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    Impact Wrestling Saving Impact Wrestling


    "TNA Wrestling Majority Stake Sold!"
    Publish Date: 3/1/17

    It has become apparent to the wrestling world that indeed hell has frozen over; Dixie Carter has sold away TNA! Anthem Entertainment has become the sole owner of Impact Wrestling, buying majority stakes in the company to become the new official owner of the company. In the past few days, many things have changed because of this sale. For starters, the name is no longer going by the "tainted" name of Total Nonstop Action, with officials from Anthem citing the bad stigma around the name as the reason for this change. The name is, from this point on, Impact Wrestling. The change, welcomed by many, has however brought many other changes, including on-screen talent. Anthem itself had wanted to get into the wrestling business after seeing the heights that Corgan had been getting it with just his own funds. They figured that they could take the industry to new heights with all the production, connections, and leadership that would come with the brand. When asked why they wouldn’t just open a company of their own, upper level executives had states that, when it comes to wrestling, legacy is a big part of it. They figured that it would be a better chance overall to take a brand that already existed, albeit damaged, and restructure it. With the name recognition (which is still there despite the name change, as the TV show has been called Impact Wrestling for years), as well as the already established TV deals and pay-per view contracts, it was a no brainer for both parties.

    Six contracted Impact talents have had their contracts expired without being renewed, with some HUGE star power among the names. The names of those leaving would be: Drew Galloway, Jade (known by Mia Yim in other promotions), "The Miracle" Mike Bennett, his wife Maria Kanellis-Bennett, and (perhaps most notably) the current World Tag Team Champions, The "Broken" Hardys of Matt and Jeff Hardy. Both members of the Hardys had offered to drop the titles on TV without contracts, but this was denied by Anthem Entertainment, instead vacating the championships. The Hardys would go on to start to taking bookings elsewhere, still under the “Broken” gimmick. High level Anthem executives wanted to sue, claiming that the Broken persona was a property of Impact Ventures (which they now owned all trademarks and copyrights for), but they were quickly talked down by some wrestling minds backstage, claiming that they didn’t want the old stigma to return immediately after new owners stepped in. Apparently, Impact Wrestling has been heavily scouting and trying to sign acts from the independents, and even some from larger companies, to come in and revitalize this "Era of Impact."

    Impact Wrestling is making is clear that this is not an Era they want to go into alone. Not just signing talents and making deals with them personally, Impact has gone to other companies, looking to make agreements on talent trades and touring deals to gain exposure for all parties. Impact is reportedly in major talks with more than 5 promotions, while they already have deals with 4 confirmed companies. These four official partnerships are as stands: Pro Wrestling NOAH in Japan, CRASH Lucha Libre in Mexico, and Asistencia Asesoría y Administración (more commonly referred to as AAA) also based in Mexico (also including a partnership with Lucha Underground, a company in America basically ran by AAA), and finally, perhaps most shocking, is Ring of Honor Wrestling in America. Impact pulled no punches, going for partnerships with some of the most influential companies globally, with AAA being big in Mexico and ROH being the closest competition Impact currently has. The deals currently are to have talent appear on both companies with somewhat carried over gimmicks, stories, and likenesses. A big reason that people believe Anthem pulled out of suing the Hardys is that they may be going to ROH, and to sue them over the gimmick would hurt the draw for their new partners, souring the relationship damn near immediately.

    Perhaps the most interesting news coming from this could be the new backstage structure of the company. For instance, the writing team is now comprised of six of possibly the best minds in wrestling. Former WWE Talent Dutch Mantell, Bruce Prichard, Scott D'Amore, Wrestling Legend Scott Hall, TNA Original Jeremy Borash, and, perhaps most intriguing of all, TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett. This is possibly one of the biggest allstar writing lineups in Impact history, as now we will see some of the smartest wresting oriented minds setting up stories to try and bring Impact Wrestling back to the forefront of the wrestling world. According to reports, Jeff Jarrett is the man running day to day operations for Impact, making hirings and firings, trying to set up for the future, as well as being the man backstage officials are touting as the one negotiating with the wrestling companies for partnerships. Anthem agreed that a wrestling mind would be best making deals with other wrestling companies, so they let Jarrett at it, and so far they haven’t been disappointed. Adding to this, due to Anthem’s swift take over, former President, Billy Corgan, was recently contacted as well. He was being asked about how he would feel about returning, and was obviously very unsure what to do based on how it had ended the last time. Anthem, according to most recent reports, have been doing all that they can to ensure him that it would not be done in a shoddy way. The belief is that Anthem wants the connections in the music industry that Corgan is able to provide, as well as him being there to help further characters who he’d brainstormed to help create (perhaps the most successful being that of “The Decay”). What could happen with Jarrett at the helm once again? Could Impact Wrestling rise to the top? Could this be all it takes to Save Impact? Tune in to find out!



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    Yes, another new project. Sadly, I lost interest in the last much faster than anticipated. A number of shows for this project have been banked, and I am excited to take on a whole new company. Thanks for reading, and prepare for Impact
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    Impact Wrestling Roster, Champions, Etc.



    Current Champions:
    Spoiler:


    Impact World Champion

    Lashley(4)
    Reign Began - January 8, 2017


    Impact X-Division Champion

    Trevor Lee(2)
    Reign Began - January 8, 2017


    Impact World Tag Team Champions

    Lucha Brothers
    (1)
    Reign Began - March 9, 2017


    Impact Knockouts Champion

    Ivelisse Velez(1)
    Reign Began - March 26, 2017


    Impact Grand Champion

    Cody(1)
    Reign Began - March 26, 2017

    Male Roster:
    Spoiler:


    Abyss | ACH | Aero Star | Andrew Everett | Bram | Braxton Sutter

    Caleb Konley | Crazzy Steve| Cody | Davey Richards | DJZ | Drago

    Eddie Edwards| Eli Drake| Ethan Carter III | Grado | Hanson | Homicide

    Jay Lethal | James Storm| Jessie Godderz | Joey Ryan | Kingston |
    Lashley

    Magnus |
    Mahabali Sheera | Marshe Rockett | Matt Riddle | Moose | Ortiz

    Pentagon Dragon| Raymond Rowe | Rey Fenix | Robbie E | Santana | Suicide

    Taiji Ishimori |
    Trevor Lee | Tyrus

    Knockout Roster:
    Spoiler:


    Awesome Kong | Brandi Rhodes | Brittany Garrett | Candice LeRae

    Christina Von Eerie | Diamante | Ivelisse Velez | Laurel Van Ness

    Leva Bates | Madison Rayne | Melissa Flash | Nicole Matthews

    ODB | Rosemary | Sienna | Tessa Blanchard

    Rachael Ellering

    Teams and Stables:
    Spoiler:

    ACH & Taiji Ishimori

    ACH
    | Taiji Ishimori

    Bro
    -Mans

    Jessie Godderz
    | Robbie E

    Drago & Aero Star

    Drago | Aero Star

    Latin American Xchange (L.A.X.)

    Diamante | Homicide | Ivelisse | Konnan | Ortiz | Santana

    Lucha Brothers

    Pentagon Dragon | Rey Fenix

    The Decay

    Abyss
    | Crazzy Steve | Rosemary


    War Machine


    Hanson
    | Raymond Rowe

    Other Personnel:
    Spoiler:


    Alisha Edwards | Allie | Angelina Love | Brian Hebner | Brian Stiffler | Bruce Prichard

    Dutch Mantell | Earl Hebner | Jeff Jarrett | Jeremy Borash | Josh Mathews | Karen Jarrett

    Konnan
    | McKenzie Mitchell | Scott Hall | Shane Helms | Slick Johnson | Spud

    The Pope

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    Show Schedule


    Show Schedule:

    Television:


    Impact Wrestling
    Thursdays, 8 Eastern/7 Central on Pop
    Commentators: Jeremy Borash and The Pope
    Ring Announcer(s): Spud and Jeremy Borash
    Show Archive:
    3/2/17
    3/9/17
    3/16/17
    3/23/17
    3/30/17
    4/06/17
    4/13/17
    4/20/17
    4/27/17


    Xplosion
    Saturdays, 3 Eastern/ 2 Central on Fite
    Commentators: Jeremy Borash and The Pope
    Ring Announcer(s): Spud
    Show Archive:
    3/4/17
    3/11/17
    3/18/17
    3/25/17

    4/01/17
    4/08/17
    4/15/17
    4/22/17

    4/29/17

    Pay Per-View:

    ???
    1/28/18

    ???
    2/25/18


    Victory Road
    3/26/17


    Against All Odds
    4/30/17


    Destination X
    5/28/17


    Slammiversary: 15 Years of Impact!
    07/02/17

    ???
    7/30/17

    ???
    8/27/17


    Bound For Glory
    10/01/17

    ???
    11/26/17

    ???
    12/24/17

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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    Good luck. This is something I've got my eye on. Intrigued how you take impact forward from here.

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    Impact Wrestling Press Conference Q&A


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    The livestream of the business meeting between pro wrestling press and Impact Wrestling President, Jeff Jarrett, fades in. We see the press sitting in chairs waiting. Jeff Jarrett walks out to a polite applause and stands at the podium. He thanks them all for attending, and officially begins the press conference. He gives a speech about being proud to return to his company, and that he would be doing all that he can to take it to the next level. He shares some profound thoughts about the direction of wrestling in general before sharing some stories of current Impact stars. He then opens up the floor to some questions.

    Jeremy Davis:
    Jeremy Davis, WrestleZone, I was wondering if you could clarify how you plan to raise Impact's stakes in the wrestling world without running pay per-view events. It seems, at least in the eyes of some, that there would be no "big show" to build up to and sell. Your thoughts?

    Jeff Jarrett:
    I'm actually really happy this came up. Y'know, when you think professional wrestling, the first thing most think of is the spectacle. Big shows have it. Wrestle Kingdom has it, WrestleMania has it, and Bound For Glory has it. But, without building up to other shows across the year, you're right that it could come off somewhat flat for certain workers. That's why, Impact Wrestling is proud to announce that there will be the full return of monthly pay per-view specials to Impact Wrestling, starting later this month! On March 26th, we will see the return of Victory Road. We at Impact would personally like to thank the Fight Network app, because without their help in media coverage, we wouldn't have become a commodity to pay per-view broadcasters in such a quick manner. Thank you, next question please.

    We see Davis sit down as a woman stands up.

    Wendi Nix:
    Hi, Wendi Nix, ESPN. Now, in wrestling, many NFL stars like that of Quinn Ojinnaka (Moose) have crossed over and found some level of success. Where is the cross over in the skill set of both types of athletes?

    Jeff Jarrett:
    Well, football and wrestling are both high impact sports, obviously. In both, if you can't handle getting hit, you won't survive. But there's a reason that not everyone will be able to cross over. Moose has great stamina and can hang with a lot of talented people, which is why he's our Grand Champion. There've been NFL players in the past who have tried, but couldn't cut it. It's not to say they aren't good enough, it's just that, while football is a small burst of energy, wrestling is very much the same, but over a longer time. Next question?

    She sits and a man steps up.

    Bryan Alvarez:
    Bryan Alvarez, Wrestling Observer. With you returning to Impact Wrestling what does this mean for the future of Global Force Wrestling? IS THERE a future for GFW?

