Show opened with Gabbi Loren interviewing Michael Elgin about his loss in the gauntlet match. Elgin said that tonight, he’s going to beat someone.
Eddie Edwards vs. Brian Cage ended in a no contest
These two were having a pretty decent match when Michael Elgin came out and attacked both men. The fans were not happy as Elgin focused the attack on Eddie until the referees pulled him away.
Commentary told us that this match is being restarted now as a three way.
Michael Elgin defeated Brian Cage & Eddie Edwards via pinfall
This was a hell of an opener, go and check this out if you can. Edward’s hit Elgin with a German, but Elgin no sold and came back with a Lariat. Elgin finally won with an Elgin Bomb.
Commentary ran down the card for No Surrender this Saturday.
The Rascalz were in the Treehouse talking about Ace Austin’s comments regarding Trey Miguel’s mom, where Wentz and Xavier agreed with Ace a bit. Trey Miguel’s mom entered the Treehouse, where Trey asked her to not be at ringside tonight during their match. Trey’s mom said that other wrestlers bring their moms to the show and asked Trey if he was embarrassed by her, which guilted Trey into letting her be there. Trey’s mom says she is making meatloaf after the match for the Rascalz.
Moose walked around the streets of New York City saying that while he lost to Swann, he still compares himself to Ali and McGregor on their respective loses. Moose walked up to a basketball court where he bullied two fans who have seen that Moose has been attacking people at the golf course. Moose landed a 3-pointer and then beat the two fans up.
Josh Matthews introduced ODB, who was here to talk about her unfortunate situation where she lost her food truck in a fire. Matthews announced that all proceeds of the show were going to help her fix her food truck. ODB said she was happy to be home, she explained what happened with her food truck and that insurance wouldn’t cover it and thanked the wrestling community for helping her out. She said that Impact always allowed her to be herself and that Impact reached out to her.
Taya Valkyrie interrupted witg some backhanded comments for ODB and then bragged about being the longest reigning Knockout’s champion in Impact history. Taya told ODB that she would donate to the fund so she could now afford a fire extinguisher, telling ODB to get out of her ring. ODB responded by knocking down Taya, sending her running away. Great little segment.
Commentary then informed us that ODB will take on Taya.
We then see footage for a press conference with Matthews and D’Amore talking about Tessa Blanchard vs Sami Callihan at Hard To Kill. Tessa said that she would be professional in her quest and praised Callihan’s work in the last few years. Callihan said that Tessa was a spoiled brat and that she was what was wrong with the new generation of wrestlers because she got everything handed to her. Callihan said he should be glorified for being the only one who actually treated Tessa as an equal, and on January 12th, he’s going to “crack her f***ing skull”. Tessa and Callihan brawled to close the segment.
Ace Austin & Reno Scum (Luster The Legend & Adam Thornstowe) defeated The Rascalz via pinfall
The Rascalz battered against their larger opponents and nearly had the match won when Trey Miguel went for the meteora on Thornstowe but soon realizes that Ace Austin is out there flirting with his mom. Miguel went to attack him. Due to the distraction, Thornstowe recovered and rolled up Wentz to steal the win.
Backstage, Jordynne Grace told ODB that she had her back. ODB told her that she’ll only leave some pieces of Taya for her at Hard To Kill.
Backstage, Johnny Swinger complained Joey Ryan about ‘these kids today’ that are killing the business for them, telling Ryan that they should form a Kliq together. Swinger said that he has a match with Petey Williams tonight and when he gives his signal, Ryan should come out and take him out. Joey Ryan agrees and goes back to his phone.
Rob Van Dam and Katie Forbes then made their way to the ring. Forbes introduced them, then Rob cut a promo saying that he would explain his past actions, but no one would understand him because no one is as great as RVD. He then said that he has been raising the bar for many years already.
Tommy Dreamer came out and challenged RVD to face Rhino next week with him as the special guest referee. Rob told Dreamer was living in the past and they’d done this many times already. RVD said that fans always get excited for ECW reunions but he wants to move on from that because they all keep clinging onto him. Rob passed on the match, but appreciate the offer. Rhino run out and brawled with RVD into a short pull apart with Forbes trying to kick Rhino among the chaos.
Backstage, Acey Romero and Chris Sabin congratulated Swann. Swann said that it wasn’t his night, but it’s behind him so he can focus on next week’s Tag Team Open Challenge for the No. 1 Contendership.
The North walked up and had a go at Swann regarding him for the titles this Saturday. Swann called out Page and told him that next week, his team becomes the No. 1 Contenders for their titles.
Gabbi Loren interviewed Fallah Bahh about being attacked by the Desi Hit Squad. Bahh said he is still here and she’s damn right he’s gonna fight back.
We cut to the Undead Realm, James Mitchell introduced Suzie to Havok. Mitchell told Suzie that if she respects Havok’s space, the three of them will be the best of friends.
Petey Williams defeated Johnny Swinger via submission
Swinger tried to get the advantage by attacking Petey with a handshake, but Petey beat him to the punch. Williams hit a springboard codebreaker, a side Russian leg Sweep, and prepped for the Canadian Destroyer, but Swinger escaped and called out for Joey Ryan, who never came out. Petey locked in the Sharpshooter and tapped out Swinger.
Commentary ran down next week’s card.
ODB defeated Knockout’s Champion Taya Valkyrie (w/John E. Bravo) via pinfall
This was a pretty fun match. ODB was in control until Bravo stole ODB’s flask, distracting her. ODB forced Bravo to take a sip, so Bravo is now utterly hammered. ODB’s comebacks were repeatedly cut off by Taya until Bravo distracted everyone by walking around shouting he was the champion now, which left an opening for Jordynne Grace to come out and distract Taya that led to ODB rolling up Taya with a school girl for the win. This felt like a bit of an Impact retirement match for ODB.
ODB and Jordynne celebrated together in the ring to close out the show.