Bound for Glory
In the weeks coming up to and on Wrestlemania it feels like a completely different feeling is in the air. And that feeling is a very "festive" one. And even going into other WWE ppv you can feel a different vibe or feeling, even if the ppv isn't going to be a big ppv. But when ever it is time for Bound for Glory I don't get that feeling that makes me want to watch it, like with Wrestlemania I make sure I set time aside to watch it on the day of the event. And before people say it is because I don't like TNA I actually do like it.
But Bound for Glory is TNA's Wrestlemania and I know it is bad to compare TNA to WWE but they should make it feel more like it is the PREMIERE ppv. Also I think that another problem with TNA's Bound For Glory is that there venue for there biggest ppv equals that of a Smackdown show on a bad night and in my mind venue and attendance adds or takes away from the watching experience. And there smaller ppv's are held in the same venue as a normal TNA show which is small so it really just takes away from the ppv. Even with the conclusion of the 3 month Bound for Glory Series that still did not make me really want to watch the ppv more, the only thing that makes me want to see BFG is Aces & Eights(if they are going to be there) and if that is all I want to see I'm just going to wait until the following day to watch it.
But basically what I'm asking is am I the only one that feels that Bound for Glory TNA's biggest PPV does not even feel like a big ppv at all, or is it just me?
Lets talk about that.
they are a very small company that mostly stays in one arena. Did you expect it to have a huge event just like wrestlemania? While it IS the big PPV of the year, I think the fact that wwe's wrestlemania is overhyped, in a massive arena, has singers etc makes a huge difference. Take that away and what is it? a normal ppv. I think it is just because tna is a very small company compared to wwe and you can't expect the same big event from them. As for storylines I hope they have good enough buildup in the next month and then we shall see.
Most fans I have spoke with actually say the opposite. This PPV feels more special that the past several years because it is in Pheonix (if you consider it to be a small town, B show worth venue, that is fine. However, people said the same thing about Dallas for Slammi X and look how that turned out) and not anywhere near Florida/East Coast. Second, the BFG series has been excellent this year which adds to the PPV as a whole. Even if you don't like Hardy, the series has made the Aries/Hardy build before ever knowing Hardy was winning. Third, the potential of making key players of A&8s known to the public has a buzz going that involves the PPV. Fourth, the fact that we have had such solid wrestling on a week to week basis means that we can expect everyone to bring their tops to the "Wrestlemania of TNA" (man I hate that comparison). Fifth, the Storm/Roode angle gets it's conclusion (minus the belt) at the PPV and though it has lost a lot of steam, the way Roode cost Storm the belt definately got a LOT of fans attention (most people expected either Storm to win or Roode to interfere in the finals... Not for Storm to lose in the Semi's and let Bully advance).
The hooplah isn't going to be there for BFG like Wrestlemania. It never has, nor will it ever. It's more like the "Starrcade of TNA" in which there will be lots of solid wrestling, conclusions to angles, and the begining of angles. It's not about press coverage, how many stars from old you bring back, or how many times you can get on TV/trend on Twitter about the event. But people commonly compare the two, regardless that they are nothing alike, simply because they only know of WWE and TNA these days.
Well it is the biggest PPV of the year for TNA so die hard fans will say that there is a lot of excitement about it. Being from Ireland i wouldn't know so I only go by what i see on the main page!!
Going from that it seems very quite possibly overshadowed by Jerry Lawler's health.
Yes, Bound For Glory Is The BIGGEST PPV of the year for TNA. and YES I DO GET THAT BIG anticipated feeling of the ppv and especially when the ppv draws near. its what all of tna's ppv of the year build up to...and that is to BOUND FOR GLORY. I agree with the other poster, that wrestlemania is very well over hyped and obviously a bigger company (WWE) produces it. but TNA (the 2nd biggest wrestling company IN THE WORLD) is doing pretty ok for themeselves on building thier company BIGGEST STAGE, and it is a good feeling, especially the last 2 weeks leading up to BFG!...AWESOME STUFF!
Being from the UK we don't get the shows or PPV live, so that removes the "festive" feeling. However if they keep Impact live up until the PPV it may help with the viewers on home soil.
These days though the only 2 or so PPVs I look forward to are the Rumble, Mania and MITB, and that last MITB sucked lol
For me in India there will not be a festive season for any wrestling promotion n since, TNA got lil to no fans in India...we cannot feel it here...
But, personally, I'm waiting for the PPV....there r so many things which are exciting to me...Aces n 8s, Hardy vs Aeries, Storm vs Roode...n Zema Ion is a very exciting X-Div Champion...
If you would have told me this a few years ago, I would have agreed but now, I disagree. They have built Bound For Glory very well and it's held in small arenas, it's still something special to watch and be apart of as a viewer of TNA. I wish I could have went to last year's Bound For Glory just to see Bobby Roode vs Kurt Angle and Hogan vs Sting go at it one last time.
I can understand why you're comparing the Bound for Glory hype to the Wrestlemania hype, given that they are the two promotions top shows. But is it really justified? As you're well aware, WWE have been the top dog for years upon years upon years!! Wrestlemania has been their top show for almost three decades! They've had plenty of practice. And money :rolleyes: Whereas TNA have only been a promotion for 10 years. And as such are still learning their craft in comparison to the WWE. I'd say they're doing it pretty well though. The Bound For Glory series is an excellent addition to build up hype for the show. Story angles and feuds will also (i'd assume) be coming to head at the show, to make it more memorable. As well as the promos during Impact broadcasts with the roster reminiscing past Bound For Glory memories.
Just because you feel the WWE do it better, don't discredit TNA for trying. Cos' they are trying their damndest!! :)
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