It’s time for Impact Wrestling’s Homecoming. Thank you so much for joining us at Ringside News for the results. If the show is still going on, keep checking back and we’ll keep this thing updated.
Impact Wrestling is moving to Fridays at 10:00 pm on The Pursuit Channel. This will mean a much smaller audience, but they have a pretty impressive card booked for the evening.
It should be a fun night and here’s the card:
Impact World Championship
Johnny Impact (c) vs. Brian Cage
Impact Knockouts Championship
Tessa Blanchard (c) vs. Taya Valkryrie
(Gail Kim will be the Special Guest Referee)
Impact World Tag Team Championship
LAX (c) vs. Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix)
Ultimate X Match for the Vacant X-Division Championship
Jake Crist vs. Ethan Page vs. Rich Swann vs. Trey Miguel
Monster’s Ball Match
Eli Drake vs. Abyss
Falls Count Anywhere
Moose vs. Eddie Edwards
Sami Callihan vs. Willie Mack
Allie and Su Yung vs. Kiera Hogan and Jordynne Grace
The show kicks off at 8:00 PM EST and the live coverage will start after then!
Jake Crist vs. Ethan Page vs. Rich Swann vs. Trey Miguel-Ultimate X Match For Vacant X Division Championship
This match started off with everyone climbing up and trying for the title. Everyone fell off and then Ethan Page hit a rana on Swann on his way down. Then they paired up and continues the action.
Page threw Trey off the top turnbuckle onto Jake and Rich on the floor. Soon they were all back in the ring hitting kicks all around. Trey closed the sequence off with a neckbreaker on Crist.
That got a big “Impact Wrestling” chant from the crowd.
The action continued and Jake Crist hit a top rope double cutter on Swann and Trey. Then Swann kicked Page off of the title and he took a bump to the canvas. They wrestled a bit more and Swann hit a springboard cutter on Page.
Ethan pulled Trey off the wire and hit a backbreaker before climbing up to fight Crist on the turnbuckle before taking a bump and a legdrop off the top rope.
Trey hit a rana to the floor on Page followed by a swinging DDT from Crist to Trey and then Swann hit a dive to take everyone out.
The match continued and featured an innovative tower of doom. Crist was able to get everyone else down and then carried Swann as far away from the ring as possible before climbing up and getting on the wire. Then Ethan Page speared him off of the X.
Trey tried to pull himself into the match next, but Swann came back and hit a rana off the top rope. Trey tried one of his own, but Rich landed on his feet and climbed up to capture the title and become the new X Division Champion.
Winner and NEW X Division Champion: Rich Swann
Allie and Su Yung vs. Kiera Hogan and Jordynne Grace
Allie was really living up the dark gimmick her character has become since being taken over by Su Yung. The heels worked well against the babyfaces and stalled a little bit before a little action and then they stalled again.
Grace went outside and tried to get to Allie, but the referee stopped her because she wasn’t the legal woman in the match. Then Su took Hogan down from the top rope and Grace still couldn’t get in the match.
Yung hit a hanging reverse neckbreaker before getting a two count. Then she tagged in Allie. Hogan took a lot of punishment.
Finally, Hogan took Su down and then Grace got the hot tag at the same time as Allie. Jordynne took Allie out of the ring and then Su took Grace to the outside. Hogan nailed a suicide dive on Allie and Su went for one on Grace, but she blocked it and got Su in a suplex while Hogan hit a crossbody from the apron to the floor on Yung.
Grace held Allie and powebombed Su while giving Allie a powerslam. The place chanted, “Jordynne,” but she only got a two count. Then Allie hit a codebreaker on Hogan and called for a bloody glove from Su Sung before hitting a mandible claw on Hogan. That was it.
Winners: Su Yung & Allie
After the match was over, Su beat Hogan down a bit more. The Undead Bridesmaids came with a coffin and they were going to put Hogan inside. Suddenly, Rosemary popped out of the casket and fought off the Bridesmaids before going after Su. Rosemary threw Su Yung into the Bridesmaids. Rosemary crawled into the ring and up to Allie, so Allie took off.
