The Walking Dead of wrestling promotions, TNA, doesn't have a stake in it yet. In fact, they're putting a stake in the ground for what has traditionally been the biggest show on their calendar, Bound for Glory.
Via press release, the company announced that the show will take place in October - after the latest rumors would have them cancelled by their United States' television partner, Destination America - and unlike last month's Slammiversary, will happen outside of their Universal Studios, Florida home, and on pay-per-view (PPV).
Here's the official word on BFG:
TNA WRESTLING BRINGS ‘BOUND FOR GLORY' PAY-PER-VIEW TO CHARLOTTE, NC, OCTOBER 4
TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, JULY 31 * VIP & TRAVEL PACKAGES AVAILABLE NOW
TNA Wrestling announced today its biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory, will take place LIVE Sunday, October 4, from the Cabarrus Arena in Charlotte, NC, at 8e/5p and be available exclusively on Pay-Per-View.
Tickets for Bound for Glory go on sale next Friday, July 31, and are available through the Cabarrus Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000.
"North Carolina is wrestling country, and Hardy country, and we are thrilled to bring TNA's biggest event of the year, Bound for Glory, to Charlotte," said TNA President Dixie Carter. "In addition to veterans who are among the most accomplished in the history of our business, we also have the most talented roster of dynamic talent in professional wrestling today who are bound for glory."
The stars of IMPACT WRESTLING scheduled to appear at Bound for Glory include, Jeff and Matt Hardy, Olympic Gold Medalist and TNA Hall of Famer Kurt Angle, TNA World Champion Ethan Carter III, Drew Galloway, TNA Tag Team Champions The Wolves, Bram, Bobby Lashley, Knockouts Champion Brooke, X-Division Champion and high-flying luchador Tigre Uno, Gail Kim, Rockstar Spud, the Dollhouse and many more.
Bound for Glory VIP and Travel packages are available now on ShopTNA.com, including the all-new Main Event Experience, which gives a limited number of fans the opportunity to enjoy a day of memories that will last a lifetime through unprecedented access to the arena and the Stars of IMPACT WRESTLING prior to the event.
The Main Event Experience includes a personal guided tour of the Bound for Glory arena, backstage area and production facilities with Dixie Carter, lunch at catering with the entire roster and crew, a fantasy booking and creative session with a TNA writer and agent, a walk down the Bound for Glory entrance ramp and into the ring for a photo with the TNA World Title, and so much more.
For more information on Bound for Glory, including tickets, VIP experiences, travel packages, Pay-Per-View ordering and more, visit impactwrestling.com/BFG and follow us on twitter @IMPACTWRESTLING.
The last two TNA PPVs have been continuity-light affairs, with last year's Bound for Glory coming from Japan as a co-production with Wrestle-1 and Slammiversary airing before taped television episodes which contained major story beats.
Time will tell if this show will avoid that fate, or the attendance woes that created bad buzz around 2014's Slammiversary in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas.
Does this announcement change your perception of TNA in 2015, Cagesiders?