    Jeff Jarrett:
    No comment. Final question please.

    Alvarez sits down, looking slightly annoyed. Another man stands up.

    Alex Rasky:
    Hi, Alex Rasky, Headlock on Wrestling. With six of your top talent leaving, there have also been rumors of Gail Kim and Aron Rex leaving as well. So to cut to the chase, this is a two part question. 1.) Is there any truth to those rumors? 2.) How do you plan to be replacing these huge draws for the company? Thank you.

    Jeff Jarrett:
    The talent situation has been brought to my attention before coming in; that it would be an issue I mean. Here's the thing. Do we still have a wildly talented roster? Yes. Have we lost some major star power very quickly? Yes. But here's the thing about Impact. You've heard the jokes. You can't get rid of Impact. We will come back stronger than ever. There is truth to the rumors about those two leaving, yes. Aron Rex left as a mutual agreement between both parties, while Gail Kim is technically under contract, but will be on an extended leave for personal reasons. As for replacing those former stars, there is no way to truly replace stars of those caliber. However, we can get talented stars exposure on our stage. So now, we go for them. There have been multiple former Impact stars contacted, with slight changes in mind. If it didn't work before, it wouldn't work now without a tweak. And there have been even more new stars that have been contacted, which is to be expected when we are rebuilding a company. In the interest on not breaching contracts, I won't be commenting further on that. I would like to thank you all for coming, and I hope you all are as excited as we are for the future of this company, and the subsequent future of this whole industry. All I can say now is... Ladies and gentlemen, "Brace for Impact!"

    "My World" hits and we fade out of the view and get a copyright card for Impact Wrestling, 2017.


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    Impact Wrestling Impact Wrestling 3/2/17


    3/2/17

    Impact Wrestling
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Josh Mathews and The Pope
    ***Change***
    Impact Wrestling Theme (By Black Stone Cherry)

    We pan over the Impact Zone with some raucous fans, showing off our new set and logos.


    ***My World***
    Impact Wrestling Commissioner - Jeff Jarrett

    The crowd is slightly mixed, but mostly positive as out walks the return of Impact’s founder, Jeff Jarrett in a black suit with a green tie! He is flanked by his wife Karen, as the two march out to the ring and get mics, while The Pope questions while they’re here. Josh complains about the two, saying they were poison for the company before.

    Jeff Jarrett: Impact Wrestling! *Pop* Man, it’s been awhile. You people here are what keep us here. For that reason, we have an announcement. We are bringing BACK the golden era of Impact Wrestling, for you the fans! Gone are the days of idiotic business choices by previous ownership that let such talent like Kurt Angle, AJ Styles, and Sting walk out the door. Gone are the days where owners folded to the “wants” of legends of this business, just to boost their ego, brother! This is YOUR company! Impact Wrestling is for YOU the viewers! And for that reason, we will be having a hard reset! For right now, I will be the Official Commissioner of Impact Wrestling, making any and all business choices for the future of this company.

    The crowd pops, before a loud “Fire Josh” chant starts up.

    We cut to the commentary table where Josh Mathews and The Pope sit, Pope trying his best not to laugh.

    Jeff Jarrett: I thought you might say that. As of now, that will be under discussion with the board of directors. For right now? Please welcome your THIRD member of the commentary team.


    ***Sinister Rise Above***
    Jeremy Borash

    JB walks down to ringside to a good pop from the crowd, but Josh is vehemently protesting this on commentary. Jarrett begins to get ready to leave, when he’s cut off -


    ***Domination***
    Impact World Heavyweight Champion - Lashley

    Lashley makes his way down to the ring, sporting a tap out shirt, jeans, and a ball cap, his championship draped over his shoulder. He gets into the ring with Jeff Jarrett and grabs a microphone.

    Lashley: Jeff Jarrett! It’s all well and good that you’re back here, but one thing isn’t going to change. I am still the World Champion. And since you’re here to make some changes, I think it’s important that you keep in mind what your BIGGEST ASSET IS!

    Jarrett looks like he’s contemplating this, while Lashley holds up his belt, much to the disdain of the crowd.

    Jeff Jarrett: You know what? You’ve got a point, Bobby. You’ve been dominant, you’ve held just about every title possible, and you’re damn near unbeatable. That’s why, tonight in the main event, I will have a worker of your caliber to fight you one on one. How does that sound?

    Jarrett holds out his hand, but Lashley just laughs and walks off. Jarrett’s theme hits while we fade to commercial.
    Commercial Break
    Tag Team Match:

    Grado and Mahabali Shera vs The Decay w/ Rosemary

    Final Moments:

    Crazzy Steve mounts Grado, pounding away on the face of The Pride of Stevenson! Crazzy Steve is pulled off by referee Brian Hebner, doing all that he can to contain the frenzy of Steve. Steve backs off in the corner, and tags out to The Monster. Abyss grabs Steve by the throat, chokeslamming him hard into the ribs of Grado! Shera runs into the ring, trying to break up the double team, but Shera gets sidestepped by Abyss. Steve pulls the top rope down, sending Mahabali Shera out of the ring. Grado is back to his feet, and Abyss whips him off the ropes… BLACK HOLE SLAM! Cover from Abyss! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Black Hole Slam), The Decay!
    Match Length: 6:30
    Road Agent Notes: The match had a slight back and forth, but mostly showcased the destructive force that is The Decay.

    We cut the to parking lot where former tag team partners, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards, are brawling! The two are tearing into each other, throwing one another into cars, and walls, and not letting up. Security floods the room, tearing the two apart, doing all that they can to separate these two.
    Tag Team Match:

    Trevor Lee and Marshe Rockett w/ Shane Helms vs Andrew Everett and DJZ

    Final Moments:

    DJZ dives into the corner, getting the hot tag to Andrew Everett, just as Lee tags out to Rockett! Everett lands a stiff leg kick! Another from Andrew Everett! Everett hits the ropes, but Rockett lands a brutal Crescent Kick! Everett hits the mat like a ton of bricks, and Rockett lifts him up, tagging in Trevor Lee. Rockett picks Everett up into a powerbomb… DOUBLE STOMP FROM LEE BRINGS HIM DOWN! Everett hits the ground hard and Trevor goes for the cover! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Powerbomb Double Stomp), Trevor Lee and Marshe Rockett!
    Match Length: 12:01
    Road Agent Notes: Trevor Lee did his best to avoid Andrew Everett throughout this match, only fighting him at the very end when Everett was unable to fight back.

    After the match, DJZ and Marshe leave, but Trevor Lee and Helms get into the ring. Lee lifts up Everett, looking to drop him hard, but Everett shoves him back! Everett jumps for a knee strike, but Lee grabs the rope pulling himself out of the ring! Helms and Lee backtrack hard, as Everett dares Trevor to get into the ring while holding the back of his head.

    We hear trumpets and maracas play, as we see the glory of Mexico. We go into a building where we see a dirty six-sided ring. A man walks in with a suit on, and we can only see his legs. He walks up to the ring, climbing onto the apron, he turns to the camera revealing Alberto El Patron! He winks to the camera and a graphic comes up…


    Alberto El Patron - Coming Soon!
    Commercial Break
    Singles Match:

    Sienna vs Solo Darling


    Final Moments:

    Sienna nails Darling with a brutal boot to the side of the head. Solo hits the ground, clearly out of it. Sienna lifts her up to her shoulders, sending Solo down HARD with the AK-47! Cover from Sienna! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (AK-47), Sienna!
    Match Length: 2:01
    Road Agent Notes: Simple squash match for Sienna, cementing her as a destructive force.

    Sienna grabs a microphone, standing over the fallen Solo Darling.

    Sienna: Have this as an example. You people have DRIVEN my queen out of this company! The sheer anxiety that was brought on by Allie and Braxton Sutter ruining the wedding of Laurel Van Ness has sent Maria into panic attacks! Panic attacks so strong that she had to send in her resignation to save her mental health! May this punk be an example for you all, I am going to AVENGE her honor, despite all you people!

    Solo is getting back to her feet, but Sienna drives the microphone into her head! Sienna stands tall as we fade out!

    We see shots of an empty folding chair, set up in a dark room. We hear cryptic music while a single lightbulb sways around on a string. Someone walks in pacing, back and forth, while a single phrase is repeated.

    “He’s comin’,
    He’s comin’,

    He’s comin’,”


    Slowly but surely it gets louder until it becomes a scream, and the man turns to the camera, showing a familiar old mask!

    “He’s comin’ ALIVE!”


    SUICIDE - Returns Soon!
    Commercial Break
    Singles Match:

    Caleb Konley vs Eli Drake w/ Tyrus

    Final Moments:

    Konley comes towards Drake, looking to capitalize on the advantage he’s just created! Konley calls for the end and grabs him in a DDT clutch, but Drake shoves him back! Referee Brian Stiffler is distracted by Eli, as Tyrus grabs the leg of Konley, distracting him! Konley yells out to Tyrus, before getting jumped from behind by Eli Drake! Eli lifts Caleb Konley up to his feet… Bottom Rung! Drake hooks the leg! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Bottom Rung), Eli Drake!
    Match Length: 6:33
    Road Agent Notes: Mostly used to get heat on the Drake and Tyrus relationship. Eli would hide behind Tyrus constantly, visibly annoying Tyrus. Konley looked like he might’ve been able to pull out the win, but Drake snuck his way to the win.

    We go backstage and we see someone sitting, sobbing. As we get closer, it’s Laurel Van Ness, still in her wedding dress, makeup all running and messy, wine bottle in hand. McKenzie Mitchell comes up to her, concerned with a microphone in hand.

    McKenzie Mitchell: Laurel… Um, Laurel are you okay? It’s been a week, are you still in your dress?

    Laurel Van Ness: *Through sobs* MCKENZIE! I don’t care what you have to say. All that matters to me, is that my Braxton isn’t by my side. He’s with that homewrecking SKANK, Allie!

    Laurel sobs before looking into the camera, eyes bloodshot from crying.

    Laurel Van Ness: Braxton… I’ve I can’t have you… Nobody can. I WILL get my revenge.

    She takes a big swig from the wine bottle and goes back to crying as we fade out.
    Singles Match:

    Braxton Sutter w/ Allie vs Kingston w/ The DCC

    Final Moments:

    Kingston lifts Sutter to his shoulders, but Braxton slides out of the back, landing on his feet. Sutter shoves him into the ropes, but Kingston holds on. Bram hops up onto the apron, distracting Brian Hebner. Meanwhile, in runs James Storm into the ring, measuring Sutter… LAST CALL! DUCKED! Storm decks Kingston! James Storm turns around into a brutal jumping Knee Strike from Braxton Sutter! Hebner turns back to the ring to see Sutter going for the cover on Kingston! 1...2…3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Last Call Superkick), Braxton Sutter!
    Match Length: 12:00
    Road Agent Notes: Sutter got a decent reaction from the crowd, but there were overpowering “Allie” chants filling the arena. DCC had some miscommunications in the match, opening up Braxton to get the win, furthering certain ideas that we had.

    Commercial Break

    We go to the office of Impact Commissioner Jeff Jarrett, where we see both Impact Tag Team Championships on the desk in front of him.

