Good evening Fight Fans, we hope you're ready for the weekend with tonight's edition of IMPACT Wrestling on the Pursuit Network and Twitch TV!
-We open tonight's show with a video package recapping last week's show.
X-Division Championship Match
Jake Crist (c) Aiden Prince
Jake and Aiden wring each others arms before Aiden takes Jake down and puts him in a headlock before Aiden dropkicks Jake out of the ring. Jake catches Aiden with a kick when he goes for a suicide dive before hitting a DVD onto the apron and rolling him back into the ring for a near fall before hitting a side Russian leg sweep into a submission. Aiden breaks free and Jake drops him with a boot for a two count before they exchange strikes and Jake scrapes his forearm across the face of Aiden in the corner before choking him. Jake hits a back suplex and sends Aiden into the corner before hitting him with shoulder thrusts and stomps until he drops him with several kicks for a near fall. Aiden hits a diving flat liner for a near fall before he goes for a 450 and Jake gets his knees up for a near fall before Aiden hits a reverse huricanrrana for a near fall.
Jake hits a powerslam into the corner before Aiden rolls out of the ring and drives Jake into the apron when he goes out after him and hits a huricanrrana off of the apron and down onto the floor. Aiden hits a suicide dive and goes for a dive off of the top before Jake superkicks him in midair and rolls back into the ring, content with a count out. Aiden gets in at the count of nine before Jake sets him on the top turnbuckle and Aiden shoves him away before Jake crotches him and hits a superplex. Aiden then hits a brainbuster into a 450 for a very close near fall before he goes for another dive and Jake hits a cutter in midair ala Randy Orton for the pin and the win.
Winner: Jake Crist retains his X-Division Championship by defeating Aiden Prince via pinfall with a cutter.
-We go backstage where Konnan is talking to Daga ahead of he and Ortiz's title challenge against The North in tonight's main event, Ortiz showing up after a few minutes, visibly drunk before he, Daga and Konnan toast as we go to commercial.
-Jimmy Jacob's interviews Taya Valkyrie ahead of her title defense against Havok later tonight.
Ace Austin vs Eddie Edwards
Eddie chases Ace around ringside and drops him with a back elbow once they're in the ring before Ace gets out of the ring and Eddie hits a suicide dive. Ace comes back and rolls into the ring away from Eddie to rest for a moment before he rolls back out and focuses on Eddie, but it backfires when Eddie drops him across the apron and railing before chopping him around ringside. Eddie rolls Ace back into the ring and clotheslines him before headbutting him as we go to commercial.
Eddie is in control as we return from the break before Eddie shoves the referee away and Ace hits him between the legs with his rod for a near fall before he gives Eddie a papercut with a playing card and rocks Eddie with forearms and a high knee. Eddie hits a powerbomb and drops Ace with several forearms before Ace mocks Eddie and Eddie hits a shining wizard before beating on Ace until he's disqualified.
Winner: Ace Austin defeats Eddie Edwards via disqualification.
-Eddie's wife Alissa comes out after the match and makes Eddie leave before we get a video package for Tessa Blanchard's continued saga with Sami Callihan.
-We get a video from earlier today of Moose confronting Fallah Bahh in catering before they brawl until Moose humiliates Bahh and leaves.
Alexia Nicole vs Madison Rayne
Madison backs Alexia onto the corner for a clean break before Alexia hits her with forearms and hits a shotgun dropkick before hitting a snapmare into a running meteora for a two count. Madison trips Alexia and drags her out of the ring before she gets back in and Madison locks in a cravat before Alexia gets free and they exchange forearms until Alexia hits a back stabber for a near fall. Madison then hits a cutter into a cross Rhodes for the pin and the win.
Winner: Madison Rayne defeats a local performer via pinfall with a cross Rhodes.
-After the match she argues with Kiera Hogan before Kiera and Madison take turns beating on Alexia until she's saved by Jordynne Grace who clears the ring.