GFW Impact Wrestling
August 24, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
– Jim Cornette gives a pep talk to the other 18 participants in the Gauntlet for Gold Match. Lashley is going to be fine for being late. Cornette has a surprise entrant for this Gauntlet Match.
First Match: The Heat Seekers vs. OVE !
OVE lands Stereo Big Boots immediately after the bell rings. OVE follows that with a Suicide Dive/MoonSault Combination to the outside. Dave Crist rolls Russell back into the ring. OVE plants Russell with a Double Alabama Slam. Dave lands a leaping leg lariat in the corner. Jake follows that with a running forearm strike. OVE double teams Sigmon.
Sigmon lands a palm strike. Jake responds with a Death Valley Driver. Jake is mauling Sigmon in the corner. Jake tags in Dave. Dave with a Flying Senton the back of Sigmon for a two count. OVE is cutting the ring in half. Sigmon goes for the X-Factor, but Jake ducks out of the way. Dave drives Russell’s face to the canvas. Dave connects with a Corner Spear. OVE connects with the Double Big Boot to pickup the victory.
Winner: OVE via Pinfall
Taryn Terrell & Gail Kim In-Ring Segment:
Bobby Lashley, American Top Team and Jim Cornette Backstage Segment:
– The highly touted, Taya Valkyrie will be joining the GFW Roster very soon.
Grado’s Farewell to GFW
Jim Cornette & Eddie Edwards Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Eddie Edwards vs. Eli Drake vs. Mario Bokara vs. Eddie Kingston vs. Braxton Sutter vs. Richard Justice vs. Ethan Carter III vs. Kongo Kong vs. Suicide vs. Mahabali Shera vs. Chris Adonis vs. El Hijo De Fantasma vs. Johnny Impact vs. Hector Garza Jr vs. Fallah Bahh vs. KM vs. Taiji Ishimori vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Moose vs. Low Ki in a 20-Man Gauntlet For The Gold Match for the Vacated GFW Global Championship
Eddie Edwards and Eli Drake are the first two participants in the Gauntlet Match. Collar and elbow tie up. Drake grapples around Edwards. Drake is talking smack to Edwards. Edwards lands a knife edge chop. Drake responds with a poke to the eye. Drake applies a side headlock. Drake drops Edwards with a shoulder tackle. Edwards responds with a hip toss. Edwards follows that with a deep arm-drag. Edwards is lighting up Drake’s chest in the corner. Edwards ducks a clothesline from Drake. Edwards drops Drake with a Running Axe Handle Strike. Edwards fires off another knife edge chop. Edwards is trying to launch Drake over the top rope. Mario Bokara is the third entrant of the match. Bokara goes for a German Suplex, but Edwards blocks it. Bokara connects with a Belly to Belly Suplex to Edwards. Bokara and Drake are double teaming Edwards in the corner.
Drake kicks Bokara in the gut. Drake repeatedly stomps on Bokara’s chest. Edwards dropkicks Drake. Bokara with a back elbow strike to Edwards. Edwards sends Bokara dangling on the ropes. Eddie Kingston is the fourth entrant of the match. Kingston drops Edwards with a STO. Kingston follows that with a Exploder Suplex to Drake. Kingston lands a Spinning Back Fist to Bokara. Kingston is mauling Edwards in the corner. Kingston HeadButts Edwards. Kingston is ramming his knee across the face of Edwards. Braxton Sutter is the fifth entrant of the match. Sutter lands a series of right hands. Sutter PowerSlams Kingston. Drake launches Sutter face first to the top rope. Bokara connects with another German Suplex to Drake. Edwards chops Bokara in the chest. Sutter lands a clubbing blow to the back of Kingston. Richard Justice is the sixth entrant of the match.
Kingston is giving Justice a mean mug. Kingston tells Justice to stsy in the corner. Justice is working out. Ethan Carter III is the seventh entrant of the match. We have a stand off between EC3 and Justice. EC3 wants to work with Justice. EC3 lows blows Justice. EC3 sends Justice crashing to the outside. Richard Justice is officially eliminated. EC3 is choking Edwards with his boot. Kongo Kong is the eight entrant of the match. Kong lands a series of haymakers. Kong clotheslines Bokara. Kong tosses Bokara out of the ring. Mario Bokara is officially eliminated. Kong blocks a Spinning Back Fist from Kingston. Kongo launches Kingston over the top rope. Eddie Kingston is officially eliminated. Sutter, Edwards, Drake and EC3 are mauling Kong in the middle of the ring. Suicide is the ninth entrant of the match. Suicide takes out everybody with a Trust Fall.
Suicide lands a series of deep arm-drags. Suicide kicks Sutter in the chest. Suicide connects with the Shining Wizard to Drake. Kong drops Suicide with a Body Avalanche. Drake rolls himself out of the ring to regain stamina. Mahabali Shera is the tenth entrant of the match. Shera engages in a stare off with Kong. Shera and Kong are trading back and forth shots. Shera lowers the top rope that sends Kong crashing to the outside. Kongo Kong is officially eliminated. Shera clotheslines Drake. Shera plants Drake with a Fireman’s Carry Slam. Shera sends Drake to the ring apron. Shera is trying to kick Drake out of the ring. Chris Adonis is the eleventh entrant of the match. Drake and Adonis dumps Shera out of the ring. Mahabali Shera are officially eliminated. Suicide kicks EC3 in the gut. Suicide and Sutter is lighting up EC3’s chest in the corner. Drake and Adonis are trying to eliminate Sutter. El Hijo De Fantasma is the twelfth entrant of the match.
