Bound For Glory is headed for Canada.
The company sent out a tweet confirming earlier reports saying that Bound for Glory would take place north of the border.
The show will take place in Ottawa, Ontario at the Aberdeen Pavilion. The decision was made by Anthem Media, the company that owns Impact, because Anthem is based in the Toronto area. According to the report. episodes of Impact after Bound for Glory will be taped in Canada as well, but Impact would then soon come back to Universal Studios in Orlando to resume tapings as usual.
You can see a press release issued to Fightful.com below.
IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., announced today that Bound for Glory, its premier annual pay-per-view event, will be broadcast from the historic Aberdeen Pavilion in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
The Aberdeen Pavilion will also play host to five days of IMPACT television tapings from Nov. 6 to Nov. 10. Ticket on-sale information for Bound for Glory and IMPACT will be revealed in the coming weeks.
“We are ecstatic and honored to bring our blockbuster event Bound for Glory to a Canadian venue rooted in cultural heritage and tradition,” said Ed Nordholm, president of IMPACT Wrestling. “Our loyal Canadian viewers on Fight Network and GameTV have been vocal supporters of IMPACT Wrestling over the years and we thought the nation’s capital would be a fitting place to stage our biggest event of the year. Canadian professional wrestling crowds have a reputation for their energy and enthusiasm, so we are excited to bring them an unforgettable night of action.”
Bound for Glory will feature World Champion Eli Drake, former champion Alberto el Patron and Johnny Impact, the holder of the Mega, Latin American and World Cruiserweight championship belts in Lucha Libre AAA, who will be making his inaugural Bound for Glory appearance. Bobby Lashley has unfinished business; will he return and will his cohorts from American Top Team, led by owner Dan Lambert, continue to meddle with his career? The Knockouts will collide as Hall of Famer Gail Kim works through her final year in professional wrestling, and the stars of the X-Division will bring their high-flying brand of athletics to the ring. International talent for the event will include El Hijo del Fantasma, Pagano and El Texano Jr. from Lucha Libre AAA.
Located in Lansdowne Park, the historic fairgrounds of Canada’s national capital, the 33,000-square foot Aberdeen Pavilion is an Ottawa landmark, which has been home to many significant events throughout the city’s history, including Stanley Cup challenge matches in 1904. Built in 1898 and inspired by London’s Crystal Palace, the venue was designated a national historic site of Canada because it is the only large-scale exhibition building in Canada surviving from the 19th century.
Showcasing some of the biggest stars in professional wrestling, IMPACT airs on Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on Pop in the U.S., as well as Fight Network and GameTV across Canada.
It's worth noting that there were no mentions of GFW in the press release sent out.
Even though Bound for Glory takes place outside of the United States, this wouldn't be the first time the event has been done overseas. The 2014 edition of the show took place at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, where the main event was The Great Muta and Tajiri vs. James Storm and The Great Sanada.
Bound for Glory takes place on November 5 and the main event is expected to be Eli Drake vs. Johnny Impact in a match for the Unified GFW World Heavyweight Championship. GFW is currently airing Impact episodes from the August tapings where Drake won the title in a Gauntlet for Gold match booked by the returning Jim Cornette.
The teaser can be seen in the video above.