- Ryan Cook
- APR 20, 2017
- 7:30PM EDT
This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's coverage of IMPACT Wrestling on Pop! We have an action packed show tonight as in our main event we have Lashley defending his Impact World title against James Storm as well as Rosemary defending her Knockout's title against ODB and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action!
-We open the show with a nice video package for the careers of Lashley and James Storm.
LAX vs Enhancement Talent
Santana and Joel start it off, Santana showing off his strength and knocking Joel down before tagging in Ortiz. LAX hit a dropkick back drop combo, then Ortiz sends Jake off of the apron. LAX hit a stalling suplex into a blockbuster off of the top rope for a quick two count. They double team Holmes, hitting a senton variation of the Poetry in Motion, then hit their double team finisher for the pin and the win.
Winner: LAX via pinfall
-Decay come out after the match and Abyss takes out Homicide and Ortiz before Santana hits a missile dropkick. Steve beats on Santana as Konnan looks on as we go to commercial.
-We come back to seeing Santana taking Decay out with a diving cross body to the outside during the commercial before security broke them all up, as Karen Jarrett comes out to the ring. Karen talks about their joint venture with other companies including NOAH and GFW. Karen says that there will be 3 title matches tonight, Rosemary defending against ODB, Trevor Lee defending against Andrew Everett and Lashley defending against James Storm. Sonjay Dutt comes out and interrupts her and suggests they make the X-Division title match the main event and that they make it a triple threat.. Dutt says that he's back to become X-Division champion for the first time tonight before Andrew Everett comes out to the ring.
Andrew says that Sonjay doesn't deserve it and the title match is his before Lee and GSH comes out to the ring. Bruce comes out and tells GSH to shut up and says that they will make it a six man match before Lee tries to hit Dutt with a DDT, but Andrew hits a Pele kick before sending them out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Kongo Kong vs Chris Sylvio
Kong is in control the entire time, running Chris over repeatedly, then splashing him in the corner over and over until he hits a massive splash off of the top rope for the pin and the win within 3 minutes.
Winner: Kongo Kong via pinfall
-We then get a promo by James Storm who is dead set on becoming IMPACT World Champion tonight.
-Josh Matthews comes back to commentary after accompanying Lashley to the ring.
Lashley vs James Storm IMPACT Heavyweight Championship
They lock up to start the match for a clean break, then shove each other before Storm hits Lashley with a series of right hands. Lashley hits a neckbreaker, then tries to toss Storm out of the ring before Storm comes back and drops him repeatedly before clotheslining him over the top rope as we see EC3 coming down to ringside. Lashley then suplexes Storm onto the steps at ringside as we go to commercial.
We come back to Lashley hitting an elbow drop for a quick two count, then chokes Storm in the ropes, hitting him with a series of cross face forearms before stomping him and choking him in the corner. Storm comes back and hits Lashley with a boot before Lashley hits him with a powerslam for a quick two count. Storm comes back with a series of clotheslines and an enzuigiri before Lashley sends him over the apron, getting back in the ring and hitting a neckbreaker for a near fall. Lashley goes to the top rope, but Storm catches him before choke throwing him off of the top rope for a near fall of his own. Lashley counters a superkick, then Storm counters him before hitting a powerbomb for another near fall. Lashley grabs a chair, but the referee grabs it from him, then Storm accidentally superkicks the referee before Storm grabs a beer of the announce table. EC3 gets in the ring and hits Storm with the beer bottle from behind, seemingly turning heel before Lashley hits Storm with a spear for the pin and the win.
Winner: Lashley via pinfall