    Jeff Jarrett:Do you see these right here? *Pats the championships* These are the most prestigious championships in the entire industry today. Unfortunately, due to outside, intergalactic conflicts, The Broken Hardys relinquished these championships. We are very grateful for all they’ve done for the tag team roster, but as they know, space and time move on regardless. That’s what we need to crown NEW Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions. So next week, we will main event the show with an invitational tag team gauntlet, featuring a whole slew of new faces that have signed with Impact! To all those competing, good luck. For now, let’s send it down for our main event!
    *MAIN EVENT*
    Singles Match:

    Lashley vs Moose

    Final Moments:

    Lashley runs to Moose, only to catch a right hand to the face! Lashley staggers back, and Moose hits the ropes… SPEAR FROM MOOSE! Both men hit the ground hard, and Earl Hebner begins the ten count. He gets up to 6 as both men stagger, but the lights cut out! They come back on, and Cody is in the center of the ring, in a suit, with a steel chair! He batters Moose with it, pounding away on him! Cody is relentless, and Earl Hebner has no choice but to throw the match out!

    Spoiler:

    This Match Has Been Rendered A No Contest!
    Match Length: 15:11
    Road Agent Notes: Moose and Lashley were treated as near equals, but the commentators would question who would have the advantage if it went passed 12 minutes, as that is the usual limit for Grand Championship defenses. It was an even match, with the crowd decently behind Moose.

    After the match, Cody and Lashley team up, pounding away on Moose. Out from the back sprints Ethan Carter III, trying to even the odds. Momentarily, he is able to stop the vicious onslaught of the two men, but Brandi Rhodes seems to be the tipping point that stops him from fully taking advantage. Lashley and Cody continue their beatdown, when suddenly, the lights start to pulse. They turn red and blue, back and forth, and suddenly, all the graphics on the stage go out, until we hear a song that brings up a familiar face…

    Spoiler:


    ***Lethal X***
    Jay Lethal


    On the stage marches the Greatest First Generation Wrestler to ever live! Jay Lethal is on the stage and Cody and Lashley dare him into the ring. Lethal nods, running towards them! Lethal ducks a clothesline from Lashley, handsprings off the ropes… LETHAL INJECTION! Cody goes low, getting him from behind for a Cross Rhodes, but that gets blocked, as Moose is able to take a shot at him! Moose and EC3 hold Cody in place for a Lethal Injection of his own! Jay’s theme hits and he stands tall, as the crowd cheers, with Lashley and Cody both down and out!

    END OF SHOW

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    Xplosion 3/4/17


    3/4/17
    Xplosion
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: The Pope, and Jeremy Borash

    We get a recap of the end of last Impact, where Jay Lethal made his triumphant return to the company after the main event, and questions that may surface about how this affects the structure of Impact's main event scene.


    Davey Richards defeatsCaleb Konleyin 4:55 via Pinfall with a Creeping Death.


    An interview is shown from the Impact Wrestling website, where McKenzie Mitchell caught up with Braxton Sutter after his match. He says that he isn't worried about threats that Laurel Van Ness makes, but he is clear that if she goes near Allie, there is going to be some serious consequences.


    Trevor Lee defeats DJZ in 9:10 via Pinfall with a Small Package Driver.


    We see a video of The Decay dominating the tag team scene over the last number of months. We hear Rosemary's voice going over the chaos they've caused, and she promises that they will do the same this coming week on Impact and once again win the tag team championships.


    The Decay defeat The Bro-Mans in 14:59 via Pinfall with a Black Hole Slam.


    END OF SHOW
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    Wrestling Rumor Round Up


    *Wrestling Rumor Round Up - Week of March 2nd, 2017*


    - Impact Wrestling debuted a new look and new infrastructure to the company. With the changes and Jeff Jarrett's unwillingness to answer questions regarding Global Force Wrestling at the recent press conference, it leaves GFW's (albeit small) status in limbo. There have been internal rumblings that Impact will absorb GFW and possibly replace Xplosion with GFW's Amped, as well as officially recognizing their championships. How this will work with Magnus having a near 2 year reign (without defending it any notable times), and their tag team champions The Bollywood Boyz being in WWE, is yet to be seen. It should be noted that GFW has used the Impact Zone this week for a small set of tapings over the next month, with a small roster of people rumored to be Impact bound anyway (Chris Adonis [formerly Masters], Magnus, and Alberto El Patron among the names). If this is used, it adds an edge as current roster member Cody Rhodes is the GFW Nex*Gen champion, and he HAS been appearing at the recent Impact tapings with the GFW belt. GFW has been run on screen by Karen while Jeff has been handling Impact. Whether this leads to a reprise of their GFW invasion is yet to be seen, but it has to be said that, while boring and played out, it did bring some notable roster members like current X-Division Champion Trevor Lee.

    - Mauro Ranallo's WWE status is so far up in the air, many are wondering if it will ever come down. Jokes aside, due to the conflict between himself and Bradshaw, mixed with Vince's personal friendship with JBL it is all but set in stone that Mauro is not going to return to the WWE on screen. He is negotiating a sum to not talk about the incident publicly, but it has been noted he wants out of his contract ASAP. Whether he returns to MMA or boxing is unknown, but it does strike up intrigue to know he has started following many other wrestling companies (NJPW, ROH, Impact, PWG, and others) as well as retweeting news about them. Whether this is him officially saying that he wants to join a competitor is unknown, and we doubt he will officially say such until he's released to try and get out of his contract while the story is hot in people's minds.

    - Staying on the topic of WWE contracts, Jack Swagger has asked for his release from the company. It is unknown for what reason, but many venture to suggest he wants to try MMA. He's started taking indie bookings (Ironically his first one being against WWE Rival Alberto El Patron), but still isn't officially let out of his contract. Thoughts are that WWE wants him to ride out the deal as he gets great reactions at house shows, but if he really wants out, WWE's deals don't hold up great in court when contested.

    - Joshi wrestling has also been on the rise, as Threedom trio Mayu Iwatani, Kairi Hojo, and Io Shirai have been lighting Stardom on fire, recently going to America to work Lucha Underground and Chikara. Kairi Hojo surprised many as she signed with WWE, and it seemed that Io might be close behind. There has been a public message from Io herself today where she said that she was in negotiation with a few top companies for an exclusive deal, but that WWE was not in fact one of them. The current thoughts are that she and Mayu will be making their grand exit from Stardom soon (helping them build up as good as replacements as they can for the time being) before making their way to America. Mayu had been considering retirement, but went on record to say that there was a lot of money being offered that she couldn't turn down, as it could help her father's treatments for his deteriorating health. Don't be surprised if you switch on an american promotion and see these two lighting it ablaze in the near future!

    - Finally, there are a lot of rumors about Impact Wrestling signings. Who they are, when they will appear, how they will affect. It has become clear that already, 5 new acts (3 teams, 2 singles stars) have signed full time, exclusively to Impact Wrestling. The stars are listed below, click to view so that people can avoid being spoiled:

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    Alberto El Patron
    ACH & Taiji Ishimori
    (a deal that was helped to be made by Pro Wrestling NOAH)
    Lucha Brothers (Penta El 0 Miedo and Rey Fenix, though they will be under new names)
    War Machine (Who will be working joint Impact, ROH, and NOAH dates, but are officially Impact Stars)
    and Flamita (who is being hinted at as being the man under the Suicide mask)


    These 5 acts are all HUGE coups for the company, as they are all great in ring acts, and with the right writing and gimmicks, could all become serious cash cows for the company. This clearly looks to be a step in the right direction as Impact rebuilds, and we will have to look out carefully, as their next signings could come from anywhere.
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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    I like the realism of things being a little uncertain as to what will happen with GFW. I expect eventually they will just be absorbed by Impact, however definitely don’t keep the GFW titles around. It will be to many, make the titles seem not that important because every third member of the roster will have one.

    Mauro Ranallo will be better than Josh Matthews. Make it happen.

    The Jack Swagger one is interesting. Again, I’m sure some of these won’t actually come to Impact Wrestling, but I’m a Swagger mark. Him being in this thread would make me read more.

    The actual confirmed signees are obviously only going to strengthen up the roster as well.

    I’ve had a look at your posts so far and this thread is off to a solid start. I look forward to reading more and hopefully dropping some comments on the next show.

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    Impact Wrestling 3/9/17


    3/9/17

    Impact Wrestling
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Josh Mathews, The Pope, and Jeremy Borash
    ***Change***
    Impact Wrestling Anthem
    We open up the show with a highlight montage of last week’s main event, pitting two of our top champions against each other. Moose and Lashley battled each other, when suddenly The American Nightmare came down, putting a stop to the match, as well as EC3 trying to even the odds. We then hear Lethal X hit, and Borash going wild as Jay Lethal marched down in a suit. It showed him taking out both Lashley and Cody with the Lethal Injection, standing tall to end the show.

    We cut back to the Impact Zone, Borash and Mathews argue about the event, getting to a near boiling point, before we go to the ring, where Impact Commissioner Jeff Jarrett is standing in a suit.

    Jeff Jarrett: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Impact Wrestling! *Pop* Now, last week, things started off with a bang! We learned that soon Suicide will be returning, Alberto El Patron will be joining this fine roster, and we got the return of one of the best stars in professional wrestling. That man, by the way, will be joining me in the ring right now, so if you would please… Welcome back! JAY! LETHAL!


    ***Lethal X***
    Jay Lethal

    The video screens turn red and gold, as we see in big gold and red letters, “JAY LETHAL” as the man himself walks out from under the words, in a three piece suit with sunglasses. He has a microphone in hand as well, walking down to the ring to a great ovation. Jay climbs into the ring, shaking the hand of Jeff Jarrett. He lifts his microphone up to his mouth -


    ***Trouble***

    Ethan Carter III

    Ethan Carter III comes out from the back, wearing his gear and a white hoodie with the hood up. EC3 gets down to the ring, as he has a microphone in hand himself. He looks to Jay Lethal before going to speak himself.

    Ethan Carter III: Jay Lethal… Now first of all, welcome back to Impact Wrestling. *Pop* Now, I don’t mean any disrespect here, Jay, but I’m here to talk to Mr. Jarrett. You see, Jeff Jarrett is a hard man to get a hold of. He’s come back to Impact Wrestling, but the thing is, when it comes to the actual WRESTLING around here, you’re looking at the top dog. So here’s the thing. I want a World Heavyweight Championship match at Victory Road to become an E-C-Three time champ.

    Jeff Jarrett goes to talk, but Lethal steps in between them.

    Jay Lethal: Now, with all due respect, Ethan. Here’s how I see it. I’m the biggest acquisition of Impact Wrestling in recent memory. And last week, when the World Champion had you and Moose handled easily, who came down and made the difference? Who did something that nobody else could, put Lashley down indefinitely, to the point where he isn’t even here tonight? If there’s ANYBODY who deserves a shot at that championship, it’s me, kid.

    Lethal and EC3 step up, bumping chest and trash talking off the mic, when Jeff Jarrett gets in between the two of them.

