Lashley and American Top Team Are Coming To IMPACT
The relationship between American Top Team and IMPACT is a complex one. What started out as a beneficial relationship for both parties, has since turned into a war zone, with Lashley at the center of it all.
At the beginning of September, after much thought, Lashley announced that he would no longer be pursuing his career with professional wrestling, in order to focus on his Mixed Martial Arts career. However, it wasn’t that easy. Jim Cornette would grant Lashley’s release, if he competed in one more match against Moose. Lashley agreed, and we haven’t seen him inside the IMPACT Zone ever since.
After the brutal beating the last time Lashley was in the IMPACT Zone, the rivalry between Moose and Lashley has grown ever hotter. Moose has even visited the American Top Team Headquarters in an effort to settle the score, and the American Top Team are very unhappy about it.
The IMPACT Zone on Thursday night will be the battle ground for the war between Lashley, American Top Team, Moose and IMPACT. Lashley and American Top Team are seeking retribution for the actions of Moose and Stephan Bonnar, but that could be just what Moose and Bonnar are looking for – a fight!
More to unfold on Thursday on #IMPACTonPop
Dezmond Xavier vs. Andrew Everett This Thursday on IMPACT
The X-Division continues to get more exciting every week in the Impact Zone. A number of contenders in the high-flying division all want a piece of champ Trevor Lee next month at Bound For Glory.
Lee has been impressive since winning the title from Sonjay Dutt last month on Impact. But he’s also being very smart while being the man on top of the X-Division.
As the old saying goes, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The Carolina Caveman is doing just that by having his competition in the X-division align themselves with Lee.
Lee already has Caleb Konley help fight his battles and making sure he comes to his aide when things aren’t going Lee’s way. Most notably in the title win over Dutt.
But now The Carolina Caveman has aligned with someone he’s familiar with from the formerly known Helms Dynasty in “The Skywalker” Andrew Everett.
All three, Everett, Lee and Konley were defeated by the trio of Dutt, Petey Williams and Matt Sydal on Impact! And after the match the winning team each stated that they were deserving of a shot at Lee’s title at Bound For Glory.
This week in the Impact Zone, Everett, who is the definition of an X-Division Star, will compete against another X-Division guy with a ton of upside in Dezmond Xavier. Xavier is coming off a dazzling performance in the 3-on-3 Tag Team match between Xavier, James Storm and Allie who defeated Konley, Texano and Knockouts champion, Sienna.
So we will see how the new understudy for the Carolina Caveman will do against Xavier this Thursday on Impact at 8/7c!
Lee will continue on the road for Bound For Glory carrying the X-Division title while the rest of the contenders in the division fight amongst each other to get a shot.
Collision Course: Rosemary vs. Taya Valkyrie
For those of you who watch Impact or want to comment on Impact Wrestling.One of my favorite rivalries in all of IMPACT officially gets started Thursday night on IMPACT. A rivalry that many saw coming, but few realized how enchanting this was going to be. It is a rivalry I want to see Main Event IMPACT for years to come. A rivalry that has the feeling of everything you want a major fight or an incredible conflict to have as two athletes get ready to face each other in the Six Sided Ring. Larger than life characters who you just feel, at their cores, do not like each other.
Rosemary vs. Taya Valkyrie. When Taya made her debut on IMPACT she captured the attention of everyone. Her signature move, “the Road to Valhalla” cemented her place amongst the Knockouts. Taya didn’t come here to make friends and she has made that very clear.
Rosemary has gone from bizarre Knockout in Decay to one of the most beloved characters on IMPACT. The hivelings fill the IMPACT Zone, paint their faces and love their Demon Mother. Rosemary has become a can’t miss part of IMPACT each and every week.
When Taya misted Rosemary in the face, I was on the edge of my seat. I wanted to see more. I want to see who wins their first match and I want to see who wins their last, which I am hoping is years from now in a Main Event on Bound For Glory.
Thursday night they Main Event IMPACT and I can’t wait to see what happens. The feeling of change is in the air and these two Knockouts are the forefront of that change.