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Bound for Glory (2018) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Impact Wrestling. It took place on October 14, 2018, at the Melrose Ballroom in Astoria, New York. It was the fourteenth event under the Bound for Glory chronology.[1]

Bound for Glory (2018)
Impact BFG 2018.jpg
Promotional poster featuring various Impact wrestlers
PromotionImpact Wrestling
DateOctober 14, 2018
CityAstoria, Queens, New York
VenueMelrose Ballroom
Pay-per-view chronology
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Bound for Glory chronology
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Contents

ProductionEdit

BackgroundEdit

At Slammiversary XVI, Impact Wrestling announced that Bound for Glory was to be held on October 14, 2018, at the Melrose Ballroom.

StorylinesEdit

The event featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.[2]

On September 6 episode of Impact!, Konnan and King were called for a meeting by their commissioner, who stated that King along with The OGz (Hernandez and Homicide) will face the team of Konnan and The Latin American Xchange (Ortiz and Santana) in their final war, a Concrete Jungle Death match. Also on that episode, Johnny Impact revealed that he will challenge Austin Aries at Bound for Glory for the Impact World Championship. He was later attacked by Aries, Killer Kross and Moose.[3]

On September 13 episode of Impact!, Ohio Versus Everything (Dave Crist and Jake Crist) and Sami Callihan issued a challenge to Brian Cage, Fénix and Pentagón Jr. to an oVe Rules match at Bound for Glory.[4]

On September 21, it was announced that Eddie Edwards will face Moose at Bound for Glory.[5]

After Tessa Blanchard successfully defended the Impact Knockouts Championship against Faby Apache on the September 27 episode of Impact!, Taya Valkyrie challenged Blanchard to a match at Bound for Glory for the Impact Knockouts Championship.[6]

During a match between Rich Swann and Matt Sydal on October 4 episode of Impact!, Ethan Page attacked Swann while the referee was distracted, helping Sydal to win the match. Later in that episode, Sydal announced that he and Page will face Swann on Bound for Glory, with a tag team partner of Swann's choosing.[7] Swann announced that his tag team partner will be Willie Mack.

On October 11 episode of Impact!, Eli Drake issued an open challenge for anyone to wrestle against him at Bound for Glory.[8]

EventEdit

Other on-screen personnel
Role: Name:
English commentators Don Callis
Josh Mathews
Ring Announcer Dave Sturchio

Preliminary matchesEdit

The pay-per-view opened with Rich Swann and Willie Mack facing Matt Sydal and Ethan Page in a tag team match. In the end, Swann pinned Sydal with the Phoenix splash to win.[9]

Backstage, Ortiz and Santana found Konnan on the ground, who stated he was attacked by King. After that, Eli Drake enteted the ring for his open challenge, which was answered by James Ellsworth. Drake quickly defeated Ellsworth after performing the Gravy Train. After the match, Drake said that he was looking for a real competitor. That brought out the Impact Hall of Famer, Abyss. The two brawled until Abyss chokeslammed Drake through a table.[9]

Next, Tessa Blanchard defended the Impact Knockouts Championship against Taya Valkyrie. Blanchard retained her title after performing the Magnum.[9]

In the following match, Eddie Edwards faced Moose. Edwards won by disqualification after being attacked by Killer Kross. Kross and Moose continued to attack Edwards until Tommy Dreamer made the save, that led into a tag team match with Dremaer and Edwards against Kross and Moose. Edwards pinned Moose with a roll up. After the match, Kross and Moose attacked Dreamer and Edwards.[9]

After that, Ohio Versus Everything (Dave Crist, Jake Crist and Sami Callihan) defeated Brian Cage, Fénix and Pentagón Jr. in an oVe Rules match. Callihan performed a piledriver on Cage to win the match for his team.[9]

Later, The Latin American Xchange (Santana and Ortiz) faced The OGz (Hernandez, Homicide and King) in a Concrete Jungle Death match, which featured the ring stripped of its canvass and padding, exposing the wooden boards and turnbuckles. Konnan joined Santana and Ortiz near the end of the match. Santana and Ortiz performed a combo of a blockbuster and a powerbomb on King to win the match.[9]

