TNA sent out the following presser on Thursday night:

TNA IMPACT WRESTLING “COUNTDOWN TO BOUND FOR GLORY” SPECIAL TO AIR ON SPIKE TV SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 AT 7:00pm ET

Special to feature Pay-Per-View match, highlight BFG series matches, retrospectives and interviews prior to TNA WRESTLING’S biggest night of the year

NASHVILLE, TN – (September 6, 2012) – Spike TV will present a new one-hour special, “Countdown to Bound For Glory,” on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 7:00pm ET/4:00pm PT that will provide an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at TNA’s biggest and most star-studded event of the year.

“Countdown” will feature live behind-the-scenes interviews, an early Pay-Per-View match and crowd reaction, immediately prior to the start of the internationally distributed live event. Additionally, highlights of the inaugural TNA Hall of Fame celebration, featuring Sting, will be included in the countdown show. "Bound for Glory," presented by Direct Auto Insurance, airs live Sunday, October 14 at 8:00p.m. ET worldwide as one of pro wrestling’s top events of the year.

"This ‘Bound For Glory’ will be the biggest Pay-Per-View event in our ten-year history," states TNA President Dixie Carter. "With so much action set for the night, we are excited to bring this one-hour ‘Countdown’ special to Spike. It’s going to be a great way to kick off ‘Bound for Glory.’"

The superstars of Spike’s “IMPACT WRESTLING” will headline “Bound For Glory,” including Hulk Hogan, current TNA World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Sting, Jeff Hardy, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Rob Van Dam, Mr. Anderson, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe, the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts, the stars of the X-Division and many more. “Bound For Glory” will feature the winner of the “Bound For Glory Series” in the main event for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

Continuing the celebration of ten years of Total Nonstop Action, this will be the biggest weekend of the year for the superstars of IMPACT WRESTLING. The weekend will feature expanded activities in the Phoenix area, including a special “Bound For Glory Fan InterAction” and the inaugural annual TNA Hall of Fame induction. As announced at “Slammiversary” in June, the first-ever inductee is “The Icon” Sting.

Tickets for “Bound For Glory” are on sale now at the Grand Canyon University Arena box office, GCUArena.com or charge by phone at 602-639-8999. For more information, please visit www.impactwrestling.com.

NOTE: For what it's worth, WWE has been looking for a cable network to do this exact same thing. WWE wants to air "Countdown" specials similar to what UFC does with their pay-per-view events. It looks like TNA and SpikeTV beat them to the punch ..... for now.