Will Ospreay Confirmed To Appear At IMPACT Bound For Glory 2023

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Will Ospreay is coming to IMPACT Wrestling.

IMPACT Wrestling aired a promo video for Will Ospreay at the end of Sunday’s Emergence pay-per-view. Ospreay was confirmed for an appearance at this year’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view.

Details about Ospreay’s role at the event were not revealed at the time.

Bound For Glory will mark Ospreay’s first appearance in IMPACT Wrestling since 2016. Ospreay worked multiple matches during IMPACT’s UK tour in January 2016, including a King Of The Mountain World Title Match and a TNA World Tag Team Title opportunity against The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards).

IMPACT Wrestling presents Bound For Glory on October 21 at Cicero Stadium in Chicago.

Ospreay had a big weekend overall, as he defeated Shingo Takagi at the RevPro 11 Year Anniversary Show on Saturday. He followed that up with a win over Chris Jericho at AEW All In at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Check out full results from AEW All In here.

A No-Brainer

During a recent interview with Justin Dhillon of The Wrestling Classic, Chris Jericho explained why he couldn’t imagine facing anyone besides Ospreay at All In. Jericho said the match was a no-brainer and it actually could’ve happened earlier, but the COVID-19 lockdowns prevented it. Now, he says, the only place for it is Wembley Stadium.

“To me, it’s one of those matches where, will it ever get a chance to happen again? I don’t know, but it needs to happen, and the fact that it’s happening in Wembley, his home country is great. But once again, I’ve been to England more times than he’s wrestled in England. It seems like I’ve been there 50 times for different matches over the years, and I think that obviously he’s a hometown guy, but I think Chris Jericho’s name in the UK is almost like a hometown guy as well.

“I always love, ‘Oh, Jericho’s gonna be the babyface, but Ospreay’s gonna be the [heel],’ but it doesn’t matter. There’s no babyface and heel. It’s like going to the Super Bowl or going to a World Cup Final. People are going to cheer for whoever they’re going to cheer for whoever they want to cheer for, and they want to see a great game. That’s the way I feel about it. So, to me, to get the chance to face Will in Wembley at this show, I can’t think of another match I’d rather have. I really can’t. There’s some other ones that are big, but that one to me just seems like a big fight feel. It’s very unique and it can only happen at All In, in my opinion.”