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A Look Back At The First "Bound For Glory" In 2005

A Look Back At The First "Bound For Glory" In 2005

Admit it; you can’t get too much of a good thing. Your boss may not want you watching wrestling videos all day, but he just doesn’t understand how huge “Bound for Glory” is going to be. And what better way to prepare you for a great thing like “Bound for Glory” than to revisit all of the moments that paved the way? Let’s take a stroll down memory lane to feed your wrestling need, and hopefully get the rookies up to speed. Now that’s poetry.

In 2005, a relatively new wrestling promotion decided to raise the stakes in sports entertainment. “Bound for Glory” debuted that October to challenge the standards of professional wrestling, and, most importantly, to celebrate the fanfare surrounding such an exhilarating event.

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The superstars of TNA invaded a packed IMPACT Zone in Orlando for an inaugural evening of title defenses and history in the making. Defending Tito Ortiz as Special enforcer at Bound or Glory 2005champion Jeff Jarrett lost the World Championship to Rhino with MMA star Tito Ortiz serving as guest referee. [Video: Match: Bound for Glory 2005 Jarrett vs. Rhino for the World Heavyweight Championship]

Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) and AJ Styles (@AJStylesOrg) had been feuding for years, so that night they competed for the TNA X Division Championship in a thirty minute “Iron Man” match. This year’s number-one contender, Jeff Hardy (@JEFFHARDYBRAND), even made a splash by unleashing a massive thirty foot Swanton onto Abyss (@TherealAbyss) in a devastating “Monster’s Ball” match. [Video: Bound for Glory 2005 Monsters Ball Match] Go ahead, ask them about it—they’re probably still a little sore. Head over to to relive the action all over again!


Seven years later, we’re ready to make history once again, and you can’t afford to miss it. The sounds, the smells, the electricity in the air; you can feel the excitement through your TV screen. Turn off your phone and dim the lights; and don’t be afraid to scream until your throat hurts or paint your face from ear to ear, because on October 14, the magic is coming whether you’re ready or not. On October 14, we are “Bound for Glory,” are you?