At last night’s tapings in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada for upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling, Impact Global Champion Eli Drake announced during an in-ring segment that he was scheduled for a match in Detroit in December for Border City Wrestling (BCW). Later in the segment, Alberto El Patron comes down to challenge Eli, before Johnny Impact (aka Johnny Mundo, aka John Morrison) comes down to say he’ll be in Detroit as well.
On Sunday December 3rd, Windsor, Ontario, Canada’s BCW is throwing an event across the river in Belleville, Michigan (30 miles southwest of Detroit) called Motown Showdown, headlined by Eli Drake, Johnny Impact and Alberto El Patron. Considering that Impact just aired several matches from BCW Excellence as part of their new format of international promotions featuring Impact stars – a Knockouts tag match between Sienna and KC Spinelli vs. Rosemary and Allie, Impact Tag Team Champions OvE (Dave & Jake Crist) vs. BCW Tag Team Champs Brent Banks & Phil Atlas, and an X-Division style 4-way between Petey Williams, Idris Ibrahim, NOAH‘s Kaito Kiyomiya and BCW/Smash regular Tarik – it’s safe to say that upcoming BCW events will be a part of the international flair of the new format for Impact Wrestling. Another match was taped at BCW Excellence, when Eli Drake defended his Impact Global Championship against former Impact Wrestling star and Team Canada member A1, but it has yet to air. Oh yeah – BCW is owned by current Impact creative director and VP of International Relations Scott D’Amore.
No matches have been formally announced as of yet, but the poster advertises a few other BCW regulars who have appeared on Impact Wrestling and/or Impact XPlosion, such as Idris Ibrahim, Jon Bolen and new Glory Pro Champion Jake Something. There’s no other Impact names revealed as of yet, but there should be more announcements forthcoming now that the tapings are finishing up this weekend.
BCW Motown Showdown, Sunday December 3, 2017 at The Diamondback Saloon, 49345 Interstate 94 S Service Drive, Belleville, Michigan 48111