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Impact opens with Broken Matt Hardy revealing that he may lose some of his powers during the odyssey. He transfers his powers to Brother Nero, who then has a premonition that Broken Matt will be traveling to Egypt!
Cody and Brandi Rhodes are in the ring. Cody calls out Moose to thank him for watching Brandi’s back while he was gone. Moose says that Brandi has his number but Cody takes it the wrong way and accuses the two of sleeping together. Brandi insists that Cody is joking. Cody admits that it was in bad taste – and then hits Moose with a low blow, followed by the Cross Rhodes!
Tyrus vs. Eli Drake
During the match, Drake tells Tyrus to lay down for him but Tyrus refuses. Drake proceeds to knock out referee Earl Hebner, causing the match to end in a no contest. Drake tells Tyrus that he’s getting a raise – and that’s enough to persuade Tyrus to continue being Drake’s bodyguard! The two hug it out in the middle of the ring.
Maria and Sienna are preparing for Laurel and Braxton’s wedding tonight. Maria notes that the ringbearer, Allie, is late.
Broken Matt returns from Egypt as the King in Gold. He brings a boat with him that will hold all the tag team championships they win in Expedition of Gold!
Jade calls out Rosemary to the ring. Rosemary tells Jade that she’s finished with her and is moving on to other members of the Knockouts roster. Jade refuses and challenges Rosemary to one final match – a Last Knockout Standing match for the Knockout’s championship! Rosemary accepts and the match will happen in the near future.
Backstage, Braxton Sutter is contemplating calling off the wedding tonight. Mike Bennett is there to comfort him but all Sutter can think about is Allie.
Bram w/ Kingston vs. Jessie Godderz
Kingston picks the ankle of Godderz, allowing Bram to take control. Godderz begins to build momentum after hitting a big Blockbuster from the top rope. Godderz locks in the Adonis Crab. Kingston gets up on the apron but Godderz catapults Bram right into him! Godderz rolls up Bram to pick up the win. Jessie Godderz defeated Bram w/ Kingston.
After the match, Godderz takes out both Bram and Kingston before retreating up the ramp.
Broken Matt and Brother Nero teleport to the mid-Atlantic. They’re confronted by the promotion’s no.1 contenders, the Mid-Atlantic Outlaws. They hand over their no.1 contendership to the Broken Hardys, who then begin their search for the tag team champions!
Allie arrives and tells Maria she doesn’t want to be the ringbearer but Maria says she has no choice. Allie storms out of the room before running into Braxton Sutter. Allie asks him if he really wants to marry Laurel – Braxton tells her that it’s not up to him.
The Broken Hardys find the Mid-Atlantic tag team champions as a huge brawl breaks out between the promotion’s other roster members. The champions grant the Broken Hardys their tag team title match and it’s on!
The Broken Hardys (Broken Matt & Brother Nero) vs. Mathis & Rage – Mid-Atlantic Team Championships – Expedition of Gold Match #2
The action spills to the outside as Brother Nero throws Rage down the stairs in a garbage bin!
Back in the ring, Broken Matt hits the Twist of Fate on Mathis. Brother Nero follows up with the Swanton Bomb to win. At the conclusion of the match, The Broken Hardys defeated Mathis & Rage to become NEW Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions on their EXPEDITION of GOLD.
After the match, the Broken Hardys teleport back to the Dome of Deletion with their newly won gold.
Josh Barnett vs. Bad Bones
Lashely is on commentary during the match.
Barnett hits Bones with a massive powerbomb. Barnett connects with a Northern Lights suplex, then locks in the Kimura to win by submission. Josh Barnett defeated Bad Bones. Lashley stares down Barnett before they meet for the world title next week.
Trevor Lee (c) w/ Gregory Shane Helms vs. DJZ – X-Division Championship
DJZ launches himself over the top rope, taking out Lee before the bell rings! DJZ hits Lee with a Hurricanrana on the outside of the ring. Lee catches DJZ off the ropes and connects with a German suplex. DJZ hits Lee with a big reverse Hurricanrana. Helms picks DJZ’s ankle from ringside. DJZ goes for the ZDT but Lee rolls him up to win off the distraction. Trevor Lee defeated DJZ to retain the X-Divison Title.
After the match, Lee grabs a chair but his former Helms Dynasty partner, Andrew Everett, makes the save for DJZ. Everett connects with a Shooting Star Press on Lee.
Maria approaches Braxton Sutter backstage and says he knows what will happen if he doesn’t marry Laurel tonight…
The Wedding of Laurel Van Ness and Braxton Sutter
Braxton, Laurel, Maria, Sienna and Mike Bennett are in the ring. Aron Rex and Spud are the flower boys. Maria calls out the ringbearer, Allie. She isn’t wearing the dress that Maria told her to wear and Braxton is shocked by her beauty. Laurel reads her vow and it’s mostly about how she wants to change Braxton to be more like her. When it’s time for Braxton to read his, he says he forgot to write it down. Braxton refuses to say “I do” and reveals that he’s in love with Allie! He tells the world that Maria was going to fire Allie if he didn’t marry Laurel. Maria attempts to fire her but not before Allie quits! A brawl breaks out as Braxton takes it to Bennett and Brooke evens the odds for Allie. It’s total anarchy except for in the middle of the ring where Braxton and Allie share their first kiss.
Next week, Lashley defends the world title against former UFC heavyweight champion, Josh Barnett. Don’t miss it!
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