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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    Victory Road Review:

    Firstly, I like the presentation man! All looks good to me. I always like when someone goes the extra mile and does a cool introduction. Instantly sets the scene and makes the show feel big/special.

    Really good opening match! I'm pleased with the outcome. Big win for War Machine but for me, more importantly, it's free's up Bram who I really like. Interested to see where he goes from here and how he moves forward. Not really a TNA fan so don't know much about Kingston- sadly.

    Another good match- this time in the form of the X-Division! Shane Helms with a massive assist and it's Trevor Lee that picks up the win and retains the Championship. Right move for me.

    Great details with the Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards video package. I know of this feud and I obviously know them- but again- not being a TNA regular viewer, I didn't know how it came about- so I appreciate the backstory and it hypes up the match really well. Good job. Match was brutal but brilliant- enjoyed that. Right person won for me, again. Interested to see what's next for Richards and Angelina Love. Should be good.

    Decent promo by Ethan Carter III.

    So, again, lack of TNA knowledge so no idea how the Moose/Rhodes match worked :/ All I know, Bullet Club 4 life and I'm glad Cody won. I really think he could be TNA's corner piece and face of the company if used correctly and I'm sure you have big, big plans for Cody Rhodes.

    Thanks for coming Sutter Haha! Riddle with a big statement. Big talent and again, someone with massive potential. Not overly keen on squash matches- especially on PPv's but in this case, it worked into the character and background of Matt Riddle and so I'm cool with the outcome.

    That women's gauntlet match was awesome man, really well done! Loved seeing the surprises and debuts. Big returns as well! So good. Admittedly, a little sad to see Rosemary lose the title but Ivelisse as the new Knockouts Champion is pretty sweet. Division looks good man and I can't wait to see more.

    Again, awesome job of setting the scene with the Decay and Lucha Brothers highlights and footage. Quick question, are Fenix and Pentagon actually brothers or nah? No idea. Two of my favorites from LU and I have to say, I'm a Decay fan too, this is tough- not sure who I want to win Haha! Great match! Enjoyed it. Intrigued to see who the two men are though? I have no idea.

    Love that LAX came down separately! Orale! Orale! Good promo from Konnan, spot on. As expected, team JB picks up the win! I can't see this being the last of Josh Mathews mind Haha!

    Again, really good build up and introduction for the Main Event dude! Well done! I really thought Lethal had won! Haha! Didn't even see the second spoiler tag. Damn. Lashley walk's out as Champion and continues his dominance!


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    All in all- loved it man! Great show. For me, this is up there with Hug's shows and for me- that's the standard. Really good man, I'll be happily continuing to read on! I'll read your next Impact episode's and review when I get the chance.


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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    All caught up dude!

    Enjoyed the shows. Booking of LAX is strong and they could very well be my favorite thing in your "BTB" right now. I also loved the Rosemary vignette but kinda sad to see Crazy Steve go, especially with Abyss seemingly stepping back. Kind of hoping that with the tease of someone in the background- we get a new formation of Decay!

    World X is a great announcement. Big names listed and looking forward to seeing how the likes of Lio
    Rush get on.

    Knockouts Division is thriving, great to see.

    Cody Rhodes continues to thrive, big title defense against Moose.

    Enjoying the read


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    Wrestling Rumor Round Up


    *Wrestling Rumor Round Up - Week of April 6th, 2017*

    - Impact Wrestling announced the final 8 entrants of their World X Cup; Homicide, Johnny Mundo, Taiji Ishimori, Shane Strickland, Homicide, Andrew Everett, Aero Star, and Sonjay Dutt. The official bracket is below. The tournament is starting on the upcoming Impact, with it lasting until their next pay-per view special.
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    - WWE has come to terms on the release of Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, and multiple performance center talent. People believe that this could be the first step in a much larger exodus, as the company is rapidly attempting to cut costs, because of the lack of paid subscriptions for the network. Names on the chopping block next seem to be Curtis Axel, Jinder Mahal, Emma, and even Alicia Fox. What could be coming next for Swagger or Ziggler is unknown, but they have started talks with some companies already.

    - Speaking of WWE, WrestleMania is seen as an enormous success, as expected. The Goldberg/Lesnar sprint was incredibly well received, with many calling it the best match under 10 minutes ever. Also from the show we saw Nikki Bella and John Cena get engaged, as well as The Broken Hardys making their return to WWE, debuting their new gimmick on the Mania main card with the infamous, "Brother Gallows, I knew you'd come!" which received a pop nobody had expected. They won the Raw Tag Team Titles, and even had Vanguard 1 out with them. When asked their opinions, Impact and Anthem executives said they are happy for the Hardys and there is no love lost, but they do wish that they were given some form of update, so they could remove the merch from the website without trying to seem as mooching off of the WWE return. Ed Nordholm again pushed to sue, but his board of shareholders declined the motion, stating that the negative press and unlikeliness of it to go to court anyway in the very odd world of pro wrestling rights and patents would only hurt Impact Wrestling rather than do any positive.

    - Adam Cole has signed an exclusive deal... Somewhere. It is presumed to be NXT, but things are yet to be confirmed. There currently are plans to try and take him out of the Bullet Club, with someone else becoming the ROH leader of the group, as Cole can only work until War of the Worlds 2017, which is mid May. It is believed that he will be replaced by Television Champion, Marty Scurll, as it has been hinted at on Kenny Omega and Young Bucks' YouTube series called "Being The Elite." During the show, which is a worked shoot a lot of the time, has Cole often on the phone, talking to someone named "Paul" which one doesn't have to be a genius to connect the dots.

    - Impact Wrestling has been playing with the idea of opening a developmental territory, to both train and produce stars, almost like a mixture of WWE's Performance Center and NXT. Impact hasn't had a developmental since their loose relationship that let OVW work as a feeder for them. The thought behind this could be to ensure future stars for Impact, while also getting money from doing tour shows across Florida, avoiding competition with NXT. Jeff Jarrett has been pushing hard to expand and try to strengthen Impact Wrestling where possible, this being one of the key points.

    - Speaking of Jarrett and Impact, one of the things people are admiring is how absolute he is when trying to bring in the best. He has entered talks with some extremely talented workers, shown by having debuts nearly every week, as he has a clear idea for what he wants the core roster to look like. Many believe that the influx of new people could go until Slammiversary, where they can get their stride going until Bound For Glory. Wrestlers and production alike are very happy to have him at the helm and believe he has Impact's best interests in mind. On screen, it is said he will likely soon be joined by Dutch Mantell, Scott Hall, and possibly others as a "Board of Commissioners" so that there are fresh people making decisions each week. This would also allow for both face and heel authority figures at the same time, with the thought being if there's a dispute, a vote would be held to decide.

    - At a house show, Sami Zayn tweaked his ankle, taking him out of action in his Intercontinental Championship storyline that he had just began with The Miz. Some are sad about the timing of this, while others think it could save what was a disaster of a segment on Raw, with mostly Maryse and Sami arguing in French.

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    Impact Wrestling Impact Wrestling 4/13/17


    Impact Wrestling

    4/13/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Jeremy Borash and The Pope
    Dark Matches:
    War Machine defeat 3.0 Via Pinfall in 3:02 With The Fall Out.
    L.A.X. (Diamante and Ivelisse Velez) defeat ODB and Tessa Blanchard Via Pinfall in 6:39 With A Switchblade Centerfold (3D into Stunner).
    Eli Drake defeats Tyrus Via Pinfall in 6:29 With A Drake-Valley Driver.
    L.A.X. defeat AC/DC Via Pinfall in 5:01 With A Street Sweeper.
    Lashley defeats Suicide Via Pinfall in 8:00 With A Spear.
    We go back to last week’s Impact. GFW Global Championship; Magnus defends against Homicide!

    JB: Here we go, two of the best stars from across the globe go head to head for the championship!

    We see Magnus taking it to Homicide with different suplexes, a spinebuster, and even an elbow drop off the top! But the camera shakes, as we hear gun shots. For each shot, an LAX member interferes.

    SHOT

    Diamante hops onto the apron.

    SHOT

    Santana distracts while Ortiz nails a superkick!

    SHOT

    Homicide yells at the official, pulling him over to the corner as Ivelisse slides into the ring to catch Magnus with the Knockout’s Championship!

    THE COVER! 1…2…3!!!!

    RECORD SCRATCH

    Magnus got his feet on the ropes! He will not give up his championship! Homicide grabs him for the Gringo Killer, but Magnus swings, landing on his feet. Magnus turns him around, TORMENTUM! Cover! 1…2… NO! IN COMES LAX! The bell rings for the DQ while LAX absolutely mugs Magnus in the center of the ring…

    “SORRY! About your damn luck…”

    The crowd pops big as LAX turns to look at the video wall to see, standing at the top of the stage, the Impact Wrestling original. James Storm is dressed in his original cowboy gear, blue jeans, leather jacket, and airbrushed cowboy hat. He runs down to the ring, taking a swig of beer. Diamante and Ivelisse ditch the ring. Santana goes for a clothesline, ducked, beer spit in the eyes! He gets spun around by Ortiz – CRACKS THE BEER BOTTLE OVER HIS HEAD! Homicide ducks the attempted Last Call Superkick, and LAX retreat up the ramp as Storm and Magnus stare down.

    ***Change***
    Impact Intro
    We cut to the Impact faithful, cheering and yelling as another edition of our show is about to begin. The lights go down. A single spotlights hits the center of the ring where we see Ethan Carter III sitting in a wooden chair, wear a white suit with cyan accents. He looks down and has a microphone in his hand.

    Ethan Carter III: You see, there’s one thing that never seems to change in this industry. There are scumbags, there are liars, there are people who never make up their mind, and each and every person in this crowd is exactly who I’m talking about! *Heat* You see, the fact of the matter is this. Ethan Carter III went damn near three years without being beaten in this ring! Nobody has been as dominant as E…C…III. Not Kurt Angle. Not Samoa Joe. Not *mock southern accent* Ay-Jay Stayles! *Pop* Nobody! There hasn’t been anybody here who has done as well as me! Every single male Hall of Famer, I’ve beaten! I am a two-time World Champion! And you know what?! I did that without any of your help! *Heat* When it comes down to the, there is only one thing that matters in this industry. All that matters is what happens when you step between these six sides, and what you deliver in the ring. And week in, week out, each and every time I step foot in this ring, I DELIVER! Whether you cheer, you boo, you care, or you don’t, I prove every week that the only real thing in this company is ETHAN CARTER III! And do you know why?! Because this company has grown soft, this company has become weak, and I will rebuild it. *Heat* I will become an E-C-Three time champion, and I will make this company the greatest in the world once again… Because I’m a Carter. Professional Wrestling needs –


    ***A Grado I Have Made***
    Grado

    EC3 turns to the stage, rising to his feet. Grado, his usual bubbly self, steps out from the locker room. Fanny back, snapback, and wrestling gear all set to go, he dances his way down the to the ring, getting a microphone himself. He looks EC3 in the eyes before beginning to speak.

    Grado: Who da hail doo ya thenk yoo are?! Yoo dayar to talk down to dese pee-pole?! Yoo dayar to claim dat yoo are da greatest in dis business?! Well, where am from, dey consider me a wee bit o’ a big deal. So here’s what am offerin’, Etan… Yoo go one on one wit Grado ta see who really is da best!

    Ethan Carter III laughs, waving Grado off, while motioning like he can’t understand a word of what he’s saying.

    Grado: *chuckles* Nah, nah ah get it mate. Ah really do. When it comes dawn ta it, you’re no bettah than anybody here. When ah look at yoo, ah can see what ya really are behind the façade. You’re scared, Etan. Not o’ me, dat’s nah what am sayin’. You’re scared of yersel. You’re scared ya not all ya claim ta be. You’re scared that you’re only here because a ya auntie givin’ ya the job years ago.

    Ethan Carter III snaps his head to look at Grado, as the crowd pops. He definitely understood that!

    Grado: But woorst of all, Etan. Da “fac of da matta” as ya say, is dat you’re scared, that you don’t belong here afta all –

    Carter doesn’t let Grado get another word out, slapping him right across the face! Grado falls back, shocked, before stepping forward, right into a swift kick below the belt! Grado collapses, on his hands and knees on the ground as the crowd drowns out EC3 with brutal heat. The crowd chants “Fuck you, Carter!” *clap clap clap clap clap* as he takes off his blazer, popping his shirt open. He grabs the wooden chair, lifting it up into the air before exploding it over the head and shoulder of the Pride of Stevenson! EC3 stands over the fallen Grado, with a microphone in his hand. He looks down, before yelling in the face of Grado, and seemingly to the entire Impact fan base.

    Ethan Carter III: I AM A CARTER!!! *Deep breath as he looks at the hard cam* And Professional Wrestling needs me.

    Carter drops the mic, literally, on top of the head of Grado as we fade out to commercial with EC3’s music playing.
    Commercial Break

    World X Invitational
    Round One Match:

    Dezmond Xavier vs Taiji Ishimori

    Final Moments:

    Ishimori lands an overhand slap right to the face of Xavier, ringing through the arena! Ishimori hauls off, landing another! He goes for a head kick, but Xavier leaps backwards, landing on his shoulder blades, and kipping up, having dodged the blow! He gets behind Ishimori, nailing a big time reverse rana! Ishimori hits the ground hard, but is able to get back to his feet. Xavier twirls through the air with a corkscrew roundhouse (Trouble in Paradise) that knocks Taiji down hard. Wasting no time, Dezmond Xavier gets to the top rope… He twists and turns through the air with a move JB states is called, “Final Flash” (Spiral Tap). Xavier hooks the legs! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Final Flash), Advancing To The Quarterfinals, Dezmond Xavier!
    Match Length: 8:03
    Road Agent Notes: The match was an 8 minute sprint, showcasing the high flying ability of both X Division stars. Both men are wildly talented, but people in this company are very high on Dezmond, with many touting him as the future of the division for a long time to come.

    We go backstage and see Konnan standing, pacing while all other LAX members sit at a table, looking annoyed.

    Konnan: AYE! What the **** was that out there, huh?! What? You soft now?! *Diamante tries to speak up* Shut your mouth. You know better than to talk out of turn to someone higher ranking. And as the HIGHEST ranking member of L.A.X. I got one thing and one thing to say to you. What happened last week? Pathetic! You really think we gonna get feared when one gringo can take us by himself?! And then some other country bumpkin piece of **** comes down and makes fools of us again! *Annoyed grumbling from the group.* WHAT WAS THAT?! HUH? If any of y’all got an excuse, I DARE you to try and give me it. We are the baddest mother****ers in this industry, and if you think that I’m gonna let my organization look like a joke, you’re damn wrong.

    Konnan sits down, slamming his fist on the table and whistling, motioning for Santana, Diamante, and Ortiz to look at him when he speaks.

    Konnan: Look at me. You went out there and made a fool of us. You made myself look bad as your leader. You made Ive look bad as the champion of your division *motioning to Diamante* and not being able to step up. And you two *motioning to Santana and Ortiz* you disrespected Homicide when you jumped in the ring against orders to get him disqualified. You threw away his shot at bringing back more gold and making YOU more money in the process. What do you have to say for yourselves?

    Both look at each other, but Santana chooses to bite the bullet and answer.

    Santana: We panicked. We thought Magnus took -

    Konnan: You dare show him the courtesy of using his name when addressing?! You think they show us that respect?! They look at us and they don’t say “Look out for Santana, Ortiz, Ivelisse, Homicide, and Diamante!” You know what they say?! They say “Watch out for those criminals!” They say, “Here comes those thugs, the gangbangers.” We’re a trope to them, we aren’t people. Because of that, I see no god damned reason that we should show them the respect they don’t show us. That’s your first warning. Now, secondly, you don’t get to panic. You have all of us right here, with all of us putting a hurt on that punk ass just like we planned and you panic?! Do you not believe in us?!

    Santana knows much better than to answer that. Instead, he looks down at the table praying this berating ends soon.

    Konnan: So here’s what we’re going to do. We go disrespected multiple times last week. Tonight, we go out and right one of those wrongs. If you’re too soft for that, you can leave right now. If not, you best believe in LAX, because we ride or die, 5150, ARRRRRRRIBA LA RAZA!!!!!!

    Konnan whistles, smacking the table to get some energy in the group who perk up, getting angry and yelling in Spanish.
    Commercial Break

    Non-Title
    Tag Team Match:

    The Lucha Brothers[C] vs Cody & Matt Riddle w/ Brandi Rhodes

    Final Moments:

    Rey Fenix springboards off the top rope, landing a gorgeous rana to Cody, sending the Grand Champion across the ring. The momentum allows Cody to roll right back to his feet. He turns around, right into a superkick into the chin from the tag team champion! The GFW Nex*Gen Champion falls back, with something flying out of his mouth that may have damn well been a tooth. Fenix starts crawling, before diving for a tag to Pentagon… BLACK OUT!!! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LIGHTS?! We hear yelling and a lot of frantic commotion in the ring, before silence falls again. The lights are up - AND FENIX IS DOWN IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! The camera cuts to ringside where we see Pentagon Dragon face down, with a Mexican flag draped over his head. We go back to the ring to see Matt Riddle get the tag in from Cody. He lifts up the out cold Rey Fenix, which lets us see that his hands are bound by a Puerto Rican Flag! There’s no question who’s up to this now! Riddle lifts Fenix onto his shoulders… KNEE TO THE HEAD! BRO TO SLEEP! Riddle hooks both legs as he has a smug face a mother wouldn’t even love! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Bro To Sleep), Matt Riddle & Cody!
    Match Length: 12:49
    Road Agent Notes: The main story of the match was, while Riddle and Cody were likely better competitors overall, the experience of teaming together evened the playing field for the champions. Whenever Riddle or Cody would take advantage of the one on one match, Lucha Brothers would use teamwork to even it up.

    We go backstage where we see McKenzie Mitchell standing with a smile on her face and a microphone in hand.

    McKenzie Mitchell: Impact fans, please welcome, with me right now, “The Cowboy” James Storm!

    Storm steps into frame and he smiles as McKenzie begins the interview.

    McKenzie Mitchell: Now, James, last week you shocked everyone when you once again donned the cowboy hat and leather. You also made a statement by seemingly throwing down the gauntlet on Magnus’s GFW Global Championship. So I have to ask, what made you go back to the Cowboy lifestyle, and what are your plans going forward?

    James Storm: Ya see, McKenzie… It goes like this. 15 years ago, there was a young upstart company, trying to get a foot in the door, trying to get recognized. At that time, there was a little baby cowboy, just barely old enough to get admission to a show that he said, ‘I need my foot in the door, I just need one big break.’ Well, 15 years later and I STILL stand before you today here in this company. Now, these past few years, I’ve been switching things up. I’ve led a Revolution, I’ve threatened to cut folks down, and I’ve started a bit of a… council. But the thing that always seems to be a constant, McKenzie, is every time I break off from these groups I become that dadgum, beer drinking, Johnny Cash listenin’, Tennessee redneck known as THE COWBOY JAMES STORM! So I thought this, as I enter what could be my final days, and I know my days are numbered because this cowboy ain’t that little baby no more, but I’ll be damned if I don’t go down without a fight. I’ll be damned if someone wants to walk in and cut ME DOWN, because this ol’ gunslinger has some ammo left, and I’m the best aim in this company! As for the GFW Global Championship, consider this a challenge. *Looks directly into camera* I don’t care if it’s Magnus, Cody, Lashley, anybody in this company, if you have gold, James Storm wants it. So you all best have eye’s in the back of your head, because that’s exactly where the target is, and this six shooter gets a bullseye every time! If it just so happens to be you on the other side of Last Call… Well all I have to say is - SORRY! About your damn luck!

    Storm takes a swig of beer and tips his hat before walking off. McKenzie smiles and sends us back to the ring for some more Round One action of the World X Invitational.
    World X Invitational
    Round One Match:

    Aero Star vs Drago


    Final Moments:

    Aero Star ducks an elbow from Drago, running off the ropes. Aero Star ducks another elbow, this time springboarding off the middle rope. Drago rushes in, ducking the moonsault, but Aero Star noticed, landing on his feet! These two know each other so well! Drago shoots past Star, who shoves his back to add momentum, and Drago springs off the middle rope this time, looking for the Dragon’s nest, but it gets checked by Aero Star, rolling all the way through until both are separated once more! Both luchadors race to their feet, but Aero Star gets the advantage, nailing a sole butt to the gut of Drago. Aero Star sets him in piledriver position, but Drago weighs himself down, refusing to get put away this way. Drago shoves up, attempting a backdrop on Aero Star, but Aero flips out, landing on his feet! Drago turns, landing a beautiful 180 head kick right to the temple of his partner! The Intergalactic Luchador is stunned as Wrestling’s Real Dragon hits the ropes, landing a front flip DDT, aptly called the Dragon Destroyer! Drago hooks a leg, letting out the lengthy tongue, refusing to break eye contact as Brian Stiffler counts – 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Dragon Destroyer), Advancing To The Quarter Finals, Drago!
    Match Length: 6:49
    Road Agent Notes: This match was counter after counter, which at times could’ve came off as very choreographed. We felt this Round One match was a no brainer because of the quality these two can pull, combined with the drama of partners fighting. They were portrayed as equals, with Aero Star simply not accounting for Drago’s ability to pivot on a dime to deliver the last head kick. The crowd was very split with some chanting, “Let’s Go Drago!” which was countered with, “Ae-Ro Star!”

    After the fall, Drago wastes no time in lifting up his partner and pulling him in for an embrace, showing that there was no love lost between these gladiators. A small portion of the audience gave a standing ovation to this act of sportsmanship that is often lost nowadays. Speaking of which, Aero Star quickly pulls off the hug, glaring right into the soul of Drago. Aero Star is panting, while he shakes from adrenaline, realizing just how close he was, but that it wasn’t enough. Drago puts his head down in respect, which causes Aero Star to stand up straight. He grabs the arm of Drago… Raising it in victory! Aero Star claps and motions a bow to Drago, as he motions for the crowd to give their respects to the winner while we fade out.

    Commercial Break
    We come back to once again see McKenzie Mitchell, this time the screen says that we are backstage at a GFW Amped taping. She is standing by with Christina Von Eerie.

    McKenzie Mitchell: Christina, we are here at Global Force Wrestling Amped, and you have just been announced as defending your Women’s Championship next week against Impact Wrestling’s own Sienna. What are your thoughts currently?

    Christina Von Eerie: In my memory, I don’t think I’ve had a challenge at this level before, so I am ready to prove myself. Sienna’s a tough girl but I’m going to prove that I’m –

    BOOM!

    Sienna decks Von Eerie! The “Classiest Knockout in Impact” needs to be said somewhat sarcastically right now, as she pounds away on the GFW Women’s champion! Sienna yells down that she’ll see Von Eerie next week, followed by a graphic, don’t miss it next Saturday on Twitch!
    Singles Match:

    Brittany Garrett vs Melissa Flash

    Final Moments:

    Garrett runs to Flash, hooking up a headscissors, twirling and twirling! She goes for so long, the crowd starts counting, getting to 13 before Flash flips forward, rolling into the corner. Garrett gets up, dazed herself before she finds where Flash was, charging in – DUCKED! Melissa Flash swiftly evades, sending the chin of Brittany Garrett right into the top turnbuckle! Garrett turns right into a thumb to the eye from Flash, drawing jeers from the front row. As Brian Hebner admonishes the cocky knockout, she wastes no time hoisting her opposition to her shoulders, sending her down hard with the Air Raid Flash (Air Raid Crash)! Flash hooks the legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Air Raid Flash), Melissa Flash!
    Match Length: 7:00
    Road Agent Notes: Garrett used a more lucha style in this match than she has in the past. We are trying to get some workers to try different styles so we can see if something sticks, while also having it set them apart from one another, trying to avoid any two working exactly alike. Brittany reportedly wasn’t a real fan of the style, feeling it didn’t fit her, despite the headscissor gimmick getting some traction. She may continue that move but move into a different style otherwise, which is what we encourage. The actual match saw Garrett’s world experience be a bit much for the brash opponent. Both women veterans, but in different ways, as Garrett was shown as a better competitor, but Flash as more creative in how to get the win.

    We cut backstage where we see the Natural Born Killers standing in a dark hallway. Davey is seated, head down, clearly very deep in thought. Angelina Love steps forward, her eyes shimmering with evil intent. A sly smirk wipes over her face.

    Angelina Love: Bobby… Lashley… You think that you’re a destroyer. You claim to be “Walking Armageddon.” The only destruction that will come at Against All Odds is going to be when Davey Richards kicks your pathetic skull off your shoulders, sending you back to Bellator where you belong. You don’t have the passion for this business, Lashley. You don’t deserve to be where you are right now. And you don’t stand a chance against the best pure striker in Impact Wrestling. The Lone Wolf has chosen his prey, and the hunt is on. Come Against All Odds, you will make a fine trophy for the mantle. *Giggles, brushing her hair out of her eyes* But as for tonight… We have gotten clearance from Anthem officials. Tonight’s main event is going to be a… “Natural Born Killers Exhibition!” Exactly what that means… You’ll have to tune in to see.

    She winks and turns back to Davey, whose head snaps up instinctively, staring into the camera as we fade to commercial.
    Commercial Break

    World X Invitational
    Round One Match:

    Homicide w/ L.A.X. vs Jushin Thunder Liger

    Final Moments:

    Homicide calls for the end, leaping up for the Cop Cutter, but Liger turns, hooking up a backslide! 1…2… No! Homicide kicks out! Liger steps into an enziguiri from Homicide! Jushin Liger stumbles back, as Konnan tosses a slapstick in to assist Homicide! Diamante climbs the apron, getting admonished by Brian Stiffler all the while. Homicide loads up, swinging away at Liger – who ducks! Liger hits the ropes, Homicide turns, SHOTEI! Homicide turns inside out, the slapstick goes flying, and Liger falls to his knees. Jushin Liger lifts Homicide up to his feet… RUNNING LIGER BOMB! Liger sits in the cover! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Liger Bomb), Advancing To The Quarter Finals, Jushin Thunder Liger!
    Match Length: 16:03
    Road Agent Notes: Just in case people in attendance didn’t know Liger, we gave ample time to let his work speak for itself. He got a great pop after the win, as the crowd didn’t think it would happen clearly. LAX looked much meaner this week, being more no nonsense during the match.

    Liger gets his arm raised by the referee, but Santana and Ortiz charge the ring, jumping the Japanese legend. All five wrestlers from the group send shots into the legend –

    “SORRY! About your damn luck…”

    Uh oh… Here comes the cavalry! James Storm charges down, in his jeans and t-shirt, but this time, LAX has learned their lesson, avoiding the situation for now. He yells at them to fight like men, but LAX yells Spanish profanities back his way, with Homicide flipping the bird to Storm. Storm checks on Liger as trainers enter the ring, while we have to change paces for the next segment.

