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X-Division Championship Ultimate X Match
Rich Swann vs Trey vs Ethan Page vs Jake Crist
Everyone immediately goes for the belt before falling down and Ethan tosses Trey off of the top rope and down onto Rich and Jake on the outside. Everyone hits a move once they're back in the ring before collapsing, then Trey and Rich team up momentarily before Jake his a double cutter. Swann rocks Ethan with a series of kicks before hitting a Lethal injection and Trey hits a back flip foot stomp before Ethan pulls him down from the ropes and hits a backbreaker. Jake hits a diving leg drop from the ropes above the ring and Rich hits a corkscrew senton to the outside from the top and Trey shoves Rich off of the scaffolding and hits a moonsault off of the top of the scaffolding. Ethan catches Trey up top and goes for a superplex before they hit a meteora powerbomb and Jake tombstones Rich onto the ramp.
Jake climbs the ropes and dangles above the ring before Ethan spears him out of the air and Rich hits a frankensteiner to Trey before they race to the belt. Rich then grabs the belt with his feet to win the match.
Winner: Rich Swann defeats Ethan Page, Trey and Jake Crist to become the new X-Division champion.
Su Yung & Allie vs Keira Hogan & Jordynne Grace
Allie and Jordynne kick off the match and Jordynne easily overpowers her before Keira and Su come in and Keira hits several running hip attacks in the corner for a quick two count. Allie does her best to avoid Keira to the dismay of Keira before Su attacks her from behind and she and Allie stomp Keira. Jordynne repeatedly tries to get into the ring before Su hits a hangman neckbreaker for a two count. Su sends Keira face first into the middle turnbuckle before Allie hits a lung blower and Su covers her for a near fall. Jordynne finally gets the tag and drops Allie repeatedly before Jordynne rocks Su and Su sends her out of the ring, Keira hitting a tope to the outside before Jordynne catches Su going for one and she and Keira hit an assisted suplex into the floor. Back in the ring Keira comes in and hits a bridging fisherman's suplex for a near fall that Su breaks up. Jordynne hits a powerslam powerbomb combo on her own for a very close near fall before Su mists Jordynne and Allie hits a code breaker. Allie then takes Su's glove and applies the mandible claw to Keira for the referee stoppage.
Winner: Allie and Su Yung defeat Keira Hogan and Jordynne Grace via referee stoppage.
-After the match the undead bridesmaids bring a casket to the ring and Rosemary comes out if the casket and dispatches the undead bridesmaids before going after Allie. Allie then rolls out of the ring when Rosemary tries to touch her before leaving.
Falls Count Anywhere Match
Moose vs Eddie Edwards
Eddie attacks Moose on his way to the ring before hitting a slingshot cross body and several topes before Moose powerbombs Eddie onto the apron twice for an early near fall. Moose rolls Eddie into the ring and grabs the ring steps and railing and lies it against the apron and the steps like a table. Eddie counters a powerbomb into a huricanrrana before sending him over the top rope and hits a suicide dive. They brawl out into the crowd and to the upper decks before Eddie hits a dive off of the top of the stands and to the floor. Eddie hits Moose with a trash can on their way back into the ring before Moose low blows him and sends him off of the apron and into the railing.
Moose tosses several chairs into the ring before sending Eddie into the ring post and back into the ring as we see Eddie busted open. Moose piles chairs on top of Eddie before Eddie jumps up and throws a chair at the head of Moose and piles the chairs up before hitting a superplex onto the chairs. They exchange strikes before Eddie hits a high back body drop and over the top rope before Moose gets launched into the air and through the guardrail at ringside, breaking it in half. Eddie grabs a kendo stick and lays it out on Moose before Alisha shows up and hits Moose with the stick. Eddie then breaks the stick over the head of Moose before DDTing him for the pin and the win.
Winner: Eddie Edwards defeats Moose via pinfall with a DDT.
