TNA Bound for Glory: Live Pay-Per-View Match Results and Full Show Recap

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TNA Bound for Glory: Live Pay-Per-View Match Results and Full Show Recap
TNA World Heavyweight champion Bully Ray looks to defend his belt against AJ Styles. (Photo credit: TNA Impact! Wrestling)

It is time for TNA Wrestling's biggest pay-per-view of the year! After months of heavy promotion, TNA is set to air its annual Bound for Glory pay-per-view event live from the Viejas Arena in San Diego, Calf.

Below is a complete preview of all the matches set to take place at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view:

 

- Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. Joseph Park and Eric Young vs. The BroMans vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez in a pre-show gauntlet match.

- ODB vs. Gail Kim vs. Brooke in a three-way match for the TNA Knockouts Championship.

- James Storm and Gunner will take on the pre-show gauntlet match winners for the TNA Tag Team titles.

- Austin Aries vs. Chris Saben vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe vs. Manik in an Ultimate X match for the X-Division belt.

- Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle in a singles match.

Sting vs. Magnus in a singles match.

- In the main event at Bound for Glory, Bully Ray will defend his TNA World Heavyweight title against AJ Styles in a no-disqualification match.

 

Along with the matches listed above, TNA will be inducting Angle into its Hall of Fame. Angle, who made his return to Impact! Wrestling just two weeks ago to challenge Roode to a match, will be the second inductee after Sting was chosen last year. Also, Ethan Carter III will make his TNA debut at Bound for Glory.

The most notable absentee of the pay-per-view may indeed be Hulk Hogan. Hogan's TNA status has been a major topic in recent days, and although a return at Bound for Glory won't come as a major surprise, it would rather be interesting to see how the company performs without his presence. 

 

TNA Bound for Glory Live Pre-Show Coverage

TNA announcer Jeremy Borash opened the Bound for Glory pre-show by welcoming all the viewers. TNA president Dixie Carter then suddenly stepped into the picture to announce that Styles will take on Ray for the World Heavyweight title in a no-disqualification match.

Ringside announcers Mike Tenay and Tazz went through the complete lineup card set to take place on the Bound for Glory pay-per-view.

Cameras rolled backstage to Borash, who announced that Joseph Park and Eric Young will be the third entrees to the pre-show gauntlet match before a commercial break.

A video package aired hyping the Ultimate X match featuring Aries, Sabin, Manik, Joe and Hardy. After a commercial break, footage was shown of Angle's induction into the TNA Hall of Fame. Backstage, Joe talked with Magnus and Sting. Angle joined the Main Event Mafia group, which welcomed him back to TNA.

 

Pre-show match: Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez vs. Eric Young and Joseph Park vs. Robbie E and Jesse Godderz

Your winners and new No. 1 contenders for the TNA Tag Team titles: Robbie E and Jesse Godderz.

Really? Robbie E and Godderz as TNA's selection to compete for the Tag Team belts? Although the match itself was a decent opener to get the crowd warmed up, TNA missed a great opportunity to slot a better match on the Bound for Glory lineup card.

Match Rating: 3/5

 

TNA World Heavyweight champion Ray came out to the entrance way and introduced himself. Ray said he has been playing games with the downfall of Aces & Eights and that a rebirth will occur at Bound for Glory.

 

TNA Bound for Glory Coverage 

Match No. 1: Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries vs. Chris Sabin vs. Samoa Joe vs. Manik for the X-Division title

Your winner and new X-Division champion: Chris Saben.

Although the match itself was better than average, the ending was a complete disappointment, as Saben used Velvet Sky for distraction purposes to land the victory. This match could have been much better with a clean finish. 

Match Rating: 3/5

 

After the match, Daniels and Kazarian came out to the ring. Daniels and Kazarian demanded that TNA add them to the Tag Team title match later on Bound for Glory. Suddenly, Young came out next to the ring and warned Daniels and Kazarian that they created a monster and to leave the ring.

Suddenly, Abyss made his TNA return by taking out both Daniels and Kazarian.

 

Match No. 2: Robbie E and Jesse Godderz vs. James Storm and Gunner for the TNA Tag Team titles

Your winners and new TNA Tag Team champions: Robbie E and Jesse Godderz.

Interesting pick by TNA to place the Tag Team belts on Robbie E and Godderz. The match started out slowly but picked up nicely toward the end. Although Robbie E and Godderz are known to be on the losing end of most matches, it is clear TNA is providing a new opportunity by switching over the belts.

Match Rating: 3/5

 

Borash, who is standing in the middle of the ring, invited Sting to join him. Sting took the microphone and welcomed Angle to the ring. Angle thanked everyone for all their support but surprisingly declined to be in the TNA Hall of Fame, saying that he is not worthy enough for such an honor. 

 

Match No. 3: Gail Kim vs. Brooke Tessmacher vs. ODB for the TNA Knockouts Championship

Your winner and new TNA Knockouts champion: Gail Kim.

Very good Knockouts division match, as Kim was able to steal the belt from ODB thanks to Lei'd Tapa's interference. It should be interesting to see how TNA will pair Tapa and Kim together in the near future.

Match Rating: 3.5/5

 

Match No. 4: Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle

Your winner via pinfall: Bobby Roode.

This was an extremely competitive battle, as Angle and Roode really delivered an enjoyable match to watch. Despite Angle not accepting TNA's Hall of Fame offer earlier in the show, his performance inside the ring was "A+" material, as usual.

Match Rating: 4/5

 

Match No. 5: Ethan Carter III vs. Norv Fernum

Your winner via pinfall: Ethan Carter III.

Unfortunately for Carter III, this was a pretty weak debut. The crowd was mostly quiet for it and did not seem amused by Carter's act.

Match Rating: 1.5/5

 

Match No. 6: Sting vs. Magnus

Your winner via submission: Sting.

After his victory celebration, Magnus gave Sting a quick handshake and left the ring in joy. TNA may be switching gears with Magnus by beginning to plant the seeds for a heel turn. Not an overly impressive but decent match.

Match Rating: 3/5

 

Match No. 7: AJ Styles vs. Bully Ray for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship

Your winner and new TNA World Heavyweight champion: AJ Styles.

It was only a matter of time before Styles would get his hands on the World Heavyweight belt. This was an entertaining no-disqualification match with some eye-popping moments from both Styles and Ray. At the end of the day, TNA made the right move by putting the title back on its franchise performer in Styles. However, don't expect Ray to suddenly fall out of the picture. 

Match Rating: 4/5

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