    Jeff Jarrett: Hey, hey, hey. Hold it, guys. I think I may have a solution here. Now, tonight’s card is already fulled, with the main event deciding new Tag Team Champions. However, we do need a main event for next week. So, how about this. Next week’s main event will see two time world champion, Ethan Carter III go head to head against “The Greatest First Generation Wrestler in History” Jay Lethal. The winner will main event Victory Road against The Destroyer for the championship.

    The two men nod and shake hands before coming in close to stare down. Jarrett’s music hits and we fade to commercial.
    Commercial Break
    Singles Match:


    Cody w/ Brandi Rhodes vs Andrew Everett

    Final Moments:


    Andrew Everett ducks a clothesline from Cody, sending The American Nightmare into the corner! Everett runs to the opposite ropes, rebounding and landing a brutal dropkick into the chin of Cody! Cody stumbles forwards, and Everett runs behind him… Poisoned Rana! Cody rolls right to his feet, and Everett springs back up… RANA DRIVER! Cover from Everett! 1...2… No! Cody gets his bottom foot on the rope. Everett looks unsure of what to do, but he instinctively climbs up the turnbuckle… He climbs the bucks, with Cody in position, but Brandi Rhodes gets up on the apron! Everett turns his head, yelling at Brandi to get down, but Cody has already gotten up! He grabs the hair of Andrew Everett, pulling him down, crashing to the mat. The American Nightmare lifts Everett up to his feet… Cross Rhodes! Cover! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Cross Rhodes), Cody!
    Match Length: 12:03
    Road Agent Notes: The match was back and forth, with Everett trying to keep the match fast paced despite Cody’s cheating ways. Cody would cut Everett off with eye pokes, foot stomps, and hiding behind Brian Hebner.

    After the match, Cody and Brandi Rhodes kiss in the ring, when suddenly, Trevor Lee comes out with Shane Helms. Lee hands Helms his championship belt before he gets into the ring, lifting Everett to his feet. Trevor Lee grabs the head, tucking his arm underneath, and driving Andrew Everett down hard with a Small Package Driver! Helms and Lee stand tall with the X-Division title as we fade out.

    Commercial Break
    We go to the interview area where McKenzie Mitchell is seen standing by.

    McKenzie Mitchell:
    Ladies and gentlemen, my guest at this time, Braxton Sutter and Allie!

    The happy couple walks into the shot, as Allie is glowing with joy, Sutter smiling as well.

    McKenzie Mitchell:
    So, I’ve been told that you guys have a response for Laurel Van Ness?

    Braxton Sutter:
    Yeah, McKenzie, we do. So Laurel Van Ness likes to claim that Allie is the reason I left her at the wedding? Well, to be honest, I would’ve left Laurel either way, because when it comes down to it, I don’t like to be forced to go out with someone. And now she claims that we ruined her life? Well, how’s this? I’ve give you a perfect chance at payback. At Victory Road, how about you decide an opponent for me, Laurel? And if I beat him, you leave us alone forever!

    Allie gets hugely excited, grabbing the microphone!

    Allie:
    Yeah, Laurel! And I’m so confident, that if Braxton loses, I’ll fight you myself on Impact!

    Braxton looks confused, almost uneasy for Allie’s safety, before McKenzie sends us back to the ring.
    Singles Match:

    Davey Richards w/ Angelina Love vs Shynron


    Final Moments:

    Richards lands a brutal forearm to the side of the head of Shynron. The masked warrior falls to his knees, and Richards hits the rope, landing a brutal dropkick into the chest! Shynron is on the ground, gasping for breath as Angelina laughs from the outside. She gets onto the apron and calls Richards over. The two share a kiss as Shynron is back to his knees. Richards sprints forth, driving a brutal kick to the head for the Creeping Death! Richards lays down into the cover! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Creeping Death), Davey Richards!
    Match Length: 4:21
    Road Agent Notes: Just a one sided, brutal assault from Davey Richards. Davey landed brutal kicks, every shot sending Angelina Love into glee.

    After the match, Davey stands over Angelina Love, and they kiss. Shynron starts to stir, infuriating Love, who tells Davey to strike again. She lifts Shynron to his knees by the mask, and Davey gets a running start, driving a kick into the side of his skull with a disgusting thud! They stand tall as we fade out.

    Eddie Edwards bursts into the Commissioner’s office, with Alisha by his side.

    Eddie Edwards:
    Jeff. I need a match with Davey Richards. He’s going to hurt somebody, and I’m going to make sure he doesn’t do it to anybody else.

    Jeff Jarrett:
    Look, Eddie, I’m sure you guys have a lot of bad blood, but I can’t just put you in a match. You said yourself, he’s dangerous.

    Eddie Edwards:
    But I NEED to teach this guy -

    Jeff Jarrett:
    Now, wait a minute. I never said that I was done, now did I? Now, you two can’t have a MATCH! But what we can do, is let you FIGHT! No contracts, no liability on our end, no rules. Whoever can walk out on their own power will be seen as the better man, AND I’ll even make them #1 Contender to the Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship. How does that sound?

    Eddie quickly thanks Jarrett for the opportunity, shakes his hand, and walks out.
    Commercial Break
    Singles Match:

    Eli Drake w/ Tyrus vs Grado

    Final Moments:

    Eli Drake goes for a lariat, but Grado ducks, doing his best to evade the onslaught he’s already faced. Drake rebounds, and Grado takes him down with a hip toss! Grado hooks him up, probably looking for a DDT, but Eli Drake runs backwards, sending him into the corner! Drake runs to him, but Tyrus wasn’t paying attention, and pulls the foot of Grado, dropping him down and out of the way! Drake hits hard, and Grado rolls Eli Drake up. 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Roll Up), Grado!
    Match Length: 6:02
    Road Agent Notes: Eli Drake worked over Grado, putting him in a pretty big underdog role. Basic match with nothing really big of note, but the finish did get a little laugh at how Eli looked dumb for running right into the buckle.

    After the match, Tyrus gets in the ring, and Eli Drake looks furious. Drake shoves Tyrus, who looks more and more angry, like he’s about to retaliate. Drake reminds him who signs his checks, and Tyrus backs off for now...

    We hear trumpets and maracas play, as we see the glory of Mexico. We go into a building where we see a dirty six-sided ring. A man walks in with a suit on, and we can only see his legs. He walks up to the ring, climbing onto the apron, he turns to the camera revealing Alberto El Patron! He winks to the camera and a graphic comes up…



    Alberto El Patron - Coming Soon!
    Commercial Break
    Singles Match:


    Laurel Van Ness vs Nicole Matthews

    Final Moments:


    Laurel is still seated in the corner, crying hysterically, sipping out of a wine bottle. Referee Slick Johnson tells her she has to get up and compete or she will forfeit. Laurel takes a big gulp from the wine bottle. She uses the ropes to get to her feet. Matthews walks up, looking for a lock up, but Laurel Van Ness smashes the wine bottle over her head! Johnson has no choice but to call it!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via DQ (Wine Bottle Smash), Nicole Matthews!
    Match Length: 1:30
    Road Agent Notes: Laurel got loud Allie chants to her from a vocal minority, which started to get the rest of the crowd to join in based on how badly it annoyed her.

    After the match, she lifts up Matthews, screaming in her face as Matthews has a minor cut on her head.She grabs the arms, lands her with a Vanprettier! Van Ness stays seated on the mat and just cries as we fade to the back.

    We see Brandi Rhodes walking backstage in the parking lot, ready to leave, when Moose approaches her.

    Moose:
    Brandi! What happened last week?! I thought we were friends! You were Mini Moose! Why would you do that to me?

    Brandi Rhodes: Look, Moose. You’re nice and all, but Cody is my husband. When all is said and done, I go home with him, not with you. So I do what keeps the house a happy one. He’d do the same for me. Speaking of which -

    *CRACK*

    Cody appears in leather and jeans, driving a steel chair into the spine of the Impact Grand Champion! He continues to pound away on the downed Moose, putting the boots to him while talking trash. Security and officials run down to the ring, pulling Cody away and calling for help.
    Commercial Break

    *MAIN EVENT*
    Impact Wrestling Tag Team Championship

    Invitational Tag Team Gauntlet:

    The Bro-Mans vs The Decay w/ Rosemary

    Spoiler:

    The Decay eliminate The Bro-Mans via Pinfall (Black Hole Slam) in 5:33.


    The Decay
    w/ Rosemary
    vs Drago & Aero Star

    Spoiler:

    The Decay eliminate Drago & Aero Star via Pinfall (Black Hole Slam) in 6:10 (11:43 total).

    The Decay w/ Rosemary vs The D.C.C.

    Spoiler:

    The Decay eliminate DCC via Pinfall (Shock Treatment) in 4:01 (15:44 total).


    The Decay w/ Rosemary vs ACH & Taiji Ishimori

    Spoiler:

    ACH & Taiji Ishimori eliminate The Decay via Pinfall (School Boy) in 8:44 (24:28 total)


    ACH & Taiji Ishimori vs L.A.X. w/ Diamante, Ivelisse, Homicide, and Konnan

    Spoiler:

    L.A.X. eliminate ACH & Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall (Double Stomp Flatliner) in 0:51 (25:19 total).


    L.A.X. w/ Diamante, Ivelisse, Homicide, and Konnan vs Lucha Brothers (Pentagon Dragon & Rey Fenix)

    Final Moments:


    Pentagon Dragon runs forward, landing a brutal kick to the leg of Santana. Santana stumbles back, clutching his leg. Ortiz runs in the ring, trying to stop the swift flurry of Pentagon. Dragon ducks a clothesline, landing a brutal superkick under the chin! Ortiz stumbles back, and Rey Fenix springboards off the top rope, landing a brutal hurricanrana from Rey Fenix! Pentagon motions for the end, sliding his thumb across his throat. He yells out “CERO! MIEDO!” Before lifting up Santana… PACKAGE PILEDRIVER! Cover from Pentagon! 1…2...3!

    Your Winners Via Pinfall (Package Piledriver), AND NEW IMPACT WRESTLING TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS, LUCHA BROTHERS!
    Total Match Length: 32:44
    Road Agent Notes: L.A.X. made their return to the company in this match, with a whole new look. Konnan and Homicide are still fronting it, but now, they have 4 new members. Ortiz (Angel Ortiz), Santana (Mike Draztik), Diamante (Angel Rose), and Ivelisse (Ivelisse Velez). They were a destructive force in this match, showing that they are still a legitimate team. ACH and Taiji Ishimori made their debut, representing Pro Wresting NOAH, with a shock victory over Decay after getting destroyed for the whole time. The matches were typically fast paced, trying to condense brutality and regular spots into the smaller blocks. Pentagon Dragon and Rey Fenix as Lucha Brothers got a very good reaction, and the crowd was pleased with them beating L.A.X.. The other debuts included Drago & Aero Star from AAA, who will also be regulars on the roster. The “invitational” element of the match gave us a great way to showcase some great teams.

