The LAST IMPACT BEFORE SLAMMIVERSARY 2020!
Lot’s of business to take care of before Slammiversary on Saturday night. Jordynne Grace and The Virtuosa, Deonna Purrazzo will sign their contract to face off for the Knockouts Championship. Moose and a “mystery” opponent will square off against Crazzy Steve and Tommy Dreamer in a preview of the Moose v Dreamer match at Slammiversary. The Knockouts division features a five on five match. Kylie Rae, Susie, Alisha, HAVOK, and NEVAEH battle the team of Wera Loca aka Taya Valkrie, Rosemary, Kimber Lee, Kierra Hogan and Tasha Steelz.
10 Women Knockouts TAG TEAM MATCH: NEVAEH, HAVOK, ALISHA EDWARDS, SUSIE & KYLIE RAE DEFEAT THE TEAM OF ROSEMARY, TAYA VALKYRIE, KIMBER LEE, & KIERRA HOGAN VIA PINFALL (SUSIE PINS KIMBER LEE VIA PANIC SWITCH)
This match was a bit of a preview of the Knockouts Gauntlet match scheduled for Slammiversary to determine the number one contender for the Knockouts title. Early on the action took place on the outside of the ring as the ten women tried to establish dominance over one another. Taya Valkyrie scored an early two count on Kylie Rae as the former champion took control of the match for her team.
Kylie Rae was separated from her corner as the opposition repeatedly tagged in and out to deliver a beat down to Kylie Rae. Kimber Lee delivers a two count to Rae. After a kick-out Kylie Rae is able to tag in Susie who is able to shift momentum to her team. Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie deliver a double spear to HAVOK and then catch Alisha Edwards mid-air and deliver a DDT as she attempts a move from the top rope. Susie is able deliver the “panic-switch” to Kimber Lee for the pinfall. After the match Susie appears to channel Su Yung and Taya Valkyrie attacks Susie and Rosemary goes after Kylie Rae. All ten women begin fighting in the ring in advance to the Knockouts Gauntlet match this Saturday night at Slammiversary.
Ace Austin and Madman Fulton return to Dayton Ohio so Austin can train for his four-way title match for the recently vacated Impact world title. Fulton does not want to return but defers to Ace Austin who imparts his words of wisdom on Fulton and promises Fulton that he can be more than OVE and he can be his own man. Austin says that sometimes you have to go back to your roots to “train in the dirt to get where you want to go.”
Moose approaches Hernandez asking for a favor. He says he is looking for a tag team partner for tonight. Hernandez is busy arm wrestling Rhino. Moose asks Rhino he says he is busy as well. Moose slaps the back of Hernandez causing him to lose the arm wrestling match. Moose leaves looking for someone to fill the role of mystery partner for his tag team match later against Tommy Dreamer and Crazzy Steve later in the night.
The DEANERS DEFEAT XXXL VIA PINFALL (Cousin Jake pins Larry D)
Cody Deaner walks to the ring drinking a beer. The match begins with Cousin Jake against Larry D. After a shoulder tackle by Larry D sends Cousin Jake to the canvas, Cousin Jake responds by body slamming Larry D as both men trade blows trying to gain control of the match. After Cody Deaner is tagged in The Deaners are able to land a two count on Larry D. Acey Romero is tagged in and begins clubbing Cody Deaner and scores a two count of his own before it was broken up by Cousin Jake. Larry D delivered a powerbomb to Cody Deaner but Cousin Jake was the legal man. As Larry D tries to pin Cody Deaner, Cousin Jake, the legal man, is able to pin Larry D for the victory. After the match XXXL attack the Deaners punishing their opponents after the loss.
Rohit Raju is doing some air squats when he is approached by Moose and asked to be his tag team partner. Raju is upset because he was the last man asked. Rohit asks Moose “so you assume I’m gonna say yes?” to which Moose replies “well, yeah are you in?” Raju agrees to be the mystery opponent and Moose’s tag team partner for the match later in the show against Crazzy Steve and Tommy Dreamer. Moose walks away shaking his head saying “bottom of the barrel.”
