This is the Fightful.com live coverage for IMPACT Wrestling Redemption! Tonight we have a great show as in our main event Austin Aries defends his IMPACT Championship in a triple threat match against Fenix and Pentagon Jr, Matt Sydal defends his X-Division Championship against Petey Williams, Allow defends her Knockouts Championship against Su Yung and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all of the action and be sure to stick with us for the post show podcast!
-We open the show with a video package for all of tonight's matches before Drago comes out to the ring for his match against Aerostar.
Drago vs Aerostar
They take each other down to start the match before Drago superkicks Aero and plays to the crowd. Aero hits a corkscrew senton off of the top before sending Drago out of the ring and hitting a diving cross body to the outside and onto the floor. Aero rolls Drago back into the ring before Drago kicks him away and hits a superkick that drops him. They counter each other until Drago sends Aerostar out of the ring and hits a twisting flipping senton over the top rope and onto the floor. Drago rolls Aero back into the ring for a quick two count before superkicking the back of his head only for Aero to dodge and send Drago back out of the ring before Aero hits a springboard move and rolls Drago back into the ring for a near fall.
Drago gets a near fall off of a unique pinning attempt before they exchange pin attempts for a series of near falls, then drop each other with a double clothesline. Drago hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker into a kick to the back for a near fall before they go back out of the ring and Aero hits a tope through the ropes. They get back in the ring and Aero gets a quick two count before Drago hits a flurry of high paced offense for a quick two count. Drago hits a powerbomb before Aero counters a second into a rolling cutter, then hits an enzuigiri into a springboard codebreaker for the pin and the win.
Winner: Aerostar defeats Drago via pinfall with a springboard codebreaker.
IMPACT Tag Team Championship Match
LAX (c) vs Eli Drake & Scott Steiner
-Before the match we find out from someone on the phone with Ortiz named King that Konnan has been taken out and won't be able to be at ringside for the match.
Eli and Santana lock up to start the match before Santana drops Eli with a step up enzuigiri when Eli starts yelling at him. LAX double team Eli for a quick two count before Scott tags in and whips Ortiz into the ropes as Eli pulls the top rope down and sends Ortiz over the top rope and onto the floor as Eli beats on him before rolling him back into the ring. Scott hits a belly to belly suplex for a quick two count that he breaks himself before tossing him out of the ring and dropping Santana with a move immediately after. Scott and Eli hit a double elbow drop for a quick two count before Eli and Scott double team Ortiz until he comes back and tags Santana in as Eli tags in. Santana drops Scott from the apron before hitting a rolling cutter for a quick two count that Scott breaks up, then Scott catches Santana up top before hitting a Frankensteiner.
Scott then locks in the Steiner Recliner before Santana breaks it up and Santana hits a diving cross body to Scott onto the floor rather than going for the Street Sweeper and Eli hits the Gravy Train to Ortiz for the pin and the win.
Winner: Eli Drake & Scott Steiner defeat LAX via pinfall when Eli hits Ortiz with the Gravy Train to become the new IMPACT Tag Team champions.
X-Division Six Way Match
DJ and Dezmond start the match before DJ hits a flipping senton over the top rope and onto Taiji at ringside before Dezmond sends Lee out of the ring when he tries to get in. Hijo hits Dezmond with a series of moves before DJ hits a springboard dropkick back into the ring. Taiji and Hijo get in and Taiji hits a springboard meteora before Hijo sends Taiji out of the ring with a superkick. Lee takes out Hijo when he goes for a tope before taking out both DJ and Dezmond and cheap shots Brian. Lee gets a quick two count before Brian tags himself in and beats Lee down with a series of clotheslines and hits a high angle backdrop to Dezmond that nearly launches him out of the ring.
Brian hits a springboard moonsault for a near fall before he's dropped and sent out of the ring with a series of kicks by DJ and Dezmond. Taiji hits an Asai moonsault to the outside to Brian before everyone takes turns diving to the outside, then DJ powerbombs Hijo before Taiji hits a rolling DVD into a PK. Hijo hits a Michinoku driver to Dezmond for a near fall before DJ hits a huricanrrana, then Brian hits Weapon X to Taiji. Brian then hits Dezmond with the Drill Claw for the pin and the win.
Winner: Brian Cage defeats Taiji Ishimori, El Hijo de Fantasma, Dezmond Xavier & Trevor Lee when he pins Dezmond with the Drill Claw.
Taya Valkyrie vs Keira Hogan
Keira is in control to start the match as Tessa Blanchard joins on commentary before Taya comes back and beats Keira down. Taya catches Keira when she goes for a cross body before hitting a spinning flat liner for a quick two count, then drops her with a boot for another quick two count. Keira comes back with a snapmare into a PK before Taya counters a curb stomp and hits a Saito suplex. Taya then beats Keira down before she comes back with a superkick, then they counter each other until Taya hits tue Road to Valhalla for the pin and the win.