    We see a graphic for next week, where we will have a sit down interview with the #1 Contenders for the Tag Team Championship, ACH & Taiji Ishimori, conducted by Jeremy Borash!
    Commercial Break
    *MAIN EVENT*
    Natural Born Killers Exhibition:

    Match One:

    Davey Richards w/ Angelina Love vs Johnny Knockout

    Final Moments:

    The match begins and Knockout charges, only to get ducked by Richards. Kick to the knee brings Knockout to his knees, yelping in pain. Davey loads up – CREEPING DEATH! He puts his foot over the now appropriately named Johnny Knockout. 1…2…3!

    Match Two:

    Davey Richards w/ Angelina Love vs Dewey Barnes

    Final Moments:

    Barnes tries to get a waist lock on The Lone Wolf, but Richards stomps hard onto the foot of Dewey. Richards falls to his back, landing an overhead kick right to the face of Dewey Barnes. Barnes falls back, stumbing into the ropes, but Davey catches him, putting him into the guillotine choke! Richards locks a body scissor as well, giving Barnes no choice but to submit.

    Match Three:

    Davey Richards w/ Angelina Love vs Norv Fernum

    Final Moments:

    Fernum charges Davey for a clothesline, but Fernum goes flying himself! Davey lets out a primal yell, landing stiff kicks into the ribs of Fernum. Fernum takes shot after shot, screeching in pain as he gets absolutely assaulted by an enraged Davey Richards. Davey backs off, and Norv sits on his knees, chest beating and throbbing from the kicks. Fernum puts his hands together, begging and praying for mercy from Davey Richards. Richards backs off, but only to literally spit in the face of Fernum! CREEPING DEATH! Earl Hebner calls it a knockout, eliminating Fernum!

    Match Four:


    Davey Richards w/ Angelina Love vs Bull James

    Final Moments:

    James does the best so far, lifting up Richards onto his shoulders, perhaps for the Bulldozer, but Richards slips out the back. Davey kicks the back of his knee out, sending James to one knee. Speaking of one knee, Richards hits the ropes, driving a single knee right into the teeth of Bull James! Davey wastes no time, ascending the turnbuckle before crashing hard with a double stomp into the chest of Bull James! Cover! 1…2…3!

    Final Match:

    Davey Richards w/ Angelina Love vs Josh Barnett

    JB: Well, now we see the whole point. MMA Star Josh Barnett, Davey Richards wants to make an example.

    Pope: Barnett should’ve stayed in his own world, this is a mistake.

    Final Moments:

    Barnett shoots for a takedown, but Richards leapfrogs, jumping right over. Barnett steps in with a right hook, just as Richards turns around, catching him on the jaw! Davey falls back into the ropes, as Barnett leaps on him. Barnett pounds away, but Earl Hebner has to enforce the rope break, pulling Barnett off of him. Richards runs out, not wasting a second, as he drives the point of his right elbow right between the eyes of Barnett! Barnett drops to a knee, but Davey steps forward, bringing his knee directly up into Josh’s chin! Barnett crumples into the mat, eyes glazed, but Richards refuses to back off. Richards stomps away on the head of Barnett until Hebner has to call it, pulling Davey off of Barnett.

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Referee Stoppage (Grounded Stomps), Davey Richards!
    Match Length: 8:03
    Road Agent Notes: Davey running the gauntlet got good pops for the babyfaces, who cheered for the face more and more each time, before a legitimate reaction for Barnett. Barnett got an adequate pop, nothing crazy, but people definitely recognized him. The heat of the match was Davey obliterating Fernum, which led to “You’re an Asshole” chants directed at Richards.

    Angelina enters the ring, looking at the camera with a knowing look on her face. She motions for it to move closer, and she gets onto her hands and knees in front of the camera. She says into the camera just for it to pick up…

    Angelina Love: Lashley, this is your future. Make your last calls. Your wife, your parents, and your mortician.

    Love winks at the camera and we fade out on the shot of her staring into the camera, with Richards in the background standing tall over Barnett, not breaking gaze with the unconscious fighter.

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    Against All Odds 4/30/17 Confirmed Card:


    Spoiler:

    World X Invitational Semi Finals (x2)
    ??? vs ???

    Impact Knockout’s Championship
    Rosemary vs Ivelisse Velez[C]

    World X Invitational Finals
    ??? vs ???

    Impact World Tag Team Championship
    ACH & Taiji Ishimori vs Lucha Brothers[C]

    Impact World Championship
    Davey Richards vs Lashley[C]

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    Impact Review

    - Interesting start to the night with Grado interrupting Carter. Still finding it odd hat Lethal is in the tournament instead of going after Carter. Although I guess there's still time for that in the coming weeks.

    - I'm really enjoying the feud breaking out between LAX and James Storm. I hope The Cowboy stays alone in this though as the underdog against LAX's numbers. The heels need some sort of advantage to make Storm's victories even better. Although it does look like the tag champs will be aiding Storm in his quest.

    - Sienna was a woman possessed attacking Von Eerie. Looking forward to CVE getting some revenge on that part. Apart from the LAX segments was odd not to see much from Ivelisse or Rosemary this week. I do like to see the champions, Magnus too on the show every week in some capacity, although I guess it's a lot harder than WWE with less air time available.

    - The tournament is coming along nicely with the three guys through so far. I'm looking forward to Dutt/Sydal and Mundo/Drake. Personally I'd love to see Mundo/Sydal and Lethal/Ki in the semi-finals but maybe Xavier and Drago could change that idea.

    - Finally Richards was relentless and really sent a message out to Lashley. I'm not Lashley's biggest fan in general so would welcome a title change in all honesty.

    Another good show. I'm keen to see what comes next between Storm and LAX and I also need to see Lethal go after EC3!! It's only natural!! Keep up the great work mate. Against All Odds is looking good so far, especially with the X Tournament on the card too.

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    Impact Wrestling Xplosion 4/15/17


    Xplosion
    4/15/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Jeremy Borash and The Pope
    We see a promotional video about LAX taking over during the last few weeks. A video is then shown promoting Rosemary who will be using her rematch clause in order to try and get her championship back from LAX's current Knockout Ace, Ivelisse. Who will prevail in the first ever meeting of The Decay against L.A.X.?!


    *Non-Title*
    Ivelisse Velez[C] defeats ODB
    in 8:04 Via Pinfall With The Desert Eagle.


    We see highlights of Impact Stars appearing in Japan for Pro Wrestling NOAH including Moose, Cody, and Trevor Lee.


    Matt Riddle defeats Mahabali Shera in 4:59 Via Submission With The Bromission

    A video is shown, officially announcing Destination X on pay-per view on May 28th!


    L.A.X. (Ortiz and Santana) defeats Andrew Everett & Braxton Sutter in 12:59 Via Pinfall With The Street Sweeper.
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    Wrestling Rumor Round Up

    *Wrestling Rumor Round Up - Week of April 13th, 2017*

    - New Japan Pro Wrestling Star Katsuyori Shibata is likely to be forced into an early retirement. After a grueling 38 minute war for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, Shibata went backstage and collapsed, forcing a rush to the hospital. Shibata suffered a subdural hematoma, which required emergency surgery on the 10th. He is mostly blind, and is currently deaf in his left ear. Doctors say he will never wrestle again, while Shibata himself says he gives it 2-3 years before he comes back. Shibata has been the talk of the wrestling world for the last week after his classic with champion Kazuchika Okada seemed to make it clear that Shibata was a top guy now for the company, with the injury coming at the worst possible moment for all involved.


    - WWE has come to terms on the release of Angelo Dawkins, Hugo Knox, Tino Sabatelli, Eva Marie, Curtis Axel, and Summer Rae. The names have been barren from TV for months, and probably the most surprising would be Eva Marie, after all the time and effort that they put into her, but seemingly she is moving out of pro wrestling for good.

    - Anthem and Impact Wrestling have collectively bought all rights to Global Force Wrestling from Jeff Jarrett personally. It is clear that the two companies will merge to one in the near future, but with when being the big question. Many believe that it could be done at Slammiversary, but others claim that doing it at the 15th Anniversary of the company would come off weird, and it should be done sooner. It will be a difficult decision either way, but something has to be done to sort the confusion.

    - Ring of Honor is in the process of trying to reach out to more talent to come in, as less and less people are working for ROH exclusively. Sinclair is worried about what this could mean for the company, and are giving one last bump to the budget in an effort to jump start the companies proceedings. Many believe head booker Delirious is the issue, not putting on the cutting edge television product that many had before, which Sinclair seems to believe as well. They've given Delirious until the end of the Summer to turn heads, otherwise changes will be made.

    - Impact Wrestling has officially filed a request to Orlando Studios to open a developmental territory near the park, in a distance of space that requires the Studio's clearance to build. They are apparently trying to build a gym/dojo that is similar to a mixture of New Japan's Dojo with NXT, where they will train new wrestlers and talent for the future, as well as being a touring brand to help business and gain the workers both ability and popularity. No name has been disclosed yet, nor has it been permitted yet by Orlando, but given the company's good graces with the Studios, it shouldn't take long to pass.

    - Jack Swagger made his indie debut this past week as "Jock Swogger." Many at the event claimed he was out of shape and didn't seem to care about the event itself, being bitter about getting cut.

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    Impact Wrestling Impact Wrestling 4/20/17


    Impact Wrestling
    4/20/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Jeremy Borash and The Pope
    Dark Matches:
    Trevor Lee defeats Grado Via Pinfall in 5:57 With A Bicycle Knee.
    The Lucha Brothers, ACH, & Taiji Ishimori defeat The Bro-Mans, Marshe Rockett, and Mario Bokara Via Pinfall in 12:49 With The Best 450 Ever.
    Candice LeRae, Leva Bates, and Christina Von Eerie defeat Sienna, Laurel Van Ness, and Melissa Flash Via Pinfall in 15:05 With A Heartbreaker.
    Lashley defeats Moose Via Pinfall in 11:49 With A Spear.
    ***Change***
    Impact Intro
    We pan over the Impact Zone, as JB starts to tell us about the night’s plans, but he is quickly cut off –


    ***Vs The World***
    GFW Global Champion – Magnus

    Out from behind the curtain steps the GFW Global Champion, Magnus. Dressed to the nines in an Armani suit, he makes his way down the ramp, requesting a microphone as he gets in the ring.

    Magnus: Two weeks ago… Two weeks ago, I was robbed of the opportunity I’ve had to prove myself. I’ve been champion for over a year, and my title defenses have been far between. Because of this, people have gone on to social media, calling me a sham, calling me a false champion, calling me a joke. The worst part?! I can’t blame them. I haven’t proved a damn thing since I’ve been back. I used to be the dominant Impact World Champion around here, I used to be THE guy. And I’m not complaining or begging for sympathy, what I am asking for, is the chance to prove myself. LAX stopped me from proving myself as a worthy champion two weeks ago. I’ve proved myself in GFW, but now I want to win back the Impact faithful. So, Mr. Jeff Jarrett please come down.


    ***My World***
    Impact Commissioner – Jeff Jarrett

    Jarrett gets onto the stage, with a mic in hand, waiting to hear the request of Magnus.

    Magnus: Now, Jeff, I don’t ask for much. All I want is a shot to prove myself once again in this company. Please, let me defend my championship.

    Jarrett waits for a second, as a small yes chant breaks through pockets of the building.

    Jeff Jarrett: You know what? Here’s what we’ll do. Tonight is focused on the World X Invitational, with all of the remaining round one matches happening tonight. I don’t want your opportunity to be overshadowed, so what’s going to happen is this. Tonight’s main event will be a fatal four way match to determine your challenger. Those four men will be… Suicide, Bram, Matt Riddle, Impact Grand Champion and GFW Nex*Gen Champion Cody. The winner will move onto Against All Odds to challenge for the title!

    Jarrett’s theme hits and Magnus nods as we fade out.
    Commercial Break

    World X Invitational
    Round One Match:

    Andrew Everett vs Lio Rush

    Final Moments:

    Everett lands a pump kick right under the chin of Rush, sending the blue chipper off the ropes. Everett charges in for a forearm, but Rush passes him by, sending Everett’s chest off the ropes and snapping off with a German Suplex! Everett rolls over onto his knees, only to get caught with a Shining Wizard! Hook of the legs! 1…2… NO! Everett kicks out! Rush goes for a standing moonsault, but Everett gets his knees up! Everett gets back up, as Lio is on his feet, doubled over. Everett twists behind him, landing an inverted rana! Rush’s momentum takes him back to his feet, but Everett hits a rana driver, spiking him on his head! Andrew Everett climbs the ropes, as Stiffler checks on Rush, but Trevor Lee sneaks out from under the ring! He throws Everett off the top, making Everett crotch the top rope! Everett falls to the mat as Rush slowly gets to his feet, absentmindedly getting to the top rope, not seeing Trevor Lee, who is now hiding at the apron. Rush soars off the top rope, crashing down hard with the Frog Splash! Hooking both legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Frog Splash), And Advancing To The Quarter Finals, Lio Rush!
    Match Length: 8:03
    Road Agent Notes: Rush was treated on commentary as “one of the most potential filled wrestlers in the world,” with them questioning if the big win could result in a permanent contract for Rush. They also put over that Rush had no idea Lee interfered, claiming it was a shame that it went down that way. The match itself was tightly contested, with both men getting close to victories through the whole thing, putting off the feeling that it could easily end at any moment. The crowd got into it and there were sections pulling for each individual to get the win.

    Trevor Lee pops up from next to the apron, climbing into the ring as Rush leaves. He lifts Andrew Everett up by the chin, yelling in his face, “YOU WON’T EVER GET A SHOT AT MY TITLE!” before lifting him up, and driving the head of Andrew Everett to the mat with the Small Package Driver! Lee stands tall over Everett as fade go backstage.

    Cameras go into the locker room where we see Jay Lethal sitting next to his gym bags, looking down at the floor. He looks up, a glare of determination shines through his eyes as he goes to speak.

    Jay Lethal: Y’know… Coming back home to Impact Wrestling, I didn’t think it’d go this way. I ruled over Ring of Honor for two years, and I expected to come in and take over just the same way. I guess I didn’t realize just how good the competition is around here. I realize that I messed up on pay-per view, and I know that it’s my own fault that I’m not Impact World Champion right now… But that does NOT mean that I am going to sit back and accept it! I’ve gotten word from Jeff Jarrett that after Against All Odds, we are having the return of Destination X, so this World X Invitational is THAT much more important. I requested to have my name thrown in the hat for this tournament for one reason and one reason only. I am going to go through this tournament, prove that I am deserving of a shot at the X-Division Championship, and I am going to WIN that championship! After that, I am cashing in Option C and I am going to TAKE the World Championship from Lashley to prove that I am the Franchise of Professional Wrestling! Because at the end of the day… I’m one Lethal Injection away from becoming the champion. And as far as Ethan Carter III goes… Know this, Ethan. I do not forget. I WILL be coming for you at some point, and I WILL get the justice I deserve.

    Lethal gets up and walks off as we fade out.
    World X Invitational
    Round One Match:

    Low Ki vs Shark Boy


    Final Moments:

    Shark Boy ducks a body splash in the corner, putting his hand to his head to mimic his dorsal fin. We hear him scream out, “AW SHELL YEAH!” before kicking Low Ki in the gut! He goes for the Chummer, but Low Ki shoves him off. Shark Boy rebounds off the ropes, only to get caught with a step up enziguiri to the head! Shark Boy falls to a knee, and Ki backs up, charging across the ring. He sprints, going for a knee, which Shark Boy ducks, but Low Ki predicted it, hooking his leg against the thigh of Sharky! Low Ki plants his foot, swinging his heel back and cracking him on top of the head with Black Magic! Low Ki wastes no time, ascending the turnbuckle.

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Warrior’s Way), And Advancing To The Quarter Finals, Low Ki!
    Match Length: 4:45
    Road Agent Notes: Shark Boy got in some comedy spots, but the main point of the match was getting Low Ki back established as a threat. Brutal strikes would rock the Deep-Sea Rattle Shark, as Ki nearly knocked his lights out in quick fashion. It, so far, was the most one-sided match of the tournament.

    Commercial Break
    We see McKenzie Mitchell walking through an MMA gym, as we see Lashley sparring with his training camp. Lashley leaves the cage to get a drink and McKenzie Mitchell steps up to him.

    McKenzie Mitchell: Lashley, if I can get a second. Can I get your thoughts on Davey Richards and Angelina Love showcasing the ability of Davey Richards last week? *Lashley starts chuckling* And if there are any things you’re now worried about going into Against All Odds.

    Lashley: I want you to look me in the eye and try to ask me that again with a straight face. *McKenzie begins but is cut off* You know what? Here’s all I have to say on the matter. Richards can kick jabroni’s asses all day every day as far as I’m concerned. When it comes to me? He can’t touch me and he knows that. There’s a reason he hasn’t tried putting his hands on me, and it’s because he knows I’d put him in his place. At Against All Odds, that’s literally what he is. All Odds, all smart money, every prediction, has me coming out on top, and that’s how it’s going to stay.

    Lashley walks back into the cage to continue his training as McKenzie sends it back to us.
    We see four words across the screen.
    “Who Is Leva Bates?”

    We once again see shots of Leva Bates wrestling around the independent circuit, as she talks over it.

    Leva Bates: Who is Leva Bates? Why do I wrestle the way I do or why do I dress the way I dress? You'd think I'd hop on the band wagon of trying to be the anti-hero, bad ass, gritty fighter, right? But that isn't who I am. I'm a happy person who loves what they do. I travel the world kicking butt for a living, and I'm pretty good at it, if I do say so myself. *giggles* As to why I dress this way, it's what I grew up on. Everybody loves to talk about wrestling's attitude era, but go further back. The bright colors, the big characters. That's what made wrestling awesome to me as a kid. I got to see cartoons come to life and fight it out in the middle of the ring. I want to do that for kids today. I want to be the cartoon superhero come to life for them. I want to be what I saw as a kid. I want to be me. I am Leva Bates. And soon, you will all know who I am.


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    World X Invitational
    Round One Match:

    Sonjay Dutt vs Matt Sydal

    Final Moments:

    Dutt goes for a lariat, but Sydal ducks, hitting the ropes. Sydal takes Sonjay down with a hurricanrana, sending Sonjay Dutt rolling into the corner. Matt Sydal runs into the corner, as the Rebourne star tries to leave little separation, but Dutt gets both boots up! Sydal crashes to the ground as the X Division veteran climbs to the top rope, soaring into the air with the Moon Stomp – DODGED! Matt Sydal moved! Dutt rolls through to his knees, only to be caught with the Shining Wizard by Sydal! Matt Sydal climbs the turnbuckle, as the crowd sees what is about to happen… PICTURE PERFECT! SHOOTING SYDAL PRESS! Matt Sydal makes the cover! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Shooting Sydal Press), And Advancing To The Quarter Finals, Matt Sydal!
    Match Length: 13:04
    Road Agent Notes: The build of the match was that Sonjay Dutt was a desperate veteran. Commentary claimed he is the greatest X Division star to never hold the championship, and that this could be one of his last opportunities to get that win. Sonjay would work a delusional heel style, playing to the crowd like a face even though he was cheating. Sydal got a good pop and the crowd is behind him.

    Sonjay gets up, holding his gut after the hard fought loss. Sydal is having his hand raised by Brian Hebner, when Sonjay shoves Hebner out of the way. Sydal and Sonjay stare down, but Sonjay holds his arm up, congratulating the winner as we fade to the back.

    We go to a pretaped interview, where Jeremy Borash sits in the ring with the number one contenders for the Impact World Tag Team Championships, ACH & Taiji Ishimori. They all sit in the center of the ring in an empty arena as it says that this was recorded earlier this week.

    Jeremy Borash: ACH, Taiji, welcome and may I start this interview off with some congratulations on your championship opportunity at Against All Odds in a mere couple of weeks live on pay-per view. Now, what are your thoughts about the upcoming match against Pentagon Dragon and Rey Fenix, The Lucha Brothers?

    ACH: Well, we’re very excited about the opportunity to finally prove us as one of the best teams in wrestling. We’ve held titles in Japan, but now it’s time for America to see just how good we are as a unit.

    Jeremy Borash: Alright, well, these two young champions have been unstoppable as of late, impressing many of Impact’s veterans as well as the fans. What do you think gives you the edge?

    ACH: You look at either team and you give most edges to them. Intimidation? They look like badasses with their gear. Talent? They’re the champions, anybody would give them that edge by default. But what they can’t compete with us at is heart. There’s nobody with as much heart as us, as much fighting spirit, bushido, as either of us. Nobody will take it to them and scratch, claw, fight, and do whatever it takes to become champions like we will.

    Jeremy Borash: Taiji, any thoughts?

    Taiji Ishimori stares for a second before cracking a smile.

    Taiji Ishimori: We… are…. Next champions!

    ACH and Taiji smile broadly as Jeremy Borash thanks them both for their time and wishes them luck in their exploits.
    Commercial Break

    World X Invitational
    Round One Match:

    Jay Lethal vs Shane Strickland

    Final Moments:

    Shane goes for a head kick, but Lethal ducks, taking out the planted leg of Strickland! Shane Strickland falls to his knees, as Jay Lethal hits the ropes. Sliding elbow into the chin of Strickland! Strickland rolls over, stomach down on the mat. Jay Lethal goes to the top rope, looking for the elbow, but Strickland gets up. He charges the corner, but Lethal hops off, rolling over to his feet. Both men run towards each other, but Lethal decks Strickland with a dropkick to the chin! Strickland rolls right over to his feet, getting caught with a stiff enziguiri to the head, wobbling him. Jay Lethal goes off the ropes with a front handspring… LETHAL INJECTION! Jay Lethal hooks both legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Lethal Injection), And Moving On To The Quarter Finals, Jay Lethal!
    Match Length: 11:08
    Road Agent Notes: Shane Strickland looked like a million bucks here, trying to play spoiler to the dream of both Jay Lethal and the fans. Lethal was collected for the match, working a slowed pace while still being energetic when needed. Strickland got some scattered pops, but for the most part, the crowd was thoroughly behind Jay Lethal.

    We see a promotional video of LAX's dominance since returning, mostly highlighting the success of their newest Knockout, Ivelisse Velez! After becoming Knockout's Champion in quick fashion a mere few weeks after her debut, she has set Impact Wrestling on notice in record time. However, she faces easily the biggest challenge yet, as the unbeaten Demon Assassin, Rosemary, will be coming back to take her "precious" championship back, as well as avenge her fallen Decay comrades that LAX took credit for dropping in the first place! Pending in ring clearance, Rosemary isn't officially able to compete yet, but who's to say that will stop her from exacting her revenge?! Find out, at Against All Odds!


    First Time Ever! Live on pay-per view!


    World X Invitational
    Round One Match:

    Johnny Mundo vs Eli Drake

    Final Moments:

    Drake goes for a German Suplex, but Mundo lands on his feet! Eli slowly gets up, taunting to the crowd, but Mundo springs off the second rope with the Flying Chuck Kick! Johnny stacks Drake up! 1…2… NO! ELI KICKS OUT! Mundo backs off, running to him and landing a beautiful running shooting star press! Mundo goes for the cover again! 1…2… No! Kickout! Mundo pulls Drake into a corner, going for the End of the World, but Drake moves out of the way! Mundo lands on his feet. Drake grabs him, looking for the snap STO, but Mundo swings over, back flipping onto his feet! SUPERKICK FROM MUNDO! Mundo sends the dazed Eli Drake to the ground near the corner… END OF THE WORLD! Johnny Mundo hooks the leg! 1...2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (End of the World), And Advancing To The Quarter Finals, Johnny Mundo!
    Match Length: 9:58
    Road Agent Notes: Johnny Mundo was touted on social media all week as the stand out for this tournament. Many believe his standings with AAA and Lucha Underground is going to bring big success with him to Impact. Mundo made those claims seem very accurate with his impressive debut here tonight, taking down what many believed to be the “spoiler” of the tournament in Eli Drake. Eli tried to use power spots on Mundo, but Johnny Mundo’s athletics and striking power would set the odds in his favor.

    We see a graphic that announces that as well as the GFW Global Championship, we will be seeing the GFW Tag Team Championships defended at Against All Odds! The GFW Tag Team Champions, RENO SCUM, will make their Impact Wrestling debut to go head to head against another debuting team, Los Güeros del Cielo. The high-flying duo of Angelico and Jack Evans will be doing whatever it takes to take home the tag gold at pay-per view!



    First Time Ever! Live on pay-per view!

    Commercial Break
    *MAIN EVENT*
    #1 Contendership for GFW Global Championship
    Fatal Four Way:

    Suicide vs Matt Riddle vs Bram vs Cody w/ Brandi Rhodes

    Final Moments:

    Matt Riddle grabs at Bram, trying to apply a Guillotine. He holds into the head of Bram, not quite getting to apply the submission. However, Cody springs off the middle rope with the Disaster Kick, hitting Riddle right on the button of the chin! Cody grabs for Bram, trying to get a Cross Rhodes to the Chesterfield Plague, but now Suicide is up in the ring! Cody releases Bram, charging at Suicide who ducks a lariat attempt! Suicide hits the ropes as the masked man of mystery comes to Cody with a running dropkick, sending the Grand Champion hard into the turnbuckle! Cody starts to roll out, as Bram is up, grabbing the mask of Suicide and turning it sideways! Suicide claws at his face as he can no longer see, Bram lands a kick between the legs! Suicide doubles over in agony, while Bram drives his skull into the mat with the Brighter Side of Suffering (Impaler DDT)! Bram covers him! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (The Brighter Side of Suffering), And #1 Contender for the GFW Global Championship, Bram!
    Match Length: 15:39
    Road Agent Notes: Cody and Matt Riddle were heavily protected, treated like potentially the actual champions, even being a champ in Cody’s case. Cody came down with both his GFW Nex*Gen title and the Grand title, looking like the man in this company as the crowd hated him the most easily. Suicide’s aerial offense was a highlight, while Bram’s brawling and dirty tactics seemed to make the difference. Commentary continued to talk about the history of Magnus and Bram whenever Bram was on the offensive.

    Bram stands tall after the match, as Dave Penzer announces the official top contender to the GFW Global Championship. Magnus gets into the ring, taking off his shades, as he unstraps the championship belt from around his waist. He steps up, standing eye to eye with Bram and staring him down. The two start to trade words as we fade to black.


    Copyright Impact Ventures, LLC. and Anthem Entertainment 2017

    Against All Odds 4/30/17 Confirmed Card:
    Spoiler:

    GFW Tag Team Championship:
    Los Güeros del Cielo vs RENO SCUM[C]

    World X Invitational Semi-Finals (x2):
    ??? vs ???

