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Bound for Glory XVII was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Impact Wrestling. It took place on October 23, 2021 at Sam's Town Live in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first event to take place outside of Nashville, Tennessee since Sacrifice in February 2020. It was the 17th event under the Bound for Glory chronology and featured wrestlers from Impact's partner promotions All Elite Wrestling (AEW), Mexico's Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (AAA), and Japan's New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW).

Production

Background

On July 17, 2021, at Slammiversary, it was announced that Bound for Glory would take place on October 23, 2021. On September 10, 2021, Impact announced that Bound for Glory would be held at Sam's Town Live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Storylines

The event featured several professional wrestling matches which involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Storylines were produced on Impact's weekly television program, Impact!.

At Victory Road, after Christian Cage successfully retained the Impact World Championship against Ace Austin, Impact X Division Champion Josh Alexander, who earlier defended the title against Chris Sabin, approached Cage and invoked Option C. Alexander would face Cage for the Impact World Championship at Bound for Glory.

On the September 23 episode of Impact!, a third annual Call Your Shot Gauntlet match was scheduled for Bound for Glory. Rich Swann, Brian Myers, Moose, and W. Morrissey were announced as participants. On the October 14 episode of Impact!, a battle royal was held to determine the first and final entrants in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet match at Bound for Glory, with the first spot of Call Your Shot Gauntlet match was given to the runner-up of the battle royal. W. Morrissey won the battle royal by last eliminating Chris Sabin, thus making Morrissey the last entrant and Sabin the first entrant in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet match.

On the September 23 episode of Impact!, Impact started a tournament to determine the new Impact X Division Champion, since the title was vacated after Alexander invoked Option C to challenge for the Impact World Championship. The tournament consist of three three-way semi-final matches, with the finals, another three-way match, taking place at Bound for Glory. Trey Miguel, Steve Maclin, and El Phantasmo advanced to the final with victories over Alex Zayne and Laredo Kid, Black Taurus and Petey Williams, and Willie Mack and Rohit Raju, respectively.

At Slammiversary, Mickie James made her return to Impact, confronting Impact Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo after defense of the title against Thunder Rosa. She would invite Purrazzo to defend the title at NWA EmPowerrr, where she is executive producer, only for Purrazzo to give her disrespect. James kicked Purrazzo in the face as a result. Purrazzo would eventually accept James' invite, successfully defending the Knockouts Championship against Melina at NWA EmPowerrr. The next night, at NWA 73, Purrazzo attacked James after the latter's match with Kylie Rae. James would continuously call out Purrazzo in the coming weeks, saying she has yet to truly see "Hardcore Country" Mickie James. On the September 23 episode of Impact!, it was announced that James would make her in-ring return to Impact, as she challenges Purrazzo for the Knockouts Championship at Bound for Glory.

On the September 30 episode of Impact!, the Impact Digital Media Championship was introduced and it was announced that an intergender tournament will be held with the inaugural champion being crowned in the final at the Countdown to Glory pre-show. The first round matches will air on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on Impact Plus and on YouTube for Impact Ultimate Insider members, before being distributed to the public across all social media platforms 24 hours later. John Skyler, Crazzy Steve, Fallah Bahh, and Jordynne Grace advanced to the final with victories over Zicky Dice, Hernandez, Sam Beale, and Johnny Swinger, respectively.

At Knockouts Knockdown, Impact announced that The IInspiration (Cassie Lee and Jessie McKay), formerly The IIconics (Peyton Royce and Billie Kay) in WWE, would make their debut for the promotion at Bound for Glory. On October 13, it was later announced that The IInspiration will be challenging Decay (Havok and Rosemary) for the Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship at the event.

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
  • The winner receives a trophy and a contract they can invoke anytime within one year for a championship match of their choosing.

Impact X Division Championship Tournament

  First Round
Impact!
(September 30, 2021 – October 14, 2021)
Final
Bound for Glory
                 
  8:41 Alex Zayne
Laredo Kid
   
  Pin Trey Miguel    
     
Pin Trey Miguel  
7:10 Black Taurus
Petey Williams
     
13:23 Steve Maclin  
Pin Steve Maclin      
  El Phantasmo  
 
  Pin El Phantasmo    
  Willie Mack
Rohit Raju
   


Impact Digital Media Championship Tournament

First round

Final

  • Madison Rayne replaced Tenille Dashwood.

Call Your Shot Gauntlet entrances and eliminations

Draw Entrant Eliminated by Order
1 Chris Sabin Moose and W. Morrissey 16
2 Rocky Romero Rohit Raju 1
3 Madman Fulton Chris Sabin, Rachael Ellering, and Rohit Raju 2
4 Rohit Raju Moose and W. Morrissey 15
5 Tasha Steelz Melina 6
6 Rachael Ellering Tasha Steelz 4
7 Savannah Evans Rachael Ellering 3
8 Johnny Swinger The Demon 5
9 Melina Brian Myers 7
10 The Demon Ace Austin 9
11 Brian Myers Sam Beale 8
12 Matt Cardona Moose 19
13 Laredo Kid Eddie Edwards 11
14 Sam Beale Moose 10
15 Rich Swann Moose and W. Morrissey 18
16 Ace Austin Chris Sabin 14
17 Moose Winner
18 Eddie Edwards W. Morrissey 13
19 Alisha Edwards W. Morrissey 12
20 W. Morrissey Moose 17

Other on-screen talent

Pre-Show Panel
Commentators
Ring announcer
Interviewers
Referees

External links

2021 Impact Wrestling pay-per-views/Impact Plus Monthly Specials

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