Winner: Taya Valkyrie defeats Keira Hogan via pinfall with the Road to Valhalla.
X-Division Championship Match
Matt Sydal (c) Petey Williams
They exchange standing switches and headlocks to start the match before Matt puts Petey in a unique submission that he fights out of. Matt rolls Petey up for a quick two count before Petey puts Matt in the tree of woe and superkicks him, then Petey hits a backbreaker before Matt drops him with a leg lariat. Matt starts focusing on the leg of Petey before Matt hits a standing moonsault for a near fall, then Petey comes back with a side Russian leg sweep into a reverse DDT. Petey hits a tko before Matt counters a Canadian Destroyer and Petey puts Matt in a sharpshooter before Matt gets to the bottom rope for the break. They get back in the ring and Matt hits a frankensteiner before Petey gets his knees up and hits a Canadian Destroyer that sends Matt out of the ring.
They then counter each other until Matt pins Petey with an inside cradle for the win.
Winner: Matt Sydal retains his X-Division Championship against Petey Williams by defeating him with an inside cradle.
House of Hardcore Match
oVe vs Moose, Tommy Dreamer & Eddie Edwards
Jake is immediately powerbombed onto the apron before everyone brawls at ringside and Tommy hits an exploder suplex to Jake before putting him in the tree of woe. Sami suplexes Eddie into a chair before Moose sends him out of the ring and onto a ladder at ringside only for Moose to miss a flipping senton over the top rope and landing on the ladder. oVe triple team Tommy in the corner before setting up two tables at ringside, then Eddie fights off all three of them momentarily. oVe hit an electric chair cutter onto a chair for a near fall before Tommy hits a DVD through a table at ringside, then Dave puts a pile of thumb tacks in the ring before Eddie and Moose hit a variation of the street sweeper onto the tacks. Moose goes for a move off of the top only for Jake to hit a cutter in midair through two tables, then Sami beats Eddie down before Tommy beats Sami down with a barbed wire baseball bat and hits a DDT.
Sami then rolls Tommy up for the pin and the win.
Winner: oVe defeat Tommy Dreamer, Eddie Edwards & Moose via pinfall when Sami pins Tommy with a roll up.
-After the match Eddie ties Sami up in the ropes and beats on him with a kendo stick until Tommy stops him, but Eddie shoves him away before beating on all of oVe with it before accidentally hitting his wife with it.
Knockouts Championship Match
Allie (c) vs Su Yung
Su attacks Allie and beats her down as soon as the match starts before Allie comes back with a meteora and beats on Su in mount. Allie suplexes Su Yung into the corner before getting distracted by Braxton at ringside, then Braxton pulls her foot when she's up top, putting her in the tree of woe when Su distracts the referee. Su beats on Allie in the corner before sending her out of the ring and hitting cannonball off of the apron and onto Allie on the floor. Su rolls Allie back into the ring for a quick two count before Allie hits a codebreaker when Su goes for a move. They exchange running moves in the corner before Allie gets a near fall, then Allie hits a superkick before slapping Braxton off of the apron.
Allie then counters Su's finisher into a sunset flip for the pin and the win.
Winner: Allie retains her Knockouts championship by defeating Su Yung via pinfall with a sunset pin.
-After the match Braxton proposes to Su before she spits red mist in his face and locks in the mandible claw until he passes out.
-They announce Slammiversary for July 22nd in Toronto.
IMPACT Championship Match
Austin Aries (c) vs Fenix vs Pentagon Jr.
Aries attacks both Fenix and Pentagon before they send him out of the ring and Pentagon hits a neckbreaker before Fenix hits a Austin with a series of chops. Austin hits a snapmare into an elbow drop to the back of his neck for a quick two count. Pentagon superkicks Fenix before Austin locks in the Last Chancery, Pentagon breaking it up before being sent out of the ring. Fenix sends Austin over the top rope only for Austin to hit a huricanrrana to Pentagon before Fenix hits a corkscrew senton off of the top and onto Austin and Pentagon at ringside. They get back in the ring and Pentagon takes everyone out before getting two near falls on Austin and Fenix before they send him out of the ring and Fenix and Austin exchange strikes.
Austin hits a running dropkick in the corner before Pentagon sends him off of the top and to the floor, then Fenix hits a Michinoku driver for a near fall. Pentagon counters a brainbuster and a DVD on the apron before Pentagon superkicks Fenix when he comes off of the steps, then Austin sends Pentagon into the crowd before rolling the both of them back into the ring. Austin hits a move off of the top onto both of them for a very close near fall before they take turns superkicking him, then each other. Pentagon locks in a submission to Fenix and a package piledriver to Austin at the same time before locking in an armbar until Austin is forced to tap for the win.
Winner: Pentagon Jr. defeats Austin Aries & Fenix via submission when he submits Austin with an armbar to become the new IMPACT champion.