The hunt for a new number one contender begins for the Impact World Championship!
Opening video started as a promo for the #1 contendership tournament for the Impact World championship that starts tonight. But then, Moose interrupted the video, called in the former voice of TNA Barry Scott, to do the introduction.
The video became a Moose highlight reel, listing his accolades and featured old footage of Christopher Daniels, Frankie Kazarian, Bobby Roode, Bully Ray, Jeff Hardy, Jeff Jarrett, Dixie Carter, and Hulk Hogan telling everyone how good he is. Brilliant stuff.
Impact World Title Number One Contendership Tournament: Hernandez defeated Madman Fulton via pinfall (Supermex Splash)
In a battle of the big men, Hernandez overcame constant interference from Jake and Dave Crist to see off Madman Fulton, blocking a superplex attempt and hitting his big splash off the top. Pretty good opener.
Michael Elgin cut a promo saying that he should be the #1 contender, but Impact keeps putting speed bumps on his way to the championship. He says anything that happens to anyone on the way will be on Impact’s hands.
Madman Fulton goes crazy backstage and Fulton and Dave argued, while Jake tried to calm them down. Crazzy Steve walked up and told oVe that they seemed to be done and laid out feelers that he could lead oVe. Dave Crist vs Crazzy Steve is made for next week, then Joseph P. Ryan walked up and said that it was offensive for crazy people to be calling others ‘crazy’.
Kylie Rae defeated Tasha Steelz via pinfall
After her win earlier in the night on NWA Powerrr, Steelz came up short against ‘The Smiley One’. In a short but competitive match, Kylie made Steelz tap to the S.T.T.F.
Rohit Raju cut a promo about change coming to Impact now that he will become the #1 Contender, saying that he had been there for 3 years and he had not one t-shirt, but now everyone would realize how good he is. He said there is no more Desi Hit Squad, only the Desi Hitman Rohit Raju.
Where has this Raju been? I’m all for this Rohit Raju. Keep Desi Hit Squad as far away as this as possible, this has legs.
Backstage, Susie walked up to Kylie Rae. Susie didn’t remember Kylie, so they did a bit about names.
Kimber Lee defeated Havok via pinfall (roll-up after brass knuckles)
Kimber Lee picked up a win on her debut, but through controversial means against her old adversary Havok. Mid-way through the match, Neveah appeared on the ramp and with Havok in firm control, she saw her on the ramp and this provided enough of a distraction for Kimber Lee to get some brass knuckles, hitting Havok as she went for a superplex. Lee rolled up a knocked-out Havoc for the three count.
We get another awesome Kiera Hogan vignette. She’s calling herself ‘The Hottest Flame’, and it’s getting her character across really well.
It’s then time for Locker Room Talk with special guest, Ken Shamrock. Swinger and Shamrock have a past and Shamrock remembers. Madison Rayne asked about all the issues that Shamrock has been involved in, to which Shamrock said that people keep coming for him, but he added that he is now focused on the Impact World championship.
Suddenly, Michael Elgin walked up and attacked Shamrock with a chair, hitting a con-chair-to and walked away.
Sami Callihan but a promo talking about Elgin. Sami says that he has always been trying to copy Sami’s career, except he always fails. Callihan said that next week, he collides with Elgin and that he’ll do whatever it takes to be champion again.
Impact World Title Number One Contendership Tournament: Trey Miguel defeated Rohit Raju via pinfall
Welp, all those vignettes were worth it then. Seriously though, this was a great match between these two – really put over these two a legit world title talents. In a back-and-forth, fast-paced match Trey countered Raju’s front suplex attempt and rolled him up to advance. Raju threw a tantrum post-match.
We see another video Cody Deaner during his ‘Kwaranteen’. He talks about loneliness and mental health during social isolation, saying he calls his fellow wrestlers on the phone, but he’s just cutting promos on them in all honesty. We got some footage of Cody learning how to dance and doing DDP Yoga, and trying to wrestle a tree and the invisible man.
We go back to Canada, where The North will be defending their tag titles once again. Page cut a promo saying that he hired someone to get them competition, but alas they were jobbers. Page is loving life, while Alexander is getting tired of not having real competition.
Impact World Tag Titles: Champions The North defeated The Smoes via pinfall to retain the titles (assisted spinebuster)
Ethan Page knocked out one of The Smoes with a superkick, and they decided to do Weekend At Bernies: The Wrestling match. They has the unconscious Smoe pretend to participate in the match. The North hit their finisher for the win. Squash match.
Rosemary was back at the bar trying to figure out her Tarot fortune and talking to Mr. Mundo. John E. Bravo walked up and they argued about who missed Taya the least. She wondered if Bravo was the ‘love’ that the cards predicted.
Backstage, Johnny Swinger and Chris Bey spoke to one another, detailing some bad blood between Bey and Willie Mack. Swinger then found Mack and told him that he was getting a big head since he won the X-Division title. He Mack that he was going to add him to the Royal Humble and win the X-Division title. Mack agreed and they’ll face off next week.
Also, next week Rhino vs. Ken Shamrock and Michael Elgin vs. Sami Callihan will face off in the #1 Contendership tournament. Also, XXXL vs TJP & Fallah Bahh will battle for a shot at the Impact Tag Team Champions.
TNA World Title: ‘Champion’ Moose defeated Suicide via pinfall to ‘retain’ his title (No Jackhammer Needed spear)
In this ‘championship’ match, Suicide and Moose had a suprisingly good back-and-forth contest. The referee got taken out and Suicide had the match won following a codebreaker. Then, Moose low-blowed Suicide behind a revived referees back and picked up the win with a spear.