    Impact World Tag Team Championship:
    ACH & Taiji Ishimori vs Lucha Brothers[C]

    Impact Knockout’s Championship:
    Rosemary vs Ivelisse Velez[C]

    GFW Global Championship:
    Bram vs Magnus[C]

    World X Invitational Finals:
    ??? vs ???

    Impact World Championship:
    Davey Richards vs Lashley[C]

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    2016-2017



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    Xplosion 4/22/17


    Xplosion
    4/22/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Jeremy Borash and The Pope

    We get a promotion for Against All Odds in just over a week, where we will see multiple championship matches, including for the first time ever on pay-per view, the defenses of the GFW Tag Team Championships, and the GFW Global Championship, as we move into a new era of Impact!

    Kingston defeats Robbie Ein 6:22 Via Pinfall With The Backfist To The Future.

    We see highlights of Impact Stars appearing in Mexico for The Crash and AAA, including the likes of Davey Richards, Ethan Carter III, War Machine, and L.A.X.!


    Andrew Everett and Shane Strickland defeat Sonjay Dutt and Eli Drakein 9:47 Via Pinfall With A Shooting Star Press.

    A graphic is shown for Against All Odds, where we learn Jeff Jarrett will be having a groundbreaking announcement that will shake Impact Wrestling to it's core!


    Ethan Carter III defeats Tyrus in 9:09 Via Pinfall With The One Percenter.

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    Re: July BTBOTM - Saving Impact Wrestling

    As I slowly get back into the swing of things, I wanted to leave some brief comments… I’ve gone ahead and read through everything since the last time I posted in this thread, and you have continued to move in the right direction.

    I also wanted to commend you on Victory Road as a PPV. It was a fantastic read…

    I’ll try and leave some detailed comments once you get Against All Odds Up but if it is in similar quality to Victory Road, you’ll look at going close to another BTBOTM.

    I won’t be leaving full comments on an episode of Impact now but I’ll make some brief comments on Explosion.

    Good to see Eddie Kingston get a win over Robbie E here. I’m not sure If I’ve missed something or not, but I felt the Kingston character had the chance to be interesting after he lost it and attacked security the other week… But since then, we have seen nothing. A nice win to keep him somewhat relevant but I feel you might have missed a bit of a hot angle here. Surely you didn’t just throw that segment in the middle of a show for no reason?

    I like the whole talent exchange situation with guys being able to wrestle with a few different promotions. It just works…

    Poor Eli Drake. I really like the guy so shattered to see him on the receiving end of loss after loss at this point. No real booking issues here though, as out of the four men in this match, Everett is probably the one who needed the win the most.

    I predict that Jarrett’s ground-breaking announcement will be Impact Wrestling becoming GFW. If that is the case, I’m intrigued to see how you work through that promo. I find it really hard to not find rebranding sort of stuff to be incredibly cheesy.

    EC3 always winning the main event here. No real comments to make.

    Some brief comments there for you, but realistically things are moving along very nicely in this thread. Congrats on your BTOTM award and I look forward to reading more.






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    Re: July BTBOTM - Saving Impact Wrestling

    All caught up!

    Some quick thoughts for you man.

    Still enjoying what you're doing with LAX and how they're coming across. I love how they have no respect for outsiders, even attacking the Japanese legend, Thunder Liger! Speaking of which- the X-Division is looking great right now with the Invitational. I predict that Lio Rush will have a massive part to play in this Booker with time and might possibly be the winner of the invitational.

    I hated the Grado promo! Why? Because you nailed him so well and I don't like him Haha!

    Pleased that Bram picked up a massive win and becomes #1 contender.

    Assuming the announcement from Double J will be Impact becoming GFW but we'll see! Maybe you will change it up and do things your way.

    I like how Riddle and Cody are continuing to be used as well- building them well.

    So, so much more! Enjoying it mate, keep it up!



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    Impact Wrestling Impact Wrestling 4/27/17


    Impact Wrestling
    4/27/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Jeremy Borash and The Pope
    Dark Matches:
    Andrew Everett defeats Marshe Rockett Via Pinfall in 4:57 With A Shooting Star Press.
    War Machine defeat The Bro-Mans Via Pinfall in 5:04 With The Fallout.
    Awesome Kong defeats Nicole Matthews Via Pinfall in 2:55 With The Awesome Bomb.
    Kingston defeats Braxton Sutter Via Pinfall in 7:58 With A Backfist To The Future.
    Ethan Carter III defeats Grado Via Pinfall in 11:01 With A One Percenter.
    We see a highlight package of last week’s main event, trying to crown a challenger for Magnus at the Against All Odds pay-per view this Sunday! We see shots of Bram assaulting Suicide with brutal strikes, Cody landing kicks and throws on Bram, Riddle cracking Cody in the chin with a knee and an elbow, and Suicide springboarding to dropkick Riddle. All four men go to war as we see flashes of the finish…


    “And Bram is going to Against All Odds! Bram is the #1 Contender!”

    We have a dark toned view of both men staring each other down, as we fade to the main intro of the show.

    ***Change***
    Impact Intro
    We see the Impact faithful in attendance for the go home show of the Against All Odds pay-per view, where we will have some huge action going into the big event. Jeremy Borash starts to tell us of the card, including all quarter final matches for the World X Invitational, and the mass contract signing that will include all three world title matches; The Impact Knockout’s, The GFW Global, and The Impact World Championships. Borash says we are going to waste no time when –



    ***Regulate (Jammin’ Remix)***
    Matt Riddle

    From the locker room walks one of the newest and biggest signings for Impact Wrestling, as Matt Riddle makes his way down the ramp in his fight shorts and hoodie. He gets into the ring and demands a microphone.

    Matt Riddle: Bro… Last week, I got cheated out of what I deserved. Last week, some luchador lost his chance at the title that he didn’t deserve, when all of you know that shot should’ve been handed to me. *Heat* I had THE most impressive debut in the history of this damn company, winning my PPV debut in mere seconds! I had the wrestling world and the MMA world buzzing, I brought more eyes to this company in a night than any of those punks in the back have done in 15 years! *Heat* So what I want, is I want Jeff Jarrett to come down here right now, and insert me into the GFW Global Championship match so I can make that title relevant, bro!

    Riddle waits, looking to the video wall. He stands, about to talk again but is cut off –


    ***Bust Some Heads***

    Moose

    Out from the back walks a man very different than who Matt Riddle was asking for, this is the former Grand Champion, Moose! Moose comes down, wearing street clothes, with a microphone in hand, as he gets into the ring, standing toe to toe with the former UFC star. Moose has obviously pissed off Riddle, but Moose has something to say first.

    Moose: Matt, I respect what you’ve done around here… And with that in mind, with all due respect, shut the hell up. *Pop, as Riddle’s eyes grow wide* You see, you’ve been here for a hot minute, and yeah, you’ve had some success. But don’t think for a second that your **** don’t stink just because you can come in for a bit and win. I’ve been a champion around here. I know what it takes to be on top around here, and you don’t know half of what it takes, kid.

    Riddle looks pissed at the “kid” comment, stepping back for a second… AND DOUBLE LEGGING MOOSE! He starts sending rights into the downed Moose, who shifts his weight, getting himself on top! Security floods from the back as both men brawl, and Orlando security now does what they can to separate the two! Both men get pulled off, staring at each other, face to face, when Riddle spits in the face of Moose! Riddle takes the chance to get out of the ring while Moose looks shocked! We see Riddle laugh as he heads up the ramp.
    Commercial Break
    World X Invitational
    Quarter Finals:

    Low Ki vs Dezmond Xavier


    Final Moments:

    Xavier goes for a roundhouse, which Ki ducks! Low Ki stomps down hard onto the chest of Dezmond! Xavier clutches his chest in pain, as he climbs to his feet, sputtering and coughing the whole way up. Low Ki charges in for a dropkick, which Xavier sidesteps – making Ki turn himself inside out on the turnbuckle! Xavier lifts him up quickly, driving Low Ki into the mat with a brainbuster! 1…2… NO! Low Ki kicked out at the last possible second! Xavier motions for the end, climbing to the top rope… He soars for the Final Flash (Spiral Tap) – DODGED! Ki moved out of the way at the very last second! Low Ki is back on his feet, calling for the end… HEAD KICK! Xavier falls to his knees, but Low Ki drags him up in a fisherman suplex clutch… KI CRUSHER!!! Low Ki hooks the legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Ki Crusher), Low Ki!
    Match Length: 15:58
    Road Agent Notes: The match was shockingly even, a direct contrast from Ki’s round one match against Shark Boy. Xavier was portrayed to be on equal footing of Low Ki, but didn’t have the experience edge he needed.

    We go to the back to see Jeff Jarrett on the phone with someone, and we hear him confirm that live on the Against All Odds pre-show, live on Twitch, YouTube, and the Impact website, we will see Matt Riddle go head to head with Moose!
    Commercial Break

    Non-Title
    Singles Match:

    Magnus vs Trevor Lee w/ Shane Helms

    *Bram On Commentary*

    Final Moments:

    Trevor Lee ducks a clothesline from Magnus, and grabs Earl Hebner, allowing for Shane Helms to grab the leg of Magnus, making him fall on his face! Lee runs towards the now downed Magnus and lands a deadlift German Suplex! He bridges into a cover! 1…2… No! Magnus pops out! Trevor Lee hits the ropes, looking for a bicycle knee as Magnus gets up, but the GFW Champion sidesteps the X-Division Champion! Lee’s knee gets driven into the turnbuckle hard, letting Magnus lift him onto his shoulders for a Tormentum – Helms is in the ring! Magnus drops Lee and begins throwing hands with Helms! Lee jumps Magnus from behind and both Helms and Trevor Lee begin to pummel away on the GFW Global Champion! Hebner has no choice but to ring the bell, having lost all control!

    Spoiler:

    This Match Has Been Thrown Out!
    Match Length: 12:39
    Road Agent Notes: The match was back and forth, with Magnus using a move grappling oriented style to try and counteract the fast-paced strikes of Trevor Lee. Both were put on similar footing, with the champions getting treated similarly in terms of talent.

    Helms and Lee send shots into the head and back of Magnus as they take him to the ground, Bram cheering them on from commentary, giving him an “easy paycheck” at Against All Odds. Suddenly, a flash of blue and black runs down the ramp, as Andrew Everett comes down the ramp in jeans and a hoodie! He dropkicks Helms down, sending him out! Lee goes for a punch, gets ducked, and nailed with a jumping enziguiri! Trevor Lee hits the ground and rolls out as Everett asks the ring crew for a mic.

    Andrew Everett: TREVOR! This is gonna end, Trevor! This is gonna end real soon between me and you, and you’re going to get put in your place! I may’ve been eliminated from the World X Invitational, but this is about more than that championship! This is about somebody finally proving that you’re not all that, and that you don’t have what it takes when Shane Helms isn’t able to cheat for you! That’s why, I spoke with the board, and they’ve granted me the chance, without a championship on the line. So at Against All Odds, in a non-title match, we are going to go head to head… In six sides of steel!

    The crowd pops as Trevor Lee looks on furious, while Helms yells about how it isn’t fair! Everett helps Bram up as we fade to the back

    We go backstage to see McKenzie Mitchell with Braxton Sutter.

    McKenzie Mitchell: Braxton, it’s been a number of weeks since we’ve seen Allie around here, following her brutal encounter with Laurel Van Ness. Is there any update on the condition of Allie?

    Braxton Sutter: Well… It’s not great. She’s healing as expected, but things are nagging and things are hard. It’s going to be awhile before Allie can come back, but realistically, they don’t think she should step back into the ring. *Heat* But I can promise you this. Laurel Van Ness… This isn’t over. Allie is coming back, and no matter what anybody says, she WILL get her revenge. *Pop*

    Sutter walks off, nodding.
    World X Invitational
    Quarter Finals:

    Jushin Thunder Liger vs Matt Sydal
    *James Storm At Ringside*

    Final Moments:

    Matt Sydal looks for a standing moonsault, but Liger gets the knees up! Inside cradle from Jushin Liger! 1…2… Kick out! Jushin and Sydal both race to their feet, getting up at the same time. Chop from Liger! Sole butt from Sydal! Sydal hits the ropes – SHOTEI! Matt Sydal turns upside down and inside out, as Jushin Thunder Liger wastes no time, lifting him up into powerbomb position – Running Liger Bomb gets countered last second, with the hurricanrana sending Liger into a turnbuckle! The Japanese Legend crashes down hard, as the crowd lets out a gasp! Matt Sydal ascends to the top rope, staring down at the legend below him as “Rebourne” Matt Sydal holds up the peace sign… SHOOTING SYDAL PRESS! Both legs hooked! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Shooting Sydal Press), And Advancing To The Semi-Finals, Matt Sydal!
    Match Length: 11:33
    Road Agent Notes: The match was a much more grounded version of experience/speed. Sydal was portrayed as the rookie in this scenario, despite being at it for damn near 15 years. Liger would stop Sydal’s fast paced offense with simple counters like dodges, pulling on the ropes during a springboard, or even just striking through Sydal. The crowd was almost even, with more fans being in the corner of Matt Sydal, and the finish got a great reaction all around.

    After the bell rings, James Storm is in the ring helping Liger to his feet, when Liger pushes him aside, staring right into the eyes of Matt Sydal. Liger applauds the younger star, but Sydal shakes his head no, bowing to the legend that is Jushin Thunder Liger, that he seems remorseful about having to eliminate. Either way, as commentary puts it, Sydal had no choice. Respect for a legend is one thing, but that X-Division Championship is one of the most important titles in wrestling today.

    Commercial Break
    We hear even more news about this Sunday’s Against All Odds pay-per view, two big announcements in fact!

    First of all, we hear that the official theme song of the pay-per view special is going to be “Not Gonna Die” by Skillet, Impact’s newest business associates who will be providing their fantastic gallery of work for Impact’s use in the foreseeable future!

    Secondly, there is going to be a shakeup to the Impact Wrestling commentary team, with very soon there being a whole new team! Currently in the works is a replacement for Jeremy Borash, leaving him to remain as the full-time ring announcer. However, while the casting call and auditions for that position continues to go on, there has officially been a replacement signed for The Pope, who will be working his last night tonight! The new commentator will make their debut for Impact Wrestling during the Against All Odds pre-show, streamed LIVE on YouTube, Twitch, and Impact’s official website! You won’t wanna miss this!
    Non-Title
    Singles Match:

    Ivelisse Velez[C] w/ L.A.X. vs Rachael Ellering


    Final Moments:

    Ivelisse ducks a right hand from Ellering, shoving her in the back to offset her balance. Ellering falls to her knees, and Velez runs off the ropes, driving a brutal penalty kick right into the chin of the second generational star! Ellering rolls over onto her stomach, as Ivelisse lifts her up, preparing for a DDT, but it gets countered with a swift knee into the ribcage of the champion! Ellering gets a Schoolgirl! 1…2… No! Almost a HUGE upset there by Rachael Ellering. Ellering gets up, not wasting a second as Ivelisse is on her knee, goes for a strong forearm, but it gets ducked! Velez gets up, and just as her opponent turns around, she gets nailed with a headkick! Ellering is stumbling – DESERT EAGLE (Sunset Flip Powerbomb) by the champ, planting Ellering into the mat! Cover! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Desert Eagle), Ivelisse Velez!
    Match Length: 4:59
    Road Agent Notes: Basic tune up match for the champion, going into her title match. As soon as the match ended, she left the ring and commentators talked about the ring crew setting up for the mass contract signing right after the break.

    Commercial Break

    We come back to see the ring covered with black carpeting, with a table in the center of the ring. Ivelisse stands on the end of the table away from the entrance ramp, as the Latin American Xchange surrounds the outside of the ring. Jeremy Borash is in the ring as he is to oversee the events about to take place.

    Jeremy Borash: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a huge night in the history of Impact Wrestling, as for the first time, we will be holding a mass contract signing! This signing will feature all THREE World title matches that will be contested this Sunday at Against All Odds, live on pay-per view and on the Fite Network app! First, we will kick things off with the Knockout’s World Championship! Already in the ring is the champion, representing the Latin American Xchange, Ivelisse Velez!

    Ivelisse taunts to the crowd while Konnan whistles on the outside. Borash begins to introduce the challenger, who hasn’t been seen since Victory Road, the former champion…


    ***Nobodies***
    Rosemary

    The lights dim, smoke billowing out from the stage, as out stalks the Demon Assassin, and perhaps the most dominant woman in wrestling today, Rosemary! Her wrist is heavily wrapped, covered with a brace as well. Pope on commentary questions just how healthy she could be going into this Sunday, but she officially HAS been cleared to return to the ring for the pay-per view. As she slinks into the ring, not breaking eye contact with Ivelisse, Pope makes it clear that Rosemary has never been pinned or submitted, losing her championship by being eliminated and subsequently injured by Awesome Kong at Victory Road. Rosemary slides into the ring, getting to the table, but something is different about Rosemary. Usually, the leader of Decay is calm, almost doesn’t care about her surroundings, laughing in the face of any kind of danger. This Rosemary… this is different. Her eyes remained locked on Ivelisse, not anywhere else, without breaking her stoic face, seemingly in a trance. Ivelisse steps up, talking smack right into the challenger’s face, but Rosemary just cocks her head, seemingly unshaken by Velez bodying up. Ivelisse grabs a microphone.

    Ivelisse Velez: Watchu lookin’ at, puta? Huh?! You think you hot **** just because I didn’t have to pin you to take what was yours?! You best step the hell outta my way before find out just like everybody already else has that I am the BADDEST BITCH in professional wrestling. *No response from Rosemary* I don’t know if you’re crazy, or just stupid, but look around this ring! There’s 6 of us, and one of you, little girl. You’re in over your head, and that wrist of yours is going to be the HEALTHIEST part of you when I get done with you. *No response, Ivelisse looks visibly uneasy by Rosemary not caring at these threats, before cracking a smile* Oh wait… I know what this is. You miss your poor wittle boyfriend. *Rosemary’s head snaps up, a glare of rage in her eyes* That’s it! You don’t care about this title at all anymore, do you? You just want revenge because we called out a hit on your punk ass, pipsqueak, literal clown boy toy. *Rosemary begins to shake with anger*

    Ivelisse smirks, backing off and signing the contract, leaving an open invitation for Rosemary to do whatever she pleased, as she leaves the microphone on the table for the challenger. Rosemary wastes no time in picking it up and growling into the mic, looking for the words to match her emotions.

    Rosemary: You… You will pay for your sins… *Ivelisse begins to laugh* You can laugh, you can strut… You can act as though you aren’t afraid. We know different. We know you aren’t all you portray. We know that you’re terrified of us, because you can’t control us. This Sunday… Not only will we prove that you don’t have what it takes to stay the queen of this industry… But that you will be praying to the nonexistent gods above, begging for forgiveness, as you… DECAY! DECAY! DECAY!

    Rosemary slams the microphone down, grabs the pen, and signs her name on the dotted line. The match is official! Rosemary steps up, looking like she wants to fight right now, as all members of L.A.X. get onto the apron. Borash frantically tries to calm the situation, but Rosemary cocks her head and laughs. As Homicide tries to climb into the ring, the lights go out! After maybe ten seconds, they come back up! Rosemary is nowhere to be found as the Latin American Xchange look with utter confusion. As crew come in, changing the contract and putting chairs into the ring, as the graphics update to the next match, with LAX making their way to the back.

    Jeremy Borash: And the next contest, please welcome, first the challenger for the GFW Global Championship… “The Chesterfield Plague,” this… is… Bram!


    ***Catatonic***

    Bram

    In jeans and a graphic tee, the challenger makes his way out from the locker room, as he prepares to make the biggest match of his career official. Bram walks to the side of the table away from the entrance way and sits down, not looking impressed with the preparation for the official ceremony.


    ***Vs The World***
    GFW Global Champion – Magnus

    As the lights flash red, white, and blue, with the Union Jack covering the video wall, from behind the curtain steps the inaugural GFW Global Champion, Magnus! A stark contrast to Bram, Magnus comes out in a custom made suit, as he takes off his shades to climb into the ring, setting down the Global Championship on the table. Borash begins introductions before he immediately gets cut off by the voice of the challenger.

    Bram: Look, I’m not here for all this false pomp and circumstance, all this pretending that you, Magnus, are some holier than thou force. I’m here for one reason only. I am here to sign a contract and prove that I am the one that deserves the big bucks, that I am the best in the world, and that I am the NEXT GFW Global Champion.

    Bram tosses the mic down on the table and wastes no time in signing the contract, shoving it over to Magnus to try and have the champion return the quick exchange. Magnus cracks a smirk, pulling up the microphone before he does so.

    Magnus: Bram… I don’t get what you’re in such a rush about. I mean, take a look around, mate! You’re about to go into the biggest match of your career, for the most important title in the business today. You want to speed through this and get it all done so fast, why? So you can speed up to getting put in your place just like when we were younger? *Crowd “ooo’s” as Bram looks angry*

    Magnus shrugs and signs the contract, going to leave before Bram gets the mic once more and stopping the Global Champion for just a moment.

    Bram: Magnus, THAT is where you and I differ. *Magnus turns to look at the challenger.* You’re such a fake, pompous, bitch nowadays. *Crowd gasps as Magnus looks mad immediately* You come out here as though you are some high society piece of rubbish, when the fact of the matter is you and I were just a couple of thugs on the streets as kids. You want to come out in these suits and act like you’re better than me because you get champion paychecks. Name ONE legitimate challenger you’ve had since holding that ‘title’ over your shoulder. I’ll bloody wait. *Magnus steps up, but Bram starts to chuckle* That’s just it. You haven’t been tested yet. You want to be recognized as this dynasty champion, as this great fighter, but when you USED to be on top here, it’s because I came in to remind you to be a bad son of a b****! You got soft, you got complacent, and now it’s happening all over again. You want to soak in the glam and lime lights of what comes with the title belt, but you don’t have what it takes to step up and be a real champion. That’s why, this façade ends on Sunday, because I’m going to give you the reality check you’ve needed for years. You’re not some special, holier than me champion, because you haven’t had to prove yourself against anyone worth a damn. Once the bell rings, you’re going to find out that you’re competing against the best damn FIGHTER you’ve ever been against, and it’s going to be just like when we were kids. Except this time, I’ll be the one runnin’ home to your mum, because you’ll be too busy in the emergency room.

    Magnus drops the title belt, furious, as the crowd start chanting “Bram’s An Ass-hole!” Magnus rips off his blazer, daring Bram to bring the fight. Bram looks like he’s about to, as the security on the outside prepare, but Bram backs off, flipping Magnus off with a chuckle. Bram gets out of the ring and leaves. We hear from The Pope on commentary that we need to take a short commercial break, but the main event of the contract signings is next, as we make the Impact World Championship match between Davey Richards and Lashley official!
    Commercial Break

    We come back from break, with the stage set for the final contract signing, with the table cloth replaced with a golden cloth for the final match.


    ***Eyes of The Hunter***
    Natural Born Killers

    From the locker room emerges the #1 Contender to the Impact World Championship, clad in black jeans and shirt, with a splash of red marked “Died Hard” with a silhouette of Eddie Edwards on it, marches Davey Richards, followed swiftly by the bewitching bride, Angelina Love. They get into the ring, making eye contact and kissing as they are cut off by the theme song of Walking Armageddon.


    ***Hellfire & Brimstone***
    Impact World Champion – Lashley

    Onto the stage walks the top dog in professional wrestling, one of the most destructive forces that Impact Wrestling has ever seen, this is Lashley! Lashley marches down to the ring, wearing his “Future Legend” gear, as The Pope talks about how he has been recently become a sponsored athlete by the brand. Lashley climbs in between the six sides, as Davey Richards stares a hole through the soul of the world champion. Lashley puts his championship belt onto the table, before sitting down in a chair and relaxing.

    Jeremy Borash: Now, ladies and gentlemen, we are about to make it official: Richards/Lashley for the World Championship in the MAIN EVENT this Sunday! Now, before me on the table is the official contract to make this match happen. Before anybody signs, if you have anything to say, now is the time.

    Neither man moves, Richards maintaining his gaze placed upon the champion. Lashley chuckles, as he reaches for the microphone, only to get it snatched away by Angelina Love at the last second. Love laughs, while Lashley seems unbothered, looking up at the multi-time Knockout’s Champion.

    Angelina Love: Lashley… I hope that you enjoy the next few nights. I hope you go home to your family, and you let your children see their daddy for the last time. After Sunday, you are going to feel the wrath of a Richards Scorned, because Davey is going to use you as a stepping stone, as an example for exactly why he is the best wrestler in the entire world. Why he is –

    Lashley: Let me stop you right there. *Love look furious, as Lashley had grabbed Borash’s mic* You can stand there and mean mug me all you want. You can kick the head off of any idiot you want, but when you step in this ring, and the bell sounds, you need to understand you aren’t THE top guy around here. You’re just another guy.

    Angelina Love: You want to get on your pedestal and act like you’re the greatest man alive, but the fact of the matter is that you have never gone head to head against someone like Davey Richards. You have never stepped foot in the ring against Davey Richards. You have never been PUT IN YOUR PLACE like Davey Richards will do to you this Sunday at Against All Odds.

    Davey grabs the microphone out of the hand of Angelina, who looks shocked at first. She smiles as Davey begins to growl into the mic some telling words.

    Davey Richards: This Sunday… Walking Armageddon… It isn’t your nickname… It’s your future.

    Richards tosses the microphone down, and signs the contract, staring into the soul of Lashley who looks pissed off. Lashley quickly responds by signing the contract without hesitation, which takes Richards aback momentarily, seemingly surprised that he hasn’t appeared to intimidate the champion in any way. Richards and Lashley stare into each other’s eyes, and Richards backs off, getting out of the ring. As he heads up the ramp, Lashley has one last word for his challenger.

    Lashley: Davey… You wanna say that I’ve never fought someone like you? I’ve got some bad news for ya, kid. There IS nobody like me!

    Lashley tosses the mic over his shoulder, holding his championship high in the air as we fade to commercial looking at the champion.
    Commercial Break
    World X Invitational
    Quarter Finals:

    Johnny Mundo vs Drago

    Final Moments:

    Mundo passes by Drago, hitting the ropes. Drago ducks for a back drop, but Mundo rolls over his back, landing on his feet. Mundo shoves the back of Drago, sending the masked warrior into the ropes himself. Drago goes for a clothesline, ducked, and Mundo hits a perpendicular rope, catching Drago with a Flying Chuck Kick on the rebound! Mundo ascends the turnbuckle, not waiting for Drago to catch his surroundings again, but Mundo takes to the air, for a 450 Splash – NO?! Mid rotation, Mundo turns it into an elbow drop! Pope calls it the Thursday Night Delight as Mundo hooks the leg! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (450 Elbow), And Advancing To The Semi-Finals, Johnny Mundo!
    Match Length: 13:49
    Road Agent Notes: The match was fast paced, as the commentary put over these two knowing each other well from their time in the AAA promotion, where Johnny Mundo is currently a triple crown champion. Mundo would try to strike heavily on Drago, who used his aerial offense to gain the advantage in the early stages. The crowd seemed upset that Drago wasn’t able to pull out the win, but they still cheered for Mundo in the end.

