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TONIGHT at 8/7c on @AXSTV????/@fightnet????/Twitch?? @MegaTJP and @FALLAH1 challenge @OfficialEGO and @Walking_Weapon for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championships! #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/o74v1EGDAW— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 17, 2020
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Commentators Josh Mathews and Don Callis welcome fans to a brand new episode of Impact! The first match of the night is announced.
TJP & Fallah Bahh vs. The North (c) for the Impact World Tag Team Championships
All four men square off in the center of the ring. Bahh tells The North "No, No, No." Josh Alexander chops Bahh in the corner. Bahh tags in TJP. TJP tries to wrap Alexander up, Alexander counters. TJP sets Alexander up with a swinging DDT, but Alexander grabs the top rope and holds on. Ethan Page is now the legal man. The North has TJP cornered. Alexander tags himself back in. TJP fights out with a forearm strike. Bahh fires up the crowd with a "TJP" chant. Page is back in and connects a backbreaker. Page positions TJP in a vertical suplex. Page tags in Alexander and they send TJP crashing onto the canvas. Bahh comes in, but the referee does not see the tag and sends Bahh back to his corner. TJP fights back and slowly crawls over to tag in Bahh. Bahh is fired up! He goes back-and-forth, smooshing Page and Alexander's faces with his backside. Alexander connects a forearm on Bahh.
Back from the break, Alexander has TJP up on the ropes and chops him. TJP tags Bahh back in. TJP lands a hard clothesline, Alexander kicks out. TJP comes back in the ring with a dropkick on Alexander. Alexander drops Bahh, Page lands a Swanton bomb. The North drives Bahh down, Alexander covers, Bahh kicks out at 2. Bahh lands a double clothesline. TJP and Bahh lock in submission holds on The North. The referee gets knocked over. Page taps out, but the ref didn't see it. Bahh clotheslines Alexander off the top rope and then slides with a middle rope dive. Page counters with a roundhouse kick on Bahh, sending him to the outside. Alexander comes back in. TJP lands a tornado DDT on Alexander. The North end the match with The Northern Assault. The North retain the titles.
Winners: The North
Meanwhile, at "The Real Housewives of Slam Town," Taya Valkyrie introduces Rosemary to her friends. Rosemary shows off her new look. Taya and her friends love her style! Rosemary starts sucking the souls out of Taya's friends.
Next, Chris Bey debuts!
Chris Bey vs. Damian Drake
Bey starts the match with a side headlock on Drake. Bey sends Drake into the ropes. Bey lands a dropkick, which sends Drake to the outside. Bey flies over the top rope. Both men make their way back in the ring. Bey connects a neck breaker. Drake takes a swing towards Bey's jaw, followed by a kick to Bey's back. Bey catches Drake and sends him into the turnbuckles. Bey ends the match with his signature move, Bey-Mous. Bey wins his first match on Impact!
Winner: Chris Bey
After, the Impact Plus Moment of the Week is shown.
Backstage: Alisha Edwards asks Jordynne Grace if she is able to get back in the ring with her, and join her on her team at Lockdown. Though the event is postponed, Grace says that Alisha is all for her being on her team.
Back from the break, a vignette from Tenille Dashwood is shown.
Backstage: Gabby Loren interviews Chase Stevens. Moose interrupts the interview by saying he is honored to meet Bret Michaels. Stevens looks at him quizzically. Stevens doesn't believe that Moose is "Mr. Impact."
"It is an absolute honor to be standing here next to a TNA superstar - Bret Michaels."@TheMooseNation has no respect for former three time World Tag Team Champion @NaturallyChase. #IMPACTonAXSTV @GabbyLorenTV pic.twitter.com/UQ7fXO5IVD— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 18, 2020
Next, the fourth episode of Gut Check is shown.
Backstage: Jimmy Jacobs sits down with Tessa Blanchard and asks her how it's been since she won the Impact World Championship. Blanchard says it's been very busy for her, but she is glad that she can defend it. She says that after defending her title against both Valkyrie and Ace Austin, she's now become a different Blanchard. She is ready for her triple threat match with Michael Elgin and Eddie Edwards at Rebellion.
"I'll take on anybody...because I have become the BEST in IMPACT Wrestling."— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 18, 2020
After defeating @TheTayaValkyrie and @The_Ace_Austin, @Tess_Blanchard is ready to take on both @MichaelElgin25 and @TheEddieEdwards at #Rebellion. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/FJDMhufa9K
Up next, some tag team action!