    After the match, Pentagon Dragon and Rey Fenix are handed the championship belts, and they hold it up for the crowd to see. The two embrace, when Decay run into the ring, dropping both brothers with chair shots! Steve takes on Fenix as Abyss assaults Pentagon, while the two destroy their opposition. Rosemary slides in two barbed wire boards, as she gets on the apron. Fenix and Pentagon start to fight back, as the crowd wills them on! Steve goes down from a superkick, and now both Lucha Brothers go to take it to The Monster! The strike away, while he teeters. The both rebound, going for clotheslines, but Abyss ducks! They run right into a poison mist from the waiting Rosemary! Each luchadore stumbles back, clawing at their masks in pain, as Abyss grabs them both by the throats… CHOKESLAM ON THE BARBED WIRE BOARDS! The new champions writhe around on the mat in pain, while Abyss, Rosemary, and Crazzy Steve stand tall with the tag team titles in the hands while we fade out.

    Copyright Impact Ventures, LLC. and Anthem Entertainment 2017




    Victory Road 3/26/17 Confirmed Card:

    Spoiler:

    Unsanctioned Fight, Winner is #1 Contender For The World Heavyweight Championship:
    Eddie Edwards vs Davey Richards

    If Braxton Loses, Allie Must Fight Laurel Van Ness:
    Braxton Sutter vs Laurel's Choice

    World Heavyweight Championship:

    Ethan Carter III/Jay Lethal v
    s Lashley[C]
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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    Just an overall comment here as I'm catching up quickly. I like the acquisitions going on thus far, they're exciting and can really give a big boost to Impact. As someone who stopped with TNA back in 2009, this is the kind of storytelling that's able to help draw me in a bit.


    I'm not sure how I feel about Jarrett's role currently. I haven't been a big fan of his before, and now he's opened Impact two weeks in a row with a generic babyface authority figure promo. I feel like his character could have a bit more edge to him, give us something more to work with.


    The story between Everett and Lee is definitely great to me. I don't know either man too well beyond a handful of clips, but that's a story I'm liking thus far. As well, the Allie/Van Ness story is pretty interesting, though from the little I know about Allie, I guess I just don't get her kind of egotism toward Van Ness.


    Edwards getting that #1 Contendership match wasn't too clear. I thought it was going to be on Impact, and it should've probably be stated it would be at Victory Road.


    El Patron, Suicide, Cody, Lethal, some good names in here. I'm not big on El Patron or Suicide, but Cody and Lethal are probably going to be major players and I'm definitely excited to see more of them and where you go with them. Lethal against EC3 is a huge match for the next episode, it should be great.


    The tag titles match was easily my favorite part thus far. I'm a huge proponent of tag teams. Decay going on an early run, looking great, getting upset suddenly for a quick push, that's good monster booking to me. It makes them seem very tough, very big, very important. ACH/Ishimori got a good bump there, though it's ultimately a quick turnaround for the heat to be transferred from Decay to LAX, which I love. I like the new LAX, and this is a good way to get them in without taking anything off of Decay's heat.


    Probably the only part I wasn't as fond of was the finale. While I like having Penta/Fenix being the champs, and I think it's a great spot for them, it also feels odd to have two sort of debuting teams in the finals. At least, I don't recall Penta/Fenix being on anything else before this and you stated LAX was mostly new. I think the finals should be a victory over an established team (I know, not the easiest thing to do), just to give that little boost and give that feeling like it's more of an upset or something. Good way to tie it back together though with Decay coming back into things, though with the debut and winning of titles, I do feel it kind of takes something out of their victory to have one 7 minute match and then get beat down by guys who lasted well over 20 minutes in the same match earlier against a lot of different opponents.


    Overall though, it's been a good start. I'm interested in a lot of the stories, I like the tag teams shown and I'm looking forward to what you have coming up on the docket.

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    Xplosion 3/11/17

    Jay:
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayWhy75 View Post
    Just an overall comment here as I'm catching up quickly. I like the acquisitions going on thus far, they're exciting and can really give a big boost to Impact. As someone who stopped with TNA back in 2009, this is the kind of storytelling that's able to help draw me in a bit.
    Love to hear it, and I hope things stay that way, drawing you in more and more !

    I'm not sure how I feel about Jarrett's role currently. I haven't been a big fan of his before, and now he's opened Impact two weeks in a row with a generic babyface authority figure promo. I feel like his character could have a bit more edge to him, give us something more to work with.
    Yeah, I blame this mostly on the reset, just because he really had to do it IMO in the start, and I wanted him out there this past week to be able to book the match instead of splitting it across segments. Noted though.

    The story between Everett and Lee is definitely great to me. I don't know either man too well beyond a handful of clips, but that's a story I'm liking thus far. As well, the Allie/Van Ness story is pretty interesting, though from the little I know about Allie, I guess I just don't get her kind of egotism toward Van Ness.
    I'm very much the same in that vein for Everett and Lee when it comes to this feud, kinda going with what I've heard and going with the flow.

    Okay the Allie thing I want to address. She's a former KO's champion (fluke win in storyline, literally), and she's confident in her man. Laurel is the one that wants to fight Allie, and Allie is so confident in her man, that she will give Laurel what she wants if Braxton SOMEHOW doesn't win. That's how I'm trying to go across anyway.

    Edwards getting that #1 Contendership match wasn't too clear. I thought it was going to be on Impact, and it should've probably be stated it would be at Victory Road.
    In all honesty, it was a proof reading issue. I thought it was in there, it wasn't. My bad.

    El Patron, Suicide, Cody, Lethal, some good names in here. I'm not big on El Patron or Suicide, but Cody and Lethal are probably going to be major players and I'm definitely excited to see more of them and where you go with them. Lethal against EC3 is a huge match for the next episode, it should be great.
    Glad to hear! Hoping I can turn you around on El Patron and/or Suicide !

    The tag titles match was easily my favorite part thus far. I'm a huge proponent of tag teams. Decay going on an early run, looking great, getting upset suddenly for a quick push, that's good monster booking to me. It makes them seem very tough, very big, very important. ACH/Ishimori got a good bump there, though it's ultimately a quick turnaround for the heat to be transferred from Decay to LAX, which I love. I like the new LAX, and this is a good way to get them in without taking anything off of Decay's heat.
    Thank you kindly

    Probably the only part I wasn't as fond of was the finale. While I like having Penta/Fenix being the champs, and I think it's a great spot for them, it also feels odd to have two sort of debuting teams in the finals. At least, I don't recall Penta/Fenix being on anything else before this and you stated LAX was mostly new. I think the finals should be a victory over an established team (I know, not the easiest thing to do), just to give that little boost and give that feeling like it's more of an upset or something. Good way to tie it back together though with Decay coming back into things, though with the debut and winning of titles, I do feel it kind of takes something out of their victory to have one 7 minute match and then get beat down by guys who lasted well over 20 minutes in the same match earlier against a lot of different opponents.
    That was hard for me too IMO. Legitimately, I only have 3 tag teams going into this Decay (which ran the gauntlet), Bro-Mans (which are faces and can't really be used as easily to put over debuting faces), and DCC (who are very low on the kayfabe totem at this moment). I knew what I wanted and I think I rushed it, which I wish I kinda hadn't, but I think it's more effective if we see the new champions laid out by challengers that weren't really defeated that night, saying that they are just as strong after the gauntlet as Lucha Brothers, putting themselves over even more as dangerous at the moment. I will be running some further stuff though, so this is only the beginning clearly

    Overall though, it's been a good start. I'm interested in a lot of the stories, I like the tag teams shown and I'm looking forward to what you have coming up on the docket.
    Thank you so much, I'm really glad you're excited!


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    I like the realism of things being a little uncertain as to what will happen with GFW. I expect eventually they will just be absorbed by Impact, however definitely don’t keep the GFW titles around. It will be to many, make the titles seem not that important because every third member of the roster will have one.
    That's definitely a concern, but I'm still working with some ideas. Stay tuned.

    Mauro Ranallo will be better than Josh Matthews. Make it happen.


    The Jack Swagger one is interesting. Again, I’m sure some of these won’t actually come to Impact Wrestling, but I’m a Swagger mark. Him being in this thread would make me read more.
    If you followed my longest series (WWE The Network Era), you can tell I'm a pretty big Swagger mark, mix that with Impact being known for bringing in former WWE talent, let's see what happens.

    The actual confirmed signees are obviously only going to strengthen up the roster as well.
    Agreed.

    I’ve had a look at your posts so far and this thread is off to a solid start. I look forward to reading more and hopefully dropping some comments on the next show.
    Thanks man, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on my plans going forward.


    3/11/17
    Xplosion
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: The Pope and Jeremy Borash

    We see a recap video of the opening segment of this past Impact, where we saw Jay Lethal welcomed back to the company by Jeff Jarrett. He would be interrupted by Ethan Carter III setting up next Impact’s main event where the winner challenges Lashley at Victory Road for the championship.

    The Bro-Mans defeat AC/DC (Arik Cannon and Darin Corbin) in 4:02 via Pinfall with a Stunner.

    We see highlight footage from the Tag Team Championship match two nights ago, where the Lucha Brother debuted and shocked the world to overcome the new and improved L.A.X to become the new champs. The joy of victory wouldn't last long, however, before The Decay ran the ring and laid waste to the new champions.

    Sienna defeats Tessa Blanchard in 8:33 via Submission with a Gogoplata.

    We see a graphic for this week on Impact Wrestling, where Jeff Jarrett has more Victory Road matches to confirm.

    James Storm defeats Eddie Edwards in 15:05 via Pinfall with a Last Call Superkick after Angelina Love interference.
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    First of all, I really like your signings a lot, Flamita stood out right away as someone surprising in a good way. In a perfect world everyone would know this guy as he's an amazing high flyer, one of the best. Suicide is a great role for him and the roster has improved a lot between him, ACH, & Ishimori along with War Machine, as well as LAX, you've improved greatly 3 of the 4 divisions. (Not in love with Alberto, Jay, or Jack personally but they're names and are improving the heavyweight scene when/if he gets brought in) Io & Mayu would be great signings.

    I can see saying Jarrett is lacking in depth but personally I prefer his current character to a generic heel authority figure and he did well.

    I thought most of the storytelling was clean cut, with Everett/Lee, Richards/Edwards, Cody/Moose, LVN/Allie, were all executed simple & well, with Tyrus/Eli & ECIII/Lethal getting to bubble under the surface a bit. Plus the Lucha Brothers/Decay getting a new feud.

    The tag thing sounds like an awesome last half hour of TV. I could easily see some gripes with how it played out though, not necessarily the winners, but more that Decay attacked the Brothers but were eliminated by Taiji/ACH who need some kind of followup, along with LAX imo. Still I would say it was more positive than negative overall & led to a pretty intriguing titles feud.

    I liked the show in terms of keeping feuds moving & having a balanced show and how you've handled the roster rebuild, I have confidence you're going to turn this into a nifty BTB and enjoyable Impact product in no time. Diamante mega push hopefully incoming.
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    Wrestling Rumor Round Up


    *Wrestling Rumor Round Up - Week of March 9th, 2017*

    - As previously reported, Jack Swagger, who had recently left WWE, was considering going into MMA. Now, we can confirm that he has been in talks with some major wrestling companies to come in for short deals, with two notable ones being EVOLVE and New Japan Pro Wrestling. He's thought to be brought in to compete in the G1 as the one of the top gaijin, as Gedo is very high on his work, seeing him as a possible next "Hansen or Dr. Death" in terms of being a legitimate bad ass in Japan. His current smaller dates are using very slight alterations of his name, including "Formerly Known As Jack Swagger" or "Jock Swogger" both of which have been called dumb names, but they seem to be temporary.

