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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    Prediction Contest:

    0. Masada and Havoc over Shark Boy and Sonjay Dutt with Havoc getting the win
    1. Sienna over Garrett with the AK47
    2. Kingston over Storm with Backfist to the Future and some LAX interference
    3. The Lucha Brothers over LAX with Penta getting the win
    4. LeRae over Ivelisse by DQ, Ivelisse retains
    5. Cody over Sydal off judges decision
    6. Lethal over Cater with the Lethal Injection
    7. Ultimate X Match - Richards gets the championship
    8. Lashley over Mundo with the Spear

    No turns I can think of.

    I think we could be seeing a debut as you always keep the readers on their toes with that... Not sure who it would be.

    The fifth round

    Trevor Lee

    LAX interference in Kingston/Storm and the Knockouts Championship, Brandi helping Cody at some point but won't be a deciding factor

    Santana takes the fall



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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    Buzzing for the show ma man! Since 2011, Destination X has always at least been a good show imo so this looks like it'll be a banger!

    1 The Lucha Brothers (C) defeats The Latin American Xchange for the Impact World Tag Championships by Pinfall
    Think it's way to early to take the belts off of Lucha Bros, but I expect there to be a beatdown post-match to continue the feud and get some heat on LAX, maybe build to some sort of Street Fight or Ladder Match at Slammiversary.

    2 Sienna (C) defeats Brittany Garrett for the GFW Women's Championship by Submission
    Don't really see the point in taking the belt of Sienna now, but I know it's gonna be a really good match, so Sienna all the way!

    3 Eddie Kingston defeats James Storm by Pinfall
    I feel the Storm/Kingston feud isn't gonna be over JUST yet, it'd be a good wee win for Eddie and give LAX more momentum.

    4 Matt Sydal defeats Cody Rhodes (C) for the Impact Grand Championship by Pinfall (Round 5)
    Think we'll see a new champ with Sydal, it'd be nice if the feud continued after this but, I'm a big fan of Sydal & always thought he never got a fair shake in any of the major companies he joined (mainly his own fault to be fair) so hopefully he doesn't fuck it up here

    5 Candice LeRae defeats Ivellise Velez (C) for the Impact Knockouts World Championship by Submission

    I think with the whole Braxton thing, LeRae winning is the way to go. Just as a sidenote, I REALLY am starting to hate Sutter, and it's because of this storyline! Haha! It's not that it's badly written, in fact it's intruging, but due to personal reasons just this storyline is dead uncomfortable for me, but in a good way keep it up man, I pray Allie doesn't get fucked over.

    6 Ethan Carter III defeats Jay Lethal
    This one was the most difficult for me. On one hand, Lethal winning would make sense, since I believe he's going to win the GFW Championship and face Lashley at Slammiversary, however, if you were to continue this feud, EC3 winning would be a good way to throw people off the scent of Jay winning the Global title, and if he was to win it, you'd have a ready made challenger in EC3. In the end I think you'll throw us a left hook and give Ethan the win.

    7 Low Ki defeats Davey Richards, Lio Rush, Dezmond Xavier, Homicide, Andrew Everett & Trevor Lee in the Ultimate X for the Impact X-Division Championship
    Have a feeling the TNA Original is gonna take the title home. Was torn between Ki and Davey, but I think "The World Warrior" is gonna take it home.

    8 Bobby Lashley (C) defeats Johnny Mundo for the Impact World Championship by Pinfall

    Lashley is on a roll as Impact Champ, wouldn't really make sense for Bobby to just lose the title here. If Jay wins the GFW Title, you have a readymade feud with Lashley/Lethal and, honestly, that match sounds the most interesting to me. Mundo will have his time eventually.

    Turns? Nah
    Think Petey Williams might make a return
    Think Rush will be first off the cables
    LAX to interfere in Kingston, Ivelisse & the Ultimate X Match, but Braxton will save Candice
    Santana to take the fall

    Good luck pal!

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    Wrestling Rumor Round Up


    *Wrestling Rumor Round Up - Week of May 25th, 2017*

    - Following up on our story of the return of World of Sport, there has been an official date announced for their ITV pilot. World of Sport's pilot will be airing on Saturday, July 8th, with no current names being advertised for the broadcast. Many have been rumored to come aboard, but the first name that has been confirmed to be at the tapings will be commentator Jim Ross who has agreed to a one night contract, as his WWE deal is only that of an ambassador at this current time (the reason he is able to remain a commentary fixture on NJPW's AXS TV program).

    - The finals for the GFW Global Championship have been set. Bram and Jay Lethal, both Impact stars, will be the contest to decide the second ever champion, who will also go on to face the Impact World Champion at Slammiversary to Unify the titles. Many are now unsure of the outcome, as it was heavily believed to be Lethal and former WWE Star Jax Wagger in that final. However, a monkey wrench was thrown in last second, with Jay Lethal defeated ROH World Champion, Christopher Daniels, and shock upset of Bram defeating Wagger. It is being spread around the rumor mill that Bram was originally supposed to go over former champion Magnus before the injury during their match. This rumor is what is making the bets being placed very concerned over whether they will stick to their guns, or transition over to the ready made story of Lethal/Lashley in the main event. There are mixed reports of the feelings backstage for Bram, but some have been saying he may want out of the company with this tournament final being their final play to keep him on the roster. If Bram loses at GFW: Swan Song on June 11th, not only will he not move on to the main event of Slammiversary, but this may be the last we see of Bram on Impact in general.

    - Mauro Ranallo, current head commentator for WWE's Smackdown Live brand is reportedly about to be out of the door of the company. Following him getting mercilessly mocked by fellow commentator John Layfield both on and off air, Mauro has been wanting out of the company, citing issues coming to surface with his mental help that JBL would only worsen. WWE is working hard to both keep him and avoid a lawsuit, but Mauro seems adamant that he wants out of the company, having requested his release. At the moment the request has not been granted, as they want to look for somewhere else Ranallo can go, including offering him a deal to be the head commentator for their NXT brand. As of this writing, Mauro has yet to respond, and is openly talking to other possible ventures as his contract permits.

    - With the upcoming Destination X pay-per view event, many have been curious about whether there will be a return or debut at the event, with people citing the 15th anniversary of the company coming up. We can confirm that a former X-Division star that has previously retired will be making their professional wrestling debut. Many names have been through circulation, with one of the leading names being Elix Skipper, due to his cage walk rana being front and center to many #Impact15 highlight videos through circulation. Another considered named would be one who actually wasn't in the X-Division, but may in the future, Monty Brown. After leaving wrestling after undisclosed "family issues" would arise, Brown has considered stepping back into the ring, with this being a great opportunity to do so.

    - This past week War Machine from Impact Wrestling once again sent shock waves through projected cards for Slammiversary. The team won the GFW Tag Team Championships from underneath the noses of Best Friends at the most recent Amped event. With only one more scheduled defense, not including the rematch, there have been narrowed down to three possible teams that will go into the unification tag title match as GFW's representatives. It will either be War Machine, Best Friends, or Killer Elite Squad who are scheduled to challenge for the titles at the Swan Song event.


    - Following NXT's Chicago Takeover, we saw a shocking heel turn from DIY member, Tommaso Ciampa, as he would turn on partner Johnny Gargano immediately after their title loss to cement the end of the team. However, Ciampa tore multiple ligaments in his knee and will be out for multiple months. People are quickly attaching to this angle, as Ciampa has already black out his twitter and changed his name to "Black Heart" on his profile. Some backstage are worried that this injury could ruin the planned feud, but they want to wait it out and take the long approach. Ciampa was supposed to cut a promo about why on NXT TV, even having it announced, but he no showed the event (in kayfabe). At the last second (literally just before he walked out onto the stage), NXT management felt it would be more impactful to leave Ciampa's dead stare to his destroyed former partner as the lasting image of his betrayal before his eventual return from injury.
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    Re: Destination X Official Weigh-Ins and Press Conference

    Prediction Contest:
    1. Match Predictions!

    Preshow: Shark Boy and Sonjay Dutt via pinfall
    #1: Davey Richards (rooting for Lee or Everett)
    #3: Sienna via pinfall
    #6: Candice Lerae via pinfall
    #2: Matt Sydal via pinfall
    #5: James Storm via pinfall
    #4: LAX via pinfall
    #7: Jay Lethal via submission
    #8: Johnny Mundo via pinfall

    2. Any turns?! Heel, face, or otherwise; who and why?! I'm thinking Pentagon heels on Fenix, setting up a rivalry
    3. Any debuts/returns?! Are we seeing the return of Monty Brown? I hope so!
    4. What round (out of 5) will the Grand Championship match end in? 5
    5. Who is the first person to fall off of the Ultimate X cables? Trevor Lee
    6. Will there be interference in matches? If so, who and when? Konnan will get involved in the Storm/Kingston match
    7. Who takes the fall in the Team Team title match? Fenix


    I'm trying to get into this booker, so this Destination X event better be really good! I'm looking forward to it

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    Impact Wrestling Destination X 5/28/17


    Destination X Pre-Show
    LIVE on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook Live and impactwrestling.com
    “Welcome Impact Wrestling fans, to the OFFICIAL Destination X Pre-Show, LIVE on YouTube, Twitch, and many other media outlets as we prepare to showcase what makes Impact the STANDARD bearer of Professional Wrestling; The X-Division!”

    We go to see Josh Mathews in a green screened room, with graphics for tonight’s show plastered all around him. He goes for a little bit, speaking about matches that will go on before showing the promotional videos, including James Storm fighting former DCC brother in arms, Kingston, the Ultimate X match to decide the new X-Division Champion, and Ethan Carter III’s crusade to take down Jay Lethal for “taking his spotlight.” As he finishes talking about Lethal/EC3, we go to McKenzie Mitchell, who is on the scene where there is some chaos going on backstage.

    We cut to the backstage area, where Matt Riddle is in a heated argument with one of Impact’s Commissioner’s, Jim Cornette. We aren’t able to hear most of what they say (a lot of which having to get bleeped out as the verbal altercation has become very heated very fast), as security does what they can to separate them. As security removes Matt Riddle from the area, McKenzie Mitchell goes up to Jim Cornette, asking if she can get words on what just happened. Cornette, red faced and still clearly full of anger, responds by saying that some people on this roster need to learn that there isn’t all the time in the world for everybody to be given a spot on pay-per view, and that sometimes, you need to earn a spot. He states that this Thursday on Impact, issues like this where people are mad about being left off of shows and not, “Getting their time to shine,” will be addressed by the entirety of the Council of Commissioners. He makes sure he notes that he recognizes that he lost his temper, but that he needs to make sure that the talent here remembers who really is in charge.

    We go back to Josh Mathews who tries his best to steer away from what is clearly an awkward and uncomfortable scene. He mentions that tonight for the first time ever, we will see the GFW Women’s Championship defended on an Impact Wrestling pay-per view, and runs down the accolades of both women. After he does so, he sends it down to JB and Chael Sonnen in the Impact Zone as we prepare for our pre-show contest, a tag team match between Impact Veterans (Shark Boy and Sonjay Dutt), as they are set to take on a destructive new force looking to send a message to Rosemary, those two of course being Jimmy Havoc and MASADA.

    We cut to the Impact Zone, as people continue to file into the arena, while Dave Penzer stands in the ring ready to do the introductions for the pre-show match.


    ***Guru***
    Sonjay Dutt

    Dutt makes his way out from the back, as he slaps hands with some kids in the front row. Sonjay gets into the ring, awaiting his tag team partner and fellow Impact veteran as they set to square off against two of Impact’s newest acquisitions.


    ***Stone Cold Fish***
    Shark Boy

    As the Deep Sea wrestler makes his way, with a flood of blue spotlights covering the arena, the crowd currently in attendance shows their support for the Impact original. Shark Boy makes his way down the ramp, entering the ring and shaking hands with his partner before moving to each turnbuckle, doing his signature taunt on each corner. The masked man hops down from the final turnbuckle as we await the arrival of their destructive duo opponents.


    ***I Hope You Suffer***
    Jimmy Havoc and MASADA

    The lights go down, pulsating with red on every other beat of the song. Smoke fills the stage, as we see two figures appear. MASADA steps forward, as he is in black cargo shorts and a black wife beater. Behind him stands Jimmy Havoc, in near opposite attire. A white jacket is splayed over him, as he wear a blood stained mask over his mouth. Both men march their way to the ring, with a clear purpose in mind as they keep walking. Havoc gets on the apron, unbuttoning his jacket to reveal blood splattered white tights, paired with a shirt depicting Rosemary’s face across it. They get into the ring and Brian Stiffer requests that one person from each team goes to the apron to get the match underway. MASADA stays in the ring with Sonjay Dutt as the bell is rang to start the match.


    Tag Team Match:
    Sonjay Dutt and Shark Boy vs Jimmy Havoc and MASADA

    Both men lock up, and MASADA quickly drops his back into the mat, sending Dutt across the ring. Dutt gets to one knee, as MASADA doesn’t break his gaze, seemingly unfazed. Sonjay Dutt charges forward, going for a strike, only to get ducked by MASADA! Dutt hits the ropes, MASADA drops down, only for The Guru to roll over his back and land on his own feet! MASADA turns around, right into a step up enziguiri! The Hardcore Peace Offering falls back into the corner, checking his teeth, but Sonjay Dutt gives him no time to catch his breath, running in with a body splash! Sonjay pulls him out of the corner, hooking him up for a suplex, but MASADA extends his body to stop Sonjay from pulling himself over. MASADA sends a stiff right hand into the ribcage. MASADA brings up his knee, double over Sonjay Dutt in pain as he gasps for breath. MASADA charges forward, driving a forearm right into the temple of the Playa from the Himalayas! MASADA gets down on the mat, applying a headlock as he tries to pull away on the air and fighting energy of Dutt.

    Dutt writhes in pain on the ground, as MASADA refuses to let up a single ounce. MASADA pulls back, yelling out as he tries to pull Dutt’s head clean off his shoulders. Shark Boy gets a foot on the stairs, beginning to stomp away on the stairs as he tries to rally his partner, wanting to get in the match himself. The crowd responds in kind, joining in his efforts to get Sonjay back up. Dutt feels the power of the Impact faithful, as he rolls over onto his stomach. He swings his hips, getting MASADA over into a cover! 1...2… MASADA kicks out, and both men get to their feet. A wild strike attempt from MASADA gets ducked, but Sonjay nails a dropkick into his chin as he looks back. MASADA bounces back up to his feet, as Sonjay whips him into the ropes. MASADA ducks a line, hits the ropes again, and gets nailed with a hurricanrana! MASADA rolls into the corner, before he gets nailed with a hesitation dropkick. Sonjay falls down, as the momentary adrenaline seems to have escaped him, and both men are down. The crowd begins to chant for Shark Boy, as they want to see him get into the ring. Both men crawl to their corners, as Sonjay is able to make the tag before MASADA!

    Shark Boy sprints into the ring, nailing Havoc with a forearm! MASADA gets to his feet as Shark Boy hits a knife edged chop to the chest! Another one! Shark Boy goes to whip him off the ropes, only to get countered and sent off himself! Havoc this time drops down, but Shark Boy runs right past him! He catches himself in the ropes, as Havoc continues to wait for the opponent that won’t appear. The crowd chuckles as Shark Boy scratches his head before shrugging and standing next to Havoc, dropped down as well. It takes Havoc a second to realize Shark Boy is behind him as well, and does a double take. Shark Boy hits a sharp jab to the chin that sends Havoc staggering before taunting to the crowd. Shark Boy turns back to Havoc, who stomps down on his foot. Shark Boy hobbles around for a second, before Jimmy Havoc grabs his mask and turns it sideways. Shark Boy reaches around, unable to see anything. Havoc hits the ropes, taking Shark Boy’s knee out with a chop block! The blinded star hits the ground, and Shark Boy mounts him, landing right hands and forearms into the head as Sharky tries all he can to protect himself.

    Sonjay gets in the ring, trying to protect his partner, but MASADA dives in, double legging him! Both Havoc and MASADA send brutal strikes into the head of their opponents, as they seem to be unhinged! Stiffler yells at MASADA to get out of the ring, so he grabs Dutt by the scruff of the neck and tosses him out over the top rope. MASADA spits in his direction before going back to his corner. Havoc is up in the corner, seeming to stalk Shark Boy. Sharky fixes his mask, finally able to see, but still rocked by the onslaught from Jimmy Havoc. Shark Boy staggers to his feet, as Havoc lands an overhand chop to the chest! A kick to the leg drops Shark Boy to a knee, and Havoc twirls with a rolling elbow right into the temple! Shark Boy looks up at the lights, eyes glazed over. Havoc lifts him up by the dorsal fin as he grabs the wrist. He stands behind Shark Boy, looking into the main camera as he yells out, “ROSEMARY! THIS IS FOR YOU!” Havoc ripcords him out, taking Shark Boy’s head off with the Acid Rainmaker! Havoc hooks both legs! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Acid Rainmaker), Jimmy Havoc and MASADA!

    Match Length: 8:02

    Havoc and MASADA stand tall over Shark Boy, when Havoc looks down at his shirt. He slaps MASADA on the chest and points to the shirt. MASADA takes a breath and nods, before going to Shark Boy. MASADA grabs him up by the fin, before taking him to his shoulders in a Fireman’s Carry. Havoc hits the ropes, and as MASADA throws Shark Boy over, Jimmy Havoc drives his knees into the spine as Sharky hits the mat. As Shark Boy squirms in agony on the mat, both men stand tall. MASADA remains emotionless, but Jimmy Havoc cannot stop laughing, seemingly overcome with emotion as he keeps yelling out to Rosemary as we fade back to Josh Mathews.

    Mathews seems shocked at what he just saw. He shakes it off and continues to run down the rest of the card, as he looks to social media for scattered beliefs on what will happen tonight. He goes to twitter where we see a Tale of the Tape between Lashley and Mundo where it makes Lashley out to be the clear favorite. We also go to a poll on Impact’s website, where we see the fan vote to have Mundo favored, and Mathews speculates whether this could be a David vs Goliath tale, or if once again we will see the Walking Armageddon that is Bobby Lashley dominate Impact main events. He thanks us all for tuning in as we will now be going live on pay-per view, and we fade out.



    Destination X
    5/28/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Chael Sonnen and Jeremy Borash
    Highights are shown of the X-Division over the years. We see AJ Styles winning the first ever X-Division Championship, we see the famous triple threat between Styles, Christopher Daniels, and Samoa Joe, and we see the title evolve through the years.

    Narrator: As we go through the years of Impact, there have been many changes.

    Black and white images of Impact’s past include Abyss, Petey Williams, AJ Styles, Team 3D, Hulk Hogan, Dixie Carter, Sting, Ethan Carter III, Drew Galloway, Beer Money, The Wolves, Jay Lethal, and finishes on Lashley.

    Narrator: There has been ONE constant; The X-Division is what makes this company the most exciting company in the world.

    We see AJ Styles flipping off the Ultimate X wire onto his back, video is shown of Austin Aries winning the X-Division Championship in 2012, and we see Brian Kendrick dethroning “The Monster” Abyss as champion.

    Narrator: Tonight is the night that we give back. We thank the X-Division talent for putting their careers, their health, and their lives on the line to prove time and again how good they are.

    “CHRIS SABIN WINS THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!”

    “We’re introducing an Option C, Brother!”

    Narrator: As the X-Division Champion is given the right to prove he is in the upper echelon of talent by challenging for the World Championship -

    Johnny Mundo is shown defending the title week in and week out, and we go to this past week where he raises the belt to the heavens, stepping up eye to eye with Lashley.

    Narrator: We return to one of wrestling’s most dangerous yet exciting stipulations as Ultimate X makes its’ return.

    Highlights are shown of Alex Shelley leaping off the structure, Homicide nails Styles with a Gringo Cutter from the top of the cables, and Kazarian leaps off the top rope to pull Daniels down from the cables.

    Narrator:Tonight we are on a crash course to one of the most exciting nights of wrestling year round. Tonight we have one Destination, so prepare for liftoff…

    Matt Sydal flies with the Shooting Sydal Press, Dezmond Xavier nails the Final Flash, and Rey Fenix connects with a perfect Fenix Splash.

    Narrator: Prepare… For Destination X!
    ***All Or Nothing***
    Art of Dying

    “And now, Impact Wrestling presents to you… Destination X!”

    We cut to the Impact Zone where we see the Ultimate X structure set up, as a display of smoke and small pyrotechnics goes off, showcasing the setup for Destination X. The graphics fly onto the video wall and we go to Jeremy Borash and Chael Sonnen at ringside, as they run down what we are to see tonight. They talk for about two minutes, but Borash has to cut it short, as we are about to crown a NEW X-Division champion in Ultimate X!

    “Dave Penzer… Take it away!”

    Penzer stands in the middle of the ring, as we see the X-Division title hanging above him from the blue wire.

    Dave Penzer:
    The following contest is the Ultimate X Match to crown a NEW X-Division Champion! The only way to win is to ascend to the cable, and make your way to the center. The first man to retrieve the championship belt will be crowned the NEW champion!


    ***Hitman***
    Low Ki

    Low Ki makes his way out from the back in his now trademarked suit and tie look, as he eyes up the structure. Ki is no stranger to this match type and he looks ready to put on a show before becoming a 5 time X-Division Champion. Ki gets into the ring and sits on the top rope awaiting his opponents.


    ***Eyes of the Hunter***
    Davey Richards

    The Lone Wolf of Impact Wrestling stalks down the ramp in black and green trunks, with Angelina love in tow. Davey has yet to hold the X-Division title, but has made it clear that he wants to be the man that ascends it to new heights, as he will prove his is the most dominant striker in all of Impact. He gets into the ring, leaving Angelina on the outside as he stretches in the corner.


    ***Dynasty***
    Trevor Lee

    The former champion makes his way down, clearly unhappy about the match in general. Borash speaks about how Lee feels his right to cash in Option C was robbed of him, and now he has a chip on his shoulder to prove he is still the best X-Division wrestler on the roster. Sonnen claims that defending the title under hours notice after a grueling cage match was unfair and that Lee SHOULD be the man in the main event, but Trevor will prove why he is the best here tonight.


    ***Lightning Strikes***
    Andrew Everett

    Speaking of cage match, here walks the man who defeated then X-Division Champion, here comes Andrew Everett! Everett has claimed that he feels he should be X-Division Champion after his win, but Sonnen vehemently disagrees. Either way, he says it’s time to put up or shut up, as Andrew Everett’s gold and white trunks could very well be the only gold that young man leaves here with tonight.


    ***Rush Hour***
    Lio Rush

    Lio Rush, one half of Impact’s newest tag team makes his way down the ramp, looking unsure of himself as he prepares to step into a match type unlike any he has ever competed in. Rush gets into the ring, looking up at the championship hanging down above him. He steps back into a corner as he awaits the final two entrants.


    ***Livewire***
    Dezmond Xavier

    Out comes the second half of Impact’s newest team, Lio Rush’s tag team partner Dezmond Xavier. Borash sites the success of past X-Division based teams like that of the Motor City Machine Guns, but Sonnen is quick to point out that this is a singles match for a singles championship, and that while it may be fun to have a partner, it helps nobody to be buddy buddy when going for gold. Xavier climbs into the ring, and we can see that he and Rush are wearing matching green and white gear, as they shake hands and we turn to find the final entrant.


    ***5150***
    Homicide

    As helicopters and sirens sound, here comes perhaps the most well versed in Impact Wrestling in this match, Homicide. The former multi-time tag team champion and X-Division champion makes his way through the crowd, with Diamante in tow. They get into the ring, and Homicide stares down his competitors, making it clear the disgust he has for them. Homicide points up to the championship belt as he motions that it’s his time to be champ again. Brian Hebner backs everybody into a corner/next to the ropes before ringing the bell and getting the hell out of dodge.


    X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
    Ultimate X Match:
    Low Ki vs Davey Richards w/ Angelina Love vs Trevor Lee vs Andrew Everett vs Lio Rush vs Homicide vs Dezmond Xavier

    Xavier and Rush stay in their corner to eye up the competition, but the others are not so slow to react. Andrew Everett charges across the ring, diving at Trevor Lee as both men fall to the ground in a flurry of fists. The both roll out of the ring fighting tooth and nail, as Low Ki steps up to Davey Richards. The two start trading blows as well, but Ki ducks a punch, landing a brutal kick combination! Both of them spill out as well, as they continue the onslaught. Homicide wastes no time, climbing the top rope, looking to get to the cable. Rush and Xavier runs to the 5150 Street Fighter, as they pull him down off the top. They land a brutal duo combo, a flurry of punches, with a kick into a roundhouse kick from Lio Rush, stumbling Homicide forward, as Xavier hits a back handspring towards him before landing a Pele Kick to the back of the head! Homicide rolls to the ropes, rolling out, and both men can see that all 5 of the other competitors are brawling in a cluster. Dez smacks Rush on the chest, saying something. Xavier gets down on all fours, and Rush clearly knows what he means. Lio Rush hits the ropes, leaps off the back of Dezmond Xavier, and then springboarding off the top rope as he SOARS through the air with a front flip onto the mass of humanity! Men get bowled over, but Homicide near the back is able to remain on his feet, which prompts Xavier to charge off the ropes, diving through the ropes and taking him down as well!

    The crowd raves as we are already full force ahead, as Xavier and Rush both roll back into the ring, not noticing one another. Both men go taunt to the crowd, walking backwards before they bump into each other. They spin around, noticing each other and smiling, as they see that the two of them are ready to square off once again. Both men circle each other before shaking hands as the crowd is ready to see them go at it once again. They lock up, and Rush pulls Dezmond into a headlock. Dez pulls back, sending his partner off the ropes. Lio is able to drop Xavier with a shoulder charge before turning to run the ropes. Xavier drops down in front of him, as Lio Rush jumps over, hitting the ropes again. This time, Xavier is up, leapfrogging over, as Lio runs the ropes again. Dezmond rolls back, legs up, as Lio Rush leaps, front flipping, and landing on his feet past Dezmond Xavier. Xavier rolls through to his feet, as now he charges in, only for Rush to pass him by with a slap to the back, keeping the momentum. Dez hits the ropes, this time Lio drops down. Mirroring the previous exchange, Lio leapfrogs over Dezmond before rolling back, legs spread, and Dezmond jumps and rolls over him, onto his feet. Both men get up and attempt a dropkick, both hit the ground, and front handspring up onto their feet as they stare each other down. The crowd goes wild for this exchange as the tag team partners smile and stare each other down. They back up, catching their breath. They go to lock back up, but now Davey Richards and Homicide are both back up and cut them off, pounding away into the two brightest upstarts in the X-Division.

    Davey pounds away on Lio Rush in the corner, while Homicide has Dezmond in the center of the ring, overhand rights to the back of the head and shoulders. Homicide hooks up Dezmond for a suplex, but Dez slips out the back. Xavier shoves Homicide, sending him flying into Davey Richards. The two men collide, and the Lone Wolf turns around to angrily look at where the source came from. Richards stares down Homicide before the two turn into a flurry of strikes! The two start brawling, and they both turn to the side, and they see Dezmond Xavier flying off the top rope! A missile dropkick lands, with a boot to both men! Xavier pops back to his feet, while Homicide rolls into the corner, just as Davey Richards is able to pop back up to his feet. Dezmond Xavier lands a rush of kicks and forearms, back and forth into the chest and chin of The Lone Wolf. Xavier goes off the ropes, and Davey drops down, tossing him in the air for a back body drop, just as Lio Rush is standing up behind him. Dezmond flips through the air, but midair is able to wrap his legs around his tag partner’s head, and sends him down with a hurricanrana! The crowd goes wild as Dezmond gets back up, taunting to the crowd. Xavier turns around, just in time to catch a stiff chop to the chest by Richards! Davey hooks him up for a suplex before planting him down hard with a brainbuster!

