Re: Bound For Glory Discussion Thread
Decent show. Some booking decisions took away a lot from what could have been a great PPV. First of all is the fact that Roode/Storm wasn't the main event for the title and instead it was just a random match with two weeks of hype. Then you got Devon, nothing against him but you can't hype something to be so big and then give the payoff to a guy who was your mid card TV champion for a year.
RVD - Good match, RVD worked hard, **3/4.
Joe/Magnus - Another decent match, **1/2.
Al/Ryan - Nah.
Roode/Storm - MOTN. An awesome, brutal and bloody brawl, exactly what it needs to be with a great payoff of Storm and the beer bottle. Some awesome spots, hardcore on the highest level from two great workers. Roode's selling is just tremendous and this should have been Storm's moment with the title. Huge waste. ****1/2.
Angle/AJ/Kaz/Daniels/Chavo/Hernandez - Great match as expected, great spots, crazy dives from AJ and Hernandez, best of all time Kurt was great as usual with the "adrenaline throws". Not as good as SLM IMO but still great. ****1/4.
Sting/Bully Ray/A/8s - Pretty standard tag match. The highlight was Park going crazy and the team work exchange with Bully and Sting(great performance from them), Road Warriors and The Dudleys. The payoff...ridiculous. ***.
Hardy/Aries - Like I said before, this match felt like a regular Impact main event, for the biggest match of the year you need a big attraction, something special that the audience can't see on any other night. Roode/Storm was that match. Hardy/Aries was tame and random. It got much better for the second part of the match and putting over Hardy clean was the right decision. Hardy is the biggest star and the biggest show should end with the Top babyface. Hardy is also a very good, consistent worker in general, always was. ***1/2.
Mixed feelings about a lot of the company's decisions, at a time when they're doing a great job with the product.
Last edited by Rock316AE; 10-15-2012 at 12:31 AM.