Bound For Glory

According to an article by The New York Post early Saturday morning, TNA President Billy Corgan confirmed that this Sunday’s scheduled Bound For Glory PPV in Orlando, Florida from Universal Studios will take place as scheduled.

Corgan provided the following quote to the Post on Saturday morning.

“It’s a go, as far as I’ve been told.”

The Post article indicates that an “unidentified third party” came to the table at the last minute and apparently secured some type of funding that will allow Bound For Glory to take place. Whether or not funding was secured for the scheduled Impact Wrestling TV tapings running from Monday through Saturday remains to be seen.

It’s interesting to note that the article stated WWE had been back in talks with the company, something Corgan himself denied having any knowledge of during his appearance on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on ESPN Radio this week.

Corgan left the wrestling world guessing all week after he made a series of media appearances indicating financial unrest within the company heading into Bound For Glory, which he described as a “furious fight” at one point during his ESPN Radio appearance.

TNA Chairman/Chief Strategy Officer Dixie Carter then took to Twitter on Friday stating that while she doesn’t make it a habit to respond to speculation (which was an interesting word to use when the company’s own President confirmed financial issues), told fans not to miss the upcoming Bound For Glory PPV and Impact Wrestling TV tapings to follow in Orlando.

27 COMMENTS

  1. That’s what all the detractors of TNA assume, about as much as they’ve been constantly predicting TNA’s demise since it first began in 2002. Well, it’s now 2016 (soon to be 2017) and TNA is still around and defying the odds and the naysayers.

  2. if the wwe did fund them it wouldn’t surprise me wwe did the same thing to ecw at one point too and then later ended up buying ecw.

  3. Barely, just BARELY, managing to get enough money to do your biggest PPV of the year two days before that PPV isn’t exactly a “defying the odds” moment that should be bragged about or seen as a positive in any sense.

    Yes, TNA has managed to desperately cling to life with one hand for the past several years despite everything, but the fact that TNA fans are actually PROUD of this is just funny.

    This is in no way a moment of triumph for TNA. This is not a “Yeah, we overcame that issue because we’re so great!” moment. This is a “Thank Christ somebody loaned us the money and bailed us out of the shit we found ourselves in. Hope we get just as lucky next week!” moment.

    TNA has somehow managed to survive despite having terrible mismanagement and making serious mistakes from day damn one. If they manage to survive 2017, their fifteenth year, or hell, even last the rest of 2016, it’ll only because of the charity of other people bailing them out, as people have before.

    Eventually, the charity will stop. TNA won’t be able to limp and crawl their way through forever. They’ve been on life support for the last 3 years, and sooner or later, somebody is going to come along and pull the plug.

    The BEST thing that could happen to this company is for WWE to buy them and pay off their debts, then add their video library to the WWE Network.

    Other than that, there is no “happy ending” for TNA, and their probably was never going to be. It’s always been an indy league that got a big inflated ego because they had a TV slot and a bunch of ex WWE talent.

  4. Barely, just BARELY, managing to get enough money to do your biggest PPV of the year two days before that PPV isn’t exactly a “defying the odds” moment that should be bragged about or seen as a positive in any sense.

    Yes, TNA has managed to desperately cling to life with one
    hand for the past several years despite everything, but the fact that TNA fans are actually PROUD of this is just funny.

    Which is exactly the kind of mentality TNA’s detractors have. It’s almost as if they don’t want to see TNA (or, for that matter, any other high-profile non-WWE promotion) succeed and would rather see them become just another conquest for Vince McMahon. Well, no dice.

    The BEST thing that could happen to this company is for WWE to buy them and pay off their debts, then add their video library to the WWE Network.

    Just so the TNA library can sit and collect dust in the video vault at Titan Towers and never see the light of day again (other than a token DVD release and occasional match airings on WWE Network, just like the AWA, World Class, Mid-South/UWF and, to a larger extent, Crockett/WCW got)? Are you really that eager to see Vince continue his quest for a complete monopoly of the professional wrestling business? No, I’d rather see other promotions defy the McMahon monopoly, be successful on their own terms and give wrestlers a place or three to work other than in McMahonland.

  5. Why do people like you assume that those of us who recognise TNA’s faults for what they are don’t want WWE to have competition? Speaking for myself I absolutely want that, but that doesn’t change the fact that TNA has never been that and at this point there’s no reason to believe they ever will.

