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-We open the show with a recap of the interview with Tessa Blanchard last week before she was interviewed by Sami Callihan before Tessa comes out to the ring. Tessa says that she knows she has to defend her title with a target on her back, making mention of Sami Callihan's impending rematch. Tessa says that she is ready to put an end to their rivalry for good before demanding Sami come out and take his rematch so she can move past this. Taya Valkyrie and John E. Bravo come out instead and Taya gets into the ring and gets in Tessa's face before saying that Sami is busy and that she's there instead. Taya says that Tessa hasn't faced a woman in nine months before saying that Tessa has been running from her.
Taya says that she's the only person who's made history and that the IMPACT World Championship Tessa holds is a consolation prize. Tessa challenges Taya to a make before they square off with their titles in the air and they're interrupted by X-Division champion Ace Austin. Ace makes reference to Tessa losing to him in the ladder match at Bound for Glory before he makes a sexual Joe and she attacks him before Taya and Tessa attack Tessa. Tessa is then saved by Trey before an inter-gender tag match is set up.
-We get a recap of the injury to Rich Swann at Bash at the Brewery 2 before we get an interview with Willie Mack who says that he has to wait and see what happens with Rich Swann. Willie is then interrupted by Johnny Swinger who tries to convince him to team with him, but Willie says he has Rich as a partner and leaves as we go to commercial.
-We come back to Taya talking to John backstage before they're interrupted by Madison Rayne and Kiera Hogan before saying that they face each other and the winner can face her next week.
Moose vs Taurus vs Rhino
Moose is sent out of the ring before he plays to the crowd as Rhino and Taurus exchange as we go to commercial.
Rhino smashes Taurus' face in the corner before Moose trips him at ringside when he teases a Gore before Taurus and Rhino go after Moose. Moose is caught in the middle of strikes by Rhino and Taurus before dropping him and arguing over who's going to cover him. They take turns chopping Moose before dropping him with a double clothesline for two before Moose comes back and stomps both Rhino and Taurus in opposite corners. Moose sends Taurus into the post and Rhino counters a suplex into one of his own before Taurus breaks up a pin. Taurus hits a running clothesline in the corner into a diving cross body for two before Moose hits Go to Hell for a near fall.
Moose puts the referee in front of him to avoid a Gore before low blowing Rhino and Rhino Gores Moose before Taurus pins Moose for the win.
Winner: Taurus defeats Moose and Rhino via pinfall.
-We go backstage to an interview with Jordynne Grace before Joey Ryan enters a rest room and is told by Tommy Dreamer that he's been summoned to wrestlers court before having none of it and leaving as we go to commercial.
Joey Ryan vs Maximo
Maximo slams Joey and hits a diving elbow drop for two before Joey hits an atomic drop into a dropkick. Joey then hits a suicide dive and Maximo rolls him up for two before Joey hits a penis plex and Sweet Tooth Music for the pin and the win.
Winner: Joey Ryan defeats Maximo via pinfall with Sweet Tooth Music.
-We then get an interview with RVD backstage as we go to commercial.
Havok vs Rosemary
Rosemary sends Havok out of the ring and knocks her off of the apron before Rosemary is distracted by James Mitchell and Suzie at ringside. Havok beats on Rosemary at ringside before she comes back and make their way to the ramp, but Havok tosses Rosemary into the ring. Rosemary gets back out and takes Havok back to the ramp before Havok hits a Samoan drop onto the ramp and rolls back into the ring. Rosemary hits a diving cross body once they're back in the ring and hire a running forearm in the corner before hitting a sling blade. Rosemary locks in a Muta lock before Havok breaks free and clotheslines Rosemary before hitting a running boot in the corner.
Havok then hits a backbreaker into a running knee before Rosemary hits a jawbreaker and mists James before Havok hits a tombstone for the pin and the win.
Winner: Havok defeats Rosemary via pinfall with a a tombstone piledriver.
-We go backstage to the Desi Hit Squad talking before Gama slaps Rohit as we go to commercial.
-We get a psychedelic segment of the Smoke Show before we go to a promo by Eddie Edwards backstage talking about his Call Your Shot trophy before he's interrupted and confronted by Michael Elgin before they're separated by security before they can come to blows.
Rohit Raju vs Willie Mack
Willie is in control of Rohit early as we come back from the break with the match already in progress before Shera gets on the apron and distracts him. Rohit gets a near fall off of a roll up off of the distraction before Rohit sweeps Willie and hits a jumping stomp for two. Rohit locks in a headlock before Willie comes back with clotheslines and hits a running forearm in the corner before Shera pulls him out of the ring. Willie hits a flipping senton over the top rope and takes out Rohit and Shera before hitting a Samoan drop into a standing moonsault for a near fall. Rohit then hits a cannonball in the corner and misses a diving stomp before Willie hits a stunner for the pin and the win.
Winner: Willie Mack defeats Rohit Raju via pinfall with a stunner.
-After the match Shera attacks Willie before he's saved by Johnny Swinger momentarily who's taken out by Shera.
Taya Valkyrie & Ace Austin vs Tessa Blanchard & Trey
Tessa drops Taya who tags in Ace almost immediately before Tessa takes Ace down and Tessa and Trey double up on Ace for two before we see that they hit stereo suicide dives to Taya during the break. Taya sends Tessa into the railing before Ace drops Trey and stomps and punches him in the corner before hitting a back suplex. Ace hits a leg drop and tags in Taya before Ace kicks Trey in the spine before Trey counters a package piledriver by Taya. Taya hits a pop-up knee for two before Ace comes back in and he and Taya isolate Trey. Ace hits a back suplex for two before Trey gets the tag to Tessa, but John distracts the referee who doesn't see the tag.
Trey gets the tag to Tessa with the referee looking before Tessa hits a diving cross body into a huricanrrana before hitting a draping cutter. Tessa hits Ace with a tornado DDT before she and Trey hit stereo kicks and Trey dropkicks Ace before hitting a flat liner for a near fall. Taya then pulls Trey off of the top before Tessa takes her out with a suicide dive before Ace hits The Fold to Trey for the pin and the win.
Winner: Ace Austin and Taya Valkyrie defeat Trey and Tessa Blanchard via pinfall when Ace pins Trey with The Fold.