New Impact Champion, Ellsworth Debuts at BFG, World Cup Matches

August 19, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Impact Wrestling’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view took place last night, and the event was headlined by a match between Austin Aries and Johnny Impact. This was the culmination of a very personal feud between the two wrestlers that even saw the two of them get physical during Abyss’ Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame induction the night prior to their match. Additionally, Aries’ Impact World Championship was on the line in this match. In the end, Impact was able to defeat Aries to win the title for the very first time ever in his career. Impact will be visiting the Melrose Ballroom in New York today and tomorrow for TV tapings, and the fans in attendance for those shows will be greeted by the brand new champion.

AND NEW IMPACT World Champion – @TheRealMorrison! #BFGCOMDA pic.twitter.com/ggMkIcwpKw
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) October 15, 2018

James Ellsworth walking down the long ramp at WrestleMania 33 was quite a surreal image to observe, but the unlikely wrestling superstar has now just managed to do the same at Bound for Glory. During Impact Wrestling’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view last night, Ellsworth made his official debut for the promotion when he was revealed as Eli Drake’s mystery opponent. Unfortunately for James Ellsworth, he was unable to get a win over the former Impact World Champion, and he ended up losing to Drake. There is currently no word on whether or not Ellsworth has anymore Impact Wrestling appearances lined up for himself or if this was just a one-off appearance, but the answer should be clear during Impact’s TV tapings later tonight.

.@realellsworth has answered @TheEliDrake‘s challenge! #BFGCOMDA pic.twitter.com/niAG0PqU1c
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) October 15, 2018

Speculation over whether or not WWE’s upcoming Crown Jewel event will be taking place at all continues, but as of right now, the company seems to be sticking with their plans to bring the show to Saudi Arabia later this year. One of the matches announced for the event is the first-ever “WWE World Cup,” which is an eight-man tournament. John Cena, Kurt Angle, Randy Orton, and Jeff Hardy have all qualified for the match so far, but two more qualifying matches will be taking place on Raw tonight. WWE has announced that Drew McIntyre will wrestle Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose will face Dolph Ziggler in World Cup qualifying matches later today. This is in addition to the qualifying match between Shinsuke Nakamura and Rey Mysterio that will be taking place on SmackDown 1000 tomorrow. 

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