X-Division Champion Sonjay Dutt and Petey Williams def. Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley
These four have been embroiled in a fun feud over the X-Division Championship over the past month and this match was perfectly positioned as the opener for the show. They worked well together and it's cool to see Konley getting more television time through his alliance with Lee. Speaking of Lee, it was weird for him to take the pinfall loss for his team given that he will be contending for the X-Division title next week in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
GFW World Tag Team Champions LAX def. John Bolin and Zachary Wentz (Non-title)
LAX's squash matches are always a treat and this was no exception as they made short work of their unknown opponents. oVe was seen watching their match from a backstage monitor, and then afterward, they cut a decent promo challenging them to a championship match. After Konnon ran down oVe and said they "crawled out of a meth lab," they accepted the offer but only if the matchup happened at the CRASH promotion in Tijuana, which I believe will air on next week's episode.
GFW Knockouts Champion Sienna and Taryn Terrell def. Allie and Gail Kim
Considering this was Terrell's first match back in almost two years, I thought she did pretty well and held her own. It was smart for this to be a tag team match so she could shake off any ring rust that she had. They put together a solid tag team match and the right tandem went over. More importantly, Taya Valkyrie debuted afterward and attacked Rosemary, establishing herself as a heel in the process, which was for the best. That instantly creates a new feud for the Knockouts division with the two of them.
Johnny Impact and Low Ki Brawled
Jim Cornette came out to give a "State of the Union Address" before being interrupted by Mundo and Low Ki, who both deemed themselves worthy of receiving a shot at the GFW Global Championship. Low Ki wasn't wrong when he said he earned a one-on-one shot at the strap from Destination X, so I like how that isn't being quickly forgotten about. The crowd was hot for the brawl that ensued between Mundo and Low Ki, setting up their No. 1 Contender's match for next week. By the way, you can check out my exclusive interview with Impact that went up on WrestleRant Radio today here.
GFW Global Champion Eli Drake def. Matt Sydal
Sydal has had a great run so far in GFW that has seen him win more often than not and be booked to look like a real player in the company (as opposed to being relegated solely to the X-Division). Granted, you had to know Drake wasn't dropping the strap a mere two weeks after winning it, but Sydal had a strong showing nevertheless and proved he belonged in the top spot on the show. They made the most of the time they were given and the nearfalls were well done down the stretch. They told the story that had it not been for Chris Adonis interfering, Sydal would've won the title.
It should be noted that a good chunk of the second hour was dedicated to video packages as well as footage from AAA's TripleMania event from late last month. For those curious, they did touch upon the Sexy Star-Rosemary incident, albeit very briefly. Everything else served a purpose in progressing storylines and delivering entertaining in-ring action, especially the main event and that's worth a watch. GFW has also been doing a nice job of advertising matches a week in advance and next week's show will feature Mundo and Low Ki facing off to determine the next No. 1 Contender to the GFW title, a Falls Count Anywhere X-Division Championship match and LAX vs. oVe for the GFW World Tag Team titles.
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