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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="FYihhnb.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/FYihhnb.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <img alt="nVMY83k.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/nVMY83k.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> <strong><span style="font-size:14px;">PPV Pre-Show</span></strong></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">The show opened with a video going through some of the matches for Destination X including the Johnny Impact and Monsterage saga as well as talking about the open challenge for the Tag Team Championship.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Up next was a segment with the announcing team for the evening, from Border City Wrestling it was Arda Ocal and Scott D’Amore who hyped up the World X Cup and the 3rd place match we would have as the Main Event of the PPV Pre-Show.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a BCW Showcase match, head instructor Petey Williams defeated Fred Yehi in 7:40 by submission with a Sharpshooter in a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat ©. Ocal and D’Amore explained how these Showcase matches would be a feature of the PPV Pre-Shows going forward as it would give a chance to showcase some of the up and coming talent from BCW.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A video played that featured the most recent addition to the Destination X card, the battle of Hardcore Legends as Raven and Tommy Dreamer teamed with Eddie Edwards faced off against oVe.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Up next it was a video focusing on the six person match between 4ever and Taya/Tenille Dashwood/Kelly Klein that would determine the #1 Contender to the Knockout’s Champion.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">On the screen there was a video of a calendar, and the pages started to flip quickly before landing on August 26th. The calendar faded to the picture of a bulldozer piling up dirt, and then transitioned to a shadowy figure climbing that hill of dirt and planting a flag. Zooming in on the flag the video went from being black and white to colored…and the flag was white, green and red in color….the Bulgarian flag! On the screen now were the words THE BULGARIAN BULLDOZER….before fading away, and being replaced by “MIRO DAYE”! Fireworks went off at the entrance way, a giant X with a support structure beside it, and out walked….</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="CNsSMOA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CNsSMOA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> ….MIRO DAYE! The fans started up a “Miro Daye” chant as he entered the ring with a microphone and began to introduce himself. There were promises of a new era, a brand new day dawning but before he could get far he was interrupted by some new music and out walked…..</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="f3DGDNb.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/f3DGDNb.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> ….THIS GUY! Rob Moore introduced him as Stu Bennett, while Don Callis fell over himself introducing him as “Bare Knuckles” after his ‘career’ as a bare knuckle boxing champion. After a verbal confrontation between the two men a match was agreed upon for later at Destination X.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">The video from Thursday about the LAX/Street Royalty feud was replayed.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> World X Cup 3rd place Finish Match: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Caristico, El Hijo del Fantasma, Aero Star and Drago defeated Rich Swann, Dezmond Xavier, Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley in 13:40 when Caristico defeated Caleb Konley by pinfall with a La Mística. (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> One final hype video for the Last Man Standing match as well as the four way elimination match that was a part of the Bound For Glory Series</div></div></div></blockquote><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">.</div></div><p> </p><p> PPV Pick 'Em Contest:</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Impact Wrestling Championship: Last Man Standing: Pentagon Jr © vs. Cage<p> Impact Wrestling X-Division Championship: Matt Sydal © vs. Paul London</p><p> Impact Wrestling Knockout’s Championship: Su Yung © vs. Serena Deeb</p><p> Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Championship: Open Challenge: Z & E © vs. ???</p><p> </p><p> Who will answer the open challenge?</p><p> </p><p> World X Cup Elimination Match: Black Hulk/CIMA/Naruki Doi/Taiji Ishimori vs. Doug Williams/Kid Lykos/Robbie Solar/Will Ospreay </p><p> </p><p> Who will be survivors of this match-1 point for getting the person wrestler(s)? </p><p> </p><p> Bound For Glory Series Qualifier/#1 Contendership Elimination Match: Austin Aries vs. Fenix vs. Jake Hager vs. Rey Mysterio Jr</p><p> </p><p> Who will win the match? Who will be eliminated first? </p><p> </p><p> Bound For Glory Series Qualifier: Eli Drake/James Storm vs. Moose/Teddy Nemeth</p><p> </p><p> Person who gets the victory becomes #1 Contender to the Knockout’s Championship: 4ever vs. Kelly Klein/Taya/Tenille Dashwood</p><p> Who will get the pin? </p><p> </p><p> Monster’s Ball Match: Abyss vs. Johnny Impact</p><p> Will Impact win the match and get a match against Jimmy Jacobs?</p><p> </p><p> Hardcore Match: Eddie Edwards/Raven/Tommy Dreamer vs. oVe</p><p> Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rob Van Dam</p><p> Barrio Street Fight: LAX vs. Street Royalty</p><p> Miro Daye vs. Stu Bennett</p></div></blockquote>
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Impact Wrestling Championship: Last Man Standing: Pentagon Jr © vs. Cage

Impact Wrestling X-Division Championship: Matt Sydal © vs. Paul London

Impact Wrestling Knockout’s Championship: Su Yung © vs. Serena Deeb

Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Championship: Open Challenge: Z & E © vs. ???

 

Who will answer the open challenge? E & Z

 

World X Cup Elimination Match: Black Hulk/CIMA/Naruki Doi/Taiji Ishimori vs. Doug Williams/Kid Lykos/Robbie Solar/Will Ospreay

 

Who will be survivors of this match-1 point for getting the person wrestler(s)? Ishimori

 

Bound For Glory Series Qualifier/#1 Contendership Elimination Match: Austin Aries vs. Fenix vs. Jake Hager vs. Rey Mysterio Jr

 

Who will win the match? Who will be eliminated first? Aries - Mysterio

 

Bound For Glory Series Qualifier: Eli Drake/James Storm vs. Moose/Teddy Nemeth

 

Person who gets the victory becomes #1 Contender to the Knockout’s Championship: 4ever vs. Kelly Klein/Taya/Tenille Dashwood

Who will get the pin? Taya

 

Monster’s Ball Match: Abyss vs. Johnny Impact

Will Impact win the match and get a match against Jimmy Jacobs? Yes

 

Hardcore Match: Eddie Edwards/Raven/Tommy Dreamer vs. oVe

Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rob Van Dam

Barrio Street Fight: LAX vs. Street Royalty

Miro Daye vs. Stu Bennett

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Location: Calihan Hall in Detroit, MI

Attendance: 8295
SELL OUT

PPV Buyrate: 155, 430 buys

 

Immediately switching from the PPV Pre-Show to Destination X there was a new opening video that focused on some high-flying action from the X Division, clips of legends Jushin Liger and RVD, before focusing on some violence from Impact/Jacobs/Abyss/oVe/Edwards/Raven/Dreamer and then finishing with hype for the World title match between Pentagon Jr and Cage.

 

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Match 1: Rob Van Dam Retirement Tour Match #1: Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rob Van Dam

 

My Thoughts: As both men stood in the ring the fans threw streamers into the crowd is a show of respect. As this was the final match in the United States for Liger this was mostly just an enjoyable exhibition with a touch of some humour thrown in. Liger connected with the Shotei, but it was too hard as RVD fell out of the ring to the outside so Liger had to pull him back into the ring and he didn’t notice that Van Dam brought a steel chair in with him. Jushin Liger nailed a Koppo Kick on Van Dam in the corner, before walking to the middle of the ring and posing for the fans. When he turned around RVD had recovered and threw the chair to him with set up the Van Damninator! And then one Five Star Frog Splash which gave RVD the victory in his retirement tour!

 

Match Result: In a decent match, Rob Van Dam defeated Jushin Thunder Liger in 12:43 by pinfall.

 

Grade: D+

 

After the match Rob Van Dam helped Jushin Liger to his feet and bowed to him, before exiting the ring to allow Jushin Liger to soak up the cheers from the fans. While more streamers flew into the ring Liger did his trademark pose for all sides of the ring as a final farewell to the US crowd.

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Match 2: 4ever(Melissa Anderson/Rachael Ellering/Tessa Blanchard) vs. Kelly Klein/Taya/Tenille Dashwood

 

My Thoughts: Not all the fans knew Kelly Klein, so Rob Moore and Don Callis made sure to talk about her time as a “Woman of Honor” and also her strength and technical skills. As well in the match itself Kelly was made to look like a star getting to start out the match against Melisa Anderson who of course is one of the most skilled women in the world. Everything went back and forth between the two teams with the finish building towards Taya trying to get Tessa Blanchard in the ring, but instead getting in there with Rachael Ellering instead. The end of the match saw Taya pick Rachael Ellering up and it looked like she was going to hit Road to Valhalla, but instead she just held Rachael up there with a Double Chickenwing, applying pressure to the arm that Taya had already been working on. Before any of the members of 4ever could get in the ring Ellering submitted giving the victory to Taya’s team, and the Knockout’s title match to Taya herself!

 

Match Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Taya, Kelly Klein and Tenille Dashwood defeated 4ever (Tessa Blanchard, Rachael Ellering and Melissa Anderson) in 7:10 when Taya defeated Rachael Ellering by submission.

 

Grade: C-

 

Out came Impact Wrestling Global Ambassador Hulk Hogan to unveil the giant X trophy that was sitting on display beside the commentators table; Hogan would present the trophy to the winning team in the World X Cup.

 

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Match 3: World X Cup Finals: Team Japan (Black Hulk, CIMA, Naruki Doi, and Taiji Ishimori) vs. Team UK (Doug Williams, Kid Lykos, Robbie Solar, and Will Ospreay)

 

My Thoughts: The finals of the World X Cup came down to the two teams that had started it, so there was some familiarity as these two teams set out to steal the show. Every wrestler was given the chance to get some moves in to start the match off, with new wrestlers coming in to the ring when other wrestlers were outside of the ring since the referee could not keep up with the action. One thing that did NOT occur was a “one wrestler dives on everyone outside of the ring” spot as it was more about keeping the action in the ring where possible. Robbie Solar was the first man eliminated when Black Hulk pinned him after an E.V.O. Now it was Kid Lykos in the ring and it looked like he was going to get an elimination with a Sliced Bread #2, but he did not realize that Doi (his opponent) had tagged out to CIMA. When Lykos flipped over CIMA caught him in the air, dropped him down to the mat to set up an Egotist Schwein and got the pin fall victory eliminated Kid Lykos and leaving Team UK down to two wrestlers against 4. Desperation drove Doug Williams and Will Ospreay forward and Williams did manage to eliminate Black Hulk with the Chaos Theory, but he was eliminated himself soon after by Taiji Ishimori leaving it three on one. Facing insurmountable odds, Ospreay fought for his life and managed to catch Naruki Doi with a quick roll up leaving the odds a bit better. An OsCutter put CIMA away leaving Ishimori and Will Ospreay as the final two competitors; looking to win the World X Cup, looking to earn a title shot at the X-Division Championship at Bound For Glory. After a hard fought battle that came down to one Storm Breaker giving Will Ospreay the HUGE comeback victory, and the 2018 World X Cup to Team UK.

 

Match Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Doug Williams, Kid Lykos, Robbie Solar and Will Ospreay defeated Black Hulk, CIMA, Naruki Doi and Taiji Ishimori in an Elimination match in 15:23

 

Grade: C-

 

After the match Hulk Hogan climbed into the ring to present the trophy to Will Ospreay who was overwhelmed by the victory and was down on his knees, but was joined by the remainder of Team UK who picked him up and waved the Union Jack.

 

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Match 4: Extreme Rules: Eddie Edwards/Raven/Tommy Dreamer vs. oVe

 

My Thoughts: This match was structured to keep Raven out of the ring as much as possible, but was also just a fun throwback to what Raven and Tommy Dreamer used to be able to do. Tommy was isolated by oVe, before making the tag to Eddie and that is when the tide turned. Eventually Tommy Dreamer put Dave Crist through a table with the Spicolli Driver, Raven dropped Sami Calihan with the Raven Effect DDT and Eddie was left with Jake Crist and got him to submit with a kendo stick assisted Crossface after Tommy Dreamer threw the stick to Eddie.

 

Match Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Eddie Edwards, Tommy Dreamer and Raven defeated Ohio Versus Everyone (Sami Callihan, Dave Crist and Jake Crist) in 8:17 when Eddie Edwards defeated Jake Crist by submission with a kendo stick assisted Crossface

 

Grade: C-

 

After the match Raven and Tommy Dreamer came into the ring together and embraced, before shaking hands with Eddie Edwards. In a “passing of the torch” moment Tommy Dreamer passed his kendo stick back to Eddie Edwards and then raised his arm.

 

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Impact X-Division Championship

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Match 5: Impact X-Division Championship: Matt Sydal© vs. Paul London

 

My Thoughts: These two had been built up as two of the pioneers of the new generation of high flyers that had given birth to the X-Division, not to mention the similarities in their wrestling styles including their finishers. This match itself was really good with the two going back and forth, making sure that the high moves they hit were also a part of the psychology of the match. When Paul London looked to end the match with a Shooting Star Press there was no one to land on! YANG had showed up from under the ring and pulled Matt Sydal out of the ring so that Paul crashed to the mat. Sydal slid back into the ring and pulled Paul up and connected with the Here It Is Driver to retain the X-Division Championship.

 

Match Result: In a bout that had good wrestling but didn't have much heat, Matt Sydal defeated Paul London in 12:39 by pinfall with a Here It Is Driver. During the match we also had YANG interfere by pulling Matt Sydal to safety.

 

Grade: B-

 

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Match 6: Bound For Glory Series Qualifier: Eli Drake/James Storm vs. Moose/Teddy Nemeth

 

My Thoughts: Two of these men were going to be going on in the Bound For Glory Series, while two men were going to be gone. With a title shot on the line in the Bound For Glory Series there was high stakes for this match. From a booking standpoint we wanted this match to show all four men at their best without any sort of cheap tactics, we just wanted a decisive winner. In that case the winner was James Storm after hitting a Forward Lung Blower on Teddy Nemeth.

 

Match Result: In a decent match, Eli Drake and James Storm defeated Theodore "Teddy" Nemeth and Moose in 7:43 when James Storm defeated Theodore "Teddy" Nemeth by pinfall with a Forward Lung Blower.

 

Grade: C+

 

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Match 7: “Bare Knuckles” Stu Bennett vs. Miro Daye

 

My Thoughts: The fans reacted well to both men without knowing the full background that was being conveyed by the commentators. Moore and Callis were instructed to put over Stu’s background in bareknuckle boxing, perhaps so much that it was a detriment. Fortunately the fans had caught on to the ‘wink, wink’ of the name and were chanting Miro Daye supporting the former Rusev. The finish of the match saw Bennet put something on his fist and punch Miro Daye without the referee seeing it and got the surprise victory over Miro Daye.

 

Match Result: In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, "Bare Knuckles" Stu Bennett defeated Miro Daye in 13:17 by pinfall after a punch something on his fist.

 

Grade: B-

 

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Match 8: Barrio Street Fight: LAX vs. Street Royalty

 

My Thoughts: Unlike the first hardcore match in the show, this match was intended to look a bit more violent with all four men grabbing weapons and trying to hurt each other with them. With this promised to be the finish of the feud many fans were expecting to be a winner….but instead this match was declared a no contest when……

 

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…out came Homicide and Hernandez! They were not alone as they were joined by Mercedes Martinez and they attacked all four men in the ring with Hernandez giving a Border Toss on Ortiz over the top rope and through a table that had been set up during the match. Diamante was not left alone either as Martinez dragged her into the ring and choked her out leaving her body in the wreckage in the ring. Homicide and Hernandez looked outside the ring focusing on Konnan…the one person who had not been touched in the beatdown. There was a stare down as the segment came to an end.

 

Match Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Latin American Xchange drew with Street Royalty in 8:06 when the match descended into chaos after Hernandez and Homicide became involved.

 

Grade: D

 

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Match 9: Monster’s Ball: Abyss vs. “The Survivor” Johnny Impact

 

My Thoughts: Another hardcore style match, but with another different style as this was set up to look more like a shoot fight between these two men. What stood out as different was the fact that Impact was wearing his street clothes for the fight. The end of the match saw both wrestlers bail out of the ring, and Abyss slid into the ring with a familiar bag in his hand! Johnny came back with…JANICE! It was Abyss’s 2x4 covered with nails. Abyss took a move towards Johnny Impact, and Impact took a swing and connected with Abyss’s hand, looking like it had pinned the bag closed against Abyss’ hand. With Abyss clearly in pain, Impact connected with the Moonlight Drive and got the victory and the match against Jacobs.

