IMPACT Wrestling Results August 23, 2018
Eddie Edwards is in the ring to kick off IMPACT Wrestling! He admits he got beat up by World Champion Austin Aries and Killer Kross last week but still wants to fight. Eddie says he had a vision of attacking Austin Aries and Killer Kross with his kendo stick and tonight, he wants it to come true! Aries and Kross come out to answer Eddie’s challenge. Aries says Eddie had his chance at the World Title but he blew it. Aries says Eddie is dangerous but he found someone even more dangerous – Killer Kross! Eddie starts attacking Aries and Kross but falls victim to the numbers game. Referees come out to break up the assault but Aries and Kross scare them off. Aries is about to take out Eddie with a steel chair shot when Moose makes the save! Moose holds the ring as Aries and Kross retreat.
On the oVe cam, Dave Crist is upset that Sami Callihan made him shave his head. Callihan tells him he should be mad at Pentagon Jr because he’s the one who shaved Callihan’s head first. Callihan says he’s going to end Pentagon Jr once and for all when they meet in a Mexican Death Match tonight.
Backstage, Alisha thanks Moose for coming to the aid of her husband, Eddie Edwards earlier tonight.
Matt Sydal has a few words for his opponent tonight.
Matt Sydal vs. Zachary Wentz
Wentz launches himself over the top rope and hits a crossbody to Sydal on the outside.
Sydal climbs underneath the ring, allowing him to attack Wentz from behind and gain control.
Wentz hits a standing Shooting Star for a near fall.
Wentz connects with a Codebreaker but Sydal counters the follow-up Shooting Star attempt.
Sydal hits a unique new finisher to pick up the win!
Eli Drake is approached by the Cult of Lee backstage. Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley are under the impression that they’re friends with Drake after assisting him in his feud with Joe Hendry and Grado in recent weeks. Drake doesn’t need them anymore and says they wouldn’t be able to defeat Hendry and Grado without him. Two local competitors pass by and Drake says the Cult of Lee couldn’t even beat them! The Cult of Lee looks to prove him wrong when they challenge the local competitors to a tag team match later tonight.
IMPACT Wrestling TV Tapings head to Mexico City, Mexico on September 13th and 14th!
X-Division champion Brian Cage speaks for the first time in a special video feature! He says he came to IMPACT Wrestling because it’s going somewhere and he wanted to be a part of that. When he thinks of IMPACT Wrestling, he thinks of the X-Division and that’s why he wants to usher in a new era – the Weapon X-Division! Next week, Cage defends the title against Fenix at ReDefined!
Fallah Bahh gives KM a gift that’s supposed to help them as a team.
Desi Hit Squad (Rohit Raju & Gursinder Singh) w/ Gama Singh vs. Fallah Bahh & KM
KM reveals the gift he received from Fallah was matching ring attire!
Fallah hits Gursinder with a running crossbody.
KM is attacking Rohit when Gursinder clips his leg from behind, allowing the Desi Hit Squad to gain control.
Gursinder hits KM with a backstabber but he kicks out at two.
KM takes out both members of the Desi Hit Squad with a double clothesline and tags in Fallah!
Fallah and KM steamroll over the Desi Hit Squad in the middle of the ring.
Rohit accidentally kicks his partner, Gursinder in the chin! KM hits Rohit with a powerbomb into the knees! Fallah follows up with a big sit-down splash in the corner to win!
Joe Hendry, Grado and Katarina are backstage. She says Grado continues to lose and it’s causing them to become the laughing stock of IMPACT Wrestling. Hendry reassures Grado that slow and steady wins the race. Grado approaches Scarlett Bordeaux. She tells him she can fix all his problems if he comes on her show, in exchange for one favour. We fast forward to Grado pole dancing for Scarlett and Bobo.
Kiera Hogan w/ Allie vs. Alisha Edwards
Alisha hits a neckbreaker but Kiera kicks out at two.
Kiera connects with a running kick in the corner but Alisha gets her shoulder up on the pin attempt.
Alisha faceplants Kiera with a unique move for another near fall.
Alisha goes for a crossbody off the top but Kiera avoids it!
Alisha connects with a Backpack Stunner, shades of her husband, Eddie!
Kiera hits a modified swinging neckbreaker to pick up the victory.
After the match, Allie gets on the mic and says every time she tries to get rid of Su Yung, Tessa Blanchard attacks her from behind! Allie proposes a triple threat match for next week at ReDefined so she can take out both of them at the same time!
Johnny Impact is being interviewed at Cabana Pool Bar when Kongo Kong emerges from a huge crowd of party-goers and throws Impact into the pool!
In an interview with Alicia Atout, Rich Swann talks about singing a long-term contract with one of the hottest wrestling companies in the world, IMPACT Wrestling! Swann will battle Petey Williams next week at ReDefined!
Pentagon Jr previews his Mexican Death Match against Sami Callihan later tonight.
Cult of Lee (Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley) w/ Eli Drake vs. Brandon Tidwell & Mr. Atlantis
Drake joins Josh Mathews and Don Callis on commentary for this match.
Lee and Konley are trying to impress Drake by implementing some of his signature moves into their repertoire.
Tidwell rolls up Konley out of nowhere to score the upset victory!
Backstage, Alicia Atout interviews Austin Aries and Killer Kross. Aries is furious at Moose for saving Eddie Edwards from a brutal beatdown earlier tonight. Aries challenges him to a tag team match at ReDefined – Aries and Kross vs. Moose and Edwards!
Konnan, Santana and Ortiz celebrate their Street Fight victory over the OGz where they reclaimed their tag team championship belts. LAX is crossing the street when the OGz try to run them over with their car! Everyone escapes except for Richie, a young member of LAX.
Sami Callihan vs. Pentagon Jr – Mexican Death Match
Everyone is banned from ringside for this ultra-personal death match. No disqualifications, falls count anywhere and absolutely anything goes!
Callihan hits a powerbomb through two steel chairs in the early going!
Pentagon launches himself over the top rope to the outside, sending Callihan crashing through a table!
Pentagon tears open a pinata and inside – a staple gun! Pentagon staples Callihan in multiple areas, then staples his hat to his head and rips it off!
Pentagon attempts to shave Callihan’s beard but Callihan stops him with a low blow groin claw.
Callihan tears open another pinata and this time, it’s his baseball bat that’s inside. Callihan places a garbage can on Pentagon’s head and tees off.
Pentagon connects with a Death Valley Driver through a table on the outside!
Pentagon opens yet another pinata and it’s full of lego pieces! Callihan regains control and connects with a package piledriver into the lego!
Pentagon takes his turn with the toys as he hits Callihan with Fear Factor into the lego!
Callihan connects with a Piledriver off the top rope through a table to win the Mexican Death Match!
Next week at Redefined, Austin Aries and Killer Kross take on Eddie Edwards and Moose, Brian Cage defends the X-Division Championship against Fenix, Su Yung puts the Knockouts Title on the line against Allie and Tessa Blanchard, Scarlett Bordeaux hosts the Smoke Show with her guests, Joe Hendry, Grado and Katarina, Rich Swann battles Petey Williams and more! Don’t miss it!