IMPACT SLAMMIVERSARY 2018
July 22, 2018
Opening video package about the top matches tonight.
Commentary mentions Impact throwing out the first pitch at today’s Toronto Blue Jays baseball game. Tornado-style rules here. Crowd chants for Impact Wrestling at the open. New camera angles here. Ishimori hits a nice springboard rana on Fenix early. Great sequence between Fenix and Impact using the ropes, ending with Fenix sending Impact outside. Lots of New Japan references by Callis on commentary. Williams hits his signature tilt-a-whirl Russian Leg Sweep for 2. Williams hits hits slingshot rana on Impact outside, then Fenix wipes out everyone with a dive. Ishimori hits Kota Ibushi’s Golden Triangle Moonsault to wipe out everyone. Slingshot Codebreaker by Williams on Fenix. Tower of Doom (Adam Martin Special) by the combatants, then Williams locks in a Sharpshooter, but Impact with a Moonlight Drive for 2. Rolling Cutter by Fenix for 2. Ishimori hits the Corner Basement Meteora, followed by the Tenchi Crash (Tombstone Lungblower) for a close 2. Strike exchange, then Impact parkours in the ring and everyone hits a big strike before they all fall down! Freak Accident variation by Ishimori, followed by the 450 on Impact for a close 2. Impact comes back and hits Starship Pain on Fenix for the win, WOW!!!
Backstage promo from the OGz and King about tonight’s 5150 Street Fight against LAX.
Video package on how we got to Tessa Blanchard vs. Allie.
Lots of trash talk early as the bell sounds. Allie has the advantage early, but Blanchard gains control and unloads with clubbing blows. Allie comes back with a turnaround crossbody outside to wipe out Blanchard. Blanchard hot-shots Allie across the barricade and regains control. Blanchard works over Allie, getting several nearfalls. Allie comes back with a buckle suplex. Blanchard blocks the BSE and locks in an Indian Deathlock. Allie fights back and sends Blanchard outside. Blanchard is favoring her leg, allowing Allie to hit a DVD outside. Both women get in before the 10 count. Strike exchange until Allie makes her comeback with clotheslines and a dropkick to the back. Backstabber gets 2. Blanchard fights back and hits a Super Rana, with Allie landing right on her head, for a close 2. Ouch! Blanchard misses a Top Rope Leg Drop and Allie hits a Codebreaker, but Blanchard rolls outside to avoid being pinned. Back in, Allie gets 2, but Blanchard rolls her up for 2. Allie this time hits the BSE for another close 2. Blanchard blocks another DVD and hits the Hammerlock DDT for the win.
Video package on the Eddie Edwards-Tommy Dreamer rivalry.
They go right at it as the bell sounds. Dreamer quickly hits a suplex on the outside. Dreamer smashes a fan’s beer in Edwards’ face. Dreamer has a trash can and a cookie sheet, nailing Edwards with the sheet. Edwards comes back with a running boot. Edwards goes for a dive, but Dreamer nails him with the can. “ECW” chants from Toronto as Dreamer with a neckbreaker in the ropes. Dreamer sent off the ringpost, then Edwards grabs a staple gun. Dreamer blocks it and staples Edwards’ head to counter a Sunset Flip! OW! Edwards is busted open from the staple. Dreamer grabs a fan’s replica ECW title belt and nails Edwards in the head with it. Edwards comes back with a tope suicida, then crotches Dreamer on the barricade. Edwards is licking his own blood and smiling maniacally. Edwards grabs a chair and a kendo stick. Edwards nails Dreamer repeatedly with the kendo stick. Dreamer comes back with a cutter. Dreamer now unloads with the kendo stick, with Edwards daring him for more, leading to Dreamer drilling him in the head with the kendo stick. Dreamer sets up two open chairs and heads up top, but Edwards crotches him with the kendo stick and heads up with him. Dreamer then with a Super Dreamer Driver through the two chairs for a close 2. Dreamer sets up a table and has a bottle of lighter fluid. Dreamer douses the table, but Edwards comes back with a Double-Arm DDT. Edwards hits the Boston Knee Party using a chair for the win.
Edwards begins crying after, trying to embrace Dreamer, but Dreamer shoves him aside. Dreamer then extends his hand, but out comes Edwards’ wife, Alisha. Alisha says its over and to shake Dreamer’s hand. They shake hands, then Dreamer hands Edwards the kendo stick, says something to Alisha and leaves. Alisha walks off as Edwards lays in the ring with the kendo stick.