Sami Callihan vs Willie Mack
Willie attacks Sami when he gets in the ring and knocks Dave Crist off of the apron before dropping him several times and chopping him in the corner. Willie hits a snapmare into a running neckbreaker before dropping Sami with a right hand when Dave tries to distract him. Willie chases Dave around ringside before Sami clotheslines him and hits a pump kick before rolling Willie back into the ring. Sami chops Willie in the corner into a snapmare and a side headlock before Willie gets to his feet and hits a stunner. The two exchange forearms before Sami rakes the eyes of Willie and Willie rocks him with a roundhouse kick before Willie gets distracted by Dave and Sami rolls him up for a near fall.
Willie hits a Samoan drop into a standing moonsault for a near fall before hitting a helluva kick and a cannonball in the corner and a sit-out powerbomb for another near fall. Sami powerbombs Willie off of the top and hits a v-trigger for a near fall before Willie hits a pop up forearm and a stunner for a very close near fall. Dave then distracts Willie once more before Sami hits an avalanche DVD for a very surprising one count. Sami then hits a lariat for another one count before Sami turns him inside out with another lariat and hits a piledriver for the pin and the win.
Winner: Sami Callihan defeats Willie Mack via pinfall with a piledriver.
Monster's Ball Match
Eli Drake vs Abyss
Eli attacks Abyss with a staple gun before Abyss drops him repeatedly and hits a running splash in the corner. Abyss counters a sunset flip by stapling the chest of Eli and clotheslining him over the top rope and down onto the floor. Abyss sets several tables up at ringside and tosses a chair and a trash can into the ring. Eli counters a chokeslam before Abyss sends him into the crowd and Eli low blows Abyss when he goes for a chokeslam a second time. Abyss sends a luggage case into Eli and tosses him back into the ring before Eli rocks him with a trash can lid and hits him with the trash can repeatedly.
Abyss hits an overhead belly to belly suplex over the top rope and through one of the tables at ringside before Abyss rolls him back into the ring and pours thumbtacks onto the mat. Eli accidentally throws the tacks at the referee before Abyss hits the Black Hole Slam and goes head first into a chair in the corner for a near fall. Abyss gets a piece of wood covered in nails before Eli hits him with a chair and Abyss chokeslams him onto the tacks for a very close near fall. Eli throws tacks in the face of Abyss before hitting him with the chair and grabbing zip ties from under the ring and tying the hands of Abyss together. Abyss then breaks free and Eli lays him out with the chair until it bends for a near fall and breaks a boat paddle over the head of Abyss for the pin and the win.
Winner: Eli Drake defeats Abyss via pinfall after breaking a boat paddle over his head.
IMPACT Tag Team Title Match
LAX (c) vs Lucha Bros
Santana and Fenix get things started with standing switches before Lucha Bros send Ortiz off of the apron and hit Santana with a flurry of double team moves for a very close near fall in the first minute of the match. Santana sends Pentagon into Fenix and sends him out of the ring before LAX hit a springboard moonsault into a diving leg drop before Ortiz hits a suicide dive into Fenix. LAX double up on for a two count before Fenix clears the ring and Pentagon launches him into LAX before Pentagon hits a flipping senton over the top. Penta and Fenix rolls Ortiz into the ring and hit him with a code breaker into a diving stomp for a near fall before LAX counter the Fear Factor and Santana hits a reverse powerbomb before Ortiz hits a splash. Pentagon hits a Canadian destroyer and mocks Ortiz before they exchange chops and superkicks.
Santana and Fenix chop and kick each other before everyone collapses to the mat and Pentagon superkicks Santana and Lucha hit the Fear Factor for a very close near fall when Ortiz sends Fenix into Pentagon to break the hold. LAX hit the Street Sweeper for a near fall that Fenix breaks up with a diving stomp before Santana hits a rolling cutter and he and Ortiz turn Fenix inside out with a suplex for the pin and the win.
Winner: LAX retain their IMPACT Tag Team titles by defeating the Lucha Bros via pinfall.