    We go backstage and see Jushin Liger meeting with a trainer after his World X Invitational match earlier. The trainer leaves in a rush as we see James Storm step into frame! Liger puts his hands up to fight, but Storm quickly raises his arms, showing he comes in peace. He sits down next to Liger, trying to talk to him for a moment.

    James Storm: Look, Jushin. I want to be the first to say, I am hugely sorry for how L.A.X. treated you last week. I was at ringside for your match earlier to make sure that it didn’t happen again. They’re some vindictive sons of bitches. That’s why, I have a proposition for you. This Sunday, I want you and I to team up. Impact Wrestling isn’t about putting legends down for the sake of making a name for ourselves. *Liger goes to talk* I know, I don’t have a great history with Japanese legends. I’ve reached out in the past to make amends with Muta for what I did to him. I’m not the same man I was then. I want to make things right, so please. Let me do right by me, and do right by you to help get some revenge. What do ya say?

    Storm holds out his hand, and Liger hesitates. Jushin takes a deep breath, shaking hands with Storm, making the huge tag team match official for Against All Odds!
    Commercial Break
    *MAIN EVENT*
    World X Invitational
    Quarter Finals:

    Jay Lethal vs Lio Rush

    Final Moments:

    Rush goes for a forearm, but it gets ducked by Lethal! Jay hits the ropes, going for something, only to catch a head kick right across the chin! Lethal falls to both knees, as Lio Rush runs the ropes, rebounding twice, before nailing a BRUTAL penalty kick right into the chest! Lethal falls back in a heap and Lio Rush makes the cover! 1…2… No! Last second, Jay Lethal is able to stay in this tournament! Lio Rush takes a moment to catch his breath before he starts to climb the turnbuckle. Rush makes it to the top rope, taking flight with the Frog Splash – ONLY TO GET A CHEST FULL OF KNEES! Rush rolls off his opponent, sputtering and hacking in pain as Impact’s Lethal Injection gets to his feet. Jay Lethal measures Lio, as Rush begins to turn back to the veteran… Lethal lifts him up in a suplex… BRAINBUSTER! Rush’s head just went through his boots! Lethal, wastes no time whatsoever getting to the top rope, as he takes to the skies with Hail To The King RIGHT INTO THE HEART! Lethal hooks both legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Hail To The King), And Advancing To The Semi-Finals, Jay Lethal!
    Match Length: 19:39
    Road Agent Notes: The match was fast paced for Lio, with Lethal being able to slow it down with his experience. Commentary was heavily hyping up Rush as the top young star in the world right now, and Lethal made him appear so. The match was incredibly even, with the edge being Rush making rookie errors like waiting to climb the ropes, not capitalizing like Lethal did.

    After the war ends, Jay Lethal gets up, offering his hand to Rush who accepts, as Jay Lethal shows major props to Lio Rush. Speaking of props, stage crew begin to move the World X Invitational Trophy into the ring, as all other semi-finalists begin to file into the ring. We hold a big photo op, first involving all stars in front of the trophy, before they pair off into their semi-final match ups for a final photo op as we go off the air just before Against All Odds!

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    Against All Odds 4/30/17 Confirmed Card
    Spoiler:

    Pre-Show Show Down:
    Matt Riddle vs Moose

    GFW Tag Team Championship:
    Los Güeros del Cielo vs RENO SCUM[C]

    World X Invitational Semi-Finals:
    Johnny Mundo vs Matt Sydal

    World X Invitational Semi-Finals:
    Low Ki vs Jay Lethal

    Impact World Tag Team Championship:
    ACH & Taiji Ishimori vs Lucha Brothers[C]

    International Incident:
    James Storm and Jushin Thunder Liger
    vs Latin American Xchange

    Impact Knockout’s Championship:

    Rosemary vs Ivelisse Velez[C]

    GFW Global Championship:
    Bram vs Magnus[C]

    World X Invitational Finals:
    Matt Sydal/Johnny Mundo vs Low Ki/Jay Lethal

    Impact World Championship:
    Davey Richards vs Lashley[C]

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    Impact Wrestling 4/27/17 Review:

    Good opening exchange between Riddle & Moose. Ending it with the spit in the face instantly made this personal and no doubt Moose ain't going to let that slide.

    Good showing from Desmond but I'm glad Low Ki got the victory!

    Six sides of steel at the PPv? Fine with me! Hoping Lee wins and moves on though- I'm not much of an Everett fan.

    Correct booking for the Liger/Sydal match and the correct outcome. Great seeing the legend in and among the tournament but Sydal was the right choice.

    New commentary team? Interesting!

    Solid win for Ivelisse. All good.

    Cool idea with the multiple contract signing, don't think I've seen that done before. Ivelisee promo was fire but how come you ** out some words and then allow others man? Curious. Reply from Rosemary was kind of standard but the way you had enter the ring and such- that was more telling then anything she said. Enjoyed the Bram and Magnus exchange, that was good. Davey/Lashely exchange was my favorite- good job!

    Glad Mundo won, that would have been a good match for sure.

    Cool moment with Liger and Storm. I really like how you referenced the history with Muta, small details that make a difference to me.

    What a match to end the show that would be! Rush and Lethal, not sure who I wanted to win Haha! Lethal advances and those Semi-Finals are going to be sick!

    Another good show buddy, keep them coming! Excited for the PPv, man.




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    Xplosion 4/29/17


    Xplosion
    4/29/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Jeremy Borash and The Pope

    We see a big promotional package for the upcoming Against All Odds pay-per view, where tonight we will also be holding the live weigh-ins and press conference for the event!

    War Machine and Joey Ryan defeat Mahabali Shera, Caleb Konley, and Braxton Sutter in 8:24 Via Pinfall With The Fall Out.

    A recap of Impact is shown, running down the big events of two nights ago as we head rapidly into Against All Odds.


    Diamante defeats Nicole Matthewsin 9:42 Via Submission With The Kimura.

    A graphic is shown for Against All Odds, where Jeff Jarrett will be having a groundbreaking announcement that will shake Impact Wrestling to it's core!


    Eli Drake defeats Suicide in 12:45 Via Pinfall With Snap STO.

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    Impact Wrestling Against All Odds Press Conference Highlights


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    Weigh-Ins and Press Conference Highlights [OFFICIAL PREDICTION CONTEST],
    Courtesy of Impact's Official Website


    Pre-Show Showdown:
    Matt Riddle
    vs Moose

    The night kicked off big with the official weigh-ins for the pre-show showdown between two of the best young stars in the company, Moose and Matt Riddle. Moose would talk about how he's become a big commodity coming out of the NFL, but that he's also been proving himself by being a multi-time Grand Champion. When asked how he thought he would fair against somebody who's only singles match in the company was won by stoppage in mere seconds, he simply responded that he was a much bigger and stronger athlete than the man Riddle fought last month, and that Riddle's work is going to be cut out for him. Riddle responded to this by saying that everybody is the same size when they're flat on their back. When asked if he was intimidated by someone much bigger in Moose, Riddle cited this past Impact where he spit directly in Moose's face and "nothing happened in return." Riddle says the same thing is going to happen this Sunday and goes as far to call his shot that the match lasts less than 2 minutes.

    GFW Tag Team Championship:
    Los Gueros Del Cielo vs RENO SCUM[C]

    Both teams were asked about how they felt going into their debut with this company, and doing so in a championship match at the pay-per view. Angelico and Jack Evans made it clear that, while they were grateful for the opportunity, that it didn't matter where the match happened. They plan on going in, flying around the ring as usual, and making it clear that they are the tag team to beat, not just in Impact or GFW, but in the world. RENO SCUM would respond that their boss has made it clear that there is no chance that they lose those belts on Sunday. When asked to clarify who their boss was, they would both go on to say that at Against All Odds, their boss would make himself known to the world.


    World X Invitational Semi-Finals:
    Johnny Mundo vs Matt Sydal

    Both men were very gracious to the press, however Mundo came off as backhanded in a lot of his statements. He made it clear that he thought the tournament was his from go, as he was the biggest free agent in the whole wrestling world. He said that he's made it to the big screen, he's fought at the "Grand Daddy of them All" but when it comes down to it, there hasn't been a place he's fought where he wasn't able to win gold. He plans to do so again when he wins the World X Invitational Trophy, and then goes on to win the X-Division championship the very next Impact. Sydal talks about how he's fought Mundo a great deal over his career, with them crossing paths "up north" but feeling as though this is as big as it gets. Sydal says that people have written him off as some indy guy that won't make a splash in this industry anymore, and Sydal is determined to prove he still is the hottest act in wrestling today. When asked who they would like to fight in the final, Sydal responded with Low Ki, feeling as though he is the greatest X Division star in history, and to knock him off to win the trophy would be an honor. Mundo responds that really, the question should be who is he most excited to beat in the final, because at the end of the day, there's no other outcome than it being the End of The World for either man.


    World X Invitational Semi-Finals:
    Low Ki vs Jay Lethal

    Low Ki and Lethal, opposite the last match, were very respectful to each other. They talk about fighting in the early days of the company, and mention that each of them have only gotten better, more experienced, and hungrier with age. The difference, Low Ki mentions, is that Lethal wants to use this as a stepping stool. Lethal wants the X-Division Championship to cash in Option C and move up to fight the Impact World Champion at Destination X. Low Ki mentions that whenever he holds the X title, it means just as much if not more than the World title, because the fans know he will put his entire heart, body, and soul into retaining that championship, and he questions if Lethal has that same respect for the X Division Lethal helped build. Jay Lethal mentions that yes, he wants to get to the world title, but if you don't want to be World Champion, you're in the wrong business. Lethal commends the X Division stars of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, claiming that it's the top class of the world for high octane offense, but Lethal says that it just isn't enough for him anymore. He's won the X Division title before, and he's grateful, but now is the time for Jay Lethal to be recognized as the greatest World Champion in professional wrestling, and this is the first step in doing so.


    Knockout's World Championship:
    Rosemary vs Ivelisse Velez
    [C]

    Ivelisse, surrounded by her LAX "crew" would answer questions in a mixture of English and Spanish. She would say that she is finally on top and that people need to take note and recognize just how good she is, winning the top prize in her first night with the company. Ivelisse speaks on the fact that Konnan had the genius plan to take out Decay for good, but it gets asked which of them actually attacked. Ivelisse makes it clear that nobody in LAX has attacked Decay, they went out of the organization for it, to avoid hurting their own. Rosemary freaks out at this, demanding to know who it was, but starts to have an internal struggle, seeming to fight herself. Everybody on stage is escorted to the back as security is forced to remove the crazed Demon Assassin.


    International Incident Tag Team Match:
    James Storm and Jushin Thunder Liger
    vs L.A.X.

    LAX was really annoyed with the whole situation, claiming that Rosemary previous had tried to upstage them. However, Storm comments to focus on the now, because they have a bonafide Impact legend in himself, and one of the greatest wrestlers to ever lace up a pair of boots in front of them in Jushin Thuner Liger. Storm says he may've made questionable choices these last few years, but he is still one of the greatest of all time, damn near winning every title available towards him. One of the greatest Jr. Heavyweights of all time, Jushin Liger, as Storm continued, had graced the Six Sides one more time, and was able to make him one of the luckiest men by being gifted the ability to right his past wrongs, and he was going to prove it to LAX. Konnan speaks for LAX, letting him know that that's a nice fairy tale, but LAX didn't believe in happy endings. The only happy thing about Sunday is going to be when LAX bashes a gringo's face in, and ends the "Legendary" career of Liger forever.


    Six Sides of Steel Non-Title Match:
    Andrew Everett
    vs Trevor Lee[C]


    Trevor Lee would answer multiple questions, once again coming off as legitimately feeling Everett is below him, the same way he did last month. Lee admits that Helms won't be even accompanying him to the ring, even though it's six sides of steel. Lee claims he has proven himself the greatest X Division champion ever, and states that he's going to finally end this issue. Everett says they disagree on most things, but the one thing he agrees on is that this is where it ends. No matter who wins, there will not be another match for the foreseeable future. Everett says he's come up short, but that's entirely due to Shane. He makes it clear that this is where he steps through and breaks the mold, making himself finally recognized as one of Impact's best stars.


    Impact World Tag Team Championships:
    ACH & Ishimori vs The Lucha Brothers[C]

    Lucha Brothers had a translator with them, as did Ishimori. Fenix once again was the voice that spoke to reporters, while Pentagon Dragon remained the mysterious one of the duo. They said they believe that they've proved themselves as some of the top stars in the company. Fenix state that the opponents are two of the best high fliers in the world, but nobody knows high flying like luchadors. ACH says that he respects the champions, saying they're making huge moves around the globe, but he says that it's time that the heart, the pride, the talent of both he and his partner will put on a showcase to show that they truly are the best tag team in Impact.


    GFW Global Championship:
    Bram vs Magnus[C]


    Bram and Magnus were a stark contrast in this, with Magnus talking about how he scratched and clawed from the bottom to be the top guy in the business, while Bram would say he was going to prove that Magnus was a phony. Magnus would talk about how when they were young that Bram didn't know when to leave well enough alone, and the same is true here, with Bram poking a bear he doesn't want to square off with. Bram responded in kind with saying it was him always bailing Magnus out when his mouth wrote checks his ass couldn't cash, with this Sunday being no different. The only difference now, is that instead of Bram bailing Magnus out of the trouble, now Bram IS the trouble. It ends in both men standing and staring down as security tries to keep them apart.


    Impact World Championship:
    Davey Richards vs Lashley[C]


    Richards would be very cryptic in his speech, talking about how he was going to decimate "The Destroyer" and put him in his place. Richards spoke about being well versed in BJJ, and saying that Lashley's MMA experience means nothing in this environment. Lashley would disregard a lot of statements Davey made, saying that Davey is in way over his head, saying he let one wolf slip by and it won't happen again. Lashley talks about how he has made the World Championship THE championship in the world. There is nobody better. There have been people who are marks for themselves and think they're the greatest, while he puts them back in their place because they just aren't on another level like Lashley is. Lashley closes out by saying once more, "No. I haven't faced anybody like Davey before. He just needs to make sure he knows. He hasn't faced anybody like me, because there IS nobody like me!"


    Prediction Contest:
    1. Match Predictions! Winner, Way of Victory, and Place on the Card
    2. Any turns?! Heel, face, or otherwise; who and why?!
    3. Any debuts/returns?! Who?
    4. Who will replace The Pope on commentary?
    5. What is Jeff Jarrett's huge announcement?
    6. Who Will Be In The World X Invitational Finals? Who wins and how?
    7. Who is RENO SCUM's "boss"?
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    Card look's great man! Cant wait to check it out :D


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    Prediction Contest:


    1. Match Predictions! Winner, Way of Victory, and Place on the Card

    Riddle, Submission
    RENO SCUM, Pinfall, 3
    Mundo, Pinfall, 2
    Low-Ki, Pinfall, 1
    Ivelisse, Pinfall, 6
    Storm & Liger, Pinfall by Liger, 8
    Lee, Escaping The Cage, 4
    The Lucha Brothers, Pinfall by Fenix, 7
    Bram, Pinfall, 5
    Lashley, Pinfall, 9


    2. Any turns?! Heel, face, or otherwise; who and why?! No turns.


    3. Any debuts/returns?! Who? Leva Bates will make her official debut.


    4. Who will replace The Pope on commentary? Don West.


    5. What is Jeff Jarrett's huge announcement? Official merger of GFW and Impact.


    6. Who Will Be In The World X Invitational Finals? Who wins and how? Mundo will win over Low-Ki, Pinfall


    7. Who is RENO SCUM's "boss"? I have no idea who it could be, so I'll throw a random guess at it. Raven??

    "If you're gonna do it..."

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    Impact Wrestling Against All Odds 4/30/17


    Against All Odds Pre-Show
    LIVE on YouTube, Twitch, and impactwrestling.com
    “Welcome fans to the Against All Odds live pre-how broadcasting across the globe on YouTube, Twitch, and Impact Wrestling’s website!”

    We fade in and see Jeremy Borash standing with The Pope in a green-screened room, with graphics for Against All Odds plastered against the walls behind them, a single video monitor between both men showing Impact Wrestling highlights over the last few months. They speak on multiple matches for tonight, showing promotional videos for the GFW Global Championship, the end of the World X Tournament, and the Knockout’s World Championship. Jeremy Borash mentions that the time has come to introduce the newest member of the commentary team. Pope thanks everybody at Impact for the opportunities they’ve given him, and he hopes everybody the best. Pope steps off and on walks his replacement…

    Spoiler:


    CHAEL SONNEN

    The American Gangster walks in front of the camera and shakes hands with his new broadcast colleague, as Sonnen is now the lead color announcer for Impact Wrestling. They go over some more of the stories that have advanced over the course of the last few weeks, including the match we are about to see! Moose, the former Impact Grand Champion, went to silence the brash and over confident Matt Riddle, who claimed that he was the sole reason for the success of Victory Road. We go down to the ring where Dave Penzer awaits to start introductions as people still file into the Impact Zone.

    ***Bust Some Heads***
    Moose

    From behind the curtain stomps Moose, as the former Grand Champion steps out onto the stage, hyping up those who are already in attendance. Moose gets his introductions from Penzer, as he runs into the ring, doing his signature fist pump taunt. He stands in the center of the ring, waiting for his opposition to get into the ring.


    ***Regulate (Jammin’ Remix)***
    Matt Riddle

    In his white fight shorts and a camp hoodie, out walks Matt Riddle, snapback hat poking out from underneath the hood. He struts down the ramp, laughing at the waiting Moose inside the six sides, as Penzer does his introduction as well. Both men are in the ring, Moose stone faced as Riddle laughs, with Brian Stiffler getting ready to officiate the match as he rings the bell.


    Singles Match:
    Matt Riddle vs Moose

    Riddle starts right out of the gate, charging a Moose for a knee that gets sidestepped! Riddle stumbles forwards into the corner, and Moose yells at him. Riddle looks back, almost in shock as Moose says it won’t be that easy. Matt smirks a bit, getting back to his feet and putting his hands up. Moose goes in for a lock up, but Riddle shoots down, taking him to the ground with a single leg. Riddle shoots the arm, looking to get an armbar applying, but Moose’s leg is able to reach the bottom rope, forcing a break. Riddle backs off, but Moose gets to a knee, only to get CLOBBERED WITH A KNEE FROM RIDDLE!

    Riddle gets the rear mount, pounding away at Moose, just like last month, but Moose gets to his hands and knees, shifting the weight and sending Riddle to the mat and off the back of the former NFL star. With separation, both men get up, and Moose ROCKS Riddle with a bicycle kick under the chin! Riddle falls back, stumbling into the ropes. Moose charges forward, but Riddle pulls the top rope down, letting go at the last second, to send it crashing into the chest and throat of Moose!

    The big man fall down, coughing and sputtering in a heap on the mat, as Riddle jumps on him, looking for a rear naked choke. Riddle gets the body scissors and pulls back, turning it into a submission that torques both the neck and spine! Sonnen calls the Bromission as Moose writhes in pain, having no choice but to submit in quick fashion, though not quite as quick as Riddle would go on to predict!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Submission (Bromission), Matt Riddle!
    Match Length: 5:40

    Matt Riddle laughs and stands tall, doing a victory jog around the six sided ring, as Moose is checked on by medical personnel. Riddle goes up to the camera and yells, “2-0 baby, only up from here, bro!” As we fade backstage to the commentary team.


    Borash speaks about how the heart of Moose just wasn’t enough, with Sonnen claiming that while Moose was accomplished in the NFL, that Riddle’s combat sport prowess was just insurmountable against the bigger man tonight. They go on to thank Skillet for tonight’s theme song, “Not Gonna Die.” Afterwards, we see three final graphics as we close out the pre-show. They read as follows:

    “What will Jeff Jarrett’s groundbreaking announcement be for tonight?!”

    “Don’t miss, next month LIVE on pay-per view, Impact presents Destination X!”

    And finally…

    “In tonight’s main event, will the destructive, almost reborn force of Davey Richards be able to stand toe to toe against Walking Armageddon in the Impact World Champion, Lashley? Which man walks out champion? Will either man even be able to walk after tonight?”

    Sonnen and Borash thanks all the fans for joining us on the official pre-show, and they say they will see you LIVE on pay-per view for the return of Against All Odds… Starting…. NOW!

    Against All Odds

    4/30/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Jeremy Borash and Chael Sonnen
    We see a somber shot of an empty Impact Zone. All is quiet. Nothing moves. Then, a narrator begins to speak.

    Narrator: When all is said and done… What will you be remembered for?

    We see classic shots of old championship celebrations including RVD, AJ Styles, and Hall of Famer Kurt Angle.

    Narrator: Will you stand in the face of adversity, and do whatever it takes to overcome those who oppose you?

    Davey Richards is shown kicking the heads off of competitors in the ring, standing tall with Angelina Love.

    Narrator: Or will you bend, and break under the pressure?

    “Jay Lethal was moments away from becoming World Champion, but he just couldn’t get the job done.”

    Narrator: Tonight… Some of the biggest battles are fought.

    “How will Rosemary be able to counter all of L.A.X. in the champions corner?!”

    We see shots of the World X Invitational, including all four finalists road to this show, with their victories.

    Narrator: Battle lines are drawn…

    LAX is shown attacking Jushin Liger, with James Storm making the save and standing tall against Impact’s resident gangbangers. We hard cut to Trevor Lee hiding behind Shane Helms, only for another shot of Everett decking Helms to be shown.

    Narrator: Will to win is tested…

    “AND BRAM IS THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDER!”

    Magnus and Bram’s stare down from Impact is shown. We cut to see Lashley standing tall in the ring with his championship.

    Narrator: Who will overcome their opposition… Against All Odds?!

    We pan over Orlando…

    Narrator: And now, ladies and gentlemen, Impact Wrestling presents… AGAINST ALL ODDS!

    ***Not Gonna Die***
    Skillet
    We cut to the arena, jam packed with the Impact faithful, as a special pyrotechnic display goes off to signal the official start of the show. We go to Sonnen and Borash, now at ringside who go to run down the card for tonight, talking about how we have a HUGE card for everyone who’s had the pleasure of tuning in tonight for the event, and we are starting off with a bang! The first two matches, are going to be the semi-finals for the World X Invitational!

    Dave Penzer:
    Ladies and gentlemen, the opening contest to Against All Odds is going to be one of the semi-finals for the World X Invitational, and it’s scheduled for ONE FALL! *Crowd repeats ONE FALL*


    ***Shooting Star Is Bourne***
    Matt Sydal

    Clad in gold, white, and green, out marches Matt Sydal, to a pop from the crowd. He makes his way down the ramp, as his resume of places he’s worked for gets ran down by Borash, while Sydal poses in the ring, holding up the peace sign.


    ***End of The World***
    Johnny Mundo

    In stark contrast to the soft-spoken and humble Matt Sydal, out steps the brash and arrogant Johnny Mundo. Hair flowing in the wind, as he does a pose in slow motion, Mundo makes his entrance into the Impact Zone. Rather than running down his previous companies, Sonnen runs down CURRENT championships held by Mundo all over the world. Multiple championships in companies across America, three championships in AAA in Mexico, in that company ALONE, and scattered other titles, claiming that Johnny Mundo may be the greatest champion in wrestling right now. The two-stand eye to eye as Brian Hebner goes over the rules once more, requesting a hand shake between the two. Sydal’s hand immediately goes out, while Mundo is hesitant, seeming to not care as much about the gesture, does so in quick fashion before heading to his corner. Hebner calls for the bell to officially start the contest!


    World X Invitational Semi-Finals
    Singles Match:
    Johnny Mundo vs Matt Sydal

    Both men go to lock up between each other, as each man jocks for position. Mundo gets backed up into the ropes by Sydal. Hebner tries to force a break, but Mundo tries to power himself out, only for Sydal to drop his back to the mat, tossing Mundo to the mat as he sends him down to the ground. Both men get up to their feet, and Sydal leaps up for a hurricanrana, only for Mundo to shove the legs, sending him back off into a backflip, only for Matt Sydal to twist and land on his feet! Sydal keeps the momentum, attempting an enziguiri, only to get ducked by Mundo! As Sydal lays flat on the ground, with Mundo jackknifing down into a cover! 1… 2… No! Sydal bridges up, and both men get to their feet, turning over into a backslide on Mundo! 1…2… No! Both men separate, as Mundo shoots in for a schoolboy! 1…2.. Kickout! Mundo lands on his stomach on the mat, and Sydal grabs the arm, rolling over into La Magistral! 1…2… Kickout from Mundo! Both men back up, dropkick from both men, both men back to their knees, staring down the other as the crowd cheers on.

    Mundo charges forward, grabbing Sydal in for a headlock. Sydal backs Johnny into the ropes, sending him off and getting a shoulder block for his troubles. Mundo taunts to the crowd before snapping off the ropes, leaping over a trip attempt from Sydal, who immediately leaps back to his feet. Mundo runs, but gets leapfrogged. Sydal rolls back, spreading his legs, and Mundo jumps through, with a somersault to get back to his feet. Both men back up. Sydal goes for a right hand, blocked, Mundo goes for a left, ducked, Matt Sydal goes for a head kick, ducked! Mundo shoves the back of Sydal, sending him towards the ropes – Or, would rather, if Sydal didn’t get caught by the hair and brought down hard by Mundo! Mundo runs back, landing a running shooting star to the downed Matt Sydal! 1…2… Kickout! Mundo gets down, gripping the head in a tight clasp as he wrenches away on a headlock. Mundo yells at the crowd to check out the real star, while the Rebourne Superstar tries his best to get out of this sticky situation. Sydal stomps down on the mat, inciting a clap from the audience to try and battle back to his feet. The crowd responds in kind, as Sydal uses the energy to climb up. Sydal throws an elbow into the ribs of Mundo, running off the ropes, only to get caught flush in the chin with a dropkick! Sydal’s inertia bounces him up, sitting up and clutching his chin. Mundo hits the ropes, sending a sickening crack of the knee right into the face once more! Cover! 1…2… Kickout!

