On October 21st, IMPACT Wrestling will broadcast another exclusive pay-per-view, this being Bound For Glory, directly from Cicero Stadium in Chicago, Illinois. Headlined by Alex Shelley Vs. Josh Alexander & Will Ospreay Vs. Mike Bailey.
Date: October 21, 2023
Arena: Cicero Stadium | Location: Cicero, Illinois
Impact X Division Championship : Chris Sabin (c) vs. Kenta
Fight between two veterans whose style fits into what the X Division is and has always been , even though Kenta, in this fight, tried to play dirty in one situation or another. After avoiding Go To Sleep twice , Chris Sabin applied the Clothesline From Hell and the Cradle Shock to achieve victory.
Winner: Chris Sabin
Rating : 6.5/10
Monster’s Ball match: PCO vs. Rhino vs. Steve Maclin vs. Moose
Rhino was making his entrance into the ring when he was attacked by Steve Maclin. Moose appeared on the scene soon after and PCO wasn’t long in coming either.
The charismatic PCO was delighting fans through his flights and his willingness to take pins to the ring, but Moose ended up planting him on top of the pins, which in turn were placed on cement blocks outside the ring.
At a time when it was Steve Maclin who stood out most, Bully Ray appeared in the ring to push Maclin from the top of one of the corners onto a table wrapped in barbed wire outside the ring, next to the ramp.
It ended up being PCO who came out on top, after a bad-looking Swanton Bomb that hit both Moose and Rhino. The fight was brutal and entertaining, but there were moments when the appearance of the blows almost seemed at the level of backyard wrestling videos on YouTube.
Winner : PCO
Rating : 7/10
Impact World Tag Team Championship :
The Rascalz (Trey Miguel and Zachary Wentz) (c) vs. ABC (Ace Austin and Chris Bey)
Intense, entertaining and chaotic combat. After Zachary Wentz unintentionally sprayed Trey Miguel in the eyes, ABC took the opportunity to apply several double teams before advancing to the settlement that assured them of winning the title.
Winners: ABC (Ace Austin and Chris Bey)
Rating : 7.5/10
Will Ospreay vs. Mike Bailey
The dream match of this Bound For Glory, between the one who is considered by many to be the best wrestler in the world (Will Ospreay) and the one who is also considered by many to be the best on the Impact Wrestling roster (Mike Bailey). And, in fact, the fight did not disappoint. Bailey kicked out after suffering an OsCutter , a Styles Clash and a Storm Driver , Ospreay kicked out after suffering an Ultima Weapon and a Meteor Rain , but Bailey couldn’t resist the Storm Breaker .
Arguably one of the promoter’s best matches ever and without a doubt the best ever since the company was called Impact Wrestling.
Winner : Will Ospreay
Rating : 10/10
Call Your Shot Gauntlet :
(The winner receives a trophy and can fight for the title they want, whenever they want within a year)
Jake Something and Eddie Edwards opened hostilities. Kenny King joined the party soon after, followed by veterans Juventud Guerrera and Johnny Swinger, with Guerrera eliminating King.
Gisele Shaw was the first lady to enter the ring, at a time when Crazzy Steve was interfering in the fight. And Shaw eliminated Swinger just before Jody Threat entered.
Kilynn King was the lady that followed. Just before Sonny Kiss entered, Eddie Edwards eliminated Juventud Guerrera. And right after Gisele Shaw’s elimination at the hands of Sonny Kiss, the previous year’s winner, Bully Ray, entered the scene . Matt Cardona, Jordynne Grace and Eric Young followed, with the latter eliminating Eddie Edwards.
The gentleman who followed was Joe Hendry. And after him came Brian Myers, who promptly eliminated Hendry and teamed up with Matt Cardona, both of whom eliminated Sonny Kiss together.
Heath joined the party soon after, but was quickly eliminated by Myers. Frankie Kazarian, Rich Swann and Jonathan Gresham entered next. However, Gresham eliminated Jody Threat before the last participant in the match, Dirty Dango, entered, who was promptly eliminated. After that, Kazarian, Rich Swann, Eric Young, Jonathan Gresham, Jake Something, Brian Myers, Kilynn King and Matt Cardona were eliminated.
In the end it was Jordynne Grace and Bully Ray , with Grace achieving victory after applying a Grace Driver to Ray .
Winner : Jordynne Grace
Rating : 5/10
Impact Knockouts World Championship: Trinity (c) vs. Mickie James
A fight that wasn’t always successful and the public didn’t really want to know much about it. Trinity achieved victory via submission, through a Starstruck.
Rating : 4/10
Impact World Championship : Alex Shelley (c) vs. Josh Alexander
A fight that gradually increased in intensity and also in emotion, with good moments of great technical executions, with Alex Shelley securing the triumph after two Shellshocks practically in a row, with a Superkick in the middle.
Winner: Alex Shelley
Rating : 7/10