GFW’s Impact Wrestling kicked off a weekend of taping around their live “Destination X” episode on Thursday at Orlando’s Universal Studios backlot (aka the Impact Zone). This continues the post-Alberto El Patron direction, and the promotion’s latest makeover, building toward October’s Bound For Glory pay-per-view (PPV).
This is compiled from a variety of live reports, which are subject to a couple levels of interpretation, and final production of the material for airing on television usually changes context, so...
Take these with a grain of salt, is all I’m saying. Still the big matches, winners/losers and story beats are here.
Filmed Wednesday, Aug. 17 for probable broadcast Aug. 24:
- Taryn Terrell delivers a promo where she reveals she returned so she can help retire Gail Kim. Kim runs in and chases her off.
- oVe def. The Heatseekers
- Grado hits the ring to say goodbye, as he’s being deported or whatever. Laurel Van Ness follows to say she’s a changed woman because of him, then gets down on one knee and asks him to marry her. He says yes. Kongo Kong tries to break things up, but Mahabali Shera stops him.
- Eli Drake wins The Gauntlet For The Gold to become the new GFW World Champion!
This was a Royal Rumble-style match with participants entering every two minutes. Here’s how they entered:
- Eli Drake
- Eddie Edwards
- Mario Bokara
- Eddie Kingston
- Braxton Sutter
- Richard Justice
- Kongo Kong
- Mahabali Shera
- Chris Adonis
- El Hijo De Fantasma
- Johnny Impact (Johnny Mundo / John Hennigan)
- Garza Jr
- Fallah Bahh
- Taiji Ishimori
- Bobby Lashley
- Low Ki
The final six were Moose, Impact, Low-Ki, Edwards, Lashley, and Drake. Ki and Lashley were eliminated, and the final two were the first two in - Drake and Edwards.
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