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    Impact Wrestling Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread



    IMPACT Wrestling is Bound For Glory, LIVE October 23rd at 10pm ET on Pay-Per-View. Bound For Glory emanates from Sam’s Town in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, September 24th at 10am ET on Ticketmaster.com. Click here for more details.


    At Victory Road, Christian Cage successfully retained his IMPACT World Title against Ace Austin in a hard-fought contest. But it was what happened after the match that sent shockwaves throughout the entire wrestling world. Just moments after the bell, Christian Cage was confronted by dominant X-Division Champion Josh Alexander who also retained his title over X-Division veteran, Chris Sabin, earlier in the night. While staring down Christian Cage, Alexander would exercise Option C, meaning that he would relinquish the X-Division Title for an IMPACT World Title opportunity. A match of this caliber could only take place on IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest stage of the year. We can now confirm that the match is official: Christian Cage will defend the IMPACT World Title against Josh Alexander at Bound For Glory!



    At Bound For Glory, Deonna Purrazzo will put her Knockouts Title on the line against Mickie James in one of the most anticipated matches in IMPACT Wrestling history. It all started when James recruited Purrazzo to compete at NWA’s first-ever all women’s pay-per-view, NWA EmPowerrr. After several heated exchanges with James in the leadup to the event, Purrazzo would go on to retain her Knockouts Title against the legendary Melina on that very night. But it was what happened just 24 hours later at NWA 73 that truly changed everything. Following her return to in-ring competition, Mickie James was assaulted by Deonna Purrazzo, bringing a grim end to her monumental moment. Vowing to show her what “Hardcore Country” was all about, James would retaliate with an all-out attack on Purrazzo inside the IMPACT Zone. But when James challenged Purrazzo to a Knockouts Title match at IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest event of the year, Purrazzo would turn her down, citing that she hadn’t earned the opportunity. Luckily for James, IMPACT Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore happened to disagree, vetoing Purrazzo’s decision and making the match official. Will Deonna Purrazzo continue her dominant reign as one of the greatest Knockout Champions of all time? Or will Mickie James prove why she’s one of the pillars of IMPACT Wrestling and capture Knockouts gold once again?


    After dominant X-Division Champion Josh Alexander exercised Option C to relinquish the X-Division Title in exchange for an IMPACT World Title opportunity against Christian Cage, a tournament to crown a new champion began. A series of three-way matches would determine the competitors in the X-Division Title match at IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory. X-Division standout Trey Miguel, undefeated powerhouse Steve Maclin and the Bullet Club’s El Phantasmo were all victorious in their tournament matchups, qualifying them for the three-way finals. Who will leave Bound For Glory as the new X-Division Champion?


    The IInspiration is coming to Bound For Glory – and they’re coming for the Knockouts Tag Team Championships! In the closing moments of Knockouts Knockdown, we learned that Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay will be making their IMPACT debut at Bound For Glory. We can now confirm that The IInspiration will compete at IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest event of the year as they challenge Decay for the Knockouts Tag Team Championships! Having held tag team gold in the past, it’s no surprise that The IInspiration have set their sights on capturing the Knockouts Tag Team Titles. But their opponents, Havok and Rosemary, are not to be taken lightly as they have proven to be a powerful force during their title reign. Will The IInspiration become Knockouts Tag Team Champions in their very first match in IMPACT or will Decay spoil their arrival in the name of The Shadow?


    For weeks, The Good Brothers have demanded competition for their IMPACT World Tag Team Titles and at Bound For Glory, they’re going to get it. After the #1 Contenders match between FinJuice and the Bullet Club’s Chris Bey and Hikuleo ended in controversy with both teams scoring simultaneous pinfalls over one another, IMPACT Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore announced that The Good Brothers would be defending their titles in a three-way match at IMPACT’s biggest event of the year. With no shortage of history between these teams, there’s no telling what might happen when they step into the ring with the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles up for grabs! Who will leave Las Vegas with gold around their waist?


    Will the real Rhino please stand up? That is what Heath is hopeful for at IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest event of the year when he battles Violent By Design in tag team action. After Rhino was punished by his former allies for failing to recapture the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles, Heath made a shocking return and came to the aid of his longtime friend. But when prompted to pick a side, Rhino instead exited the IMPACT Zone through the crowd. With Heath cleared for competition following a year-long injury, he has vowed to get revenge on Violent By Design. Will the Rhino of old fight by his side or will Heath suffer what is otherwise an inevitable beatdown at the hands of VBD?


