Good evening Fight Fans and welcome to our coverage of tonight's edition of IMPACT Wrestling on AXS TV and Twitch TV!
-We open the show with a recap of Tessa Blanchard successfully defending her IMPACT World Championship against Taya Valkyrie last week.
Madman Fulton vs Rhino
Rhino drops Fulton before Fulton comes back and stops him and chokes him in the ropes before grounding Rhino and stomping him before hitting a running shoulder tackle in the corner for two before Rhino comes back with punches and chops. Fulton drops Rhino with a back elbow for two and locks in a rear choke before Rhino punches his way free and sends Fulton face first into the middle turnbuckle before hitting Fulton with punches and forearms into a back elbow. Rhino clotheslines Fulton and plays to the crowd before Fulton counters a Gore and drops Rhino with a boot for two before Rhino hits a Gore on the second attempt for the pin and the win.
Winner: Rhino defeats Madman Fulton via pinfall.
-After the match the Crist Brothers come out and attack Rhino before he's saved by Sabu as we go to commercial.
-We come back to an interview with Tessa ahead of the final match of the best of five between Eddie Edwards and Michael Elgin before saying that she doesn't care who it is and that she's going to win at Rebellion before we go to Gama in the ring to introduce the Desi Hit Squad.
Desi Hit Squad vs The Rascalz (Dez & Wentz)
Rohit and Dez start the match off by locking up before Rohit backs Dez into the corner for a clean break before posing and playing to the crowd before they run the ropes until Rohit hits a shoulder block and poses again. Dez trips Rohit and hits a moonsault off of the second rope for two before Wentz gets the tag and hits a slingshot senton for two before Rohit sends Wentz out of the ring and whips Dez into the corner and tags in Shera. Shera drops Dez with a double Mongolian chop before walking around holding onto him and hitting a scoop slam before slamming Rohit on top of Dez and hitting a leg drop for two. Wentz comes in and rocks Rohit with a kick and a knee before Rohit counters a German and Wentz hits a step up enzuigiri into a PK for two before Dez comes back in and Shera stops The Rascalz from hitting their finisher. DHS take control and Shera hits a choke breaker into a running knee by Rohit for a near fall that Wentz breaks up before Dez comes back and rocks Shera with an enzuigiri and The Rascalz chop Shera down with kicks before hitting stereo superkicks and Wentz a swanton into a corkscrew senton by Dez for the pin and the win.
Winner: The Rascalz defeat the Desi Hit Squad via pinfall.
-After the match we go backstage to RVD talking to Katie before Cody says that she looked nice in an outfit she had been wearing and Joey Ryan comes up and yells at the Deaners about unsolicited comments before Joey says that he'll face them next week and he and RVD agree to team up to take on the Deaners next week as we go to commercial.
-We come back to a video package for Tenille Dashwood before Knockouts champion Jordynne Grace comes out to the ring for her open challenge.
Knockouts Championship Match
Jordynne Grace (c) vs Lacey Ryan w/Madison Rayne
Grace muscles Ryan back into the corner for a clean break before taking her down with a side headlock takeover and hits a snap mare into a roll up for two before catching Ryan up top and sending her off of the top turnbuckle. Grace clotheslines Ryan for two and Ryan hits a slingshot elbow drop for two and punches Grace in mount before hitting a flat liner into an armbar, but Grace counters into a roll up for two before rocking Ryan with an elbow and a knee lift. Grace sends Ryan into the corner and hits running knees into a running back elbow before hitting a snap mare into a Vader bomb for a near fall before Ryan counters the Grace Driver and Grace rocks her with clotheslines before Ryan hits a shining wizard for a near fall. Grace catches Ryan on the top turnbuckle before hitting a muscle buster for another near fall before hitting several scoop slams and Ryan hits a rolling senton into diving splash for a near fall of her own before Grace dodges several kicks and hits the Grace Driver for the pin and the win.
Winner: Jordynne Grace defeats Lacey Ryan via pinfall with a Grace Driver to retain her Knockouts Championship.
-After the match we go to a graphic for Eddie Edwards and Michael Elgin as we go to commercial.
