IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory featured IMPACT’s biggest show of the year, with a 6-Way Intergender Scramble for The X-Division Championship; Deonna Purrazzo taking on Kylie Ray (replaced by Su Yung) for the IMPACT Knockouts Championship; Ken Shamrock vs Eddie Edwards; Moose vs. EC 3; a Four-Way for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship and a Call Your Shot Battle Royal.
The main event featured IMPACT world champion Eric Young defending his championship against Rich Swann.
IMPACT Wrestling Ratings on AXS
- July 21, 2020—163,000 viewers
- July 14, 2020—156,000 viewers
- July 7, 2020—135,000 viewers
- October Viewership Unavailable
IMPACT Wrestling—Key Competition
- MLB World Series, Game 4—Los Angeles Dodgers at Tampa Bay Rays
Pro Wrestling Bits—Kiera Hogan Interview
IMPACT Wrestling Total YouTube Viewership on October 20, 2020—353,016 (Down From 634,361)
- Most-Viewed: Bound for Glory Implications in Wild 5-Way! (71,219 views)
- Least-Viewed: Tag Team Dream Match as Good Brothers Battle The North (31,362 views)
- Median Viewership: 40,522
IMPACT Wrestling Results—Saturday, October 24, 2020
Rohit Raju def. Jordynne Grace, TJP, Chris Bey, Trey Miguel and Willie Mack Six-Way Scramble Match for the IMPACT X-Division Championship
Few color commentators provide a big-fight feel to a pay-per-view like Don Callis.
Willie Mack flying around the ring was something to behold and, at times, didn’t seem humanly possible.
In a savage moment, Rohit Raju screamed “equality!” right before delivering a double-stomp to Jordynne Grace.
I was so excited at the prospect of Jordynne Grace as an X-Division champion, and Rohit Raju winning this match in the way that he did makes him an even bigger heel in my book.
Rhino wins the Call Your Shot Battle Royal
- Shawn Daivari (Eliminated by Brian Myers and Swoggle)
- Larry D (Eliminated by James Storm)
- Crazzy Steve (Eliminated by Brian Myers)
- Ace Romero (Heath)
- Tenille Dashwood (Eliminated by Brian Myers)
- Havok (Eliminated Taya Valkyrie)
- Brian Myers (Heath)
- Swoggle (Eliminated by Brian Myers)
- Tommy Dreamer (Eliminated by Brian Myers)
- Alisha Edwards (Eliminated by Brian Myers)
- Kiera Hogan (Eliminated by Havok)
- Taya Valkyrie (Ace Romero and Larry D)
- Fallah Bah (Hernandez)
- James Storm (Eliminated by Sami Callihan)
- Adam Thornstowe (Eliminated by Rhyno)
- Luster the Legend (Eliminated by Rhyno)
- Heath (Eliminated by Sami Callihan)
- Sami Callihan (Pinned by Rhyno)
- Hernandez (Eliminated himself)
Shawn Daivari returned and he was more shredded than a WWE Raw script 10 minutes before the show.
Rhyno putting his career on the line for Heath Slater is as good as friendship gets in professional wrestling.
Tenille Dashwood spent her entire entrance—and then some—posing for the camera and since it kept her fresh she immediately became my favorite to win tat that point.
In something of a surprise, Brian Myers’ Bound for Glory didn’t seem to be a tribute to anybody in particular.
Curt Hawkins would have been duped by Swoggle and eliminated. Bryan Myers simply dumped him over the top ropes after he no longer needed him. IMPACT’s Brian Myers was booked like Brock Lesnar in the 2019 Royal Rumble
Tommy Dreamer cut his hair in tribute to Road Warrior Animal and didn’t even get to spend five minutes in this match.
Taya Valkyrie immediately went right after Larry D and Ace Romero. Talk about a Knockout who’s with the s—ts.
Believe it or not, at one point, Larry D, Ace Romero and Fallah Bah were in this Battle Royal at the same time and the ring held up.
James Storm was in great shape and moved like the James Storm from the TNA IMPACT Zone.
Moose def. EC 3—TNA Championship
This was a cinematic match scored by indy pop, which was a jarring contrast to the dark, gritty setting.
Like a true pro, Moose wore all white in a match where there was slated to be blood.
EC 3 believes WWE stole his idea for Raw Underground, and the fight pit that hosted this match certainly had those vibes.
This was an excellent cinematic match with an incredible story. Near perfection.
Ken Shamrock def. Eddie Edwards
From ring gear to physique, 2020 Ken Shamrock looked like 1998 Ken Shamrock.
Sami Callihan turned off the lights at one point, which in pro wrestling is typically a sign of a surprise run-in, but when the lights went back on, it was just Callihan with a baseball bat, which continues to haunt Edwards two years later.
The North def. The Good Brothers, The Motor City Machine Guns, Ace Austin and Madman Fulton—IMPACT World Tag Team Championship
Chris Saban had to wrestle this match by himself after Alex Shelley was taken out early in the match. I’ll be interested to see if this was just for storyline purposes, or if there was a real-life reason (i.e. injury) as to why Shelley was taken out.
Ethan Page will be a world champion regardless of what company he’s with, regardless of which company he’s in with the exception of the dreamkillers in WWE.
I was so pleased to see The North take this one. There was not a wasted motion throughout.
Su Yung def. Deonna Purrazzo—IMPACT Knockouts Championship
In a truly bizarre development, Su Yung replaced Kylie Rae as Madison Rayne suddenly appeared on commentary. At least Rayne on commentary made sense for this Knockouts Championship match, but where’s Kylie?
The finishing sequences of this match featured Su Yung’s rotten, blood-stained glove and boy did the announce team put this thing over as being foul.
There’s no way the referee didn’t hear Kimber Lee’s chairshot to Su Yung, which happened right next to him as he was stirring.
It was announced after this match that the Knockouts Tag Team Championships will return in January 2021 at Hard to Kill.
Rich Swann def. Eric Young—IMPACT World Championship
This storyline has been centered around the destruction of Rich Swann’s ankle, but that didn’t stop him from dancing his way to the ring.
This feels like one of those matches where, if Rich Swann wins, the IMPACT locker room will hoist him on their shoulders a la Bret Hart at WrestleMania 10.
Rich Swann’s selling was amazing throughout, including doing a 450 flip while taking a back body drop. The Phoenix Splash he used to win this match was actually quite tame compared to the offense he rolled out.
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