    The high-stakes Call Your Shot Gauntlet returns at Bound For Glory. This unique matchup begins with two competitors in the ring and after a time interval, more entries join the fray. As the ring fills up, eliminations can occur at any time by throwing your opponent over the top rope. This process will continue until there are only two competitors remaining, which is when it transforms into a singles match that can only be won by pinfall or submission. Whoever scores the victory will earn a future title shot of any their choosing, anyplace, anytime. Rich Swann, Brian Myers, Moose and W. Morrissey have declared their entry in the gauntlet but if past Call Your Shot Gauntlet’s have taught us anything, it’s that you never know who may show up for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Following a Battle Royal on IMPACT!, we also know that W. Morrissey will enter the gauntlet last at #20, while Chris Sabin must enter first at #1.


    History will be made on the Countdown to Glory pre-show, streaming LIVE this Saturday at 9:30pm ET on YouTube and FITE. Just 30 minutes before Bound For Glory goes on the air, the first-ever Digital Media Champion will be crowned in a six-way free-for-all. Following a grueling first-round of the Digital Media Championship Tournament, John Skyler, Crazzy Steve, Fallah Bahh, Jordynne Grace, Chelsea Green and Madison Rayne have qualified for the finals. Rayne will be stepping in as a substitute for her Influence ally, Tenille Dashwood. Who will be the first to call themselves Digital Media Champion?


    As revealed by Christy Hemme at Knockouts Knockdown, the legendary former Knockouts Champion and Knockouts trailblazer, Awesome Kong, will be inducted into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame on October 23rd at Bound For Glory. As a former two-time Knockouts Champion and one-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion, Awesome Kong is a name synonymous with the Knockouts division, which is widely considered as one of the greatest women’s divisions in professional wrestling history. IMPACT Hall of Famer and first-ever Knockouts Champion Gail Kim will induct Kong into the Hall of Fame on the Countdown to Glory pre-show, streaming LIVE at 9:30pm ET on YouTube & FITE.

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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Cards coming along nicely.

    After impact last night I’m guessing Daniels versus Ace Austin, and Chelsea / Cardona versus Desi Hit Squad in some form get added to the event as well.


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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Bound for Glory 2021 featuring Christian Cage, and the 'Fallen Angel' Christopher Daniels, what a fucking awesome year this is. I haven't watched much of Alexander since him and Page were a team, but EC hyped him up so I'm excited to see if he can step up/deliver in the Main Event vs Christian

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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    They just announced The IInspiration will be taking on Decay for the Knockouts Tag Team Championships.

    Hoping there’s at least a little bit of build to this and not just a, show up and get the titles night 1.


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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread



    Here's a fantastic video that should likely get anyone invested in the main event of Bound For Glory.

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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Rumor has it Braun is debuting at BFG as "The Titan"

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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Updated the original post with the full, final card. Show is tomorrow night and I'm really looking forward to it, even though some of these matches on paper don't look as solid as the past couple years. Fuck it. I think it'll be entertaining.

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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Honestly, looks like a really fun show on paper

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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Impact seems to have drawn a fine little crowd for this show. Happy as hell to see it.

    Kicking off with the IInspiration match kinda gives me the thought that there will be surprise debuts, otherwise I think you'd save them. We shall see.

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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    I admire what Impact have done taking Steve Cutler and making him a really interesting and legitimate character that could quite honestly one day be one of their main eventers.

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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Just when you think Impact have put their fuckery in the past, the motherfucking Kiss Demon enters the Call Your Shot Gauntlet.

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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Nah bro, the ending of this show...


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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    My god, they done TNA’d Alexander after all this build up. How was the match?
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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Tbh I was reading that the Alexander push while deserved, didn't have much emotional attachment to it. This angle was probably really good for his outlook to make people invest in him as a talent. It's easy to get invested into someone who is about to have this huge moment and celebrate with his family, and have it all taken away from him right under his feet. Might've been a really good booking decision tbh depending on how they play it out.

