This past April, Josh Alexander was forced to vacate the IMPACT World Title due to injury after becoming the longest-reigning IMPACT World Champion in the company’s illustrious history. In his absence, Alex Shelley dethroned Steve Maclin to kick off his first reign with pro wrestling’s top prize. But then, the closing moments of Slammiversary saw Alexander make his valiant return as Shelley celebrated a hard-fought victory over Nick Aldis. Alexander made it clear that his only goal was to reclaim the title he never lost and at Bound For Glory, he will receive an opportunity to do just that. Shelley has taken offense to Alexander claiming that the IMPACT World Title is still his, which has resulted in tensions being escalated between champion and challenger. In fact, it was Shelley who chose to watch on as Alexander was laid out by the IMPACT World Tag Team Champions, the Rascalz. The biggest stage of the year will serve as the battleground for Shelley and Alexander, as both look to prove that they are the rightful owner to the IMPACT World Championship.