Bound for Glory is the pinnacle event of the year for TNA. It's a night where the talent puts forth their best effort to put on a memorable performance.
This makes it the perfect time to look at the overall shape of the company and compare it to prior years.
But even if you just glance at TNA's current product, the results are not pretty. The situation feels dire. Rumors of a potential sale on the horizon could be a true blessing right now.
Just a few years ago, there was so much hope. Two true heavyweights of the business, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, came on board. We had a new Monday Night War underway. There was finally a buzz going, and the stars were joining left and right: Rob Van Dam, Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson, Scott Hall and Ric Flair, among others, had signed on.
Something has gone terribly wrong.
Last week's Bound for Glory 2013 was an example of nearly everything wrong with the company. Even though the number of pay-per-views has decreased from 12 to four a year, it still didn't feel special. If TNA is around a few years from now, it's doubtful this show will be looked back on fondly.
Here are five discouraging signs from TNA's biggest show of the year that point to a troubled future.