first man in the series. The usual suspects of Angle, AJ, Joe, Roode, Storm, and Aries are in the mix, but there’s also a healthy peppering of potential rising stars like Magnus (who started his breakout in last year’s series), Hernandez, Matt Morgan, and even an X Division star or two.
Worst Case Scenario: The Series is introduced by Mike Tenay explaining the rules and points in a way that makes it sound like not even he understands. The series is entirely made up of the same ol’ guys with nobody new in the rotation.
Dave Says: I really, really like the Bound For Glory Series. If someone asked me for a short list of things that make TNA stand apart from the WWE, I would include the series in my list. I look at it like this: what if instead of happening on one night in January, the Royal Rumble was stretched out for three months, giving rising stars and top guys the chance to wrestle meaningful, built-up matches at each TV taping and even house shows. Hopefully they don’t screw this up.