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Impact Wrestling results, live blog (Aug. 23, 2018): Mexican Death Match!


Impact Wrestling is back tonight (Aug. 23) from the Rebel Complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and will be airing on Pop TV at 8 PM ET. This is your spot for the live updates and to talk about it with your fellow fans.

Tonight Pentagon Jr. & Sami Callihan will engage in a Mexican Death Match! Also, LAX celebrates their win from last week, Kiera Hogan faces Alisha Edwards, Brian Cage speaks for the first time, and Matt Sydal is in action.

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


Eddie Edwards/Austin Aries segment

Eddie Edwards comes to the ring and admits he got his ass kicked the last couple weeks. But he’s since gotten up and dusted himself off to be back in the ring tonight. And he’s looking for a fight.

He goes onto say he loves what he’s become after all he’s been through. Now he’s a man with nothing to lose and that makes him very dangerous. Lately he’s had a vision of himself swinging his kendo stick and cracking it across the skulls of Austin Aries and Killer Kross. So why not make this come true tonight. They can come out or he can come to them in the back.

Aries music hits and he and Kross saunter out to the entryway. They slowly make to the ring as Aries runs his mouth. Eddie tosses the kendo stick to Kross, who catches it. Then he decks Aries and soon knocks Kross down. But the champ grabs Eddie’s leg and both the champ and his heavy choke out Eddie.

Aries puts a chair around the neck of Edwards. Kross holds him as Aries looks to hit that chair with a chair of his own... but then Moose returns! And he runs off both Aries and Kross!


Sami Callihan, with oVe, cut a promo about tonight’s match, telling Dave that everything that’s happened to them is Pentagon’s fault. Like a lackey, Jake Crist pretty much imitates everything Sami does.

Moose and Eddie are backstage. Alisha comes up and hugs Moose and thanks him for having Eddie’s back. But she again makes it clear that things are not yet good with her and her estranged hubby.

Zachary Wentz vs. Matt Sydal

After a good back and forth, fast paced match, Sydal wins with a swinging neck breaker (a la the Paige Turner) for the win.

Sydal def. Wentz


Eli Drake is on his phone with the Cult of Lee ambush him trying to get him to compliment for what they did for him. Drake says they didn’t even do too much. Hell, he pretty much did it on their own. He says that the Cult of Lee can’t beat Grado, or Joe Hendry, or... these guys. He points to two random guys walking in tonight and Lee and Konley challenge these randos to a match. Drake is excited to see where this goes.

Video promo of Brian Cage, talking about how he came here to prove he’s better than everyone else. No one can do what he does and looks like he does. He says he wanted to take over X Division because that’s what people think about when they think of Impact. He’ll be defending his title against Fenix next week.

GWN moment is when Styles came back to Impact (from what I don’t recall) but it was emo AJ. Remember emo AJ when he started wearing the leather jacket, hoodie, and had the mop top?

We see KM and Fallah Bahh backstage. Bahh gives KM a give, which is in a bag that has Fallah’s face on it. KM isn’t sure about the gift, which is supposed to help them win tonight, but KM isn’t sure about it.


The Desi Hit Squad vs. Fallah Bahh & KM

KM is wearing similar bottoms to Bahh. Matching gear. Fallah insists KM not wear the boots and wrestle barefoot like he does.

KM plays face in peril for awhile when the illegal man from the Hit Squad clips the leg.

Fallah eventually tags in. They hit the double roll spot. It looks like the Hit Squad is going to escape out of this, but KM pulls Gursinder into the high knee of Rohit. This leads to a powerbomb into the knees by KM and then a Bonzai Drop by Bahh for the 1-2-3.

KM & Fallah Bahh def. the Desi Hit Squad


Grado, Katarina, and Henry are backstage. Kat is upset they’re becoming the laughing stock of the company and that’s not what she signed up for when she started dating Grado. Hendry gives Grado a pep talk and then leaves.

Scarlett Bordeaux appears and says she’ll help Grado out but he has to do something for her and Bobo. Then we see Grado pole dancing topless for them. Weird.


Kiera Hogan (w/Allie) vs. Alisha Edwards

Back and forth match that Hogan wins with a fishmans neck breaker into a pinfall

Kiera def. Alisha

After the match, Allie grabs a mic and congratulates her friend. Then she says she has something to say to Su Yung. She reiterates that after all Su Yung has done, her purpose is to put an end to her. But every time she tries, she has to look over her shoulder for Tessa Blanchard. She then issues a challenge for a triple threat match next week.


We see footage from earlier today of Johnny Impact at a cabana pool party. Some dude in a ridic jacket asks him about Kongo Kong. Johnny thinks he’s done with Kongo after last week. He’s looking forward towards the title. But then Kongo attacks him and they brawl by this pool. Kongo ends up getting tossed in the pool.

Alicia Atout interviews Rich Swann walking outside. Rich puts over Impact as one of the hottest companies right now and that’s why he signed a long term deal with them. He wants to hold that X Division championship. Apparently Swann is facing Petey Williams next week and he’s looking forward to it.

Aries and Kross are interviewed backstage. The champ says he’d think that concussion would have put some sense in him. But now they’re going end him for good. Tag match next week.


Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley vs. Brandon Tidwell & Mr. Atlantis

Eli Drake walked to the ring with the Cult and then joined Callis and Mathews on commentary.

Trevor Lee does the “E-Li Drake” elbow drop and the Konley went for the Gravy Train on Tidwell but Tidwell rolls him up for the win!

Tidwell & Mr. Atlantis def. the Cult of Lee


LAX shows up to a block party to celebrate their win from last week. But we see Hernandez and Homicide driving in a car. Konnan is talking about how the OGz are done. He has a surprise for his boys in the car. While they’re crossing the street, the OGz hit one of the party goers with their car. I’m not making this up. I think it was a child.

Pentagon Jr. vs. Sami Callihan

Mexican Death Match!

They have pinatas around the ring with weapons in them. At one point, Pentagon gets a stapler and staples Sami’s hat to his skull and then rips it off.

Another point, Pentagon hits a running DVD through a table set up on the guardrail.

The final pinata had... legos in it? Pentagon tries for the fear factor, but Sami fights out, tosses legos at the face of Pentagon, and hits a Package Pile Driver. Only a near fall.

Pentagon hits the Fear Factors on the legos and Callihan kicks out.

Sami eventually wins with a pile driver from the second rope through the table.

Callihan def. Pentagon


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

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