This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of IMPACT Wrestling on POP! Tonight we have an action packed show as in our main event LAX defend their IMPACT Tag Team titles against Decay in a street fight! We also have the debut of Matt Sydal and VOW. as well as Moose defending his IMPACT Grand Championship against Davey Richards and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action!
-We open the show with the return of Josh Matthews, Josh saying that the company won't tolerate a bully announce, then goes on to berate Jeremy while making his way to the announce table. Josh tells Jeremy that management has decided to suspend him and remove him from his announcing position.
Trevor Lee vs Matt Sydal
Lee attacks Matt immediately, rushing him and dropping him with a European uppercut before stomping him in the corner. Matt comes back with an enzuigiri when Lee tries to smash him into the turnbuckle, then Matt kicks Lee repeatedly until he drops to the mat. Matt goes out onto the apron, but GSH pulls him to the floor before Lee hits Matt with a PK before rolling him back into the ring for a quick two count. Lee tosses Matt across the ring for another quick two count, then Matt comes back with a series of chops before Lee drops him again. Lee mocks Matt and plays to the crowd before Matt drops him with an enzuigiri, then hits a reverse DDT for a near fall. Lee misses a knee, then Matt hits an enzuigiri before hitting a standing moonsault, but GSH distracts the referee. Matt then hits an enzuigiri before finishing with a high angle shooting star press for the pin and the win.
Winner: Matt Sydal via pinfall
-EC3 comes out to the ring and talks about carrying the company on his back and that he will beat anyone including James Storm before Storm comes out to the ring. EC3 quickly gets out of it when he rushes him, then Storm gets on the mic and says that he knows EC3 is jealous and that he's been with the company for a very long time and that he's been out of the world title picture for years voluntarily. They decide to brawl before EC3 drops Storm with a mic and says that he's the best guy everywhere before leaving.
-Next we get a video package with KM where he berates a waiter at a restaurant.
Christina von Erie vs Ava Story
Christina is in control the entire time, hitting her with a series of running clotheslines and boots in the corner until Ava comes back.Eerie hits Ava with a forearm, but gets caught running in and Ava slams her down for a quick two count. Eerie then hits Ava with a flying backstabber off of the top rope for the pin and the win.
Winner: Christina von Eerie via pinfall
-We then get a video package where Low-Ki talks about winning the X-Division title.
Moose vs Davey Richards IMPACT Grand Championship Match
Davey is in control as round one starts, Davey kicking the legs of Moose and trying to keep him grounded with submissions in the ropes. Moose comes back with a series of chops before Davey kicks his knee out from under him, then locks in a figure four before Moose gets to the ropes as the round ends.
Round 1 goes to Davey Richards.
Davey attacks Moose as soon as the bell rings for round two to start, then stomps him in the corner before he misses a double foot stomp off of the top rope. Moose comes back with a pop-up powerbomb into a senton, then a standing moonsault for a near fall. Moose misses the Game Changer, then hits it the second time for a near fall as we reach the one minute mark. Moose headbutts Davey, then they exchange chops and kicks before round two ends.
Round 2 goes to Moose.
Moose dropkicks Davey off of the top rope and to the floor, then Richards hits a powerbomb off of the top rope once they're back in the ring. Davey hits a double foot stomp, but Moose kicks out, then Davey immediately puts Moose in an ankle lock before Eddie Edwards comes out and attacks Davey.
Winner: Davey Richards via disqualification