Impact Wrestling Results (23/11/2017): Thanksgiving special show
The Thanksgiving edition of Impact Wrestling kicked off with greetings from Jeremy Borash and Josh Matthews. The Turkey Bowl was the focal point of the show as a 5-on-5 Tukey Bowl tag team match was announced for the night.
The stipulation was simple: the one who eats the pin wears the turkey suit. A throwback recap of Turkey Bowl 2008 aired next that included Alex Shelly, Shawn Daivari, and Rhyno. Mick Foley -- who was the on-air authority figure back then -- had to come out to force Shelly into wearing the turkey suit after the latter lost the match after a Ryhno Gore.
The recap was followed by a backstage segment that featured Jeremy Borash orchestrating a draw to figure out the competitors for tonight's 5-on-5 Turkey Bowl match. Another filler vignette aired next in which many top Impact Wrestling stars shared their most cherished Thanksgiving memories. Impact Wrestling Champion Eli Drake spoke about his time in Macy's Parade while Impact Knockout Allie opened up about her grandma's extravagant meals.
Borash picked both the team captains next in a backstage segment with the responsibility falling on the shoulders of Eddie Edwards and El Hijo del Fantasma respectively. Eli Drake and Chris Adonis crashed the segment and gave their two cents on the main event, calling it the Gravy Train Turkey Trot.
Impact hyped up the upcoming Knockouts tournament next and focused on the participants of the tourney which include Madison Rayne, KC Spinelli, Laurel Van Ness, Sienna, Rosemary, and Allie. It should be noted that the winner of the tournament will be crowned the new Knockouts champion as Gail Kim relinquished the title and announced her retirement.
The superstars then spoke about their preferred Thanksgiving food with Sami Callihan expressing his obsession with cranberry sauce. An old Turkey Bowl match between Eric Young and Robbie E aired next.
The second members of team Edwards and Fantasma were announced next. Allie joined Edwards' entourage and while she wanted to wear the Turkey suit, she didn't want to lose and do the honors. Caleb Konley was added to team Fantasma. McKenzie Mitchell was with Trevor Lee and Konley. Lee warned Konley about not losing the match as he would look stupid in a Turkey suit.
Richard Justice was excited to be the third member of team Edwards but was skeptical about the suit looking too snug on him. Drake, Dean Ambrose's former tag-team partner, continued the Thanksgiving tributes by expressing his gratitude for being the Impact Champion. Sienna did the same by thanking the fans.
The fourth members of Team Fantasma were picked to be KM and Laurel Van Ness after the champion's address. Ness was at her drunken best as she couldn't hide her love for a turkey dinner.