The penultimate IMPACT before Bound for Glory presented a stacked card, including matches with Bound for Glory implications and will Rich Swann make it to his World title match on October 24?
The show opened up and immediately jumped backstage. Moose who is still in search of his TNA championship and EC3, Mr IMPACT Wrestling is once again yelling at EVP Scott D’amore who is clearly more occupied with waiting for a phone call to get an update on Rich Swann. Moose walks away visibly frustrated and once again EC3 appears as a projection on the wall. He reveals the TNA World title and tells Moose to “Cross the bridge”. Moose then walks away after letting us know that he knows where he needs to be.
Taya and Rosemary def Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan, Havok and Neveah
Hogan and Steelz decided to take a backseat at the beginning of the match, leaving it down to Rosemary and Neveah to start, and despite both teams making constant tags no team really made the most of the momentum. Steelz and Hogan chose their moment to get involved and would make a blind tag when Valkyrie made her way into their corner. It would inevitably break down with Taya making a huge leap to the outside taking out Kiera, Havok and Neveah. Steelz taunts everyone by making it look like she was going to take a dive of her own but instead turns around and is met by a spear from Rosemary who picks up the win.
Immediately after an in-ring confrontation between Rosemary, Taya, Havok and Neveah. We head backstage where a frustrated John E. Bravo is speaking with his Grooms party, and the best man Fallah Bahh decides against telling the Groom that he has money which he stole from Hernandez. This sparks a disagreement between the rest of the groom party, including Fallah Bahh and Crazzy Steve who notices the bulk of money tucked down the shirt of Fallah Bahh. Steve encourages Fallah to get something off his chest, Bahh panics and challenges Steve to match.
Returning from break we see Havok alone backstage just before Rosemary appears out of nowhere. To try and convince Havok to agree to the resurrection of Father James Mitchell. Havok offers a deal in which the two face each other next week and should Rosemary win then Havok will give her consent to resurrect the minister for the wedding.
Crazzy Steve def. Fallah Bahh
A fairly short match in which Steve tries everything he can to get Fallah to reveal the money that he is hiding. Steve would eventually put Bahh in a sleeper hold as he sang him a lullaby, it wouldn’t work however as Fallah would manage to shake Steve from his back but in the process, Steve tore the shirt clean off Fallah’s back which revealed the cash that was stolen from Hernandez. As Bahh was distracted trying to hide it Crazzy Steve would make the most of it by rolling up Bahh for the victory.
Backstage again, Heath is stood outside the office of IMPACT management when Rhino walks out of the office. He reveals to Heath that they’re both in the call your shot gauntlet at Bound for Glory. If either man wins then Heath gets a contract but if they both lose then neither Heath or Rhino will have a job.
Hernandez, Rhino ,Cousin Jake, Alisha and Heath def. Swinger,Dreamer, Myers, Cody Deaner and Tenille
Call your shot implications in this match where the winning team will face each other in a five-way next week. A lot going on during this tag team match, Tenille and Alisha only entered the match once to square off against each other, and due to the rivalry between Dreamer and Myers, they would eventually implode after Dreamer forced Myers into the match, as he squared off against Heath and took control until Swinger stole a tag from Myers who was quickly dropped by the jumping leg sweep of Heath who picked up the win for his team.
Backstage we see Eddie Edwards who is jumped by Ken Shamrock and Sami Callihan. Shamrock locks in his ankle lock on Edwards whilst Callihan records the attack on his phone.
Jimmy Jacobs is looking to get the comments of the World champion about the condition of the challenger. He believes that Rich won’t be at Bound for Glory, the champion informs Jacobs that he’ll be in the ring waiting for someone to update him.
Kylie Rae def. Kimber Lee via Tap out.
The Curator went toe to toe with the number one contender to the knockouts championship and nearly came away with the win. In the beginning, Kylie Rae became distracted by the presence of the knockouts champion at ringside, Kimber took advantage of this by driving the back of Rae into the apron. Once back inside the ring ‘The Smiley one’ took back control. But despite delivering the Kylie special Lee would kick out until Rae locked her in the Smile to the finish (STF) to pick up the win.
Purrazzo and Lee would put a post match beat down on Rae but the challenger would fight back causing both Purrazzo and Lee to retreat.
Doc Gallows vs Madman Fulton: Double Countout
A very short match with both men going straight for each other, and after Fulton clotheslined Gallows out of the ring, the match spills to the outside and as both big men lay in heavy shots to each other heading up the ramp the official finishes the ten count and calls for the bell.
Doc Gallows def. Madman Fulton: No DQ
Returning from the break, the commentary team inform us that the match has been restarted as a no disqualification match. The Madman seemed to have the number of The Big LG, but after Fulton went crashing into a steel chair that had been wedged in the corner, Gallows took the initiative and set up two steel chairs and drove Fulton into both chairs with a double-handed chokeslam for an important win on the road to Bound for Glory.
After the ad break the IMPACT world champion Eric Young ,stands in the ring and refuses to leave until someone updates him on Rich Swann. Scott D’amore is stood backstage watching just as his phone rings, he says thank you to the caller and says that he has somewhere to be. D’amore makes his way to the ring but after trying to ask EY what had happened for him to be like this, he tells him that Swann will be at Bound for Glory. Young isn’t happy with this so takes out his frustration on Scott D’amore but before Young could do any permanent damage, Rich Swann saves D’amore causing Young to retreat.
Before the show goes off the air we see a car pull up at an unknown location, Moose emerges from the car and spots EC3 on a bridge with the TNA World championship. The two exchange harsh words before a brutal fight break out, the image we are left with is Moose holding the belt and EC3 laughing on the ground covered in blood.
Bound for Glory is fast approaching and everyone is looking to fight for a spot at the biggest show of the year but who will come out on top? Stay tuned to IMPACT Wrestling.
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