Impact is going full steam ahead for a quick turnaround to Under Siege on May 7. The card features five championship contests with Tomohiro Ishii, the Briscoes, Taya Valkyrie, and the Bullet Club entering through the Forbidden Door.
The Under Siege special event begins at 8 pm ET. The broadcast can be viewed through the Impact Plus app and YouTube for Impact Ultimate Insiders. The free pre-show kicks off at 7:30 pm ET.
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Heath & Rhino defeated Raj Singh & Shera. Diving hot tag to Rhino. As the ring cleared, Singh turned around into a Gore from the War Machine. Rhino pinned Singh to win.
Rich Swann defeated Laredo Kid and “Speedball” Mike Bailey in a three-way. Laredo used Swann as a stepping stool to jump onto the turnbuckles for a Spanish Fly to Bailey. Swann kicked Laredo in the face to break the pin. Swann hit a Phoenix splash onto Laredo to win. Cool match worth checking out (here) for X-Division creativity.
Gisele Shaw defeated Madison Rayne. Tenille Dashwood and Alisha Edwards were ringside. Alisha had the idea to watch Shaw’s back, so they could team up for a tag title shot if Shaw could win. Alisha’s help paid off. When Dashwood tried to interfere, Alisha protected Shaw. After a roll-up exchange, Shaw exploded for a knee strike to pin Rayne.
Chris Sabin defeated Steve Maclin. After furious fisticuffs down the stretch, Sabin gained momentum for a flying DDT. That set up a Cradle Shock to win.
AAA Reina de Reinas Championship: Taya Valkyrie retained against Deonna Purrazzo. Taya survived Purrazzo’s gotch piledriver and double armbar finishers. Purrazzo blew a gasket and tried to use the AAA belt as a foreign object. As the referee intervened, Taya scored a roll-up to win.
Mia Yim returns to Impact! After the AAA bout, Purrazzo pummeled Taya. As Purrazzo locked in a double armbar, the lights went out. Yim danced her way to the ring with a flashy entrance. Purrazzo backed away. When Yim checked on Taya, Purrazzo tried a sneak attack, but Yim unleashed a flurry of kicks.
X-Division Championship: Ace Austin retained against Trey Miguel. The story was familiar foes and Trey never pinning Ace in a meaningful match. Trey was in control with a neckbreaker on the apron. The challenger went for the Meteora flying double knees finisher, but Ace ducked away. Trey tweaked his knee on the landing. Ace smashed Trey into the corner then pounced for The Fold to win.
Honor No More defeated Bullet Club. Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, Kenny King, & Vincent represented Honor No More. “Switchblade” Jay White, Karl Anderson, Doc Gallows, El Phantasmo, & Chris Bey represented Bullet Club. Once the opening bell rang, a melee erupted. The chaos settled down for a standard 10-man tag. White had Taven in his sights for a Blade Runner, then the match broke down again. Flying attacks were all over the place. Vincent landed a flipping senton onto the pile. Anderson was the fresh man, but he was distracted by Maria. King crotched Anderson on the turnbuckles. OGK hit the Proton Pack teamwork finisher to pin Anderson.
Knockouts Championship: Tasha Steelz retained against Havok. Savannah Evans was abducted into the Undead Realm to make it a fair fight. Little speed versus big power was the story. Steelz was in trouble for a super DVD, but the champ escaped to knock Havok down. Steelz followed with a crucifix bomb to win.
Impact World Tag Team Championship: Briscoes beat Violent by Design to become new champs. Eric Young and Deaner were the official VBD duo with Joe Doering on the outside. VBD had momentum going for a teamwork maneuver. Mark shoved EY off the turnbuckles onto the ropes. Jay shoved Deaner into Doering. Then the Briscoes clobbered Deaner with a Doomsday Device to win.
Sami Callihan returns! Moose hijacked the show complaining about disrespect. The grindhouse teaser vignette revealed Sami Callihan back from injury. The Death Machine planted Moose with a piledriver.
Impact World Championship: Josh Alexander retained against Tomohiro Ishii. Hot damn. A true slugfest war of attrition. Alexander was able to dig deep in the end with a spinning back elbow to stun Ishii. A powerbomb followed and a C4 piledriver finished.