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Impact Wrestling results, live blog (June 28, 2018): Rich Swann debuts

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Impact Wrestling is back tonight (June 28) from St. Clair college in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and will be airing on Pop TV at 8 PM EST. This is your spot for the live updates and to talk about it with your fellow fans. St

Tonight, Rich Swann debuts. Plus, Moose talks about the world title, Eddie Edwards goes to House of Hardcore in search for Tommy Dreamer, Matt Sydal faces Dezmond Xavier, and the Desi Hit Squad debuts.

We’ll be here at 8 EST when Impact starts, so come join us!


Results

Pretty good crowd. Or at least its set up so it looks pretty full. (Who knows what’s behind the hard cam.) Pretty lively crowd too.

Madison Rayne/Tessa Blanchard segment

Madison Rayne cuts a promo in the ring. She reiterates that she never planned to come back to wrestle. But here she is with a title shot at Slammiversary. She admits Su Yung spooked her last week. And maybe she should be afraid of Su. The champ put both Allie and Rosemary in coffins, and we haven’t seen either of them since.

But she told her daughter the other night not to be afraid of monsters. And so she won’t be afraid going into the title match.

She is interrupted by Tessa Blanchard. Tessa tells the #1 contender that she’s not the best here. Instead, she is.

Madison interrupts Blanchard, telling her everyone knows who she is. But she’s forgetting that Madison’s resume has a win over her on it. And she’ll fight her again.

The lights dim and we hear Su Yung laughing/screaming. Tessa takes the moment to cheap shot Madison, knocking her down.

We learn Madisnon will face Tessa in the main event.

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Rich Swann vs. Trevor Lee

A little pose down to start.

The crowd is hot for Swann.

Swann picks up a pinfall win when he hits a reverse frankensteiner and then a twisting splash from the top.

Swann def. Lee

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Pentagon is Unmasked at PCW Ultra

We see a scene from PCW Ultra - a post match beatdown on Pentagon Jr. by Sami Callihan with a bat. There’s a cage around the ring. oVe enters the cage and starts beating up the fallen Pentagon. Sami makes the Crists hold Pentagon and he starts undoing the mask.... HE TAKES IT OFF!

Pentagon is left laying clutching his head to hide his face as Sami holds the mask up.

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We see a GWN match from an old Slammiversary. I see X-Pac and Raven but don’t really know what this match is. But Raven just stapled Pac.... oh this is a King of the Mountain match. Of course it is.

Grado is backstage with Katarina sneaks up on him. She tells him she’s got a match next week. Grado is surprised and apparently had no idea she was a two time Knockouts champion.

Desi Hit Squad vs. Z & E

Gama Singh the Desi Hit Squad (Rohit Raju and Gursinder Singh)

There’s a bit of miscommunication early on with the Squad, when Singh accidentally hits Raju on the way to the ring. But they soon catch a DJZ dive outside the ring. And when Everett tries one of his own, they avoid him and throw Z at E.

Looks like the Squad are heels here but not overtly.

Z & E recover to hit their triple moonsaults but then Gama Singh gets on the apron. Gursinder rolls up Everett and hooks the tights for the 1-2-3.

The Desi Hit Squad def. Z & E

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We see a video of Pentagon, very close up with visual effects to give him a bit of a mystical vibe. He issues a hair vs. mask challenge to Callihan for Slammiversary.

Moose video package

He talks about how dangerous the place he grew up was, including seeing his brother robbed at gun point. He talks a bit about his football career. He talks about his mother’s reaction to getting drafted and how her reaction was even better than the phone call from the Falcons was.

He says that the early part of career was fun, but when he was traded, he knew that his football career was dying down and had his eyes set on pro wrestling.

Moose says football was easy for him, something he stumbled on as a kid. But he loved wrestling as a kid. He speaks about how much his ex-wife didn’t support the decision to get into wrestling. But his mother always supported him and did for this.

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Eddie goes to House of Hardcore

This starts right up with Eddie attacking Dreamer with kendo stick midmatch, busting him open. He continues working the wound and then rubs Tommy’s blood on his face!

We see Eddie leaving and Moose follows him out. Moose tries to tell him this is Sami winning, but Eddie tells him to leave him the f*@! alone.

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Santana and Ortiz come up on King in the clubhouse. Konnan soon comes in too, denying the handshake to King. K-Dawg and King are immediately jawing with each other and things are getting tense. King storms off. The tag champs are confused. Konnan tells them that he may have them fooled but he doesn’t have him fooled. Konnan claims to have proof that Kingston is no good.

Dezmond Xavier vs. Matt Sydal

Midmatch, Matt hits a dragonscrew on the left leg of Xavier and then starts working over the leg.

Dezmond is able to get back on track. He goes to the top rope when Matt pushes the referee into the ropes. This causes Dez to lose his balance. Matt pulls him down into his pinfall victory.

Sydal def. Xavier

Brian Cage walks to the ring post match, looking for some revenge. But out comes Kongo Kong, attacking Cage! That fight spills into the ring when Sydal hits Cage with his title! He bows to Jacobs who bows back. Then Kongo goes to the top rope and splashes Cage.

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Sami Callihan and oVe cut a camcorder promo, accepting Pentagon’s challenge. Sami talks about how his hair has been there every step of the way, but he’ll put it on the line for the chance to humiliate Pentagon.

They announce a fatal 4-way at Slammiversary: Johnny Impact vs. Fenix vs. Rich Swann vs. Ishimori

Next week, Swann faces Fenix, Cage vs. Kongo Kong, Killer Kross in action, and Tommy Dreamer addresses the Eddie situation.

Austin Aries is interviewed by a new backstage interviewer. He’s not impressed with Moose’s story. He says the difference between him and Moose is he didn’t fail in his first career choice. And next week, he’s going to tell his story.

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Madison Rayne vs. Tessa Blanchard

It’s another match that Tessa controls most of the time. But Madison is able to hit a crucifix pin for the win again.

Rayne def. Blanchard

Tessa immediately attacks Madison post match. She grabs a chair and brings it into the ring. But then Su Yung leads the undead bridesmaids out! Is she helping her challenger?

They surround the ring...Tessa is able to escape but Madison is left in the middle of the ring surrounded. The bridesmaids start beating her until Su Yung calls them off and lifts her up....

BUT ALLIE RUNS IN FOR THE SAVE! ALLIE IS BACK! SHE CLEARS THE RING!

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That’s the show, folks! Thanks for watching with us!