Credit: Brandon Cayton & Jason Pollard of Pwinsider.com
Thanks to Jason Pollard for sending in this report:
Eric Young with ODB pins Wes Brisco in about 8 minutes.
Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash are doing commentary for next week as well. No sign of Taz at all.
Mr. Anderson pins Hernandez with his finisher after Hernandez misses a running dive into the ring from the ramp.
Assembling Ultimate X now.
The Ultimate X match was about 20 minutes long. It featured a lot of impressive spots. The finish featured Dutt and Maraschiulo grappling on top of the steel structure and Manik slipping in to get the belt even after knocking Maraschiulo to the ground when he tried to stop him.
Your new X Division Champion, Manik!
Main Event Mafia comes out to the ring and invited Chris Sabin to celebrate his new title victory. Sabin comes out and thanks the MEM for taking Aces & Eights out of the picture last week. He then challenges “whoever wins the Ultimate X match later tonight” to a title match. I assume this segment will air after the Ultimate X match on the air next week.
Velvet Sky comes to the ring and says she is here to let us know she made a mistake: letting Mickie James know she was injured. She says she will never make a mistake like that again and will play things closer to her vest than ever before. She is here tonight to watch Gail and Mickie tear into one another.
Mickie defeats Gail Kim in a typical Knockouts match. ODB was special referee and Gail Kim was having a confrontation with her and had her back turned when Mickie rolled her up for the win. Velvet Sky watched on as Brooke Hogan comes out to tell Gail Kim she is messing with the wrong referee since ODB is an active wrestler. Big ODB chants as they go to the back.
Bound For Glory Series Match: Christopher Daniels defeats Samoa Joe in a solid 10 minute match that ended when Joe was distracted by Mr. Anderson who came to ringside. 2 BMEs later, Daniels pinned Joe for the win.
Bully Ray comes to the ring and complains about how he lost the title last week.
Bully Ray calls out Sabin. Sabin comes out. Bully tells Sabin to “do the right thing and give back my title”. Sabin refuses. Bully calls out Hogan. Hogan comes out and rips up the contract and said he is the law. Hogan gives Bully a rematch and it will be at Hardcore Justice on August 15th….in a cage!
Chris Sabin vs. Bully Ray for the title 8/15 in a cage!
Thanks to Brandon Cayton for sending in this report:
Eric Young defeated Wes Brisco.
iMPACT! for 7/25/13:
Hernandez vs. Mr. Anderson: Anderson wins with the Mic Check.
Ultimate X match for the X Division Championship: Manik vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Greg M. – Manik wins in a really fun match. Crowd was behind Manik for most of the match.
Main Event Mafia came out for a promo. They say they are not done with Aces and Eights. They bring out Chris Sabin, who addressed the crowd. He challenged the winner of the Ultimate X match “later tonight” to a match next week in a champion vs. champion match. Bully Ray came out with his attorney to say they are filing a lawsuit if the title isn’t returned to him.
Velvet Sky came out to cut a promo on Mickie James. Mike Johnson doesn’t get her but we sure did. She is staying out for…
Mickie James vs. Gail Kim for the Knockouts Championship: The crowd was behind ODB as she officiated the match. The finish came when Mickie went outside and Gail slapped ODB, only to get rolled up by Mickie when she came back in. After the match, Gail got in ODB’s face and Brooke Hogan came out to remind Gail that ODB is still an active competitor.
Bound for Glory series match: Christopher Daniels beat Samoa Joe after Mr. Anderson came down and distracted Joe.
AJ Styles vs. Jeff Hardy is the main event. Huge pop for Hardy when he comes out. Excellent back and forth match that saw AJ Styles win by submission.
Overall this was a fun show. There was a lot of action and it went by quickly. This was the first show I’ve been to since they came to St. Louis for Lockdown a few years ago.