This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of IMPACT Wrestling on POP TV. Tonight we have a special show as it is Under Pressure where Pentagon Jr. defends his IMPACT World Championship against Austin Aries, Allie defends her Knockouts Championship against Su Yung and much more so be sure to come back here at 8pm EST for all of the action!
-We open the show with an extended video package for all of the matches on event before Eli Drake comes out for his match against Scott Steiner.
Eli Drake vs Scott Steiner
They lock up to start the match for a clean break twice before Scott catches Eli running the ropes and hits a belly to back suplex that sends Eli out onto the apron. Eli drops Scott with a clothesline before missing a jumping elbow drop, then Scott hits an elbow drop of his own before Eli rolls out of the ring to catch his breath. Scott goes out after him, but Eli is ready and attacks him before Scott whips him into the railing. Eli sends Scott into the railing when Scott tries to drop him across the railing, then Scott kicks Eli in the midsection when he goes to hit him with a chair. Scott hits a Frankensteiner once they're back in the ring, then goes for the Steiner Recliner, but Eli counters before sending Scott into the referee.
Eli then hits Scott with a chair when he reaches out between the ropes to pull him back into the ring for the pin and the win.
Winner: Eli Drake defeats Scott Steiner via pinfall with a chair shot.
-We get a video package for Tessa Blanchard before her match against Madison Rayne.
Tessa Blanchard vs Madison Rayne
Madison hits a huricanrrana before getting a series of quick two counts, then Tessa comes back with a series of wrist lock clotheslines for a quick two count. Tessa slams Madison's face into the mat when she tries to come back with a series of forearms, then Madison fights her way out of a headlock before whipping her across the ring and hitting a series of running forearms. Madison hits a bridging suplex for a quick two count before Tessa hits an elevated flat liner for a near fall. Madison then rolls Tessa up out of nowhere for the pin and the win.
Winner: Madison Rayne defeats Tessa Blanchard via pinfall with a roll up.
Dezmond Xavier vs Brian Cage
They lock up to start the match before Brian sends Dezmond across the ring, then muscles out of a standing switch before Dezmond hits a series of shotgun dropkicks that sends Brian out of the ring and to the floor. Dezmond hits a dropkick off of the steps at ringside before Brian hits an F5 onto the apron, then rolls Dezmond back into the ring before hitting a running uppercut in the corner and tosses him across the ring. Brian counters a guillotine choke into a suplex before Dezmond drops him and sends him out of the ring with a series of kicks. Dezmond hits a twisting senton over the top rope and onto Brian onto the floor before Brian tosses him back into the ring through the middle rope. Dezmond then hits a slingshot meteora into a phoenix splash before Brian hits the Drill Claw for the pin and the win.
Winner: Brian Cage defeats Dezmond Xavier via pinfall with the Drill Claw.