TNA Wrestling’s biggest pay per view every year is their “Bound for Glory” event, and it is basically the company’s version of Wrestlemania. That makes their lack of solid promotion for it seem puzzling and PWInsider reported on Oct. 14 that the company may end up with a very low buy rate for the event when all is said and done.
With many wrestling fans also football fans, the “Bound for Glory” pay-per-view will go head-to-head with the Sunday Night Football game where Peyton Manning returns to Indianapolis for the first time since the team released him. The Denver Broncos vs. Indianapolis Colts game is expected to be the highest rated Sunday night NFL game this year, and maybe the highest rated football game of the regular season period.
That hurts more considering that TNA Wrestling seems to be ignoring the importance of promoting this supposed giant wrestling event. For the last year, AJ Styles was being built to return here and battle for the world title. However, the contract situation between Styles and TNA Wrestling, as well as the insertion of Dixie Carter into the story has taken a lot of the shine off of his redemption storyline.
Plus, outside of the Sting vs. Magnus “Respect” match and the return of Kurt Angle, which was just announced last week, there isn’t much in the way of popular matches known for the card. The best match should be the Ultimate X match with Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy, Austin Aries, Chris Sabin and Manik for the X-Division title, but this is looking to be a lackluster “Bound for Glory” card.
TNA Wrestling’s “Bound for Glory” airs on Sunday night, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. EST on pay-per-view.