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Impact Wrestling Recap (11.23.17): Eli Drake’s Gravy Train Turkey Trot



  • Josh Matthews and Jeremy Borash open up the show wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. They run down the card for tonight’s show and give a brief history of Thanksgiving editions of Impact including the Turkey Bowl match, where the loser must wear a turkey suit. 
  • Footage is shown of the Turkey Bowl from 2008. 
  • Borash is backstage with a spinning tumblr running down the rules for tonight’s Turkey Bowl. Each name drawn from the tumbler will be entered into the match. Robert Irvine appears talking about the Thanksgiving Dinner he prepared for the show.
  • A video package is shown of some of the wrestlers reflecting on their favorite Thanksgiving memories 
  • Borash is backstage with the tumblr and the food. Eli Drake and Chris Adonis walk up and Drake shares a Thanksgiving story and says that the Turkey Bowl is now known as the Eli Drake Gravy Train Turkey Trot.
  • Eddie Edwards is picked as the team captain of team #1 for the Turkey Bowl. 
  • McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Edwards and he says he will not be the one leaving in the turkey suit. 
  • Fantasma is selected for team #2.
  • McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Fantasma and he says they don’t have Thanksgiving back home and that tonight sounds like a party 
  • It is announced that next week a tournament to crown a new Knockouts Champion will start. 
  • Footage from the 2011 Turkey Bowl is shown. 
  • Allie is the second member selected for Eddie Edward’s team. 
  • McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Allie and she talks about her love for turkey suits. 
  • Caleb Konley is selected for team #2 
  • McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Konley and Trevor Lee. Lee tells Konley he better not be the one to wear that suit.
  • Richard Justice is selected for team #1 
  • Justice tells McKenzie Mitchell that he’s really excited for the match. 
  • KM is selected for team #2
  • KM tells McKenzie Mitchell that the only thing he cares about tonight is proving himself to American Top Team. 
  • Laurel Van Ness is selected for team #2
  • Van Ness is backstage with McKenzie Mitchell and is prancing around like a turkey 
  • Footage of last years Turkey Bowl is shown 
  • Fallah Bahh is selected next for team #1
  • Bahh is backstage with McKenzie Mitchell and keeps yelling Bahh and then says gobble gobble 
  • Garza Jr is selected next  for team #1
  • Garza tells McKenzie Mitchell that he’s not losing this match and will never wear a turkey suit. 
  • Chris Adonis is selected as the team captain of team #2. 
  • Chris Adonis is backstage telling his team they will not lose tonight
  • Eddie Edwards tells his team if they win they will get all the turkey they want. 

The Eli Drake Gravy Train Turkey Trot: Eddie Edwards, Allie, Fallah Bahh, Garza Jr, and Richard Justice defeats Chris Adonis, Laurel Van Ness, Fantasma, KM, and Caleb Konley. 

This was the only match on the show and it was a lot of fun. Eli Drake is sitting ringside enjoying a Thanksgiving meal the entire time the match is happening. Eddie Edwards rolls up Adonis for the pin and gets the win for his team leaving Adonis the one who will wear the turkey suit. 

  • Eli Drake is trying to get Adonis out of having to wear to suit but it fails. Adonis attempts to run away but each attempt gets met with security. Borash tells Adonis he is obligated to put the suit on. Adonis puts on the suit and goes to the outside and starts a food fight with everyone involved in the match. Drake is holding Edwards in the ring so Adonis can throw a pie in Edwards face. Edwards ducks and the pie goes into Drake’s face instead. 

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