Next, Allie entered into the Undead Realm to save Kiera Hogan. Allie fought Su Yung and her undead bridesmaids, and with the assist of Rosemary, Allie was able to save Hogan. However, as Allie and Hogan left the Undead realm, it turned out that Allie was possessed.[9]

Main eventEdit

In the main event, Austin Aries (accompanied by Killer Kross and Moose) defended the Impact World Championship against Johnny Impact (accompanied by Taya Valkyrie). Impact performed the Starship Pain on Aries to win the title.[9]

AftermathEdit

Moments after the main event ended, Aries immediately rose to his feet, effectively no-selling Impact's Starship Pain finisher, and pointed to the arena balcony while shouting at Impact Wrestling co-executive vice president and commentator Don Callis. Then, Aries walked up the ramp while flipping off the fans in attendance and one to Callis before leaving.[10] It was unclear at the time if this was an example of a worked shoot.[11]

ResultsEdit

No. Results Stipulations Times[9]
1 Rich Swann and Willie Mack defeated Matt Sydal and Ethan Page Tag team match 12:20
2 Eli Drake defeated James Ellsworth Singles match 02:10
3 Tessa Blanchard (c) defeated Taya Valkyrie Singles match for the Impact Knockouts Championship[6] 10:36
4 Eddie Edwards defeated Moose by disqualification Singles match 02:00
5 Eddie Edwards and Tommy Dreamer defeated Moose and Killer Kross No Disqualification tag team match 09:30
6 Sami Callihan and Ohio Versus Everything (Dave Crist, Jake Crist) defeated Brian Cage, Fénix and Pentagón Jr. oVe Rules match 13:31
7 The Latin American Xchange (Konnan, Ortiz and Santana) defeated The OGz (King, Hernandez and Homicide) Concrete Jungle Death match[12] 09:29
8 Johnny Impact (with Taya Valkyrie) defeated Austin Aries (c) (with Killer Kross and Moose) Singles match for the Impact World Championship[13] 21:03
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Impact Wrestling Announces Bound For Glory PPV". Wrestling Inc. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  2. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks, Inc. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on 2013-11-18. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
  3. ^ Csonka, Larry (September 6, 2018). "Join 411's Impact Wrestling Coverage". 411MANIA.
  4. ^ Decker, Kyle (September 14, 2018). "Impact Wrestling results, review, & video (Sept. 13, 2018): Impromptu". Cageside Seats.
  5. ^ "Former Best Friends will Battle at Bound For Glory". Impact Wrestling. September 21, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Csonka, Larry (September 27, 2018). "Join 411's Impact Wrestling Coverage". 411MANIA.
  7. ^ Gagnon, Joshua (October 4, 2018). "Impact Wrestling Results (10/4): Austin Aries, Su Yung Vs. Kiera Hogan, Scarlett Bordeaux". Wrestling Inc.
  8. ^ Csonka, Larry (October 11, 2018). "Join 411's Impact Wrestling Coverage". 411MANIA.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i Powell, Jason. "10/14 Powell's Impact Wrestling Bound For Glory live review: Austin Aries vs. Johnny Impact for the Impact World Championship, LAX and Konnan vs. OGz and King in a Concrete Jungle Death match, Brian Cage, Pentagon Jr., and Fenix vs. OVE, Tessa Blanchard vs. Taya Valkyrie for the Knockouts Championship". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  10. ^ JDfromNY206 (October 14, 2018). "Austin Aries "No Sold" Starship Pain". Twitter.
  11. ^ Satin, Ryan (October 15, 2018). "Austin Aries Impact Wrestling Contract Allegedly Ended at Bound For Glory". Pro Wrestling Sheet.
  12. ^ Impact Wrestling (September 6, 2018). "BREAKING: The first match is OFFICIAL for Bound For Glory. Konnan returns to the ring to join LAX to face The OGz and King in six man tag team warfare". Twitter.
  13. ^ Impact Wrestling (September 6, 2018). "Impact World Championship match". Twitter.

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