TNA Bound for Glory: Is Robert Roode Ready to Be World Champion?

The Doctor Chris MuellerFeatured ColumnistOctober 13, 2011

Bound for Glory is the culmination of months of matches where superstars earn points in an attempt to become the No. 1 contender for the heavyweight championship.

After many superstars looked primed to be the winner, Robert Roode emerged victorious and earned the right to face Kurt Angle at Bound for Glory.

Kurt Angle is unquestionably one of the all time greats in the ring, but Robert Roode is no slouch. Rumors of a main event push for the Canadian wrestler have been circulating for nearly a year, and it looks as if he may finally get his shot.

Roode has been one of TNA's longer-standing employees, having started in the Jeff Jarrett era and continuing through the many leadership changes TNA has had.

His partnership with James Storm went from being a haphazardly thrown-together team to fill a void in the division to being TNA's best tandem.

Together they took the tag team division to new heights by feuding with Team 3D and The Motorcity Machine Guns, as well as numerous other teams.

Their series of matches with MCMG was the brightest spot in the company during the time they fought. They had classic matches every time, elevating the status of both teams on an international level.

Robert Roode is not necessarily done with Beer Money, but it looks like he may be ready to step back into singles action.

His chances against Kurt Angle are decent considering Angle is usually willing to help put over younger guys if the story is done right.

Robert Roode has proved he is a great in-ring technician and a decent mic worker to the point where he could be poised to lead TNA in 2012.

Bound For Glory is sure to be an interesting event with some of the matches set, but this will most likely be the match of the night considering the caliber of both men involved.

Having Robert Roode lose would really do nothing for either man's career, but a win would help Roode solidify his status as a big-time contender in TNA. Angle is the man when it comes to PPV matches, but Roode has proven he can go toe-to-toe with some of the best the company has.

I was never really that impressed with Robert Roode until the series with MCMG. It showed me he had more skills than he had been given the ability to show in the past.

His willingness to be a team player and put other guys over has not gone unnoticed by management. Crimson looked like he was sure to be the winner of the BFG series, but now Roode is in the winner's circle, ready to take on the Olympic Gold Medalist on TNA's biggest show of the year.

I believe he is ready to be the leader of TNA and hopefully at BFG, he realizes his dream of becoming a world champion.

What do you think Roode's chances are at BFG?