Welcome, everyone! Tonight, iMPACT Wrestling presents the annual Bound for Glory event live on pay-per-view and TNAonDEMAND.com. This event will begin broadcasting at 8:00pm EST from the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California. iMPACT Wrestling has announced 6 big matches for tonight’s show including an Ultimate X Match as well as AJ Styles taking on Bully Ray for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship!
IWHeadlines.com strives to bring you the best iMPACT Wrestling content on the internet and we hope that you enjoy the latest serving of our staff roundtable. Scroll down to read the staff’s predictions for this month!
|Genesis 2013||n/a||2 – 5||5 – 2||3 – 4||4 – 3||Joe Wins!|
|Lockdown 2013||n/a||6 – 2||5 – 3||5 – 3||4 – 4||Jarrett Wins!|
|Slammiversary 2013||3 – 5||6 – 2||4 – 4||7 – 1||5 – 3||Scott Wins!|
|Bound for Glory 2013||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|3 – 5||16 – 7||12 – 11||15 – 8||13 – 10||TBD|
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
No Disqualification Match
AJ Styles vs. Bully Ray
Andy’s Thoughts: This is the main storyline for TNA right now & it is over shadowed over Dixie Carter involved meant. Yes AJ has been built up to the moon to be the next great TNA champion but no so fast. There is a couple ways they go with this. Either they have the aces & eights get fed up with Ray & screw him over with the hammer. 2nd have AJ beat him straight up. Finally the last & most likely referee gets knocked down, Dixie comes out to distract AJ & Ray nails him with the hammer to retain. Ray & Dixie are a pair now.
Andy’s Prediction: Ray (c)
Chad’s Thoughts: The deck is truly stacked against “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles going into this TNA World Title match facing Bully Ray in the main event. With Dixie Carter expressing all her hate and mustering all power, she plans on tearing down the house that AJ built. Still, I think AJ May overcome the odds and a new World Champion will be crowned, whether Dixie likes it or not.
Chad’s Prediction: AJ Styles
Joe’s Thoughts: We’ve been waiting for a year – literally, a year – for this match. And what have we been waiting for? We’ve been waiting for AJ Styles to be able to fight for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship again. My vote goes for Styles but there are two points that I am compelled to make on this one. First, there’s no telling what disastrous game day, backstage decision may be made heading into tonight. As an example, think of the terrible decision to have Kurt Angle retain over Bobby Roode in 2011. Second, even though I think Styles has to win this one I don’t think we’re done with Bully Ray or the Aces and 8s storyline just yet. And I’m grateful for that because it is very entertaining to watch each week.
Joe’s Prediction: AJ Styles
William’s Prediction: Bully Ray
Andy’s Prediction: Gail Kim
Chad’s Thoughts: Look, we all know the abysmal mess that is the Knockout’s Division, still the effort is being made, I guess. I think this is ODB all the way because it just wouldn’t make sense for anyone else to have the Knockout’s Title.
Chad’s Prediction: ODB
Joe’s Thoughts: Ideally, we’d be watching Gail Kim take on Taryn Terrell in a cage match with the championship on the line. However, Terrell is pregnant and won’t be back for some time. And that leaves us a little bit of chaos in the Knockouts division heading into tonight. The wild card in this match is Lei’D Tapa. She’s going to determine the winner of this match and without knowing who she decides to randomly attack, it’s hard to call a winner.
Joe’s Prediction: Gail Kim
William’s Prediction: ODB
TNA X-Division Championship
Ultimate X Match
Austin Aries vs. Manik vs. Chris Sabin vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe
Andy’s Thoughts: This should be match of the night. Crazy spots yes please. Should be the opener but hopefully they will leave it for mid card. There is no way in hell Manik wins. I think they revamp the decision. With Hardy winning the title. It’s a wild card but a good solid win. Hardy will bring credibility to the division once again. Match of the year candidate.
Andy’s Prediction: Jeff Hardy
Chad’s Thoughts: The heel is working well for Sabin and he is marching to the beat of his own drum, finally! The talent in this match is amazing and without a doubt, in my opinion, it will be the best match of the night. It just seems to me with so many faces in this match, the only reliable answer would point to the outnumbered heel as the victor.