 

Match Result: In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, “The Survivor” Johnny Impact defeated Abyss in 8:29 after Moonlight Drive.

 

Grade: B-

 

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Match 10: Jimmy Jacobs vs. “The Survivor” Johnny Impact

 

My Thoughts: Holding his hand in pain, that didn’t stop Abyss from attacking Johnny Impact before the referee made him go the back. Jacobs came running out from the back to attack Impact while he was down. Now things started to get more hardcore with weapons coming out, but when Impact made his comeback Jacobs started looking towards the back calling for Kong and Abyss….but neither man came out. Finally, Impact dumped the thumbtacks on the mat, dropped Jacobs on the thumbtacks and then connected with a Starship Pain to get the victory and revenge on Jacobs!

 

Match Result: In a good match, "The Survivor" Johnny Impact defeated Jimmy Jacobs in 8:03 by pinfall with a Starship Pain.

 

Grade: B-

 

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Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Championship

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Match 11: Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Championship: Z & E © vs.???

My Thoughts: After weeks of open challenges, this was the biggest response to the open challenge as out walked….

 

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….the Motor City Machine Guns!! There was a loud hometown reaction for the MCMG’s making their return to Impact Wrestling and then it was off to the races. This was a quick match, although the fans almost seemed to think victory for the Machine Gun’s was a foregone conclusion as they were not reacting to any pin fall attempts from Everett or Ion, which meant that the end of the match came off a bit flat when Zema got the victory with a pin fall on Sabin that retained the titles.

 

Match Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Z & E defeated Motor City Machine Guns in 8:27 when Zema Ion defeated Chris Sabin by pinfall with a Bible Black. Z & E make defence number 7 of their Impact World Tag Team titles.

 

Grade: C

 

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Match 12: Bound For Glory Series Qualifier/#1 Contendership to the Impact Wrestling World Championship: Austin Aries vs. Fenix vs. Jake Hager vs. Rey Mysterio Jr

 

My Thoughts: Who would have guessed that this would become the second-best Impact Wrestling match of the year thus far? The match began with all four mixing it up until it settled down to Hager and Mysterio looking to settle their score once and for all. Hager was much more careful about putting the Anklelock on this time as he did not want Rey to pull the same boot trick on him as before. Rey got to the ropes, and still Hager would not let go. Climbing the ropes Rey pushed off and rolled Hager up, but that only got a two count. As both men came to their feet Rey set Hager up for the 619, and then came off of the ropes with a Frogsplash and eliminated Hager! Not only was he out of the match, but now Hager would not be in the Bound For Glory Series either! He was not happy about that either as he attacked Rey after the match, leaving him an easy victim for Austin Aries who picked him up and connected with a Brainbuster and then pinned Rey! Mysterio was out of contention to get a title shot at Victory Road, but at least he would be one of the eight men in the Bound For Glory Series. This left it to familiar foes Austin Aries and Fenix who had a quick action paced finish to the match that saw Austin having to resort to hitting a top rope Super Brainbuster in order to eliminate Fenix and to move on to getting a shot at the World Championship at Victory Road.

 

Match Result: In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, Austin Aries defeated Fénix, Rey Mysterio Jr. and Jake Hager in an Elimination match in 14:40

 

Grade: B+

 

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Impact Wrestling Knockout's Championship

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Match 13: Impact Wrestling Knockout’s Championship: Su Yung© vs. Serena Deeb

 

My Thoughts: Both women were accompanied by a second, with Allie coming out with Serena Deeb to counter the Undead Bridesmaid. That became important during the match when Allie ended up fighting with the Undead Bridesmaid to the back leaving Deeb and Su Yung to determine a winner. In the end it was still not fair as Su Yung caught Serena Deeb with some mist before finishing the match with Yellow Fever to retain the Knockout’s Championship.

 

Match Result: In a decent match, Su Yung defeated Serena Deeb in 7:54 by pinfall with a Yellow Fever. Su Yung makes defence number 4 of her Impact Knockouts title.

 

Grade: C

 

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Impact Wrestling Undisputed World Championship

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Match 14: Last Man Standing: Impact Wrestling Undisputed World Championship: Pentagon Jr© vs. Cage

 

My Thoughts: After everything that had happened to this point prepared the fans for what was the match of the night, the month, the year thus far. The story of the match was Pentagon Jr throwing everything he could at Cage, just to see Cage recover and fight back. One moment saw Pentagon Jr drop Cage head first on a closed steel chair with a Curb Stomp, but Cage backed up with the chair in his hands and threw it so quickly at Pentagon that he barely had time to duck under the chair as it went flying over out of the ring. At another point Pentagon Jr tried to pick Cage up on the ring apron with a Package Piledriver through a table that had been set up earlier, but Cage blocked that and eventually would end up tossing the World Champion over the top rope from inside of the ring and through the table but that only got a seven count for Cage. The fight then carried up the aisleway towards the staging where Cage threw Pentagon Jr head first into the giant X, before picking him up and tossing him into the scaffolding beside the X as well. Jr held onto the scaffolding and started to climb, forcing Cage to follow up with him and now they were fighting on the scaffolding with plenty of teases of who would get launched off. It was a Superkick that finally sent Cage teetering off of the edge, but he managed to grab part of the scaffolding…..so Pentagon gave another Superkick to that hand and Cage let go….and dropped through some staging below!! After recovering from shock at the fall, the referee started the ten count and the fans watched on as Cage started to recover, and shaking started to climb to his feet at nine…..but then fell back down, and the referee reached ten and Pentagon Jr had managed to retain the World Championship!

 

Match Result: In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, Pentagon Jr. defeated Cage in a Last Man Standing match in 17:45 when Cage could not beat a ten count after a dramatic fall. Pentagon Jr. makes defence number 5 of his Impact Undisputed World title.

 

Grade: B+

 

Overall Show Grade: B-

 

Pick'em Contest:

 

Nobby_McDonald: 10

 

OOC: I'm just finishing up my school semester so I will have a bit more time to crank some shows out....until my baby boy arrives sometime in the next few weeks....

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August 26th, 2018

 

Missing out on actually being at Destination X is a bit of a disappointment, but I really could not get away from the set with needing to take some time off for next weekend. It doesn't mean I'm not ALL IN with Impact Wrestling, just that I want to make sure I am at my best for a very exciting one of a kind wrestling experience.

 

Speaking of one of a kind wrestling experience, I'm very proud that NJPW allowed Jushin Liger to have his final North American match right here in Impact Wrestling, what an honor! When we arranged the three month tour for Rob Van Dam's retirement we wanted to make sure that each PPV match would be something special, and this was definitely that.

 

News from the wacky world of wrestling:

 

-August 2018 was the year of wrestling retirements as we saw almost 60 retirements throughout the month including: Bob Holly, Toshiaki Kawada, Sumie Sakai, D'Lo Brown, ODB, The Great Sasuke, Jacques Rougeau Jr, Rick Steiner, Ken Shamrock, Keiji Mutoh, Tiger Mask, former NWA World Champion Tim Storm, Charlie Haas, The Sandman, James Maritado, and Headbanger Thrasher among others.

 

-Pro Wrestling NOAH joined an alliance with WWE as mentioned.

 

The World Top Five:

 

1. WWE

2. NJPW

3. Impact Wrestling

4. CMLL

5. AAA

 

Up Next....

 

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<p>Thank you for Dreamer and Raven. No idea if these guys are still with TNA IRL but I liked the Eddie Edwards angle and the 3 on 3.</p><p> </p><p>

Oh and RVD. But mainly Dreamer and Raven.</p><p> </p><p>

Is 2018 too late in the day for them to resurrect their feud? Surely a Raven doublecross can't be far away if you end up using these guys again.</p><p> </p><p>

