Bobby Lashley, Bram, Eli Drake & Tyrus Vs Alberto El Patron, Chris Adonis, Matt Morgan & Magnus
Alberto and Lashley start us off, but Lashley tags out to Drake before making contact. Feeling out stuff to start until Alberto hits an enziguiri for 2. Adonis tags in and unloads some chops on Drake and makes a quick cover for 2. Lashley tags in and goes to work on Adonis, then they trade full nelson attempts before Adonis takes Lashley down with a shoulderblock. Adonis with a double underhook suplex ot the World Champion, who now tags Bram in to charge right into a Samoan drop from Adonis for 2. Magnus is in to see his first action in an Impact ring in a long time, and coincidentally, it’s against his former BFF Bram. Magnus with a sitout Michinoku driver for 2, then Bram ditches out to the floor. Magnus connects with a baseball slide, but Bram trips Magnus on the apron and rams him into the barricade a couple of times. Bram dishes out more punishment inside the ring and tags in Drake to put the boots to Magnus. Magnus hits a jawbreaker on Drake, but gets brought right back down with a Russian legsweep. Magnus boots Drake in the face and makes the tag to Alberto, who comes in and hits a lungblower on Drake. He goes after Lashley before hitting a single arm DDT on Drake as we go to commercial.
We’re back as Tyrus blindsides Adonis with a clothesline from behind before hitting a slam and an elbowdrop for 2. Tyrus with a t-bone suplex, followed by an avalanche splash in the corner . Tyrus picks Adonis up, walks to the corner, and tags Lashley before hitting a front powerslam, allowing Lashley to cover for 2. Adonis is in deep trouble as Lashley hits a neckbreaker for 2. Magnus gets mugged in the Mathews corner, then Bram hits a short clothesline for 2. Drake is back in and dumps Adonis to the floor where Lashley and Bram work him over some more. Team Borash tries to make the save, but the referee goes to the floor and backs them off, allowing the heels more time to work Adonis over. Finally we’re back under control as Drake hits a powerslam and elbowdrop on Adonis for 2. Adonis tries to fight his way past Tyrus and Drake, but Tyrus headbutts him in the chest and drags him to the corner. Tyrus goes to the second rope for the Vader Bomb, but Adonis rolls out of the way and then makes it to his corner to tag Morgan in. Morgan cleans house on the entire Team Mathews by himself. Morgan with corner splashes on Bram and Drake, then a side suplex to Drake. Morgan chokeslams Bram and covers for 2. Tyrus is in, Alberto dropkicks his leg out then superkicks his teeth down his throat, Lashley spears Alberto, Adonis hits a spinebuster on Lashley, Drake hits a Celtic Cross on Adonis, Magnus powerbombs Drake, then he gets the seated Cloverleaf. Bram breaks it up and tosses Magnus, then gets Morgan in the eyes, but runs right into the Carbon Footprint. Magnus comes off the top with an elbowdrop and pins Bram for the win.
Winners: Alberto El Patron, Chris Adonis, Matt Morgan & Magnus
It is no secret that Jeremy Borash and Josh Mathews aren’t the best of friends… to put it lightly. In fact, they despise each other, although the hatred seems to come mostly from Josh’s side of the announce table. For several weeks, the verbal blows coming from the two commentators have been nonstop, and the authorities of IMPACT Wrestling (and many fans) are ready for this feud to come to an end.
In step Bruch Prichard. Last night on #IMPACTonPOP, he proposed a battle of sorts between the two. Here are the stipulations: Both Jeremy and Josh get to pick 4 men from the IMPACT roster to compete on their behalf.
As the night unfolds the teams are chosen. Team Josh (aka Team GOAT) is stacked with some of the strongest, most intimidating men on the roster including current World Heavyweight Champion, Lashley, The Chesterfield Plague, Bram, Eli Drake and Tyrus. It is a commanding team filled with wrestlers that are known to do whatever it takes to get the win.
However, Team JB is filled with just as much talent. Matt Morgan and Chris Adonis are back in the IMPACT Zone and ready to prove their capacity for chaos in the six-sided ring. Alberto El Patron has already shown that he is capable of being a World Champion, as he controversially beat Lashley in his IMPACT debut and held the Title for a handful of days. Rounding out a strong Team JB, in a huge surprise return, is powerhouse Magnus.
Truthfully, both teams are evenly matched. All 8 men competing for the two feuding IMPACT Wrestling commentators are strong, capable and skilled inside the ring. It’s difficult to make a prediction on the outcome of this match, but two things are certain; The excitement surrounding it is palpable and almost, if not every single person, is ready for the feud between these talking heads to conclude… so they can shut up!
The Teams have been selected. Team GOAT vs. Team JB is all set for next week and the show went off the air as JB’s 4th man was entering The IMPACT Zone… Who is it? Find out now!
Here’s James Storm for a chat. During his entrance, Josh says he won a coin toss to determine who gets to make the first pick. Anyway, Storm says the Cowboy is back and it’s time for him to become World Champion again.
