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IMPACT HAS THEIR CHANCE TO MAKE A STATEMENT BUT INSTEAD DOES THE SAME OLD THING: COMPLETE IMPACT WRESTLING BOUND FOR GLORY COVERAGE

By Mike Johnson on 2017-11-05 18:22:00

Team Impact: EC3 & Eddie Edwards & James Storm) vs. Team AAA: El Hijo del Fantasma & Pagano & Texano.

EC3 and Storm went nose to nose before the match.

The teams went back and forth.  Team AAA worked over Edwards for a long time.   James Storm tagged in and cleaned house for a bit but was overwhelmed and worked over.   Pagano leapt off the ropes for a springboard bulldog, garnering a two count.   Storm was tossed to thefloor and nailed with Texano's bullrope across the back.  Pagano covered him for a two count when Storm was tossed back into the ring.  Storm finally made a comeback after hitting a Alabama Slam on Texano.

EC3 made the tag and cleaned house on Team AAA, hitting hot moves.   He went for a One Percenter on Texano but Pagano got involved, only to be hit with a DDT.  Edwards clotheslines Fantasma over the top to the floor, then hit a dive. Texano then hit a big flip dive to the floor.   Pagano and Storm went back and forth.  Pagano's offense looked really weak.  Pagano nailed him with an elbow that barely grazed him, then hit a dive to the floor.  Storm went to the top and dove onto the pile.  You could tell the crowd appreciated the big moves but weren't looking at the rivalry as a hot issue.

Eddie Edwards caught Texano with an enziguiri on the ropes.  He and EC3 went for a double superplex but Pagano and Fantasma slipped under and powerbombed them with a Tower of Doom spot.  Storm came off the top with a big elbow for a two count and everyone was down.  The crowd got into counting everyone down with the referee.   Edwards and Fantasma went back and forth, previewing their Impact Wrestling bout this Thursday.  Eddie teased a Jay-Driller on the apron but it was turned into a tombstone on the apron on Edwards.

Team AAA worked over Storm and EC3.  EC3 slipped out of a double suplex, nailed a pair of low blows and hit double One Percenters on Pagano and Texano.  He looked at Storm and told him, "Kick their f****ing head off" and tagged Storm.  Storm nailed the Last Call superkick and scored the pin on Pagano.

Your winners, Team Impact!

Another match that was fine but again, you could tell the crowd wasn't very invested into the story.  They appreciated the hotter moves and got into it as it went on.

Backstage, Chris Adonis took the mic away from McKensie Mitchell when she attempted to interview Impact champion Eli Drake.    Drake cut a good promo promising victory.

Thus far, it's just an OK show.

Handicap Street Fight: Impact Tag Team champions OVE vs. LAX.

They showed someone from LAX backstage laid out thanks to someone holding a metal pipe, who then gave a thumbs up.  I guess the idea is that it's Homicide, as he's not there, but they never said his name.  No additional members of LAX at ringside beyond Konnan at the onset.

LAX hit double tope con hilos on EVO as they came to the ring.  They all brawled around ringsde.  They even brawled into areas where there was no lighting.   There were all sorts of weapons, ladders, tables, etc. around ringside.  They were working their rear ends off.  Ortiz hit a running sitdown powerbomb off the entrance ramp through a table on the floor, which looked great.

Dave Crist was worked over and placed on a table.  Santana climbed up the scaffolding that was prepared for curtaining and came off with a splash off a high height through a table.  They bridged a ladder from the ring to the guard rail and placed Jake Crist on it but before Ortiz could come off the top, Crist whipped a chair at his head.  Jake Crist nailed him again with a chair and began setting up chairs inside the ring.  Crist nailed a superplex off the top into the chairs but Ortiz just hit the ring, which means Crist set up all those chairs to put himself through them.  Crist covered Ortiz but Santana returned to make the save.  You can hear the crowd is really into this one.

LAX nailed a combination Blockbuster/Powerbomb on Jake Crist onto a pile of chairs, but Dave Crist made the save.  The crowd chanted, "This is awesome."    They battled back and forth with Mafia Kicks.    Konnan tried to get involved but Sami Callihan (aka WWE NXT star Solomon Crowe) debuted and threw powder in his face.  He nailed a piledriver off the apron through the floor on Ortiz and tossed him back in the ring for OVE to score the pin.  They later said Callihan was responsible for what happened to Homicide earlier.

Your winners and still Impact Wrestling Tag Team champions, OVE!

Callihan cut a promo after saying they were Ohio vs. Everything, thumbs up, thumbs down.

For insanity, this was the best thing thus far on the show.   This almost came off like a double turn the way they beat down LAX.

Impact Women's champion Sienna vs. Allie vs. Gail Kim.

Backstage, Gail Kim was interviewed by McKenszie Mitchell.  She asked Gail what it was like to be wrestling for the final time in the Impact Zone.  UHHHH, how did that pre-tape make air?  Kim said she was going to go out there and show who she was and promised to go out on top.  She hugged Mitchell.

They showed Santino Marella sitting in the first row, referring to him as Anthony Carelli.  He didn't do any Santino silliness.  I guess that guarantees it.  Jim Cornette isn't coming back!

They played it up as Gail Kim's final Bound for Glory appearance. 

They all battled in the ring at the same time.  Sienna tied them both up in the same submission.   Sienna tossed them both into the corner and nailed a running splash on them.   She sent Allie to the floor.  Allie fought back and nailed a bulldog on the floor.  Kim used the ring posy to naile a 619 style kick.  They double teamed Sienna and sent him, sort of, into the guard rail with a back suplex, sort of. 

This led to Allie and Kim facing off in the ring.  They powered back and forth with big forearms.  They locked up and began fighting back and forth.  Sienna snuck up to the top rope behind them but they caught her.  Gail went to the top and hit a rana into the ring.   Kim then nailed a big clothesline on Allie.  Sienna returned and worked over Allie, dispatching her from the ring.  She worked over Gail, choking her with her own hair.  Sienna nailed a Fall Away Slam off the ropes on Allie.

Sienna nailed a Sidewalk Slam on Gail, crashing her down atop Allie and made a cover for a two count.  Sienna went for AK47 on Kim, who turned it into a sunset flip for a two count.  Kim went for Eat Defeat but Sienna grabbed the ropes.  Kim nailed her and Allie with Codebreakers and Eat Defeat, respectively.  Kim covered Allie but Sienna broke it up.   Sienna had Allie up for a move and just dumped her over the ropes in what looked to be a brutal bump to the floor. 

Kim caught Sienna with Eat Defeat and scored the pin.

Your winner and new Impact Knockouts champion Gail Kim!

The idea was that ten years after she helped create the division, Kim won the belt one last time.  The match never really had much of a flow.

They immediately went into a backstage vignette with American Top Team talked about their match.   That was f***ing dumb given the moment they had with a Canadian star winning her "last" title in Canada.  There should have been some sort of promo from Kim.  They missed a potentially special moment for a forgettable backstage scene.

They showed the main eventers preparing for the main event, 

Jeremy Borash and Josh Mathews said Gail would talk about the title win on Thursday.  They acted as if she had retired.

Jimmy Jacobs came out.  No big reaction.  He came to the announcing table.  Borash asked what he was doing here.  Jacobs said it was Bound for Glory, where else would he be.  Borash said that he didn't work here.  Jacobs said, "That's what you think." He walked off.

Coverage concludes on Page 3!

 

 


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