Anyway, good work!</p>

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="bHR3Z3o.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/bHR3Z3o.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> What a night! I'm so proud of Cody and the boys, they made their dreams come true and the fans not only liked it, they loved it! As for my night, maybe not quite what I had hoped for but I can't complain about it either. I got to do some scouting, and had a few chats with some of the boys which might prove interesting in the weeks and months ahead hopefully....</p><p> </p><p> Some thoughts on the evening though:</p><p> </p><p> -I didn't get to see as much of the pre-show as I would have liked getting ready for my match, but from what I could see SCU continues to impress me, Kaz and Daniels seem ageless, but Scorpio Sky showed he could hold his own in this match against those crazy chicken farmers. As for the Battle Royale, Flip Gordon continues to amaze and he would be someone I'd love to get in the X-Division, but he's locked down to ROH for the next little bit.</p><p> </p><p> -I watched MJF and Matt Cross from the 'Gorilla' position and thought there was some potential in that young MJF and his contract with MLW is coming up....hmmmmm.....</p><p> </p><p> -My first, and possibly last, singles match. I could not have done it without Chris holding my hand throughout the entire match, what a pro he is. And what is it they say? Leave it to the pro's.....don't expect to see me in the ring in Impact anytime soon. Daniels though? Rumour, and storyline, is that SCU's contracts are all up at the end of the year....I wonder....</p><p> </p><p> -I was in the back trying to catch my breath while the women were out there tearing it up...could not be more proud of Tessa, and what a moment to have her father's there with her and watching her win the match.</p><p> </p><p> -What a moment for my friend to win the belt that his father helped make famous, I'm not going to lie....this one got me.</p><p> </p><p> -I don't even have words to describe what Page and Janela did to their bodies in their match! I bet they could use some good healthcare after that match.....if only there was a place that offered that.....</p><p> </p><p> -Joey Ryan......yeah, not touching that with a 15 foot pole....</p><p> </p><p> -I really enjoyed the match between Lethal and Flip.....that Macho Man impression though sure seemed familiar.....</p><p> </p><p> -Considering how stacked the card was, the one match that I was most excited for was the showdown between Omega and Pentagon Jr and the match delivered in every way. Too bad this was a non-title match though, I think if Pentagon had been defending that belt we would have seen a different outcome.</p><p> </p><p> -Speaking of interesting.....what's up with Jericho stealing Pentagon's outfit? I can't see Pentagon Jr being too happy about that....</p><p> </p><p> -Confession time....I love Mary's character, and I just don't understand why he isn't already World Champion in ROH....he'd be my Champion there tomorrow if I was in charge. Okada of course is one of the top five wrestlers in the entire world and this match was just another example of that.</p><p> </p><p> -Main Event time....and it was the first time I got to see Bandido since we signed him to a development contract. With the rushed finish to the match I didn't get to see as much as I would have liked, but I think it won't be long until we see him on the main roster taking the X-Division by storm....</p><p> </p><p> Overall I thought this was a great evening of wrestling action and the feel that I got there served as an inspiration of what I hope we can manage to achieve in Impact Wrestling sooner rather than later, although we may need some help to get there......</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong><span style="font-size:14px;"> **************************</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Nobby_McDonald" data-cite="Nobby_McDonald" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I won the predictions. <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I have some bad news for you though Nobby.....you also got dead last in the predictions! Sorry I've fallen behind on your diary, life has been very busy as of late but I hope to get back in sometime soon.</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Bigelow Cartwheel" data-cite="Bigelow Cartwheel" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Thank you for Dreamer and Raven. No idea if these guys are still with TNA IRL but I liked the Eddie Edwards angle and the 3 on 3.<p> </p><p> Oh and RVD. But mainly Dreamer and Raven.</p><p> </p><p> Is 2018 too late in the day for them to resurrect their feud? Surely a Raven doublecross can't be far away if you end up using these guys again.</p><p> </p><p> Anyway, good work!</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> ....when I at first read about Eddie it made me think you were referring to what happens next with Eddie, like I had posted the next episode of Impact Wrestling (almost all written up and going up soon) so *spoilers* things are about to happen!</p><p> </p><p> As for Tommy....as in real life he is busy with HoH, so he will only pop in every now and then, as for Raven he's working backstage with Impact in my world, but in the real world he had a tag match with Tommy back in October, after I had already planned out this angle....I always like it when real life matches up with my plans! <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Powerbrock100" data-cite="Powerbrock100" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Took a break from the forums nice to return to see this diary still up and going strong</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Glad to see you back mate! I don't know about strong, but I try to keep puttering along as much as I can, when I can.</p>
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<p>The August 30th episode of Impact Wrestling actually served as an advertisement for All In, it pays having friends who can make this sort of thing happen, so we were getting into our first Impact Wrestling show after Destination X. This was an important show as it began the way towards Bound For Glory...and hopefully our future as a company...</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 1: Bound For Glory Series Quarter-Final: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Rey Mysterio Jr</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: While these two may not be at their best, that does not mean they were incapable of putting on an entertaining “dream match” to determine who would be the first competitor in the semi-finals of the Bound For Glory Series. After a back and forth match it was Rey who managed to reverse out of a German Supex and drop Marufuji down on the ropes to set up the 619 and then the Seated Senton to end the match and get Rey into the next round.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had great wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Naomichi Marufuji in 12:56 by pinfall with a 619 into a Seated Senton.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Rob Moore and Don Callis welcomed everyone to the show before focusing on the Main Event. In a tag team match the Lucha Bro’s were facing off with Austin Aries and Jake Hager, and the winning team would get to pick the stipulation for the World Title match between Pentagon Jr and Aries at September’s PPV Victory Road.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A recap video played of the match between 4ever and Taya/Tenille and Klein with an emphasis on Taya injuring the arm of Rachael Ellering on the way to her team’s victory.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A mysterious and ominous video played hyping up….someone.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 2: Allie/Serena Deeb vs. Su Yung/Undead Bridesmaid</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: With the next competitor for the Knockout’s Championship announced this match was set up like it was going to end Allie’s war with Su Yung and her Undead Bridesmaids, but instead Allie seemed all the more fired up, eventually diving onto all the Bridesmaids outside of the ring leaving Deeb and Su Yung where the Knockout’s Champion picked up another victory over Deeb. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, Su Yung and Undead Bridesmaid defeated Serena Deeb and Allie in 7:58 when Su Yung defeated Serena Deeb by pinfall with a Yellow Fever.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match while Su Yung and the Undead Bridesmaid were still in the ring Taya walked out from the back and stood at the entrance pantomiming wearing the Knockout’s Championship around her waist while Su Yung looked unfazed.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A recap video of the attack from original LAX members Homicide and Hernandez and the debuting Mercedes Martinez that ruined the Barrio Street Fight at Destination X. The video made sure to point out that Konnan had not been attacked during the beatdown.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Alicia Atout interviewed a disappointed Teddy Nemeth who did not introduce himself, but did promise that he would be watching James Storm’s match against Fenix very well next week to make sure everything was on the up and up.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 3: Impact Wrestling X-Division Championship: Matt Sydal© vs. Caristico</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: After having a series of great matches since coming to Impact this one was a bit of a disappointment for Caristico. I knew he had some issues when it came time to lay down for someone, but I figured he would not have had a problem with being defeated by our long reigning X Champ but I was wrong. We kept this match close to try and appease him, and that was not even taking into consideration the run in finish from El Hijo del Fantasma to continue that feud and set up the finish with the Here It Is Driver from Sydal to retain the X-Division title.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, Matt Sydal defeated Caristico in 13:30 by pinfall with a Here It Is Driver. During the match we also had El Hijo del Fantasma run in and attack Caristico. Matt Sydal makes defence number 8 of his Impact X-Division title.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A recap video of the surprise return of the Motor City Machine Gun’s at Destination X, ending with an announcement of a retro tag team match for next week: Hernandez/Homicide vs. MCMG’s next week!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Austin Aries and Jake Hager got some interview time with Aries playing it cool, while Hager looked super serious, and then Aries demonstrated to Hager how to break an ankle….with his banana.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 4: Amazing Maria vs. Kim ‘The Viper’ Benson</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Another squash from Benson as she slowly works her way into the fans hearts while showing how tough a wrestler she is.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, Kim 'The Viper' Benson defeated Amazing Maria in 3:10 by pinfall with a Michinoku Driver.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: D</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Matt Sydal was caught on film backstage celebrating his title victory, when an angry Paul London confronted him sick of Sydal getting victory after victory thanks to others influence and promising to take out every single ally that Sydal has and capturing the X-Division title.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video recapping the Impact Wrestling debuts of Stu Bennett and Miro Daye and the resulting match that “Bare Knuckles” won.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 5: Bound For Glory Series Quarter-Final: Colt Cabana vs. Eli Drake</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: In the second match of the Bound For Glory Series of the evening there was more comedy as Colt worked hard to entertain the fans, and even dragged Drake into some of the wackiness. It did not last long and Drake sent Colt back to the interview desk with the Bottom Rung sending Drake into the next round.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, Eli Drake defeated Colt Cabana in 8:07 by pinfall with a Bottom Rung.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C+</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Hulk Hogan was out with the remaining members of the Bound For Glory Series as well as Eddie Edwards, Moose, and Teddy Nemeth ready to announce the final wrestler in the Bound For Glory Series, the man who would face Johnny Impact the next week. Hogan was cut off of by Edwards who figured it had to be him, but Hogan told him no. Edwards kept interrupting, asking if this was about his issues with Dreamer and Raven and pointed out they were behind him, showing off the kendo stick that he had brought to the ring after Dreamer had given it to him. Each time Hogan told him it wasn’t him, and tried to keep on speaking…..until Edwards went to go and take a swing at Hogan with the kendo stick!! The only thing that saved Hogan was Johnny Impact reacting quickly and tackling Edwards before he could make contact! The two rolled around in the ring with Edwards getting the upper hand using the kendo stick on Impact a couple of times before the other wrestlers in the ring managed to get Edwards off and restrained him.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Unseen and unaired footage aired from Destination X during the match between Jimmy Jacobs and Johnny Impact. The footage was from backstage and showed that Abyss and Kongo Kong were both about ready to run to the ring when they were attacked backstage by Sami Callihan and oVe!!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 6: Austin Aries/Jake Hager vs. The Lucha Bro’s</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: On commentary Moore and Callis made sure to mention Chris Jericho posing as Pentagon Jr at All In before focusing on the back and forth match that was going on in the ring. Fenix tried to wrestle as much of the match as possible since Pentagon Jr was clearly still suffering from the Last Man Standing match against Cage. In the end the plan did not work as Aries and Hager managed to isolate him, and in the end Hager actually managed to get a submission victory over the World Champion! The victory would also allow Austin Aries to pick the stipulation for his title match at Victory Road. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, Austin Aries and Jake Hager defeated Lucha Bro's in 17:36 when Jake Hager defeated Pentagon Jr. by submission with a Patriot Lock.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Overall Show Rating: B</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">X-Plosion Taping</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A video recap of Impact Wrestling on Thursday with the Main Event surprise victory of Jake Hager over Pentagon Jr </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but non-existent crowd heat, Jimmy Rave defeated Brian Pillman Jr. in 7:57 by pinfall with a Swinging Fisherman's Suplex. (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> An announcement for the Future Star Cup that would see eight up and coming competitors from around the World vying to win the inaugural Impact Wrestling Future Star Cup….as well as become the first Impact Wrestling Television Champion at the final PPV of the year in December!</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a terrible match, Kelly Klein defeated Amazing Maria in 8:21 by pinfall with a Taste My Rainbow. (D-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, PJ Black & Evans defeated Desi Hit Squad in 8:29 when Jack Evans defeated Gursinder Singh by pinfall with a 630° Senton. (D+)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A video played recapping Eddie Edwards almost attacking Hulk Hogan until Johnny Impact made the save</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, YANG defeated Shark Boy in 8:05 by pinfall with a Corkscrew Moonsault. Paul London was out at the commentary table watching this match very, very carefully. (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> The show ended with Moore and Callis discussing the Bound For Glory Series with the two quarter-final matches set for Thursday with James Storm against Fenix and Johnny Impact against….who? That was the question as the show ended.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Overall Show Rating: C+</div></div></div></blockquote>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">September 13, 2018:</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> I got off the phone after going through the show in Vancouver, and speaking to the two competitors who would officially be joining the main roster tonight. I would have really loved to be at the show tonight considering what is planned to transpire, but I have a feeling this will be one of the most talked about Impact's in a long time.....I hope the fans like it, although I know some will be rather disappointed.....</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 1: Bound For Glory Series Quarter-Final: Fenix vs. James Storm</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: As promised Teddy Nemeth had made his way out to the commentary table to watch this match, just in case anything fishy happened. After facing off in several matches since Slammiversary, some singles and some tag, it was not unexpected that these two would start the show off with an exciting match that had the fans buzzing almost from the moment the bell rang. Things went back and forth until Storm reversed a Tilt-a whirl into an Eye of the Storm…but it launched Fenix into the referee and took him down for a few moments. While he was recovering Storm slid out of the ring and grabbed a steel chair and slid back into the ring as he raised the chair above his head to swing it at Fenix when Teddy left the table and slid into the ring and grabbed the chair away. After a brief struggle over the chair, Teddy gained control of it and Storm spun around….right into a Meteora from Fenix! With the referee conscious again it was a three count and Fenix was into the Final Four! </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Fénix defeated James Storm in 12:58 by pinfall with a Meteora. During the match we also had Theodore "Teddy" Nemeth distract Storm.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">With the introduction for the show Rob Moore and Don Callis spoke about the three men who had already made their way through to the next round of the Bound For Glory Series Semi-Finals, while Moore tried to get an answer from Callis if he knew who the mystery opponent was for Impact in the Main Event, but Callis played coy and would not answer.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video was played showing Eddie Edwards in the back speaking to his kendo stick, with Edwards talking about how he had tried to be a nice guy and where did it get him? He wasn’t the chosen one by the higher ups, Johnny Impact was the chosen one and that was going to be something Impact was going to regret, that and putting his hands on Edwards.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Alicia Atout stood with the Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Champions Andrew Everett and Zema Ion who threw out another Open Challenge for next week with the tag titles on the line!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video recap played about the World X Cup with the announcement that Will Ospreay would be returning next week on Impact Wrestling.</div></div></div></blockquote><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 2: Kid Lykos vs. YANG</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: After impressing during the Word X Cup, Kid Lykos had officially been added to the Impact Wrestling roster and he continued to impress in this exciting back and forth match. Lykos came close to winning the match when he attempted to hit his Full Moon Spanish Fly from the top rope, but YANG knocked him off of the top turnbuckle and then connected with the Corkscrew Moonsault and picked up the victory. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, YANG defeated Kid Lykos in 7:42 by pinfall with a Corkscrew Moonsault.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Paul London came out to the ring to confront YANG with the truth that Matt Sydal was just using him to help retain his title, but Sydal came out from the back and was arguing against that and the two went to double team London but he struck first nailing YANG and then Sydal, and then dropping YANG with the DDT. Sydal left the ring as London went to the top and connected with THREE London Calling Shooting Star Presses injuring the ribs of YANG who was left rolling around holding them in pain while London made eye contact with the retreating Sydal.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">The mysterious video packaged from last week played again, but this time words were overlaid over the video of the world coming to an end with two biblical verses seemingly being highlighted: Genesis 3:1 and Exodus 4:2-3.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Alicia Atout was backstage where she announced that at Victory Road there would be a Triple Threat match between LAX, Street Royalty and Hernandez and Homicide with the winning team getting a tag title shot at Bound For Glory. She also announced that each team would have a warm up match over the next three weeks, but that the other two teams were banned from the arena to keep things under control. Then she introduced her guest….Konnan! His LAX team was banned from the arena tonight, but Konnan was allowed to be there as long as he promised to be on his best behavior. Alicia tried to question Konnan about his loyalty, but he would have none of that saying he had already proven his loyalty and instead he wanted to speak about the so called “LAX OGz”, his brothers, his blood and how he was happy they were back but that he only thing on his mind was getting Ortiz and Santana to the top of the mountain once more. </div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 3: LAX OGz vs. Motor City Machine Guns</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: This match was like a little trip through time as two classic teams from the ‘glory days’ went at in a sprint of a match. Older they may be, but all of the men did take their turn diving through or over the ropes on to other members of the team. The end of the match saw Homicide setting up for Da Gringo Killer but Alex Shelley reversed out of that, but a Lariat from Homicide ended the match. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, L.A.X. OGz defeated Motor City Machine Guns in 9:13 when Homicide defeated Alex Shelley by pinfall with a Lariat.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match an emotional Alex Shelly grabbed a microphone and began to speak, apologizing to Sabin and to the fans, speaking about how they had been going up and down the roads for a decade now, but that maybe the time had come, that maybe his body was just too broken down……but before he could say much more two men jumped the ring from the crowd and took down both Shelley and Sabin! Some, but not all, the fans recognized them but Moore and Don Callis made sure to point out that they were Travis Banks and Chris Brookes, two great wrestlers who had made a devastating tag team both in the UK and in BCW.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Johnny Impact had a response for Eddie Edwards where he was disgusted by Edwards actions, but promised that he would have eyes in the back of his head and that if Edwards stood up he’s get knocked right back down to Slamtown.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 4: Kim ‘The Viper’ Benson vs. Mickie Knuckles</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Making her return to Impact Wrestling……Mickie Knuckles who the fans remembered as being dominant in her days past, but now she was going face to face with the undefeated Kim Benson who made short work of Knuckles on her way to maintaining undefeated. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, Kim 'The Viper' Benson defeated Mickie Knuckles in 3:09 by pinfall with a Michinoku Driver.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: D+</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A vignette played for the soon to debut Albert Carter Jr (the former ACH) with Carter dressed up very nicely and speaking about the future, talking about visionaries who had paved the way for him, but that no one, and he means no one, could have predicted that greatness would arrive in the form of AC Jr.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Jimmy Jacobs and his Monstourage had a promo response to Sami Callihan and oVe with Jacobs telling Callihan that the worst mistake they ever could have done was getting in his business, and that now the Monsters were going to be unleashed.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Austin Aries was out with Jake Hager to announce the stipulations for the World title match at Victory Road but before Aries could finish speaking Hager took the microphone from him and told Aries that he may want to wait to make the announcement, because Hager was challenging Pentagon Jr for a World title match…next week! Hager rationalized that since he had defeated Pentagon Jr last week that he deserved the shot and he was just waiting for Pentagon to accept….which is when the World Champion made an appearance and with his acceptance the match was official!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played on Impact Wrestling Future Star Cup participant…..</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="kOW6Od7.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/kOW6Od7.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> ….BRODY KING! The video focused on the hardcore wrestling style of Brody King as well as his other love as the lead singer of his hardcore metal band.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 5: Brody King vs. Vikas Kumar </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: This was simply a showcase for Brody King, the first of eight showcase matches for the competitors in the Future Star Cup before the actual tournament began.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had terrible wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, Brody King defeated Vikas Kumar in 3:01 by pinfall with a Gonzo Bomb.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: D-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Johnny Impact was making his entrance for the Main Event…..when he was attacked from behind with Eddie Edwards getting a shot in the back of the leg with the kendo stick and dropping “The Survivor” right away! While medic’s came to check on Impact there was a commercial break. </div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Impact was in the ring saying he was ready to wrestle, even though Hulk Hogan and the medic’s were trying to take him out of it. The video shot to the back where a limo was sitting, and the door opened and a beautiful pair of legs were shown exiting from the limo. Back to the ring Impact was back on his feet, but clearly in pain, and calling for his opponent when some familiar music began to play…</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><iframe width="150" height="150" src="</div></div><a href="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4lKXUJIQnKM" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4lKXUJIQnKM" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><a href="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4lKXUJIQnKM" rel="external nofollow">https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4lKXUJIQnKM"</a></div><a href="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4lKXUJIQnKM" rel="external nofollow"></a></div><a href="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/4lKXUJIQnKM" rel="external nofollow"></a><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></div></div></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> ….and out walked Brandi Rhodes…….</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="lJVCsiB.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/lJVCsiB.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> …..AND then….</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="tCcJC7b.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/tCcJC7b.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> ……THE AMERICAN NIGHTMARE CODY!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 6: Bound For Glory Series Quarter-Final: Cody vs. “The Survivor” Johnny Impact</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Code was wearing the NWA World Championship belt as Moore and Callis made sure to put over the All In event. The story of the match was of course Cody taking advantage of the injured Impact, but that is not to say that Johnny did not put on a fight desperate to advance in the BFG Series. In the end Impact almost managed to get the victory after connecting with a Starship Pain, but the force of the bounce off of the ring ropes actually caused Impact to roll around holding his knee in pain. It allowed Cody to recover and connect with Cross Rhodes! But Johnny kicked out!! Next Cody went for a Figure Four with the sore knee as the target and eventually Johnny had no choice but to submit and give the surprising Cody a spot in the final four!</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had great heat and good wrestling, Cody defeated "The Survivor" Johnny Impact in 16:55 by submission.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Overall Show Rating: B</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">X-Plosion Taping</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Moore and Callis recap the events of Thursday’s Impact Wrestling with a sneak attack from Eddie Edwards setting Johnny Impact for a surprise loss to set up a final four of Cody, Eli Drake, Fenix and Rey Mysterio Jr and announce a tag team match for Thursday with Cody/Drake vs. The Lucha Brotherhood.