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.