TNA announced that Drew Galloway is injured and unable to compete in his match for the new Grand Championship this Sunday (Oct. 2, 2016) at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view (PPV) in Orlando. This was a possibility since about a week and a half ago, he tweeted this out:
Apologies to everyone, I hate missing shows but I took a nasty knock last week that will keep me out the ring for the next couple of weeks— Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks) September 22, 2016
Aside from the timing of a couple weeks, which would affect Bound for Glory this Sunday, nothing else was mentioned, likely waiting until closer to the date to see if he would be able to compete. We now know he will not.
TNA tweeted and wrote up on their website that Eddie Edwards will take his place in the match against Aron Rex (formerly Damien Sandow) to become the first ever Grand Champion. Edwards lost to Galloway in the semi-finals in the tournament.
Galloway responded to this all on Twitter, keeping it in character:
As I told https://t.co/S7anIObb2f I'll be at PPV on Sun. If the Docs or brass wanna try stop me they can piss off/ try me & see what happens— Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks) September 30, 2016
While he won’t be competing, it’s surely possible the Scot will make his presence known in a non-contact bit. While he’s missing just one match at Bound for Glory, with tapings that will follow, at least according to Dixie Carter, he could be off television (or at least unable to wrestle) for the next 4-6 weeks as well.