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Kid Lykos and Robbie Solar defeated Desi Hit Squad in 7:49 when Robbie Solar defeated Rohit Raju by pinfall with a Twisting Corkscrew Splash. (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Alicia Atout was with Rich Swann who was trying to talk about his match tonight when he was interrupted by Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley with Lee still blaming Swann for their loss in the World X Cup and predicting another loss for Swann tonight. He left with Swann fuming, but then trying to brush it off with a trademark smile. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Kelly Klein defeated Mickie Knuckles in 8:05 by pinfall with a Taste My Rainbow. (E+)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Extreme Tiger defeated Vikas Kumar in 8:10 by pinfall with a 450° Splash. (E-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> 4ever was backstage with the announcement that Tessa and Melissa would be facing Tenille and Kelly at Victory Road due to an arm injury Rachael Ellering had suffered at Destination X, and Tessa promised to get a measure of revenge for the group.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Rich Swann defeated Jimmy Rave in 8:01 by pinfall with a Tornado Spin Kick. (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> The show ended with Moore and Callis discussing the World Championship match between Pentagon Jr and Jake Hager that would Main Event on Thursday with the winner getting Austin Aries at Victory Road.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div></div></blockquote><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Overall Show Rating: C</div></div>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">September 20, 2018:</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> Walking into the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena and running into the latest call ups was a bit fortuitous, but I could not wait to see what these 'bros' could do tonight.....</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 1: Cody/Eli Drake vs. Fénix/Rey Mysterio Jr</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: In a preview of the semi-finals of the Bound For Glory Series these four stars started the show off with a lot of quick tag’s, with Fénix getting a lot of great moves in. It did not turn out to be enough as Drake managed to overpower Fénix and put him away with a Bottom Rung. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Cody and Eli Drake defeated Fénix and Rey Mysterio Jr. in 11:09 when Eli Drake defeated Fénix by pinfall with a Bottom Rung.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played highlighting the attack from Eddie Edwards on Johnny Impact with both men not being here tonight after Edwards was sent home, and Impact was injured and waiting to hear back from the doctors.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the commercial a video played reminding fans of the finish of the World Title match from Destination X when Cage took a fall from the set and had not been heard from since.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 2: CIMA vs. Will Ospreay</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: High flying ,but also technical, as this match went back and forth with the World X Cup winner Will Ospreay taking the victory.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had good wrestling but didn't have much heat, Will Ospreay defeated CIMA in 7:23 by pinfall with a 630° Splash.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Alicia Atout caught up with Will Ospreay to ask him about his success since the World X Cup and they were interrupted by Rob Van Dam who said he had always been impressed with Will and asked if he wanted to be his opponent for Victory Road in a bit of a past vs. the future sort of match. Ospreay was speechless and honored and shook hands with RVD after agreeing to the match.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Another video played with Albert Carter Jr this time as he is with a tailor getting a suit getting measured out. The video focused on AC Jr’s face as he spoke about his life growing up in a broken family, he had felt isolated but he also was determined to live his dream of becoming the best wrestler in the world.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Z & E were standing in the ring waiting for their opponents for the Open Challenge, when familiar music played and out walked….</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="GsFIcV7.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/GsFIcV7.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> ….JEFF JARRETT!! With a microphone Jarrett spoke about how he had been known as the ‘Chosen One’ and he had held many, many world titles, but now he had searched the world and found a ‘Chosen 2’ who were here to win the Tag Team titles…..</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="2sgUcW2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/2sgUcW2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="X07csfU.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/X07csfU.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> …….JEFF COBB AND MATT RIDDLE!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 3: Impact World Tag Team Championship: Z & E© vs. The Chosen 2 (Jeff Cobb/Matt Riddle)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: The fans were quickly introduced to the style of Jeff Cobb and Matt Riddle who went toe to toe against the reigning World Tag Team Champions. Jeff Cobb used his strength to toss both Everett and Ion around, while Matt Riddle took them both to the ground. Cobb caught Andrew Everett out of the sky when he went for a Toe Touch Moonsault, and then reversed it into a Tour of the Island and picked up the surprise three count, and new tag team Champions! </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Chosen 2 defeated Z & E in 8:11 when Jeff Cobb defeated Andrew Everett by pinfall with a Tour of the Island. Chosen 2 become NEW Impact World Tag Team titles.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played with Su Yung doing the mock burial of her challenger for the Knockout’s Championship Taya.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Matt Sydal sat cross-legged with the X-Division title in front of him and he was speaking about how with his third eye he had seen karma coming for Paul London after he had broken the ribs of YANG. He continued going on until Paul London actually made his way down to the ring, but just as he was about to get into the ring he was attacked by…..the Masked Success! Of course, fans remembered that under the mask was none other then Mike Sydal, Matt’s brother. The two Sydal’s worked over London, before Matt Sydal nailed him in the head with the title belt. While the Masked Success held London pinned to the mat, Matt Sydal went to the turnbuckle and connected with a Shooting Star Press…and then another! Before he could go for a third they were broken up by security and forced to retreat to the back while medic’s checked on the fallen London.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played showing footage of Chris Brookes and Travis Banks in action before they introduced themselves as the Commonwealth Grapple Kings, and then beneath it showed #CGK.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 4: Moose vs. Trevor Murdock</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: This entire match was set up to make Moose look good, and with that said he used power moves that looked that much more impressive on the bigger Trevor Murdock, especially TheGameBreaker that ended the match.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In an extremely short match, Moose defeated Trevor Murdock in 3:09 by pinfall with a TheGameBreaker.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A fired up Moose got on the microphone after the match and asked if the fans had forgot about him…..because he had not forgot about them. And he sure hoped that Hulk Hogan and the rest of the match makers in the back had not forgot about him because Mr Impact Wrestling would do whatever it took to get back into title contention.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video showed highlights of “Dirty” Dick Mayer, the next competitor from the Future Star Cup that was getting showcased tonight. Most of the video was Mayer talking, showing little respect for his competitors in the Future Star Cup. </div></div></div></blockquote><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 5: “Dirty” Dick Mayer vs. Zachary Wentz </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Moore and Callis made sure to let the fans know that Zachary Wentz was not a part of the Future Star Cup, but was a new part of the roster. Mayer showed exactly what sort of wrestler he was as he attacked Wentz before the bell could ring, and that allowed for Mayer to get the victory rather quickly. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, "Dirty" Dick Mayer defeated Zachary Wentz in 2:31 by pinfall with a Flying Headbutt.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: D</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Another video similar to the last few weeks but this time with these words: “more crafty than any beast of the field,” and “the serpent deceived me” before ending with two fading snake eyes.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 6: Abyss/Kongo Kong vs. LAX</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: This match did not even get a chance to get off the ground as Homicide and Hernandez ran through the crowd and attacked LAX, while oVe made their presence known as well. While the brawl was going on, Konnan watched on as Homicide laid Ortiz out on a table outside of the ring, while Hernandez sent Santana over the top rope and down through the table with a Border Toss. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In an extremely short match, Latin American Xchange drew with Abyss and Kongo Kong in 3:23 when the match descended into chaos after Hernandez, Homicide, Sami Callihan, Jake Crist and Dave Crist all became involved.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played on “Bare Knuckles” Stu Bennett before announcing that both Bennet and Miro Daye (recovered from a short injury) would be at Impact Wrestling next week.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Footage aired from last week where James Storm found Teddy Nemeth backstage and got into a fight with him, before getting broken up….and then it was announced that the two would face off against each other at Victory Road.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 7: Impact Undisputed World Championship: Pentagon Jr© vs. Jake Hager</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: It was expected that this would be a good match, but this turned out to be a great match, much, much better then could have been expected. Back and forth they went, with the intensity of the match amping up with each passing moment as Hager was desperate to win the title, but Pentagon Jr was just as determined to not lose the title belt. After a series of Patriot Locks were not enough to get a submission victory, he attempted to hit a Pump Handle Splash but Pentagon Jr moved out of the way and as Hager crashed to the mat Pentagon Jr got his arm and pulled him to the middle of the ring where he locked in an Inverted Armbreaker. Looking out towards the fans who were rising to their feet, Pentagon Jr snapped backwards and broke Hager’s arm!! The referee had no choice but to call for the bell and award the victory to Pentagon Jr after that! </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had superb wrestling and good heat, Pentagon Jr. defeated Jake Hager in 16:59 when Pentagon Jr. broke the arm of Jake Hager. Pentagon Jr. makes defence number 6 of his Impact Undisputed World title. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B+</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match while Pentagon Jr was celebrating, he was attacked by Austin Aries and dropped with a Brainbuster. But Aries wasn’t done as he slipped out of the ring….and grabbed a ladder. Sliding into the ring he drove the ladder into the face of Pentagon Jr before picking him up and dropping him with a modified Brainbuster on the closed ladder. Climbing up on the top turnbuckle Aries grabbed a microphone and announced that the title match at Victory Road would be a ladder match….before nailing a 450 Splash on the downed Champion on the ladder!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Overall Show Grade: B+</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">X-Plosion taping:</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A re-cap of Pentagon Jr breaking Jake Hager’s arm on Monday night, as well as the ladder beatdown leading to the announcement of the ladder match stipulation for the Main Event of Victory Road.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, PJ Black & Evans defeated Black Hulk and Naruki Doi in 8:25 when PJ Black defeated Black Hulk by pinfall with a 450° Splash. ©</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A smiley Rich Swann finds Trevor Lee backstage and wishes him good luck in his upcoming match…..against Will Ospreay, angered by the way he felt that Lee had devalued his World X Cup victory.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Will Ospreay defeated Trevor Lee in 8:04 by pinfall with a Storm Breaker (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> After the defeat an angry Trevor Lee rolled out of the ring and went after Rich Swann who had come down near the end of the match to watch. The two were brawling when Caleb Konley came out and attacked Swann making it a 2 on 1 until security broke things up.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, Melissa Anderson defeated Miss Natural in 8:21 by pinfall with an Air Raid Crash. (D+)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A video plays on the history between El Hijo del Fantasma and his former team mates on Team Mexico in the World X Cup, including Fantasma’s interference in Caristico’s X-Division title shot.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Caristico, Aero Star and Drago defeated Rey de lo Fantasmático, Mike Sydal and Matt Sydal in 7:01 when Mike Sydal was disqualified when El Hijo del Fantasma ran in and attacked Caristico with a steel chair (C+)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Moore and Callis finish by talking up the two Bound For Glory Semi-Final matches coming up on Thurday; Cody vs. Fénix and Rey Mysterio Jr vs. Eli Drake</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Overall Show Grade: B-</div></div>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">September 27, 2018</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> With one show to go before Victory Road, I wanted to be with the crew for the final preparations so I made my way to the Ralston Arena in Ralston, Nebraska. After a couple of surprise tag teams debuting in the last month it is time to settle things down a bit on the way to Bound For Glory...</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 1: Bound For Glory Series Semi-Final: Cody vs. Fénix </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: One of the biggest matches to open Impact Wrestling saw the traditional wrestling style of Cody against the fast-paced action of Fénix. Even though Cody was accompanied by Brandi she was not involved in the match, and in fact it was a rather open match up until the end when Cody went for the Cross Rhodes and Fénix reversed it into a pinfall attempt that Cody reversed into one of his own, and then used the ropes for the leverage required to get the three count to send Cody to the Finals at Victory Road. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a good match, Cody defeated Fénix in 16:26 by pinfall while using the ropes for leverage.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match Rob Moore and Don Callis spoke about the Main Event that would see Rey Mysterio Jr and Eli Drake battling to see who would face Cody on Sunday at Victory Road.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played highlighting the Chosen 2, with the announcement that Z & E would be getting a title rematch against Chosen 2 at Victory Road.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 2: #CGK vs. Kid Lykos/Robbie Solar</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: This was a bit of an Easter egg for dedicated wrestling fans with Brooks and Banks facing off against their friend and partner Kid Lykos, as well as Robie Solar. Even though it was a short match, it was a fun match with the history there and lots of quick moves before Brookes managed to take Solar (interesting?) out with a Yakuza kick.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, #CGK defeated Robbie Solar and Kid Lykos in 4:37 when Chris Brookes defeated Robbie Solar by pinfall with a Yakuza Kick.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">The Commonwealth Grapple Kings did not get to celebrate for very long as Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin came out to speak on the microphone’s with some humorous jabs at #CGK, before getting more serious and promising they weren’t going away anytime soon.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played on the feud between oVe and Jimmy Jacobs and his Monstourage with the announcement of a Hardcore match between Callihan and Jacobs at Victory Road.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 3: Allie/Serena Deeb vs. 4ever</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: A warm up match for Victory Road saw the team of 4ever and Allie and Sereena Deeb fighting hard against each other to pick up the victory, and sadly the victory for 4ever was not clean as it came after a distraction from the Undead Bridesmaid that left Allie open for a Piledriver that ended the match.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In an extremely short match, Tessa Blanchard and Melissa Anderson defeated Allie and Serena Deeb in 5:21 when Tessa Blanchard defeated Allie by pinfall with a Piledriver after a distraction from Undead Bridesmaid.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match Allie and Deeb left the ring to go after the Undead Bridesmaid, while Rachael Ellering joined her stablemates in the ring while Tessa got on the microphone to remind the fans about the dominance of 4ever and how this weekend it would be ‘eye for eye, tooth for tooth, arm for arm….or maybe arm for knee.’</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Another ominous video, with snake eyes, finishing with the words ‘next week.’</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 4: Miro Daye vs. Trevor Murdock</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: After recovering from a slight injury, Miro Daye came out like a house on fire tossing Murdock with a Suplex, before focusing on trying to injure the back to set up for his finishing submission move. Murdock desperately fought back and managed to avoid it, but still did eat the three count after Daye hit the move that used to be called the BulPlex. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, Miro Daye defeated Trevor Murdock in 5:52 by pinfall with a BulPlex.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C+</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match “Bare Knuckles” Stu Bennett made his way out with some bad news for Miro Daye, a match with him at Victory Road where Bennet would once again expose his weaknesses to the fans.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A Future Star Cup video on Fred Yehi focusing on his diverse out of wrestling pursuits as a youth counselor and work with video.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 5: Buddy Royal vs. Fred Yehi</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Buddy Royal has some technical abilities and attempted to out wrestle Fred Yehi, but Fred is not slouch himself and he managed to pick up the victory with the use of a Koji Clutch proving himself the master of the mat in this match.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Fred Yehi defeated Buddy Royal in 3:15 by submission with a Koji Clutch.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: D+</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Up next a video response from Taya to Su Yung last time….in the form of a Viking Funeral! Taya set an effigy of Su Yung on fire, and told her she would not be intimidated come Sunday and she would be winning the Knockout’s Championship!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Backstage footage from last week saw Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley running into “Dirty” Dick Mayer and making acquaintances, before walking away from the camera. </div></div></div></blockquote><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 6: Aero Star/Caristico/Drago/Rich Swann vs. Caleb Konley/”Dirty” Dick Mayer/El Hijo del Fantasma/Trevor Lee</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Tags were loosely adhered to in this match as it was just none stop action that saw Caristico pick up the victory over Caleb Konley, further serving to anger El Hijo del Fantasma who could be heard complaining about how everyone fails him.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Rich Swann, Caristico, Aero Star and Drago defeated El Hijo del Fantasma, "Dirty" Dick Mayer, Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley in 5:52 when Caristico defeated Caleb Konley by pinfall with a La Mística.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video was sent in from Johnny Impact where Johnny said the medic’s would clear him for a match at Victory Road, but if Edwards had the balls he could show up outside the building and injured or not, Impact was going to take him to Slamtown.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 7: Extreme Tiger & Laredo Kid vs. Street Royalty</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: This match was mostly just about the story being told between three teams, but did see Willie Prince get an opportunity to shine prior to ending the match for his team.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Street Royalty defeated Extreme Tiger & Laredo Kid in 2:47 when Willie Prince defeated Laredo Kid by pinfall with a Chocolate Thunder Bomb.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match King got on the microphone and promised that he was not surprised to see the OGz slip into the arena last week; Konnan probably just let them in. Street Royalty was not going to get stabbed in the back, but LAX sure was.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Matt Sydal was in the ring with the Masked Success wrestler with him, getting read for a tag team match against Paul London. London showed up on the screen though and said that there wasn’t going to be a tag team match, because Matt’s partner had suffered an injury. The camera panned out to show Mike Sydal unmasked and laid out backstage. In the ring Matt Sydal was confused….until the Masked Success attacked him!! Down with Sydal, and the Masked Success came off of the top rope with a Shooting Star Press, before pulling off the mask….it was Paul London!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played comparing Rob Van Dam and Will Ospreay with interspersed clips of them hitting amazing moves prior to their match at Victory Road. </div></div></div></blockquote><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 8: Bound For Glory Series Semi-Final: </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: After an evening with a lot of great high flying, this was a bit of a different style of a match similar to something you might find in WWE as these two made sure to slow the pace down and play to the fans. The finish of the match saw Eli Drake try and set up for a Bottom Rung, but Rey reversed and set Eli Drake into the ropes setting him up for a 619 and a pin fall that would see Cody and Rey face off at Victory Road! </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, Rey Mysterio Jr defeated Eli Drake in 12:50 by pinfall with a 619.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C+</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the final commercial break, Austin Aries was seen….sitting on top of a steel ladder. Aries spoke about how this has all been one long journey, rung by rung, up the ladder towards success and regaining the World Championship. As Aries continued to talk, he was interrupted by a video of the World Champion Pentagon Jr who spoke for a bit, and then as he went to do his Cero Miedo move the lights went out…and then they came back on Pentagon Jr was on the ladder! He attacked Aries and tossed him off of the ladder to the ring mat below, and then followed him down before trying to toss him into the ladder, but Aries reversed and sent Pentagon into the ladder instead. A Brainbuster later and Aries was left standing over the Champion with the belt in his hands as the show came to an end!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Overall Show Grade: B</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">X-Plosion Tapings:</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> The show started off with a recap of Cody and Rey Mysterio advancing to the Finals of the Bound For Glory Series.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a terrible match, Zachary Wentz defeated Mike Sydal in 7:48 by pinfall. (D-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Footage from the backstage on Thursday night aired with Moose making a challenge for the World Championship after Victory Road and being interrupted by an angry Fénix after his tainted loss to Cody saying that he was the one deserving another shot, and the two looked ready to come to blows, before Global Ambassador Hulk Hogan interrupted and said that he would think things over and let them know at the Victory Road Pre-Show.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a poor match, Kelly Klein defeated Undead Bridesmaid in 8:12 by pinfall with a Taste My Rainbow after a distraction from Allie. (D+)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had good wrestling but didn't have much heat, Jack Evans defeated Naomichi Marufuji in 7:37 by pinfall with a 630° Senton. (B) During the match Moore and Callis announced that Allie and the Undead Bridesmaid would be meeting during the Pre-Show of Victory Road.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Another video package played for the exciting Albert Carter Jr, this time focusing on him in an empty ring showing off of his moves.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, PJ Black defeated Black Hulk in 8:02 by pinfall with a 450° Splash. ©</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A video package was shown highlighting all the big matches for Victory Road as the show came to a close as well as the announcement that there will be a very special debut at the PPV Preshow as part of the Future Star Cup.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Overall Show Rating: B-</div></div>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>PPV Pre-Show:<p> </p><p> The show opens with a video hyping the Ladder World title match between Austin Aries and Pentagon Jr.</p><p> </p><p> After a commercial break there was hype for the Knockout titles match between Su Yung/Taya as well as the tag team match between 4ever and Kelly Klein/Tenille Dashwood.</p><p> </p><p> BCW Showcase Match: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Doug Williams and Fred Yehi defeated Petey Williams and Kevin Matthews in 7:45 when Fred Yehi defeated Kevin Matthews by submission with a Koji Clutch. ©</p><p> </p><p> Andrew Everett and Zema Ion had some final words prior to their tag team title match against the Chosen 2.</p><p> </p><p> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Kim 'The Viper' Benson defeated Ashley Vox in 3:07 by pinfall with a Michinoku Driver. (D+)</p><p> </p><p> A video played for the next Future Star Cup competitor, the music may sound familiar to fans of Miami Vice, before focusing on someone tapping their neon high top sneakers, before pulling out to see a man in a bright track suit with bright colors, with the word “Pretty Boy” scrolled across in cursive. Finally the music stopped and the person spun around……it was Zach Sabre Jr!</p><p> </p><p> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Mohammad Ali Vaez in 3:02 by submission with a Jim Breaks Armbar. (C-)</p><p> </p><p> A barely safe for TV video aired showing the violence between LAX, The OGz, and Street Royalty played with a central theme of Konnan’s loyalty throughout</p><p> </p><p> A final video played hyping the match between Sami Callihan and Jimmy Jacobs played.</p><p> </p><p> In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Allie defeated Undead Bridesmaid in 8:22 by pinfall with a Sitout Facebuster. (C-)</p><p> </p><p> Fenix and Moose were out with Hulk Hogan, with both men demanding a shot to prove they were worthy of a shot at the World Championship. Before Hogan could answer them they were interrupted by Eli Drake who came out demanding his own shot, finally an irritated Hulk Hogan put the three men in a match at Victory Road with the winner getting a shot at the World Championship.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Overall Rating: B-</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Pick ‘Em contest:<p> </p><p> Impact Undisputed World Championship Ladder Match: Pentagon Jr. © vs. Austin Aries</p><p> Bound For Glory Series Final: “The American Nightmare” Cody vs. Rey Mysterio Jr</p><p> Impact World Tag Team Championship: The Chosen 2© vs. Z & E</p><p> Impact Knockouts Championship: Su Yung© vs. Taya</p><p> Impact X-Division Championship: Matt Sydal© vs. Paul London</p><p> “Bare Knuckles” Stu Bennett vs. Miro Daye</p><p> #1 Contenders to the World Tag Team titles: LAX vs. Street Royalty vs. The OGz</p><p> Caristico vs. El Hijo del Fantasma</p><p> 4ever vs. Kelly Klein/Tenille Dashwood</p><p> Rich Swann vs. Trevor Lee</p><p> Rob Van Dam vs. Will Ospreay</p><p> Hardcore Match: Jimmy Jacobs vs. Sami Callihan</p><p> #CGK vs. Motor City Machine Guns</p><p> James Storm vs. Teddy Nemeth</p><p> Winner gets a World title shot: Eli Drake vs. Fenix vs. Moose</p></div></blockquote>
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<p>This is a lot of matches...</p><p> </p><p>

