The Bound for Glory series is the awesome idea that takes some getting used to.
I am all-in with the Bound for Glory series, but I am still adjusting to the fact that this competition extends until September 6, 2012.
You can view the rules and current standings here.
Because this is my first time watching the Bound for Glory series play out, and because there is little else as lengthy as it, I find it difficult to balance the importance of the early going of these matches with the upcoming PPVs and with IMPACT.
For instance, the TV title couldn’t be defended last week for the six “Open Fight Night” Bound for Glory matches.
I also went in expecting Cowboy James Storm to get derailed. If this competition were shorter, that may have happened.
Instead the odds on favorite continues to dominate the standings for the time being.
James Storm is in first with 36 points. He is followed by Samoa Joe (17), Kurt Angle (10) and Mr. Anderson (nine).
If today were September 6, these would be the four men who would go on to compete for a shot at Bound for Glory.
I expect much to change between now and then, but I hope to see a great deal change sooner than later with some of the guys involved.
While guys like AJ Styles, Kurt Angle and Christopher Daniels are involved in a high-level feud, guys like RVD, Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe and others are just showing up, wrestling and not really involving themselves with anything creative or current.
That needs to change.
TNA needs to find a better way of balancing the future with the here and now.
Last week I enjoyed seeing six matches, but I was not too happy with the lack of tension going into the matches. The 10-minute time limits and the randomness of it all made for less-than-thrilling moments at times.
Still, it is the Bound for Glory series, but it would help if TNA would announce the weekly matches in advance.
At least that would give the weekly matches more build.
For now my interest has slipped to three-and-a-half out of five stars.
This will be an important week for me in watching how these matches play out. I want to see some guys get involved in feuds that will matter now and at Destination X, not just wrestle vaguely for September dreams.