    Johnny Mundo grabs Sydal up by the hair, sending him into the corner. Mundo lands a deafening chop into the chest of his opponent, sending Sydal down to stumble over in pain, only to get set up once more. Mundo licks his hand, sending another brutal chop into the chest, while Sydal’s chest already begins to blister red. Sydal gets set up once more, but Mundo misses this one! All of Mundo’s weight was behind it, sending himself into the corner. Sydal lands a brutal overhead chop into the solar plexus of Mundo, giving a brutal receipt. Sydal doesn’t hesitate, hitting another one! Another! Sydal turns to a regular knife edged chop! Again! Rapid fire, machine gun style chops from Matt Sydal! Hebner has to get between the two, pulling Sydal off as his emotions get the better of him. Sydal backs off, and goes to get the offense back onto Mundo, only to catch a thumb to the eye! Sydal stumbles back, falling into the middle turnbuckle as he clutches his face. Mundo charges forth, kicking the middle rope, and sending the buckle right into the chin of Matt Sydal! Johnny Mundo gets up on the middle rope, taunting to the crowd, while Borash talks about how Mundo is showing his true colors as we get closer to the finals of this huge tournament. Sonnen says this is where the killer instinct shines through in these do or die moments. Mundo hops down, as Sydal begins to get back to his feet, only to catch a kick to the ribs! Sydal coughs and sputters on the mat, as Mundo doesn’t seem to care about the wellbeing of Sydal at this point.

    Mundo goes for a lateral press! 1…2… No! Kickout from Matt Sydal, who’s currently just fighting to stay alive. Sydal lays down on the mat, while Mundo gets back to his knees, brushing his hair out of his face. Mundo lifts Sydal up to his feet, grabbing him in for a suplex. Both men jock for position, trying to lift the other. Mundo sends a swift right hand into the midsection of Matt, who concedes and has to allow Mundo to lift him up. Sydal wriggles and turns, landing out the back behind Mundo. Sydal lands a dropkick to the back of Mundo, sending him tumbling to the outside of the ring onto the entrance stage. Sydal falls to one knee, as the crowd begins to clap. Sydal runs off the opposite ropes, landing a big time Tope Suicida onto Johnny Mundo on the outside! Sydal falls into the guardrail, as fans cheer him on from the front row, smacking his back. Sydal gets back to his feet, as Mundo begins to use the apron to get to his feet. Sydal gets a running start, charging Mundo, who sidesteps. Sydal kicks his feet up to the air, using his momentum to land gracefully on the apron. Sydal swings himself around, wrapping his legs around the neck of the now standing Johnny Mundo, and returning outside the ring with a headscissors take down! The count restarts now, as Mundo has been sent up the ramp, with Sydal on his knees at the base. Sydal claps his hands, telling the fans to get to their feet. The fans start a “Sy-Dal! *clap clap* Sy-Dal! *clap clap* chant while Matt grabs the Worldwide Superstar by his hair, sending him back into the ring.

    “Rebourne” Matt Sydal climbs the turnbuckle, as Mundo climbs back up. Sydal soars through the air, delivering a brutal Meteora into the chest, both knees going damn near through Johnny Mundo. Cover! 1…2… No! Johnny gets out at the last possible second, and Matt Sydal gets back up to his feet. Sydal looks behind him, at the grounded Mundo, as Sydal clears the hair from his eyes, landing a gorgeous standing moonsault! Cover once more! 1… 2… Mundo defiantly gets his shoulder off the mat. Sydal motions for the end, going towards the turnbuckle. Matt Sydal ascends to the heavens, both hands up in a peace sign. Sydal glides through the air with ease for the Shooting Sydal Press, but Mundo moved! The grace of Matt Sydal, as he notices and lands on his feet! Matt Sydal turns around into a SUPERKICK HEARD AROUND THE WORLD! Sydal turns inside out, as he damn near backflips out of that kick. Mundo stacks up Sydal, covering him with both knees brushing against Sydal’s own face. 1…2….3?! NO! Sydal refuses to stay down. Johnny Mundo motions for the end of the match, and for Sydal, the impending End of the World. Mundo drags Sydal into the corner, as he springs off the top rope, twisting and turning for the End of the World – ONLY TO GET KNEES TO THE GUT! Mundo staggers to his feet, as he walks over to the downed Sydal, who responds by kipping up and snapping him off with a rana mid motion! Sydal hooks the leg deep for a cover! 1…2… Mundo powers through, turning it into a cover on Sydal! 1…2… NO! Sydal rolls backwards through, diving down onto Mundo with a seated Meteora!

    Sydal and Mundo both lay down on the mat, unsure of what to do next. The ref starts counting them both down while the fans in attendance start dueling chants for both competitors. Johnny Mundo stirs first, trying to get up, as Sydal follows not too far behind. Both men get up to their knees, looking into each other’s eyes. Mundo lands a strong right hand into the chin of Sydal! Sydal responds in kind with one of his own! Mundo once again! Sydal with an encore! Mundo again! Sydal again! Mundo hauls off with a slap across the face! Sydal stumbles back, slapping Mundo now! Mundo goes for another strike, but Sydal blocks! Right hand from Matt Sydal! Another! Another! Both men get to their feet, as Sydal begins a rapid flurry of punches into the head of the Worldwide Luchador! Sydal hauls off, going for a big punch, ducked by Mundo, but Sydal brings his knee up right into the chin of Johnny! Mundo gets wobbly legged, as he stumbles back. Sydal runs up the adjacent turnbuckle, flying through the air and taking him down with a hurricanrana that sends Mundo across the ring. Mundo lands in the opposite turnbuckle, trying to regain his bearings on the surroundings. Sydal sprints towards him, as he lands a clothesline to the chest, while positioning himself onto the apron. Sydal springboards off the top rope, looking for another rana, but Mundo snatches him out of the air before driving him nearly through the mat with a powerbomb! Mundo hooks the inside leg! 1…2… Kick out!

    Mundo sits up, demanding that it was a three, as he wants Sydal down and out, because whoever wins has to compete later in another contest. Mundo dares Sydal up to his feet, as Sydal unknowingly complies with Johnny’s wishes. Mundo spins Sydal around, landing a brutal knee to the midsection. Mundo follows up with a palm strike to the face, followed by a capoeira kick right onto the crown of the head! Sydal stumbles, rebounding off the ropes into another LOUD superkick! Mundo makes the cover again! 1…2… No! Sydal gets up once more! Mundo calls him up once more, waiting at the ropes with his hands clasped around the top rope. Sydal gets up, and Mundo springboards, going for the Flying Chuck! Sydal rolls forward, and Mundo lands on his feet! Sydal sprints forward, getting a jumping knee flush onto Mundo! Johnny Mundo stumbles, falling back in the mat in prime position. Matt Sydal, perhaps moving entirely on auto pilot, as he gets back up to his feet and rushes towards the top rope. Sydal gets to his feet on the top rope, perhaps calling on the energy of each and every fan in attendance and watching at home. Sonnen claims he’s taking too much time, while Borash mentions he needs time to breathe somewhere. Sydal stands up, double peace signs, SHOOTING SYDAL – KNEES UP FROM MUNDO! INSIDE CRADLE! 1…2… 3!!! NOT YET! SYDAL IS OUT AGAIN!

    Mundo gets back to his feet while Sydal staggers to his… Springboard – FLYING CHUCK! Sydal collapses to his knees, eyes glazed over. Mundo hesitates not, running the ropes and landing a Shining Wizard right to the chin! Mundo himself now climbs the ropes, looking for the golden opportunity! Mundo sits perched on the rope, brushing his hair out of his face while he takes in the intoxicating energy from the audience in attendance. Mundo soars through the air with the Thursday Night Delight (450 Elbow Drop)! Johnny Mundo hooks the outside leg deep, hooking the arm as well! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Thursday Night Delight), And Advancing To The Finals, Johnny Mundo!
    Match Length: 14:49

    Mundo falls on the mat, the first war of the night having been fought and won, he now faces the task of one more challenge tonight to win the World X Invitational, while Sonnen and Borash go over who the opponent could possibly be.

    We see Lashley arriving earlier today, as the Impact World Champion has perhaps one of the most difficult matches to prepare for in recent memory, as the drastic change in Davey Richards’ style could cause problems for the champ. What will happen in the main event? Stay tuned to find out!
    Dave Penzer:
    The following is the second semi-final contest in the World X Invitational, and it is scheduled for ONE FALL! *Crowd parrots the One Fall Sentiment*


    ***Hitman***
    Low Ki

    Dressed to the nines, out walks the suit and tie wearing buzzsaw that is Low Ki. Ki is one of the most well-versed X Division stars in history, being a 6 time former champion, and having been one of the pioneers of the division. Many had him pegged to win the whole thing from the start, and here he is to prove those fans right, as he tries to put down the “flavor of the month” in Jay Lethal! Ki stands in the ring, no nonsense, as he awaits the entrance of Lethal.


    ***Lethal X***
    Jay Lethal

    Jay Lethal makes his way onto the stage, wearing old school Lethal gear, baby blue with a white trim, paying homage to his X Division roots. Jay Lethal makes his way down the ramp, eyes focused on the ring with supreme focus. Sonnen claims this is put up or shut up, either Lethal proves he belongs, or the hype has been all for naught as Jay tries to prove that he belongs on the top of the card. Both men get into the center of the ring, while referee Slick Johnson reads back the rules. He tells them that it is time for the handshake, which both men comply to without a second thought. They each back into their corners, while Slick demands the bell to ring.


    World X Invitational Semi-Finals
    Singles Match:
    Low Ki vs Jay Lethal

    Lethal and Ki each move to the center with their right arm out, trying to feel out the other. They each lock hands, looking for the other hand quickly as both men lock hands again, this time the left. They jock for position in a test of strength, as both men bring each other in close, looking for leverage. Jay begins to use his size advantage, shoving back Ki until he begins to bridge his back, using his head to keep his shoulders off the mat. Lethal jumps both his knees onto Ki’s midsection, keeping the hands clasped. Ki goes down momentarily. 1… 2.. No! Ki bridges back, getting one foot on a thigh of Lethal to push him off, back to Lethal’s feet. Ki pulls himself up, using his feet to monkey flip Lethal over himself, landing both men flat on the mat, that gets a double count. 1…2… No! Both men bridge, making eye contact. Both men release their grips on the hands, as the turn over to their stomach, not breaking eye contact. Sonnen praises Lethal so far, saying he doesn’t want to let Ki speed it up, because it helps keep in the explosive nature. Both men now lock up in the center, after the test of strength didn’t help either man. Low Ki swiftly gets behind Lethal, as the World Warrior is able to apply a rear waist lock. Lethal grabs around at the hands of Ki, looking for how to escape the grasps of Low Ki. Lethal is able to shimmy an arm through Ki’s grasp, getting a hold of Low Ki’s wrist. Lethal swiftly snaps down, flipping Ki to the mat and attempting a pinfall. 1… No! Ki bridges out of it, landing a leaping double stomp onto the back of the confused Jay Lethal!

    Borash claims that this is exactly what Lethal can’t let happen, he needs to neutralize the striking power behind Low Ki. Lethal uses the turnbuckle to get up, but Ki sets up, cartwheel, hand spring, going for a kick, but Lethal sidesteps, as the left foot of Ki drives HARD into the top buckle! Ki falls to the mat, clutching his leg, while Sonnen screams for Lethal to jump on it, use your killer instinct. Jay Lethal grabs the foot of Ki, seeming to listen without even hearing, as he grapevines the leg, working over the ankle. Slick Johnson asks if Ki wants to give up, but Ki refuses, as Lethal pounds away on the heel and ankle tendons of Low Ki. Ki scratches, trying to get to the bottom rope before too much damage is done. Ki battles and fights, before finally getting a hand on the bottom rope, forcing the break. Lethal waits until the count of 3 before releasing. Lethal backs up, allowing Ki back to his feet as he tries to shake feeling into his leg. Ki gets out of the ropes, and Lethal lunges towards him, before getting sidestepped, sending Lethal into the turnbuckle. Ki lights up his chest with a chop, looking to go for a kick before thinking better of it, and getting another chop. Ki grabs the scruff of the neck of Jay, tossing him down to a seated position, before hitting the ropes. Ki uses his good leg to damn near take his head off his shoulders with a PK! Cover from Low Ki! 1…2… No! Jay Lethal has plenty left in the tank.

    Low Ki turns Lethal over, applying a double wrist lock on the mat, now trying to get even ground, attempting to neutralize the Hail To The King from Lethal, as he wrenches away on the left arm of Impact’s Lethal Injection. The crowd begins a slow clap for Lethal, as he tries to get up off the mat and out of the excruciating hold. Lethal starts to build his strength, getting himself to his knees, while Ki keeps the hold on. Ki sends a swift knee into the ribs. Lethal stumbles slightly, but pops his hips, sending Low Ki across the ring with a modified arm drag. Both men get back up, just in time for Lethal to send a John Woo styled kick right in the nose of Low Ki! Ki rolls backwards, sitting in the corner, as Lethal charges forward, getting a knee right into the face once again. He pulls Ki out of the corner, getting a cover on the World Warrior. 1…2… Kickout from Ki! Jay Lethal tries to cover him again, 1…2… No! Another two count.

    Lethal gets to his feet, lifting up Low Ki once more into the air, looking for a suplex of some kind, but Ki seems to be struggling. Ki catches a punch to the stomach for his troubles. Lethal deadlifts Low Ki into the air, before dropping him right back down, and landing a low superkick right to the hurt leg of Ki! Low Ki falls to one leg, as Jay Lethal runs the ropes, going for a kick to the head, but Ki ducks at the last second. Low Ki waits as Jay Lethal turns around, going for a gut kick that gets caught! Ki goes for an enziguiri, ducked, and lands on his feet! Ki swings his foot back, hitting a heel kick onto the temple! Lethal stumbles back into the corner. Jay Lethal comes forward as Low Ki hits the ropes. Lethal ducks for a backdrop, but Ki rolls over his back, landing right on his feet. Jay Lethal turns back around and gets caught with a dropkick that sends him out of the ring! Low Ki turns to look at the ropes. He runs towards the side Lethal is at, diving over the top! NO! He catches himself on the apron last second once he realizes that Lethal tried to side step him. Ki runs across the length of the apron, while Lethal turns around, only to get caught with a flying knee strike! Lethal stumbles back, falling right into the guardrail. Low Ki gets a running start, landing a brutal shotgun dropkick into the chest of Lethal, spilling him out into the front row! Ki stumbles, clutching his leg as he falls into the ring, as the referee reaches the count of 4, Ki more than willing to advance via count out and avoid injury. The referee continues his count, but Jay Lethal is being willed on by the crowd to get into the ring. A count of 7 hits as Lethal finally spills back over the guardrail. Lethal stumbles around, crawling at 8, before getting to his feet at 9, barely slipping back into the ring on time!

    Ki wastes no time, rushing Jay Lethal and keeping the offense. He pounds away on Jay Lethal until Johnson has to physically remove him from the situation, for Lethal being tied up in the ropes. Jay Lethal uses the ropes, getting himself up onto his feet. Low Ki rushes once more, going for a leg lariat, but Lethal drops low, chop blocking the base, which is the hurt leg of Low Ki! Jay Lethal wastes no time whatsoever, yelling out a loud WOO for the crowd as he applies a tight knit figure four! Low Ki claws at his legs in agony as Jay Lethal wrenches back, with the crowd Wooing with anticipation at the perspective tap out victory. Ki yells out in pain, trying to reach the ropes, but to no avail, as Lethal scoots his way to the center, wrenching and pulling. Lethal sits up, screaming for Ki to “TAP OUT AND END IT ALL! TAP OR I BREAK IT!” Borash asks what got into Lethal, while Sonnen claims this is what he was missing the whole time. Ki sits up, staring into the rabid eyes of Jay Lethal, as he watches his tournament win chances deplete more and more with each second! Low Ki slaps Lethal right in the face! Letha responds by slamming back on the mat, trying his best to wrench in even tighter! He gets back up to look Ki in the eyes again! Ki slaps him again! Ki then sends shots into the hurt arm of Lethal, forcing him to release the grip on the legs, and allowing Ki the leverage to turn over to his stomach, reversing the pressure! Jay Lethal screams in pain as he is forced to release his hold.

    Both men now are on the ground, with Ki using the ropes to hobble up to his feet. Jay Lethal stumbles up as well, on one knee, as Low Ki uses perhaps his last few steps to charge forward, with a swift kick to the chest, decking Lethal! The momentum flings Low Ki stumbling into the turnbuckle, shaking and stomping his leg. Sonnen claims he’s trying to numb the leg, allowing him to have to deal with the pain later, which is surprisingly short sighted by Ki, as it could bite him in the rear in the final. Lethal gets back to his knees, as Ki uses a burst of adrenaline to run towards Lethal again, going for a kick, which is ducked, but Ki hooks his leg around Lethal, stopping his momentum before planting and coming back with a kick to the back of the dome, which Borash calls Black Magic! Low Ki lands seated on the mat, running his thumb across his throat as he calls for the end of the match. Lethal starts to stir, face down on the mat. Ki staggers up to his feet, heavily limping on the bad leg. He hooks up Lethal for a suplex before grabbing the leg, looking for the Ki Crusher! Ki lifts him up, starts the running charge, but Low Ki’s bad leg gives out, sending Ki to one knee as Lethal lands on both feet!

    Lethal notices the positioning, as he motions for the end as well. Front Handspring – DROPKICK TO THE CHIN BY KI! KI BLOCKS THE LETHAL INJECTION! Low Ki falls down, breathing heavily as Lethal is a in a heap under the bottom rope. Jay Lethal looks dazed and out of it, and Borash states that this match has officially gone longer than the other semi-final, adding both the advantage of being the earlier match AND the advantage of spending less time in the ring to Johnny Mundo later. Low Ki gets onto the apron, lifting up Lethal in the process. He grabs Low Ki in a Fisherman’s Clutch, looking for a Ki Crusher on the apron?! Jay starts to fight back, until both men are standing upright on the apron! Lethal lunges, only to get a kick to the ribs! Low Ki swings onto the top rope, using the rope as a balance beam to land a high kick that sends Jay Lethal onto the mat inside the ring.

    Low Ki sees an opening. He climbs the turnbuckle, commentary questioning if this is muscle memory that could be damning for Ki, as he is playing a very dicey game with his knee as of right now. Low Ki gets to the top rope, motioning for the end as he leaps off on one leg, looking for Warrior’s Way! MISSED! Lethal moved out of the way at the last second, playing possum! Ki falls forward, unable to support himself as he falls face first into the opposite turnbuckle! Lethal straightens Ki up, but pulls on his arm to trap his head in the corner. Jay Lethal sprints forward, landing a single leg dropkick into the exposed face! Low Ki falls back, dazed, and confused. Now it’s Lethal’s turn to climb to the top rope! Lethal gets to the top, pointing to the heavens! He jumps off, but Ki moves! LETHAL SAW IT COMING, LANDING ON HIS FEET! Jay Lethal waits for Ki to get back to his feet, going for the Front Handspring into the ropes… LETHAL INJECTION – CAUGHT! REAR NAKED CHOKE BY KI! Low Ki transitions, turning it over into a Dragon Sleeper! Ki wraps his legs around, applying a body scissors!

    Lethal has nowhere to go, Ki is pulling and wrenching, his dressed shirt coming nearly completely opened in this frenzy. Jay Lethal squirms, looking for anyway he can get out as his championship ambitions are flashing before his eyes. Lethal falls to a knee as Low Ki tears and pulls, trying to rip Lethal’s head clean off his neck! Lethal’s arms are flapping, trying to decide anything that he can do in order to free himself, before finding his hand on the injured ankle of Low Ki. Lethal pulls and rips at the hurt ankle of Low Ki, as we hear the shrieks of agony coming out of both men, as they try to rip each other apart. Lethal punches away on the ankle, pulling it back, as Ki is forced to let go out of pure pain, which has to be damn near crippling at this point. Jay Lethal turns to the now limping Low Ki, cracking him in the chin with a superkick! Low Ki falls hard, as Lethal rolls through, gripping the leg of Ki as he rolls back onto his feet… ANKLE LOCK! JAY LETHAL HAS THE ANKLE LOCK APPLIED! Low Ki is fighting, trying with all of his might to get to the bottom rope, but Lethal pulls him into the center! Lethal falls to the mat, grapevining the leg! We see the torque on the leg, looking like it could snap at any minute. We get a shot of Ki screaming both in furious determination and pain… THE PAIN OVERCOMES! KI TAPS! KI TAPS!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Submission (Ankle Lock), And Advancing To The Finals, Jay Lethal!
    Match Length: 18:20

    Both men collapse in an exhausted heap on the ground as the commentators say this was easily the most brutal war of this entire tournament, with both men laying it all on the line. We go back to the ring after a short amount of time, where both men are back up, showing their battle scars. Lethal offers the handshake, which Ki slaps away – TO PULL JAY IN FOR A HUG! Both gladiators hug it out in the center of the ring as we hear the official announcement that Jay Lethal advances to the final.

    We cut backstage to where Johnny Mundo is seen drinking water and stretching while watching the broadcast. He is approached by McKenzie Mitchell.

    McKenzie Mitchell: Johnny, after seeing the brutality that went on in that match, what is your gameplan going into the final later tonight?

    Johnny Mundo: *Chuckles* There’s a common expression that people use for situations like this. I may not be as cultured as some but I think they call it…. Easy pickings?

    Mundo laughs and goes back to stretching as we send it back to the ring.
    Dave Penzer:
    The following tag team contest, is scheduled for ONE FALL!

    "SORRY! About your damn luck..."



    ***Longnecks & Rednecks***
    The CowboyJames Storm

    One of the last of a dying breed, Impact Original, James Storm comes out in his typical leather jacket and hat. Wearing white, gold, and red to match his legendary partner, Storm marches his way to the ring, sipping beer and slapping hands with the fans in the front row. He gets into the ring and spits beer into the air as Penzer makes his introductions. He jumps down, handing his entrance gear to ringside workers as he awaits his partner.


    ***Ikari No Jyushin***
    Jushin Thunder Liger

    The Impact Zone fills with the legendary theme tune of the Japanese Icon, as Borash runs down the long list of accomplishments while the masked star makes his way down the ramp, cape flying behind him as he slaps hands of children sitting near the entrance way. He gets into the ring, shaking hands and bowing to Storm as the two stand, looking for the area of the crowd their opponents are to enter from.


    ***5150***
    Latin American Xchange

    From through the crowd we see the shrouded faces of LAX’s resident tag team, Ortiz and Santana! Flanked by Diamante, Borash quickly notes the other three missing members of the group; Konnan, Homicide, and Ivelisse! Sonnen claims they’re giving Ivelisse last second strategies in the back, and that there is no need for more help than Diamante for these young, talented stars! They get into the ring, pulling off the skull bandanas from their faces as they get in their corner, yelling in Spanish at the opponents. Brian Hebner has to separate the duos and request one man to start the match as he rings the bell.


    International Incident
    Tag Team Match:
    James Storm and Jushin Liger vs Latin American Xchange w/ Diamante

    Storm is in for his team, as Ortiz starts for LAX. Storm lunges in, trying to grab at the smaller opponent, but Ortiz slides between the vet’s legs, getting behind. The Cowboy turns around, just in time to get nailed with a dropkick to the chest, sending Storm stumbling backwards into the ropes. Ortiz doesn’t take his time as he rushes forward, sending a knife edged chop into the chest of James Storm. Ortiz grabs him by the hair, taking him into the LAX corner. Ortiz makes the tag to Santana, driving his shoulder into the midsection of Storm to stop him from escaping as Santana gets a running start… Enziguiri right into the chin! James Storm collapses forward as Santana gets a lateral press! 1…2 No! Storm kicks out early, keeping his team in it. Storm sits up, as Liger tries to reach out for a tag. Santana runs over, knocking the legend off the apron, before turning and hitting a running dropkick to the seated James Storm.

    Santana takes Storm into his corner, while Liger tries getting into the ring to get revenge for the attack. Hebner turns his attention to Liger, trying to get him back out, while both members of LAX beat away on Storm in the corner, slumping him into a seated position. Santana backs off as Hebner turns around, grabbing Hebner’s attention while Diamante chokes Storm from the outside, the crowd drowning LAX out in boos for their continued, blatant cheating. Borash claims that this is disgusting tactics from LAX, while Sonnen responds that this is beautiful strategy coming from a true unit, working together as a team. Santana walks back to the corner while Diamante lets go, tagging back out to Ortiz. Santana drops to his hands and knees, while Ortiz rebounds off the ropes, leaping off the back of his partner for an elevated cannonball! Storm spills out toward the middle, as Ortiz hooks both legs. 1…2… No! Kick out from The Cowboy!

    Ortiz and Santana motions for an early end of the contest, as Ortiz hooks up Storm for the Street Sweeper – No! Storm backdrops Ortiz out of it! Santana flies off the top, only to land in a reverse atomic drop! Storm NAILS Santana with the Last Call Superkick, sending him out of the ring! He turns to Ortiz, landing a codebreaker! Ortiz stumbles back in the ropes, as Diamante yells for both members of LAX to do something. Storm crawls towards his corner, Jushin Liger begging for a tag to get into the ring. Ortiz gets to his feet, grabbing at the legs of James Storm. Storm rolls over onto his back, and uses his force to shove off, sending Ortiz back. Ortiz reaches over, making the tag out to Santana, just as Storm dives out and tags in the Japanese Wrestling Legend!

    Liger comes in like a house of fire! Clothesline for Santana! Ortiz gets back up, only to get his strike ducked, and met with a clothesline himself! Santana is back to his feet, ducking a clothesline from Liger. Santana hits the ropes – SHOTEI! Liger takes him down in a hurry! Ortiz is back up – SHOTEI! Ortiz crumbles out of the ring! Diamante gets up on the apron, yelling at Liger! Liger turns his attention to the beauty at ringside, as she screams at him in Spanish, getting yelled back at in Japanese, and the American commentators have no idea what’s going on either way! Santana comes up behind Jushin Liger, going for a clothesline, but Liger ducks! The chest of Santana hits the top rope, rebounding him backward into the center of the ring. Liger lunges forward for another Shotei, but Santana ducks – AS LIGER CRACKS HEBNER RIGHT IN THE FACE WITH THE PALM STRIKE! Hebner hits the mat, as both members of LAX now rush into the ring! Both members start to pound away on Liger, as James Storm gets into the ring with a chair in hand.

    Storm swings for Santana, but it gets ducked, allowing Ortiz to get cracked in the head! Storm hauls off for another shot to Santana, but Diamante swipes the chair out of his grasp, falling to the outside with it. Storm NAILS Santana with the second Last Call of this match! James Storm looks like he’s trying to get Hebner back up to his feet, but suddenly, a figure cloaked in a Puerto Rican flag hoodie and black mask slides in, standing behind Storm. The figure has Storm’s beer bottle in his hand, and waits for Storm to turn around – BEER BOTTLE SHATTERED OVER THE SKULL OF THE COWBOY! Storm slumps over onto his knees, his head leaning against the legs of the figure while we see blood start to trickle out of the forehead of Storm and onto the mat. Storm gets the energy to look up, as the figure removes his hood –

    Spoiler:


    KINGSTON

    IT’S KINGSTON! FORMER DCC TEAMMATE OF JAMES STORM! Kingston grabs Storm by the hair, pulling him to his feet – BACKFIST TO THE FUTURE! Storm falls to the mat hard as Kingston removes his hoodie to reveal an LAX shirt!