Impact Undisputed World Championship Ladder Match: <strong>Pentagon Jr. ©</strong> vs. Austin Aries</p><p>

Bound For Glory Series Final: <strong>“The American Nightmare” Cody</strong> vs. Rey Mysterio Jr</p><p>

Impact World Tag Team Championship: <strong>The Chosen 2</strong>© vs. Z & E</p><p>

Impact Knockouts Championship: Su Yung© vs. <strong>Taya</strong></p><p>

Impact X-Division Championship: <strong>Matt Sydal</strong>© vs. Paul London</p><p>

“Bare Knuckles” <strong>Stu Bennett</strong> vs. Miro Daye</p><p>

#1 Contenders to the World Tag Team titles: <strong>LAX</strong> vs. Street Royalty vs. The OGz</p><p>

<strong>Caristico</strong> vs. El Hijo del Fantasma</p><p>

<strong>4ever</strong> vs. Kelly Klein/Tenille Dashwood</p><p>

<strong>Rich Swann</strong> vs. Trevor Lee</p><p>

Rob Van Dam vs. <strong>Will Ospreay</strong></p><p>

Hardcore Match: Jimmy Jacobs vs. <strong>Sami Callihan</strong></p><p>

<strong>#CGK</strong> vs. Motor City Machine Guns</p><p>

James Storm vs. <strong>Teddy Nemeth</strong></p><p>

Winner gets a World title shot: <strong>Eli Drake</strong> vs. Fenix vs. Moose</p><p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Nobby_McDonald" data-cite="Nobby_McDonald" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>This is a lot of matches...</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I could not agree with you more.....one of my biggest issues I run into is having too big a roster; and the Vince Russo in me likes to make sure that all of my wrestlers have something going on. But thank you for pointing this out as it's going to really make me focus on getting my cards down to ten matches, and I've already made some changes so that the Bound For Glory card has less matches.</p><p> </p><p> Since I posted this I have welcomed a baby boy into my family so that has kept me busy, but I only have the Main Event of this show to write up, so if anyone else is interested in predicting....now's a great time to get on board!</p>
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<p>Impact Undisputed World Championship Ladder Match: <strong>Pentagon Jr</strong>. © vs. Austin Aries</p><p>

Bound For Glory Series Final: <strong>“The American Nightmare” Cody </strong>vs. Rey Mysterio Jr</p><p>

Impact World Tag Team Championship: <strong>The Chosen 2©</strong> vs. Z & E</p><p>

Impact Knockouts Championship: Su Yung© vs. <strong>Taya</strong></p><p>

Impact X-Division Championship: <strong>Matt Sydal©</strong> vs. Paul London</p><p>

<strong>“Bare Knuckles” Stu Bennett</strong> vs. Miro Daye</p><p>

#1 Contenders to the World Tag Team titles: <strong>LAX</strong> vs. Street Royalty vs. The OGz</p><p>

Caristico vs. <strong>El Hijo del Fantasma</strong></p><p>

4ever vs. <strong>Kelly Klein/Tenille Dashwood</strong></p><p>

Rich Swann vs. <strong>Trevor Lee</strong></p><p>

Rob Van Dam vs. <strong>Will Ospreay</strong></p><p>

Hardcore Match: <strong>Jimmy Jacobs</strong> vs. Sami Callihan</p><p>

#CGK vs. <strong>Motor City Machine Guns</strong></p><p>

James Storm vs. <strong>Teddy Nemeth</strong></p><p>

Winner gets a World title shot: Eli Drake vs. Fenix vs. <strong>Moose</strong></p>

