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#AndNew Johnny Impact Wins IMPACT World Championship 

Tonight at Bound for Glory, presented by COMDA.com, Johnny Impact defeated Austin Aries to become the new IMPACT World Champion. What’s next for Johnny Impact now that he holds the most prestigious prize in IMPACT Wrestling? Tune into an all new IMPACT! this Thursday night to find out.

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#AndStill Tessa Blanchard Retains Knockouts Championship 

Tonight at Bound for Glory, presented by COMDA.com, Tessa Blanchard retained the Knockouts Championship in an incredible back-and-forth contest against Taya Valkyrie. What will happen next? Find out this Thursday on an all new episode of IMPACT!

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Bound for Glory 2018 Results 

Tonight, it’s IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest pay-per-view of the year — this is Bound for Glory, presented by COMDA.com!

Rich Swann & Willie Mack vs. Matt Sydal & Ethan Page

Mack takes out Sydal with a quick shoulder tackle to gain the early advantage for his team.

Sydal climbs underneath the ring and hits Swann with a steel chair!

Mack launches himself off the apron, crashing into everyone on the outside!

Page connects with a second rope elbow drop on Swann for a near fall.

Swann gets the hot tag to Mack, who goes on the attack!

Mack hits a standing Moonsault on Page for a near fall.

Page tosses Swann off the top rope and follows up with a Swanton Bomb for another near fall!

Page accidently kicks his partner, Sydal!

Swann hits a handspring cutter on Sydal, followed by the Phoenix Splash to pick up the win!

Backstage, LAX finds out that Konnan has been attacked by King ahead of their Concrete Jungle Deathmatch against the OGz tonight!

Eli Drake is in the ring to issue his open challenge to anyone from New York! James Ellsworth comes out but he’s from Maryland! Ellsworth gets in a cheap shot the match is on!

Eli Drake vs. James Ellsworth

Drake hits a powerbomb to gain control.

Ellsworth connects with a huge superkick for a near fall!

Ellsworth looks to put Drake away but Drake counters into the Gravy Train! Drake hits another Gravy Train for good measure to win.

After the match, Drake gets on the mic and says he wanted to face a Hall of Famer tonight! Out comes Abyss, who was just inducted into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame! Abyss lays out Drake with the Black Hole Slam. Abyss sets up a table but Drake counters with a low blow. Drake jumps off the top but Abyss catches him and hits a Chokeslam through the table!

Knockouts Champion Tessa Blanchard vs. Taya Valkyrie – Knockouts Championship Match

Taya hits a Hurricanrana in the early going.

Taya connects with a spear, causing Tessa to retreat to the outside!

Tessa hits a neckbreaker on the apron, sending Taya crashing to the floor.

Tessa hits a Codebreaker out of the corner for a near fall.

Taya counters the Buzzsaw DDT into a German suplex.

Taya connects with running double knees in the corner, followed by a Superplex! Taya locks in a choke but Tessa powers out of it.

Taya hits a modified TKO but Tessa kicks out at two!

Tessa jumps off the top but Taya catches her and hits a Chokeslam! Taya connects with a top rope Moonsault for a near fall!

Tessa pulls the ring skirt into the ring. Taya hits Road to Valhalla and goes for the pin but the referee is distracted by the ring skirt!

Tessa hits the Buzzsaw DDT but Taya kicks out!

Tessa connects with a Hurricanrana, followed by the Magnum flying Codebreaker to win the match and retain the Knockouts Championship!

Eddie Edwards vs. Moose

Edwards is in control in the early going when Killer Kross attacks Edwards from the crowd! Moose and Kross double team Edwards in the ring but Tommy Dreamer makes the save! Dreamer grabs the mic and challenges Moose and Kross to a tag team match. Dreamer goes on the attack and it’s on!

Eddie Edwards & Tommy Dreamer vs. Moose & Killer Kross

Things get extreme as they brawl around the ringside area!

Dreamer removes the mats from ringside, exposing the concrete. Edwards is perched on the top but Moose dropkicks him to the floor, sending Edwards directly in the concrete!

The New York Giants get involved, pushing Moose from amongst the fans.

Edwards connects with a top rope Hurricanrana on Kross.

