LAX Attacked GFW World Tag Team Champions oVe
I still say it was too early to take the tag titles off LAX considering they're one of the most over acts in the company right now, but I did like how they sold their frustration by challenging oVe to a rematch at Bound for Glory and, once they accepted, beating the crap out of them. It was actually quite entertaining to watch and made oVe look like chumps in comparison. Apparently the rematch will be held under "5150 Street Fight" rules at Bound for Glory, which I guess means all members of LAX will be legal in the bout.
Rosemary def. Hannah Harper
Rosemary is the biggest badass in the entire Knockouts division at the moment and I absolutely love it. I'm not sure how seasoned Harper is in the ring, but it didn't matter because Rosemary made quick work of her here. Afterward, Rosemary called out Taya Valkyrie and was promptly "misted" in the face, setting up a match for next week. Hey, Rosemary has been doing it for so long to other people that it was bound to happen to her eventually.
Taryn Terrell Called Out Gail Kim
It's rare we get two women's segments back-to-back like we did between this and the Rosemary squash match, so it was a refreshing change of pace. Terrell was one of my favorite performers in the division during her last run with the company and she's been a blast to watch since returning in her new role. This promo was kept short and sweet as Kim forced her to flee from the ring, hyping up the Knockouts Championship Fatal 4-Way match at Bound for Glory in the process.
James Storm, dezmond Xavier and Allie def. Caleb Konley, TExano and GFW Knockouts Champion Sienna
Yes, this was a rather random assortment of people, and I'm not normally high on rivals being thrown together for a multi-person tag team match simply so the feuds can be furthered, but at least the commentators acknowledged that this was unorthodox. They were given plenty of time and made the most of it by putting together a nice match with the babyfaces clinching the victory. It wasn't anything must-see, mind you, but it was better than I thought it would be.
Johnny Impact def. Garza Jr. in a GFW Global Championship No. 1 Contender's Match
I noted last week how Garza's singles push pretty much came out of nowhere, but it was cool that he hung in there with Impact and came across like an equal to him in this high-stakes matchup. They worked well together and although the outcome was never in doubt, Garza did gain something from the impressive outing he had against Impact. We already saw Impact vs. Eli Drake for the GFW Global Championship at Victory Road, but here's hoping they deliver a different type of match at Bound for Glory.
There were many more video packages than usual on this show, but each of them successfully showcased the stars of the roster. At the end of the episode, Moose and Stephan Bonnar crashed the American Top Team Facility, and there were also video packages highlighting the likes of Drake, Garza, Eddie Edwards and various others. It felt like they were trying to kill time more than anything else, but they were effective, I will admit. As for the rest of the show, it was solid on the whole with an ample amount of build for Bound for Glory and no filler whatsoever.
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