Taped At Stage 7 From Film City In Mumbai,India
Josh Mathews intros the show from inside Stage 7. He cues to footage of four combined contract signings for Slammiversary, that took place earlier in the night. Bruce Prichard and other Impact execs are on hand for these joint contract signings. The first set of footage is for Rosemary and Sienna, who are set to take on one another sunday in a unification match. The next contract signing shown is for The Full Metal Mayhem match between former partners in the Wolves, as Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards team with their wives against each other. Richards signs the contract and asks his "brother" to kill him because if he doesn't, he is going to bury Edwards and his wife. The opening five minutes of Impact can be seen in the video below.
The contract signings continue. Next up is James Storm and EC3, heading into their strap match at Slammiversary. Ethan Carter says that he has to eliminate Storm from Impact Wrestling because he is a Carter and the company needs him. James Storm tells Ethan that his family better not be watching Sunday because he is going to beat him bloody with the strap...... The final footage from the Slammiversary contract signings is for the main event, where Bobby Lashley will meet Alberto El Patron in a unification world title bout, where The Impact and GFW Heavyweight Championships will be on the line. Lashley runs down Alberto, which leads to Patron challenging Bobby to a fight on tonight's show. Bruce Prichard interjects and books an 8 man tag team main event. One team will be consist of Alberto teaming with Storm, Eddie Edwards and Mahabali Shera. The other team is headed by Lashley and he will be teaming with EC3, Davey Richards and Kongo Kong. The videos for all of these contract signings are below.
When Impact returns from it's first break. Kongo Kong is shown walking the streets and scaring the people of Mumbai, India..... Footage is then shown of Swoggle and Rockstar Spud prepping backstage for a Mumbai Streetfight later tonight.... Josh Mathews and Jeremy Borash are now together at the broadcast area. Mathews trash talks JB about what is going to happen to him sunday. Borash tries to stay professional and hypes tonight's Impact.... This is followed by a video teaser for Sunday's X division title match between Low-Ki and the current champ Sonjay Dutt. The two will face off in a 2 out of 3 falls match at Slammiversary.
This is Dutt's first televised match as The X division champion.... The crowd in India is firmly behind Dutt, as he kicks things off with Trevor Lee. Early on, Dutt takes control with a hurricanrana. He then tags in Matt Sydal, who grounds Lee and goes to work on his left arm. Lee is double teamed for the next couple of minutes. He eventually escapes and tags in Low-Ki. The former X division champ briefly takes control of the match but Sydal rallies, and with help from Sonjay. They both take to the air and hit dual standing moonsaults on Low-Ki and Lee, as the show heads to break..... When the action returns, The heels are now in control. Low-Ki gets Sydal in an abdominal stretch. Borash mentions on commentary that Low-Ki was in the first ever match of this company on June 19th 2002. Sydal tries to break out of the stretch but ends up eating a standing double foot stomp. Trevor Lee is back in and connects with a neck breaker. The heels then isolate Sydal and double team him in their corner. Sydal eventually rallies and makes the hot tag to Sonjay Dutt. He goes after both Lee and Low-Ki. Sonjay gets a close fall on Trevor after springboarding off of Low-Ki and hitting Trevor with a tornado DDT. Trevor Lee fights back with a stiff forearm to the champ and Low-Ki is tagged in to go toe to toe with Dutt. Low-Ki momentarily gets the advantage on Sonjay but he ends up tagging in Matt Sydal. Lee is back in and he gets knocked down. When Sydal sets up for his shooting star press off the top, Low-Ki tries to push him off but Sonjay intercepts Low-Ki before he can do it. Sydal hits his signature shooting star and pins Trevor Lee.
Sonjay Dutt & Matt Sydal defeat Low-Ki & Trevor Lee
Next on Impact, a video airs profiling former NFL Star Running Back DeAngelo Williams. In the video, Williams has a sit down interview, where he talks about his love for the wrestling business. Clips are shown of DeAngelo in training for his match this sunday at Slammiversary. This is followed by what is labeled as a training video. Eli Drake and Chris Adonis are shown in India during the video.
Eli Drake & Chris Adonis vs. The Mumbai Cats
Simply a showcase match for Drake and Adonis, before they team sunday against Moose and DeAngelo Williams. Eli and Adonis dominate the action. They have several opportunities to end the match quickly and refuse to do so. After a couple of minutes of this, Drake puts the Cats out of their misery and hits the Eli Bomb to get the win.
Eli Drake & Chris Adonis defeat The Mumbai Cats
After the break, Borash and Mathews talk about the announcement that King Mo would be in the corner of Bobby Lashley during his Slammiversary world title match. It was also announced earlier this week that Alberto El Patron's father Dos Caras would be in his corner Sunday.
