BTI (Before the IMPACT)
-KiLynn King vs Jody Threat
KiLynn wins in pretty dominant fashion with a King’s Curse.
Bailey and Del Sol kick off the show.
–Mike Bailey vs Samuray Del Sol
Bailey picks up the victory with the ULTIMA WEAPON.
My thoughts: really good for as short as it was. Great showing by both competitors. I hope we get to see more Del Sol in IMPACT.
We go to a Dirty Dango video where he’s standing with Alpha Brabo and Oleg Prudius.
Dango says he aligned himself with Oleg because of the mistake Alpha Bravo made in the match against Jake Somethin at IMPACT1000. Also says Prudius kicked his ass and sent John Wick away to Italy, claims Prudius is the grenade, and Bravo is the type of guy who would jump on a grenade for him.
We go backstage to ABC (Ace Austin and Chris Bey) talking about how the Rascalz have been ducking and dodging them since Zachary Wentz came back to IMPACT, but that’s all over and so is there title reign at Bound For Glory.
–Heath vs Kenny King (w/Sheldon Jean)
Kenny King wins with a Royal Flush.
My thoughts: pretty good match between these two competitors. King is very underrated and Heath can still go.
We see a video clip from Frankie Kazarian last week after his match with Eddie Edwards, he says that he respects Eddie now and that they can both take the company to new heights.
-Crazzy Steve vs Black Taurus
Crazzy Steve wins with a BELLADONNA’s KISS after smashing Taurus’s head into the briefcase and then to the corner.
Post-match, Steve says he’s the Angel of Death and he’s coming for Tommy Dreamer and the Digital Media Title
My thoughts: This match was pure chaos and I loved it. Tons of chairs and various other weapons. Steve winning was pretty obvious ahead of his upcoming Digital Media Title match against Tommy Dreamer on Sunday as part of the Bound For Glory Fallout TV tapings.
We see a whole bunch of different talent hyping up the Call Your Shot Gauntlet Match, including: Brian Myers, Eric Young, Dirty Dango (#20), Bully Ray, Jake Something (#1), Jordynne Grace, Joe Hendry, Frankie Kazarian, KiLynn King, Kenny King, Jody Threat, Gisele Shaw, & Eddie Edwards.
Ahead of teaming together in the main event, Gia Miller catches up with Mickie James and Trinity, who both comment on their match tonight and at Bound For Glory.
-PCO & Rhino vs Moose & Brian Myers
Rhino sets up for a GORE on Moose, when he is suddenly pulled out of the ring and attacked by Steve Maclin. Maclin is about to go at Rhino when he’s stopped by Bully Ray, who gets in his way. PCO comes flying through the middle ropes at Maclin on the outside. Bully steps back to get out of the way and then walks away after PCO has taken out Maclin.
Moose and Myers win when Moose nails PCO with a SPEAR.
My thoughts: This match was really good by almost everybody involved. Rhino still has some good power left and can move decent in the ring.
We get to see a great video package of Masha Slamovich and Killer Kelly talking about Deonna Purrazzo and Tasha Steelz at Bound For Glory.
We also see a hype video for Mike Bailey vs Will Ospreay at Bound For Glory.
Backstage, Rhino confronted Bully Ray and said he doesn’t need his help.
IMPACT President Scott D’Amore moderates a sit-down video session with Alex Shelley and Josh Alexander in the same location but different rooms. It ends up with Shelley and Josh physically battling each other and needing to be pulled apart by Scott.
-Mickie James & Trinity vs Shaw & Savannah Evans
Mickie & Trinity win when Mickie hits Savannah Evans with the MICK-DT.
Both women’s hands are raised and Mickie grabs ahold of the Knockouts World Title belt as their arms are raised.
My thoughts: The match started out slow but everybody involved in this match looked very good. I’m glad Gisele Shaw wants the one who took the pin, she’s been taking too many of those lately.
Overall thoughts: Great go-home show leading into Bound For Glory. Every match here has good built, except for the Bailey/Ospreay and Sabin/Kenta, but we know those 2 specifically will be really great matches. This whole Bound For Glory event is filled with great matches up and down.
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Matches previously announced for BOUND FOR GLORY:
Call Your Shot Gauntlet Match — Jake Something is the #1 entrant.
MPACT also announced Will Ospreay vs Eddie Edwards, Josh Alexander & Eric Young vs Subculture, Jordynne Grace vs Dani Luna, and the Motor City Machine Guns taking on The Most Professional Wrestling Gods at the Turning Point event.
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