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Impact Wrestling Recap (9.21.17): Eli Drake defends in Mexico



Match #1 Johnny Impact defeats KM
The show kicks off with Johnny Impact calling out Eli Drake, who is absent from the building tonight because he’s still in Mexico defending that GFW Global Championship. KM hits the ring to challenge Impact to a match. KM fails to keep his undefeated streak alive after Impact hits the Thursday Night Delight for the win.

Next Pagano is shown backstage talking to an unidentified person.

Match #2 Taya Valkyrie defeats Ava Storie
This was a short match showcasing Taya Valkyrie. Taya hits the Road To Valhalla on Storie to get the victory. After the match Taya gets on the mic and says she’s only in Impact to win the Knockouts Title. Rosemary hits the ring and they start to brawl. The Knockouts locker room empties out as Sienna, Taryn Terrell, Gail Kim, and Allie all hit the ring and start to brawl. Allie, Rosemary, and Gail Kim stand tall after clearing Taya, Taryn, and Sienna out of the ring.

Next a pre-tape is shown of OVE paying LAX a visit at their hangout in a club in Tijuana. OVE confronts LAX and demands a title match next week.

Next a video package is show of Global Forged highlighting some of the young talent they are scouting to bring into GFW.

Next Gail, Allie, and Rosemary are backstage talking about their newly formed team and challenge Taya, Sienna, and Taryn to a match next week.

Next a video package is shown of Petey Williams talking about his upcoming X-Division Title match at Victory Road.

Next a video package is shown highlighting Grado’s first match since getting his new work visa under Joseph Park’s sports entertainment division.

Match #3 Pagano and El Hijo El Fantasma defeats EC3 and Eddie Edwards
Pretty good tag match here. The match comes to an end after Texano Jr. runs in and hits Edwards with a power bomb for Fantasma to crawl in and get the win. After the match the AAA stars beat down Edwards and EC3 until James Storm comes out to make the save.

Backstage Johnny Impact is looking for Eli Drake but runs into Texano, Fantasma and Pagano. Impact tells Texano he will put his title shot on the line tonight against him since Drake is absent from the building.

Match #4 Kongo Kong defeats Mahabali Shera
This was a short match. Shera fell short in his attempt at defeating Kongo Kong after Kong hits Shera with a Big Splash for the win.

Next a pre-tape is shown of Eli Drake from Mexico talking about successfully defending his Championship in Mexico and his upcoming title defense against Johnny Impact next week at Victory Road.

Match #5 Johnny Impact defeats Texano Jr
This was a really good match. A lot of back and forth action. Impact picks up the win and keeps his title shot after he hits Texano with the Starship Pain.

Next Laurell Van Ness is shown walking around the crowd looking for a new man.

Next Sienna, Taryn, and Taya is backstage in Karen Jarrett’s office asking her to do something about what happened earlier in the night. Karen tells them they will have a 6 woman tag next week against Gail, Allie, and Rosemary.

Main Event Eli Drake defeats Bronce to retain the GFW Global Championship
Really good match here from Irapuato, Mexico. Bronce shined in his big opportunity against Drake, but fell short after Drake hits Bronce with the Gravy Train to retain his Championship.

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