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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    My god, they done TNA’d Alexander after all this build up. How was the match?
    The match itself was really good but could have used a few more minutes in my mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raye View Post
    Tbh I was reading that the Alexander push while deserved, didn't have much emotional attachment to it. This angle was probably really good for his outlook to make people invest in him as a talent. It's easy to get invested into someone who is about to have this huge moment and celebrate with his family, and have it all taken away from him right under his feet. Might've been a really good booking decision tbh depending on how they play it out.
    I don't totally agree with the suggestion that there wasn't an emotional investment in this match. Fans have been rallying hard around Josh as he's stepped into this role of a true main event star. Much of the build to this match had to do with Josh finally earning a deal after all these years that paid well enough for him to be able to quit his roadside assistance day job that he's been holding down for years and years while busting his ass on the indies and in Impact. They also made a whole big show about him winning the belt in front of his wife and son and beating a man that he idolized to do so. There was a ton of emotional weight behind the match in my opinion.

    I feel like Alexander winning the belt, bringing it back to the Impact camp, and celebrating with his wife and son was the "correct" big ending to this show, which was really pretty disappointing for the most part leading up to the main event. Pulling the swerve and yanking the rug out from under Josh in favor of Moose standing tall at the end, while I can appreciate how amazingly evil the whole thing was, just left a bad taste in my mouth at the end of the night. In that sense, you could say I basically got worked. Now Josh is back on that pursuit and I think it could make for a good story, but I'm still really torn.

    I do essentially feel this angle was copying Daniel Bryan/Randy Orton at SummerSlam 2013, which did end up working out in the long run. I guess if anything I would have just let Josh have his moment for the night at least.

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    Sad ending and mindboggling for a company in Impact's position to screw over their greatest and hottest main event talent they've built in years and years, but typical. I also get Moose is a big talent and has star presence and don't mind him getting pushed, but the cost was way too high. This was your chance to have your hero finally beat AEW, the world's hottest wrestling company in the main event of your biggest show against a guy who also is a legend in your own company. You won't get this chance again with Alexander or anyone else. I also totally agree besides the business side there was an emotional connection for all the reasons EC said. If nothing else, Jade is still just as hot as she was in ROH/PWG 15+ years ago so we can't feel too bad for Alexander but still. Just a huge blunder. Unbelievably dumb.

    The show was ok, far from great. Media title crap was a waste of everyone's time.

    The women's tag match was awful, what happened to Rosemary? Used to be good. The Iinspiration have value to this company as meme promo types so that's something. Matches will always be secondary.

    X Title match was good. The finish was awesome, I loved a babyface looking smart against ELP's dumb crap. Good booking and wrestling all around.

    Rhino stuff was classic wrestling angle. Not bad but not exciting either.

    Awesome Kong sounded genuine in her HOF acceptance speech. Her and Gail will always have a spot in women's wrestling history.

    I hated the Royal Rumble crap and not just because of what it led to. I also would have had it be Sabin or Swann at the end vs. Moose rather than Cardona.

    Tag match wasn't good, how are the Good Brothers champions!?

    Mickie looked like a superstar but the match had it's ups and downs. Still it felt like a big deal, and was one of the best things overall.

    Match was good but read above on the main event. Bad decision for numerous reasons.

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    so I don't watch TNA, and shit like this is why I pretty much never will again, but... can someone explain the on-screen logic of having Alexander win the belt and then Moose winning it immediately? Did Moose have kind of cash-in contract?
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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Moose won the Call Your Shot Gauntlet match earlier in the night, which personally, I feel worked better as a future title opportunity thing rather than a MITB immediate cash-in.






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    Re: Impact Wrestling Bound for Glory Discussion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Looking Glass View Post
    Moose won the Call Your Shot Gauntlet match earlier in the night, which personally, I feel worked better as a future title opportunity thing rather than a MITB immediate cash-in.
    Thank you! that makes sense, even if its shitty booking. I kinda figured if there was no logic to the post-match match, it would have come under even more criticism.
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    It's just classic TNA/Impact fuckery to sacrifice the hot, rising, organically babyface star for a fleeting moment of "buzz". And I'd argue they didn't even really generate much buzz from this show-closing segment, because seemingly the only people really talking about it are people who are already Impact viewers, and almost everyone I've seen discuss it just thinks it was bad. It was bad for Alexander, and it was even bad for Moose, who I think deserved better build up to his own long-awaited World Title win, not this hot shot title swap after quite a while of not doing much of note. My guess is that they felt the need to deliver some sort of big surprise since they couldn't actually lock up any big name free agents for this show and this was the outcome. Not great.

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