    Low Ki rolls back into the ring, as Richards turns around, the two start trading strikes again. Homicide runs up behind Davey Richards, sending a strike to the back of Davey. Low Ki looks Homicide up and down and nods as the two shake hands, with Borash citing that the two used to tag together on the independent scene. Homicide grabs the arms of Davey Richards, holding them behind his back in the corner, while Low Ki handsprings across the ring, driving a boot into the temple of Davey Richards! Ki wastes no time, going to the top rope while Homicide looks to hook him up for the Cop Killa… Homicide holds up Davey Richards in the upside down position waiting for Low Ki… Ki flies off the top with a Warrior’s Way onto the butt of Davey Richards, while Homicide drops down using Low Ki’s body weight to drive Richards onto the top of his head! The crowd yells out with a “HOLY SHIT!” chant, all around the arena, as we show slow motion replays of the sick landing. Davey Richards gets kicked out of the ring by both men, as Angelina Love checks on the body of her lifeless husband on the outside. Andrew Everett and Trevor Lee roll back into the ring at the same time, as Ki and Homicide look to the outside. Lee and Everett stare at each other before nodding, and they both attack - Ki jumped by Lee and Homicide by Everett. Andrew Everett lands a reverse rana on Low Ki, which brings him back to his feet on the momentum. Andrew Everett jumps one more, wrapping his legs around the head of the World Warrior before lawn darting him on the mat with a Rana Driver! Meanwhile, Homicide is catching stomps in the corner from Trevor Lee who bring him into the center of the ring before calling Andrew Everett over. Everett feeds Lee is leg, who throws him up in the air to assist with a standing moonsault from the two former partners! Andrew Everett gets back up as Trevor Lee runs the ropes and hits a jumping double stomp onto the chest of Homicide. Homicide rolls out and both men standing stare each other down.

    Trevor Lee offers his hand, with a smirk on his face. The crowd bursts out chanting “NO!” at Andrew Everett, not trusting Everett’s former partner and former X-Division Champion. Sonnen calls for the shake, to show respect to the former champ, while Borash mentions the mental anguish Lee put Everett through, that Everett had just overcome last month. Everett reaches out his hand and shakes Trevor’s hand! Lee laughs as the crowd boos. Trevor goes to walk away, but Everett refuses to let go of his hand! Lee looks confused, but the confusion turn to panic as he sees the hatred seething out of Andrew Everett. Everett yanks on the arm of Trevor, pulling him in before Andrew lights him up with a roundhouse kick to the chest! Lee hits the ground hard before springing back to his feet, but gets knocked to the ground once again with a superkick that echoes around the arena! Trevor Lee rolls out of the ring, and Andrew Everett sees his chance! Everett climbs to the top rope, before leaping up and beginning to climb the cables! He gets about halfway across when the crowd lets out a yell, as Lio Rush springboards off the top rope, hitting a dropkick to Andrew Everett’s gut! Everett crashes and burns into the mat, as Lio Rush clutches his back in pain! Lio Rush gets back to his feet, as he staggers towards the corner. Rush climbs up to the top, jumping into the air and grabbing on to the cable of the top left side of hard cam. Rush aches, but he pulls himself towards the championship in the center - WAIT! Dezmond Xavier springboards off the top, using the jump to grab the cable on the bottom left of hard cam. Xavier is using all the upper body strength he can to catch up to his tag team partner, and he does! Xavier reaches Rush who stares at him in disbelief for a second, but Xavier swings his legs, trying to gain momentum. Xavier gains the momentum, swinging his legs up and around the neck of Rush… XAVIER LETS GO OF THE CABLE?! He swings his body around between Rush’s legs, causing Rush to let go and driving them both down on the mat with a HUGE hurricanrana! Both men crash and burn, both clearly in immense pain from the insane fall!

    Low Ki rolls into the rip, grasping his neck as he tries to make his way to the championship to reclaim it for the fifth time. Trevor Lee is back int the ring as well, however, trying to cut off the World Warrior at the pass. Ki lands a stiff combo of kicks into the midsection of Lee, dropping him down to his knees before running the ropes for a shining wizard - DUCKED! But Ki trapped his foot inside the leg of Trevor Lee! Ki rebounds off his forward foot sending a boot into the top of the head of the Carolina Caveman! Homicide tries to get back into the ring, but Low Ki runs to him on the apron and lands an enziguiri right into the temple of the 5150 Street Fighter! Low Ki turns around to see that Lee is back on his feet. Low Ki runs at him, but Trevor ducks a lariat attempt. Low Ki rebounds off the ropes, and right into the waiting arms of Trevor Lee, or legs rather, as Lee lands a jumping double stop into the chest! Both men fall down in pain, as Trevor Lee crawls back up to his feet. Low Ki staggers into the corner, and Trevor Lee rushes forward, landing a clothesline into the chest of the World Warrior! Lee pulls him into the middle of the ring and drives Ki hard down with a Small Package Driver! Lee sits up, catching his breath, WHEN ANDREW EVERETT FLIES OFF THE TOP! DROPKICK TO THE DOWNED TREVOR LEE!

    Trevor Lee and Low Ki roll out of the ring, both seemingly out of it following the brutal impacts they both just took. Andrew Everett sits up on the mat, as the crowd starts to cheer as they see the opportunity he has right now! Andrew Everett races to the ropes, as he leaps into the air and grabs the cable! All men are down, there’s nobody to stop him! Andrew shimmies his way to the middle of the cable, trying to get to the middle of the championship at the end, but ANGELINA LOVE CLIMBS INTO THE RING! Love yanks away on the ankle of Everett, bringing him down hard onto his back! Everett rolls out of the ring as the crowd drowns Love in hatred. She goes to the outside, lifting her husband up and pushing Davey Richards into the ring. Davey Richards looks up, noticing he’s the only one around, and kisses Love for good luck. Davey turns to go to the ropes…

    BLACK OUT

    The lights remain out for around 10 seconds, and as they come back up, Davey Richards looks confused in the corner, while right behind him stands a hooded man, breathing heavily. Davey Richards turns and sees him, confused. Richards takes a step towards the man, just as the man removes his hood in one motion, getting an eruption from the crowd - IT’S EDDIE EDWARDS! HE’S BACK! RICHARDS LOOKS LIKE HE’S SEEN A GHOST! Eddie Edwards dives onto him, getting the double leg and sends fists flying into the face of the Lone Wolf, as his former pack member is taking his best chance to get revenge on the man who turned his back! Angelina Love lunges forward, grabbing Edwards by the hair, as he gets to his feet. Edwards stares down with Angelina Love, who looks intimidated by the look of pure hatred in Edwards eyes. Richards goes for a dropkick to the back, but Edwards moves! RICHARDS DECKS ANGELINA! Davey Richards is on his knees, looking shocked, BOSTON KNEE PARTY TO THE CHIN! Richards is out cold! Eddie Edwards walks out of the ring and back up the ramp, in a trance like state of rage. The ring is empty for a few seconds before Dezmond Xavier stirs on the outside.

    Xavier gets up to his feet, and gets into the ring as he begins to climb the ropes! Homicide pops his head up on the outside as well, realizing what is happening. He seems to fiddle with his pants as he climbs back into the ring. Homicide climbs up to the cables, right next to Dezmond just as he rushes down the cable in order to get to the same point in the center Dez is just about to reach. Dez has a hand on the championship! Homicide gets there as well, reaching into his pocket as he hooks his legs around the cable. Homicide pulls something out… He swings his arm and it’s a retractable baton! Homicide swings away at Xavier, cracking the blue chipper over the back and on top of the head! Xavier goes loopy, and Homicide hits the hand holding the cable, causing Dezmond Xavier to make the fatal fall to the mat, ending his hopes for the mat. Homicide tosses the baton down, as he keeps his legs hooked around the ropes, using his hands to unhook the championship! Homicide falls down to the mat and he’s won the match!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Retrieving The Championship, AND NEW X-DIVISION CHAMPION, HOMICIDE!
    Match Length: 16:30

    Homicide celebrates while trainers tend to most of the other competitors. Homicide makes his way to the back, as we look back to the ring to see Trevor Lee throwing a temper tantrum. Trevor Lee calls this a travesty and claims himself the greatest X-Division Champion of all time, and saying he refuses to leave the ring until he gets his respect! Some familiar music hits and we look to the stage. White and red flood the video wall, before we see a familiar name and the man himself walks out…

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    ***Canadian Destroyer***
    Petey Williams

    Out in a white and red tracksuit marches Petey Williams! He hasn’t been seen in the wrestling world for over 3 years! Williams marches down to the ring while Trevor Lee looks confused and angry. As Williams gets into the ring, Trevor Lee hops onto the back of the Maple Leaf Muscle, pounding away! Williams shoves Lee off, and it gains separation. Williams lands a stiff kick into the gut, pulling Trevor Lee into the center of the ring as he calls for the move he innovated and made iconic… CANADIAN DESTROYER! Williams stands up and his music plays as commentary goes wild as the prospect of this man once again becoming an Impact regular!

    We see the arrival of World Championship #1 Contender, Johnny Mundo! He walks into the building with his fiance by his side as they look intense and ready to leave with the championship.

    Dave Penzer is in the ring as he begins introduction for the next match.

    Dave Penzer:
    The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall, and is for the Impact World Tag Team Championships!


    ***5150***
    Latin American Xchange

    Out from the crowd march Santana y Ortiz, LAX makes their way down to the ring. Surrounded by Konnan and Diamante, they look like they are prepared to take the championships from the dominant champions.


    ***Thrill Switch***
    Impact World Tag Team Champions - Lucha Brothers

    In matching gold gear, as gold lights circulate through the Impact Zone, the champions make their grand entrance down to the ring. Rey Fenix is yelling out to the crowd, while Pentagon Dragon seems to remain stoic while he doesn’t break eye contact with the men in the ring. Fenix seems to want to start in the ring, as does Santana as we get the bell sounding and the match underway.


    IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
    Tag Team Match:
    Latin American Xchange w/ Konnan and Diamante vs Lucha Brothers[C]

    Santana goes in for the lock up, to which Fenix ducks and rolls under across the ring. He taunts to the crowd as Santana gets visibly frustrated at being shown up already. He lunges for Rey’s legs, only to get leapfrogged over, going off the ropes, and Fenix snaps off a quick frankensteiner! Santana rolls across the ring, back to his knees, and looks infuriated all while the crowd cheers Fenix on. Fenix goes over to Santana, who backs off into the ropes, getting the break as referee Slick Johnson forces him back. Rey turns to run the ropes, but Santana lunges forward, grabbing the back of his mask and forcing him hard into the mat head first! The crowd boos as Santana mounts Fenix, sending stiff right hands into the face of the luchador. Johnson admonishes Santana for closed fist shots, and Santana gets to his feet as he yells out to the crowd in Spanish. Santana pulls Rey Fenix up to his feet, as the crowd chants for Fenix. The LAX member pulls Fenix into his corner, as he makes the tag out to Ortiz. Ortiz climbs in, as Santana shoves his hands in the face of the luchador. Ortiz runs off the ropes, sending a brutal kick into the ribs! Fenix stumbles forward, clutching his abdomen in pain. Ortiz gets on his hands and knees, as Santana runs up, leaping off his back, and drives a double stomp into the middle of the spine of one half of the Impact World Tag Team Champions! Ortiz hooks both legs! 1…2… No! The champions stay in it!

    Ortiz grabs at the mask of Rey Fenix, holding the head as he pulls in a headlock. Fenix squirms around on the ground, as Ortiz yanks away, yelling at the crowd. Pentagon Dragon stands on the apron screaming out to Rey Fenix, while his brother claws at the arm around his neck. The crowd gets behind Fenix, as he starts to fight back to his feet, as he sends right hands into the middle of the chest and stomach. Rey Fenix gets up to his feet, as he rushes himself back, shoving Ortiz into the ropes. Fenix shoves off, as Ortiz rebounds, going for a clothesline only to get ducked. Rey Fenix runs up to Ortiz, sliding between his legs as he drops him onto his knees. Ortiz grabs at his knees from the pain, as Fenix gets up behind him. Rey Fenix charges into the center, driving a stiff kick into the back of the skull! The sound echoed around the arena as Fenix falls into the cover! 1…2… No! Ortiz got the shoulder off the mat. Fenix got back to his feet, as he called for Ortiz to get up for something. Fenix hits the ropes as Ortiz climbs to his feet, twirling around with a head scissors, but Ortiz flips forward landing on his feet! Ortiz rakes the eyes of Rey Fenix before turning and spitting in the face of Pentagon Dragon! The crowd oh’s, as Pentagon’s eyes light up with rage. He tries to get into the ring, but referee Brian Hebner has to hold Dragon back. He does everything that he can to keep Pentagon Dragon out of the ring, but in comes Santana off the top with a missile dropkick to the chest of Fenix! Santana gets down on his knees, as Ortiz runs off the ropes and run off the back of his partner before landing the elevated senton to the gut of the champion! Hook of the leg as Brian Hebner turns around! 1…2… No! Fenix gets the shoulder up, his heart not giving up yet.

    Rey Fenix coughs and sputters on the mat, as Ortiz sits up frustrated. Ortiz lifts Fenix up by the mask, shoving him into the corner. Ortiz sends a stiff chop into the chest of Rey Fenix. Fenix doubles over, yelling out in pain. Ortiz shoves Fenix back, sending another shot in damn near the exact same spot. Rey Fenix falls forward, leaning against the offender. Ortiz yells out in Spanish as he laughs in the face of Rey Fenix. Pentagon Dragon starts clapping out on the outside of the ring, trying to get energy in his brother to make the tag. Ortiz pulls Fenix across the top rope, rubbing his eyes across it to take away the vision of the champion. Fenix stumbles into the center of the ring, as he tries to feel his way around for where to find his partner. Pentagon yells out for him, but Santana does the same across the ring in Spanish to mock him. Fenix pauses for a moment, but Ortiz charges his back, landing a dropkick into the shoulder blades! Rey stumbles forward losing his balance as his forehead is driven into the middle turnbuckle. A zoom in is shown of his face, as the eyes of Fenix begin to glaze over, looking around to try and find where he is. Ortiz makes the tag out to Santana, as he once again gets down on all fours, in front of the seated Fenix in the corner. Santana rushes into his partner, he runs off the back before flipping for a high angled cannon ball! Santana grabs the back of the neck of Rey Fenix. He lifts Fenix up to his feet hooking up a suplex, before Santana twirls and drops him hard with a brain buster! Santana gets over him with the lateral press! 1…2… NO! Rey Fenix gets his shoulder up just barely, with what could be the last of the energy that he has left.

    Santana gets up to his feet and starts taunting Pentagon Dragon. He mocks tears, as he pretends to shadow box with Dragon, trying to get him to jump at him. He leans in, but Dragon grabs for him, only to get ducked at the last possible second. Santana laughs and points at him for not being able to reach. Santana turns around – SMACK! Santana hadn’t noticed that Rey Fenix had staggered up, and was just able to nail a brutal superkick right under the chin! Both men collapse into the mat, as Pentagon Dragon gets the crowd going, trying to rile up his partner for the tag. Santana begins to crawl forward for the tag, but so does Rey Fenix… Who is going to get to the tag first?! Who is going to make the dive for their partner?! Santana stretches out and makes the tag! BUT SO DOES FENIX! Ortiz leaps over the rope to get into the ring, and Pentagon Dragon flies in himself! Pentagon lands a sickening overhand chop to the chest of Ortiz, backing him up in pain. Santana gets to his feet, and Pentagon kicks him in the knee to drop him to one knee before hitting the ropes, dropkick right to the chin! Santana rolls out of the ring towards the stage, and Ortiz charges Pentagon, only to catch a superkick! Ortiz rolls out of the ring and tries to regroup with Santana. Pentagon begins measuring, as Konnan distracts the ref. Pentagon turns to run the ropes, but Diamante flies off the top rope with a hurricanrana to Pentagon Dragon! Dragon rolls out of the ring now, right next to LAX… FENIX FLIES THROUGH THE AIR WITH A SPRINGBOARD SHOOTING STAR PRESS! We get Holy Shit chants, as we see replays of the insane air that Rey Fenix just got, as he lays on the ground, trainers and security tending to him.

    Brian Hebner begins to count the men out, as the legal men remain Ortiz and Pentagon Dragon, Borash reminds us. Sonnen claims that Rey Fenix just took himself out of the match for good, and if LAX can isolate the loose cannon Dragon, then we will be seeing new champions. Konnan helps Ortiz get to his feet at 5, and he gets back into the ring as Pentagon Dragon is trying his best to get back up. Santana lifts him up at 8, realizing that they cannot win the tag team titles by count out. Santana throws Pentagon into the ring, yelling for Ortiz to finish the job. Pentagon Dragon staggers up to his feet, as Ortiz is stalking him, trying to get a read for where the opening may be… Ortiz drives a knee into the ribs, doubling Pentagon over, as Ortiz backs off… SHINING WIZARD! Ortiz hooks both legs, trying to get the win and subsequently the tag team titles! 1…2… NO! Pentagon Dragon gets his shoulder up. Pentagon rolls over, as the camera gets a shot of his face, his eyes darting around to realize where he is. He takes a deep breath, while Pentagon gets back up to his knees. Ortiz is back to his feet as Pentagon Dragon’s head is drooped down looking at the ground. Ortiz sends a right hand into the top of the skull of Dragon, who doesn’t react. Ortiz looks confused, before hauling back and landing another right hand to the same spot on the head. Pentagon Dragon doesn’t move, but he starts to shake his head, refusing to fall victim to the assault. Ortiz yells out in anger before hauling off and sending a slap into the face of Pentagon Dragon! Pentagon’s head darts up, as rage floods his eyes. Pentagon gets to his feet, shaking in anger, as Ortiz backs off in shock. Ortiz backs to his corner as Pentagon is shaking with pure anger flooding his body, and Santana tags in.

    Santana leaps over the top rope, charging Pentagon, only to get a chop that sounded like a shotgun into the chest! Santana hits the ground and crawls to the corner. Ortiz steps forward, only getting a similar strike that his partner took. Ortiz staggered back, now standing with Santana in the corner. Pentagon ran forth, landing a stiff dropkick into the stomach of Ortiz, who stumbled forward. Pentagon grabs the back of his neck and his waistband before spinning him around for speed and sending him shoulder first into Santana’s ribs! Santana steps forward, still having Ortiz hooked around his waist… SUPERKICK FROM PENTAGON! DDT FROM SANTANA TO ORTIZ! Konnan yells out in rage on the outside as the two LAX partners are getting schooled by the furious Pentagon Dragon. Pentagon grabs Ortiz up, looking to end it with the Fear Factor (Package Piledriver), but Ortiz is struggling! Pentagon cannot lift him up! Ortiz shoves him off, and Pentagon goes for a superkick, only to get ducked and rolled under! Ortiz hits the ropes, as Pentagon turns around only to catch a forearm into the head! Ortiz slams into the ground, as Pentagon looks out to the crowd. Santana is up in his corner, as he is trying to yell for Ortiz to make the tag out to save their championship opportunity. Pentagon Dragon grabs Ortiz by the hair, pulling him to his feet before being snagged in for an inside cradle! 1…2…3! NO! Kick out at the last possible second! Pentagon Dragon gets back up to his feet, just in time to catch a right hand to the chin! Ortiz gasps for breath as his opponent staggers out back in shock. Pentagon hauls off, landing a right hand in response! Ortiz steps back, clutching his chin before answering back! As does Pentagon! Both men start sending bombs, each faster than the last before a full on hockey fight breaks out between champion and challenger! Ortiz shoves Pentagon back, before he ducked underneath a right. He gets behind Pentagon, turning his mask sideways to blind the luchador! Ortiz runs over and tags out to Santana as he kicks Pentagon in the gut. He lifts him up in a powerbomb, attempting the Street Sweeper (Powerbomb/Blockbuster Combo), but as Santana jumps off the top rope, Dragon ducks backwards and lands a Rana to Ortiz as Santana crashes and burns! Dragon fixes his mask as he crawls over to his corner, with LAX getting to their feet in his way. They lock hands and attempt a doubles clothesline, but Pentagon Dragon rolls underneath, diving forward, and makes the tag out to Rey Fenix!

    Fenix springboards off the top rope, with a dropkick to both members, a foot for each! He gets to his feet, landing a spinning back kick to the stomach of Santana! Fenix hits the ropes and is cut off by Ortiz. Fenix twirls around him with a head scissors, but Ortiz throws him off into the air – LANDING ON SANTANA FOR A SATELLITE DDT! Ortiz grabs Fenix, only to get caught with an overhand chop to the chest! Ortiz charges forward shoulder first, driving Rey Fenix into a neutral corner. Ortiz sends a quick right hand into the face of the champion before lifting him up to the top rope. Ortiz climbs onto the middle ropes as he tries to get a big game changer off… But Rey Fenix fights back! Two quick right hands and a slap to the face send Ortiz down to the mat below! Rey Fenix grabs the ropes as he turns around, calling to the end as he yells out to the crowd… FENIX SPLASH! Rey Fenix hooks the legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Fenix Splash), AND STILL IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, THE LUCHA BROTHERS!

    Match Length: 14:20

    Rey Fenix is on his knees, as Pentagon Dragon climbs into the ring with the championships. Both brothers embrace before holding their titles high above their heads while we fade out.

    We see Grand Champion, Cody Rhodes, hanging out backstage as he lounges back on the couch in his locker room. He puffs away on his cigar as Borash gives him a verbal lashing for not taking Matt Sydal seriously.


    “When you’re a champion the caliber of Cody Rhodes, you’re always ready to fight no matter the situation.” – Chael Sonnen.

    We go back to the ring to see Penzer back ready to announce yet again as we see Global Force Wrestling referee Rick Knox prepared to call this match.


    ***Firefly***
    Brittany Garrett

    From the back out marches “The Next Big Thing” in women’s wrestling, Brittany Garrett. Clad in green and gold to support GFW’s logo, she makes her way down to the ring as she prepares to take on a huge challenge. She gets into the ring, smiling and posing for the fans as Penzer does her announcements.


    ***Anvil***
    Global Force Wrestling Women’s Champion – Sienna

    Pinkies up, as out marches the current champion oozing with what some call class while others call arrogance. She sneers at the crowd trying to get high fives as she gets her introductions done on the way to the ring. Sienna holds her championship high above her head before she hands it off to Knox, where we can hear her say, “Don’t worry, you’ll give it right back soon.” Both women go to their neutral corners before Knox rings the bell to kick the match off.


    GFW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
    Singles Match:
    Brittany Garrett vs Sienna[C]

    Sienna and Garrett walk up to each other, staring each other down. Sienna laughs before pie facing Garrett away, turning to taunt to the crowd. Garrett looks pissed before seeing her chance… SCHOOL GIRL ROLL UP! 1…2… 3! NO! Last second kick out from the current champion. Sienna gets up, looking shocked before Garrett laughs and puts her fingers together to show she was “just this close” to being the next champion. Sienna looks infuriated at almost getting caught slipping, lunging towards Garrett to try and get a jump on her. Garrett ducks and rolls underneath before hitting the ropes. Brittany runs at Sienna who lifts her up for a sidewalk slam, only for Brittany to swing her legs up and land a gorgeous tilt-a-whirl head scissors that sends Sienna out of the ring. Sienna smacks the ring apron and throws a little tantrum on the outside while pockets of fans begin to chant for Brittany Garrett. Sienna paces around, mean mugging people in the front row. Garrett walks up to the ropes, sitting down between the middle and top rope, inviting Sienna back into the ring to continue the match. Sienna demands that Knox backs her off, which Garrett does.

    Sienna slides back into the ring and walks up to her measuring her. Both women lunge in to lock up, but Sienna turns to the side, pulling in a headlock. Headlock takeover brings both women to the ground as Garrett struggles to get out of the vice like grip from the current champion. Sienna wrenches back on the head and neck, as Garrett tries her best to reach for the ropes in any way possible. Sienna rolls herself over maintaining the headlock as she continues to wrench away on her challenger with all the champion’s might. Brittany Garrett is able to get her knee underneath her, getting herself to a near vertical base. Sienna stands, releasing for a moment before driving an elbow to the top of her neck. Garrett staggers down, as Sienna backs off before sending a forearm now into the side of the head of the challenger. Borash questions if the mean streak stems from Garrett pinning Sienna recently on Impact, while Sonnen claims the champion is simply making a statement to everybody in the back. Sienna grabs the head of Garrett in a front facelock before taking her over with a suplex! Sienna floats over into the cover! 1…2… Kick out from the challenger staying alive in this contest.

    Sienna rolls to the side, keeping a tight grasp on Brittany Garrett. The crowd begins to clap, trying to bring Garrett back into this contest as she has not been able to really get out of the gate here tonight. Garrett uses the energy of the crowd, once again fighting back to her knees. Sienna hauls off for another strike, but this time it gets blocked! Garrett lands an elbow to the midsection! Sienna tanks it to the ribs, as she tries for another shot to the head, blocked again! Another elbow this time Sienna stumbles backwards holding her stomach. Garrett gets back up to her feet as she sends a right hand between the eyes of the champion! Sienna falls backwards, falling into the center right turnbuckle. Garrett pushes forward, trying to gain an advance on the offense she has grabbed so far, only to get a thumb to the eyes by the champion! Standing switch puts the challenger in the corner now as Sienna picks her up to sit her down on the top turnbuckle. Sienna pulls herself up the middle rope, looking to hook up a superplex. Garrett takes a right hand and drives it again to the midsection, haulting Sienna from her major move attempt. Garrett hits another, now doubling over Sienna. Garrett uses the champion as a base, standing up on the top turnbuckle. Brittany Garrett dives over the champion, sending both crashing hard into the mat with a sunset flip powerbomb!

    Both champion and challenger are down and out on the mat as Brittany Garrett tries her hardest to gain back the energy to get up and capitalize. Garrett and Sienna stay down as Knox reaches the count of 4 on the mat. They both stir at the start of 5, as Garrett crawls towards Sienna while Sienna tries to move towards the ropes. Garrett is back on her feet at 7, while Sienna pulls herself up using the ropes. Garrett stalks her opponent, as Sienna backs up into her without knowing. Brittany Garrett spins her opponent around landing a rush of right hand, forearm, backfist, and a dropkick! Borash calls the flurry of offense as Garrett enters second gear trying to put her opponent away. Sienna falls into the corner while Brittany Garrett hits the ropes, landing a body splash into the champ! Garrett pulls Sienna out, and lands a jumping DDT! Garrett looks at the downed champion, now noticing she has her right where she wants her.

    Garrett runs the ropes, landing a front handspring into the ropes before leaping with a moonsault! NO! Sienna got her knees up! Sienna grabs the head, pulling in the challenger for the small package! 1…2… NO! Kick out! Both women get back to their feet, as Sienna shoots in for an elbow only to get ducked! No, only to get ducked as Garrett goes for a neckbreaker, but it is countered again! Elbow to the spine! Garrett steps back, holding her back now, as Sienna grabs her by the neck and waistband before driving the challenger shoulder first into the corner. Sienna uses this second to regain her bearings and catch her breath while Garrett crumbles backwards out of the corner. Sienna adjusts her hair, a scowl growing over her face. Sienna takes Garrett out of the corner, gripping her in a front chancery. Sienna falls down to the mat, pulling her challenger in with a high angled guillotine! Sienna leans back, applying all the force he physically can while damn near trying to tear off the head of Garrett. Brittany struggles, trying to break the grasp, but it is for naught, as she has to tap out!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Submission (Guillotine Choke), AND STILL GFW WOMEN’S CHAMPION, SIENNA!
    Match Length: 9:55

    Sienna stands tall with her Global Force Wrestling Women’s Championship high above her head. Knox checks on the challenger while Sienna makes mocking motions, kicking up dirt behind her from the mat as she disrespects her competition going out of that heated contest.

