Bound For Glory Series Week In Review

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Most matches for the 2013 Bound For Glory Series will air Thursday nights on Impact Wrestling.  However, some bouts will take place at non-televised TNA house shows.  Every week we’ll wrap up the all of the recent action from wrestling’s longest annual tournament, so that you’re caught up going into #ImpactLive.

A quick reminder of the scoring system:

  • 10 points for a Submission Win
  • 7 points for a Pinfall Win
  • 5 points for a Countout Win
  • 3 points for a Disqualification Win
  • 2 points for a Draw
  • 10 point penalty for a Disqualification Loss

There’s a 15-minute time-limit for standard Bound For Glory Series Matches.

Hit the jump for results and analysis from the past week, as well as up-to-date standings heading into the next episode on Impact Wrestling.

Non Televised Results

Thursday, 6/27/13 – Ottumwa, Iowa – Magnus pinned Hernandez (7 points)

Friday, 6/28/13 – St. Joseph, Missouri – Samoa Joe pinned Kazarian (7 points)

Televised Results

Thursday, 6/27/13 – Peoria, Illinois – Impact Wrestling

  • Magnus pinned Bobby Roode (7 points)
  • Samoa Joe submitted Mr. Anderson (10 points)

Updated Leaderboard – 7/3/2013

  1. Magnus – 24 points 
  2. Samoa Joe – 19 points
  3. Hardy, Daniels, Anderson, Aries – 7 points each
  4. AJ Styles – 2 points
  5. Hernandez, Bradley, Kazarian, Park, Roode – 0 points

At this point, it’s safe to say this could be Magnus’ breakout summer.  He’s taken a commanding lead with three decisive wins, including a clean pin against 2011 BFGS winner Bobby Roode.  The It Factor sits at the bottom of the rankings with zero points, but I don’t expect him to stay there for long.  The Bound For Glory Series will likely feature at least a few high-stakes, high-point matches that could get the former World Champion back into the mix.

However, the BFGS will likely have a few “bottom-feeders” in the standings who never really got off the ground in the summer-long affair.  For the Class of ’13, those unfortunate souls may be Jay Bradley, Kazarian, and Joseph Park.

If I may be so bold as to offer a prediction for the Final Four… Magnus, Samoa Joe, Mr. Anderson, and AJ Styles.  Do you have a different take on the 2013 Bound For Glory Series?  Aside from Magnus, do you see someone else breaking out from the pack?  Sound off by tweeting us, @DukesWrestling!

 

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