This is the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of IMPACT Wrestling on POP TV! Tonight we have a great show as in our main event Austin Aries defends his IMPACT Global Championship against Johnny Impact, Matt Sydal and Taiji Ishimori put their titles on the line and Laurel Van Ness puts her Knockouts title on the line when she faces Allie. Be sure to come back here at 8 PM EST for two hours of what is sure to be a great show from the IMPACT Zone!
IMPACT Tag Team Championship Match
LAX (c) vs Cult of Lee
They brawl at ringside to start the match before getting in the ring and LAX start tagging in and out and teaming up on Caleb as we go to commercial.
Lee and Caleb are in control as we come back from commercial as we see how the break how they got a near fall off of a sunset flip before Ortiz hits an avalanche sit-out facebuster for a near fall. LAX hit a double tope to the outside before Ortiz rolls Caleb back into the ring for a quick two count. Caleb then hits a Michinoku driver for a near fall before LAX hit their finisher for the pin and the win.
Winner: LAX defeat Cult of Lee via pinfall with 5150 to retain their IMPACT Tag Team Championships.
X-Division Title vs Impact Grand Championship Title Match
Taiji Ishimori (c) vs Matt Sydal (c)
They lock up to start the match for a clean break before Taiji hits a huricanrrana into a dropkick, then Matt hits a huricanrrana into a basement dropkick as we go to commercial.
Matt is in control as we come back from commercial, focusing on the leg of Taiji until he locks in a variation of a last chancery that Taiji fights out of. Matt goes back to focusing on the left leg of Taiji before Taiji hits an enzuigiri only for Matt to hit a side Russian leg sweep. Matt hits a frankensteiner when he catches Taiji on the top rope before hitting a bridging German suplex for a quick two count. Matt goes for a standing moonsault, but Taiji gets his knees up before Taiji hits a triangle moonsault onto Matt at ringside before hitting a running huricanrrana and Matt hits a meteora off of the top for a quick two count. They exchange strikes until Matt misses a shooting star press and Taiji hits a gutbuster before going for the 450 splash, but Matt gets his knees up and hits the shooting star press for the pin and the win.
Winner: Matt Sydal defeats Taiji Ishimori via pinfall with a shooting star press to become the new X-Division Champion.
Knockouts Championship Match
Laurel Van Ness (c) vs Allie
Allie meets Laurel at the ramp and they brawl until Allie sends Laurel into the ring only for Laurel to come back and get a quick two count before hitting a dropkick to the back of her neck for another quick two count. Laurel plays to the crowd and beats Allie down before Allie slaps her and hits a side suplex only for Laurel to send her into the middle rope. Allie hits a code breaker before hitting a series of clotheslines and a suplex into the corner, then they get out of the ring and Allie hits a drop toe hold into a chair that Laurel sets up before Laurel hits the Unprettier at ringside. Allie gets into the ring at the count of nine before Laurel stomps on her repeatedly and sends her face first into the bottom turnbuckle repeatedly. Laurel then goes to hit Allie with the belt, but Allie counters into a DVD and hits a superkick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Allie defeats Laurel Van Ness via pinfall with a superkick to become the new Knockouts Champion.
Lashley vs Crist Brothers
They double team Lashley to start the match after he kills them on the ramp, but they overpower him with superior numbers until he hits a double suplex. Sami comes out of nowhere and grabs Lashley's ankle before Jake hits a series of superkicks for a quick two count as we go to commercial.
Dave is in control of Lashley as we come back from commercial before the brothers start tagging in and out and focusing on the leg of Lashley. Lashley comes back and suplexes Jake into Dave only for Brian Cage to come out to the ring and kill both of them before pinning Jake with the Drill Claw.
Winner: Brian Cage & Lashley defeat oVe via pinfall when Brian pins Jake with the Drill Claw.
IMPACT Championship Match
Austin Aries (c) vs Johnny Impact
They go back and forth to start the match before Austin sends Johnny out of the ring and plays to the crowd as we go to commercial.
Austin is in control as we come back from commercial, hitting a running knee from an apron into a slingshot senton and a jumping elbow drop for a quick two count. Austin hits an elbow drop to the back of the neck of Johnny for a quick two count before Johnny comes back with a springboard enzuigiri and a dropkick into a standing moonsault for a quick two count. Austin locks in the Last Chancery, but Johnny gets his foot on the bottom rope for the break almost instantly before Johnny catches Austin on the top and hits an avalanche Spanish fly for a very close near fall. Austin drops Johnny with a series of forearms before Austin hits a DVD onto the apron and rolls Johnny back into the ring before Johnny gets a near fall off an inside cradle. Austin then hits a dropkick in the corner before hitting a brainbuster for the pin and the win.
Winner: Austin Aries defeats Johnny Impact via pinfall with a brainbuster to retain his IMPACT Championship.