    A commercial is shown for the recently announced Global Wrestling Network, which will feature all of the past moments from Impact Wrestling’s 15 year history. It shows highlights from past events featuring AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Sting, Kurt Angle, Hulk Hogan, and many others, as it also promotes that the first ever GWN Pay-Per View live event will be the Slammiversary 15 special in the company’s 15th Anniversary in July!

    Dave Penzer announces the following match as a grudge match, before we hear a familiar theme song.

    SORRY! About your damn luck…”


    ***Longnecks and Rednecks***
    “Cowboy” James Storm

    James Storm makes his way onto the stage, beer bottle in hand and bullrope around his neck. He tags a swig, spitting it into the air as he begins his walk down the ramp – WAIT! KINGSTON JUMPS STORM FROM BEHIND! Kingston, without his LAX companions, has made his presence felt early by attacking the Cowboy out of the gates! Kingston lands brutal right hands into the head of Cowboy before dropping him with a boot. Kingston goes over and grabs Storm’s cowboy hat and beer bottle, taking a swig and mocking Storm. James Storm gets back to his knees, and Kingston smashes the beer bottle over the head of the cowboy! The crowd responds loudly in support for Storm as referee Slick Johnson demands that Kingston knocks it off. Kingston grabs Storm by the hair, tossing him into the ring. Kingston gets into the ring, demanding that Johnson rings the bell, however he refuses as Storm cannot respond that he can continue.

    “Do your damn job and start the match! Do you wanna be next?!” – Chael Sonnen

    “How can you support this? Kingston has taken the cowards way out and proven he doesn’t think he can hang with Storm!” – Jeremy Borash

    “He’s proving Storm isn’t worth his time. If Storm was such a big tough guy, he would’ve fought him off!” – Chael Sonnen

    Storm begins to stir, getting to his knees as a slight trickle of blood is coming down above his eye from the beer bottle. The Cowboy turns to Johnson, telling him to ring the bell! The bell sounds and the match begins!


    Grudge Match:
    "The Cowboy" James Storm vs Kingston

    Kingston drives an elbow into the head of the Cowboy, knocking him back down to the mat! Cover! 1…2.. No! Storm is still in this! Kingston mounts James Storm, sending brutal right hands into the head of the Impact Original. Kingston is backed off by Johnson, as now the blood is all across the face of Storm, covering him with a crimson mask about a minute into this contest. James Storm gets up to a knee, as he wipes at his face, noticing the blood flow. Storm starts to shake, as rage fills up The Tennessee Cowboy. Kingston pounds a right hand onto the top of the head of Storm, who doesn’t budge! Kingston looks confused and a bit mad, hitting another brutal right onto James Storm, who gets back up to his feet, feeding on the energy from the crowd. Kingston hits him again, but ignoring the shot to the head, Storm responds by slapping Kingston right in the face! James Storm fires back with a constant flurry of right hands, backing up Kingston into the corner! Johnson gives some leeway, allowing for Storm to get some revenge on the man who made an unfair attack before the bell. Johnson cannot give any more leeway, as he gets between both men at the count of 4 to stop Storm from getting disqualified. Storm backs off, before charging back in with double knees to the midsection!

    Kingston falls forward, coming out of the corner. James Storm catches his breath slightly, while Kingston is down trying to cover his face from more shots. Kingston gets back to his knees, while James Storm walks forward, lifting Kingston back to his feet. He goes for a stiff chop to the chest. Storm lands another one, while he staggers back the newest member of LAX. Kingston falls back into the corner, as Storm once again starts the chops into the corner. Kingston shoves Storm back, getting separation. Storm charges back in, but Kingston puts his boots up. Storm swings the legs over, making him sit down on the middle rope. Storm grabs the shoulders of Kingston, driving his knees into the spine with the back cracker! James Storm makes the cover! 1… 2… NO! Storm almost caused what may be a major upset in this case, as Kingston has made a huge assault going forward for James Storm. Storm now backs into the corner, stalking for the Last Call Superkick! Kingston gets to the feet while the crowd chants for The Cowboy. Kingston turns around, LAST CALL – DUCKED! Kingston grabs the ponytail of Storm, driving the back of his head hard into the mat!

    Kingston drives a kick into the lower back of Storm, as he regains his surroundings. Storm is back on his knees, as Kingston just paint brushes away on the top of the head of the veteran. Borash reminds us all how Kingston said he would do anything necessary to get to the top, and here he is proving it. Kingston grabs Storm in, looking for a suplex. Storm slips out the back, landing on his feet. He shoves Kingston’s back sending him off the ropes… LAST CALL! RIGHT ON THE CHIN OUT OF NOWHERE! Kingston collapses backwards, falling through the ropes and out of the ring! Storm could have the win here, but he has fallen back down to the mat while Kingston is on the outside trying to recuperate! After the referee reaches a count of 5 for Kingston, he is able to use the apron to lift himself back to his feet! Storm is back up as well, reaching into the ring to try and pull Kingston back. Kingston reaches out, raking the eyes of Storm who already couldn’t see from the blood! Storm staggers back as Kingston slides in… BACKFIST TO THE FUTURE! Storm hits the ground in a heap as Kingston hooks both legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Backfist To The Future), Kingston!
    Match Length: 6:03

    Kingston stands tall, as Storm is beaten and battered on the mat. The crowd boos heavily, as Sonnen says that this is becoming a familiar sight for James Storm. Kingston leaves, and Storm makes his way to his feet in the ring, holding his head as he looks at the ground. The bloodied face of Storm is covered in pure disappointment, this was supposed to be his chance to prove he could still hang with the toughest around. James Storm looks at the crowd and bows as he makes his way to the back, his theme song plays him out as Borash asks if “The Cowboy’s best days” are in fact behind him.

    Lashley is shown doing push ups backstage, as the world champion continues to ready himself for another big title defense. Will he maintain his spot on the top of the food chain, or will the hungry Johnny Mundo live up to his self-fueled hype? That match to come later.
    Dave Penzer:
    The following contest is scheduled for one fall in 5 five minute rounds, and is for the Impact Grand Championship!


    ***Starman***
    Matt Sydal

    Wearing his usual jacket and Impact colored gear, Matt Sydal makes his way down the ramp as he has a huge contest to go, as we see the past few weeks on Impact where Cody Rhodes has proved to have no respect for Matt Sydal or any other competitors by trying to destroy the Grand Championship belt to make an example out of this company. Sonnen claims that Rhodes may have stepped over the line, but if you were a champion being told they didn’t have air time for you that you would do the same. Borash tells us that Sydal is on a mission to bring glory back to the championship that Rhodes’ cowardly behavior has hid behind. Sydal stands on the middle rope facing the hard cam with both hands up in peace signs.

    “Wrestling has more than one royal family…”


    ***Kingdom***
    Impact Grand Champion – Cody Rhodes

    Brandi Rhodes walks onto the stage wearing a gold and white dress as she stares into the ring with a smirk on her face from the center of the stage. Cody Rhodes comes from behind, bullet club gear on display as he unzips his leather jacket to show the Impact Grand Championship belt around his waist. Rhodes makes his way down the ramp, insulting fans the entire way as he holds Brandi’s hand. Rhodes gets into the ring, handing off his championship belt to referee Brian Hebner who holds it high for all to see. Hebner hands it off to the ringside staff, but it is swiped away by Brandi! Brandi and Cody both insist on Brandi keeping hold of the championship, which Hebner waves off and okays. Hebner rings the bell!


    IMPACT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP
    5 Round Match:
    Matt Sydal vs Cody Rhodes[C] w/ Brandi Rhodes

    Round 1:

    Sydal charges in, trying to get a piece of Cody Rhodes, who backs off, trying to duck between the ropes. Sydal tries getting his hands on the champion, as Hebner has to warn him to back off before starting his count. Sydal gets to 4 before Hebner has to physically get between both men. Sydal backs to the middle of the ring, Rhodes ducks out from under the ropes, as both men start to circle around in the ring. Sydal lunges towards Rhodes once again, as Cody backs off into the ropes for the second time. Hebner once again starts the count as Sydal is trying to do anything he can to try and get at the current champion for the shows of disrespect that we have seen over the last number of weeks. Hebner once again has to get in between the two at the 4 count, as he pulls Sydal off of him. Cody Rhodes dives forward, landing a cheap shot between the eyes of Sydal, knocking him off his feet and to the ground. Cody Rhodes stomps away, pounding at the chest and head of Matt Sydal in a chaotic frenzy before backing off and laughing at the downed challenger that he has seemingly outsmarted early on in this contest.

    Cody Rhodes shoves Sydal’s head onto the mat, as he rebounds off the ropes, dropping a knee on the bridge of the nose of Matt Sydal before making a lateral press! 1… No! Matt Sydal will not be put away that easily. Cody Rhodes applies a headlock on the ground, wrenching away on the challenger as he smiles out to the crowd, laughing at the agony he is placing the fan favorite in. Rhodes pulls back with one arm, using the other to look at his wrist like he’s checking his watch while the clock ticks down, passing the midway point of the first round. Matt Sydal shifts his hips, rolling Cody Rhodes over for his shoulders to be on the mat with his incredible ring awareness! 1…2… No! Rhodes kicks off while still maintaining the headlock. Sydal shifts once again, as Rhodes is covered once again! 1…2… No! Rhodes kicks out again, this time going into the ropes which forces him to break the headlock.

    Both men get back to their feet, one minute left in the first round, as Cody Rhodes backs to the outside of the ring, just as Matt Sydal wants to get this match going into another gear. Sonnen claims it smart, at this point Cody should have the round won and doesn’t want to give any offense to Sydal, but Borash believes that running away so much could get into Sydal’s head, but still could hurt the scorecards for Rhodes being so defensive. Rhodes talks to Brandi, getting a good luck kiss, but as he turns around, Sydal is coming over the ropes with a tope con hilo! Sydal rolls Cody Rhodes back into the ring, and climbs up onto the apron. Cody Rhodes pulls Hebner in to him, just enough time for Brandi to sweep Sydal’s legs out from underneath him, sending him chin first on the apron! Sydal crumbles to the outside, just as the first round ends!

    Cody Rhodes goes back to his corner, getting a slight drink of water as he overacts like he has been through a war. Rhodes drapes himself over the top rope, relaxing as Sydal is on the outside still rocked after that, not getting his chance to regroup during this time. The clock for between rounds comes to zero as the second round must now begin.

    Round 2:

    Rhodes goes to the outside, realizing he must be at a one round deficit at this point, and doesn’t want to stay that way. Rhodes grabs Sydal up to his feet by the scruff of his neck, running him alongside the ring and turning him upside down and inside out on the barricade! Sydal hit hard as Cody yells something to the crowd in the front row. Cody Rhodes picks Matt Sydal back up, this time ramming his head against the ring post! Cody Rhodes will use any and everything at his disposal to keep himself as the Grand Champion in this match. Rhodes rolls back into the ring, lounging in the center while Hebner begins the count out for Matt Sydal. Hebner gets to the count of 5 before Sydal begins to stir. Using the ring skirt, Sydal is able to get to his knees at 7, climbing back up at 8. At the count of 9, Matt Sydal weakly slides into the ring, rolling into the ring as he has just been able to save himself in this contest. Rhodes gives him no time to breathe, stomping away on the spine and back of the head of Sydal! Cody Rhodes hooks the legs! 1…2… No! Sydal’s foot was able to reach the bottom rope and get the break!

    Cody smacks the mat in anger, as he gets back up to his feet. Sydal uses the ropes to lift himself up, but Rhodes lunges back and chop blocks the leg out from under him. Rhodes pounds away on the head and neck of Sydal, before Hebner has to interject before reaching the 5 count. Rhodes backs off, soaking in the boos as he wipes away at the sweat on his brow. Matt Sydal gets up to his knees, with Cody Rhodes diving forward and driving his elbow into the temple of his challenger. Rhodes goes for the cover again. 1…2… No, Matt Sydal is able to roll his shoulder up and out. Rhodes traps the arm on the ground, as he applies a Fujiwara armbar to the left shoulder of Sydal. Rhodes pulls back, wrenching away while Sonnen praises the “Brazilian Jiu Jitsu natural” in the Grand Champion. Rhodes pulls away while Sydal is struggling to not submit to the vicious hold. Sydal is able to tip toe his way to the side, and he does, able to get his toes across the bottom rope. Cody stays in the hold, tearing back on the arm until Hebner reaches a 4 count, where he breaks the hold.

    Rhodes looks up to see one minute remaining in the round, and he starts to taunt the challenger. Sydal is up to his knees, and Rhodes begins to paintbrush the back of his head, slapping away. Rhodes pulls Sydal back to his feet, and grabs him for the Cross Rhodes. Sydal spins through, shoving with his shoulder to drive Cody into the corner. Cody shoves him back, gaining separation, before Sydal charges back into the corner for a dropkick – AVOIDED! Matt Sydal crumbles to the ground after the missed kick, just as time expires for this round.

    Cody Rhodes paces in his corner, as he calms his anger down. Rhodes laughs as Brandi keeps yelling that he won the round. Sydal is trying to get upright in his corner, trainers making sure he can continue. Matt Sydal stumbles to the ropes, as he is able to walk on jelly legs. Hebner excuses all non-competitors as he rings the bell for the next round!

    Round 3:

    Sydal stumbles out, as Cody starts shadow boxing in front of him. Jab to the chin, another two quick lefts, Cody ducks a punch that never came, before landing a right hook to stagger Matt Sydal back into the ropes. He rebounds, and Cody Rhodes lands a Bionic Elbow right to the top of the head. Sydal hits the mat, rolling back over himself. Cody Rhodes grabs him by the chin, lifting his head up before nailing another elbow right to the crown of the challenger. Sydal slumps down, as Cody Rhodes lifts him up before driving the challenger down with a back suplex. Rhodes rolls over, a lazy cover to Matt Sydal. 1…2… No! Matt Sydal stays alive. Rhodes rolls to the side, locking in a headlock onto Sydal. Cody Rhodes pulls back, trying to near tear Sydal’s head off before relaxing and starting to trash talk the crowd in attendance. Rhodes yells out, as we fade to a shot of Brandi Rhodes holding the Grand Championship high in the air, reminding the crowd what these two warriors are fighting for.

    The crowd claps, starting to get behind Matt Sydal as Rhodes looks enraged at the developments. Sydal is able to get to his knees, before shoving up to his feet and firing off two shots to the ribs of Cody Rhodes. Sydal goes to run the ropes, but Rhodes grabs a hold of the back of his tights, pulling them back. Rhodes spins Sydal around, slapping him hard across the face! Rhodes himself runs the ropes as Sydal staggers back. Cody charges in, by is caught by a leaping knee to the chin out of nowhere by Matt Sydal. Both men are down, as Sydal finally has some time to try and recuperate from the onslaught that has been going on this whole contest so far. Sydal stirs, as does Cody Rhodes in the corner. Cody Rhodes stumbles forward, as Sydal lands a step up enziguiri to the side of the head. Rhodes falls back into the corner, as Matt Sydal helps him onto the top turnbuckle. Sydal takes a moment to breathe before he leaps into the air with a standing frankensteiner that snaps the champion down to the mat.

    Cody Rhodes bridges his back trying to figure out what position will cease the agony, but he will not find it. Sydal stands next to the downed champion before leaping up with a standing moonsault, just under a minute left in the round. Matt Sydal backs off for a second, clutching his stomach as he feels the pain from that high risk maneuver. Matt Sydal dares Cody up to his feet. Superkick attempt, ducked by Rhodes. Cody Rhodes applies a rear waistlock, running him into the ropes before rolling back into an O’Connor Roll for the pinfall! 1…2… NO! Matt Sydal pops out at the last second. Both men get to their feet, as Sydal lands a spinning sole but to the ribs. Cody Rhodes gets hoisted up in the air, time rapidly elapsing from the clock. BRAINBUSTER!!! Matt Sydal hooks both legs! 1…2…3!!! NO! The clock for the round ended, just barely saving Cody Rhodes from the championship slipping through his grips.

    Sydal backs into his corner, continuing to hype himself up further. Brandi goes up to her husband looking worried, as she fans at the current champion who is trying to shake the daze of that last flurry of offense. Sydal is chomping at the bit to get at the champion he finally has rocked. The grace period between rounds ends, as Hebner rings the bell for round four.

    Round 4:

    Rhodes staggers forward, still rocked, as Sydal rushes into the center. Sydal lands a chop, a forearm, a spinning sole butt to the ribs, and then another jumping knee to the chin! Cody Rhodes falls backwards, bouncing off the ropes before coming back only to get nailed with another superkick from Matt Sydal! Rhodes hits the mat like a sack of bricks, as the challenger quickly ascends the top rope! He holds peace signs high in the air, before coming off the top with the Shooting Sydal Press! No! Cody Rhodes rolled away, as Matt Sydal was able to land on his feet at the last second! Sydal holds his knee, looking like he might’ve tweaked it off that landing. Cody Rhodes dives forward yet again with a chop block to the injured leg! Matt Sydal goes down hard, with Cody Rhodes quickly pouncing and pounding away on him. Cody Rhodes lifts Matt Sydal to his feet, before landing another right hand between the eyes! Cody Rhodes gets a leg kick for his troubles, doubling over for a moment in pain. Sydal goes to grab Rhodes for a piledriver, but Cody keeps kicking his legs, not allowing himself to get picked up for the move. Cody Rhodes instead lifts up Sydal, running forwards and landing an Alabama Slam into the top turnbuckle! Sydal falls in a heap, but Rhodes pulls him forward for an Inside Cradle! 1…2… NO! Sydal will not die!

    Both men get back to their feet, and Cody attempts a lariat that misses. Matt Sydal comes off the ropes, leaps through the air, and lands a Meteora, both knees driving into the chest of Cody Rhodes. Matt Sydal gets up, stalking for Rhodes, who staggers back clutching his chest. Rhodes runs at Sydal, who attempts a clothesline only to be ducked, before Cody Rhodes springboards off the middle rope – DISASTER KICK! Matt Sydal turns inside out as the kick made him backflip onto his face. Cody Rhodes lifts Matt Sydal quickly before emphatically planting him with the Cross Rhodes! Cody Rhodes hooks the legs in the center of the ring! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Cross Rhodes), AND STILL IMPACT GRAND CHAMPION, CODY RHODES!
    Match Length: 3:01 in Round 4 (18:01 Total)

    Brandi enters the ring with the Grand Championship, as Cody has his hand raised by the official. Brandi hands the championship to Hebner, as Cody forces him to put the title around Rhodes’ waist. Cody puts his foot on the chest of Matt Sydal as the last image we have is Cody wearing the Grand Championship as Brandi Rhodes gives him a resounding applause.

    A promotion is shown for the upcoming GFW Finale event, Swan Song! Who will become the new GFW Global Champion and officially punch their ticket into the main event of Slammiversary?! Will it be “The Greatest First Generation Wrestler” Jay Lethal?! Or is it the “Chesterfield Plague” Bram that will walk out with the championship he believes he deserves?! Tune in on Twitch and YouTube Live to find out!
    We see a shot of Ethan Carter III holding the World Championship belt, along with sights of him dominating his competition. He is shown pinning the likes of Lashley, Sting, Kurt Angle, and others.

    “Ladies and gentlemen… E…C…3!”

    “I am the greatest prospect in all of professional wrestling, I am Ethan Carter the third, EC3!”

    We see him celebrating with Dixie Carter and winning his first world title.

    ***Pomp and Circumstance***

    We see shots of Jay Lethal throughout his early run with the company, when he was the X-Division champion, when he was Black Machismo, and then we see an official headline announcing his departure from the company.

    “I left Impact Wrestling, reinvented myself, and became the best wrestler in the world today. I was champion for over 400 days in Ring of Honor. I made my name a must see brand.”

    We see stills from Lethal’s run as both ROH World and Television champions. We then cut and see his shocking return to Impact Wrestling a short time ago. Clips are shown of him battling EC3 and Lashley in a three way, and then subsequently coming up short in the math.

    “I am not done. I am going to enter the World X Invitational, and I am going to win the X-Division Championship to cash in Option C and become the NEW IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION!”

    Highlights are shown from the Invitational Final, where Johnny Mundo went head to head against Jay Lethal. Highlights are shown of the hard hitting back and forth, as Jay Lethal looked like he was ready to clinch the victory… LETHAL INJECTION – NO! CHAIR TO THE SPINE!

    That’s… That’s EC3! COVER! 1…2…3!

    “Here is your winner, Johnny Mundo!”

    We see black and white stills of Jay Lethal down and out before we hear EC3 speak.

    “Actions speak louder than words… Jay Lethal? A man who left this company years ago for greener pastures… He LOST the championship because of his own mistakes, he received ANOTHER opportunity?!”

    We see EC3 highlights throughout his career, big wins, and other monumental occasions.

    “I am E…C…3! I am the FRANCHISE of Impact Wrestling, and when it comes to the world title picture… I’ve injected myself right back.”

    We see Jay Lethal sitting in a room, clearly unhappy.

    “Ethan… Carter… III… You come up to me, and you want to talk about not earning your way? Let me tell you a story of a young Black Machismo, who the higher ups thought wasn’t interesting or cool enough to get a world championship opportunity, because he didn’t have some cool catchphrase. That kid? He beat Kurt Angle to become X-Division Champion. But was he EVER able to get the world title shot he deserved? No. So he left that company. That kid went back to his home of Ring of Honor, and do you know what I did?! I proved myself to be the best in the world, holding championship gold for over 400 days, that TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE SAME DAMN TIME!”

    We see highlights from Lethal’s run, facing Jay Briscoe, Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, and others.

    “You got a fat paycheck here because your Aunt owned the company. You weren’t the best, you weren’t earning your spot, BUT I WAS! I was out there earning every god damned cheer I got as I made my way back here! So to say I don’t deserve this spot, makes me sick! At Destination X, the only statement that will go through everybody’s mind is ‘Damn, Jay Lethal is good at what he does!’”

    We see EC3’s finishing moves.

    “You’re going to be broken. Mentally… Physically… Emotionally… I am going to embarrass you. I am going to prove that I am the greatest wrestler alive today… BECAUSE I AM A CARTER!”

    “The whole world will remember why I am the best in the world, and you? You aren’t going to remember a damn thing, kid.”

    “IMPACT… Needs me…”

    We see the graphic, as we pan to Dave Penzer for the official introductions.

    “Ladies and gentlemen, E…C…3!”


    ***Trouble***
    Ethan Carter III

    A single spotlight shines on the stage, as the man of the moment stands back to the camera, peering over his shoulder with a furious sneer. Carter turns around, making his way down the ramp, wiping his feet on the Impact Wrestling logo. Carter gets into the ring, removing his official EC3 shirt, as he shows off his blue and white ring gear, with the Impact logo changed to have his initials in it rather than the company name. He stands in the ring, awaiting his opponent.


    ***LethalX***
    Jay Lethal

    Red lights flood the stage, before all lights go down. They quickly come up, and we see Jay Lethal standing on the stage with his long jacket buttoned up, glimmering with greed and black. Jay Lethal makes his way down the ramp, refusing to get distracted as he keeps his eye on the prize. Lethal gets into the ring, showing off his green and black gear, which Borash notes are the GFW colors, seeming to be a battle of the upcoming future against Impact’s previous legacy. Referee Earl Hebner backs both men off before ringing the bell to start the match.


    Singles Match:
    Jay Lethal vs Ethan Carter III

    EC3 and Lethal pace around the ring, feeling each other out a little bit as they measure up where to try and start the offense. Carter raises his right hand, trying to get some contact, as Jay Lethal grabs his hand quickly. Slowly, each man raises the other hand, trying to initiate the test of strength between both men. They each get the hands locked in, before pulling in chest to chest. Each man jocks for position, trying to get the most out of the situation. Ethan Carter III starts to gain some leverage, pulling out a little bit of energy from the tank to get the early advantage. Lethal shoves back, as both men remain mostly even. EC3 looks pissed, giving a hard shove, which Lethal scouts, ducking under an arm of Carter and using the momentum of his own shove to take the One Percenter over with a northern lights suplex! Bridge cover! 1… No! Ec3 pops out quickly, as both men scramble to their feet. Jay Lethal takes EC3 over to the ground with a headlock take over. Lethal wrenches, when Carter scissors the legs around the head and neck of Jay Lethal. Both men release and they get back to their feet. This time Carter gets the headlock locked in, taking Lethal over to his back. Lethal now scissors the legs around the head and neck of Ethan Carter III. Carter releases, as does Lethal, and both men get back up to their feet and stare down following the stalemate.

    Both men circle around each other, as they continue the feeling out process. Collar and elbow in the center of the ring, as they each try to get a better position on the other. Jay Lethal backs Ethan Carter III into the corner. Hebner counts in the corner, and Lethal starts a clean break at the 3 count raises his hands and starting to back off. Carter steps forward, a hard slap across the face of Jay Lethal before shoving him in the chest, backing him across the ring. Jay Lethal checks his chin, clearly angry at the showing of disrespect, as Ethan Carter III steps out of the corner, daring Lethal to bring his worst. Jay Lethal charges in, ducking a clothesline attempt from EC3, and coming off the ropes himself with a running dropkick! Jay Lethal rolls over to his feet, as does Carter. Overhand chop to the chest from Jay, before he goes to whip Carter off into the ropes, reversed, sending Jay Lethal into the ropes himself. EC3 drops down for a back drop, but Jay Lethal leaps over him, getting a sunset flip! 1…2… No! Kick out from Carter, as both men again roll up to their feet. EC3 drives a knee into the ribcage, doubling over Jay Lethal before landing an axehandle to the back to send him to his knees.

    Ethan Carter III grabs Jay Lethal by the head, taking him over with a snap suplex! Carter floats over, getting a cover! 1…2… No! Jay Lethal not to be put away that early. Carter gets back to his feet, taking his time to slow it down with measured stomps to the upper body of Jay Lethal. Jay Lethal, each time he tries to get up, he is caught by a kick from EC3, keeping him down as EC3 yells out insults both to the crowd and to Jay Lethal. Ethan Carter III lifts Jay Lethal to his feet himself, applying a headlock. Carter drags Lethal to the ropes, grinding his eyes along the top rope before backing him into a turnbuckle. Ethan Carter III backs off for a moment as Jay Lethal checks his eyes from the cheap shot, before Carter drives his shoulder into the midsection of Jay Lethal. Carter drives it a second, third, even a fourth time before backing off to avoid the disqualification. EC3 goes back to the corner, landing a right hand across the face of Jay Lethal, staggering him as he falls out between the ropes and onto the apron. EC3 steps out to the apron as well, meeting him, before hitting another right hand to him. Carter lifts Lethal up in a fireman carry trying to do something, but Lethal squirms around to make it harder for him. Jay Lethal sends some elbows into the temple of EC3, causing him to lean back and allow Jay Lethal to land on his feet inside the ring. Carter turns around, catching a dropkick from Jay Lethal that sends the One Percenter down to the floor. Jay Lethal rebounds off the ropes before flying between them with a Tope Suicida! Carter crashes and flies into the barricade.