Moose and Edwards exchange shots in the middle of the ring but neither man can gain the advantage! Edwards eventually hits a devastating Blue Thunder Bomb!

Dreamer hits Kross with the low blow, followed by a cutter. Dreamer grabs the kendo stick but Kross counters into a Doomsday Saito slam.

Moose swings at Edwards with the kendo stick but Edwards ducks!  Edwards rolls up Moose to pick up the win!

After the match, Moose and Kross lay out Edwards with a thunderous powerbomb on the apron.

X-Division Champion Brian Cage, Pentagon Jr & Fenix vs. Sami Callihan & oVe (Jake & Dave Crist) – oVe Rules Match

This match will be contested under oVe Rules, meaning there are no disqualifications, no countouts and anything goes!

Pentagon hits Callihan with two back-to-back Slingblades.

Jake jumps off the top but Cage catches him in mid-air! Fenix hits a springboard diving headbutt on Jake.

Callihan catches Fenix mid-handspring and hits a modified driver on the top of his head!

Dave attempts a suicide dive but gets cut off with superkicks from Pentagon and Fenix.

Jake is draped on the second rope as Pentagon hits him with a double foot stomp off the top.

Fenix runs down the ramp, jumps over the top rope and takes out Callihan with a cutter inside the ring!

Pentagon hits Jake with the Pentagon Driver but Dave breaks the follow-up pin attempt.

Fenix spikes Callihan into the Fear Factor Piledriver from Pentagon! They go for the pin but the Crists break it up.

Cage shows tremendous strength with a double Fallaway slam to both of the Crists!

Callihan pushes Fenix off the top rope, sending him crashing onto the ramp.

Callihan hits Pentagon with a Piledriver on the ring apron!

oVe and Callihan connect with the All-Seeing Eye on Cage but they don’t even get a one-count! They continue to pummel him with superkicks, followed by the All-Seeing Eye. Callihan delivers one final piledriver on Cage to win. Callihan becomes the first person to pin Brian Cage since he came to IMPACT Wrestling.

OGz (King, Homicide & Hernandez) vs. Tag Team Champions LAX (Santana & Ortiz) – 3 on 2 Concrete Jungle Deathmatch

Due to King’s attack on Konnan earlier tonight, Konnan will be unable to compete. This is now a 3 on 2 handicap match! The ring apron and turnbuckles have been removed, leaving only exposed board and steel in the ring. Weapons surround the ringside area – Bound for Glory has become the concrete jungle!

King slams Santana back first onto the boards!

Hernandez holds Ortiz as Homicide clobbers him with steel trash can lids.

King takes out Santana with a huge suicide dive.

Hernandez hits his own partner, Homicide, with a Border toss into LAX on the outside!

Hernandez pounces onto Ortiz, sending him crashing through a table!

Santana slams King into the exposed steel turnbuckle.

LAX connects with a massive Superplex on Hernandez, almost breaking through the boards in the process!

King is about to end it when Konnan comes to the ring! King and Konnan exchange shots with Konnan getting the upper-hand. Konnan sends King through a table in the corner. Santana and Ortiz follow up with the Street Sweeper on King to win!

Allie Goes to the Undead Realm

With the assistance of Father James Mitchell, Allie heads to the Undead Realm to confront Su Yung and rescue her friend, Kiera Hogan! Allie is attacked by Su’s Undead Bridesmaids but she takes care of them one-by-one with an axe. Allie finds Kiera in a coffin but before she can release her, Su attacks Allie from behind! Su knocks out Allie with the Mandible Claw – or so she thought! Allie stabs Su, allowing her to retrieve Kiera. However, when they go to leave the Undead Realm, they can’t! James Mitchell tells Allie that he could get her in but he never said anything about getting her out! Allie and Kiera are surrounded by Undead Bridesmaids when Rosemary returns to save them! Rosemary sacrifices herself so that Allie and Kiera Hogan can return to their realm. Allie and Kiera appear to be safe but Allie tells Kiera they have to go back for Rosemary!

On January 6th, 2019, IMPACT Wrestling returns home to Nashville, Tennessee with a brand new pay-per-view, Homecoming!