    - Cody Rhodes has made it clear that in the next few months, he wants to find a permanent home for a company instead of continuing to travel. The four companies he's been said to be in talks with for a full time deal are NJPW, Impact, WCPW, and Ring of Honor. It's believed that he wants to be able to work with multiple companies (like in the ROH and NJPW partnership) while still technically being full time for only one, to ease his travel load. It's unsure about where he's going to end up, but there have been talks of at least two of those companies working extensively to get him the rights to the "Rhodes" last name. It has to be thought that if a company is able to secure that for him, it'd be a no brainer for him to go there.

    - For the last episode of Amped (GFW's show that airs on a YouTube service), we saw 4 championship matches, with some notable storylines furthering that seems to make it clear that GFW and Impact are going to be merging soon. The following results are listed below for those who wish to avoid spoilers.

    Spoiler:

    Cody Rhodes defeated Matt Sydal to defend the GFW NEX*GEN Championship by cheating.
    RENO SCUM defeated Laredo Kid & Garza Jr., ACH & Taiji Ishimori, and The New Heavenly Bodies to win the GFW Tag Team Championships by pinfall.
    Christina Von Eerie defeated Leva Bates to defend the GFW Women's Championship by pinfall.
    Magnus defeated Chris Adonis, Alberto El Patron, and Colt Cabana to defend the GFW Global Championship following interference from LAX on Alberto.


    So it is clear that there is at least some form of cross over between the two companies. How that will come to a head in the future is still unknown, but it should be happening soon as far as we know.

    - New Japan Pro Wrestling are heavily hyping up the upcoming New Japan Cup. People are heavily touting Kenny Omega as the favorite to win, while the betting odds are fluctuating between him, SANADA, and Shibata. It is unknown who will win, but it has to be believed that whoever it is will be the next step in the current (and some say already legendary) championship reign of Kazuchika Okada.

    - WWE have recently expressed interest in signing away multiple talents from Impact Wrestling, which may go to show that their rebuilding may have some seen as a threat. Currently, they are attempting to enter negotiations with Sienna, Ethan Carter III, Crazzy Steve, James Storm, and even Mahabali Shera. It is believed that a few of them have declined to further talk, but others are heavily discussing moving to WWE. It is unsure which is which right now, but Impact losing EC3, Storm, The Decay, or Sienna would be huge blows right now.

    - NXT is building up to the Takeover: Orlando special, where we will see the final iteration of Nakamura/Roode. It has been confirmed by inside workers that we will be getting new championship designs for every title belt at the event, as well as big returns and debuts. Currently discussed as possibilities are Drew Galloway, Hideo Itami, Pete Dunne, or even a special appearance by UK Champion Tyler Bate. Either way, it has to be must see, as it is considered by many to be the farewell of Nakamura in NXT.

    - In WrestleMania season, multiple other companies are doing all they can to gain publicity. It is believed that Impact Wrestling is going to attempt a huge event. It will technically be a house show, but there will be some members of the Ring of Honor roster, as well as Lucha Underground, AAA, and even some workers from New Japan (thanks to ROH). It is believed that this will be broadcast on ROH's website, as well as being sold on demand and DVD by each company involved to try and boost popularity in total. Matches announced are listed below.

    Spoiler:

    Lashley(C) vs. Adam Cole (Impact Wrestling Heavyweight Championship)
    Johnny Mundo(C)
    vs. Alberto El Patron (AAA Mega Championship)
    The Young Bucks(C) vs. The Decay vs. Jack Evans and PJ Black (Ring of Honor Tag Team Championship)
    Marty Scurll(C) vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Texano vs. Matt Sydal (Ring of Honor Television Championship)
    Suicide, Tiger Mask W, Jushin Liger, and Cheeseburger vs. Eli Drake, Tyrus, Mil Muertes, and Silas Young
    Christopher Daniels(C)
    vs. Cody (Ring of Honor World Championship)


    The card is STACKED and it looks like they want to draw as many people as possible to try and get eyes to themselves, with NJPW having an American tour, ROH with rebuilding from a slow few months of TV, Impact's rebuilding, and AAA trying to recover from money issues. This has potential to be a huge success or flop.
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    3/16/17
    Impact Wrestling
    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: Josh Mathews, The Pope, and Jeremy Borash

    ***Change***
    Impact Wrestling Intro

    We pan through the arena, with a sell out crowd here, chanting “Im-pact!” *clap clap* “Im-pact!” *clap clap* when suddenly, the lights go out. Spotlights flush around the arena, with police sirens blaring. We hear cop scanners searching calling in different police codes, before we clearly hear - “5150, I repeat 5150.” We hear multiple gunshots, before a familiar theme song bursts through the PA system, as we finally see the group we are looking for in the back of the arena walking in.


    ***5150***
    Latin American Xchange

    We see a group of hooded figures, dressed up in jeans, bandanas, and flags walking down and making noise. Clearly leading the pack are the familiar faces of Homicide and Konnan, but we see behind them, the apparent four new members fo L.A.X. We see the two men from last week’s tag team title match carrying Puerto Rican flags, marching down and screaming in the faces of the fans who dare get near them. Behind them are two beautiful but imposing women who are throwing up the LAX hand sign. They make their way into the ring, and Konnan stands in the center with a microphone, surrounded by his associates.


    Konnan: Orale, orale! Ese, step up, get your ass knocked back down! Because L.A.X. is back in the cut, reppin’ the set, taking names, and cuttin’ bitches that step in our way, ORALEEEEEEEE! *Mixed reaction* L.A.X. has got a bit of a facelift in recent years, ese, so lemme introduce the new line up!

    Homicide steps up, pulling his bandana off his face to reveal a stoic scowl.

    Konnan: My boy, Homicide, he’s serious, like a late period, and he ain’t afraid to break some knees just to get a step ahead!

    The tag team steps up, when Konnan motions to each man one at a time.

    Konnan:
    These boys! Los Boricuas of L.A.X. are known as Santana (the man with a Puerto Rican flag hanging from his mouth), and Ortiz (the bearded man), and they are going to burn this whole damn tag division to the ground if it means getting what they want!

    Botn women step up, side by side to Konnan.

    Konnan:
    And these two lovely ladies, to my left, is Diamante. She ain’t scared to slash some puta up, so you act like a puta, you gonna get cut like a puta, ese! *Diamante yells out, climbs the middle rope, and does the groups hand sign* And to my right, is none other than Ivelisse! She’s the baddest bitch in this whole building, and she ain’t afraid to let y’all know it! So unless you wanna kick in the cojones, you best watch your step around her! *Ivelisse echoes the baddest bitch statement, throwing up the gang sign as well*

    The gang turn to the stage, with Konnan seeming to be ready to move on.

    Konnan:
    Now that you know who we are, let’s get to why we’re here! This company is in the drain, ese. It ain’t a mystery to any of us why! You gotta buncha gringos in the back running this piece of **** and it’s time that we take it back for L! A! X!


    ***Boom***
    Bro-Mans

    A familiar set of faces to the Impact fans, as Jessie and Robbie E from the Bro-Mans walk down to the ring, to step up to L.A.X. Jessie gives Robbie the mic that he has, who steps up to Konnan.

    Robbie E:
    Dudes, lady dudes… I don’t know where you get off thinking you can insult this company like that, but if you have a problem with it, why don’t you do something about it… ese!

    Konnan takes a deep breath before cracking a smile. He turns his back, motions to them, and whistles, sending LAX into a brutal attack onto the former tag champs! Homicide drops Jessie hard with a slapstick to the head that he pulled out of his pocket, while Santana and Ortiz pounce onto Robbie E! They put the boots to Robbie, sending him seated in the corner, and Ortiz drops down, allowing Santana to leap off his back for a flying cannonball! Homicide lifts Jessie up, feeds him into Ivelisse, who tosses him up, while Diamante catches it into a 3D variation with a Stunner! LAX stand tall over The Bro-Mans, while we fade out from the ring, as JB informs us that Jeff Jarrett will be giving Homicide a match when we get back!

    Commercial Break
    Singles Match:

    Homicide w/ L.A.X. vs Caleb Konley

    Final Moments:

    Caleb, jelly legged, walks towards Homicide, only to get caught with a third brutal right hand. Konley falls back, slumped into the corner, where referee Brian Hebner goes to check if he can continue. Homicide steps forward, shoving Hebner out of the way, pulling Konley in. Hebner goes to admonish Homicide, who yells at him in spanish before hooking up the arms… Gringo Killer! Lateral press by Homicide, staring into the camera! 1...2...3!


    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Gringo Killer), Homicide!
    Match Length: 3:04
    Road Agent Notes:
    Homicide dominated the action, destroying Konley here. The crowd started booing Homicide for not putting it away when he could’ve.

    After the match, Homicide lifts up Konley, dropping him with another Gringo Killer before all of LAX stand tall over him in the center of the ring.

    We see shots of an empty folding chair, set up in a dark room. We hear cryptic music while a single lightbulb sways around on a string. Someone walks in pacing, back and forth, while a single phrase is repeated.

    “He’s comin’,
    He’s comin’,

    He’s comin’,”


    Slowly but surely it gets louder until it becomes a scream, and the man turns to the camera, showing a familiar old mask!

    “He’s comin’ ALIVE!”


    SUICIDE - Returns Soon!
    Commercial Break
    Singles Match:

    Rachael Ellering vs Rosemary w/ The Decay

    Final Moments:

    Rachael comes off the ropes and nails a clothesline to Rosemary. Rosemary pops back up, as Rachael is beginning her comeback! Another clothesline, and the champ once again pops back up! Rachael kicks him in the gut, and grabs her for some kind of suplex. Steve hops on the apron, which distracts both Ellering and referee Slick Johnson! They both yell at Steve to get down, but Ellering realizes she has to capitalize, turning back to Rosemary FOR A FACE FULL OF RED MIST! Ellering claws at her eyes, but Rosemary swiftly hoists her into a fireman’s carry before spinning down with the Red Wedding! Steve steps down as Johnson turns to see the cover! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Red Wedding), Rosemary!
    Match Length: 6:55
    Road Agent Notes:
    Rachael is an impressive prospect with a lot of potential for the future. The match was somewhat back and forth, with JB putting over how impressive it was that a rookie brought such a fight to Rosemary, albeit not much of one.

    After the match, Steve jumps into the ring, microphone in hand. He hands it to Rosemary.

    Rosemary:
    Do you see what happens when you challenge us? Decay’s beauty has reigned supreme for over a year. We ran those infernal Hardys out of the company, we sent those dreadful Lucha Brothers to their untimely demise, and at Victory Road, we want the chance to do it again.

    Abyss takes the microphone and steps forth.

    Abyss:
    We are going to break their bodies once and for all. It’s not personal, but when you get in the way of The Decay, there will be blood, and it will be… BEAUTIFUL!

    We hear the cryptic music of Decay play while they all cackle and we fade out.

