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Naomichi Marufuji confirmed for Impact Bound for Glory 2019


Impact Wrestling has officially confirmed a Pro Wrestling NOAH star for next month's Bound for Glory pay-per-view.

Impact announced on Thursday night that Naomichi Marufuji will be wrestling at Bound for Glory 2019.  At last month's Impact television tapings in Mexico City, Michael Elgin issued a challenge for Marufuji to face him at Bound for Glory.

This will be the first time Marufuji has wrestled for Impact since 2017. He teamed with Taiji Ishimori at Slammiversary XV that year, with LAX (Santana & Ortiz) defeating Drago & El Hijo del Fantasma, Garza Jr. & Laredo Kid, and Marufuji & Ishimori in a four-way tag match. Marufuji was in action at Impact's post-PPV TV tapings following that event as well.

Marufuji is a former three-time GHC Heavyweight Champion for Pro Wrestling NOAH. He's also held Junior Heavyweight titles in NOAH, NJPW, and AJPW during his career.

This year's Bound for Glory PPV is taking place at the Odeum Expo Center in Villa Park, Illinois on Sunday, October 20.