May 10, 2018
thanks to impactwrestling.com for the results
We open tonight’s episode with a special address from Josh Mathews. He talks about Sami Callihan’s recent attack on Don Callis in Toronto, who was about to receive a comeback of the year award from Anthony Carelli. The reason for his attack was because Callis threw in the towel in Callihan’s match against Eddie Edwards back at WrestleCon in New Orleans, potentially saving Eddie’s career.
We see a video of Callihan addressing the situation. He says Callis robbed him of his moment to end Eddie Edwards once and for all and he’s going to make an example out of Callis.
Footage is shown of Callihan’s brutal attack on Don Callis with a baseball bat. Josh Mathews notes that a meeting is going on between members of IMPACT Management to determine Callihan’s future.
Konnan is still missing as LAX looks to get back on track against the newly formed team of DJZ and Andrew Everett. Everett catches Ortiz off guard with a springboard dropkick. LAX hits a doubleteam cutter on Everett but he kicks out at two. Everett takes out both members of LAX with a double Pele kick. DJZ hits Ortiz with a tornado DDT but gets taken out with a big superkick from Santana! Everett connects with a springboard Moonsault to the outside on Santana! DJZ counters the Street Sweeper and rolls up Ortiz to win!
Joseph Park is preparing Grado for his first match back in IMPACT Wrestling. Park asks if Grado’s girlfriend is going to be here for the match. Grado assures him she will be here but because she’s a professional dog-walker, she may be late. Much to the surprise of Park, Grado’s girlfriend does show up and it’s a familiar face in IMPACT Wrestling, Katarina!
Backstage, Austin Aries says he hopes Eli Drake defeats Pentagon Jr for the IMPACT World Championship tonight but who ever ends up winning will be the man he takes the world title from.
Grado is busy kissing Katarina on the apron, allowing Raju to attack Grado from behind to gain the early advantage. Grado turns it around with a big back bodydrop. Raju pulls Grado off the second rope, sending him crashing to the mat. Raju hits Grado with a jumping knee, followed by a swinging neckbreaker for a near fall! Grado connects with the cannonball in the corner to pick up the win!
After the match, Grado and Katarina walk through the curtain and realize that Joseph Park has been attacked and has the mysterious red and black “X” mark on his chest.
We see a video feature on IMPACT Wrestling’s newest Knockout, the third generation wrestler Tessa Blanchard!
Backstage, McKenzie Mitchell interviews Eli Drake and Scott Steiner before Drake cashes in his Feast or Fired briefcase for a shot at Pentagon Jr’s IMPACT World Championship tonight. Drake says the tag titles with Scott Steiner means the world to him but not more than being world champion. Steiner tells Drake to always be greedy and get more gold. Drake thanks Steiner for his support but tells him not to assist him at ringside tonight.
Ishimori builds momentum with a springboard senton on Fantasma, followed by the springboard Moonsault to the outside! Aerostar hits a springboard splash to the outside on Drago! Ishimori hits Drago with his signature handspring kick. Ishimori is perched on the second rope but Aerostar takes him out with a backstabber! Drago hits Aerostar with a tornado DDT but Fantasma breaks up the pin attempt. Drago uses Fantasma’s back as launching pad and hits Aerostar with a big Hurricanrana! Fantasma hits the Arrow from the Depths of Hell suicide dive on Drago. Ishimori connects with double knees on Aerostar but Drago breaks up the pin attempt. Fantasma hits Aerostar with the Thrill of the Kill to win the match. He now has a shot at Matt Sydal and the X-Division championship!
Eddie Edwards barges into the office where IMPACT Management is determining the future of Sami Callihan. Management says they’re going to fire Callihan but Eddie persuades them to change their mind. Management says Callihan can keep his job but whatever Eddie decides to do to him, it can’t be done in IMPACT Wrestling.
We are in Fort Wayne, Indiana at a House of Hardcore event for this battle of giants! They brawl around the ringside area as Kong reverses an Irish Whip, sending Moose into the steel guardrail. Kong begins to wear down Moose’s back with a bear hug but Moose fights out of it! Kong misses a cannonball in the corner, allowing Moose to regain control! Moose hits the senton but aggravates his back in the process. Jimmy Jacobs attacks Moose from behind with a steel chair, causing the disqualification! Moose attempts to exact revenge on Jacobs but Kong stops him. Moose clotheslines Kong over the top rope, sending him and Jacobs retreating up the ramp!
KM is training Fallah Bahh to become the best possible version of himself. Meanwhile, KM is eating the entire time!
We head to a Pro Wrestling Noah event in Japan as the Brian Cage world tour continues! Cage hits a standing Moonsault. Takashi hits a German suplex into the corner turnbuckles! Takashi connects with a top rope Hurricanrana! Cage catches a running knee from Takashi and hits a turnbuckle powerbomb! Cage follows up with a modified F5 for a near fall! Cage connects with the Tornado Claw clothesline but Takashi is still able to kick out at two! Cage successfully hits the Drill Claw to win.
Allie is in her dressing room reflecting on what happened last week with Rosemary being placed in the casket by Su Yung and her undead bridesmaids. There’s a knock on the door but when Allie opens it, nothing is there except for a small doll holding a note. Allie reads the notes and begins to act strange as the video cuts away.
Eli Drake is cashing in his Feast or Fired briefcase for a shot at Pentagon Jr’s world title right here, right now! Pentagon attempts to break Drake’s arm but he counters and hits a neckbreaker. Austin Aries is seen watching the match from the backstage area. Drake connects with the Skward Slam. Drake goes for a springboard but Pentagon cuts him off in mid-air with a superkick! Pentagon connects with a backstabber. Pentagon is perched on the top rope but Drake meets him up there and hits a superplex! Drake attempts the Gravy Train but Pentagon rolls through and hits a superkick. Drake misses a springboard Moonsault, allowing Pentagon to hit the Pentagon Driver to win and retain the IMPACT World Championship!
Next week, the unpredictable action continues on another all-new episode of IMPACT! Don’t miss it!