    JB: Well, they say a picture speaks a thousand words, Kingston may have just laid down the ultimate sadistic soliloquy!

    Kingston gets out of the ring, as LAX throw Liger back in, all while kicking the bloodied Cowboy down and out. Santana, dazed from the superkick, climbs the ropes while Ortiz lifts up Liger for a powerbomb… SANTANA FLIES OFF THE TOP AS THEY NAIL THE STREET SWEEPER! As Diamante helps resuscitate Brian Hebner, Santana hooks both legs of the Japanese legend! 1.........2………..3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Street Sweeper), Latin American Xchange!
    Match Length: 11:11

    And with that emphatic statement, LAX has perhaps the biggest win of their careers, definitely that of Santana and Ortiz, as they have defeated one of the greatest of all time. Borash goes on to question what’s going to happen on Impact between former DCC brethren, Kingston and Storm, while Sonnen responds that the past is the past, all that matters is here and now, and that as the days go on, L.A.X. grows stronger and stronger!


    We cut to a feed from earlier where we see Davey Richards entering the building, headphones on and drowned out from the outside world as he prepares to go to the top of the card and perhaps finally prove what he has claimed to be true, that he is the alpha of Impact Wrestling.
    A highlight package is shown for the next match:

    We see Shane Helms introducing the Helms Dynasty, the young upstart duo of Trevor Lee and Andrew Everett. Shots are shown of them laying waste to the Impact Wrestling roster, taking people out in multiple high profile X Division matches. We see Trevor Lee landing brutal shots to challengers, while Andrew Everett dishes out death defying moves like a shooting star off of the Ultimate X structure.

    The Pope:
    ANDREW EVERETT HAS NO CARE FOR HIS OWN BODY!

    We see Trevor Lee winning the X Division title and both men stand tall.

    Shane Helms:
    Trevor Lee is the best wrestler in the world today, point blank.

    THE RIPPLES START TO FORM

    JB:
    Trevor Lee, tagging himself into the match! Everett does not look happy about this!

    We see Helms holding up the hand of Lee after a victory, with Everett seeming to be forgotten. We see them take a few losses, with Everett getting blamed for being the weak link. We see the building and building of the animosity between the two, as Andrew Everett takes the verbal beatings for all the teams shortcomings, his fault or otherwise. The trio are in the ring earlier this year, talking it out, when Shane Helms lays it all on the line.

    Shane Helms:
    You are NOT as good as Trevor Lee!

    Time seems to stand still, the screen goes black and white, and we see shots of Andrew Everett getting pinned.

    FLASH

    Andrew Everett double legs Trevor Lee! He sends right hands into the face of his now former partner, and we cut to weeks where Trevor Lee tries to duck and avoid Andrew Everett’s ire. We then get to highlights of Victory Road where Trevor Lee was getting his ass handed to him by Andrew Everett. Just as things reach a fever pitch, a green spotlight onto Shane Helms, standing on the apron. We see shots of him getting in the way every time Andrew Everett is about to seal the deal.

    Andrew Everett:
    We are going to fight in SIX SIDES OF STEEL!

    Trevor Lee throws a tantrum, as we hear repeated over and over.

    “NO HELP! NO HIDING!”

    Trevor Lee claims he is still the greatest X Division wrestler of all time.

    “NO HELP! NO HIDING!”

    Andrew says that this Sunday, he proves he is finally the better man, title or not.

    “NO HELP! NO HIDING!”

    SIX SIDES OF STEEL
    TREVOR LEE VS ANDREW EVERETT
    ~ONCE AND FOR ALL~

    We go back to the ring where the cage is getting the final steps of securing it to the ring, while Dave Penzer starts the official announcements.


    ***Lightning Strikes***
    Andrew Everett

    Out from the locker room walks Andrew Everett, not having his usual smile, as Borash notes. A serious demeanor is over Everett tonight, as he looks to finally prove himself to the Impact fans. He climbs the stairs, getting into the ring before testing the sturdiness of the cage with a few firm shakes. He nods as he turns to stare down the entrance way.


    ***Dynasty***
    Impact X-Division ChampionTrevor Lee

    The Carolina Caveman stumbles out from the back, looking just as annoyed to have to come compete as ever, yelling at fans in the front row. Lee makes his way around the entire perimeter of the ring, yelling at audience members the entire way throughout. Trevor makes his way to the time keeper, handing him the X-Division Championship before finally turning towards the stairs. He gets into the ring, finally looking towards Andrew Everett, as the two come forward for a stare down… Only for Lee to spin out and climb the ropes, immediately back to yelling at the audience, as Everett grows frustrated about being ignored. Brian Stiffler separates the two into opposite corners before ringing the bell.


    *Non-Title*
    Six Sides Of Steel
    Singles Match:
    Trevor Lee vs Andrew Everett

    Trevor Lee makes his way around the ring, yelling at fans on the outside. Everett stands in the center of the ring, as Trevor Lee makes his displeasure with the crowd known as they start to chant for Everett. Lee turns, about to face Everett, but pivots last second, climbing on the second turnbuckle still towards the crowd. Borash cites the levels of disrespect from Lee, while Sonnen claims it’s genius mind games as Everett is going to get mad and make a mistake. Lee continues his yelling, as Everett turns his neck, seeming to crack it as he squares up behind Lee’s back. Everett charges the turnbuckle, but Lee backflips off right over Andrew! Lee lands facing the turnbuckle while Everett catches himself in the corner. Everett turns back surprised, just to see Trevor Lee smirking and flipping him off! Everett runs forward, going for a pump kick that Lee drops down, rolling underneath. Everett runs at him again, only to get passed by by Trevor Lee. Andrew hits the ropes, and Trevor runs forward, making the first contact of the match with a PK to the shin, sending Everett sliding into the mat straight onto his face.

    Trevor Lee gets on the mat, applying a hold on the ankle, pulling it against his own shin as he tries to ground the more air oriented star of the two. Lee yells out that Everett should’ve let well enough alone as he pulls back. Everett hauls off with his right leg, the free one, landing a kick in the back of Trevor Lee that seems to have shook the man! Everett hauls off, hitting another to the back! Trevor Lee wrenches away once more, as Everett yelps out in pain at the sudden yank. Everett hits the third kick, this time to the back of the head of Trevor Lee, forcing the release of the hold. Andrew gets back to his feet, as Lee stumbles forward. Lee runs back in, trying to get the jump on Everett before he can get his bearings back, only for Everett to go low, drop toe hold! Lee’s head drives into the middle turnbuckle, as his opponent gets back to his feet.

    Everett grabs a handful of Lee’s hair pulling him back up to his feet. Everett grabs Lee for a back suplex, but Lee rotates over, landing on his feet! Trevor Lee kicks out the back of his knee, sending Everett into the mat, face first. Lee hooks up a rear waistlock, deadlifting Andrew Everett off the mat, landing a brutal German suplex, holding in place for the pin! 1…2… No! Trevor Lee gets off, backing off before looking how to continue the assault. Everett gets up to his knees, as Trevor drives the knees of his own into the chin of Andrew with the Shining Wizard! Trevor Lee doesn’t stop his momentum, getting right back up. Trevor Lee gets into the ropes, climbing the cage to try and get out. Sonnen reminds us, you can win by pinfall, submission, or escape with both feet hitting the floor. Andrew Everett starts getting back up, as Trevor Lee is already near the top of the cage! Everett staggers to his feet, as Trevor Lee’s hand reach the top of the cage! Andrew Everett get onto the ropes, hooking onto the leg of the X-Division Champion! Lee swings his other leg over, now straddling the top of the cage as Everett uses his grip on Trevor to pull himself to the top as well! Both men sit straddling the top of the cage, as both men start to trade hands! Right from Andrew Everett, trying to knock Lee back into the ring! Left hand from Trevor Lee, trying to do the same! Right from Andrew! Left from Trevor! Right! Left! Right! Right! Right! Lee’s leg swings over, as he teeters, leaning towards the inside of the six sided structure. Andrew Everett pushes himself up, balancing as he stands on top of the cage, what is he looking to do?! EVERETT LEAPS OFF, HOOKING HIS LEGS AROUND LEE’S HEAD FOR A SUPER RANA OFF THE TOP OF THE CAGE! BOTH MEN CRASH TO THE MAT IN A HEAP OF HUMANITY!

    The crowd rings out with “HOLY SHIT” chants, as both men are down and out on the mat, neither man moving as Hebner checks both men, trying to see if they can continue. The crowd continues going wild as both of these men continue to put life and limb on the line, trying to prove they are the better man from this former partnership. Andrew Everett is the first to stir, slowly crawling towards the ropes until he is able to pull himself up in the corner. Trevor Lee now, starts getting up himself, gasping for air as Trevor Lee gets up to his feet. Everett runs forward, landing a stiff dropkick into the chest of Trevor Lee, sending him into the corner. Andrew follows up, leaping through the air for a forearm into the chest! Everett brings Lee out of the corner, lifting him up for a suplex before driving him down hard into the mat with a brainbuster! Everett crawls over, hooking the leg of Trevor Lee! 1…2… NO! Kick out once again by Trevor Lee! Everett sits up, looking upset that it isn’t over yet, as he’s going balls to the walls for this contest. Andrew Everett climbs to his feet, slowly but surely, as Trevor starts to crawl towards the ropes himself. Everett shakes his head, not going to let Trevor Lee get to his feet, as he lands a dropkick right into the ribcage! Trevor gets sent under the ropes, right next to the cage wall on hardcam side.

    Andrew Everett pulls Lee through the middle rope, draping him across it from the apron. Everett runs the ropes, landing a running kick into the side of the head, sending the X Champion limp on the ropes. Everett grabs Trevor Lee by the ears, trying to pull him into the middle of the ring. Trevor steps out of the ropes, but fights back as Andrew Everett tries to hook up a suplex. They are in the suplex clutch, but Trevor sends rights into the ribs of Andrew Everett, turning the momentum and lifting Andrew into the air… Lee runs into the wall, sending his opponent crashing into the cage and on the apron! The crowd lets out a gasp as Hebner gets down, checking on the wellbeing of Andrew Everett, seeing if the young high flyer can continue. Lee staggers, falling into the ropes as he’s still loopy from the head kick. Trevor Lee falls over to the side where we see Everett on the apron, trying to shake himself awake as he gets dragged to the middle.

    Trevor Lee taunts to the crowd, mocking Andrew Everett, before attempting a standing moonsault – knees up! Everett made the change last second, making himself able to avoid the attack! Everett gets up, as he hits the ropes, motioning for something big. He runs at Trevor Lee, going for a crossbody, only to get plucked out of the air and landed with a backflip slam from Lee!!! The crowd goes wild, as Trevor holds the hair of Andrew Everett, motioning for the end. Trevor Lee hooks a suplex, yelling out, “ORANGE CRUSH!” Trevor throws Everett into the air, flipping him for the bomb part of the move, but Andrew leans back, landing a Rana Driver, PLANTING the forehead of Trevor Lee in the center of the ring. Lee gets up to his feet, trying to find footing as he stumbles around, but Everett leaps onto the back of Trevor Lee, going for a reverse rana, only for Trevor to hold the top rope! Everett crashes into the mat, as we hear Borash talk about how well these two know each other!

    Everett climbs up, clutching his knee in pain, as Trevor Lee runs forward, landing a Mushroom Stomp right into the chest of his former partner! Trevor Lee gets up, starting to climb the cage. Lee is on the top rope by the time Andrew Everett is back up to his feet. Everett gets up to his feet, turning underneath Trevor Lee, grabbing him up for a powerbomb! He pulls Lee away from the cage, Lee screaming out in fear all the while. Andrew sprints across the length of the ring, sending Lee FLYING into the cage wall across the ring! Lee rolls out into the center of the ring, as Andrew Everett, perhaps solely on muscle memory begins to climb the corner, getting to the top rope. He looks as though he wants to escape, as the crowd comes alive. He looks out at the Impact faithful, shaking his head no. Everett is going to end this his way. He turns back, looking into the ring where Trevor Lee is still down and out. Everett raises his hands in anticipation, as he claims for the end of the contest. Everett takes to the sky with a Shooting Star Press! Everett hooks both legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Shooting Star Press), Andrew Everett!
    Match Length: 15:33

    HE HAS DONE IT! ANDREW EVERETT HAS RECTIFIED HIMSELF FINALLY! Andrew Everett is on his knees as the official announcements come through, and he sits down overcome with joy. Finally, Andrew Everett has stepped out of the shadows of The Helms Dynasty, finally Andrew Everett has proved he can hang with the big dogs!

    We cut to see clips of a show in NOAH, where we see an Impact Grand Championship match between champion Cody and Japanese Legend Masato Tanaka. We see Cody getting the victory in Round 3 via Pinfall, and we cut to the locker room, where Brandi Rhodes is standing beside her victorious husband.

    Cody: As you can see, here in Japan, things are going exactly as planned. The global expansion of Impact Wrestling and The Bullet Club is in full effect! Tonight was merely one step, as I prove that I am the measuring stick of wrestling today… There once was a man who said there were only two bad men in the world, himself and John Wayne… Well today, there is ONE BADDEST MAN in Professional Wrestling! And he is the American Nightmare… Good bye… And good night! Bang!

    Cody does the finger pistol to the camera as Brandi blows a kiss and we see a graphic flash across the screen.

    ~CODY RHODES~
    Returns Soon…
    Dave Penzer:
    The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the Global Force Wrestling Tag Team Championships!


    ***Viva Lose Güeros***
    Los Güeros del Cielo

    The international team of Angelico and Jack Evans come out in front of the Impact Zone for the first time, clad in green and gold gear as they get into the ring, trying to get the crowd on their feet as they prepare to challenge for the GFW Tag Team Championships.


    ***Oi Oi Oi***
    GFW Tag Team ChampionsRENO SCUM

    The lights go dim, as we see leather clad loudmouths step to the stage, with the tag titles draped over their shoulders. They yell out, “OI! Oi! Oi!” On the stage, as they go to start their march, but they stop in their tracks. The duo looks to the top of the stage, pausing and waiting for their “boss.”



    Spoiler:


    ***Space Dementia***
    Sami Callihan


    As the lights run red, some members of the crowd go wild, while Jeremy Borash claims that this is a very dangerous development for everybody in the ring, because the Callihan Death Machine has arrived in the Impact Zone! Clad in a leather vest, with jeans and chains down them, the wild eyed hardcore wrestler leads the tag team champions to the ring, readying them for the match. RENO SCUM give the championships to GFW referee, Rick Knox, as he raises them high into the air for all to see. Knox asks for the legal man to enter, who become Jack Evans and Luster The Legend (the man with the mohawk), as the match begins!


    Global Force Wrestling Tag Team Championship
    Tag Team Match:
    Los Güeros del Cielo vs RENO SCUM[C] w/ Sami Callihan

    Luster dives in for a lock up, but Evans tucks under, rolling through to the other side! He gets to his feet, backflips, lands it, and yells out to the crowd who clap for the athletic display. Evans turns around, right into a forearm to the chin from Luster The Legend! Evans stumbles back into the corner, as Luster grabs the top rope, stomping away into the chest of the high flyer. Luster grabs Jack Evans by the hair pulling him into the RENO SCUM corner, as Luster tags out to Adam Thornstowe. The two hook up Jack Evans, nailing a double supex! Both men get up, hit the ropes, and hit tandem elbow drops as the yell out to the crowd! Angelico tries to get into the ring to help his partner, but Knox won’t let it happen! As Rick Knox is distracted, Thornstowe lifts up Evans, letting Callihan get a cheap right hand into the head! The crowd lets out a barrage of boo’s for the antics of the champions.

    Knox looks back to the action, just in time for Thornstowe to apply a headlock down to Jack Evans, pulling and wrenching away on Evans. The crowd yells out, trying to will Jack Evan to his feet as Angelico begins a slow clap. The crowd ramps up the enthusiasm, speeding up the clap as they try to get the adrenaline going for Evans. Jack swings his legs to the side, trying to get up to a vertical base. He fights up to one knee, as Evans sends short elbows into the stomach of Thornstowe. Evans shoves Thornstowe against the ropes, sending him off, and ducking a clothesline attempt. Thornstowe hits the ropes again, only to get a sole butt into the stomach by Evans. Jack hits the ropes, but Adam drops down attempting the trip up, only to get jumped. Evans hits the ropes again, and Thornstowe leapfrogs over. Evans hits once more, Adam rolling backwards, attempting a throw, but Evans lands a front flip over, landing perfectly on his feet! Evans keeps the momentum, leaping onto the second rope and getting a twisting kick into the chin of Thornstowe. Both men go down, as the sudden burst seems to have exhausted Evans. Both men crawl to their corner, reaching out for a tag as Callihan yells from the outside. Adam Thornstowe makes the tag, but so does Evans as he dives to Angelico!

    Luster charges in, onto to catch a springboard knee to the chin! Luster rolls over backwards, getting his bearings in the corner as Angelico runs off the opposite corner, landing a big body splash! Angelico pulls him out, slamming him down in the middle of the ring as Angelico ascends the corner. Angelico motions for the end already, as he leaps off for a double stomp, only for Luster The Legend to move out of the way, allowing Angelico to land on his feet and roll forward, transferring impact into momentum. Angelico turns and goes for a leap, but Luster lunges forward, grabbing him out of the air and grabbing him down for a spine buster! Luster motions for the end himself, grabbing Angelico for a piledriver type move, but Angelico ducks down, crawling between the legs. Adam Thornstowe rushes into the ring, trying to attack Angelico, only to get caught with a springboard dropkick into the chest from Jack Evans! The challengers look to be closing in! Luster grabs Evans, lifting him up for a powerbomb, and slamming him down hard into the corner, almost shattering the turnbuckle itself in the process! Luster gets up, turning right into a STIFF KNEE right to the chin! Luster drops like a sack of potatoes, as Angelico once again gets to the top rope!

    Angelico looks ready to jump, but Callihan throws the GFW Tag Team Championship belts into the ring! Knox yells at Callihan to knock it off, as he grabs one of the belts, trying to remove it as Sami yells in his face. Meanwhile, Angelico leaps off the top, only to GET CAUGHT IN THE FACE as Thornstowe cracks him with the second title belt, right between the eyes! Angelico goes down hard, as Thornstowe throws the championship out of the ring, waking up Luster The Legend. Luster grabs the arms of Angelico, holding them behind his back, as he is stomach first on the mat. Adam hits the ropes, leapfrogging over his partner and landing onto the back of Angelico’s skull with an Alley Oop Curb Stomp! Callihan hops down, taking the title back as Luster falls into a cover! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Alley Oop Stomp), AND STILL GFW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, RENO SCUM!
    Match Length: 8:04

    Callihan climbs between the ropes, holding both championship belts in his grasp as he walks over to his team. Callihan hands over the championship belts to each star as he stands between them, with a sadistic smile, clearly proud of his team’s progress, while JB cuts them down for their cheating ways.

    We see a highlight reel of the X Division stars since Impact’s inception, including key stars like Low Ki, Jay Lethal, Petey Williams, Daniels, and AJ Styles. We see huge moments of the division across different years, as we get a graphic for next month’s pay-per view special, the return of Destination X! Who will come out on the top of the division, and will Option C be cashed in?! Find out, LIVE on pay-per view!

    ***Catatonic***
    Bram

    Bram makes his way down the ramp, giving snide looks to the crowd as he wastes no time in making his way into the six sides. Bram gets into the ring, standing in the corner as he leans back, lying in wait for his opponent.


    ***Vs The World***
    GFW Global ChampionMagnus

    As the union jack covers the video wall, Magnus makes his way out from the locker room, wearing his gold and blue gear, as Magnus stands on the stage, raising the championship high in the air before a sparks display falls down across the video wall, streaming down in a gorgeous display for the Global Champion. We cut in the ring to see Bram rolling his eyes and shaking his head. Magnus finally makes his way down the ramp after the impressive spark show, getting into the ring and holding up his championship to the challenger. We get Penzer to bring them into the ring for the official introductions, as the lights dim, with a spotlight for each man.

    Dave Penzer:
    The following contest, is scheduled for one fall, and it is for the GLOBAL FORCE WRESTLING GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP! As the bell sounds, your referee in charge of this contest, GFW Senior Official, Rick Knox! Introducing first, the challenger. From Chesterfield, England, standing at 6 feet, 3 inches tall, and weighing in at 238 pounds…. THE CHESTERFIELD PLAGUE…. BRAAAM!

    Bram steps up, motioning to get on with it as he tries to get to the match.

    Dave Penzer:
    And the opponent, standing at 6 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing in at 240 pounds, and hailing from King’s Lynn, England… He is the CURRENT, REIGNING, DEFENDING, GLOBAL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, MAAAAAGNUUUUUUSSSS!

    Magnus gets on the middle rope, trying to get the fans up to their feet as he yells out in adrenaline. He holds his championship high in the air as he hops down, stepping up eye to eye with Bram, keeping the title high in the air. They bump chests, starting trash talk, before Knox has to force them to separate. Knox retrieves the GFW Global Championship from Magnus before raising it for all to see. He hands it off to the time keeper before ringing the bell.


    GFW Global Championship
    Singles Match:
    Bram vs Magnus[C]

    Magnus goes for a test of strength, as Bram starts reaching his left hand up, before hauling off and slapping Magnus with his right! Magnus stumbles back as the crowd gasps, while the champion checks his jaw. Magnus chuckles a little bit, stepping up as Bram’s stoic expression remains the same. Bram shoots in for a lock up, but Magnus responds by bringing up a swift knee into the ribcage, doubling the challenger over. Magnus sends Bram to the mat with a snapmare, coming off the ropes, before sliding in with a clothesline right to the chest! Cover from the champion! 1… No! Bram gets out early. Magnus, gets to his knees, grabbing Bram up to his feet. Magnus grabs him in a thai clinch, whipping him to the side to send him off the ropes. Magnus goes for a lariat, ducked! Bram comes off the other ropes, crashing in with a chop block! Magnus falls down, grasping his leg as Bram starts to stomp into the champion!

    Bram gets backed off by Rick Knox, as Magnus gets asked if he can continue, trying to lift himself in the corner. Bram charges in, landing a brutal forearm into the chest of his former friend! Bram grabs the scruff of Magnus’s neck, dragging him into the center of the ring before hooking him up for a vertical suplex. Bram holds Magnus in the air for 5 seconds, driving him down hard onto the top his shoulders! Sonnen calls the brainbuster as Bram wastes no time going for the cover! 1…2… No! Magnus kicks out! Bram rolls over to his side, chinlocking the champion, as he wriggles around on the mat, doing his best to hurt the current champion.

    Magnus stomps down on the mat, trying to get the fans behind him, which Sonnen claims is not a smart move. He goes on to say that depending on the crowd and flash to get his work done, rather than his own toughness and skill will be the downfall of Magnus. Nonetheless, the crowd helps Magnus up, as he climbs back to his feet on the adrenaline their cheers lend him. He moves back, turning to the ropes, shoving Bram off as he gains separation. Magnus swiftly drops down, trying to trip up Bram, only to get jumped over. Magnus goes for a leapfrog, but Bram slows himself, catching him in the air! Magnus shifts his weight, turning the move into a Small Package for his own benefit! Knox drops down to count! 1...2…3?! NO! Last second, Bram is able to get the shoulder up. He gets back to his feet, as Magnus smiles, showing with his fingers just how close that was to being it. Magnus backs off, daring Bram to get up and take the fight to him.

    Bram gets to his feet, charging at Magnus quickly. The two awkwardly both duck down, seemingly going for a takedown, but Bram ends up on top, with Magnus yelling out in pain! Magnus yells something intelligible to the referee, who quickly separates the two. Knox calls out to the trainer, yelling out for Bram to back off, as he moves him to a neutral corner. The commentators talk about how both men seemed to have the same idea, and Magnus came out worse. As the trainers check on Magnus, we see replays, where Magnus falls back, with his right leg on an extremely awkward angle. We get back to the ring as we see a team of trainers now looking at the injury, as Bram is annoyed in the corner, demanding to get back to the match. Knox talks to the trainer, and calls for the bell.

    Spoiler:

    The Match Has Been Stopped By The Doctors, Ruled A No Contest, Meaning Magnus Retains!
    Match Length: 6:59

    Bram yells at Knox, demanding to be announced as the champion, but Knox claims that the trainer stopped it, not him. Bram goes on a rampage, as Knox leaves the ring, while Magnus gets carted off. The crowd boos, unsure of how to respond as we fade away to Impact Commissioner Jeff Jarrett for his ground-breaking announcement!

    We cut to see Jeff Jarrett standing in an office, dressed to the nines as he walks across the room, where we see a wall with photos of historic moments. We see the first ever event held by, at the time, NWA-TNA with signatures from Ricky Steamboat and Jackie Fargo, there’s a photo of Unbreakable 2005 where possibly the best match in the company’s history took place with Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the X Division Championship, and we stop on a photo of Jeff Jarrett staring eye to eye with Sting at Bound For Glory in 2006. Jarrett looks at the photo and smiles before he turns to the camera.

    Jeff Jarrett: Impact faithful, thank you for joining us all on pay-per view here tonight. We want to thank all of your patience, as the transition into new management has been a trying one, that’s for sure. Impact Wrestling has had highs and lows in the past, but if there’s one thing that’s sure it’s that this company will never say die! There have been people who didn’t believe in it, and hell, you can count me into that when I sold it off and went on to found Global Force Wrestling. Speaking of which, I would personally like to send my condolences to Magnus and will be visiting to make sure he is okay as soon as I am through with the announcements that I have to make here.

    He walks to a desk, where we see two things covered with a small piece of fabric. He sits at the desk continuing.

    Jeff Jarrett: Now, these announcements, yes more than one, are not only huge in Impact’s eyes, but in the eyes of professional wrestling as a whole, as things are about to get massively shaken up. The first is the obvious questions we’ve been getting, after having many talent being shared amongst both Impact and GFW, what is the status of the relationship? Well, the relationship is as of now, nonexistent. Not because of any ill will, but rather, because there is to be a merger. Anthem Wrestling Ventures has acquired all shares of Global Force Wrestling, and will be combining them with Impact Wrestling to form ONE company! The current branding and naming is up in the air, but as of now, all champions and scheduled events stand as they are now. Leading to Slammiversary, there will be constant defenses of EVERY title among each company. You see, at Slammiversary, competing champions, such as both companies tag team champions, women’s champions, and world champions will compete, with the winning champion having their title be recognized as the official championship of the promotion.

