Bound for Glory opened with footage of Alberto el Patron entering the building as a Jeremy Borash asked what he had in store tonight at Bound for Glory.
They went into a video package on BFG with comments from many of the competitors.
Jeremy Borash welcomed everyone. The crowd looks to be in the 900 area. It’s amazing how Impact goes to another country and another venue and it really looks like they are still in the Impact Zone.
Impact Wrestling X-Division champion Trevor Lee vs. Dezmond Xavier vs. Matt Sydal vs. Petey Williams vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Garza Jr.
They said Andrew Everett and Caleb Konley were banned from ringside. HUGE pop for Petey Williams. Williams came out to his old Team Canada theme song. The fans sang the Canadian theme song and chanted his name.
The referee looks to be 13, by the way.
They said they were under lucha rules, so if someone leaves the ring, another competitor doesn’t need to tag in to enter the fray. Dutt and Sydal went back and forth and faced off. Xavier tagged himself in and they had a back and forth. They ended up on the floor. Garza and Williams entered the ring. Garza used some lucha takedowns. Lee tagged in and cleaned houde on everyone but was caught and put in the tree of woe, where he was hit with a triple dropkick in the corner. Williams stepped on his, well, nuts and sang O Canada!
The heels ended up on the floor so Williams, Dutt and Xavier hit a triple dive through the ropes. Dutt nailed a big knee on Lee but Lee came back with a brutal looking powerbomb for a two count. Lee began stomping away. Lee continued working on Dutt who came back with a dropkick. Dutt went for a tornado DDT but Lee escaped. Garza Jr. tagged un and went after Lee, who focused on Garza’s arm, which was bandaged. He cinched in an armbar, trying to force a submission.
Williams finally tagged in and hit a lot of hot offense on Lee before setting up the Canadian Destroyer. He went for the move but was driven into the corner. Sydal got involved and knocked Lee out of the ring. Williams dove out of the ring, hitting a rana in mid-air on Lee to the floor. That left Sydal and Xavier battling back in the ring. Sydal was sent to the floor. Xavier hit a space flying Tiger Drop to everyone, then hit a Spiral Tap on Lee for a two count. Dutt broke it up at the fast second.
Sydal nailed a rana off the top on Xavier, with Xavier wiping out Dutt by crashing into him in the process. Garza locked Sydal in a submission but was nailed by Williams. Petey locked in a Sharpshooter, which got a huge pop but Dutt broke it up. Lots of action. Williams nailed the Canadian Destroyer on Xavier but was pitched out of the ring by Lee, who then stole the pin.
Your winner and still X-Division champion, Trevor Lee!
They showed Impact champion Eli Drake entering the venue with Chris Adonis.
They showed Michigan independent wrestler Michigan’s Hakim Zane, who won their YouTube competition series Global Forged. They said he would be in compeititon for Impact soon.
Taiji Ishimori vs. Tyson Dux
Bonus match. Ishimori nailed a big shoulder block to no effect. They went back and forth until Ishimori nailed a rana and a dropkick, sending him to the outside. Ishimori teased a dive but held onto the ropes, playing mind games with Dux. Dux returned to the ring and cut off Ishimori, nailing a big backdrop.
They showed Laurel Van Ness stumbling around in the crowd with the idea that she was in no condition to be there. The cameras kept focusing on her. Ishimori came off the top with a Thesz Press. Dux whipped out some power moves but was hit with a 450 splash off the top for the pin.
Your winner, Taiji Ishimori!
They showed Johnny Impact arriving at the venue earlier.
Backstage, Grado was warming up when Abyss came up to him. Grado tried to reason with Joseph but was told that Joseph wasn’t here. He promised that Grado was hurt and was going to be exported. Grado cut a promo saying he was proud of wrestling all over the world and getting a visa to work here. He promised we were going to see a different Grado.
Out comes Alberto El Patron. He cuts a promo on the “backstabbers in the back” and says they screwed him. He talks about all the rumors online and how officials believed them, even though the reports were wrong. El Patron keeps repeating himself over and over. Patron heads over the announcer booth and calls out Jeremy Borash for not calling or texting him while he was away. El Patron says he came to Canada to make a statement and he’s going to make it with Borash. He then says maybe not and then goes to the back.