    Jay Lethal yells out to the fans in the front row, to which Sonnen admonishes him for not having his full attention on the match again. Lethal spreads Carter’s arms on the guard rail, lighting up his chest with a overhand chop to the chest. Lethal backs into the apron, trying to get a step into this next chop, which EC3 side steps! Carter barely evades as Lethal smacks the steel railing with his full force. Jay Lethal clutches his hand in agony, as Carter drives his shoulder into the midsection, sending Lethal into the ring apron as Hebner reaches a count of 6. Ethan Carter III rolls in and back out of the ring, breaking the count as he plans to try and continue this offensive assault on the outside. Ethan Carter sends a right hand into the chin of the former Black Machismo, as he staggers forward. Ethan Carter III grabs Jay Lethal by the scruff of the neck before yelling, “You like the fans so much?! Join them!” With that, Carter throws Jay Lethal hard into the guard rail, sending him over the top and into the Impact Audience! EC3 jumps over himself, as Hebner now gets to the outside and tries to tell them to go back into the ring as well. Carter grabs the beer out of the hands of one of the fans before taking a swig and spewing it into the face of Jay Lethal. Lethal claws at his eyes, while Sonnen calls this payback for Mundo last month. Jay Lethal staggers, leaning against the guardrail, just as EC3 charges in with a clothesline that takes Jay Lethal back to the outside and lands him ringside. EC3 sits on the top of the railing, taunting out to the crowd and putting his hand to his ear as though he can’t hear their negative reaction.

    Carter climbs back over, getting back to Jay Lethal and continuing this assault. Jay Lethal uses the apron to lift himself up, but Carter is right there to not give him a chance to breathe, as he grabs Jay Lethal, smacking his head against the ring post! Jay Lethal crumbles in a heap, and Hebner reaches a count of 4. Ethan Carter III gets back into the ring, soaking in the hatred from the audience for his brutal and at some parts cheap attack on Jay Lethal for this contest. Lethal stirs at 7, getting quickly to his knees. At the count of 8, Lethal is standing but falling into the guardrail, unsure of quite where he is at the moment. Jay Lethal stumbles back, tripping over himself at 9, just when he hits the apron and is able to roll up and in at the last possible second! EC3 wastes no time, pouncing on the Lethal before he is able to any sense of where he is right now. Carter sends stiff right hands across the forehead of Lethal, signs of pure frustration and anger across his face as he does so. Lethal’s feet are still in the ropes, so Hebner steps forward telling him that he needs to stop or he will be disqualified. At 4, Carter gets up and backs off, with Hebner trying to check on Jay Lethal and see if he can still continue. Ethan Carter III lifts Jay Lethal up by the head, before he drives him back down with a belly to back suplex. EC3 leans over him with a lateral press! 1…2… No! Lethal kicks out, and Ethan Carter III wastes no breath, applying a chin lock to the former X-Division Champion. Carter pulls and tears away on the head and neck of Jay Lethal, using this to catch a breath for himself as well as not allowing the same for his opponent.

    Jay Lethal squirms on the ground, trying to find any way out of this he can. Lethal stomps his foot on the ground, starting up the crowd’s excitement into a manifestation of a slow clap, trying to will Jay Lethal back up to his feet. Lethal starts to pull at the arms of EC3, trying to break the grasp, to no avail. Lethal is able to slip his arm through, before doing the other as well. Jay Lethal uses the leverage of his arms to bridge up, no in a standing rear waistlock. Lethal charges forward, ducking between the middle and top rope to send the top rope against the throat of EC3! Carter stumbles back, coughing and sputtering as his windpipe has just been attacked out of nowhere. Lethal turns, sending a knife edged chop into the chest of EC3! A second one now, as Lethal shoves Carter into the ropes before sending him off the other side. Lethal leaps up, catching him with a leg lariat! Both men bounce back to their feet, as another one is landed to the throat of EC3! Carter slowly climbs back to his feet, as Jay Lethal lands an EnzuFury (Discus Enziguiri) right to the back of the skull of Ethan Carter III! Both men go down hard, as they both gasp for air after this already brutal contest. Hebner begins the ten count, as both men try to breathe. At 3, Lethal starts to stir, while Carter begins at 4. Both men are able to get to their knees at 6, staring at each other.

    Carter sends a forearm into the face of Jay Lethal! Lethal falls back onto his feet before coming back with a right hand to the chin! Ethan Carter III answers back with another forearm! Another right hand from Jay Lethal! They both climb to one knee, continuing this strike exchange! After a few shots each, they get to their feet, still trading blows as they go back and forth with continued intensity rising. Jay Lethal lands a flurry of three right hands in a row, but Carter answers with a rake of the eyes! Jay Lethal stumbles back, turning his back on Carter who is still checking his chin after the strike exchange. Jay Lethal turns back around, putting up his hands to protect himself. EC3 stands up, sending two jabs to the midsection. Carter hauls off, going for a huge right which gets ducked and caught! STO into a back breaker from Jay Lethal, into a flatliner to complete the Lethal Combination! Cover from Jay Lethal! 1…2.. NO! Kick out from Carter. Jay Lethal sits up, catching his breathe for a second before deciding how to continue. EC3 crawls over to the corner, as Jay Lethal starts to stomp away on him. Lethal backs off, as EC3 gets to his feet holding his chest in pain. EC3 falls forward into the hands of Jay Lethal, who whips him off the ropes. Jay Lethal snaps off a hip toss, using his own momentum to do a cartwheel and land a dropkick to the chin of Ethan Carter III. EC3 rolls backwards onto his knees, with his hands up, clearly rocked from that kick.

    Jay Lethal backs him into the corner, lighting him up with another overhand chop to the chest. Jay picks EC3 onto the top rope and sitting him down. Jay Lethal gets to the second rope, continuously landing right hands to the head of Ethan Carter III. Jay Lethal hooks his head in, pulling EC3’s arm over his own head, before he steps up to the top rope. Jay Lethal takes him over as both men crash and burn into the center of the ring, where both men lay out after the massive superplex! Lethal crawls towards his opponent, draping his arm over Carter while trying to use as little energy as he can for the moment to attempt the pinfall. 1…2… Not yet, as Ethan Carter III powers his shoulder up to continue this brutal contest. Jay Lethal rubs the sweat out of his eyes, trying to think about what else he will have to do to try and keep EC3 down for the count. Jay Lethal slowly gets back to his feet, looking for a moment to breathe while he awaits Carter rising back to his feet. Both men slowly get back up to a vertical base, as Jay Lethal yells out to EC3 just before a gut kick. Lethal runs the ropes, landing a stiff lariat the drops EC3 hard, Jay Lethal storms around the ring, trying to hype up the crowd as he feeds off the adrenaline of the moment. Jay Lethal climbs up the turnbuckle, getting to the top rope, but doesn’t notice that Ethan Carter III has already gotten back to his feet. EC3 sweeps the legs out from underneath him, crotching Jay Lethal on the top rope. EC3 now raises back to the middle rope, trying to get a superplex of his own. Jay Lethal fights back though, still having the adrenaline bringing him energy. Lethal strikes away at Carter, as EC3 has to fall back, stepping off the corner. Lethal quickly gets to his feet on the top rope, soaring with Lethal Injection II (Diving DDT)! Lethal crawls forward with all the energy he has left, hooking the outside leg! 1…2…3!!! NO! EC3’s shoulder is up at the last physically second it can be, keeping him in this match.

    Lethal gets back to his feet, falling back into the ropes as he realizes he needs to keep reaching deeper into his back of tricks for this challenge. Lethal grabs the leg of EC3, letting out a loud WOO before going for the Figure Four! As he turns around, Carter shoves his backside with his foot, sending Jay Lethal into the ropes. Carter rolls to his stomach, dropping right in front of Lethal, who leaps over him. Carter gets back to his feet, attempting a clothesline which also gets ducked. Jay Lethal hits the ropes again, still gaining speed before getting pulled into the air and slammed into the mat with a spinebuster from Ethan Carter III that rings the whole ring! We see a replay, as Jay Lethal’s head hit the mat hard, and his eyes look glazed over. Carter hesitates, taking a second to catch his breath before he reaches over and hooks the outside leg. 1…2… NO! Jay Lethal wills his shoulder up, making it clear that this match isn’t over yet! Jay Lethal begins to crawl to the ropes, trying to get up, but EC3 grabs him by the neck, not letting him move. Carter pulls him up to his knees, paint brushing him up on top of his head while he trash talks the Greatest First Generation Wrestler. The crowd boos as Carter makes it clear he feels he is above Lethal in every sense imaginable. Ethan Carter lifts Jay Lethal up to his feet, trash talking now directly into his face. Carter hauls off and slaps Jay Lethal right across the chin! Another slap from Carter and now Jay Lethal stumbles back into the ropes, clutching his face in agony. Lethal steps towards Carter, only to get hit with spit right in the face from EC3! The crowd lets out an audible gasp as Jay Lethal stops in his tracks, his face down looking towards the, no movement from Jay Lethal. Jay begins to shake, as his fists quickly clench, wiping at his face as he seems to have very quickly been brought back to reality with that very loud non-vocal statement from Ethan Carter III. Jay Lethal looks back up, staring at EC3 with a look of pure rage, while EC3’s face grows a look of shock and worry, unsure if what he just did was wise, or if he had just signed up for more than he could handle with that decision.

    Carter goes for a right hand into the head, but Jay Lethal shakes his head, now breathing heavily and shaking his own fists in anger, daring Carter to do it again. Ethan lands another right hand into the face of Jay Lethal, who again doesn’t move, instead yelling out in anger, as he points to his chin begging for more! Carter lands a third punch, which Lethal responds with his own spit in the face of EC3! Jay screams out, “BRING IT ON, P****!” As the crowd comes back alive, Ethan Carter III looking like he has just seen a ghost and doesn’t know what to do! Carter hits the ropes, looking for a lariat, only to get ducked by Jay Lethal! Lethal seems to have turned this into third gear, as he lands a chop to the chest that reverberates around the entire Impact Zone! Another chop from Jay Lethal, lighting up the chest of the One Percenter! Carter shoves him back, only to allow the separation needed for Jay Lethal to land a super kick! Ethan Carter III is on jelly legs now, as Jay Lethal motions for the end, looking for the Lethal Injection. Front handspring from Lethal, but Carter ducks down, allowing for Jay Lethal to roll over the back of EC3 onto his feet. Carter lands a quick knee into the gut of Jay, doubling him over and trying to hook up the arms for the ECD (Butterfly Piledriver), but as he pulls him up, Jay Lethal uses to momentum to flip over his opponent, landing on his feet on the opposite side of Carter. EC3 turns around, only to get nailed with an enziguiri! Carter drops to one knee, and Jay Lethal wastes no time… LETHAL INJECTION! HE HIT IT! JAY LETHAL HOOKS BOTH LEGS IN THE CENTER OF THE RING! 1…2…3! HE DID IT!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Lethal Injection), Jay Lethal!
    Match Length: 19:52

    Jay Lethal falls to the side, almost out after the all-out war that he just went through. Penzer does the official announcement, and it seems to just hit Jay Lethal that he has finally overcome one of his biggest obstacles since returning to Impact. Jay Lethal gets back up to his feet, gasping for air, but throwing his fist into the air in victory. Jay Lethal gets onto the second rope, soaking in the adoration from the crowd, as he motions around his waist, now ready to become the Global Champion at GFW: Swan Song, and punch his ticket to the main event of Slammiversary.

    We see a recap of the pre-show confrontation between Jim Cornette and Matt Riddle. We hear that the Council of Commissioners has called an emergency meeting regarding the conflict, and we will hear an official statement very soon regarding the issue between both men.

    Dave Penzer:
    The following contest, scheduled for one fall, is for the Impact Knockout’s Championship!


    ***Sweet Candy***
    Candice LeRae

    Making her way down the ramp is the challenger, one of the most well-known women in professional wrestling, now looking to make her mark in Impact Wrestling to cement her status as the greatest woman in wrestling today. She makes her way down in white and gold gear, as she smiles and shakes hands with fans on the way to the ring. She gets into the ring and stretches in her corner, making sure she is as ready as possible to go at it in this match.


    ***5150***
    Impact Knockout’s Champion – Ivelisse Velez

    The champion makes her entrance through the crowd, as is the custom for the members of the Latin American Xchange, but conspicuous by their absence are the other members of the group. Borash questions why they are not out with her as usual, to which Sonnen berates him for thinking they need to be here to defend, and that Ivelisse is making a statement by being able to defend the championship without any support, moral or otherwise. Ivelisse gets into the ring and hands off her championship belt to referee Brian Hebner, who displays it for all in attendance before handing it off to the time keeper. Hebner backs both off before ringing the bell to signal the start of this match.


    IMPACT KNOCKOUT’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    Singles Match:
    Candice LeRae vs Ivelisse Velez[C]

    Both women circle around each other before locking up. Both women jock for position, trying to get what they can in terms of an early advantage, but neither woman seems to move, each being able to see wherever the other is trying to go. Ivelisse powers forth, backing LeRae into the ropes while Hebner calls for a clean break. Ivelisse backs off momentarily before slapping LeRae in the face. LeRae checks up lip for a split as Ivelisse backs off, trash talking the crowd from where she stands in the middle of the ring. Ivelisse turns back to LeRae running out of the ropes into a school girl roll up! 1…2… NO! Ivelisse gets the shoulder up. Ivelisse flips back to her knees, but LeRae is already up and hooks in a small package cover! 1…2… No! Once again Velez is able to get out of the hold. Ivelisse gets back to her feet, but Candice is already behind her, getting a backslide! 1…2... Kick out again! Ivelisse is on her knees, looking shocked at the flurry from LeRae who laughs and claps, saying she’s just “this close” to being able to get the win. Both get back to their feet, as they get to the center of the ring again to go back to the head to head competition. Candice LeRae dives in, but Ivelisse sidesteps locking in a head lock and wrenching back on the challenger. Velez snaps her down with a headlock take over, sending LeRae hard into the mat while pulling back to try and weaken the quicker challenger.

    Ivelisse Velez wrenches back, pulling on the head of Ivelisse while yelling in Spanish. Ivelisse continues to pull, as LeRae tries to pull into a head scissor, only for Velez to pull harder and cause LeRae to weaken in order to maintain her ability to somewhat get back into the match, albeit still not in the best position. The crowd begins to slowly get behind LeRae, clapping for her to fight back, and LeRae stomps her feet in time with the audience. Candice uses her momentum to swing up to her stomach, getting up to her knees slowly but surely. Candice gets up, driving a right hand into the stomach of the champion. LeRae tries to run off the ropes as Ivelisse just barely releases the headlock. She’s not out of the woods yet, though, as Velez grabs the back of Candice’s tights, pulling the challenger back into a headlock once more. However, with this movement in her favor, Candice uses the momentum of her running back towards the champion to send both women into the ropes, whipping Ivelisse Velez off hard into the ropes. Candice drops down in front of Velez, before leap frogging over her moments later. LeRae lands a picture perfect dropkick to the chest of Ivelisse Velez who rolls to the outside, throwing a tantrum for being shown up as of now while Candice taunts to the audience for her flurry of offense.

    Ivelisse rolls back into the ring, as Candice backs off to give her a clean way into the ring. Ivelisse charges at Candice who is standing in a corner, only to get sidestepped by the quicker challenger. Candice LeRae sends a knife edged chop HARD into the chest of Ivelisse Velez, before snapping off a flurry of four more, getting the crowd to WOO in response to each shot. Candice is not wasting her time, wanting to make sure she can get the victory before any members of LAX are able to get their hands in the match. Candice LeRae brings Ivelisse Velez into the center of the ring, looking for a suplex, but Ivelisse stomps down hard on the foot of the challenger. Candice turns her back, grabbing at her foot in pain before getting hoisted into the air and driven into the mat with a backdrop suplex. Ivelisse gets back to her feet, pulling her hair out of her eyes, before stomping away on Candice with a swift supply of strikes into the upper body of Candice. Ivelisse being backed off by the referee momentarily before Candice pulls herself back up in the corner. Ivelisse walks up to Candice, holding the ropes as she stomps away into the ribcage of her challenger. She sends her boot into the midsection until Candice falls into a seated position, before pushing her boot into the throat trying to take all of the air out of Candice LeRae’s lungs. Ivelisse backs off for a second before hitting the ropes and scraping her boot right between Candice’s eyes. Ivelisse pulls LeRae into the center of the ring! 1…2… NO! LeRae kicks out and stays alive in this match.

    Ivelisse gets back to her feet, motioning for the end already as she measures Candice who is slowly climbing back up herself. Candice LeRae climbs up, turning around to Ivelisse who looks for the Scorpion Kick, only to get ducked! LeRae measures as Ivelisse gets back up in front of her, Candice leaps into the air, driving Velez down into the mat with an Inverted Rana! LeRae dives into the cover! 1…2… Kick out from the champion, making it clear that more needs to be done before this match is over. Both women slowly get back up, an explosive and quick match already as both women are already feeling the effects. They begin to trade punches back and forth, trying to back the other one off first. Candice takes a STIFF forearm to the face, before yelling out as LeRae goes on the assault, shot after shot to the head that overwhelms Ivelisse into the corner. Candice fires off with the backhanded chops and forearms into the corner as Borash calls out the Violence Party in full effect to try and neutralize the champion in this situation. Candice pulls out Ivelisse, snapping off a quick suplex before floating over, still holding the suplex clutch. Candice turns it around, driving Velez into the mat with a Falcon Arrow! Hooks both legs does LeRae as Hebner starts the count! 1…2… NO! Kick out from Ivelisse Velez. Ivelisse rolls over towards the corner while Velez lifts herself in the corner. Candice gets back to her feet, charging in at the champion, who gets her feet up just in time for a boot to the chin of Candice LeRae! Candice LeRae staggers back, as Velez runs forward, sending her to the mat with a vicious lariat! Velez catches her breathe for a moment as we see replays of the sickening shot that drops LeRae, looking in slow motion to see the havoc that sent directly into the throat of the now down and out LeRae.

    Ivelisse mounts Candice, sending shot after shot into the head, now with something to prove that she can put away The Canadian Goddess. Velez is backed off for the closed hand strikes, being administered a warning, as Ivelisse pulls Candice back to her feet by her hair, again being warned by the referee to watch the rule breaking. Velez yells out, “THIS IS IT!” Before backing off. Ivelisse looks for the Scorpion Kick yet again, but LeRae ducks down – ALLOWING HEBNER TO GET CLOCKED IN THE CHIN! Brian Hebner goes down like a sack of bricks, and Ivelisse looks shocked at what she just did. Ivelisse turns around, right into a superkick from Candice LeRae! The champion staggers, and Candice lifts her onto LeRae’s shoulders… HEART BREAKER! LERAE PLANTED HER! COVER! BUT HEBNER IS STILL DOWN AND OUT! The crowd chants out the three count, and we should have a new champion here, but there’s not anybody here to count! Candice crawls over to Hebner, trying to shake him awake before realizing she needs to get back and press on Ivelisse. LeRae turns around, but Velez is back to her feet already. Ivelisse goes for a right hand that gets ducked by Candice, who responds with a left jab! Velez stumbles back in the ropes, turning towards the crowd. Candice LeRae runs to the ropes, springboards off the bottom rope, and snaps off a second inverted rana! Both women are down and out for the moment on the mat, as Hebner has now rolled to the outside, nowhere to be seen.

    We hear a commotion in the audience, and that’s because the Latin American Xchange has begun charging down to the ring! It’s Diamante, Kingston, and Homicide, all running through the crowd and getting into the ring with Homicide holding a slapstick! Diamante decks Candice with a roundhouse kick to the head, as Kingston barks orders to Homicide to back off for a second. Kingston grabs Ivelisse, lifting her to her feet and holding her arms behind her back. Homicide hands off the slapstick to Ivelisse, who starts trash talking in Spanish before pulling back – CRACK! Homicide got a chair to the back from… BRAXTON SUTTER WHO IS NOW IN THE RING! Kingston drops Candice, only to get a chair shot to the face for his troubles! Sonnen admonishes Sutter, saying he is a “married man who is getting involved with a DIFFERENT married woman,” while Borash defends Sutter, saying he would never do anything like that. Diamante jumps at Sutter who ducks out of the way, sending Diamante to the outside of the ring and allowing Braxton to take it to Homicide, sending right hands into the chest and head. Candice lands a kick to the chin of Kingston, sending him to the outside now, when we get a shot of the stage to see more people running out to the ring… IT’S SIENNA AND LAUREL VAN NESS! WE SAW LAUREL LET OUT OF THERAPY, COULD IT HAVE BEEN SIENNA WHO CAME TO GET HER! Both women get down to the ring, and Sienna drives a shoulder charge into LeRae, sending her to the mat while Van Ness scratches and claws at Sutter. Sutter shoves her off twice, but Sienna hits him in the head with her GFW Women’s title belt! Things are looking grim for LeRae and Sutter, the numbers are far too much for them… The crowd pops big but why?! Sliding into the ring we see a Kendo Stick held by… ALLIE?!?! WE HAVEN’T SEEN HER SINCE LVN SENT HER TO THE HOSPITAL! Allie sends a Kendo Stick into the skull of Sienna! Laurel gets one to the stomach and then gets crowned with the Kendo Stick! Allie hauls off, shot after shot, not stopping with shots into the body of Laurel Van Ness! Ivelisse spins Allie around, who looks shocked, realizing the champion is now right in front of her. Ivelisse talks down to her, saying she doesn’t belong, causing a look of depression onto the face of Allie. The crowd chants for Allie, who looks up, rage in her eyes at Ivelisse. Ivelisse looks around at the audience, parading around the ring and telling them to shut up! She turns back to Allie – KENDO STICK TO THE HEAD! Velez goes down hard, Diamante gets into the ring, only to get booted down by Candice LeRae! Homicide and Kingston are on the outside as Sutter gets his surroundings settled, leaping over the top and taking out both members of LAX! Allie goes to the outside, lifting up Hebner and getting him back into the ring, as he shakes the cobwebs and can stand, still holding his head. Candice brings Ivelisse into the corner, lifting her to the second rope… MS. LERAE’S WILD RIDE! CENTER OF THE RING! COVER MADE BY CANDICE LERAE! 1…2…3!!!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Ms. LeRae’s Wild Ride), AND NEW KNOCKOUT’S WORLD CHAMPION, Candice LeRae!
    Match Length: 13:18

    Sutter and Allie get into the ring, Candice being handed her new title belt as she gets tears in her eyes. She looks at Allie and Sutter before nodding at Braxton. The two shake hands, before Allie comes forward and hugs Candice LeRae, shaking with happiness. Sutter and Allie raise Candice’s hands as they celebrate the new champion while we fade out.

    We see a recap of some of the biggest events of the night, while we prepare to get into the biggest prize of the industry. We get some snapshots of the biggest events so far with some twitter reactions from fans and other company’s workers, before the graphic is shown for our main event while we begin to prepare for the biggest fight on the card.

    We see Dave Penzer in the center of the ring, waiting for the official entrances before his announcements begin.


    ***American Luchadore***
    Johnny Mundo

    Strutting from the back, out comes Johnny Mundo! The “Worldwide Luchador” makes his way down the ramp, oozing confidence as the former X-Division champion makes it clear he feels tonight is his night to become the champion of the best wrestling promotion in the world. He stands in the ring, not removing his shades or robe as he awaits his opponent.


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

    Lashley marches down to the ring, wearing an American Top Team shirt with his usual black gear, Impact World Championship glistening around his waist. We see him make his way down the ramp, all business as this is just another day for Lashley, getting to the ring ready to prove his dominance. He climbs into the ring and the lights go down, spotlight on Penzer alone in the center of the ring while we hear the beginning of our main event.

    *DING!*

    *DING!*

    *DING!*

    Dave Penzer:
    Ladies and gentlemen, the following contest is your MAIN EVENT of THE EVENING! It is scheduled for one fall, and is for the IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! When the bell rings, the referee in command of the action will be Impact senior official, Earl Hebner. Now, introducing the combatants! FIRST!

    A second spotlight appears, illuminating the glitter across the gear of the challenger.

    Dave Penzer:
    THE CHALLENGER! Standing at 6 foot, 1 inch tall, weighing in at two hundred and fifteen pounds… FIGHTING out of Los Angeles, California, he is the WORLDWIDE LUCHADOR, JOHNNY! MUUUUUUUUNDOOOOOOOO!

    Mundo taunts to the crowd while a third spotlight lights up the current champion.

    Dave Penzer:
    Introducing next, standing to my right. Standing at 6 feet, three inches tall, weighing in at two hundred and sixty pounds… FIGHTING out of Colorado Springs, Colorado…. HE IS THE REIGING, DEFENDING, UNDISPUTED IMPACT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WOOOOORLD… “WALKING ARMAGEDDON!” LLLLLLLLASHLEEEEEYYYY!

    Lashley doesn’t move other than nodding his head as the crowd claps in respect. He hands off the championship to Earl who shows it to Mundo for a moment. Hebner raises the title for all sides to see before handing it off to the time keeper. Hebner checks Mundo for weapons before walking over and checking Lashley as well. Both men are good as he motions for them to come to the middle. He runs down the rules momentarily, asking if anybody has any questions. Neither answer, he then backs them off to their corner’s again. He makes sure both are ready to go before ringing the bell and starting our main event!


    IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    Singles Match:
    Johnny Mundo vs Lashley[C]

    Johnny Mundo turns to the fans, yelling and taunting them as he climbs to the second rope to get a better look of the crowd. Mundo motions around his waist, miming the title belt already being there as he claims that it is his time, while Borash admonishes him for being so cocky already against a proven threat like the world champion. Mundo laughs at the fans, jumping off the ropes and turning around – INTO A SPEAR FROM LASHLEY! LASHLEY DAMN NEAR CUT HIM IN HALF! The crowd pops, as Mundo quickly rolls out of the ring clutching his stomach while the commentary team goes wild! This match could be over in short order! Mundo coughs and sputters on the outside, doubled over as he very much feels the effects from that brutal maneuver. Mundo gets pissed and shoves the guardrail and stairs, smacking the ring apron in anger at being humiliated in the first move of the match. The crowd starts to chant “LAAAASHLEY” to the same tune of the original Goldberg chants. Mundo tries to shut them up, realizing the referee has already hit a five count on the ring out count. Mundo gets up to the apron, demanding that Lashley backs off. Lashley does so, backing into the distant corner, while Mundo leaps over the top rope and lands on his feet. The two circle each other, Mundo keeping one arm on his ribs as he is still feeling the effects from the early finishing maneuver. Both men lock up, but Lashley heaves Mundo into the corner with his unmatched power. Sonnen says that if Mundo wants a shot at winning, strength is the wrong move against Walking Armageddon.

    Mundo bodies up again, looking to lock up a second time. Lashley lunges in, but this time Mundo has a better idea, rolling underneath Lashley’s grasp to his back side. Mundo leaps up, landing a dropkick between Lashley’s shoulder blades, sending him off his balance into the corner. Lashley turns around, just in time for Mundo to sprint in and drive his knee into the chin of the world champion! Lashley falls to a seated position, and Mundo runs a lap around the ring before planting a picture-perfect hesitation dropkick right on the button of the chin to Lashley! Mundo pulls him away from the ropes, making the cover with both legs hooked! 1… NO! Not even close yet, as the world champion has plenty left in the tank. Lashley gets to his knees, but Mundo clubs over his back multiple times, trying to get him down for the time being. Johnny Mundo goes off the ropes, going for a clothesline, but Lashley bursts forward, sending his shoulder into Johnny Mundo and turning the challenger inside out off the rebound! Mundo gets back up to his feet quickly, scrambling into the corner and putting up his fists to try and guard himself from the oncoming onslaught. Lashley comes up, landing a jab into the midsection of Mundo, opening up his face. Left hook from Lashley rocks Mundo, followed by a quick one-two punch that takes Mundo’s legs out from under him and he falls against Bobby Lashley. Lashley shoves him, putting him back into the corner before coming off the ropes – body splash in the corner! Lashley pulls him to the middle, yelling for the end already! Lashley rebounds off the ropes, looking for the Spear once again – KNEE TO THE CHIN! Mundo swung his knee up at the last second and that caught Lashley flush! We get a slow motion replay, and we see that it very much connected into the head of the champion while both men are down and out trying to regain their bearings at the moment.

