Good evening Fightful faithful, and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of IMPACT Wrestling on POP TV! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the next two hours of action from the IMPACT Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida!
-We open the show with The OGz and LAX brawling until The OGz dispatch LAX and leave.
-Gamma Singh is in the ring as we open the show in the arena before introducing the Desi Hit Squad. Taiji Ishimori and Petey Williams come out next for their match against the Hit Squad.
Desi Hit Squad vs Taiji Ishimori & Petey Williams
Taiji starts the match off with Rohit before Petey comes in and hits a side Russian leg sweep before Rohit sends Petey into the ropes as Rosinder hits a running knee from the apron. They get in the ring and Rosinder hits a spinning neckbreaker before the Desi Hit Squad double team Petey. Rohit hits several spinning neckbreakers for a quick two count before Petey knocks them into each other and tags Taiji in. Taiji hits a combination DDT/reverse DDT for a near fall before Petey hits a powerbomb and Taiji hits a lung blower. Petey then hits a Canadian Destroyer before Taiji hits a Bloody Cross for the pin and the win.
Winner: Taiji Ishimori and Petey Williams defeat the Desi Hit Squad via pinfall when Taiji hits Rosinder with a Bloody Cross.
Alisha Edwards vs Tessa Blanchard
They lock up before Tessa backs Alisha into the corner, then Alisha comes back with forearms and kicks before Tessa hits a press slam. Tessa stomps Alisha in the corner and plays to the crowd before tossing Alisha away when she goes for a huricanrrana for a quick two count. Tessa hits a suplex for a quick two count before hitting several wrist lock lariats, then Alisha gets a near fall off of a crucifix. Tessa sends Alisha into the ropes before dropkicking her for a near fall, then Alisha hits a running forearm in the corner and a bulldog for a near fall of her own. Alisha hits a tornado DDT for a near fall before Tessa hits a hammer lock DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: Tessa Blanchard defeats Alisha Edwards via pinfall with a hammer lock DDT.
-We get an X-Division match on the Global Wrestling Network between team USA and team Canada.
Matt Sydal vs Pentagon Jr.
Matt takes Pentagon down before trying to pin him to the mat before Pentagon gets back to his feet and kicks Matt when he's going for a springboard move. Pentagon drops Matt before getting a near fall off of a sunset flip, then Matt locks in several submissions before Pentagon comes back with several sling blades. Matt rolls out of the ring and goes under the ring before sliding out of the opposite side and nailing him with a running dropkick when he's under the apron. Pentagon gets back in the ring only for Matt to hit a baseball slide and send him right back out of it before Matt stomps on him on the floor. Pentagon comes back with a superkick before chopping Matt repeatedly, then Matt hits a running meteora off of the apron we go to commercial.
We come back to Matt hitting Pentagon with a wheel kick for a near fall before Pentagon catches Matt in the ropes and hits a lung blower for a near fall. Pentagon tries to break the arm of Matt before Matt rocks him with a series of kicks and hits a sweeping slam for a near fall of his own. They exchange kicks before Pentagon hits a package piledriver for a near fall, then Matt hits a diving cross body for a near fall. Pentagon then hits a package piledriver for the pin and the win.
Winner: Pentagon Jr. defeats Matt Sydal via pinfall with a package piledriver.
-LAX come out and Konnan calls out the OGz before they show up in the rafters holding the IMPACT Tag Team titles that they stole from LAX and spray painted.
IMPACT World Championship Match
Austin Aries (c) vs Eddie Edwards
Austin puts Eddie in a headlock before hitting a deep arm drag and reclining on the top rope. Eddie hits an overhead belly to back suplex before Austin slaps him when he offers to shake his hand. Eddie then chases Austin around ringside before Austin claps his ears and goes for a tope, but Eddie hits him with a forearm before shaking his hand when his body is lifeless. Eddie sends Austin into the railing before they get back in the ring and Austin begs Eddie to stop. Austin goes for a suplex, but Eddie tosses him away before Austin sends Eddie out of the ring and hits a dive through the ropes.
Austin rolls Eddie back into the ring and hits a knee drop for a quick two count before Austin applies a cravat and rocks Eddie with several forearms. Austin pokes Eddie in the eye before Eddie goes for a DDT, but Austin counters into a huricanrrana before Eddie hits a powerbomb for a near fall. Eddie puts Austin on the top turnbuckle before Austin hits a code red and rolls through into the Last Chancery, but Eddie refuses to tap. Eddie low blows Austin when the referee takes the belt from Austin, then Austin accidentally takes out the referee before Austin tries to hit him with the belt again. Eddie hits Austin with a DDT with the referee still out of it before Eddie grabs his kendo stick and assaults the already unconscious referee.
Eddie hits Austin with the stick before choking him with it in the corner until Killer Kross comes out and hits Eddie with a Saito suplex. Kross then leaves the ring before Austin hits a vertical drop brainbuster for the pin and the win.
Winner: Austin Aries retains his IMPACT World Championship by defeating Eddie Edwards via pinfall with a vertical drop brainbuster.
-After the match Kross seemingly aligns with Austin as we go off the air.