Old School Rules: Rob Van Dam (with Katie Forbes) defeated Rhino via pinfall.
Tommy Dreamer served as the special guest referee. Old School Rules means that there are no rules according to Don Callis.
This was your standard plunder match, nothing special until the last few minutes, where it ramped up. RVD failed to land the split-legged moonsault and took a Gore into the table, but Forbes pulled Dreamer out of the ring to break the pin and took him out. Rhino pulled Forbes into the ring, but the distraction was enough for RVD to try and school boy him but Rhino countered that and went for another Gore. Van Dam dodged and sent Rhino into the garbage can, followed with the 5-Star Frog Splash to pick up the win.
After the match, RVD attacked Dreamer with a superkick.
Sami Callihan cut a promo saying that oVe equals ratings and that Impact owes everything to him. He said that the Crist brothers will become number one contenders, Fulton will destroy Tessa tonight, and that he will hurt and defeat Ken Shamrock.
Josh Matthews and Don Callis ran down the card for tonight and talked about ODB being added to the Knockout’s Title match and Eddie Edwards vs Michael Elgin has been signed for Hard To Kill.
Moose defeated Acey Romero via pinfall
This was a pretty good hoss fight, I’m a big fan of Acey. The finish came Moose went for the spear but Acey caught him with a kick. Acey went for a running splash to the corner however Moose dodged and hit the No Jackhammer Needed for the win.
Meanwhile in the Underworld, James Mitchell was still showing Suzie around, when she accidentally touched the noose she was hanged with, which gave her flashbacks to her former self.
Gabbi Loren interviewed Michael Elgin, who said that he attacked both Brian Cage and Eddie Edward’s last week to show Impact that he had defeated them before and he didn’t get anything out of it. He then challenge Eddie Edwards to put his title shot on the line at Hard To Kill.
Fallah Bahh defeated Raj Singh via pinfall
This is happening because of Desi Hit Squad attacking Bahh a few weeks ago. Raj and Rohit attacked Bahh, so he came in hot and went after them. This turned out to be a pretty good match for something involving the Desi Hit Squad. The end came when Gama distracted the ref, allowing Rohit to jump Bahh but both Desi Hit Squad members ended up squashed in the corner. Bahh hit a Running Hip Attack and the Banzai Drop on Raj for the win.
Post-match, Rohit caught Bahh with a superkick and him and Raj jumped him until TJP made his return and took out both Hit Squad members with kicks and DDTs.
Backstage, Joey Ryan is told to go to the management office, which is all a rouse since it’s in the bathroom. It turns out it’s Wrestler’s Court, judged by Tommy Dreamer. The crime was Johnny Swinger accusing Joey Ryan of not helping him out last week, but overall Joey is being accused that he is killing the business. Joey Ryan no-selling it and calling this stupid was very funny.
We got a cameo by the returning KM. D’Lo Brown was a witness (with his name being revealed as Dee Lorean Brown). Several wrestlers made statements against Joey Ryan’s penis, with Joey Ryan made a statement against all those people that try to take all their insecurities and failures against him. Ryan closed by saying that wrestling should be fun. Dreamer proclaimed that Ryan was sentenced to face Acey Romero in a match. This was so dumb, but in the best possible way. Hilarious segment.
Number One Contenders for the Impact Tag Team titles: Rich Swann & Willie Mack defeated The Rascalz, oVe and Reno Scum (Luster The Legend & Adam Thornstowe) via pinfall
This is Tornado Style, so this was absolute chaos.
Early on, everyone did some dives but
In the ring, as Swann was gonna follow, but Willie Mack was injured outside, going out on a stretcher. Swann had to go at it by himself. The rest of the wrestlers stopped the action to sell the injury as legit.
The finish came out of nowhere as oVe went for the Doomsday Blockbuster, but Swann rolled up Dave Crist and win the match. Really fun, but why did they injure out Mack?
Backstage, Josh Alexander wants to go and take out Swann but Ethan Page stops him and tells him to do it his way instead.
Gabbi Loren interviewed Taya Valkyrie about defending her title against ODB and Jordynne Grace at Hard to Kill. Taya said that everyone is always trying to get in her space and doesn’t understand why Jordynne would help ODB get in the match and worsen her chances at winning. Taya said that at Hard To Kill, she will prove that she’s the woman in power.
Jimmy Jacobs then interviewed Brian Cage backstage. Cage spoke about losing the title and said he supported Tessa as the new contender to Sami’s championship and said that he will be looking close to whoever wins. He said that for now, he wants to take the opportunity to challenge someone he hasn’t had the chance to fight. Suddenly, we see RVD and Katie Forbes started making out on the couch that Cage and Jacobs were on. Cage was annoyed by this and left . RVD said that Cage has stolen a lot of his moves, except for the time he got beat by Tessa.
Tessa Blanchard defeated Madman Fulton by disqualification
I’ve seen this so many times and it always ends the same, so theres that. Tessa hit a tornado DDT and went for the top rope Magnum, but the Crist brothers were out there to attack her and give her the win via DQ. Jake hit a top rope Cutter and fed her into Fulton’s chokeslam.
Ken Shamrock came out for the save, taking out both Crists and facing off against Fulton. They began to brawl but Callihan came out and pulled Fulton away with Sami wanting Shamrock for himself.
Sami Callihan defeated Ken Shamrock by referee stoppage
This was a decent main event. Late on, Shamrock countered a charging Sami with a powerslam and went for a corner splash, but Callihan pulled he ref in front of him. Callihan went for a belt shot but Shamrock dodged, hit a slam and locked in the ankle lock. Callihan tapped, but there was no referee.
Madman Fulton came back, hit a spinning End of Days on Shamrock, giving Callihan a chance to lock in the Ankle Lock. Shamrock is knocked out, so the revived referee awarded the match to Callihan via ref stoppage.
After the match, Callihan celebrated while Shamrock recovered. Fulton went after Shamrock again and had to be pulled off by Callihan, but Fulton even pushed off Callihan. Fulton hit a Front-facing Suplex on Shamrock to the outside. The move was so rough that even Callihan told Fulton to stop. Referees checked on Shamrock as the show closes.