Moose vs Eddie Edwards – Falls Count Anywhere Match
Eddie jumped Moose during his entrance to get this match started right away. They brawled outside and then Eddie went for a suicide dive, but Moose turned it into a powerbomb on the apron.
Moose picked up a piece of the guardrail and made a bridge on ring steps that he set up on the hard camera side. Then Moose tried to powerbomb Eddied from the ring to the steel bridge, but Eddie countered with a rana and sent Moose to the flood to hit a suicide dive.
Eddie launched Moose into the crowd and they fought among the fans for a bit. We couldn’t see much because the lighting was awful. Moose carried Eddie up the stairs and they chopped each other on the upper deck before Moose went down. Then Eddie nailed a dive from the balcony to the floor on Moose.
They ended up making it back to the ring and then Moose launched Eddit into the railing from the ring. Moose started heaving chairs in the ring and Eddie was busted open off of a spot off the post.
They returned to the ring and Moose maintained control. He covered Eddie with chairs before going to the top rope. Eddie grabbed a chair and heaved it at Moose and then he hit Moose with another chair to the head before collecting them all in a pile. Eddie climbed up and hit a Superplex onto the pile of chairs.
The traded shots in the middle of the ring before Eddie hit a back body drop onto Moose that went over the top rope and through the steel guardrail bending it in half.
Eddie put Moose back in the ring and grabbed a kendo stick. Eddie started teeing off on Moose before Alicia Edwards came down to stop him. Then she grabbed the stick and whacked it over Moose until it broke.
Eddie hit another shot to the face and nailed a DDT for the win.
Winner: Eddie Edwards
Sami Callihan vs. Willie Mack
Mack started things off fast by taking out Callihan and then Dave Crist on the outside. He continued to work on Sami in the ring clubbing at him.
Callihan tried to come back, but Mack slapped him down. Willie slid outside and chased Dave Crist around the ring so Sami could blindside him. Sami clammed Willie’s head on the apron and draped the ring apron over his head before kicking him in the covered head.
Then they returned to the ring where Sami had control. He did the bit where he spit on his hand and chopped Willie and it was gross. Sami continued his assault until Willie countered with a cutter.
Mack mounted a comeback with some strikes and they duked it out a little bit. Then Sami turned Willie inside out with a clothesline and hit a piledriver to win the match.
Winner: Sami Callihan
Eli Drake vs. Abyss – Monster’s Ball Match
Drake came out with a boat paddle and Abyss just brought his scary self. He quickly started filling the ring with weapons.
Drake tried to get the jump on Abyss, but it didn’t work. They were teasing a staple gun spot from the get-go and Drake soon took a staple to the chest.
Abyss set up two tables on the outside. He tried to chokeslam Drake through the tables, but he was sent out into the crowd. They fought for a bit and then Eli rolled a production case into Abyss only to have The Monster return the favor.
They returned to the ring and Aybss wedges a chair in the ropes. Drake nailed Abyss with a trashcan three times and then he switched to a baking sheet.
Drake went running and Abyss nailed an overhead throw through the tables on the outside. The crowd chanted, “Holy sh*t.”
Drake rolled back in and Aybss grabbed a purple bag and the crowd popped. He spread thousands of thumbtacks all over the ring. Abyss tried to chokeslam Drake, but he reversed and grabbed a handful of tacks and accidentally threw them in the referee’s face.
Aybss hit the Black Hole Slam, but nobody was there to count. Drake sent Abyss into the chair and then the referee counted to two.
Then Aybss retrieved Janice (a board with nails in it) from under the ring. He didn’t get to hit Drake because Eli hit him with a chair. Drake tried to use Janice and then Drake took a chokeslam onto the tacks. 1-2- kickout.
Drake’s back was covered in tacks. Drake threw some tacks into Abyss’ face and hit him with a chair. Then he rolled outside and grabbed zipties. He ties Abyss’ hands together and started hitting Abyss with a chair over and over again. The zipties broke during the assault.
