Kurt Angle successfully defended his title against Bobby Roode at the "Impact Wrestling" Bound for Glory pay per view, but no one knew that the victory would be so short lived. In just a matter of weeks and into November, "Impact Wrestling" will feature two World Heavyweight Championship changes that affect the landscape of the "Impact Wrestling" main event scene, and the "Turning Point" pay per view on Nov. 13.
"Impact Wrestling" Week After Bound for Glory
Just four days after Kurt Angle won at Bound for Glory, Sting booked a match between Angle and Bobby Roode's former tag team partner James Storm. In less than a minute, Angle lost the match to Storm, who became the World Heavyweight Champion. The following week, Bobby Roode issued a challenge to James Storm for the championship match, which is scheduled to air on the Nov. 3 edition of the show. Kurt Angle has been dropped from television due to a hamstring injury, but he should be back by the end of November.
Bobby Roode Wins the Championship
Just weeks after losing his built-up Bound for Glory match, Roode wins against his former tag team partner James Storm and becomes the World Heavyweight Champion. Roode won the title by smashing a beer bottle over Storm's skull, splitting up the tag team for the near future.
Turning Point Main EventOn the Nov. 10 episode of "Impact Wrestling," Sting grants Storm a rematch for the Heavyweight Championship. Before the match occurs, Storm is brutally attacked backstage by an unknown wrestler. Storm still tries to wrestle, but the beat down was too much. He collapses, Bobby Roode gets a quick roll-up pin, and several wrestlers clear out of the locker room including AJ Styles. Styles challenges Roode for the title at "Turning Point," a match that Sting granted.
If AJ Styles wins the title at "Turning Point," he will become the fourth champion in less than a month. "Impact Wrestling" is full of a lot of main event wrestlers, but Bobby Roode keeping the title will help build his character and have another main event performer that is not a former WWE star like Hulk Hogan.
"Impact Wrestling" airs on Spike TV Thursdays at 8 p.m. E.T. Watch these title matches unfold in the next three weeks.