    Johnny Mundo is back up to his feet first, as Lashley is sitting, trying to look around and know where he is, all while also checking his jaw to make sure that he isn’t injured. Mundo wastes no time, running off the ropes and driving another knee right into the bridge of Lashley’s nose! Mundo spins around to face the now horizontal champion before running forward with a standing shooting star press! Cover from the challenger with both legs hooked again! 1…2…. NO! The champion getting his shoulder up at a dangerous two count, already being put to the test by the former X-Division champion. We are reminded by the commentary team that the Option C has been used 4 times in the past, and there has only been one time that it has failed to win the world title. The World Champion on that loss? Bobby Lashley. Johnny Mundo applies a wristlock on the mat, now trying to take the left arm out of Lashley’s arsenal, perhaps making him less likely to use the spear or lower his ability to toss Mundo around the ring. Mundo pulls away, while Lashley takes his time, not letting himself be put into a more dangerous submission while still shaking himself awake when possible. Mundo wrenches away, swinging his head to get his hair out of his eyes while he trash talks his opponent, clearly in control of the situation. Lashley on the ground tries his best to power out, but Mundo has all the leverage, even able to stand momentarily and stomp down on the midsection of Lashley to prevent him from being able to come back.

    Lashley turns into the move, allowing himself to get up to his knees while Mundo transitions into a standing armlock, trying to apply a kimura if possible. Lashley drives his right shoulder into the mat, using the massive weight shift to swing Mundo over him with an arm drag and gain separation! Mundo combat rolls, landing on his feet in the corner and daring Lashley to bring it on. Lashley charges, but Mundo again too quick with a drop toe hold, as Lashley crashes forehead first into the middle buckle! Mundo swings through the ropes, landing a 619 to the turnbuckle and kicking Lashley’s face in the process! Mundo lands on the apron, with Lashley laying perpendicular to the ropes flat on his back. Mundo uses the ropes to swing up, letting go with one hand to pendulum into an elbow drop! Mundo makes the cover once again! 1…2… No! The Impact World Champion kicks out with authority, making it clear that he is not going to be put away like that. Mundo backs off into the corner, as he looks for what to do next against Lashley who is now on all fours. Mundo goes for a soccer kick to the stomach, but the champ slaps his leg to the side, turning him around and allowing Lashley to get a schoolboy! 1…2… No, Mundo pops his shoulder up – BUT LASHLEY DEADLIFTS HIM INTO THE AIR! Lashley charges across the ring, tossing Mundo into the turnbuckle with all of his might! Johnny Mundo lands with a gasp as all of the air in his lungs fly out in that moment. Mundo falls to his knees before crumbling onto the mat. Lashley is on one knee, catching his breath for a moment as he shakes out his left arm to try and regain blood flow. Lashley grabs Mundo by the hair, tossing Johnny Mundo into the corner before sending a back elbow into the side of his head. Borash says that Lashley is going back to his power offense again, but wonders if it will work when Mundo can keep gaining separation. Lashley drives a fourth elbow into the head of Mundo, who falls out of the corner again, this time stumbling to his knees to the center of the ring.


    Lashley walks up behind him, shoving the back of his head, yelling for Mundo to show off now. “You’re so bad, step up now! Do something, punk!” Lashley lifts Mundo up to his feet into the air in a suplex position, but Lashley keeps holding him in the air. The crowd begins to count, and they surpass a 20 count, but instead of planting Mundo, Lashley begins marching around the ring continuing to show off! Lashley holds Johnny Mundo upside down for a full minute before he starts to faulter. Mundo begins to fall down to his feet, but Lashley lets out a yell, deadlifting him back up to the air and running across the ring before leaping into the air and driving his challenger into the mat with a brutal suplex! The crowd goes wild for that insane display of strength by the world champion, proving just why he is the top of the Impact food chain. Lashley goes for the cover! 1…2… No! Johnny Mundo kicks out, making sure that he still has his shot intact. Lashley lifts Mundo up to his feet, putting him back into the corner. Lashley taunts to the crowd for a moment, mocking Mundo as he shows he is in full control. Lashley grabs the middle ropes on either side of the corner, driving his shoulder into the ribcage of Johnny Mundo. Three times in a row Lashley measures and drives himself into his challenger, each time air floods out of the lungs of Mundo. Lashley backs off as Hebner demands, threatening a DQ. Lashley comes back, grabbing Mundo behind the neck and under the air before LAUNCHING Mundo across the ring with a Biel toss! No! Mundo swings out mid air and lands on his feet! Lashley runs to Mundo who leap frogs, lands and combat rolls to a corner once again. Lashley rebounds off the ropes, just as Mundo is springboarding off the middle rope – FLYING CHUCK KICK TO THE FACE! Lashley is stopped in his tracks and Mundo hooks the inside leg on a cover! 1…2… No! Kick out from the champion once again.

    Both men are down on the mat after the kick out, Lashley proving that while he doesn’t have a glass jaw, strikes to the face may just be his one weakness. Mundo still is having breathing troubles from the assault his ribs have faced as of late, which Sonnen points out will only get worse the longer the match goes on. Hebner gets to a count of 5 before either man is able to start to stir. At 5, Mundo begins to crawl to the ropes, as Lashley tries to get up to his feet. Mundo gets back up at the count of 7, while Lashley is on both knees in the center of the ring. Johnny Mundo runs off the ropes, hooking his legs around the head of Lashley and driving him face first into the mat with a rana driver! Lashley hit hard, and Mundo falls back, pulling him into the corner as he realizes this might be his shot to end the match here. Mundo swings up and springboards in the turnbuckle – END OF THE WORLD BLOCKED! Lashley got the knees up! Lashley gets up to his feet, as Mundo clutches his ribs once more. Lashley knees Mundo in the gut, doubling him over before gut-wrenching Mundo over his head – DOMINATOR! Lashley backs off into the corner, shaking his head as he is able to finally see clearly as we seem to be closing in on the final moments… SPEAR! CENTER OF THE RING! COVER! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Spear), AND STILL IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION, LASHLEY!

    Match Length: 15:40

    Lashley is handed his championship belt and he stands tall as the commentary team talks about how Lashley may not be able to be beaten by anybody on this planet. Lashley stands in the center of the ring, as Hebner puts the title around Lashley’s waist, and as we fade out we hear one line from Jeremy Borash.

    “There are three certainties in life. Death, taxes, and Lashley remains Impact World Champion.”

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    Impact Wrestling
    6/1/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Chael Sonnen and Jeremy Borash

    Dark Matches:
    ACH and Ishimori defeat LAX in 7:03 with a Small Package.
    Rosemary defeats Nicole Matthews in 10:05 with a Red Wedding.
    Lashley defeats Sami Callihan in 12:44 with a Spear.

    ***Change***
    Impact Intro

    We get a cold open of the show where we go to the board room for the Council of Commissioners. Each man is sitting at the table with a name card in front of them, with Jeff Jarrett in the center. The camera pulls in and he begins to speak.
    Jeff Jarrett: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Impact Wrestling. Now, over the last number of weeks, we have had some issues with talent regarding the times of our broadcast, as well as some backlash from network representatives for having overrun into the next scheduled programming on this network. This all came to a head with Matt Riddle taking exception to not having the “proper time allowed” to showcase his skills and earn his way onto the pay-per view card, which by the way will not be tolerated. We will not reward people trying to hijack our show to further themselves at the expense of the company, which is why Matt Riddle has been fined and will be serving a two-week suspension. To ensure that we are able to give everybody a fair amount of time to showcase themselves, as well as appeasing networks for our programming to be continued to be shown, there has been a change of rules voted on and passed by the council before you. Starting tonight and from now on, there will be implemented time limits to each match, to ensure that there is not overrun and that the fans at home do not miss the in-ring action…

    As Jarrett continues to explain, we see a graphic explaining the time limit rules which are as follows:

    Television Exhibitions – 15 Minute Time Limit
    Television Attraction Matches/Main Events/Championship Matches – 20 Minute Time Limit
    Pay-Per View Exhibition – 30 Minute Time Limit
    Pay-Per View Championship Matches/Main Event/Council Approved Matches – 60 Minute Time Limit


    Jeff thanks us for his time and assures us that we will continue to see the greatest wrestling in the world each and every week, and let’s not waste any time getting to the action.

    Singles Match – [15 Minute Time Limit]:
    Leva Bates vs. Rachael Ellering

    Final Moments:

    Ellering attempts a clothesline, but Bates ducks, planting her foot and staying in the center while Rachael hits the ropes. Ellering comes back, only to get caught with a hurricanrana from Bates, sending Ellering across the ring and into the corner! Bates charges in, but gets ducked, crashing into the turnbuckle herself! Ellering leaps up, catching Leva into a monkey flip – but Leva Bates lands on her feet! Ellering doesn’t notice, and turns around right into the waiting arms of Leva Bates to bring her down with the Critical Confirmation (Code Breaker)! Leva hooks both legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Critical Confirmation), Leva Bates!
    Match Length: 6:02
    Road Agent Notes:
    The match was a more light hearted and fun match to kick the night off. Leva’s entrance has been redesigned, now with purple, pink, and red lighting and a slightly more colorful design for her gear to help her “kid friendly lucha” styled image. The match itself was back and forth, but Leva Bates was always just a bit quicker and the crowd started to get behind her. A few planted kids were in the front row to support her and freak for her, and the audience quickly followed the kids lead, getting behind Bates fully by the end.

    Commercial Break
    We go backstage where McKenzie Mitchell is standing by. She introduces her guests – ALLIE! And the NEW Knockout’s World Champion, Candice LeRae! Allie looks beaming with a huge smile across her face, while LeRae looks happy, championship over her shoulder.

    McKenzie Mitchell: Now, Candice over the last number of weeks we have seen you having somewhat secretive meetings and conversations with Allie’s husband, Braxton Sutter. Rumors have been running wild about what might be happening, but now that we see both of you here and happy with each other, would you care to shed some light on the situation at hand and what your relationship is?

    Candice LeRae: I mean, it’s not as complicated as people seem inclined to make it. I’m one of the most travelled women on this roster, and as you can see by this *motions to her title* I currently the best this division has to offer. We saw a while back that Laurel Van Ness, blinded by rage and jealousy sent Allie away on a stretcher, and she hadn’t been seen since. Her recovery went much better than expected, and we all thought she was going to just stay back and not want to ruffle any more feathers, Braxton included. But Allie wasn’t done, she called me and asked me to train her to come back as an official member of the Knockout’s Roster. *Pop*

    McKenzie Mitchell: Allie, would you like to say anything?

    Allie: Yes, I would, McKenzie. I’ve been here for a while, and while people think they can push me around and Allie is just going to stand there and take it, here’s some news for you; it won’t happen anymore! I’ve been abused by Maria Kanellis, by Sienna, and most recently Laurel Van Ness, but nobody ever stands up for me. It’s time I do that myself. I’m a former Knockout’s Champion, but people will keep telling me that it was a fluke and I don’t deserve it. So I asked the best woman in the world to train me up and to help me reach my full potential. Now, I’m doing just that. I want revenge on Laurel, for EVERYTHING she’s done to me physically, mentally, and emotionally. And after I finally prove myself to the world… I’m going to prove to MYSELF that I can really do whatever I set my mind to by challenging Candice for the Knockout’s Championship and becoming the best in the world!

    Candice looks taken aback slightly at this sudden burst from Allie, but she smiles and puts her hand on Allie’s back, nodding and supporting her in her wishes.

    Candice LeRae:
    And… WHEN That happens… I’ll be glad to accept and put you to the full test.

    The two thank McKenzie and walk away as we fade out.

    CHAOS

    DESTRUCTION

    BRUTALITY





    *+AWESOME KONG+*

    She’s…
    Back…
    NEXT WEEK!


    GFW SHOWCASE
    Tag Team Match – [15 Minute Time Limit]:
    Best Friends vs. RENO SCUM

    Final Moments:


    Thornstowe goes for a back suplex to Beretta, but Beretta flips out and lands on his feet. Beretta leaps up, dropkicking Adam Thornstowe in the small of the back, tripping him up and driving his forehead into the middle turnbuckle of the Best Friends’ corner. Beretta makes the tag out to Chuck Taylor, and lifts Thornstowe onto his shoulders in an electric chair… Taylor springboards off the top rope, driving his knee under the jaw of his opponent! Both men crash to the ground, as Adam Thornstowe gets lifted up from behind, AWFUL WAFFLE (Wheelbarrow Piledriver)! Taylor makes the cover as Beretta watches out for Luster The Legend. 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Awful Waffle), Best Friends!
    Match Length: 12:31
    Road Agent Notes:
    The match was fast paced, with the current GFW World Tag Team Champions going head to head against former champions in this showcase. The two were mostly equal, with the experience of Chuck and Beretta proving to be the deciding factor as they were able to out-smart RENO SCUM and secure the victory. Chuck Taylor got a surprising pop, albeit still small, but better than we expected. The two could be a commodity for us if a deal were to be agreed upon by both parties. Also noticeable by his absence would be Sami Callihan from RENO SCUM’s corner. The original plan to pair them up as of now has been scrapped and not being mentioned on screen due to the uncertainty of who will be remaining with the company and in what capacity following the merger.

    Commercial Break
    Making an Impact for 15 years…

    We see from the GWN library Kurt Angle making his debut to stare down Samoa Joe, with the crowd freaking out before we get the splash graphic for our next pay-per view, which will be the first one Global Wrestling Network, as well as the debut week of the streaming service as a whole…

    SLAMMIVERSARY 2017
    #Slamm15

    We see a shot of earlier today where the members of LAX are sitting in their clubhouse pissed off at their collective failures at Destination X, with Homicide standing behind Konnan holding his new championship while Konnan runs down the teams bad fortune. They target Candice LeRae, saying that she doesn’t deserve to hold that belt and directly take their championship bonus away form the club. He says that there’s no chance they can get it back for a while, as the Tag/Knockout’s/World champions are officially all signed on for their unification matches, so he wants a message sent tonight to the women around here that the women of the Latin American Xchange are not going anywhere, and they are not going to step aside, they’re gonna hurt people and make sure that the so called competition knows their place and stays in it.
    Singles Match – [15 Minute Time Limit]:
    Robbie E vs. Eli Drake

    Final Moments:

    Robbie E sends Drake off the ropes and ropes down for a back drop, but Drake sees it coming landing a knee lift right between the eyes of Robbie, dropping the Jersey Shore native to the mat. Eli Drake lifts Robbie E off the mat, going for a suplex, lifting Robbie E before charging at the ropes, dropping Robbie E gut first onto the top rope and flipping him back into the ring. Robbie staggers up to his feet, clutching his stomach sputtering and coughing, before Eli Drake lifts Robbie E to his shoulders… GRAVY TRAIN (Air Raid Crash)! Cover from Drake in the center of the ring! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Gravy Train), Eli Drake!
    Match Length: 4:55
    Road Agent Notes:
    The match was mainly an Eli Drake showcase. They did what they can to make Eli look like both a threat and a legitimate athlete after some stalled storyline and progress for him.

    Slow motion replays are shown from Destination X, where Kingston pounded away on James Storm before the match. We fade between shots of the actual contest, where Storm was put away in short order. Stills are shown of the fall out, and we get one shot left of him standing in the ring, sadness on his face as blood flows down, and we hear the sadness in JB’s voice as he asks the question we may not want to know the answer to:

    “Could this be the last call for James Storm’s wrestling career?”

    Commercial Break
    Backstage, we see McKenzie Mitchell standing by with two of the stars that were unsuccessful in Ultimate X – Lio Rush and Dezmond Xavier! She welcomes them and states that they requested this time, asking what it was that they wanted to say. Dezmond takes the mic and Mitchell stops off to the side of the shot.

    Dezmond Xavier: The past few weeks, Lio and I have been talking. The talent here is unmatched, in the X-Division, in the Knockout’s division, but there’s one division that is starting to cause some major waves in the wrestling world. When we fought, we realized just how good each of us were, neither of us could get the job done. We figured that if we are so good that we couldn’t handle each other, when combined we could make some big changes in the power structure.

    Lio Rush: From now on, the entire tag division is on notice, because we are the Dynamite Express, and we are going to explode into that ring, and we are going to win the tag team championships, proving to the world that the X-Division doesn’t just have the best singles wrestlers in the world, but the best wrestlers PERIOD!

    Both men do a secret handshake and point to the camera as we fade out.


    Tag Team Match – [15 Minute Time Limit]:
    Latin American Xchange w/ Konnan vs. Madison Rayne and ODB

    Final Moments:

    ODB gets sent into the LAX corner, as Diamante stomps away into the stomach of the former champion. She pounds away on ODB, sending stiff shots into the midsection before being backed off by Slick Johnson, as Ivelisse takes her turn getting shots, choosing to choke out ODB as the referee is distracted arguing with Diamante. Velez releases as Diamante goes back to the corner, tagging out to the former champion, as both women come into the ring now. Velez sends ODB off the ropes, picking her up for a flapjack, landing into a modified 3D where Diamante catches ODB with a Stunner! Borash calls it the Border Cutter, as Velez makes the cover! Diamante stares down Rayne to make sure she isn’t a factor while the pin is counted – 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Border Cutter), L.A.X.!
    Match Length: 5:01
    Road Agent Notes:
    LAX was shown to be the dominant force out of the competition. ODB is winding down and took most of the beat down while we are unsure of what to do with Rayne as of now. The match was basic, with the audience booing the heels just as planned.

    We go backstage and see Sienna standing by with Laurel Van Ness picking at food on a plate, the table also holding Sienna’s GFW Women’s championship, Van Ness seemingly in a hypnotic state. Sienna looks back at Van Ness and smirks, chuckling under her breath at her “friend” in distress.

    Sienna: Impact faithful, silence yourselves for a moment, as the classiest woman in wrestling, and the true Women’s Champion has something to say. I’ve been getting question after question, everybody wondering how Laurel was allowed out of the group therapeutic and rehabilitation center. The answer is simple. She went into there because of abandonment issues and separation anxiety. To force her to be alone in these trying times is cruel and unusual. She needs her closest friends near her, making sure she is okay. I went through the paper work, the lawyer meetings, and any legal papers I’ve had to, to be able to have the right over Laurel Van Ness as a legal caretaker. Now, permitted she does what the doctors ask medication wise, and she is able to follow my rules without outbursts, she will be allowed to stay with me out of the program. If she is to act up and show her previous outbursts, she will have to return to her program. But as of now… She wants to exercise her ability to defend herself against the woman who has caused her all this distress. As of right now, Allie, Laurel whants revenge, and she wants a match… At Slammiversary.

    Laurel looks up quickly and we see a blank look in her eyes, as if she’s unsure where she is. Sienna smiles and pets her hair, before she quickly goes back to eating as we fade out.
    Commercial Break

    We see Cody Rhodes in a private room at a club, with his suit jacket off, and a glass of whiskey in his hand. The party continues around him, as the Grand Championship hangs glimmering in the strobe lights behind him on a roped off podium. Cody takes a swig of his drink before lighting up a cigar, his smile never breaking. He puffs a few times before looking straight into the camera with a devilish smile across his face.

    Cody Rhodes: I don’t know how many more times I have to say it. The Rhodes name should be striking fear into the name of anybody inside a wrestling ring, and for years it did. Then there was a time where the name has been celebrated. For Dusty and for Dustin, people say that the name holds a certain legacy, one that my name has been continually left out of in being mentioned. No more. I have been doing everything in my power to bring some respect back to the Rhodes name, and some respect where it belongs… With The American Nightmare. Sydal thought he was an exception, but he like everybody else isn’t the exception, they are THE RULE! That NOBODY can walk into this business and be as good as I was born to be, let alone how good I have worked to become. That Grand Championship is around the waist of a true champion, and it’s going to be there until it’s GONE just like the NEX*GEN title that I put in the dumpster where it belonged. Because I am not the NEXT Generation of wrestling, I AM THE CURRENT GENERATION! I am the measuring stick, if you can hang with me then you’re one of the best in the world, but until people come to realize this truth, I will continue to make examples out of these so-called contenders. They’re talented, don’t think for a second that I don’t respect Matt Sydal for his in-ring work, but he just like the rest are NOT on the level… Of Cody Rhodes.

    Cody puffs his cigar one last time into the camera before standing up and rejoining the party happening around him.
    Next week, just before GFW Swan Song, we will hold a sit-down interview with Lashley. During the interview we will discuss his current championship reign, as well as his possible opponents for Slammiversary! What will happen when Walking Armageddon is able to say whatever he wants about the competition here in Impact Wrestling, as well as the incoming competition during the Global Force Wrestling merger.


    Singles Match – [15 Minute Time Limit]:
    Jimmy Havoc w/ MASADA vs. Shane Strickland

    Final Moments:

    Havoc slams Strickland forehead first into the top turnbuckle. Strickland staggers back, but Havoc takes him to the ground with an enziguiri into the side of the head! Shane Strickland falls to the mat in and heap and Havoc wipes his hair out of his face, trying to motion for the end as MASADA watches on with no emotion behind his eyes. Strickland staggers back to his feet, as Havoc hooks the arm behind him – ACID RAINMAKER! Strickland turned inside out with the vicious lariat, but Havoc doesn’t go for the cover? Havoc is on his knees, looking at the mat before shaking. He looks up and he appears to be doing a mixture of laughing and crying. Havoc lifts Strickland onto his feet and then up to his shoulders. Jimmy Havoc looks deep into the hard cam, yelling out “ROSEMARY!” before driving Strickland into the mat with the… RED WEDDING! Rosemary’s finishing move! Havoc hooks both legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Red Wedding), Jimmy Havoc!
    Match Length: 13:00
    Road Agent Notes:
    Jimmy Havoc makes sure to bring the match to a brawl when he could, but Strickland was able to showcase a lot of his aerial offense and stiffer strikes. The commentary would make sure to mention the fact that Havoc has not been able to earn the attention of Rosemary, and it might be starting to get into his psyche, whyever she is choosing to ignore him. MASADA on the outside barely moved, and never emoted which got to Borash, the prospect of why he is even connected to the two who at least seemingly know each other.

    A graphic is shown, next week, we will see former Impact Grand Champion, Moose, issuing an open challenge to prove himself and try to prove that he deserves another championship opportunity.
    A promotion is shown for this upcoming weekend on GFW’s Twitch and YouTube channels, where we will see the Tag Team Championships defended as War Machine challenge the Best Friends, as well as the GFW Global Championship finalist will sign the official contract going into their match!

    Commercial Break


    *MAIN EVENT*
    Singles Match – [20 Minute Time Limit]:
    Eddie Edwards w/ Alisha Edwards vs. Bram

    Final Moments:

    Bram ducks an enziguiri from Edwards, grabbing him from the back and driving him into the mat with a deadlift German! Bram yells out to the crowd, as one half of the GFW Global title match has unleashed a brutal assault. Bram motions for the end of the match, as he lifts Edwards to his feet, hooking him up for the Brighter Side of Suffering, but Eddie spins out, keeping grip on the wrist and pulling Bram towards him – BOSTON KNEE PARTY! Both men are down and out on the mat, as Eddie Edwards begins to stir. Edwards crawls back to his feet, momentarily setting himself up in the corner. Bram staggers up to his feet in the center of the ring, as Edwards begins to measure him up for the Boston Knee Party once again… But a jacket is thrown into the ring?! Angelina Love is ringside! She just threw in Davey’s “Wolves” jacket, as Eddie Edwards looks out confused. Love starts yelling about their past, as Edwards stares at the jacket with a look of sadness across his face. He looks down, before shaking his head and throwing the jacket back at Love! He starts yelling about how Davey tried to ruin his life – WHAM! Bram lands an elbow into the back of the skull of Edwards! The Chesterfield Plague is not to be forgotten! Bram lifts the woozy Edwards to his feet before driving him headfirst into the mat! Brighter Side of Suffering! Cover from Bram! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Brighter Side of Suffering), Bram!
    Match Length: 17:02
    Road Agent Notes:
    The match was an even contest, with both being portrayed as on par with our main event scene. Bram constantly would trash talk about how he was going to become the champion, while he would brutalize Edwards for most of the match. The match was also built up somewhat slower than most, as we wanted to start to portray the idea that main events are more important and thus, the talent is more careful. We also made sure to go over the 15 minute slot to get across the different time limits making it more taxing on the guys.

    Bram rolls out of the ring afterwards, and Love rolls in. She yells at Edwards, kicking him in the chin while he’s on the ground. Angelina Love screams at him, when she’s jumped by Alisha Edwards! The two women roll around in the ring as Sonnen perks up with the throwback, “CAAATFIIIIIGHT!” While the two roll around. Edwards is back to his feet, and he pulls Love off of Alisha! Wait! Davey Richards is sprinting down the ramp! The Lone Wolf is here and wants to kick around Die Hard a little more! Both families are around the ring in a wild brawl, as the Edwards Family meets the Natural Born Killers in full force! Both families brawl around the building, with Davey and Eddie going through the crowd as Alisha and Love go up the ramp! Both duos find their way back at ringside, and Eddie meets Davey in the ring. Security floods the arena, as near 30 guards are there to keep all four away from each other. The crowd boos as they chant, “LET THEM FIGHT!” Each team is screaming explicitives at each other while Borash says to tune in next week, signing off!


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    First off, I just want to tell you how much I love the fact that Chael Sonnen is on commentary with Jeremy Borash. I don't think I mentioned that before, but I think it is an excellent pairing and Sonnen is gold on commentary lol. But anyways on to the show..

    - I LOVE the idea of instituting time limits on different types of matches. Not only does it add legitimacy as a "real sport feel", but it allows the creative door to be opened with possible "time limit expirations" and everything else. I have actually thought about instituting the same thing on my projects in the past. Looking forward to seeing where you go with this idea going forward.

    - Nice little opening match between Bates and Ellering. I think it was a nice way of showcasing Bates as the relatable babyface that the crowd can get behind. Very smart booking to have her stay strong at a few different spots, including her landing on her feet even when it looked like Ellering was going to one up her. Just quality booking with a nice opening match to set the stage and get the crowd riled up for the night wth a strong babyface.

    - Just want to say that I can't fucking wait for Kong to come back. The Knockouts better be ready is all I can say lol. I really enjoy the discension you're causing between Candice and Allie. The subtlies that you put in your work really bring out the emotion of the particular scene, including just small details like "taken aback slightly, but she smiles and puts her hand on Allie's back." I've always thought you were really good at characterization and developing each individual character and making them as real as possible, and not just a steroetypical persona.

    - I will say this too, you have LAX nabbed PERFECTLY. I almost could feel myself getting nervous when Konnan targeted Candice. Not only does this segment build upon LAX's recent failures, but it foreshadows that they are going to do what it takes to get their wind back. It also really solidifies LAX as a dominant and unifying force. I like the fact that he is not just building how the women of LAX are going to take their titles, but that they are going to "hurt" the others to get them. I think it demonstrates a strong sense of aggressiveness that I think really works in LAX's favor. LAX has been probably one of my top five favorite angles in TNA history, so to see that you are upkeeping the tradition of them just being badass killers makes me happy. I'm curious to see how you book their next move though with such a negative and bleak tone surrounding them at this point.

    - Many times people will shit talk a squash match, and even though Eli and Robbie weren't considered a squash match necessarily, I think in a sense it was...and it's exactly what you need to do at this point with Eli lol. Eli has faltered a little bit, but he is being built up as an extremely strong force and almost unstoppable going forward. I really do hope you continue to push Eli though as his ring work is absolutely phenomenal and he is one of the best talkers in the business. You seem to have a good characterization of him and actually know how to write for him (which is rare lol) but I definitely think Eli could draw big money and at one point the entire company could be on his shoulders. Robbie E obviously is going to be best suited as a job guy at this point in his career, so elevating Eli is undoubtedly the most important thing. Very solid booking that makes complete and total sense.