    Commercial Break
    Singles Match:

    Grado vs Trevor Lee w/ Shane Helms

    Final Moments:

    Grado tosses Lee off the ropes, dropping down for a back drop, but Lee rolls over his back. Grado turns, right into a roundhouse kick to the head from Trevor Lee! Grado staggers back, slumping into the ropes. Trevor Lee grabs him and hooks him up for a Small Package Driver, but before he drives him down, he yells out about Andrew Everett, giving Grado just enough time to fight out of this! Grado hits two right hands to the head of his opponent! He sends Trevor across the ring, going for Da Wee Boot, but Trevor rolls under his foot! He shoves Grado’s back, sending him into the ropes, leaps into the air, and sends a stiff knee to the chin! Grado hits the mat hard as Trevor hooks both legs. 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Knee Strike), Trevor Lee!
    Match Length: 6:30
    Road Agent Notes:
    Trevor Lee flew around, the crowd somewhat tried to gather up momentum for Grado, but it was more to spite Lee than for Grado’s benefit. Shane Helms got a big “Helms Suck” reaction.

    After the match, Lee lifts Grado up, trying to hook the lifeless man up for the Small Package Driver, but suddenly Andrew Everett sprints out from the back! Everett hits a bicycle kick to the chest of Lee, the momentum sending him out of the ring. Everett yells for him to pick on someone his own size, but Lee and Helms hightail to the back, title in hand.

    Commercial Break
    We come back from the break to see Bram, Kingston, and James Storm in the ring, in suits with the masks in hand. James Storm steps up to the front of the trio with a mic.

    James Storm: Impact Wrestling! This is your final warning! This is the DCC and we are taking over this bitch! And we demand that we get exactly what -


    ***My World***
    Impact Wrestling Commissioner - Jeff Jarrett

    Jarrett walks out on stage, furious, as he holds a microphone.

    Jeff Jarrett: Listen! Listen to me right now, damn it. I had this same shtick earlier tonight, but here’s the thing. We are not going to let this become a habit around here. So you want a war? Here’s how this is going to work. You’re MY employees, so I’m putting you in a match. At Victory Road. Any two of you, I don’t care, but choose wisely because if you lose, you will be forced to disband! And your opponents?! Look behind you.

    WHAT?! We had the camera on Jarrett, but when we go back to DCC, we see two massive bearded men that JB refer to as War Machine!


    War Machine


    They each send a right hand to Bram and Kingston respectively, dropping him where they stand. Storm realizes the numbers aren’t in his favor, and he tries to escape. The one with the bushy beard (JB calls him Hanson) grabs him by his luscious locks. He tosses him to the bald one (Raymond Rowe) who grabs him in a full nelson… He lifts him up, driving the knee into the back of Storm’s Skull, a move he calls Death Rowe! Kingston is back up, but Hanson hits a brutal Spin Kick of Doom into the chin! Kingston is back down and out of the ring while Bram is up with a chair. He swings at Rowe, who ducks. Hanson spin kicks the chair out of his hand and Raymond lands a brutal lariat. He calls Hanson to the top rope, who obliges while Raymond Rowe lifts Bram in a belly to back suplex… He lifts Bram up, driving him down with the assist from a leg drop from Hanson! JB calls it The Fall Out! Both destructive men stand tall over The fallen DCC!

    Commercial Break
    Tag Team Match:

    The Decay w/ Rosemary vs ACH and Taiji Ishimori

    Final Moments:

    Taiji lands a stiff kick to the midsection of Crazzy Steve, staggering him backwards. Ishimori runs off the ropes, leaping through the air to snap off a beautiful hurricanrana. Steve is sent into the opposite turnbuckle, just to the left of Steve’s partner, Abyss! Ishimori charges, flying through the air, trying to drive both knees into Steve’s chest, but he ducks! The knees of Ishimori meet turnbuckle, at just the same time as The Monster strikes out, connecting with a lariat that takes Taiji out of the air! Steve tags out to Abyss who gets in the ring, sending Taiji off the ropes… Black Hole Slam! He clearly isn’t done, wanting to send a message. He lifts the lifeless Taiji up, and his partner can’t take it any longer. ACH springboards towards Abyss for a clothesline, but he’s caught out of the air by the throat… CHOKESLAM! Steve puts ACH on the top turnbuckle, facing the audience, as Abyss hoists Taiji in a torture rack. He walks to the buckle, stacking ACH on top of his tag partner! He takes a few steps forward before leaping into the air, driving himself down with a spine splitting Double Shock Treatment! Abyss stacks both men up again, this time in a pin! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (Double Shock Treatment), The Decay!
    Match Length: 9:31
    Road Agent Notes:
    Decay were brutal in the match, which the commentators put over as them being furious at the upset last week. ACH and Taiji used their speed and agility to duck and weave, as the crowd quickly grew fond of them. We had some people start “Go, Go, ACH!” chants, and they stuck, getting loud. Hopefully soon these organically stay as a regular occurrence.


    After the match, Abyss calls on Rosemary on the outside, who gets into the ring. She grabs Taiji by the hair, lifting him to his feet and can be heard chanting something that is clearly not in english. She takes makeup from her face and uses it to make an upside down cross on Ishimori’s forehead! She motions to Steve and Abyss, who both pounce to grab the fallen opponents…


    ***Thrill Switch***

    Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions - Lucha Brothers


    The Decay drop the lifeless bodies of their fallen opponents, when we see the Impact Tag Champions stagger out, slightly taped up, clearly still feeling the effects of last week’s attack. But they aren’t empty handed, as they each have a deadly weapon in hand, a barbed wire bat for Fenix, and a stack of around 6 or 7 light tubes for Pentagon. They each charge the ring, and slide in, as Pentagon drops all but one light tubes getting in the ring. Steve charges at them, but Dragon strikes hard with the light tubes over the head! The cloud of dust and glass fills over the ring as the crowd gasps and Steve falls to the mat, blood starting to trickle out of his forehead. Abyss looks shocked, but quickly enraged! He charges for a double clothesline, but both men duck, landing a tandem superkick into the monster! He rebounds off the ropes, before getting clobbered in the shoulder with a barbed wire bat from Fenix! Abyss shrieks in pain, as we see Rosemary get in the ring. She looks to be ready to attack, when Pentagon and Rey Fenix stand their ground, raising a light tube and the bat respectively, daring her to make a move. She stands still, turning her head and smirking. She gets out of the ring, and tends to the fallen Decay.

    We go backstage and see Laurel Van Ness sitting on the stairs, still in her wedding dress, with a new bottle of wine. She is half crying, half laughing, as the camera slowly approaches her. It zooms in and you see her deranged stare as mascara runs down her face.

    Laurel Van Ness: Braxton. My sweet, sweet Braxton. It didn’t have to come to this. I was being honest when I said Laurel gets what Laurel wants. The only issue is, that now… Laurel wants Allie’s head on a pike, and for you to suffer, physically, mentally, and emotionally, just like you did to me. So Allie is that confident in you that she’s going to give me what I want? *Cackles* You just don’t understand, do you?! I was brought here by some of the top agents, and I still have contact to huge members of this business. So, Braxton, if I were you… I’d reserve a room in the hospital. For the both of you.

    She takes a big swig of wine before going back to laughing hysterically as we fade out.

    Singles Match:

    Braxton Sutter
    w/ Allie vs Eli Drake w/ Tyrus

    Final Moments:


    Eli Drake hits the ropes and goes for a clothesline, only to be ducked. O’Connor roll by Sutter, stacking up the “Namer of Dummys!” 1...2… No! Kick out! Drake shoves Braxton into the ropes, where Tyrus is able to grab his ankle! Brian Hebner calls for Tyrus to let go, and Braxton is distracted as well. Eli pulls brass knuckles out of his trunks, before hauling back - SUTTER DUCKS! Eli’s momentum has him on his stomach on the top rope, but Sutter pulls him down and stacks him up for the cover! 1...2...3!

    Spoiler:

    Your Winner Via Pinfall (School Boy), Braxton Sutter!
    Match Length: 8:01
    Road Agent Notes:
    Braxton got a pretty good reaction, while Eli’s was more quiet. The crowd wasn't receptive to Drake in ring, so when we went to commercial, we had him grab a mic. He insulted the crowd, Braxton, and Allie, while beating down Sutter. We came back from commercial to have him call the audience at home “Dummy's” for not being able to witness his greatness live. Otherwise it was a basic match that got a good pop for Braxton in the end.

    After the match, Tyrus gets berated by Eli again before walking to the back. Braxton and Allie remain in the ring celebrating, as Allie dares Laurel to bring her best shot.

    On commentary, JB and Josh Mathews are arguing over the last match, with Josh insulting Allie and Braxton, calling them stupid homewreckers. JB takes their side, calling Laurel manipulative and selfish. Pope tries to step in, but they scream over each other, trying to get the last word, until we get JEFF JARRETT on the Video Wall.

    Jeff Jarrett: Hey! Hey! Borash! Mathews! Both of you need to shut up. Since I took over, the most common complaint brought to my attention is the commentary team. Originally it was just Josh, so I put out JB to try and help because I trust him. But now that it seems NEITHER of you can handle the responsibility of being the voice of Impact, we are going to settle this. At Victory Road, you will each have a team of five that you handpick next week. One fall. Whoever’s team loses is FIRED from their commentary role. Understood? Good. Now calm down and call our main event, Slapnuts, or neither of you will make it to Victory Road!
    Commercial Break

    *MAIN EVENT*
    #1 Contender’s Match For World Heavyweight Championship:


    Jay Lethal vs Ethan Carter III

    Final Moments:


    Ethan Carter III has Lethal on the top rope, hooking up for a superplex. Lethal holds onto the turnbuckle, sending strikes into the ribcage of EC3. Lethal sends Carter crashing down into the mat. Lethal stands tall on the top rope, pointing to the heavens… HAIL TO THE KING! Lethal makes the cover! 1...2… 3!!!! NO! THE REF HAS BEEN PULLED OUT?! It’s LASHLEY! The world champion decks Slick Johnson right in the face, sending him down to the ground! He gets in the ring, and measures as Lethal is getting up, confused… SPEAR!

    Spoiler:

    Due To Outside Interference, This Contest Has Been Thrown Out!
    Match Length: 19:44
    Road Agent Notes:
    This could’ve main evented a pay-per view. A very carefully drawn out match by two of our top guys. It split the crowd down the middle, with people who didn’t seem to know Lethal a few weeks ago being hugely behind him. Neither man hit their finishers prior to the finishing sequence.

    After the match, Lashley drops both men with another spear, decking his possible competition! He lifts the World Championship from the mat and holds it high above his head as we fade off the air.


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    Victory Road 3/26/17 Confirmed Card:
    Spoiler:

    Unsanctioned Fight, Winner is #1 Contender For The World Heavyweight Championship:
    Eddie Edwards vs Davey Richards

    If Braxton Loses, Allie Must Fight Laurel Van Ness:
    Braxton Sutter vs Laurel's Choice

    Knockout's Championship Invitational:
    Rosemary[C] Defends Against All Comers

    If DCC Lose, They Must Disband:
    War Machine vs DCC

    Tag Team Championships:
    Lucha Brothers[C] vs The Decay

    Losing Captain Is Fired:
    Team JB (??? x5) vs Team Mathews (??? x5)

    World Heavyweight Championship:
    STATUS UNKNOWN

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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    Okay this is my 1st time actually doing one of these so please forgive me if my review doesn't actually say anything that hasn't already been said haha!