    Jarrett smiles, letting the crowd breathe before moving on.

    Jeff Jarrett: Not only this, but now, you will be able to watch both companies’ histories at your own will, because the day of Slammiversary, July 2nd 2017, we will officially be launching the Global Wrestling Network, where you can see both companies’ entire video libraries *lifting the first cloth to reveal the Global Wrestling Network logo*! Not only our own, but there will be international content, with independent wrestling from America, wrestling from Pro Wrestling NOAH, and Mexico’s AAA also being broadcast across the platform, with more to come in the future as deals are signed!

    The crowd pops while Borash is shocked by the announcement, raving about all the content at our finger tips.

    Jeff Jarrett: Now, you may ask yourself how one man could be able to be commissioner of two entire entities at once, and the answer to that would be that I am not. Especially with the personal bias that may come with myself and Global Force, there has been appointed new management… An entire counsel of management, in fact. There are a record number of commissioners to oversee this, as we wanted things to be as fair as physically possible, so the Anthem Board of Directors, as well as leading officials and officers of both Impact and GFW have had their votes, and we officially have a Counsel of Commissioners, with 7 men to oversee everything, all working at an equal level, all coexisting to make Impact the best it can be. If something is disagreed upon, there will be a vote, and the majority will rule. Those seven men are *lifting the second cloth to reveal photos of each man*…


    Spoiler:


    Myself, Jeff Jarrett!


    Impact VP of Talent Relations, Dutch Mantell!


    Former Impact Commissioner, and southern wrestling legend, Jim Cornette!


    Anthem Executive Vice President, Ed Nordholm!


    GFW President of Talent, Bruce Prichard!


    Former Voice of Impact Wrestling, Mike Tenay!


    Wrestling Icon, “The Bad Guy,” Scott Hall!

    The crowd goes wild for these names, especially at the last mention as we will see the onscreen return of Scott Hall to weekly tv!


    Jeff Jarrett: Now, I don’t mean to take all of your time, but there is one last mention. At the end of the year, in October, we hold our biggest show of the year; Bound For Glory. It may be a ways out, but this is as good of a place as any to mention it. There will be a drastic change in scenery for Bound For Glory, as it will be held in Toronto, Canada! Now, this is a big announcement, but the cause is even bigger, as due to Anthem’s vested interest in Impact and GFW, the Impact headquarters officially will be moving into Canada, and officially at Bound For Glory, we will have our first of many shows in our new home! Now, I realize this is a lot to drop on you all, but we could hardly contain it any longer. I am going to get back to the fantastic in ring action, but I will be answering questions with multiple news outlets on Facebook live, Twitch, and other platforms immediately after the pay-per view! Until then, sit back, relax, and enjoy the next match, which is the finals of the World X Invitational! Who will earn the right to challenge for the X Division Championship and claim themselves as one of the best in the world?! Jay Lethal or Johnny Mundo?! You don’t have to wait, take it away Dave Penzer!

    He smiles as we fade back to the ring, with Sonnen and Borash reeling from the flurry of announcements that are just as shocking as they were promoted if not more.
    Dave Penzer:
    The following contest, scheduled for one fall is the FINALS of the World X Invitational, with the winner being awarded the World X Invitational Trophy, as well as being the first in line for an X Division Championship Match!


    ***Lethal X***
    Jay Lethal

    From behind the video wall, who many claimed the favorite from the start, Jay Lethal emerges from the back. KT tape surrounding the left shoulder of Lethal, all the way down to his elbow, Sonnen claims that this could be a big target for Johnny Mundo to hit, as we all saw Ki try to dismantle that arm earlier in the evening. Borash mentions Lethal having to cut back to a former rival in Kurt Angle, whom he defeated for the X Division championship to seal the deal here, asking if he will need to dig into the well once more or be able to “do it on his own.” Lethal gets onto the middle rope of hard cam, holding up his good arm while wincing at his second. He gets down, stretching out the other arm as we cut to his opponent’s entrance.


    ***End of the World***
    Johnny Mundo

    We see flags of all over the world flash across the screen before burning and turning into the words JOHNNY MUNDO as the Worldwide Superstar appears on the stage. The signature slow motion pose is accented with sparks falling behind him as Borash is impressed with the display, that Sonnen claims Mundo paid for out of his own pocket. He makes his way down the ramp and into the ring, not showing as much damage in terms of limping, but clearly sporting some welts on his chest, as well as a bruise under his left eye as they get into the ring. Referee Brian Hebner takes them to the center, reading off the rules as we have both men in the ring, with Borash reading off a tale of the tape. We also hear the people that both men went through to get through to this final, and Hebner says to shake hands if they wish. Lethal extends his hand, and Mundo goes to grab it, before pivoting and using the hand to fix his hair. Mundo is very confident in himself as of now, but Borash mentions that even a wounded Jay Lethal is one of the best in the world. They go to neutral corners and Hebner rings the bell.


    World X Invitational Finals
    Singles Match:
    Johnny Mundo vs Jay Lethal

    Mundo is looking at the crowd, doesn’t see Lethal sprint to him, landing a huge kick right to the chin! Lethal with an explosive start, pulls Mundo out of the corner, as he lights up the already welted chest with a chop that rings through the whole Impact Zone! Lethal wastes no time, grabbing the head and arm of Mundo lifting him up for a suplex, but dropping him on his head for a brainbuster! Sonnen and Borash are frantic as the crowd gasps and Lethal hooks the leg, trying to end it right off the bat! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    NO! Mundo got his foot on the bottom rope as Hebner makes it clear to Lethal. Jay gets to his feet, while Sonnen says that Lethal needs to learn how to pull them to the center, claiming he’s way too well experienced to keep making these rookie mistakes. Mundo uses the ropes to pull himself to the outside, trying to gain some separation. Lethal catches his breath momentarily, while Mundo yells at some kid in the front row to sit down and shut up. Mundo turns, rolling back into the ring. Lethal goes for a punch, but Mundo rolls forward, ducking out of the way! Mundo hits the ropes, before strutting forward, channeling the spirit of Ric Flair, letting out a cocky WOO! Lethal looks irritated, but the two start to circle each other, as Sonnen claims it’s smart by both men, don’t try to add onto the fast paced nature and make a mistake to ruin the opportunity.

    Mundo and Lethal meet in the center, locking up, as both men jock for position. Lethal starts to back Mundo up, but Mundo wrenches on one side, causing Lethal to stumble in pain for his left arm. Mundo grabs him into a headlock. Lethal shoves him off the ropes, but as Mundo goes to rebound, he slides under to the outside, once again yelling at the same kid in the front. The kid holds up a Lethal sign, as Mundo snatches it away from him, ripping it in half while the parents yell at him for making the kid cry. Mundo laughs and rubs his eyes, mocking the kid. Mundo turns back to the ring, right in time to get nailed with a suicide dive from Lethal, driving him into the guardrail. Lethal grabs Mundo up, getting him in a full nelson and holding him in front of the kid, telling him to take his best shot. The kid slaps Mundo right across the face as the crowd cheers for his comeuppance! Sonnen exclaims on the commentary table that Mundo just won, and that should be an immediate DQ. Borash reminds him it’s up entirely to referee discretion, and that Hebner kept it going, so it’s still going. Lethal throws Mundo back into the ring, high fiving the kid as he climbs back in himself.

    Jay Lethal goes over to Mundo, hooking him up for a snap suplex, driving him down into the mat. Lethal springs up to his feet, hitting the ropes, as he drops an elbow onto the chest of Mundo. Lethal goes for a cover! 1…2… No! Kick out from Mundo, as Lethal looks to the crowd, as they chant for Lethal. Jay gets back to his feet, measuring as Mundo stirs, using the ropes to help himself up. Borash claims that Mundo hasn’t been able to get out of the gate, while the veteran in Jay Lethal has been able to set the pace and keep it up. Mundo gets up in the bottom left corner, allowing Lethal to charge in. Johnny swings his legs through, however, ducking out to the apron, as Lethal crashes chest first into the buckle! Johnny Mundo springboards off the top rope, over to the parallel ropes, springs once again off the middle rope this time, FLYING CHUCK KICK TO THE CHIN OF JAY LETHAL! Lethal hits the ground hard, and Mundo responds by rebounding up, nailing his opponent with a running shooting star press! Mundo hooks the outside leg! 1…2… No! Lethal gets the shoulder up!

    Speaking of the shoulder, the hurt arm quickly gets exploited by Johnny Mundo! Mundo butterflies the arm away, starting to grind down on the injured left arm of Jay Lethal. Lethal lets out yells of discomfort, but is able to claw his way to getting his foot on the bottom rope, forcing a break. Mundo remains on until four, as he releases the hold the same time he drives a stiff punch into the rotator cuff of Jay! Hebner admonishes Mundo, who smirks, backing off and feigning apology. Jay Lethal gets up in the corner, grimacing as he has to pull himself to his feet with one arm, while Mundo steps up, lighting up Lethal again with a knife edged chop! Mundo “whines” mocking Lethal about his chest hurting, as Mundo’s still glows from all the chops he’s taken. Mundo grabs Lethal in a clinch, bringing him into the center of the ring, hooking him up for a suplex. Lethal slips out the back, grabbing a waistlock as sprints Mundo into the ropes, holding onto the top rope to stop the attempted O’Connor Roll! Lethal rolls back, onto his knees. Mundo takes his head off his shoulders with the superkick!

    Johnny Mundo falls into the ropes, trying to catch his breath, as Lethal is finally incapacitated for the first real time in this match. Mundo measures, waiting for Lethal to stir, as he coughs and sputters on the mat. Jay Lethal gets to his hands and knees, and Johnny lands a swift kick to the ribs. Lethal stumbles back, falling in a seated position as Mundo rebounds off the ropes. Knee right into the chin of Jay Lethal! Mundo stumbles forward into a later press! 1…2… Kick out! Lethal rolls towards the ropes, as Mundo holds the top ropes, stomping away on his adversary’s midsection, as he does his best to wreak havoc on the former multi-time champion. Hebner gets to a count of four, forcing Mundo to back off as he raises his hands, claiming to do nothing wrong. Lethal gets himself up in the corner, eyes glazed over as he tries to get his bearings back. Mundo runs to him, only to catch a boot to the chin, staggering the Worldwide Superstar. Lethal lunges out of the corner, landing a big time enziguiri into the temple of Johnny, as both men fall hard into the mat!

    The audience starts to come alive even further, as Hebner starts the ten count for each man. As he reaches six, both men start to stir, climbing up. Mundo gets to his knee at 8, as Lethal uses the ropes to pull himself up at 9. Both men fall into the center, bumping chests as the reach each other. Jay Lethal points to his chin, begging Mundo to bring it on. Mundo hauls off, landing a strong right hand into the chin of Lethal, just as he asked! Lethal’s knees go weak, as he steps back, before coming forward with a matching right to the face of Mundo! Mundo responds with a openhand slap right across the face of Lethal! Slap from Lethal now! Slap from Johnny! Slap from Mundo! Slap from Lethal! Mundo hauls back, spitting right into the face of Jay Lethal! Lethal double takes, shocked at this response, while Mundo flips him off! Lethal responds with a quick strike that gets ducked, Mundo slaps him in the stomach! Lethal doubles over, knee to the chin, as Mundo twists and twirls, using his hands to hand a beautifully done capoeira kick right on the button of Jay Lethal! Lethal falls hard to the mat as Johnny Mundo runs to the turnbuckle. He slowly stalks up each buckle, as he climbs up to the top rope. Mundo takes a breath before leaping off in a front flip! Lethal rolls over to the other side, closer to the turnbuckle, as Mundo lands on his feet, rolling forward.

    Jay Lethal gets to his feet, as Mundo runs towards him. Lethal catches him for a uranage, but drops his knee behind him to land a brutal backbreaker! Jay keeps hold of Mundo, driving backward to send his forehead into the middle turnbuckle! Mundo falls back as Lethal goes for the cover! 1…2… No! Kick out from Mundo still! Neither man wants to quit in their race to the first World X Invitational victory. Lethal looks up, wondering what he has left, as he tries to get to his feet. Mundo stirs, clutching his face as he also gets back to his feet. Jay Lethal starts to measure, looking to finally nail the Lethal Injection… He rebounds, springing up, only to catch a superkick to the back of the head from Mundo! Lethal falls hard, landing draped over the middle rope. Mundo runs over, springing to the apron as he drops a leg on the back of Jay’s head! Mundo gets back to his feet as Lethal falls back, laying on his back. Mundo swings over, using the momentum to pendulum into an elbow drop right into the heart! Mundo hooks the legs, going for a cover! 1… HIS FEET ARE ON THE ROPES! 2… 3!!!! NO! HEBNER NOTICES THE FEET!

    Mundo gets back up, yelling at Hebner. He demands Hebner count and respect him, but Hebner continues to reiterate the rules. Mundo steps up, belittling him as he backs Hebner into the corner. Lethal is slowly back up to his feet, as Mundo doesn’t seem to notice. Lethal charges in for a kick, but Mundo sidesteps! Hebner eats a boot right to the chin, falling in a heap on the mat. Lethal looks shocked at what just happened, as Mundo leaps on him from behind! Strikes are raining down as Mundo refuses to let this chance slip from his grasp. Lethal falls into the ropes, as Mundo backs off himself, perhaps out of instinct of Hebner having stopped him multiple times already. Mundo charges in on Lethal, but now it’s his turn to sidestep! Mundo drives himself into the corner, as Lethal jumps and kicks him in the head once more! Mundo hits the ground hard, as Lethal falls back into a cover. The crowd chants out 1…2…3! Lethal should have this match won! Jay gets back to his feet, realizing that Hebner is still down, but he shakes his head! Borash claims that Lethal is not going to lose sight of the prize this time!

    Jay Lethal lifts up the limp luchador, as Lethal measures the ropes, finally trying to drive home the victory in the form of Mundo’s skull into the mat. Jay Lethal springboards into the ropes – CRACK – Lethal falls hard into the mat! The crowd looks confused, but standing on the outside with a chair is none other than ETHAN CARTER III! EC3 IS HERE! He climbs into the ring, pulling off his hoodie as he looks down at Jay Lethal, pulling him up to his feet and driving him into the mat with a Double Underhook Piledriver! EC3 rolls out of the ring, staring into it as Mundo sits in the corner, realizing the opportunity he was just granted. Mundo drags Lethal to the corner before twirling through the air with the END OF THE WORLD!!! Mundo grabs Hebner and pulls him close as he hooks both legs of Lethal! 1…2… NOT THIS WAY DAMN IT! 3!!!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (End Of The World), AND WINNER OF THE WORLD X INVITATIONAL, JOHNNY MUNDO!
    Match Length: 21:51

    Mundo climbs to his feet, yelling out in pure joy, running around like he just won the damn Super Bowl all on his own. Borash runs him down on commentary for his cheating ways as the trophy is moved into the ring, only for Sonnen to counter that the match should’ve been his from the moment the punk in the front row tried to get involved, that Lethal just got equalized. We see EC3 standing on the ramp, staring coldly down to the ring as we get a photo op of Johnny Mundo with his newly won trophy, crowning him the first World X Invitational winner and the first in line for the X-Division Championship!

    The ring is cleared as we see a tale of the tape between the next match’s competitors, as ACH & Taiji Ishimori team up to challenge for the Lucha Brothers’ Impact World Tag Team Championships. Just about all edges seem to go towards the champions retaining, but we see clips of the challenger’s interview imposed over highlights of them teaming both in Impact and NOAH to show the pure heart and fighting spirit of both challengers, as they lay claim to what could be the biggest win of their careers. We come back to the ring with Dave Penzer once again waiting to do introductions.

    Dave Penzer:
    The following tag team contest is scheduled for ONE FALL! And it is for the Impact World Tag Team Championships!


    ***Ability, Charisma, Heart***
    ACH & Taiji Ishimori

    From the back, we see the emergence of the challengers, as the two walk out with smiles across their faces. They are confident, but they clearly know the challenge that is ahead for them. The champions have not lost as a duo since their Impact debut, and ACH & Ishimori plan not only to be the first team to defeat them, but they plan to take away the tag titles in the process.


    ***Thrill Switch***
    Impact World Tag Team ChampionsLucha Brothers

    Wearing their matching gold and black gear, adorning the combination masks that share qualities of each individual, out slink the tag team champions. Dark and mysterious Pentagon Dragon stays on his knees as the energetic Fenix sends mist in the air behind him, causing their lights to change from a spotlight to a gold glow across the entirety of the Impact Zone! They get into the ring, staring down with the challengers as Penzer finalizes the intros. They hand over the title belts to referee Slick Johnson as he presents them to the entire arena for all to see. Johnson hands them to the time keeper and rings the bell to start the match!


    Impact World Tag Team Championship
    Tag Team Match:
    ACH & Taiji Ishimori vs Lucha Brothers[C]

    In ring to start are Fenix and Taiji Ishimori. They come to the middle and shake hands before backing off to start the feeling out process. Both men circle each other, with Fenix doing a forward roll to his feet, showcasing his agility for the fans from the jump. Both men meet in the center, locking up. Ishimori gets the headlock, but quickly gets pushed off the ropes by Fenix, sending him rebounding. Fenix drops down, trying to trip up Taiji, but Ishimori plants his foot and gets a backflip over him, followed by a back handspring! Ishimori bounces up, charging Fenix once more who leapfrogs over him this time! Ishimori hits the ropes, as ACH tags himself in, unbeknownst to Fenix. Fenix drops down for a back drop, but Ishimori rolls up over his back. Fenix stands, only to get caught by a springboard lariat with HUGE elevation from ACH! Fenix quickly gets back to his feet, falling into the corner. Ishimori drops to his hands and knees in front of him, as ACH charges, leaping off his partners back and landing a dropkick to the chest of the champion! Fenix stumbles out to the center, where ACH drops him down into a small package! 1…2… No! The champion has not been put away yet!

    Fenix gets to his knees, as ACH wastes no time keeping the attack going. He lands a quick kick to the chest of Fenix, before planting that same foot and landing a back kick now to the chin! Fenix drops to his back as ACH runs towards him for a running shooting star press! He gets right back up, into a standing moonsault! ACH trying to end this as early as he can right out of the gate! Cover! 1…2… No! ACH falls back, as Fenix rolls out of the ring, while the crowd shows their appreciation for these X Division talents, making up two of the best tag teams in the world. As Fenix rolls to the outside, ACH eyes him up, gauging the distance of the ropes behind him while Ishimori gets the fans cheering for the dive. ACH rebounds off the ropes, as he leaps through the air, but Fenix moves! ACH notices last second, grabbing the top rope as he is able to flip and land on his feet on the apron! Fenix runs at him, but ACH runs, leaping over him to the floor – RIGHT INTO A SUPERKICK FROM PENTAGON! ACH hits the ground hard as Dragon tosses him back into the ring! Fenix gets on the apron, landing a tope atomico before going to his corner and making the tag out to his partner!

    ACH is on his back, as Pentagon stands to his side. Fenix charges his brother, who tosses him up, Fenix displays incredible balance by standing on his brother’s shoulders, leaping off for an assisted Frog Splash! Fenix rolls over him and out of the ring as Pentagon Dragon lands a standing moonsault! Cover! 1…2… No! Kickout from ACH! The challengers still have plenty left in this contest. ACH gets himself up in the corner while Pentagon backs off. ACH gets his chest LIT UP with an overhand chop from Pentagon! Dragon sets him back up, licking his hand before taking him out with ANOTHER overhand chop, ringing throughout the entire Impact Zone! ACH falls out of the corner, reaching to try and make the tag to his partner. Pentagon backs up a step, before kicking the arm of ACH, causing him to writhe around on the mat in pure pain. Pentagon takes it to the ground, applying a keylock. Pentagon pulls and wrenches away on the right arm of ACH, as the challenger tries to do anything he can to get out of this predicament, but it remains unable to do anything at the time being. Ishimori wills the crowd into starting a slow clap, which in turn lends the adrenaline into the Midnight Cannonball to start his fight out of this predicament.

    ACH pushes himself to his knees, allowing him to tuck his chin and roll over, out of the hold. Pentagon, still on his knees, gets caught with a Rana Driver, SPIKING the forehead of the luchador into the mat. Both men are down, as ACH reaches out, wanting to make the tag to Ishimori. ACH crawls, as the crowd waits with baited breath for the tag. Scratching, clawing, ACH finds something within himself to dive forward, making the tag! Ishimori tosses himself over the top rope, into the ring as Pentagon gets back to his feet himself! Ishimori hits a flurry of rights and lefts, as Pentagon gets punch drunk, stumbling back. Ishimori hits the ropes again, this time somersaulting and landing an overhead kick right into the mysterious luchador! Pentagon falls back, rebounding off the second ropes, right into Ishimori who takes him over with a Northern Lights Suplex! Ishimori bridges into the cover, trying to keep the dazed champion out of it! 1…2… No! Fenix is in and lands a double stomp right into the stomach! Ishimori gets up, EATING A SUPERKICK FROM FENIX! ACH now stumbles into the ring, trying to defend his partner! He grabs the back of the neck of Fenix, tossing him to the outside! ACH rebounds off the ropes… AIR JORDAN! ACH TAKES TO THE SKY AND TAKES OUT FENIX!

    Back in the ring, both men are down for the time being as the crowd starts an “IM-PACT! *clap clap* IM-PACT! *clap clap*” chant for the world class competitors in the six sides right now. Both Pentagon and Ishimori are able to get back to their feet. Pentagon throws a big-time forearm into the chin of Ishimori, staggering the challenger. Ishimori returns in kind with a knife edged chop! Forearm once more from Pentagon! Chop from Ishimori! Forearm! Chop! Forearm! Chop! Forearm! Forearm! Forearm! Pentagon lands three big hits in a row, but Ishimori yells for him to bring it on! Pentagon goes for a kill shot, but Ishimori lands a big chop! Another one! Ishimori lands a machine gun of chops, quickly firing shot after shot after shot after shot into the chest until Dragon is backed into Ishimori’s teams turnbuckle. He backs off, before running into the turnbuckle with a wheel kick into the chest of Pentagon Dragon, pushing him out to the center of the ring and allowing Taiji to land a high elevation springboard dropkick! Cover! 1…2… Kick out once again!

    Ishimori motions for the end, trying to lift up Pentagon for his finishing maneuver, the Hermosillo (Double Underhook Piledriver), but Pentagon won’t go up! Backdrop from Pentagon, but Ishimori flips out, landing on his feet! Pentagon Dragon turns around, right into a superkick! Ishimori staggers Dragon, before landing a dropkick to the side of the face, draping him over the second rope! ACH is back on the apron, asking for a tag! Ishimori runs off the ropes, tagging in ACH mid sprint, before drilling Pentagon Dragon with the Superstar 619! Dragon falls back, as ACH goes off the top rope with the BEST 450 EVER! ACH HAS DONE IT! LATERAL PRESS! 1…2… NO! PENTAGON DRAGON GOT HIS SHOULDER UP AT THE LAST SECOND! Sonnen admonishes ACH for not hooking the legs, but chalks it up to the nerves of wanting to make a splash in his first championship opportunity.

    ACH gets back to his feet, as he starts stalking Pentagon Dragon, calling for the end. Pentagon gets back to his feet, but as he attempts a superkick, Dragon ducks underneath! ACH turns back around into a sickening enziguiri! ACH falls in a heap, as Pentagon tags to Fenix! Pentagon Dragon wastes no time, grabbing ACH and butterflying the arms… PACKAGE PILEDRIVER!!! ACH hits the ground hard, as Pentagon sprints across the ring to kick Taiji off the apron! Fenix ascends the ropes, facing the Impact faithful… FENIX SPLASH (Phoenix Splash)!!! Fenix hooks both legs as Pentagon keeps watch for Ishimori! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Fenix Splash), AND STILL IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, LUCHA BROTHERS!
    Match Length: 16:48

    Lucha Brothers are given their championships as they embrace in the center of the ring. Taiji is in the ring, checking on his partner as he helps him up to his feet. Pentagon drops his title belt, stepping up to them. Fenix looks worried, trying to speak some sense into the loose cannon of the duo, but Dragon seems to wave Fenix off. Ishimori steps up, not backing down from the champion. Pentagon looks him in the eyes, not breaking eye contact… Pentagon Dragon extends his hand to the fallen challenger! Ishimori looks unsure, but he shakes it, as Pentagon bows his head in respect for the heart of the challengers. He shakes ACH’s hand as well as Lucha Bros bow to ACH and Ishimori as they leave, allowing the champions to celebrate further as we fade into a promo video for the next match.

    We see a highlight package of Victory Road’s Knockouts Invitational. We see Rosemary taking it to challengers, as she knocks down those who decide to step up. Ivelisse comes in and we see her start to dominate as well. Then it flashes, as we see Rosemary on the apron, getting shoved off inadvertently by Kong, as she lands awkwardly on her wrist. The screen goes black as we hear the pained screams, agony clear in the voice of the at the time champion. We then hear the referee; 1…2…3!

    Dave Penzer:
    Your winner and NEW KNOCKOUT’S WORLD CHAMPION, IVELISSE!

    We see Ivelisse partying in LAX’s club house, but we cut to the tag team title match later on in the show. We see Decay brutalized by the hooded figures, as Abyss is decked in the back of the head of the light tubes! Crazzy Steve gets sandwiched between the hooded figures, as they both crack him with light tubes as well, before Steve is piledriven onto them!

    Rosemary:
    Steve… They will pay for this…

    Shots of LAX paying off the hooded men, as Ivelisse runs down the KO’s division in the ring.

    Ivelisse Velez:
    Whatchu lookin’ at, puta?!

    Record Scratch, Silence holds over a black and white image of both women at the contract table.

    Ivelisse Velez:
    You’re in over your head. When I’m through whitchu, that wrist is gonna be the healthiest part of your body.

    Rosemary stands unmoved.

    Ivelisse Velez:
    Oh wait… I know what this is. You miss your poor wittle boyfriend.

    We hear somber music as we see Rosemary sitting behind the Church of Decay, crying over a fresh grave with a photo of her and Steve. We hear Ivelisse talking over it.

    Ivelisse Velez:
    You don’t care about this title at all anymore, do you? You just want revenge because we called out a hit on your punk ass, pipsqueak, clown, boy toy.

    The music spikes as Rosemary glows red in a black and white shot. As she speaks we see highlights of the undefeated Demon Assassin running rampant over Impact.

    Rosemary:
    You will pay for your sins…. You can act as though you aren’t afraid… We know…. You will be praying to the nonexistent gods above…

    Ivelisse Velez:
    You’re gonna learn I’m the BADDEST BITCH in professional wrestling!

