- The TNA Bound For Glory pre-show kicks off with Jeremy Borash backstage. He catches Dixie Carter for comment. Borash says AJ Styles is going to make Dixie pay tonight. She says good luck, darling. She says AJ should have played ball and talks about the stipulation for tonight's main event. Dixie says AJ will be the one paying tonight and walks off.
- Taz and Mike Tenay welcome us to Countdown to Bound For Glory as fans are still filing into the arena. The announcers run down tonight's card. We see stars such as Gail Kim, Jeff Hardy, Magnus and AJ Styles arriving earlier today.
- JB is backstage with the teams for tonight's pre-show Gauntlet Match. Eric Young and Joseph Park are the third team in after a drawing. We go to commercial.
- We come back and Ethan Carter III is doing a photoshoot backstage. He says he's going to make Aunt Dixie very proud at Bound For Glory.
- Robbie E and Jesse Godderz are backstage talking about the Gauntlet Match tonight. Mr. Olympia Phil Heath walks up and they "bro it up" and talk about going out tonight after "Bro For Glory."
- We see the Ultimate X setup out in the arena. JB leads us to a video package for tonight's X Division Title match.
- TNA has a new backstage interviewer named Gilbert. He talks to Kazaran and Daniels about tonight's Gauntlet Match. We get a preview for Kurt Angle's Hall of Fame dinner and go back to commercial.
- We see highlights from Kurt Angle's Hall of Fame dinner.
- Samoa Joe is backstage with Sting and Magnus. He says he will bring the X Division Title back to The Main Event Mafia and Magnus and Sting will work out their differences. Kurt Angle walks in, Joe talks about his battle with Bobby Roode and they all walk out together.
Gauntlet Match: Kazarian and Daniels vs. Robbie E and Jesse Godderz vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez vs. Eric Young and Joseph Park
We go to the ring to crown new #1 contenders. Kazarian and Daniels are out first as Christy Hemme does introductions. Out next comes Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez.
Lots of back and forth to start. Hernandez takes out both opponents. Hernandez runs down the ramp and leaps into the ring while Chavo leaps from the top rope, taking out their opponents at the same time. We go to commercial with Chavo and Hernandez in control.
Back from the break and Hernandez is still in control of Kazarian. Daniels and Chavo tag in at the same time. They go at it and Chavo nails a nice dropkick. More offense and a 2 count from Chavo as Kaz breaks the pin. Hernandez blocks a double team and runs over both men. Hernandez knocks Kaz out of the air. Daniels dumps Hernandez out to the floor. Chavo hits Three Amigos on Daniels and goes up top. Kaz pulls Chavo off the top and Daniels rolls him up for the pin. Chavo and Hernandez are eliminated. Joseph Park and Eric Young are out next.
They hit the ring and everyone goes at it with Bad Influence in control. Young sends Daniels to the floor and helps Park. They double team Kaz. Park nails a splash and a scoop slam. Kaz turns it around and goes to work on Park. Young argues with the referee while Park gets double teamed. Park tries to make a comeback but misses a sitdown splash. Kaz with a clothesline on the mat for a 2 count. Daniels tags in as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Young is hitting Daniels and Kazarian. Young mounts Daniels with right hands in the corner. Young keeps control of Daniels and hits a big belly to belly suplex for 2. Young whips Kaz out to the floor. Daniels chokeslams Young and misses a Best Moonsault Ever. Park gets back up and they double team Daniels. Park nails a fallaway slam and Young covers for the pin. Daniels and Kazarian are eliminated. Before they exit, Daniels and Kazarian attack Young and Park. Kaz drops Young on his head in the ring. Park gets double teamed on the floor and whipped into the Ultimate X structure. A referee calls for help as Park is laid out. Out next comes Jesse Godderz and Robbie with Mr. Olympia.
Park is helped to the back by security. Park looks back with a busted mouth and looks sad. The bell rings and Robbie E enters the ring while Young tries to get up. Robbie covers but EY kicks out at 2. Another pin attempt. Robbie unloads on Young and tags in Jesse for some double teaming. Godderz works over Young for a 2 count as Mr. Olympia cheers them on. Godderz stomps away on EY and almost trips. They collide in mid-air with clotheslines and both go down. Robbie tags in and runs into an uppercut. Young dodges some double teaming and works over both of his opponents. Young slams Robbie and goes to the top for a big elbow drop. Young with a 2 count as Godderz breaks the pin. Young fights them both again but they drop him on his face with a double team move. They nail a Hart Attack for the win and title shot later tonight.
Winners and New #1 Contenders: Jesse Godderz and Robbie E
- We see Bully Ray walking backstage. Back to commercial.
- Eric Young is backstage looking for Joseph Park. He opens up a door that has a bloody hand-print on the wall outside. Young sees something that shocks him. Young tells the camera crew to back up and that's it.
- Taz and Tenay hype tonight's pay-per-view card. We get a promo video for tonight's main event.
- We go to the stage and out comes TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray. He introduces himself. He says people think Aces & 8s are just about finished but he has news for us - that's exactly what he wants us to think. Tonight is about re-birth and the resurrection. Tonight, AJ Styles is bound for embarrassment. Bully Ray is bound for greatness and once again, Aces & 8s are bound for glory. Ray heads to the back and we return to the announcers.
- A camera goes backstage and Dixie tells Bully to tell her one more time that tonight will be AJ's last night in the company. Bully just laughs in her face and walks off.