World Champion Austin Aries w/ Moose & Killer Kross vs. Johnny Impact w/ Taya Valkyrie – World Championship Match

Impact takes the fight to the outside in the early going. Aries charges at Impact but Impact balances between the apron and the guardrail to avoid him! Impact connects with a Moonsault.

Impact goes for a springboard but Aries cuts him off with a double-handed slap, sending him back to the outside.

Impact successfully hits a springboard corkscrew for a near fall.

Aries locks in the Last Chancery but Impact fights out of it and hits the Impact kick for another near fall.

Impact attempts a Spanish Fly but Aries avoids it and connects with a Hurricanrana!

Aries avoids Impact’s Starship Pain attempt and hits a follow-up neckbreaker.

Impact hits a top rope Spanish Fly but Aries kicks out!

Impact goes for Countdown to Impact but Aries rolls out of the way. They battle on the apron as Aries hits a sick Death Valley Driver!

Aries connects with the 450 from the top for a near fall!

Impact hits Starship Pain but Aries grabs the bottom rope to break the pin attempt!

Aries hits the Brain Buster but this time, it’s Impact who gets his foot on the rope!

Aries goes for a suicide dive but Impact moves out of the way, causing Aries to hit Taya at ringside!

Impact hits Aries with his own Brainbuster, followed by Starship Pain to win the match and become the new World Champion!

After the match, Impact celebrates in the ring with his wife, Taya as Bound for Glory goes off the air!

This Thursday on IMPACT!, witness all the fallout from Bound for Glory, presented by COMDA.com. Don’t miss it!

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Bound For Glory is TONIGHT: The Comprehensive Preview 

Bound For Glory presented by COMDA.com is the night of the year everybody waits for. The night a whole year builds toward. A special night where a year of hard work, emotion, passion, dedication all come to a head as everybody is looking to shine on IMPACT’s biggest stage of all. This is where stars are born, legacies are defined, careers are made and broken. Matches are never forgotten and moments immortalized. Bound For Glory is a time for greatness.

Eddie Edwards vs. Moose

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It’s certainly been an unusual year for Eddie Edwards – dragged into a dispute with oVe alongside Bobby Lashley, that would change the direction of career and maybe even his life forever. A fateful encounter with a baseball bat would leave Edwards changed. No longer interested in delivering the masterclass technical performances he was known for, Eddie became unhinged. He’d much rather swing his kendo stick named Kenny than apply a Boston Crab these days. However through all of that there was one constant – his friend Moose was at his side.

That made Moose’s actions at Under Pressure on August 30th all the more shocking. Moose stabbed his best friend Eddie Edwards in the back and aligned with Austin Aries. While Moose used Edwards’ failure to visit Moose in the hospital at Slammiversary as justification for his double cross, Edwards always fought alongside Moose.

Now they fight each other face to face. Driven by rage, fueled by revenge Eddie Edwards will have the chance to take out all his pent up anger and aggression on Moose.

Eli Drake’s Open Challenge

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Eli Drake‘s open challenges have yielded interesting results to date – an adventurer answered the call, a Mexican legend, a former associate of Drake’s and even Zack Gowen making his return to an IMPACT ring for the first time since Bound For Glory 2006 to accept the challenge on a recent Twitch show.

It takes a particular sort of mettle to issue an open challenge – to turn to the world and invite anybody to come and face you. You have to have supreme confidence in your abilities to do that. The big question remains for Eli Drake, who will answer his special New York open challenge tonight?

Matt Sydal and Ethan Page vs. Rich Swann and Willie Mack

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Matt Sydal seemed determined to recruit Rich Swann to his way of thinking. Seeing great potential, Sydal believed his knowledge of the 3rd eye could be the key to unlock Swann’s endless promise. Swann couldn’t have been less interested in Sydal’s spiritual guidance.

Sydal found a different believer in Ethan Page. Swann found his own world class partner instead – Willie Mack. Willie Mack has taken the wrestling world by storm competing in Lucha Underground and PWG, IMPACT fans may remember his stellar performance alongside Killshot as they took LAX to the limit at IMPACT vs. Lucha Underground in April. It will be a tag team battle of knowledge, wisdom and spiritualism vs. charisma, athleticism and raw talent at Bound For Glory.