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="9AalJBL.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/9AalJBL.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <span style="font-size:14px;">Impact Wrestling Presents</span></p><p> </p><p> <span style="color:#000080;"><span style="font-size:14px;">Victory Road 2018</span></span></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> Location: 3M Arena at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis, MN </p><p> Attendance: 9678</p><p> PPV Buyrate: 193, 302 buys</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>A video opened the show to welcome everyone to Victory Road, highlighting the World title match and the Bound For Glory Series Finals match. Rob Moore and Don Callis welcomed everyone to the show before going right to the ring for the triple threat match that had been set up by Hulk Hogan during the PPV Pre-Show.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="M5OW4hP.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/M5OW4hP.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="nF7S48d.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/nF7S48d.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="hfzDjmP.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/hfzDjmP.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 1: World title shot on the line: Eli Drake vs. Fénix vs. Moose<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the Match: Fénix and Moose came into this match with something to prove and Eli Drake took advantage of that by allowing the two of them to engage in an initial standoff to begin the match. The two wrestlers went back and forth while Drake was outside of the ring, but after a few minutes of fighting each other Moose picked Fénix up….and tossed him over the top rope to the outside and down on Drake. Fénix brought Drake back into the ring and now he was the subject of move after move by both Moose and Fénix. The finish of the match saw Fénix come off of the top rope, just to get caught by Moose and dropped with a Go To Hell. While Moose stood over Fénix he was an easy target for Eli Drake who caught him from behind and set him up for the Bottom Rung for the victory and the title shot. </p><p> </p><p> Result: In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Eli Drake defeated Moose and Fénix in 12:47 when Eli Drake defeated Moose by pinfall with a Bottom Rung.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C+</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>After the match, while Eli Drake was still celebrating in the ring the lights went out as a video began to play on the video wall. The video at first began as a announcement for Bound For Glory, before shifting to the announcement that wrestling at Bound For Glory would be…..<p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="wVYdt64.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wVYdt64.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> ….KAZUCHIKA OKADA!!</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="4yPOEEg.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/4yPOEEg.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="4b1Aqgt.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/4b1Aqgt.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 2: James Storm vs. Teddy Nemeth<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the Match: The bell rang…and both men went for a Superkick at the same time….and both men blocked each other and caught each other’s feet. Both men slowly went to lower their feet, and then Nemeth surprised with an Enziguri as the action sped up. The end of the match saw Storm pick Nemeth up for the Eye of the Storm, but Nemeth dropped out of it, landed on his feet and connected with the Zig Zag to pick up the three count and a measure of revenge against Storm.</p><p> </p><p> Result: In a good match, Theodore "Teddy" Nemeth defeated James Storm in 12:56 by pinfall with a Zig Zag.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: B</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="yCZS2xu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/yCZS2xu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="gqxgMts.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/gqxgMts.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="KfhJPWV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/KfhJPWV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="wIl01g0.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wIl01g0.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 3: #CGK vs. Motor City Machine Guns<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the Match: Both of these teams relied on speed and teamwork so this was a very good back and forth match, with Chris Brookes and Travis Banks isolating Alex Shelley for a part of the match before Chris Sabin was tagged in and everything broke down until Sabin managed to connect with the Cradle Shock, while Alex Shelley prevented Banks from breaking up the pin fall.</p><p> </p><p> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Motor City Machine Guns defeated #CGK in 8:21 when Chris Sabin defeated Chris Brookes by pinfall with a Cradle Shock.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="9C3UVJA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/9C3UVJA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="LWF8vi9.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/LWF8vi9.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 4: Hardcore Match: Jimmy Jacobs vs. Sami Callihan<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the Match: What looked like a complete mismatch on paper, was the opportunity for Jimmy Jacobs to remind everyone that he made his living in hardcore matches. But after some initial advantage Sami Callihan managed to take over, which is where things descended into chaos as Kongo Kong made his way out to interfere in the match which brought out the Crist brother’s to even things up. With Jacobs down all three members of oVe combined to put Kongo Kong down with a Powerbomb….which is when Abyss made his way out from the back and attacked all three men, putting Callihan down with a Blackhole Slam, before fighting with the Crist brothers outside allowing Jacobs to get the pin fall inside the ring. </p><p> </p><p> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Jimmy Jacobs defeated Sami Callihan in 8:12 by pinfall after interference from Abyss. The match also had a lot of interference: Kongo Kong targeted Callihan, Dave Crist attacked Jacobs, and finally Jake Crist interfered against Jacobs.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="PnR2H7W.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/PnR2H7W.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="DkvtKAF.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/DkvtKAF.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 5: Rob Van Dam Retirement Tour Match #2: Rob Van Dam vs. Will Ospreay<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the Match: This was maybe not the fast-paced match that would have truly made this the all time dream match that it could have been, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t an enjoyable feel to it. They went through a series of moves, admittedly at half speed, and then took a few moments to show respect to each other while the fans responded with applause for both men. Things escalated throughout the match with Will looking to end it with an OsCutter, but Van Dam caught him coming off of the ropes with a modified Van Damminator to the back of the head that dropped Will and set up for a Rolling Thunder, before RVD went to the top trope and looked for the Five Star Frog Splash. Will moved at the last moment and RVD crashed to the mat, and that allowed Ospreay to connect with the Strom Breaker for the victory.</p><p> </p><p> Result: In a decent match, Will Ospreay defeated Rob Van Dam in 12:57 by pinfall with a Storm Breaker</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="walM0as.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/walM0as.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="Q715CjT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Q715CjT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 6: Rich Swann vs. Trevor Lee<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the Match: The battle of former members of the USA Team from the World X Cup saw Trevor Lee trying to cheat to win the match, but Rich Swann was unwilling to stoop to that level and it would prove to be unnecessary as Swann did end up winning the match with the Chicken Fried Driver. </p><p> </p><p> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Rich Swann defeated Trevor Lee in 7:41 by pinfall with a Chicken Fried Driver.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C-</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>After the match while Rich Swann was doing a celebratory dance he was jumped by Caleb Konley and Trevor Lee, but before the beatdown could go on for to long Albert Carter Jr ran out from the back and chased them away before helping Rich Swann to his feet.<p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="7KpX43A.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/7KpX43A.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="nNYM5Lo.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/nNYM5Lo.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="pYSyYFm.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/pYSyYFm.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> A video was shown, filmed in similar style to the Total Deletion stuff, of Johnny Impact and Eddie Edwards meeting in a park somewhere near the arena. The two fought for a bit with Impact being hobbled by his knee, but still giving as good as it got. After battling for a little bit, they both took what appeared to be a scary tumble over a wall and to the ground some below. By the time the camera got around both men were down on the ground and struggling to get up, while their were shouts for an ambulance heard in the background.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="xZQkRhC.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/xZQkRhC.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="mlVoQnM.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/mlVoQnM.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="2LffjFP.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/2LffjFP.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="i9kSR3s.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/i9kSR3s.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 7: 4ever vs. Kelly Klein/Tenille Dashwood<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the match: Once again Kelly Klein was shown to be on the same level as the rest of the experienced wrestlers in this match and so this was a well put together match that Rachael Ellering watched from outside the ring, but did not interfere in. The finish of the match saw Tessa Blanchard get the Figure Four Leglock on Tenille Dashwood and picked up the victory. </p><p> </p><p> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Tessa Blanchard and Melissa Anderson defeated Tenille Dashwood and Kelly Klein in 8:27 when Tessa Blanchard defeated Tenille Dashwood by submission with a Figure Four Leglock.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="4gBeTzT.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/4gBeTzT.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="DDrMaVe.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/DDrMaVe.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 8: Caristico vs. El Hijo del Fantasma<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the match: Caristico dove into the ring and El Hijo del Fantasma immediately attacked him to try and get an advantage, working to slow the match down at every opportunity but soon finding himself being overwhelmed by the high risk moves for Caristico. With El Hijo del Fantasma flat on his back, Caristico ascended to the top rope looking to end it with something…..when from the crowd emerged the masked Rey de lo Fantasmatico (King of the Phantasmic) and pushed Caristico off of the top rope. Caristico landed hard and looked like he hurt something in his leg, which allowed for El Hijo del Fantasma to react quickly and connect with a Bridging German Suplex for the three count. </p><p> </p><p> Result: In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, El Hijo del Fantasma defeated Caristico in 8:23 by pinfall with a Bridging German Suplex following interference from Rey de lo Fantasmático.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C+</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="Aknp2d9.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Aknp2d9.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="1YBDt0c.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/1YBDt0c.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="mHTJ9Wh.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/mHTJ9Wh.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="AvdrNV3.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/AvdrNV3.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="gE6P0Pc.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/gE6P0Pc.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="srKpAT4.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/srKpAT4.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 9: #1 Contenders to the Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Championship: LAX vs. Street Royalty vs. The OGz<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the match: With the six men involved with this match it was easy to allow for a lot of action, and that is exactly what happened with all six men taking the opportunity to showcase their stuff. The commentary made sure to point out that Konnan was keeping out of the action, seemingly not taking a side whereas Mercedes Martinez and Diamante kept interfering….and finally got sent to the back. The finish of the match did see Konnan get involved when he tripped up Homicide which allowed Ortiz and Santana to get in a 5150 to win the match and get the opportunity at the World tag team titles at Bound For Glory. They celebrated with Konnan while Homicide and Hernandez looked on in disbelief. </p><p> </p><p> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Latin American Xchange defeated Street Royalty and The OGz in 10:55</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="32cvcQD.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/32cvcQD.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Impact X-Division Championship</strong></span></p><p> <img alt="r4FwfW8.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/r4FwfW8.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="Y8yVbCz.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Y8yVbCz.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 10: Impact X-Division Championship: Matt Sydal © vs. Paul London<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the match: There was no YANG, and there was no Mike Sydal, it was just down to these two men looking to finally settle the score and determine who was deserving of the right to hold onto he X-Division Championship. With that being the case the two wrestlers went all out and put on a really great title match that in the end came down to the Champion having just a bit more in his arsenal as he waited for Paul London to set up for a London Calling before catching him with a top rope Huracánrana, followed by a Here It Is Driver…and finally a Shooting Star Press to win the match for Sydal and set up a title showdown with the winner of the World X Cup….Will Ospreay! </p><p> </p><p> Result: In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Matt Sydal defeated Paul London in 8:28 by pinfall with a Shooting Star Press. Matt Sydal makes defence number 9 of his Impact X-Division title.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: B-</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="IayqM4t.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/IayqM4t.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Impact Knockout's Championship</strong></span></p><p> <img alt="ejf2iB9.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/ejf2iB9.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="b0QkPis.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/b0QkPis.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 11: Impact Knockout’s Championship: Su Yung© vs. Taya<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the match: While Su Yung had used her mystique, and outside interference, to intimidate her opponents there was no intimidation with Taya as she attacked Su Yung at the bell and kept up that pace without backing down throughout most of the match, although Su Yung did make sure to attack the arm where she could. The finish of the match saw Taya attempt to lift Su Yung up for the Road to Valhalla, but Su Yung managed to break out of it and instead lock in the Yellow Fever which was enough to get the submission victory over Taya after Taya tried unsuccessfully to break out of the hold. </p><p> </p><p> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Su Yung defeated Taya in 8:17 by submission with a Yellow Fever. Su Yung makes defence number 5 of her Impact Knockouts title.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C-</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="2DvFaQg.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/2DvFaQg.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Impact World Tag Team Championship</strong></span></p><p> <img alt="2sgUcW2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/2sgUcW2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="X07csfU.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/X07csfU.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="bwzlDpE.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/bwzlDpE.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="t6vrufi.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/t6vrufi.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 12: Impact World Tag Team Championship: The Chosen 2© vs. Z & E<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the match: This was a similar match to the one from Impact Wrestling with Matt Riddle and Jeff Cobb showing off their skills, although this time the Champions were prepared for them so they put up a better showing against them. The finish saw Andrew Everett attempt to connect with a Toe Touch Moonsault but he landed on the knees of Matt Riddle, who then locked in a Guillotine Choke which was enough to get the submission victory for The Chosen 2 which brought Jeff Jarrett into the ring to celebrate with his two clients. </p><p> </p><p> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Chosen 2 defeated Z & E in 8:08 when Matt Riddle defeated Andrew Everett by submission with a Guillotine Choke. Chosen 2 make defence number 1 of their Impact World Tag Team titles.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C+</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="f3DGDNb.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/f3DGDNb.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="CNsSMOA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/CNsSMOA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 13: “Bare Knuckles” Stu Bennett vs. Miro Daye<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the match: Prior to the match beginning Miro Daye made sure the referee looked for a pair of brass knuckles on the body of Stu Bennett, but nothing was there. The match then began and was back and forth, with Daye finally connecting with a Sidekick and then went to lock in the Miro Clutch, but Bennett backed out of that and then pushed Miro into the referee. The referee went down long enough for Bennett to get a low blow on Miro Daye and then caught him with a Bare Knuckle Barrage to put him down for the three count.</p><p> </p><p> Result: In a good match, "Bare Knuckles" Stu Bennett defeated Miro Daye in 12:53 by pinfall after using a low blow.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: C+</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="tCcJC7b.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/tCcJC7b.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="Mf6Cmw1.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Mf6Cmw1.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 14: Bound For Glory Series Finals: “The American Nightmare” Cody vs. Rey Mysterio Jr<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the match: Two former WrestleMania opponents made their way to the Impact ring in a battle to determine who would get the World title shot at Bound For Glory. The focus was clear for Cody pretty quickly as he went after the knee of Rey Mysterio Jr and tried to keep working on it throughout the match. Rey did manage to go to the sky a couple of times to change the momentum of the match which worried Brandi Rhodes on the outside. At one point Brandi did attempt to get involve, which allowed a distraction that Cody tried to use by taking the knee brace of Rey off and nailing him in the head. Instead Rey responded with a drop toe hold that dropped Cody across the ropes and set up a 619. But the 619 only served to do more damage to the knee of Rey Mysterio and by the time he got a pin fall on it was only enough for a two count. From there Cody worked on the knee some more with an Inverted Indian Deathlock, and then a Figure Four but Rey managed to get the ropes both times. One final offensive burst from Rey drew the fans into the match, but when Rey came off of the top ropes and landed on his leg his knee gave out and Cody quickly moved in with a Cross Rhodes picking up the somewhat surprising victory and a World title match!</p><p> </p><p> Result: In a good match, Cody defeated Rey Mysterio Jr. in 18:07 by pinfall with a Cross Rhodes. Cody wins the Bound For Glory Series title.</p><p> </p><p> Grade: B-</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="dDumtZV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dDumtZV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> <span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Impact Wrestling Undisputed World Championship</strong></span></p><p> <img alt="r2p0FiN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/r2p0FiN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span><img alt="7vE5RNv.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/7vE5RNv.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Match 15: Impact Wrestling Undisputed World Championship: Ladder match: Pentagon Jr© vs. Austin Aries<p> </p><p> Thoughts on the match: As Challenger and Champion made their way towards the ring they walked past the single ladder that had been set up old school in the middle of the aisle for this match. Both men stood in the ring, face to face, and then slowly began to look skyward where the Impact Wrestling World Championship belt hang in the air. Austin Aries took advantage of the momentary distraction with a kick aimed low on Pentagon Jr that dropped the Champion to the mat. Aries tried to get out of the ring to go and get to the ladder, but desperately Pentagon Jr managed to launch and grab Aries by the ankle to keep him from going anywhere. Climbing back into the ring Aries tried to shake his leg free, but instead Pentagon Jr pulled him to the mat and tried to lock in his inverted arm breaker. Aries pulled himself to the ropes, and then pulled himself under the ropes and used gravity to pull Pentagon Jr out of the ring with him. Out there Pentagon continued to be on attack, pulling Aries up and throwing him into the steel steps. The Champion rolled Aries back into the ring, and then went to the top turnbuckle where he came off of the top with a double stomp to the back of Austin Aries. Pentagon Jr looked to follow that up with a Fear Factor package piledriver, but Aries fought against the move. The struggle went on for a few moments, before Aries managed to sent Pentagon Jr over the top rope where he landed on his feet. Fists were flying between the two men as Aries tried to knock Pentagon Jr off of the ring apron, but Pentagon Jr would not go down. A Discus Fivearm was enough to drop Pentagon Jr off of the ring apron to the floor, which set up a Suicide dive under the middle rope that dropped both men. </p><p> </p><p> As both men came to their feet it was Pentagon Jr who managed to react with a Superkick that dropped Aries back down to the floor. Pulling his challenger back up, Pentagon Jr rolled him back into the ring and then came into the ring with a Lung blower that set up the inverted arm breaker once more. Aries rolled forward out of the hold and then as both men came up, he managed get a kick to the gut that set up a Brainbuster! That left Pentagon in the perfect position for a Laster Chancery that Aries used to wear the Champion down a bit more to allow him to go and get the ladder. As Aries left the ring and made his way down the aisle, he kept glancing back over his shoulder to make sure that Pentagon Jr was still laying in the ring. When Aries made it to the ladder, he attempted to collapse it when Pentagon Jr re-entered the fray by running down the aisle and nailing Aries from behind causing him to drop the closed ladder. Pentagon Jr threw Aries into the security railing, before dragging him towards the entrance stage. There he tossed Aries into the video wall supports, and then caught him with another Superkick. Leaving Aries behind Pentagon went and got the ladder and started to carry it towards the ring, where he slid it in and then slowly followed behind it. With the ladder still closed Pentagon Jr started to set it up, and then looked behind him and saw that Aries was getting up on the ring apron so he turned and drove the closed ladder into the face of Aries dropping him back off of the apron. </p><p> </p><p> Setting the ladder up, Pentagon Jr started to ascend towards his World title but Aries caught him and pulled him off of the ladder and then drove his knee into the gut of the Champ. Grabbing Pentagon Jr by the mask Aries spun him around and smacked his head into the top turnbuckle twice, and then followed up with a Standing Dropkick to the back of the head. The blow was enough to drop Pentagon Jr to his knee’s which gave Aries the chance to start to climb the ladder. Aries had his fingers on the belt when Pentagon Jr pushed the ladder over, but Aries had already jumped off of the ladder as it landed on the top rope. The two men started to punch away at each other, before Pentagon sent Aries off of the ropes with an Irish Whip. Aries came flying off of the ropes and went looking for a Crossbody, but Pentagon Jr moved out of the way and Aries landed hard on the frame of the ladder. With Aries still in that vulnerable position Pentagon Jr connected with another Double stomp this time on the back. Pulling Aries into the middle of the ring, Pentagon Jr dragged the ladder over and placed it over his body, pinning Aries to the mat as Pentagon Jr once again began the climb to the top. Aries managed to wiggle out from under the ladder, and climbed up behind Pentagon Jr, pulling his feet off of the ladder causing Pentagon Jr to fall down and bash his head off of the top of the ladder and drop to the mat. With the way cleared, Austin Aries climbed towards the top and was just about the pull the title down when Pentagon Jr pushed the ladder over! Aries was hanging onto the belt, but his fingers slowly gave way and he dropped to the mat below where Pentagon Jr quickly attacked him.