By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
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Impact Wrestling TV Taping
Las Vegas, Nevada at Sam’s Town Live
Report by Dot Net reader MrEddyG
Xplosion: Su Yung vs Alisha Edward. Su wins with the Panic Switch. A good match from both ladies.
1. Eli Drake beat Tommy Dreamer. Eli got himself counted out fairly early in the match, but Josh announced that Impact management said the match would be restarted as a no disqualification match. The usual hardcore brawl with beer, chairs and a rowing paddle? (Yes, I loved it.) Eli got a big near fall with The Gravy Train, but Tommy just kicked out. Eli wrapped a chair around Tommy’s neck and hammered his throat with the rowing paddle to finally win. Eli left with the paddle.
2. Taya Valkyrie over Rey Cray. Taya has a new hip-hop song, which I don’t really like. Taya won with a modified STF. Quick match. Tessa Blanchard attacked Valkyrie from behind. The referee tried to pull her off but she choked him form behind. Other referees and officials tried to get her off, but Tessa wouldn’t stop. Gail Kim came down and finally threw her off. Taya recovered and attacked Tessa, but Blanchard escaped.
3. Willie Mack, Rich Swann, and The Rascalz, Trey, Wentz, and Xavier over “All Ego” Ethan Page, Matt Sydal, Dave Crist, Jake Crist, and Sami Callihan. Willie Mack got the victory for his team when he caught Dave with a Stunner from the second rope. Sami attacked Willie afterward, and The Crists set up a table. Dave lifted Mack up on his shoulders, and Jake was on top of Sami’s and he jumped into a cutter putting Willie through the table. Swann recovered and laid in front of Willie to try to prevent any more punishment, and OVE just left. Wild, wild long great match.
“We want Scarlett” chants begin, but instead we got…Trevor Lee.
4. Killer Kross beat Trevor Lee. Kross got the submission win with The Straight Jacket. He got the mic and wished Johnny good luck, then grabbed a stage crew member and ordered him to hold a cinder block in front Trevor’s face in a corner and punched it.
5. Allie (w/Su Yung) beat Kiera Hogan. Kiera was all over Allie from the start. Allie won, and then she and Su attacked Kiera after, but Jordynn Grace makes the save.
Eli Drake was out next, and he had the boat paddle. He taunted the fans by asking if they’re upset because he took out some flippy and hardcore guys. Eli said he’s being forced into a Monster’s Ball match at Homecoming against Abyss. Dreamer’s music played and he came back with a chair. He knocked Eli down and the lights went out and then Raven was in the ring. Raven and Tommy go nose-to-nose; Eli eggs on Raven, but he received a double clothesline, and retreated.
6. Fallah Bahh and KM beat Desi Hit Squad. Gama Singh came down before the match and dedicated it to Scarlett. Scarlett appeared on the ramp just as the match is about to begin and watched in a chair. Bahh pinned Raj Singh after a Banzai drop. Before he hit it, he hummed the beginning to Scarlett’s music. Scarlett looks impressed and blew him a kiss before leaving, which Bahh loved.
Josh Mathews stood in the ring and introduced Taya Valkyrie and Tessa Blanchard. Josh introduced Taya first. Taya says Tessa no respect for authority, that’s not how a champion acts and at Homecoming The Wera Loca will be all over that. Tessa asked what would she know about being a champion? She said only Valkyrie’s husband would and he’s not very good at that. Tessa said she may have taken some shortcuts, but she’s still the champion. Josh said that Impact management has made Gail Kim the special referee for the match. Gail appeared onstage for a few moments and then left.
Xplosion: Katarina beat Lisa Lace. Katarina won with a swinging back breaker.
7. Fenix and Pentagon Jr. defeated Brain Cage and Johnny Impact. There was some miscommunication between Brian and Johnny that led to Fenix getting the win for the Lucha Brothers by pinning Johnny. Cage and Impact argued and fought afterwards. Referees and other officials tried to pull them apart to no avail. Other wrestlers from the back tried to help, but Cage and Impact wouldn’t be stopped. Johnny and Cage fought backstage to end the night.
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