    - Nice interaction between Lio and Dezmond. I personally love this pairing and the name itself is fucking hilarious and awesome! I think the two mesh very well together and I think deserve a big tag team title push going forward as well. The secret handshake thing definitely had me rolling though and it allows for them to be built as a unit even more to the fans watching on TV.

    - I was literally just saying how LAX needs to remain dominant, and you come through with this tag team match! That's fucking awesome! Glad to see them get a one up on someone as physically dominant as ODB too. The 3D like spot with LAX was absolute gold too. They are meshing together as the epitome of a tag team, and for someone like myself who was always meh on the women (especially a women's tag team division) that is definitely saying something. I loved this segment though from top to bottom.

    - Excellent promo from Cody Rhodes. Wow. A few different pieces of it that I really enjoyed. I love that Rhodes in a way at this point is kind of getting in his own voice. He's not just being looked at as the son of Dusty or Goldust's little brother, but he is almost getting himself over as "the natural" gimmick that Dustin/Goldust tried so hard to create. Cody talking about how he is "the current generation." I fucking love it so much! I definitely love the persona of almost like a different Ric Flair type gimmick, and he just comes across as "cool" with the cigar, glass of bourbon, etc. He's what a guy like me in my age group would aspire to be, and not the cartoony "nerds" that seem to be pushed so hard down our throats in real life. I feel like Cody Rhodes is the premier champion and premier guy in the wrestling industry and I think a program with him and Eli Drake would be absolutely phenomenal, especially with a heel Cody Rhodes doing work on a witty and charasmatic baby face Eli Drake.

    - Very hard hitting match and a great main event. You are booking Bram perfectly and Bram just comes off like a tough bastard who is willing to do anything to win. Nice use of emotion within Edwards too, it's just shocking how well you describe the facial expressions, tone, and the feeling of a certain individual, not just "they did this" "this happened" "they felt like this". As for Bram picking up the victory the way he did, I think it is definitely the best move considering that Edwards can feel as though if he didn't really lose completely clean, but he lost clean enough to where Bram could be built up that he took Edwards out with his finish. Both men are elevated at this point, which is exactly what a booker should try to do in 90% of their matches and segments on the show. I like the fact too that both men really had their moments to shine in the match. It wasn't completely one sided until the end when Edwards was taken completely off guard and kind of preyed upon by Bram.

    - Holy shit dude! I was not expecting Richards to come down the way he did. I'm really digging this angle though with these four and you put so much description into the nuances of the characters, that you can feel the emotion and feel the hatred between Edwards and Richards. The two could perform a clinic on in ring ability, but you are bringing out personality in them that I think is seriously lacking unless someone makes a point to bring it out of them. The personal issues between these four make me want to step up and root for Richards. 30 guards though? Holy shit! That's a lot, but it builds them up as a real threat and the moment and feeling that this could boil over into something extremely dangerous at any point. Love the detail in that man.

    Overall this was an absolutely fantastic show. Now that finally able to be a little more active on this section, I am going to make it a point to read every show of yours, because even though I knew you were good before...this even exceeded that expectation. You definitely have a very layout aesthetically, but the detail that you put into the characters and not just what they are doing and saying, but how they actually feel at that moment really brings the story to life. You even had Chael pegged perfectly with the whole him standing up and screaming CATFIGHT! Hahahah I could totally see and hear that in my head. You left the show with suspense and a yearning to know what happens next week. But nonetheless very good show man and I look forward to seeing where else you go with the key players like Eli, LAX, and Richards/Edwards specifically

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    Impact Wrestling Xplosion 6/3/17


    Xplosion
    6/3/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Chael Sonnen and Jeremy Borash

    Some stills and highlights are shown from Destination X, but we also see promotional videos for Slammiversary! You won't want to miss the return of one of Impact's biggest shows of the year, and this year it's the biggest of all, as we will have the official merger of Impact Wrestling and Global Force Wrestling, as our champions go head to head to decide undisputed champions! The first ever live show to be held on the Global Wrestling Network, which will go live earlier that week! Stay tuned for more matches to be announced for the huge show!
    Davey Richards defeats Suicide in 7:22 Via Pinfall With Creeping Death.
    A recap is shown of this past week's Impact, where we learned that we will officially have time limits for matches going forward, and not only that, but we get a rundown of how they will work in the future to ensure even more exciting competition in the ring than ever before!

    The Dynamite Express defeat Bro-Mans in 5:56 Via Pinfall With A Final Flash.

    A commercial is shown for Impact Wrestling's upcoming streaming service - Global Wrestling Network - where you can watch episodes of Impact Live, Pay-per views as they happen, as well as all content from the Impact Video Library!


    Rosemary defeats Nicole Matthews in 11:21 Via Pinfall With A Red Wedding.

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    Wrestling Rumor Round Up


    *Wrestling Rumor Round Up - Week of June 1st, 2017*

    - On this past SmackDown Live, we saw WWE veteran Chris Jericho seemingly written off of television after a losing effort in a US Title match. This is coming from the fact that Jericho's contract has officially run up, and neither party wanted to re-sign enough to come to a deal. WWE sees him as a good hand they can bring in occasionally, while Jericho seems to want to work more on his band and recently announced wrestling "Jeri-Cruise." There will apparently be wrestling on said cruise, which many argue could be the first time ever there is a wrestling show held on open water. Recently in a twitter war, Chris ignited some beef with NJPW star Kenny Omega, while most seem to believe this is nothing more than getting a kayfabe way for Omega to work the cruise or even just lighthearted jabs that will go nowhere, it started rather hot with Jericho attacking the way Omega works when asked simply his opinions.

    - Impact Wrestling's most recent pay-per view, Destination X, seems to have been a huge success. With a relatively impressive 17,000 buys compared to when they first returned to pay-per view with Victory Road only getting around 10,000, they seem to be steadily building up a following for themselves. Their all-time high buy-rates as a company reached between 55,000-60,000 in 2006, and they have yet to even come close to matching those numbers. With their Pop TV deal running out in December of this year, and their ratings steadily rising there as well (reaching a .38 for the first time in years), there may be room for them to move to a different network. While many may sour on the idea of them moving after only being on Pop for about 2 years, and Destination America only a year or so before that deal, Pop does not have a big television audience. WWE's television negotiation period falls under the same time-frame, which could prove to be very beneficial for Impact Wrestling if this was planned. There is potential to butt their way into bidding wars, as broadcasters who want WWE but are not able to get it, or are looking to add to their sports/combat sports genres after seeing the success of UFC on television could jump at the idea of building a company as their "flagship wrestling promotion." Some current talks about who could be a good fit for Impact Wrestling include a possible return to Spike TV (currently in the process of changing their name to Paramount Network), Disney as they want a stake in WWE but could bring the financial backing in order to make a true rival out of spite if WWE doesn't sign with them, or even Fox who are looking for new sports programming for their main show and for Fox Sports 1 as they plan to not renew the UFC deal due to owner Dana White asking for, "Well above what they're worth."

    - Speaking of ratings, WWE's at the moment are down. They are being forced to call on John Cena to return from his hiatus a few months earlier than originally planned to try and even out the ebb and flow of their currently dropping ratings. With recently cutting pyrotechnics out of their budgets, as well as releasing multiple stars and NXT prospects (some of which are still in question of whether there will be more releases soon), as well as the growing wrestling scene around the world, WWE quickly needs to make changes as their coasting on top could prove to be greatly detrimental. New Japan is already pushing to come to America with strong fan reactions and have said in a direct quote from CEO Takaaki Kidani, "You're either with WWE or you're with us. We are the better product, we have better talent, and we can make a big difference in this market." Whether WWE will step up for this is yet to be seen, as they clearly are uncomfortable with their competition, having a UK Championship made after the prospective of a World of Sport return on a major network within the UK (which is still under works and we will get more news on very soon).

    - There have been multiple contract disputes within WWE and NXT as well, as some talents are unhappy with their use, lack of use, or general standing with the company. Three contracts which are set to begin the renegotiation periods soon are of Cruiserweight Champion, Neville, NXT star Hideo Itami, and former NXT Tag Team Champion, Smackdown Tag Team Champion, and Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper. All three men are not particularly happy with how their careers are be it due to booking or injuries, but to get all three back seems near impossible for WWE at the present time. Neville has stated he wants to leave flat out, and has been pulled from TV with the championships' standing in question. Harper and Itami remain on board with contract talks but each man has their weariness about re-signing for any amount of time, Harper due to the waste of his popularity going into WrestleMania where he received some of the biggest reactions on the roster, and Itami due to the fact that his recent string of consistent injuries are making WWE unlikely to push him into any form of title contention in the near future.

    - As Impact begins to go to their next big pay-per view, there will obviously be plenty of new programs after the event. We saw the (then) GFW Tag Team Champions, Best Friends, who were still champions due to tape delay, and they are actually currently advertised for future Impact house shows following Slammiversary. The current house show cards look something like this, with minor changes every few nights;

    Best Friends vs. Lucha Brothers
    Cody Rhodes vs. Jay Lethal
    Ethan Carter III vs. Matt Sydal
    Rosemary vs. Candice LeRae
    LAX vs. Decay
    Lashley vs. Eli Drake


    Whether these are to be future programs or just to please the fans as of now is yet to be seen, but one would assume there has to be a mix of both in those cards somewhere for this potentially stacked company following their merger with Global Force Wrestling.

    - We recently got the announcements of the competitors in the IWGP United States Championship tournament to be held by New Japan Pro Wrestling in their G1 Special in Long Beach July 1st and 2nd. The matches for the first round are listed below:

    Kenny Omega vs. Eddie Edwards
    Tomohiro Ishii vs. Tetsuya Naito
    Johnny Mundo vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
    Hangman Page vs. Matt Riddle


    With some big names in the tournament, it has to be believed that the title will be held in much higher regard than we had previously thought, perhaps even eventually being the main championship of a New Japan American territory if they make that full jump. We will also have on that card an IWGP Tag Title match between champions War Machine and the Guerrillas of Destiny, as well as an IWGP Heavyweight title defense between champion Kazuchika Okada and The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes. It is also interesting that 3 of the 8 participants in the tournament are current Impact Wrestling contracted stars, as this shows potential trust in the partnership between both companies, as well as willingness to help each other reach heights that may not be attainable in other methods.
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    Impact Wrestling Impact Wrestling 6/8/17


    Impact Wrestling
    6/8/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Chael Sonnen and Jeremy Borash
    Dark Matches:
    Drago & Aero Star defeat RENO SCUM in 11:04 with a Dragon’s Nest.
    Rosemary defeats Tessa Blanchard in 6:35 with a Red Wedding.
    War Machine defeat Jimmy Havoc and MASADA in 9:01 with a Fall Out.
    Lashley defeats DJZ in 4:44 with a Spear.

    ***Change***
    Impact Intro
    A cold open of the show, as we open with the sit-down interview with Impact World Champion, Lashley, conducted earlier today by Jeremy Borash. Both men are seated in the center of the six-sided ring, as the interview begins.

    Jeremy Borash: Now, Lashley, it’s a shock to nobody how huge you have made the championship with your dominant run. Do you think you’ve set expectations to a point that you can’t follow any more?

    Lashley: *Chuckles* Here’s how I see it. I set REALISTIC expectations. If people are going into a world title match and expect anything other than Walking Armageddon to smack down the opponents and leave without so much as a scratch, then they’re expecting the soon to be reality.

    Jeremy Borash: Okay, well, on the topic of world championship matches, we are a matter of weeks away from your unification match with whoever is crowned the GFW Global Champion this weekend at Swan Song. What are your opinions on Bram and Jay Lethal respectively?

    Lashley: With all due respect, all I see when I see them is a tally mark. Another tally mark that will go on the losing side of my many challengers that have all thought they were going to be the one to make the difference. Spoiler alert; they never are.

    Jeremy Borash: Well, by that logic, Lashley, who do you feel will be the one to bring forth your greatest challenge into your defense?

    Lashley: If I’m being honest? I’m confident enough in my abilities that I don’t care WHO I am going head to head against. All that matters is how long it’ll take for me to get the win, and how big my bonus is going to be, not only for winning the main event of the second biggest show of the year, but for having TWO world titles instead of one. And then when both companies merge, I will have more than enough competition to keep a steady flow of victims until I decide to hang up the boots.

    Jeremy Borash: Speaking of which really quickly, with your current Bellator contract and standing with American Top Team in MMA, do you believe that your duties as champion will be compromised once you decide to accept a fight?

    Lashley: I’m not like a lot of these pro wrestlers that accel in wrestling and claim that it will be the same everywhere. There’s some punks that think MMA is the same as wrestling, but they aren’t. Nobody is on the level of me, taking two sports on at once and being a destructive force in both. And with that, I’m going to end this interview, because I have a meeting with American Top Team, discussing prospects and… Other… Ventures in the near future.

    Lashley gets up and shakes Borash’s hands. We fade out to commercial.
    Commercial Break


    Singles Match – [15 Minute Time Limit]:

    Ava Storie vs Allie w/ Candice LeRae and Braxton Sutter

    Final Moments:

    Allie slams Storie down with a scoop slam, celebrating her feat of strength as her cavalry cheer her on. Ava gets back to her feet, clutching the small of her back as Allie backs off before looking for an opening of what to do next. Allie lifts Storie up to her shoulders, driving her into the mat with a TKO! Allie gets to her feet, yelling and celebrating that she hit such an impactful move against the younger star, who is ironically the veteran in this contest. Allie looks to her friend and husband to get their approval, but they’re too busy yelling for her to get the cover! Allie has wasted a lot of time, not realizing that she needs to capitalize on this moment. She realizes suddenly that she needs to go for the win, turning and rushing towards a stirring Ava Storie. Allie goes to grab Ava who locks her into an Inside Cradle! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Inside Cradle), Ava Storie!
    Match Length: 6:02
    Road Agent Notes: Allie would take punishment at times but have spots of almost luck to pop the crowd that showed some of her prowess. Allie would play shocked and joyful every time she could successfully do a move, as her corner cheered her on, and the crowd lapped it up each time. The finish showed that while Allie has a lot of promise, she still has a long-ways to go to be the best around this stacked division.

    We go to a handheld camera in a dingy warehouse, we can’t quite tell the area around us, but we can very clearly see an unhappy look across the face of the dirty and dangerous Sami Callihan. He sneers to the camera before beginning to talk in the grating and anger-filled voice of his.

    Sami Callihan: So in Impact, you gotta actually step into the ring to make a statement. I like that, too many places are all bark and no bite when it comes to the top of the card. Physical messages have always been my clearest. So if that’s what it takes, I’m gonna do it. I signed on with management, I’m in the tag match tonight to qualify for the X-Division title match at Slammiversary. I’m glad it’s gonna be a three way dance, because when I become the champion, I’ll get to not only break Homicide to bits, but whoever is lucky enough to be my partner and qualify with me. The X-Division may not have an official definition, but when I win that title, the only thing it will stand for is… X-Treme!

    Callihan spits on the floor and turns off the camera in haste as we hard cut away to the next segment.

    Commercial Break
    We now see some of the final matches announced for Swan Song, as we get the official announcements of the main title matches.

    GFW Women’s Championship:
    Sienna defends against STARDOM’s ACE, Io Shirai!

    GFW World Tag Team Championship:
    The new champions and dominant warriors, War Machine will battle to defend against New Japan’s giant tag champs, The Killer Elite Squad!

    GFW Global Championship:
    Who will be crowned champion between the Chesterfield Plague, Bram, and the Greatest First Generation Wrestler, Jay Lethal?! Who will walk out of Swan Song and into Slammiversary as the representative for Global Force Wrestling?!

    Find Out This Weekend! On GFW: Swan Song on Twitch and YouTube Live!

    Triple Threat Tag Team Match – 15 Minute Time Limit:
    Winning Team Challenges for X-Division Championship at Slammiversary
    Sami Callihan and Andrew Everett vs The Dynamite Express vs Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley

    Final Moments:

    Dezmond Xavier dodges a double lariat attempt from Sami Callihan and Andrew Everett, before planting his feet and landing a back handspring Pele kick into the top of both men’s heads! Everett falls in front of the turnbuckle, just as Rush slings in with a slingshot senton! His momentum keeps him rolling up to his feet and charging at the standing but groggy Sami Callihan. A crossbody takes both men over the top rope and to the floor in a heap! Xavier is climbing the top rope… FINAL FLASH TO ANDREW EVERETT! Hook of the legs by Dezmond! 1…2…3!

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    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Final Flash), And Qualifying For The Three-Way Dance, DYNAMITE EXPRESS!
    Match Length: 9:51
    Road Agent Notes: The match was often an aerial display, with Dezmond, Rush, Everett, and Konley taking to the air. Callihan would focus more on brawling while Trevor Lee tries to use quick strikes and grappling to get him the edge. Lee and Konley worked well together with some tandem offense, perhaps teasing a tag team run in the future for them. Callihan would chastise Everett from the apron when Everett was on the losing end of offense, and proved Callihan is only out for himself. On the exact contrast, Dynamite Express shown together, with their speed and agility reminding many of 2008 Motor City Machine Guns in terms of blinding feats of athleticism.

    We go backstage and see Candice LeRae talking to Allie. Allie looks dejected about her loss tonight, while Candice puts her hand on her shoulder. She speaks words of encouragement, that everybody needs to learn, and if she’s going to beat Laurel at Slammiversary, then she’s going to need to be willing to learn from error and not quit. Allie perks up at the mention of her Slammiversary match, seeming to have learned the match IS going to happen just as suddenly as we did. Candice reassures her that she will be ready, but only if she works as much as she physically can. Allie pauses, but nods as she realizes it’s finally time to prove she can stand up for herself and make it here.

    Commercial Break
    “Making an Impact for 15 years…”

    We see clips of the destruction of Awesome Kong, as she climbed to the top of the Knockout’s rankings and couldn’t be taken down. We see her defending against Hall of Famer, Gail Kim, in a beautifully violent affair that would leave the world talking about the quality of women’s wrestling worldwide.

    SLAMMIVERSARY
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    Awesome Kong

    We come back to the Impact Zone when the marching steps are heard of a bonafide legend. Noticeable slimmer than before, but still greatly intimidating marches out the Knockout’s original, Awesome Kong! She seems to be scheduled for a match, but we don’t know the opponent. She gets halfway down the ramp, but someone comes out from under the apron?!


    IT’S JIMMY HAVOC!

    Havoc tackles the ankles of Kong, throwing her off her balance quickly and catching her by surprise. MASADA just jumped the barricade! He cracks a chair against the back of the former Knockout’s Champion! Both men get down and start pounding away on Kong with an almost neurotic assault, not stopping for a moment. The crowd boos but quickly grows uncomfortable with the extent of this beat down on the ground of the now very defenseless Awesome Kong. Both men get up, with MASADA having to pull Jimmy Havoc off of her. They are standing over her, breathing heavily, when Havoc looks up to the sky and screams,

    “WHAT MORE DO YOU F****ING WANT?!”

    The arena seems to hang in silence at this chilling request, but – THE LIGHTS GO OUT!



    They come back on quickly, with Rosemary now standing over Kong!

    She doesn’t seem to care about the legend beneath her, she seems to be enamored with the presence of Havoc and MASADA, then men who have absolutely refused to leave this poor… Demon? Alone when she refused to hear them out. Rosemary steps over Kong’s lifeless body, as starts to walk towards the tandem. She sports a slightly different face paint scheme than before, now appear more as a skeleton, and as she removes her hood we can see her hair has been died a fiery red and orange combination. We see up her arms and stomach are smeared the word “DECAY” still showing her allegiance to her fallen partners.


    Rosemary slowly steps up to Havoc, who has to push back MASADA when he tries to press up to Rosemary. Rosemary gets mere inches away from Jimmy Havoc, not breaking eye contact with the brutal brit. She looks conflicted, as though she is trying to make an incredibly dangerous decision. She leans over and seems to smell Jimmy Havoc for a second, as a shiver runs down her spine. She backs off in shock, as Havoc holds his arms out, with a look across his face of desperation – Whatever he’s been trying to say or prove, he clearly has done all that he physically can to get the message across. We get a zoom in on Rosemary. She’s… Crying..? Is this even possible for the Demon Assassin, who has only seemed to show emotion for Crazzy Steve and chaos. Rosemary is shaking, she reaches a hand out slowly. Havoc quickly mirrors her, raising his hand back to her. Rosemary stops in a sudden, no longer moving. She shakes her whole body to signify that she’s saying NO, and she shoves past Havoc, running to the back as she clutches her head in apparent agony.

    We look back to Havoc and MASADA, MASADA trying to question Jimmy, but Jimmy Havoc is doing nothing more than staring at the ground, falling to his knees and not being able to move. We get the call from an very uncomfortable Jeremy Borash to cut to commercial and we do so.

    Commercial Break

    Singles Match – 15 Minute Time Limit:
    Moose’s Open Challenge
    Moose vs Rey Fenix

    Final Moments:

    Both men hit the ropes, and Moose drives his shoulder into Fenix’s, sending the luchador upside down and inside out! Moose lifts him to his feet before landing a disgusting discuss lariat, causing the tag team champion to land on the back of his head! Fenix gets to his knees in a daze, as Moose hits the ropes once again – HIT STICK (Spear)! Cover! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Hit Stick), Moose!
    Match Length: 7:39
    Road Agent Notes: The match was your classic David vs. Goliath story. Moose would use his power to toss around Fenix and put in the beating, while Fenix would fly around and try to out-quick the larger opponent. Moose seemed to be extra vicious in his assault, perhaps testing the waters for a possible turn.

    We get footage from the recent GFW Show, where Best Friends were defeated for the World Tag Team Titles in a great match against now champions, War Machine. They show some highlights of the match as well as the outcome where the graphic then flashes of the title defense we get to lock in the champions going into Slammiversary – War Machine vs. Killer Elite Squad!

    Commercial Break
    We come back to Impact Wrestling to see that the man who lost his World Title match against Lashley is standing in the ring with a microphone, in street clothes. Mundo looks furious as he paces around the ring waiting for his music to cut out.

    Johnny Mundo: As I look out at all you disgusting slobs, trying to see some action around here from the Worldwide Luchador, you’re sadly mistaken. You see, it was a travesty that such unfair officiating could go down at Destination X, and we got the X-Division champ discriminated against when he was challenging for the biggest prize in wrestling. And to see you all cheer Lashley like he’s some great war hero?! You have no idea the caliber of talent in this ring right now! I’ve been a champion all over! Lucha Underground! WWE! Triple A! You name it, I’ve been there and been a champ! And here? I get the same disrespect a Young Lion gets, AND FOR WHAT?! DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU’RE LOOKING AT?! DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!

    ???: No, but… DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!

    The crowd pops, as Mundo looks to the titantron at shock, trying to find the source of that heckle.


    ***The Beaten Path***

    Bully Ray

    Out from the back steps the former 2x World Champion, and former leader of the Aces & Eights – It’s the grand return of Bully Ray! Ray walks down the ramp as a furious Johnny Mundo paces the ring berating fans for cheering. Ray gets into the ring and moves his sunglasses off his head as he goes to speak, also waiting for Mundo to cool his jets a second.

    Bully Ray: See, you wanna talk, kid, about being a decorated champ. You couldn’t lace up my jocks! *Pop* Because I’m Bully RAY! 25 time tag team champion! Former King of the Mountain Champion! Former WORLD CHAMPION – HERE BY THE WAY! So I got one question for you, punk. Do you know who I am?! Because one more time for those hard of hearin’, I’m Bully Freakin’ Ray. And if you wanna prove you’re such a tough son of a bitch… How about you step the f*** up and prove it!

    Ray tosses down the mic and his glasses as he puts up his dukes. Mundo looks shocked, taking a moment before preparing to defend himself. The crowd is chanting for Ray, when Mundo removes his sunglasses to a pop. Mundo then pulls his shirt off, holding it in his hands as he asks if Bully really wants to do this here and now. Ray tells him to bring it on, but Mundo responds by throwing his shirt in Ray’s face! Ray swats at it but misses, giving Mundo the chance to escape from the ring, saying this wasn’t worth his time. Mundo waltzes up the stage as we get a close up on a pissed off Bully Ray, who clearly wants more of the Worldwide Luchador.

    Singles Match – 15 Minute Time Limit:
    Angelina Love vs Alisha Edwards

    Final Moments:

    N/A

    This match never got underway. The second Love entered the ring, she was taken down by Edwards. The two would brawl and try to get the upperhand, as Borash would remind us all that both husbands had been ejected from the building to ensure fairness here. Both women would continue to brawl until 5 referees had to come down, holding them apart, two to each woman and one in between to swat away strike attempts. Borash would throw it quickly to commercial to get the show back on track and regain our composure.
    Commercial Break


    Tag Team Match – 15 Minute Time Limit:

    ACH and Taiji Ishimori vs Latin American Xchange w/ Konnan

    Final Moments:

    Homicide ducks under a roundhouse kick attempt, as Konnan distracts the referee. Kingston is in and lands a brutal backfist to the chin of the legal ACH. ACH falls to the ground in a heap, and Kingston charges to Ishimori, both men falling to the outside in a brawl. ACH staggers to his feet as Konnan stops arguing the referee, and Homicide measures him up… COP CUTTA DOWN TO THE MAT! ACH is covered! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Cop Cutta), LAX!
    Match Length: 6:10
    Road Agent Notes: The match itself was rather generic, heels working over the faces and building up to a comeback, but this is mainly to get the fans used to seeing Kingston with LAX, as well as testing the waters for a tag run with former Outlaw Inc. partners in crime. The crowd is thoroughly against LAX, and they might be our most hated heels at the moment.

    We go backstage and see EC3 barging into the Council’s office. He yells at Jeff Jarrett about not being booked for tonight or last week, and Jarrett tries to calmly respond that he lost at the pay-per view and we have other talent that deserve chances to shine. Carter throws a fit saying he’s the most important member of the roster, as the two argue, they are separated as security comes in and pulls the heated EC3 out of the room, while Jarrett responds with a cold call out of EC3 that may sting worse than we think…

    “You’re Aunt don’t own this place anymore, you’re gonna sit and wait your damn turn!”

    We see Cody Rhodes backstage, appearing to make a call on the phone to somebody. We have no audio, but Cody seems very happy with the call and is laughing. He notices our cameras and gets furious, yelling to be left alone and chasing off the camera man.

    Commercial Break

    *MAIN EVENT*
    Tag Team Match – 20 Minute Time Limit:
    Cody Rhodes and Bram w/ Brandi Rhodes vs. James Storm and Jay Lethal

    Final Moments:

    Cody Rhodes drops a knee into the nose of James Storm, who clutches his face in agony. Rhodes calls for the end of the match, but he backs into the corner… Rhodes is tuning up the band, and he’s mocking James Storm! Brandi hands him Storm’s cowboy hat, which Cody puts on and mimes riding a horse. Cody lifts James Storm to his feet, hauls off and sends a right hand – DUCKED! LAST CALL TO THE CHIN! The hat flies off as James Storm falls into the cover! Lethal runs into the ring, but Bram drops to ringside, not even worrying about the cover! 1…2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Last Call), James Storm and Jay Lethal!
    Match Length: 17:20
    Road Agent Notes: The match was very even all around, as Cody Rhodes was on par with Jay Lethal, putting the Grand title on similar standings to the Global title that either Lethal or Bram will bring home this weekend. The story around the match itself would be Storm selling most of the heels offense with Lethal coming in as a house of fire. The question would be asked multiple times if James Storm could step up, or if he was past his prime too far. The answer came in the end, however, as the crowd popped big for the finish.