Fantasma dropkicks EC3. Fantasma repeatedly stomps on Adonis chest. EC3 attacks Fantasma from the outside. Johnny Impact is the thirteenth entrant of the match. Impact SuperKicks Adonis. Impact drops Suicide with a Leg Lariat. Impact rams his shoulders to the midsection of Adonis. Impact tosses Adonis out of the ring. Chris Adonis is officially eliminated. Impact slides under Suicide. Impact with a Head Scissors TakeOver that sends Suicide crashing to the outside. Suicide is officially eliminated. Hector Garza Jr. is the fourteenth entrant of the match. Garza connects with a SpringBoard Dropkick. Garza lands a Head Scissors TakeOver to Fantasma. Garza launches Sutter over the top rope. Braxton Sutter is officially eliminated. Impact lands a series of right hands to EC3. Impact places EC3 on the top turnbuckle. Fallah Bahh is the fifteenth entrant of the match.
Bahh lands a series of shoulder blocks. Bahh is choking Drake in the corner. Impact drops Bahh with a Enziguri. Impact, Edwards, Garza and Fantasma are trying to eliminate Bahh. KM is the sixteenth entrant of the match. Impact repeatedly stomps on EC3’s chest. KM plants Impact with a Full Nelson Slam. Edwards with a knife edge chop to KM. Impact and EC3 are fighting for position on the ring apron. Impact is choking EC3 with his boot. Taiji Ishimori is the seventeenth entrant of the match. Ishimori dropkicks the knee of KM. Garza SuperKicks EC3. EC3 responds with a series of knife edge chops. EC3 is trying to back away from Bahh. Impact kicks Drake in the gut. Fantasma and Edwards is trying to fight off Bahh int he corner. Bobby Lashley is the eighteenth entrant of the match. Lashley immediately launches KM and Bahh out of the ring. KM and Fallah Bahh is officially eliminated.
Ishimori dropkicks Lashley. Ishimori lands a enziguri from the ring apron. Ishimori goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Lashley counters with a right hand that sends Ishimori crashing to the outside. Taiji Ishimori is officially eliminated. Fantasma catapults Garza to the other side of the ring. Moose is the nineteenth entrant of the match. Moose HeadButts Fantasma. Moose with a Double Avalanche to EC3 and Fantasma. Garza rips off his pants. Garza SuperKicks Moose. Garza goes for a Hurricanrana, but Moose blocks it. Moose PowerBombs Garza out of the ring. Hector Garza Jr is officially eliminated. Low Ki is the final entrant of the match. Low Ki is lighting up Edwards chest in the corner. Fantasma and EC3 are double teaming Low Ki. Low Ki connects with a Double Basement Dropkick. We have stand off between Johnny Impact and Low Ki.
Impact launches Low Ki to the second rope. Low Ki connects with the Flying Double Stomp. EC3 nearly eliminates Fantasma. Fantasma connects with a Flying Crossbody Block. Fantasma follows that with a leg lariat. EC3 responds with a TK3 that sends Fantasma crashing to the outside. El Hijo De Fantasma is officially eliminated. Moose lands a Bicycle Kick that knocks EC3 off the ring apron. Ethan Carter III is officially eliminated. Moose goes for a PowerBomb, but Low Ki counters with the Dragon Sleeper. Lashley launches Low Ki out of the ring. Low Ki is officially eliminated. Impact and Edwards are double teaming Lashley in the corner. Lashley lands a Double Clothesline to Impact and Edwards. Lashley and Moose are trading back and forth shots. Lashley Spears Moose.
Impact with a SpringBoard Enziguri to Lashley. Moose drops Drake with a Big Boot. Moose follows that with the Go To Hell. Lashley with a back elbow strike to Moose. Moose responds with a Standing Dropkick that sends Lashley crashing to the outside. Bobby Lashley is officially eliminated. Moose goes for a PowerBomb, but Edwards with a Hurricanrana that sends Moose tumbling to the floor. Moose is officially eliminated. Impact, Drake and Edwards are the final three participants in the match.
Impact sends Drake over the top rope, but Drake is holding onto the bottom rope. Edwards and Impact are trading back and forth shots. Impact goes for another SpringBoard Leg Lariat, but Drake trips Impact in mid-air. Drake goes for a Spear, but Impact ducks out of the way. Drake knocks Impact off the ring apron. Johnny Impact is officially eliminated. Edwards connects with the Suicide Dive. Drake goes for the Eli Drop, but Edwards counters with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Edwards plants Drake with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Drake side steps Edwards into the turnbuckles. Drake goes for the cover, but only gets a two count. Edwards goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Drake counters with the Eli Drop to pickup the victory.
Winner: New GFW Global Champion, Eli Drake via Pinfall
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