Allie Enters The Undead Realm

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Su Yung has haunted Allie since “The Undead Bride” arrived in IMPACT Wrestling on the March 22nd episode of IMPACT. Allie had just captured the Knockouts Championship for a second time and Su burst onto the scene to make Allie’s life a living hell.

Su trapped Allie’s best friend Rosemary in a coffin and cremated it. Yung took Allie’s Knockouts Championship and her soul at Under Pressure on May 31st. Su banished Madison Rayne from IMPACT at Slammiversary and Su took Kiera Hogan from Allie two weeks ago on IMPACT, despite Allie’s vow that Su Yung would never take anybody from her again.

Allie has already embraced the shadow to fight Su to no avail. Now, with the help of Father James Mitchell, Allie will travel to The Undead Realm to save Kiera’s soul. What happens when your nightmare’s come to life and you have to fight them? What else will Allie find in The Undead Realm? Can Kiera be saved?

IMPACT Knockouts Championship
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Since she arrived in IMPACT at Redemption, Tessa Blachard has run roughshod over the Knockouts Division. A third generation wrestler, her legacy all but guaranteed her success but she took over the division with a forcefulness and dominance we have seen in a long time, defeating Kiera Hogan, Allie and Su Yung. She insists she’s undeniable – she proved it in short order.

There is one person she has yet to overcome however: Lucha Royalty, Wera Loca herself Taya Valkyrie. Taya was fed up of seeing Blanchard bully the Knockouts division and had some less than glowing words to say about Tessa’s character and the match was on. So far in her Championship reign, Tessa has had the power advantage against everybody she’s wrestled –  that may not be the case tonight. 64% of the time the Knockouts Championship has changed hands at Bound For Glory – history favors the challenger.

oVe Rules
Pentagon Jr., Fenix and Brian Cage vs. oVe (Sami Callihan, Dave Crist and Jake Crist)

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If you cross Sami Callihan, he will never forget. LAX learned that. Eddie Edwards learned that. And then Sami tried to teach Pentagon Jr. that same lesson only for it to explode into a gigantic six man rivalry. Brian Cage wasn’t about to stand idly by while Callihan and his pack of hyenas the Crist Brothers were turned loose on the Lucha Bros and this six man tag team match was one.

One paper the team of The Lucha Bros and Brian Cage look unbeatable. First and foremost Cage has never been pinned and never submitted. He is a one man army capable of smashing through anybody. Combine that with the unique brand of hard hitting, high flying, technical savagery The Lucha Bros bring to the table and they look like the ideal trio.

However you can’t count out chemistry. oVe have been fighting together for years, they are a unit. They have gone to war more times than they can count. That experience, that bond, that fraternity is invaluable. There is one other big difference maker: oVe Rules. This is literally their match; and anything can happen.

Concrete Jungle Death Match
LAX (Santana, Ortiz and Konnan) vs. The OGz (King, Homicide and Hernandez)

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To see this dispute evolve and escalate over the last six months has been fascinating and terrifying. King feels entitled to lead the next generation. Konnan feels he still has plenty left to give. That is a tension that will never be solved with words. If King wants Konnan’s territory, he’s going to have to take it by force.

And so he tried. He tried to take Konnan out and take his place. That worked for a time but once LAX discovered the truth their loyalty to Konnan overruled any success King may have led them to. King then reached into Konnan’s past and found deadly allies – the original LAX’s Homicide and Hernandez and thus the OGz were formed. LAX still came out on top at Slammiversary but King had the last laugh stealing and tagging the World Tag Team Titles. LAX regained them in a brutal Street Fight and it appeared the OGz were finally done.

King would not be foiled. There would be no low to which he wouldn’t stoop in order to take power from Konnan and LAX. He ran over a child. He took the dispute between the two groups and dragged in a harmless, innocent bystander. King was defiant and despicable. And so it was ordered: a Concrete Jungle Death Match at Bound For Glory.

The ring boards will be exposed. The turnbuckle covers will be removed to brandish the steel below. It will be violent, barbaric and deeply personal. Konnan returns to an IMPACT ring for the first time since Destination X 2006 to settle this score for good.

