TNA Bound For Glory 2015 Predictions – October 4, 2015 – Predictions from Smartasses Magazine Senior Editor- Johnny Video.
TNA Bound For Glory 2015 Predictions | Pay Per View Predictions – SA Magazine
So, as you know, Bound For Glory is the TNA Pay Per View that’s supposed to rival Wrestlemania. Any thoughts on the notion that TNA possibly gave up on that idea? The fact of the matter is, all the uncertainty surrounding their contract with Destination America seems as if it’s thrown a monkeywrench in the works- more than usual. Makes one wonder about TNA management and why they hadn’t inked this deal a long time ago, so we could actually have a good build to their biggest show of the year. The ironic thing is, TNA Impact has actually been nothing short of awesome on television lately. But the matches on this card? Aside of the EC3 match, they don’t make a whole lot of sense to me as there has been literally no build at all. Even if they don’t tell stories on weekly TV to build to a match, I’m fine with that. Make a match “just because it’s a good match” like they did in the old days. That works. But at the very least, talk about those upcoming PPV matches for at least a month, ya know?
Bound For Gold
Abyss vs. Aiden O’ Shea vs. Chris Melendez vs. Jessie Godderz vs. Mr Anderson vs. Mahabali Shera vs. Tyrus vs. Eli Drake vs. Robbie E
Winner gets a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Title. Here are my thoughts: No one really even knows who the hell Aiden O’Shea is. Abyss deserves it. Chris Melendez would make headlines. Jessie Godderz would be awesome, as I just love his cocky “1% Body Fat” ala Lex Luger with-a-bowflex character. Eli Drake is an extremely entertaining up-and-comer who deserves it sometime down the road. Robbie E is insanely underrated but unfortunately, his character is mid-card stuff. Mr Anderson deserves the belt probably more than anyone. But… Mahabali Shera seems to be the wrestler du jour these days, especially heading into a major India tour.
Winner: Mahabali Shera
Ultimate X: TNA X-Division Championship
Tigre Uno (c) vs. Andrew Everett vs. Manik vs. DJ Zema Ion
While TNA has been doing it’s best to make Tigre Uno into the next Rey Mysterio Jr, with a few vignettes and even going so far as to say Tigre was trained by Mysterio on the final Impact of September, he still isn’t getting over for some reason. His reign as an X-Division champ has been a little “meh” since he captured the title back in June, but personally, I’d like to see him retain because I’m just now getting on board. With that said, this match feels a bit like fulfilling the X Division prerequisite at the eleventh hour but it’s probably going to end up being one of the most exciting matches of the night. You can kind of flip a coin on this one, as TNA has been hinting at a push for everyone involved. But my money is on TJ Perkins.
TNA Knockouts Title
Gail Kim (c) vs. Awesome Kong
Of all the matches on this card with little to no build, Gail Kim vs Awesome Kong is the one where that goes from a minor annoyance, to a major crime against humanity. Kim vs Kong circa seven-years-ago are not only some of the greatest women’s matches in history, they’re some of the greatest matches, period. In many ways the Knockouts division is still living off the reputation of those Kong/Kim matches. With that said, Kong has consistently come up short in title matches since coming back to TNA, and with the way the belt has been handled like a hot potato over the last few weeks, for me, unfortunately, that spells change. Somehow I see Kong joining Taryn Terrell and the Dollhouse here… allowing Madison Rayne, Angelina Love & Velvet Sky to back our magazine’s 2014 Sexiest Woman Alive and set up for a faction vs faction match over in India.
Winner: Awesome Kong
Eric Young vs. Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle versus the Mystery Opponent of… Eric Young? Gasp! One might surmise that this is TNA’s version of “Cena vs Orton” since this may or may not be the 700th time we’ve seen them wrestle one another. But I won’t complain, since EY has literally been one of the best characters on wrestling-television for at least six months now, after tapping into his inner (psycho version of) Ric Flair. Word on the street is that these two are booked in India, inside a cage about a month from now, that probably won’t make it to air. Otherwise I’d have said that this was going to be Angle’s “retirement” match, and he’d go over in a feel-good-moment to rival a Disney film. Since we’re guaranteed to have more to come, it instead tells me that EY’s going to be doing some bragging at the end of this bout, to set that tearjerker up for next time.
King of the Mountain Championship
Bobby Roode (c) vs. Lashley
Bobby Roode is one of the major reasons I watch TNA, and if you’d have asked me two years ago for my thoughts on Bobby Lashley, I’d have said he was a boring musclehead who can’t wrestle, and most certainly cannot talk on the mike. Yet, here we are, and here I sit, with some pretty high hopes for this match. Maybe it’s just Lashley’s cool-ass entrance music, but I like him, and I especially like it when these two mix it up. But as far as predictions go, Roode only won this extremely long named title recently, and needs to carry it for a little while longer to help give it some credibility. All things being equal, I’m just glad they finally have a second belt to pass around, because they never should have scrapped the red Legends-TV belt back when they did.
Winner: Bobby Roode
TNA World Tag-Team Titles
The Wolves (c) vs. Trevor Lee & Brian Myers
If you’re wondering why there are still GFW athletes on the show, apparently, this is considered Myers and Lee’s official rematch. With that noted, since we haven’t heard any updates on Global Force’s participation with TNA, we pretty much have to assume a rematch is the only tag team bout the esteemed TNA brass felt was desirable enough to showcase at BFG, seeing as how they don’t have any other teams built up at the moment. Which makes picking a winner pretty easy, despite the recent “rift” between Wolf Richards and Wolf Edwards… which I am positive will be an issue they have to overcome tonight. Perhaps the plan is just to rip apart the one tag team they do have and run with none.
Winner: The Wolves
TNA World Heavyweight Title
Special Referee Jeff Hardy
EC3 (c) vs. Matt Hardy vs. Drew Galloway
It’s in Carolina, which certainly spells M-a-t-t H-a-r-d-y receiving his first major title ever. But with my prediction that Shera will become the number one contender, it makes more sense to keep the title on a heel for the run in India. Likewise, with the way EC3’s been built up lately, even though this storyline seems to be the biggest one going in TNA these days, and has been a damn good one, it just still doesn’t feel as though it’s reached enough of a zenith to conclude just yet.
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