Two weeks ago I stated on my YouTube page that TNA’s Bound for Glory was going to make or break for TNA. I think this PPV gave TNA some momentum. From opening to finish the show was really excellent to watch. I may have not agreed with all the decisions and outcomes of the matches but it was a great show nonetheless. The first match was RVD vs. Zema Ion for the X Division Championship. Ion has made a great X Division champion throughout the summer and into the fall. This match was put together at the last minute so it really disappointed me to see RVD win the title. The match should have had some build up and maybe had Zema win once or twice before RVD finally went over. I think this hurts Zema Ion’s momentum and growth because they are suppose to be pushing young guys and what better way to get a push then going over on Rob Van Dam. It was a really good opening match but in my heart I think it was the wrong result.
Samoa Joe defended the TV title against Magnus in a really great wrestling match that had an old school Ring of Honor feel to it because of how Joe performed. I am glad that Samoa Joe won the match and is finally being used again in the right way. Joe has been misused for the last two years and I think him having the TV title is a very good thing for TNA but I do think we will see some good things from Magnus headed into 2013.
The year long feud between Bobby Roode and James Storm finally came full circle. From Team Canada to AMW to Beer Money to World Titles, both of these men have done it all in TNA. This match was NO DQ and it sure was a bloodbath. They had everything from thumbtacks, chairs, frying pans, kendo sticks, and cheese graters. In the end James Storm nailed a vicious superkick on Roode which saw Roode land into the thumbtacks for the second time in the match. It was a great match that ended year long rivalry.
Joey Ryan was the first ever live TNA Gut Check participant and was the first to get denied a TNA contract. Ever since his denial he has been showing up to Impact and getting into Al Snow’s face. He faced Al Snow for a permanent TNA contract and he won the match with some help a returning Matt Morgan. Al Snow looked good for not wrestling in a long time but I will be curious to see how Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan play out on TV.
Between WWE and TNA tag team wrestling is getting put back on map. Tonight was a prime example of in the match that feature Chavo Guerrero/Hernandez vs Styles/Angle vs Daniels/Kazarian. All three teams have looked really good but from a sentimental standpoint I was rooting for Chavo and Hernandez because I truly feel Chavo never fully got the recognition he deserved in WWE, even after Eddie passed away. Chavo being teamed with Hernandez was a great thing and I think they will make great TNA Tag Team champions.