This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of IMPACT Wrestling on POP! Tonight a man who helped put the X-Division on the map returns to the IMPACT Zone as Suicide sets his sights on Trevor Lee and his X-Division Championship! Brandi Rhodes makes her singles competition debut when she takes on Kayci Quinn and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action!
-We open with a video package recapping last week of the new era of IMPACT Wrestling. There is also a new opening crawl.
-Alberto El Patron comes out to the ring without his title, the commentators saying that he relinquished the belt earlier this week. AEP says he loves IMPACT because he doesn't have to pretend he's something he's not and he has complete freedom. He says he has and will prove again that he deserves to be champion, Alberto says he's not a talker, but a fighter then proceeds to call out Lashley. EC3 comes out instead and gets in the ring saying that it was noble of him to relinquish the title and that you have to earn title shots. EC3 challenges Alberto to a number one contender's match and Alberto says he is there to fight Lashley and he was promised a rematch against Lashley.
Alberto starts to leave the ring, EC3 saying that Alberto doesn't know who he's messing with and insults his manhood before Alberto gets back in the ring. Alberto says he's in IMPACT Wrestling to fight the big dog and not the bitch, EC3 asking if there's anything he can say to make him fight him tonight, but Alberto reiterates the bitch line before EC3 shoves Alberto. They brawl, but security is quick to break them up, EC3 leaving up the ramp as as security hold Alberto back.Alberto then accepts the match with EC3 for tonight as we go to commercial.
-Eddie Edwards talks about his career and his feud with Davey Richards. We then have a backstage meeting where Dutch talks with the crew about how Decay got the Tag Team titles. Bruce says that the only thing they know is that they don't know, then says that he'll handle it. We then get a video package for Tyrus and Eli Drake where Tyrus talks about his motivations behind teaming up with him, saying that he made a deal with the devil.
Eli Drake & Tyrus vs Laredo Kid & Garza Jr.
Kid and Eli start it off with Kid hitting Drake with a series of kicks, then a huricanrrana before Drake drops him with a back elbow. Kid focuses on the arm of Drake, then tags in Garza, the two focusing on the arm of Drake. Drake misses a dropkick, then Garza sends Drake through the ropes before diving through said ropes and taking Drake out. Kid hits a moonsault from the top rope and to the floor onto Drake before rolling him back into the ring with a standing moonsault for a quick two count. Drake backs Kid into his corner and tags in Tyrus,Kid trying to chop Tyrus down, but he catches him coming off the top rope and throws him into the corner as we go to commercial.
Tyrus scoop slams Kid, then tags in Eli who hits him with a series of strikes from mount for a quick two count. Eli and Tyrus tag in and out, Tyrus hitting a fall away slam that sends Kid directly into their corner. Tyrus misses a splash in a corner, then an elbow before Kid and Drake get tagged in. Garza hits a rolling superkick for a quick two count, then Drake accidentally hits Tyrus. Drake takes out both Kid and Garza, but right as soon as he goes to tag in Tyrus he's rolled up for the pin and the win by Garza.
Winner: Laredo Kid & Garza Jr. via pinfall
-We get a video package of Eddie Edwards, Moose and James Storm in Japan at Pro Wrestling NOAH. Moose talks about teaming up with KAZMA against Naomichi Marufuji and Keiji Mutoh and Eddie talks about his returning to NOAH, having spent time there before going to IMPACT.
Kayci Quinn vs Brandi Rhodes
-Cody comes out to the ring as soon as the match is about to start and gets on the mic and says that the match isn't going to happen. Cody says that he and Brandi will do things on his terms, then goes to give Kayci money, but she doesn't accept. Cody talks about Moose and says that Moose says he's in Japan, but Cody is Japan. The match never happens and Brandi and Kayci leave as we go to commercial.
Winner: Match never started.
-Rosemary comes in and attacks Kayci as we come back, beating on her around ringside before rolling her into the ring and hitting her with Red Wedding before leaving.
Alberto El Patron vs EC3
AEP is right on EC3 early, kicking him in the corner and sending him out of the ring. AEP sends EC3 into the ring post, then the railing before they take turns sending each other into the various ring posts as we go to commercial.