Johnny Swinger promises Chris Bey that he will be the X division champion. Johnny tells Bey to “trust in the Swingman”. Johnny Swinger approaches a referee and demands to know why he has been banned from being ringside. He tells the referee that Cancel Culture has deemed Swinger to be the “emotional support companion” to Chris Bey. Johnny Swinger threatens a lawsuit so the referee allows Swinger to be ringside with Chris Bey.
Chris Bey talking to a reporter says he will be the X Division champion because “old head” Johnny Swinger is running all his errands for him. Swinger overheard the conversation. As a result Johnny Swinger tells Chris Bey he will be unable to be ringside for Bey at Slammiversary.
THE CONTRACT SIGNING: JORDYNNE GRACE AND DEONNA PURRAZZO
The current champion Jordynne Grace and the challenger Deonna Purrazzo sit down at the table to sign the contract. Purrazzo signs first and slides the pen and contract to Grace. Before Grace can sign Purrazzo says “I want you to understand exactly what you’re getting yourself into, there’s no trickery here. You are not being fooled…. You are stepping in the ring with class…Saturday you are exiting the ring without the knockouts championship.” The champion responds by saying “Deonna, I get that you’re classy…and I don’t really think you know what you’re getting yourself into right now.” Grace then slams the head of Purrazzo into the table. Grace and Purrazzo both storm off screen.
Ken Shamrock is describing that he has never liked Sami Callihan since he came into IMPACT. Shamrock doesn’t like the way Callihan looks. the way he talks, or treats people. Callihan states he doesn’t like Shamrock. They both acknowledge a healthy respect for one another to form the world’s “most dangerous tag team”. Shamrock admits that on “any given day” he’d like to punch Callihan in the face. They are willing to put differences aside to end the reign of The North. Callihan recounts a parable about a scorpion and the frog. This seems to be a warning that Callihan could turn on Shamrock at any time.
CRAZZY STEVE AND TOMMY DREAMER DEFEAT MOOSE AND ROHIT RAJU VIA PINFALL (CRAZZY STEVE DELIVERS DDT TO RAJU)
Rohit Raju and Tommy Dreamer open the match. Size favors Dreamer while youth and agility favor Raju. Raju and Moose are able to isolate Crazzy Steve from his corner. Moose misses on a spear which allows Crazzy Steve to tag Tommy Dreamer back in. Moose manhandles Dreamer screaming in his face that “I am stronger than you”. Moose and Crazzy Steve end up outside the ring as the legal men, Dreamer and Raju continue the action inside the ring. Tommy Dreamer scores a DDT to Moose as both men roll to their corner for a tag to their respective partners. Crazzy Steve has Rohit Raju in a submission hold that is broken up by Moose. Dreamer enters in and begins brawling with Moose and both men end up outside the ring. Crazzy Steve is aable to recover from a knee to the face and a running forearm to deliver a DDT from the top rope to seal the victory.
A black suv pulls up and Madman Fulton and Ace Austin exit the vehicle. Ace Austin looks at Fulton and says “smells like we’re home.”
Eddie Edwards recounts his career within IMPACT wrestling and states his case as to why he needs to be IMPACT champion. He states he is meant to be world champion and promises to walk out of Slammiversary as IMPACT world champion.
Trey Miguel is discussing that he doesn’t like mysteries. He notices on Instagram that Ace Austin is working out at his gym. He says he is going to do “exactly what he wants us to do”. He is seen heading, presumably to the gym to confront Ace Austin. Austin is in a ring inside the gym when he and Madman Fulton are attacked from behind. Fulton is locked in a closet but quickly breaks out. Miguel attacks Austin inside the ring and the action quickly spills outside the ring. Austin and Miguel beat the hell out of each other outside the ring where Austin delivers a blow with a steel chair to the back of Trey Miguel. The segment ends with as Ace Austin and Fulton leave the gym before any more damage can be done to either man.
The show ends with the IMPACT management opening an envelope and stating “Slammiversary just got even more exciting.”