July 6th, 2017
During the week it was announced that Konley gets a match with Dutt (non-title), Super X Cup starts, LAX reveals a new member, and some other stuff with Patron.
Alberto El Patron Celebration - Patron opens the show, along with Dos Caras and El Hijo de Dos Caras, he makes his way to the ring. Bunch of confetti and Mexican flags. I think Alberto just joked about getting drunk. Alberto announces that his brother is soon to join the roster as an active competitor, that's awesome! Alberto cuts a good babyface promo, puts over Lashley as his biggest rival and a tough SOB. Alberto he says that he's a defending champion, he says that he'll take on everyone, old and new, from the roster or independent. This brings out Lashley...
Lashley walks to the ring, and Patron is pissed throwing around the champagne, minutes after saying that he respects Lashley. Lashley calls Patron an egomaniac, when Lashley won, he didn't come to celebrations, he came straight to fight and defend the title. Lashley calls Patron's win a fluke, talks shit on Patron's family, and goes full Brian Cage from AAA talking some Trump support. Dos Caras slaps Lashley, who laughs it off and things start to get heated. Refs come out to separate them. Patron agrees to fight tonight, title on the line.
Prichard addresses the commentary situation - So no answers as to where the fuck Prichard was during Slammiversary? Prichard says that if he hopes everyone is is finally cool but the rule stands, any of these guys touch each other, they're all fired. I think this is a good thing to have if they ever wanna bring West and Flores back.
Caleb Konley vs Sonjay Dutt - 6.5/10
This is a non-title match. Short-ish match, but a good showing for Konley. Dutt wins clean.
Post-match - Trevor Lee jumps Dutt after the match, takes his title and declares himself the new champion, leaves with the title.
Veterans of War, GRADO, and Eddie Edwards Interview - There's a 4-on-4 match tonight with these guys versus some other dudes. Only Eddie was good, but the whole thing was corny as fuck. McKenzie was awesome though. There's also a new fat guy in town.
Eli Drake, Chris Adonis, Mario Bokara, and Fallah Bahh vs Veterans of War, Eddie Edwards, and GRADO - 4/10
Adonis antagonized some instagram roid D-celebrities in the crowd, these dudes make Adonis look small. Mostly a clusterduck, heels get heat on GRADO, babyfaces take the hot tag, everyone gets their shit in and win. Not bad, but not a lot of time for the amount of people involved. I really hope Bahh gets a push someday, I love his look.
Post-match - GRADO stays in the ring, Joseph Park comes out, he shows some papers to GRADO who looks heartbroken. I think GRADO just got either deported or fired. I mean, maybe he's getting divorced.
"Reborn" Matt Sydal vs Braxton Sutter w/Allie - Reverse Squash
Interesting match up here, but nothing out of it. Sutter had control most of the match, then Sydal made a two move comeback and won the match with an SSP, what I like to call, a "Reverse Squash".
Post-match - Sutter was frustrated, made Allie sad acting like a bit of a dick.
LAX Vignette - New member is coming and Konnan sells it like only he can.
Super X Cup Announcement - JB presents the cup and the participants. DRAGO (AAA), Desmond Xavier (Impact), Idris Abraham (Impact), Taiji Ishimori (NOAH), ACH (AAW), Andrew Everett (Impact), Davey Richards (Impact), and Sammy Guevara (Cuba). DRAGO was super over with the crowd.
Sammy Guevara vs DRAGO
ACH vs Andrew Everett (holy shit!)
Taiji Ishimori vs Davey Richards (HOLY FUCK!)
Desmond Xavier vs Idris Abraham
Idris & Xavier Vignettes - Good stuff from both guys.
Super X Cup First Round Match
Desmond Xavier vs Idris Abraham - 7/10
Great match to start off the tournament. It started slow, but the tempo increased more and more as the match went on. Match was back and forward, with Idris working heel and Desmond Xavier displaying his high fly skills. Desmond takes the win after the Final Flash. Xavier should win the whole thing if you ask me, make a star out of him.
Gail Kim Interview - Gail has an announcement next week.
Naomichi Marufuji Vignette - Good. Interesting that he gets a vignette, I take it he did the whole tapings set.
Desmond Xavier Interview - Good babyface stuff.
Moose Interview - Moose is taking on Marufuji next week! ECIII interrupts him pissed off that Marufuji gets a title shot and not himself. Moose tells ECIII to get in line, so now we know how Moose vs Marufuji is ending.
Rebel vs Sienna w/KM - 4/10
Commentary puts over Sienna not only for unifying the titles, but for being the only woman to defeat Rosemary this year. Sienna just beat the shit out of Rebel, Rebel had a bit of offense, so I couldn't call it a squash. Rebel was competent in this match, nothing botched. Finish saw Sienna lock Rebel in Guillotine for the win. Commentary also sold Sienna's MMA training, so we may start to see her change her moves more and more.
Octagoncito is debuting next week. Not confirmed, but I heard that Demus 3:16 (FKA as Pequeño Damian 666) is also coming to Impact, so that could be next week's match. If true, Impact should really try to hook Mascarita Dorada (FKA Torito), since he has epic matches with Demus.
Impact/GFW Unified Championship Match
Lashley vs Alberto El Patron (C) - 7/10
Josh just said that Paige was here on Slammiversary, hopefully she doesn't get in trouble. This was pretty much a lite version of Slammiversary's match, just faster paced, less big spots, but a bit more story between Patron and Lashley. At one point Lashley speared Patron mid-air, but instead of going for the pin, he decided to hit a dominator and another spear, while waiting for Patron to get up, Santana appeared.
LAX came out and attacked Lashley. Konnan took the mic and revealed that Patron is part of LAX! DOUBLE TURN!? I just need Homicide to take out Dutt and Diamante to take out Sienna and my dreams will be complete! Patron seems to be knocked out and is dragged to the back by LAX. They celebrated with him like if this was Weekend at Bernie's.
Dang, huge angle right there, definitely a huge episode of Impact. We're starting new directions that could be quite promising. Super X Cut will bring us some good matches each week and Patron joining LAX is gonna be quite interesting, just the idea of Patron and Konnan working together has me salivating. Next week we get Gail Kim's announcement and more Super X Cup.