We are now officially on the road to Impact Wrestling’s biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory, which will be taking place on October 24, 2020 live on Fite TV. The tag line for this year’s show will be “This World doesn’t belong to them, it belongs to us”.
There’s no doubt that this show has been left with big shoes to fill after the huge success of Slammiversary. Based on the matches that have been announced so far I’m going to attempt to make a few Predictions for Impact Wrestlings biggest show of the year.
MOOSE VS EC3 To take place in Orlando:
A theory that seems to be going around the impact fandom is that the match between “Mr Impact Wrestling” Moose and the man who is controlling his narrative EC3, which is scheduled to take place in an undisclosed location could be taking place in the original Impact Zone in Orlando Florida. So considering that this feud has almost been entirely centered around the TNA World Championship, The Impact Zone could arguably be the perfect location for this potentially cinematic match to take place.
Another potential location could have been The Asylum, in Nashville where IMPACT have been filming and hosting major events since the world went into lockdown. But unfortunately the Asylum was scheduled to be demolished earlier in the year. The Orlando IMPACT zone would be a great location for this match to take place.
Kylie Rae becomes Knockouts Champion:
Since her debut at last years Bound for Glory, ‘Smiley’ Kylie Rae has been pegged by many as a future knockouts champion. It would be hard to disagree with that statement, given how much of an Impact she has made in such a short amount of time. At Slammiversary, Rae came out on top and outlasted the entire knockouts division to become number one contender to the knockouts championship. Almost immediately after, she found herself in Wrestle House. But as soon as she came back she sent a message of intent to the knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo by delivering a massive superkick.
Purrazzo however has been an excellent champion since defeating former champion Jordynne Grace for the title at Slammiversary. Some may disagree and say that it’s too soon for Purrazzo to drop the title, but lately in IMPACT a lot of titles have changed hands which sort of made them unpredictable when it comes to championship matches/feuds.
Knockouts Tag Team Titles Return:
This has been a huge topic of conversation amongst IMPACT fans and talent for years, but the one thing that it seemed nobody could agree on until now was ,when? When is the right time and is it the right roster? Absolutely this is the right roster and Bound for Glory would arguably be the perfect time, it seems like everything is being built towards the eventual return of the KO tag titles.
From the hints being dropped on commentary by Josh Mathews and Madison Rayne and with pretty much every knockout on the roster breaking off and forming teams. This week on IMPACT there will be a triple threat tag team match between Havok and Neveah vs Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan vs Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie. A match that has left many speculating that there could be a major announcement at the end of that match. I guess we’ll need to watch IMPACT and find out together.
Taylor Wilde to Return:
The former knockouts champion revealed on her Wilde On podcast earlier in the year that she was scheduled to make her return to pro wrestling at the IMPACT+ Lethal Lockdown event. But due to severity of the pandemic the event was postponed, leaving Wildes return in some doubt. She has made it very clear that a return to IMPACT is still very much a part of her plans and arguably BFG would be the perfect place.
But the question is, where on the card could she make her highly anticipated return? Well one option would be that if as I predicted the knockouts tag titles return she could be the one to present them to the winners. A perfect way to bring it all full circle as Wilde is one half of the very first KO tag champions. A second option would be if IMPACT announce the second call your shot gauntlet, Wilde could be a superb surprise entry. She’s no stranger to mixing it up with guys so to see her in the gauntlet could be an excellent way to bring her back.
Kurt Angle to Return:
This is without doubt a huge longshot but one I could see happening, Angle of course is no longer with the WWE and has a well known history with TNA/ IMPACT. Eddie Edwards will of course be taking on Ken Shamrock at Bound for Glory at the request of Sami Callihan. Callihan is scheduled to accompany the future hall of famer Shamrock to the ring, Sami’s heelish tactics are well known so it’s highly possible Sami will inevitably get involved in the match, Which leaves me to think especially given the history between Shamrock and Angle, the Olympic gold medalist could shock the world and help Eddie Edwards.
Of course there’s more than one way to make a return and due to the violent nature of the IMPACT world champion Eric Young, IMPACT management may require an extra pair of hands to make sure the main event doesn’t get too out of hand. They might call for a special enforcer and given the history between Angle and EY it could be the former world champion who brings back some sort of order to the main event. Unless of course we find out this week that Swann won’t be cleared for Bound for Glory that would leave a spot in the world title match, that could be filled by Angle on the night.
Bound For Glory is nearly here and from the matches already announced there’s no reason why this show can’t raise the bar left by Slammiversary.
October 24 on Fite TV, Bound for Glory has all the potential to be the best show of the year. You’re not going to want to miss out.