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Here is what happened on the show tonight:
The show kicks off and a video package plays, commemorating the last 20 years of “Impact Wrestling”. We head to the ring where Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt greet audiences at home. Trey Miguel comes to the ring, followed by Andrew Everett (who is replacing Jack Evans at the last minute), Kenny King, Alex Zayne, “Speedball” Mike Bailey and Ace Austin.
Ace Austin (c) vs. Kenny King vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey vs. Trey Miguel vs. Andrew Everett vs. Alex Zayne for the “Impact” X-Divison Championship in an Ultimate X Match
The bell rings and Austin starts hitting everyone with his cane. Miguel is knocked out of the ring, followed by Austin. Speedball takes out the other members on the outside, followed by Zayne, who hits a moonsault. Zayne climbs to the ropes, but is pulled down. King takes down Miguel with a kick, then gets him up but King counters with a powerbomb. Miguel hits a flip over the top to King, standing on the outside.
Austin and Everett are in the ring. Austin takes him out with a kick, then flies to the outside. He hits Speedball with a kick off the apron, but Miguel reverses with a neck breaker. Everett hits a snap German suplex to Miguel on the apron, then hits a corkscrew on the outside off the top rope. Everett climbs to the top turn buckle, but Zayne takes him down, Miguel climbs up to the cable, but Zayne hits a blockbuster powerbomb with the help of King.
Speedball climbs up to the cable, but drops off it to take down Austin, Zayne and King. He hits Everett with an insiguri. Zayne hits a powerbomb to all five competitors, but Miguel holds on. Miguel hits Zayne with a Canadian Destroyer off the top turn buckle.
Miguel, Austin and Zayne exchange right hands. Miguel gains the upper hand and climbs to the cable. King, Speedball and Austin climb up on opposite corners, but Speedball and Austin knock down King and Miguel. The two hang by their feet and hands and hit one another with chops. Everett joins them and climbs up to the top to try and unhook the belt. Speedball hits him with a head scissor takedown while hanging on. Zayne starts climbing across the cable, but Austin kicks him down. Speedball takes down Austin and unhooks the belt to become the new world champion.
Winner: “Speedball” Mike Bailey
Commentary introduces the French commentary team. They then run down the rest of the card. We then go to Scott Hudson backstage, standing by with the “Impact” Originals. Alex Shelley says that there have been many good tag teams in “Impact” through the years, but they came out on top because they have stuck with the company. Chris Sabin says that they are there to celebrate 20 years of “Impact”. Frankie Kazarian says they are there to fight and they hope they can bring it. Nick Aldis says that he loves the business and they were all able to make their mark because of “Impact”. Hudson asks who the fifth guy is on their team, and Aldis says that when they came across this name on the applicants, he was the one. Hudson says that legends will be in person tonight, and throws it to a video package of Sting. Sting talks to camera about his experiences with “Impact”, his highlights while there and his they gave him a second chance at wrestling.
Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie come to the ring, followed by the Influence.
The Influence (Madison Rayne and Tenille Dashwood) (c) vs. Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie for the “Impact” Knockouts Tag Team Championships
Rayne and Valkyrie start off the action. The bell rings and Valkyrie sends Rayne to the mat. The two exchange submissions, but Valkyrie gets the upper hand. Rosemary tags in, and she delivers a bunch of right hands. Rayne tags in Dashwood and Valkyrie tags in. Valkyrie hits a chop, but Dashwood hits a back elbow. Rosemary tags in and sends Dashwood to the mat. Rosemary and Valkyrie argue through the match, as they keep tagging themselves in.
Dashwood sends Rosemary into he corner, and hits a bunch of kicks to the midsection. She pins Rosemary, but Rosemary kicks out. Dashwood tags in Rayne, and she hits a few kicks to Rosemary’s midsection. Dashwood is tagged in and sends Rosemary face first to the mat. She goes for the pin, but Rosemary kicks out. Rosemary hits a belly to back suplex and tries going for the tag, but Dashwood pulls her away. Rosemary makes her way out and makes the hot tag to Valkyrie as Dashwood tags in Rayne.
Valkyrie hits some kicks, then a goes for a Blue Thunderbomb and goes for a pin, but Rayne kicks out. Rosemary tags in and hits an exploder. Rosemary and Valkyrie start attacking the Influence in the corner, then send them into one another. They hit a double spear, then go for the pin, but Rayne and Dashwood kick out.
Rayne sends Rosemary into Valkyrie, then the Influence hit the Collab. Rayne goes for the pin, but Valkyrie sends her to the outside. Rosemary hits a knee to the face, followed by the Skyward Suplex for the win to crown new champions.
Winners: Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie
Kurt Angle appears in a video to talk about what “Impact” means to him. We cut to Moose and Sami Callahan locked in their dark rooms prior to their Monster’s Ball match. They have had no food and no water for the last 24 hours. We cut to a video package recapping their feud. Commentary reminds the crowd that there are no count-outs or DQ’s. Weapons are allowed and the only way is to win by pin fall or submission.
We cut to both men being let out of their rooms. Moose comes to the ring, but Callihan attacks him.
Sami Callihan vs. Moose in a Monster’s Ball Match
The bell rings and the two men exchange forearms. Callihan gains the upper hand and sends Moose into the barricade. Callihan tosses a trash can in the ring, then grabs a couple metal trays and hits Moose with them. Moose hits him with a trash can lid. Moose grabs a fan’s water bottle and a fan’s hot dog. Callihan starts bleeding from his head as Moose hits him with some right hands.
Callihan hits an eye rake, then Moose hits a urinagi into the ring apron. He sends him into the apron again, then delivers a choke slam to Callihan through a table set up on the outside. Moose grabs a chair and sends them in the ring, Both men enter the ring and Moose puts a chair on Callihan’s ankle. He grabs another chair to hit it, but Callihan escapes. The two men each throw a chair at one antoher’s face.
Callihan puts Moose’s head in a trash can when he goes for a spear. Callihan hits the trash can with a chair, then stands him up while he’s still in the trash can. He goes under the ring and grabs a door with barbed wire on it.
* Josh Alexander (c) vs. Eric Young for the “Impact” World Championship
*Tasha Steelz (c) vs. Chelsea Green vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Jordynne Grace vs. Mia Yim for the “Impact” Knockouts Championship in a Queen of the Mountain Match with Mickie James acting as special guest enforcer
* The Briscoes (c) vs. The Good Brothers for the “Impact” Tag Team Championships
* “Impact” Originals (Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Frankie Kazarian, Nick Aldis, and TBD) vs. Honor No More (Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, PCO, and Vincent)
”Slammiversary” starts at 8 PM EST/7 PM CST/5 PM PST on Fite TV.
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