April 13, 2018
thanks to impactwrestling.com for the results
The penultimate IMPACT before Redemption on April 22nd LIVE on Pay Per View.
We open tonight’s show with footage from this past weekend’s IMPACT Wrestling vs Lucha Underground crossover event from WrestleCon in New Orleans! You can catch the replay on IMPACT Wrestling’s Twitch channel on-demand!
Due to Alberto El Patron’s termination, the main event of Redemption, April 22nd on pay-per-view will now see Austin Aries defends his IMPACT World Championship against Pentagon Jr and Fenix in a three way match!
Eli Drake is in the ring to announce who his partner will be when he cashes in one of his Feast or Fired cases for a shot at the Tag Team Championships at Redemption. LAX interrupts and Konnan gets on the mic. He questions who would team with Drake against such an experienced team like Santana and Ortiz. Drake says his partner is someone Konnan knows very well and is one of the greatest tag team wrestlers on earth – it’s none other than Scott Steiner! Big Poppa Pump says whenever someone wants to get someone else’s ass kicked, they call him and that’s exactly what Drake did! Konnan plants seeds of mistrust between Steiner and Drake, saying that Steiner may not even show up on the night of the event. The two teams trade insults with LAX getting the upperhand!
Moose is out for revenge after Sami Callihan and oVe cost him his world title Feast or Fired case in a match against Eli Drake last week! Moose hits a headbutt, followed by a big stalling dropkick in the corner. Callihan connects with a springboard lariat, knocking Moose off the apron to the floor. He follows up with a super-quick suicide dive! Moose blocks a kick from Callihan and powerbombs him two times onto the ring apron! Callihan grabs the referee and low blows Moose while he’s distracted to regain control. Moose hits a pop-up powerbomb, followed by a running senton for a near fall. Moose connects with Go to Hell off the top rope but Callihan kicks out at two! Callihan superkicks Moose, then hits the Liger Bomb for another near fall! Callihan grabs his baseball bat and hits Moose over the head with it, causing the disqualification.
Jake and Dave Crist join Callihan in a 3 on 1 beatdown on Moose until Eddie Edwards makes the save. It’s still 3 on 2 though as Moose and Edwards fall victim to the numbers game. Callihan is about to take out Eddie with the baseball bat when Eddie’s wife, Alisha comes out to protect him! Callihan turns his attention to her but just when he’s about to do the unthinkable, the lights go out and hardcore legend Tommy Dreamer appears! He clears the ring with his kendo stick, standing tall with Eddie, Alisha and Moose. Dreamer challenges oVe to a six man House of Hardcore tag team match at Redemption, April 22nd on pay-per-view and it’s official!
Before the match, Josh Mathews gets on the mic and says Petey Williams is the reason why he is no longer IMPACT Grand Champion and tonight, redemption comes early! Petey Williams will challenge Matt Sydal for the X-Division championship at Redemption, April 22nd on pay-per-view! Josh is stalling in the early going and doesn’t want to get physical with the Canadian Destroyer! Sydal distracts Williams from the outside, allowing Josh to get a shot in from behind! This only enrages Williams who chases Josh around the ringside area. Sydal distracts Williams once again and this time, Josh attempts to hit the Canadian Destroyer on Williams but it’s countered! Williams is about to hit Josh with the Canadian Destroyer when Sydal kicks Williams, causing the disqualification! Sydal chokes Williams with his jacket as Josh watches on.
Backstage, McKenzie Mitchell interviews Johnny Impact and asks him about his recent situation with Kongo Kong and Jimmy Jacobs. Speaking of the two, they interrupt Impact’s interview once again. Jacobs laughs at Impact for thinking that this whole situation is a joke but Impact thinks the complete opposite and challenges them to a fight next week!
This match came about when Tyrus defended Fallah Bahh and Richard Justice after KM and the Cult of Lee were fat-shaming them last week! Bahh hits Lee with the steamroller. Justice builds momentum with a series of strikes on KM. Justice hits the ropes but Lee kicks knees him in the back! KM gains control with a big boot. KM and the Cult of Lee wear down Justice on their side of the ring, preventing him from tagging in his partners. Justice sends Lee through the ropes to the outside and successfully tags in Tyrus! Tyrus hits KM with a splash in the corner, followed by a big slam but the Cult of Lee breaks up the pin. The match breaks down as everyone gets involved! Justice jumps off the apron, taking out Lee and Konley on the outside. Inside the ring, Tyrus and Bahh double team KM. Bahh sits on KM in the corner to pick up the win!
Demon’s Dance means there are no disqualifications, no countouts and anything goes! They brawl up the ramp and once they get to the top, Rosemary tosses Taya down and she crashes at the bottom! Taya gains control by suplexing Rosemary onto the steel guardrail. Taya places a chair on Rosemary in the corner and then drives the chair into her face with devastating double knees! Rosemary hits a slingblade, planting Taya into a steel chair! Taya kicks Rosemary down to the mat but she rises from the grave and sends Taya crashing into a ladder! Rosemary charges at Taya but she sidesteps, sending Rosemary head-first into a steel chair propped between the ropes! Taya sets up Rosemary on a table and goes to the top rope. Rosemary fights her off and hits a piledriver off the top through the table to win Demon’s Dance!
We see highlights from last week’s huge IMPACT Wrestling vs Lucha Underground crossover event at WrestleCon!
Next week, Austin Aries takes on Pentagon Jr and Fenix from the main event of IMPACT Wrestling vs Lucha Underground at WrestleCon. Plus, all the final buildup to Redemption, April 22nd on pay-per-view. Don’t miss it!