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GFW Impact Recap (8.31.17): Eli Drake & Chris Adonis vs. Johnny Impact & Eddie Edwards



The show opens with a pre-tape of the newly crowned GFW Global Champion Eli Drake and Chris Adonis walking into the building.

A second pre-tape is shown of Lashley and America Top Team walking into the building. Dan Lambert and Jeff Jarrett exchange words as Lambert enters the building.

Eli Drake and Chris Adonis make their way to the ring. Drake says it took him 14 years to get what he deserved. He goes on to name drop a few men that he says couldn’t stop him. Johnny Impact! enters the picture and tells Drake he’s here to win the Global Championship. Eddie Edwards then makes his way down and says he should get one more shot. Jim Cornette comes out and makes a tag team match between Drake and Adonis vs Impact. And Edwards. If Drake gets the pinfall he don’t have to defend his belt against anyone. But if either Impact or Edwards gets the pin they will get a title shot.

Backstage, Allie introduces herself to Taryn Terrell. Allie wants to know why Taryn attacked Gail Kim. Taryn answers by attacking Allie.

Match #1: OVE defeats Mario Bokara & Fallah Bahh

Another showcase here for the Ohio natives. The challengers got some offense here but it wasn’t enough for the tag vets. Jake Crist sets up Bokara on his shoulders for Dave Crist to connect with a beautiful top rope cutter for the three count.

Backstage, Moose is in Jim Cornette’s office talking about his invitation to work for AAA. Cornette warns him that Lashley will be there. EC3 comes in complaining about him not being invited to TripleMania.  Cornette tells him it was because he’s busy defending his Grand Championship and will defend it next week against Fantasma Jr.

Match #2: Petey Williams defeats Caleb Konley

Petey Williams makes his return to the ring after an eight-year absence. Trevor Lee attempts to cost Petey the match but Petey prevails and hits Konley with the Canadian destroyer for the win. After the match Lee and Konley attack Petey. Sonjay Dutt runs down to make the save.

Richard Justice is back stage working out and is told he has a match next.

Backstage, Sienna and Taryn are chatting as Karen Jarrett appears to tell them they will team up next week against Allie and Gail Kim.

Match #3: Kongo Kong defeats Richard Justice

Short match here. Kong picks up the quick victory with a big splash. After the match, Kong attacks Justice until Mahabali Shera makes the save and runs Kong out of the ring.

McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Johnny Impact. Impact says he’s taking Eli Drake to slam town.

A pre-tape is shown of Low-ki and Konan talking about Low-Ki’s match with James Storm.

Match #4: Low-Ki defeats James Storm

This was a really good match. James Storm has been out of action since Slammiversary. Storm hits Ki with last call super kick but fails to get the 3 due to the ref being hung up arguing with Konnan. Santana runs it and nails Storm with the tag title and is followed by a double foot stomp by Low-Ki to Storm for the win.

Braxton Sutter is backstage checking on Allie and her injury caused by Taryn. Garza Jr walks up to check in on Allie. Braxton runs him off.

A video package is shown highlighting the altercation last week between Dan Lambert and America Top Team and Jeff Jarrett.

A pre-tape is shown of Grado and Laurel Van Ness going over their wedding checklist with Joseph Park. Van Ness reveals her family from Victoria, Canada will be in attendance and Park is then hit with another problem to keep Grado in America.

A vignette is shown of Pagano. The AAA star will be making his debut soon.

Another Taya Valkyrie vignette is shown. She will be making her debut next week.

A pre-tape is shown of Bobby Lashley, Dan Lambert, and America Top Team to address the status of Lashley in pro wrestling. Lashley says he will make his decision if he’s gonna leave for MMA or stay and do both when it’s the right time.

Main Event: Eli Drake & Chris Adonis defeat Johnny Impact! & Eddie Edwards

This match had a lot riding on it here for Edwards and Impact. After a good lengthy tag match, Drake and Adonis came out the most dominant team after Drake hits Edwards with the gravy train for the win. Leaving Drake having to defend his title against neither men.

After the match, Lashley and America Top Team come out and Lambert grabs the mic mouthing off to the four-men in the ring about how dangerous his guys are. Cornette comes down and tells them if any of them get in the ring Lashley will be suspended and will not be able to go to Mexico next week. Cornette then tells Drake he will defend his championship against Matt Sydal next week.

Brandon is a life long wrestling fan and a die hard hardcore kid. Pro wrestling and hardcore music helped him find acceptance and gave him a place to be himself at. It's what has made him the passionate fan and person he his today. If you were to ask him what keeps him going Day to day he would say these three things "pro wrestling, hardcore, and Alexa Bliss". if you ever want to hit Brandon up to chat you can get him at or Twitter(@brandonpsmc)

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