Bobby Roode and Austin Aries make fun of Sting backstage, and rub salt in the wound. Sting tells them he just wants to fight, and Roode slowly backs away as Aries starts threatening the Icon. Aries looks for backup, but his partner is gone, and Sting books himself against Austin later tonight.
Welcome back to Impact Wrestling….AJ Styles! AJ's music goes off…nobody comes out. Christopher Daniels and Kazarian come out instead, dressed up as the legendary Road Warriors – Chicago's own. Kazarian says that tonight certainly isn't the first time AJ has disappointed all of his fans, but tonight they won't disappoint because they've brought back Throwback Thursday. Christopher Daniels calls them the "Legion of Boom" and gives the crowd permission to worship them….now.
James Storm cuts off the performance, and says the L.O.D. were bigger, badder and more over than Bad Influence will ever be. Storm's mic is cutting in and out. He tells them to decide which one of them is going to get the hell kicked out of him.
James Storm vs. Christopher Daniels
Storm throws Daniels in the ring and goes to work, but the heel quickly takes the upper hand and catches him in the ropes. Daniels locks on a rest hold via a waist lock. Storm fires back and goes for the Eye of the Storm, but Daniels counters with an STO. He heads up to the top rope for the Best Moonsault Ever, but Storm rolls out of the way and catches him with Closing Time. Backbreaker connects; 1…2…3.
Results: James Storm wins via pinfall
After the match, Bad Influence double teams the Cowboy and beats him down until AJ Styles makes the save for James Storm. Styles decks Kazarian and Chris Daniels bails from the ring. James Storm gets to his feet, but AJ takes him out with a clotheseline out of nowhere. Styles leaves, saying nothing.
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