Good evening Fight Fans,and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of IMPACT Wrestling on AXS TV and Twitch.TV!
- We open tonight's show with a recap of last week before we open in the IMPACT Zone with the Number One Contender Tournament match between Rhino and Ace Austin.
IMPACT World Championship Number One Contender Tournament Match
Rhino vs Ace Austin
They wring each other's wrists before Rhino puts Ace in a side headlock and yanks him down to the mat before Ace grabs the ropes when Rhino whips him into the them and rolls out of the ring to regroup. Ace slides back into the ring and kicks Rhino in the midsection before punching and chopping him in the corner before Rhino comes back with chops of his own and whips Ace into the corner before hip tossing him. Ace literally dives out of the ring to avoid a Gore by Rhino before Rhino goes out after him and suplexes him onto the floor before sending him into the railing and getting a chair out from underneath the ring before the referee admonishes him and Rhino slides the chair into the ring before Ace hits a drive-by into a PK on the apron. Ace hits an enzuigiri and sends Rhino into the post before Rhino gets back into the ring at the count of nine and Ace is all over him, stomping and punching Rhino in mount before hitting Rhino with a springboard roundhouse kick for a near fall. Ace locks in a rear chin lock before Rhino powers to his feet and they clothesline each other before Rhino comes back with right hands and a clothesline into a back elbow before Ace drops Rhino with an spinning heel kick for a near fall.
Ace then climbs to the top before Rhino hits him with a right hand and superplexes Ace for a near fall of his own before Ace grabs the chair and Rhino takes it from him before the referee grabs it and Ace hits Rhino with his baton before hitting The Fold for the pin and the win.
Winner: Ace Austin defeats Rhino via pinfall to advance to the next round of the tournament.
- After the match we go to an interview from earlier today that Josh had with Moose as we go to commercial.
- We come back to footage from during the break where Ace Austin cut a promo backstage before we go to Kiera Hogan talking to Tasha Steelz and seemingly forming an alliance before we go to Josh and Madison who talk about the rest of tonight's show headlined by a tournament match between Sami Callihan and Michael Elgin.
Dave Crist w/ Jake Crist & Madman Fulton vs Crazzy Steve
Steve goes right after Dave and misses a cannonball in the corner before Dave takes control as Joey Ryan makes his way down to the ramp and watches the match as Dave chokes Steve in the ropes. Dave kicks Steve in the ribs before dropping him with a right hand and kicking him in the spine before stomping him in the corner and distracting the referee as Fulton and Jake choke Steve. Steve then comes back with a diving DDT out of nowhere for the pin and the win.
Winner: Crazzy Steve defeats Dave Crist via pinfall.
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