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Impact Wrestling Recap (11.16.17): Gail Kim addresses future, Drake vs. Williams & more

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  • At the top of the program, Gail Kim is shown making her way into the building. Then Lashley, King Mo, and the rest of American Top Team is shown walking into the building. 

Match #1: Dezmond Xavier, Sonjay Dutt, and Garza Jr. defeats Trevor Lee, Caleb Konley, and Taiji Ishimori

This was a fun match to open the show with. Everyone got their chance to shine, but Dezmond Xavier was the highlight of this match. Xavier hits Konley with the Final Flash to pick up the win for his team. 

  • Petey Williams is shown making his way into the building. 

Match #2: EC3 (c) defeats Fallah Bahh to retain the Impact Grand Championship 

This was a good match. EC3 had his hands full going 3 rounds with Fallah Bahh. Bahh won round 1 and EC3 won round 2. With just a few seconds left in the last round EC3 pins Bahh with his feet on the ropes to get the victory and retains his Championship. 

  • Josh Matthews and Jeremy Borash say that Johnny Impact and Alberto El Patron are banned from the building. 

Match #3: LAX (Ortiz, Santana, and Homicide) defeat OVE (Dave Crist, Jake Crist and Sami Callihan)

This was a good six-man tag. This was the first time these 2 teams met in the same ring in trios action. LAX gets the win after hitting Jake Crist with a Street Sweeper. After the match, LAX attack OVE. OVE escapes up the ramp as LAX throws chairs at them from the ring. 

  • Dan Lambert makes his way down to the ring. Lambert says that he did what he said he was going to do at Bound For Glory. Lambert has Lashley’s release papers in his hands and is demanding for an impact official to come down and sign it. Moose hits the ring and tells Lambert he made a mistake by letting his boys have the night off. Lashley and ATT come down from the back and attack Moose. James Storm runs down to make the save for Moose and they beat down ATT. A member of ATT tells Storm that no one puts their hands on Dan Lambert and slaps Storm. Storm responds by bashing a beer bottle over the ATT member’s head. James Storm gets on the mic and cuts a really good promo about how great Pro Wrestling is. 
  • American Top Team are shown backstage recovering from what just happened. KM approaches them telling them he wants in. 
  • McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Eli Drake and Chris Adonis. Drake says that Williams has no chance of leaving with the championship tonight.  
  • Gail Kim is making her way through the back and is met by Allie. Allie tells Kim how much of an honor it was to share the ring with her at Bound For Glory. 
  • Gail Kim is out next joined by Jeremy Borash and Allie. Gail Kim thanks the fans for the support and announces she is retiring from Impact and relinquishes the Knockouts Championship.
  • Members of the Impact roster are sitting in catering enjoying a meal. Joseph Park walks up and everyone leaves except for Grado. Park apologizes to Grado and hands him his visa. A Canadian officer approaches Grado and tells him his visa isn’t good for Canada and takes him away. 
  • Jimmy Jacobs joins Matthews on commentary for the main event. 

Match #4: Eli Drake (c) defeats Petey Williams to retain the Impact Global Championship

This was a great match. Petey Williams made his return to Impact earlier in the year and since then has been taking Impact by storm. Eli Drake has had the best year of his career and planned to keep it going tonight by battling the Canadian Destroyer. Williams failed to capture the gold after hitting Drake with the Canadian Destroyer. Moments later, Williams goes for it again but Drake counters it into the Gravy Train and defeats Williams retraining his Impact Global Championship. 

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 brandonwmiller@icloud.com or Twitter(@brandonpsmc)

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