Last week, Nick Aldis and the debuting Lio Rush joined forces to send a physical message to the Motor City Machine Guns, laying them out to close the show from Atlanta’s Center Stage. Before Aldis challenges Alex Shelley for the IMPACT World Title and Rush challenges Chris Sabin for the X-Division Title at Slammiversary, a blockbuster tag team showdown will headline IMPACT. This Thursday, the Motor City Machine Guns are out for revenge when they battle Aldis and Rush in a must-see main event.
At Against All Odds, Frankie Kazarian toppled Eddie Edwards in a hard-fought contest between two of IMPACT’s top stars. But in a surprising development, it was Edwards who stood side by side with Kazarian during a verbal altercation with Bully Ray and Steve Maclin. One week later, Edwards and Kazarian found themselves teaming up against Bully and Maclin, but a string of miscommunication led to their defeat. After being unable to coexist, Edwards and Kazarian agreed that they’re destined to be enemies, reigniting their rivalry this Thursday on IMPACT.
After failing to capture the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles and being dumped by their teacher Brian Myers, The Good Hands have placed the blame on Scott D’Amore for their downward spiral. As he prepares to make his in-ring return at Slammiversary, D’Amore was challenged by John Skyler and Jason Hotch during his interview with Gia Miller. D’Amore would respectfully decline their offer but insisted that if The Good Hands want a piece of the action, they can face off against PCO in a 2-on-1 Handicap match this Thursday. Can Skyler and Hotch withstand the wrath of the “French-Canadian Frankenstein” or have they bitten off more than they can chew?
The high-risk, high-wire spectacle known as Ultimate X will also be high-stakes when Jonathan Gresham, Angels, Mike Bailey, KUSHIDA and Kevin Knight vie for the #1 Contendership to the X-Division Title. But first, we get a preview of things to come when Gresham goes one-on-one with Angels this Thursday on IMPACT. Who will secure an important momentum boost heading into Slammiversary?
Day 2 of the IMPACT Wrestling Down Under Tour saw Deonna Purrazzo successfully retain her Knockouts World Title over a game Gisele Shaw. This Thursday, Shaw looks to bounce back when she locks up with Courtney Rush in singles competition. Meanwhile, the Death Dollz are on a quest to recover their alter-egos from the Undead Realm. With Savannah Evans, Jai Vidal and Jessicka at ringside, there’s no telling what might happen in this Knockouts clash.
Sami Callihan and Rich Swann are back on the same page – and they want nothing more than to become the IMPACT World Tag Team Champions. The longtime friends will have an opportunity to do just that when they face off against the surging champions ABC, Brian Myers and Moose, and SUBCULTURE in a stacked 4-way match at Slammiversary. This Thursday, Callihan and Swann look to send a message to their opponents as they take to the ring for tag team action.