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Impact Wrestling Slammiversary XVIII live results: World title 4way, surprise returns, more!

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Here’s the place to check results and comment along with tonight’s (July 18) Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary. The event is believed to be coming our way from Nashville, where Impact’s been doing its pandemic era taping.

You can view the show on Fite.TV and on pay-per-view. Bell time is at 8 PM Eastern.

We’ll update the results tonight as they happen, and feel free to use this space to discuss all the action with the best pro wrestling community on the internet - before, during and after the show.

- The Motor City Machine Guns def. the Rascalz in the tag team open challenge.

The Guns are a little slow out of the gate given they haven’t worked together for years, but once they get going, they couldn’t be stopped.

- Backstage, Taya tells Johnny Bravo not to screw up her chance to try to get a chance to reclaim her title tonight. She leaves and Rosemary rolls in, who tells Bravo that Rosemary must win. Seems like Bravo is being torn in both directions.

- Moose def. (c) def. Tommy Dreamer vs. in an Old School Rules match “to retain” the TNA World title

In the end, Tommy Dreamer introduces tacks, but Moose is the one who tried to shove his face into them. Dreamer fights out, but is soon dropped face first onto them before taking a spear for the loss.

- Backstage reporter Gia Miller is in the parking waiting for a car to pull up, thinking it was one of the new signings. Instead, it was Johnny Swinger. It sounds like he took the rental meant for “Anderson” so the Good Brothers may not be happy about this. Or Ken Anderson I guess...

- Kylie Rae wins the Guantlet match to become the #1 contender for the Women’s title. This match also featured Alisha Edwards, Havok, Kiera Hogan, Kimber Lee, Nevaeh, Madison Rayne, Rosemary, Susie, Tasha Steelz & Taya Valkyrie.

Calling back from earlier, Johnny Bravo came up twice dress once as Taya and once as Rosemary, given their interactions earlier. That man is a fool.

The final three are Taya, Rosemary, & Kylie Rae (who was one of the first two out). Taya eliminates Rosemary and this becomes an actual match between the final two. But that doesn’t last long as Kylie Rae soon nails a superkick for the win.

Right after this, the FiteTV stream drops out.

- Heath Slater shows up. Rohit Raju interrupts him, telling him he won’t be in the championship picture ahead of him, who’s been there for a long time. Rohit attacks Heath, but Slater soon drops him with what looks like a Zig Zag.

- Chris Bey def. Willie Mack (c) to win the the X Division championship with the Art of Finesse

- Heath Slater runs into his old partner Rhino backstage. But when Scott D’Amore walks by, he tells Heath that since he’s a free agent, in the age of COVID with social distancing and all, he has to leave. Rhino tells Heath to return on Tuesday, and he’ll have things worked out.

- The North (c) def. Ken Shamrock & Sami Callihan to retain the Impact Tag Team championship

Shamrock and Callihan try to work together, but way too many miscommunications between the two. This allows the champs to retain.

After the match, the champs cut a promo about being the best team in Impact history. The MCMG interrupted, disputing that claim. They inform them that on Tuesday, they’ve got a match against the North for those titles!

- Rich Swann is interviewed backstage (hanging in Mack’s locker room), saying he’s there to support his boy. He also says he’s got his eye on the Impact championship once he’s cleared. (He was on crutches for this interview.)

- Deonna Purrazzo def. Jordynne Grace (c) via submission, locking both her arms behind her back, to win the Impact Knockout’s title

- Eddie Edwards def. Ace Austin, Trey, Rich Swann, & Eric Young to win the Impact World championship

They first reveal Swann as the surprise, who walks out with his crutches in hand dancing. But then EY interrupts prior to the match starting, stating the match is a 5-way.

The first elimination is Trey at the hands of Young’s piledriver.

The next elimination is Eric Young. He attempts a piledriver on Rich Swann, but Swann rollshim up. EY went right after the bad leg of Swann after the fact.

Ace Austin capitalizes on Young’s handiwork, soon eliminating him with the Fold.

Austin and Eddie Edwards go at it, both kicking out of each other’s finishers, before Eddie hits a second Boston Knee Party and the Die Hard Flowsion to win the Impact World title.

Mad Man Fulton, who was ejected from ringside earlier, returns to lay the beating on Eddie. But the Good Brothers come down and despite teasing that they may ally with Ace and Fulton, they attack them instead. They then celebrate Eddie’s victory with some beers in the ring.

- The show cut to a video of EC3 who just turned stared at the camera, not saying a word, before throwing a drink against the wall. That’s how Impact faded to black.

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

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