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MCMAHON’S IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT
June 22, 2017
From Mumbai, India (Film City)
Aired on Pop TV
Announcers: Josh Mathews & Jeremy Borash
(Note: Streaming Impact on Playstation Vue became difficult when internet cut out around 7:50 p.m. ET. The first few segments will be quick-hit recaps with a full report below, beginning with the knockouts tag team match)
— Impact opened with a video package on last week’s X Division Title match.
— Backstage: Laurel Van Ness & Sienna are talking about how Rosemary has not arrived yet.
(1) Matt Sydal vs. Trevor Lee vs. Braxton Sutter vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Davey Richards vs. Suicide – Sony Six Way Elimination Match
WINNER: Matt Sydal
— A video promo featuring Rockstar Spud and Swoggle aired.
— Backstage: Allie was concerned that Rosemary has not arrived yet.
— A video aired on Joseph Park and Jeremy Borash talking about Scott Steiner.
(2) Allie & Rosemary vs. Laurel Van Ness & Sienna
Allie looked like she was going to be in the match alone, but it turned out that Rosemary was under the ring, and she attacked Laurel and Sienna on the ramp. KM slowly walked down the ramp early in the match and Braxton Sutter attacked him from behind. That distraction allowed Sienna and Laurel to double-team Rosemary, with Sienna scoring the pin. Josh Mathews said this was the first time Rosemary has been pinned.
WINNER: Sienna & Laurel Van Ness
After the match, Allie and Braxton Sutter checked on Rosemary.
— A promo for Slammiversary aired.
— Sonjay Dutt is shown celebrating in the streets with fans after winning the X Division Title last week.
— Back from a commercial, Sonjay Dutt came to the ring with Mahabali Shera and dancers, celebrating his X Division Title win from last week. Dutt said that this was a belt he has been trying to win for the last 15 years. Sonjay thanked everyone who has stood by his side while he waited to win the title. Sonjay promised to be the greatest X Division champion that ever lived.
Sonjay’s celebration was cut short by Low Ki. Sonjay said he would give Low Ki the benefit of the doubt, and asked if he was out there to congratulate him? Low Ki said he was correct, and he congratulated Sonjay. Low Ki said he wasn’t one for excuses, but he thought Sonjay had a little luck on his side when he won the title last week. Luck or not, Low Ki said Sonjay won and he congratulated him again. Low Ki said he felt that the rightful place for the X Title was around his waist, not Sonjay’s. Low Ki asked for a rematch, because he gave Sonjay the match upon request.
Sonjay said he would give Low Ki a rematch. But, Sonjay wanted the match to be at Slammiversary, and he wanted it to be 2 out of 3 falls. Low Ki and Sonjay shook hands and Low Ki then gave Sonjay a cheap shot, and he also laid out Mahabali Shera as well. Low Ki smirked as he kicked Shera. Low Ki went to the top rope and hit the Warrior’s Way stomp on Shera. Low Ki went up again and tried for a Warrior’s Way stomp on Sonjay, but Matt Sydal rolled in the ring and stood in the way. Low Ki hopped off the rope and left the ring as Sydal checked on Sonjay.
(McMahon’s Analysis: Good segment, and Low Ki’s attack at the end was well done. He’s good as a heel. Sydal’s involvement at the end of the segment, saving Sonjay, was good as well. Finally, he’s doing something storyline driven on the show. My fear, however, is that this will lead to a him getting involved at Slammiversary, and they’re going to make it a triple threat or something. Impact/TNA has a long history of loving multi-man X-Division matches).
(3) KM vs. Mahabali Shera
Shera had medical staff holding him back on the ramp, telling him not to go to the ring after he was just stomped by Low Ki moments ago. KM attacked Shera near the steps, throwing him into them. KM rolled Shera into the ring and went for the cover, but Shera kicked out. Shera’s ribs are taped. Shera tried to lift KM but he fell. Mathews said Shera has fractured ribs, perhaps. Shera hit the Sky High for the win.
WINNER: Mahabali Shera
After the match, Kongo Kong’s music played and he walked down the ramp. Tolvanen attacked Shera’s ribs, but Shera fought back. Kong hit a frog splash off the top rope.
— Another Borash/Park video played. They ran on treadmills, tossed medicine balls, and generally worked out.
— In-arena: Eli Drake came to the ring with Chris Adonis. Drake said all he has heard about lately is Moose. Adonis said that Moose is a punk, and doesn’t deserve to be in the same ring (or country) as Adonis and Eli Drake.
Drake said that Moose might be tagging with Bruce Prichard. Drake told Moose he wasn’t looking for a fight. He wanted Moose to walk to the ring and tell them who his partner was going to be for Slammiversary.
Moose’s music played, and he walked onto the stage. Moose said he doesn’t have a partner that’s in the locker room. Drake said the match would be 2-on-1. Moose said his partner was going to be “NFL superstar DeAngelo Williams.”
A video immediately played on Williams, with clips of him training and also clips of the news being reported on NFL Network. Moose was shown with Williams at Scott D’Amore’s school. DeAngelo said he wants to come in and go through the process and show people he’s not just some wrestling guy. DeAngelo said that wrestling means a lot to him and his family.
Back live, Drake and Adonis are attacking Moose.
(McMahon’s Analysis: Williams talking about how important wrestling was to him was a good touch. It’s one thing to have celebrities involved, but it’s better when the are at least athletes, and in this case, he’s talking about how important wrestling is to him).
(4) ECIII & BOBBY LASHLEY vs. JAMES STORM & ALBERTO EL PATRON
The heels stall before the match can begin. ECIII and El Patron trade some blows after they’re tagged in. ECIII and Lashley are both sent to the floor, and the show goes to a commercial.
Back from the break, El Patron is getting stomped by ECIII in the corner. Storm tagged in and he went on a tear. Storm went to the corner and grabbed a belt. He was about to whip Storm with the belt but Lashley cut him off and threw Storm to the outside. In the ring, Storm is taking forearm shots from Lashley across the face and neck. ECIII tagged himself in, slapping Lashley across the face. Lashley wasn’t a fan of that. Storm hit a Last Call on Lashley and El Patron followed that with a super kick. ECIII attacked Stiffler, resulting in a DQ.
WINNER: James Storm & Alberto El Patron via DQ.
After the match, the brawl continued. El Patron celebrated with both title belts as the show went off the air.