IMPACT Wrestling Live Results for 10/17/18 Rich Swann vs Brian Cage for the X-Division Championship

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-We open the show with a video package for Bound for Glory this past weekend before Johnny Impact comes out and addresses the fans and talks about how much it means to be IMPACT World champion. Johnny says that he'll give anyone who deserves a title shot a match before Fenix comes out and challenges him to a match.

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Katarina vs Taya Valkyrie

Katarina punches and kicks Taya as soon as the match starts before whipping her into the corner and tossing her by her hair. Katarina hits a gut buster for a quick two count before Taya comes back with a clothesline, Katarina hitting a slingshot DDT before Taya rocks her with a bicycle knee. Taya hits a running knee for a near fall before hitting the Road to Valhalla for the pin and the win.

Winner: Taya Valkyrie defeats Katarina via pinfall with the Road to Valhalla.

Trevor Lee vs Ethan Page

Lee backs Ethan into the corner and stomps on him while choking him until the referee makes him back up. Ethan rocks Lee with right hands before Lee rakes his eyes and knees him in the midsection in the corner. Ethan slams Lee to the mat by his hair and stomps him down before Ethan drops Lee with a back elbow. Lee pushes the referee down before sending Ethan out of the ring and hits a PK from the apron. Ethan catches Lee in the ropes and hits a gut buster for a near fall before Lee knocks Ethan out of the ring with a right hand.

Lee then hits a moonsault before Ethan hits a uranage for the pin and the win.

Winner: Ethan Page defeats Trevor Lee via pinfall with a uranage.

-Keira and Allie talk about what happened in the realm of the dead before we have segment of the Smoke Show.

Killer Kross vs Tommy Dreamer

Tommy hits a running cross body into a snapmare and clotheslines Kross over the top rope and down onto the floor before dropping him with an elbow to the head. Kross crotches Tommy on the railing before Kross distracts the referee while Moose chokes him. Kross hits a running clothesline in the corner and whips Tommy across the ring before hitting an overhead belly to belly. They exchange strikes until Tommy hits a cutter and a DDT on Kross as well as a neckbreaker on Moose at the same time. Tommy then counters one Doomsday Saito, but Kross hits it on the second attempt before hitting it a third time for the referee stoppage.

Winner: Killer Kross defeats Tommy Dreamer via referee stoppage with three Doomsday Saito.

-We get a video package for the hall of fame ceremony for Abyss. We then have the OGz and LAX meeting in a bar before OGz leave as we go to commercial.

Alisha Edwards vs Allie

Alisha hits a running back elbow in the corner before they exchange chops and Alisha drops Allie with double ax handles. Alisha then locks in a rear naked choke before Allie frees herself and hits a running splash in the corner and slaps herself before starting to act like Rosemary and hitting a code breaker for the pin and the win.

Winner: Allie defeats Alisha Edwards via pinfall with a code breaker.

X-Division Championship Match

Brian Cage (c) vs Rich Swann

Swann dropkicks Brian repeatedly, but can't drop him before Brian tosses him across the ring and whips him into the opposite corner. Brian hits several clubbing blows in the corner into a lariat before ending up outside and Swann hits a superkick. Brian catches Swann and powerbombs him into the ring post before hitting a superplex as we go to commercial.

Brian is in control as we come back to the action, using Swann as a weight before tossing him over his head for a quick two count. Swann gets a near fall off of a DDT before he misses a phoenix splash and drops Brian with a series of kicks. Brian hits a pump handle slam for a near fall before hitting an Olympic slam for another near fall, Swann hitting an enzuigiri into a cutter and a hand spring cutter before finishing with a phoenix splash into a 450 splash for a very close near fall. Swann then misses a second phoenix splash before Cage hits two buckle bombs into Weapon X for the pin and the win.

Winner: Brian Cage retains his X-Division Championship by defeating Rich Swann via pinfall with Weapon X.

-After the match Sami Callihan confronts Brian and Brian hits Jake Crist with the Drill Claw before tossing him out of the ring as we go off the air. 

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