Good evening Fight Fans,and welcome to our coverage for tonight's edition of IMPACT Wrestling on AXS TV and Twitch.TV headlined by a number one contender tournament semifinal match between Trey and Michael Elgin!
- We open the show with graphics for Shad Gaspard and Hana Kimura who died this past week before we get a recap of last week's show and start tonight's show in the IMPACT Zone with our opening contest in the IMPACT World Championship Number One Contender Tournament with a semifinal match between Ace Austin and Hernandez.
IMPACT World Championship Number One Contender Tournament Semifinal Match
Ace Austin vs Hernandez
Ace strikes Hernandez who just gets angry before dropping Ace with a shoulder block and chopping him in the corner before hip tossing him across the ring and Hernandez misses a running splash in the corner. Ace hits a springboard roundhouse and drops Hernandez down to one knee with kicks before Hernandez hits a military press slam and Ace hits a spin kick into a shotgun dropkick that sends Hernandez out of the ring. Hernandez catches Ace who claps his ears before kicking the ropes when Hernandez tries to get back into the ring and chokes him in the ropes before kicking out his legs and Hernandez hits a release suplex. Ace keeps the big man grounded until Hernandez nearly knocks him out of the ring and drops him with clotheslines and chops before hitting a running clothesline in the corner and tossing Ace across the ring with his shirt. Ace catches Hernandez coming in with a boot before Hernandez hits a gut wrench backbreaker for two before Ace counters the Border Toss and chop blocks Hernandez before hitting a head scissors and a roll up while holding the tights for a near fall.
Hernandez then counters The Fold twice before Ace hits a reverse DDT and The Fold for the pin and the win.
Winner: Ace Austin defeats Hernandez via pinfall to advance to the finals of the tournament.
- After the match we go to Josh and Madison who give us a breakdown of the rest of tonight's show before we go backstage to Chris Bey talking to Johnny Swinger ahead of Chris' match later tonight as we go to commercial.
- We come back to a video of The North trying to find the Deaner Compound before we get a video package narrated by Michael Elgin ahead of his tournament match against Trey before we go back to the ring for our next match between Chris Bey and Cousin Jake.
Chris Bey w/Johnny Swinger vs Cousin Jake
Jake backs Chris into the corner before Chris climbs to the top and Jake sends him across the ring before Jake grabs the ropes when Chris goes for a German before Jake hits several wrist lock clotheslines and whips Chris across the ring. Jake then slams Chris and hits a running knee drop before Johnny distracts Jake and Chris comes back with several kicks before dancing as we go to commercial.
We come back to Chris in control, hitting several basement dropkicks in the corner for two before stomping and choking him in the corner and kicks him in the spine before choking him in the ropes and hitting a jumping stomp. Chris misses a standing moonsault before Jake drops Chris with a right hand and hits a discus clothesline before hitting a reverse piledriver for a near fall, Chris rocking Jake with a jumping spin kick before hitting a code red for a near fall. Jake then hits a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall before spearing Chris in the corner and knocking Johnny off of the apron, Chris hitting a springboard code breaker into a whirlwind kick for the pin and the win.
Winner: Chris Bey defeats Cousin Jake via pinfall.
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