Views From The Turnbuckle: BFG Preview, Bully Vs AJ, Dixie Carter, Angle Vs Roode And More
The match is pretty wide-open, and the only thing I can say with confidence is that Manik will not come out as champion. Since TNA does not have much planned for Sabin, Hardy, Aries or Joe (otherwise they would be in a bigger match) it makes sense to move the X Division Championship into one of the more established star's hands.
The Knockouts title is also up for grabs. ODB is the recently crowned champion, but Brooke Tessmacher and Gail Kim could easily take it away from her. No one seems to be Knockouts Champion for a very long time, so it would not be surprising if ODB dropped the title. Personally, I think that ODB has the greatest potential as champion, so I will guess that she retains her title, but realistically, anything could happen.
Sting will suit up at BFG one more time to take on Magnus, in a matchup between TNA's oldest in-ring competitor and one of its youngest. Magnus and Sting have a very friendly relationship, as TNA seems pretty dedicated to keeping both men faces leading up to their match. Magnus is always being spoken about in interviews with TNA talent about being the next top guy for the company, but he has really not accomplished a lot during his time in TNA. A big win over Sting at BFG would do a lot for Magnus and his reputation.
I think Sting will win at BFG, mainly because I think that TNA feels that Sting is still one of the most over guys in the company, and fans will want to pop big for him if he is victorious. I think it will be one of those things where the young guy loses, but by pushing the older guy to his limit, everyone has a new respect for the younger guy. I would have Magnus win, but doing that is not a bad way to go. Magnus could build more momentum with a victory, but as long as it is a close competitive match, it will help get the ball rolling for Magnus.
Kurt Angle vs Bobby Roode is a quickly thrown together match, probably because TNA was unsure of Angle's situation and they did not know whether he would be able to wrestle or not. Roode as a part of EGO has been my favorite thing going on in TNA, all three men are flat out entertaining and deserve to get bigger pushes. Roode and Angle are both elite ring generals, so if they give this match enough time, it should be the best wrestled match of the evening.
Angle has not been in the ring in a while, and if it was anybody else, their conditioning and ring-rust would be questioned. Not Angle though, the man is noted for his incredible endurance and physical conditioning. Angle is also such a natural in the ring that rustiness is not really a factor at any time. Even if he is in bad shape, Roode is a savvy enough worker to get a dynamite match out of him anyways.
Angle will most likely win the match, simply because the night is too important for Angle to have him lose. TNA wants to make his induction into the Hall of Fame really important, so having him lose a match on the same night might jeopardize the moment. They also probably want to get Angle back on track competitively, and a win over a former world champion is a good place to start.
Lastly, there will be a two-part match concerning the TNA World Tag Team Championships. The pre-show for BFG will have Eric Young and Joseph Park taking on Bad Influence, the BroMans and Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez in a four way gauntlet match for a title shot later in the evening. I think that Bad Influence has to win that gauntlet match, the other teams are mostly jokes and Bad Influence and EGO are one of the most popular acts TNA has.
I also think that Bad Influence will win the titles on the main show. Gunner and Storm have basically been a thrown together tag team that have not been really relevant since they won the championships. Bad Influence could just do a lot more for the tag division if they were the champions, so I think TNA will go ahead and do the title change.
Bound for Glory could go a lot of different ways. The simplest and easy ways to book the matches would probably be the best way to go, but like I said earlier, TNA is hard to predict because they really like to go in a lot of different aggressive directions.
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