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DVD Review : TNA Bound For Glory IV

January 27, 2009

DVD Review : TNA’s Bound For Glory IV

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Reviewed By : Steven Wilson of MainEventRadio.com

This past October, TNA invaded Chicago to present its signature PPV event, Bound For Glory. Newly Acquired Mick Foley was making his PPV debut as the special guest referee for the battle between Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle while the feud between the main event mafia and TNA’s front line was just beginning to heat up. Now TNA Home Video gives you the chance witness the company’s biggest PPV to date as Bound for Glory 4 hits DVD shelves nationwide.

 It’s rare that I take the time to review a PPV event DVD, mainly due to the fact that most of you have either saw the event live, or have read/seen everything that happened by the time the DVD is released, so to avoid boring you I wont break down every single match but as you would expect, the event in it’s entirety is featured and headlined by Samoa Joe and Sting’s battle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. The rest of the card featured the afformentioned Kurt Angle / Jeff Jarrett encounter, a couple of three ways, the first featuring AJ Styles, Christian Cage and Booker T, with the second having the Knockouts title on the line as Taylor Wilde defended against Roxxi and Awesome Kong. X division gold was on the line between Shiek Abdul Bashir and Consequences Creed, a future shot at that title was the prize for the Steel Asylum match, while the tag team championships were decided in a signature bound for glory match, that being the monster’s ball between Team 3D, LAX, Beer Money Inc and Abyss/Matt Morgan, which also featured former WCW star Steve Mongo McMichael as the special guest ring enforcer. And last but not least The Bimbo brawl rounds out the packed lineup.

PPV DVD releases are often weak when it comes to bonus features, however Bound For Glory has some interesting offerings. We begin with footage from the fanfest as Lauren Brooks and Jeremy Borash interview various stars as they meet their fans, this feature was originally used for TNAwrestling.com in the hours leading up to the PPV. We then get to the DVD exclusive bonus features as an interview/featurette with Dixie Carter discusses the origins of Bound for glory, the fan fest and meeting the fans in the stands before the PPV. Post match interviews with Jeff Jarrett and Sting are up next followed by a behind the scenes making of the PPV commercial featurette, as you get to see how TNA created the Chicago “untouchables” theme on the set of universal studios in Flordia and see the boys having fun filming the commercial. Bonus features then close out with the Smashing Pumpkins “Tarantula” music video featuring highlights from the PPV, as well as a Lee South Photo gallery from the event, and finally the TNA cross the line music video.

TNA’s home video department has been improving leaps and bounds over the past couple of years, but one thing that continues to confuse me is why they usually take 2 or 3 months to release their PPV events on DVD. In one way I can understand that it makes purchasing the live PPV airing more important as you wont get a chance to see it or buy it for months later but at the same time for those who missed it , or wanted to relive it, releasing in a shorter time frame could help boost sales as in this day and age of online file sharing people rarely are willing to wait 3 months to get an event they want on DVD. Bound for Glory 4 is a DVD release worthy of adding to your collection, I cant say that about every PPV, but this is surely one of those that qualify especially due to nice array of bonus features.

TNA’s Bound for Glory 4 is now available on DVD from TNA Home Video. For more information or to order your own copy you can check out shoptna.com or head down to your local video retailers. To read my previous DVD reviews check out wrestlingdvdreviews.vze.com or add the myspace profile via myspace.com/wrestlingdvdreviews

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