    James Storm sits down, realizing that he may still well have what it takes. Jay Lethal applauds him and gets into the ring, raising the hand of the Impact Original. James Storm and Jay Lethal both climb to the middle turnbuckle hard cam, as they both mime a title belt around their waists, Lethal pointing at Bram while Storm motions back at Rhodes! We fade out with the crowd celebrating the babyfaces.

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    Global Force Wrestling: SWAN SONG
    6/11/17

    CONFIRMED CARD:

    Global Force Wrestling Women's Championship
    Sienna[c] vs. Io Shirai

    Global Force Wrestling World Tag Team Championship
    War Machine[c] vs Killer Elite Squad

    Global Championship Tournament Finals
    Bram vs. Jay Lethal

    Slammiversary 15
    7/2/17

    CONFIRMED CARD:

    GRUDGE MATCH:
    Allie vs. Laurel Van Ness

    X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP THREE WAY DANCE
    Homicide[c] vs. Lio Rush vs. Dezmond Xavier

    KNOCKOUT’SxWOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION
    Candice LeRae[c] vs. ???

    TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION
    Lucha Brothers[c] vs. ???

    WORLDxGLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION
    Lashley[c] vs. Bram/Jay Lethal
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    Impact Wrestling Xplosion 6/10/17


    Xplosion
    6/10/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Chael Sonnen and Jeremy Borash

    Global Force Wrestling's final solo show; Swan Song, later tonight is promoted as we will get the finalized champions that will go head to head with the Impact Champions in order to crown the first set of champions following the merger! All 3 GFW Championships will be defended, do not miss it! Tonight at 8 EST, 5 Pacific, on Twitch, YouTube Live, Facebook Live and the Impact and GFW Respective websites!
    Joey Ryan defeats Mahabali Shera in 6:52 Via Pinfall With A Mustache Ride.
    We see highlights from Impact this past week, featuring some of our top stars and keeping the stories fresh in people's minds as we continue our trek towards Slammiversary 15!

    Melissa Flash defeats Rachael Ellering in 12:56 Via Pinfall With An Air Raid Flash.

    A commercial is shown for Impact Wrestling's upcoming streaming service - Global Wrestling Network - where you can watch episodes of Impact Live, Pay-per views as they happen, as well as all content from the Impact Video Library!


    War Machine defeat ACH & Ishimori in 14:21 Via Pinfall With The Fallout.

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    Global Force Wrestling Global Force Wrestling Presents: Swan Song 6/11/17


    Global Force Wrestling: SWAN SONG
    6/11/17
    Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, NY
    Announcers: Colt Cabana andDave Prazak

    Singles Match:
    Low Ki vs. Ricochet

    Spoiler:

    Ricochet wins in 8:05 after a fast paced back and forth opener via pinfall with the 630 Senton.


    Triple Threat Tag Team Match:

    Best Friends vs. OI4K vs. RENO SCUM

    Spoiler:

    OI4K win in 12:44 with a Killing Spree to Adam Thornstowe, when Sami Callihan showed up and showed his true allegiances, siding with his fellow Ohio natives. The match was even and back and forth, with a pace the crowd ate up.


    [NON-TITLE]Singles Match:
    Jax Wagger vs. Christopher Daniels

    Spoiler:

    Christopher Daniels wins in 13:30 with a BME. The ROH World Champion was strong and had the match handled for most of it, playing off the crowd well who gave great respect to the walking independent legend.


    Global Force Wrestling Women's Championship
    Sienna[c] vs. Io Shirai
    Spoiler:

    Sienna retains in 17:05 with a Silencer (Pounce), after a classic that surprised many. Sienna stepped up to Io's level and delivered a career performance that ended in a standing ovation for both women.


    Global Force Wrestling Tag Team Championship
    War Machine[c] vs. Killer Elite Squad

    Spoiler:

    War Machine retain in 12:00 with The Fallout falling a brutal brawl that used many different forms of weaponry. Both teams walked in expecting a battle of physical force and they got it, as all four men used various weapons in this old-school southern style brawl that melded with the fast paced offense of today's age.


    Global Championship Tournament Finals
    Bram vs. Jay Lethal

    Spoiler:

    Jay Lethal wins the Global Championship in 22:04 with the Lethal Injection. The match was an even affair, but Jay Lethal would not be stopped. Bram seemed to have him down multiple times, but Jay Lethal refused to stop his destiny. Lethal got a huge pop for the win, and we ended the show with a long promo by Jay Lethal running down his history, thanking everybody, and holding up the championship while saying...

    "Bobby Lashley... Consider your title mine."

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    *Wrestling Rumor Round Up - Week of June 8th, 2017*

    - This week has had a lot of talking about WWE Superstar Paige's leaked nude photos and sex tapes with former colleague and boyfriend Brad Maddox, as well as current colleague Xavier Woods. Many believe that this massive development could lead to the end of Paige in the WWE. For somebody who was so far forward in terms of wrestling and character in the start of her career, things are rapidly spinning out of control following her toxic relationship with Alberto El Patron, as well as drug issues and now this on top of it all. Sources say WWE had their stars all go through social media screening policies which were considered, "How To Not Get Hacked" classes, as well as having to sign new Social Media Policy forms that were handed out to all talent, staff, and trainees.

    - Impact Wrestling has made two large announcements on Twitter. The first being the in-ring return of X-Division pioneer Petey Williams, the man who made his return at their most recent pay-per view event. He will be returning to face the man he hit his finisher on at the event, Trevor Lee, on the live Pre-Show. It is up in the air if this will be a full time return for the man who has been retired for nearly 4 years, but as of now things look that way. The second announcement would be the return of their tournament the Bound For Glory Series.The tournament, which is vaguely similar to NJPW's G1 Climax, could be moving more in that direction as they have hinted at a difference in format than the last few times the tournament was done. The tournament was nearly the same, with higher point values and no blocks, but the thought is they will move to mirror the G1 Format with NJPW's blessing as the two companies are working well together currently.

    - On Monday Night Raw, Kurt Angle has been running an angle about a mystery text that could "ruin his career." Many are unsure what this could be, but the talks of possibilities have gone as far as the return of Stephanie McMahon and Triple H, the on-screen debut of Dixie Carter in the WWE, or even more out of left field, a potential illegitimate child angle. Who could be the answer to all of these questions is yet to be seen, but should be resolved relatively soon as interest started to wane after the first 2 weeks.

    - Impact Wrestling is trying to incorporate stronger emotional stories into their product, as is evident with this past week of programming. Many have said that out of all the stories, the one that is being planned for, worked on, and treated with care is surprisingly that of Rosemary and Jimmy Havoc. Trying to get a more serious and emotional reaction while keeping it tasteful is apparently the goal, and we are currently unsure what this means. What can be confirmed is that this storyline will apparently walk a fine line that could easily go to far and become not only uncomfortable, but counterproductive towards their future goals, whatever they may be. For the time being, we will be watching to see what this possible "controversial" topic could be, as the two have clearly been hinted at if not outright said as ex-lovers.

    - Former WWE star and now independent wrestler, Nic Nemeth, has made some interesting rounds on Twitter today. He tweeted out a vague message about a quote in a television show that would lead to the words, "Sign the damn contract!" Which have had many people speculating that he may have signed an exclusive deal with a top company. Stirring the pot further, and perhaps trying to get some more bargaining chips in terms of a pay day, he has followed multiple big wrestling promotions on Twitter and Instagram. Among the list of names are included: New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring of Honor, Impact Wrestling, Lucha Underground, Triple A, CMLL, and even NXT itself perhaps trying to make it clear that while playful about his past employment, he will go anywhere that gives him the right price. For those who haven't seen, Nemeth has found new motivation by needed to prove he is more than the past few years of going through the motions. He had a 4.75 star classic in PWG against Zack Sabre Jr., and he also had an incredible match this past week in the UK at a Defiant show as he defeated Shane Strickland on their weekly show. Any top company would love to get the star that seems to have returned to his mid 2013 peak, and could fit nicely into any main event scene right off the bat.

    - WWE has moved in trying to sign Impact Wrestling stars away from them. Currently offered contracts are known to be Mahabali Shera, James Storm, Tessa Blanchard, Brittany (Santana) Garrett, and Sienna As of now, it is thought that two people have signed, but it may not be those listed above and the signings seem not to have stopped as WWE are moving more people to discuss with Impact talent. Anthem executives are working with their legal team to draft up contract extensions with clauses blocking WWE negotiation until a certain time period has passed, and it is thought that most talent will have signed these amended contracts by the end of July.
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    Impact Wrestling Impact Wrestling 6/15/17


    Impact Wrestling
    6/15/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Chael Sonnen and Jeremy Borash
    Dark Matches:
    Lucha Brothers defeat ACH and Ishimori in 13:41 with a Fear Factor .
    Allie defeats Nicole Matthews in 6:35 with an Inside Cradle.
    War Machine defeat LAX in 9:01 with a Fall Out.
    Johnny Mundo defeats Shane Strickland in 8:55 with an End of the World.
    Eddie Edwards defeats Eli Drake in 14:31 with a Boston Knee Party.
    ***Change***
    Impact Intro
    The show fades in, no extravagant start, no special music, the arena is quiet while the fans wait with baited breath. We go to a shot of the entrance ramp, as the new global champion’s face slowly fades onto the screen as the crowd comes alive.

    ***LethalX***
    GFW Global Champion – Jay Lethal

    Dressed to the nines in a custom Armani suit, Jay Lethal walks onto the stage, moving his sunglasses off his eyes and looking out to the crowd giving him a great reaction. Jay pauses, unbuttoning his suit jacket to reveal the championship belt around his waist, getting an even bigger reaction! Lethal throws his jacket over his shoulder and marches down to the ring, where we can see there is a ring set up for a contract signing, with Borash officiating and a red carpet decorated with a table and chairs for each person. Jay Lethal gets into the ring, taking his championship off his waist. Jay Lethal climbs to the second rope and holds it up for the crowd that cheers for him in response. Lethal places his championship on the table, lining it up so the hard cam can clearly see it.

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

    In stark contrast, out walks the current Impact Champion, Lashley, who doesn’t seem to see any change in this situation from any other week. In his American Top Team shirt, jeans, and a baseball cap, the champion holds the title belt over his shoulder. Lashley walks down to the ring, getting into the ring and climbs between the ropes, not even acknowledging Lethal who is standing and staring down at Walking Armageddon. Lashley puts his championship down on the table in the same way Lethal has, just on his side of the table.

    Jeremy Borash: Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the main event for Slammiversary 15, the collection of talent here is unmatched in the rest of wrestling between the Impact World Champion and Walking Armageddon, Lashley, and the new Global Force Wrestling GLOBAL Champion, The Greatest First Generation Wrester, Jay Lethal. Now, all papers have been signed for this match, physicals completed, and an official assigned. All that’s left to happen is this official piece of paper giving both of your consent to the contest. Once the contract is signed, this segment will end, but the front offices want to remind you that any physical altercation at this official signing will result in a fine and suspension until the official match occurs without pay. Now that all of the legal words are out of the way, you both have the freedom to say or not to say whatever you wish and, at your own pace, sign the contract to make this match official.

    Borash stops talking and backs off, as both competitors look at each other. Jay Lethal has an intense look on his face, as Lashley seems not bothered by anything around him. They stare at each other for a 10 seconds that feels like 10 years, as the crowd waits for someone to break the silence. Lethal is finally fed up and reaches for one of the microphone on the table to get the microphone and pierce this tension.

    Jay Lethal: What is it about you, Lashley? Why do you think none of this matters? You know, we’re about to have on of the most important matches this company has ever seen and we are going to make history in the center of this ring in a few weeks, and to you it seems like you couldn’t care less if anybody even watched. You’re good, and I get that, but you can’t let that get to your head, for the sole fact, that you never know how much longer you have left on top. The only problem is… I do. *Lashley looks confused* I know how much longer you have. You have exactly 16 days left. You have 16 days on the mountain top, you have 16 days of championship bonus, and most of all, you have 16 days left of being the face of this company, because at the end of day number 16, those hopes and dreams will be dashed. You will meet the reality, and the fact of the matter surrounding your impeding future is that you’ve become complacent. You’re great, but at this point in time… You’re not THE BEST! That credit goes to the man that will defeat you at Slammiversary 15… That credit goes to me.

    Lethal puts down his mic, and stares at Lashley, not moving as he wants to see some form of reaction out of the Impact champion. Lashley chuckles and reaches for his microphone.

    Lashley: Relax, kid. Sit back a little bit. You don’t need to be so on edge for this. I get it, I get it. You’re still new around here from your return, but you’re showing your nerves. You come out here with your shiny new prize, and congratulations by the way, but you need to act like a champion. You’re going to exhaust yourself honestly. I’ve been on top around here for a long time, if every person who came up and told me they were ready to take me off my throne got me one edge, I’d have been in the dirt months ago. The thing is, you’re not ready. You’re still listening to higher ups when they tell you to come out here and get the crowd hyped up, but I think that’s a moot point. You’re gonna talk about being the best, talk about becoming the undisputed champion, but you have no point because of one small thing… I’ve already beaten you for the title. You had your chance to prove you were different from all the rest and you failed. You gave it a good shot, but coming out here with a new belt and a nice suit doesn’t change that the man holding those two things doesn’t have the nuts to step up and take MY belt from me.

    Lashley puts the mic down, signs the contract, and relaxes as he sits back. Jay Lethal starts breathing heavily, looking furious.

    Jay Lethal: I’m gonna say this, and I’m gonna say it once. You better watch your damn mouth when you talk about me, you understand? I was here before you knew what this company was called! Yes, I left because I was not being used at the level I felt I should, and I was proven that I wasn’t as good as I thought I was. I learned more about myself and this business while I toured the indies more than you ever could hope for, because you may be extremely talented and you may be Walking Armageddon, but your attitude is s***. *Pop* You think that just because you HAVEN’T lost that you CAN’T, but let me be the first to tell you that that could not be further from the truth. I’m not here to do some corporate shill moment of, “Please buy our pay-per view, I’m begging,” because they have people to do that. They have people whose sole job is to get people to buy events to see the groundbreaking things we are doing in the ring. The reason I come down here with a suit, the reason I treat this championship like the important trophy it is, and the reason that I come down to this ring, I look you in your eyes and I tell you that your days are numbered is because THAT is how a champion acts. I have pride in how I look, I have pride in how good I am, and I have pride in the fact that I am going to go out in front of all these fans and PROVE that they DESERVE SOMEBODY BETTER! They deserve somebody who isn’t just out for a paycheck, they deserve somebody who doesn’t have the mindset that their s*** don’t stink, and they deserve somebody who can walk out and be thankful for the fans because without them, there would be nobody to pay “Walking Armageddon.” You can be great, and I believe you are, but you are NOT better in one on one competition than Jay Lethal!

    Lashley takes a breath, as he grabs his microphone again, still in contrast to the now standing and amped up Jay Lethal as he remains seated.

    Lashley: Alright. I get it. You come back and you have the chance to prove you can get to the top –

    Jay Lethal: No! I’ve proved it! I’ve proved that I am a world traveled and world championship level talent when I won and RETAINED the Ring of Honor world championship, and I was champion there for OVER 400 DAYS! FOR A YEAR AND A HALF I WAS THE FACE OF THAT BRAND! Often talked about as the best in-ring competition in the world, where they brought their best here their AJ Styles, their Samoa Joe, their Christopher Daniels, the best of the best that would all come to this company to prove that they were just that. And I’m not different. I proved I could do it in Ring of Honor, and I’m back to do it again. Not because I have to, but because I want everybody to realize how great I am now. When people bring up Jay Lethal, they talk about somebody who has been the best all around, but didn’t do great here, but I came back to Impact to put to rest the thought that I can’t hang here.

    Lashley: You had your chance at Against All Odds, and I proved –

    Jay Lethal: You proved that you can beat EC3, and beat me after EC3 was gone, you haven’t beaten me one on one, because you can’t! And that’s why you’re being dismissive here, isn’t it? You can’t let people see what you think of me here, and you don’t want people to see that Jay Lethal is under your skin. At your core, Lashley, you can’t let people see that you’re scared!

    Lashley looks up at him at that, and gets to his feet, now flipping the table!

    Lashley: YOU THINK THAT’S IT?! YOU WANT TO HEAR ME PISSED OFF AND HEAR WHAT I TRULY THINK ABOUT JAY LETHAL?! *Pop* Here’s what I really think of you, Jay. I think you’ve got a big head. You hang your hat on all this other bulls*** that you can do crazy things in this ring, and I respect that. But the notion that you’re on my level pisses me off. You walk back into this company, the company I made mean something again on top, and you think you can come back and try to touch the level I’ve ascended to? I’m a multiple time world champion. I’m an accomplished MMA fighter training with American Top Team. I’m Walking Armageddon, and at Slammiversary, you’ll be another broken challenger that thought he would make a difference in the inevitable truth… Lashley is the baddest man on the planet! And nobody is touching that any time soon.

    Lashley throws the mic down, and he walks out of the ring after lifting his title up off the mat. Lethal has a smile across his face, clearly getting the reaction he wanted before lifting the clipboard off the mat and signing his name too! Our main event is official:
    WORLDxGLOBAL UNIFICATION

    Lashley[c] vs. Jay Lethal[c]


    TWO CHAMPIONS WALK IN

    ONLY ONE CAN REMAIN AT THE TOP

    We fade into commercial break.
    Commercial Break
    Singles Match – 15 Minute Time Limit:

    Andrew Everett vs Marshe Rockette


    Final Moments:


    Everett ducks a pump kick from Rockette, rolling through before landing a front dropkick to Rockette! Rockette bounces back off the ropes, falling over forward to one knee. Andrew Everett hits the ropes and nails a shining wizard into the chin of the larger Rockette! Marshe falls to his back, and Andrew Everett climbs the top rope! Everett starts motioning for the end – BUT HIS LEGS ARE SWIPED OUT FROM UNDER HIM! Everett crotches the top, and we see a hooded man standing on the apron! Rockette rolls out of the ring, and the hooded man tosses Everett off the top! Referee Slick Johnson calls for the end!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via DQ, (Outside Interference), Andrew Everett!
    Match Length: 6:01
    Road Agent Notes: The match was mostly to show Everett as a quick underdog, having the size difference heavily played on. The commentators put over that Everett has proved he has greatness capable, but he’s been struggling to pull it out in large bursts. It’s a way of us showing that he could be on the level of the X-Division championship, but is a smaller story for his ascent should it take longer than we thought.

    The man gets into the ring, and takes the hood off his hoodie… IT’S MATT RIDDLE! Riddle recently completed his two week suspension, and he’s back causing chaos! Riddle watches as Everett gets up to his feet in a daze, bicycle knee into the chin! Riddle takes Everett to his shoulders – BRO 2 SLEEP into the bridge of the nose! Everett hits the mat and Riddle rolls out of the ring, making his way up the ramp. Our cameras pick up his yelling, as he makes his statement clear, “F******* BOOK ME AND I WILL MAKE YOU SO MUCH F****** MONEY!” and we fade to the back.

    Rosemary is sitting on a cart backstage, she’s still shaking as she was last week. Rosemary whips her head around, looking directly into the camera. The camera stops dead, and starts moving back, but Rosemary cracks a smile. She beckons it closer, saying she wants to talk. The camera gets rather close to Rosemary, who snatches it out of the camera man’s hands! We can hear the camera man running away as Rosemary has a grin in her face, but her eyes… Something’s wrong. She’s smiling but she looks incredibly depressed, still shaking and short of breath. We can tell she’s been crying.

    Rosemary: For too long… He’s been looking for us. He’s found us… And now he wants to prove to us that he is better… He is worthy… He is… Owed.

    Rosemary shuts her eyes hard and the camera flashes into a… Vision? Is Rosemary being able to show us something?

    We go to a sunny day, and in the back of a larger southern house, we see Jimmy Havoc sitting down with an easel. We pan over and see Rosemary sitting on a bench lounged about, as Havoc seems to be painting. They talk back and forth and laugh, they both seem different. They seem younger… They seem naïve… But scarily enough… They’re both happy. We see other flashes of them hanging out together, and it becomes obvious that they’re in love. We see them go through many highs, and we see Havoc wrestling matches, winning despite how early it is in his career, he always goes backstage to hug Rosemary. We then see a slight flash, as Havoc begins to lose. He comes back sadder, ignoring Rosemary as the losses become more and more. We hard cut, with intense music building as they go back to an apartment and they’re arguing over something. The two are screaming at the top of their lungs. We go to the wall and see the shadows, when the taller shadow strikes down on the smaller one.

    We hard flash and the camera is rosetinted. We see more times, they argue, more times the smaller shadow gets more and more defensive… Almost scared. We see them together and they’re no longer happy. Rosemary stops talking as much, and we see Havoc get frustrated with her. We see shots of Havoc going home, but Rosemary isn’t there. We see Rosemary walking down a road, looking at the floor as she doesn’t quite know what comes next.


    We flash back to the present, as Rosemary is once again crying.

    Rosemary: He didn’t want us… But he thought we made him better… And when we didn’t… We were useless. We ran when we could, the balance in the world wouldn’t work as his negatives outweighed anything that we had. But he couldn’t take that. He got worse. He fought more… He went out and made it impossible to ignore him. He became popular, he became successful… And we could never go back. He was a danger to us. He used us… He came back some years ago… But we had Decay. We were safe. Now… Decay may be dead. We don’t know for sure… But what happened to Steve… What happened with Abyss… Things don’t look good… Then he finds us again… His new, “friend” worries us more. He brought back up.

    She looks up to the wall, as though what she’s saying may hurt her more than they hurt any of us.

    Rosemary: He wants to come back. For real this time… He says he’s sorry, he didn’t want to hurt us anymore and wanted to make things right… Are we foolish for wanting to believe? *We see them happy again flash, with the rose tinted lense still on* Will things be different for us? Are we finally safe and can we be happy? *Back to the present, as we see Rosemary looking down, she’s now still and cold in her speech* We will hear your wishes. We will listen for now. If there is any doubt… We will strike you down where you stand and you will join the eternal next plain, and deal with your punishment from Steve himself. We’re waiting.

    Rosemary smiles again, clearly forced, as she puts the camera down and turns it off.
    Commercial Break

    We see a promotional banner, we’ve been scanning far and wide for a head announcer replacement following the firing of Josh Mathews, and while JB has been doing a great job as a fill-in, we’ve officially found our replacement! The new Impact Head Announcer will be announced! He will make his debut! At Slammiversary 15!

    We see highlights from last week’s main event. We get sound-bytes of commentary yelling if Storm was past it in ring, while we see highlights from the incredible in-ring competition. We see shots of Cody Rhodes heeling it up, Lethal flying around, then we get to the finish when Storm pinned Rhodes clean in the center of the ring.

    “STORM DID IT! STORM PINNED THE GRAND CHAMPION!”

    We have a hype video of Storm’s success in the match, we and see him walking backstage. He looks over his shoulder and smiles and nods. Storm may have found what he needs to do next.
    Singles Match – 15 Minute Time Limit:

    James Storm vs Sami Callihan


    Final Moments:

    Storm ducks a wild right hand from Sami Callihan, shoving his back into the corner, and James Storm run into the corner and drives his knees into the kidneys of Sami Callihan! Callihan staggers back, clutching the small of his back, as Sami Callihan falls back into a Back Stagger! Storm hooks both legs in a school boy like cover! 1…2… No! Kick out from Sami Callihan, and the momentum brings both men to their knees. Storm springs to his feet as quickly as he can, but he pivots back, driving a kick into the chin! Last Call Superkick! Cover from James Storm! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Last Call), James Storm!
    Match Length: 12:30
    Road Agent Notes: Callihan attacked in brawling featured his talents in that way, while we played Storm as the veteran that waited for Callihan to make mistakes. He would pick up his spots when Sami made a misstep, and the commentators said that, “He may not be able to stand toe to toe with all of the best, but he has some tricks up his sleeve to keep him near the top of this business.” We want Storm played as crafty, but still brave and resilient as he takes his ass kickings like a man.

    Commercial Break
    “Making an Impact for 15 years…”

    Clips are shown from a match between Austin Aries and Bobby Roode in 2011, when Austin Aries first won the championship belt from the at the time longest reigning champion in history. We see Aries lift Roode into the air – FLAT INTO THE MAT! COVER! NEW CHAMPION! CONFETTI! Celebrate all these great moments and more on the Global Wrestling Network, coming soon! But check out our 15-year anniversary show…
    SLAMMIVERSARY
    #Slamm15
    We see footage of Bully Ray backstage with McKenzie Mitchell. McKenzie asks Bully Ray about why he returned last week and what he plans to do now that he’s back in Impact Wrestling.

    Bully Ray:
    Y’know, I’ve been outta here for a while, but things never seem to truly change. There are always loud mouth douchebags that wanna come out and talk about how they’re the second freakin’ coming. I was here as a guest, I had a meeting with some people around here. But I couldn’t sit back and let that bag o’ air keep talkin’. That’s why I did what I did. As far as what I plan to do… I never planned to get back into the ring here… But never say never huh? We got a big anniversary show coming up soon… Why not one of the guys who made some of the biggest shockwaves of the last decade in this company?


    Ray lets that question linger in the air before walking off camera. McKenzie sends us back to the ring for some more action.

    NON-TITLE
    Singles Match – 15 Minute Time Limit:


    MJ Jenkins vs Candice LeRae
    [c] w/ Allie

    Final Moments:

    Candice flies out of the corner, avoiding an avalanche from MJ. Jenkins’ head bounces off the top turnbuckle, and LeRae sprints out to drop her with a Dragon Suplex! Jenkins rolls over onto her knees and stomach, and Candice LeRae floats over the back. She lifts MJ’s arm up over her head, applying a cross face! Sonnen calls this No Lescape (Lifted from her husband called “Garga-No Escape)! Candice pulls back, and MJ Jenkins has no choice but to submit to the champion!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Submission (No LeScape), Candice LeRae!
    Match Length: 4:03
    Road Agent Notes: Exhibition display for Candice as MJ was told to make the champion look like a million bucks. Part of the reason the finish was done is to get over that both Sienna and Candice are able to get the match won by either pinfall or submission, while both being able to defend the same thing. It was also done in part as a nod to her husband on NXT, who uses the same move and was turned on by his best friend at the most recent take over. That way, for smarter fans who know both are married and use the move, that it will elicit more of an attachment to both stars as they go through trials and tribulations. Allie was on the outside, seemingly taking notes and miming along some moves to further advance the story of her training ahead of her first match as a contracted wrestler at Slammiversary.

    We go backstage and see the Impact World Tag Team Champions, Lucha Brothers, as they have translators ready while they hype up their match.

    Fenix: Since we have come to Impact Wrestling, we have proven to be great. We work better than any other team in this league. Fenix and Pentagon have traveled the world, before and after becoming champions, and we have proven to be one of the best teams in wrestling. At Slammiversary, we will have no different moment. War Machine will come into the ring, and we will prove that we are the better team, once and for all.

    Pentagon Dragon: There will be no mercy, for those who challenge us. Champions… Fenix… Pentagon… These words are all the same. They will stay that way after I break and beat my opponents to pieces. We will destroy… We will win… BECAUSE!

    YO SOY! PENTAGON DRAGON! Y CERO…. MIEDO!

    Lucha Brothers do their tandem hand sign as we fade out.
    Commercial Break

    Moose comes down to the ring, grabbing a microphone on his way. He said that last week he had proven his talent in that very ring. He says that he impressed management to give him another shot on this challenge, so he lays out a second open challenge! Moose dares anybody to step up to him and prove their bad. He is answered by… THE WORLD WARRIOR! Low Ki accepts the open challenge!