Chad’s Prediction: Chris Sabin
Joe’s Thoughts: My struggle here is threefold. First, Manik has the story and emotion behind him. Second, Jeff Hardy is the biggest merchandise mover in the company. Third, Chris Sabin shot to the moon this summer and still has a great deal of fan interest (which isn’t hard with Velvet Sky on his arm). I don’t see Austin Aries or Samoa Joe as contenders to win this match. However, of the three men that I have a struggle over, I think I’m going with either Hardy or Sabin. And of those two guys, Hardy is the one pushing merchandise which brings in revenue for the company, so I have to go with him.
Joe’s Prediction: Jeff Hardy
William’s Prediction: Jeff Hardy
Magnus vs. Sting
Andy’s Thoughts: What a thrown together match. I think this is predictable & short. Magnus beats Sting in a heel like finish. Either Low Blow or cheats some hows. Magnus turns on his mentor AKA the guy that gave him the chance.
Andy’s Prediction: Magnus
Chad’s Thoughts: Magnus is one of the most unrated wrestlers in professional wrestling today. He has great in-ring skills and charismatic potential that could reach the sky. Without any bumps in the road, I think that we should be seeing Magnus in the World Title picture within the next year.
Chad’s Prediction: Magnus
Joe’s Thoughts: I find myself with two primary thoughts around this match. First, I have zero interest in a Magnus heel turn. Second, I have only a modicum of interest in watching these two fight. The reason why I’m not totally interested in the match is because Magnus ought to be in a hot feud right now over the TNA Television Championship. Put him in a hot feud against a guy like Robbie E. or Chris Sabin or even a newcomer like EC3 and I’d be more interested than him fighting Sting. Having said that, Sting is in the part of his career where he needs to be putting over the younger talent – especially on the biggest show of the year.
Joe’s Prediction: Magnus
William’s Prediction: Magnus
Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode
Andy’s Thoughts: A thrown together feud that had two weeks of build. Do I mind it no, Its two top guys needing a match for the biggest sow of the year for TNA. They should put on a good match but no show stealer. But hey maybe we will be surprised. Back in 2011 where it was the main event & it got 3 and a 1/2 out of 5 stars. It should be noted angle won. A really toss up for the winner so will go with Roode since he lost 2 years ago.
Andy’s Prediction: Roode
Chad’s Thoughts: Tonight at Bound For Glory, Kurt Angle will be inducted into TNA’s Hall Of Fame. It is much deserved, as he has played a huge role in the success of iMPACT Wrestling and the TNA brand. This is also his return match from his stint in rehab, so I think we could see a very determined Angle. Bobby Roode has no chance in the world.
Chad’s Prediction: Kurt Angle
Joe’s Thoughts: This is an interesting one and it will tell you a lot about how well or poorly the backstage planning processed has progressed since the utterly botched Bound for Glory Series in 2011. If you remember, back in 2011 Bobby Roode was given a massive babyface push heading into Bound for Glory. He was absolutely the next big thing in professional wrestling and then a poor, sorry, short-sighted backstage decision was made before the pay-per-view went to air: they were keeping the belt on Kurt Angle and turning Roode heel. Did the heel turn work for Roode? Yes. Were the fans rewarded for their investment in the Bound for Glory Series and in Roode? No. Tonight, Roode should absolutely be able to cash-in that real-life double-cross and secure a victory over Angle – even if there is outside interference. If Angle wins this match (regardless of being inducted into the Hall of Fame last night), then my confidence in the backstage planning process will remain shaken.
Joe’s Prediction: Bobby Roode
William’s Prediction: Kurt Angle
Preshow Gauntlet Match
Winners to Challenge for TNA World Tag Team Championship During PPV
Bad Influence vs. Joseph Park & Eric Young vs. The BroMans vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez
Andy’s Prediction: Bad Influence
Chad’s Thoughts: I am glad to see that TNA is putting a little more focus on it’s tag team division. I am enjoying Joseph Park & Eric Young week in and week out, but as much as I am enjoying them, I kind of want to see The BroMans win it all! I think we will definitely see a new set of TNA World Tag Team Champions.
Chad’s Prediction: The BroMans will take the titles!
Joe’s Thoughts: I want to say that The BroMans will win this one because there is so much potential in both Robbie E. and Jessie Godderz. However, I don’t think TNA is going to bring us their top show of the year and not have Bad Influence performing on it. Ah, F it!
Joe’s Prediction: BroMans!
William’s Prediction: The BroMans
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