    1st of all, I ADORE your format man. it's so easy to read and it's just amazing.

    Opening Segment/L.A.X. Portion:
    It's weird, I haven't watched Impact this year except from bits and pieces and this Konnan promo makes me want to watch it, cause I can imagine him saying exactly what you wrote word for word! The BroMans getting destroyed makes me happy, I don't dislike them, I just adore LAX so much. Homicide killing Caleb Konley during his match was very entertaining & it makes me wonder what you have planned for Homicide, maybe putting him in the World Title picture or the X Title picture? Who knows, I just hope he gets a shot at the belts real soon!

    Second Segment/Rosemary vs Rachael Ellering:
    Rosemary vs Ellering was a decent match, showed off Rosemary as a conniving bitch who'll do anything to win and that she's as smart as she is crazy. This gauntlet at Victory Road has me pretty excited so I'm wondering who you'll be bringing in or if maybe the match will have a Rosemary/Ivelisse faceoff for the belt.

    Third Segment/Trevor Lee vs Grado:
    Not going to lie, I was pulling for Grado to win I love him so much I'm gutted he didn't pull out the upset. Match was still good though, I've always liked Trevor Lee so it's awesome to see him get a good run with the X-Division title. Andrew Everett looks like a big threat to the title but hopefully Lee keeps the belt for a long time.

    Forth Segment/WAR MACHINE!!!:

    FUCKING.

    WAR.

    MACHINE. <3

    Fifth Segment/Decay Match and Lucha Brothers Brawl:
    As the Road Agents Notes said, Decay looked brutal against the 2 high-flyers. I'm glad ACH is getting over and hopefully he and Ishimori will start competing in both the tag and X-Divisions cause an ACH vs Trevor Lee match sounds like it could be great! Lucha Brothers coming out and saving their fellow high-flyers was good and I'm pretty excited for their match. Kind of wish it was a Monster's Ball because of all the crazy shit Fenix and Pentagon could do with the weapons but hey, gotta build haha.

    Sixth Segment/Laurel Van Ness stuff:
    This is the only thing I dislike about the BTB and it isn't your fault, I think the way you wrote her was exactly how she would cut a promo, it's just cause I don't like this gimmick at all. I hope Braxton just beats Laurel's chosen guy, Allie kicks the crap out of Laurel and then is done with it.

    Seventh Segment/Main Event:
    The main event was a pretty entertaining read, I could imagine EC3 and Jay having a phenomenal match in real life, it makes me sad it isn't happening :'( ah well, text form shall do I guess haha, Lashley interfering I enjoyed, I wonder what's happening at the PPV then? A 3 Way seems too predictable but I sure as hell won't complain if it happens, cause all 3 men are exceptional together and it won't take away my enjoyment of this BTB.

    Overall I really enjoy this Be The Booker with the exception of the Laurel stuff, but that's only because in real life I dislike it haha. This is my favourite BTB I've read since Shade's Pro Wrestling R and I hope this stays for a very long time :D

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    Xplosion 3/18/17


    3/18/17
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    Impact Zone in Orlando, FL
    Announcers: The Pope and Jeremy Borash


    We see a graphic for Rosemary and The Decay’s title matches announced for Victory Road. They were confirmed by Impact’s website, and are talked as possibly being huge demolition derbies.


    Andrew Everett defeats DJZ in 10:55 via Pinfall with a Shooting Star Press.


    We see a recap of Impact where War Machine made their debut, putting a beat down on The DCC. War Machine look to be huge threats for the tag division, but can they put away The DCC for good in just under two weeks?


    Drago and Aero Star defeat The D.C.C. in 6:00 via Pinfall with a Dragon’s Nest.


    A promotional video is shown, highlighting the feud between Allie and Laurel Van Ness around Braxton Sutter. It shows Laurel making calls and meeting with promoters over getting some of the top talent in the world to fight Sutter at Victory Road.


    L.A.X. (Ivelisse and Diamanté) defeat Tessa Blanchard and Rachael Ellering in 14:05 via Pinfall with a Roundhouse Kick/German Suplex Combo.

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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    I don’t have time for a full review or anything but I wanted to give you some sort of comments just so you know that I am still reading.

    I think your last episode of Impact was your best so far. After the initial awkwardness of the reset, things are really beginning to take shape. There are a few things that are similar to in real life at this stage, but that’s okay. Sometimes you need to finish storylines before starting new ones. The tag division is looking pretty good, as is the potential of LAX and DCC running rampage over the whole company. Main event for Victory Road is obviously going to be a triple threat, and Eli Drake/Tyrus drama continues to be built well.

    As for Xplosion, I thought you put the right talent over in the opening and the main event. Everett needs to look good due to his program with Lee, and LAX have only just returned so they need wins. A little disappointed DCC didn’t pick up the victory, knowing their faction has a huge match coming up at Victory Road. As a faction they need momentum so I thought that was the wrong move from a booking sense.

    In general though, thread is moving along solidly. Hopefully you can continue to build this into something promising and truly save Impact Wrestling.

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    Wrestling Rumor Round Up


    *Wrestling Rumor Round Up - Week of March 16th, 2017*

    - As announced by Impact Wrestling during this past week, there will be a big tag match between captains Jeremy Borash and Josh Mathews. It is believed that, despite who wins, there will be a whole new commentary team come time for the company's Slammiversary event. With multiple former announcers being contacted to possibly join the company, some names involved are shocking. Names that we have been confirmed have been Jim Ross, Taz, Rich Brennan, Kevin Kelly, and even Don Callis. Impact seems to think that the rebranding/makeover of Impact has yet to be complete, looking for a FULL overhaul. The commentary team seems to be on of the final steps in this movement.

    - Recently at a Ring of Honor show, Tag Champions The Young Bucks got upset by a debut of The Hardys. After a match, the "Broken" duo appeared, issuing an impromptu title challenge that The Bucks would accept. Matt and Jeff took the title belts, as well as The Young Bucks' custom "Superkick Party World Tag Team" titles. Young Bucks would then post a video of them complaining about it online, and the previously scheduled tag title match for Mania weekend between the "World Supercard" as many have been calling it is now a 4 way between The Hardys, The Bucks, Worldwide Underground (Jack Evans and PJ Black), and The Decay.

    - Game Changer Wrestling recently announced a big show called "Joey Janela's Spring Break" which will feature on FloSlam. It has, both in kayfabe and reality, been booked by "Wrestling's Bad Boy" Joey Janela, with one thing in mind, "I wanna fight Marty Jannetty." Also booked for the show, which seems to be taking the piss out of itself, are Joey Janela vs Marty Jannetty, Dan Severn vs Matthew Riddle, "Earl Hebner running in 'on a ref bump', and "The Invitational Clusterfuck" which has announced the following entrants already: Glacier, Dink The Evil Clown, Veda Scott, Jervis Cottonbelly, and The Invisible Man. People have already been selling tickets for it, and it is apparently been talked about to either be one of the best events of the week, or the worst in a long time. How it will end up is yet to be seen, but it has many eyes on it which seems to have been the plan.

    - Impact Wrestling has officially announced that after Victory Road, they will be taking talent on the road to do house shows. As they started signing exclusive deals once again, notably with people like Lashley, Jay Lethal, Abyss, and Rosemary, they believe that it would be a smart idea to take the show to other markets again. As of now, tapings will still be at Orlando, while it is unsure about the future, but house shows will be happening all across the country. There have been shows announced for Philly, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas over the next few weeks. The thought is that it is going to be similar to an old school house show circuit, where future angles/feuds are tested on during the run. The following is the working card for events, with minor tweaks each night.

    Spoiler:

    L.A.X. vs. Ethan Carter III and The Decay in a Street Fight
    Moose vs. Lashley
    Jay Lethal vs. Cody
    Rosemary vs. ODB
    Lucha Brothers vs. ACH and Taiji Ishimori
    James Storm vs. Braxton Sutter
    Andrew Everett vs. Trevor Lee


    - WWE is having more contract troubles, with multiple stars wanting out of their deals. Stars including Curtis Axel, Darren Young, Bo Dallas, and even Dolph Ziggler have been having negotiations with frustrations growing. The common thought among some of the roster is that WWE is focusing more on signing new talent and expanding than flourishing those that they have already. The four stars listed above are just those that we can confirm seem to be on their way out soon, with others being listed separately. Don't be surprised to see some of these talents make their ways onto the independent scene to either prove their worth, or flounder without the guard of not being booked.


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    Re: Saving Impact Wrestling

    Good opening to the show with the LAX introductory promo. Feeding them the Bro-Mans was well done, and it gives the people newer to Impact an idea of how LAX is. I enjoyed it a lot. Homicide's return match is a solid squash as well to give people the idea of how badass he is.


    Looking forward to seeing Suicide get back just to get an idea of how you'll be booking him. I have faith in your ability, just not big on Suicide currently.


    Ellering getting a good run there against Rosemary is awesome for her. Rosemary was expected to win, but that was a good showing for Rachael which is important. Rosemary is so creepy and awesome, and the post-match promo was good. Though I find it odd to have them giving sort of a call out to the Lucha Bros here instead of after the Decay tag match. I'd think Rosemary would be the focus on this promo instead.


    Lee's just a badass, so no problems there. The DCC/Jarrett promo was great simply for the fact that WAR MACHINE are here. I went to my first ROH show a few months back and they immediately hooked me. I do find it odd, I don't believe we've seen much of DCC and suddenly they're being made to disband by Jarrett. Why? What have they done to him? I'm assuming there's something that I don't know from having not watched Impact regularly, but it seems like a clear set up for War Machine and a random stipulation against the DCC for me.


    A good showing for Decay again, getting their win back from last week. The post-match was solid again, though I feel here's where they could've cut a promo on challenging the Lucha Bros., have it play into them beating on ACH/Taiji and trying to force the tag champs to come out and stop them maybe? Just something where I feel they could've had that demented personality of theirs, and that way earlier could've been more Rosemary focused. It still worked, just something I would've liked for a bit of a different focus.


    This Laurel stuff is nuts. I'm definitely intrigued by what's going to happen with them, who she'll be grabbing to face Braxton. Speaking of, a good showing for Braxton here. I've seen a bit of Eli Drake, and really like him, but it's a good move to have Braxton continuing his momentum here.


    I feel like this tag match was a little odd. Why is it 5-on-5? I have a feeling we could've gone a bit further with this before the big tag match, and I just don't see the need for it to be two big teams as opposed to a one-on-one of representatives or something. Just feels a little more out of the blue to me, but it's a great way to get more talent on the show so I like that aspect.


    Good main event match here, both men are badass. The attack by Lashley to get rid of all of his enemies is fantastic. You've definitely booked your main event scene well and it's what has me the most excited. I feel like the blooming triple threat will be an awesome match.


    Overall, a good show with just a couple of points I wasn't as fond of. I enjoyed it and see you getting better by the week, so I'm excited to keep following and see more. I feel like the main event will be great. I don't really get where the Knockout Championship match came from for Victory Road, I don't recall when that was made or why. Overall, with a bit more focus on that title and a little more development to your feuds, I think you'll have a fantastic run with this.


    Keep up the great work. I'll be reading.

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