The Pay-Per-Review: 2011 TNA Bound For Glory PPV

Nick Paglino

THE POSITIVES:

- The opener between Austin Aries and Brian Kendrick was a very good match.  What made it awkward for the television audience was the live crowd.  They were pro-Aries the entire time.  I've read where some writers blame that mostly on the Philly crowd and while they are definitely a breed that marches to their own beat, I think Kendrick's inability to connect is the biggest issue.  Personally, I like his character – but I don't think most do.  And I can understand why.  They either need to scale the actual "gimmick" part of his gimmick down a ton or they simply need to change it completely.  He's too talented in the ring to "not" get over as much as he's not getting over with most audiences.

- RVD and Jerry Lynn gave fans exactly what was to be expected.  It was a good throw back match and both men tried hard.  

- Hulk Hogan vs Sting.  I'm sure everyone, including myself, expected a train wreck of a match between these two.  By Aries/Kendrick or Styles/Daniels standards, it was.  But for Sting and Hogan, it was much better than I anticipated.  Sting made Hogan look like he still "had it" by bumping around like a mad man, but give Hogan credit where it's due – he's still Hulk Hogan.  He knows how to work the crowd and last night was further proof of that.  The face turn didn't make sense at the end.  I hear many writers shouting that from the rooftops – as loud as they can – over and over…so what?  I've hated just about every moment of Hogan's time on TNA television since he turned heel!  He's a commodity act and no more at this point in his career.  The fans want to cheer for Hogan (in small doses) – let them cheer.

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