Eli’s back was starting to bleed as he grabbed the paddle and broke it over Abyss’ head for the three count.
Winner: Eli Drake
LAX (c) vs. Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix) – Impact Tag Team Title Match
They started off by trading reversals and then things started to get serious with Pentagon striking first. Fenix and Penta then started hitting kicks and Fenix nailed a suicide dive on the outside on Ortiz.
Penta hit a powerbomb on Santana and almost won the match in the first minute.
The Ortiz came back with some high flying of his own followed by Santana hitting a moonsault to the outside on Penta.
The match carried on and it was fast-paced throughout. The Lucha Bros took control again and then Fenix hit a suicide dive through Penta while he heaved him into LAX. Then Penta jumped in and hit a big dive over the top rope on everyone including Fenix.
They continued on and all four men were eventually down after a slew of impactful moves (no pun intended) the crowd chanted “This is wrestling.”
Penta and Ortiz traded chops in the middle of the ring and then Penta took a superkick. The both no-sold clotheslines and then fell. Fenix and Santana jumped in next to duke it out. Then they made each other superkick their own partners before kicking each other. The crowd applauded again.
The crowd was hot the entire night. “All these guys” they chanted.
LAX nailed the Street Sweeper on Penta, but Fenix broke up the pin. “Fight forever” the crowd chanted. Fenix got the tag and LAX beat him down until they got the three count.
Tessa Blanchard (c) vs. Taya Valkryrie – Knockouts Championship Match (Gail Kim will be the Special Guest Referee)
This was a heated match and they took it to each other from the beginning. Taya fought hard and then Tessa retuned fire.
Special referee Gail Kim was as impartial as she could be throughout and watched as Tessa put Taya through the ringer.
Tessa nailed a Magnum and Taya fought back. The crowd was mounting with the drama as the two continued.
Finally, after a comeback, Taya nailed a slew of moves on Tessa and Gail Kim dropped to the mat and counted to three as a new Impact Knockouts Champion was crowned.
Winner and NEW Impact Knockouts Champion: Taya Valkryrie
Johnny Impact (c) vs. Brian Cage – Impact World Title Match
Impact opened up taking it to Cage and then he slowed it down for a bit to feel out the big man.
The wrestled around for a bit and then Johnny got on a cross armbreaker. Cage picked him up and dumped him in the corner. Then Cage punished Impact against the turnbuckle again.
Cage hit a double backbreaker combo and got a two count. Then Brian Cage hit two “gorilla flips” and the second one sent Impact flying end over end to the mat.
Johnny jumped on the ropes, but Cage just turned it into an electric chair drop. Cage got on a headlock for a bit and then they continued. Impact hit some strikes and a tornado DDT to send Cage outside. Impact jumped on the top rope and hit a sick flipping dive on Cage while the fans chanted, “TNA.”
They returned to the ring and then Cage kicked out after another slew of moves from Johnny. Cage and Impact traded a clothesline for a dropkick and then Cage nailed a German suplex for a two count.
Impact teases a Razor’s Edge, but Cage got out of that. He still ended up on the mat, but he caught Impact as he climbed to the top rope. Then Cage hit an F5 and got a two count.
They continued to trade moves and Cage nailed a huge clothesline for a two count.
They continued on and Cage kicked out of a Starship Pain. Cage returned fire in a big way with a bucklebomb and a slam for a two count.
The crowd was spent, but still excited and chanting loudly. Cage prepared for Weapon X and hit it, but Impact got his foot over the bottom rope.
Cage went outside and shoved one of Impact’s Survivor buddies on the outside. Then the commentary went out and cage nailed a Drillclaw, but the referee was still stopping the Survivor guys from spilling over the barricade. He got a two count.
Then Impact nailed a top rope move and got the win. It was controversial and Cage didn’t look happy.
Winner: Johnny Impact
After the match was over, Killer Kross came out and demolished Impact before powerbombing Taya off of the entrance ramp onto a bunch of people we can only assume are local wrestlers.