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.
-We get a video package for the first ever women's Monsters Ball match at Slammiversary Sunday night between Rosemary, Havok, Su Yung and Taya Valkyrie.
Havok w/ Su Yung vs Jordynne Grace
Jordynne drops Havok and hits a diving splash in the corner for a quick two count before Havok runs into her and sends her end over end before locking in a full nelson. Havok hits a backbreaker into a lariat and a kick to the face before tossing Jordynne across the ring and hitting a running clothesline in the corner into several running boots. Havok misses a jumping leg drop and Jordynne hits several lariats before Jordynne hits a wheelbarrow facebuster for a near fall. Havok rolls out of the ring before Jordynne can come off of the top and Su hits Jordynne when she goes out after Havok for the disqualification.
Winner: Jordynne Grace defeats Havok via disqualification when Su Yung interferes.
-Rosemary comes out after the match and saves Jordynne before Jordynne goes after Havok when she and Su start to leave and she and Rosemary beat on them on the stage and ramp before tossing them into the ring and chaos ensues as a tag team match starts.
Rosemary & Jordynne Grace vs Havok & Su Yung
All four women go back and forth until Jordynne hits a delayed suplex for a near fall. Su comes in and hits a running clothesline in the corner into a bulldog for a two count before locking in a rear chin lock and tagging in Havok who chops Jordynne in the corner and hits a backbreaker. Jordynne stomps Havok down and hits a diving senton before Rosemary hits Havok with forearms and a sling blade before sending Havok out of the ring. Su and Rosemary clothesline each other before Rosemary hits a release German suplex and Jordynne hits a tope to the outside. Back in the ring Rosemary counters the Panic Switch and spears Su for the pin and the win.
Winner: Rosemary and Jordynne Grace defeat Su Yung and Havok via pinfall when Rosemary pins Su with a spear.
-We get a video package for the match between Sami Callihan and Tessa Blanchard at Slammiversary.
OvE (Jake Crist, Dave Crist & Madman Fulton) vs Tessa Blanchard, Willie Mack & Rich Swann
Rich and Fulton start the match off, Fulton pushing Rich away before Willie comes in and gets shoved away next before it's Tessa's turn and Jake comes in before she shoves him away. Dave locks up with Tessa and gets shoved back before Fulton slams Tessa to the mat by gripping her face with one hand. Jake chops Tessa in the corner and Tessa hits a cutter before Willie comes in and drops Dave with a shoulder block before hitting a hip toss. Rich and Willie double team Dave and Rich drops him with a buzzsaw kick. Dave hits a back drop driver for a quick two count before Rich gets dropped with a boot by Jake before Fulton chokeslams him and hits a running back elbow in the corner.
Willie rocks Fulton with a forearm and clotheslines him before Willie hits a suicide dive and Tessa takes out both Crist brothers. Tessa hits a draping code breaker from the second rope for a near fall that Fulton breaks up before Fulton catches her and Rich helps her hit a Magnum. Willie then hits a standing moonsault before Dave hits a DDT for a near fall that Willie breaks up and Tessa hits the Magnum for the pin and the win.
Winner: Tessa Blanchard, Rich Swann and Willie Mack defeat OvE via pinfall when she pins Jake with the Magnum.
Michael Elgin vs Moose vs Eddie Edwards
Eddie gets a quick two count off of a roll up and Michael drags Moose out of the ring before Eddie hits a suicide dive onto Moose and Michael catches him when he goes for one out of the other side. Moose and Michael go toe to toe in the ring before Michael drops Moose with a shoulder block and hits a delayed suplex, Moose hopping right back up before Eddie hits a German suplex and a frankensteiner for a near fall. Michael and Eddie exchange forearms and chops until Michael hits an enzuigiri into a falcon arrow for a near fall before Moose dropkicks Michael and sends Eddie out of the ring before everyone exchange strikes and Moose hits a superplex before Michael hits a corkscrew senton. They exchange strikes and Eddie hits a blue thunderbomb for a near fall that Michael breaks up before hitting a dead lift German suplex and running clotheslines in opposite corners. Michael hits a double fall away slam for a near fall on Moose before Eddie hits a Tiger driver for a near fall and Moose spears Eddie for a near fall that Michael breaks up.
Michael and Moose exchange chops until Moose pokes him in the eye and they kick each other until Michael hits a pop-up powerbomb before Moose low blows Michael. Eddie then hits Moose with Kenny before Michael hits a pop-up powerbomb into a buckle bomb and an Elgin Bomb for the pin and the win.
Winner: Michael Elgin defeats Eddie Edwards and Moose via pinfall when he pins Eddie with three powerbombs.
IMPACT Tag Team Title Match
LAX (c) vs The North
Josh and Santana kick things off by taking each other down to the mat and they have a test of strength that Josh wins before Santana hits a monkey flip. Santana hits a northern lights suplex for a quick two count and all four men get face to face before Ethan locks in a side headlock and drops Ortiz with a shoulder block. Santana hits an enzuigiri and Ortiz hits a bulldog before Santana hits a diving cross body and he and Ortiz hit a double running senton for a two count. Ethan clears the ring before Josh drops Santana on his head on the apron and Ethan and Josh double up on Santana before Josh whips him into the corner. The North stomp on Santana and Josh hits a rolling slam for a near fall before Ethan hits a backbreaker and Ortiz finally gets the tag. Ortiz hits a powerslam for a near fall before LAX hit double buckle bomb for a near fall before The North hit a wheelbarrow cutter into a German suplex. LAX then get a near fall, Josh getting his foot on the bottom rope before Ethan hits Santana from ringside with the title belt before Josh pins him for the pin and the win.
Winner: The North defeat LAX via pinfall when Ethan hits Santana with a belt and Josh pins him to become the new IMPACT Tag Team champions.
Extreme Rules Match
Sami Callihan vs RVD
RVD hits Sami with an enzuigiri and plays to the crowd before Sami drives him into the corner and chops and stomps him before RVD clotheslines him. Sami drops RVD with a boot and RVD drops Sami with a wheel kick before Sami throws a drink at RVD and rakes his eyes before giving him a paper cut. Sami accidentally chops the ring post and hits a running chop before RVD hits a drop toe hold into the railing and a rolling thunder on the floor. RVD rolls back into the ring and plays to the crowd before he catches Sami on the top turnbuckle and Sami kicks his legs out before locking in a figure four. RVD reverses the pressure and Sami breaks the hold before hitting a snapmare into a rear chin lock before RVD elbows his way free and Sami locks the figure four back in before RVD gets to the ropes for the break. Sami stays focused on the legs of RVD and misses a jumping elbow drop before RVD gets a near fall off of a crucifix and a monkey flip in the corner. RVD hits a leg drop before Jake Crist comes out of nowhere and distracts RVD before Sami hits a DVD for a near fall and RVD hits a Vandamninator. RVD then hits a Five Star Frog Splash onto a chair onto Sami for the pin and the win.
Winner: RVD defeats Sami Callihan via pinfall with a Five Star Frog Splash.