    Rosemary:
    You will beg for forgiveness… As you…

    Ivelisse Velez:
    You’re in over your head.

    Rosemary:
    DECAY!

    The music fades as we get a final shot of the two staring down before we see the graphic once again, fading back to the Impact Zone.

    Dave Penzer:
    The following contest is scheduled for ONE FALL and is for the Knockout’s World Championship!


    ***Nobodies***
    Rosemary

    The lights grow dim, as smoke billows from the back. Rosemary’s name oozes down the video wall as she slinks down the ramp, looking like she is ready to avenge her fallen Decay family. Rosemary gets into the ring, yelling out at the audience as Borash claims the two styles that are about to clash are about as night and day as we can see, not just in ring wise, but personality and mentally as well. Sonnen claims that the rage of Rosemary could be useful, but that LAX have been a force that have not shown a weak spot yet.


    ***5150***
    Impact Knockout’s World ChampionIvelisse

    The sirens blare, the spotlights search, as out from the crowd march the resident rudos, with Ivelisse leading the charge. Flanked by both Santana and Ortiz, as Konnan pulls up the rear, we see that Homicide, Kingston, and Diamante are nowhere to be seen, which Sonnen claims could be the most dangerous part. As Ivelisse gets into the ring, she stares eye to eye with the Demon Assassin, pulling down her bandana from her mouth to reveal a confident smirk. Ivelisse clearly is not worried one bit about Rosemary.

    Brian Hebner separates the two, as they go to their corners and Penzer announces them.

    Dave Penzer:
    Introducing first, in the corner to my left. She is the challenger. Hailing from the Valley of Shadows, she is the undefeated Demon Assassin, this… is… ROSEMARY!

    Rosemary doesn’t move from her spot, not breaking eye contact for a second with the current champion.

    Dave Penzer:
    And introducing next, in the corner to my right. Accompanied to the ring by Santana, Ortiz, and Konnan. She is representing the Latin American Xchange, and hailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is the current Reigning, Defending, Knockout’s Champion of the Wooooorld… IVELISSE VELEZ!

    Ivelisse yells to the audience, as she hangs the championship around her neck, throwing up the LAX hand sign. She spits on the ground in Rosemary’s direction as she laughs at her challenger. Hebner brings the two to the center, reiterating the rules and asking if there are any questions. Neither seem to have any, and he tells them to shake hands if they wish. Shocking to nobody, neither extends their hands, backing into their corners instead. Hebner retrieves the championship from Velez before presenting it for all to see. Hebner hands it off to the time keeper, asking if both combatants are ready... Before ringing the bell to start the match!


    Knockout’s World Championship
    Singles Match:
    Rosemary vs Ivelisse Velez[C] w/ L.A.X.

    The bell sounds, and Rosemary charges Ivelisse, trying to get a piece of the champion as soon as she can, but Ivelisse ducks under the top rope. Ivelisse yells at Rosemary in Spanish as she claws and scratches at Velez, while Hebner has to pull Rosemary off of her. Rosemary backs off, breathing heavily in anger, as Ivi smirks, getting back into the ring. Rosemary charges again, lunging in for an attack, but Velez ducks underneath her, getting behind the challenger as Rosemary’s momentum sends her into the turnbuckle. Ivelisse gets on the second rope, yelling out to the crowd, as she doesn’t notice Rosemary stalking up behind her. Ivelisse hops down, turning around right into a stiff forearm right into the chin, dropping her like a sack of bricks! Rosemary mounts on top of her, laying in a flurry of rights and lefts, letting out infuriated yells as she unleashes her rage onto the closest thing she can get to the men who took out Decay.

    Hebner has to get Rosemary off of her, as Ivelisse is able to get her feet on the bottom rope, forcing a break. Once again, Hebner has to get physical in the aspect of getting Rosemary away from her opponent, warning her that he will throw out the match if he has to. Rosemary backs off, growling in anger as Velez rolls out of the ring, trying to catch her breath following the early onslaught. Rosemary gets out of the ring as she looks to continue her path to retribution. As she steps towards the champion, both Santana and Ortiz stand in her path, telling her to back off and calling her a list of explicitives in Spanish. Ivelisse rolls back into the ring, as Rosemary notices, turning back to the ring herself. As she climbs into the ring, Velez pounces, pounding away on the challenger’s head and neck. Velez lifts her off the mat, keeping her in a Thai Clinch, as the champion sends knees into the ribs of Rosemary, before hauling off with a swift knee into the bridge of the nose. Rosemary falls onto the mat as Ivelisse hooks the inside leg! 1…2… Strong kick out from the challenger, shoving the champ off of her.

    Ivelisse gets off, as Rosemary uses the ropes to lift herself to her knees. Velez slides in, driving her knee into the cheek of Rosemary, who falls into the ropes. Velez takes shots at Rosemary in the ropes, Hebner having to step in now to pull off the champion. As Hebner and Ivelisse yell at each other, Konnan steps forward, choking out Rosemary on the middle rope! The crowd shows their displeasure for the interference of LAX’s Godfather, who backs off as Hebner breaks off from Velez. Rosemary falls back into the ring, as Ivelisse lifts her up. Ivelisse hooks up the challenger, landing her down with a snap suplex! Ivelisse floats over, getting to her feet, before dropping an elbow down into the chest of the Demon Assassin! Ivelisse goes for the cover once more! 1…2… Kick out! As Rosemary sits up from the cover, Ivelisse leaps onto her with a headlock. Velez pulls away on the neck of the undefeated Knockout, as she tries to incapacitate her for the foreseeable future. Rosemary starts yelling, as the crowd starts to chant for her, which takes Sonnen by surprise. Borash attributes it to the disdain of LAX overcoming their fear of Rosemary. Rosemary starts to rise to her knees, as she gets up. Rosemary shoves Ivelisse off the ropes, but before she runs off, Rosemary grabs a handful of hair, slamming the champion to the mat head first.

    Santana gets up to the apron, yelling out to Rosemary to get her attention. Rosemary charges, going for a lariat, but Santana hops off! Ivelisse gets behind her, hooking up a school girl cover! 1…2… No! The Demon Assassin gets her shoulders off the mat. Both women scramble to their feet, as Ivelisse runs right into a straight right hand from Rosemary! Velez falls back onto her backside, as Rosemary dives forward, driving her elbow damn near through Ivelisse Velez! Rosemary sits, staring at the fallen champion, as Sonnen berates her for not trying to get the win while she has the chance. Rosemary stalks Ivelisse, staying crouched on her hands and knees, as she awaits the rising champion. Ivelisse gets up, as Rosemary pulls her onto her shoulders, looking for the Red Wedding. Ortiz now hops onto the apron, as he screams at Rosemary. Rosemary walks towards him, as Ivelisse falls backwards off her. Ivelisse lands on her feet, as Rosemary raises her hand to psych out Ortiz before kicking him below the belt!

    Rosemary turns around, right into a Scorpion Kick (corkscrew kick) into the chin! Rosemary falls back into the ropes, as Ivelisse pulls her forward, driving her down with a kickout DDT! Ivelisse attempts the cover! 1…2… Kick out from Rosemary, she refuses to go down! Ivelisse backs off into the corner, while Rosemary lifts herself up. Velez charges, going for a knee in the corner, DUCKED BY ROSEMARY! Rosemary takes her over with a german suplex, driving her hard into the mat on the top of her neck! The crowd lets out a gasp as Ivelisse rolls all the way over onto her knees. Rosemary charges forward, nailing a forearm into the chest of Ivelisse! Rosemary yells out to the crowd, screaming for Steve. Rosemary lifts up Ivelisse, but the champion drives a thumb right into the eye! Rosemary falls back, clawing at her face to try and fix her vision in any way, but she gets a dropkick to the back, sending her into the turnbuckle! Ivelisse rushes forward, this time nailing the knee into the back of Rosemary! She falls back, as Velez rolls her up, putting her feet on the second rope! 1…2… NO! Not enough to put Rosemary away!

    Rosemary gets to her knees, only to catch a knee to the chin! Rosemary falls back, bridging her legs behind her own shoulder blades. Ivelisse yells to the sky, as Rosemary rises from the ashes, back to her knees. Ivelisse look shocked. Ivelisse can’t believe what she’s just seen. She pulls back, slapping the taste out of Rosemary! Rosemary’s head snaps to the side, before she begins to shake. She cocks her head, looking back at Ivelisse Velez with pure rage. Rosemary begins to shake with anger, as she gets to her feet, daring Velez to hit her again. Velez lands a right hand to the face, but Rosemary doesn’t even move. Another right from Ivelisse, but again, no reaction! Ivelisse runs off the ropes, only to catch an elbow into the chin! Ivelisse crumbles onto the mat. Konnan now gets on the apron! Rosemary walks to him, laughing hysterically at what Konnan might do. Little does she know, now Santana runs in the ring behind her!

    Santana charges her, but Rosemary ducks! Santana barely avoids decking his leader, turning back into Rosemary to get caught with mist to the face! She lands a roundhouse kick into the head, as he drops and rolls out of the ring! Ortiz gets in the ring himself, still staggered from the low blow, but Rosemary lifts him up onto her shoulders, RED WEDDING! Ivelisse starts getting back onto her feet, as Konnan tosses the slapjack into the ring! Ivelisse falls onto it, pretending to still be down and out. Rosemary walks over to Ivelisse, lifting her to her feet. Rosemary gets CLOCKED in the side of the head with the slapjack, as Ivelisse stands over her with the foreign object in her hands. Brian Hebner very clearly saw this, giving him no choice but to call for the bell!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via DQ (Foreign Object), Rosemary! However, Ivelisse Remains Knockout’s World Champion!
    Match Length: 13:55

    Konnan gets in the ring, Knockout’s World Championship in his hands. Ivelisse stands tall, as Santana and Ortiz start to get into the ring, limping and grasping their heads in pain. They all circle around Rosemary on the ground, but the lights cut out! We hear Rosemary’s voice over the intercom…

    DECAY – DECAY – DECAY

    The lights come back, and two men are standing in the ring, back to back, with Rosemary in between (still down and out). The lankier one is wearing all white with blood smears and a black mask covering his face, while the more built one stands in a cut off shirt and jean shorts, wearing a matching black mask.

    Santana charges the lankier one, but the masked man ducks the strike! He lands a knee to the ribs and a rolling elbow to the jaw as Santana rolls out of the ring! Meanwhile, Ortiz charges the other masked man, who drops him hard with a boot to the chin! Ortiz rolls onto he knees, getting a running elbow to the temple for his troubles! Konnan and Ivelisse high tail it out of the ring as Rosemary rises up, both masked men staring coldly to the outside. Rosemary looks at them, shocked and confused. She shakes her head, clearly unsure of what is happening. Both men reveal their faces. First one to look up is the one in jeans, who Borash recognizes as…

    Spoiler:


    Death Match Specialist, MASADA!

    MASADA stares at Rosemary, no emotion in his eyes, as she looks confused at the blood-stained figure. He pulls his mask off laughing as he turns to reveal himself as…

    Spoiler:


    JIMMY HAVOC!

    Rosemary steps back in shock. She shakes her head, she can’t believe that he is here, especially right now. Havoc looks at her with a smile on his face as he opens his arms out for a hug. Rosemary refuses, screaming in his direction as she leaves the ring. Havoc laughs, looking down at the mat, while MASADA remains motionless next to him as we fade out.

    We go to a promotional video for upcoming house show tracks that run along the east coast, with some dates in NYC, Philly, Boston, and Connecticut.

    We go back to the commentary team, running down the events that we have seen over the entire length of the card, with some of the crazy moments that have happened, before JB excuses himself to the ring for the main event introductions.


    ***Eyes of the Hunter***
    Natural Born Killers

    Davey Richards slinks out, with Angelina Love in tow. The two move eye to eye, as they stare each other down, a cold smile crossing the face of Angelina. They make their way down the ramp and get into the ring. Davey gets in his corner, sitting in the corner as Angelina stands before him.


    ***Hellfire and Brimstone***
    Impact World ChampionLashley

    As golden lights splay across the crowd, wearing his American Top Team shirt, we see Lashley walking down the stage, with the championship belt around his waist. He gets into the ring, unhooking his championship belt as he moves it to his shoulder, staring down his challenger whilst still not looking worried about the match about to come.

    RING BELL

    RING BELL

    RING BELL

    Jeremy Borash:
    The following contest is your MAIN EVENT OF THE EVENING! It is scheduled for one fall, and as the action begins, the referee in charge of this contest is Impact Senior Official, Earl Hebner.

    Hebner nods behind Borash.

    Jeremy Borash:
    Introducing first, standing in the corner to my left. He is the challenger. Standing at 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighing in at 202 pounds, and hailing from Othello, WA… He is the “Lone Wolf…” DAVEY! RIIIIIIIICHARDS!

    Richards doesn’t move, but Love motions to him, as he sits still.

    Jeremy Borash:
    And introducing next, in the corner to my right. Hailing from Colorado Springs, CO, standing at 6 feet, 2 inches tall, and weighing in at 245 pounds… He is the CURRENT! Reigning, Defending, Impact Heavyweight Champion of the Wooooooooooooorld… “WALKING ARMAGEDDON….” LAAAAAAASHLEYYYYYYYYY!

    Lashley steps up, holding his championship high in the air as he smack talks Davey Richards one last time before they compete for that very prize. Lashley hands the championship to Earl Hebner who raises it for the crowd to see. He brings both men in the center of the ring, going over the rules one final time. He asks if either man have any questions regarding the rules, but neither man responds. He tells both men to shake hands if they wish. Lashley chuckles and extends his hand. Richards hesitates but grabs it, pulling him in until they are chest to chest. Hebner has to pull them and separate them from each other before calling for the match to officially start.


    *MAIN EVENT*
    Impact World Championship
    Singles Match:
    Davey Richards w/ Angelina Love vs Lashley[C]

    The two step towards the center, Davey Richards with his hands up and shuffling around looking for an opening, while Lashley is clearly more nonchalant about the opening of the contest. Davey shoots in for a double leg, but it gets stuffed by Lashley. Lashley wraps his hand around the waist of Richards, tossing him across the ring. Lashley steps back, flexing at Davey with a huge smile across his face, infuriating Angelina on the outside. Davey gets back to his feet, a cold look crossing over his face as he steps back towards Lashley. Both men lock up, and Lashley gets the go behind. Rear waistlock takedown sends both men to the mat, as Lashley maintains the hold on the ground. Richards gets his feet down as a base, trying to break the grip of the world champ, but to no avail. Richards pushes off his feet, using his leverage to start standing, and he sends a back kick right into the knee of Lashley! The Destroyer releases, backing off. Lashley looks impressed at the ease that Davey was able to get out of it, nodding and saying, “Okay, okay…” as though he just now realized what a caliber talent he is competing against.

    Lashley gets in his sparring stance, as both men go towards each other once more. Davey Richards shoots in on the leg again, this time while Lashley takes a step forward, dropping him to the mat very quickly. Davey transitions onto him quickly, trying to hook into an achilles lock. Lashley crawls, getting himself onto the bottom ropes to force the break. Lashley uses the ropes to pull him up, and as he is getting up, Davey Richards lands a stiff kick into the chest! Lashley stumbles back, clearly caught off guard. The world champion falls into the turnbuckle, as Davey pounces, a flurry of rights to the top of the head. Hebner forces him to back off, which he does. Richards walks back into the corner, sending a knife edged chop into the corner. Lashley’s eyes widen, feeling the full force of the shot. Davey goes for another, but Lashley shoves him off hard, sending him into center of the ring. Richards hits the ground, rolling back up to his feet, just as he gets nailed with a clothesline from the champ!

    Lashley lifts up Davey, driving him down once more with an STO. Richards hits hard, as Lashley gets the full mount, driving a punch into the face, as Richards tries to cover himself up. Davey gets his leg out of under Lashley, transitioning into side control, as he pulls Lashley’s head in. Both men jock for position, trying to get the better stance, as Richards is able to pop his other leg out, with a body scissors on Lashley. Richards brings his knees in, landing a forearm between the eyes of Lashley, staggering the champion momentarily, which allows Richards to shove him off. Richards quickly gets to his feet, driving a stiff kick into the stomach of the grounded champion! Lashley rolls over onto his back, clutching his midsection. The challenger hits the ropes, dropping a knee intro he throat of his opponent! Davey climbs back up to his feet, nailing a second knee drop! Davey drops down, picking at the arm, trying to applying some form of submission, but Lashley sends his left hand right into the chest of the challenger. Lashley gets off, lifting up Davey Richards by the scruff of the neck.

    Lashley throws Davey off the ropes, landing a shoulder block to drop down The Lone Wolf in one quick motion. Lashley hits the ropes, but Davey Richards tries to trip him up, only to get leap frogged over. Richards gets to his feet, going to leap frog Lashley, who pumps the brakes! Lashley stops just underneath Davey, catching him out of the air! The champion charges forward, driving Davey Richards hard into the turnbuckle! As a gasp of air escapes the lungs of the challenger, Lashley drags him into the center of the ring, hooking the outside leg! 1…2… No! The Lone Wolf gets his shoulder up. Davey Richards turns to his stomach, trying to crawl towards the ropes, but Lashley grabs him by the waist. Lashley deadlifts the challenger into the air, driving him down with a Deadlift German!

    Richards lands in a heap, as he looks up into the lights, doing his best to try and gain his bearings once again. Lashley gets to his feet, taunting the challenger once again. The World Champion walks over to Davey, grabbing the Lone Wolf by the scruff of his neck. Lifting Davey up to his feet, Lashley puts him down, trying to lift the challenger into a powerbomb, but Davey is doing all that he can to fight it. Davey can’t avoid it for long, getting pulled up into a powerbomb position. Lashley marches around the ring as Davey tries to send rights into the forehead of the champion. Lashley charges the corner, but before he can land a buckle bomb, Davey turns it into a hurricanrana! The champion is turned upside down and inside out in the corner! Lashley rebounds, rolling out towards the center of the ring while Davey quickly climbs the ropes. Richards looks out to the crowd as he pauses. He howls out to the crowd, reminiscent of his tag team past… Diving double stomp from Davey Richards! He hooks both legs! 1…2…. NO! Lashley gets the shoulder up!

    Richards is on his knees, unsure of what he can do now. Lashley stirs, getting up to his knees. Davey waffles him hard with a chop to the chest. Another one from the Lone Wolf! Davey looks out, as Angelina tells him to finish Lashley off. He howls once more, before looking for Creeping Death – DUCKED! Lashley shoves him in the back, sending his challenger off the ropes. Lashley lunges forward, trying to land the Spear, but he gets CAUGHT with a knee right under the chin! Lashley falls hard to the ground, clearly knocked for a loop. Davey looks around, shocked at what just happened, while Angelina screams for him to finish the deal. Richards covers Lashley with a lateral press! 1…2… NO! Lashley grabs the bottom rope, and Sonnen says that emotions ran high and Davey needed to hook the legs. Davey Richards pulls at his wrist tape, pulling some off in anger. He gets to his feet, yelling out.

    Borash calls to Richards’ using everything he can think of so far, even calling back to his old partner with the howling out to the crowd. Sonnen says that Edwards can’t (and wouldn’t) help Davey right now as he stands eye to eye with Walking Armageddon. Lashley gets back up to one knee, as Davey lands a kick to the chest. Richards hits an open hand strike right into the side of Lashley’s skull. Davey hits the ropes, sliding in with a forearm right into the side of the head! Lashley hits the ground, but Davey doesn’t stop. He lifts Lashley up to his feet, and drags his thumb across his throat. Davey hooks up the arm for a suplex, but pauses for a second. A smirk falls over his face as Davey Richards seems to be getting an idea. He hooks Lashley’s legs together, as Borash goes wild, calling for his attempt at the Die-Hard Driver! Lashley starts getting lifted up, but a HARD-left hand into the stomach stops the lift attempt.

    Lashley lifts a knee, sending it into the ribcage of Davey Richards, doubling him over. Lashley hits a hard-right hand, staggering him once again. A left this time from Lashley! Lashley starts sending rights and lefts in, a hard-hitting flurry catching the challenger off guard as he staggers him into the ropes. Lashley grabs him by the back of the neck, taking him all the way across the ring before tossing him out of the ring. Richards lands on his feet on the apron, but Lashley doesn’t notice right away. The champ rushes in, trying to take him down only to get a pendulum kick under the chin from Richards! Lashley staggers out into the center of the ring, but Davey springboards to try and take him down – SPEAR! SPEAR! LASHLEY CATCHES HIM OUT OF THE AIR AND DRIVES HIM INTO THE MAT! The champion hooks both legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Spear), AND STILL IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION, LASHLEY!
    Match Length: 15:44

    Lashley gets to his knees, as he is handed his championship belt. Sonnen claims that nobody is able to defeat The Destroyer. Borash calls Richards’ performance admirable, but that he depended too much on trying to send a message to Eddie Edwards than trying to focus on what got him to the dance. Lashley gets on the second rope, yelling out as Richards rolls out of the ring. Lashley gets into the center and demands the referee strap the championship around his waist. Hebner complies, and we fade out as we see the World Champion standing tall, arms cross, title shining around his waist.

    “Can anybody topple the seemingly infallible Walking Armageddon that is Bobby Lashley?!”

    Copyright Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC. 2017
    Author's Note: This took infinitely longer than expected, as I planned to get this finished in August. I am still very very proud with how this came out, and think it may be my best work to date. Hope you guys enjoy, and prepare for this to once again be a constant in this section!
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    Wrestling Rumor Round Up


    *Wrestling Rumor Round Up - Week of April 20th, 2017*

    - Following Impact Wrestling's Against All Odds show, huge news has erupted from the company, including a streaming service, a move in home base, a merger with Global Force Wrestling, and more. Impact officials have been asked why it all was announced at once rather than spreading it out, and many believe it to have to do with the time of the year. Just out of WrestleMania season, many new or returning eyes are on wrestling that normally wouldn't be. The ability to get Impact in the headlines of wrestling news for new fans seems to be the overall goal, and as of now it is succeeding, with a lot of intrigue coming into the new developments.

    - Speaking of which, it is believed that GFW "Amped" will be continuing as a brand. It has been discussed as being used as a developmental brand/touring brand for Impact, similar to that of NXT. Names have already been contacted to join the brand, with a mixture of smaller indy talent, some indy vets, and former Impact stars to build an overall brand. Rumored members of the Amped roster appear to be The Bravado Brothers, Tara, Chip Day, Silas Young, and BJ Whitmer.

    - WWE has been doing a lot of major cut backs that seem to be surprising the wrestlers. Pyrotechnics have been removed from the budget, which seems to be a big issue. Daniel Bryan has been trying to leave the company, due to the lack of ability for him to compete in the ring. While WWE is avoiding getting him out of the company, it seems to not be beneficial to keep him either. Apparently a good amount of WWE Superstars are considering walking out, and are asking Daniel Bryan for advice for what to do in the independents. With talent already being fired recently (Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler, and others), if people walk out in mass as well, we could be seeing a huge shake up in WWE's ranks.

    - NJPW has been teasing an announcement coming at an upcoming Ring of Honor show. Many believe it to be about the G1 Long Beach Special, with it building some matches on the card to build intrigue over seas.

    - The merger between Impact and GFW are also raising a lot of questions. One of the major questions seems to be what the name of the company will be. Many seem to believe that the GFW Champion is going to win the main event of Slammiversary, to cement the name as Global Force Wrestling. Impact will more than likely remain the name of the TV show, but as of now, the plan is for the company as a whole to lose the stigma that Impact Wrestling has. Many have argued that GFW has a similar issue with the "GFW Gold" controversy, mixing in with the lack of any substance behind the brand name. The main argument as of now seems to be that GFW is the lesser of two evils, as well as being more well liked by sponsors when tested.

    -Awesome Kong who recently made her return to Impact Wrestling has officially made it clear what her intentions/nature of her contract are. Apparently, Kong is to have one final on screen program to pass the torch, before retiring and becoming an agent/trainer. Many believe she will move down to the "Amped" section of the company to help train upstarts and help get some talent ready for the big screen even faster. Names thrown around for her last program have been Sienna, Laurel Van Ness, Rosemary, and Ivelisse Velez. Any of these four could be huge programs, and many believe it will culminate at Slammiversary. Just how things go down will be a sight to see, and we are very excited to see Kong in the six sides again.

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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    Review:

    - Firstly, we get Chael Sonnen as the new color commentator. Unsure if I like it or not.. I guess it continues the Global Force connection.

    - Good opening match for the Pre-show. Another win for Matt Riddle and he continues his form. Right call for me. Moose tested him more as expected, good match.

    - I do appreciate an introduction, this was another good one.

    - Great opening match! I would have been happy to see either man win. Mundo picks up the victory and moves on to the finals.

    - Another great match! Perhaps even better then the first one. Cool to see a respectful ending between both Ki & Lethal. Lethal picks up the win and that should be a great match to come with Johnny Mundo.

    - Sorry, about your damn luck, Storm & Liger. Don't know too much about Kingston but love the direction LAX are going in under your booking and so anything that strengthens them is cool with me.

    - Another really good match! Six sides of steel and how you built up the match before hand with the vignette/promo was really cool. Non-title always meant that Everett was always going to pick up the victory and it was fitting. Ending soled the importance of the match and victory really well. Good job!

    - Simple but effective promo from the American Nightmare- Cody Rhodes.

    - I was less into this match but it was still cool. Nice win for Reno Scum and the added touch of Sami Callihan is pretty cool.

    - Hmm. Not sure what to make of that ending. Injuries off course happen but in a booker, it always seems weird, i guess. A way to write out Magnus perhaps? No idea! Bram is pissed and I can see why.

    - So the announcements were expected and tie in with the real life ones. Hopefully these work out better then it did in real life Haha! I loved that Hall was added. Excited to see him back in a Tv role, that would be sweet. I also liked the idea of the Champions facing each other to determine one Champion.

    - YOU GOT ME!! I thought the quick victory was coming and I was like, WHAT THE FUCK?! Haha! Great match! EC3 ruined it slightly, I wanted to see a one on one with a worthy winner. EC3 vs Lethal should be good though!

    - Glad to see the Lucha Brothers retain their Championships.

    - Enjoyed the Knockout's Championship match! Didn't mind who won, really like both. It was all about the ending though. I'm so intrigued to see how this develops. Good job.

    - Really good Main Event and a great effort from Davey Richards. Walking Armageddon defends his Championship and looks dominant once again! Who will challenge him and dethrone the Champion? I'm looking forward to finding out.

    Overall: Great show man, no real faults at all. Maybe needed a promo or two, that would have been cool but the match builds and the matches were all really good and to a high standard. Some cool announcements and debuts/returns. I'm excited to read more. One of my favorite bookers right now, easily.


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