Final Preview: TNA’s 2011 Bound for Glory PPV

Mike Killam

We are just hours away from TNA's largest show of the year, Bound for Glory. With the final card in place and the go-home episode of Impact Wrestling in the books, all we have left to do now is kill time arguing about how Hulk Hogan will manage to mess up tonight's event. If that doesn't sound good, join the PPV chat in the Wrestlezone forums or head over to Twitter and join the conversation as many of us will be live tweeting throughout the day (I will be @MikeKillam). There are a few things we should get out of the way before talking about the matches and getting down to predictions.

The Curious Case of Jeff Hardy

First of all, Jeff Hardy is scheduled to make an appearance at Bound for Glory. After rescuing Beer Money and clearing the ring of Immortal, Jeff Hardy confronted a very angry “King of the Mountain” and declared that he will be live and on-hand for this huge event. While he's not booked in any sort of match, it's almost guaranteed that he'll interfere in something. Personally, I've loved the way TNA has handled Jeff Hardy's return. There are a lot of fans that are just flat-out done with the Hardys. For them, he's wasted too much of their time, money, and energy. Others might be sick of Jeff getting pushed into main event spots despite still struggling with the same demons that have plagued him for years. As a fan of good entertainment and even better professional wrestling, I don't much care about Hardy's personal issues. If he's able to compete in a healthy manor, I'd prefer him get back to work, both for his sake and that of the fans that want him around. Bringing him back slowly, getting him involved over time, and most importantly apologizing about the issue directly carried a lot of weight in my decision to give the Charismatic Enigma a 3rd (or 4th…) chance. But sooner or later Hardy had to get back into the fray, and tonight he may just insert himself into one of the matches. While both the Hogan/Sting and Angle/Roode matches have been advertised to ban Immortal and Fortune from ringside, TNA is notorious for going back on that promise. It's safe to say Jeff will be making the save at some point during Bound for Glory, but I wouldn't put a heel swerve past them either. It's a bad move in my opinion, as Hardy's reputation is balancing that fragile line between in-ring character and real-life integrity, but it's been done before…

Didn't Quite Make the Cut…

According to ImpactWrestling.com, this match was pushed to the internet-only preshow, meaning the paying customers won't witness it unless they log on to TNA's Facebook page and check it out. I'm not too upset about this, because while I like Ink Inc and their newest female member Christina Von Eerie, I'm not a fan of Mexican America. I feel it's a huge waste of Hernandez' talent, and an annoying Mexican stereotype put on two guys from Texas and L.A. The fact that the match is for Tag Team gold means very little to me, as TNA has lost a lot of momentum in that division since taking the belts off of Beer Money and the Guns to focus on the Bound for Glory tournament. It sounds bad, but I'm hoping that Jessie Neal and Shannon Moore can pull out the victory just so we can see less of Mexican America…

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