IMPACT World Championship
Austin Aries (c) vs. Johnny IMPACT

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To think a dispute that began with Austin Aries, Moose, and Killer Kross placing a chair on Johnny IMPACT’s neck and striking it with another chair has somehow become more deeply personal is hard to believe but that’s where we’re at.

Johnny IMPACT and Austin Aries are two of the very best in the world. Johnny combines fluid movement, unique strikes and high impact offense to create a hybrid style that can fly just as fast as he can take your head off. Austin Aries’ offense is defined by precision. Every movement, every assault, every targeted attack has purpose and force. Austin Aries has defeated Pentagon, Moose, Sydal, Drake, Bahh, and Texano as World Champion. He knows how to win above all else.

One person he’s also beaten is Johnny IMPACT. Aries successfully retained the championship against Johnny back at Crossroads on March 8th. So much has changed since then though, Aries is transformed totally. Now aligned with Moose and Killer Kross he is laser focused on staying on top – but crucially Aries promises his associates will stay clear of the World Championship match. Can he be taken at his word?

Johnny IMPACT is on top of his game right now too. Better than he’s ever been and now driven by Aries penchant for running his mouth, Johnny IMPACT will walk into the Melrose Ballroom in New York City looking to fulfill the destiny of his name. Will he finally reach the top of the mountain or will Austin Aries do what he does best: win?

Find out tonight LIVE on PPV and Fite TV digitally from 8pm ET!

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Bound For Glory: By The Numbers 

For the 14th time, IMPACT proudly presents Bound For Glory LIVE from New York City presented by COMDA.com this Sunday on PPV and FiteTV! Given the long and storied history of the event, we crunched the numbers to take a more analytical look at the history of IMPACT’s biggest event of the year.

Bound For Glory began in October of 2005 from Orlando, FL. Since then 13 events have aired from all over the US and the world. Including New York this Sunday, Bound For Glory has emanated from 3 countries and 13 different cities ranging from Detroit in 2006 to San Diego in 2013 to Ottawa in 2017 and as far afield as Tokyo, Japan as IMPACT partnered with Wrestle-1 to co-promote the event from the legendary Kōrakuen Hall in 2014. Orlando is the only city to host Bound For Glory twice – in 2005 and 2016.

There have been 109 matches in the history of the event featuring 168 different wrestlers. “The Monster” Abyss holds the record for most matches at a Bound For Glory event with 12 – making it all the more fitting that he is inducted into the IMPACT Hall of Fame over Bound For Glory weekend this year – Samoa Joe follows closely second with 11 matches in the history of the event, with Bobby Roode, James Storm, AJ Styles all on 10 matches on IMPACT’s biggest stage. While Abyss has made more overall appearances, Samoa Joe holds the record for most consecutive Bound For Glory matches – having competed on 10 straight events.

There is a six way tie for most victories between Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, AJ Styles, Abyss, Rhino and Gail Kim – all of whom hold 5 victories at Bound For Glory. Gail Kim however deserves special mention – she has never lost at Bound For Glory not to mention she captured the Knockouts Championship four times out of those five matches, successfully defending the title in the fifth match. “The Icon” Sting also had something of a Bound For Glory hot streak – he successfully won the World Championship three years in a row at the event from 2006 to 2008 – dethroning Jeff Jarrett, Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe.

Let’s dig deeper into championships. The World Championship has been defended 12 times at Bound For Glory. Of those 12 the champion has only retained the belt 3 times – 75% of the time the World Championship has changed hands at Bound For Glory. That is particularly notable for current defending champion Austin Aries, who is part of that 75% having lost the World Championship to Jeff Hardy in 2012. However, one of the only 3 successful BFG title defenses saw Johnny IMPACT on the losing end – having been defeated last year by Eli Drake in controversial fashion. How will it play out tomorrow at Bound For Glory?

The X-Division Championship tells a very different story as of the 13 championship matches at Bound For Glory the championship has only changed hands 3 times – or 23% of the time. This Sunday will be the first time the X-Division Championship hasn’t been defended at the event – Brian Cage is busy trying to take out oVe in Six Man Tag Team warfare.

