Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage of IMPACT Wrestling's monthly IMPACT+ event right before IMPACT Wrestling on the Pursuit Network and Twitch TV tonight at 10pm EST!
-We open the pre-show with a match which will likely be taped for Xplosion featuring a women's tag team match being filmed literally halfway across the arena. The cameraman for this show as with most shows is the young referee for the promotion Kris Levin who is affectionately referred to as Baby Ref as he commentates over the match between RVD's wife Katie Forbes and Rebel against two local performs in which they win with a double leg drop. The referee gets closer for the next match as the feed seems to cut out and everything turns green several times as the cameraman focuses almost exclusively on the talents feet or himself for several minutes. The six men hit a four man suplex as the referee goes back into the crowd and the feed cuts out completely when one of them goes for a diving cross body onto everyone at ringside. The feed comes back once the match is over and everyone is leaving before the camera starts beeping and everything goes black.
The Rascalz vs Matthew Palmer, Andy Dalton & Steve O' Reno
Andy sprays water in the face of Trey and locks in a side headlock before Trey hits a springboard arm drag and a dropkick. Wentz and Palmer come in and Wentz drops Matt before hitting a running knee into a snapmare and a PK. Wentz misses a standing shooting star press before Palmer, Reno and Dalton begin with frequent tags and isolate Wentz in their half of the ring. Dalton hits a rebound sit-out powerbomb for a quick two count before hitting a spinning sit-out facebuster. Steve clotheslines Trey for a delayed two count as Dez distracts the official before Trey hits a jumping neckbreaker and makes Steve DDT Palmer. Dez gets the tag and sends Dalton out of the ring before he's triple teamed and Andy spits water in Palmer's face before Wentz hits a swanton and Dez a corkscrew senton off of the top for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Rascalz defeat Andy Dalton, Matthew Palmer and Steve O' Reno via pinfall when Dez pins Andy with a corkscrew senton.
-We get a video package for the heated rivalry between Killer Kross and Eddie Edwards. IMPACT World champion Brian Cage comes out to the ring and talks about his title defense against Michael Elgin this Sunday night at Slammiversary before he's interrupted by Moose. Moose gets into the ring and says that he could send Brian to the hospital before Michael Elgin attacks Brian from behind and they beat on Brian before Moose stops Michael from hitting Brian with a chair, not wanting to send him to the hospital before Michael dies it anyway. Moose then makes Michael leave as officials and staff come out to help Brian.
RWA World Championship Match
Fallah Bahh (c) vs Anthony Andrews
Andrews tries to knock Bahh over several times before Bahh drops him with a shoulder tackle and slams Bahh face first into the mat. Bahh hits a running cross body and chops Andrews in the corner before hitting a running splash in the corner and sticks his foot in Andrews' mouth. Anthony hits a flat liner onto the apron and gets back into the ring while playing to the crowd before Anthony sends Bahh into the railing. Bahh hits a belly to belly suplex for a near fall before Anthony hits a sit-out uranage for a near fall of his own and hits a running knee for another near fall. Bahh then catches Anthony coming off of the top and hits a Samoan drop before hitting a sit-down splash for the pin and the win.
Winner: Fallah Bahh retains his RWA World Heavyweight Championship by defeating Anthony Andrews via pinfall with a sit-down splash.