    And you’re right about them not being an indy, most indy promotions are better managed than TNA has ever been and don’t keep trying to be bigger than their budgets.

  6. I have a feeling this will be TNA’s final PPV…. Dixie said “don’t miss Bound for Glory and the following Impact…. why would she said that??

    Vince comes out announcing he owns TNA…..

  7. If Dixie Carter wasnt so blinded she needs focus more on ROH and Jerrets shit which would save her a lot of money! She is killing wrestling company with Decay and Hardy’s story line along with all this other non-related wrestling crap.. Like ROH is doing TNA should do, cut back on the skits we need more wrestling if you want make PPV make sure its IPPV and not Television. Its cheaper to do it over internet then broadcast it all over the world where people might not even watch it.. I serious lost interest in it because lack of wrestling.. Thats how i lost interest in WWE because I dont want to watch a skit. If i do shouldnt be long, ROH may have skit only 2% of the show..

    Jerret needs save his first company and fire Dixie Carter atleast put Eric Bischoff in charge that knows what wrestling company is

  8. They already tried putting Bischoff in charge once, that was one of the biggest mistakes they ever made and he’s going to go down in history as having contributed directly to the collapse of two major wrestling promotions (along with Russo and arguably Hogan), assuming that TNA is considered a major promotion of course. And how is Jarrett going to do anything considering he’s the one who sold the company to Dixie in the first place, not to mention that it would’ve collapsed years ago if he hadn’t and GFW largely exists only in theory at this point.

  9. Why do people like you assume that those of us who recognise TNA’s faults for what they are don’t want WWE to have competition? Speaking for myself I absolutely want that, but that doesn’t change the fact that TNA has never been that and at this point there’s no reason to believe they ever will.

    Someone else who denied that he had competition and even refused to recognize them as such, yet has actively sought to suppress his “non-competition” at every turn since 1984, was none other than Vince McMahon himself. Denying rival wrestling companies as competition just because he doesn’t want to have competition does not make what Vince (or anyone who echoes or defends his position) says gospel. Here’s something else to consider – when Vince gets what he wants, the wrestling business suffers for it – every promotion that ever fell to him, and every wrestler whose career was ruined simply for Vince’s amusement and because of the incompetence of WWE Non-Creative, is testimony to that.

    And you’re right about them not being an indy, most indy promotions are better managed than TNA has ever been and don’t keep trying to be bigger than their budgets.

    Yet most of those same indy groups can barely draw more than 25 to 50 fans to the shows they hold once a month or less. Even WWE NXT (which pretends to be like TNA) draws less for most of their events than TNA does.

    The one reason TNA gets the kind of flack it does is strictly because of Dixie Carter’s choice to hire those who were instrumental in bringing down WCW (particularly Eric Bischoff, Vince Russo and certain members of the Kliq/NWO). Get Dixie out of the way and get someone in place who actually knows what they’re doing (and doesn’t try to turn TNA into WWE lite, which never works) and it’s a given that TNA becomes more on par with WWE.

  10. Again, I want WWE to have competition, competition is good for the product and good for the fans, TNA has never been competition and every time it has tried to be it has basically been the equivalent of a bug flying into a windshield.
    And that’s far from the only reason, that TNA has survived as long as it has is a testament to the in ring talent they have had over the years, but the management of the company has been a joke going all the way back to the Jeff Jarrett days.

  11. What TNA really needs is a lot less DIxie and to be less like WWE lite and more like ’70s-’80s-era Crockett/NWA.

  12. TNA has never been competition and every time it has tried to be it has basically been the equivalent of a bug flying into a windshield.

    Which only proves what I said right about those who echo Vince’s position of denying rival companies as competition even though they are essentially competition. The fault for that perception though, connects with this:

    but the management of the company has been a joke going all the way back to the Jeff Jarrett days.

    Any wrestling company (other than WWE) that hires Vince Russo to be its creative head is only asking to bring trouble down on itself. In fact, the only promotion that ever was successful with Russo heading its creative department was WWE – any other promotion that employed him has since gone under (i.e. WCW) or is now suffering for it if they’re still in business. Russo is basically box office poison and anyone who hires him to write for their promotion, knowing of his history, would have to be downright foolish.

    And that’s far from the only reason, that TNA has survived as long as it has is a testament to the in ring talent they have had over the years,

    Which would be better still with better management, a better cable deal (like, as an example, with WGN America) and with less WWE influence and more of a Crockett-era NWA style. If I ran TNA, that’s what I’d do (along with a name change for the promotion and re-affiliating with the NWA, among other things).