Cancel Culture (Joey Ryan, Rob Van Dam, and Katie Forbes) make their way down to the ring. Joseph P. Ryan introduces himself and says that he, RVD, and Forbes have "extraordinary gifts." He announces that everyone has lost their privileges of seeing how they looked before. RVD criticizes the fans who are drinking beer in the audience. The Deaners make their way down to the ring.
"You will never, never, never see another d-flip again." @JoeyRyanOnline says all of you failed to treat him, @TherealRVD and @TheKatieForbes with humanity - so they won't be sharing their gifts with you anymore. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/j3iEM2r0Rm— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 18, 2020
Cancel Culture vs. The Deaners
Cousin Jake strikes Ryan with a forearm. He corners Ryan and lands multiple kicks. Ryan fights back with a jawbreaker. Ryan tags in RVD. RVD lands a big boot on Cody Deaner. Ryan is tagged back in. Deaner rolls through and tags in Jake. Jake plants Ryan down with a powerslam. Deaner comes back in. Forbes climbs up on the apron and shouts at Deaner to stop looking at her. RVD lands the five-star frog splash on Deaner and wins the match.
Winners: Cancel Culture
Backstage: Loren asks Ken Shamrock if he can fill her in as to why he's there tonight. Shamrock informs her that Impact management called him, so he has no idea what is going to be announced.
Backstage: Willie Mack denies Ace Austin's offer at being tag team partners.
Up next, some Knockouts action!
Kiera Hogan vs. Lacey Ryan
Hogan grabs hold of Ryan and attacks her before the bell rings. After the bell rings, Ryan sends Hogan to the turnbuckles. Ryan slams Hogan down with a German suplex. Ryan goes up and over and lands right on her elbow. Hogan lands an axe kick on Ryan. Hogan corners Ryan with a foot chokehold, followed by a sliding dropkick. Hogan locks in a body scissors/sleeper hold on Ryan. Ryan climbs up and backs Hogan into the corner. Ryan fights back with a few clotheslines. Ryan connects an elbow on Hogan's midsection. Ryan covers, Hogan kicks out at 2. Ryan misses a crossbody. Hogan lands a roundhouse kick and ends the match with a bridge pin.
Winner: Kiera Hogan
Somewhere Far Away: Su Yung finds a letter from Father James Mitchell. Mitchell believes that Yung and Havok should face each other next week in the Undead Realm.
After, "The Golden Draw," Jake Crist, makes his way down to the ring for his match against DAGA.
Jake Crist vs. DAGA
Both men lockup. Jake locks Daga's wrist. Daga reverses. Daga with an arm drag. Jake misses three kick attempts, Daga sends Jake down with another arm drag. Jake and Daga take their fight on the apron. Jake counters with a slam on Daga's knee. Back from the break, Jake plants a side Russian leg sweep. Both men connect with double kicks then clotheslines. After, Daga takes over with several forearm strikes and a dragon leg screw. Daga slams Jake down with a sitdown powerbomb. Daga covers, Jake kicks out at 2. Jake lands multiple shots, covers, Daga kicks out. Jake connects a German suplex. Daga fires back with a suplex of his own. Jake catches Daga off the top rope with a cutter, Jake covers and Daga kicks out again. Daga ends the match with a Tiger Driver '98. Daga wins.
At the Venue: Security thinks they caught the hacker known as "ICU." But, did they though?
Backstage: Security informs Scott D'Amore that they found the hacker. D'Amore tells them that's not the hacker.
Josh Mathews heads to the ring and calls for Ken Shamrock to come down. The fans all chant in unison "Welcome back." Mathews thanks Shamrock for all the contributions he's made in pro wrestling, the fans do the same. Mathews announces that at Bound For Glory, Shamrock will be the newest inductee in the Impact Hall of Fame!
As they roll a video package showcasing Shamrock's career in TNA/Impact, "ICU" hacks in. Next, we see a man standing in front of Shamrock. The man throws a fireball towards Shamrock's face. It's Sami Callihan! The lights go off, and Callihan disappears. Several referees and medics come down to the ring to check on Shamrock.
That concludes this week's episode. Here's a sneak peek for what's to come on next week's episode:
TUESDAY at 8/7c on @AXSTV! @realsuyung vs. @FearHavok in the Undead Realm @Tess_Blanchard and @TheEddieEdwards vs. @MichaelElgin25 and @TheTayaValkyrie @TheMooseNation vs. @NaturallyChase @Rhyno313 and Sabu vs. @TheDaveCrist and @FultonWorld pic.twitter.com/1ozhTPyi9k— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 18, 2020
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