Mumbai Street Fight
Rockstar Spud vs. Swoggle
The referee for this fight is a little person named Suduq Kumar. Spud and Swoggle battle on the ramp way and Swoggle ends up blinding Spud with powder. More odd weapons involved as Swoggle throws golf balls at Spud. Rockstar fights back with a trash can. Spud drags Swoggle to ringside and sets up a table. Spud tries to suplex Swoggle onto the table from the apron but he ends up getting bitten. Swoggle then attempts to push Spud off the apron and onto the table but is unable to do so. Spud gets back into the ring and grounds Swoggle. He then takes a mic and tells Swoggle that this is a business for big men. Spud slaps Swoggle after every insult, he throws his way. Spud then admits that he originally meant to pull his pants down when this all started. When Spud continues his aggression, the ref tries to step in. Referee Suduq? Kumar then shoves Spud down to the mat. Spud responds to this by pulling the ref's pants off to reveal his underwear. Mathews says that Kumar has half the country of Mumbai in his underwear......Swoggle recovers and teams up with the ref to double team Spud. Rockstar ends up getting pantsed and then hoisted up and hit with a doomsday device. Swoggle then brings Spud to the apron and samoan drops him through the table at ringside. This enables Swoggle to cover Spud and secure the victory.
Swoggle defeats Rockstar Spud
This week's JB-Joseph Park training video airs. Borash ends up handing Park an Abyss doll. He tells him to go find his inner monster..... After the break, A Slammiversary video airs with Alberto El Patron. He talks about his background and history in Lucha Libre and the wrestling business.
Allie goes after Laurel Van Ness early on. Laurel retreats and tags in KM. Mixed tag rules mean that Sutter must come into the match. Km ends up hitting a full nelson slam on Sutter. He follows that up with a gut wrench suplex. Sutter battles back and lands an exploder suplex on KM. Laurel is tagged back in, Rosemary follows suit and takes the fight to Van Ness. She hits a great looking suplex, Sienna runs in and breaks up the count. All 6 competitors end up in the ring brawling. Sutter leaps onto KM on the outside. Laurel hits a cutter on Rosemary. Allie grabs Laurel and hits a Death Valley Driver. Sienna knocks down Allie from behind. When she attempts to double up on Rosemary, Laurel ends up getting spewed with green mist as Sienna gets out of the way. Allie is back up and she hits a code breaker on Sienna. This leaves Laurel alone and Rosemary secures the victory for her team by hitting The Red Wedding.
Rosemary, Allie & Braxton Sutter defeat Sienna, Laurel Van Ness & KM
During the victory celebration. Rosemary pats both Allie and Braxton on the head and thanks them for a job well done...... We return to The JB-Joseph Park training video. Park is staring at The Abyss doll JB gave him. When he sits back to consider Borash telling him to find the inner monster. Joseph Park has flashbacks of Abyss's past matches. Park then pulls out "Janice" and crushes a Scott Steiner doll with it.
When the show returns, Jeremy Borash and Josh Mathews run down the pay-per-view card for 'Slammiversary XV'. This leads to a 5 minute video hype package for the main event of the pay per view between Lashley and Alberto. It details their recent history against one another.
IMPACT MAIN EVENT
Bobby Lashley, EC3, Davey Richards & Kongo Kong vs. Alberto El Patron, James Storm, Eddie Edwards & Mahabali Shera
Ethan Carter is still going by the name of "E Singh 3" for this final match in India..... Shera gets attacked when he decides to get in the ring before his partners are introduced. The 4 heels beat down Mahabali. He gets splashed by Kongo in the corner and then Davey Richards double foot stomps a steel chair into him... Shera's partners rush into the ring to aid him, as the show heads to break. With Shera suffering injuries, this is now a 4 on 3 match when the show returns. EC3 ends up mockingly doing the Shera dance. When Lashley gets inside the ring. JB mentions on commentary how Lashley tried to recruit his former WrestleMania pal Donald Trump through social media for Sunday's Slammiversary pay-per-view...
After some seesaw action back and forth between the two teams. Alberto, Eddie Edwards and James Storm gain the advantage and all take turns beating down on EC3. Carter ends up getting away by raking Edwards in the eyes, Kongo Kong is tagged in and goes to work on Eddie. He's soon followed by Eddie's former partner Davey Richards. The two ex wolves go at it for awhile and Davey comes out on top. Storm is in and he gets cornered. EC3 comes in to beat on his rival. Storm battles back with a sling blade and tags in Edwards. He hits a flurry of moves on Carter. When Edwards tries to bounce off the ropes, Richards strikes him from the apron and EC3 clotheslines Edwards down to the mat, as the show heads to it's final break.
When Impact returns, Lashley has hoisted up Eddie Edwards for a delayed vertical suplex. He flips Alberto the bird while executing the move. Edwards is sent to the outside and roughed up by Davey Richards. Edwards gets isolated and beat down for the next few minutes. He eventually escapes the heels and tags in Alberto but referee Brian Hebner misses the tag, so Edwards takes more punishment. Eddie escapes the clutches and tries to tag in one of his partners but the heels pull Eddie's partners off the apron to prevent the tag. Richards and EC3 double team Edwards but he battles back with a double hurricanrana. Just then Mahabali Shera returns to help his team and he is tagged in. He ends up hitting a double clothesline on Richards and Carter. Shera gets Richards up on his shoulders but Lashley comes into the ring. Shera ends up slamming Lashley and then slamming Kongo Kong. A potential pinfall by Shera is broken up when Lashley makes the save. Lashley picks up Shera but Mahabali blind tags Alberto. Shera and El Patron then team up against Kong and Lashley. They hit an assisted double foot stomp on Kong and Alberto covers and pins him for the victory.
Alberto El Patron, James Storm, Mahabali Shera & Eddie Edwards defeat Bobby Lashley, Ethan Carter III, Kongo Kong & Davey Richards
The show ends with Jeremy Borash plugging Slammiversary one last time.
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