Impact Wrestling is back tonight (July 12) 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.
Tonight, Rich Swann, Pentagon Jr., & Fenix take on oVe & Sami Callihan. Plus, DeAngelo Williams returns to Impact, Austin Aries “speaks the truth,” and LAX’s King kicks off the show.
We’ll be here at 8 EST when Impact starts, so come join us!
Your mind tells you that you’ve lost your confidence, you’re drifting and ya don’t believe in anyone. To lose what little you have left to be proud of, afraid you can’t do this again. You said that nothing can come in-between us, the way of getting things we wanted done. Then enissophobia held you under its influence until you compromised your style, but me, I’m just here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show, folks.
The show opens with recap covering the tag title scene over the last few months and the latest resurgence of LAX and the split into two splinter factions that ensued.
The intro video for Impact follows.
The OGz (Hernandez & Homicide) vs ??? & ???
Hernandez and Homicide dominate the entire proceedings and in short order...
The OGz win by pinfall with a Border Toss from Hernandez.
King hits the ring to cut a promo, saying he has a story for us. Konnan had to go, it’s not his time anymore. They appreciate him but it’s time to hit the road. Eddie got tired of waiting and decided to take him out, but he’ll give him credit, he’s a smart man so he decided to stay two steps ahead, and there’s where the OGz come in. Do you think Homicide wanted to be left in Mexico?
Konnan didn’t call Hernandez when he started LAX back up, he called the young boys who will follow him whereever he goes, and they’re about to get it. Whether you like it or not, the OGz are multiple-time tag team champions, they know they’re great, but they don’t care about titles right now, just about taking out Konnan and his young boys, so at Slammiversary it’ll be a 5150 Street Fight!
When you come at the King, you best not miss.
Commentary hypes up comments DeAngelo Williams and Madison Rayne and our main event before tossing backstage for an interview with Shotzi Blackheart, who’s making her debut tonight.
Shotzi says she’s here to prove that she’s no phony and she’s really the ballsy badass she says she is. She’s always ready to rock, but is Allie ready to roll?
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial commentary reminds us who DeAngelo Williams is and hypes up his interview a bit more.
OVE have a handcam promo backstage where Sami Callihan talks about how good they are at trios matches and he’s gonna put Pentagon, Jr. out of his misery at Slammiversary.
Allie vs. Shotzi Blackheart
Circling, Blackheart howls before we go into the collar and elbow. Allie slings her aside, back to the lockup, Shotzi returns the favor, shoulder block and another howl, off the ropes, return the favor, basement crossbody from Allie but she gets taken down into a deathlock and Blackheart adds an inverted surfboard to the mix. Off the ropes, a cover comes up empty, trading chops, and Allie gets her down and out and follows with a sliding elbow!
Shotzi staggered, but she sidesteps the hesitation dropkick and lands a somersault kick of her own for two. Side headlock, Allie rises to her feet, breaks with elbows, Blackheart ducks a lariat, strike combo, off the ropes with a big enzuigiri... NOPE! Swinging neckbreaker follows, elbow drop, again just two! Headed up top, Allie sidesteps the dive!
Forearm strikes, running lariat, arm wringer into the Russian legsweep, hesitation dropkick into the German suplex... ONLY TWO! Fireman’s carry reversed into a sitout mat slam, Blackheart heads up top, again Allie sidesteps...
Allie wins by pinfall with a Codebreaker.
Allie celebrates her win and Tessa Blanchard blindsides her, putting her into the barricade! Back into the ring, arm wringer into the hammerlock DDT! Tessa stands tall over Allie’s unconscious body and dusts her shoulder off as her music plays.
Backstage, Grado runs into Eli Drake with Katarina and Joe Hendry in tow and marks out over the former champion before introducing his friends. Grado accuses him of trying to steal his girlfriend and challenges him to a match.
We see DeAngelo Williams talking to Z & E to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Tessa explains that she attacked Allie because she intends to run through the entire Knockouts division if she has to and Allie interfered last week when she was running through Madison Rayne. She asks where Allie’s philanthropy has gotten her and says she’s gonna teach her that doing the right thing is the wrong thing for her.
We get a video package hyping Eddie Edwards vs. Tommy Dreamer.
Commentary promises word from Austin Aries after the break.
Back from commercial, we get a hype reel for a mystery woman who is coming soon.
Austin Aries says he’s heard for weeks that Moose is training in a remote location, refining his techniques, trying to carve out a chance to beat the champ. So some retired washed-up football player’s gonna be here tonight to give us an update on Moose’s progress and Aries has had this date circled on his calendar for weeks. As champion he’s gonna make sure Mr. Williams feels at home and he can’t wait to hear this update on Moose.
We get a GWN Flashback to Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell from Slammiversary XI.
This is followed by some hype for Madison Rayne’s interview and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a hype reel for Slammiversary XVI.
Josh Mathews is in the ring talking Slammiversary up and he introduces DeAngelo Williams.
He says he said never do this again but here he is, and he’s been off training Moose in a secret location. He looks great, dropped weight, put on muscle, he’s ready to bring home the gold and DW says he thinks Austin Aries is trash. Josh introduces some footage of Moose training and asks if he’s ready to be champion. DeAngelo says this is what Moose has always wanted and he’ll be ready to take Austin Crybabies down at Slammiversary.
This brings Aries out. He says he knows Williams knows his name and for the past couple of weeks he’s kept hearing his name as they hyped up his appearance here. He appreciates DeAngelo dressing up for the occasion and sarcastically tells him he looks nice before asking why he’s not at football training only to suddenly “remember” that nobody signed him and he had to retire.