Knockouts Championship Match
Tessa Blanchard (c) vs Taya Valkyrie w/Special Referee Gail Kim
Tessa shoves Taya and they lock up before exchanging standing switches and Tessa takes Taya down before Taya hits an arm drag. Taya kicks the legs of Tessa before hitting a huricanrrana and kicks Tessa in the corner before hitting a jumping stomp and a running knee that sends Tessa out of the ring. Tessa catches Taya in the ropes and sends her out of the ring before sending her into the railing and choking her at ringside. Tessa hits a running dropkick into Taya into the railing before tossing Taya back into the ring and beating her down. Tessa locks in a straight armbar before Taya fights out of it and gets slammed to the mat for a quick two count.
Tessa locks in a camel clutch in the ropes to the count of four before choking her in the corner and chopping her. Taya catches Tessa coming in and drops her with several clotheslines before hitting a straight jacket German suplex for a two count. Taya hits a running hip attack and running knees in the corner for a two count before Taya counters the Buzzsaw DDT into a northern lights suplex into a jumping stomp for a two count. Taya misses a moonsault off of the top before Tessa spears her for a near fall and Tessa accidentally takes out Gail. Tessa hits the Buzzsaw DDT before she grabs her belt and Gail grabs it from her and they play tug of war before Gail accidentally hits Taya with the belt for a very close near fall.
Tessa shoves Gail before shoving her back and Taya rolls her up for a near fall before Tessa hits a draping code breaker for another near fall. Tessa then gets hit with Eat Defeat by Gail before Taya hits her with the Road to Valhalla for the pin and the win.
Winner: Taya Valkyrie defeats Tessa Blanchard via pinfall with the Road to Valhalla to become the new Knockouts champion.
IMPACT World Championship Match
Johnny Impact (c) vs Brian Cage
Johnny tries to take Brian down, but gets tossed away before Johnny starts focusing on the injured leg of Brian and rocks him with several kicks. The two counter each other and Johnny dodges Brian until Brian catches Johnny coming into the ring and drops him for a quick two count. Brian hits a lariat for another quick two count and tossed Johnny into the corner before Johnny hits an enzuigiri into a springboard spear. Brian yanks Johnny from the top turnbuckle and hits a tilt-a-whirl gut buster into a backbreaker for a two count. Brian hits a monkey flip that sends Johnny into the opposite corner before doing it again and Johnny flips in midair before landing on his face for another two count.
Johnny fights out of a side headlock and rocks Brian with a knee before Brian catches him when he goes for a moonsault and Brian hits a cheeky nandos into an electric chair sit-out facebuster for a near fall. Johnny gets out of a rear chin lock and gets headbutted for his troubles before Johnny hits a tornado DDT and a cartwheel elbow drop off of the top, catching Brian in the face with a knee. Back in the ring Johnny hits a side Russian leg sweep for a two count before they exchange running moves in opposite corners and Brian hits a release German suplex that sends Johnny halfway across the ring for a near fall. Johnny hits two rolling neckbreakers and a running boot for a two count before Brian counters a powerbomb and Johnny counters the Drill Claw before hitting a sliding German suplex. Brian counters Starship Pain into an F5 for a near fall before hitting a buckle bomb and Johnny counters Weapon X into a sunset flip for a near fall.
They exchange strikes until Brian hits a discus clothesline for a near fall before Johnny hits an enzuigiri into a single leg dropkick and a shining wizard. Johnny drops Brian with a knee strike before hitting Starship Pain for a near fall and hits an avalanche Spanish fly for a one count. Brian hits a powerbomb into a buckle bomb and a spinning sit-out powerbomb for a near fall before hitting Weapon X for another near fall, Johnny getting his foot on the bottom rope before Johnny sends Brian out of the ring and Brian shoves one of the Survivor alum at ringside. Back in the ring Brian hits the Drill Claw as the referee has to restrain the Survivor alum at ringside for a very close near fall. Brian then goes for a very dead lift suplex into the ring before Johnny counters into a powerbomb for the pin and the win.
Winner: Johnny Impact defeats Brian Cage via pinfall with a powerbomb to retain his IMPACT World Championship when he pins Brian with a powerbomb.
-After the match Killer Kross attacks Johnny and powerbombs Taya into the crowd as we go off the air.