-We come back to TJP having a conversation with Fallah Bahh where they talk about the possibility of becoming the first ever Filipino IMPACT World Tag Team champions before we get this week's IMPACT+ Flashback Moment of the Week before we go to an interview with one half of the Motor City Machine Guns Chris Sabin before he's interrupted by Moose who mocks the King of the Hill match at No Place Like Home as we go to commercial.
-We come back to a video package for Edwards and Elgin ahead of their final match in the best of five series in tonight's main event before we go to Taya in a bar where she's distraught and having a bad day before we see that Rosemary is in the corner and she joins Taya before saying that all she feels inside is emptiness. Taya then tries to stop Rosemary from smoking before telling Rosemary about how bad her day has been and that it's like someone died before Rosemary and Taya bond over losing everything.
Glenn Gilbertti & Johnny Swinger vs Willie Mack
Johnny accidents knocks Glenn off of the apron before they argue and Glenn comes in and Willie hits him with several hip tosses and Johnny comes back in only to be tossed as well before Willie hits an inverted atomic drop into a dropkick for two. Johnny and Glenn double up on Willie and drop him with a double clothesline for two before dropping him with a double back elbow and Johnny locks in a rear chin lock before Willie rolls out of the way of several diving ax handles. Glenn hits a side Russian leg sweep and an elbow drop before the X-Division champion Ace Austin comes out and gets on the apron on Willie's side before Willie hits a stunner and Ace tags in and superkicks Glenn. Ace hits a diving senton for a near fall that Johnny breaks up before he and Willie send Johnny and Glenn into each other and Willie hits a Samoan drop into a standing moonsault before Ace hits Glenn with The Fold and Willie hits a Seven Star Frog Splash for the pin and the win.
Winner: Willie Mack and Ace Austin defeat Glenn Gilbertti and Johnny Swinger via pinfall.
-After the match we go backstage to Havok who's attacked from behind by Su Yung who tries to choke her with a rope and they duel with chairs until Havok chokes Su and Su sends her into the wall before opening the casket at the end of the hallway. Havok then chokes Su before Havok applies the mandible claw and puts Havok into the casket before closing it as we go to commercial.
-We come back to Johnny and Glenn arguing backstage before we get another segment of Gutcheck before we go to highlights of a six man tag match as the episode of Gutcheck concludes.
Michael Elgin vs Eddie Edwards
Elgin rushes Eddie and hits a running splash into a clothesline for two before tossing Eddie out of the ring and hitting a burning hammer onto the ramp and tossed him back into the ring for two before hitting him with forearms and Eddie comes back with a blue thunder bomb. Elgin then meets Eddie on the top turnbuckle and Eddie hits a sunset powerbomb as we go to commercial.
We come back to Eddie in control until Elgin rocks him and dumps him over the top rope and down onto the floor when Eddie goes for a Tiger driver before Eddie knocks Elgin off of the apron and hits a flipping senton over the top rope. Back in the ring they counter each other until Elgin hits a spinning sit-out facebuster into a DDT for two before sending Eddie out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Back to the action in the ring Elgin hits a neckbreaker before they exchange forearms and chops until Eddie hits an overhead suplex and Elgin catches him coming in and hits a uranage before Eddie hits a superplex and a backpack stunner for a near fall. Elgin counters a Tiger driver before Elgin hits an electric chair drop for two and sets Eddie on the top turnbuckle before hitting an avalanche German suplex for a near fall and hits a buckle bomb before Eddie clotheslines him. Eddie goes for the Tiger driver again, but Elgin is still too strong before hitting a powerbomb and the Tiger driver for a near fall before Elgin powerbombs Eddie and turns him inside out with a lariat for a near fall. Elgin hits a buckle bomb into an Elgin bomb for a very close near fall before Elgin nearly turns the referee inside out with a lariat before Eddie hits the Boston Knee Party for a near fall before Elgin hits a package piledriver. Elgin then locks in a cross face before Eddie rolls him over and one referee counts the pin as Eddie taps and the other referee calls Elgin the winner by submission before three referees argue with Scott D'Amore.
Winner: No Contest due to double decision by two referees.
-After the match Tessa comes out and says that she'll face both Eddie and Michael in a triple threat match before leaving as we go off the air.