Royal Rumble vs Bound For Glory Series
by, 06-29-2012 at 05:44 PM (3967 Views)
Hey guys Knox here hoping all is well with you folks. Lately I've been checking out TNA more and more and regardless of the ratings, I've found myself enjoying Impact Wrestling alot more and at the moment, I prefer it over Raw & Smackdown.
I wanted to talk about the revamped Bound For Glory Series and how it comes to the Royal Rumble. So far the most obvious comparison is the winner of the Royal Rumble and Bound For Glory Series gets to Mainevent their respective "Grand Daddy PPV" (Wrestlemania & Bound For Glory) for their respective World Title.
Now lets talk comparison. I'll start with The Royal Rumble.
To be honest, I haven't been as into the Royal Rumble as of late. I just don't like the booking of it. I can't remember if it was this year or last year but when Hornswoggle & Cena cleared the ring for that 5 minute period it was horrible television. Hornswoggle in a Royal Rumble period is a joke to the guys in the back, the fans and the prestige of the PPV.
Past Few Winnners
Sheamus and Del Rio. I think Sheamus winning the Rumble was unpredictable for the simple fact that he was pumped up so hard to win it. All the announcers were calling it so I was predicting a swerve. That worked out well for me. I like Sheamus as a face or heel, seeing some new blood is cool. Del Rio winning it was a joke because everything for him happened too early. I just knew he would end up irrelevant because he was pushed way too fast.
Prestige of the PPV:
The prestige is still there. Its something that we all look forward to and I love the fact that it has offered some big time returns like Cena in 08' and others. Of course, I miss the days when Austin would win it like every year lol but maybe that's just me.
The Good Side:What WWE has in their favor is name value. Something TNA doesn't have. Whether its good or bad telelvision, people will still tune in to the WWE. So with that being said, the Royal Rumble is a PPV that people will breakdown and order and it will always be apart of "The Big 4" PPVs.
The Bad Side:
I always hated anytime the #27, 28, 29 or 30th spot wins it. Especially when Michael Cole say's "This man with standed 29 other individuals". No you didn't, it was 5 or 6 at the most. That would always kill it for me. The fact that someone can come in so late and win it.
I always loved how Chris Benoit & Shawn Michaels won it at #1 and throw Rey Mysterio in that list because he won it at #2 which is the same thing as #1. That shows that you've been through a fight and you really worked your butt off to deserve that spot.
Bound For Glory Series:
Right off the bat, I'll tell you what I love about this. I love the fact that its a series. I think it proves that you can't just be good on one night to win it all but you have to be consistent for months to be the guy that Mainevents the Big Dance. I love that concept.
The Bad Side:
I'd have to say its lack of name value. People aren't taking it serious unless they're a fan of TNA. Also, alot of the guys aren't given the same amount of matches.
The Good Side:
I love how they continue this series at House Shows. It shows how important it is. I also love the point system.What I would change?:I love how everything is being handled. But I would make it a time limit thing. At the end of the series I would make the winner whoever won their matches in the shortest amount of time combined. That's just a suggestion but none the less, I currently love the system they have now. I'm anxious to see who wins it this year. Definitely.
My pick for the BFG Series is Samoa Joe. I think this will be his time to step back in the mainevent. He's one of the greatest tweeners ever.
Thanks guys for checking out this blog. Hope you enjoyed. I appreciate all feedback. Thanks and be safe. Until then.