But hey, it’s cool, he had a great career... except he never won a championship, just like his buddy Moose. So now he’s stepping into wrestling to try and stay relevant, just like his buddy Moose. He wants DW to deliver a message to his pal, and it’s a real simple one... A PUNCH TO THE FACE WITH THE MICROPHONE IN HAND! He puts the boots to DeAngelo after!
Austin heads out and gets a chair, primes it in the ring, and lies in wait, but Williams ducks! Kick to the gut, he grabs the chair... BUT ARIES KICKS HIM IN THE GENTLEMAN’S AREA BEFORE HE CAN SWING IT! A Double adds a shot to the back for good measure before holding his title high as the boos rain down.
And so to break.
Back from commercial, the Desi Hit Squad rolls up on Fallah Bahh and KM as they recommit to being a tag team partner. KM yells in DHS’ manager Gama’s face about it and Gama fires back about how they represent people who can’t control what goes into or leaves their mouths.
Eli Drake vs. Grado
Drake puts boots to Grado at the jump, following them with shoulder thrusts, smashing his face into the turnbuckle, scooping him up but Grado floats over. O’Connor roll denied, neckbreaker connects, Eli backs him into the corner for a shoulder thrust, an elbow, whip across and Grado gets the boot up before snapping a Frankensteiner off!
Back body drop, duck a punch, turning jabs, the big windup into the Bionic Elbow! THE STRAPS ARE DOWN! Grado runs into a lariat and Drake scoops him up...
Eli Drake wins by pinfall with the Gravy Train.
Eli tries to roll up on Katarina after his victory but Joe Hendry gets in his face, leading Drake to accuse them of being together.
Commentary hypes up our main event and interview with Madison Rayne and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a hype reel for the world title match at Slammiversary.
Killer Kross cuts a promo calling Petey Williams out and promising to squeeze all the oxygen out of his skull.
Matt Sydal cuts a promo ahead of his match against Brian Cage explaining the difference between machines and organics and talking about how size doesn’t matter and how the muscle he flexes the most is between his eyes and he has a mental and spiritual advantage.
Commentary informs us that Tessa Blanchard vs. Allie has been made official for Slammiversary XVI and plays a phone message from Moose calling Austin Aries out for attacking DeAngelo Williams and calling him out for a face-to-face showdown next week.
Madison Rayne’s interview plays and she talks about how she didn’t plan to come back as a wrestler but here she is getting ready to wrestle Su Yung for the title at Slammiversary. Before she can explain what wrestling Su will be like, mysterious laughter plays and she excuses herself to go look for the source.
She stalks around backstage for a moment before lighting on a bloody sheet and approaching it. It says “UR time has come” and we pan over to see Su’s veil trailing along. Madison follows and a door shuts behind her, leaving her unable to open it at first. Eventually she gets it open and we cut away.
Lucha Brothers (Fenix & Pentagon, Jr.) & Rich Swann vs. OVE (Dave Crist, Jake Crist, & Sami Callihan)
Callihan and Penta to start, getting in each other’s faces and Pentagon throws up the Cero Miedo, getting the Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down in return. Sami bites the hand on a second try and we’ve got chaos, superkicks all around! Swann with a strike rush, charging in, leapfrog, drop down, leapfrog, dropkick but Callihan is unmoved! Catch the boot, backflip, roundhouse kick from Rich!
Fenix and Penta work Jake over, stereo superkicks, assisted wheelbarrow driver knocks Jake out of the ring! Working on Dave now, hard to the corner, lariat, springboard solebutt, Fenix monkey flips Penta onto Crist but it’s not enough to win the day! Charging in, Callihan kicks Pentagon’s leg out from under him and exploder suplexes his brother into him!
Kick combo into a forearm from Fenix, off the ropes, duck a lariat, second try lands true and Sami stands tall! Drawing him up on the apron, springboard lariat knocks Fenix to the floor, suicide dive denied, inverted Tiger feint and Swann dives! Jake with a tope con giro! Fenix hits a double jump tornillo! Rich and Dave struggling in the corner over the crush... SUPERPLEX PUTS SWANN ONTO THE FLOOR! WE’RE GOING TO BREAK!
Back from commercial, Callihan spins in his hand before levelling Fenix with a chop and setting him up top. Dave joins him, they climb up top, Penta and Swann come in, Jake as well... TOWER OF DOOM ENDS IN A POWERBOMB NEARFALL ON FENIX! Crist follows it up with a brainbuster attempt, counters back and forth, to the corner, setting Fenix up top.
Right hands from the luchador, a headbutt knocks Jake down, double jump senton atomico! Square & Compass from Dave, Rich in with a neckbreaker into a step-up kick to the face, crescent kick on Callihan and Swann is in charge! Sunset flip, roll through, huge piledriver... PENTA BREAKS IT UP! Trading chops ahead of their Slammiversary match, Pentagon Driver... NOT QUITE!
Off the ropes, Penta gets an Ace Crusher! Jake Crist with the coast to coast interception Ace Crusher! Callihan spits in both Lucha Brothers’ faces and runs into a superkick party! SPIKE PACKAGE PILEDRIVER BUT THEY CAN’T PUT SAMI AWAY! On the apron... PACKAGE PILEDRIVER WIPES JAKE OUT! Crescent kick from Swann, he heads up top, Sami meets him up and over, trading shots, Rich climbs up... AVALANCHE FRANKENSTEINER REVERSED TO A POWERBOMB! GET OUT OF HERE! IT’S OVER!
OVE win by pinfall with Get Out of Here from Sami Callihan on Rich Swann.
We cut back to Madison Rayne opening the door into... the wilderness? She steps out and is hunted by some kind of force, stepping on a branch and running scared until she trips and an army of bloody undead brides step out. They close on her but disappear after reaching her and the real deal rises up behind her to pieface her.
That’s the show, folks.