Odds are even on the tag team title side of things – 12 title defenses: 6 successful, 6 instances of championships changing hands. Since the Knockouts Championship was introduced in 2007 it has changed hands 7 times in 11 Championship matches – or more simply the champion has lost 64% of the time. Does that mean history favors Taya Valkyrie on Sunday?

Through the years Bound For Glory has featured 21 hours, 59 minutes and 3 seconds of wrestling. The longest match was the AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels 30 Minute Iron Man match in 2005, the shortest being Sarita and Taylor Wilde defeating Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky in only 2:58 in 2009. From Sonjay Dutt winning the first match in 2005 to Eli Drake winning the main event in 2017, there have been countless classic Bound For Glory matches.

This year King, Sami Callihan, Brian Cage, Fenix, Pentagon Jr, Ethan Page, Rich Swann, Willie Mack, Tessa Blanchard, Taya Valkyrie, and Su Yung will all be making their first in-ring appearance at Bound For Glory. Records are made to be broken, history and statistics fade away in the moment – only one thing matters: who is better on the biggest stage of the year?

New records will be made, stars will be born, legacies defined – memories to last a lifetime. Don’t miss Bound For Glory this Sunday!

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Father Jim Mitchell to Induct Abyss into the Hall of Fame 

When the news broke that Abyss is to be inducted into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame it seemed like a forgone conclusion as to who should induct the Monster on Saturday night in New York City. We can officially tell you now that Father Jim Mitchell, the man who helped guide the career of the Monster, the father, will indeed induct Abyss into the hallowed halls of the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame.

This will be a very special night not just for Abyss, but for Jim Mitchell and every single fan of IMPACT Wrestling who have been watching for years. Abyss has truly given his body to IMPACT Wrestling and all his fans. Join us LIVE on Twitch at 7:30PM ET for the Pre-Show, the arrival of the Stars and Knockouts and then the Hall of Fame ceremony will begin at 8PM ET.

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Comda.Com Presents Bound For Glory: Allie Goes to the Undead Realm 

Allie made a promise, that promise being that Su Yung would not be putting anymore Knockouts in coffins. However, Allie wasn’t able to stop Su from putting Kiera Hogan in a coffin on IMPACT and now Allie has to get her friend. Allie has to enter the Undead Realm, find and save Kiera Hogan.

It all goes down at Bound For Glory Presented by Comda.Com LIVE on Pay Per View and Allie knows she has to be ready for anything.

The Undead Realm will be filled with the undead Bridesmaids of Su Yung, the unknown and anything else that can be thought of in nightmares. It was Jim Mitchell who Allie went to in order to get the coffin opened to the Undead Realm. Will Allie regret this decision? Will she save Kiera Hogan? Find out at Bound For Glory.

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Comda.Com Presents Bound For Glory: Eli Drake’s NYC Open Challenge 

Eli Drake has been hosting an Open Challenge on IMPACT for over a month. It started in Toronto and continued in Mexico. We saw Eli Drake walk away from La Parka in Mexico and now on Sunday at Bound For Glory Presented by Comda.Com, Eli wants to extend his Open Challenge to anyone from New York.

Who will step up to the challenge to face the former World Champion? Eli Drake really opens himself up to just about anyone who has ever laced up a pair of boots who calls New York home. However, Eli is one of the most confident stars in the history of IMPACT Wrestling and the namer of Dummies wants to prove that to the world. Eli will have quite the stage on Sunday at Bound For Glory!

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Comda.Com Presents Bound For Glory: Knockouts Championship Match 

Sunday night will be special for so many reasons and all those reasons might be different for every person. For Tessa Blanchard it will be her first Pay Per View as Knockouts Champion. Tessa will look to cement her legacy at Bound For Glory Presented by Comda.Com.

Tessa will be tested by a Knockout who is set to make her return at Bound For Glory. Tessa will be tested by Taya Valkyrie. Taya has been competing all over the world and can’t wait to make her return and can do so in a major way with a victory over Tessa Blanchard.

Who will leave New York City as Knockouts Champion? This match can truly go either way, both of these Knockouts have so much tremendous upside and in any wrestling company on the planet, either could be a Champion. This is a rivalry that can last for many years, but we will always remember their first encounter. This one has a chance to steal the show at Bound For Glory.

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