Cue Bram and Kingston to rant about Storm lying to them about the DCC. Storm says he picked the music and bought the suits while Kingston was the one begging for a job. Kingston spits in Storm’s face and takes a Last Call. Bram loads up a chair shot but gets stared down. Another Last Call sends the chair into Bram’s face and Storm hits the catchphrase.
LAX made their entrance. Borash said the new male members joining Konnan and Homicide are Ortiz and Santana, and the female is Diamante. Konnan said they were there for the tag titles. He said his past with the “Impact Mafia” has been contentious. He said it won’t be decided in the tribunals, as LAX is taking it street style. DCC made their entrance…
Sananta and Ortiz (w/Konnan, Homicide, Diamante) vs. James Storm and Bram (w/Kingston).
LAX worked over Bram heading into the break. [C] Coming out of the break. Mathews said LAX dominated. Storm came back with a clothesline and tagged in Bram, but the referee didn’t see it. Rinse and repeat again with the ref missing the tag. Bram eventually took a hot tag and powerbombed Ortiz. Storm tagged himself in and worked over both opponents. Storm got a two count off a neckbreaker.
Storm caught Santana with the Codebreaker and set up for his superkick, but he was distracted briefly. The two LAX members performed a reverse double suplex on Storm and pinned him.
After LAX left, Storm blamed Kingston for the ref distractions. Kingston shoved him. Storm shoved him back. Bram shoved Storm. Storm told Bram that he is the Cowboy and he’s the one who started this. Fans chanted Cowboy, and Storm left the ring alone…
Winners: Sananta & Ortiz
DCC vs. Reno Scum
Scum are Luster and Adam who come to the ring with their Future Stars of Wrestling Tag Team Titles (not on the line here). It’s Bram and Kingston starting things off as the announcers bicker some more, this time over who is responsible for the new referee’s shirts. We nows stop to admire Josh’s suit, as in taking the camera off of the ring. The match has been going on for about two minutes now and we might have spent ten seconds talking about the action. Luster catches a diving Bram in a spinebuster and a top rope double stomp gives Adam the pin at 2:26.
Winners: Reno Scum
James Storm Vs. Jessie Godderz
Much to the chagrin of the audience. Josh Mathews is back on commentary…. Amusingly enough though, Mathews puts himself over on commentary for being able to return to the broadcast table, only minutes after being thrown at ringside by Cody. Mathews makes mention of hall of fame commentators like Jim Ross and Tony Schiavonie. Mathews says if this had happened to them. They would be out for months but he was able to recover quickly and didn’t even need to get his ribs taped. Mathews ends up suggesting to The Pope that Cody was mistaken and didn’t know it was him. That they are good friends and that Cody probably thought he was The Pope. Mathews even takes a crack at Pope by promoting Don West and suggested that he could replace him on commentary. Mathews even goes on to say that he has elevated The Pope on commentary. He even takes a shot at Jeremy Borash. That he needs to be replaced and that he is probably out right now flying his drones…..
Evenly contested battle here between Storm and Godderz. When Jessie takes control. Eddie Kingston of The DCC show up at ringside. The distraction helps Storm re-take advantage of the match. Storm distracts the referee so that Kingston can interfere and choke out Godderz by the ring ropes. Godderz starts to rally and hits a flurry of moves on Storm. He ends the flurry with a blockbuster and gets a 2 count out of it. Meanwhile Mathews on commentary puts over his ability as an in ring wrestler and lays claim to being undefeated in his career…… Storm has now turned the tide and hits a spinebuster for a 2 count. James then goes for the “eye of the storm”. Godderz counters and attempts the Adonis crab submission. Kingston runs into the ring but Godderz knocks him down. The referee turns his back to get Kingston out of the ring. Storm misses with the last call kick. Godderz puts him back into The Adonis Crab. Storm is tapping out but the ref does not see it. Bram runs down to the ring and strikes Godderz from behind with a steel chair. Storm then hits the Last Call kick on Jessie and pins him.
Winner: James Storm
Bram (w/ Kingston) Vs. Jessie Godderz
Bram yells at Godderz. Kingston up on the apron and Godderz knocks him down, Bram tries to take advantage, but Godderz gets him down.
Kingston grabs Godderz’ leg as he goes to springboard in and smashes him on the apron. Godderz is up and Bram elbows him in the back of the head, knocking him to the floor. Bram goes to work on Godderz on the outside, slamming him into the stairs before sliding him in and covering; one, two– kickout.
Godderz punches his way up, elbows to Bram, he hits the roeps and charges and Bram tosses him over, and Kingston attacks Jessie before tossing him back in. Bram covers; one, two– kickout.
Bram punches Godderz down repeatedly, kicking at his head, hits the ropes. Powerslam from Godderz, follows up with a back suplex. Bram charges Jessie but Jessie gets al elbow up, hops up on the middle rope, blockbuster! Jessie with a double leg takedown, he pulls Bram into the Adonislock! Bram tries to make it to the ropes but Jessie pulls him back to the middle of the ring! Kingston up on the apron and Jessie turns him over and slingshots Bram into Kingston! Godderz rolls Bram up.
Winner by pinfall: Jessie Godderz
Jessie sidesteps and tosses Bram out, and then fends off Kingston with an enzuigiri before bailing out of the ring!