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GFW Impact Write-Up (August 10th, 2017): ‘Destination X’ marks the spot

Hola Knockout fans and welcome to this week’s GFW Impact Write-Up! We are less than a week away from GFW’s special live episode of Destination X and already announced on the card is a Knockouts Title match pitting the current reigning champion Sienna against Gail Kim. Could Gail’s inevitable title win before her official retirement come as soon as next week?

We open this week’s program to find Sienna sitting in the middle of the ring in what is a hostage takeover of the show situation. She gloats on her confidence, charisma, class and being able to conquer every task that Mrs. Jarrett has put in front of her.

When the topic turns to Destination X, Sienna demands answers as to who her opponent will be next week and calls out Karen Jarrett to personally inform her. When Karen does come out, she makes it clear that she has never liked Sienna and probably never will but goes on to reveal that Sienna’s opponent next week is the always ready Gail Kim! I miss heel Karen!

Gail’s music hits and out comes the Hall of Famer to the ring to confront Sienna. Gail compliments Sienna for being great six weeks but promises to defeat Sienna and win the Knockouts title next week. Go out on top Gail! A brawl breaks out between the two that is eventually broken up by GFW’s referee team.

Shortly after the brawl, cameras catch Gail backstage to get her thoughts on returning to action next week. Gail says that although next week’s Destination X is meant to highlight the X-Division, she plans to steal some of their thunder as fans will remember her return and the fall of Sienna.

During GFW’s special Destination X pre-show, we take a special look and video package to next week’s Knockouts title match.

Elsewhere on the show, we get a brief appearance from Laurel Van Ness following Kongo Kong’s win over Grado and Joseph Parks in a two-on-one handicap match. Much like last week, she comes out to put a stop towards Kong’s attack on Grado by ordering him off the top rope of a turnbuckle and slapping him silly.

An angered Kong scoops up Laurel with some bad intentions but out comes Tyrus to make the save. A stare down between the two giants would commence but no punches are thrown as Laurel orders Kong to head to the back. Wait, Laurel is still willing to leave with Kong even after his plans of harming her?

Diamanté also isn’t afraid to get involved during LAX’s Street Fight against VOW.

Thoughts: While I have no doubt that Gail will be winning the Knockouts title one more time, I don’t see it happening next week. Gail has confirmed that next week’s match won’t be her last match and I’m more so in the belief her last match in GFW will take place later at this year’s Bound for Glory, which is a more fitting way for Gail to have her send off and final hoorah.

There isn’t a whole to take away for the set-up to next week’s title match; it was a one week build that involved a name showing up, getting what feels like a handout title shot and a pull away brawl.

Still, I think there is a chance to see some kind of rumbling happening next week.
On top of the (semi) live element, there’s a chance that next we’ll see the debut of the yet to be announced Knockouts making their way to GFW. Will they get involved in the Knockouts title match? If so, would it be a way to further this Sienna/Gail feud? How will Karen respond to Sienna overcoming yet another one of her tasks? Will rumors of a newly designed Knockouts title be on display next week? Surprise us a bit GFW!

I’m disappointed in the turn around with the Laurel/Grado/Kong storyline. I wasn’t too crazy about it since it first started but it’s just gone haywire. We’re involving Tyrus now, we still don’t have a clear reason behind Laurel defending Grado, Kong wants to harm Laurel yet she stays with him. At this point, it may just be best to just remove Laurel (and repackage her) from this impulsive storyline.

What did you think of this week’s episode of GFW?? Can you make any sense to Laurel’s storyline? What would you like to see happen at Destination X? Let us know in the comments below!

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