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Bound for Glory (2014) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), in collaboration with Japanese promotion Wrestle-1 (W-1). It took place on October 12, 2014 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. It was the tenth pay-per-view under the Bound for Glory chronology, the second TNA/W-1 joint event held in Japan in 2014 (following Kaisen: Outbreak), and the fourth and last event in the 2014 TNA PPV schedule.

Bound for Glory (2014)
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PromotionTotal Nonstop Action Wrestling
Wrestle-1
DateOctober 12, 2014
CityTokyo, Japan
VenueKorakuen Hall
Attendance1,500[1]
Tagline(s)TNA invades the Land of the Rising Sun
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It was the first Bound for Glory to not feature either the NWA World Heavyweight Championship or the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in the main event. Due to the time difference between the United States and Japan, the PPV aired on tape delay.[2] Also Taz and Mike Tenay were not there live, and instead did commentary from TNA headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. A traditional four-sided ring was used for the event, as opposed to the six-sided ring TNA predominantly uses.

Eight matches took place at the event. The main event featured The Great Muta and Tajiri defeating James Storm and The Great Sanada.[3]

In October 2017, with the launch of the Global Wrestling Network, the event became available to stream on demand.[4]

ProductionEdit

Other on-screen personnel
Commentator Robert Flores
Don West
Ring announcer David Penzer
Referee Earl Hebner
Brian Hebner
Brian Stiffler
Interviewers McKenzie Mitchell

BackgroundEdit

On June 25 before TNA Impact Wrestling tapings in New York City, TNA President Dixie Carter along with Wrestle-1 founder/owner and Japanese wrestling legend The Great Muta held a press conference at the Manhattan Center to announce that the annual Bound for Glory pay-per-view would take place in Tokyo, Japan at Korakuen Hall.

StorylinesEdit

Bound for Glory featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.[5]

Wrestlers competing for TNA were: Samoa Joe, Team 3D (Bully Ray and Devon), MVP, James Storm, The Great Sanada, Ethan Carter III, Low Ki, Abyss, Manik, Tommy Dreamer, Havok and Velvet Sky.[6] Originally, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards were also announced for the event, but they were later replaced by Team 3D.[7]

Wrestlers competing for W-1 were: Tajiri, Kaz Hayashi, Ryota Hama, Kazma Sakamoto, Minoru Tanaka, Andy Wu, El Hijo del Pantera, Yusuke Kodama, The Great Muta and Jiro Kuroshio.

In June 2014, Storm would begin a program where he would confront Sanada backstage, berating his mentor The Great Muta, while slapping him in the face as a way to break him down, multiple weeks in a row. On the July 24th, 2014 edition of Impact, Storm would confront The Great Muta, calling him a fraud, and proclaim himself to be "The Legend" (which in the following weeks replaced his longtime nickname of "The Cowboy"). After spitting beer in Muta's face, Sanada would run Storm out of the ring, before attacking Muta himself with a steel chair, and bowing to Storm, revealing an unknown alliance between them.[8] The following week Storm would proclaim himself as Sanada's new mentor, and master. In the following weeks, TNA would air vignettes of Storm having a cult like hold over Sanada, portraying Storm having him tied up, breaking him down physically and mentally, and proclaiming that "The Revolution Is Coming".[9] On the August 27 Impact Wrestling, Sanada accompanied by Storm debuted the new ring name "The Great Sanada" and a look inspired by The Great Muta, before defeating Austin Aries with help from Storm.

TNA announced that Samoa Joe and Havok would be defending their X Division and Knockouts Championships at the event. However, due to already taped episodes of Impact Wrestling set to air after the event, neither Joe or Havok were the actual champions at the time of Bound for Glory.[10]

ResultsEdit

No. Results[11] Stipulations Times
1 Minoru Tanaka defeated Manik by submission Singles match 09:53
2 Ethan Carter III defeated Ryota Hama Singles match 05:50
3 MVP defeated Kazma Sakamoto Singles match 08:07
4 Samoa Joe (c) defeated Kaz Hayashi and Low Ki by submission Three-Way Dance for the TNA X Division Championship 10:32
5 Novus (Jiro Kuroshio and Yusuke Kodama) defeated Andy Wu and El Hijo del Pantera Tag team match 09:15
6 Team 3D (Bully Ray and Devon) defeated Abyss and Tommy Dreamer Hardcore match 12:53
7 Havok (c) defeated Velvet Sky by submission Singles match for the TNA Knockouts Championship 06:00
8 The Great Muta and Tajiri defeated The Revolution (The Great Sanada and James Storm) Tag team match 14:00
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "TNA PPV [BOUND FOR GLORY]: TNA Bound for Glory 2014 PPV results". Wrestle-1. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Johnson, Mike (6 October 2014). "TNA Bound for Glory this Sunday on PPV, full details". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Spoilers: TNA Bound for Glory 2014 PPV results". PWInsider. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  4. ^ "Anthem, Impact announce Global Wrestling Network launch". Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  5. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  6. ^ "October 12 Tokyo, Japan (Bound For Glory PPV)". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Retrieved 28 September 2014.
  7. ^ Johnson, Mike; Lions, Phil (24 September 2014). "TNA Bound for Glory PPV updates". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  8. ^ Sullivan, John (2014-08-27). "TNA Impact Wrestling Tapings – 7/24/14". Yard Barker. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  9. ^ Krites, Bob (2014-08-14). "James Storm Starts a Revolution". Daily Wrestling News. Archived from the original on 2014-09-03. Retrieved 2014-08-28.
  10. ^ Alvarez, Bryan (2014-10-11). "Sat update: Mayhem Miller SWAT run-in, Chris Jericho and WWE, more on Smackdown move". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2014-10-24. Havok vs. Velvet Sky for Knockouts title (even though Taryn Terrell is champion)...Samoa Joe vs. Low Ki vs. Kaz Hayashi for X title (Samoa Joe billed as champion even though Low Ki already won the title)
  11. ^ "Spoilers: TNA Bound for Glory 2014 PPV results". PWInsider. Retrieved October 12, 2014.

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