  13. Sorry, but by those standards the CFL is competition for the NFL. TNA is an alternative to the WWE but it isn’t and has never been competition. It was just never big enough to compete, the last time WWE had any competition was the Monday Night Wars.

  14. Sorry, but by those standards the CFL is competition for the NFL.

    What standards? Plus, those two leagues don’t even directly compete because each plays in a different country.

    TNA is an alternative to the WWE but it isn’t and has never been competition. It was just never big enough to compete,

    And again, proving me right about what I said about Vince’s mentality toward competition (and those echoing his position) – by pretending that it doesn’t exist.

    the last time WWE had any competition was the Monday Night Wars.

    Which was the only time Vince could even bring himself to admit, even if in a roundabout way, that he had competition because he knew that WCW posed a real threat of putting his then-WWF under at that point.

  15. I would have to agree my friend. And that’s what these fans are not getting. TNA lost everything about it that made them unique. They’ve become a skeleton of what they formerly were. TNA’s major signings are guys who’s names have been buried in previous promotions. And a bunch of Indy nobody’s that aren’t properly utilized at all. The reason why TNA is seen as a failure from my perspective is there is no clear direction for any of their divisions at all. The tag team division is picking up steam from the Hardy-Decay thing but what about the development of the under card for the tag team division? It’s non existent. They took away the KOTM Division which could have really been special and gave us the Impact Grand Title fought for under MMA rules. In theory it’s a great idea but the novelty will wear off eventually. What makes it even more bad is the title was originally slated to be put on a former WWE talent at the the sacrifice of their homegrown talent. WWE would never make that mistake. Before they even decided they wanted to put a title on Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens,AJ Styles they made sure that the wearer of the belt was going to make them some money off of merch. TNA does the exact opposite. They’ll put the world strap on the former janitor and want to this shmoe to get over with the fans. It’s nonsense like this,poor management,and shitty booking that’s caused TNA to be in the position they are in. Live tours knowing they didn’t have the money in the long run to do so,leaving the Impact Zone too soon,doing house shows which didn’t draw a dime,might I add, all over instead of the immediate surrounding Orlando area. So as a fan of TNA since the beginning I’m not disillusioned in the least about why TNA is hurting. Fans don’t get it the demographic of pro wrestling fans are of the same demographic of porn watchers. Who wants to watch a porn star you’ve already seen before over seeing some fresh new buns. The same philosophy applies in pro wrestling,this part is what Dixie Carter and co failed to grasp,that’s why they’re literally gasping for air holding on for dear life.Facts

  16. I don’t like to be a conspiracy theorist but look whos the Executive Vice President of Television and Talent Relations for TNA he was around when WWE started giving out shares in the company right? If was was there long enough I’m pretty sure he still has shares in the company he used to work for. He still has friends there I would like to think. Why would he have TNA’s best interest at heart when he’s set to make so much more off of the stocks he holds with his former company. Ever since he’s started working at TNA has anyone noticed their television product has started to look cheap,their talent pool has gotten shabby and looks like crap. Yet he’s the guy who’s the Executive Vice President of Television and Talent Relations for the company. Yet they’ve declined since he’s started working there, hmmm I wonder why? Get rid of this guy and their problem is solved. Yet Dixie doesn’t see any of this because she actually believes she has a superior product. Get a clue darlin frfr..THE END

  17. Not sure what level exactly, but since you insist that TNA is competition, why don’t you prove it, tell me one time that anything measurable about TNA’s success in the past 14 years has come close to WWE at the same point in time, it can be anything from ratings to mercy sales, just one thing that shows they ever provided any competition at all.

    The crazy thing is you’ve done everything but refer to me as a shill for the McMahons when I’m anything but, I can’t wait until Vince is gone from WWE. He’s lost touch with his audience, and I’ve been a TNA fan for years, but I refuse to delude myself about their position in the industry, they are, at best, the number 3 company in an industry where the gap between 1 and 2 makes the grand canyon look like a crack in a paving slabs by comparison.

  18. Like ROH or way Jeff Jerret had it.. I wanna see wrestlers from other wrestling companies there too

  19. If that’s the case then TNA will soon become what Broken Matt Hardy had always feared…. THE MEEK MAHAN SHOW!!!! 😉

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