Backstage promo from Matt Sydal about his X-Division Championship Match against Brian Cage tonight.
Cage has complete control early, hitting a ton of offense on Sydal. Sydal plays cat and mouse and is finally able to gain control, working over Cage’s legs. Cage fights back, but Sydal hits Meteora off the apron. Sydal counters a Gorilla Press with a Headscissors in the ropes. Sydal hits a Standing Moonsault, but Cage deadlifts him up and hits a reverse slam. Release German by Cage for 2. Sydal comes back with a Paige Turner variation for 2. Sydal goes for the Shooting Sydal Press, but Cage avoids it and hits the Discus Clothesline for a close 2. Sydal lands badly trying to hit the Shooting Sydal Press. Cage then catches Sydal in suplex position off the top and hits the Drill Claw to win the title. WOW!
Austin Aries backstage promo about the main event title match.
Video package on how we got to Su Yung against Madison Rayne, along with all the wacky vignettes from TV.
The Undead Bridesmaids bring out a casket and Su comes out of it for her entrance. Rayne attacks Su on the rampway as the bell sounds. Crossbody and a Northern Lights by Rayne for 2. The Undead Bridesmaids begin moving towards the ring, but Rayne fights them off and hits a rana to Su outside. Rayne sweeps out Su’s leg, sending her crashing on the apron. Su comes back with a draping neckbreaker from the ropes. Su unloads with shots and hooks Rayne in the Tree of Joey Lawrence, WHOA!! Su with kicks to the back and a hesitation dropkick for 2. One of the bridesmaids grabs Rayne, but Su accidentally mists her. Rayne fights back, hitting a sliding clothesline for 2. Su comes back and goes for the Purge (Mandible Claw), but Rayne counters into a cutter for 2. Rayne hits the Rayne Drop for another close 2. Rayne goes for the CrossRayne (CrossRhodes), but Su locks in the Purge and Rayne passes out.
Afterwards, Su drags Rayne out of the ring and puts Rayne in the casket.
LAX backstage promo about the 5150 Street Fight up next.
Video package on how we got to LAX vs. The OGz.
LAX wears new face paint and comes through the crowd for their entrance. Brawl ensues early. Hernandez overpowers LAX, but the Border Toss is stopped and Hernandez sent outside. LAX wipes out the OGz with stereo dives. LAX sets up tables in the ring. Hernandez comes back with cookie sheet shots to LAX, with Homicide using a trash can lid. Homicide chokes Ortiz with a chain, then Hernandez hits Air Super Mex on LAX outside! Homicide drills Santana with a trash can. King grabs a bottle of Draino and gives it to Homicide. Santana blocks it and hits a belly-to-belly. Ortiz is cut open above the nose. They brawl on the rampway as Hernandez backdrops Santana back into the ring. Hernandez is cut open also. OGZ go for a double team, but its stopped and Santana superkicks Hernandez. Hernandez catches a crossbody and hits the Super-Mex Bomb for a close 2. Homicide sent into the ringpost and LAX unloads with trash can shots. Ortiz grabs a ladder, while Santana sets up a table. LAX puts Hernandez on the ladder and hits a double-team onto him. LAX hits more double-teams on Homicide, but Hernandez pulls out the ref, then sends Ortiz into the crowd. Santana fights back, but Hernandez hits Get Off of Me, then Homicide hits the Tope Con Hilo on Santana through a table outside! Back in, Ortiz with a DVD to Homicide through a table! Homicide begs off, but Hernandez with the Border Toss through the table on Ortiz! Santana comes back with a superkick on Hernandez, followed by a Cannonball. Santana and Homicide trade blows, then Santana blocks the Gringo Cutter and hits another superkick. Konnan gets on the apron as Homicide goes for the Gringo Killer. Homicide spits at Konnan, who gives Santana a bag of tacks. Santana throws tacks at Homicide, slams him onto the tacks, then hits a Frog Splash to retain the titles. WOW!
Afterwards, the OGz attack LAX, lay out Konnan with a slapjack and spraypaint the Tag Title belts with the OGz symbol.
Sami Callihan backstage promo about his Hair vs. Mask Match up next against Pentagon.
Video package on the Callihan-Pentagon rivalry.
