Bound for Glory (2018)
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.
|Bound for Glory (2018)|
Promotional poster featuring various Impact wrestlers
|Date||October 14, 2018|
|City||Astoria, Queens, New York|
|Bound for Glory chronology|
At Slammiversary XVI, Impact Wrestling announced that Bound for Glory was to be held on October 14, 2018, at the Melrose Ballroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Swann announced that his tag team partner will be Willie Mack.
|English commentators||Don Callis|
|Ring Announcer||Dave Sturchio|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. It was unclear at the time if this was an example of a worked shoot.
|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||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||09:29|
|8||Johnny Impact (with Taya Valkyrie) defeated Austin Aries (c) (with Killer Kross and Moose)||Singles match for the Impact World Championship||21:03|
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