COMMENTARY | The TNA Bound for Glory Series is a professional wrestling tournament in which 12 wrestlers compete in a series of matches over several months to determine who receives a World Heavyweight title shot at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view, TNA's biggest event of the year.
Bound for Glory Series
Old-school wrestling fans love the Bound for Glory Series because it showcases the competitive aspect of wrestling. TNA wrestlers are awarded (or penalized) points for wins, losses, and the manner of each victory or defeat. The Bound for Glory Series does sometimes further storylines, but the competitive nature of the tournament is refreshing.
Qualifying for the 2013 Bound for Glory Series has already begun and the final slots will be determined on the June 13 edition of TNA Impact Wrestling. Given the qualifying matches that have already taken place and the matches being previewed on TNA's website, it looks like Aces and Eights will be left out of this year's Bound for Glory Series.
Aces and Eights
If that's the case, then TNA is making a big mistake. Aces and Eights have withstood the test of time to become one of the strongest wrestling factions in TNA history. Devon is the TNA Television Champion and Bully Ray is the TNA Heavyweight Champion. Whether you're a fan of Aces and Eights or not, you must admit they deserve a spot in the Bound for Glory Series.
Like all heel factions in wrestling, the members of Aces and Eights are sometimes criticized because other members often interfere to help them win matches. The Bound for Glory Series would be a great opportunity for a talented young TNA wrestler like Wes Brisco to showcase his talent and prove he doesn't need interference to win matches.
The Bound for Glory Series would also be a great way to push Aces and Eights member Ken Anderson. With only two hours of U.S. airtime each week, it seems like Anderson is never on TV enough. If Anderson entered the Bound for Glory Series and earned a shot at Bully Ray's title, that would be an incredible storyline for TNA wrestling.
Sadly, it looks like Hulk Hogan is letting his personal issues with Bully Ray and Aces and Eights affect his decision-making for what is best for TNA. The creative possibilities of what an Aces and Eights entrant could do to generate interest in the Bound for Glory Series from TNA wrestling fans are endless.
Another possibility is that there could be a mole or a secret Aces and Eights member in the TNA locker room. This could be a way for Bully Ray to get Aces and Eights in the Bound for Glory Series. Could you imagine how incredible it would be if the TNA Bound for Glory Series winner put on an Aces and Eights jacket after winning the tournament?
Regardless of how it plays out, the Bound for Glory Series will again provide TNA fans with some of the best wrestling action of the year.
Patrick Michael lives in New Orleans and has always been a big fan of pro wrestling. Patrick's favorite wrestling organization was Mid-South Wrestling back in the 1980s.Patrick's favorite wrestling angle of all-time was the NWO and his favorite wrestler was Roddy Piper. Follow Patrick Michael on Twitter at patmichael84.
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