Loud reaction for Pentagon. Back-and-forth early, with Pentagon hitting a superkick and a Slingblade. Pentagon uncorks a big chop, but Callihan is protected by his vest. Callihan opens up his vest, daring Pentagon, who drills him with another chop. They brawl around ringside, with Callihan raking the eyes. They exchange chops, then Callihan blocks the Fear Factor (Package Piledriver) on the apron, then drills Pentagon with a chair to the head as he was going for a dive. Callihan throws multiple chairs into the ring and a railroad spike. Callihan rips at the mask of Pentagon and drills him with the spike. Callihan gouges Pentagon with the spike, busting him open above the eye. Callihan with shots to the open wound, then grabs his bat. Pentagon fights back and hits a backstabber. Pentagon now has the spike, but Callihan blocks it. Pentagon finally is able to nail Callihan with the spike. Callihan is busted open from the spike. Callihan gets hit in the face with his own bat, then Pentagon uses the bat to drive the spike into Callihan! OW! Both men each have a spike now and they block one another. Both men repeatedly hit each other in the head with the spike and go down. They exchange chops and shots and both go down again. Pentagon with another backstabber for 2. Pentagon goes for the Double Wristlock Armbreaker, but Callihan stops it. Pentagon throws a chair at Callihan, then stops interference from oVe. Callihan throws powder in the eyes of Pentagon, who nails the ref, thinking it was Callihan. Pentagon then breaks the ref’s arm with the Double Wristlock Armbreaker! Pentagon realizes what he did, crowd chants “You F’d Up”. Pentagon hits the Pentagon Driver, but there is no ref. Callihan rakes the eyes and hits the Cactus Driver (Stump Piledriver) onto the chair, second ref comes in and gets a close 2. Callihan sets up a chair platform, but Pentagon goes to the eyes and hits the Fear Factor onto the chair platform, but Callihan kicks out! Pentagon is in shock! Pentagon with multiple basement superkicks as Callihan spits at him. Pentagon breaks Callihan’s arm with the Double Wristlock Armbreaker, then hits another Fear Factor for the win. WOW!
Callihan tries to flee after, but Fenix stops him and holds him down for Pentagon to shave Callihan’s head.
Video package announcing Bound for Glory will be at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City on October 14.
Video package on the main event.
MLB player Curtis Granderson is introduced as the holder of the title belt before the match. Pre-match intros for this one. Aries tries to use his wrestling early, but is overpowered by MOOSE. Aries with a knockdown, but MOOSE kips up and sends Aries outside. MOOSE sends Aries into the barricade. MOOSE charges, but Aries ducks and MOOSE crashes into the crowd! Aries heads up top and hits the Randy Savage double sledge. Back in, Aries hits a Senton Atomico for barely a 1 count. Aries with shots, but it barely fazes MOOSE. MOOSE gets in Aries’ face, daring him for more. Aries then goes to the eyes, but MOOSE drills him with a headbutt. MOOSE with Kojima chops in the corner, followed by a running dropkick and a hesitation dropkick for 2. Aries counters the Go to Hell with a rana, but MOOSE with a lawndart and this time hits Go to Hell (Sky High) for a close 2. MOOSE goes for the Gamebreaker (Ripchord Discus Clothesline), but Aries counters into a Crucifix Driver. Aries goes for the Heat Seeking Missile, but MOOSE stops it with a big forearm. Aries with a double ear clap, but MOOSE hits a discus clothesline. Aries then counters a Spear into the Last Chancery! MOOSE crawls and is able to reach the ropes. They go to the apron, where Aries goes for a DVD, but MOOSE stops it and hits another headbutt. Aries then this time hits the Apron DVD! OW! Aries then wipes out MOOSE with the Heat Seeking Missile! Aries goes for the Brainbuster, but MOOSE whips repeatedly into the barricade. MOOSE hits a running pump kick, then back in, but Aries moves the ref in the way of a Spear. Aries with a low blow, but MOOSE counters the Brainbuster with one of his own, followed by the Spear, but Aries gets his hand on the bottom rope! Aries tries to leave, but MOOSE stops him. Aries rakes the eyes, then goes for the Brainbuster, but MOOSE gorilla presses Aries into the crowd! MOOSE goes for another dive, but Aries avoids it and MOOSE crashes onto the ramp! Aries with a Discus Fivearm to the back of MOOSE’s head, a flying knee while MOOSE was on the apron and the Brainbuster on the floor! MOOSE barely gets back in by the count of 10, but is greeted by a big kick from Aries. Aries grabs the title belt from Curtis Granderson, but Granderson snatches it back and MOOSE rolls up Aries for 2. Another big kick and another Brainbuster by Aries to retain the title.
Granderson gives the title belt to Aries, who celebrates and taunts the crowd as the show closes.