</p><p> </p><p> Bouncing off of the ropes Pentagon Jr took Aries down with a Slingblade before closing the ladder up and dropping it to the mat. Picking Aries up Pentagon Jr slammed him onto the ladder, before opening the ladder up after Aries had rolled off. Pulling Aries arm in between the two parts of the ladder, Pentagon Jr slammed the top part of the ladder down onto the arm. While Aries kicked his legs in pain, Pentagon Jr kicked down into the ladder right into the elbow joint of Austin Aries. Opening the ladder Pentagon Jr pulled Austin Aries through the ladder more, before slamming it down again on the head and back of Aries. Grabbing the part of the arm that was now out of the ladder, Pentagon twisted it back with his Sacrifice arm breaker. Opening the ladder up and moving it away from Aries, Pentagon Jr set it up before pushing Aries out of the ring with his foot. Pentagon Jr started the climb up the ladder towards the title belt, and it looked like the match was over until Aries managed to slide back into the ring and threw a Dropkick at the ladder that caused it to topple over and Pentagon Jr landed on the top ring rope crotch first before falling over and landing on the ring apron. Cradling his arm, Aries kicked the ladder closed and then pulled Pentagon Jr to his feet, and then brought him back into the ring and dropped him onto the closed ladder with what looked mostly like a one-armed Brainbuster! Slowly Aries made his way to the top turnbuckle, stood on his feet….and flew off with a 450 splash that crashes hard onto Pentagon Jr on the ladder! </p><p> </p><p> Aries rolled off holding his arm, while Pentagon Jr was holding his ribs as he continued to lay in the collapsed ladder. Slowly Aries stumbled towards Pentagon Jr and went to pull Pentagon to his feet, and suddenly Pentagon responded by pulling Aries down into a Small Package. Of course, that didn’t count but it did slow down Aries momentum as he kicked out. As they climbed to their feet Pentagon Jr fired off a Chop to the chest of Austin Aries that slowed the Challenger down. Aries tried to respond with his own Chop but used the sore arm and it seemed he did more damage to himself. It paved the way for Pentagon Jr to kick Aries in the gut and connected with the Fear Factor! Both wrestlers were out! Pentagon Jr was the first one to his feet and he opened the ladder and started to make his way up towards his belt. But Austin Aries was on the other side! Slowly both men scaled towards the top where they battled with each other over who was going to reach for the belt. They both tried to punch the other off, back and forth the punches went. And then Aries fired off a flurry of punches with his good arm and it looked Pentagon was going to fall off….but somehow he managed to hold on. Now Pentagon grabbed Aries by the air and nailed him with a Headbutt! Aries managed to hold onto the ladder, but it allowed Pentagon Jr to grab the World Championship belt. In desperation Aries reached out and grabbed onto the mask of the Champion and pulled with all of the might left in his good arm……and the masked popped right off!! But Pentagon was wearing another!! The camera got the look of shock on Aries face as he realized that….and then Pentagon punched the arm that was still holding onto the ladder, namely Aries bad arm, and Aries lost his grip….and fell from the top of the ladder! Pentagon Jr reached up….AND HE GRABBED THE BELT! PENTAGON JR HAD RETAINED THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP! </p><p> </p><p> Result: In a good match, Pentagon Jr defeated Austin Aries in 19:31 by retrieving the Impact Wrestling Undisputed World Championship</p><p> </p><p> Grade: B+</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Overall Show Grade: B</p><p> </p><p> Pick 'Em Contest:</p><p> </p><p> Nobby_McDonald: 11</p><p> Warhawk8492: 11</p><p> </p><p> Overall Standings:</p><p> </p><p> Nobby_McDonald: 21</p><p> Warhawk8492: 11</p>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:14px;">In Summary</span></span></strong></p><p> </p><p> Victory Road thoughts:</p><p> </p><p> -It may seem crazy to set up a big match like the three way between Drake, Fenix and Moose as a part of the PPV pre-show but we want to continue to make the pre-show important as a way to drive people's interest in the Global Wrestling Network. The match itself I thought was enjoyable and should help propel forward some big plans that I have for all three men in the match.</p><p> </p><p> -Back in July at San Diego Comic-Con I had made the announcement that an NJPW wrestler would be appearing at Bound For Glory....I don't think anyone thought it would be the amazing Okada judging from the loud reaction that was heard when the video appeared on screen announcing it. Should help to make BFG just that much more special I hope.</p><p> </p><p> -Teddy and Storm had a decent match back at Cage Unleashed, but they really stepped up tonight with Teddy evening the score.....I don't think it is much of a surprise that a third match will be coming, but maybe not as quickly as people think.....</p><p> </p><p> -I know that it is going to be a bit of a project to get Banks and Brookes over, but that is why we wanted them to work with two great workers and it worked out perfectly that Shelley and Sabin were available to leave ROH and join us. I have high hopes for the future of #CGK.</p><p> </p><p> -Chaos was all I was looking for in the hardcore match between Jacobs and Callihan, and that was exactly what we got. Have something planned for them at BFG, although if rumours are true, that may change. </p><p> </p><p> -It's an old wrestling tradition that you go out on your back, and I figured RVD understood that and why we wanted him to 'pass the torch' to Will Ospreay, but then I heard he was complaining about losing to Will which really ticked me off. When I spoke to him he denied it, but he should probably chill out.</p><p> </p><p> -Swann and Lee had a fun match that I was hoping for and I'm glad that we have managed to get the former ACH on the roster where I have high hopes for him.</p><p> </p><p> -The goal is for a slow burn on the feud between Edwards and Impact, hence why we didn't want an actual match for them tonight, and decided to try a different sort of thing harking back to some of the stuff that the Hardy's ran as part of their 'Total Deletion' days. I don't think things came off quite as good as I had hoped, but again, this should only be the beginning.</p><p> </p><p> -I could not be prouder of our Knockout's division and I felt the tag team match between 4ever and Klein/Dashwood was a good example of what these performers can do when given the chance. 2019 is going to be huge for the Knockout's I think.</p><p> </p><p> -The lucha match between Caristico and El Hijo del Fantasma helps continue a storyline that while maybe not the most important thing going on, will lead to some important things by the end of the year if everything goes to plan.</p><p> </p><p> -Hopefully the fans will now believe Konnna when he says he is backing Ortiz and Santana only, which will hopefully lead to some more heat for their matches because things are not clicking the way I had hoped they would right now.</p><p> </p><p> -The X-Division title match did not get the time I had hoped for, but I still think both men delivered. Now it will be time for Ospreay to step up and follow that with a title match at Bound For Glory that may just determine the whole direction of the X-Division going forward.</p><p> </p><p> -I wanted to make sure that everyone understood Taya was not afraid of Su Yung, so that when Su Yung did manage to defeat her it helped build both of them up which I think is what happened. I hope it's what happened.</p><p> </p><p> -Some people may have been surprised by the sudden tag team title change, but it was always the plan to push Riddle and Cobb right away. At the same time though Z & E was done as a team, and Champions, as soon as Andrew Everett decided he wanted to sign with Lucha Underground over us. So this was his final appearance for Impact Wrestling, and that is why he suffered the defeat. I feel bad for Zema Ion though....I've got some plans for him, but it seems everytime he starts gaining any sort of momentum something causes it to stall out.</p><p> </p><p> -Bennett and Daye continue to plug along, although something seems to be missing from the package....I just can't quite put my finger on what it is....</p><p> </p><p> -I wanted to make sure that the match between Cody and Rey was not based around shenanigans but rather just a match where the talent of the two could shine. Unfortunately time has slowed Rey down and this was not the match I hoped it was going to be, but it did set up our Bound For Glory Main Event with the NWA World Champion and ROH Superstar Cody going off against our Champion. Speaking of which....</p><p> </p><p> -Four of the best five matches of the year have featured Pentagon Jr. He has been everything I had hoped for as Champion and this match was exactly what I had hoped for. I know some people on the internet have been mocking us for only having 'one' ladder, but the truth is we wanted Pentagon and Aries to do something different with this ladder match. It was meant to hearken back to the old days, where it was about the psychology of trying to prevent someone from climbing the ladder as opposed to 'big spots' and judging from the crowd reaction, and the reaction from the boys in the back I would say they delivered in spades.</p><p> </p><p> -Overall I was happy with this show, although there was way too many matches which threw off the timing of the show I'm afraid. A focus going forward is going to be on lowering the amount of matches on the main show, but I do think that each of the matches at least served to advance a story.</p><p> </p><p> ***************************************</p><p> </p><p> The month of September 2018 in wrestling....</p><p> </p><p> All In was of course the biggest news of the month with the implications thereof having possible landscape altering ramifications, but that is for another day.</p><p> </p><p> Tragically the life of Tomahawk TT came to an end at only 28 years after he fell into an open vat of liquid nitrogen. He will be missed.</p><p> </p><p> A few big veteran retirements this month with Jim Duggan, Rikishi, Big Vito, former Knockout's Champion Angel Williams, and Dory Funk Jr all retiring.</p><p> </p><p> At a company level the big news of the month had to be the WWE ending their brand extension with all wrestlers from all brands now being able to appear on any show. Seems like that could get messy....</p><p> </p><p> ********************************</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Nobby_McDonald" data-cite="Nobby_McDonald" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Congratulations on having a baby boy.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Thank you very much....one boy, one girl...I'm done haha</p>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">October 4th, 2018:</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> With Victory Road over the march towards Bound For Glory begins; in attempting to make this the most noteworthy show of the year as befitting the history of the event we've gone all out bringing in Cody Rhodes and Kazuchika Okada. Add that to our already talented roster and the mix is there for an amazing card, but it's going to depend on each step we take getting there....</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 1: Jack Evans/PJ Black vs. Los Fantasmics (El Hijo del Fantasma/Rey de lo Fantasmatico) </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: While Los Fantasmics got the opportunity to work together as a tag team, the commentary was about how Caristico had suffered an injury after Fantasmatico had pushed him off of the top turnbuckle and it was unknown how long he would be out of action. The match itself was alright and saw Los Fantasmics pick up the victory. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Los Fantasmic's defeated PJ Black & Evans in 13:22 when El Hijo del Fantasma defeated PJ Black by pinfall with a Bridging German Suplex.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Rob Moore and Don Callis go through a brief rundown of the events from Victory Road and then announce that tonight’s Main Event would be a showdown between Rob Van Dam and Rey Mysterio Jr!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Hulk Hogan was with Fénix and Moose and announced that there would be a 30 man Bound For Glory Battle Royale at Bound For Glory with the winner getting a title shot! He said he wanted Fénix and Moose to be there as they had both impressed at Victory Road and he was proud to announce them as the first two entrants into the Battle Royale.</div></div></div></blockquote><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 2: Impact Knockout’s Championship: Su Yung© vs. Kelly Klein</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Commentary mentioned that this title match was given to Kelly Klein after her impressive showing at Victory Road. Klein tried to keep the match grounded, but Su Yung always managed to find a way out, and found her way to a submission victory to reain her title.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a poor match, Su Yung defeated Kelly Klein in 8:07 by submission with a Yellow Fever. Su Yung makes defence number 6 of her Impact Knockouts title.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: D+</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">As Su Yung celebrated in the ring with the Knockout’s Championship, unfamiliar music began to play and out walked Jake Roberts with a microphone. Roberts spoke about the evil he had seen in his days but that Su Yung managed to take the mystical craziness to the next level, but it did not matter as everyone knows that when it comes to the darkness, no one beats a snake…and that is why Roberts was proud to announce Su Yung’s opponent for Bound For Glory……KIM ‘THE VIPER’ BENSON!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Alicia Atout was backstage with Will Ospreay talking about his victory and the coming X-Division title match at Bound For Glory when they were interrupted by Rob Van Dam. RVD congratulated Will on his victory and said the future was nothing but bright for him, although it came through as less then authentic. </div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">The Chosen Few were backstage and took the opportunity to speak about their tag team title defense at Bound For Glory against LAX.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 3: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Zema Ion</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Both men would be in the Bound For Glory battle royale, and this was an opportunity to show what they could do. Moore and Callis also briefly mentioned that Zema Ion’s former tag team champion partner was no longer with the company, and wished him well, before talking about Ion needing to rediscover who he was in Impact Wrestling against. This was a good first step as Zema Ion managed to pick up the victory in this match for perhaps a little momentum boost.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Zema Ion defeated Naomichi Marufuji in 13:08 by pinfall with a Filipino Destroyer.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Pentagon Jr came out to speak about his World title match against “The American Nightmare” Cody at Bound For Glory, when he was interrupted by Brandi. Wearing her best dress suit Brandi made her way down to the ring to speak to Pentagon Jr on behalf of the NWA World Heavyweight Champion….but both were interrupted by Eli Drake! Drake got into the ring and apologized for interrupting, pointing out how irritated he was to get interrupted by a video for some “scrub from Japan” at Victory Road but he had a guaranteed title shot that he could take advantage of at ANY time. And he was ready to shake up the Main Event of Bound For Glory and he wanted a title match……but he was going to be fair, and he was going to give Pentagon Jr a week to prepare….so next week it was a World Championship match!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played for Future Star Cup competitor Mike Bailey, highlighting his high flying abilities.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 4: Marko Estrada vs. Mike Bailey</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Another showcase match for the Future Star Cup competitor, with the wrestler known as “Speedball” taking to the skies to get a victory over his fellow Canadian.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Mike Bailey defeated Marko Estrada in 2:39 by pinfall with a Shooting Star Knee Drop.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: D</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A highlights video package played showing a recent match between Cage and Kazuchika Okada that occurred in Japan, a match that Okada won by count out after Okada had managed to connect with the Rainmaker in the crowd and beat Cage back into the ring.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video saw Austin Aries entering the building ignoring everyone as he was speaking to the mask he had ripped off of Pentagon Jr’s head at Victory Road, but he could be heard mumbling that he had “figured it out, the masks were the problem.”</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 5: “Bare Knuckles” Stu Bennett vs. Taiji Ishimori</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Miro Daye was at the commentary table, although he did not come across very well, while in the ring Stu Bennett used his size advantage to his advantage to toss Ishimori around. The “Bone Soldier” did get a few shots in though using his speed, but he ran into a punches from Bennett that stopped his in his tracks and then a Wasteland later managed to end the match and give the victory to Stu. After the match Bennett made sure to mock Miro from the ring, until the camera switched to an angry looking Daye at the commentary table. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, "Bare Knuckles" Stu Bennett defeated Taiji Ishimori in 7:38 by pinfall with The Wasteland.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Konnan, Ortiz and Santana spoke and let everyone in on their plan all along that had resulted in everyone doubting Konnan which led to LAX winning the match at Victory Road and getting a title shot at Bound For Glory.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A brief video recapped the segment from Victory Road with Johnny Impact and Edwards having a fight in the park; with the announcement that they would be at next week’s show for an important contract signing.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 6: Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Rob Van Dam</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: The two veteran’s were not the wrestlers they had been in their prime’s, but this match came across well enough as a “greatest hits” sort of match with them both pulling out their trademark moves. Moore and Callis made sure to mention tag the two men had been World title winners as a tag team. There would be no clear winner though as just as the match was heading towards an exciting conclusion Austin Aries came out from the back carrying the mask of Pentagon Jr still in his hand and then jumped into the ring and went after Rey Mysterio Jr drawing the disqualification. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had great heat and decent wrestling, Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated Rob Van Dam in 13:30 by disqualification.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C+</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match Austin Aries continued his attack on Rey Mysterio Jr, picking him up and dropping him with a Brainbuster outside of the ring, and then standing over him yelling at him as the show went off the air.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Overall Grade: B-</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">X-Plosion Tapings:</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A video played of the attack from Austin Aries on Rey Mysterio Jr from Impact Wrestling with an announcement that the two would be facing off against each other at Bound For Glory.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Zachary Wentz defeated Marko Estrada in 8:01 by submission. (D+)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A video package played of Albert Carter Jr showing up to assist Rich Swann after Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley had attacked him at Victory Road and announced that he would be making his debut Thursday.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Kim 'The Viper' Benson defeated Rachael Ellering in 8:02 by pinfall with a Michinoku Driver. (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley defeated Extreme Tiger & Laredo Kid in 8:21 when Trevor Lee defeated Laredo Kid by pinfall. (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Trevor Lee got on the microphone afterwards and announced that Albert Carter Jr had made a big mistake getting involved in matters and that he would pay.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Zema Ion defeated Jimmy Rave in 8:16 by pinfall with a Filipino Destroyer. (C+)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> The show ended with hype for the World title match between Pentagon Jr and Eli Drake on Thursday.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Overall Grade: C</div></div>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">October 11, 2018:</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> From an interview with <em>Variety</em> to the Investors Group Centre for Impact and a World title match as we continue to work our way towards Bound For Glory. This was a show I did not, and could not miss, not with the surprise ending we had in store.....</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 1: CIMA/James Storm vs. Fénix/Moose</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Moore and Callis made sure to mention how this was a preview for the 30 man battle royale at Bound For Glory and also how there seemed to be some tension between Fénix and Moose. The finish saw a couple of things happen as Storm left his partner alone, Fénix tagged in while Moose was setting up for a Spear and then finished things off with a Corkscrew somersault senton and then got the pin fall. Moose was not pleased and argued with Fénix, claiming that Fénix had stolen the pin fall. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, Fénix and Moose defeated James Storm and CIMA in 13:04 when Fénix defeated CIMA by pinfall.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C+</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Rob Moore and Don Callis tried to talk about the Main Event but couldn’t help but acknowledge that in the ring Moose and Fénix seemed to be arguing over the results of their match. The finished by announcing that the contract signing between Impact and Edwards had been called off for this evening before introducing footage that showed that as the two men had arrived at the arena and attacked each other. Hulk Hogan had to intervene and have both men dragged off. Alicia Atout was there to interview Hogan, and Hogan announced that the big announcement was that the two men would be facing off at Bound For Glory to determine the #1 Contender to the World title, but that both men would not be allowed anywhere near each other until Bound For Glory to make sure the match was able to proceed.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played highlighting the Knockout’s division, including 4Ever, Allie, Taya, Tenille Dashwood etc. with the announcement of a 20 woman battle royale at Bound for Glory with the #1 Contendership on the line.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Alicia Atout was with Josh Matthews asking him some questions about when we would see Cage return, which Matthews really did not answer. But when Alicia brought up his recent loss to Kazuchika Okada in Japan (by count out) Matthews got angry and walked away from the interview.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 2: Jimmy Rave vs. Miro Daye</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Once more poor Jimmy was just out there to help put over his opponent, in this case giving Miro the opportunity to show off his strength and speed as he powered his way to victory over Rave. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Miro Daye defeated Jimmy Rave in 7:53 by pinfall with a BulPlex.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match Miro Daye was celebrating in the ring when Stu Bennett made his way out from the back with a microphone to mock Miro Daye for the victory, and promised to knock him out on the way to victory in the Bound For Glory Battle Royale.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 3: LAX vs. oVe</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: The #1 Contenders went to fight against the brothers from Ohio (who were not accompanied by Sami), while Moore and Callis continued to hype both the tag team title match at Bound For Glory while wondering if the issues between oVe and the Monstourage. In the end LAX managed to win, perhaps because of the missing Callihan. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Latin American Xchange defeated OVE in 8:11 when Santana defeated Dave Crist by submission.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match Konnan got on the microphone to hype the tag team title match at Bound For Glory, but were soon interrupted by the Chosen Few of Jeff Jarrett, Matt Riddle and Jeff Cobb with the tag team titles. The back and forth was interrupted by Rob Van Dam of all people who came out to announce that he had been given the opportunity to get a shot at a title of his choice prior to his official retirement at Bound For Glory and he had decided on a at shot at the tag team Champions next week….with his partner being….the homicidal, genocidal, suicidal….SABU!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Camera’s managed to catch a meeting of Miro Daye and Teddy Nemeth in the back with Teddy doing his best to try and encourage Miro Daye after the earlier comments from Stu Bennett. </div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 4: Albert Carter Jr vs. Kid Lykos</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: While both of these wrestlers were known for their high flying abilities, the match actually was slowed down with AC Jr working a deliberate pace to work Lykos down before sealing the victory with his signature frog splash called Dragon Fly. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Albert Carter Jr defeated Kid Lykos in 7:36 by pinfall with a Dragon Fly.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match Albert Carter Jr was celebrating when Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley attacked from behind, but Rich Swann came running out from the back to make the save. The scene ended with Carter Jr and Swann staring at each other across the ring.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Austin Aries made his way out with the mask of Pentagon Jr from Victory Road hanging around his neck. Aries promo dealt with ‘masks’ and how all the wrestlers in the back liked to put a mask on their face, some more literally then others, before coming out to wrestle for the fans. But Aries was not going to do that. Sure he may be a dick and an a-hole, but that was just who he was. He was proud of his lifestyle and he was not afraid to stick up for himself in the back or in the ring. It was time for the masks to be removed so that the truth could be seen by everyone, and he was starting with Rey Mysterio. Before Aries could talk anymore his opponent for Bound For Glory made his way out from the back and ran down to the ring, but Aries left the ring as Rey slid into the ring leaving Rey to stare him down as Aries made his way to the back.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Late Night IMPACT with Classic Colt Cabana returned with guests El Hijo del Fantasma and Rey de lo Fantasmático dressed up with stylish suits. El Hijo did most of the talking as he spoke about his anger at Mistico for letting the country of Mexico down during the World X Cup, and that it was up to Fantasma to take up the mantle and show the fans of the world that the best wrestlers in the world came from Mexico and he was proud of Fantasmático for showing that he recognized the right side to be on. They were interrupted by Aero Star and Drago who didn’t say anything but came face to face with the pair, while Colt got in between them and quickly ended the segment. </div></div></div></blockquote><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Alicia Atout stood with Jake Roberts and Kim ‘The Viper’ Benson with Jake doing the talking while Kim stood behind him intimidatingly. Roberts spoke about how Su Yung had managed to intimidate her way to a lot of victories, but there would be no scaring Kim as she had the ice cold blood of a snake running in her veins and that meant Knockout Championship glory at Bound For Glory.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played hyping ‘The Walking Weapon’ Josh Alexander; hyping both his athletic abilities and his cocky nature.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 5: Evil Uno vs. Josh Alexander</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Alexander managed to show off his skills while putting Uno away, while Callis and Moore spoke about how there was only two wrestlers left to be revealed in the Future Star Cup. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had terrible wrestling and non-existent crowd heat, Josh Alexander defeated Evil Uno in 3:30 by pinfall with a TKO.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: D-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="dDumtZV.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/dDumtZV.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><strong><span style="font-size:18px;">Impact Undisputed World Championship</span></strong></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><img alt="r2p0FiN.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/r2p0FiN.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span></div></div><img alt="M5OW4hP.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/M5OW4hP.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 6: Impact Undisputed World Championship: Pentagon Jr © vs. Eli Drake</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: While there had not been a lot of time to build up to this match, that did not mean it was not a heated match between the two men. It was built as an even match, and both men had their chances throughout the match of putting the other away, but in the end the Champion managed to retain his title and seal the title match at Bound For Glory….Pentagon vs. Cody!</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Pentagon Jr. defeated Eli Drake in 18:14 by pinfall with a Package Piledriver. Pentagon Jr. makes defence number 8 of his Impact Undisputed World title.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match Eli Drake was left in the ring, when the lights went out…..and then they came back on….</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="wVYdt64.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/wVYdt64.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> …KAZUCHIKA OKADA WAS IN THE RING!! The camera pulled out from the ring while Okada did his Rainmaker pose, and then came back to the ring with Drake and Okada staring at each other as the show came to an end.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Show Grade: B</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">X-Plosion Tapings:</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> The exciting match between Eli Drake and Pentagon Jr, and the appearance of Okada were reviewed by Moore and Callis.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Rey de lo Fantasmático defeated Robbie Solar in 7:37 by pinfall with a Super Huracarrana. (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> 4Ever has a chance to talk about their strategy for the Knockout’s Battle Royale, agreeing that it is all about Tessa winning and earning a shot at the Knockout’s Championship.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a terrible match, Rachael Ellering defeated Alisha Edwards in 8:28 by pinfall. (D-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Josh Alexander defeated Laredo Kid in 8:06 by pinfall with a Pearl River Plunge. (D+)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Street Royalty defeated PJ Black & Evans in 7:37 when PJ Black was disqualified when Homicide ran in and attacked Willie Prince. During the match we also had Hernandez run in and attack Eddie Kingston. ©</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> The brawl between the four men continued, but then it also grew to include the women as Diamante and Mercedes Martinez got involved.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> As the brawl was being broken up, Moore and Callis did their best to hype the tag team title match reminding everyone that this sort of chaos is what RVD and Sabu thrived on and could they do it one more time and win the tag team titles?</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Show Grade: C</div></div>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">October 18, 2018:</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> Another week where I was able to fly into the show with it being only one province over in Alberta at the Medicine Hat Arena, after tonight most of the card for Bound For Glory will be set and it will just be the final preparations for what should go down as possibly our biggest show of the year....</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 1: #CGK/YANG vs. Motor City Machine Guns/Paul London</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: All six men would be in the Bound For Glory Battle Royale, and as such this served as another preview with this one being fast paced, but the wrestlers refrained from doing dives to allow Rob Moore and Don Callis to talk about the over the top elimination nature of the Battle Royale. The finish of the match saw the Machine Gun’s and #CGK fighting outside of the ring while Paul London managed to finish the match with a Shooting Star Press. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Paul London and Motor City Machine Guns defeated YANG and #CGK in 11:45 when Paul London defeated YANG by pinfall with a Shooting Star Press.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C- </div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After recapping the events of last week, and announcing that Eli Drake would be facing off against Kazuchika Okada at Bound For Glory at the request of Eli Drake, Moore and Callis hyped the contract signing that would take place tonight between Impact Wrestling Undisputed World Champion Pentagon Jr and “The American Nightmare” Cody for their title match at Bound For Glory.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Late Night IMPACT with Colt Cabana focused on guest Will Ospreay who spoke about the history of the X Division, surprisingly giving a lot of praise to wrestlers like AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels who work for other companies, as he tried to explain how important his match against Matt Sydal at Bound For Glory was to him as he saw a victory there as a path to taking the X-Division to new heights. They were interrupted by Matt Sydal who agreed that the X-Division would be taken to new heights….but his vision foretold that it would not be Ospreay who got them there; the title would be elevated through the man with the third eye: Matt Sydal.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 2: “Bare Knuckles” Stu Bennett vs. Rich Swann</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: The feud between Swann and Lee once again reared its head in this match as Trevor Lee provided a distraction that Stu Bennett took advantage of to pick up the victory.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, "Bare Knuckles" Stu Bennett defeated Rich Swann in 7:57 by pinfall with The Wasteland after a distraction from Trevor Lee.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley attempted to beat Rich Swann down, but once against Albert Carter Jr made his way out to even the signs leading to Lee and Konley leaving the ring. Swann and Carter Jr looked across the ring at each other, with Swann giving a bit of a nod as the segment ended.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played with Austin Aries seated in the backstage area and talking to the Pentagon Jr mask as he spoke about how people hide their true selves behind masks, some attempt to take the masks off but are soon scared back into putting them on as if they can go back and change the past. But there is no changing the past, just the future. Masks would come off, faces would be revealed on the way to failure…and Austin Aries would once again become Champion, a true superhero to the masses. No masks required, just truth. Just victory.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 3: Naomichi Marufuji vs. Teddy Nemeth:</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Moore and Callis used this match to once again hype the Battle Royale with both men being competitors in the Battle Royale. It was a good match that got the fans all riled up before Nemeth was able to put it away with a Zig Zag.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Theodore "Teddy" Nemeth defeated Naomichi Marufuji in 13:12 by pinfall with a Zig Zag.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match as Teddy Nemeth posed for the cheering fans, James Storm made his way through the crowd carrying a bull rope with him. Storm slid into the ring and nailed Teddy from behind, before wrapping the rope around his throat…and tossing Teddy over the top rope! Storm was hanging Teddy Nemeth! Finally, Storm let go and Teddy dropped to the ground holding his throat and desperately gasping for breath.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Alicia Atout interviewed Johnny Impact, who tried to downplay his feud with Eddie Edwards but did admit that Eddie was a bit crazy, and that could be a little bit scary but at Bound For Glory it was going to be all about “The Survivor” winning and getting a shot at World Championship glory.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 4: Alisha Edwards/Allie/Taya vs. Melissa Anderson/Mercedes Martinez/The Undead Bridesmaid</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: This random collection of ladies was to promote the Knockout’s Battle Royale at Bound For Glory. Moore and Callis also made sure to speak about Alisha who was trying to get her career back on track without having any involvement from Eddie Edwards. Tonight was not the night for her though as the veteran Martinez picked up the submission victory. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had sub-par wrestling and little heat, Mercedes Martinez, Melissa Anderson and Undead Bridesmaid defeated Allie, Taya and Alisha Edwards in 7:17 when Mercedes Martinez defeated Alisha Edwards by submission.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: D+</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Mercedes Martinez was attacked by Diamante which brought out King and Willie Prince, who were quickly followed by Hernandez and Homicide. Later in the show it was announced that Mercedes Martinez and Diamnate had been pulled from the Battle Royale and would be competing as part of a six-person tag team match at Bound For Glory.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Moore and Callis took us back to footage from last week that saw oVe lose to LAX without Sami Callihan by their side. Footage from the backstage saw oVe looking to find Callihan, and finding him beat up backstage. Before the Crist Brother’s could react they were attacked by Abyss and Kongo Kong who left all three members of oVe broken in the background with Jimmy Jacobs laughing and admiring the work of his monsters.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A Future Star Cup went through the violence and promotional talents of this weeks competitor…..Joey Janela!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 5: Joey Janela vs. Teddy Hart</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: This was a short match, all high spots, but also it caught the fans attention to see both wrestlers showing off their skills. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In an extremely short match, Joey Janela defeated Teddy Hart in 2:48 by pinfall with a Moonsault Foot Stomp.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">The contract signing for Bound For Glory was next with the World Champion Pentagon and Hulk Hogan being in the ring, but they were not joined by Cody…but rather by his wife Brandi. Brandi said that Cody was busy preparing for the defence of the Worlds Heavyweight Championship this week at the NWA’s 70th Anniversary and he did not have the time to be here tonight. But Brandi was happy to sign on his behalf, and talked about Cody becoming a Double World Champion at Bound For Glory…before ending the segment by slapping Pentagon Jr across the face. Hogan had to stop him from going after Brandi who just walked away with a grin on her face.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="2DvFaQg.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/2DvFaQg.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Championship</strong></span></div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><img alt="X07csfU.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/X07csfU.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="2sgUcW2.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/2sgUcW2.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"><span style="font-size:14px;">-vs-</span></div></div><img alt="PnR2H7W.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/PnR2H7W.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="OXrPsSU.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/OXrPsSU.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 6: Impact Wrestling World Tag Team Championship: Chosen 2© vs. Rob Van Dam/Sabu</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: In the final Impact Wrestling match of his career Rob Van Dam brought the best that he had left, but Matt Riddle and Jeff Cobb seemed to be one step ahead of the team of RVD and Sabu at every moment, including the end of the match. During the match Sabu had gone outside the ring to step up a table, and it was Van Dam who ended up getting tossed off of the top rope and through the table leaving Sabu facing both Cobb and Riddle, something he was unable to survive as Riddle managed to get the submission victory.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Chosen 2 defeated Rob Van Dam and Sabu in 12:56 when Matt Riddle defeated Sabu by submission with a Guillotine Choke. Chosen 2 make defence number 2 of their Impact World Tag Team titles.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match Rob Van Dam and Sabu looked about ready to come to blows when out ran….</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="EtiOhPA.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/EtiOhPA.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></div><p></p><p></p><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> ….JERRY LYNN! Jerry got in between the two of them before RVD grabbed a microphone and said he had one match left and at Bound For Glory it would be RVD and Sabu….EXTREME RULES!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Show Grade: B-</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">X-Plosion Tapings:</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Rob Moore and Don Callis went through the tag team Main Event from Thursday, hyping fans on what will be Rob Van Dam’s final match at Bound For Glory.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Caleb Konley defeated Teddy Hart in 7:48 by pinfall with an Inverted Overdrive. (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Two tag team matches were announced for the PPV Pre-Show prior to Bound For Glory; Aero Star/Drago vs. El Hijo del Fantasma/Rey de lo Fantasmático and Caleb Konley/Trevor Lee vs. Albert Carter Jr/Rich Swann</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Los Fantasmic's defeated The Rascalz in 8:24 when El Hijo del Fantasma defeated Zachary Wentz by pinfall with a Bridging German Suplex. (C-)</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Aero Star and Drago defeated Jimmy Rave and YANG in 8:25 when Aero Star defeated YANG by pinfall with an Imploding Senton Bomb. ©</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A video played hyping the seven competitors we had seen so far in the Future Star Cup (Brody King, Dick Mayer, Fred Yehi, Zach Sabre Jr, Mike Bailey, Josh Alexander, and Joey Janela) while hyping the final competitor would be announced this week. The eight men would also battle in in an eight man tag team match at the PPV Pre-Show.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> In a bout that had decent wrestling but little heat, Joey Janela defeated Rich Swann and Robbie Solar in 7:33 when Joey Janela defeated Robbie Solar by pinfall with a Moonsault Foot Stomp. During the match we also had Trevor Lee run in and attack Swann. ©</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> The final episode of Impact Wrestling prior to Bound For Glory was hyped, especially the Main Event which would feature Pentagon Jr teaming with….Kazuchika Okada vs. Cody and Eli Drake!</div></div></div></blockquote><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Show Grade: C+</div></div>
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<p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">October 25, 2018:</span></strong></p><p> </p><p> The Dahlberg Arena at the University of Montana in Missoula was where we were getting our final show in prior to Bound For Glory. It was going to be mostly about the Battle Royale tonight, but the cherry on top was one amazing tag team match that I had to be present to see live...</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 1: Aero Star/Albert Carter Jr/Drago/Rich Swann/Will Ospreay vs. Cult of Lee/El Hijo del Fantasma/Matt Sydal/Rey de lo Fantasmático</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: This was used to combine a few matches from the weekend into one high flying exciting encounter that went by quickly and saw the X-Division Champion going one up on his opponent for Bound For Glory. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Matt Sydal, El Hijo del Fantasma, Rey de lo Fantasmático, Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley defeated Will Ospreay, Aero Star, Drago, Albert Carter Jr and Rich Swann in 9:52 when Matt Sydal defeated Will Ospreay by pinfall with a Here It Is Driver.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Moore and Callis could not hide their excitement as they discussed the big tag team Main Event, with Okada wrestling for the first time in this new era of Impact Wrestling beside the dominant champ from Mexico in a dream pairing.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">The first hype video for Bound For Glory was played highlighting the competitors in the Knockout’s Battle Royale.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 2: Black Hulk vs. Moose</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Using devious means Black Hulk managed to hang around longer in this match then would have been expected otherwise, but in the end Moose managed to get the momentum on the road to the Bound For Glory Battle Royale. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, Moose defeated Black Hulk in 7:58 by pinfall with a TheGameBreaker.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">After the match Moose grabbed a microphone: “Hey Fénix…top that.”</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Video was introduced of an out of control brawl in the backstage area between oVe, Jimmy Jacobs, Kongo Kong and Abyss that continued on as security was unwilling to get between them.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 3: Allie/Kim ‘The Viper’ Benson vs. Su Yung/Undead Bridesmaid</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Lots of history in this match as Allie was facing off against a nemesis who had haunted her the entire year. That continued to be the story with Su Yung picking up the quick submission victory over her, while Kim was forced to watch and wonder if she had enough to beat the supernatural Champion at Bound For Glory. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, Su Yung and Undead Bridesmaid defeated Kim 'The Viper' Benson and Allie in 7:55 when Su Yung defeated Allie by submission with a Yellow Fever Submission.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Alicia Atout interviewed Jerry Lynn who announced he would be the referee for Rob Van Dam’s final match against Sabu on Sunday and he wanted to make sure that it was a good match that both friends could walk away with their heads held high but acknowledged that both men were stubborn and competitive and that it might be difficult to keep them from hurting each other. </div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 4: James Storm vs. Zema Ion</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: Continuing with the theme of the evening, another preview for the Battle Royale, given some time to tell a good story with Zema Ion using the fans support to try and rally for a victory but in the end losing to the former World Champion. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, James Storm defeated Zema Ion in 13:04 by pinfall with a Lung Blower.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">James Storm acknowledged the boo’s and promised that with Teddy Nemeth out of the Battle Royale at Bound For Glory it was time for Storm to win the shot at the World title that he deserved….and as for all the 29 other wrestlers in the Battle Royale “Sorry ‘bout your damn luck.”</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 5: Fénix vs. Naruki Doi</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: One final preview match for the Bound For Glory Battle Royale saw Fénix and Naruki Doi impressing with lots of fast action before Fénix got the victory to match Moose prior to the PPV.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a decent match, Fénix defeated Naruki Doi in 7:46 by pinfall with a Meteora.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: C</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Now the second hype video was all about the men’s Battle Royale at Bound For Glory.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">A video played where Jeff Jarrett and the Chosen 2 were celebrating their tag team title victory when they were interrupted by LAX and soon there was a pull apart shoving match going on between them. </div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">This weeks Future Star Cup competitor: WALTER!</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 6: The Boogeyman vs. WALTER</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: The final competitor in the Future Star Cup, the big man from Austria easily put away the mysterious, and aging, Boogeyman on his way towards the eight man Future Star Cup tag team challenge at the Bound For Glory Preshow. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a terrible match, WALTER defeated The Boogeyman in 3:07 by pinfall with a Golden Bomb.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: D-</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Eddie Edwards had a promo where he spoke about how he and Johnny Impact had beaten each other down so badly that they had both been unable to walk, but at Bound For Glory they would be confined to the ring, confined by the rules, but it was still winner takes all…and there would be no mercy shown. Edwards had cut the weakness (referring his wife perhaps) from his soul, and there was nothing that was going to stop him from getting the World title back.</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">Match 7: Eli Drake/”The American Nightmare” Cody vs. Kazuchika Okada/Pentagon Jr </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Thoughts on the Match: The one match that everyone had been waiting for did not disappoint with four Main Event players making this one a great match. Okada proved that he was one of the best in the world as he got to play the ‘Ricky Morton’ role in this one, before making the big tag to Pentagon Jr. Okada and Drake ended up battling outside of the ring which allowed a motivated Cody, after losing the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at the 70th Anniversary show, to pick up the pin fall victory over his Main Event opponent at Bound For Glory. </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Result: In a bout that had great wrestling and good heat, Cody and Eli Drake defeated Pentagon Jr. and Kazuchika Okada in 18:03 when Cody defeated Pentagon Jr by pinfall with The Beautiful Disaster.</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Grade: B</div></div></div></blockquote><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> Show Grade: B</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45597" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;">X-Plosion Tapings:</div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> </div></div><p></p><div style="margin-left:25px;"><div style="margin-left:25px;"> A recap of the Ma