By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
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Impact Wrestling TV Taping
Windsor, Ontario at St. Clair College
Report by Dot Net reader Mr. Eddy G
1. Sami Callahan defeated Brian Cage in a steel cage to win the Impact World Title. They started off the tapings hot with pinfalls being allowed in the cage. All kinds of near falls here: Sami at the one point did three Cactus Specials in a row, but Cage kicked out. Cage with a big F5, but that wasn’t enough. Cage went for a Drill Claw, but Sami reversed it into a Sunset Flip for another close two count. It ends when Cage is caught up on the tops rope, and Sami gave him a Super Cactus Special for the clean win. Sami is the new Impact World Champion.
2. Jordynne Grace, Alexia Nicole, and Rosemary defeated Kiera Hogan, Madison Rayne, and Taya Valkyrie (w/Johnny Bravo). There was a bit of an injury scare when Kiera went down and another official helped to check on her in-ring, but she was faking it as she drew Alexia and tossed her into the turnbuckle, and then tagged out. Grace caught Taya with an inside cradle to win for her team.
3. Wille Mack and Rich Swann defeated Rohit Raju and Raj Singh (w/Gama Singh). Before the match, Gama criticized the crowd for booing him because of how was dressed, then introduced his team. Willie got the pin for the win.
4. Daga beat Jake Crist.
5. Aiden Prince, Idris Abraham, and El Reverso defeated Johnny Swinger and “Reno Scum” Luster the Legend and Adam Thornstowe. Prince pinned Thronstowe or the win.
6. Naomichi Marafuji defeated Josh Alexander (w/Ethan Page). A great physical match, with Marafuji getting the win. He offered to shake Josh’s hand afterwards, but Page tried to stop him. Alexander extended his hand to accept but pulled it away. The North left as Marafuji pointed at them as a warning.
7. Ace Austin defeated Eddie Edwards street fight. Eddie go the early advantage with trash can lid strikes. Reno Scum came down to interfere, but Eddie took care of them very quickly. Ace got a hold of Kenny the kendo stick and broke it over his knee, which Eddie caused to snap. Eddie set a table up and was going to put Ace through it, but Ace loaded his wristband with metal bar, hit Eddie with it, and put Eddie through the table with a top rope Fold to get the win.
8. Micheal Elgin defeated Fallah Bahh. Another great back and forth match. Elgin eventually got Fallah to tap out quickly to a crossface.
Ken Shamrock arrived to a nice ovation. Ken said he was very disappointed with his performance against Moose. Shamrock was about to make a decision about his future when Joey Ryan interrupted him. Ken said he didn’t know who he was at first, but then says he’s the P guy. Ken called Joey a gimmick. Joey asked why Ken is afraid to touch it; is he afraid he’d tap out if he did? Ken said he wasn’t here to retire and will take anyone out who gets in his way. They agreed to a match for next week’s show. They went to shake hands, but Joey tried to put Ken’s hand on “it.” Ken went to attack Joey, but he retreated.
8. Taya Valkyrie (w/John E Bravo) defeated Madison Rayne. Jordynne Grace came out after the match to confront Taya. Bravo tried to intervene, but he was punched by Jordynne. Taya retreated quickly to the back.
9. Moose beat Willie Mack. Moose managed to survive with a big spear to win. Very, very good match.
The new Impact World Sami Callahan is down with all of OVE and they had some bottles of liquor with them on stage to begin. Sami says he didn’t like his intro and told Jake to do it. Jake called him his best friend and the new Impact World Champion. Sami bragged about how they’ve been partying all week across the USA. Tommy Dreamer came down and said Sami and OVE are just bullies. Sami called Tommy “Mr. Fat” Dreamer and challenged him to get in the ring. Tommy proposed a 4-on-4 extreme match and his partners are Rich Swann, Daga, and Tessa Blanchard.
10. Rich Swann, Daga, Tessa Blanchard, and Tommy Dreamer beat Sami Callihan, Jake Crist, Dave Crist, and Madman Fulton. Swann rolled up Sami for the win.
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