This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of IMPACT Wrestling on Pop TV. Tonight we have an action packed show as in our main event Johnny Impact faces Alberto El Patron, Taiji Ishimori faces faces Hakim Zane and we also have the start of the Knockouts tournament to determine a new champion and much more so be sure to come back here at 8 PM EST for all of the action!
Knockouts Triple Threat Match
Everyone starts the match by rolling each other up before Laurel sends KC out of the ring, Madison getting a quick two count before Madison and KC exchange chops and forearms. Madison drops Laurel with an enzuigiri before KC drops Laurel onto Madison, then Laurel hits the Unprettier to KC for the pin and the win.
Winner: Laurel Van Ness
Taiji Ishimori vs Hakim Zane
Zane drops Taiji repeatedly to start the match before Taiji hits a springboard meteora and several right hands in the corner. Zane hits a cannonball in the corner before Taiji counters a suplex and hits a 450 splash for the pin and the win.
Winner: Taiji Ishimori via pinfall
-Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley attack Taiji after the match.
-We get a recap of a match Sami Callihan had in an indie promotion against Randy Myers.
Texano vs James Storm
They lock up to start the match before Storm trips Texano and the two exchange pin attempts until Texano rolls out of the ring. Storm hits a wrecking ball dropkick through the ropes and brawls with Texano at ringside before they get back in the ring. They get back out of the ring and Texano suplexes Storm onto the ramp before rolling him back into the ring. Texano puts Storm in a single leg Boston crab, but he's quick to get to the bottom rope for the break. Texano gets a near fall before Storm catches him coming in and goes for the Eye of the Storm, but Texano counters it twice and puts James hat on.
Storm then hits the Last Call for the pin and the win immediately after Texano mocks him and plays to the crowd.
Winner: James Storm via pinfall
-Lashley and American Top Team come out after the match and kill Storm before Moose comes out with a steel chair and clears the ring as we go to commercial.
-We get an old match between Kurt Angle Samoa Joe.
Matt Sydal vs Tyson Dux
They lock up to start the match for a clean break before exchanging arm drag takeovers. Matt gets a series of quick two counts before sweeping his legs out from under him and hitting a standing moonsault. Tyson hits a delayed suplex for a quick two count before Matt hits a spinning heel kick into a standing moonsault for a near fall. Tyson hits a DDT for a near fall before they exchange standing switches until Matt drops him and hits a shooting star press for the pin and the win.
Winner: Matt Sydal via pinfall
Johnny Impact vs Alberto El Patron
They start brawling as soon as the match starts, Alberto dropping Johnny before playing to the crowd before Johnny comes back with a backbreaker into a Russian leg sweep for a quick two count. Alberto gets out of the ring to regroup only for Johnny to hit a twisting corkscrew senton over the top rope and to the floor. Johnny rolls Alberto back in the ring only for him to kick him and get back out of the ring and toss him around ringside into the railing repeatedly. Alberto then gets back in the ring and plays to the crowd after tossing Johnny into a pile of chairs. Johnny rolls back into the ring only for Alberto to stomp and kick him for a quick two count before Johnny comes back with a flurry of offense.
Alberto then sends Johnny over the top rope and to the floor as we go to commercial.
Alberto is in control as we come back from commercial, beating Johnny down before Johnny comes back with an enzuigiri. They exchange strikes as they get to their feet before Johnny beats on Alberto in the corner before hitting a shining wizard for a near fall. Alberto drops Johnny with a roundhouse kick for a near fall before playing to the crowd only for Johnny to hit a springboard roundhouse kick for a near fall of his own. Alberto catches Johnny on the top turnbuckle and hits a reverse superplex for yet another near fall before Alberto puts Johnny in the tree of woe. Johnny counters the double foot stomp into one of his own for a near fall before Johnny misses and elbow drop off of the top.
Alberto hits a low blow after the referee is incapacitated and drops him with a right hand before hitting a DDT for a very close near fall. Alberto tosses Johnny into the corner before putting him in the tree of woe once more and starts to go for the double foot stomp, but he's distracted by Eli Drake who comes down to ringside. Alberto drops Eli with a right hand before hitting him with the belt and misses another double foot stomp. Johnny then hits Starship Pain for the pin and the win.
Winner: Johnny Impact via pinfall
-Petey Williams shows up and saves Johnny when Eli and Chris attack Johnny before hitting the Canadian Destroyer as we go off the air.