On Sunday, October 14, TNA Wrestling will present its biggest pay-per-view of the year, Bound for Glory. With just a few days left and one remaining Impact! Wrestling show before Bound for Glory, TNA will put the finishing touches on its pay-per-view lineup card.
Below are two major storylines that TNA Wrestling must address in its final stop before Bound for Glory:
Aces and Eights vs. Sting and Bully Ray
This match will determine whether Aces and Eights will live on in TNA or simply drop out. If Aces and Eights are victorious, the heel fraction group will gain full access of the Impact! Zone. If Sting and Ray come out on top, Aces and Eights will simply fade away.
TNA has put so much work into its Aces and Eights storyline. It would be almost foolish for TNA to get rid of this story. At Bound for Glory, after weeks of wondering, viewers may finally see who is truly behind the heel group. Despite being on Sting's side for now, Ray would be a legitimate candidate as the leader of Aces and Eights. If Ray is not in the cards, TNA may pull some strings and shock fans at Bound for Glory.
Jeff Hardy Challenges Austin Aries for the TNA Heavyweight Title
I really like Aries as the TNA World Heavyweight champion. After his inspiring victory over Bobby Roode at TNA's Destination X pay-per-view to become the Heavyweight champion, Aries' career took an instant boost.
However, it should come as no shock to see Aries lose the title. The reason why is because of Hardy's star power and feel-good story after his first disastrous title run. Another reason could be because Aries' championship run has not been able to lift Impact! Wrestling in terms of strong viewership.
This is certainly not Aries' fault. Even with Hardy as champion, he too might not be able to help Impact! Wrestling rebound in the long run due to stiff television competition throughout the fall season.
It remains to be interesting to see whether TNA will drop the title on Aries. Over the past few weeks, Aries has been leaning toward another strong heel run, as Hardy has been receiving most of the positive fan reaction in the Impact! Zone.
TNA must address both these two storylines before heading into Bound for Glory. To make the pay-per-view a success, its final pit stop before Bound for Glory is critical in generating more interest in people to buy the event. 2012 has led to a better wrestling product for TNA and its future could certainly be outlined at Bound for Glory.