EC3 catches AEP coming off the top rope, then drops him repeatedly before kicking him into the corner until the referee makes him back off. EC3 hits a float over suplex for a quick two count, then AEP sends him over the top rope and into the ring post and to the floor. AEP smashes EC3's arm into the ring steps and the post, then puts a headlock on him as soon as they're back in the ring. They lock up, then EC3 sets AEP on the top rope before AEP hits an armbar in the ropes. AEP stays focused on the left arm of EC3, but EC3 comes back with his arm that's not injured, dropping AEP with several lariats and a one armed flapjack.
EC3 goes for a One Percenter, but AEP counters, then EC3 sends AEP out of the ring, trying to get feeling back into his injured arm. AEP hits an enzuigiri that sends EC3 to the floor, Alberto collapses to the mat as the referee starts the count as we go to commercial.
They exchange right hands in the center of the ring as we come back with EC3 dropping AEP until he comes back and hits EC3 with a series of clotheslines and a backstabber. AEP teases a cross armbreaker, but EC3 counters, then AEP goes to the top rope, but EC3 catches him and sends him across the ring when he goes for a hanging double foot stomp. EC3 hits two TK3's and gets out of the ring, grabbing a chair and bringing it back into the ring. EC3 goes to hit AEP, but he decides against it and tosses it out of the ring before AEP locks in the cross armbreaker for the tap and the win.
Winner: Alberto El Patron via submission
-After the match AEP gets down on one knee and claps for EC3, then says that he is unlike anyone he's ever faced and gave him one of the best matches of his career. They shake hands, then AEP lifts EC3's arm before EC3 leaves.
-We get an interview segment backstage with Reno Scum who say that they're there to become tag team champions. We then see EC3 kicking stuff backstage before Bruce disciplines him as we go to commercial.
-We get a video package for Suicide before his title match against Trevor Lee, Andrew Everett and Braxton Sutter.
Fatal Four-Way X-Division Championship Match
They brawl around ringside, then Everett dives out onto them before they all get back in the ring. Everyone except Lee gets a quick two count then everyone hits Lee with a right hand before Suicide takes out both Everett and Sutter for a quick two count. Suicide stands on the top rope and falls backwards onto everyone at ringside, then Everett hits a springboard shooting star press that takes everyone out as we go to commercial.
Lee tosses Everett out of the ring and to the apron before Everett hits an enzuigiri, then Lee takes Sutter and Suicide out, getting a quick two count on Suicide. Lee beats on Everett once he's back in the ring and chops him in the corner before whipping him sternum first into the opposite corner. Lee stomps and chokes Suicide in another corner, then Suicide locks in an octopus stretch, then a crucifix pin for a near fall. Lee tosses Suicide out of the ring, Sutter back in now and hitting Lee with a powerslam, Suicide coming in out of no where with a missile dropkick. Sutter and Suicide exchange forearms, then Andrew hits a double Pele kick before climbing the top rope. Suicide catches Andrew on the top rope, then they hit a tower of doom with Sutter getting the best of it by powerbombing Lee as we see Laurel at ringside. Laurel distracts Sutter as Allie and Laurel fight at ringside, then Lee hits him with a flying knee once he's back in the ring for the pin and the win.
Winner: Trevor Lee via pinfall
-Sienna comes out to the ramp after the match and says that she's a lot tougher than Maria and that the first time Allie and Sutter sleep together will be in the hospital and that Romeo and Juliet always ends tragically.
-Bruce comes out to the ring and says that the tag team champions will be crowned in two weeks as Decay come out to the ring, upset because the titles literally landed in their laps last week. Abyss introduces the group to Bruce, and Rosemary says that they deserve the titles because they captured them from space in time and that they will take them as Reno Scum comes out to the ring. They say that they deserve to be tag team champions, then Laredo Kid and Garza Jr. come out to stake their claim for the title, cutting a promo in Spanish that no one understands. Garza translates for Kid and says they're there to get the belts before all three teams brawl around ringside. Reno sends Kid and Garza out of the ring, then Decay takes out Reno, then LAX comes out to the ring with a chair and lay out Decay as we go off of the air.