    Single Matches – 15 Minute Time Limit:

    Moose vs Low Ki

    Final Moments:

    Ki lands a running dropkick into the chest of Moose, sending him into the corner. Low Ki backs up, running with a handspring and cartwheel, going for a kick to the head, but Moose ducks! Moose hits the ropes, as Ki turns back around directly into a pump kick to the chin! Moose calls for the end, measuring as Low Ki gets back to his feet – GO TO HELL (Choke Bomb)! Moose lands in a cover! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Go To Hell), Moose!
    Match Length: 13:59
    Road Agent Notes: The match was interesting, as Moose was portrayed as stronger, but Ki definitely was able to hit harder, so it had the dynamic of the larger competitor trying to juke and out counter the smaller worker. Moose is getting over as a face, the built in chant to his theme song works better than we expected, and we hope that putting him in the ring with more and more veterans and great in-ring workers can help him with his ring work getting up to speed with his presence.

    We go backstage and see Angelina Love and Davey Richards incensed. They’re both furious about the Edwards Family still being in their hair after destroying Eddie long ago. They say that enough is enough, and they are going to prove themselves as the greatest of all time. Davey Richards makes the challenge for Slammiversary! He wants a Full Metal Mayhem match! Angelina Love makes it clear that this challenge is two on two – Family vs. Killers, the last team standing will once and for all be seen as the best, no rematches, no take backs, this will be the end. They stare into the camera intensely as we fade out.
    We go to Homicide, who is holding his X-Division Championship that he won in Ultimate X. He says that this proves that LAX are still the baddest motherf*****s on the face of the earth. Homicide puts out a warning to the entire X-Division that if you mess with one of them, you mess with all of them, and as far as Dynamite Express are concerned, he says that two victims are just as good as one, when he will prove to the world that LAX ain’t nothin’ to f*** with!

    Commercial Break

    Singles Match – 15 Minute Time Limit:

    Shark Boy vs Trevor Lee w/ Caleb Konley


    Final Moments:

    Shark Boy goes for the Chummer (Stunner), but Lee shoves him off into the ropes. Shark Boy runs back, and Trevor Lee leaps into the air, driving a double stomp into the chest that takes all of the air out of the lungs of Shark Boy! Shark Boy is lifted back to his feet, and Trevor Lee lifts him up in a suplex and down in an Orange Crush Bomb! Hook of the legs! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Orange Crush), Trevor Lee!
    Match Length: 3:49
    Road Agent Notes: The match was a basic squash to try and help further Trevor and Caleb’s alliance, while also hyping up the match between Lee and Petey Williams that will be happening at Slammiversary. Commentary stated that Caleb Konley has taken to Trevor Lee to try and learn the ropes further, and that Trevor Lee has become his mentor of sorts, and during the match, Konley would yell "Oh, Canada!" to mock Williams as Trevor Lee would parody (intentionally done poorly) old spots of Petey's to treat him like a joke following the embarrassment that he faced at Destination X.

    Our main event tag match is promoted, as both Global Champion Jay Lethal and World Champion Lashley need to choose their own tag team partners as they will go head to head later!

    Commercial Break
    We go back to the ring, and we see that the ring is set up for Eli Drake’s Fact of Life segment! He stands in the ring in a leather jacket, jeans, and shades while he stands behind the podium with his face and button on it. He holds the microphone for a second as he looks out to the crowd.

    Eli Drake: Lemme talk to ya! *Boos* Quiet, dummies. My name… Is… E-LI DRAKE! And I am the most underrated worker in wrestling today! You come down to Impact Wrestling, and you expect to see the greatest of all time going at it. You’ve got your Lashleys, your Jay Lethals, your EC3s, but lemme tell you one thing, there’s one star that you all have slept on for far too long *Points to someone in the crowd* but you could sleep on me whenever you want, honey, YEAH! *Slight laughter* But the fact of the matter is that this company is the premier place for wrestling in the world, and when you think of Impact Wrestling, not enough people think about the Namer of Dummies, the Perpetual Motion Machine of Badassery, and the Conductor of the Gravy Train… If you don’t know who I’m talkin’ about, then you’re all a bunch of Grade A – *Hits Button, “DUMMY, YEAH!”* YEAH! Eli Drake is the man to watch, and I’ll be damned if I’m left behind the curtain for any longer. So what I’m telling to every member of the council of DUMMIES *Button. “DUMMY, YEAH!* YEAH! DUMMIES *Button. “DUMMY, YEAH!* YEAH! DUMMIES *Button. “DUMMY, YEAH!* YEAH! Is this… Eli Drake is making moves in Professional Wrestling. One way or the other, I am going to make this business recognize the Diamond in the Rough that IS! E-LI Drake! AND THAT! Is just a fact of life!

    Eli Drake’s music hits and he tosses the microphone behind him, taunting the crowd that is booing him while we fade to the back.

    We see Cody Rhodes sitting in his study, with a smile on his face as he looks at a photo in a frame. He has his Grand Championship on a rack behind him hung next to his Bullet Club leather jacket. He puts down the picture and turns it to the camera, it shows James Storm winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Kurt Angle years ago. Cody Rhodes laughs for a moment before going to talk.

    Cody Rhodes: James... Storm… Impact Wrestling legend, and a bonafide Hall of Famer. You’ve done it all haven’t you? Multiple world tag team championship reigns, you’ve beaten some of the best around, and you’ve even become World Champion. And now, as the question would arise whether you still had it or not, you got a lucky shot in on me after a long and strenuous tag match where Jay Lethal could do most of the heavy lifting, and now you think you’ve proven yourself again… Storm I think you’ve had one too many, because if you look at yourself in the mirror each and every day… If you are able to lace up your boots and still believe in your heart of hearts… If you can look at ME and see somebody you can match up too, and you think that you’re still able to rise to the peak of the mountain and cement yourself as the best wrestler in the world… You’re sadly mistaken. Now, you did get a victory over me, something that nobody has been able to do since I’ve come here. But I don’t like that speck on my record. I am a man of sport… I want to give you the chance to get in the ring and realize that you’re majorly outclassed by the current generation. Cowboy… I’ll give you one last shootout before the new sheriff comes in and kicks your ass to the curb. What I’m getting to is this. Slammiversary. You and I. 5 Rounds. One championship. And one last time for you to step up to the plate and prove to the world, albeit in an inevitable impossibility, that you can hang with the best of the best. I guess all that’s left to ask is… You feel lucky, punk? Well? Do you? *Laughs* Do not forget, James. *Points at the picture* These days are long gone. You’re older, you’re worn, and you don’t have it anymore. You’re gonna go head to head with the greatest walking and breathing wrestler in this industry today, while I cement my place on top as still the GREATEST champion in Professional Wrestling. Sorry. About your damn luck.

    Rhodes puts the picture face down, as he pulls out a cigar and we fade to commercial.

    Commercial Break
    *MAIN EVENT*
    Tag Team Match – 20 Minute Time Limit:

    Jay Lethal and Matt Sydal vs. Lashley and Matt Riddle

    Final Moments:

    Matt Sydal flies into Riddle in Riddle’s own corner, driving the knees into the chest! Lashley tags Riddle’s back, but Sydal didn’t see! Matt Sydal puts Matt Riddle to the ground, as he climbs the turnbuckle. Sydal puts the peace sign up as he sets up his finishing move… Shooting Sydal Press! No! Riddle rolls out of the way, and Sydal lands on his feet – JUST AS LASHLEY SLIDES IN! SPEAR! Sydal turns upside down and inside out, Lashley makes the cover! Lethal tries getting in to break up the cover, but Riddle hooks his planted leg, both applying pressure and immobilizing him! 1…2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Spear), Lashley and Matt Riddle!
    Match Length: 15:02
    Road Agent Notes: Sydal was portrayed as the quickest star in the match, and used it to wow the crowd multiple times. The commentary team played off Lashley as respecting Riddle for having similar MMA Ventures, while Jay Lethal admired the heart of Sydal recently. The match was back and forth, and we avoided Lashley and Lethal in the ring together, as they never touched. Riddle was showing more weakness than ever before, as he would go head to head with Lethal and looked on par, but Sydal pushed the edge past Riddle’s ability.

    Lashley stands tall, as the referee holds both championship belts. Lashley snatches them both away, and lands a boot to the chin of Lethal, who Riddle is still holding in place! Lethal falls to the outside, as Matt Riddle leaves taunting the crowd. Lashley holds up his world championship, while he looks down at the Global Title. A smile creeps across the face of Lashley, as he takes the GFW championship and tosses it to the floor! We fade out as we see Lashley, planting his foot on the championship of Jay Lethal, holding his own into the air, and sending the loudest non-verbal message he possibly can.

    Copyright Anthem Wrestling Ventures, LLC. 2017



    #SLAMM15
    7/2/17

    PENDING CHALLENGES:

    Spoiler:

    FULL METAL MAYHEM
    The Natural Born Killers vs. The Edwards Family

    GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP
    Cody Rhodes[c] vs. James Storm


    CONFIRMED CARD:

    Spoiler:

    Pre-Show:

    SINGLES MATCH
    Trevor Lee vs. Petey Williams

    Main Card:

    GRUDGE MATCH
    Allie vs. Laurel Van Ness

    X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP THREE WAY DANCE
    Homicide[c] vs. Lio Rush vs. Dezmond Xavier

    KNOCKOUT’SxWOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION
    Candice LeRae[c] vs.
    Sienna[c]

    TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION
    Lucha Brothers[c] vs.
    War Machine[c]

    WORLDxGLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION
    Lashley[c] vs. Jay Lethal
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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    First time reviewing this show. I have heard good things and the presentation is really great so far.

    I enjoyed the promo between the two competitors in the main event…I liked Lethal’s reasoning for coming back to Impact…I can see him as the fiery baby face…Now Lashley I’m a little confused on, bc I feel he is a Heel, but some of the stuff he was saying was Babyish…like how he had the company on his back and Lethal isn’t going come and take that from him…maybe it was just the way I was reading it.

    Interesting development between Andrew Everett…I think him and Riddle will have a good little feud if you decide to go that route, but I think this was just a way of bringing Riddle back…I really really like the Road Agent Notes that you do…it helps when you just do the ending of the match to see where things are headed if the entire match had been written out.

    I really am looking forward to what you are going do with the Havoc/Rosemary storyline…I like the flashbacks and I just think if they continue to put the flashback stuff in a color to differentiate it from the present stuff…I was a little confused by what was flashback and present esp the last paragraph.

    I hope its someone new at the broadcast position.

    Storm getting the win over Callihan is meh for me. I don’t know if you have some plans for him coming up. Again, I love the road agents notes…I may steal the idea (with permission of course)

    Again, this is my first show of yours that I’m reading, so I don’t know what Bully did last show, but from the way of his promo, Im assuming he is a Face. Anyways, hope to see him at Slammiversarry.

    Good exhibition match from Candice…again the Road notes are my favorite thing like ever…it clearly tells me the reason for the match and what to expect going forward…brilliant I tell you…Brilliant.

    I actually have to admit that I have never seen Fenix or Pentagon wrestle…Ive heard great things and them as a team reminds me of a better Lucha Dragons. Them vs. War Machine should be a good power/speed matchup.

    I like the push for Moose and putting him in the ring with more xperienced worked is only going do good things for him and your product. He has plenty of charisma and the MOOSE chant is def something the fans will get behind.

    Im not sure who the other member of the Edwards Family is but a TLC match between Edwards and Richards will be good and the women will be able to hold their own, I believe.

    I love Trevor Lee as a performer. I actually know him and Andrew personally since they were younger and I always knew he was going be a star. I think its funny that he is the mentor to Caleb when they basically came around wrestling at the same time IRL. I would love to see Andrew back in their with all 3 Carolina Boys..hell with it being fantasy, Id love to see you get Cedric Alexander into Impact somehow. Now that would be cool for the 4 of them.

    I didn’t really care to much for the Eli Drake promo…I got confused by the Dummy button…like the actions of it…I never really watched one of the segments so maybe that’s why it missed the mark for me.

    Cody promo was ok and I expect him to go over Storm, maybe that’s why you were building him up earlier in the show. I never really liked the rounds format of the Grand Championship…ill give it a chance when I see how you write out the match, if that’s what you choose to do.

    So Lashley is defiantly a Heel and I love that he picked Riddle bc of his MMA background…I like that you had no interaction in the match between Lashley and then having him throw the other belt out of the ring to stand tall with only his. That puts over the unification match.

    Overall, I really enjoyed your show…it wasn’t overwhelming to read and flowed nicely. Check out EWA if you get a chance pls.


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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmc123 View Post
    First time reviewing this show. I have heard good things and the presentation is really great so far.
    Appreciate it, lad.

    I enjoyed the promo between the two competitors in the main event…I liked Lethal’s reasoning for coming back to Impact…I can see him as the fiery baby face…Now Lashley I’m a little confused on, bc I feel he is a Heel, but some of the stuff he was saying was Babyish…like how he had the company on his back and Lethal isn’t going come and take that from him…maybe it was just the way I was reading it.
    More in context is that Lashley doesn't take anybody seriously, and while he's been dominant, he's flaunting it around as something that can never change. Just bragging basically, but I get what you mean about kinda being face like.

    Interesting development between Andrew Everett…I think him and Riddle will have a good little feud if you decide to go that route, but I think this was just a way of bringing Riddle back…I really really like the Road Agent Notes that you do…it helps when you just do the ending of the match to see where things are headed if the entire match had been written out.
    Appreciate the love for the notes, something I've done for years to help flesh things out

    I really am looking forward to what you are going do with the Havoc/Rosemary storyline…I like the flashbacks and I just think if they continue to put the flashback stuff in a color to differentiate it from the present stuff…I was a little confused by what was flashback and present esp the last paragraph.
    I'll work harder to get the format right, this is a story that I'm probably working harder on than anything else so anything to help improve it is appreciated

    I hope its someone new at the broadcast position.


    Storm getting the win over Callihan is meh for me. I don’t know if you have some plans for him coming up. Again, I love the road agents notes…I may steal the idea (with permission of course)
    Storm is an interesting one, you'd have to kinda know that he's been in a slump recently so this is a significant turn around starting

    Again, this is my first show of yours that I’m reading, so I don’t know what Bully did last show, but from the way of his promo, Im assuming he is a Face. Anyways, hope to see him at Slammiversarry.
    Bully interrupted Mundo, and basically hinted towards being at Slammiversary, so you may get your wish

    Good exhibition match from Candice…again the Road notes are my favorite thing like ever…it clearly tells me the reason for the match and what to expect going forward…brilliant I tell you…Brilliant.
    much love HH

    I actually have to admit that I have never seen Fenix or Pentagon wrestle…Ive heard great things and them as a team reminds me of a better Lucha Dragons. Them vs. War Machine should be a good power/speed matchup.
    A better lucha dragons doesn't do them justice, but I get what you mean. This is a match I'd love IRL so I can't wait to write it

    I like the push for Moose and putting him in the ring with more xperienced worked is only going do good things for him and your product. He has plenty of charisma and the MOOSE chant is def something the fans will get behind.
    The plan exactly

    Im not sure who the other member of the Edwards Family is but a TLC match between Edwards and Richards will be good and the women will be able to hold their own, I believe.
    The other member is his wife Alisha

    I love Trevor Lee as a performer. I actually know him and Andrew personally since they were younger and I always knew he was going be a star. I think its funny that he is the mentor to Caleb when they basically came around wrestling at the same time IRL. I would love to see Andrew back in their with all 3 Carolina Boys..hell with it being fantasy, Id love to see you get Cedric Alexander into Impact somehow. Now that would be cool for the 4 of them.
    Andrew likely couldnt any time soon due to their falling out some months back, but the future is unknown :P

    I didn’t really care to much for the Eli Drake promo…I got confused by the Dummy button…like the actions of it…I never really watched one of the segments so maybe that’s why it missed the mark for me.
    He has a button, every time he presses it, it says "DUMMY, YEAH!" over the PA, which is his catchphrase, and he usually echoes it. I was worried this would be hard to read, which is why I bolded the YEAH's that he actually says into the mic. I'll try to clear it up more in the future.

    Cody promo was ok and I expect him to go over Storm, maybe that’s why you were building him up earlier in the show. I never really liked the rounds format of the Grand Championship…ill give it a chance when I see how you write out the match, if that’s what you choose to do.
    Personally I love the rounds, but when its still treated in a wrestling way instead of MMA like. Allows for motivations, characters, and mind games to really come to life in a match with breaks.

    So Lashley is defiantly a Heel and I love that he picked Riddle bc of his MMA background…I like that you had no interaction in the match between Lashley and then having him throw the other belt out of the ring to stand tall with only his. That puts over the unification match.
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    Xplosion 6/17/17


    Xplosion
    6/17/17
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Chael Sonnen and Jeremy Borash

    We get a run down of the current Slammiversary Card, which will mark the debut of the Global Wrestling Network! Highlights are shown from the previous episode of Impact Wrestling, where we saw the card get possibly fuller with more challenges being thrown down while the already known matches got even more personal!
    MASADA defeats Sonjay Dutt in 7:22 Via Pinfall With A MASADAmiser.
    A recap is shown of this past week's Impact, where Jay Lethal and Lashley had an intense contract signing ahead of their main event unification match!

    Allie defeats Christina Von Eerie in 5:56 Via Pinfall With A TKO.

    VOD Replays are promoted for GFW's final solo show, Swan Song! Watch now on Twitch, YouTube, or the Impact Website!


    War Machine defeat ACH & Ishimori in 14:21 Via Pinfall With The Fallout.

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    Impact Review

    I've been keeping up with this BTB for a while now, and I've liked what I've seen so far. Gonna drop a review for the latest Impact show.

    So we kick things off with a Lashley & Jay Lethal segment to hype up their BIG match at Slammiversary. This was a fantastic promo between both men. You could just tell how much Lethal wants to win the title, and how much Lashley wants to prove that he's the best. The emotion in both men's words were evident.

    Good win for Everett... only for him to be attacked by Matt Riddle! Good stuff, and I like the fact that Riddle has a spot like this in the company. He's legit, and I'm a big fan of him. You've done great with Riddle.


    Interesting promo from Rosemary. This was very unique. I liked the history that Rosemary & Havoc have, and it leads to Rosemary being very conflicted. Does she take him back or not?


    Storm over Callihan was good. I hope that you bring OVE into your Impact in the future, they are the best thing right now in real life I think, maybe apart from LAX.

    Glad to see Bully Ray back!! I hope you use Bully Ray to put some others over. Could be a much needed boost for the future.

    Nice win for Candice. She continues to look strong as the champion.


    Short but effective promo from The Lucha Brothers!! You got to them before Impact did in real life lol. They show cero miedo towards War Machine, and this tag match at Slammiversary is something I'm definitely looking forward to see with the different styles.


    Good win for Moose over Low Ki.


    A tag team Full Metal Mayhem match?! I'm down for this 100%. This will indeed be the end of what has been a chaotic feud.


    Nice little promo from Homicide. Would've liked to have seen a promo from the entire LAX clubhouse, but it's all good! No need to overexpose.


    Easy win for Trevor Lee, as expected. Conley & Lee mocking Petey Williams & Canada is a simple way to continue the feud and give these guys more heat.


    Again, great promos from Eli Drake & Cody Rhodes. Rhodes' promo pissed me off, in a good way- because I was sitting here thinking, how dare he talk shit to somebody like James Storm who has been in TNA from the beginning? This rivalry has potential to get more and more personal.


    Awesome main event, and Matt Riddle continues to look even more strong. I LOVED the idea of pairing Lashley & Riddle up in this match, seeing as the two men come from MMA backgrounds. If these guys ever did enter the tag team division, man- they would fuck shit up, for real.


    Overall, good show bro. Slammiversary continues to build up nicely- and I'm definitely looking forward to it! On a side note, there's not really much to say about Xplosion- apart from the fact that the guys who need to look strong are looking strong. Would like to see more of ACH & Ishimori though!

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    Wrestling Rumor Roundup


    *Wrestling Rumor Round Up - Week of June 15th, 2017*

    - This past week of news, while not many major breaking stories, has featured an interesting update on one of wrestling's biggest babyfaces. Daniel Bryan has said in an interview on Wrestling Observer Radio this past week that he has been cleared by four medical professionals, but WWE's doctors refuse to admit he can wrestle again. Bryan has stated flat out he wants to wrestle somewhere else. "My contract is up in September, and I plan to be wrestling again by September 3rd." Whether WWE will allow such a huge star to leave or not may be out of their hands at this point, but it seems like the ship has sailed in terms of Bryan trusting that WWE has his best interests in mind.

    - In a week of plenty of Impact Wrestling news, the first piece comes from their taping style. They used to tape multiple dark matches as backups for if something goes wrong during the show or they have another Del Rio situation where a roster member in involved in controversy. However, to try and maximize profit vs. price, Impact is now taping Xplosion during the originally segmented "Dark Match" slot, and the Xplosion's regular tape dates will now be dates that Impact goes on house shows across North America. This will make each taping session be about 2 episodes of each show on average per set of taping, which could prove easier to help them plan ahead rather than doing their current style of taping one show per TV tapings, especially for a smaller show like that of Xplosion.

    - Following further Impact plans, we have heard leaks of reported Bound For Glory main programs, three of which we now have heard. We know they want to run three "Marquee" matches, avoiding calling more than one a Main Event. The leaked programs as of now are Ethan Carter III/Jeff Jarrett, LAX/The Decay (Which incarnation, we are unsure), and the main event being Jay Lethal/Matt Riddle. We have learned that more than likely we will see the return of the Bound For Glory Series, which will likely move more into following the format of now Ally New Japan's G1 Climax, as it was already similar in structure, but the point system leaves something to be desired.

    - World of Sport on ITV have started getting talent in line for their Pilot, which is now being speculated as airing in December of this year. Talents who have been approached include Joe Hendry, Zack Gibson, #CCK, and Will Ospreay. Currently, the project is being run by Impact Wrestling board member Dutch Mantell, but whether the entire project is backed by Impact and Anthem is unknown, all that is known as of now is that the Pilot is happening, and that it will be holding a one night tournament to crown the new World of Sport British Heavyweight Champion.

    - Returning back to Impact directed news, there have been reportedly multiple contracts sent out to independent talent. The nature of these contracts are odd, as some of them are to relative nobodies in the industry. This is not to say that they aren't talented workers, as almost all are good with those who aren't showing great promise for the future. The interesting thing is that all of these deals are exclusive contracts, similar to WWE's contract structure. Impact has been targeting top independent talent (as evident by the bringing in of Riddle, Rhodes, and Jay Lethal recently) and it appears to be putting pressure on WWE to try and up their use of talents. Reportedly, things like the handling of Hideo Itami, TM-61, Andrade "Cien" Almas, and other top independent or international talent that are being poorly used are making certain people weary about signing with the company, especially UK talent that seemingly have had their brand and championship abandoned by the company, who have only had 2 title defenses in their own company since the crowning, one of which being a title change, and all other title matches have happened at companies like ICW, PROGRESS, and Rev-Pro. For their to be market interest in going to multiple big companies in North America (as Impact is moving to Canada in October), could be great for business, as it forces each company to have good spots open and available for anybody who so wishes.

    - Impact Wrestling has come to terms with the release of multiple talents, listed below are all talents released by the company and wish well in future ventures on the Impact official website:

    Spoiler:

    Jesse Godderz
    Mahabali Shera
    Marshe Rockett
    Robbie E
    Sonjay Dutt
    Spud
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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    I've spent a little while reading up from this from the start and I've finally caught up! Here are my thoughts on the whole project...

    I LOVED TNA around 2005-06 (probably more than I did WWE at the time), and then watched on and off (with some pretttty extended "offs") until around the Aces and Eights period when I was truly lost for good. That means I barely know know most of the roster, and have very little knowledge of recent history. As such, this was kind of hard to get in to initially because I didn't really understand what was going on, or sometimes, why it was going on. But after a while I completely got in to the swing of it and, I have to say, this is pretty bloody amazing.

    (I will admit, having not watched TNA in forever, I have no idea what are your things and what is you just replicating reality, so apologies if any of my feedback doesn't ring true to you because of that)

    Perhaps my favourite thing about this is how much of an alternative it feels to WWE, while still being entertaining. The one thing I think TNA had to be was different but good. It spent way too much of it's life trying to be WWE-lite, and it's what made them a laughing stock. If they'd stuck to the things that made them unique they might have had a bit more longevity at a decent level. You are taking aspects which are a bit different, like the way things are shot or the more "sports" approach with time limits and the way rivalries build, and it makes this a really refreshing read.

    An example of this is Lashley. I've never really "got" Lashley, as to me he's all look and little else. But I like the way he's booked here. He's an athlete. He's really good at what he does, he wins championships, people try to beat him and they can't. He's a bit smug and self-centered, but not in an overly heelish way. More in a "I'm good at sports" way. It's really cool.

    That said, I think this Jay Lethal rivalry is doing wonders for him. With some of his previous feuds I'd been left a bit cold. Not that they were bad or anything, but just that there was little drama or peril to them. They were quite impersonal. I love a bit of "I think I'm better, let's fight", but as a top programme I occasionally need a bit of a connection. That's exactly what I now have with Lethal. That promo Lethal cut in the contract signing was awesome, and it even brought a new side out of Lashley. More of this please! Excellent stuff.

    In fact, from one of your news items I get the sense that perhaps the company you inherited had a bit of that "no bullshit" approach, and you're going to add a little more drama in. I think that's a good thing. Part of the appeal of wrestling for me is in the rivalries and storytelling. You don't have to go full Sports Entertainment, but the more you incorporate of tension and drama and peril the better this'll be for it.

    If you do want to get the belt off Lashley, my pick would be Cody. I'm a bit of a mark for him anyway as I think he has it all, but without too much of a WWE stink on him because he was so clearly underused there. A bit like Christian in 2005. But what you've done with him in this has been awesome. There was one promo you had from him on Matt Sydal before their match that was, honestly, one of the best things I've read on here. I don't really know what the Grand Championship means in terms of main event/midcard/whatever (although I like the stips and you've been doing some good things with them), but you're portrayal of him is so awesome you've got to shoot him to the moon, I think.

    I'm also really enjoying Rosemary and the whole Decay thing. Didn't really understand any of it to start, and... I still don't really now, actually. But it's so compellingly written that I'm glued to their segments every show. I am starting to get a little uncomfortable with the domestic abuse parallels (if there's one thing wrestling should stay away from given some wrestler's personal lives it's that...) but your portrayal of this whole thing has been awesome and I'm excited to see where it goes.

    In general the booking is really sound. The tag scene is great. The women are presented exactly as they should be - not as special attractions doing "The First Ever Women's Reverse Battle Roylal King of the Mountain Match" or whatever - but like credible athletes in their own right. I honestly have no idea who you see as "main eventers" or "midcarders", or what titles are the big ones or whatever, because you book them all so well. Honestly, it's the way it should be. Everyone seems important. Love it.

    I know a few others have mentioned it, but I have to commend you on your presentation skills. The road agent notes, as said by others, are absolutely genius. Such a good idea that I'm shocked I've never seen anyone do it before. But it's more than that. Visually it's always interesting. The weekly news updates. You must spend so long on every part of this because it's all impeccably presented. Bravo, sir.

    One thing that hasn't been as good for me as it could have been (other than the lack of emotional connection in a couple of rivalries which you look to be evolving) is the whole GFW and Impact Wrestling bits. Maybe it's me being out of the loop on the details, but none of it really means anything to me and has all been a bit distracting. There are so many titles going around, so many wrestlers ans acts and... it's all a bit hard to follow. I'm hoping the swan song and Slammiversary will kill all of that off so you can get back to being structured like a proper company again. I think a company like Impact Wrestling, with the continual fuck ups and so little goodwill from the audience, don't need all that excess stuff. Stick to the basics and do them well. That's what TNA should have done all along. If you stick to the basics then you'll do them tremendously well, because you've got a real talent for this.

    Keep up the good work. You have a big supporter in me going forward.

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